PHILIPSBURG:---- An international workshop on satellite communications recently hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will strengthen the regionâs ability to stay connected to the rest of the world after an extreme weather even ... Read more
PHILPSBURG:--- Elektralytes & Positive Foundation has teamed up with Kooyman to host a âPaint It Pinkâ Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Saturday October 17th. Kooyman will open late from 5-9pm to accommodate 200 lucky ladies for a special evening of fun. ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The NIACA Festival is a platform to celebrate the St.Maarten Story as told by the people who live and work here as artist. The showcase celebrates both our traditional cultural heritage, as well as the contemporary works created by the artist of now. The National Institute of Arts has selected October 10th for the NIACA Festival, as we feel that the transi ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--â As the Positive Foundation continues to actively fight breast cancer with their annual awareness activities, St. Maarten reigning Carnival Queens and Runner Ups are especially honored to have taken part in this yearâs parade. A heartfelt âThank youâ is extended to the Foundation for the invitation and to First Caribbean International Bank â CIBC for donating their very stylish ... Read more
CAY HILL: --- Security guards at the PANAM head office in Cay Hill managed to shoot two of three robbers who tried to rob the money courier service shortly after 8am Tuesday morning.
According to information provided to SMN News two of the culprits were shot dead and was on the ground in the vicinity of PANAM head office in Cay Hill while ... Read more
Harbour View--- On October 5, 2015, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, concluded consultations regarding recent political developments.
As was communicated earlier, the Governor received a letter on September 30th, 2015, from three members of Parliament, Mr. F. Richardson, Mr. S. Matser and Mr. M. Lake, ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:---- In order to have a good functioning parliament, there must be a good functioning organizational secretariat of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, which is a department within Parliament that provides legal, administrative, and ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:---- The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, telecommunication & Transportation, Honorable Mr. Ernest Sams, was advised by the Tourist Bureau and his Tourism Adviser Bernard Hunt to attend the ABAV and FIT trad ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:----- Today, Monday, October 5, 2015, the General Audit Chamber submitted its report on the âAudit on Governance at Bureau Telecommunication & Post (BTP)â, to Parliament. The purpose of the audit is to provide insight into the organization and the functioning of the governance at BTP, as well as to examine the causes for the arrears in financial transfers to Government. The investigation also looks into the uncertainties related to these transfers. Governance relates to management, control, monitoring and accountability. The report includes ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:---- The successful Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) education program that has been running since 2001 has started again. EPIC is a local non-profit foundation that carries out environmental conservation, research and education projects.
The foundation will be continuing itâs annual environmental education program by offering FREE educational presentations and various excursions for schools, clubs, businesses, and community groups starting September 30th 2015. In the past the foundationâs environmental education program h ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- One of the electricity production units at the NV GEBE Cay Bay Power Plant is down. Due to the aforementioned, the company has released a load shedding schedule for Monday, 5th October.
The areas under the tentative load shedding schedule are:
1:30AM to 3:00AM PDP and part of Union Road
2:15PM to 3:45PM Saunders, Cay Hill, AJC Brouwers Road and part of LB Scott Road
3:45PM to 5:15PM Cole Bay and Almond Grove
5:15PM t0 6:45PM Airport Road
This is a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE and is subject to change. You can keep poste ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten recently attended the annual meeting of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) Board of Directors held in Windhoek from 21 to 23 September 2015.
At the annual meeting of the IOI Board of Directors, held in Windhoek (Namibia) and generously hosted by the office of Namibia Ombudsman and IOI President John R. Walters, the Board looked at developments and achievements made in the past membership year and discussed projects and priorities for the year to come.
It was unanimously agreed that the IOIâs suc ... Read more
SIMPSON BAY:----- The International Air Transport Associat ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo treated the countryâs senior citizens so they could attend an event for Internationa ... Read more
Several Candidates selected to be screened for Ministerial Posts.
PHILIPSBURG:--- According to information provided to SMN News the Governor of St. Maarten drs. Eugene Holiday convoked Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs to his office on Friday where he informed him that he will not be signing the resolution for new elections since there is a majority in Parliament. SMN News further learnt that the Prime Minister refused the verbal advice given to him by Governor Holiday and he now chooses to use the peopleâs money to start a court ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---- The Fire Department on October 1st started its campaign to highlight and promote, "Smoke Detectors Save Lives."
On October 1st the department hooked up ... Read more
The Government of St. Maarten regulates the prices of petroleum products by imposing a maximum price at which wholesalers and retailers can sell these products on St. Maarten. Due to the ongoing
developments on the international level, the prices of crude oil have experienced adjustments. Given
the aforementioned, the general public is hereby informed that as of Tuesday 61
6:00am the maximum consumer prices of ULG and Diesel (gasoil) are adjusted as follows:
PHILIPSBURG:---- World Teacherâs Day (WTD) 2015 which is observed internationally on October 5, will be held under the theme âEmpowering teachers, building sustainable societies.â
WTD 2015 is about highlighting the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global developm ... Read more
Brussels:---- Anguilla and the Falklands are geographically apart but their representatives are among 15 from the European Unionâs Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) gathering in Sint Maarten 5-7 October to brainstorm the same challenge: diversifying economies with innovation. Prime Minister of St Maarten, Marcel F.A. Gumbs, will open the event along with Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Ernest Sams.
The three-day workshop is part of the European Union- funded project, âTerritorial Strategies for Innova ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Tuesday evening, October 6th, the library is continuing its Power of Knowledge series with an information session on financial planning and insurance by Neil Henderson of Henderson Insurances.
The Power of knowledge series started las ... Read more