Sunday, September 20, 2020

August 18, 2020  -PHILIPSBURG— As of August 17th, St. Maarten has confirmed seven new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stands at 333. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 196 people in home isolation.

August 18, 2020  -The police were also called to an accident that had taken place on the Nisbeth road on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, about 08.00 am. According to the information gathered at the scene, the driver of a white Toyota Corolla was driving from the Prins Bernard Bridge towards Salt Pickers roundabout.

August 18, 2020  -Great Bay Personnel of the detective department is pursuing 2 cases of an armed robbery that have taken place over the weekend. The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at a lottery booth on L.B. Scott road on August 14th, 2020, about 08.30 pm.

August 18, 20202     -Occupational health provider Medwork and the St Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), in conjunction with health insurer SZV, provided a digital masterclass on Thursday, August 13, for how to manage employee sick leave. SZV used the opportunity to share some changes in SZV procedures with the 35 business and HR professionals from various business sectors, government and government-owned companies that attended.

August 18, 2020   -The traffic department of KPSM is investigating a traffic accident involving a quad and a private car. This accident took place on Monday, August 17th, 2020, about 01.45 pm on the Octavius Richardson Road close to the entrance of Belair.

August 16, 2020   PHILIPSBURG— As of August 16th, St. Maarten has confirmed seventeen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stands at 317.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, agreed to a civil settlement with the SEC that was announced Friday. He is paying a $75,000 fine and agreeing not to sell or market similar securities for at least five years. Harris got into trouble, the SEC said, because he used his social media accounts to promote FLiK, falsely claiming to be a co-owner, and asked an unnamed actor and comedian to also promote FLiK, providing language calling it T.I.’s “new venture.” The SEC says both of those moves broke federal laws against selling securities without registering with the SEC. The charges against Harris were part of a larger enforcement action against others including film producer Ryan Felton, who faces wire fraud and other charges in a 28-count indictment unsealed Wednesday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the #MeToo era, and his appeal could resolve lingering questions about how the cases should be tried. For starters, the high court will try to clarify when other accusers can testify against a defendant — and when the additional testimony amounts to character assassination. Public defenders in Philadelphia, in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in Cosby’s appeal, noted that courts have given conflicting guidance on the issue.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Council of Fashion Designers of America gave its top fashion awards on Monday to Gabriela Hearst for womenswear and Kerby Jean-Raymond for menswear. The two designers led a group of winners that the CFDA said was the most diverse in the 39-year history of the awards. It was the second honor in two days for Jean-Raymond, the prominent Black founder of the Pyer Moss label, who was also named Designer of the Year by Harlem’s Fashion Row in a virtual ceremony on Sunday. The CFDA winners also included Telfar Clemens, who won the accessories award, and Christopher John Rogers, who won for American emerging designer. All four were first-time winners.

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school. They joke about how on her reality series “The Simple Life,” Hilton pretended to be clueless over many things— including how to perform any sort of manual labor. One bluntly described it as “some straight-up (expletive),” as they all laughed. “I don’t think you had like a high-pitch voice back then,” was another observation. None of this is a surprise to Hilton. What’s revealed in “This is Paris,” which debuted for free Monday on Hilton’s YouTube channel, is that the ultra-glam, baby-talking young woman whose standard line was “that’s hot,” was a manufactured caricature not just for fame but self-protection, too.