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Election Coverage and Results for 2014 Parliamentary Elections.

Election Coverage and Results for 2014 Parliamentary Elections.

PHILIPSBURG:--- It's Election Day! SMN News will be bringing you coverage and the results of the August 29th Parliamentary Elections throughout the day.  Readers are advised to refresh this page in order to see the new results as they are added.
There are some 20 polling stations which will close at 8pm Friday night. Results are expected to start coming in between 9:00 to 9:30pm. Stay with us for the 2014 Parliamentary Elections as they come in at the main Voting...

Prime Minister National Address for Election Day.

Prime Minister National Address for Election Day.

People of St. Maarten,

The first Parliament of our Country is nearing its end. In a few weeks the first four-year term, which started on October 10th 2010, will be over. As your first appointed Prime Minister in 2010 I promised you then that I would amongst other things build a strong foundation for our new country. Bridge the social and political divides and work for all of the people of St. Maarten. I would work to strengthen the delicate social fabric with strong and lastin...

Water Production Plant Pointe Blanche II.

Water Production Plant Pointe Blanche II.

POINTE BLANCHE:--- Minister Cornelius De Weever, responsible for production and distribution of water, has received word from Seven Seas Water that the equipment and installations with a long lead-time have been ordered and are available for the construction of the second seawater reverse osmosis plant, the Pointe Blanche II plant.

The long term Water Supply Agreement of Government with Seven Seas/AirFin, signed in November 2012, includes the supply, construction and operation...

Minister of Justice starts development of new Justice Information System.

Minister of Justice starts development of new Justice Information System.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Fighting crime effectively requires constant cooperation between law enforcement agencies and permanent sharing of information. Using the newest technology can help in achieving this. Friday August 23 the Minister of Justice, Mr Dennis Richardson MBA, opened the kick-off session for the development and implementation of the new Justice Information System.
Information driven crime fighting and technology driven crime scene investigations are examples of how impo...

One Arrested in young boy's death --- Body confiscated for further forensic examination.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Police arrested a male suspect as they continue the investigation into the death of a two year old boy who died at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on Wednesday. Prosecutor Tineke Kamps confirmed the arrest of the male suspect but declined to say whether or n...

Electoral Council offers Digital Registration of Donations.

Electoral Council offers Digital Registration of Donations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Electoral Council would like to remind all candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections that, in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, they are required to record all donations received, be it in cash,...

Civil Registry Office Open on Election Day for those having problems with voting.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Civil Registry Department would like to inform the general public in connection to the election for the Members of Parliament on August 29th 2014, the Civil Registry in Philipsburg, Pond Island will be open solely to assist all persons that has issues re...

Contractors and builders must make preparations for hurricane.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Contractors and builders are requested to have a plan in place to prepare and secure their job sites in the event of a passing hurricane.

The Caribbean has entered the most active months of the hurricane season, mid-August to mid-October with the peak around ...

USM alumni host Youth forum.

USM alumni host Youth forum.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The "Students Stand Up" Youth Forum was organized by the USM Alumni Foundation on Tuesday evening in order to provide the opportunity for students to voice their perspective and concerns about various situations prevalent throughout St. Maarten.

With youth of vario...

 Presentation FBE Social Studies Materials.

Presentation FBE Social Studies Materials.

PHILIPSBURG:--- As the Acting head of the Division for Educational Innovations I would like to present to you the copies of the FBE Social Studies text and work books that were developed as one of our projects for FBE.

One of the Core Implementation Plans for the implementation of...

150 baby Hawksbill Sea Turtle Hatchlings Hatch from Nature Foundation Monitored Nest

150 baby Hawksbill Sea Turtle Hatchlings Hatch from Nature Foundation Monitored Nest

SIMPSON BAY:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation Sea Turtle Watch Group Recorded the Fifth successfully hatched Sea Turtle Nest for the 2014 Turtle nesting season. At approximately four in the afternoon St. Maarten Nature Foundation intern Soraya de la Fuente was conducting the ...

St. Maarten Zoo thanks Clean-up Volunteers.

GREAT BAY:--- The St. Maarten Zoological and Botanical Green Foundation and its Board Members would like to thank the volunteers who assisted the St. Maarten Zoo Clean Up & Beautification Day which was held last Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Special appreciation is extended to th...

Minister of Labor collaborates with other ministries regarding the labor market.

GREAT BAY:--- Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever along with the Minister of Education Culture Youth & Sports and the Prime Minister have collaborated to establish the Raad Onderwijs & Arbeidsmarkt (ROA) as a means of bridging the...

Library launches successful Baby & Toddler Campaign.

Library launches successful Baby & Toddler Campaign.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in collaboration with main sponsor, Guardian Group, will launched their annual book-start campaign "Read to Me" for babies and toddlers on, Saturday, August 23.
Last Saturday, was the official opening ceremony of the four-day Baby &...

TSIS fully operational before January 2015.

TSIS fully operational before January 2015.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The project Tourism Statistical Information System (TSIS) should be fully operational before January 2015.

According to Ministry TEATT Chef de Cabinet Ludwig Ouenniche, after TEATT took over the project from the Ministry of Justice, Minister Hon. Ted Richardson mad...

 

St. Maarten Lions Club attends Lions Club District Cabinet Meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados.

St. Maarten Lions Club attends Lions Club District Cabinet Meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions Club was recently represented in the 1st annual Lions Cabinet Meeting of the new Lionistic year, which took place in Barbados from August 21-24th. The St. Maarten Lions Club was represented by Club Secretary, C. ...

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière, ciblant en particulier les personnes conduisant sous l'empire d'un état alcoolique, était menée le dimanche 24 août 2014 de 03h00 à 06h00 par la compagnie de gendarmerie départementale de Saint-M...

Opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière à Saint-Martin - 19 août 2014.

Une opération de lutte contre la délinquance routière, ciblant en particulier les conduites addictives et le port des équipements de sécurité par les conducteurs de roues, était menée le mardi 19 août 2014, de 15h00 à 18h00, par la brigade motorisée ...

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St. Maarten Waste to Energy Plant.

St. Maarten Waste to Energy Plant.

It has come to my attention that in his bid to win re-election Theo Heyliger has promised to deliver a waste to energy plant to Country St.Maarten. In the ad is an artist's rendering showing what the plant will look like when built. All in all a pret...

The Importance of your vote.

As we enter the last week of the campaign for the 2014 - 2018 Parliamentary elections I would like to take the time to speak to our voters and all citizens of St. Maarten.

I can imagine you are being bombarded by candidates and parties vying for your ...

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