Plasterk about Dutch assistance: "We are not just going...

GREAT BAY - After witnessing the arrival of the navy vessel Karel doorman, Minister Ronald Plasterk (Kingdom Relations) paid a visit to the reverse osmosis drinking water production facility near the Festival Village Monday afternoon, where he...

Read more
Dear Reader

Good news for those who need to get around the island at night: Curfew is now in effect from 12am midnight to 5am in the morning. For businesses, such as bars and restaurants, this is a welcome alleviation in the effort to get back to normalcy in terms of generating much needed revenues after the economic and financial crippling effects of hurricane Irma. Therefore a justified decision by our local government in cooperation with the French side authorities.

Justice is also being served in another way as looters are to face prosecution in a special fasttrack court-session on October 18th, 2017. Read the full post-Irma update from the Public Prosecutor's Office online via the article posted below.

In an effort to give the children the just attention they deserve and an outlet for their stories about hurricane Irma, the Foresee Foundation is requesting submissions with stories from children about their experiences during and after hurricane Irma. The deadline for submitting Irma stories is Monday, October 23rd 2017. Read the full details online via the article posted below.

Correction finally given by VROMI: " Existing buildings with a permit can be rebuilt based on the issued building permit". Note: Existing buildings with a permit can rebuild. Therefore, if your building does not have a building permit, you cannot rebuild. A building stop is in effect for all buildings without a permit. Read the full details online via the news article below.

The meeting of Parliament, scheduled to be continued yesterday has been postponed and will now take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm. This change will allow the Prime Minister to meet with Dutch Minister Plasterk and inform parliament of the position of the Kingdom government regarding St. Maarten, directly from " the horse's mouth".

"It was totally unclear during the first part of the meeting of parliament how this relationship is currently and there seemed to be a lack of communication between the two entities. We hope Minister Plasterk's visit will bring some clarity." wrote President of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams, in an emailed urgent notice yesterday morning. Read what Dutch Minister Plasterk had to say about that here.

Finally, we are publishing Vacancy Ads for those wishing to do so. See the first vacancy ad here .
The Newspaper for Country St. Maarten
Existing buildings with a permit can rebuild based on...

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of VROMI has issued a correction that existing buildings with a permit can rebuild based on the issued building permit. Based on a previous press release, there was considerable debate whether property owners had to...

Read more
Winair CEO confirms commercial flights; and new...

PHILIPSBURG - In a phone conversation today with this newspaper, Winair CEO, Michael Cleaver, after verification with his office confirmed that indeed Winair will be executing three commercial flights between Curacao and St. Maarten for the...

Read more
Lessons from Irma
Lessons from Irma about the things we take for granted. The disastrous Hurricane Irma is now almost a month behind us. Cleanup activities are still in full swing and in many – but not all – places people have access again to electricity, water and internet....
Disaster Tax Relief
For the fiscal and legal minds out there: 'Tax observations and considerations after natural disasters'. An opinion piece by Quincy Lont of Meijburg & Co Caribbean that begs the question: " Does the Sint Maarten tax legislation provide ‘disaster’ tax relief?" Read the full article for an answer...
Read our most popular news stories online
The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association is pleased to report that the first megayacht has returned to St. Maarten, leading the way for what they hope to be a recovery of the yachting sector.  Read the full story online.
TelEm Group’s mobile provider, TelCell, says its network recovery efforts are going well in the wake of two major hurricanes causing massive damage throughout the company’s telecommunication networks.
Stories of Irma by St. Maarten children - request for...

To: St. Maarten children, their parents, teachers and schools Hurricane Irma has left behind a deeply rooted impression for nearly all children. They had to deal with the power of nature, may have lost their roof or complete house, felt the fear...

Read more
Post-Irma update from the Public Prosecutor's Office -...

PHILIPSBURG - Very soon after the passage of hurricanes "Irma" and "Maria" the enforcement of criminal law in Sint Maarten was restored. This in close cooperation with all involved in the justice chain. The police force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) has ...

Read more
Government Info Page

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Read more


Read more
IMPORTANT SZV NOTICES effective Monday, Oct.2nd - TODAY...

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Monday October 2nd, 2017) - Social & Health Insurances SZV would like to inform the public and its customers of the following important notices. SZV also encourages all to monitor its Facebook page and the media for...

Read more
We will continue to bring you reports and articles via this email newsletter. But for the latest news, updates and photo reportages keep a daily eye on  or follow us on Facebook, where we also post community billboard notices, government announcements and urgent public notices as we receive them via our news desk.

If you wish to advertise with us in this email newsletter, on our website and on our Facebook page send us your ad inquiry via

If you wish to receive news headlines, alerts and breaking news via Whatsapp, email us your whatsapp number via info@today.s

Thank you for your attention to our email newsletter. Your readership is very much appreciated. Remember to read the latest news online on .


Vacancy Advertisement

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Read more