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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The 2017 Carnival season has already started even though the Festival Village has not yet officially opened. The “Causeway Jump–up” has already taken place and it was unfortunate and unnecessary that a 14 year old boy was seriously injured by another teenage boy with a weapon during this event. Due to the severity of the injuries the victim sustained he was flown off island for further medical treatment. A teenage girl was also injured during this incident and treated for her injuries. The suspect in this case has been arrested and remains in custody for further investigation. The Police Department is hereby sending out a very stern message to all youngsters and their parents. The Police…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In connection with the funeral of Annick Arrindell who was a member of the Sint Maarten Police Force and the “Around the Town Jump Up” which are scheduled for Friday March 24th Front Street will be closed at the intersection Long wall road- Front Street- Little Bay road from 08.00 a.m. until the jump up has completely passed through Front Street. All alleys leading from Back Street to Front Street will also be closed for these events. Only the School Steeg and Hotel Steeg (L’escargot alley) will be opened for parents to drop off at and pick up their children from the Oranje School during school hours. All residents, business owners and Hotel/Motel owners and managers…
GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that there will be a road closure of the A.T. Illidge Road (Dutch Quarter) on Saturday, March 25. The closure will take place in the vicinity of Nazareth Road from 7.00am until 11.00am.  The project is in connection with repairs to the sewage pump in the pit in the street. Motorists are advised to pay keen attention to the traffic directional signs. Motorists coming from French Quarter and Belvedere will use the Bishop Road and Sucker Garden Road to get to their desired location. Residents of Nazareth Road and Union Farm will use the A. T. Illidge Road via Mount William Hill.  A…
GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The landfill on Pond Island is on fire.  The Fire Department, is advising persons living downwind from the landfill fire, to close windows and doors, especially persons who have a respiratory challenge, and for persons who suffer from asthma, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory challenges. The Fire Department is monitoring the situation at the landfill on Pond Island.  The company responsible for the management of the landfill is working diligently to extinguish the fire.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Sylvain Henry of the Seventh Day Adventist School is the winner of the iSTEP logo competition and has won himself an Apple IPAD. Henry, who wants to be an animator amongst other feats when he grows up, is a vibrant 6th grader who admits that at first, he was intimidated to enter the competition but with the support of his family and a lot of hard work he was able to submit his winning artwork. A total of 18 submissions from various age groups and schools were judged by a panel of judges that comprised of two iSTEP team members, PRO of Minister Jacobs’ Cabinet, La Rich of Funtopia and Piet Valies of DWorks Graphics Design.…
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