Rene Guishard and Michel Hyman arrested in “Mitte” investigation

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (OM) -- On Friday October 22, 2021, the Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) arrested two people and conducted searches at two houses and at the addresses of two businesses on Sint Maarten under the supervision of the investigating magistrate. The arrests of M.H. and R.G. and the searches are related to an extensive investigation codenamed “Mitte” and is focused...

Minor consumed marijuana laced cake

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- On Monday evening, October 18, 2021 Central Dispatch received a report from the St. Maarten Medical Center of a four-year-old child who was brought in who was believed to have consumed cake laced with marijuana. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appeared that the female suspect who was later arrested , brought home so-called "Space Cake", and...

No SER policy-brief on dump

  HARBOUR VIEW - The article released on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 by St. Maarten News entitled “SER policy-brief about dump: Turn Pond Island into residential area” was not issued by the Social Economic Council (SER) and does not express the viewpoints of the institution. The title of the article “SER policy-brief about dump” is misleading as the SER has not...

Upcoming Caribbean Magazine Plus Short Story Contest 2021/2022

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- After the success of the inaugural Caribbean Magazine Plus (CMP) Poetry Contest 2021, Arawak Media and CMP is coming back again this Friday to launch the CMP Short Story Competition to run until January 14, 2022. Already we have a superstar in the literary field signed up to be the lead evaluator/judge of this year’s short...

Argument leads to shooting in Middle Region leaving one person hospitalized

  MIDDLE REGION, Sint Maarten -- News reaching our news desk late Friday night, October 15, 2021, indicates that a shooting took place in Middle Region shortly after 8:00pm on the Ginger Island Drive in the vicinity of a Chinese supermarket resulting in one person being shot in the arm and hospitalized with police authorities on the scene investigating. According to...

Covid-19: Senate rejects proposed law on compulsory vaccination

  The covid-19 vaccine will not join the list of mandatory vaccinations. Senators did not adopt the bill tabled by the Socialists on October 13. Their group found themselves isolated. The government promises to continue on the path of education. Another setback for the supporters of compulsory vaccination against covid-19 in the general population, in the same way as the 11...

MP Wescot-Williams: “Short-term Labor Contract Law Hits Another Snag”

  Philipsburg, St. Maarten, -- MP Wescot-Williams has expressed her disappointment that the publication of the new Civil Code Book as far as this regards  employment contracts (short term contracts),  the book does not include any of the amendments made by Parliament in 2019. “Now I can understand why the Minister of VSA was so evasive when he was  recently asked about short term labor contracts, locally referred to...

Emmanuel: When is actual work going to begin at PJIA?

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday once again questioned when the actual reconstruction work of the Princess Juliana International Airport will begin. The MP noted that the end of the year is approaching along with another peak season and PJIA is still showing the world the same face it has been showing for...

Windward Islands Teachers Union (W.I.T.U.) Board Election 2021

  MADAM ESTATE, Sint Maarten -- This communique is to inform all W.I.T.U. members and the general public, that the board will be holding their elections on October 28th, 2021 at 6:30pm. This will take place in our office at Rembrandt Plein #39, Madam Estate. During this gathering, the financial and secretarial report will be presented to the members for...

Business closure extended to 1 A.M.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward. During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th leading into...

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