Office 1 Superstore joins the Fun Miles program

Saturday, 28 January 2012 20:29 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG – Shopping for office supplies has just become a great deal more exciting, because Office 1 Superstore has joined the Fun Miles program.

Police chief hands out first new police badge

Friday, 27 January 2012 23:19 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday January 27th the Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte handed out the first new official police badge.

PHILIPSBURG - The investigation into the violent death of Tiffany REID (13 years old) on September 6, 2011, has been concluded.

MARIGOT - On January 24, 2012, the gendarmes of the autonomous territorial brigade of St. Bartholomew, carried out a control operation that targeted the port of Gustavia.

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten - Virgin Islands sailing legend Peter Holmberg-the only Caribbean sailor to win both an Olympic Medal and the America's Cup-will return to one of his favorite sailing venues next month to compete in the fourth running of the Budget Marine Match Racing Cup.

The annual event, scheduled this year for February 28, will serve as the official kick-off to the 32nd edition of the world-renowned St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which begins on March 2.

St. Maarten Cable TV's Digital Launch Schedule

Friday, 27 January 2012 22:41 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten Cable TV reminds its subscribers that effective February 1, 2012, everyone is required to switch to a Motorola digital box to continue receiving service.

PHILIPSBURG - The SXM advisory Board of funding Agency Samenwerkende Fondsen/ Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean has decided to make it easier for foundations and associations with good plans to approach them with requests for funding.

Minister of Labor reacts to WIFOL statements

Friday, 27 January 2012 22:07 Published in Island News

Great Bay, St. Maarten - Due to the ongoing labor dispute regarding the former Pelican Resort workers, President of the Chamber of Labor Unions, Theophilus Thompson stated that he will be making an official complaint with the International Labor Organization (ILO) against the government of St. Maarten for violating certain ILO Conventions.

Lydia Emerencia, new island governor of Bonaire

Friday, 27 January 2012 21:58 Published in Island News

BES ISLANDS - Today the Council of ministers agreed with the proposal of the Minister of Interior Affairs Kingdom Relations Mrs. mr. drs. J.W.E. Spies, to appoint Mrs. L.A. Emerencia, PhD (Lydia) to appoint as the new island governor of Bonaire.

PHILIPSBURG - Since September 2011, Alexa Gratama has been affiliated with law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne as senior advisor.

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