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TRAFFIC ALERT: Beacon Hill Road currently impassable due to sand and high seas

TRAFFIC ALERT: Beacon Hill Road currently impassable due to sand and high seas

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that Beacon Hill road at the end of the runway is currently impassable due to sand and high seas. Motorists are advised not to attempt to utilize the road at this point in time due to the aforementioned. Read more

Suspect arrested in ongoing investigation

Suspect arrested in ongoing investigation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Police arrested a male suspect with initials K.C.L.B. (26) on Monday February 8th at approximately 01.30 p.m. in the Sucker Garden area. The suspect, for whom a warrant for his arrest was issued in connection with an ongoing for ill-treatment, threat and fire-arm possession, was identified by a police patrol on the Walter Nisbeth road. A short pursuit by the patrol lead them to a home in Sucker Garden, which the suspect fled into. The suspect was arrested on the scene and a search of the home was done, because the suspect in question is known to carry a fire-arm at all times. During the search a loaded pistol was found and confiscated. The suspect remains in custody for further investigation. Read more

Armed robbery reported Monday night, Special Robbery Unit investigating

Armed robbery reported Monday night, Special Robbery Unit investigating

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating an armed robbery which took place on Monday February 8th at approximately 06.00 p.m. at Wah Yung Supermarket in Cole Bay. A unknown man with his face covered with a T-shirt, dressed in dark clothing, stormed into the establishment showing the cashier a sword took a handful of money and fled the scene on foot in the direction of Narrow Drive. The Special Robbery Unit is asking anyone who may have information that could lead to the arrest of this suspect to immediately get in contact with the police department by calling #9300 or Tel: 54-22222 ext. 204-205. Read more

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Captain Louis F. Beauperthuy, A life of Perseverance and Achievement

Captain Louis F. Beauperthuy, A life of Perseverance and Achievement

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Louis F. Beauperthuy (87), was laid to rest in a family plot at his home in Orient Bay on Saturday.  Born in Brooklyn, New York to Louis Ferdinand Gaston “Fefe” Bea...

TelCell Night of the Hitmakers recognizes winner of 500th Youtube video share

TelCell Night of the Hitmakers recognizes winner of 500th Youtube video share

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten –  With more than 71,000 Youtube shares under their belt, organizers of the annual TelCell Night of the Hitmakers Carnival dance event have announced that tickets will be...

TelCell to TelCell mobile calling issues being slowly rectified Tuesday

TelCell to TelCell mobile calling issues being slowly rectified Tuesday

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - TelEm Group’s mobile provider, TelCell, was experiencing network interruptions Tuesday afternoon with calls being made within the TelCell voice and data network. According...

Central Committee meeting regarding 2016 National Budget reconvenes on Wednesday

Central Committee meeting regarding 2016 National Budget reconvenes on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Central Committee will meet in session on February 10th.      The Central Committee meeting has been reconvened for Wednesday at 11.00am in the Gen...

Weather Expert Slams Royal Caribbean’s Decision To Sail Into Monster Storm

Weather Expert Slams Royal Caribbean’s Decision To Sail Into Monster Storm

MIAMI, Florida – A meteorologist has sharply criticised the decision by Royal Caribbean to allow the 4,000-passenger ship the Anthem of the Seas to sail into the path of a powerful storm in the Atlant...

Nature Foundation re-launches Fifth Annual Marine Mammal Monitoring Project, Using Specialized Equipment to Record Unique Whale Songs in Local Waters

Nature Foundation re-launches Fifth Annual Marine Mammal Monitoring Project, Using Specialized Equipment to Record Unique Whale Songs in Local Waters

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is once again conducting its Marine Mammal Monitoring project which will last until May. The Nature Foundation, in cooperation with Dolph...

Island Communities

Follow up meeting VROMI / SMDHF

Follow up meeting VROMI / SMDH…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Minister of VROMI Angel Meyers met with members of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) management and board on Thursday. The meeting was a follow up on the fir...

British Man Held With Camera Stolen From Airport

British Man Held With Camera S…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A British man who currently resides in Antigua was arrested and charged for the theft of a CCTV Camera, valued over $10,000. He was identified as Matthew Lewis, 22. Police said the camera ...

Three Killed At Opposition Mass Rally In Montego Bay

Three Killed At Opposition Mas…

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Three people were killed and several others injured following a shooting incident during a mass rally of the main opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) late Sunday, police said. The meet...

Island Business & Sports

House destroyed and no mortgage payment in Curacao

House destroyed and no mortgag…

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - A house of an individual which was reprocessed by the bank for non-payment of his mortgage did not sit too well with the supposed owner of the home. It is for this reason, the ...

2016 draft budget meets its aim says Finance Minister

2016 draft budget meets its ai…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Central Committee of Parliament met on Monday. The purpose of the meeting was to debate the draft National Ordinance to establish the National 2016 budget. The meeti...

ECCB Governor Highlights Issue Of Correspondent Banking Relations With US Government Official

ECCB Governor Highlights Issue…

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – In his first external engagement, Governor of  the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, met recently with Laura A. Griesmer, Deputy Chief of Mission Emb...

Island Opinion

NA Board responds to UP Party Leader

NA Board responds to UP Party Leader

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Board of the National is happy to see that the UPP leader and Board h...

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