St. Maarten – The government has two weeks to file a written defense with the Constitutional Court against requests by the office of the Ombudsman to declare two articles in the new penal code null and void. The deadline expires on Monday, May 20.
The calypso-coup: in the night of April 28 to April 29, 2012, MPs Illidge, Laville and Frans Richardson (l.t.r.) celebrated the fall of the first Wescot-Williams cabinet. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.
MP Laville again at center of development
mr. Tamara Tijhuis new Judge of InstructionSt. Maarten – Judge Koen Luijks – currently the Judge of Instruction in St. Maarten – will succeed Judge René van Veen per August 1 as the Vice-President of the Common Court of Justice. Van Veen retur
St. Maarten – “I am very pleased that the council on law enforcement in its latest report has strongly advised for the establishment of an office for victim support,” UP party member and Member of Parliament Drs. Gracita Arrindell stated in a p
The members of the District Band. GREAT BAY—The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has named the District Band as the top band of the 2013 Carnival season. The choice was made based on criteria the SCDF laid out to the various band
St. Maarten – With three months away, Hennessy Artistry St. Maarten is in full gear for the second annual event on Saturday August 3 and tickets are on sale now. This year, featuring 9 time Grammy award winner John Legend and Percy Sledge, who is f
St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Romeo Pantophlet, would like to congratulate the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and Carnival participants for making Carnival 2013 one of
CUL DE SAC – Yesterday evening a shooting took place after Fish Day in a building across Villa Pizza in French Cul de Sac. The Gendarmerie confirmed that several people got injured but could not give any more information on the victims. More inform
Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (sixth from left) paused for a group photo with public officials from throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Tuesday morning, right before the signing ceremony for the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander a
St. Maarten – The Royal Mint in Utrecht has put the first coin with King Willem Alexander’s portrait on sale. The silver coin named “Koningstientje 2013” is silver proof and can be used as legal tender. But with a face value of €10 ($13) an
St. Maarten – The Westin Hotel in Dawn Beach is the first major hotel on the island to install solar power. The hotel’s owner, Columbia Sussex Corporation, contracted Anthony Prall Jr.’s Caribbean Energy Store to design a system to facilitate i
Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk. Photo Today / Milton Pieters
Financing at around 2 percent available, also for St. Maarten
St. Maarten – The Netherlands is prepared to subscribe to bond issues for St. Maarten as
St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports would like to inform the general public that the Carnival, Queens Birthday and Labor Day vacation for schools ended on Wednesday. Regular classes resumed yesterday. There have bee
[caption id="attachment_5601" align="alignleft" width="200"] Gracita Arrindell[/caption]St. Maarten – “Last Tuesday marked a historic moment in the constitutional history of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as many people witnessed in person or via
[caption id="attachment_22601" align="alignleft" width="200"] Arthur Lugisse[/caption]St. Maarten – April 1 until 3 was International Day in Tallahassee Florida which was attended by Arthur Lugisse, Director of the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundatio
You can call this water sport, wet sport or a simple duel of hoses, what is shown is this photograph which was taken on Jouvert morning has become one of the most common practices of revelers over the years. They don’t mind getting a little wet
Left to right, SCDF Board Member Mr. Radjouki, Kaiso Brat, Paul Dijkhoffz, Executive Marketing Manager at Nagico, Fish Da Mega Boss, Vincent Haakmat, managing Director of I.T and Roxxy.St. Maarten - Alberto ‘Fish Da Mega Boss’ Arrindell succeeded
St. Maarten – A huge row between the TelEm Group of Companies and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation over no less than seventeen violations of the sponsorship agreement between the Telecom provider and the organizer of the annual Carni
St. Maarten – The winners of the Carnival 2013 Grand Parade went to Survivors Troupe, led by Jamine Philips. Gordon Yee portrayal Gems of SXM was the first runner up and Bedazzled Warriors of St. Martin Medical Center won 2nd Runner Up.
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King Willem Alexander and queen Máxima in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on Tuesday.AMSTERDAM – King Willem Alexander succeeded H.M. Queen Beatrix on Tuesday during a historic ceremony in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Unlike the inauguration of
St. Maarten – “On this auspicious occasion in the history of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on behalf of the people of St. Maarten I would like to express my gratitude to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix for having served as the reigning Monarch for mo
St. Maarten – “On Tuesday we celebrated the dawning of a new day as Her Majesty Queen Beatrix abdicates the throne in favor of her son His Majesty King Willem-Alexander,” Governor Eugene Holiday stated in a press release.
St. Maarten - When the curtains went down on the TelEm/Motorworld teen and senior pageant during the early hours of Thursday morning, it marked the end for two outgoing queens and the beginning of a journey for the newly crowned queens.
The Kingdom is on the eve of a historic moment: the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. While this does not seem to excite our island-population it is good to remember that the royal family has functioned throughout the past 200 years as a stabili
St. Maarten - Tuesday is a momentous day in the history of the Dutch Kingdom. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix will abdicate and her eldest son Willem-Alexander will succeed her. He will be the first King in 123 years after Willem III (Willem Alexander Paul
GREAT BAY – Writing that St. Maarten is getting all excited about the upcoming inauguration of King Willem-Alexander would be stretching the truth beyond breaking point. There is no buzz in town, retailers have not jumped on the occasion –at the
King Willem-Alexander’s inauguration takes place on Tuesday in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.St. Maarten – Royalty lovers in the Caribbean will have to get up early on Tuesday if they want to witness the abdication of H.M. Queen Beatrix in the
St. Maarten – Coming Tuesday with the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander the first stanza of the national anthem will be sung throughout the Dutch Kingdom. For this special event Today put together some facts about this ancient song together wit
[caption id="attachment_22555" align="alignleft" width="550"] Queen Beatrix during her visit to Curacao in 1999. The Queen got hit by a wave which destroyed her royal hairdo.[/caption]
St. Maarten – The abdication of Queen Beatrix, was covered i
[caption id="attachment_22553" align="alignleft" width="300"] John Mathias Hodge[/caption]
St. Maarten – “It is my hope that our new King Willem-Alexander will visit the Caribbean part of the Kingdom as often as our Queen Beatrix did during he
St. Maarten – “May Prince Willem-Alexander be as nice as his mother and grandmother was,” Senior Citizen Olive Hodge said to Today’s reporter when a visit was paid to the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational Foundation Center. “I know t
St. Maarten – The Netherlands has been upside down about the King’s song, a composition by John Ewbank. So much so, that international media started to take an interest in the subject. This is for instance what time wrote about it on its website
Marlon Brooks, the truck driver who is involved in the traffic accident at the Kruythoff roundabout whereby his truck rolled over says that the brakes of his truck were failing when he came down the Harold Jack Hill.
The quality of patient files
From Tuesday, the royal couple’s eldest daughter Catharina-Amalia will become Princess of Orange and the heir apparent to her father’s throne. This picture was taken in Wassenaar on March 28, 2012 by crown prince Willem Alexander. © RVDSt. M
FRENCH QUARTER -The Mother Theresa of St. Maarten Aura Mercedes “Sadie” Webster Hanson was decorated by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix as a Member in the Order of Orange Nassau in 2003 for her outstanding community service. She was born in Curacao 68