Former inspector and Union Representative Tony Rogers (right) and board members of the unions speaking to reporter’s yesterday evening after the general membership meeting. Photo Andrew DickSt. Maarten – “To date, after 2,5 years the poli
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St. Maarten – The Board for financial supervision Cft rejects Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s intention to enter into a loan-construction with developer Corporate Property
The Coast Guard station in Simpson Bay. The cutter that is usually docked here was on patrol when the picture was taken yesterday afternoon. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten – “The Coast Guard will keep sailing, no matter what goes on
St. Maarten – On December 14 of last year, nineteen police officers felt vindicated after the Court in First Instance ruled in their favor in a dispute with Justice Minister Duncan over the net payment of rent allowances. The state did not even con
With mouth agape and still in a state of shock, Paula Gordon stood riveted to one spot as the crown was being placed on her head by the outgoing Queen, Sharon Layne. Milton Pieters PhotoSt. Maarten - When I say Paula, you say Gordon, Paula- Gordo
St. Maarten – Government entities massively fail to submit their annual accounts to the Finance Ministry. A review of the thirty entities in a report from Pefa, a workgroup of financial supervisor Cft, shows that of five entities no information was
St. Maarten - It was an historic night for the Miss Mature 2013 pageant as this year’s first prize was a brand new Hyundai I 20 Motor car. The car was sponsored by Motorworld and the keys were presented by Representative Ron Elferink, as they join
St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-William stated that steps are being taken to increase the pension age and how it affects retiring civil servants. This she stated on her radio show ‘One on One with the prime minister’ on Friday.
St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced last week that her cabinet has been working diligently on proposals which would result in a reform of election laws for the country.
The prime minister stated on Friday that her proposa
St. Maarten – Public access to budget-information still leaves a lot to be desired, even though the parliament for the first time this year published the draft 2013 budget on line – but without the enclosures that would give a more detailed insig
St. Maarten – When the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published the first results earlier this months of its massive probe into the world of offshore money, little St. Maarten was obviously not their prime ta
St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams explained the budget process, the submitting of motions and the next steps with regards to the budget on her weekly radio program One on One with the Prime Minister on Friday.
WILLEMSTAD – The winners of the three ‘extra’ Kroonappels from the Orange Fund on the occasion of the abdication of Willem-Alexander to king, are now known. One organization from the Caribbean part of the Kingdom drew a blank. Curacao is still
St. Maarten - In an effort to bring the process of the development of the National Development Plan (NDP) for St. Maarten closer to the community, the NDP team over the weekend urged the public of St. Maarten to like its Facebook/ National Developmen
St. Maarten - TelEm presented Research in Motion’s flagship Blackberry Z10 smart phone yesterday at its windy VIP-lounge in the Carnival Village to local journalists. Starting today, the device is for sale starting today for zero dollars for postpa
The ‘Survivors’ by Jasmine Philips make their way along the final stretch of road on the Pond Fill before entering the Festival Village after creating a lasting impression on the judges who were strategically positioned along the route.St. Maarte
A sign points towards the beach bar on Cupecoy Beach. To the left the boulders are visible that block access to the adjoining property and that make it impossible for the bar-owners to bring their supplies in. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarCUPECOY, S
Author Ed Arre. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarMARIGOT, St. Martin – St. Gregory is author Ed Arre’s fictional version of St. Maarten - a place where the Chief Prosecutor is corrupt and has political ambitions, and where murder is punished with th
St. Maarten – The application process for mobility passes for the 2013 hurricane season, which starts from June 1 to November 30, starts as of today only for the business sector and vital organizations.
The pass allows them to assess possible
St. Maarten / By Carla Bridgewater – A coin toss would definitely have to be done to determine who stole the show at the Night of the Hit Makers mega concert on Friday night. If I were to choose on the basis of familiarity, Antiguan band Burning Fl
[caption id="attachment_22419" align="alignleft" width="550"] Former head of the Finance Department Bas Roorda during the EenVandaag broadcast on Tuesday. Photo screenshot EenVandaag.[/caption]
St. Maarten – Financial supervision does not functi
Morgan stands still for a few seconds between Mark Reid Sr and Fabian Steele after glancing briefly at the window on the tiny white coffin where her two month old son lied during the private viewing and thanks giving service which took place yest
St. Maarten – There was good news and bad news for Gilbert Chevalier and Johan Alberto Romney in the Court in First Instance yesterday but when everything was said and done both defendants were sent away with 7 years of imprisonment for different a
WILLEMSTAD – Recently several newspapers in St. Maarten wrote that the most recent semiannual report of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht Curaçao en Sint Maarten - Cft), offers a misinterpretation of facts. The Board
St. Maarten – The swing bridge that is to become part of the causeway across the Simpson Bay Lagoon was put aboard the 8,200 ton cargo vessel Marietje Andrea yesterday by shipyard Hollandia in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. The ship sai
St. Maarten – Gerard Alexander Richardson hobbled into the courtroom on crutches yesterday morning to give account for a burglary in a home on the A.T. Illidge Road on July 21 of last year. He left not long afterwards with an 8-month prison sentenc
St. Maarten - By the end of April paid parking at the Clem Labega Ministry is expected to be restructured with new devices placed to better coordinate and control parking in that area. Ministry of Vromi, William Marlin gave an update on to Parliame
St. Maarten – The first trial stemming from the Bada Bing bribery-investigation played out in court on Tuesday, though the defendant has nothing to do with payment of kickbacks by strip club owner Jaap van den Heuvel to Independent parliamentarian
[caption id="attachment_22423" align="alignleft" width="360"] Chief Ranger Etienne Lake is preparing a monkey trap[/caption]St. Maarten – Management of the Pointe Blanche prison recently contacted the Nature Foundation regarding issues it had with
St. Maarten -Huge discrepancies between the figures that the government and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry have for businesses on the island, need to be resolved soon, Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet says. While the Ministry and Tax
St. Maarten - Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet foresees St. Maarten’s tax base expanding significantly over the next year as more foreign direct investment is attracted to the island.
Pantophlet, in responding to questions
St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) is “racing against the clock” to find property to relocate residents of Colebay who have up until June 30 to occupy social homes there. Deputy Prime Minister with responsibi
St. Maarten - By the end of May, Minister of Justice Roland Duncan wants to have legislation on fees for items such as residence permits be brought to Parliament.
The proposal is to charge 15 hundred guilders per year for any type of residence per
St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Romeo Pantophlet refuted claims by Democratic Party Parliamentarian Petrus Leroy de Weever that 24 new stores were to be established at the harbor soon. De Weever, on Tuesday contended that he ha
St. Maarten - United People's Party Member of Parliament Drs. Gracita Arrindell chided Justice Minister Roland Duncan for Monday's pronouncement that he wanted to get rid with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard stationed in Simpson Bay. During yesterday