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Government to establish inter-ministerial covenant to tackle immigration loopholes

By   /  March 30, 2021  /  Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Government to establish inter-ministerial covenant to tackle immigration loopholes

On Friday 27th, 2021, the Ministries of Justice, VSA and TEATT met to lay the foundation of establishing a working agreement or covenant to tackle the various loopholes used to defraud the system to acquire certain things like residency permits. Ministers? support staff and relevant department heads engaged in a highly-anticipated meeting to identify issues […]

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Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

By   /  March 30, 2021  /  Island Life, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

On Saturday March 27th 2021, officers of the Immigration and Border Protection Services together with the assistance of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and the Prosecutors Office arrested the captain of a vessel by the name of “Anansi”. Officers of IBP were alerted by a concerned citizen to the presence of a foreign vessel docked […]

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Inclement weather interrupts flag hoisting on St. Martin Day

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Culture, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Inclement weather interrupts flag hoisting on St. Martin Day

PHILIPSBURG — As St. Martiners, we feel a sense of pride, and are elated and proud to see the St. Maarten flag flying high at the Bell’s Lookout Point, especially on St. Martin Day. As such, preparations were made to raise the flag on St. Martin Day. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather expected and […]

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Ministry of VROMI issues public notice: Great Bay Channel open for Pumping Operation /Advises against swimming in Great Bay

By   /  October 31, 2020  /  Environment, Island Life, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI issues public notice: Great Bay Channel open for Pumping Operation /Advises against swimming in Great Bay

GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), informs the general public that the Department of Infrastructure Management will open up the pumps in efforts of lowering the water in the Fresh Pond, due to excess rain we are experiencing. The pumps will be in operation for […]

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VROMI Minister Doran: injunction against Planet Hollywood’s building permit withdrawn

By   /  October 29, 2020  /  Business, Economy, Government, Infrastructure, Island Life, Local News  /  Comments Off on VROMI Minister Doran: injunction against Planet Hollywood’s building permit withdrawn

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, hereby informs the general public that on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, Steven Johnson withdrew the injunction case against the Ministry of VROMI.  Minister Doran stated that during the court procedure, which took place before the administrative court, […]

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Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Environment, Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), hereby alerts the public that the Department of Infrastructure Management, will commence with the lowering of the water in the Great Salt Pond by pumping it into Great Bay starting on Monday, October 5 until Sunday, October 11.  The […]

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Caribbean Wellness Day to be Observed on September 12

By   /  September 11, 2020  /  Island Life, Social  /  Comments Off on Caribbean Wellness Day to be Observed on September 12

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) will be observed across the region on Saturday, September 12 to promote good health and well-being of the whole of society, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) said on Thursday. The overall theme proposed for the next five […]

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The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

By   /  September 2, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Island Life, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

ST. PETERS — On Saturday, August 29, 2020, thirty-two families received two bags of groceries, bottled water, face masks, and COVID-19 awareness pamphlets compliments of Hyacinth Richardson Educational Awareness Foundation and Secours Populaire Français. The two organizations intend to give away 260 food bags during the week to families and senior citizens negatively impacted by […]

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Dutch St. Maarten Reopens To US Visitors, French St. Martin Remains Closed

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Aviation, Island Life, Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on Dutch St. Maarten Reopens To US Visitors, French St. Martin Remains Closed

GREAT BAY — St. Maarten continues with plans to reopen today, August 1st, to the U.S. Market. Considering this, a decision has been made by Madam Préfète Sylvie Feucher to close the French-Dutch Border as per July 31st, at noon. The French-Dutch internal borders are being controlled; however, for work and other medical reasons, persons […]

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Minister Doran states that the Alegria Hotel issue was handled before his tenure

By   /  July 24, 2020  /  Infrastructure, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran states that the Alegria Hotel issue was handled before his tenure

~ Ministry is busy with a full evaluation ~ The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, Mr. Egbert Doran, stated that the issue in regards to the issuance of the water parcel to the Alegria Hotel has his full attention.  Minister Doran, who has been corresponding with the Nature Foundation, said […]

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