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Ombudsman concludes investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Legal Matters, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Ombudsman concludes investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force

 PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded an investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and its execution in practice. The absence of a parking policy plan is addressed in the report as well.  In the report the Ombudsman concludes that parking in Philipsburg is not adequately organized. There is […]

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Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

By   /  November 26, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

PHILIPSBURG – “The pandemic will last for a while longer and the challenge is to find the right balance between health and the economy,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its mini audit The Possibilities of Rapid Testing on St. Maarten. “Rapid testing is not a panacea. Regular testing can lead to a false sense […]

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Positive report from SOAB for SSRP income, unemployment programs

By   /  September 29, 2020  /  Finance, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Positive report from SOAB for SSRP income, unemployment programs

~ All persons registered received assistance ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Government’s accounting Bureau (SOAB) has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program (SSRP – income and unemployment support programs for April, May, and June 2020), providing a clear indication that the programs initiated by […]

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COVID-19 active cases has decreased to 259

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 active cases has decreased to 259

PHILIPSBURG — As of August 31st, St. Maarten has confirmed thirteen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19), however there was a recovery of 21 persons; reducing the total active cases to 259. The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 476. Of the active cases, the Collective […]

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Fire Department Updates on Bush Fire Response

By   /  April 22, 2020  /  Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Fire Department Updates on Bush Fire Response

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday evening, April 20, 2020, at approximately 8:00 PM, a fire broke out on the Sucker Garden Hill. The fire lasted until early Tuesday morning, 6:30 AM. Mr. Clive Richardson, Chief of the Fire Department reported that the fire was large and burning uncontrollably. The fire department quickly responded, however, due to […]

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