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Local Interpol participated in seizing 27.5 tonnes of drugs

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 05:23
PHILIPSBURG--Interpol St. Maarten participated in a regional operation subbed "Operation Lionfish2" which resulted in the seizure of more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs. A press release from Police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said more than 27.5 ... ... Read more

Local Interpol participated in seizing 27.5 tonnes of drugs

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 05:23
PHILIPSBURG--Interpol St. Maarten participated in a regional operation subbed "Operation Lionfish2" which resulted in the seizure of more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs. A press release from Police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said more than 27.5 ... ... Read more

New Marcel Gumbs Cabinet takes office

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:49

page3b180~ Governor issues challenge to unify people ~

PHILIPSBURG--"The greatest little country in the world" as St. Maarten has been described by its new Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, finally has a new Council of Ministers. Gumbs, a veteran politician, and the five other ministers were sworn in on Friday afternoon by Governor Eugene Holiday at his office.

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New Marcel Gumbs Cabinet takes office

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:49

page3b180~ Governor issues challenge to unify people ~

PHILIPSBURG--"The greatest little country in the world" as St. Maarten has been described by its new Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, finally has a new Council of Ministers. Gumbs, a veteran politician, and the five other ministers were sworn in on Friday afternoon by Governor Eugene Holiday at his office.

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Samenwerkende Fondsen gives mini-grants to 4 organisations

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:47

PHILIPSBURG--Four non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have received small grants, up to NAf. 5,000, for special, social projects from Samenwerkende Fondsen.

Receiving the funds are Council of Cultural and Artistic Expressions (COCAAE) Drums, No Kidding with our Kids Foundation, St. Maarten Alliance for Equality (SAFE) and the Turning Point Foundation.

Urmay Dormoy of COCAAE said the funds give his drum group the "outlet" to do the job with his kids.

Merlyn Schaminee of No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation said the money will be used to replace the foundation's stove an ... Read more

Samenwerkende Fondsen gives mini-grants to 4 organisations

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:47

PHILIPSBURG--Four non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have received small grants, up to NAf. 5,000, for special, social projects from Samenwerkende Fondsen.

Receiving the funds are Council of Cultural and Artistic Expressions (COCAAE) Drums, No Kidding with our Kids Foundation, St. Maarten Alliance for Equality (SAFE) and the Turning Point Foundation.

Urmay Dormoy of COCAAE said the funds give his drum group the "outlet" to do the job with his kids.

Merlyn Schaminee of No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation said the money will be used to replace the foundation's stove an ... Read more

InselAir celebrates first Guyana flight

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:45

SIMPSON BAY--Thursday, December 18, marked the date of InselAir's first flight from Curaçao to Guyana. The flights are available twice a week between Curaçao and Georgetown. The flight schedule is matched to InselAir flights from St. Maarten to Curaçao, so passengers have a smooth transit.

Members of various media houses joined InselAir Station Manager Alonzo Hassel and Minister of Transport Ted Richardson on the first flight to Guyana, via Curaçao.

The flight to Curaçao was slightly delayed, however, a small ceremony before the flight, which included cake, snacks and cha ... Read more

InselAir celebrates first Guyana flight

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:45

SIMPSON BAY--Thursday, December 18, marked the date of InselAir's first flight from Curaçao to Guyana. The flights are available twice a week between Curaçao and Georgetown. The flight schedule is matched to InselAir flights from St. Maarten to Curaçao, so passengers have a smooth transit.

Members of various media houses joined InselAir Station Manager Alonzo Hassel and Minister of Transport Ted Richardson on the first flight to Guyana, via Curaçao.

The flight to Curaçao was slightly delayed, however, a small ceremony before the flight, which included cake, snacks and cha ... Read more

Local Interpol participated in seizing 27.5 tonnes of drugs

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:45

PHILIPSBURG--Interpol St. Maarten participated in a regional operation subbed "Operation Lionfish2" which resulted in the seizure of more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs.

A press release from Police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs have been seized in Operation Lionfish 2, an Interpol-led initiative targeting the illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms by organised crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean. The seized drugs included cocaine, cannabis, XTC and heroin, with the cocaine haul valued at almost US $1.3 billion.

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Local Interpol participated in seizing 27.5 tonnes of drugs

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:45

PHILIPSBURG--Interpol St. Maarten participated in a regional operation subbed "Operation Lionfish2" which resulted in the seizure of more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs.

A press release from Police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs have been seized in Operation Lionfish 2, an Interpol-led initiative targeting the illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms by organised crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean. The seized drugs included cocaine, cannabis, XTC and heroin, with the cocaine haul valued at almost US $1.3 billion.

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FBO facility at SXM Airport goes on bid

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:44

AIRPORT--Five contractors have been invited to submit bids for the construction of the new fixed base operation (FBO) facility at SXM Princess Juliana International Airport, a company press release informed recently.

An information meeting was held with the contractors December 19, 2014, and they have to submit their bids by January 13, 2015. This tender process is in line with SXM Airport's procurement policy, which, in this case, is by invited bidding. Four of the five invited contractors are local, while the fifth is from Curaçao.

The location for the new FBO facility is w ... Read more

FBO facility at SXM Airport goes on bid

The Daily Herald - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:44

AIRPORT--Five contractors have been invited to submit bids for the construction of the new fixed base operation (FBO) facility at SXM Princess Juliana International Airport, a company press release informed recently.

An information meeting was held with the contractors December 19, 2014, and they have to submit their bids by January 13, 2015. This tender process is in line with SXM Airport's procurement policy, which, in this case, is by invited bidding. Four of the five invited contractors are local, while the fifth is from Curaçao.

The location for the new FBO facility is w ... Read more

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by panoramaofthepast: Never a Dull Moment!

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:42
We were on a B2B - one week western [Cozumel, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Labadee] and one week eastern [CocoCay, St. Maarten, St. Thomas]. Well, that was supposed to be the itinerary, but it didn't exactly work out that way! Embarkation Week 1 - smoooooth. ... Read more

You May Not Know It Yet, But You Belong In Anguilla

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:31
My parents are from St. Martin (totally different from the Dutch side, St. Maarten) and both my grandmothers were Anguillian. Whenever we went to St. Martin to stay with my paternal grandparents, we ferried over to Anguilla to visit family and friends. ... Read more

You May Not Know It Yet, But You Belong In Anguilla

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:31
My parents are from St. Martin (totally different from the Dutch side, St. Maarten) and both my grandmothers were Anguillian. Whenever we went to St. Martin to stay with my paternal grandparents, we ferried over to Anguilla to visit family and friends. ... Read more

Why settle for one idyllic Caribbean destination when P&O cruise visits NINE?

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:08
Take it easy: Downtown St Maarten, Martin, Caribbean Island Onwards to the little island of two nations (Dutch and French) St Maarten, just 59.4 miles from our last port. In the wide bay we battled it out for the America’s Cup on two superyachts made for ... ... Read more

Why settle for one idyllic Caribbean destination when P&O cruise visits NINE?

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:08
Take it easy: Downtown St Maarten, Martin, Caribbean Island Onwards to the little island of two nations (Dutch and French) St Maarten, just 59.4 miles from our last port. In the wide bay we battled it out for the America’s Cup on two superyachts made for ... ... Read more

Why settle for one idyllic Caribbean destination when P&O cruise visits NINE?

Bing News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:08
Take it easy: Downtown St Maarten, Martin, Caribbean Island Onwards to the little island of two nations (Dutch and French) St Maarten, just 59.4 miles from our last port. In the wide bay we battled it out for the America’s Cup on two superyachts made for ... ... Read more

OSPP sends Letter to Parliament requesting meeting on Fuel Clause.

St. Martin News Network - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:34

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PHILIPSBURG:--- The cost of living on St. Maarten is amongst one of the highest within the region and the cost of energy is one of the main proponents of that cost. A reduction of the cost of energy will result in food prices as well as many other prices on the island to drop, and thus providing the consumers a much needed relief. Every political party and all the candidat ... Read more

Five Member Cabinet sworn in on Friday, poor turn at Continuity Meeting.

St. Martin News Network - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:13

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PHILIPSBURG:--- Five of the seven required Ministers were sworn in on Friday. Former Senator of the Netherlands Antilles Marcel Gumbs w ... Read more

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