St. Martin News Network

St. Maarten Hosts Stakeholder Forum for the 10th European Development Fund Small and Medium Enterprise (SME).

9 hours 1 min ago

cosmelogo01102014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten in collaboration with the COSME Project Management Unit, PMU, will be hosting the 2nd Stakeholder Forum for the 10th European Development Fund Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Regional Programme from October 2nd – 3rd, 2014 at the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. The event kicks off with a welcome cocktail party for the attending delegates of the twelve (12) ... Read more

Business Owners/Managers Invited to FCCA Conference & Trade Show Open Day, Register by October 8.

9 hours 6 min ago

POINT BLANCHE:--- Business owners/managers will be able to experience the 21st Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference & Trade Show during a first time ever open day on Thursday, October 9 from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Registration opens as of Wednesday, October 1. Individuals who register will be visiting the trade floor of the conference and registration is limited to 300 persons.

Registration can be done by visiting Port St. Maarten's website: www.portofstmaarten ... Read more

Minister Cornelius de Weever's Message for International Day of the Elderly.

9 hours 8 min ago

cdeweever07092014Today, Wednesday October 1 marks the International Day of the Elderly. On this day we celebrate, remember and recognize the role of our elders within our community. "Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All" is the theme used internationally to commemorate this day.

In recognition of the important issues ... Read more

Mobile Health Services Bus Has Arrived.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:44

mobilehealthbus30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- "We are proud to announce that St. Maarten's Mobile Health Services Bus has arrived bringing us one step closer to a healthier St. Maarten through increased access to health care services. Preventative care is highly important for m ... Read more

UTS supports October breast cancer awareness month.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:25

utsbreastcancerawareness30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS has again put its support behind the breast cancer awareness movement with its endeavor to help create awareness and encourage early detection of breast cancer in the local community. The company has been supporting this cause and collaborating with local foundations for many years; each year in a different way to keep the message interesting and relevant ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams at Opening of Computer Courses for the Elderly; “I Am a Firm Believer that as Long as One is Able to One Should Continuously Learn and Develop”

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:21

swescotwilliamselderlycomputers30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the opening of the Computer Literacy Courses at the University of St. Maarten on Wednesday. The PM, accompanied by Minister of Education Patricia Lourens, congratulated the participants and stated that she very much looked forward to expanding these courses more in th ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams highlights the Importance of Safety, Security, Efficiency and Growth for the Future of St. Maarten’s Airport.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:15

swescotwilliams30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams in her opening address at the Princess Juliana International Airport Safety and Security Conference highlighted the importance of safety and security for the economic stability on the island; "As you as representatives from the aviation industry have travelled to our shores to attend the Safety and Security ... Read more

Ministry of Public Health recognizes International Day For Older Persons.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:22

PHILIPSBURG:--- This year's theme for the 24th commemoration of the International Day for Older Persons; October 1st , is "Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All". On this occasion the Department of Community Development, Family and Humanitarian Affairs within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour will like to acknowledge and show our appreciation to our seniors who have indeed worked and toiled ensuring that the succeeding generations can live in a developed and progre ... Read more

Benjamin & Parker Corporation of Panama upgrading SXM professionals in Efficiency and Risk measurement using innovative B-Parker Auditing standard.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:39

bandpcassandrabaptiste29092014PHILIPSBURG:--- In mid March 2014, Benjamin & Parker (, initiated onsite certification sessions for the online course "Efficiency Auditing", a new science to secure corporate workflow effectiveness and corporate financial waste, in association with PCMI under management of Mr. Robert Budike. The course had a particular characteristic as it emphasized the Col ... Read more

Sports materials officially presented to Minister of Sports Lourens-Philip. Schools and associations encouraged to make use of materials and facility.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:32

patricialourensphilipreceivessportsmaterials29092014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Tuesday September 23, 2014 saw the official handing over of the sports materials by USON ... Read more

Follow up political statement Minister Cornelius De Weever.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:15

cdeweever07092014PHILIPSBURG:--- During many pre- and post campaigns I have met disgruntled candidates, voters and supporters from all parties which created a deep empathy in me for those who felt abandoned and/or mistreated. I observed the process and talked to the leadership, usually by phrasing my thoughts into questions, talked ab ... Read more

FCCA Conference & Trade Show expected to boost tourist’s arrivals pre and post conference.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:34

fccaconferenceupdate29092014POINT BLANCHE:--- With 100 cruise executives, presidents, chief exe ... Read more

Minister Lake visits road paving projects throughout districts.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:26

mlakeinstpeters29092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake on Monday visited a road paving project in the residential district of St. Peters.

The secondary roads that are ... Read more

Social media abuzz with messages of congrats for TelCell Breakthrough winners.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:29

breakthroughwinners29092014POND ISLAND:--- It was a night to remember at the Theatre Royale, Maho, Saturday, where judges anno ... Read more

Two arrested for illegal gun possession.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:43

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday September 28th, 2014 at approximately 12:40am, a Phlipsburg Police Patrol was sent to Lizzy's Bar on the Boardwalk where the music was being played too loud. On the scene the investigating officers noticed that two men who at the time were standing in a group of men were behaving quite suspicious and passing an unknown item to each other. The officers approached these two men when suddenly a gun fell to the floor. Both suspects with the initials Z.M.J. (32) and A.O.M. (25) were arrested on the spot for illegal gun possession. The 2.25 ... Read more

Corrupt St. Maarten should be thoroughly investigated --- Dutch MPs.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:22

THE HAGUE, Netherlands:--- Justice must undertake a major criminal investigation into the thoroughly corrupt St. Maarten. That is what the Second Chamber demands now that Theo Heyliger has grabbed absolute power on the island.
A majority of the chamber members of the VVD, SP CDA and the PVV want action after it appears from a Price Waterhouse report, released this weekend, that the entire administration is steeped in cronyism. If the prosecutor is not able to get a grip on the administrative leadership on the island then Minister Plasterk (Kingdom Relation ... Read more

Guillaume Arnell Elected Senator of French St. Martin.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:55

guillaumearnell28092014MARIGOT:--- The first Vice President of the Collectivity of St. Martin Guillaume Arnell was elected senator of St. Martin on Sunday after two rounds of election. Arnell received 11 votes from of the 24 votes that were cast.
Arnell succeeds Louis Constant Fleming, the first person to represent St. Martin in the French senate. Fleming ... Read more

USM and VLF Offer Emotional Freedom Techniques to General Public.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:07

universityofstmartin28092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The University of St. Martin in its efforts to meet the growing needs of the community of St. Maarten, is now embarking upon an adult education class, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in collaboration with Victorious Living Foundation.
The EFT course provides the participant with the history, science and practic ... Read more

DP leader still does not know why De Weever Defected --- Counterpart law is moot.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:57

swescotwilliamsandhasaniellis28092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot Williams and her party president Hasani Ellis told reporters on Sunday afternoon that they still do not know exactly why Minister Cornelius de Weever defected and why he signed an agreement with the seven mem ... Read more

Port St. Maarten first of government-owned companies to establish an Integrity Board as part of corporate transparency.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:55

shgcintegrityboard28092014POINT BLANCHE:--- The multi-million dollar Port St. Maarten facility which welcomes close to two million cruise passengers annually and pumps over US$300 million into the economy of the country, has established an Integrity Board.

Port St. Maarten is one of th ... Read more