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MP Christopher Emmanuel gives Shareholder Representative of SMHGC One Week to Provide Checkmate Contracts.

MP Christopher Emmanuel gives Shareholder Representative of SMHGC One Week to Provide Checkmate Contracts.

If the Contracts are not Provided Minister Claret Connor and Supervisory Board Should Resign Immediately.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the shareholder representative of SMHGC Minister Claret Connor to provide parliament with the both the old and new contracts between Checkmate Security and the St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies (SMHGC). MP Emmanuel said he is giving the Minister until the end of this week to provide parliament wit...

STAT Household Pilot Project Completed

PHILIPSBURG:---The Department of Statistics (STAT) announces the end of its Pilot Household Budget Survey. 40 households participated in this practice-run, from February 15th through 28th. This helped STAT to test its fieldwork organisation, interviewers, the burden on households, as well as internal processes such as data validity and editing. Each household has been rewarded with a token of appreciation from STAT's partners namely, Cost-U-Less, Le Grand Marche, Sunny Foods,...

Chippie, Caribserve and St. Maarten Yacht Club continue collaboration on 35th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Chippie, Caribserve and St. Maarten Yacht Club continue collaboration on 35th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

PHILIPSBURG:--- Chippie, the mobile service of UTS, will once again be one of the major sponsors of the 35th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The mobile brand with be partnering with the St. Maarten Yacht Club again to support the yearly event which brings many visitors to the island on a yearly basis. The company will also be offering various specials and promotions to the general public at the Regatta parties which will be held this weekend at various locations. "We've ...

MPs took decision to formulate questions on Instruction issued to the Governor.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament have decided to formulate a number of questions that they will send to the Kingdom Council of State regarding the instructions given to St. Maarten. The members of Parliament met on Monday during a meeting of the Permanent Committee of Kingdo...

Suspect arrested on Friday for drug possession

Suspect arrested on Friday for drug possession

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday February 27th at approximately 07.15 p.m. during a routine control on the A. Th. Illidge road at a location which is known as a location for drug trafficking one suspect was arrested for the possession of 22 X-TC pills. The suspect was arrested while he ...

Governor Holiday pays working visit to the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association - SHTA

Governor Holiday pays working visit to the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association - SHTA

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday February 24th, 2015 His Excellency Eugene B. Holiday paid a working visit to the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association. The working visit of His Excellency is part of his programme to obtain a firsthand view of developments in the community in...

Fred J. Grigsby Jr. and Carol Pope hosts fundraiser for Art Saves Lives Foundation

Fred J. Grigsby Jr. and Carol Pope hosts fundraiser for Art Saves Lives Foundation

Summer Intensive will be held in June 2015

Cupecoy:--- On Sunday February 22, Fred J. Grigsby Jr. and Carol Pope, hosted a fundraising event at their home to raise funds for Art Saves Lives Foundation Summer Intensive which will be held from June 29-July 4th 2015.
Art Saves Lives s...

X-Trail Driver Charged, Pretrial Detention Extended as Investigation Continues –Kamps

X-Trail Driver Charged, Pretrial Detention Extended as Investigation Continues –Kamps

PHILIPSBURG:--- The driver of the X-trail jeep that was speeding on Bishop Hill road early Saturday morning and ended up in a freak accident that claimed the life of a 46 year old man remains in police custody. Press Prosecutor Tineke Kamps told SMN News in an invited comment tha...

No extension to pay  motor vehicle tax

No extension to pay motor vehicle tax

PHILIPSBURG:---- Minister of Finance Martin Hassink on Monday said there will be no extension of the deadline to pay motor vehicle tax.

The deadline to pay motor vehicle tax as stipulated in the law was February 28. The Minister said the provision of license plates and all related...

Minister Connor meets  with Telecom regulator

Minister Connor meets with Telecom regulator

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Mr. Claret Connor, together with supporting staff of his cabinet, met with Management of the Telecom Regulator of country St. Maarten (BTP-SXM) to get a better understanding of telecommunica...

Kooyman Home Improvement Fair deemed a Success

Kooyman Home Improvement Fair deemed a Success

PHILIPSBURG:--- If you are one of the many shoppers who joined Kooyman for their first ever Home Improvement Fair, last Saturday, you'll know what a huge success the event was. Kooyman welcomed shoppers for a day of product demonstrations, exclusive special and fun and games. The...

Treatment court case

Treatment court case "Babel"

WILLEMSTAD:--- In a press release of the Public Prosecutor (OM) Curaçao dated January 22, 2015 it has been reported that the date March 20, 2015 has been set aside to begin the proceedings in the court case "Babel." It is indicated that this will be a pre-trial (regie-zitting).Th...

Dredging and Filling in Simpson Bay Lagoon Halted

Dredging and Filling in Simpson Bay Lagoon Halted

Activity has Consequences on Environment. Recurring Failure to Provide Permits

SIMPSONBAY:--- During a scheduled Nature Foundation Marine Patrol on Saturday February 28th Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets noticed significant dredging and filling in occurring from a barge a...

 

The SMGA Started With the Preparations for the 23RD Annual St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament at Mullet Bay Golf Course

The SMGA Started With the Preparations for the 23RD Annual  St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament at Mullet Bay Golf Course

MULLET BAY:---  The St Maarten Golf Association SMGA started preparations for the 23rd annual St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament that will take place on Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19, 2015 at the Mullet Bay Golf Course.

The last couple of yea...

Step Curacao 2015 – A Focus On The Future “Midshore Is The New Reality”

TORONTO, ONTARIO :---  Increasing regulation, transparency vs. confidentiality, the new HNW family and the rise of the US as a global "big brother" are all issues facing wealth structuring, financial services and trust and estate practitioner.

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Interpellation et condamnation des auteurs d'un « simulacre » de vol à main armée

Interpellation et condamnation des auteurs d'un « simulacre » de vol à main armée

Le jeudi 22 janvier 2015 vers 14h30, la gendarmerie est avisée d'un vol à main armée venant d'être commis au préjudice d'un commerce de Quartier d'Orléans. L'employée de ce commerce informe les
gendarmes que deux individus munis d'armes à feu ont déro...

AGAINST BURGLARY, HAVE GOOD HABITS

With over sixty burglaries recorded since the beginning of 2015, the territory of Saint-Martin is
currently recording a significant increase of this phenomenon compared to what is usually observed.
The residential burglaries are the most numerous, part...

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Critique in review CURACAO Civil Aviation Authority

CURACAO Civil Aviation Authority


Curacao Civil Aviation Authority has not made significant efforts over the past several years to facilitate a change in civil aviation laws required to enable the island countries of Curacao and Sint Maarten to return ...

New Harbour Security Contract.

The Daily Herald of February 24, 2015 reports that the HARBOUR Group of Companies intends to pay security company CHECKMATE US$ 2.2 million more in 2015 than they got for their services in 2014. Just around election time last year, CHECKMATE was sold...

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