St. Martin News Network

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Expresses Condolences to the Family of the Victims of the Skyway Crash.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:51

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PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams expressed her condolences to the victims of the fatal Skyway Airways flight which crashed on Wednesday evening. The one confirmed deceased and one missing ... Read more

Airport Workers Questioning St. Maarten Civil Aviation.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:32

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AIRPORT:--- Several personnel of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are enraged at the loss of the two lives that they said could have been saved if the St. Maarten Civil Aviation had taken proper actions on Monday. The workers who spoke to SMN News on the condition of anonymity said tha ... Read more

WBA & Motorworld and Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship Week 2 Round Up.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:32

bushtearemedyandcashforgoldlavagirlsgame30102014PHILIPSBURG:--- The first game of the weekend was between Lightning and Thunderz and was an intense game. The defense from both teams were very well played, no team was giving up. The Lightning was d ... Read more

WBA & Motorworld and Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship Week 2 Round Up

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:32

thunderzgames30102014PHILIPSBURG:--- The first game of the weekend was between Lightning and Thunderz and was an intense game. The defense from both teams were very well played, no team was giving up. The Lightning was down for most of the game and was down 13-17 at the half, they came out strong in the third and ended up leading after the third 24-23. The Thunderz came back in the 4th and took back the lead and neve ... Read more

PRINCESS HEIGHTS HOTEL NAMED ST. MAARTEN’S LEADING HOTEL FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW BY WORLD TRAVEL.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:03

DAWN BEACH:---  For the second year in a row, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Hotel has been named "The Leading Hotel in St. Maarten" by the World Travel Awards (WTA) in its 2014 Caribbean & North America 2014 edition. Heralded by The Wall Street Journal as the "Oscar's of the travel industry," the WTA has developed into the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in travel and tourism, and is known worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence that recognizes the commitment to excellence that hospitality businesses worldwide have demonst ... Read more

TelCell Breakthrough On St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, Saturday.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:59

telcellbreakthrough30102014POND ISLAND:--- Highlights of TelCell's Breakthrough Youth Talent Search will be shown on St. Maarten Cable TV's Channel 120 Saturday, for members of the public who may have missed the chance to see the performers when they strutted their stuff at the Theatre Royale, Maho, Saturday, September 27.
The event was hosted by mobile provider TelCell in collaboration wit ... Read more

Stop, Drop and Go Firearm Project Extended to November 14th, 2014.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:49

stopdropandgo30102014KPSM will open Tipline --- Reward Offered for Information to Recover Illegal Firearms

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson and Prefet Delegue Phillipe Chopin announced at a joint press conference on Thursday that the St ... Read more

Lion’s Car Raffle drawing live on Cable TV 115.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:24

lionsraffle30102014PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions Club is proud to announce that their raffle on Sunday, November 2nd will be drawn live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115 at 6:30pm sharp. All ticket holders are urged to tune in on that day to view the live broadcast as the winner will be called if that person is available.

This raffle is the f ... Read more

Healthcare conference set to share a wealth of expertise.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:21

obodden30102014GRAND CAYMAN:--- The fifth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference will welcome a range of exceptional healthcare professionals from all over the world to speak at this year's event, taking place from 20th to 22nd November at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
Presenting on subjects pertinent to this year's theme: 'Winning the war against chronic non-communicable diseases', overseas and local specialis ... Read more

Businessman Brother of MP convoked in Bribery Allegations made by MP Christopher Emmanuel.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:38

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Landsrecherche convoked a well known businessman who is also the brother of a Member of Parliament who was elected in the 2014 Parliamentary Elections. SMN News learnt that the businessman met with investigators 8am on Wednesday morning where he also filed a counter complaint against MP Christopher Emmanuel for slander and defamation.
Sources alleged that MP Emmanuel called the businessman's name as the person who approached him and a relative and offered him a $2M bribe to declare himself independent. However, during a parliamentary se ... Read more

Temporary outage on Chippie network

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:31

PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS experienced an outage on the Chippie mobile platform during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, October 29. This was caused by a technical issue on the the central database (called the HLR), which registers all Chippie subscribers in Chippieland to the network. The duration of the outage was approximately 6 hours. The interruption in service started around 1 PM on Wednesday afternoon with service to the Eastern Caribbean region of Chippieland restored fully by 7 pm of the same day. Incidentally, UTS Eastern Caribbean was already in the midst o ... Read more

FEDEX CARGO PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT SEA. (UPDATED)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:28

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AIRPORT:--- A FEDEX cargo plane that took off from the Princess Juliana International Airport had to make an emergency landing about one mile off the coast of St. Maarten. According to information reaching SMN News the aircraft type is a SHORTS ... Read more

FEDEX CARGO PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT SEA (UPDATED)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:28

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Airport:---- A FEDEX cargo plane that took off from the Princess Juliana International Airport had to make an emergency landing about one mile off the coast of St. Maarten. According to information reaching SMN News the aircraft type is a ... Read more

MP Lake concerned about French Parliamentary Committee report on relations between North and South.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:35

mauricelake26102014PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Hon. Maurice Lake of the United People's (UP) Party says he has read media reports about a report drafted by a French Parliamentary Committee chaired by Rene Dosiere.
"I haven't read the report myself, but from media reports, it's very disturbing. There are stat ... Read more

Ministry VROMI Announces Front Street Road Closure for October 30th and 31st during Evening Hours.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:54

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby announces that there will be a road closure on October 30th and 31st on Front Street.

The interruption to the road traffic will be on Thursday and Friday from 8:00PM to 5:00AM.

Traffic on Front Street will have to take a left at Hendrick Straat at the Court House, and there will no through traffic on DC Steeg.

Civil works will be carried out in the vicinity of the St. Rose Arcade.

Due to the nature of the works, no ... Read more

Mosquito fogging to commence Thursday weather permitting.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:45

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, announced on Wednesday that the country-wide mosquito fogging campaign could not commence as planned on Tuesday, October 28 due to rain and a malfunction of equipment.

In the meantime, the contractor has informed the ministry that fogging will start on Thursday, October 30 weather permitting. The technical problem with the fogging equipment has been resolved.

Minister of Public Health, Social Dev ... Read more

UTS implements prepaid data roaming.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:37

PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS has added to the versatility of its Chippie prepaid product by adding prepaid data roaming to the service offerings. This means that Chippie prepaid customers will be able to access data related services while traveling. This entails services such as internet browsing, email, Facebook and other digital means of communication. The usage is measured per MegaByte (MB) and is paid for from the prepaid credit balance of their phone. "Calling while traveling abroad was already possible in many countries with a Chippie prepaid phone, but now Chippi ... Read more

End Polio walkathon a success.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:35

endpoliowalkaton29102014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle held its "End Polio Now" walkathon on Saturday 25th of October to commemorate World Polio Day which was on Friday 24th October, 2014.
The Rotary Club's mission was to make the public aware on what Rotary is doing in eradicating Polio from the ... Read more

Khushal Punjabi wins Rotary Spelling Bee.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:29

rotaryspellingbeewinners29102014PHILIPSBURG:--- Khushal Punjabi emerged as the winner of the fourth annual Scotiabank Bright Future & Rotary-Rotaract Spelling ... Read more

Fire Department invites public to evening information sessions on fire prevention.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:10

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Fire Department kicked 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 measures ... Read more