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CPS Re-emphasizes use mosquito repellent and take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites after rainfall

CPS Re-emphasizes use mosquito repellent and take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites after rainfall

GREAT BAY,  St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, says due to Tuesday’s rainfall, CPS re-enforces its message that all residents and businesses need to take proactive measures to prevent mosquitos from breeding.  Be on the alert for mosquito breeding sites and eliminate them especially after rainfall! CPS is calling on the populace as well as visitors to wear light colored clothing at dusk; long sleeve shirts and pants; and use mosquito repellent to prevent being bitten by a mosquito that could possibly be carrying a mosquito borne disease. Actively destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, cemetery urns/vase or in pet dishes for more than two days.  Throw out the water... Read more

Two arrests in fatal shooting at Hope Estate

Two arrests in fatal shooting at Hope Estate

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Members of the St. Maarten Police Force and the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team (RST) led by the Prosecutor’s Office and in the presence of the investigative judge held two house searches in Pointe Blanche and in Belvedere on Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017. Two suspects H.H.M. (22) and H.F.M. (25) were arrested. Also digital data carriers and documents were confiscated. The searches and arrests are in light of the ongoing investigation code-named Broccoli. This is the investigation into the shooting that took place on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 in Hope Estate during which the victim, Franky Brunache, was fatally wounded. Read more

MARS-investigation

MARS-investigation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In light of the ongoing investigation code-named “MARS” a house search took place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 early in the morning in Dutch Quarter. The investigation was led by the Prosecutor’s Office in collaboration with members of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and the Detectives Cooperation Team (RST) and in the presence of an investigative Judge. During the search the suspect K.K.K.S. (31) was arrested. She is suspected in the MARS- investigation into the disappearance of the two men S. L. Sarante-Diaz and E. Rosario. Both men were last seen in the afternoon of Monday, December 5th 2016 in the vicinity of Simpson Bay Resort at "Pelican". Since then, nothing was heard from them. Digital data carriers and documents were also confiscated during the search. In connection with this investigation another suspect, T.F. (27), was arrested during a house search in the Belvedere area... Read more

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Double Celebration for the USM

Double Celebration for the USM

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Good governance and the tension between ethnic diversity and national identity, are the two hot topics within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Given the upcoming elections in...

CBS: Trade deficit up on Bonaire, down on Saba and Statia

CBS: Trade deficit up on Bonaire, down on Saba and Statia

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that Bonaire’s trade deficit has risen for the second consecutive year in 2016, whereas the trade deficits on St Eustatius and Saba decline...

TPI offers accredited executive & administrative training in partnership with Anguilla Chamber of Commerce

TPI offers accredited executive & administrative training in partnership with Anguilla Chamber of Commerce

SIMPSON BAY,  St. Maarten - Training Professionals International Firm, TPI is excited to announce that they have partnered with the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry to host TPI’s ACCREDI...

“Fake” comedy Behind the Beyond exposes other side of Performance Arts

“Fake” comedy Behind the Beyond exposes other side of Performance Arts

PHILIPSBURG,  St. Maarten – Theatre-lovers flocking to the opening night of Albina Matuzko’s production of Behind the Beyond (now playing at the National Institute of Arts Black Box Theatre, John...

P.E.P Showdown 2017

P.E.P Showdown 2017

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - P.E.P (Patrol to Eradicate Pedophilia and Child Molestation) president Mhakeda Shillingford , would like to first of all thank Michael Granger and the St. Maarten Carnival D...

Former MP Marlin-Romeo commends Mr. & Mrs. Burnett

Former MP Marlin-Romeo commends Mr. & Mrs. Burnett

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Coach Tom Burnett and his wife Lisa must be commended on their efforts to ensure that their players receive extra assistance that will give them a competitive edge and enhan...

CC1 St. Maarten unveiled “Reign of Olympus” Carnival Troupe 2017

CC1 St. Maarten unveiled “Reign of Olympus” Carnival Troupe 2017

CAY HILL, St. Maarten – Last Friday February 17th, CC1 St. Maarten, official distributors of Coca-Cola, in collaboration with Blue Etoile Production, unveiled its Carnival Troupe “Reign of Olympus” at...

Jet Blue pleased with SXM service,  eyes new Fort Lauderdale route

Jet Blue pleased with SXM service, eyes new Fort Lauderdale route

AIRPORT, St. Maarten - At the routes Americas conference in Las Vegas, the St. Maarten delegation comprising the Ministry of Tourism and Airport were briefed by jetBlue representative Mr. Nicholas Han...

“Los blancos zorros”, a students’ team of MPC is aiming to beat last year winners of Extreme Survival!

“Los blancos zorros”, a students’ team of MPC is aiming to beat last year winners of Extreme Survival!

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Shane Shamdeo, Christopher van Vliet, Terrence Pinas and Justin Richardson are all four Havo students of MPC. They know each other from  first and third form. Now they&...

Group of illegal immigrant Detained by the Coast Guard again

Group of illegal immigrant Detained by the Coast Guard again

DUTCH CARIBBEAN COASTGUARD - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) On Saturday, February 18th twenty two (22) persons arrested illegally Curacao tried to enter. They all had the Venezuelan nationality. A...

Island Communities

CTU Secretary general presents roadmap for CARICOM ICT single space

CTU Secretary general presents…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Ms. Bernadette Lewis addressed the 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of ...

Swimming Pigs Found Dead In Exuma

Swimming Pigs Found Dead In Ex…

EXUMA, The Bahamas  –  Investigations are underway to determine what killed a number of swimming pigs in the Exumas, according to officials at the Bahamas Humane Society (BHS). Reports surfaced over ...

CIBC FirstCaribbean assists start-up entrepreneurs

CIBC FirstCaribbean assists st…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - A number of start-up companies and young people with great business ideas will soon get an additional avenue to bring their plans to fruition. Ten Habitat, a non-profit organisation wh...

Island Business & Sports

Le 15k de Saint Martin

Le 15k de Saint Martin

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - Sunday, February 19, 2017, for the 14th edition of the 15k of Saint Martin organized by Avenir Sportif Club of Saint Martin took place. Nice weather and good mood dominated all...

SXMNBA MEETING for 2017 March Tournament

SXMNBA MEETING for 2017 March …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams taking part in the March 7th 2017 Tournament that there will be a general meeting held on February 21st 2017 at the Caribbean...

St. Maarten Volleyball Association donates new court to L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium

St. Maarten Volleyball Associa…

POND FILL, St. Maarten  – In an effort to improve on the current playing fields and by extension the development of Volleyball on St. Maarten, the St. Maarten Volleyball Association (SIMVA), thro...

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What about all those motions in Parliament?

What about all those motions in Parliame…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - One of the things we must give our Members of Parliament credit for is th...

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