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Attempted manslaughter suspect goes before the judge

Attempted manslaughter suspect goes before the judge

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Prosecutors Office confirmed on Wednesday that the suspect C.B.G. (33) appeared in front of a judge of the Court of First Instance on Wednesday. He is suspected of attempted manslaughter against two members of the police Arrest Team. This took place on June 30, 2015 when the police entered his home on the Accordian Road during a house search. Suspect C.B.G. is also suspected of possession of an illegal firearm and illegal drugs possession. The prosecutor asked for a 6 year jail sentence for the suspect.The case against his partner M.D.G. (34) who is suspected of illegal firearms possession and illegal drugs possession and who was also in the house during the raid was postponed. Read more

Cocaine intercepted at airport Monday

Cocaine intercepted at airport Monday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Customs Department at SXM Airport this week intercepted a large quantity of drugs. According to information reaching our news room, Customs Officers intercepted at least 12 kilos of the drug cocaine. The drugs were found in a suitcase belonging to a man that was traveling from Curacao on an Insel Air flight. He was questioned by the authorities on Tuesday and was still being questioned on Wednesday as the investigators try to get uncover information as to the origin and final destination of the drugs. Read more

Prime Minister taking threats seriously

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Prime Minister the Honourable William Marlin on Wednesday addressed extensively threats made against him on social media by Rene “Koto” Wilson. In a message recently posted on his Facebook page Mr. Wilson suggested killing the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and their corrupted friends. Seemingly, Koto based his post on the premise that the Prime Minister intends to postpone the date of elections. However, the Honourable William Marlin vehemently denied the statement that elections will be postponed. The Prime Minister, the Honourable William Marlin, who - is not taking the threat made against him on social media by Koto Wilson lightly, has requested that the Justice Minister, the Honourable Edson Kiringdongo look into the matter. Read more

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Statement Prosecutor’s Office concerning threats on social media

Statement Prosecutor’s Office concerning threats on social media

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Recently a supposed threat on social media against one or more members of the current government of St. Maarten has been reported by the local media. This was also r...

Yellow Fever in several African countries. Prior to travel CPS urges travelers to check vaccination status

Yellow Fever in several African countries. Prior to travel CPS urges travelers to check vaccination status

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) on 19 May with respect t...

Hurricane season clean-up to start in Cole Bay and Pelican next month

Hurricane season clean-up to start in Cole Bay and Pelican next month

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that contractor Leonard Enterprises will commence with its...

COCI polls membership on Hurricane Pass issue

COCI polls membership on Hurricane Pass issue

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Board of directors of the St Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) has taken keen notice of Government’s decision to discontinue the issuance of the Hurricane ...

Searches on Bonaire and the Netherlands in connection with investigation of money laundering

Searches on Bonaire and the Netherlands in connection with investigation of money laundering

BES Islands - In the month of February 2016, under the authority of the Public Prosecutor BES, a criminal investigation, in respect of money laundering, was initiated against two persons, with the ini...

Voice of the Nation Series 2

Voice of the Nation Series 2

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - JCI LIVE Soualiga held its second edition. The Voice of The Nation with a Panel discussion with seven (7) Political Parties on Sint.Maarten. The topic discussed was Educati...

Rotaract Sunrise Receives International Award

Rotaract Sunrise Receives International Award

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise received an award and a certificate for the Basic Education & Literacy: Four Way Test Song Competition which they took part in ...

Zoning process to be continued

Zoning process to be continued

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Minister of VROMI, the Honorable Angel Meyers announces the continuation of the process to establish development (zoning) plans.  Up to now, three draft zoning pl...

Labour and Social Affairs completes training with Mental Health Foundation

Labour and Social Affairs completes training with Mental Health Foundation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Department of Labor Affairs and Social Services recently wrapped up a sensitivity training with the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) on Thursday 31 March, 2016. This sens...

Putting our high school graduates to work now

Putting our high school graduates to work now

SOUTH REWARD, St. Maarten - Many of our students in high school in the exam classes are busy with their final exams. We have wished all of them on our radio program “Another View” and via the media mu...

The Development Bank’s Agricultural representative to visit the Dutch W.I.

The Development Bank’s Agricultural representative to visit the Dutch W.I.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Head of the Agricultural, Animal husbandry & Fishery Section of the OBNA Bank will be visiting the Dutch Windward Islands as follows: St. Maarten on Monday May 30th...

Extra ordinary officers sworn-in

Extra ordinary officers sworn-in

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday May 23rd five new extra ordinary officers were sworn at the office of the Ministry of Justice by the Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo. The officers in questi...

Chiefs of police held meeting on Sint Maarten

Chiefs of police held meeting on Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday May 13th the KPSM hosted the meeting between the chiefs of police of Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. These meetings are held every six weeks, in a rotating mann...

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

ORLANDO, Florida - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has appointed Natasha Gittens, Ph.D., CHE, director of the University of St. Martin’s School of Continuing Education a...

CBA students to leave for summer intensive

CBA students to leave for summer intensive

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Summer is on its way and the Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts is proud to announce that 13 of their students have been accepted into summer intensive progr...

Amuseum Naturalis Reopens in Grand Case

Amuseum Naturalis Reopens in Grand Case

GRAND CASE, St. Maarten - Get ready, nature lovers: Amuseum Naturalis, a free pop-up natural history museum in Grand Case is reopening. The museum will open May 28th and 29th during the Fête de la Mer...

UTS introduces SMS Bill –Check, New plans, new possibilities

UTS introduces SMS Bill –Check, New plans, new possibilities

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - With the introduction of UTS’ new mobile postpaid packages and all of the great features that already come with them, UTS announces the availability of another new feature t...

Minister receives annual report

Minister receives annual report

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday May 19th 2016 member of the management board of the Joint Court of Justice Mr. Kelvin Bloyden during a brief meeting at the Ministry of Justice presented the Min...

Community invited to Breast health and abnormalities awareness session set for May 23 at USM

Community invited to Breast health and abnormalities awareness session set for May 23 at USM

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – A Breast cancer awareness session entitled “Breast Health and Abnormalities” is planned for Monday, May 23 at the University of St. Martin (USM), Room #202 from 6.00P...

Plenary Session of Parliament about the Ministry of Justice policy with regards to vote buying scheduled for Monday

Plenary Session of Parliament about the Ministry of Justice policy with regards to vote buying scheduled for Monday

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on May 23. The Minister of Justice will be present for the session.     The plenary public meet...

Message of PM William Marlin on Occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the Catholic Church on St. Maarten

Message of PM William Marlin on Occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the Catholic Church on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Brothers and sisters in Christ, Twenty-two years before the Proclamation of Emancipation on St. Maarten, the Catholic church was established on this half of the island with...

Port St. Maarten to welcome world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas for upcoming season

Port St. Maarten to welcome world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas for upcoming season

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten will welcome the Oasis class vessel Harmony of the Seas, now considered the world’s largest cruise ship of Royal Caribbean Lines (RCL), in November when the vessel ...

Miss Mature Queen 2016 Promotes Literacy

Miss Mature Queen 2016 Promotes Literacy

CAY BAY, St. Maarten - In effort to promote literacy on St. Maarten, recently crown Miss Mature Carnival Queen 2016 Norrisa Anatol visited the Leonald Conner School in Cay Bay on Friday morning and re...

USM hospitality management students pass food safety course

USM hospitality management students pass food safety course

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - In partial fulfilment of the requirements of their ‘Food and Beverage Operations’ course, USM’s Hospitality Management students ALL passed the exam and received their ‘Food ...

AVE NIPA board signs contract for the development of its first level 4 course

AVE NIPA board signs contract for the development of its first level 4 course

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday May 16th the AVE Board of the NIPA was please to sign a contract with local educator Dr. Maria van Enkervoort, to develop its first level 4 course. This cour...

Government response to Spies evaluation report

Government response to Spies evaluation report

BES Islands - On October 12, 2015, the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee, under the chairmanship of Ms. J.W.E. Spies, published the report on the elaboration of the new state structure of Car...

NIPA Hosts First Ever Staff Retreat

NIPA Hosts First Ever Staff Retreat

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday May 13th 2016, The AVE Board of NIPA, staff and department heads attended the First NIPA retreat under the title "Rebranding NIPA"  Presentations on the stra...

Simplified Tax Reform by (C)oncordia (P)olitical (A)lliance soon to be presented

Simplified Tax Reform by (C)oncordia (P)olitical (A)lliance soon to be presented

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In view of the coming Elections 2016 in St. Maarten, the Concordia Political Alliance party reached out to Benjamin & Parker Certified Risk Auditors after conducting a s...

MP Marlin-Romeo to attends meetings about Civil Registry Developments

MP Marlin-Romeo to attends meetings about Civil Registry Developments

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Romeo Marlin recently returned to the island after pursuing two critical initiatives that affect the future of Sint Maarten. MP Leona Marli...

Island Communities

Dominica to host 1st Caribbean Aviation meetup conference

Dominica to host 1st Caribbean…

ROSEAU, Dominica – The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority will host the first CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP Conference in Do...

Dominica To Host 1st Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference

Dominica To Host 1st Caribbean…

ROSEAU, Dominica – The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority will host the first CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP Conference in Do...

Two Students Missing In Floods

Two Students Missing In Floods

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rescue teams were expected to resume their search Wednesday for two students of the Paul Bogle High School in St. Thomas after they were reportedly swept  away by flood waters on Tuesda...

Island Business & Sports

Ajax appoint Peter Bosz as new coach

Ajax appoint Peter Bosz as new…

HOLLAND - Amsterdam football club Ajax have signed Peter Bosz as their new coach to replace Frank de Boer who announced earlier this month he is stepping down after 5.5 years. Bosz, who had been tipp...

Shoot Hoops Not Guns Campaign Continues to Uplift Communities

Shoot Hoops Not Guns Campaign …

ST. PETERS, St. Maarten - Shoot Hoops Not Guns campaign continues to uplift communities as there was a rewarding weekend of community projects in St. Peters. After listening to the community’s dreams...

SCHEDULED GAMES  Monday May 24TH – Thursday May 31ST 2016

SCHEDULED GAMES Monday May 24…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams and players that they must be on time for their game. All games will start on the scheduled time. Games will be forfeit if ther...

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LEGALIZING GANGJA IN THE NAME AH JAH

LEGALIZING GANGJA IN THE NAME AH JAH

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Why Legalize it And not ostracize it When the government Legalize gangja...

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