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Apr 23rd
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First Hearing in Piranha Investigation Scheduled for Thursday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The long awaited Piranha investigation involving former Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto will be going before a judge in the Court of First Instance this Thursday. The hearing this Thursday is to allow the defense to indicate whether or not they want to hear more witnesses and determine how both the prosecution and defense should proceed with the actual court case.

The owner of Global Advisory Roberto Gibbs was arrested in 2013 when the Piranha investigation ...

Port of St. Maarten Not Listed in Cruise Law News Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World.

Port of St. Maarten Not Listed in Cruise Law News Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World.

Destination must remain safe, secure and hospitable

POINTE BLANCHE:--- Chief Executive Officer of the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies Mark Mingo said on Tuesday that the country as a cruise destination must continue on the track of being a safe, secure and hospitable port of call for the cruise industry in order to continue to reap the fruits from the sector.

Jim Walker's "Cruise Law News," a breaking news and legal commentary regarding cruise ship passengers and crew me...

Minister Lake to Sign National Energy Policy after COM approves Document.

Minister Lake to Sign National Energy Policy after COM approves Document.

"Moving towards sustainable development in the energy field"

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says the Council of Ministers (COM) has approved the national Energy Policy, and has mandated him to sign the original policy.

"This is a very important achievement and was long in the making. The development of the policy involved several stakeholders and government personnel. We can all be ...

Plenary session of the House for Thursday about Emilio Wilson Estate.

PHILIPSBURG:--- A plenary public session of the House of Parliament is scheduled for April 24th regarding the Emilio Wilson Estate. Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. Maurice Lake has been invited for the session.

The plenary session ...

Wednesday Marks World Book and Copyright Day.

Wednesday Marks World Book and Copyright Day.

"Minister Lourens: Take time out to read to your children"

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Wednesday, 23rd April is World Book and Copyright Day. It was first proclaimed on that day back in 1995 by the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and it has been cel...

KPSM reports a relatively quiet Easter weekend.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Department has experienced a relatively quiet Easter Weekend. There were a few minor traffic accidents reported at several locations on the island and two serious ones. One accident, which took place on the Middle Region road on Easter Monday at approxi...

Chippie supports Nemo & Friends Float in Children’s Parade.

Chippie supports Nemo & Friends Float in Children’s Parade.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Chippie has pledged its support in the amount of $1,000 towards the MOMs group, which is organizing participation in the Children's carnival parade with its Nemo and Friends Children's Float. The float is the initiative of a group of mothers that recall the presen...

Carnival Opening Jump-Up was a success.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Department is reporting that the opening Jump-up for Carnival 2014 was a success. The Jump-up which started at 8:00pm in Reward and finished in front of the Festival Village at approximately 11:45pm, was well attended by revelers and onlookers along the...


PHILIPSBURG:--- Revelers are seldom shy about having their picture taken, and now it can win them no less than 45,000 Fun Miles. All they need to do is look for the Fun Team at the Carnival Village, get them to take their picture in the special Fun Frame, find the image on the Fu...

WIB Block Party to be held on Friday.

WIB Block Party to be held on Friday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) will be making waves for the 45th carnival celebration with none other than the Youth Waves Band and DjSlY. The Block Party will be from 5:30pm until 12:00am in front of WIB's main office on Friday April 25th, 2014. Join us for...

Local accounting school goes the Extra Mile to improve literacy.

Local accounting school goes the Extra Mile to improve literacy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- As the only Computer Based Exam (CBE) Lab for the globally accredited ACCA and FIA examinations in the Northern Caribbean, The Extra Mile N.V has unveiled an exciting suite of courses that will increase the literacy level on St. Maarten.

The Accounting and Business...



POWER HOUR attracts a variety of Entrepreneurs and Professionals

GREAT BAY:--- POWER HOUR, a networking event for entrepreneurs and professionals, created by Foundation INFOBIZZ turned out to be a success on April 16, 2014. DJ Outkast inspired and motivated the participants by tel...




PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Maarten invites you to a wonderful evening of poker, bingo and excitement on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Hollywood Casino. According to Rotary Club of St...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Entretiens avec l'Assemblée des départements de France (ADF) et l'Association des régions de France (ARF).

Manuel VALLS, Premier ministre, a engagé aujourd'hui, en présence de Marylise Lebranchu, ministre de la Décentralisation, de la Réforme de l'État et de la Fonction publique, et André Vallini, secrétaire d'Etat à la Réforme territoriale, une série de ...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Pacte de responsabilité et de solidarité : le Premier ministre mobilise les partenaires sociaux autour de la création d’emplois.

Le Premier ministre, entouré de Marisol TOURAINE, ministre des Affaires sociales et de la Santé, François REBSAMEN, ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et du Dialogue social, Marylise LEBRANCHU, ministre de la Décentralisation, de la Réforme de l'Etat e...



As of the 1st April, pensioners are now being charged USD45 to view their favorite television programs supplied by Statia Cable TV. For the last few years, this provider has maintained fees at USD30 for local residents over the age of 65. But such a ...

Tsunami warning exercise and Chile earthquake/tsunami demonstrates need for country contingency planning.

Dear Editor,

The timing of the 26 March UNESCO CARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 2014 third earthquake/tsunami exercise was held a week before Chile's 8.2 earthquake that triggered a six foot tsunami. 24 hours later a 7.6 magnitude earthquake was reported. The first...

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