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Minister Lake calls on residents, community councils and civic organizations to help with national clean-up this weekend.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:00

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake is calling on residents, community councils and civic organizations to come together this weekend to help clean-up the districts.

All residents are being urged to use the weekend to clean-up their yard and put out their hurricane related debris outside their yard or alongside the road. Household garbage is not hurricane related debris.

Ministry VROMI will resume the pick-up of hurricane related debris on Monday, Oct ... Read more

Mental Health Foundation’s Cocktail party took place on Saturday October 18, 2014

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:46

staffofmhf24102014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday October 18, 2014, the Mental Health Foundation organized a Reception which this year focused on the Foundation's very loyal stakeholders and generous sponsors. The event was organized to honor and thank those who provide the Mental Health Foundation with continuous support and who are part of the reason why the MHF is where it is today. The Cocktail party was honored by the ... Read more

Government plans island wide clean up starting Monday, residents urged to put debris out

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:35

Philipsburg (DCOMM):---- On Monday, October 27, the Public Works Department plans to start a coordinated island-wide cleanup to pick up the remaining debris left over from Hurricane Gonzalo.

Over this upcoming weekend, residents are requested to put out their debris roadside so that the Department personnel can take the debris and rubble away.

The residents are also requested to separate the normal garbage of the household with that of the hurricane debris.

"I am requesting of the community to not mix up the everyday garbage with the hurric ... Read more

Cayman takes the lead in Banker survey for sixth time

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:16

 gonzalojalles24102014Gayman Islands"---- Cayman's position as the world's top specialised financial centre was reconfirmed again this week with the news that this jurisdiction has come first in a leading international survey, topping the specialised financial centres ranking, as compiled by The Banker magazine. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Cayman Islan ... Read more

Mosquito fogging moved forward to commence October 28

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:03

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, hereby informs that the mosquito fogging throughout the country will start on Tuesday, October 28 instead of November 1.

Residents must bear in mind that fogging is not a total solution to eliminate mosquitos. Fogging activity is kept to a minimum in order to prevent the mosquito population from developing immunity to the chemicals that are deployed.

Fogging is one intervention of several, and th ... Read more

Police promotes “Stop, Drop and Go” project at secondary school.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:21

frichardspsve24102014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday October 24th at 7.30 a.m. the Community Police Officer for the Sint Peters and Reward area Inspector Felix Richards and the Police Public Relation officer Inspector Ricardo Henson visited the Sint Maarten Academy PSVE- secondary school in Ebenezer Estate to give a small presentation. The presentation was order to continue promoting the "Stop, Drop and Go" project which i ... Read more

Minister Lake updated on NV GEBE on Electricity Restoration.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:32

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake was updated Thursday afternoon by NV GEBE with respect to a small number of homes that are still without electricity in different districts since the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo.

The small number of remaining homes in the districts of St. Peters, South Reward should receive electricity Thursday night. For those in Madame Estate, on Friday; for Mount William Hill, will be Saturday.

For Sucker Garden, Point Blanche, those ... Read more

Port St. Maarten Meets with Ministry of Public Health with respect to Ebola.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:27

vsaportservices24102014POINT BLANCHE:---- Port St. Maarten – On Tuesday, Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour (Ministry VSA) officials met with the management team of Port St. Maarten regarding the ports preparations for Ebola.

Ministry VSA informed Po ... Read more

Minister Lake updated on Thursday by NV GEBE on Electricity Restoration.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:20

PHILIPSBURG:---- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake was updated Thursday afternoon by NV GEBE with respect to a small number of homes that are still without electricity in different districts since the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo.

The small number of remaining homes in the districts of St. Peters, South Reward should receive electricity Thursday night. For those in Madame Estate, on Friday; for Mount William Hill, will be Saturday.

For Sucker Garden, Point Blanche, those ... Read more

National Reporting Bureau on Human Trafficking continues to monitor local developments and take action when required

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:09

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- 18 October was observed as Human Trafficking Day within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them, and the Sint Maarten National Reporting Bureau on Human Trafficking (NRB) which falls under the Ministry of Justice continues to work to prevent the aforementioned from taking place on Sint Maarten.
The NRB has received several reports of possible cases of Human Trafficking. Those reports were all alleged cases of lab ... Read more

DEI presents SXM Academy PSVE with new Gym Materials and Equipment

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:04

psve23102014Ebenezer,:---- The new gym materials and equipment were unveiled during a short presentation at the school to its students, staff, representatives of the Division of Educational Innovation (DEI) and Usona.
The Academy PSVE gym was built in 2009 via the Education and Youth Program funded by Usona. A ... Read more

Port St. Maarten represented at CSA 44th AGM, Conference & Exhibition. Seatrade Director Presented with Plaque from Port St. Maarten.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:57

 

csadomincanrepublic23102014POINT BLANCHE:---- Port St. Maarten – A delegation from Port St. Maarten recently attended the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM), Conference & Exhibition in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Re ... Read more

Council of Ministers meets both Dutch Presidents of the First and Second Chambers.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:49

firstandsecondchamber23102014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--– The President of the Dutch First Chamber, Mrs. Ankie Broekers-Knol and the President of the Dutch Second Chamber, Ms. Anouchka van Miltenburg, paid a courtesy visit to the Council of Ministers on Tuesday.
The courtesy visit wa ... Read more

RST Takes Statement from MP Christopher Emmanuel on Thursday.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00

christopheremmanuel23102014PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliably information reaching SMN News states that members of the RST visited the House of Parliament on Thursday where they took a statement from Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel regarding the statements he made on the floor of Parliament on Monday during a public meeting. When conta ... Read more

People United for True Democracy to hold march on Sunday.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:38

peoplesunitedtruedemocracy23102014Organizers calls on population to come out to defend their rights


PHILIPSBURG:--- The Peoples United for True Democracy (PUTD) will be holding a march as of 2pm on Sunday October 26th 2014. Organizers of (PUTD) said they were forced to reschedule the march which was supposed t ... Read more

Rudolf “Rudy” Hoeve to be awarded (posthumously) with the “Dedication Award” at the 7th Edition of the CuraSur Masters Tournament

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:27

rudyhoeve23102014"Boys & Girls Brigade & Special Olympics of St.Maarten to receive "Special Charity" recognition

PHILIPSBURG:---- President of the St. Maarten Rebels Vets Basketball Association, Claret Connor announced that preparations are in full effect for the 7th Edition of the Curasur Masters Tournament. The tournament games are schedule to take place from N ... Read more

Men’s Night of Praise Concert postponed to November 1st

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:12

phlipsburgmethodistchurch23102014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Methodist Church is finalizing preparation of their popular annual Men's Night of Praise Concert which has been rescheduled for next Saturday November 1sr starting at 7:30pm sharp at the Philipsburg Methodist Chapel.

This concert was originally scheduled for October 25th but was postponed after the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo.
T ... Read more

St. Maarten represented at the world’s biggest executive aviation event.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:54

tlcaviationatnbaaconvention22102014ORLANDO, Florida:--- A team of five staff members of TLC-Aviation from St. Maarten is currently attending the NBAA Annual Convention in Orlando Florida. This Business Aviation conference is attended by 27,000 aviation professionals who have the opportunity to review 1,100 indo ... Read more

Fire Department kicks off Fire Prevention Week on October 27.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:33

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Fire Department will be kicking off Fire Prevention Week 2014 on Monday, October 27 until November 1.

The awareness week is being organized by the Section Fire Prevention and Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters.

The objective during the week is to raise fire safety awareness throughout the community. The theme for this year's week is: "Preventing and Acting in event of a Fire."

Lectures are part of the schedule within the various districts. Residents are asked to come out and learn about fire prevention ... Read more