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Apr 25th
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National Alliance Members of Parliament Present Motion of No Confidence against Minister Maurice Lake --- Motion voted down by Coalition.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament representing the National Alliance presented a motion of no confidence against Minister of VROMI Maurice Lake after showing that the Minister lied to Parliament on several occasions when discussing the purchase of Emilio Wilson Estate.

Leader of the National Alliance William Marlin was stopped by the Chairlady of Parliament Gracita Arrindell just when Marlin was about to read the motion citing that the Member of Parliament ran out of his s...

General information for upcoming "Jouvert Jump-Up" and other carnival events.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Department (KPSM) is informing the general public that all the carnival events for 2014 thus far have been very successful. There has been very little criminal activity reported which is related to carnival. There are still many events that have to take place for this carnival season and the main one is the Jouvert Jump-Up. This Jump-up promises to be one of the largest ever, consisting of many more bands and DJs than in the prior years.
The Jouvert ...

Central Bank to launch New circulation and commemorative coins.

Central Bank to launch New circulation and commemorative coins.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- On the occasion of the first King's Day on April 27, 2014, the Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) will launch a special 5 guilder circulation coin on April 25th. The obverse of
this coin shows the double portrait of His Royal Highness King Willem Alexander and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix. 10,000 of the 20,000 coins that have been struck for Curaçao and Sint Maarten feature a color image of the Curaçao flag and the remaining 10,000 fe...

WIB contributes to SCDF for SXM 45th Carnival 2014.

WIB contributes to SCDF for SXM 45th Carnival 2014.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On April 23, 2014, the Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) was very pleased to provide a generous donation to assist the Sint Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) with hosting of the 45th annual carnival celebrations. The cheque was presented by WIB's Manag...

Council of Ministers briefed about new Code of Criminal Proceedings.

Council of Ministers briefed about new Code of Criminal Proceedings.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- On April 17th, Solicitor-General of the Windward Islands, Taco Stein provided the Council of Ministers with a presentation regarding the new Code of Criminal Proceedings.

He presented in a nutshell the differences between the old and the new Code of Criminal ...

Benjamin & Parker certifies Tax Administrators and Efficiency Auditors in Sint Maarten.

Benjamin & Parker certifies Tax Administrators and Efficiency Auditors in Sint Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday evening April 16, 2014 Benjamin & Parker Corporation held a certification ceremony at PCMI. The ceremony was conducted by Regional Marketing Associate from the company drs Raymond Jessurun, Regional Director of Benjamin & Parker Mr. Terence Ja...

OSPP says let’s start developing our communities.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Several months ago the Leader of the UP stated that St. Maarten needs a state of the art center for the Performing Arts and that certain persons within the community were already selected to hold discussions about this center. The OSPP was and still is of the opin...

Meet Cruise Executives One-on-one at the FCCA Conference & Trade Show.

PEMBROKE PINES, FL:--- The 2014 FCCA Conference & Trade Show, taking place in St. Maarten from October 6-10, offers ample opportunities to meet with, learn from and pitch products to about 100 of the cruise lines' key decision makers-FCCA Member Line executives that decide wh...

Deadline Extended for TEAM VSA Youth Vybz Video Contest.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Deadline for Team VSA's Youth Vybz Video Contest which officially launched on Monday April 7th has been extended until FRIDAY MAY 9th. All persons residing on the Dutch side of St. Maarten between the ages of 13-25 are eligible to enter the contest. Participants c...


U.S. National Park Service Provides Expertise to Aruba’s Arikok Park.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- A U.S. National Park Service (NPS) team traveled to Aruba March 24 – 29 to provide technical advice on the management of Aruba's Arikok National Park and a proposed system of more than a dozen smaller protected areas. NPS Chie...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Entretiens avec l'Assemblée des départements de France (ADF) et l'Association des régions de France (ARF).

Manuel VALLS, Premier ministre, a engagé aujourd'hui, en présence de Marylise Lebranchu, ministre de la Décentralisation, de la Réforme de l'État et de la Fonction publique, et André Vallini, secrétaire d'Etat à la Réforme territoriale, une série de ...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Pacte de responsabilité et de solidarité : le Premier ministre mobilise les partenaires sociaux autour de la création d’emplois.

Le Premier ministre, entouré de Marisol TOURAINE, ministre des Affaires sociales et de la Santé, François REBSAMEN, ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et du Dialogue social, Marylise LEBRANCHU, ministre de la Décentralisation, de la Réforme de l'Etat e...



As of the 1st April, pensioners are now being charged USD45 to view their favorite television programs supplied by Statia Cable TV. For the last few years, this provider has maintained fees at USD30 for local residents over the age of 65. But such a ...

Tsunami warning exercise and Chile earthquake/tsunami demonstrates need for country contingency planning.

Dear Editor,

The timing of the 26 March UNESCO CARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 2014 third earthquake/tsunami exercise was held a week before Chile's 8.2 earthquake that triggered a six foot tsunami. 24 hours later a 7.6 magnitude earthquake was reported. The first...

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