Gendarmes investigates violent machete attack

Sunday, 07 August 2011 08:23 Published in Island News

MARIGOT - A 41 year old man is now in the custody of the Gendarmes charged with a violent attack with a machete in Marigot on Friday.

PHILIPSBURG, Statia - The various departments of the government of St. Eustatius will meet today Monday with the Executive Council in the format of a conference.

Venezuela snubs Curacao on PDVSA talks

Sunday, 07 August 2011 00:40 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - Issues pertaining to the operations of PDVSA will now be handled through the office of foreign affairs.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season has already seen five storm systems form since the start of the season on June 1, a little over two months ago.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The School Bus Inspection Section would like to inform school bus owners that the final inspection round will take place from Monday, August 8 to and including Wednesday, August 10 from 9.00am to 12.00pm across from the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Yellow Building on the Pondfill).

BONAIRE - Inflation on the islands making up the Dutch Caribbean was substantially higher in the second quarter of 2011 than in the first quarter. The rate was highest on St Eustatius, at 10.5 percent, up from 7.0 percent in the first quarter.

PHILIPSBURG - Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot-William along with the Minister of Health Dr. Cornelius de Weever visited the St. Maarten Medical Center Wednesday where they were given a demonstration of the Medical Center's new Ultra Sound Cardiology Machine by cardiologist Meredith Sydney.

WILLEMSTAD - This year marks 40 years since the first women were allowed to join the uniformed and armed services of the now Netherlands Antilles and for this reason Foundation "Muhé Uniformá, Armá" MUA has organized a series of activities to be held in Curaçao in September.

PHILIPSBURG- GEBE's transformer house maintenance program is currently underway. An outage will be scheduled in Philipsburg on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in the St. Rose Archade area from Secretarissteeg, including partial areas of Frontstreet, partial areas of Backstreet, and surrounding areas from 9:00 am – 4:00 p-m. 

PHILIPSBURG- The St. Maarten branch of law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is getting ready for its opening with the addition of two more lawyers: Norbert Hijmans and Marieke Quist.