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Prosecutors appeal against Oro Diamante case suspects to be held in November

Prosecutors appeal against Oro Diamante case suspects to be held in November

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The criminal proceedings in the appeal cases against the four suspects involved in the armed robbery at Oro Diamante jewellery store on August 5, 2015 will take place on November 17, 2016. That the Joint Court of Justice decided on August 25, 2016 during a brief pro-forma hearing of the so called Menam investigation. The robbery resulted in the death of Police Officer Gamali Benjamin.   Read more

Schools to re-open Thursday

Schools to re-open Thursday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister Jacobs announces that schools will reopen on Thursday August 25. The Meteorological Office head Mr. Isaac has confirmed that the system is moving further west and while we may experience some scattered showers tomorrow they are not expected to be a threat. No damage to schools have been reported and as such schools can reconvene. St. Maarten is thankful that it has been spared serious negative effects of the passing wave which did bring some rain, thunderstorms and strong gusts during the morning and early afternoon. The general public is asked to remain vigilant and continue to follow weather reports in order to be prepared as we are in the heart of the hurricane season and more activity is expected. Read more

Romaine Laville convicted in Court Wednesday

Romaine Laville convicted in Court Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Former Member of Parliament R.L. has been convicted by the Court in First Instance on Wednesday August 24, 2016 to a one (1) month jail sentence, fully suspended. R.L was acquitted of the charges of threat against him. R.L. was charged by the Prosecutor's Office in the Zeepaard and Sardine investigations with two counts of threat and possession of a firearm and ammunition. The National Detectives Agency investigators arrested R.L. on Thursday March 26, 2015 at his home. During a search of his home two firearms and bullets were found and confiscated. After several hours of questioning R.L. was released. R.L. who was a Member of Parliament at that time is also accused of threatening former United People's (UP) party Member of Parliament Jules James on June 11, 2012. He was also accused of threatening Isidore York on November 28th. Read more

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Dr. Petits comments are “concerning” says Minister Lee

Dr. Petits comments are “concerning” says Minister Lee

PHILIPSURG, St. Maarten - During the Council of Ministers Press briefing Minister of Public Health, Social Emil Lee commented on the release issued by former chairman of the supervisory board of SZV D...

SMMTA concerned government is transfering Simpson Bay to harbour group

SMMTA concerned government is transfering Simpson Bay to harbour group

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) has learned from several sources that the Harbor Group of Companies, now called Port St. Maarten Group of Companies (PORT)...

Romain found innocent of all gun charges, threats

Romain found innocent of all gun charges, threats

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Former Member of Parliament Romain Laville on Wednesday was cleared and found innocent of all gun charges as well as all charges of making gun threats that was brought again...

SMMC Hosts Breastfeeding Expo this Saturday

SMMC Hosts Breastfeeding Expo this Saturday

CAYHILL, St. Maarten - The Breastfeeding Committee of the St. Maarten Medical Center will be hosting their second annual Breastfeeding Expo on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from 2pm – 7pm. The theme f...

WINAIR celebrates 55th Anniversary

WINAIR celebrates 55th Anniversary

AIRPORT ROAD, St. Maarten –  It is a rainy and windy August day, but that is OK, we will not let the weather detract us from our milestone which has been achieved. It is WINAIR’s 55th year annive...

Priest on no ACTPOL for police: “We cannot play games or cut corners with our security”

Priest on no ACTPOL for police: “We cannot play games or cut corners with our security”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – “If we are serious about tackling crime then we must give our police officers the correct tools they need to do the jobs they have been employed to do,” leader of the OSPP L...

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Two Year Old Boy Killed ‘Execution Style’ in Jamaica

Two Year Old Boy Killed ‘Execu…

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The shocking execution-style killing of a toddler on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston, on Tuesday night, has left residents in the community in fear and outrage. According to relatives, two-y...

The GTA welcomes new Marketing Manager

The GTA welcomes new Marketing…

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Francine Stewart as Marketing Manager on the 1st August 2016. Ms. Stewart’s functions include the inte...

Hurricane Gaston Expected to Weaken in the Atlantic

Hurricane Gaston Expected to W…

MIAMI – Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with wea...

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AFNAQ U21 COMPLETE SCHEDULE

AFNAQ U21 COMPLETE SCHEDULE

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Below you will find the revised American Federation Netball Association Qualifier (AFNAQ) U21 Youth World Qualifier game schedule. This new schedule is due to Wednesday gam...

Resolution on the CEO selection & the Sale of the Telem Group of Companies & Board Members

Resolution on the CEO selectio…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Seventy two (72) employees of the Telem Group of Companies have signed a resolution seeking more openness in the process for the selection of a CEO. They have also called f...

Oranje Fonds seeks initiatives for vulnerable children, Registration Appeltjes van Oranje 2017 has started

Oranje Fonds seeks initiatives…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Children that grow up in vulnerable situation are the focus of the Appeltjes van Oranje 2017. With the theme Powerful Children in mind, the Oranje Fonds seeks organizations ...

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The role of your elected parliamentarian

The role of your elected parliamentarian

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As a politician, campaigning for the elections on September 26th, I am co...

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