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Minister of Finance Martin Hassink prefers to be an advisor to government instead of being Minister --- It is sad that St. Maarten still does not have a government in place.

Minister of Finance Martin Hassink prefers to be an advisor to government instead of being Minister --- It is sad that St. Maarten still does not have a government in place.

If the candidate fails screening and I am asked to stay on I will only do so for three months --- Hassink.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Martin Hassink informed reporters on Wednesday that his appearance at Wednesday's weekly press conference will be his last appearance as Minister of Finance since he is a caretaker Minister. SMN News asked the Minister of Finance whose name came up during the formation of the first government that was in the making to remain as the Mini...

Vorst Families Submitted New Proposal to Government --- Caretaker Government will not deal with the proposal.

Vorst Families Submitted New Proposal to Government --- Caretaker Government will not deal with the proposal.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams announced at the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing on Wednesday that the Vorst family has submitted a new proposal for the sale of their property located in Cay Hill. Wescot Williams said that the new proposal submitted to government is one million dollars less than the first proposal. The new proposal for the 11,100 m 2 of land the Vorst family wants to sell is $4.5M instead of $5.5M which was signed off b...

Collective Prevention Services Appeals for Action to Prevent an Increase in Dengue and Chikungunya Cases due to daily rainfall.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Section Collective Prevention Services (CPS) within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour is appealing to the community to step-up mosquito prevention measures in order to prevent an increase in dengue and chikungunya cases due to the daily rainfall that the country has been confronted with.

CPS uses this opportunity to also commend the Dutch Quarter Community Council in conjunction with the organizes of the OASIS project for carryi...

Minister of Justice Richardson representing Sint Maarten at Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Plenary and Ministerial Meetings in El Salvador.

Minister of Justice Richardson representing Sint Maarten at Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Plenary and Ministerial Meetings in El Salvador.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister of Justice Hon. Dennis Richardson is currently in San Salvador, El Salvador, attending the Plenary and Ministerial of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) from November 23 to 27.

The CFATF is an organization of states and territories of ...

Nature Foundation Pilots Project of Using Natural Alternatives to Combat Dengue and Chikungunya Carrying Mosquitoes in Communities.

Nature Foundation Pilots Project of Using Natural Alternatives to Combat Dengue and Chikungunya Carrying Mosquitoes in Communities.

COLE BAY:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has launched a small pilot project using natural predators of flying insects to combat the mosquito population on St. Maarten. For the last few weeks there has been an increase in the mosquito population, which in turn may result in ...

An inside look by Raphael Sorton.

An inside look by Raphael Sorton.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last week former commissioner of Finance Xavier Blackman presented the Philipsburg Jubilee library with a copy of the book : "An inside look ", authored by Mr. Blackman's uncle Mr. Raphael Sorton. The book is an autobiographical tale of a little boy who grew up on...

Crystal Pineapple Awards Successful!

Crystal Pineapple Awards Successful!

PHILIPSBURG:--- The 9th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards Gala Event, held on Friday November 21st 2014, by the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), was an outstanding and spectacular event. The evening saw 19 persons receive awards in the categories of Accommoda...

Funding possibilities for small NGO projects still open for 2014.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Foundation Cooperative Funds (Samenwerkende Fondsen) assists NGOs by providing funds for social and community based projects.
On an annual basis Cooperating Foundations give together a considerable amount of grants to the six Dutch Caribbean islands. They focus on ...

Touch-Me-Not Road closed for safety measures.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI), has closed two way traffic on the Touch-Me-Not Road in Saunders, adjacent to Jasmin road due to hazardous driving conditions caused by hill erosion.

Motorist with heavy equipme...

Oualichi Soccer Association Female High School Competition Second Round Results in Lower Scores and Stronger Team Performance.

Oualichi Soccer Association Female High School Competition Second Round Results in Lower Scores and Stronger Team Performance.

Next round to take place this Saturday 29 November

CAY HILL:--- The second round of the Female High School Soccer Competition started on Saturday 22 November with overall lower scores and stronger team performance than the previous round. The second round featured a stronger perfo...

Signing Ceremony - Memorandum of Understanding – Feed Our Families Initiatives.

Signing Ceremony - Memorandum of Understanding – Feed Our Families Initiatives.

Poverty knows no name, it knows no ethnicity, it doesn't differentiate between nationalities, it doesn't recognize your country of birth, and many times than not – the inability to gain means to access food is the very first sign that poverty has ' come-home'. Right here, in Para...

 

CLOSURE NOTICE FOR BUREAU OMBUDSMAN.

CLOSURE NOTICE FOR BUREAU OMBUDSMAN.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Please be informed that the Bureau Ombudsman will be closed in connection with an out- of-office event on November 28th, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Operations will resume as usual on Monday December 1st, 2014.

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OPÉRATION DE DESTRUCTION DE DEUX-ROUES MOTORISÉS (26/11/2014).

OPÉRATION DE DESTRUCTION DE DEUX-ROUES MOTORISÉS (26/11/2014).

Le mercredi 26 novembre 2014, la compagnie de gendarmerie de Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélémy a fait procéder à la destruction de 20 deux-roues motorisés non conformes, appelés localement « squelettes » ou « cabris », et pour lesquels une p...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE de Compagnie de St Martin-St Barthélémy.

Du 07 au 18 avril 2014, L'Agence Nationale des FRéquences (A.N.FR) programmait une mission de localisation et de saisie des téléphones sans fil de type DECT 6.0 d'origine Nord-Américaine sur les Collectivités d'Outre-Mer de Saint-Barthélémy et de Sai...

Proposed Integrity Project Bureau.

'Do not fail our benefit of the doubt'

In the wake of the recent 'instructions' handed down by the Dutch Government to St. Maarten, the island experienced a crisis of major proportions, which could have had - and still can have far-reaching consequenc...

LANGUAGE BARRIER, A CRIME?

I traveled to the Dominican Republic a few years ago and found out the acceptable language was Spanish. You couldn't even live comfortably in Dominican Republic if you couldn't speak Spanish. They have a way of forcing you to learn their language by ...

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