EXCLUSIVE: Detective and staff of Prime Minister’s cabinet detained.

PHILIPSBURG:— Well known detective and now staff member of the Prime Minister’s cabinet Jerry Gerardus has been detained by authorities as they investigate the looting of jewelry.
SMN News understands that Gerardus was detained on Monday morning. At the moment Chief of Police Carl John said he is not aware of the case or the arrest while the Prosecutor handling the case has refused to confirm or deny the arrest of the well-known detective. ….Read More


Road March Competition ends on a bitter sweet note

Ironically, when the moment of truth arrived, Dutty Sham, the MC for the night declared King Rumer as the winner. Then in a strange twist of events, he pulled off a (Steve Harvey) moment and claimed it was a mistake. The real winner was Kelvin James, stage name King James, with a song entitled ‘ Stop Talk and Wuk Up’.
From the reaction of sections of the huge crowd, that decision was not well received, but the decision of the judges was final and just like Steve Harvey who made a similar mistake at the Miss Universe Pageant, Dutty Sham will have to live with the mistake….Read More

BREAKING NEWS : Carnival Village booths shut down because of dump fire – ilandvibez.com

April 13, 2018 – Philipsburg – Seems like carnival 2018 started off in flames today ! Authorities from the fire department and SCDF, sent out a notice via security to all booth holders to close their doors … Read More

Photos: Soupa Saturday’s April 7, 2018 @ St Maarten Agriculture Research and Development Center – St Maarten Argriculture

On Saturday March 31, 2018 , we started to invited the general community to come out and support the soup drive as we try to get the Agricultural Center back up on its feet. Last week April 7, 2018 we continued our soup drive and had a joyful day. Even though it was a bit…

UD-SMCP coalition is still negotiating portfolios – ilandvibez.com

PHILIPSBURG – The newly formed coalition of United Democrats and St. Maarten Christian Party is still negotiating the division of portfolios in the new government. On Thursday UD and SMCP-representatives met again to discuss the options but so far no announcement has become available about a possible solution……Read More

Forecasters Predict The Coming Hurricane Season Will Be Almost As Bad As Last Year’s – ilandvibez.com

FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday April 11, 2018 – Even as some Caribbean countries continue in recovery mode following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, forecasters are warning that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will be another active one, with above-average activity.

In its long-range forecast for the season which officially runs June 1 to November 30, researchers at Colorado State University predict there will be 14 named storms this season, including about seven hurricanes…..Read More

Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Anguilla Reopens After Hurricane Irma – ilandvibez.com

WEST END, Anguilla, Monday April 9, 2018 – Following months of restoration after Hurricane Irma impacted Anguilla last September, Four Seasons has reopened in the small British overseas territory, providing jobs for hundreds of employees, and a long-awaited vacation for guests from all over the world. ..Read More