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Public Prosecutor's Office on statutes of limitations

Public Prosecutor's Office seeking to implement various instruments such as JASAP, Justice As Soon As Possible ~ PHILIPSBURG - On the morning of Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, Chief Prosecutor, Jeroen Steenbrink, received a copy of a petition from ...

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Dear Reader

Late Friday night, a motorist complained to about being towed from Front Street that evening.

Good evening,

I'm writing this to get some clarity.

Tonight at approximately 8:45 pm my vehicle was towed from Front Street.

I was parked next to the church, pretty much off the street, but still got towed.

There was no sign saying no parking.

When I reported to the police station, I found numerous persons there with the same situation.

We were informed by the police staff on duty that the Prosecutor said he doesn't want any parking on Front Street regardless of the time of day.

My question is, do you know if any public notice such as newspaper, PSA on government website, or radio broadcast was made?

Need answers.

Please help!

Well, in answer to this query, the following joint statement has now been issued by the Police Department and the Prosecutor's Office: " Police and Public Prosecutor to tackle illegal parking ".

Happy readings!


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Naturalized Dutch citizens could lose their Dutch passports

PHILIPSBURG - Naturalized persons on the island may lose their Dutch nationality if they have not relinquished their former nationality. According to the politicians in the Netherlands persons who are naturalized as Dutch citizens should...

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Police and Public Prosecutor to tackle illegal parking

PHILIPSBURG - The Police Department in discussion with the Public Prosecutor in charge of traffic have come to the decision to tackle the illegal parking situation in the Philipsburg area which has become quite serious and mainly during the...

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Medical providers complain about lack of SZV payments

PHILIPSBURG - Doctors and Pharmacists have complained that they are not being paid on time for services rendered to the patients who carry the Social Insurance (SZV) cards. According to them, in some cases they have to wait as long as three...

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Saba Airport renovation to be completed on time: October 8

ZION'S HILL, SABA - Saba Airport renovation and runway resurfacing is well underway to be completed by the scheduled date of October 8th, 2018. visited Saba on Thursday, September 20th, on the 7:45am ferry service executed by...

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Saba Quiz

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The Great Train Journey - part 5

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SMN-NEWS EXCLUSIVE: USZV Supervisory Board fails again...

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Supervisory Board of USZV has failed once again as Minister of VSA Emil Lee has extended the contract for Glen Carty for another year.

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Four weeks to complete metamorphosis at Saba's airport

THE BOTTOM - Saba's inhabitants' proverbial wings have been clipped for four weeks. This is also the case for tourists, students, and business travelers who wish to visit Saba by air. The Juancho Yrausquin Airport is getting a new runway, and...

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Central Committee meeting of Parliament about petition

PHILIPSBURG - The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on Monday, September 24, 2018, to debate the "Stand for SXM" petition submitted by a group of citizens led by activists, Elton Jones and Rhoda Arrindell. The Central...

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Plenary Session of Parliament about the status of schools...

PHILIPSBURG - The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent plenary public meeting on Monday, September 24. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport will be present. The urgent plenary public meeting which was adjourned on September...

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Minister Johnson applauds efforts to reduce footprint

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BCN Tax Director and Finance Minister Geerlings extends...

PHILIPSBURG-Finance Minister the for the Government of St. Maarten the Honourable Perry Geerlings and Director of Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland (B/CN) in Bonaire Drs. Nichalin Martina agreed on Thursday this week to extending the period of...

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Engage Foundation had a mission to clean St. Maarten one run at a time. That mission was completed on Sunday morning during the First Annual Engage Caribbean Gems Trash Run. Six teams collected a total of 3,144 lbs....

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165+ Volunteers Collect Two Tonnes of Waste on Coastal Areas

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Small Island Development and Agroecology: USM kicks-off...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On the evening of Thursday, 21 September 2018, over 60 people attended the public seminar on Small Island Sustainable Development and Agroecology at the University of St. Martin (USM). Invited speakers included Tadzio ...

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Central Bank: Status Caribbean guilder

WILLEMSTAD, PHILIPSBURG - One of the strategic goals as included in the strategic plan of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), is to start with the preparations to realize the introduction of a new currency for the Countries...

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Central Bank looks at new currency by January 2021

WILLEMSTAD - The Interim Director of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Leila Matroos-Lasten gave a lecture yesterday on the bank's strategic plan. She did this during a busy lunch of Curaçao Business Association (VBC). One of the points ...

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Central Bank wants a stable and competitive financial sector

WILLEMSTAD - The Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) says that there are 6 strategic goals for one of their focus areas. This is a stable and competitive financial sector. To achieve this, Curaçao needs to have in place up-to-date...

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Central Bank supporting government's economic strategic plan

WILLEMSTAD - The Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten is currently supporting the government of Curacao with the development of an economic growth strategy aimed at achieving a sustainable higher and more inclusive growth path. The Interim...

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The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY!

By Fabian A. Badejo ~ Among the many catastrophes Hurricane Irma unleashed on us is the damage of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. Like a wounded lion, the Library has taken staggering steps to get back on its feet again, thanks to the dedication...

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Ripple effects

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Open letter: Dutch help or recolonisation of the former NA

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interCaribbean Confirms Interest in Insel Air Take-over

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Blokhuis: More Money for Youth Care Saba

The Hague- State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public health, Welfare and Sport has informed the Second Chamber in writing about his decision to make more money available for youth care in Saba. The information is not new, as Blokhuis in a press...

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Antje Diertens, D66: Worried about Debts and Debt Assistance

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Kirk downgrades to depression and could fizzle out...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Social & Health Insurances SZV has been actively advocating to employers, the obligation to declare and to pay the respective social security premiums by the use of mass compliance campaigns and wage audits.

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SHTA organizes photo contest for VISIT magazine cover

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) is organizing a cover photo contest for the 2019 edition its magazine VISIT. The association invites local artists and frequent visitors to send in their most...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

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The All-New 2019 Hyundai Veloster Introduced To SXM

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SHTA & Carib Beer Call for Sharing 2019 Events to Show...

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