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All Clear Given. Princess Juliana International Airport Open; Temporarily closed roads open

All Clear Given. Princess Juliana International Airport Open; Temporarily closed roads open

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The authorities have given the all clear, and Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) is now open.  Temporarily closed roads leading to the airport from Simpson Bay Causeway round-a-bout and from the Maho round-a-bout were re-opened between 4.00pm/4.30pm. The Emergency Services responded to the threat and dispatched Police, Fire and Ambulances to the SXM Airport where bomb threat protocols were executed. Also involved in the emergency response were the Airport Security, Airport Fire Department and Airport Ambulance Service. After the aforementioned services carried out their bomb threat protocol response, the all clear sign was given by local authorities. Authorities are continuing with their investigation with respect to the bomb threat that was made on Saturday. Read more

Bomb Threat at Princess Juliana International Airport; Roads temporarily closed to the airport until further notice

Bomb Threat at Princess Juliana International Airport; Roads temporarily closed to the airport until further notice

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Roads leading to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) remain closed at this point in time at the Simpson Bay Causeway round-a-bout and from the Maho round-a-bout in connection with a bomb threat at SXM Airport related to a JetBlue flight.  The bomb threat was received by authorities around 2.00PM. Motorists are requested to avoid traveling to SXM Airport at this point in time.  Police check-points have been established at both round-a-bouts. Persons traveling today will have to check with their airline with respect to when they should travel to the airport in connection with their flight. Information provided here was from the Police spokesperson and sent via DCOMM. Read more

Benjamin & Parker Corporation reacts to Minister of Finance (SXM) proposition to come clean

Benjamin & Parker Corporation reacts to Minister of Finance (SXM) proposition to come clean

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Benjamin & Parker, Certified Risk Auditors (management@b-parker.com) , team of experts evaluated the statements of the Honorable Mr. Gibson and would like to make a remark and a couple of recommendations to avoid a financial catabolism on the island of Sint Maarten. The problem that SXM confronts is not an unique one, considering that all the national budgets of the Dutch Islands suffer this syndrome for decades. History has shown that the only remedy known to many Governments in the Dutch Caribbean former Dutch Antilles for decades depends on disclosure by the business community, assets repo and auctions, and additional taxation practices boxing in the business community. The  main concern is that BP specialists  don’t understand why no Government in the Dutch Caribbean reverse the process by dropping their costs, or investigate the departments where the risk of bribery is possible including the same Tax Departments, which is also a... Read more

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CPS Launches Mosquito Squad with 4th graders at Sister Marie Laurence School

CPS Launches Mosquito Squad with 4th graders at Sister Marie Laurence School

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, launched its pilot project for schools, t...

Office of Disaster Management: Prepare your Disaster Supply Kit

Office of Disaster Management: Prepare your Disaster Supply Kit

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – It only takes one storm to change your life and community.  We live in the hurricane belt, and therefore you need to be prepared.  One of the first things that you n...

Digi Summer Time Camp: Open for Registration

Digi Summer Time Camp: Open for Registration

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Foresee Foundation’s program “DigiWorkz” in collaboration with the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, For the Win and DWorkshopsxm is proud to announce their second annual summer ...

During the past week Customs Officers confiscated approximately 336 kilos of marijuana and 1 kilo of cocaine

During the past week Customs Officers confiscated approximately 336 kilos of marijuana and 1 kilo of cocaine

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On May 17th Custom Officers at the Princess Juliana International airport confiscated 1 (one) kilo of cocaine from a male passenger with initials J.E.M. who arrived on ...

Real Auto & Windward Islands Bank partner for the launch of weekly “Test drive thursday” events

Real Auto & Windward Islands Bank partner for the launch of weekly “Test drive thursday” events

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) and Real Auto joined together at a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 24 to celebrate the launch of a progressive partnership towards making ...

“pursuing political equality and relisting on the Non-Self-Governing-Territories list of the United Nations”

“pursuing political equality and relisting on the Non-Self-Governing-Territories list of the United Nations”

BONAIRE - We wish to thank all those who have contributed to this historic document being prepared, especially, Dr. Carlyle G. Corbin, St. Eustatius Constitutional Committee, St. Eustatius coalition a...

More Movement for the Elderly this Friday at I & I Fitness

More Movement for the Elderly this Friday at I & I Fitness

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – More Movement for the Elderly, will take place on Friday, May 26.  Senior citizens are invited to I & I Fitness which is located on Welfare road (behind the I-Store...

TelEm Group assisting with much-needed seniors bus repair

TelEm Group assisting with much-needed seniors bus repair

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten – Kind-hearted volunteers with the Helping Hands Foundation were recently on the receiving end of kindness when they received a generous donation from TelEm Group to assist wi...

Doncher-Arrindell grants historic economic permit to SXM Airways

Doncher-Arrindell grants historic economic permit to SXM Airways

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher made history on Tuesday when she signed the Economic Permit for SXM Airways, making the airline the first...

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Opposition legislators among six charged in multi-million dollar fraud

Opposition legislators among s…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Two opposition legislators and a former deputy Permanent Secretary are among six people charged on Friday in connection with a multi-million dollar fraud at the Guyana Rice Development Boar...

Jamaican reggae singer Frankie Paul dies at 52

Jamaican reggae singer Frankie…

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican Reggae artiste Frankie Paul died at the University Hospital of the West Indies last night. He was 52. Paul Blake was born blind but received some vision following an operation earl...

Jamaican wounded in BVI, two women charged

Jamaican wounded in BVI, two w…

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Two women who allegedly wounded a female native of Jamaica at Pearla’s Bar in Baugher’s Bay this month have been arrested and charged with unlawful and malicious wounding. The...

Island Business & Sports

SXMNBA MAY 2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED GAMES

SXMNBA MAY 2017 TOURNAMENT SCH…

All games will start on scheduled time and games will be forfeit if there aren’t five players on the court after fifteen minutes of game time.  EXHIBITION GAME SATURDAY MAY 27TH 2017 8:00PM ...

SXMNBA May  2017 tournament scheduled games

SXMNBA May 2017 tournament sc…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams who would like to take part in the June 6th 2017 Tournament to register and pay ($100) as soon as possible, space is limited ...

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Debuts the All-Inclusive LaLa's Beach Club & Grill, Open to the Public in Mid-May

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort…

MAHO, St. Maarten – The limitless all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa announces the debut of LaLa’s Beach Club & Grill, a brand new all-inclusive ...

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The Philipsburg Landfill; A Possible Solution

The Philipsburg Landfill; A Possible Sol…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It is nine in the morning and a purple dawn is rising with difficulty in ...

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