PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
ANGUILLA--The Royal Anguilla Police arrested and charged 28-year-old Alphonse Travis Carty of North Hill for possession of firearms and ammunitions on Thursday, August 25.... Read more
PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament Maurice Lake says he intends to table a motion in Parliament to call on the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure to develop a ‚ÄúNature-Agriculture Park.‚ÄĚ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG--The United Bus Association adopted a colour code for its members on Thursday. The new policy was created to organise bus transportation in St. Maarten, according to the Association‚Äôs recently-elected president Claud Emus.... Read more
PHILIPSBURG--A major stride forward was made in the interest of the Police Force on Friday when Justice Minister Edson Kirindongo, the various unions representing police officers and the advisory body on matters related to civil servants GOA signed the long-awaited ‚Äúrechtspositie‚ÄĚ to regulate officers‚Äô legal status and position and to ensure that they are placed in their correct sala ... Read more
POND ISLAND--Five of the nine political parties contesting the September, 26 Parliamentary Elections will participate in a public debate about independence for the country from the Dutch Kingdom at the University of St. Martin (USM) on Sunday starting at 8:00pm.... Read more
PHILIPSBURG--The investigative arm of the country‚Äôs Immigration and Border Protection Services has been placed under the Police Force, as had been the case in the past.... Read more
SUCKER GARDEN--Contractor Robelto and Sons BV issued a 72-hour ultimatum on Friday morning to United People‚Äôs (UP) party Members of Parliament (MPs) Theo Heyliger and Franklin Meyers ‚Äúto publicly retract their false statements‚ÄĚ related to the fires at the landfill or face legal action.... Read more
Commodore Sergio Esteves (left) presents a bottle of champagne to the Captain of the sail training vessel Danmark, Kurt Andersen (right), during the Rio Olympics.
MARIGOT--St. Martin/ St. Maarten-based Caribbean Sail Training Association (CST) was recently represented in Brasil during the Olympic Games by Commodore of the Abravela Organisation, Sergio Esteves, who is also a board member of CST.... Read more
PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) August 27, 2016
From left: Cassandra Weekes-Jeffers and Anna Rabess-Richardson, founders of Posh Productions.
PHILIPSBURG--Posh Productions is in planning mode for the 2017 Carnival Queen Pageant season. Registration opened on July 1 and will end September 30, 2016. Registrat ... Read more
US Party leader MP Frans Richardson (second left) presents the first copy of the party‚Äôs 2016 Manifesto to Shirley Richardson of Philipsburg Jubilee Library in the presence of some St. Maarten Academy students who were doing research at the time of the presentation.
PHILIPSBURG--Leader of United St. Maarten Party (US Party) ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo said on Thursday she has serious concerns about the level of security and effectiveness of controls at the country‚Äôs borders.... Read more
~ Family gives detailed explanation of family history ~
MARIGOT--With the on-line petition ‚ÄúOur Land Matters ‚Äď we are St. Martin‚ÄĚ rising to 495 signatures, the Beauperthuy family in St. Martin has sought to give the population a full overview of the family history as they fight a legal action to prevent parcel AW59 at Boo Boo Jam from being auctioned off for 341,000 euros despite the fact the family are current heirs to the property.
By Suzanne Koelega
SABA/THE HAGUE--The 2015 financial statements of the Public Entity Saba has received a positive audit, again. This is the fourth time in a row, a milestone which has not been accomplished by any other Dutch Caribbean island. The Saba Island Council discussed the 2015 annual report and related documents in the Central Committee on Thursday.
The audit statement ... Read more