St. Martin News Network

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen arrives in the Netherlands with Sint Maarten students

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:59

jfasxmstudents03082015PHILIPSBURG:---- Minister Plenipotentiary, Hon. Josianne Fleming–Artsen and 27 Sint Maarten students arrived at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands to continue with their educational journey.
Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen along w ... Read more

World Breastfeeding Week Family Fun Day Activity a Success.

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 22:59

vsabreastfeedingfunday03082GREAT BAY(DCOMM):-- ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday regarding Public Health Care

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 21:58

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on August 5th.

The public Central Committee meeting is set for Wednesday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is related to the National Ordinance Public Health Care.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will ... Read more

Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations to Meet Wednesday to prepare for IPKO 2016

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 21:37

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations (CKAIR) of Parliament will meet in session on August 5th.

The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meeting is set for Wednesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The four agenda points are approval of the decision lists CKAIR Parliamentary Year 2014-2015, no 12 and 13; incoming documents CKAIR; follow-up Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) and Tripa ... Read more

Blogger Judith Roumou contesting the conditions of her release --- Hearing set for Monday August 10th 2015 --- Criminal Investigation continuing --- Press Prosecutor Karola Van Nie

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 21:27

judithroumou30062015PHILIPSBURG:--- Blogger Judith Roumou has filed a request with the Court of First Instance to ask the court to make changes on the conditions of her release from pre-trial detention. Police arrested Roumou at her home in St. Peters on the morning of Tuesday, June 30 on charges of slander, libel ... Read more

Min Plenipotentiary guest speaker at Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 19:32

jfarotary03082015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister Plenipotentiary, Mrs. Josianne Fleming-Artsen was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise breakfast meeting. At the meeting, she talked about her main tasks which is her representation at the Council of Ministers of the K ... Read more

Toastmasters Achieving Greatness.

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 19:28

toastmastersvp03082015PHILIPSBURG:---The Disciples Toastmasters club has much to celebrate. Two of it's members, VPE Sharon Layne and TM Alicia Seaton just recently completed their Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) distinction. These two Toastmasters have been working arduously to complete ten presentations from various advance manuals. When TM Alicia was asked what Toastmasters has done for her? She replied with m ... Read more

Will Raphael Boasman pass the screening to become the next Labor Minister?

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:16

raphaelboasman28072015PHILIPSBURG: --- There is tension in the air when it comes to the screening of Rafael Boasman the candidate that was selected by Member of Parliament Cornelius de Weever to become the next Minister of Labor. Some political pundits said that they believe that Boasman’s affiliation to former Minister Maria Bu ... Read more

Dept. of Economic Licenses extends deadline to August 14 for pick-up of approved licenses prior to January 1, 2015

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:20

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):--- The Department of Economic Licenses from the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), is hereby informing the general public that its extending the August 1st deadline to Friday, August 14 for the pick-up of approved licenses to operate a business in the country.
All uncollected licenses that were approved prior to January 1, 2015, must be picked up by Friday, August 14th 2015, after which the file will be discarded and applicants will have to re-apply and pay the applicable processing fee(s). ... Read more

“Dream Big” Educational Scholarship

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:23

scholargroup02082015PHILIPSBURG:---- Be The Change Foundation on July 31st presented awards to the winners of the first annual Erika Cannegieter-Smith DREAM BIG Educational Scholarship grant. Family and friends of the winners were in ... Read more

Minister of Tourism Connor sponsors Miss Sint Maarten Winklaar and wishes her success at Monday night Pageant

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:18

missstmaarten2015PHILIPSBURG:---- Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Hon. Claret Connor, is one of the proud sponsors of Miss Sint Maarten 2015/2016 Phausha Winklaar.
Winklaar will be participating in the Ms. Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant that is taking place on the island of Nevis on Monday, August 3.
“I wo ... Read more

Foreigner and Board Member of Kadastre Office wants to take up Director’s position.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 01:02

christopheremmanuel23102014MP Emmanuel says St. Maartener’s must hold key positions --- Calling for the Acting Head to be appointed as Director.


PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the Minister of VROMI and the two board members of the Kadastre office to appoint the acting head Marcia Peters ... Read more

Stakeholders meet in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week. Family Fun Day on Saturday at Emilio Wilson Estate

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:26

vsaworldbreastfeeding310720GREAT BAY(DCOMM):---- Stakeholders met on Thursday in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and ... Read more

Permission granted to New Testament Church of God to carry out Maintenance work

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:37

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry VROMI has given permission to the New Testament Church of God to carry out maintenance work on their building at Back Street #120 and on the façade of the building.
These works can commence between August 1 up to and including August 15. Work can only be carried out between 3.00am and 7.00am
During the maintenance period, the H. Beaujon Street and Cannegieter Street should be kept free of any obstructions to pedestrians or motorized vehicles. Works have to begin on the façade facing H. Beaujon Street.
The façade facing ... Read more

Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence For Honky Tonk

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:09

honkytonk31072015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honky-Tonk Bar with its lunch time kitchen has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Adviser. This beachside spot on the Broadwalk continues to draw crowds from the growing number of cruise ships that visit the Friendly Island.
Founded by co- ... Read more

Coastguard issues safety recommendations for ‘August Monday’

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:03

PHILIPSBURG:----For the up-coming event of ‘August Monday’ on 3rd august 2015 on Anguilla, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard is issuing some boating safety recommendations.

Please take in consideration of the rules and regulation of Country St. Maarten for sea worthiness.

For example:

  • Registration numbers and letters on both side of the vessel
  • Personal Floatation Devices
  • Visual Distress Signal (flares, floating smoke signals, etc)
  •  Fire Extinguisher (check the expirat ... Read more

3.8 Earthquake felt across country

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:27

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM):--- The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) reports that there was a 3,8 magnitude earthquake 19 kilometers/12 miles East north east of the country.

The earthquake occurred around 6.28pm, and occurred at a depth of 34.6 kilometers, according to information received from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Public Service Center to continue to improve existing products and services in 2015 and 2016

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:49

pscsimpsonbay30072015PHILIPSBURG:----The Public Service Center (PSC) in Simpson Bay has become an essential focal point for a ‘one stop shop’ for various services rendered by the Government of Sint Maarten. The aforementioned was established as a pilot project out of the necessity to improve services to the public and will be replicated in the New Governm ... Read more

SXM to Say Bon Voyage to Holland-Bound Students Sunday

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:18

bonvoyage30072015SIMPSON BAY:----For the fourth consecutive year, the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, in collaboration with Domino’s Pizza, will be saying “Bon Voyage” to about 30 students who will be departing the island Sunday, August 2, 2015, to further their studies in The Netherlands.
Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, Minister of Education, Sports, Culture & Youth Affairs Rita Bourne-Gumbs, an ... Read more

STA makes Clarity on what is happening with travel partners.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:10

PHILIPSBURG:--- The members of the Supervisory Council of the St. Maarten Tourism Authority (STA), would like to clarify what is and what is not happening with the STA, especially in light of the many comments pouring in from overseas travel partners over the lack of tourism promotion by St. Maarten .
The STA is essentially a foundation on paper at this point in time. The legal structure of this foundation was chosen by the previous Council of Ministers as a temporary construction that would allow funds from government’s destination marketing and tourism ... Read more