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Attorney at Law Edwin Maduro speaks out --- Says that government did not pay pathologist. (UPDATED)

Attorney at Law Edwin Maduro speaks out --- Says that government did not pay pathologist. (UPDATED)

Pathologist refused to come to St. Maarten to conduct autopsy, due to non payment.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The father of murder victim Lizcania Maduro (Beba Brumant), Attorney at Law Edwin Maduro is furious with the police and Public Prosecutor's Office regarding how his daughter's murder investigation is being handled.
Maduro told SMN News in an exclusive interview that his daughter was killed sometime between September 1st and September 2nd, 2014 and to date the Prosecutor's Office c...

Workgroup Busy Working on Governing Accord.

Workgroup Busy Working on Governing Accord.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The workgroup established by the three political parties that came together to form the next government is busy working on the Governing Accord for the period 2014 to 2018. Assisting the members of the workgroup are two consultants from Bearing Point who are giving invaluable assistance to the work group. They are Ms. Shadira Fransisca and Ms Sharon Lieuw-Sjong. SMN News learned that the aim of the new government is to have a completed governing program prior ...

Formateur Marlin expects to complete tasks by Sept 24, 2014.

Formateur Marlin expects to complete tasks by Sept 24, 2014.

Candidate ministers identified, governing program being finalized

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlin expects to complete his tasks of forming a new government that will work in the best interest of the people of St. Maarten by Wednesday, September 24.

Marlin, who was appointed Formateur by Governor Eugene Holiday, has met three times with the Governor to update him on the progress being made since his appointment

The gov...

CEO Mingo representing Port St. Maarten at Seatrade Med Cruise Convention.

POINT BLANCHE:--- Port St. Maarten Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo is leading a delegation to Seatrade Med Cruise Convention that is taking place from September 16-18 in Barcelona, Spain. The St. Maarten delegation is scheduled to arrive in Spain on Monday.

Seatrade Med C...

Cable TV, RBC sponsor HYPE agendas for high schools.

Cable TV, RBC sponsor HYPE agendas for high schools.

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten Cable TV and RBC Royal Bank sponsored a combined total of 715 HYPE high school agendas for two schools in St. Maarten in an effort to help students to be organised during the current academic year.

RBC Royal Bank sponsored a total of 375 agendas for the...

Nature Foundation to participate in St. Maarten Village Pavilion Booth at FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show.

Nature Foundation to participate in St. Maarten Village Pavilion Booth at FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show.

POINT BLANCHE:--- In order to profile local organizations on the island, Port St. Maarten is sponsoring the "St. Maarten Village Pavilion Booth" at the 21st Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show from October 6-10.
There were 10 spaces and they hav...

Sint Maarten Timeshare Association Nominates Rosen to Represent Organization in Sint Maarten Tourism Authority Foundation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson announces that the St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) has nominated Jim Rosen to fill the organizations position in the Supervisory Council i...

CFT is confident that future consultation with the Parliament will be held in total confidence.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- The Board financial supervision for Curaçao and Sint Maarten (College financieel toezicht Curaçao and Sint Maarten - Cft) had a confidential consultation with the financial commission of the Curaçao Parliament on September 4th. Several statements about thi...

Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations Committee Meets on 12 Point Agenda Tuesday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The permanent Committee of Parliament for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations will meet on September 16th.

The permanent Committee meeting is set for Tuesday at 10:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsbur...

St. Maarten represented at SIDS Conference in Samoa.  Country NDP process recognized as a best practice.

St. Maarten represented at SIDS Conference in Samoa. Country NDP process recognized as a best practice.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Sint Maarten was part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands delegation that participated in the United Nations (UN) 3rd Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that took place early September in the South Pacific Ocean island nation of Samoa.

At the c...

Fatal car accident in Saba.

THE BOTTOM, Saba:--- On Saturday, September 13th, 2014, a fatal accident took place around 2:15 PM on Saba. The 80-year-old driver of a pickup supposedly became unwell and thus lost control of the steering wheel causing the vehicle to end up in the ravine. Despite that the firefi...

Nature Foundation Continues With Community Wide Tree Planting and Awareness Program by Re-planting Tamarind Trees in Cole Bay.

Nature Foundation Continues With Community Wide Tree Planting and Awareness Program by Re-planting Tamarind Trees in Cole Bay.

Urges Decision Makers to Consider Proposal for Trees Protection Law

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation continued its community-wide tree planting effort on Friday when it planted two tamarind trees close to the location where last year a tamarind tree was removed in...

 

Cervical Cancer Awareness at Rotary St. Maarten Mid Isle Meeting.

Cervical Cancer Awareness at Rotary St. Maarten Mid Isle Meeting.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Rotary Club of St Maarten Mid Isle recently invited Keoma Hamer of KeLaHa Foundation to be the guest speaker. She gave lots of valuable information about Cervical Cancer and in particular about the prevention of this form of cancer.

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Health City Cayman Islands To Feature At World Medical Tourism Meet.

CAYMAN ISLANDS:--- One of the Caribbean's newest medical facilities will be introduced to the world as an excellent Caribbean contribution to the rapidly expanding medical tourism landscape at a major global meeting this month.

Health City Cayman Isla...

HMF et L’équipe de création du spectacle "Forget the Popcorn" organisaient dimanche dernier des auditions.

HMF et L’équipe de création du spectacle

HMF et L'équipe de création du spectacle Forget the Popcorn organisaient dimanche dernier des auditions.
Avec à la Direction artistique du futur spectacle les deux artistes membres de HeadMade Factory, Peggy OULERICH chorégraphe et Hans MINNAERT mette...

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...

They Have a Right.

Dear Mr. Editor:

If we truly want to make St. Maarten a better place for our children and grandchildren, letters to the Herald's Editor like the one in Sept 11th's edition under the caption "They have a right to" should become a thing of the past and ...

How to Actualize Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's "21st Century Security Concept" By Dr. David Leffler

How to Actualize Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's

Huang Jin Bianji reports in his insightful and well written People's Daily article "Chinese FM calls for new security concept to ensure lasting peace in Asia" that "Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for a security concept for the 21st century s...

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