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DP Distanced themselves from UPP Banner --- Says they have not signed any pre-election agreement with any political party.

DP Distanced themselves from UPP Banner --- Says they have not signed any pre-election agreement with any political party.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of the Democratic Party announced loud and clear on Tuesday at a press conference that they have not signed any pre-election agreement with the United Peoples Party. The DP leader Sarah Wescot Williams distanced herself and her party from the banner that is being circulated via the social media. "I believe the poster that was sent out by the National Alliance shows that the UPP and the DP have something planned."
Wescot Williams further cautioned politi...

Government and SMDF Sign Funding Agreement --- 13 NGOs Benefiting from SMDF.

Government and SMDF Sign Funding Agreement --- 13 NGOs Benefiting from SMDF.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot Williams, the founding member of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) Richelda Emanuel and Director of SMDF Keith Franca signed a funding agreement on Tuesday.
Wescot Williams said the SMDF was established in 2013 when AMFO was shutting down leaving several NGOs in the air. Since the establishment of the new funding agency the Government of St. Maarten injected some 1.6 million guilders into the fund that managed to...

Man arrested for firing shots during argument.

Man arrested for firing shots during argument.

POND ISLAND:--- On Monday August 18th, 2014 at approximately 6:10pm, several police patrol, detectives and Forensic Department personnel were sent to Rock Salt road on Pond Island to investigate a case in which shots were fired during an argument. On the scene the investigating officers learnt, that an argument had taken place between three brothers which became quite heated. At one point during the argument the youngest brother with the initials A.M.C (22) fired several shot...

Government and PSS to take Mr. Richardson to courts for yet a fourth time.

Government and PSS to take Mr. Richardson to courts for yet a fourth time.

Written by: Denicio Richardson

PHILIPSBURG:--- Having been in courts already three (3) times to defend myself on the matter surrounding my settlement package as the former Director for Postal Services St. Maarten NV (PSS) Office, both Government and PSS are taking me back to court...

Political parties reminded to publish their manifestos.

Political parties reminded to publish their manifestos.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties they are required to timely make their manifestos publ...

Public Urged to Attend DP Public Meeting This Friday at the Miguel Arrindell Property in Sucker Garden Starting at 7pm.

Public Urged to Attend DP Public Meeting This Friday at the Miguel Arrindell Property in Sucker Garden Starting at 7pm.

"Come out to hear the real issues"

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Party of St. Maarten is inviting the residents of Sucker Garden, Middle Region, the At. Th. Illidge Road, Guana Bay and surrounding areas to come out to its public meeting this Friday, August 22nd starting at seven ...

Talent Galore at First Round of Telcell’s Breakthrough Auditions.

Talent Galore at First Round of Telcell’s Breakthrough Auditions.

GREAT BAY:--- A large number of young aspiring artistes showcased their talents at the first round of Telcell's Breakthrough Auditions held last Saturday. The judges and organizers were impressed with the level and variety of talents and will soon be announcing the contestants wh...

Monster Tour Winner heads to NYC, all expenses paid!

Monster Tour Winner heads to NYC, all expenses paid!

PHILIPSBURG:--- Media One Corporation, the parent company of X104.3, Your Xtreme Party Station, along with Delta Airlines, Travel Planners and Karakter beach lounge and restaurant bade a lucky listener and friend bon voyage as they headed to New York City on Friday August 15, 201...

Rotary Club St. Martin Sunrise supports youth.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise recently observed International Youth Day, August 12, 2014 with a radio program on 98.1 Pearl FM. International Youth Day is a day of awareness designated by the United Nations to draw attention to issues surrounding youth. Th...

Library launches Annual Baby & Toddler Campaign with Activities.

Library launches Annual Baby & Toddler Campaign with Activities.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in collaboration with main sponsor, Guardian Group, will be launching their annual book-start campaign "Read to Me" for babies and toddlers starting, Saturday, August 23 to August 28.
This Saturday, will be the official opening ceremony...

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Highlights Contribution of Indian Families to Development of Country St. Maarten at India Independence Day Celebrations.

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Highlights Contribution of Indian Families to Development of Country St. Maarten at India Independence Day Celebrations.

BELAIR:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated the members of the Indian Community on St. Maarten at the Indian Merchant's Association's event celebrating the India Independence Day at the Belair Community Center Monday. During her ...

SSSD organizing workshop on "How to Choose a Career or Study".

Preparing for the Future

PHILIPSBURG:--- On August 19, 2014, Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs is organizing an interactive workshop entitled, "How to Choose a Career or Study," for students in their last two y...

 

Tourism Sector and Business Community Remember It Only Takes One.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Office of Disaster Management is advising the country's economic mainstay, the tourism sector and business community, to review hurricane preparation plans since we just started the most active part of the 2014 hurricane season ...

Opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière à Saint-Martin - 19 août 2014.

Opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière à Saint-Martin - 19 août 2014

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière, ciblant en particulier les conduites addictives et le port des équipements de sécurité par les conducteurs de roues,...

Chômage partiel : de nouvelles règles en vigueur au 1er octobre 2014.

demandes d'autorisation administrative préalable de placement en chômage partiel. Les dispositions relatives à la procédure sous forme dématérialisée, qui devaient s'appliquer au plus tard le 1er juillet 2014, ne le seront finalement qu'au 1er octobr...

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Is a vote for the UP indeed a vote for Rollocks?

Reliable information reaching our movement, clearly indicates that there is a growing concern within the UP-party of Theo Heyliger about a number of issues.
One being that there are some candidates on the UP-list, who are increasingly feeling very unc...

St. Maarten needs a Nationalized Bus System.

Dear Editor,

Over the years I have seen our leaders propose several solutions to help alleviate traffic congestion. Some of the solutions include stop lights, round-a-bouts, bridges, a moratorium on bringing in cars and tunnels. Several of them were c...

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