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 Local Citizen Attacked President of COM --- Gendarme arrested attacker (UPDATED)

Local Citizen Attacked President of COM --- Gendarme arrested attacker (UPDATED)

MARIGOT:--- A local resident on French St. Martin attacked the President of the Collectivity Aline Hanson on Friday morning. According to information reaching SMN News, the resident known to everyone as "Lino" attacked  President Aline Hanson just around 8:45 am in front of the Collectivity as she arrived at the Collectiving to begin her days work. SMN News further understands that the attacker hit President Hanson with a 'frying pan" SMN News alsolearnt that the attacke...

MP Emmanuel calls on Minister of Justice to inform Parliament and People of St. Maarten on the meeting held in the Netherlands on the Integrity Chamber Law and Higher Supervision for St. Maarten.

MP Emmanuel calls on Minister of Justice to inform Parliament and People of St. Maarten on the meeting held in the Netherlands on the Integrity Chamber Law and Higher Supervision for St. Maarten.

"As a Member of Parliament I will not deal with a draft law unless I know what was discussed in The Hague."

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson who travelled to the Netherlands last weekend to meet with the (Raad van State) Council of State and Minister of Interior Affairs Ronald Plasterk to further discuss the draft integrity law that was discussed in parliament and higher supervision that the King...

The St. Maarten Integrity Chamber on a collision course in the governing coalition?

The St. Maarten Integrity Chamber on a collision course in the governing coalition?

The governing coalition parties and their independent affiliates have "suddenly" lost interest in our own integrity chamber.


PHILIPSBURG:---  DP Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams said based on the response she got from the Prime Minister of St. Maarten through the chair of parliament she has come to the conclusion that the current government and coaliton partneers have lost interest in establishing an integrity chamber on St. Maarten."This is apparent from a resp...

Sint Maarten Skillz Academies Atlanta Founder and President Signs MOU with Messenger College for Student Athletes

Sint Maarten Skillz Academies Atlanta Founder and President Signs MOU with Messenger College for Student Athletes

ATLANTA, Georgia USA:--- - President Daniel Davis of Messenger College and Reggie Plaisir Founder & President of Skillz Academies Atlanta recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in regards to student's enrolment into their college online classes platform.
Skillz Ac...

High attendance at Towers Watson/APS Round Table on pensions

High attendance at Towers Watson/APS Round Table on pensions

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday April 10 Towers Watson in cooperation with Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) organized a round table on pensions. During the meeting, for which some 50 delegates were registered, there was a special focus on the inevitable rise of pension age and...

Investigation Hector indicate a crime

 SABA:---- The investigation with the codename Hector into the death on April 15th of a young woman found dead in The Bottom, Saba has intensified this week by the Police and the Public Prosecutor's Office. At the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) in Rijswijk this week an autop...

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen discusses with Special Envoy to the UN about a Kingdom candidate for the 15-Member UN Security Council

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen discusses with Special Envoy to the UN about a Kingdom candidate for the 15-Member UN Security Council

PHILIPSBURG:----  Minister Plenipotentiary, Hon. Josianne Fleming–Artsen recently met with Ambassador Dr. Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Special Envoy United Nations (UN) Affairs, who paid a courtesy call to Sint Maarten House in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Ambassador Dr. Tahzib-Lie is he...

Protecting the richness of our Cultural Tradition

PHILIPSBURG:---- Carnival should be a time when the entire community and visitors alike enjoy the richness of our cultural traditions through the creative and performing arts. It should be a time when our performing artists, entertainers and cultural icons display their commitmen...

MP Wescot Willams asks Chairperson of Parliament about status of draft law to establish Integrity Chamber.

MP Wescot Willams asks Chairperson of Parliament about status of draft law to establish Integrity Chamber.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Willams has dispatched an email to the chairperson of Parliament requesting that he provide her with information regarding the status of the public meeting to be convened to deal with the draft law to establish an integrity chambe...

MP Lake: The people elected me to run their own affairs and good governance

MP Lake: The people elected me to run their own affairs and good governance

PHILIPSBURG:--- United People's (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake says it's a reality that the draft ordinance to establish a Sint Maarten national Integrity Chamber must take place by the House of Parliament, "...otherwise we will be talking integrity for an...

Get an American accredited degree while remaining on the island

Concrete steps are already being taken after the historic agreement between the University of St. Martin and the University of the Virgin Islands, which will bring about "UVI at USM", an extension campus of the UVI on the island ----Two pilots are scheduled to run as of August 20...

 

Badejo’s Salted Tongues … by way of a tour, from city streets, to countryside, to seashore

Badejo’s Salted Tongues … by way of a tour, from city streets, to countryside, to seashore

PHILIPSBURG:--- Salted Tongues! A flood of vivid images and impressions come to mind with the phrase, ranging from bittersweet sarcasm to restricted speech to lumps of flesh in brine! With this book of insightful and explorative essays about culture,...

Committee of Petitions to meet on Friday regarding work methods

PHILIPSBURG:---  Parliament's Committee of Petitions will meet in a House session on April 24.

The permanent Committee meeting is set for Friday at 9.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg. The in...

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Agression de la Présidente

Agression de la Présidente

MARIGOT:--- La Présidente de la Collectivité Aline Hanson a été victime d'une agression vendredi matin. Un individu l'attendait sur sa place de parking, en possession d'une arme blanche, et s'en est pris à son intégrité physique. L'intervention de la...

L’Association CORALITA tiendra son ASSEMBLEE GENERALE le MERCREDI 29 AVRIL 2015 à 18h30 à l’Hôtel Beach Plaza.

«L'Association CORALITA tiendra son ASSEMBLEE GENERALE le MERCREDI 29 AVRIL 2015 à 18h30 à l'Hôtel Beach Plaza. L'ordre du jour sera le suivant : - Approbation du PV de l'Assemblée Générale du 4 juillet 2014 - Rapport moral, rapport d'activités et ra...

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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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