Sunday, September 20, 2020

August 13, 2020   -The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at a supermarket on the A.J.C Brouwers road on Wednesday night, August 12th 2020, around 09.40 pm. On the scene, the officers were informed that 2 male suspects, dressed in dark clothing, entered the establishment of brandishing firearms and demanded the daily earning.

As I observe the development on our island since the last election which was held earlier this year, I’m unpleasantly surprised about the level of distrust in the new parliament. While I am in opposition to the coalition government, I want to state that I believe this parliament has a very open stance and issues, more often than not, are handled based on merit and not according to party lines.

PHILIPSBURG— As of August 10th, at 22:00, St. Maarten’s new total of confirmed cases now stand at 205. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 89 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated  “we now have ninety- five (95), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19.”

August 13, 2020   -Personnel of the Detective department are investigating a serious assault with a machete that had taken place in the Down Street area on Sunday night, August 9th 2020. At the Downstreet location the officers encountered a man with the initials S.B.O, on the ground suffering from a severe laceration on his back and torso.

August 12, 2020    -The Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) made two separate arrests on Tuesday, August 12th, 2020, in connection with a case of domestic violence and aggravated assault.

CAYHILL: St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) hereby reminds the public that persons experiencing non-urgent COVID-19 symptoms should contact their House Doctor or Collective Prevention Services (CPS) for instructions prior to coming to the hospital.

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.