UPP Leader bit off more than he could chew --- political pundits.
PHILIPSBURG:--- With the political shambles within the United Peoples Party several persons such as Minister of TEATT Claret Connor and UPP candidate Julian Rollocks do not know what tomorrow will bring for them. Currently, several persons within the communit ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Claret Connor while attending the Seatrade Cruise Conference ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM)--- The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) department Collective Prevention Services (CPS), says the World Oral Health Day held on March 20 was a success.
32 senior citizens made use of the free dental check-up that was provided and were able to get additional information from specialist on site.
The activity was for seniors 60 and ove ... Read more
American Care Clinic plans to work closely with SMMC and SZV
PHILIPSBURG:--- The group of American doctors that are representing Dr. Samuel Hess and the Wathey family will soon finalize their agreement to construct an American Care Clinic in Simpson Bay which would cater mainly to tourists.
The Care Center will be built in Simpson Bay close to Royal ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle recently organized the 5th edition of its Charity Motor Treasure Hunt. Eighteen cars with teams of 4 people participated in this year's treasure hunt. Each team donated $500 in order to participate. The route started at the Kimsha beach in Simpsonbay and covered a large part of the Dutch side of the island. Each team had to follow the ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG--The Social Economic Council (SER) Sint Maarten and the University of St. Martin (USM) are presently conducting a joint research, focusing on why some graduates from secondary school in Sint Maarten return and others do not. Many of us are familiar with the scenes at the PJIA airport of family members saying goodbye to their children who leave the island to further their studies. The decision to pursue a study abroad is very personal and sometimes a difficult decision. After completing their studies our students are faced with another choice, to ret ... Read more
Great Bay:---- On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Africa Caribbean Heritage Alliance (ACHA) in cooperation with SXM DOET (a national volunteer initiative) and the National Commission of the UNESCO (UNESCO) and the Philipsburg Jubilee Library launched the First ever Africa Resource Center at the Library.
The Africa Caribbean Heritage Alliance (ACHA) founded in April 2014 is geared towar ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten's Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson on Friday said he stood fully behind the position of the police union NAPB with regards to the involvement of others in St. Maarten's justice chain who has tried to "justify their own ineffective presence" and "unjustly marginalized our local law enf ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- SMN News learnt that the Leader of the United Peoples Party Theodore Heyliger has given interim Minister of VROMI Marcel Gumbs the green light to sign off on the building permits for Taliesin Construction in order for the company to finalize the Fixed Based Operations (FBO) project at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE). According to an UPP insider the party leader has decided to s ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on March 30. The Minister of General Affairs Hon. Marcel Gumbs will be present for the House session.
The public Central Committee meeting is set for Monday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The three point agenda is: the draft National Ordinance for the establishment of a Integrity Chamber; second agenda point is approval of the travel schedule for the year 2015 in connection with Committee and Board of Dire ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Martin United Ministerial Foundation will be hosting its 9th Annual St. Martin Believers' Connection Convention at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium, Long Wall Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
from Thursday, April 23rd – Monday, April 27th, 2015. Under the theme:
"OUT OF THE ORDINARY COMES THE SPECTACULAR".
The Guest Speaker will be Bishop Robin Dinnanauth of Emmanuel Full Gospel Assemblies, Queens, New York, USA.
Conference with Bishop Dr. Annette Lazarus-Rose of Bethesda Healing Ce ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) in collaboration with the Police Department, has authorized the road closure of the Wrigley Street in Colebay (conjunction between Welfare Road and Tropicana Casino) to accommodate the large funeral attendance expected for the late wife of Pastor Franklin Bell, Mrs. Josiane Bell-Carty ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday March 29th cycling race will be held by the "Dutch Riders Cycling Club Mo Trouble". The race is scheduled to start at 09.00 a.m. in front of Mini Food Market on the Welfare road Cole towards the Cause Way Bridge via Union road and then over the Simpson Bay bridge towards Cole Bay. The race will come up Cole Bay hill towards Philipsburg via Bush road and Long wall road, Little Bay road and back to Welfare road Cole Bay via Link One.
Once on Welfare road the race will head towards Philipsburg again via Cole bay hill, A.J.C. Brouwers ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:---On March 10th, 2015, a black Hyundai Elantra was discovered hidden in a container which was under investigation by the police. The vehicle was transported to the police station in Philipsburg, because at the time the owner couldn't be found.
Police officers did research on all the details of the car, but still did not manage to locate the owner. The gendarmerie on the French side of the i ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- In celebration of World Poetry Day, the Readers are Leaders group organized a Poetry Evening on March 18th entitled: "Expression of Words". Young poets from St. Maarten Academy, St. Maarten Vocational Training School, St. ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, March 27th, 2015, in keeping with the National Ordinance on the General Pension Fund Sint Maarten, the General Audit Chamber issued their report on the review of the 2012 financial statements of APS to Parliament and to the Minister of Finance. The 2012 financial statements of the APS cover the period from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2012, and were issued by the APS on August 12th, 2014.
The reports represents the second review of the APS by the General Audit Chamber. By law, the fund is subject to annual review. The r ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG: --- PHILIPSBURG: --- Former Member of Parliament Romain Laville was arrested on Thursday by the detectives of the Landsrecherche that are investigating the gun threats he made against former Member of Parliament Jules James and musician Isidore "Mighty Dow" York.
SMN News in its report early Friday morning stated that the fo ... Read more
Pointe Blanche:---At least three fire trucks responded to the A. C Wathey Cruise Facility early Friday morning as the Harbor called for assistance when they learned that the Carnival Cruise ship had severe smoke coming from its engine room.
Passengers that existed the ship were overheard saying that the smoke was severe. SMN News learnt that the smoking began shortly before the ship came in to dock and as soon as they docked they got the passengers off as they continue the source the cause of their mechanical problems.
Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson ... Read more
Government stand to lose Naf1.6M per year --- Reliable Sources.
PHILIPSBURG: --- Rainforest Adventures allegedly got what one could describe as a steal of a deal from the interim Minister of VROMI Marcel Gumbs and Leader of the United Peoples Party Theodore Heyliger.
In an advice it is stated that Rainforest Adventures will get 375,000 square meters land in long lease at the Emilio Wilson Estate that the Government of St. Maarten bought for USD17M. The developer Rainforest Adventures will pay government NAF2.00 per ... Read more
Pond Island:--– TelEm Group's internet service was again affected Thursday with the loss of mobile data and internet service to customers throughout St. Maarten.
Service was affected for two hours, between 4:30 pm and 6:30pm, while technicians took urgent steps to isolate new IP addresses that were again flooding the company's switching equipment.
Technicians reported that the problem was under control within an hour, but it took another hour to bring systems back up to allow for several tests to be carried out to ensure the suspect IP addresses wer ... Read more