St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice rejected the Simpson Bay Resort Management company’s request to freeze the April 2-ruling that obliges the company to pay the employees of the former Pelican resort based on their collective labor agree
St. Maarten –Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s United People’s will soon be the lone opposition faction in the parliament, after faction-leader Romain Laville tendered his resignation to join forces with independent MPs Frans Richardson and
The Common Court of Justice rejected Simpson Bay Resort’s request to freeze the April 2-ruling that obliges the company to rehire all Wifol-members who were formerly employed at the former Pelican resort, to pay them retroactively based on their co
Politics in St. Maarten has always been irritating, entertaining, and frustrating – all at the same time. It doesn’t really matter who is in charge, there will always be something to complain about.
The most remarkable thing about the calypso-
GREAT BAY – Steel pan virtuoso Isidore York is now a knight in the order of Orange Nassau; five others became members of the order: Asha Stevens-Mohabier, Suzette Moses-Burton, Stella Elstak-Simmons, Duane Richardson-Gumbs and Soraida Ersilia-Isabe
St. Maarten - The Securities and Commerce Institute (SCI) will hold an information and registration session next Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of St. Martin in room 209 for the inaugural Edinburgh Business School Masters in Busine
St. Maarten - Last Wednesday, 23 year old Glenicia Mitchell captured the Senior Carnival Queen crown. A few hours after walking off the Festival Village stage, she donned the cap of Ms. St.Maarten and sat down with us for an interview. The experien
St. Maarten -The owners of the Faith Hair Salon N.V visited their establishment on Friday morning only to find a section of their concrete wall on Cannegieter Street in ruins. The wall was a twisted wreck of rock and steel after a driver apparently s
St. Maarten – Right opposite the Festival Village 20-year-old Owen Meyers was shot to death last Friday shortly after twelve thirty at night. Police officers who were present at the international reggae show in the village arrived on the crime scen
St. Maarten —Fish Da Mega Boss was crowned the new Calypso Monarch for Carnival 2012 at the Festival Village by the Nagico’s marketing manager Paul Dijkhoffz early on Saturday morning. The event drew a huge crowd of calypso enthusiasts who though
GREAT BAY/ WILLEMSTAD – St. Maarten has been charged with coordinating the cooperation between overseas countries and territories (OCTs) and ultra-peripheral territories (UPTs) in the Caribbean. The decision was taken last Thursday at a meeting of
St. Maarten - A total of five troupes and approximately 15 individual pieces competed in Monday’s Carnival Grand Parade 2012. With arguably close to one hundred and twenty nationalities on this thirty-seven square mile island, designers strive to n
That Romain Laville was not a happy camper in his role as the faction-leader of Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s United People’s party was clear to us ever since he was forced to toe the line in the Pelican Resort saga.
Now that he has tend
St. Maarten – The Man Chung supermarket and the Ho supermarket in St. Peters were robbed by armed men within minutes of each other on Wednesday evening around eight o’clock, but the robbers did not get the time to enjoy the proceeds of their crim
St. Maarten - Fourteen year old Erissa Cozier wowed the audience and captured the hearts of the judges on Wednesday night to become the Teen Queen for Carnival 2012. Gaining 932 points, Cozier also walked away with titles of Best Talent, Best Culture
We have known Theophilus Priest for quite some time and we have never seen him so mad as he was yesterday.
His outrage is understandable: the owner of neighboring apartments pumps raw sewage into his yard and nobody seems to be able or willing to
GREAT BAY – The owner of Victoria’s Mini Grocery got the upper hand against three young men who entered his store with the intention to rob him on Wednesday morning around eleven thirty. The youngsters entered the store dressed in dark clothing a
PELICAN KEY – Wednesday afternoon around four o’clock the Hollywood casino in Pelican Key was robbed by an unknown man. The casino-manager, identified by the police as A.A., said that a man dressed in dark clothing had walked into the casino with
St. Maarten – “It is important for the workers of Country St. Maarten to understand and to commemorate the achievement of Labor Day. We recognize Labor Day’s historic impact on things our forefathers fought for and obtained,” Claire Elshot sa
St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle received three awards at the recently held District 7020 Conference in Haiti. The Club received the Platinum Distinguished Governor’s Award for their outstanding dedicated service during the Ro
St. Maarten – “The rights of the workers have been trampled by the Simpson Bay resort,” Wifol-President Theophilus Thompson said yesterday at the union’s weekly press briefing. There is still no ruling on the resort’s request to freeze the
The grocery store owner who fought of three street punks who intended to rob him has set an example for all his colleagues, but it is one that needs to be handled with care.
From what we learned through a police report the would-be robbers were un
ST. PETERS – Theophilus Priest is outraged about the actions of the owner of two apartment buildings located just behind his home on Marigot Hill Road. “Every week he pumps raw sewage from his apartments into my yard,” Priest fumed yesterday af
St. Maarten – Achieving the 8-hour work day is one of the biggest achievements of organized labor unions, Wifol-President Theophilus Thompson said in his Labor Day address yesterday. “In the past employees worked endless hours without limitation.
Wifol-president Theophilus Thompson’s remark about the 8-hour working day hit the nail on the head for many workers. That was an achievement, though Thompson kept saying in his address at the union’s weekly press briefing that this had been achie
We know Maurice de Hond as the Dutch national opinion pollster. He’s been doing this stuff like forever: since 1977 to be exact. He will turn 65 in October of this year, but there are no indications that he is about to slow down. On Wednesday he ju
OYSTER POND, St. Maarten- A recently designed border monument was unveiled on Wednesday by the management, staff and several guests of Oyster Bay Beach Resort, along with the home owners of the Oyster Pond Estates. The monument, which took about thre
St. Maarten - The second time around proved to be the charm for Glenicia Mitchell, last year’s third runner up and this year’s Senior Carnival Queen. She was crowned early Thursday morning in front of a somewhat dis-satisfied crowd who threw a fe
GREAT BAY – The petition social organizations united in an informal anti-poverty platform submitted to the Kingdom Council of Ministers in January has fallen on deaf ears with Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies. Not the Kingdom, but the gove
GREAT BAY - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) Director Arthur Lugisse, and its industry partner celebrated on April 3 WTN-TV’s second anniversary combined with the CEO of The Obersi Group of Companies Alvin Obersi's birthday ce