Archive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 14, 2011

Comments Off on Carnival 2011 Unity Jump-Up on Saturday

Carnival 2011 Unity Jump-Up on Saturday

Truck Inspection Wednesday St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is revving up the engine of Carnival 2011 and will host the Unity Jump-Up, the first event on the Carnival calendar, this Saturday, March 19th. The po

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 14, 2011

Comments Off on Shigemoto requests 78 million in debt relief payment arrears funds

Shigemoto requests 78 million in debt relief payment arrears funds

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto forwarded a letter on March 10 to Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Donner with respect to the Naf.78 million in debt relief payment arrears for St. Maarten. St. Maarten woul

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 14, 2011

Comments Off on Over 700 sign “Protect the Great Salt Pond” petition

Over 700 sign “Protect the Great Salt Pond” petition

St. Maarten - The Petition to Protect the Great Salt Pond is open for signatures at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library and the St. Maarten Museum. The petition calls for Parliament to “immediately put in place zoning legislation to conserve the Great

Editorial - Posted by on March 14, 2011

Comments Off on Today’s Editorial: Budget Tsunami

Today’s Editorial: Budget Tsunami

While Japan reels in the wake of its greatest disaster in 66 years, St. Maarten is reaching out, but reaching out from under a tsunami of its own. The big tidal wave drawing eyes to Philipsburg and causing people here to brace themselves is a man mad

Opinion - Posted by on March 14, 2011

Comments Off on Today’s Opinion: The case against more guns

Today’s Opinion: The case against more guns

Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s plan to ease existing firearm legislation is mainly based on the thought that people have the right to defend themselves. But does the local crime level give reason to believe this is really necessary? We doubt it.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 14, 2011

Comments Off on Students invited to “First Look” at the University

Students invited to “First Look” at the University

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin is offering the public an opportunity to sit in on classes at no cost until March 19th with its USM First Look program. The program, now in its fifth term, began at the end of February. This program is geare

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 14, 2011

1 Comment

Finance Ministry “working diligently” to close budget deficit hole, guarantee adequate service

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says the Ministry of Finance is working diligently to close the 2011 budget deficit based on a number of possibilities. The budget ceiling at the moment is 416 million guilders and the Parliament of St. M