GRAND CASE:--- Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the wildlife of the island this Saturday at Birds & Bugs 2013. The event will take place on December 7th from 9am to noon at Loterie Farm on Pic Paradis. Bir ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The HIV/AIDS Programme Management Team along with Minister of Health Cornelius De Weever announced o ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Labor Cornelius De Weever along with representatives of the Department of Labor and the Management of Sheriff Security signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday where ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Inspection Department TEZVT - Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (LVV) that falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications, which has to ensure that imported Christmas Trees â€“ even though they may appear to be harmless, are free from insects and pests that could harm trees and vegetation on the island, is very pleased with the compliance by wholesalers who imports trees for the holiday season.
The Inspection Department reported on Tuesday that they have had total compliance from the busines ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), says the junction in the vicinity of the Cadastre and GEBE Distribution Building was to be open to the regular flow of traffic on Tuesday, according to information provided to the Minister by the contractor.
The junction between the Pondfill and the two GEBE buildings and Cannegieter Street remains closed for a few more days to allow the contractor to re-enforce that section of the road with concrete. This section should be open on Friday if the ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Department of Economic Affairs has extended the opening hours for some businesses effective immediately. Gas stations on St. Maar ... Read more
HARBOUR VIEW:--- The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. Eugene. B. Holiday, today December 4, 2013, based on the Kingdom Decree of September 30, 2013, installed a steering committee to advise him on and oversee the execution of an independent inquiry into the integrity and proper functioning of the Government of Sint Maarten as required in a democratic state, governed by the rule of law. The aim of the inquiry is to, based on the findings from the assessment, make recommendations that add value to the functioning of the public administration.
Th ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell last Thursday met with the President of the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament Hon. A. Broekers ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Several persons pledged to reconsider consuming meat during the two Meatless Day events hosted by the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation on November 24.
A total of 60 volunteers participated in the two fundraising even ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The high season has started. The many large cruise ships, mega yachts, and constant scheduled flights come to Sint Maarten at a greater extent this time of year. Based on experiences in the months of November to December of each year and the months of January/February of the following year, the Police Force of Sint Maarten again faces a new challenge, to mainly provide and ensure safety for the tourists and also the community of this country. The police has put a plan of action together regarding how to deal with this situation in the best manne ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On November 27th, 2013, the General Director of Milton Peters College (MPC) and Sundial School, Mr. Wim de Visser and the Kidz at Sea Foundation, represented by M ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Recently there has been speculation that SZV has been changing the policy on medications and forcing its clients to accept these changes.
The laws relevant to the importation and distribution of medication are the "Landsverordening op de geneesmiddelenvoorziening (AB 2013, GT no. 749)"; the "Landsbesluit HAM ter uitvoering van art. 32 van de Landsverordening op de geneesmiddelenvoorzienin ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Board of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) and the Board of the Anguilla Teachers Union (ATU) have joined forces and will be hosting the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) Executive Meeting on December 5 at Maho Resort in St. Maarten and on December 6, 2013 in The Valley, Anguilla.
You are cordially invited to the opening at 9:00am on December 5, at Maho Resort.
The Caribbean Union of Teachers is over 75 years old. The CUT views teachers as an integral part of the working people who constitute the majority of Caribbean so ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Detective Department is working overtime to try and find the culprit that shot Dr. Randall Friday as he was walking towards his medical clinic at the Yogesh Building last Wednesday.
Dr. Friday is currently receiving medical care at a hospital in Miami where is health is improving. Father of the shooting victim ... Read more
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PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake as shareholder representative of GEBE utility company would like to congratulate the 37 employees of the company on the three islands that GEBE provides service too on completing their training.
"You must give Jack his jacket. Congratulations to the GEBE employees on behalf of the Council of Ministers who have successfully completed training for high tension and low tension.
"I am strongly behind the upgrading of the s ... Read more
MARIGOT:--- Professor Martin Wilson was inducted simultaneously into Kappa Delta Pi and Golden Key International Honor societies for his accomplishments. Kappa Delta Pi and Golden Key International societies are ranking organizations that recognize excellence among peers in Education. Professor Wilson just recently obtained his doctorate degree in Educa ... Read more
ST. JOHNS:--- Fifteen volunteers of the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation spread some early Christmas cheer to clients of the St. Martin's Home in St. Johns with a visit to pamper and entertain the elderly on Sunday, December 1.
Outfitted ... Read more
POINTE BLANCHE:--- At approximately 6:00am on Monday December 2nd, 2013, a Philipsburg police patrol was sent to the Tamarind Hotel in Pointe Blanche to investigate a case of an injured man lying on the ground on the premises of that hotel. On the scene the investigating officers noticed that the man in question was a security guard from Rangers Security working the night shift at that establishment. The officers also noticed that he was bleeding from several severe wounds to his head and he was not responding when the officers tried get his attention by callin ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- In connection with the ongoing investigation regarding the shooting of Dr. R. Friday which took place on Wednesday November 27th, 2013 around 9:00am on the premises of the Yogesh Building on the A.J.C. Brouwers road, the Detective Department is asking the general public for their assistance. The Detective Department is asking anyone who was in the vicinity of that building between the hours of 8:45am and 9:20am and who around that time may have seen a vehicle leaving the parking lot of that building or a vehicle leaving the immediate area at hig ... Read more