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Council of Ministers still have critical questions on the Purchase of the Vorst Estate --- Letter sent to the Vorst Family.

Council of Ministers still have critical questions on the Purchase of the Vorst Estate --- Letter sent to the Vorst Family.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams confirmed during the Council of Ministers press briefing that the purchase agreement signed by the Minister of VROMI Maurice Lake did not get the blessings from the Council of Ministers as yet. Wescot Williams said the council still has some technical questions pertaining to the agreement signed by Minister of VROMI Maurice Lake. Some of the technical and most critical questions she said pertain to the pending budget amendm...

Minister of Health Ordered Investigation into SZV financial spending.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Health Cornelius de Weever reacted to an article published in one of the local newspapers on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing. Minister de Weever said there are several issues at SZV that is not published. One issue is how the financial and spending of SZV sickness funds are being used. He said some months ago he asked the supervisory board of SZV to conduct an investigation as to how the sickness funds are being...

Minister of Labor Reacts to Attorney’s Interview Regarding the New Policy for Brothel Workers.

Minister of Labor Reacts to Attorney’s Interview Regarding the New Policy for Brothel Workers.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Labor Cornelius de Weever reacted to a radio interview attorney at law Cor Merx had recently regarding the new policy for brothel workers. The Minister said that prior to the policy being implemented a discussion on the new policy was held at the University of St. Martin (USM). He said his department provided information and answered all questions that brothel owners had, furthermore he made clear that attorney at law Cor Merx did not attend that i...

De Weever deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Joep Lange on MH17.

De Weever deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Joep Lange on MH17.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, Cornelius de Weever, expresses his condolences to the family of the prominent Dutch HIV researcher Professor Joep Lange and all the other victims that were on board of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Prof....

Integrity Investigation Ordered by Council of Ministers Completed --- Government has four weeks to react to the findings.

PHILIPSBURG:---- The integrity investigation commissioned by the Council of Ministers has been completed and the report has been officially handed over to the Government of St. Maarten last week announced Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams. Wescot Williams said government has f...

Police Arrest Three for firearm possession --- Third suspect in Dazzling Gems daylight robbery arrested.

Police Arrest Three for firearm possession --- Third suspect in Dazzling Gems daylight robbery arrested.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at approximately 9:30pm, during a routine patrol on Rhine Road a police patrol saw a gold colored Hyundai Accent with license plate M-5768 driving in the direction of Mullet Bay. The officers noticed that there were three occupants in th...

"Education, Culture, and Sports Improvement Remain My Focus."

Dear Friend,

As you may be aware, I will be contesting the August 29 Parliamentary elections as candidate number 14 on the United People's (UP) party list. I made this decision after much consideration and with the pledge to serve my people to the best of my ability and in the mos...

Library donates to St. Peters Community Council’s Summer Camp.

Library donates to St. Peters Community Council’s Summer Camp.

PHILPSBURG:--- The St. Peters Community Council's (SPCC) Summer Camp has become the latest recipient of a small donation from the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Tuesday, July 22.
The donation, made by PJL's Activity and Public Relations Manager, Morenika Charles-Arrindell, was pre...

Summer Movie Thursday at the Library.

Summer Movie Thursday at the Library.

PHILPSBURG:--- Philipsburg Jubilee Library has been hosting their summer movie tomorrow since the start of July.
As part of the Library's summer program, every Thursday in July, from 5:30 – 7:45pm has been dedicated especially to family movie nights. This Thursday, the animated fi...

Prime Minister Promotes Clive Richardson to Chief of Fire Department.

Prime Minister Promotes Clive Richardson to Chief of Fire Department.

CAY HILL:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the swearing in ceremony of the new chief for the Fire Department Mr. Clive Richardson. The Ceremony, held at the Fire Station in Cay Hill, was attended by the ranks of the Fire Department...

 

Caribbean Development Bank President Smith says visit exceeded delegations expectations.

Caribbean Development Bank President Smith says visit exceeded delegations expectations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President Dr. Warren Smith from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), concluded their on Wednesday by meeting with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and receiving a tour of Princess Juliana International Airport.

CDB President Smi...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Avis du Comité de suivi des retraites.

La présidente du Comité de suivi des retraites, Madame Yannick MOREAU, a remis aujourd'hui au Premier ministre le premier avis, annuel, du Comité, conformément à la loi du 20 janvier 2014.

Cet avis souligne notamment que « la situation et les perspecti...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Mort de l'adjudant-chef Dejvid NIKOLIC.

Manuel VALLS, Premier ministre, a appris avec une très grande tristesse la mort, hier, en opération, au nord du Mali, d'un sous-officier du 1er régiment étranger de génie de Laudun (Gard).

En fin d'après-midi, un détachement français engagé dans une o...

Sustainability and the economy.

Sustainability and the economy.

Dear Editor,

Lately, the terms economic diversification and sustainable development seem to have become catchphrases amongst current and aspiring decision makers. These terms are often used, but their implementation is sadly seldom truly pursued.
In or...

Citizen Disappointed in St. Maarten Parliament.

Dear Editor,

Thanks once again for using this medium to express myself. I think that I am one of many people on St. Maarten who has been greatly disappointed in the overall functioning of our Parliament. The cases in which incompetence and disrespect ...

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