St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs as she arrives at the Binnenhof on Friday morning for a meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers. Directly behind her is St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus. (Suzanne Koelega photo)
~New deadline set for July 15~
THE HAGUE--As expected, no agreement was reached during the meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers today, Friday regarding the new entity to channel future liquidity support and to implement reforms.
Justice Minister Anna Richardson (second right) and her support staff in a virtual meeting with UNOPS representatives.
PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson and her support staff met virtually with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on Monday to discuss the construction of a new detention facility at Pointe Blanche.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.
~ Parliament meeting postponed ~
PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs donned her face mask and boarded an Air France flight at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on Thursday afternoon. Her urgent travel to the Netherlands for Friday’s Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting resulted in the indefinite postponement of Thursday’s Parliament meeting on the lack of implementation of various St. Maarten Trust Fund programmes and projects.
The complaints of some Cay Hill residents about illegal dumping have become louder after six shipping containers have been seemingly abandoned in their neighbourhood. In photo: Two containers that were recently discarded on Welgelegen Drive in Cay Hill.
CAY HILL--The complaints of some Cay Hill residents about illegal dumping have become louder over the past week after six shipping containers have been seemingly abandoned in their neighbourhood. They say the area around Welgelegen Drive and Panther Road has been used as a “dumping ground” for some time.
PHILIPSBURG--A 21-year-old man was found guilty of producing and distributing pornographic material involving a minor girl. For this crime, the Court of First Instance sentenced him Wednesday to a suspended prison sentence of two months, on three years’ probation, 200 hours of community service, payment of US $2,460 in damages, anger-replacement training and a ban on contact with the victim and her family.