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PHILIPSBURG, Sr. Maarten - Detectives are presently investigating the fatal stabbing of a man residing “Over the Bank” in Philipsburg. This incident took place on Sunday September 17th between 07.00 and 08.00 a.m. Several police patrols, detectives and Forensic Department were on the scene to protect the crime scene, collect evidence and question potential witnesses. The reason for this stabbing is still unclear is in being investigated. The suspect identified with initials A.R. (23) was arrested on the spot and remains in custody. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical doctor and the body of the victim was confiscated for further investigation. More details of this investigation are unavailable at this time. When more details become…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday September 15th 47 police officers from the Netherlands arrived on Sint Maarten and also on Sunday September 17th 8 officers from the BES-islands (Caribisch Nederland) and 13 from the V.K.C (Curacao) arrived on the island to assist the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) in collaboration with police forces from Aruba and Curacao, the Royal Marechausse, the Customs department, V.K.S and the Dutch Marines in helping country Sint Maarten get back on track after the devastation by hurricane Irma. They will assist in various assigned tasks including combating the violation of the curfew, dealing with looters and mainly providing safety and security to the entire community. A “Zero Tolerance” policy is in place. On…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Sunday morning, the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit paid a brief courtesy visit to the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, the Honouorable William Marlin. The Dominica Prime Minister said that he had to come personally to express sympathies to the government and people of Sint Maarten, because of the longstanding bond and friend ship with Sint Maarten. The Prime Minister expressed the willingness of his government to assist with water, dry goods and some time next week, a shipment of provisions, plantains and avocados will also be sent. Sint Maarten’s Prime Minister gave a brief overview on the damage sustained and explained some of what was done already and what is still…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister Responsible for Civil Aviation and the airport Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Sunday reported that almost 9,000 people have been evacuated from St. Maarten after the passing of hurricane Irma. The Minister has been present at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) almost every day to assist in the coordinating of the evacuation flights. As of Sunday, September 17, the Dutch Military moved 1,569 people to Curacao, the US military moved approximately 1,800 people, evacuations using commercial aircraft were approximately 4,000 people (including private charters), about 600 people were moved by Royal Caribbean cruise liners Majesty of the Seas and Adventure of the seas as part of the company’s humanitarian relief. Military aircraft from Brazil, Colombia, Spain,…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEATT) Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher met with the management team of TEATT on Saturday to discuss strategy and actions moving forward for the entire Ministry. Discussions during the meeting on Saturday centered around the Ministry’s vital input in drafting a short and long term economic recovery plan, with a tourism recovery plan at its core. The formalizing of this cohesive plan will also include other departments and arms of government, however, the Minister stressed, TEATT because of its sheer nature will play an important role. The Minister has been active with coordinating relief flights into St. Maarten from commercial airlines as well as evacuating people via these same airlines and…
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