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Traffic accident on A.Th Illidge road in Dutch Quarter.

dqaccident17022020PHILIPSBURG:--- The traffic department of KPSM is presently investigating a traffic accident that has taken place on Monday morning January 17th, 2020 about 10.45 am in the area of “Tata roundabout” in Dutch Quarter.

Personnel of the dispatch received a call that a Blue Hyundai vehicle with the number plate 4193-AAC was traveling from the direction of French Quarter towards the “Tata round about struck a pedestrian from the back.

The victim who works for a local company was cleaning the road by the roundabout at the time of the accident.

At the location, the Police patrol encounters the victim with the initials Z.K.L lying on the ground complaining from pain in his back.

The victim who was being attended by the paramedics suffered some minor injuries and was treated on the scene. He was later transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) where he's being held for further observation.
The traffic department is investigating the cause of this accident.

 

KPSM Press Release.


Pedestrian injured on the Soualiga road.

damagedvehicle17022020PHILIPSBURG:--- The Traffic Department was alerted to a serious traffic accident that took place on the Nisbeth road on the evening of Saturday, February 15th, 2020 about 09.15 pm.

Personnel of the dispatch received a call that the driver of a red Toyota corolla traveling from the stoplights toward Salt Pickers roundabout struck a pedestrian in front of Soualiga Guesthouse.

According to the investigation done by the traffic department, the pedestrian who was walking towards the guess house on Nisbeth road tried crossing the road without paying attention to the traffic.

As a result, the vehicle with the number plate M-10699 struck the victim on the left side of his body. Due to the force of the collision, the pedestrian was launched through the air and landed on the windshield of the vehicle.

The victim with the initials R.R.G suffered only minor injuries and was treated on the scene by paramedics. He was later taken to St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) where he was held overnight for further observation The traffic department is investigating the cause of this accident.

 

KPSM Press Release.

 

Road Tax must be paid by February 29th.

ardwellirion28112019PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Finance, the Honorable Ardwell Irion, hereby informs the general public, in particular owners and operators of motor vehicles on St. Maarten roads,
that in accordance with article 11.1 of the motor vehicle tax regulation, otherwise known as road tax, the yearly payment thereof is due no later than the last day of February 2020.
The article states that: “the number plates must be requested and collected at the receivers for each tax year from the first working day of the month of
January up to and including the last day of the month of February against payment of the amount due.”
And, as such, vehicle owners are urged to have their annual “road tax” paid on or before the aforementioned deadline in order to drive their vehicle on the public roads.
Failure to comply may result in a fine or confiscation of the vehicle. Article 25.1.B of the motor vehicle tax regulation warns that a fine of maximum five hundred guilders is applicable
to the driver of a motor vehicle on public roads without having paid the due and payable tax.
As the 2020 number plates have not yet arrived on the island, article 11.4 of the motor vehicle tax regulation which states: “from 1 March of each tax year,
the new number plates must be attached to the motor vehicle” will not be applied until further notice, but, in any case, after the 2020 number plates have
arrived on the island.
It is advisable to keep the receipt or proof of payment of the 2020 road tax in the vehicle, in the event you are requested by the police to provide this.
The road tax can be paid by means of cash, checks, or Maestro at the Receivers Office in the government building on Soualiga Road Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm.
And at the PSC in Simpson Bay from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Payments can also be made at the Windward Islands Bank Ltd US$ account 324800-05 or NAF account 34200-03 and at the RBC Royal Bank US$ account 8200000403930461 or NAF account 8200000005425048
Valid vehicle insurance and valid inspection card are required when paying the road tax. In the event of a recently purchased vehicle, a “Bill of Sale” is required.
The cost of the license plates has not increased from the previous year.
The chart below indicates the costs of the license plates for gasoline and diesel vehicles in categories of the different types of license plates.

 

License Plate Designation

Gasoline Nafls.

Diesel Nafls.

M- /P-

275.00 + 12.50*

750.00 + 12.50*

SXM / MR / L / PAR

275.00 + 12.50*

750.00 + 12.50*

TAXI

275.00 + 12.50*

550.00 + 12.50*

R-

300.00 + 12.50*

750.00 + 12.50*

BUS / G / T

-35 passengers or less

275.00 + 12.50*

550.00 + 12.50*

BUS / G / T

-35 passengers or more

1250.00 + 12.50*

1250.00 + 12.50*

V-

Weight less than

3500 kg (7700 lbs)

275.00 + 12.50*

750.00 + 12.50*

V-

Weight more than

3500 kg (7700 lbs)

1250.00 + 12.50*

1250.00 + 12.50*

Z-

Weight more than

3500 kg (7700 lbs)

1250.00 + 12.50*

1250.00 + 12.50*

MF – Motorbike

200.00 + 7.50*

 

MF – Moped

50.00 + 7.50*

 

Central Committee meeting of Parliament regarding an update on and the implementation of the CFATF related laws.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, February 18, 2020.
The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Justice will be present.

The agenda point is:
Update on and the implementation of the CFATF related laws
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.
The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

Central Committee meeting of Parliament regarding a discussion with the CFT concerning the financial situation of Sint Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, February 18, 2020.
The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 11.45 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:
Discussion with the CFT concerning the financial situation of Sint Maarten (IS/513/2019-2020 dated February 3, 2020)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.
The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.


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