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GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Section Economic Control Inspection Service of the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), has carried out a number of controls of business establishments such as bars in various neighborhoods regarding the level of music. Businesses have been advised that they must comply with the regulations and laws as stipulated in their licenses and permits.  Those who do not comply, the department will be forced to issue fines and warnings with the final measure being the revoking of licenses and permits by the Minster of TEATT. The law allows for businesses to have music up to a maximum decibel level.  A decibel is a unit of measurement that indicates how loud a sound…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Last week, Wednesday, April 19, a container filled with cigarettes was stolen from International Liquors and Tobacco (ILTT) at the Harbour in Pointe Blanche. The Police Force of Sint Maarten is hereby warning the public, all supermarket owners and other stakeholders to only buy cartons of cigarettes from officially known distributors. Buying stolen goods is a criminal offence by law (Article 2:397 of the Penal Code) and can result in imprisonment of up to a maximum of six years or a very hefty fine. The police advise you not to buy stolen goods, you don’t want to commit a criminal offence or reward criminal behavior. The investigation is still ongoing. The Police Force of Sint Maarten…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday April 25th at approximately 10.25 a.m. police patrols, traffic department, Ambulance Department, Detectives and Forensic Department were sent to the Sanitary Landfill (Public Dump) for a serious incident where a man was rolled over by a truck and was not showing any signs of life. On the scene the investigating officers encountered the lifeless body of man with initials J.R. (58) who was a Dominican National. Witnesses stated that the victim was accidentally run over by a garbage truck with license plate Z-221 while reversing. Others tried to warn the driver of the victim being behind the truck but it was too late. The victim was pronounced dead by a medical doctor who arrived…
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Central Committee will meet in a session on April 26, 2017 The Central Committee meeting which was adjourned on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 will be reconvened on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs will be present. The agenda point is: Decision by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to impose an Integrity Chamber via General Kingdom Measure. Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.  The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg. The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV…
GREAT BAY, St. Marteen – TelEm Group of Companies wishes to hereby inform the general public that its offices will be closed during the following public holidays: Thursday, April 27, 2017 (Kings Day) - Closed Friday, April 28, 2017- Closed Monday, May 1, 2017 (Labor Day) - Closed Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (2nd Carnival Day Parade) - Closed All TelEm offices will reopen on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 7:30 am. The Management and staff of TelEm Group of companies wishes all happy holidays and a safe and wonderful carnival celebration.
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