Archive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Court bypasses departure-policy argument, but: Attorney Knoppel wins case against justice ministry

Court bypasses departure-policy argument, but: Attorney Knoppel wins case against justice ministry

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Justice had no reason to fire attorney Ellen Knoppel in 2014, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday. On Friday the court ruled in summary proceedings that the previous Minister of Justice, Roland Duncan, had gra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Second Customs officer in court for drugs smuggling

Second Customs officer in court for drugs smuggling

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial of Customs officer Alexander Maximilliano Ernesto L. yesterday until February 25 to give the defense the opportunity to present documentation to substantiate the defendant’s medical c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Independent MP Cornelius De Weever defends counterpart policy

Independent MP Cornelius De Weever defends counterpart policy

St. Maarten —Criticism leveled at the Governments Counterpart policy has resulted in Independent Member of Parliament Cornelius De Weever coming to the defense and making it clear that “the counterpart legislation is a law and not just a policy.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Lenny Priest on appointment of Ministers: UP has no confidence in its own candidates

Lenny Priest on appointment of Ministers: UP has no confidence in its own candidates

St. Maarten —A vote of no confidence in almost its entire slate of candidates in the 2014 elections has unwittingly been expressed by the United People party, according to leader of the One St. Maarten People Party Lenny Priest, who explained that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Budget debate last Friday

Budget debate last Friday

St. Maarten - Parliament met Friday to discuss the draft national budget from 9:00am. The draft 2015 National Budget is set at Naf.445.000.000 with investments and capital goods set at Naf.111.031.451. Members of the budget were also able to do

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Bar fight trial adjourned

Bar fight trial adjourned

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial of 32-year-old Carlos Adolphus I. yesterday to allow time for hearing a witness and for a forensic investigation of a knife. The defendant was involved in a fight in a bar on October

Editorial - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Editorial: Not out of the woods

Editorial: Not out of the woods

Labor conflicts like the one involving attorney Ellen Knoppel show how the inner workings of the government apparatus sometimes shortchange people who mistakenly think they have a steady job. Knoppel went on a rollercoaster ride whereby her one-ye

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce has new board

St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce has new board

St. Maarten —The results are in and Peggy Ann Brandon is the president of the Executive board of the Chamber of Commerce and industry following the election on January 20th. The  Vice-President of the board as per the election results is Stanl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Winair passes on fuel reduction

Winair passes on fuel reduction

St. Maarten - Winair has taken the initiative and decided to pass its savings from the reductions in international fuel prices to its customers. “Winair will be decreasing its fuel surcharges by 30% for travel after February 1, 2015. This is du

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2015

Comments Off on Night of the hit makers back for its third year

Night of the hit makers back for its third year

St. Maarten - Xtratight™ Entertainment presents its 3rd edition of TelCell night of the hit makers---carnival’s premier dance experience and show-- offering an Xtatic experience for St. Maarten Carnival 2015. Xtratight™ has brought a blend of