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ELECTION WATCH: Coverage and Results for 2014 Parliamentary Elections.

ELECTION WATCH: Coverage and Results for 2014 Parliamentary Elections.

PHILIPSBURG:--- It's Election Day! SMN News will be bringing you coverage and the results of the August 29th Parliamentary Elections throughout the day.  Readers are advised to refresh this page in order to see the new results as they are added.
There are some 20 polling stations which will close at 8pm Friday night. Results are expected to start coming in between 9:00 to 9:30pm. Stay with us for the 2014 Parliamentary Elections as they come in at the main Voting...

Notorious drunken driver gets convicted.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In the past few months a man was involved in several traffic accidents on the island. Of course that happens sometimes, because people have bad luck, but fact is that this man was under the influence of alcohol every time he had an accident with his car. Luckily at the time of the accidents, no one was injured.
Police officers arrested the man suspected of driving while intoxicated and presented him to the assistant public prosecutor to verify if his arrest had...

Minister Lake says he stands for the protection of the Great Salt Pond.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says he stands for the protection of the Great Salt Pond, and looks forward in the new governing period to continue with the community consultation regarding the draft development plans.

Minister Lake said he took note of a petition that was presented more than a year ago which called for a stop to the landfill expansion, dumping and pollution in the ...

Prime Minister National Address for Election Day.

Prime Minister National Address for Election Day.

People of St. Maarten,

The first Parliament of our Country is nearing its end. In a few weeks the first four-year term, which started on October 10th 2010, will be over. As your first appointed Prime Minister in 2010 I promised you then that I would amongst other things build a strong foundation for our new country. Bridge the social and political divides and work for all of the people of St. Maarten. I would work to strengthen the delicate social fabric with strong and lastin...

Water Production Plant Pointe Blanche II.

Water Production Plant Pointe Blanche II.

POINTE BLANCHE:--- Minister Cornelius De Weever, responsible for production and distribution of water, has received word from Seven Seas Water that the equipment and installations with a long lead-time have been ordered and are available for the construction of the second seawate...

Minister of Justice starts development of new Justice Information System.

Minister of Justice starts development of new Justice Information System.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Fighting crime effectively requires constant cooperation between law enforcement agencies and permanent sharing of information. Using the newest technology can help in achieving this. Friday August 23 the Minister of Justice, Mr Dennis Richardson MBA, opened the k...

One Arrested in young boy's death --- Body confiscated for further forensic examination.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Police arrested a male suspect as they continue the investigation into the death of a two year old boy who died at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on Wednesday. Prosecutor Tineke Kamps confirmed the arrest of the male suspect but declined to say whether or n...

Electoral Council offers Digital Registration of Donations.

Electoral Council offers Digital Registration of Donations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Electoral Council would like to remind all candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections that, in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, they are required to record all donations received, be it in cash,...

Civil Registry Office Open on Election Day for those having problems with voting.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Civil Registry Department would like to inform the general public in connection to the election for the Members of Parliament on August 29th 2014, the Civil Registry in Philipsburg, Pond Island will be open solely to assist all persons that has issues re...

15th Caribbean Jamboree: Life, tracking treasures in Curacao, 2014.

15th Caribbean Jamboree: Life, tracking treasures in Curacao, 2014.

PHILIPSBURG:--- About 700 Scouts of 17 countries, including the United States and Denmark, participated in this Jamboree from July 21-28 2014. Scouts were involved in different activities tracking their treasures and making long lasting friends.
To make sure that everyone was up t...

Minister Lake looks forward to remodeled kitchenette for seniors.

Minister Lake looks forward to remodeled kitchenette for seniors.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake facilitated a sponsor for the John Larmonie Center Senior Citizens Recreation Area.

On Tuesday SXM Airport donated a cheque to the senior's representativ...

Minister Lake acknowledges districts nurses for helping seniors.

Minister Lake acknowledges districts nurses for helping seniors.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake on Tuesday recognized the district nurses with respect to the work that they do on a daily basis in taking care of the nation's senior citizens.

"I prese...

 

St. Maarten Lions Club attends Lions Club District Cabinet Meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados.

St. Maarten Lions Club attends Lions Club District Cabinet Meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions Club was recently represented in the 1st annual Lions Cabinet Meeting of the new Lionistic year, which took place in Barbados from August 21-24th. The St. Maarten Lions Club was represented by Club Secretary, C. ...

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière, ciblant en particulier les personnes conduisant sous l'empire d'un état alcoolique, était menée le dimanche 24 août 2014 de 03h00 à 06h00 par la compagnie de gendarmerie départementale de Saint-M...

Opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière à Saint-Martin - 19 août 2014.

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière, ciblant en particulier les conduites addictives et le port des équipements de sécurité par les conducteurs de roues, était menée le mardi 19 août 2014, de 15h00 à 18h00, par la brigade motorisée ...

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St. Maarten Waste to Energy Plant.

St. Maarten Waste to Energy Plant.

It has come to my attention that in his bid to win re-election Theo Heyliger has promised to deliver a waste to energy plant to Country St.Maarten. In the ad is an artist's rendering showing what the plant will look like when built. All in all a pret...

The Importance of your vote.

As we enter the last week of the campaign for the 2014 - 2018 Parliamentary elections I would like to take the time to speak to our voters and all citizens of St. Maarten.

I can imagine you are being bombarded by candidates and parties vying for your ...

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