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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In the edition of a local news paper published on Tuesday October 6th regarding the attempted armed robbery of the armored vehicle of the “Pan American Security Service”, the police is informing the general public and all media outlets, that the police department will not be responsible for any press releases or statements made or published by any media outlets on the island, that were not issued by or on behalf of the police spokesman.

 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will meet in a plenary session on October 13 to appoint the President and two Vice Presidents.

The public Plenary Session is set for Tuesday, at 9.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg. 

The agenda point is the appointment of the President and Vice Presidents of Parliament.

This meeting of the House was requested by the National Alliance Faction Members of Parliament (MPs) W.V. Marlin, S.E. Jacobs, Democratic Party Faction S.A. Wescot-Williams, United St. Maarten Party Faction F.G. Richardson, and MP M.A. Lake.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - One of the electricity production units at the NV GEBE Cay Bay Power Plant is down. 

Due to the aforementioned, the company has released a load shedding schedule for Monday, 5th October.

The areas under the tentative load shedding schedule are:

1:30AM to 3:00AM PDP and part of Union Road

2:15PM to 3:45PM Saunders, Cay Hill, AJC Brouwers Road and part of LB Scott Road

3:45PM to 5:15PM Cole Bay and Almond Grove

5:15PM t0 6:45PM Airport Road

This is a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE and is subject to change. You can keep posted of any immediate changes by visiting the NV GEBE Facebook Page. 

Technicians at the NV GEBE Cay Bay Power Plant are working diligently to resolve the technical issues with the generator. 

NV GEBE has attempted to limit load shedding in the various districts to a minimum.

NV GEBE Managing Board apologizes to customers for the inconvenience that this interruption in service is causing. 

 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Sint Maarten Youth Parliament Presents, “The Best Walk of Your Life” a fundraising walk-a-thon promoting the convention on the Rights of the Child.

Date: Saturday 31st October 2015

Time: 5am

Route: Le Grande Mache (Bush Road), via Link one, Front Street, Walter Nisbeth Road, Le Grande Mache (Bush Road)

Price: $10 (shirt and breakfast included).

Tickets are available from any member or at the Rupert I Maynard Youth Community Center (Next to basketball court in St. Peters).

Proceeds in aid of Sint Maarten Youth Parliament.

 

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten  – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that road repair works will commence on Sunday, October 4.

The road works will commence at 8.00PM Sunday evening and continue to 5.00AM in the morning.

Areas where road milling activities will take place between the aforementioned timeline are Lowlands, Beacon Hill, Airport Boulevard, Simpson Bay, Welfare Road, Union Road, and Well Road.

Asphalt works will commence on the following Monday.  The aforementioned scheduled is tentative and subject to change with respect to weather conditions at the time.

Motorists are advised to pay keen attention to road crews who will be using heavy machinery to carry out the work.

Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – TheCentral Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on October 5th.

The public Central Committee meeting is set for Monday, at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda: is the establishment of the draft proposal regarding Double Taxation between the Netherlands and Sint Maarten.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), will kick off a very needed project in October in collaboration with the Community police officers, geared at removing all car wrecks and illegally placed cars from public roads and spaces.

This project comes after thorough communication with community councils and careful observation of the increasing number of car wrecks and illegally placed cars that cause a nuisance, health hazardous and often dangerous circumstance for communities, which become infested with rodents and waste.

The project is proposed to commence October 7, 2015 through May 2016 starting every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 12 noon. Each month a district will be scheduled for cleaning in sequence with the CPO schedules. The schedule for the removal of car wrecks and illegally placed vehicles for your area will be placed on the Government Information Page one week prior the commencement of the actions. The proposed schedule is as follows:

  • October – Colebay
  • November – Cul de Sac Basin (northern area)
  • December – Cul de Sac Basin (Southern area)
  • January –Dutch Quarter/Belvedere
  • February – Simpsonbay/Pelican/Cay Bay/Indigo Bay
  • March – Lower Princess Quarter
  • April – Great Bay/Upper Princess Quarter
  • May – Lowlands/Beacon Hill/Maho

Vehicles belonging to persons matching the criteria of unpaid road tax, outdated inspection, abandonment, and hazardous to public safety, will be advised with official warning to remove their vehicles. Failure to do will result in the vehicle being towed or even crushed.

Further attention will also be invested in illegal garages.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The “Friendly Island Cycling Association” has been granted a permit to keep a Triathlon on Sunday October 4th 2015.

The race will start at 07.30 a.m. on the premises of Port de Plaisance on Union road.

The cycling part of this event will leave the Port de Plaisance and turn left on the Union road to the East side round about of the Cause Way Bridge.

The race will then continue via the Cause Way Bridge to the round about at the PJIA main building and then return to the East Side round about. Three laps of this route will be done before ending at Port de Plaisance.

During the cycling race the Cause Way Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic until the race is finished.

After the race the bridge will again be open immediately allowing all traffic to flow normally.

All drivers should take keen note of the information to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Police Department is making known to the public that permission has been granted to LDW Holding Ltd to carry out delivery of building supplies at Boardwalk Blvd 15.

These deliveries are scheduled for the early morning hours on Thursday October 1st and Friday October 2nd 2015 since no cruise ships are scheduled to be in port.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The office of the inspectorate of health, social development and labor (IVSA) will be closed on Friday, October 2 due to a workshop.

The office will be open on Monday, October 5 at 8 am.

Please call 5208107 for urgent purposes.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

 

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