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Custom found 32 Kilos of Cocaine at PJIAE

Custom found 32 Kilos of Cocaine at PJIAE

PHILIPSBURG:--- On April 19th 2015, Custom Officers at Princess Juliana International Airport found almost 32 kilo of cocaine packed in 2 suitcases, after a routine control of the incoming flight from Curacao.

Both suitcases belonged to a male passenger with initials L.A.M. and a female passenger with the initials E.G. Both were coming from Curacao.

Customs is now busy interrogating where the drugs come from and to whom it belongs.

Due to the ongoing investigations, further info...

Central Bank claims that Mechanics Lien placed on Central Bank by Taliesin Construction Illegal.

Central Bank claims that Mechanics Lien placed on Central Bank by Taliesin Construction Illegal.

Central Bank wants to keep sub-contractors of Taliesin Construction.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The President of Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp told reporters on Monday that the oversight committee and the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten decided to terminate the contract they had with Taliesin Construction after they got indication of integrity breaches involving the St. Maarten Housing Financing Foundation (SMHFF). Tromp said when they got the information t...

DP Faction not amused by the Request from the State Council.

DP Faction not amused by the Request from the State Council.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament representing the Democratic Party faction Sarah Wescot Williams and the party's advisor Emil Lee told reporters on Monday that they are not amused by the request sent by the State Council to St. Maarten regarding the voting on the draft integrity law. Wescot Williams said it is even more astonishing for Members of Parliament to get the information from media reports and not from the government themselves. Wescot Williams outlined several a...

PAHO issues update on Cholera in the Americas. CPS advises travellers to Haiti and Dominican Republic to take preventative measures

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):--- Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising travellers from Sint Maarten to Haiti or the Dominican Republic, to take preventive measures while visiting friends ...

Central Committee Meeting requested by NA Faction about Port St. Maarten and Checkmate Security Contract

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on April 22 at the request of the National Alliance (NA) faction.

The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Hon. Claret Connor, has been invited to be present for the ...

Five suspects arrested for armed robbery

Five suspects arrested for armed robbery

PHILIPSBURG:--- Police are presently investigating 3 armed robberies which took place on Saturday April 18th 2015. The first robbery took place at approximately 08.00 p.m. at "Yen Yen" Supermarket in Sucker garden, when three armed men dressed completely in black stormed into the...

UP Led Government and Parliament of St. Maarten Have Not Initiated one program that would benefit the ordinary people In St. Maarten.

UP Led Government and Parliament of St. Maarten Have Not Initiated one program that would benefit the ordinary people In St. Maarten.

SEVEN MONTHS AND COUNTING SINCE THE ELECTION IN 2014 AND THIS UP LED GOVERNMENT AND PARLIAMENT OF ST. MAARTEN HAVE NOT INITIATED ONE PROGRAM THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE ORDINARY PEOPLE IN ST. MAARTEN. IT IS VERY IRONIC THAT EVERY TIME YOU MEET PEOPLE ON THE STREET THEY ARE VERY DISAPP...

A peculiar request by the Council of State of the Dutch Kingdom -- MP Wescot Williams

A peculiar request by the Council of State of the Dutch Kingdom -- MP Wescot Williams

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Democratic Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams has dispatched a letter to the Council of Ministers through the chair of Parliament on the draft integrity law that was discusses last week in a central committee of parliamemt. Below is press release fro...

Minister TEATT Connor presents Kingdom Consul General in Miami with Token of Appreciation during Trade Mission

Minister TEATT Connor presents Kingdom Consul General in Miami with Token of Appreciation during Trade Mission

PHILIPSBURG:---– Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Claret Connor, presented a token of appreciation on behalf of the people and Government of Sint Maarten to the Consul General of the Kingdom of Netherlands Consulate in ...

Two females arrested for drug possession.

PHILIPSBURG:---- On Sunday April 19th, at approximately 10 a.m. and at 12.45 p.m., two females who came to visit and inmate in the Point Blanche Prison were caught with trying to bring in drugs into the institution. The first suspect with initials L.D. (19) was caught with three ...

Hurricane Emergency Pass Application Process Starts April 21. Simpson Bay Public Service Center included in application process

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The application process for the annual Hurricane Emergency Passes for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season which starts from June 1 to November 30, commences as of April 21 and is only applicable for the business sector and vital organizations.

The Simpson Bay ...

Female arrested in the possession of a knife.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday April 19th at approximately 11.15 p.m. was arrested by police at the Festival Village after being searched and a knife found in her possession. In connection with ongoing "zero tolerance policy" which is in place for the carnival season, the female with ...

 

Economic Affairs seeks dynamic photographers and videographers. Deadline for submission of portfolio is April 30

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT) will be launching a new marketing and promotional materials to attract potential investors to the country.

The Department of Economy, Tra...

AUIS Provides Open House for School Principals and other Educational Professionals

COLE BAY:--- Last week the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Milo Pinckney and the president Dr. Renu Agnihtri of the American University of Integrative Sciences (AUIS), were pleased to be host and hostess to over 25 secondary school principals, science ...

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14ème édition du meeting des jeunes d’Avenir Sportif Club de Saint-Martin

14ème édition du meeting des jeunes d’Avenir Sportif Club de Saint-Martin

La 14ème édition du Meeting des Jeunes de l'Avenir Sportif Club de Saint-Martin s'est déroulée cette année le samedi 18 avril 2015, au stade Albéric Richards. La matinée a commencé par les épreuves du Kids Athlé, dont le concept, labellisé par l'IAAF...

Une sélection de six danseurs pour le spectacle : Forget the Popcorn : Aujourd’hui PORTRAITS de Clifford et de Lucie

Une sélection de six danseurs pour le spectacle : Forget the Popcorn : Aujourd’hui PORTRAITS de Clifford et de Lucie

En septembre dernier HeadMade Factory organisait des auditions à l'attention des danseurs de l'île. Six danseurs ont été sélectionnés. Durant les prochaines semaines nous allons vous présenter les danseurs du spectacle. Aujourd'hui nous commençons pa...

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No Democratization without Decolonization

In case you haven't heard, there are university students protesting on the streets of Amsterdam. They are irate at what they consider the authoritarian and deceitful attitude of the board of directors of the University of Amsterdam! They claim that t...

An Ecological Solution to Our Environmental Disaster

It is nine in the morning and a purple dawn is rising with difficulty in the east while a strong ice-wind is blowing over the cold North Sea to the west. It is February 2008 and I am standing with fifty of my fellow Master students at the Volgermeer ...

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