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Man Shot Dead in Happy Estate, Police Officer and A group of men engaged in deadly shootout.

St. Martin News Network - 2 hours 53 min ago

murderfillin13082012BELVEDERE:-- The detective department is currently investigating a fatal shooting in Happy Estate Belvedere. The shooting is said to have taken place around 7pm Wednesday evening. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson said that a group of young men that were armed attacked an off-duty police officer in the area. Henson said based on information he received during the attack someone asked " do you want ... Read more

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Google News - 4 hours 7 min ago

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837_hotseat Businesswoman and Tzu Chi St. Maarten founder Sandra Cheung and her team of volunteers and supporters have been doing many good things in St. Maarten over the years. Born in Hong Kong and living in her adopted home St. Maarten for ...

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St. Maarten Quarter Development at The Port Of St. Maarten

St. Martin News Network - 5 hours 34 min ago

swescotwilliams26012015PHILIPSBURG:--- It took the following questions to reveal that there is an approved development plan for the Harbor area.
"I would like to be provided with an elucidation of this convocation." "Who are the presenters and what is the objective of this presentation?"

These questions were posed by me, following a convoca ... Read more

Operating remote piloted aircraft (RPAS) in Sint Maarten

St. Martin News Network - 5 hours 54 min ago

claretconner01012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister responsible for Aviation Affairs Claret Connor and the Department of Civil Aviation and Shipping and Maritime would like to advise the public against the use of remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in Sint Maarten, particularly in the area near Simpson Bay. This advisory comes in the wake of these aircraft system ... Read more

ILO opens Ninth Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers in The Bahamas

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 29 min ago

carlminilab04032015International Labour Organization (ILO) – 3 March 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN:---  The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas delivered the keynote address at the Ninth ILO Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers held at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau. Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) ... Read more

TELEM Negotiating with LIME --- Negotiations with Digicel still Open – Reliable Sources

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 41 min ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Telecommunication Company is busy negotiating with LIME USA as they continue to seek partnership with an another company. SMN News learnt from reliable sources that the talks began sometime in February 2015. SMN News further learnt that the talks with Digicel has concluded but no decision has been taken as to which company TELEM with partner with. According to information provided to SMN News it appears as though TELEM is seeking all the necessary information from LIME USA to see which of the two companies would be more beneficia ... Read more

Fuel Price Adjusted.

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 51 min ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten regulates the prices of petroleum products by imposing a maximum price at which wholesalers and retailers can sell these products on St. Maarten. Due to the ongoing developments on the international level, the prices of crude oil have experienced adjustments. Given the aforementioned, the general public is hereby informed that as of Thursday 5 March, 2015 6:00am the maximum consumer prices of ULG and Diesel is
adjusted as follows:


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Art Saves Lives holds first Placement and Screening Audition

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 58 min ago

asl04032015Ms. Nikeva Stapleton featured artist conducts workshop at screening

Maho:---  On Saturday February 28th students from both sides of the island took part in the Audition and Placement event for Art Saves Lives Foundation Summer Intensive which will be held fro ... Read more

The Department of Youth Affairs hosts Final Youth Desk Proposal presentations

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 2 min ago

youthdesk04032015Milton Peters College Students Overall Competition Winner

PHILIPSBURG:--- Four talented students walked away with their very own Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 as a prize and the opportunity to execute their project proposal after winning the first Youth Desk Competition which was held last Friday by the Department of Youth Affairs.
The gro ... Read more

Watchdog scrutinising Dutch Caribbean finances

Bing News - 9 hours 36 min ago
The agency, known by its Dutch acronym CFT, recently made visits to Curacao and St. Maarten, which are both “constituent countries” of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as well as St. Eustatius, a “special municipality” of the country. All three ... ... Read more

Attorney-General Guus Schram wants  more judges for large trials

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 10 hours 24 min ago

St. Maarten – Attorney-General Guus Schram wants large trials to be handled by more than one judge in the future. He said this last week Friday in an interview with Anneke Polak in the radio show What a Week on Paradise FM in Curacao.

“All cases are now handled by a single judge. I find that a very vulnerable system. In a small community one judge is vulnerable for external intimidation,” the Antilliaans Dagblad quoted Schram from the radio program. “I find it necessary to have a plural chamber for large cases. It gives the opportunity for judges to consult and to discuss. E ... Read more

Committee puts three questions to Council of State: Do kingdom instructions violate our autonomy?

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 10 hours 27 min ago

St. Maarten – On the day of the extended deadline, the permanent parliamentary committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations formulated three questions about the procedures around instructions by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to the governor. The questions will be added to those already formulated by the Dutch Second Chamber and sent for advice to the Council of State.

The instructions the governors of Aruba (about its 2014 budget) and of St. Maarten (about integrity-investigations and about the establishment of the Integrity Chamber) are still a hot topic in ... Read more

Bush fire escalates and destroy hotel’s storeroom

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 10 hours 29 min ago

St. Maarten —What  began as a bush fire in the Bush Road area quickly escalated and engulfed a wooden shed in the area in flames and eventually burned it to cinders yesterday just before noon, spouting clouds of dark smoke into the oncoming traffic.

Fire officer Silvenico Pauletta explained that the fire department had been contacted at approximately 11:45am with reports of a bush fire in the vicinity of the Ernest Hotel and responded immediately with two trucks sent to the scene. On arrival the fire officers noticed that the wooden shed at the back of the hotel was engulfed in f ... Read more

No extension to pay motor vehicle tax Inspections start after regatta

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 10 hours 35 min ago

St. Maarten —There will be no extension this year to the deadline to pay motor vehicle taxes, Minister of Finance Martin Hassink confirmed on Monday. According to the finance minister, no extension is warranted because the provision of license plates and all related aspects were on schedule this year. The Heineken Regatta is scheduled to be held locally this weekend and according to the minister police controls will begin after this.

The deadline to pay motor vehicle tax as stipulated in the law was February 28, however it is noticeable that there are still a large number of vehic ... Read more

Romney presents book at university tomorrow

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 10 hours 58 min ago

St. Maarten – Political scientist Julio Romney will present his book St. Maarten Our constituent State constitutional framework tomorrow evening at the university on Pond Island. Together with the book, Romney will present his draft Electoral Reform ordinance.

The book provides “an illustrative understanding of St. Maarten’s democratic constitutional monarchy form of government and its statutory governing documents,” Romney stated in a brief announcement of the event. The book also deals with the Kingdom charter and the constitution of St. Maarten.

The presentation be ... Read more

Couple hosts fundraiser for Art Saves Lives Foundation

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 23 min ago

St. Maarten – On Sunday February 22, Fred J. Grigsby Jr. and Carol Pope hosted a fundraising event at their home to raise funds for Art Saves Lives Foundation Summer Intensive which will be held from June 29-July 4th 2015.

Art Saves Lives students were also in attendance and performed spoken word, poetry and dance pieces from the ASL 2014 Intensive. Students from the National Institute of Arts (NIA), also Art Saves Lives Students performed the piece PAC-B 13 for an elated audience. Nicole De Weever, founder and president of Art Saves Lives was present to thank ... Read more

One suspect in attempted break-in arrested

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 27 min ago

St. Maarten -On Monday March 2nd at approximately 01.45 a.m. police patrols were sent to investigate an attempted break-in at Windmill in Front Street. Shortly after that report the Central Dispatch received information that the suspects had fled to the Cannegieter Street. During the investigation witnesses informed the police that the suspects were running in the direction of Fort Willem. One suspect was seen by police running towards the Long Wall road where he was finally arrested. He was taken immediately to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains in custody for furt ... Read more

Orient Beach in USA Today’s 10 best beaches

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 30 min ago

St. Maarten – Orient Beach in St. Martin has been named in the Top 10 “Best Caribbean Beach Category” by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The full list of winners can be seen at

“Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, we take pride in the unique options each beach has to offer and are honored to be named among the Top 10 Best Caribbean Beaches by USA Today readers,” said Marla Chemont, In ... Read more

Chikungunya conference starts today

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 43 min ago

St. Maarten – The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, will host a conference starting tomorrow in the Trinidadian capital of Port-of-Spain to discuss the region’s response to Chikungunya.

The March 3-5 gathering, financed by the European Union, will bring together experts from across the region, including St. Maarten, and from other parts of the world to talk about Chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases. “The meeting also provides a unique opportunity to renew efforts to position mosquito-borne diseases as a high priority in the public health agenda, and exam ... Read more

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