St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Executing the counter-part article of the executive order on foreign labor is detrimental for St. Maarten’s economy because the labor supply is strongly dependent on immigration. This is the conclusion from an adv
St. Maarten – “It is a matter of time before you will see another shift,” former formateur William Marlin said at a press conference yesterday in answer to a question from this newspaper about political instability. “There is not a problem wi
St. Maarten – The Parliament meets this morning at 10 a.m. for the third time in a row to handle an amendment to the 2014 budget. On two earlier occasions, the meeting did not go through due to a lack of quorum. This morning’s meeting will be hel
St. Maarten - Newly created music to Drisana Deborah Jack’s poetry will be performed at the 55th anniversary concert of the Delft Ars Vocalis Chamber Choir in the Netherlands, according to Jack’s publisher HNP.
Dutch composers Rita Hijmans and
St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin in its efforts to meet the growing needs of the community of St. Maarten, is now embarking upon an adult education class, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in collaboration with Victorious Living Foundation
St. Maarten – Democratic Party leader Sarah Wescot-Williams used air quotes yesterday afternoon to express her bewilderment about Governor Holiday’s decision to appoint two informateurs on Thursday, after UP-leader Theo Heyliger’s presentatio
St. Maarten– A stroke of bad luck hit Topper’s restaurant in the early hours of Saturday morning when a driver lost control of her car and crashed literally through the front end of the business. The car took down a large billboard, destroys benc
St. Maarten—Illegal weapon possession and the victims of human trafficking were high on the agenda of the cadets of the customs and immigration services during a recent interview with justice minister Dennis Richardson.
The cadets wanted to know
St. Maarten -Director of Civil Aviation at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Gerald Dillingham, is among the featured speakers at the forthcoming Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition being organized by the Princess Juliana Internati
St. Maarten—Thirty student volunteers of the ACE Foundation visited the seniors at the St. Maarten Home on Friday as part of preparing the students to be civic minded.
Principal of the school Claire Elshot explained that the kids made a presenta
Collection drive in second half of October
MARIGOT – French and Dutch side law enforcement authorities have joined forces in an attempt to get as many illegal firearms off the streets as possible. During a joint press conference at the prefectur
St. Maarten – Initiate the fight against corruption, create and launch a strategic communications campaign and increase transparency and public access to information. These are the first three recommendations that appear from the 250-page integrity
St. Maarten – It was to be expected, but it still was a sight for sore eyes when the rescheduled meeting of Parliament yesterday morning to handle an amendment to the 2014 budget did not get a quorum. Only MPs Hyacinth Richardson and George Pantoph
St. Maarten - Marcel Gumbs and Joe Richardson have been offered and have accepted an assignment to become the informateurs of the new government of St. Maarten that is expected to be formed as a result of an agreement between Cornilus de Weever and t
St. Maarten - Two teenagers were arrested yesterday after they stole several bottles of Hennesy Cognac from a supermarket in Cole Bay.
The eighteen and sixteen year old male suspects with the initials M.D. (18) and J.L.M. (16) were arrested on Fr
St. Maarten – A “political statement” of 867 words Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor Cornelius de Weever issued last night makes clear that the counterpart policy was the breaking point that drove him to the decision to take
ROTTERDAM – Caribbean youngsters who move on their own to the Netherlands for study often encounter all sorts of problems, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwerk. They do not know very well what life in the Netherlands looks like, and they get
St. Maarten--The port is one of the sponsors of SXM Airport’s Safety & Security Conference 2014 which will bring to the country’s shores over 100 aviation professionals from the Caribbean region, airlines industry reps and civil aviation auth
Finance Minister Martin Hassink confers with National Alliance leader William Marlin while (from left) Frans Richardson and Romain Laville look on. In front is NA-MP Hyacinth Richardson. Photo today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten – Rumblings in l
St. Maarten – Yesterday Governor drs. Eugène Holiday, received an update on the formation process from formateur William Marlin. Based on the evaluation of the information presented to the governor in regard to the governing program and the time r
St. Maarten – Rainely De L.M. appears to be a diminutive 21-year-old girl – a child almost by her appearance - but she will spend her foreseeable future behind bars in the Pointe Blanche prison. That is the price for transporting 13.8 kilos of co
St. Maarten – Bas Roorda, Regina Labega, Lisa Koffi, Frans Richardson, Hiro Shigemoto, Alex Richardson, Miguel de Weever and Keith Graham will all be heard at witnesses at the request of the attorney of Edward Dest, the former head of marketing at
Shooting victim Richard Vidal. Photo giveforward.comSt. Maarten – Aleandro de Jesus St. J. loudly proclaimed his innocence yesterday morning in the Court in First Instance, but Judge Koos van de Ven saw no reason to suspend or terminate the def
St. Maarten - Claims that excessive force was used recently by the police in subduing students of the Sundial School during a fight, and allegations of police brutality, have been dismissed by police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson.
GREAT BAY--- The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau is calling on the community to share their stories and experiences about working in the hospitality sector in connection with World Tourism Day (WTD) which is observed globally every September 27.
St. Maarten -The University of St. Maarten (USM) is having a class entitled: “Computers and the forging of cross-communal ties among senior citizens; St. Maarten cultural heritage in the making” for senior members of the community.
Dean of Aca
St. Maarten – There is more or less consensus about the 2015 budget, Finance Minister Martin Hassink said yesterday. Today, the Council of Ministers will handle the draft budget. Upon its approval, it will be sent to the Council of Advice, which wi
What is it with students that they have to get into one fight after the other? Yesterday there was a huge fight near the Sundial School. It began with one student fighting with a man who was loitering near the school premises. It did not take long fo
St. Maarten - Sometime between the late hours on Monday and early on Tuesday morning, a huge stone was used to smash one of the glass windows at the House Of Seduction boutique on Front Street, but because the vandals could not gain entry to the esta
St. Maarten – International Peace Day does not seem to have had a lasting impression on some students. After there was already a fight at Milton Peters College last week, yesterday around lunchtime a fight broke out between a student of the Sundial
St. Maarten – Detectives arrested a 21-year-old man last week as a suspect in a four-year old murder and rape case. The suspect, identified in a press release from the prosecutor’s office as A.R.S.R., is now in pretrial detention for the murder a
St. Maarten – Police arrested 18-year-old J.O.M. and 20-year-old H.H. on Monday for robbing two students of the American University in Cupecoy of their possessions on Mullet Bay Beach. The police received a call about the robbery at around 4.30 p.m
St. Maarten – Police arrested three teenagers on the causeway bridge for gun possession yesterday afternoon. The arrest followed after a report by security at Le Gourmet Marché in Porto Cupecoy.
Yesterday morning around 11.30 a.m. security at L
St. Maarten - Getting more women to get clinical breast examinations and doing monthly self-breast checks are the focus of Positive Foundation for this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, starting on October 1. Free scheduled screenings at Family Medical
THE HAGUE – Socialist Party parliamentarian Ronald van Raak received predictable answers from Minister Ronald Plasterk to his questions about the election fraud trial in St. Maarten. “It is not up to the minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relat