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Acting Minister of VROMI Yet to Issue Building Permits for FBO Project at PJIAE and New Fire Station.

Acting Minister of VROMI Yet to Issue Building Permits for FBO Project at PJIAE and New Fire Station.

PM now investigating Bidding Process.

Airport: --- The board and management of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) was given three weeks to provide a number of documents to the Acting Minister of VROMI and Prime Minister of St. Maarten Marcel Gumbs before he would take a decision on issuing the building permits for the construction of the Fixed Based Operations (FBO) project at PJIAE and the Fire Station. Both projects were awarded to Taliesin Construction after...

Coalition Partners in UPP/De Weever/LMR/USP Government will not Approve National Ordinance on Integrity Chamber that Vice Prime Minister signed with Minister Plasterk without consulting with the Parliament of St. Maarten.

Coalition Partners in UPP/De Weever/LMR/USP Government will not Approve National Ordinance on Integrity Chamber that Vice Prime Minister signed with Minister Plasterk without consulting with the Parliament of St. Maarten.

MPs Accused Prime Minister Gumbs and Deputy Prime Minister Richardson trying to run both Government and Parliament.


PHILIPSBURG:--- Several Members from the Parliament of St. Maarten that are supporting the current UPP/De Weever/LMR/USP coalition government assured SMN News that they will not approve the national ordinance that Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson signed off on Saturday with Minister of Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk. The MPs most of whom are not on St. Ma...

Cul de Sac Elementary School does have issues of Racism says Territorial Councilor.

Cul de Sac Elementary School does have issues of Racism says Territorial Councilor.

No Immediate solution as to how parents and COM will tackle investigation done by the Gendarmerie.

Cul de Sac:--- Several parents, elected officials and Collectivity workers spoke out about the issues at the Cul de Sac Elementary School at a meeting that was convened by the Collectivity and the National Inspectorate Daniella Dollium on Tuesday morning.
The Collectivity workers as well as the elected officials spent a lot of time dealing with how they handle the inscription of s...

Minister of Justice and Vice Prime Minister Signs Agreement with Plasterk --- Parliament has  until June 30th to approve Ordinance --- MPs said Government should pack up and leave.

Minister of Justice and Vice Prime Minister Signs Agreement with Plasterk --- Parliament has until June 30th to approve Ordinance --- MPs said Government should pack up and leave.

AMSTERDAM/PHILIPSBURG:--- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson is in the hot seat now that he has signed an agreement with the Minister of Interior and Foreign Affairs Ronald Plasterk to install an integrity chamber on St. Maarten, especially since Mini...

UPP Leader Implicated in forcing GEBE COO to Employ Journalist without Supervisory Board Approval GEBE COO another Heyliger Scapegoat (UPDATED)

UPP Leader Implicated in forcing GEBE COO to Employ Journalist without Supervisory Board Approval GEBE COO another Heyliger Scapegoat (UPDATED)

PHILIPSBURG:--- A board member of GEBE Supervisory Board is over the edge claiming that the leader of the United Peoples Party is forcing his way over them and has used the Chief Operations Officer (COO) to do his dirty work and now that person is being penalized by the Superviso...

Customs seize monies  at Bobby's Marina. Cocaine at PJIAE.

Customs seize monies at Bobby's Marina. Cocaine at PJIAE.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On May 23rd 2015, Custom Officers at Bobby's Marina found almost $ 19.000 during a routine control at an incoming vessel from St. Barths. The money was placed in a suitcase which belongs to a male passenger with the initials C.K.

An investigation is taken place rig...

ANTI CORRUPTION TRAINING-part of the CAROA CONFERENCE IN CURACAO MAY 25-28TH 2015

ANTI CORRUPTION TRAINING-part of the CAROA CONFERENCE IN CURACAO MAY 25-28TH 2015

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, May 22nd 2015, the Ombudsman, Dr. Nilda Arduin left for Curacao to attend the 8th Caribbean Ombudsman Membership Conference.
The theme of the conference is "Human rights –the measuring rod for Good Governance."
Renown speakers will be will be making prese...

 Minister Connor attends Oranje School Anti-bullying session

Minister Connor attends Oranje School Anti-bullying session

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Claret Connor attended an anti-bullying session at the Oranje School on behalf of Minister of Education Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs.

The theme for the session was: "Bully...

Obersi-Xerox supporting DigiKidz projects

Obersi-Xerox supporting DigiKidz projects

PHILIPSBURG:--- Recently the Obersi Group of Companies, represented by WTN-Cable Sales and Marketing Manager, Mr. Fernando Clark and Mr. Aldemier Mingeel, Sales and Marketing Executive for Obersi Electronics/Xerox paid a visit to Hillside Christian School

After equipping Asha Stev...

Two Arrested in Saba for Drug Use.

SABA:--- On the Friday 22nd of May 2015, the patrol of Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) on Saba, caught two men on the Paris Hill Road using drugs. The men were controlled by the officers and found to be in possession of illegal drugs. The men C.M.H. 22 F Zions Hill and K.J.A....

Xtratight Entertainment donates full workstation to Ujima Foundation

Xtratight Entertainment donates full workstation to Ujima Foundation

St. Johns Estate:---  On Monday May 25th Xtratight Entertainment donated a complete workstation to the Ujima Foundation.
Xtratight, the producers of Carnival's Flagship Show "TelCell Night of the Hit Makers" also the biggest show for carnival 2015,
pledged to support an intuit...

Sint Maarten, Curacao and Aruba Delegations meet on Monday in preparation for IPKO

Sint Maarten, Curacao and Aruba Delegations meet on Monday in preparation for IPKO

PHILIPSBURG:--- From May 27-29, 2015 delegations from the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten will be meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands for the Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO).
On Monday, the three parliamentary delegations from Sin...

 

communiqué de presse,Faisant suite au blocage de l’école primaire de Cul de Sac

Faisant suite au blocage de l'école primaire de Cul de Sac intervenu le vendredi 22 mai 2015, la Collectivité de Saint-Martin a reçu les parents d'élèves, ce mardi 26 mai 2015, en matinée, dans l'enceinte de l'école.

Cette rencontre de deux heures tre...

Rencontre avec les parents d'élèves de Cul de Sac

Merci d'annoncer sur vos médias respectifs que la Collectivité de Saint-Martin propose de rencontrer les parents d'élèves de l'école primaire de Cul de Sac, lors d'une réunion programmée le mardi 26 Mai 2015, à 8h30 dans l'enceinte de l'école. Cette ...

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HOPE LIVES....(I think)....

After 9 months of a new Parliament, I read about the DP faction's intention to lobby the opposition to investigate the contract between the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies and Checkmate Security Company. While I am not sure how many MP's will ...

A Plea to Save the Statia Marine Park

Dear Editor,

A few years ago I found myself in water as clear as gin with above me a swirling cyclone of horse-eyed jacks churning in the endless azure blue. Off in the distance large schools of fish swirl like living rainbows. As I check my air and k...

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