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Former Finance Minister of Curacao Arrested in Helmin Wiels Assassination Investigation.

Former Finance Minister of Curacao Arrested in Helmin Wiels Assassination Investigation.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- Former Finance Minister of Curacao George Jamaloodin was arrested early Thursday morning as law enforcement continue the investigation on the assassination of Member of Parliament Helmin Wiels. The Prosecutors Office in Curacao confirmed that G.J was arrested and a house search was conducted on Thursday morning. During the house search authorities seized a number of items. It is alleged that Jamaloodin is the person that masterminded the brutal assassi...

Government officials attend memorial service for Flight MH-17 victims.

Government officials attend memorial service for Flight MH-17 victims.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- On Thursday Government officials, Members of Parliament, representatives of the Dutch Government in Philipsburg and many others attended the memorial church service for the crash victims of Malaysian Airways Flight MH-17 at the Anglican Church. The service was conducted by Reverend Terrence Rawlins.

The condolence registers at the Government Administration Building and at the Public Service Center in Simpson Bay Village will close on Friday, July 25 at 5....

National Alliance Manifesto – Financial Program

National Alliance Manifesto – Financial Program

PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance in its one year as a part of government with the Finance portfolio proposed a new tax structure taking us from direct to indirect taxes, and leaving our citizens with more money in their pockets to spend and circulate within the community and the businesses with more money to invest in their business. This proposal was well on its way, but was soon dead in the water when the NA was put out of Government.
The NA also focused on compliance o...

Minister Lake says road paving and other community improvements coming to the district of St. Peters.

Minister Lake says road paving and other community improvements coming to the district of St. Peters.

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake said on Thursday that his ministry will be executing a number of community improvement projects in the district of St. Peters within short.

"Road p...

Council of Ministers secretariat participates in workshop on digital speed reading.

Council of Ministers secretariat participates in workshop on digital speed reading.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---  The Staff of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers recently participated in the workshop Digital Speed Reading offered by TDC (Training and Development Centre) and funded by USONA.

The workshop was intended to support the staff in their transition...

Port St. Maarten Management and Board Pay Tribute to  Dr. Wathey on 88th Birthday.

Port St. Maarten Management and Board Pay Tribute to Dr. Wathey on 88th Birthday.

POINT BLANCHE:---  Port St. Maarten Management, members of the Supervisory Board and staff laid a wreath at the statue of Dr. A.C. Wathey on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to mark his 88th birthday. The country's port facilities are named after him – Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Ca...

SXM Achievers Toastmasters Club’s 1st meeting for 2014/2015.

SXM Achievers Toastmasters Club’s 1st meeting for 2014/2015.

PHILIPSBURG:--- 'New Beginnings' was the theme that signaled the SXM Achievers Toastmasters club's first meeting for the 2014/2015 Toastmasters year held on Thursday July 10th, 2014. The club is off to a great start. The meeting was packed with 7 spectacular speakers and an array...

PUBLIC NOTICE: Maurice Lake to officially launch campaign.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Maurice Lake to officially launch campaign.

MAURICE LAKE AND THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT MAURICE LAKE.

Wishes to invite the general public to his official campaign launch on
Saturday 26th July, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Basketball Court

Maurice Lake, #6 on the UP Party Slate will launch his official campaign this Saturda...

Final day for School bus inspections July 25.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- School Bussing and Taxi Dispatching Inspection Department of Economic Affairs would like to inform school bus owners and drivers that the final day for school bus inspections is Friday, July 25.

School bus owners and drivers who have not had their bus inspect...

“NOBLESSE OBLIGE” Attorney at Law Cor Merx Reacts.

PHILIPSBURG:---- Please understand that our (owners of the Clubs) level of communications is done by: noblesse oblige (as the French used to say: if you have a high position you should handle according to its standards). We do not discuss issues in the media if they are part of t...

Council of Ministers still have critical questions on the Purchase of the Vorst Estate --- Letter sent to the Vorst Family. (UPDATED)

Council of Ministers still have critical questions on the Purchase of the Vorst Estate --- Letter sent to the Vorst Family. (UPDATED)

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams confirmed during the Council of Ministers press briefing that the purchase agreement signed by the Minister of VROMI Maurice Lake did not get the blessings from the Council of Ministers as yet. Wescot Williams said the council ...

 

National Laboratory Policy workshop

National Laboratory Policy workshop

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, Cornelius de Weever has pursued the development of a national laboratory policy.
The workshop that was held in May 2014 was coordinated by the department of Public...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Avis du Comité de suivi des retraites.

La présidente du Comité de suivi des retraites, Madame Yannick MOREAU, a remis aujourd'hui au Premier ministre le premier avis, annuel, du Comité, conformément à la loi du 20 janvier 2014.

Cet avis souligne notamment que « la situation et les perspecti...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Mort de l'adjudant-chef Dejvid NIKOLIC.

Manuel VALLS, Premier ministre, a appris avec une très grande tristesse la mort, hier, en opération, au nord du Mali, d'un sous-officier du 1er régiment étranger de génie de Laudun (Gard).

En fin d'après-midi, un détachement français engagé dans une o...

Open Government.

Dear editor,

The perception of the "power of the politician" in St. Maarten stems from the notion to "grant" privileges and benefits to preferred voters and vice versa. For that reason, many believe that politicians are not in favor of transparency. A...

Sustainability and the economy.

Sustainability and the economy.

Dear Editor,

Lately, the terms economic diversification and sustainable development seem to have become catchphrases amongst current and aspiring decision makers. These terms are often used, but their implementation is sadly seldom truly pursued.
In or...

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