Dutch deck cargo pontoon starts removal of shipwreck El Maud

El Maud 20171017 HH

MARIGOT- The Dutch deck cargo pontoon H283 Panama has taken its first bites out of the commercial vessel El Maud in the Baie de la Potence, just outside Marigot this week. The pontoon, sailing under Panamese flag, uses a crane to rip the vessel to pieces. The El Maud sank at its current location after Hurricane Lenny in 1999. Over the past eighteen More...

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Daniel Gibbs 20171014 - HH
By webadmin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017

President Daniel Gibbs: No conditions from France for rebuilding French side of Saint Martin

MARIGOT – The French part of St. Martin is not subject to conditions for receiving financial aid from France, the way the Dutch government has put demands on Dutch St. Maarten. “If there is any obligation to More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By webadmin On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Motion: “Institute regular consultation with French St. Martin”

GREAT BAY – Government and Parliament shall immediately activate a weekly question and answer hour. That is one of the stipulations in a motion MP Sarah Wescot-Williams submitted during yesterday’s meeting of More...

French officials visit Karel Doorman navy ship
By webadmin On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

French Officials visit the Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman Navy Ship

PHILIPSBURG – His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. Eugene Holiday, hosted a visit aboard the Navy Ship Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 3. Representatives of French Saint More...

By webadmin On Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Dutch Officials take a tour aboard the French “Thunder”

PHILIPSBURG – On Tuesday September 26th, Ludovic Poitou, Commander of the Thunder, PCB (Projection Building and Command) navy ship of the French Navy, currently based in St. Martin waters, invited dignitaries More...

chopper French armed ground forces at Mont Vernon 20170924 HH
By webadmin On Sunday, September 24th, 2017

French military relocates base camp to Mont Vernon

MONT VERNON – Now that the airport in L’Espérance near Grand Case has reopened for commercial flights, the army that was based there has relocated to nearby Mont Vernon, around the funeral home that belongs More...

No more entertainment for the time being at the village square in Orient Village. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar
By webadmin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

From top tourist attraction to desolate disaster area

By Hilbert Haar ORIENT BAY – With 95 percent of the island destroyed it comes as no surprise that one of the island’s top touristic attractions Orient Beach on the French side is also obliterated. There is More...

Debris Marigot 21 sep 2017
By webadmin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Reports about casualties vary wildly

MARIGOT – Hurricane Irma has destroyed 95 percent of Saint Martin, the president of the Collectivité, Daniel Gibbs has said. A report in the free newsletter Fax Info mentions that Irma has taken 8 lives and injured More...

Daniel Gibbs and new territorial council
By webadmin On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Opposition does not approve of President Daniel Gibbs

MARIGOT (soualigapost.com) – Barely even in office, the opposition has made it known that they disapprove of the presidency of Daniel Gibbs. The atmosphere was tense during the territorial councils under More...

Gibbs inauguration
By webadmin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Renewed plea for United Congress

MARIGOT – On Sunday morning Governor Eugene Holiday and his wife Marie-Louise, President of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams and Prime Minister William Marlin and his wife Gabrielle formed the government’s More...