Archive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Attempted robbery leaves victim with fractured hip

Attempted robbery leaves victim with fractured hip

St. Maarten - The Detective Department is investigating a possible attempted robbery or attempted homicide that occurred last Monday at approximately 01.30 a.m. on the Bush road in the vicinity of Cost U Less. A man identified by the initials E.F.H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Duncan blames prisoners for renovation delays

Duncan blames prisoners for renovation delays

St. Maarten – Some 37 days have passed since renovations should have started on the Point Blanche House of Detention. Earlier this year Justice Minister Roland Duncan told the committee monitoring the plans of approach that the renovations would st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Heavy rainfall watch discontinued

Heavy rainfall watch discontinued

Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Department of Disaster Management has been informed by the Meteorological Department of Curacao that the heavy rainfall watch has been discontinued. A radio announcement to this extent was made at a quarter to six yesterd

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Lightning causes trouble to Telem equipment

Lightning causes trouble to Telem equipment

St. Maarten – TelEm Group landline equipment was temporarily affected by lightning strikes during inclement weather on Monday night, the company said in a press release issued last night. According to Chief Commercial Officer Brian Mingo some of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Multimillion dollar drug bust exposes St.Maarten as destination of choice

Multimillion dollar drug bust exposes St.Maarten as destination of choice

GREAT BAY/NEW YORK-A Bermudian man who smuggled drugs out of St.Maarten three times en route to his homeland via New York was sentenced to two and a half years at the Metropolitan Detention Centre for his role in the $3.9 million heroin import plot.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Police no longer responsible for immigration controls

Police no longer responsible for immigration controls

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan signed a covenant on Tuesday that will govern the relationship between the police and the Immigration and Naturalization Department when it comes to finding people who are living here without the require

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Registration for Dutch elections closes today

Registration for Dutch elections closes today

St. Maarten – Today is the last day for Dutch nationals that are eligible to take part in the September 12 parliamentary elections to register at the office of the Dutch representative in Philipsburg. So far, 115 voters have registered in St. Maart

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on National Alliance MPs want clarity about plans for Emilio Wilson Estate

National Alliance MPs want clarity about plans for Emilio Wilson Estate

St. Maarten – Two members of parliament in the governing coalition have not changed their position on having government purchase and protect the Emilio Wilson Estate, while yet others have called for discussions with the owners and the government s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Teenager missing from Grand Case for a week

Teenager missing from Grand Case for a week

Teenager missing from Grand Case for a week

St. Maarten - A 16 year old girl, Micheila Nicolaas aka Mika has gone missing since July 25, from Grand Case at the house she was staying at. Her description is as follows: 1.65 meter high with brown eyes, she has a mole between her eyebrows and has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Civil register 60 percent correct

Civil register 60 percent correct

Civil register 60 percent correct

The Civil Registry has decided to see how it can maximize the space in its current building because moving the department or expanding the current building cannot be accomplished. Customers are very often crowded into the small reception area at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on PAR rumored to head new coalition – Schotte-cabinet falls

PAR rumored to head new coalition – Schotte-cabinet falls

WILLEMSTAD – The Schotte-government fell last night after Dean Rozier, the faction leader of Schotte’s party MFK withdrew his support for the coalition. Earlier, MAN-MP Eugene Cleopa withdrew his support. With the loss of two seats, the Schotte

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Opinion: Same dog, different hat

Opinion: Same dog, different hat

First it was called the Koraal Specht prison. When that got a bad name, it was changed, rather optimistically, to the Bon Futuro prison. That didn’t work too well either, so the Schotte government, no doubt pressured by loose cannon Helmin Wiels, r

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

1 Comment

Matthews wins final elimination in Bikini contest

St. Maarten - Using her stage experience, charm and poise, Elvina Matthews blew away the field of nine beautiful ladies and won the final elimination round in the 4th annual Sunset Beach Bar & Grill Bikini contest which took place last Saturday. It

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Community police officers meet in St. Peters

Community police officers meet in St. Peters

St. Maarten - The recently graduated and certified community police officers held a meeting last Monday at the Sint Peters Community Center with Major Felix Richards, the community police officer for the district of Sint Peters, assisted by two colle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Simpson Bay Resort charges $1,900 for one week – Renovation assessments upset timeshare owners

Simpson Bay Resort charges $1,900 for one week – Renovation assessments upset timeshare owners

St. Maarten – Timeshare owners at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina – the former Pelican Resort Club – in Pelican Key have mixed feelings about the renovations that are underway, especially about the financial contribution they are forced to ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Public Health issues mosquito breeding alert

Public Health issues mosquito breeding alert

Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The country has experienced two days of rain shower activity on Monday and Tuesday from a passing Tropical Wave. Due to excess rainfall, the potential for mosquito breeding grounds is high. Section General Public Health (SG

Editorial, Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Editorial: Schotte falls

Editorial: Schotte falls

The fall of the Schotte-government should not surprise anyone. Riddled by scandals and controversies, it seemed only a matter of time before the wheels would come off. Not for the first time, observers have noted that there seemed to be something wr

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Opinion: Deck chair police

Opinion: Deck chair police

It's the scourge of the sun-and-fun vacation: The perfectly placed deck chair, claimed for hours only by an artfully mussed towel and a John Grisham novel. You know that feeling right? You go to the pool at your hotel, only to find that there is no d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Key decisions about National Detective Agency unfinished

Key decisions about National Detective Agency unfinished

St. Maarten – The committee monitoring the implementation of the Plans of Approach has called for a quick finalization of the function book at the National Detective Agency (Landsrecherche), making the agency more financially independent, the draft

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Hundreds attend show of Strotterzz models

Hundreds attend show of Strotterzz models

Hundreds attend show of Strotterzz models

St. Maarten - Over the weekend the Hott Strotterzz modeling agency hosted its 7th annual modeling show at the cultural center. Hundreds turned out to see the undefeated showcase 15 segments by several top fashion stores on the Island. Henderson Insur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Prosecutor investigates bribe offer to MP Pisas

Prosecutor investigates bribe offer to MP Pisas

Willemstad – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has started an investigation into allegations by Mp Gilmar Pisas that he was offered a large sum of money to break the Schotte-coalition. Attorney general dick Piar decided to start the investigation, a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Gaming Control Board Curacao acts against gambling addiction

Gaming Control Board Curacao acts against gambling addiction

WILLEMSTAD — The Gaming Control Board and the Fundashon pa Maneho di Adikshon signed a Sensible Gambling-agreement on Monday to discourage gambling addiction. A 2009 research showed that 3 percent of all gamblers are addicted. The GCB and the FMA

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on St. Maarten Immigration guidelines delayed

St. Maarten Immigration guidelines delayed

St. Maarten - Justice Minister Roland Duncan says it will be a few more days before his new policy guidelines for admission and expulsion take effect. The changes, which include once again recognizing registered partnerships and that place extreme fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Theophilus Priest launches plan for massive tilapia production

Theophilus Priest launches plan for massive tilapia production

Combination with 100 units for women’s shelter St. Maarten – Theophilus Priest launched a plan for a women’s shelter aqua culture project yesterday. The chairman of the Women’s shelter committee Mujeres Adelante visions a $5.6 million proj

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on “Morgan-ettes” win all female sports competition

“Morgan-ettes” win all female sports competition

St. Maarten - After a display of team work and dexterity the Captain Morgan team secured enough points to be crowned as the championship team in the 2012 All Female Sports day event which was held at the Omni Sports Auditorium in Galisbay on Sunday.

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Killer shot to death in prison Curacao

Killer shot to death in prison Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Kenroy Mana Mana Stefania, a 40-year old inmate in the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon - the prison in Curacao - was shot to death by fellow-inmates yesterday morning. Stefania was serving a 38-year sentence for a series of violent arm

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Air France-KLM posts net loss and halves operating loss

Air France-KLM posts net loss and halves operating loss

THE NETHERLANDS - Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM on Monday announced a second quarter net loss of 895 million and a halving of its operating loss to 66 million euro. The widening of net loss from 197 million euro to 895 million euro is the resul

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Opinion: Silly season

Opinion: Silly season

The silly season is here, but you wouldn’t know it this year around, because there is plenty of news – at least in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world. In most languages the silly season is linked to, believe it or not, cucumbers. The Dutc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Emilio Wilson Estate development continues brewing – Foundation urges Marlin and MPs to keep their promise

Emilio Wilson Estate development continues brewing – Foundation urges Marlin and MPs to keep their promise

St. Maarten - The Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation is extremely disappointed but not at all surprised that Rain Forest Adventures has stopped the archaeological survey being carried out by the St. Maarten Archaeological Centre (SIMARC). In a statement

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Opinion: Expensive medication

Opinion: Expensive medication

Suppose you have a dear family member that suffers from, say Pompe disease or Fabry disease. If it were up to the Dutch board for healthcare insurances CZV they’ll soon have to pay for their own medicine – a feat few, if any, will be able to pull

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Hundreds of permits await approval at Vromi-ministry

Hundreds of permits await approval at Vromi-ministry

Extra capacity needed to deal with backlog to 2006 St. Maarten – At the end of last year the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) still had 356 pending permit applications dating back to the period 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on Court House Alley hub for addicts and vagrants

Court House Alley hub for addicts and vagrants

Court House Alley hub for addicts and vagrants

Homeless on Hendrick Straat St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - Businessowners in the Court House alley (Hendrick Straat) are calling on the authorities to address the “unsightly and harassing” situation that they believe has been ignored with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on St. Maarten Police arrest jewel buying fraudster

St. Maarten Police arrest jewel buying fraudster

St. Maarten – Police have arrested and detained a man from the Dominican Republic that they suspect is a fraudster. They haven’t released his initials because verifying his identity is part of the ongoing investigation. Police arrested the man a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on St. Maarten awaits notification from Curacao

St. Maarten awaits notification from Curacao

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers has not yet received an official notification from the government in Curacao about its intention to terminate the cooperation agreement with St. Maarten, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt stated in an emailed resp

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 1, 2012

Comments Off on KLM plane had threatening letter on board

KLM plane had threatening letter on board

THE NETHERLANDS - A passenger aircraft which had to turn back to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport shortly after take-off on Monday morning contained a letter saying there were explosives on board, airport police said on Monday evening. The KLM plane,

Page 1 of 212