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Prosecution dismissed the inappropriate touching complaint filed against Richard Gibson Sr. citing lack of sufficient evidence ---- Case for signing for a Dominicano residing on the French side still under investigation

Where is the TODAY Newspaper Reports on these cases?

PHILIPSBURG:--- The prosecutor’s office has decided to dismiss one of the cases filed against the owner of the Today Newspaper and lawyer Richard Gibson Sr. who was accused by a teenager for touching her inappropriately while she was sleeping over at Gibson’s house.
The case was filed almost a year ago by the child and her parents, however, in April 2015 the Prosecutor’s Office dispatched a letter to the young woman and her m...

5th Anniversary of FOD Month at SXM Airport a Success

5th Anniversary of FOD Month at SXM Airport a Success

Winair wins “FOD Boss Award”

 

SIMPSON BAY:----The Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prevention awareness at Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, has continued in July with debris-removal walks, and inspections.
The FOD Awareness Month at SXM Airport is observed annually in June. This year marked the fifth anniversary of FOD Awareness with the June activities, which included several information sessions and FOD walks; and with the extension of the awareness and training p...

UP MP Lake commends corporate partners for coming to the aid of St. Peters resident

UP MP Lake commends corporate partners for coming to the aid of St. Peters resident

ST. PETERS:---  United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) MauriceLake is coordinating assistance in the area of social and health for St. Peters resident Vincent Gumbs.

Gumbs lives in a one bedroom section of his home with his son. Hurricane Gonzalo in October 2014 ripped off the roof of his home and it remains in the same condition as it was the after Gonzalo had passed about 10 months ago.

Gumbs seems to be suffering from the onset of Parkinson’s disease, but ...

MP Maurice Lake dimisses fall of government.

MP Maurice Lake dimisses fall of government.

UP MP Lake says too much gossip destabilizing country, not enough on building the nation

GREAT BAY:--- United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) MauriceLake said on Wednesday that Government, its workers and civil society are constantly being distracted while investors ...

How Credible is MP Leona Marlin? Problems brewing in Government.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Leona Marlin Romeo in a radio interview on Tuesday said that the current coalition government is in-tact and that she is not part of any complot to break the UPP/De Weever/LMR/USP coalition government. After listening to the radio interview th...

EXCLUSIVE: Candidate for Labor Ministry Found ---- Former Policy Advisor and Mediator Contacted ---- Reliable Sources.

EXCLUSIVE: Candidate for Labor Ministry Found ---- Former Policy Advisor and Mediator Contacted ---- Reliable Sources.

PHILIPSBURG:--- SMN News has been reliably informed that the second Minister to complete the executive branch of government has been found. SMN News has been reliably informed that a candidate for the Ministry of Labor has been found. According to information provided to SMN News...

 Suspended Officer York Performa hearing scheduled for September 2nd --- PI ongoing.

Suspended Officer York Performa hearing scheduled for September 2nd --- PI ongoing.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The performa hearing for suspended police officer Rishmer ‘Redrum” York who is in police custody for the shooting death of Ackeem Isidora is scheduled for September 2nd 2015 while the actual court case should take place at the end of October 2015 confirmed press p...

A.T Illidge Road stabbing suspect pretrial detention extended to 60 days.

A.T Illidge Road stabbing suspect pretrial detention extended to 60 days.

PHILIPSBURG:---- The 41 year old suspect identified as T.T. W. C that stabbed Miguelito Garcia who died in the Dominican Republic one day after he was sent there for further medical treatment will stay behind bars for the next 60 days as the police continues to investigate the fa...

EXCLUSIVE: Domicanos plan to take legal action against Maduro and GEBE employees who allegedly stole copper from GEBE power plant.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Domicanos who had a verbal agreement with GEBE former Chief Operations Officer (COO) Romelio Maduro to demolish six old engines at GEBE power plant in Cay Bay plans to take legal actions against Maduro and an employee of GEBE that is accused of stealing two tr...

Transparency International’s St. Maarten study highlights lack of enforcement of laws in practice

Key sectors of society must increase levels of transparency to strengthen people’s ability to hold institutions to account

 

Berlin/PHILIPSBURG:---- There is a general gap between law and practice in St. Maarten’s key institutions, the global anti-corruption organisation Trans...

Tzu Chi helps Key to Freedom at first graduation ceremony.

Tzu Chi helps Key to Freedom at first graduation ceremony.

PHILIPSBURG:---- St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation and its volunteers assisted Key to Freedom drug and alcohol rehabilitation center during its first graduation ceremony at Celebration Palace on Sunday, July 26.

The seven Key to Freedom graduates were Gerard Chirlias, Rafael Venon, C...

Minister of Tourism Connor receives visit from Pageant Winner York

Minister of Tourism Connor receives visit from Pageant Winner York

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Hon. Claret Connor, received a visit from five time pageant winner Dshnay Mathew York, who is preparing to clinch her sixth title at the Ms Dutch Caribbean Islands pageant in Saba.
York...

 

compte-rendu conseil exécutif du 23 juillet 2015

Le conseil exécutif de la collectivité de Saint-Martin s’est réuni en séance plénière, le jeudi 23 juillet 2015. Parmi les décisions majeures de ce dernier conseil de la saison, les élus ont choisi d’octroyer une aide aux agriculteurs victimes de la ...

Sargasses : nettoyage de la baie de Cul-de-Sac

La Collectivité, via la société SDL (Soc. Dormoy Lewis), a entrepris le nettoyage de la baie de Cul-de-Sac, un des lieux les plus encombrés d’algues sargasses. Ce travail a débuté samedi dernier, et s’achèvera le mercredi 29 juillet prochain. Le stoc...

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ST. MARTIN PEOPLE’S LIVES MATTER TOO

‘Help keep their properties among themselves’.
This is an open – but very necessary and urgent appeal - to all St. Martin political leaders, including Prime-minister Marcel Gumbs, President Aline Hanson, Members of Parliament, Members of the Collectiv...

Art Will Save, Build, and Nourish Our Lives But We Need a Space for it to be Developed

Dear Editor,
Usually I tend to focus my thoughts, and by extension my words, on matters that deal with the environment; on the conservation of our natural resources and the need for us, as a Small Island Developing State, to develop sustainably. But s...

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