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It’s time to pay back, in politics there is nothing call a free lunch.

It’s time to pay back, in politics there is nothing call a free lunch.

Two faced or screw faced politicians. Do what you want now and the people will forget after seven days. Now we know why so many people say that all the politicians are alike. Horse trading started after the election in 2010 but has continued even more after 2014 election. There are ship jumpers, church jumpers and now we have party jumpers seeking betterment for themselves. We must establish a Credibility Chamber for most of our politicians to regain some type of...

Council for Law Enforcement presents 5 reports and annual report to St. Maarten Minister of Justice.

Council for Law Enforcement presents 5 reports and annual report to St. Maarten Minister of Justice.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Mr. Franklyn Richards, Chairman of the Council for Law Enforcement, recently presented 5 reports regarding various aspects pertaining to law enforcement on St. Maarten to St. Maarten's Minister of Justice, Mr. Dennis Richardson.
The presentation of the reports had been delayed due to the council having to await the completion of a new government formation in St. Maarten.
The minister of justice has welcomed the reports and will send them within shor...

Nature Foundation re-launches Fourth Annual Marine Mammal Monitoring Project.

Nature Foundation re-launches Fourth Annual Marine Mammal Monitoring Project.

Fourth year of Monitoring and Education on Whales and Dolphins in Local Waters

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is once again conducting its Marine Mammal Monitoring project which will last until May. The Nature Foundation, in cooperation with Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten; the Reserve Naturelle of St. Martin and St. Barths; the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and various other partners, will be conducting a wide scale census of all Marine Mammals...

SHTA - Remains Opposed to Counterpart Program.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), the largest private business representative on the island, SHTA has taken notice of the remarks made, with respect to the implementation of the Counterpart Policy (CPP), by the honorable Memb...

Opening Day 23rd annual SMSEF Interscholastic soccer tournament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday, January 24th, the 23rd annual edition of the St. Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation (SMSEF) Interscholastic Soccer Tournament, sponsored by the TelEm Group of Companies, commenced at the Johan Cruijff Court in Belvedere.
The highly anti...

Member of Parliament De Weever encourages senior participation.

GREAT BAY:---  Independent Member of Parliament Cornelius De Weever is encouraging our seniors to participate in more activities, such as having a senior parliament.
"I would like to thank the foundation for organizing a wonderful gathering and lunch for our senior ci...

Plenary Session of Parliament scheduled for Tuesday on Draft 2015 National Budget

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Plenary session of Parliament regarding the draft 2015 budget will take place in a public session on January 27.
The Central Committee phase has been completed and the next and final phase is the plenary session which is set for Tuesday at 9.00am ...

Rotary Awareness Month.

Rotary Awareness Month.

PHILIPSBURG:--- January is Rotary Awareness month. All Rotary clubs worldwide use this month to highlight their clubs and their projects and to talk to the community about how Rotary can be of assistance to them.

Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle has embarked on a c...

WINAIR provides Support Services.

WINAIR provides Support Services.

AIRPORT:--- WINAIR provided support facilities to Bombardier International last week when their aircraft a Global Express required repairs to its windshield. WINAIR provided hanger space to enable Bombardier International personnel to repair the windshield on the air...

St. Maarten Zoo hosted children of I Can Foundation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday January 17, the St. Maarten Zoo hosted children from the I-Can, New Start for Children, and Hope Outreach children's homes for a fun day at the Zoo, just for them!
Since the Zoo fell back into the hands of the Foundation in December 2012, t...

2015 Draft Budget is not the budget for current Coalition Government --- "This is a matter of procedures to avoid instruction."

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Franklin Meyers and the leader of the United Peoples Party (UPP) Theodore Heyliger made clear in their presentation to Parliament on Thursday that the draft 2015 budget is not a budget that would reflect the Governing Program of t...

 

2015 Draft Budget not Realistic – Council of Advice.

Governing Accord, NIPA, AUC and SMMC highlighted in Budget Debate

PHILIPSBURG:--- The central committee meeting held on Thursday to debate the 2015 draft budget was intense as several Members of Parliament even those supporting the coalit...

MP Matser and Energizer Appeal Verdict --- Attorney at Law Cor Merx.

MP Matser and Energizer Appeal Verdict --- Attorney at Law Cor Merx.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Attorney at Law Cor Merx said in an invited comment that Member of Parliament Silvio Matser and his company Energizer N.V. has appealed the verdict that was rendered on January 7th, 2015 by the Court of First Instance aga...

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Déplacement en Martinique pour les obsèques de Mme Clarissa JEAN- PHILIPPE

Lundi 19 janvier

Déplacement en Martinique pour les obsèques de Mme Clarissa JEAN- PHILIPPE

Mardi 20 janvier

09h30-10h30 Vœux du Président de la République aux Assemblées, au Conseil de Paris, aux élus et aux corps constitués
Palais de l'Elysée

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Response De Weever re Counterpart Policy.

I read MP de Weever's press release re The Counter Part Policy in the papers and on-line news media of January 22, 2015 and while I am the furthest thing from being a literary scholar, I believe there was a line from Macbeth by Shakespea...

The Emilio Wilson Estate Sint Maarten’s Heritage in peril.

Dear Editor,

A number of people have called me over the past two days to express their frustrations regarding the most recent turn of events in what some are now calling the Emilio Wilson Estate Saga.
The news as featured in the local medi...

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