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Harbour Board suspends CEO Mingo pending internal inquiry

Harbour Board suspends CEO Mingo pending internal inquiry

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Supervisory Board of Directors of the Port of St. Maarten, following a hearing on Monday, August 21, has taken the decision to suspend Port CEO Mr. Mark Mingo pending its inquiry/investigation into the allegations lodged against Mr. Mingo. The hearing was held between Mr. Mingo and the Board of Directors with Mr. Mingo’s attorney present. The Supervisory Board of Directors informed Shareholder Representative Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher that it is gathering pertinent information and considering the defense brought forward by Mr. Mingo, so a proper assessment can be made, supported by documentation, on the allegations currently formulated against Mr. Mingo. The board informed the Minister on Monday that it will duly inform the Minister of its findings. The board took the decision to suspend in accordance with the articles of incorporation of the St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company, which stipulates a maximum suspension period of two... Read more

Operationalization of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Dominican Republic underway

Operationalization of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Dominican Republic underway

Willemstad - Prime Minister William Marlin joined Prime Minister of Curacao Eugene Rhuggenaath as well as Caribbean Regional Envoy for Kingdom of the Netherlands in Havana Liesbeth Mol in Willemstad yesterday for a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic Miguel Vargas on the occasion of the first anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dominican  Republic.  Prime Minister Marlin was presented with a copy of the book '500 years of History between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dominican Republic, by Carlos Manuel Abaunza. The book chronicles the migratory, commercial, and diplomatic relations between the two states from 1516. Prime Minister Marlin reiterated Sint Maarten's commitment to the MOU noting the importance of the Dominican Republic in the foreign policy of Sint Maarten.  The meeting' agenda covered a number of the themes featured in... Read more

Aruban Minister arrested for fraud work permits

Aruban Minister arrested for fraud work permits

ORANJESTAD - This morning, the Aruban Minister of Social Affairs, Youth, and Labor (pictured) was arrested in his house on the island. The Minister is suspected of involvement in a fraud case dealing with work permits for non-residents. Earlier this month, an employee of the Minister was arrested in the same investigation. This employee is still behind bars and is suspected of money laundering and bribery. The Aruban Attorney General indicated during a press conference that he doesn’t rule out more arrests. The Minister will be interrogated by the Public Prosecution. Read more

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MPC High School students learn about Coral Restoration and clean up Mullet Bay Beach with the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation

MPC High School students learn about Coral Restoration and clean up Mullet Bay Beach with the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation

PHILISBURG, St. Maarten - Last Friday the Nature Foundation visited fourth form students of the Milton Peters College in order to provide information about the Sint Maarten Coral Restoration Project a...

SMMC hosts first Meet & Greet for new Specialist

SMMC hosts first Meet & Greet for new Specialist

CAY HILL, St. Maarten - Last week the SMMC hosted its first Meet and Greet for a new medical specialist. This event was held as a new initiative to formally introduce new specialists to various medica...

Caribbean Coastguard

Caribbean Coastguard

ARUBA - The radar operator of the Coast Guard supports point tonight Aruba detected a suspicious contact to north-east of Aruba. A super-RHIB of the fulcrum, and a patrol land were directed to the ind...

More Movement for Seniors on Friday

More Movement for Seniors on Friday

COLE BAY - Monday, August 21 to and including Friday, August 25. Thanking you in advance for your attention and cooperation. Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging. For those 60+, your current physical...

U.S. Consulate General Announces the 2017 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

U.S. Consulate General Announces the 2017 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

CURAÇAO - The U.S. Consulate General is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Curacao, Aruba, and St. Maarten for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Progra...

Committee of Wise Men organizes 2nd visit to Statia

Committee of Wise Men organizes 2nd visit to Statia

ST. EUSTATIUS - The Committee of Wise men St. Eustatius, consisting of Fredis Refunjol and Jan Franssen, will visit St. Eustatius for a second time from September 4th through 7th. The Committee has on...

Safe Haven Visit Mid Isle

Safe Haven Visit Mid Isle

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - This week two representatives from Safe Haven Cassandra Richardson and Benjamin Ortega visited The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meeting.  Their visit was twofold...

Partners declare to work together on “Safety Image BES 2017”

Partners declare to work together on “Safety Image BES 2017”

DUTCH CARIBBEAN - On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, a declaration was signed in Kralendijk (Bonaire) in which the Public Prosecutor (OM), Royal Marechaussee (KMar), Police force of the Dutch Caribb...

GIFTED to honour Fifty Student Nominees for 2017 Royalty Awards

GIFTED to honour Fifty Student Nominees for 2017 Royalty Awards

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Fifty young persons will be honored at the third annual GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at the Belair Community Centre. Nominations fo...

Women invited to Breast Abnormalities Screening this Saturday as part of Women’s Health

Women invited to Breast Abnormalities Screening this Saturday as part of Women’s Health

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Saturday, June 24, is the second breast abnormalities screening survey for women. It is being held at the Vineyard Office Park Building in Philipsburg at the Collective Preve...

Residents advised of HUREX 2017 Training Exercise in Cay Bay and near the Hospital on June 27

Residents advised of HUREX 2017 Training Exercise in Cay Bay and near the Hospital on June 27

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Hurricane Exercise 2017 (HUREX 2017) will once again involve a major training exercise which will take place in Cay Bay and in the vicinity of the St. Maarten Medical Center (...

Seventh Day Adventist Church March set for Saturday. Drive with Caution

Seventh Day Adventist Church March set for Saturday. Drive with Caution

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that the Seventh Day Adventist Churches have received a permit for ...

Department of Culture Represented at Annual CSA Conference

Department of Culture Represented at Annual CSA Conference

NASSAU, Bahamas - The 42nd Annual Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Annual Conference themed “Culture and Knowledge Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development?” was held at the Meliã Nassau Beac...

Island Communities

Gov’t stands by embattled Tourism Minister

Gov’t stands by embattled Tour…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Gaston Browne administration has scoffed at calls by the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) for the Minister of Tourism Asot Michael to resign. Last week, Political Leader of th...

Three charged with murder

Three charged with murder

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Police have charged three men in connection with Friday night’s shooting at Cedar Grove, which led to the death of a 20-year-old woman, Xavier Thomas. Dorian Marshall, Jason Millette and S...

Increase expected in St Lucia’s banana production

Increase expected in St Lucia’…

CASTRIES, St Lucia – St Lucia’s banana production may increase by a whopping 300 percent if current production trends continue for this year, according to figures released here by marketing agents WINFRESH. “I...

Island Business & Sports

Jesus Antonio Rivera wins monthly Medal Play Golf tournament

Jesus Antonio Rivera wins mont…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Jesus Antonio Rivera won overall Low Gross during the monthly Medal Play Golf Tournament organized by the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA. Over the weekend, a total of 19 g...

Minister of Sports met with professional baseball players

Minister of Sports met with pr…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Sport Scholarship training, hosted by the Piper Davis Baseball organization, sponsored by the Ministry ECYS, commenced on Thursday July 27th. Mr. Skeete and Mr. Dixon, t...

Marc Van Iersel - Smga club champion 2017

Marc Van Iersel - Smga club ch…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten -  Marc van Iersel has won the 2017 Club Champion Match Play competition of the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA. This annual tournament, better known as the ‘Thomas R. S...

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A report card for members of parliament

A report card for members of parliament

PHILIPSBUEG, St. Maarten - At the end of every school year, students are evaluated and promoted or n...

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