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Cocaine intercepted at airport Monday

Cocaine intercepted at airport Monday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Customs Department at SXM Airport this week intercepted a large quantity of drugs. According to information reaching our news room, Customs Officers intercepted at least 12 kilos of the drug cocaine. The drugs were found in a suitcase belonging to a man that was traveling from Curacao on an Insel Air flight. He was questioned by the authorities on Tuesday and was still being questioned on Wednesday as the investigators try to get uncover information as to the origin and final destination of the drugs. Read more

Minister of Justice renews contract with NFI

Minister of Justice renews contract with NFI

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday May 24th the Minister of Justice of Sint Maarten Edson Kirindongo and Mrs. Judy van Overveld, representative of the Nederlandse Forencisch Instituut (Forensic Institute of the Netherlands) during a brief meeting signed the renewed working contract between both entities. The NFI is the institution that has been working closely with the police force of Sint Maarten for numerous years, conducting many in depth and complicated forensic investigations. With the renewal of this contract allows both the KPSM and the NFI to continue to work closely together in solving many serious criminal investigations. After the signing of the contract Mrs. J. van Overveld presented the Chief of Police Carl John with a token of appreciation as a symbol of the very good working relation which exists between the Korps Politie Sint Maarten and the Nederlandse Forencisch Instituut. The police chief gladly accepted this token on behalf... Read more

Minister Jacobs successfully negotiates an extension of the MOU with Monroe College

Minister Jacobs successfully negotiates an extension of the MOU with Monroe College

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Notwithstanding, the ever increasing college and university tuition costs in the United States, St. Maarten students attending Monroe College in New York will continue to benefit from discounted tuition, housing and meal plan rates as Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs successfully renegotiated an extension of the MOU between the Government of St. Maarten and Monroe College. For the Fall and Winter semesters St. Maarten students will receive a 28% discount on tuition, fees, dormitory and meal plan. Taking into account the Government of St. Maarten’s financial contribution of US$ 7.500,00 per semester, this means that the parental or students’ own contribution will be merely US$1.250,00 per semester. For the Spring or Summer semester students will receive a 54% discount on tuition, fees, dormitory and meal plan. The parental or students’ own contribution will be US$ 580,00. During her visit to Monroe College, Minister Jacobs met with the president of... Read more

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Voice of the Nation Series 2

Voice of the Nation Series 2

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - JCI LIVE Soualiga held its second edition. The Voice of The Nation with a Panel discussion with seven (7) Political Parties on Sint.Maarten. The topic discussed was Educati...

Rotaract Sunrise Receives International Award

Rotaract Sunrise Receives International Award

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise received an award and a certificate for the Basic Education & Literacy: Four Way Test Song Competition which they took part in ...

Zoning process to be continued

Zoning process to be continued

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Minister of VROMI, the Honorable Angel Meyers announces the continuation of the process to establish development (zoning) plans.  Up to now, three draft zoning pl...

Labour and Social Affairs completes training with Mental Health Foundation

Labour and Social Affairs completes training with Mental Health Foundation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Department of Labor Affairs and Social Services recently wrapped up a sensitivity training with the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) on Thursday 31 March, 2016. This sens...

Putting our high school graduates to work now

Putting our high school graduates to work now

SOUTH REWARD, St. Maarten - Many of our students in high school in the exam classes are busy with their final exams. We have wished all of them on our radio program “Another View” and via the media mu...

The Development Bank’s Agricultural representative to visit the Dutch W.I.

The Development Bank’s Agricultural representative to visit the Dutch W.I.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Head of the Agricultural, Animal husbandry & Fishery Section of the OBNA Bank will be visiting the Dutch Windward Islands as follows: St. Maarten on Monday May 30th...

Extra ordinary officers sworn-in

Extra ordinary officers sworn-in

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday May 23rd five new extra ordinary officers were sworn at the office of the Ministry of Justice by the Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo. The officers in questi...

Chiefs of police held meeting on Sint Maarten

Chiefs of police held meeting on Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday May 13th the KPSM hosted the meeting between the chiefs of police of Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. These meetings are held every six weeks, in a rotating mann...

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

ORLANDO, Florida - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has appointed Natasha Gittens, Ph.D., CHE, director of the University of St. Martin’s School of Continuing Education a...

CBA students to leave for summer intensive

CBA students to leave for summer intensive

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Summer is on its way and the Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts is proud to announce that 13 of their students have been accepted into summer intensive progr...

Amuseum Naturalis Reopens in Grand Case

Amuseum Naturalis Reopens in Grand Case

GRAND CASE, St. Maarten - Get ready, nature lovers: Amuseum Naturalis, a free pop-up natural history museum in Grand Case is reopening. The museum will open May 28th and 29th during the Fête de la Mer...

UTS introduces SMS Bill –Check, New plans, new possibilities

UTS introduces SMS Bill –Check, New plans, new possibilities

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - With the introduction of UTS’ new mobile postpaid packages and all of the great features that already come with them, UTS announces the availability of another new feature t...

Minister receives annual report

Minister receives annual report

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday May 19th 2016 member of the management board of the Joint Court of Justice Mr. Kelvin Bloyden during a brief meeting at the Ministry of Justice presented the Min...

Community invited to Breast health and abnormalities awareness session set for May 23 at USM

Community invited to Breast health and abnormalities awareness session set for May 23 at USM

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – A Breast cancer awareness session entitled “Breast Health and Abnormalities” is planned for Monday, May 23 at the University of St. Martin (USM), Room #202 from 6.00P...

Plenary Session of Parliament about the Ministry of Justice policy with regards to vote buying scheduled for Monday

Plenary Session of Parliament about the Ministry of Justice policy with regards to vote buying scheduled for Monday

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on May 23. The Minister of Justice will be present for the session.     The plenary public meet...

Message of PM William Marlin on Occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the Catholic Church on St. Maarten

Message of PM William Marlin on Occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the Catholic Church on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Brothers and sisters in Christ, Twenty-two years before the Proclamation of Emancipation on St. Maarten, the Catholic church was established on this half of the island with...

Port St. Maarten to welcome world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas for upcoming season

Port St. Maarten to welcome world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas for upcoming season

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten will welcome the Oasis class vessel Harmony of the Seas, now considered the world’s largest cruise ship of Royal Caribbean Lines (RCL), in November when the vessel ...

Miss Mature Queen 2016 Promotes Literacy

Miss Mature Queen 2016 Promotes Literacy

CAY BAY, St. Maarten - In effort to promote literacy on St. Maarten, recently crown Miss Mature Carnival Queen 2016 Norrisa Anatol visited the Leonald Conner School in Cay Bay on Friday morning and re...

USM hospitality management students pass food safety course

USM hospitality management students pass food safety course

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - In partial fulfilment of the requirements of their ‘Food and Beverage Operations’ course, USM’s Hospitality Management students ALL passed the exam and received their ‘Food ...

AVE NIPA board signs contract for the development of its first level 4 course

AVE NIPA board signs contract for the development of its first level 4 course

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday May 16th the AVE Board of the NIPA was please to sign a contract with local educator Dr. Maria van Enkervoort, to develop its first level 4 course. This cour...

Government response to Spies evaluation report

Government response to Spies evaluation report

BES Islands - On October 12, 2015, the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee, under the chairmanship of Ms. J.W.E. Spies, published the report on the elaboration of the new state structure of Car...

NIPA Hosts First Ever Staff Retreat

NIPA Hosts First Ever Staff Retreat

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday May 13th 2016, The AVE Board of NIPA, staff and department heads attended the First NIPA retreat under the title "Rebranding NIPA"  Presentations on the stra...

Simplified Tax Reform by (C)oncordia (P)olitical (A)lliance soon to be presented

Simplified Tax Reform by (C)oncordia (P)olitical (A)lliance soon to be presented

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In view of the coming Elections 2016 in St. Maarten, the Concordia Political Alliance party reached out to Benjamin & Parker Certified Risk Auditors after conducting a s...

MP Marlin-Romeo to attends meetings about Civil Registry Developments

MP Marlin-Romeo to attends meetings about Civil Registry Developments

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Romeo Marlin recently returned to the island after pursuing two critical initiatives that affect the future of Sint Maarten. MP Leona Marli...

Island Communities

Grenada Wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Grenada Wins Gold at RHS Chels…

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 named 'Three Enchanting Islands - Pure Grenada' has won Gold. The Show team was led by Grenadian-based designer Catherine John a...

Trinidad Authorities Call For Calm In The Wake Of Bomb Threat

Trinidad Authorities Call For …

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – National Security Minister retired Major General Edmund Dillon Tuesday urged residents to remain calm as police continue their investigations into the authenticity of a recording poste...

The Belastingdienst CN thanks taxpayers for filing inkomstenbelasting (IB) tax returns in time

The Belastingdienst CN thanks …

BES Islands - May 16th, 2016 was the ultimate date on which inkomstenbelasting (IB ) (income tax) returns could be filed. 3829 taxpayers did this in time. The Belastingdienst CN would like to thank all these ...

Island Business & Sports

Shoot Hoops Not Guns Campaign Continues to Uplift Communities

Shoot Hoops Not Guns Campaign …

ST. PETERS, St. Maarten - Shoot Hoops Not Guns campaign continues to uplift communities as there was a rewarding weekend of community projects in St. Peters. After listening to the community’s dreams...

SCHEDULED GAMES  Monday May 24TH – Thursday May 31ST 2016

SCHEDULED GAMES Monday May 24…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams and players that they must be on time for their game. All games will start on the scheduled time. Games will be forfeit if ther...

SCHEDULED GAMES  Monday May 23rd – Thursday May 26th 2016

SCHEDULED GAMES Monday May 23…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams and players that they must be on time for their game. All games will start on the scheduled time. Games will be forfeit if there is...

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LEGALIZING GANGJA IN THE NAME AH JAH

LEGALIZING GANGJA IN THE NAME AH JAH

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Why Legalize it And not ostracize it When the government Legalize gangja...

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