WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said that the Netherlands decided to release the Venezuelan General Hugo "Pollo" Carvajal, who was arrested in Aruba last Wednesday night.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The issue of the campaign guidelines issued by the Minister of Justice the Honorable Dennis Richardson, has not been a point of discussion by the Council of Ministers confirmed the Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The OSPP Party of Lenny Priest also spoke to our microphones after Friday's meeting of the Central Voting Bureau.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Hasani Elis of the Democratic Party stated that he too was happy with the procedure followed by the Central Voting Bureau last Friday.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Former UP Minister now candidate Frankie Meyers is elated about that fact that he is back on the campaign trail.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The representatives of some of the political parties taking part in the election spoke to our news room after Friday's meeting of the Central Voting Bureau of St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) announced that the 9th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards (CPA) will be held on Friday November the 21st at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coast of the country.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell last Thursday requested a moment of silence to be observed in connection with Malaysian Flight MH-17 crash victims at the Parlatino Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) that took place in Panama City.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - NV GEBE, the Water and Electricity Company, today announced that the company will release a toll free number, 1 844 GEBE 213, as of next week.