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Second Pointe Blanche Water Tank completed.

Second Pointe Blanche Water Tank completed.

GREAT BAY:--- Former Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever, responsible for the production and distribution of drinking water, Management of GEBE, Romelio Maduro, Rene Gartner and Management of Seven Seas Water Mr. Franklyn Richards on Thursday, December 18, 2014 visited the Pointe Blanche site where the second water tank has been built.

"A milestone has been achieved here as storage capacity has been structurally increased," said Former...

Local beaches and marina awarded the Blue Flag.

Local beaches and marina awarded the Blue Flag.

OYSTER BAY:--- At a ceremony on Friday, three sites on St. Maarten were awarded the Blue Flag eco-label, which is bestowed annually on beaches and marinas throughout the world that meet strict environmental and safety criteria. Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, and Yacht Club Isle de Sol were commended for their high standards and voluntary efforts towards environmental sustainability.
Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC), which organized the e...

Urgent Plenary Session of Parliament scheduled for Monday about Housing Foundation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- A plenary session of the House of Parliament is scheduled for December 22nd regarding the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF).
The plenary session is set for Monday at 10:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda is concerning the request made to the Governments Accounting Bureau SOAB to carry out a forensic investigation in to the operations of the SMHDF; the decision of the board of the ...

Be The Change Foundation accepts donation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The acting President of Be the Change Foundation, Melanie Choisy, along with Barbara Cannegieter proudly accepted a donation of $5500.00 from the gofundme Be the Change Endowment campaign, remembering Erika Cannegieter-Smith, the founder of Be the Change.

This fund...

Rotary Supports USM Students.

Rotary Supports USM Students.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President Virginia Asin of the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise presented a check to second year students of the University of St. Martin (USM) hospitality and tourism management program during g their recent club meeting. According to Ms. Morissa Nicholas, who a...

Dept. of Economic Licenses announces changes to licensing process.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Effective January 1, 2015, all economic licenses such as business, vending, operational, and public transportation licenses, and amendments to the aforementioned processed after January 1, 2015, will be issued in the English language.

The Department of Econom...

Five Member Cabinet sworn in on Friday, poor turn at Continuity Meeting.

Five Member Cabinet sworn in on Friday, poor turn at Continuity Meeting.

Marcel Gumbs second Prime Minister since St. Maarten became a country

PHILIPSBURG:--- Five of the seven required Ministers were sworn in on Friday. Former Senator of the Netherlands Antilles Marcel Gumbs was sworn in as the second Prime Minister of Country St. Maarten, the other M...

Traffic measure implemented.

Traffic measure implemented.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday December 18th, 2014, a press briefing was organized between the Department of VROMI and the Police Department regarding traffic measures that will take place during the busy Christmas Holiday Season. The press briefing was held at the Philipsburg Polic...

Governor receives final formation report from Theodore Heyliger.

Governor receives final formation report from Theodore Heyliger.

HARBOUR VIEW:--- His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the final report of formateur Theodore Heyliger. The formateur has accepted the commission to form a new government that has a majority in Parliament and that consists of Ministers who are c...

Seven cruise vessels to be in port Thursday making it one of the busiest days of the season.

Seven cruise vessels to be in port Thursday making it one of the busiest days of the season.

POINT BLANCHE:--- Thursday, 18 December, will be one of the busiest days of the cruise tourism season for destination St. Maarten with seven cruise vessels in port with a combined 18,000 (approximately) cruise passengers. This does not include crew, which could be an additional 8...

 

Can the Parliament of St. Maarten question the Governor of St. Maarten?

Can the Parliament of St. Maarten question the Governor of St. Maarten?

PHILIPSBURG:--- In my opinion, it can and specifically in the case of the formation of the council of ministers, following a regular election.
The Governor has in this particular matter taken it upon himself (and we know why of course) to direct the p...

Identification de l’auteur de coups de feu tirés sur une voiture conduite par des touristes

Le 24 septembre 2014 vers 19h30, un couple de touristes américains circulant en voiture dans le
quartier de Sandy-Ground a une altercation avec le conducteur d'un deux roues ; au cours de cette
altercation, le conducteur de la motocyclette sort un revo...

Homicide par arme blanche commis aux abords d'un commerce à Sandy-Ground :

Samedi 20 décembre vers 19h45, une dispute éclate entre deux hommes, âgés de 58 ans et de 41 ans,
employés au sein d'une supérette à Sandy-Ground. L'homme âgé de 58 ans porte un coup de couteau
dans l'abdomen de l'autre, et blesse légèrement une tierce...

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The ugly truth about the Harbor.

Dear Editor,

This week the harbor's financials and an excerpt from a Panamanian financing company were published. Both look factual and there is no reason to doubt their accuracy. A "financial expert" has said his piece and all is there for anyone int...

Belvedere fed up NOW with Lynch‏.

On February 22, 2012 an article appeared in the front pages of the Daily Herald newspaper that SMHDF employees wanted Dictator Lynch out. All the employees behind this letter are healthy ex- employees. Lynch went to the extreme to find out who they w...

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