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US Party rolls out more candidates

The Daily Herald - 1 hour 13 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--The United St. Maarten Party (US Party) continued its launch campaign and rolled out another four candidates who will be on its list come September 26. Party leader Frans Richardson introduced Delphine Agnes Brooks Mardenborough, Franklin de Windt, Jelen Coulanges and Lyndon Lewis to members of the media at the party’s headquarters.

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Airport says cones placed for security

The Daily Herald - 1 hour 16 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Residents dropping off or picking up passengers at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM are furious about a coned-off section outside the terminal building.

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Council on Law Enforcement recommends care for addicts

The Daily Herald - 1 hour 17 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--The criminal justice system in St. Maarten is simply not equipped to handle addicts and persons with mental disorders who have come into contact with law enforcement. These are the findings of the Law Enforcement Council in a recent report compiled on the topic.

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‘Serious about online gaming’

The Daily Herald - 1 hour 20 min ago

THE HAGUE--Acting Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Stef Blok and State Secretary of Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff are taking the concerns of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament about (illegal) gambling very seriously.

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New recruits join Port crane team

The Daily Herald - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:02

From left: Romeo Gumbs, Gunther Dierckx, Bobby Smith, Terminal and Cargo Project Coordinator Lela Simmonds, Michel Edwards, Cargo and Terminal Operations Manager Roger Lawrence, Interim Human Resources Manager Hector Peters, Yevgeny Andy Daflaar, Edwin Haynes, Eugenio Jones and Jerry Nicholson.

 

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National Alliance Congress 2016: Marlin and Jacobs returned as party leader and deputy

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:30

St. Maarten News —Members of the National Alliance has returned William Marlin and Silveria Jacobs as the leader and deputy leader respectfully with a unanimous vote at the party congress Sunday. The congress was held at the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa on Sunday.

Keynote speaker was Ralph Cantave, author and 2015 recipient of the President of Parliament Award. In his presentation he spoke of the difficulties that the island experienced following the passage of the hurricanes of 1995 and reminded the audience how quickly the island was restored and much better than ... Read more

USP introduces four new candidates

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:29

St. Maarten News —The United St. Maarten Party (USP) has added four more candidates to the party to contest the upcoming elections that are slated for September 26, 2016 and was introduced to the public at the party headquarters on Friday. The new candidates, some of whom have worked for government for a number of years, felt that the time is now for them to play their part and serve the people of the island.

Party leader Frans Richardson said that the USP “is not only about putting people on the list but also guiding them in the wa ... Read more

St. Maarten aviation on its way to category 1; Curaçao still unsuccessful

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:21

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD—The awarding of an “Aerodrome Certificate” to Princess Juliana International Airport SXM by the Ministry of Transport, Economic Affairs, Tourism and Telecommunication (TEATT) announced recently in Sint Maarten is undoubtedly good news. It follows an audit by the St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authority (SMCAA), assisted by its Dutch counterpart.

This means PJIA is in compliance with guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the National Decree Aviation Supervision. In short; the airpor ... Read more

“Memory, Identity, and Immortality in the Caribbean”

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:21

By Michela A. Calderaro

St. Maarten News —Caribbean literature has been gaining stature and critical attention beyond its territorial boundaries, not only in countries where people speak the Caribbean languages but also in such countries as my Italy.

In Italy the study of Caribbean literature, culture and histo ... Read more

MP De Weever calls for a compliance commissioner on integrity matters

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:46

St. Maarten News — Member of Parliament Cornelius De Weever said he will be seeking political support for the institution of a compliance commission in light of the failed attempt to set up an integrity chamber on St. Maarten. The MP noted that integrity is a serious issue across the Kingdom of the Netherlands and he had proposed that a ... Read more

SMCP opens headquarters, presents manifesto - Today Newspaper (press release)

Google News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:46

SMCP opens headquarters, presents manifesto
Today Newspaper (press release)
St. Maarten News — The Sint Maarten Christian Party officially opened the party headquarters located on Backstreet on Wednesday morning and used the opportunity to also launch its manifesto. The Christian Party the first for St. Maarten even though ...

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October 26 for Casa Blanca case - Today Newspaper (press release)

Google News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:46

October 26 for Casa Blanca case
Today Newspaper (press release)
St. Maarten News —The infamous Casa Blanca case will be heard in court on October 26. The case involves the exploitation of women, deprivation of liberty and human trafficking at the brothel known as Casa Blanca in Oyster Pond. The decision to hear ...

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Richardson touts USP as party of second chances | Today ... - Today Newspaper (press release)

Google News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:46

Richardson touts USP as party of second chances | Today ...
Today Newspaper (press release)
St. Maarten News —Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament Frans Richardson dismissed jabs against his party as a party for “ship.

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USP leader laments bureaucratic tax system

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:46

St. Maarten News  – We’ve been talking about the simplification of the tax system for too long and bureaucracy is killing us,” says Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Frans Richardson, adding that it is time to stop talking and tackle the tax structure which puts St. Maarten in disadvantageous competitive position. He also said that too much bureaucracy stifles innovation.

“Our tax structure puts us in a bad position to compete, does no ... Read more

Man sentenced for smuggling drugs on St. Barth’s ferry

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:45

St. Maarten News —A man residing on from French St. Martin has been sentenced to 24 months, 12 of which are suspended for his involvement in attempting to smuggle large quantities of marijuana and cocaine through a St. Barth’s ferry. Alexander Dorville, a 21-year-old resident was also sentenced on Wednesday to three year probation.

Dorville was arrested on June 14 by customs officials at Bobby’s Marina after he was found with 5.33 kilos of marij ... Read more

October 26 for Casa Blanca case

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:44

St. Maarten News —The infamous Casa Blanca case will be heard in court on October 26. The case involves the exploitation of women, deprivation of liberty and human trafficking at the brothel known as Casa Blanca in Oyster Pond. The decision to hear the case on that day was made in the court of First Instance. On November 16, Casa Blanca’s owner and three managers were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.

The case has been seen as very instrumental in the government’s fight against human trafficking and was given special mention in ... Read more

Kim Sha Beach parking lot saga:  Dive shop wins case to have establishment removed by government

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:43

St. Maarten News —The judge in the Court of First Instance has thrown out the case against the principals of Ocean Explorers NV which was initiated by the government of St. Maarten. Ocean Explorers NV has occupied the location for the last 39 years and was given just 14 days to remove their business from the location on Kim Sha Beach in Simpson Bay. The area that that the Ocean Explorers are occupying is part of the property that the government is expected to develop for the expansion of the parking area in Simpson Bay. The deadline they were given to move the business was seen as “an i ... Read more

Residents complain about: Flooding in Simpson Bay

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 22:43

St. Maarten News —“I have been begging the government for several years to have the flooding fixed that has existed between the Druggist in Simpson Bay and the restaurant on the other side of the alley,” said Simpson Bay resident Philip van Delden. He told Today that he has been in discussion with the Head of VROMI Claudius Buncamper and he has been promising to have the problem fixed to no avail.

However Mr. Buncamper told this newspaper that “to fix the problem is not as simple as it looks” because the Simpson Bay lagoon is higher than that part of the area. ... Read more

St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Tuesday

The Daily Herald - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:23

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: We ... Read more

Travel Zoom Pro Invites Travelers to Edinburgh International Festival

Bing News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:08
ST. MAARTEN, Netherlands, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Across the globe, summer is known as the best time to attend festivals and events in some of the world's most enchanting cities. From the United States to Europe, the most interesting and ... ... Read more
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