PHILIPSBURG--The Philipsburg police station was evacuated late Monday night because of a bomb threat.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs
PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers has refuted claims that St. Maarten opposes the reconstruction process as published by Koninkrijks.nu in an article on Friday, September 25.
Author of the motion UP MP Omar Ottley.
~ Give local companies preference ~
PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday unanimously passed a motion to, amongst other things, request that the Kingdom government revisit its World Bank agreements so that reconstruction funds for the country can be reallocated for St. Maarten’s economic growth. The motion also seeks to have local construction companies be given preference for projects.
Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops. (Suzanne Koelega photo)
THE HAGUE--Intervention aimed at offering support, removing obstructions where possible and keeping the pressure on the St. Maarten government and the World Bank remains the approach of the Dutch government in the island’s reconstruction process since Hurricane Irma struck more than three years ago.
Guillaume Arnell, seeking a second term as Senator, casts his vote in the Préfecture on Sunday. (Robert Luckock photo)
MARIGOT--Annick Pétrus (59) was elected Senator of St. Martin at the close of a second round of voting in the Préfecture on Sunday afternoon, winning the seat by a clear majority of fifteen votes and becoming the first woman to hold the post.