St. Martin News Network

CPS Alerts Family Physicians on Wednesday to be observant due to Measles Outbreak in the U.S.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:15

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, on Wednesday advised local family physicians to be observant with respect to measles.

This cautionary measure comes due to the measles outbreak in parts of the United States. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has sent out a circular to all public health authorities in the region to monitor the global measles situation and in particular the current outbreak in the United States and Mexico.

The Caribbean ... Read more

MPC students making progress in Kids at Sea Program.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:55

mpckidsatsea29012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Kids at Sea Foundation is extremely proud to announce that swift progress is being made by the Milton Peters College 3rd and 4th Form Carpentry Students on their Didi 26, Sloop Design, the first such racing sloop in the Build Your Future Program.

On the day pupils returned to school following the winter break, supplies of specialty wood and materials were delivered. The suppl ... Read more

Police keeps streets safe and conducts traffic controls.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:47

kpsmtrafficcontrols29012015PHILIPSBURG:--- During the week of Sunday January 25th through January 29th 2015, the Port of Sint Maarten was quite busy with the large amount cruise ship arrivals totaling 24 thus far. By the end of the week the amount of cruise vessel arrivals should surpass 30. The streets of Sint Maarten have been quite busy with the many cruise passengers visiting the island. The Police Departme ... Read more


Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:38

The Division of Examinations of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports would hereby like to announce that the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test, known as the

will be administered on
March 6
June 6
July 11
September 18
November 7

Registration can be done online at Read more

Minister Richardson: Language is no blockade in passing Timeshare legislation.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:32

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson on Thursday stressed that Parliament should proceed with urgency in establishing Timeshare protection legislation, "this should be done forthwith," the Minister said.

Minister Richardson, speaking in Parliament during the budget debate, explained to Parliament that the Council of Advice objection that the draft law should be written in Dutch, should not be looked at as a blockade to establishing the law.

He said as St. Maarten has two official languages, Dutch and English, Parliament can handle ... Read more

Minister Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of St. Maarten Student Support Services.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:23

jflemingartsenmeetswiths4board29012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently met with the board of St. Maarten Student Support Services (S4) to get an update with respect to S4 activities for 2015.

Minister Fleming-Artsen at ... Read more

"The L.A. Lloyd Rock Countdown" Premieres on Island 92 Radio Sunday Program Lineup.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:15

lalloyd29012015L.A. Lloyd Rock Countdown - Every Sunday from Noon to 3pm on Island 92

SIMPSON BAY:--- Island 92 (91.9) FM Radio today announced "The L.A. Lloyd Rock Countdown" will premiere this Sunday, February 1st at noon to 3pm, as a new addition to the Sunday program lineup.

The LA Lloyd Rock Countdown is a weekly syndicated radio program featuring music, interviews an ... Read more


Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:07

frankcomito29012015THE CARIBBEAN:--- The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), representing 32 National Hotel Associations across the region, has appointed hospitality and tourism industry veteran Frank J. Comito as the new CEO and Director General. He assumes the post March 9, 2015.
As CEO, Comito will work to raise CHTA's profile as the leader for the Caribbea ... Read more

TelEm Group to continue internet maintenance work Friday.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:59

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group has announced that it will be carrying out the second in a series of maintenance works on the company's DSL internet services Friday.

The maintenance works began last Friday with adjustments to the Internet Service Provider's (ISP) server network.

This Friday, technical and engineering staff will be carrying out various maintenance tasks on software and hardware systems between 12:00 midnight and 6:00am Saturday morning. As a result of the work, no internet services connected on the DSL network infrastructure will be av ... Read more

Story Time puppet show this Saturday at the Library.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:33

pjlstorytime28012015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be hosting its weekly Saturday Story time at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 31st. This week, guest storyteller Papa Umpo, in collaboration with the St. Dominic School will perform a puppet show at the storytelling hour ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Friday regarding Non-payment of bills by SZV and Government for health care.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:27

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on January 30 at the request of the National Alliance (NA) faction.

The Central Committee meeting is set for Friday at 10:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda for the meeting is the non-payment of bills by the Social Health Insurance (SZV); the non-payment of premiums by Government to the SZV, and the consequences to health care in the country.

This meeting has been requested by NA Members of Parlia ... Read more

Nature Foundation Repopulates Corals on Depleted and Hurricane Damaged Reefs in Marine Park.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 20:43

coralgardening28012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Through the assistance and backing of luxury horlogier Hublot and the Alwani Family of the Little Europe chain of stores the St. Maarten Nature Foundation over the past eighteen months researched, installed and managed various coral nurseries at various locations around St. Maarten. The Coral Nurseries were installed in order to provide fast coral growth so that new coral fragme ... Read more

Prevention program Zippy’s Friends comes to St. Maarten.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:52

zippysfriendsatmhf28012015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Mental Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Public Schools and Catholic Schools, is in the process of bringing a prevention program called 'Zippy's Friends' to the children of St. ... Read more

Nature conservation gets a huge boost from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:14

dutchpostcodelotterydonatestodcna28012015PHILIPSBURG:--- On behalf of the parks and nature conservation organisations on Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten, DCNA was proud to receive an annual contribution of Euro 500,000 on from the Lottery at their Goed Geld Gala event, which will be used to help create a sustainable funding future for parks throughout the region and to suppo ... Read more

Plenary Session of Parliament reconvenes on Wednesday regarding Draft 2015 National Budget.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 05:01

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Plenary session of Parliament regarding the draft 2015 budget will reconvene in public session on January 28.
The plenary session is set for Wednesday at 2:00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberation.

The draft 2015 National Budget is set at Naf. 445.000.000 with investments and capital goods set at Naf. 111.031.451.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court Hou ... Read more

Public Transportation being relocated to Dept. of Economic Licenses.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:49

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- As of February 2, 2015, the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) would like to inform the general public that requests for public transportation (Taxi, Bus, T, G, and Car Rental) licenses will be processed by the Department of Economic Licenses.

The aforementioned also includes requests to amend the licenses and requests for Help and Assistant drivers.

All requests should be submitted directly to the Department of Economic Licenses and no longer through General Affairs.

... Read more

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen meets with Chairlady of Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:37

jflemingartsenmeetswithanouchkavanmiltenburg27012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen on Monday, January 26 met with the Chairlady of the Dutch Second Chamb ... Read more

Mobile Health Bus hits the Districts.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:06

mobilehealthbus27012015GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Mobile Health Bus will be at the J. Cooper and Jose H. Lake Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon, January 28 to carry out screening to persons who are interest ... Read more

Police Searches Secondary School.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:21

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday at approximately 8:30a.m. a special police team carried out a search the Sint Maarten Vocational School in Reward. The search was done on the request of the management of that school based on information that students of that school were either using drugs, dealing drugs or in the possession of weapons. The search was carried out on the school premises where all schoolbags were searched. At the same time the school premises was patroled by the Police K-9 team. During the search some firecrackers, a box cutter and a small amount of mar ... Read more

Draft Budget is a silent cry --- Questions posed were not clear or properly answered.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:05

Ministers and MPs salaries should be cut by 5% - MP Leona Marlin

PHILIPSBURG:--- The 2015 draft budget was heavily criticized during the budget debate that started on Tuesday. The first speaker MP Leona Marlin made it clear that government should live by example and one of the ways they can cut cost and save monies is to let Ministers and Members of Parliament travel business class rather than first class. MP Romeo Marlin said that government including Parliament could further cut the traveli ... Read more