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Breaking News:--- Bomb threat at AUC --- School Evacuated.

Cupe Coy: --- A bomb threat was reported at the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) on Monday morning. According to information reaching SMN News students and all other personnel had to be evacuated from the building. SMN News understands that this incident occurred around 9: am while a number of police officers are at the location evacuating the building.
Efforts made to reach Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson proved futile as he is not responding to his phone calls, no ...

Prime Minister Gumbs: Sint Maarten already taking measures to enhance good governance and criminal justice system

Prime Minister Gumbs: Sint Maarten already taking measures to enhance good governance and criminal justice system

PHILIPSBURG:---- Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, said on Sunday that joint cooperation and collaboration is the most feasible way to move forward in building and developing a longstanding relationship that is beneficial to both parties concerned within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Additional discussions will take place between Sint Maarten and the Netherlands with on how to tackle a number of areas such as border crossing crime, money laundering, the narcotics trade, robberies...

Dominica Needs our Help --- MP Sarah Wescot Williams

Dominica Needs our Help --- MP Sarah Wescot Williams

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the Democratic Party and Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams said in a press statement that as a country that has known our share of disasters, it is heart wrenching to see the reports and scenes coming out of Dominica, as this island was battered by torrential rains, flooding and mudslides, associated with TS Erika. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Government and people of Dominica, and especially with those who have lost family members ...

Prime Minister Gumbs expresses condolences to the Government and People of Dominica

Prime Minister Gumbs expresses condolences to the Government and People of Dominica

PHILIPSBURG;---- Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, has forwarded a letter to the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit expressing condolences to the people and Government of Dominica with respect to the damage left behind by Tropical Storm Erika.
“On beh...

Parliament not fully utilizing the forum of its committees to debate matters that affect the people of St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:---It was a progressive step when the parliament of St. Maarten in its wisdom decided to keep meetings of the parliamentary committees open. However, by not calling meetings of these committees as often as is possible and desirable, the purpose of these committees is ...

When Elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.

When Elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.

PHILIPSBURG:---- When the governments of the Netherland and St Maarten fight, it is the citizens of St. Maarten that lose. The Democratic Party advocates that the interests of the citizens of St Maarten should always come first.

As the governments of the Netherlands and St Maarten...

Will the government please come forward on Waste Management and provide answers to the people?

Will the government please come forward on Waste Management and provide answers to the people?

PHILIPSBURG:---- While residents throughout St. Maarten were anxiously following the developments with TS Erika last week, another outcry came from those persons affected by the recent fire on the landfill (dump). The effects, such as the smoke and fumes of this fire could be fel...

Major Blunders by Government In two SZV Regulations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Approximately 7 weeks ago, the Social Economic Council ( SEC) pointed out some serious flaws in 2 national decrees, containing general measures that regulate premiums and pay-outs, collected and disbursed by the SZV (Social Security Agency).
This type of decrees (d...

Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland.

HSBC Private Bank building in Geneva, Switzerland

By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 t...

UP MP Lake would like to see stakeholders for Waste to Energy Plant Project getting together to move project forward

PHILIPSBURG:---- United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake sent a letter to the Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, and also publicly made a statement on July 13th, 2015 requesting an update on the Solid Waste Ordinance and the progress of the long awaited Waste ...

Taking total control with budgeting” workshop

Great Bay:----The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs is proud to announce the start of its “Taking total control through budgeting” program on Tuesday September 29th 2015. The FREE weekly training program consists of interactive sessions, prese...

Controlling the SMN News will not work Rene Gartner.

Inform your bosses of the Skpye call you made to SMN News to go easy on you.


PHILIPSBURG:-- SMN News is obliged to inform the Chief Financial Officer of GEBE Rene Gartner that he or no one else could control SMN News. This news site will inform the populace of the corruption and o...

CHATA grants certificates to Quarter 2 Tourism & Hospitality Stars of the Industry.

CHATA grants certificates to Quarter 2 Tourism & Hospitality Stars of the Industry.

Willemstad:--- August 26th 2015 – CHATA held its quarterly Stars of the Industry ceremony at CHATA Member Blue Bay Resort’s Beach Bar. During this Stars of the Industry ceremony, the employees and supervisors nominated by numerous CHATA members were recognized for their outstandi...

 

National Alliance sends condolences to the people of Dominica.

National Alliance sends condolences to the people of Dominica.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance family would like to extend condolences and words of encouragement and hope to the people and government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Natural disasters have an uncanny way of bringing communities, islands and...

Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations to Meet Tuesday to discuss point agenda and prepare for IPKO 2016

PHILIPSBURG:---- The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations (CKAIR) of Parliament will meet in session on September 1.

The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meeting is set for Tu...

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CP Collectivité Visite AH établissements second degré

CP Collectivité Visite AH établissements second degré

La Présidente Aline Hanson a effectué, mercredi 26 août 2015, la visite annuelle de prérentrée scolaire, consécutive aux travaux de remise aux normes des établissements du second degré, engagés par la Collectivité de Saint-Martin pour un montant annu...

Aide aux éleveurs.

La Collectivité de Saint-Martin, en partenariat avec l’Association pour le Développement de l’Elevage et la Promotion des Produits Agricoles Locaux, informe les éleveurs et détenteurs de bovins, ovins et caprins, de la mise en place d’une aide pallia...

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What is worst Natural Disasters of Attacks from Bandits and Armed Gunmen?

What is worst Natural Disasters of Attacks from Bandits and Armed Gunmen?
It is August 2015. The hurricane season has begun. The first warning of a possible hurricane was issued. The next few days, St Maarten prepares for a possible hurricane. How and...

Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle presented Dr. Lance Nash with a Paul Harris Fellow. The previous board under the leadership of Immediate Past President (IPP) Wayne Wilkie presented Dr. Nash this recognition for his numerous financial donations towards

“Study the past if you would define the future. In other words, if you want to be able to change the future, you need to learn from your past experiences.” ~ 21st Century Credit Unions Success Through Shared Services, opening speech delivered by Mr. ...

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