Archive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Fees for work, residence permits to be hiked mid year

Fees for work, residence permits to be hiked mid year

New expenses, revenue added to 2011 St. Maarten – Finance Minister of Hiro Shigemoto announced on Thursday that the 2011 national budget has been approved in a special session of the Council of Ministers on Thursday. The budget has been sent to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on St. Maarten Census marketed as key in national planning

St. Maarten Census marketed as key in national planning

St. Maarten – The Department of Statistics (STAT) believes they’ll be able to deliver an accurate count of the amount of people that reside here once the 2011 Census concludes. The Census will run from April 9th to April 17th and the Department e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Buncampers still leaseholders, 72 days after scandal broke

Buncampers still leaseholders, 72 days after scandal broke

Government sought legal advice on long lease but took no action St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The government sought legal advice about revoking the long lease former Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius hold on a parcel o

Editorial - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Today’s Editorial: On behalf of the workers

Today’s Editorial: On behalf of the workers

It is with interest that we read that the government intends to hike work permit and residence fees at the middle of the year as part of its plan to balance the budget. The measure must be seen in a context and we appreciate that, but there is a caut

Opinion - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Opinion: Don’t Blame Government…Call in Vote Observers

Opinion: Don’t Blame Government…Call in Vote Observers

Dear Editor, We are experiencing quite a grueling time in St. Maarten at the moment. How bad is the present situation? It’s so bad that government has not only infuriated the electorate, they have succeeded in angering tourists in the form of P

Opinion - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Today’s opinion: 72 Days and counting

Today’s opinion: 72 Days and counting

It’s now 72 days and counting since this newspaper revealed the scandal that led to the downfall of Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus. From statements by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams we learned this week that the government wa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on (Pelican Resort) Lawyers won’t meet today

(Pelican Resort) Lawyers won’t meet today

Mediators explore agreement parameters today St. Maarten – The attorneys for the Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) will not get a meeting with the principles of Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company today. They requested the gathering in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Insel Air announces third San Juan – St. Maarten flight

Insel Air announces third San Juan – St. Maarten flight

St. Maarten – Tourism Minister Franklin Meyers announced Thursday that Insel Air is to add a third flight between St. Maarten and Puerto Rico in April. He was informed of the plan when he met representatives at the recent Routes Conference in the D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on Joy over Middle Region upgrade, but 18 months of inconvenience ahead

Joy over Middle Region upgrade, but 18 months of inconvenience ahead

St. Maarten – The event was highly symbolic, but it marked the start of a project Middle Region residents have been longing for, years. The groundbreaking ceremony across from the Calabash Bar that took place yesterday afternoon marks the beginning

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2011

Comments Off on One arrested for weapons possession

One arrested for weapons possession

St. Maarten – Police of the Zero Tolerance team took five young men to the police station in Philipsburg on Tuesday. Police confiscated a black air pistol from one of them. Police arrested the five young men and seized the weapon mid-afternoon aft