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MP Christopher Emmanuel gives Shareholder Representative of SMHGC One Week to Provide Checkmate Contracts.

MP Christopher Emmanuel gives Shareholder Representative of SMHGC One Week to Provide Checkmate Contracts.

If the Contracts are not Provided Minister Claret Connor and Supervisory Board Should Resign Immediately.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the shareholder representative of SMHGC Minister Claret Connor to provide parliament with the both the old and new contracts between Checkmate Security and the St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies (SMHGC). MP Emmanuel said he is giving the Minister until the end of this week to provide parliament wit...

Armed Robbery --KPSM full police report.

Armed Robbery --KPSM full police report.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday February 27th at approximately 02.30 p.m. police and Detectives was directed to a home on Claude Estate to investigate and armed robbery. On the scene the investigating officers spoke to the two victims that were in the house at the time of the robbery. The victims stated that an unknown young man had forced himself into the house with a firearm in his hand. At one point the suspect put the gun to the head one of the victims and threatened to use it....

Dredging and Filling in Simpson Bay Lagoon Halted

Dredging and Filling in Simpson Bay Lagoon Halted

Activity has Consequences on Environment. Recurring Failure to Provide Permits

SIMPSONBAY:--- During a scheduled Nature Foundation Marine Patrol on Saturday February 28th Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets noticed significant dredging and filling in occurring from a barge anchored in the Cole Bay section of the Simpson Bay Lagoon.

Upon further inspection no documents or permits could have been provided by the operator of the equipment nor was there any information availa...

Sundiata Lake on career and skills development in Saba, as WIPM candidate 8

Sundiata Lake on career and skills development in Saba, as WIPM candidate 8

GREAT BAY:--- Family and friends in his native St. Martin are probably over the shock or surprise that Sundiata Lake is a candidate in the March 18 Island Council election of neighboring Saba.
Lake is the number 8 candidate of the Windward Islands People's Movement (WIPM). "I plan...

Parliament’s Website Revamped

Parliament’s Website Revamped

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament's website has been revamped. The new site is back online in a new format as of Monday, March 2 at the same website address: www.sxmparliament.org.

The Presidium of Parliament was recently given a preview of the site prior to it going live on...

Mr. Robert Judd and Bureau of Intellectual Property at POWER HOUR on March 4

Mr. Robert Judd and Bureau of Intellectual Property at POWER HOUR on March 4

INFOBIZZ prepares to for the first GO GET IT Edition of POWER HOUR

Great Bay:--- Foundation INFOBIZZ is preparing for the first POWER HOUR for the year under the theme: GO GET IT. On March 4, 2015 at the Belair Community Centre from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, entrepreneurs and entrepreneuria...

46 year old Dominica National died in Fatal Road Accident on Bishop Hill.

Speeding Driver Arrested.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Relatives of a 46 year old national of Dominica are now mourning his sudden death. The victim was killed around 6am on Saturday morning. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson said police was called to the scene of the accident at Bishop Hill ju...

St. Maarten wants to buy UTS Eastern Caribbean

St. Maarten wants to buy UTS Eastern Caribbean

St. Maarten wil UTS Eastern Caribbean kopen


Minister Richardson geeft, als vertegenwoordiging van de aandeelhouder St. Maarten in UTS aan dat de regering van St. Maarten de aandelen van UTS Eastern Caribbean wenst te kopen. Volgens de Minister is dit geen nieuw plan en heeft dit v...

Academy Celebrates Black History Month

Academy Celebrates Black History Month

CUL DE SAC:--- St. Maarten Academy on Friday celebrated Black History Month with an Art Exhibition as well as a cultural programme, the latter organized by the school's Student Government Association (SGA).
The Black History Month programme created a platform for an array of talen...

 St. Eustatius  Island Governor Reported To Public Prosecutor

St. Eustatius Island Governor Reported To Public Prosecutor

St. Eustatius:--- The Island Governor of St. Eustatius has been reported to the Public Prosecutor for his order to illegally demolish the first protected monument of the island. The legal offenses are now being investigated by the office of the Public Prosecutor of the Caribbean ...

Suspect arrested for the possession of cocaine

Suspect arrested for the possession of cocaine

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday February 25th at approximately 01.35 a.m. during a routine control by police of a SUV, which was parked on the beach close to La Bamba, one suspect was arrested for drugs possession. The police approached this vehicle in which two unknown men were sit...

Application period for Carnival vending starts Monday March 2

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):--- The Department of Economic Licenses announces that persons interested in vending food, beverages, helium balloons and other typical items associated with Carnival, can now apply for these licenses at the aforementioned department located on Zoutsteeg 3, Phili...

Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations to Meet about formulation of questions for Kingdom Council of State

PHILIPSBURG:---The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations of Parliament will meet in session on March 2.

The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meeting is set for Monday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Cham...

 

Results of the annual SMSEF Interscholastic Soccer Tournament

Results of the annual SMSEF Interscholastic Soccer Tournament

PHILIPSBURG:--- The games were played on a mostly overcast day, with high winds, some rain in the morning and bright sun in the late afternoon. Nonetheless, the twelve scheduled games took place without delay.

Results of Saturday February 28, 2015:

Gam...

Netherlands navy ship Zeeland visits St. Maarten on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Monday the 2nd of March the Royal Netherlands navy ship Zeeland will shortly visit St. Maarten. The Governor of St. Maarten will welcome the ship from Fort Amsterdam.

Traditional salute
At 09:00 am the patrol vessel will perform a sailp...

Interpellation et condamnation des auteurs d'un « simulacre » de vol à main armée

Interpellation et condamnation des auteurs d'un « simulacre » de vol à main armée

Le jeudi 22 janvier 2015 vers 14h30, la gendarmerie est avisée d'un vol à main armée venant d'être commis au préjudice d'un commerce de Quartier d'Orléans. L'employée de ce commerce informe les
gendarmes que deux individus munis d'armes à feu ont déro...

AGAINST BURGLARY, HAVE GOOD HABITS

With over sixty burglaries recorded since the beginning of 2015, the territory of Saint-Martin is
currently recording a significant increase of this phenomenon compared to what is usually observed.
The residential burglaries are the most numerous, part...

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New Harbour Security Contract.

The Daily Herald of February 24, 2015 reports that the HARBOUR Group of Companies intends to pay security company CHECKMATE US$ 2.2 million more in 2015 than they got for their services in 2014. Just around election time last year, CHECKMATE was sold...

Protect our Beaches now!

Protect our Beaches now!

Dear Editor,

For years now Sint Maarten's residents and many visitor have been voicing their concerns about the lack of access to, parking areas at and space for simple recreation and relaxation on our beaches. This in itself is an unbelievable situat...

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