SABA - In April this year, five human skeletons were archaeologically excavated at Windwardside, Saba, as part of new European-standard implementation procedures for the BES islands to comply with the Malta Convention.

PHILIPSBURG - The Dutch Coast Guard of the Caribbean had a meet and greet the press on Friday at the Coast Guard Station in Simpson Bay.

India close 104 ahead but WI show fight

Friday, 08 July 2011 20:31 Published in Cricket

Roseau, Dominica, CMC – India, replying to West Indies' first innings of 204, were 308 for six at close on the third day of the third Test at Windsor Park on Friday.

 

Scores: West Indies 204 (Carlton Baugh 60, Darren Bravo 50, Shiv Chanderpaul 23, Darren Sammy 20; Ishant Sharma 5-77, Praveen Kumar 2-22, Harbhajan Singh 2-26) India 308 for six (MS Dhoni 65 not out, Abinhav Mukund 62, VVS Laxman 56, Suresh Raina 50, Virat Kohli 30; Darren Sammy 2-48, Fidel Edwards 2-80)

PHILIPSBURG - The Ombudsman, Dr. Nilda Arduin-Lynch, paid a courtesy visit to the General Audit Chamber during the week of July 4th to introduce her colleague, Mrs. Alba Martijn from the Bureau Ombudsman Curaçao.

PHILIPSBURG - Prison escapee, Omar Smith Nelson better known as Chucky, is still on the lose after his escape back on the 20th of March 2011.

PHILIPSBURG - The chief commissioner Peter de Witte and Inspector Rudolph Bloeiman of the St. Maarten Police Force, represented St. Maarten at the 21st Las Americas Regional Interpol Conference in Aruba.

PHILIPSBURG - The vice chair of the Advisory Council of Sint Maarten, Mrs. Mavis Brooks-was presented a copy of the Annual Report of the General Audit Chamber on July 5th 2011.

The Chairman of the Audit Chamber, Mr. Roland Tuitt, presented this first annual report of the General Audit Chamber to Mrs. Brooks-Salmon and provided a short explanation of the contents of the Annual Report that was presented on June 28 and June 29 to the Parliament as well as the Governor, respectively.

The Annual Report of the General Audit Chamber is required

by law to be presented to the Governor and Parliament prior to July 1st of each year.

The General Audit Chamber is a High Council of State that was formally established on October 10th 2010.

Since its inception the Audit Chamber has been finalizing various projects related to the fitting out of the institution as well as preparing activities related to the core tasks of the institution.

The primary task of the General Audit Chamber is to audit government by examining whether public expenditures occurred within legal parameters, but also to determine whether expenditures and policy are effective and efficient.

The General Audit Chamber is comprised of a three person board, including a full time chairman, Mr. R. Tuitt. The other members are Mr. Ronald Halman and Mr. Alphons Gumbs. In addition, there are two replacement members, Mr. Mark Kortenoever and Mr. Daniel Hassell.

Territorial Council meets, education tops agenda

Friday, 08 July 2011 10:57 Published in Island News

MARIGOT - The territorial council of French St.Maarten met on Thursday.

Minister Vogus authorized to sign agreements

Friday, 08 July 2011 02:26 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - The green light has been given to the minister of Plenipotentiary in The Hague, Mathias Voges to sign on behalf of the Prime Minister, the honorable Sarah W Williams a declaration of intent with twenty two (22) Antillean Municipalities in Holland, that is according to Prime Minister Sarah W Williams.

Rainy weather disrupts road works

Friday, 08 July 2011 02:18 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - Recent frequent shower activities on St.Maarten have been in one way or the other having a negative impact on the ongoing road work projects on the island.

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