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Maria Buncamper will be Prosecuted --- Proforma hearing scheduled for January 7th, 2015.

Maria Buncamper will be Prosecuted --- Proforma hearing scheduled for January 7th, 2015.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The public prosecutor has taken close to four years to decide whether or not they will prosecute former Minister of Public Health Maria Buncamper-Molanus who sold the economic rights of government long lease land. The Buncamper case made headlines when several media houses including SMN News dug deep and found that Maria Buncamper sold the economic rights for long lease land she obtained from government. Selling of the economic rights of such property may not ...

Governor receives progress report formation from T. Heyliger.

Governor receives progress report formation from T. Heyliger.

HARBOUR VIEW:--- On Friday, November 28, 2014, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, met with and received a progress report from formateur Mr. Theo Heyliger.
During the meeting the formateur updated the Governor on the progress of and deliberated on the required information for the screening of the candidates for the posts of Prime Minister, Ministers, Minister Plenipotentiary and acting Minister Plenipotentiary. Based on the available information an...

Public Prosecutors Office and Judge of Instruction Conducted Raid at Francisco Corrallo's home --- Italian Public Prosecution asked St. Maarten for Assistance.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Press Prosecutor Tineke Kamps said in a press release that on Friday November 28, 2014, that the RST carried out house searches on two locations in Sint Maarten; a house of the 54-years old F.C. in Porto Cupecoy and in a company building Atlantis Casino in Maho. The casino hosts a couple of companies from F.C. and the 48-years old R.B. A judge of instruction led the house searches.
The house searches took place following a legal request for assistance from the ...

Caretaker Prime Minister reacted to MP/Minister Maurice Lake Press Statement.

Caretaker Prime Minister reacted to MP/Minister Maurice Lake Press Statement.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams did not waste any time on Friday after she read the press statement issued by caretaker Minister Maurice Lake. In a letter sent to the various media house Wescot Williams outlined what she said on Tuesday to Minister ...

KPSM and Gendarmes hold Joint General Controls.

KPSM and Gendarmes hold Joint General Controls.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Between midnight on Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th at 3:00 a.m., a general joint control was held between the Gendarmes and the Justice Department on the Dutch Side consisting of the Immigration, Border Control and Protection Service, the Custom D...

Central Committee and Plenary Sessions of Parliament scheduled for Monday about Parliamentary Committees.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will meet in a Central Committee and Plenary session on December 1st.

The Central Committee meeting is set for Monday at 9:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is an advice...

'You cannot grow unless you are willing to change'...

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday November 27th, 2014 a meeting took place at the soon to be opened 'Miss Lalie Center' in Venus Drive, Cay Bay. The meeting was attended by several police officers (acting chief of police mr. Carl John, CPOs Richards, Crispulo, Chandler, Carty and Henso...

LIONS HONOR PEACE POSTER CONTEST WINNERS - Evita Alla’make wins LIONS’ Local and District Contest

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Lions Worldwide Annual "Peace Poster Contest" was launched in the month of October 2014, inviting the youth all over the world to paint, sketch, or draw their personal, masterpiece, portrayal of World Peace.
The Sint Maarten Lions Club once again took part in t...

Philipsburg Jubilee Library celebrates 91st birthday and receives Crystal Pineapple.

Philipsburg Jubilee Library celebrates 91st birthday and receives Crystal Pineapple.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, November 21st, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library had the distinct honor of being awarded with the "Crystal Pineapple Award" for "Outstanding Educational Achievement". Two days after the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association's (SHTA) awards ceremon...

UPP Uproar Continues --- The

UPP Uproar Continues --- The "Doc" gets VSA and Chairman of Parliament, De Weever moves to Justice.

UPP candidates fuming because they got no Ministerial Positions

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party (UPP) and formateur Theodore Heyliger has shuffled the deck of cards again as he tries to form the next government. Heyliger submitted some names two weeks ago to the...

DP Leader Officially withdraws her support from UPP/De Weever Coalition.

DP Leader Officially withdraws her support from UPP/De Weever Coalition.

DP Expelled MP De Weever from Democratic Party

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot Williams sent an official letter to the leader of the UPP Theodore Heyliger informing him that she has withdrawn her support from his coalition government.
The letter sent to ...

 

Johnston, Parisi & MaxBrown win 3 person’s scramble.

Johnston, Parisi & MaxBrown win 3 person’s scramble.

MULLET BAY:--- Bill Johnston, Peter Parisi and Raul MaxBrown took top honors during the annual three person's scramble at the Mullet Bay Golf Course. This event organized by the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA drew 18 teams of 3 golfers to the cour...

OPÉRATION DE DESTRUCTION DE DEUX-ROUES MOTORISÉS (26/11/2014).

OPÉRATION DE DESTRUCTION DE DEUX-ROUES MOTORISÉS (26/11/2014).

Le mercredi 26 novembre 2014, la compagnie de gendarmerie de Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélémy a fait procéder à la destruction de 20 deux-roues motorisés non conformes, appelés localement « squelettes » ou « cabris », et pour lesquels une p...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE de Compagnie de St Martin-St Barthélémy.

Du 07 au 18 avril 2014, L'Agence Nationale des FRéquences (A.N.FR) programmait une mission de localisation et de saisie des téléphones sans fil de type DECT 6.0 d'origine Nord-Américaine sur les Collectivités d'Outre-Mer de Saint-Barthélémy et de Sai...

Proposed Integrity Project Bureau.

'Do not fail our benefit of the doubt'

In the wake of the recent 'instructions' handed down by the Dutch Government to St. Maarten, the island experienced a crisis of major proportions, which could have had - and still can have far-reaching consequenc...

LANGUAGE BARRIER, A CRIME?

I traveled to the Dominican Republic a few years ago and found out the acceptable language was Spanish. You couldn't even live comfortably in Dominican Republic if you couldn't speak Spanish. They have a way of forcing you to learn their language by ...

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