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Suspect in Mars investigation remains behind bars

Suspect in Mars investigation remains behind bars

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In connection with the same MARS investigation the Judge of Instruction on Friday, February 24 deemed the arrest and detention of K.K.K.S. on February 21 lawful. Her detention has been prolonged with eight (8) more days.‎   Read more

Detention of Martina brothers in Broccoli investigation extended

Detention of Martina brothers in Broccoli investigation extended

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 sentenced A.H. to 16 months to jail of which 8 months suspended with a probation period of 3 years for the possession of 2,904 XTC pills. The Court of First Instance had sentenced A.H. On September 7, 2016 to 2 years in jail. During the hearing by the Joint Court of Justice the Solicitor General had asked again for a two year prison sentence. The Joint Court of Justice found it legally and convincingly proven that the  XTC-pills belonged to A.H.‎   Read more

Complete Road closure at Intersection Soualiga Boulevard/Arch Road on Saturday

Complete Road closure at Intersection Soualiga Boulevard/Arch Road on Saturday

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that there will be a complete road closure at the intersection Soualiga boulevard/Arch Road on Saturday, February 25. The closure will take place from 8.00pm to 5.00am.  Motorists will have to use Sucker Garden Road to reach Philipsburg, and use Sucker Garden Road/Arch Road to reach Madame Estate. The project entails the cutting of Soualiga Boulevard in order to repair cables. The work will be carried out by Washington Construction. Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause. Read more

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Coast Guard holding three suspects in Curacao

Coast Guard holding three suspects in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) last night February 24, three (3) persons arrested. All with the Venezuelan nationality. Last night around 00:30, the radar operator detected ...

Dr. Arndell guest speaker at Black History Lecture

Dr. Arndell guest speaker at Black History Lecture

Marigot/Great Bay — “Clinical Psychology Dr. Judith Arndell will be the guest speaker at 26th annual Black History Celebration lecture scheduled for this Saturday, February 25, at the Médiathèque Terr...

Dr. Simmonds galvanizes base at congress closure

Dr. Simmonds galvanizes base at congress closure

Marigot  -  “We managed to galvanize our base,” stated Louis Mussington president of the Movement for Justice and Prosperity (MJP), Mussington was speaking at MJP’s first party congress held...

Successful EU-COSME workshops at USM

Successful EU-COSME workshops at USM

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - The European Union funded COSME Programme, hosted two very successful three-day workshops focusing on “21st Century Entrepreneurship” in cooperation with the University of S...

Wibo de Vries will be appointed as director of the Correctional Institution Caribbean Netherlands (JICN)

Wibo de Vries will be appointed as director of the Correctional Institution Caribbean Netherlands (JICN)

Caribbean Netherlands - As of March 1st  2017 Wibo de Vries will be appointed as director of the Correctional Institution Caribbean Netherlands (JICN). Since 2013 he has been working at the JICN...

Suzy Camelia-Romer placed under supervision of the dutch

Suzy Camelia-Romer placed under supervision of the dutch

PHILIPSBURG,St. Maarten - Because inspection by Dutch aviation authorities has established that the Civil Aviation Authority in Curaçao is not based on the law but on arbitrary decrees of minister Suz...

NBA Joins forces with Rio Productions for the Lighted Parade 2017

NBA Joins forces with Rio Productions for the Lighted Parade 2017

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Popular Carnival festivities organizer ‘Nothin’ But Alcohol’ (NBA) will be joining forces with Rio Productions this year and will form an integral part of the Lighted Parade...

St. Dominic High Interact Club is called to share

St. Dominic High Interact Club is called to share

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On February 6, 2017, to kick off Catholic Schools week under the theme: We are called to share with others, the Interact Club of St. Dominic High School welcomed Les...

Attention ALL GED Exam students April 7 Deadline to Complete GED Exams at USM

Attention ALL GED Exam students April 7 Deadline to Complete GED Exams at USM

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten – As of May 1, 2017 the new General Educational Development (GED) Exam that has been rolled out in the U.S. since January 1, 2014 will be implemented internationally, thereby ...

Paul Harris Fellow Awards

Paul Harris Fellow Awards

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle hosted a fellowship evening as ‘A World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A collection was taken for Polio ...

Dangers of the Internet: The Effects of Technology on Students

Dangers of the Internet: The Effects of Technology on Students

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs held an interactive and informative session entitled, “The Dange...

Thirty-three Birders, Including Celebrity Bird Expert and Author, Conduct Birding Tour of Sint Maarten

Thirty-three Birders, Including Celebrity Bird Expert and Author, Conduct Birding Tour of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Sint Maarten recently hosted some thirty-three birding enthusiast from Carefree Birding, a birding based cruising group that travel throughout the Caribbean to engage in the...

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...

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CTU Secretary General leads discussions on sustainable development goals at international forum

CTU Secretary General leads di…

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Ms. Bernadette Lewis, led a discussion panel addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) ...

This Caribbean Country Has A New Prime Minister

This Caribbean Country Has A N…

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – President Jovenel Moise says he has appointed Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, a professor of gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti (UEH) as th...

Antiguan Law Enforcement Manager For U.S. Leadership Programme

Antiguan Law Enforcement Manag…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The manager of the Counter Narcotics Operational Team in the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in Antigua and Barbuda, Marcia Edwards, is traveling to the ...

Island Business & Sports

Final registration day and opening competition

Final registration day and ope…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Little League announces the opening of the 2017 baseball and softball competition which will take place on Saturday, March 4th. All players, parents and well...

SXMNBA March tournament scheduled games

SXMNBA March tournament schedu…

PIHILIPSBURG, 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 scheduled time and games will be forfeit if there is...

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...

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Parliament and the screening of candidate ministers

Parliament and the screening of candidat…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Today, two months after the new Council of Ministers was sworn in, we sti...

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