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Youngsters talk to MPs about abortions and sex education

PHILIPSBURG--Members of St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Youth Wing urged lawmakers on Tuesday to look into the regulation of abortions, citing that though illegal on...

OBBR purchases Coral Beach Club

OYSTER POND--Pearl Development, owner of Oyster Bay Beach Resort, has recently acquired Duck International, Ltd., which owns eleven of the twenty four remaining and...

Continued Insel Air travel ban for Dutch civil servants

THE HAGUE--The ban for Dutch civil servants to fly on Insel Air will remain in effect until the safety at the airline has been...

*** BREAKING NEWS *** Two arrests in fatal shooting at Hope Estate

 UPDATE Prosecutor’s Office Bulletin:OVER THE BANK, Sint Maarten — Members of the St. Maarten Police Force and the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team (RST) led...

‘Behind the Beyond’ is delightfully entertaining

PHILIPSBURG--The “ridiculously fake comedy” Behind the Beyond premiered last weekend in two sold-out shows on Friday and Saturday at National Institute of Arts (NIA)...

Dutch Civil Aviation Inspectorate Released Damning Report on Insel Air, CCAA and DCA.

Willemstad/ Aruba:--- Civil Aviation Inspectors from the Netherlands  (ILT) who traveled to Aruba and Curacao to conduct an investigation into the air-worthiness of Insel...

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Report: St. Martin heads list of most corrupt French territories

MARIGOT--A report by Transparency International on February 14, 2017, claims St. Martin and French Polynesia are the most corrupt overseas territories of France. Using an interactive map the organisation listed 660 cases of corruption...

President of TPI speaks on customer service

 SIMPSON BAY – Training Professionals International Firm (TPI) President and CEO Dr. Natasha J. Gittens, a recognized expert in Customer Service Relations, had an article “The Constant in Diverse organizations is Customer Service,” recently...

Two booth-holders take SCDF to court over Festival Village slots

PHILIPSBURG--Two former Carnival Village booth-holders and St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) squared off at the Courthouse on Friday afternoon. The two long-time booth-holders filed an injunction, as they want to know on what...

Committees of Parliament to tackle outstanding matters

 PHILIPSBURG – The chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the parliamentary committees were recently elected to guide the work of these committees on behalf of the Parliament of St. Maarten.Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams has facilitated...

P.E.P Showdown 2017.

P.E.P (Patrol to Eradicate Pedophilia and Child Molestation) president Mhakeda Shillingford, would like to, first of all, thank Michael Granger and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Committee for the opportunity last year to combine...