St. Martin News Network

Global Missions Church, Youth Training and Counseling Program hold Lunch and Award ceremony.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:55

GREAT BAY:--- On Sunday November 16th, 2014, at the Tiki Hut in Great Bay, the Global Missions Church held their youth training and counseling program lunch and award ceremony. First the youths were met by a warm smiling manager Mr. Marc Prichard who welcomed the group of fifty-four (54) youngsters and twelve (12) adults.
"Mr. Prichard gave the group the declaration list to fill in all the names then led us to the Captain of the Ferry who ensured all the names were written on the form before boarding. Then we boarded the ferry and sailed out into the Great ... Read more

Minister Lake: We are working with stakeholders to clean-up the fish in the canal.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:14

manwithbasketoffish20112014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake said on Thursday that Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever brought it to his attention about tilapia fish in the Rolandus Canal.

Ministry VROMI officials ... Read more

COO BTP-SXM SPEAKER AT CARICAM NETWORKING SUMMIT IN MIAMI.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:08

btpsxmatcaricam20112014PHILIPSBURG:--- Chief Operating Officer of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP-SXM) Mr. Giovani King gave a presentation on national-, regional- and global Telecommunication developments during the CariCam networking summit in Miam ... Read more

Fish In Rolandus Canal to be Removed.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:44

fishinrolanduscanal20112014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday the 20th of November representatives of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation met with the management of Clean St. Maarten and the Ministry of VROMI in order to come up with a plans of approach regarding the numerous tilapia that have been stuck in the Rolandus canal since the heavy rainfall of some weeks ago.

For some time the Nature Foundation has been ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting of Parliament about August 29th parliament election discrepancies postponed until further notice.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:15

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament Central Committee session that was rescheduled for November 24th about election discrepancies has been postponed until further notice.
The agenda point for discussion was the Main Voting Bureau and the Civil Registry Department concerning discrepancies that occurred during and in preparation of the August 29th parliamentary elections.
The discrepancies noted are: at the Prison polling station; usage of foreign identification for voting purposes; discrepancies at specific polling stations in ballot counting; disc ... Read more

Minister of Youth Affairs Lourens-Philip: November 20 is International Day on the Rights of the Child.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

plourensphilips19112014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):-- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Hon. Patricia Lourens-Philip would like to wish every child and youth of the nation happy International Day on the Rights of the Child which is observed globally on November 20th.
The day 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Dec ... Read more

Police searching for missing woman.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:35

kellysheils19112014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Department is presently searching for a lady by the name Kelly Sheils of British nationality, 33 years old. Kelly was last seen by an acquaintance by the name of Angela Fuller on Saturday November 15th, 2014 at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the bus stop close to Burger King in Simpson Bay. Kelly was supposed to travel back to Engla ... Read more

Department of Youth Affairs to Launch a Youth Desk and Facebook Page.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:16

Department aims to "Inspire Educate & Empower"

PHILIPSBURG:--- Youth on St. Maarten can now look forward to services of a Youth Desk coordinated by the Department of Youth Affairs.
Department officials announced the launch of the newly established Youth Desk which comes as a follow up intervention stemming from the successful Youth Round Table Conference held at the Westin in September last year.
The aim of the Youth Round Table Conference was to review programs deriving from th ... Read more

Youth Health Care Services at Vineyard Building Closed November 20 and 21. Baby Clinic open Thursday morning only and Closed Friday.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:44

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, hereby informs clients of Youth Health Care/Baby Clinic that the clinic located at the Vineyard Building in Philipsburg is closed November 20 and 21.

The Baby Clinic located behind the Guardian Group (formerly FATUM) building across from Grand Marche in Cul de Sac will only be open in the morning hours of Thursday, November 20. The clinic will be closed Thursday afternoon and the entire day Friday, Nove ... Read more

Two Central Committee Meetings of Parliament scheduled for Friday morning.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:30

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will meet twice in two separate Central Committee sessions on November 21st.
The first committee meeting is set for Friday at 10:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda point for the first session is an advice regarding the installation and composition of the Permanent and Ad Hoc Committees of Parliament.
The second Central Committee meeting will take place on Friday at 11:00am.
The first agenda point for this session is a presentation of the ... Read more

Police calls on community to assist in recovering stolen items.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:17

pirategunsandbracelet19112014PHILIPSBURG:--- Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson has issued a call to the community of St. Maarten who might have information as where they could recover some items that were stolen on Friday November 14th, 2014. Henson said the items were stolen from a residence in the Cupecoy area. The items are four pirate guns and custom made bracelet. Persons that have information can contact ... Read more

Health & Healing Seminar at National Institute of Arts.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 21:29

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, November 21, National Institute of Arts (NIA) will host a seminar entitled "The Path of the Organic Self: A Journey into the mysteries of the Human Body and Beyond."
The workshop focuses on the human body, health and disease and will take place at the John Larmonie Center on Longwall Road, Philipsburg from 6:30-8:30pm. Led by Osteopath – Yogacharya (Master in Yoga) Patrick Salibi, D.O., the aim of the workshops is to help participants get in tune with their inner selves.
"Pain and disease are not what they seem to be. They ... Read more

Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten Concerned Regarding On Island Promotion of Captive Dolphin Facility in Anguilla.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:20

Six Extra Dolphins Supposedly Being Flown in, St. Kitts to Explore Captive Dolphin Facility

PHILIPSBURG:--- Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten has become increasingly concerned regarding the amount of businesses that are promoting the Captive Dolphin Facility on Anguilla on St. Maarten. Due to the efforts of Dolphin Defenders previous plans to establish a Captive Dolphin Facility on St. Maarten have ceased, however with the reopening of Captive Dolphin Facility in Anguilla many businesses are promoting an activity which sh ... Read more

SXM DOET Officially Launching This Friday (21st November 2014) – All NGO’s invited!

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:55

sxmdoet19112014This Friday the 21st of November 2014 will be a proud day for the Be The Change Foundation as they are the official Oranje Fonds partner in launching SXM DOET.

PHILIPSBURG:--- SXM DOET is an initiative initiated by the Oranje Fonds (part of the Samenwerkende Fondsen) in the Netherlands with 'NL Doet' which is slowly but surely taking the whole Kingdom by storm, and with muc ... Read more

Title: WBA & Motorworld and Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship Week 5 Round Up

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:18

thunderzmotorworld19112014Sucker Garden:--- The WBA & Motorworld and Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship games continued last weekend after we week off due to the heavy rainfall. The first game of the weekend on Saturday was between Thunderz and Learning Unlimited and was never close. ... Read more

Dutch Police Officers Surround French Immigration Officers at PJIAE. (UPDATED)

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:17

Four PAF officers went to PJIAE with firearms and did not notify Dutch Authorities

AIRPORT:--- At least four French Police Aux Frontiers (PAF) officers got a taste of their own medicine on Wednesday morning when they showed up at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) on Wednesday morning fully armed. SMN News learnt that the four PAF were surrounded by five Dutch police officers at PJIAE. At the scene was head of the Simpson Bay outpost Carlyle Rogers.  SMN  News further learnt that the police p ... Read more

Dutch Police Officers Surround French Immigration Officers at PJIAE.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:17

Four PAF officers went to PJIAE with firearms and did not notify Dutch Authorities

AIRPORT:--- At least four French Police Aux Frontiers (PAF) officers got a taste of their own medicine on Wednesday morning when they showed up at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) on Wednesday morning fully armed. SMN News learnt that the four PAF were surrounded by five Dutch police officers at PJIAE. At the scene was head of the Simpson Bay outpost Carlyle Rogers.  SMN  News further learnt that the police p ... Read more

Newly Sworn in Customs Officer implicated in assault while Driving Minister’s Car --- Police Refused to go to the scene to assist victim.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:02

alansohassel19112014Minister Ordered Investigation while L1 was seen parked up at the Justice Ministry on A.T Illidge Road on Wednesday morning

PHILIPSBURG:--- A customs officer identified as Rasida Serrant, who is the daughter of the Minister of Justice driver got herself into tro ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting of Parliament scheduled for Thursday with the Ombudsman.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:35

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will meet in a Central Committee session on November 20th and will receive a presentation from the Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin.
The committee meeting is set for Thursday at 2:00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda point is a presentation by the Ombudsman on the Year Report 2013, "Completion, Pending Finalizing the 'Punch List'" and the Annual Financial Report 2013 with elucidation and attachments.
Members of the public are invited to the House of ... Read more

TelEm Group restoration work picking up pace, new areas of activity named.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:18

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group technicians are picking up the pace with restoration works in several areas of the island following the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo in mid-October and many days of torrential rain in the past two weeks.
Following a "blitz" of reconnections in the Betty's Estate and Sucker Garden areas last week, two teams of TelEm Group technicians are clocking up the hours in other areas to get customers reconnected.
One team of technicians were out in force again in Sucker Garden Monday, before moving into the Guana Bay area to tackle ou ... Read more