PHILIPSBURG - Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Sarah W Williams confirmed on Wednesday morning that she has received a letter from the Finance Minister of Curacao, George Jamaloodin concerning the authorized issued bond by the joint Central Bank of St. Maarten and Curacao, to St. Maarten for the expansion of the harbor.

SANDY GROUND, St. Martin - The Gendarmes and other emergency services were called out on Tuesday night for a shooting that was reported to have taken place on the Sandy Ground bridge.

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten soccer team Telstar travelled to Curacao last week to participate at an international Futsal tournament (indoor soccer).

Our Budget debate

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:11 Published in Island Opinions

PHILIPSBURG - Good day Mr. Editor. We read recently that the government of St. Maarten seems to have abandoned all plans to have the Netherlands live up to the promised debt relief. That news infuriated us.

EUROPE - Chittagong Kings have threatened to pull out of the next edition of the Bangladesh Premier League because they were replaced in the semi-finals of this year's tournament hours after being officially deemed to have qualified.

PHILIPSBURG - Leader of the National Alliance Member of Parliament William Marlin stated during the programme "People's Voice" with Lloyd Richardson on 1300 AM this past Sunday that the unemployment situation on the island is not being addressed in the policies of government.

Coordinated operation of the Gendarmes and border police

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:05 Published in Island News

MARIGOT - On February 28th from 06:00 to 09:00, an operation was coordinated and implementation to track the public movements from the border.

St. Maarten, Maho – TelEm Group laid on a red and white "Red Carpet" welcome for popular St. Maarten Drummer, Fred York, during has annual birthday bash at the Sky Beach Rooftop Bar, Sunday night.

Coast Guard brings in vessel for inspection

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:13 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard conducted a thorough inspection on a vessel yesterday in close cooperation with the Shipping Directorate, after detecting that it was excessively loaded.

PHILIPSBURG - Assistant Director of Interpol Rosinete de Santana Barbosa delivered an address during the opening ceremony Tuesday morning of the Awareness Seminar and Workshop that is now ongoing at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort.

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