St. Martin News Network

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen discusses with Special Envoy to the UN about a Kingdom candidate for the 15-Member UN Security Council

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:40

jafelmingunambassador24042015PHILIPSBURG:----  Minister Plenipotentiary, Hon. Josianne Fleming–Artsen recently met with Ambassador Dr. Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Special Envoy United Nations (UN) Affairs, who paid a courtesy call to Sint Maarte ... Read more

Investigation Hector indicate a crime

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:40

 SABA:---- The investigation with the codename Hector into the death on April 15th of a young woman found dead in The Bottom, Saba has intensified this week by the Police and the Public Prosecutor's Office. At the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) in Rijswijk this week an autopsy was carried out on the woman's body and the provisional conclusions indicate that this must be considered a crime. It will still take several weeks before the investigating team receives the complete results of the investigation from the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI).

The Car ... Read more

High attendance at Towers Watson/APS Round Table on pensions

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:59

aps24042015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday April 10 Towers Watson in cooperation with Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) organized a round table on pensions. During the meeting, for which some 50 delegates were registered, there was a special focus on the inevitable rise of pension age and its consequences. Prior to the round table, on Thursday April 9, Towers Watson facilitated a knowledge session covering the same theme in ... Read more

Protecting the richness of our Cultural Tradition

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:44

PHILIPSBURG:---- Carnival should be a time when the entire community and visitors alike enjoy the richness of our cultural traditions through the creative and performing arts. It should be a time when our performing artists, entertainers and cultural icons display their commitment as ambassadors in promoting this country as a carnival destination upholding high moral standards and values. It should also be a time when each citizen and resident can enjoy healthy fun and not be irritated and demoralized by the constant flaunting of rude and crude sexual behavior. ... Read more

Sint Maarten Skillz Academies Atlanta Founder and President Signs MOU with Messenger College for Student Athletes

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:16

skillzacademies24042015ATLANTA, Georgia USA:--- - President Daniel Davis of Messenger College and Reggie Plaisir Founder & President of Skillz Academies Atlanta recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in regards to student's enrolment into their college onl ... Read more

Local Citizen Attacked President of COM --- Gendarme arrested attacker (UPDATED)

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:58

alinehanson08122013MARIGOT:--- A local resident on French St. Martin attacked the President of the Collectivity Aline Hanson on Friday morning. According to information reaching SMN News, the resident known to everyone as "Lino" attacked  President Aline Hanson just around 8:45 am in front of the Collectivity as she arrived at the Collectiving to begin he ... Read more

MP Emmanuel calls on Minister of Justice to inform Parliament and People of St. Maarten on the meeting held in the Netherlands on the Integrity Chamber Law and Higher Supervision for St. Maarten.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:37

cemmanuel010032015 "As a Member of Parliament I will not deal with a draft law unless I know what was discussed in The Hague."

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson who travelled to the Netherlands last weekend to meet with the (Raad van State) ... Read more

The St. Maarten Integrity Chamber on a collision course in the governing coalition?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:33

swescotwilliams06112014The governing coalition parties and their independent affiliates have "suddenly" lost interest in our own integrity chamber.


PHILIPSBURG:---  DP Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams said based on the response she got from the Prime Minister of St. Maa ... Read more

Council of Ministers meets with PSS Board of Supervisory Directors and Management

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:44

psscommeeting23042015GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- In accordance with the current Governing Accord, the Council of Ministers (COM) met with the Supervisory Board and Management of the Posta ... Read more

Get an American accredited degree while remaining on the island

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:54

Concrete steps are already being taken after the historic agreement between the University of St. Martin and the University of the Virgin Islands, which will bring about "UVI at USM", an extension campus of the UVI on the island ----Two pilots are scheduled to run as of August 2015.

The USM invites all teachers on the island who hold a BA in Education to apply to obtain an accredited UVI MA in Educational Sciences. The course will run once 25 persons are deemed eligible. The criteria for being considered is holding a BA in Edu ... Read more

MP Wescot Willams asks Chairperson of Parliament about status of draft law to establish Integrity Chamber.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:48

swescotwilliams01102014PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Willams has dispatched an email to the chairperson of Parliament requesting that he provide her with information regarding the status of the public meeting to be convened to deal with the draft law to establish an integrity chamber on St. Maarten.
The DP MP wants to know if the ... Read more

Badejo’s Salted Tongues … by way of a tour, from city streets, to countryside, to seashore

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:17

saltedtongues22042015PHILIPSBURG:--- Salted Tongues! A flood of vivid images and impressions come to mind with the phrase, ranging from bittersweet sarcasm to restricted speech to lumps of flesh in brine! With this book of insightful and explorative essays about culture, language, literature history, "indigenous" book publishing, and the role of literary criticism, Fabian Badejo has brought to us the entire gambit of those impressions, addin ... Read more

Nicole De Weever and Ari Sutton of Art Saves Lives to be honored with Spirit Award at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:38

nicoledeweever23042015Art Saves Lives Students will participate in service in D.C. on April 26th


St. Maarten/Washington— Visionary and Founder, Nicole C. De Weever and Ari Sutton, Project Manager and Secretary, both of Art Saves Lives Foundation will receive the Spirit Award for their competing work in the Creative Arts in the Diaspora; stated Rev. William ... Read more

MP Lake: The people elected me to run their own affairs and good governance

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:31

mauricelake26102014PHILIPSBURG:--- United People's (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake says it's a reality that the draft ordinance to establish a Sint Maarten national Integrity Chamber must take place by the House of Parliament, "...otherwise we will be talking integrity for another six months without anything happening for the people and moving Sint Maarten ... Read more

Port de Marigot hosting Tall Ship DANMARK during open ship day

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:49

danmark22042015MARIGOT:---- Caribbean Sail Training announced today that the Port De Marigot in St.Martin will host once again one of their member vessels, the full rigged Tall ship DANMARK, on the Galisbay pier on Saturday May 2nd for an open ship day.
The 252 feet (77 m) in overall length sail training vessel DANMARK will be open to the public for viewing from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm.

The Tall Ship departed from Denmark several weeks a ... Read more

Two from Domino's St. Maarten Compete in the World's fastest Pizza Maker competition.

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 20:53

dominos22042015PHILIPSBURG:--- Pizza makers from over 1600 locations were judged and timed in local and regional competitions while making three perfect large pizzas; a Large Pepperoni, a Large Mushroom, and a Large Extra Cheese Pizza. The field was narrowed to 10 finalists with the fastest times and best quality; and two of them are proud to call St. Maarten home. Domino's franchisee John Caputo and Domino's General Manag ... Read more

Cable TV sponsors 4M HD for carnival 2015

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 20:48

cabletvdonationcarvival22042015PHILIPSBURG:---- St. Maarten Cable TV will be sponsoring 4M HD for carnival 2015. "I am elated to receive this contribution for our band," remarked Band Manager Stuart Johnson.

"We have been diligently working on our music in preparation for this carnival season and testimony to that is our latest hit songs like, Wet up and roll it," Johnson added.

St.Maarten Cable TV has been a regular ... Read more

Meet The TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers artists at TELEM building on Thursday 23 April 2015 at 5pm.

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:21

Middle Region:---The yearly artist press conference for TelCell Night Of The Hitmakers will take place on Thursday the 23rd of April 2015 at the TELEM building
with ERA, DESTRA, KERWIN DUBOIS & CARIMI. These artists will be performing live on Friday April 24th together with St.Maarten's own
YOUTH WAVES at the Festival Village. After the press conference at 5pm, the St. Maarten fans will have the opportunity to get up close and
personal with CARIMI. In order to meet an greet Carimi you must have a ticket for the show, tickets can also be purch ... Read more

Nature Foundation Conducts Bi-Annual Tests at Beaches and Ponds, Submits Tilapia Plan to Government

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:12

tilapia22042015Sections of the Simpson Bay Lagoon, Belair Pond, and Great Salt Pond Faced with Challenges Regarding Salinity and Oxygen Levels

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Nature Foundation carried out its bi-annual water quality tests on the 10th, 11th and 22nd of April (Earth Day) at seven sites surrounding St. Maarten. These tests are carried out in order to determine the levels of pollutants a ... Read more