GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Due to flooded streets, debris that has washed unto the public roads, and clean-up efforts that need to get underway, as well as the potential and uncertainty for more rain showers on Friday morning, the Prime Minister has decided that schools should be closed on Friday as a precautionary measure.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The application process for Mobility Passes for the 2012 Hurricane Season started on April 18, and business sector and vital organizations, have less than three weeks before the process comes to a close.

PHILIPSBURG - The board and general membership of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) was supported by a 12 member youth wing for Carnival 2012 whose members the SCDF feels will be vital assets for the future of Carnival on St. Maarten.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) Director Arthur Lugisse, assisted eight City of Tallahassee officials during a rest and relaxation visit to the island recently by facilitating a business meeting with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

PHILIPSBURG - Visual reports at 8:40pm say that the Bush Road is currently under water.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Department and Office of Disaster Management (ODM) has been notified by the Meteorological Department of Curacao (MDC) that the country has been placed under a heavy rainfall watch until Friday 6.00pm due to heavy rain showers.

BES ISLANDS - From May 6th till May 11th 2012 resigned minister Henk Kamp pays a working visit to the Dutch Caribbean.

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten Student Support Services (S4) has been taking care as a foundation in Holland of the interest of our students from St. Maarten, who left for Holland for further studies since 2005.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The political developments on St. Maarten and Holland have sparked renewed speculations on Curacao about possible changes in the coalition government on Curacao.

PHILIPSBURG - The Carnival Season has been described as a successful one by the Police Spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson.