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

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

Marcel Gumbs second Prime Minister since St. Maarten became a country

PHILIPSBURG:--- Five of the seven required Ministers were sworn in on Friday. Former Senator of the Netherlands Antilles Marcel Gumbs was sworn in as the second Prime Minister of Country St. Maarten, the other Ministers that were sworn in on Friday are Minister of TEATT Claret Conner, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Rita Gumbs, Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson, Minister of Finance Martin Hassink...

NAGICO Food Drive brings Christmas cheer to St. Maarten

NAGICO Food Drive brings Christmas cheer to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG:---NAGICO Insurances through their NAGICO Lend a Hand project executed a massive Food Drive, in which 21 boxes of non-perishable food items were collected, packaged and donated to various members of the community.
The initiative which was spearheaded by the NAGICO Marketing Department and kicked off in September, with collection bins and baskets placed at all NAGICO locations throughout the island and individuals were encouraged to donate whatever non-perishable fo...

Samenwerkende Fondsen gives Mini-Grants to four NGOs

Samenwerkende Fondsen gives Mini-Grants to four NGOs

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, December 18th, four NGOs on St. Maarten received small grants, up to Naf. 5,000, for special social projects within their organization.
These NGOs are: COCAAE Drums, No Kidding with our Kids Foundation, SAFE and the Turning Point Foundation. All four organizations expressed their gratitude as they consider these small grants a great way to improve the programs for their target groups.
Urmay Dormoy, the inspiring person for COCCAE, called it an honor...

Interpol St. Maarten participates operation Lionfish2, in Central America and the Caribbean nets almost 30 tonnes of drugs

Interpol St. Maarten participates operation Lionfish2, in Central America and the Caribbean nets almost 30 tonnes of drugs

PHILIPSBURG:--- More that 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 organized crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean. The seized drugs included cocaine, canna...

OSPP sends Letter to Parliament requesting meeting on Fuel Clause.

OSPP sends Letter to Parliament requesting meeting on Fuel Clause.

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, an...

Outgoing Minister Lake has Christmas Lunch with Senior Citizens Organized by Home Away from Home.

Outgoing Minister Lake has Christmas Lunch with Senior Citizens Organized by Home Away from Home.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Outgoing Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake in one of his final activities on Friday prior to the swearing in of the new Council of Ministers, enjoyed Christmas lunch with senior citizens...

"Everything St. Maarten/St. Martin" Website Set To Give Away Nine St. Maarten Vacations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Everythingstmaarten.com, founded 22 years ago as a writing sample by the US marketing / PR company JMB Communications, is about to celebrate surpassing four million site visits by giving away nine St. Maarten vacations. The giveaway takes place live on radio stati...

Minister Richardson Approves Eight Aviation Ministerial Regulations.

Minister Richardson Approves Eight Aviation Ministerial Regulations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Caretaker Minister with responsibility for Aviation Hon. Ted Richardson, recently approved eight aviation ministerial regulations which will assist Sint Maarten regaining Category 1 airport status.

These documents form part of the Sint Maarten Civil Aviation Regula...

Traffic measure implemented.

Traffic measure implemented.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday December 18th, 2014, a press briefing was organized between the Department of VROMI and the Police Department regarding traffic measures that will take place during the busy Christmas Holiday Season. The press briefing was held at the Philipsburg Polic...

Governor receives final formation report from Theodore Heyliger.

Governor receives final formation report from Theodore Heyliger.

HARBOUR VIEW:--- His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the final report of formateur Theodore Heyliger. The formateur has accepted the commission to form a new government that has a majority in Parliament and that consists of Ministers who are c...

Seven cruise vessels to be in port Thursday making it one of the busiest days of the season.

Seven cruise vessels to be in port Thursday making it one of the busiest days of the season.

POINT BLANCHE:--- Thursday, 18 December, will be one of the busiest days of the cruise tourism season for destination St. Maarten with seven cruise vessels in port with a combined 18,000 (approximately) cruise passengers. This does not include crew, which could be an additional 8...

 

Can the Parliament of St. Maarten question the Governor of St. Maarten?

Can the Parliament of St. Maarten question the Governor of St. Maarten?

PHILIPSBURG:--- In my opinion, it can and specifically in the case of the formation of the council of ministers, following a regular election.
The Governor has in this particular matter taken it upon himself (and we know why of course) to direct the p...

Extended business hours as of December 17th for holiday season.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), hereby makes known that business hours have been extended as of December 17th through December 30th for all businesses.

All businesses are ...

Nouvelle édition de l'opération tranquillité vacances.

La gendarmerie nationale reconduit l'opération tranquillité vacances à l'occasion des fêtes d'année. Cette opération consiste pour les particuliers ou pour les établissements à signaler aux forces de l'ordre un départ en vacances de façon à ce que le...

Opération de lutte contre la délinquance de voie publique - Quartiers de Grand Case et de Sandy Ground - 09 décembre 2014.

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance, ciblant en particulier les détentions, usages, transports et trafics de produits stupéfiants, ainsi que les actes d'incivilités et de délinquance de voie publique, était menée le mardi 09 décembre 2014 de...

The ugly truth about the Harbor.

Dear Editor,

This week the harbor's financials and an excerpt from a Panamanian financing company were published. Both look factual and there is no reason to doubt their accuracy. A "financial expert" has said his piece and all is there for anyone int...

Belvedere fed up NOW with Lynch‏.

On February 22, 2012 an article appeared in the front pages of the Daily Herald newspaper that SMHDF employees wanted Dictator Lynch out. All the employees behind this letter are healthy ex- employees. Lynch went to the extreme to find out who they w...

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