PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Prime Minister the Honorable Marcel Gumbs was presented with a special birthday cake to make his special day special on Thursday while in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – United People's (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake is preparing to send a letter through the Chairman of Parliament to the Minister of Finance about getting rid of the expat ruling which is costing Government more than half a million guilders.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament's permanent Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) that will be held on Friday morning is open to the public, and is no longer a closed door session.

BES Islands - The island Caribbean Netherlands Guide was recently updated on a number of aspects.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 14:30, the French Police was notified of an armed robbery that had just been committed against a commercial establishment in French Quarter.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The St. Maarten Youth Parliament members will be addressing the subject pedophilia in a live session of the House on February 27.

GREATBAY, St. Maarten - A full scale investigation into the harbour's relationship with Checkmate Security Services and the newly updated contract between the two entities is being called for by leader of the One St. Maarten People's Party Lenny Priest, who said that such an investigation must be conducted by the RST Detectives with the assistance of a leading Accounting firm that is not established in St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament's permanent Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) will be meeting with the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, and relevant department representatives, regarding the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) for a closed door session on February 27.

BES Islands - For the first time, Statistics Netherlands has surveyed incomes in the Caribbean Netherlands.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Rotary International celebrated its 110th birthday on February 23rd and as the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise continues to celebrate its 10th year President Virginia Asin found it fitting to donate to groups who have been in keeping with Rotary's motto "Service Above Self".