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Businessman Brother of MP convoked in Bribery Allegations made by MP Christopher Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Landsrecherche convoked a well known businessman who is also the brother of a Member of Parliament who was elected in the 2014 Parliamentary elections. SMN News learnt that the businessman met with investigators at 8am Wednesday morning where he also filed a counter complaint against MP Christopher Emmanuel for slander and defamation.
Sources alleged that MP Emmanuel called the businessman name as the person who approached him and a relative and offered him...

FEDEX CARGO PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT SEA. (UPDATED)

FEDEX CARGO PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT SEA. (UPDATED)

Two Passengers on Board, Regular Crew Members

AIRPORT:--- A FEDEX cargo plane that took off from the Princess Juliana International Airport had to make an emergency landing about one mile off the coast of St. Maarten. According to information reaching SMN News the aircraft type is a SHORTS 360. SMN News further learnt that the cargo plane left St. Maarten on its way to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Reliable information reaching SMN News states that this aircraft makes a daily flight ...

MP Lake concerned about French Parliamentary Committee report on relations between North and South.

MP Lake concerned about French Parliamentary Committee report on relations between North and South.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Hon. Maurice Lake of the United People's (UP) Party says he has read media reports about a report drafted by a French Parliamentary Committee chaired by Rene Dosiere.
"I haven't read the report myself, but from media reports, it's very disturbing. There are statements made in that report which are incorrect, and it once again brings forth the lack of knowledge by Dutch and French European politicians when it comes to the situation of North ...

Parliament Approved Parlatino Meeting slated for November, President of Parliament got full support to Attend Kingdom Concert in December.

Integrity discussion a waste of time --- Opposition prefers to wait until new government takes office, PR campaign need to revamp country's image.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The parliament of St. Maarten approved the invitation sent to the President of Parliament to attend the Kingdom Concer...

Mosquito fogging to commence Thursday weather permitting

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---  The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, announced on Wednesday that the country-wide mosquito fogging campaign could not commence as planned on Tuesday, October...

End Polio walkathon a success.

End Polio walkathon a success.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle held its "End Polio Now" walkathon on Saturday 25th of October to commemorate World Polio Day which was on Friday 24th October, 2014.
The Rotary Club's mission was to make the public aware on what Rotary is doing in eradicati...

UTS implements prepaid data roaming.

PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS has added to the versatility of its Chippie prepaid product by adding prepaid data roaming to the service offerings. This means that Chippie prepaid customers will be able to access data related services while traveling. This entails services such as internet ...

Khushal Punjabi wins Rotary Spelling Bee.

Khushal Punjabi wins Rotary Spelling Bee.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Khushal Punjabi emerged as the winner of the fourth annual Scotiabank Bright Future & Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee finals last Sunday at the Belair Community Center.
Khushal from the MAC J.A.G. Campus spelt all twenty words that were given to him correctly. his...

Ministry VROMI Announces Front Street Road Closure for October 30th and 31st during Evening Hours

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby announces that there will be a road closure on October 30th and 31st on Front Street.

The interruption to the road traffic will be on Thursday and Friday from 8...

A spectacular book sale will be taking place at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library this Saturday, November 1st, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

A spectacular book sale will be taking place at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library this Saturday, November 1st, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Our book collection includes anything from cookbooks to gripping novels that you won't be able to put down. There will be a large choice of magazines, fiction books and non-fiction books in several languages. We didn't forget about you, parents and caregivers, we ...

LIONS HOST ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY.

LIONS HOST ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The 10th Annual "Lion Nelson van der Linde Senior Citizens Party" was a resounding success.On Saturday October 25th some 250 senior citizens from both sides of the island were treated to a day of great fun, good food, entertainment in song, dance and good old time...

Temporary outage on Chippie network

PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS experienced an outage on the Chippie mobile platform during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, October 29. This was caused by a technical issue on the the central database (called the HLR), which registers all Chippie subscribers in Chippieland to the network. ...

Heart warming response to Tzu Chi, AUC, Diabetes Foundation joint event.

Heart warming response to Tzu Chi, AUC, Diabetes Foundation joint event.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation, American University of the Caribbean (AUC), School of Medicine Asian  Medical Students Association (AMSA) and the Diabetes Foundation received a heart-warming response to their joint activity held at All Children's Educatio...

 

Media Literacy Seminar for the Parents/Guardians of the St. Maarten Academy.

Media Literacy Seminar for the Parents/Guardians of the St. Maarten Academy

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Academy invites you to its free Media Literacy Seminar on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 6:30pm - 7:45pm, at the Academic campus on Cupper Drive. ...

WANTED: Poems for the New Anguilla Book of Poetry, "Where I See the Sun".

WANTED: Poems for the New Anguilla Book of Poetry,

GREAT BAY:--- "All poets and spoken word artists from Anguilla, including those studying or living abroad" are invited "to submit up to five poems" for a new poetry book to be published here by the House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
"Where I See T...

INTERPELLATION DES AUTEURS PRÉSUMÉS D'UN VOL A MAIN ARMÉE, AVEC PRISE D'OTAGE ET TENTATIVES D'HOMICIDE VOLONTAIRE PAR ARME À FEU SUR DES MILITAIRES DE LA GENDARMERIE NATIONALE À SAINT-MARTIN (978).

INTERPELLATION DES AUTEURS PRÉSUMÉS D'UN VOL A MAIN ARMÉE, AVEC PRISE D'OTAGE ET TENTATIVES D'HOMICIDE VOLONTAIRE PAR ARME À FEU SUR DES MILITAIRES DE LA GENDARMERIE NATIONALE À SAINT-MARTIN (978).

Le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, vers 10h40, trois individus armés pénètrent dans la bijouterie « Golfinger » située rue de la République à
Marigot à St-Martin. Ils menacent avec des armes de poing le propriétaire des lieux et dérobent des bijoux, dont de...

UN APPEL A LA MOBILISATION ! OPERATION ‘’GRAND NETTOYAGE’’ LE DIMANCHE 19 OCTOBRE 2014

Le dimanche 19 octobre 2014 prochain, de 06 h 30 à 15 h 00, Le Conseil de Quartier N° 5, l'association SXM FONDATIONS et BOYS AND THE YARD invitent les organismes, les entreprises et tous les habitants à participer à une opération de ''GRAND NETTOYAG...

DEALING WITH THE THREAT OF EBOLA WHEN TRAVELING.

I am not a medical expert of any kind. I am hardly a travel expert as there are many more people who have traveled more than I have in my entire lifetime. I am however a travel sales consultant and many of you are clients of mines in one form or the ...

NATIONAL STATEMENT BY THE SINT MAARTEN MINISTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & LABOUR HON. CORNELIUS DE WEEVER.

My Fellow Sint Maarteners:

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The current outbreak it is believed originated in Guinea in December 2013. The outbreak has reached community transmission and impacts two additional ...

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