St. Martin News Network

Public Urged to Attend DP Public Meeting This Friday at the Miguel Arrindell Property in Sucker Garden Starting at 7pm.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:26

dplogo23072014"Come out to hear the real issues"

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Party of St. Maarten is inviting the residents of Sucker Garden, Middle Region, the At. Th. Illidge Road, Guana Bay and surrounding areas to come out to its public meeting this Friday, August 22nd starting at seven pm at the Miguel Arrindell property in Sucker Garden. The Board, membership and candidat ... Read more

DP Distanced themselves from UPP Banner --- Says they have not signed any pre-election agreement with any political party.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:30

dpteam19082014PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of the Democratic Party announced loud and clear on Tuesday at a press conference that they have not signed any pre-election agreement with the United Peoples Party. The DP leader Sarah Wescot Williams distanced herself and her party from the banner that is being circulated via the social media. "I believe the poster that was sent out by the National Alliance shows that the UPP and the ... Read more

Government and SMDF Sign Funding Agreement --- 13 NGOs Benefiting from SMDF.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:20

sxmgovtandsmdfsignsla19082014PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot Williams, the founding member of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) Richelda Emanuel and Director of SMDF Keith Franca signed a funding agreement on Tuesday.
Wescot Williams said the SMDF was established in 2013 when AMFO was shutting down leaving several NGOs in the air. Since the establishment of the new fundin ... Read more

Monster Tour Winner heads to NYC, all expenses paid!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:31

x104.3monstertourwinner19082014PHILIPSBURG:--- Media One Corporation, the parent company of X104.3, Your Xtreme Party Station, along with ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Highlights Contribution of Indian Families to Development of Country St. Maarten at India Independence Day Celebrations.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:26

swescotwilliams19082014BELAIR:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated the members of the Indian Community on St. Maarten at the Indian Merchant's Association's event celebrating the India Independence Day at the Belair Community Center Monday. During her address to the crowd the PM highlighted the Indian Community's commitment to contributing to the society of St. Maa ... Read more

Library launches Annual Baby & Toddler Campaign with Activities.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:20

babyandtoddlerroomlaunch19082014PHILIPSBURG:--- Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in collaboration with main sponsor, Guardian Group, will be launching their annual book-start campaign "Read to Me" for babies and toddlers starting, Saturday, August 23 to August 28.
This Saturday, will be the official opening ceremony of the four-da ... Read more

Man arrested for firing shots during argument.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:14

confiscatedrifles19082014POND ISLAND:--- On Monday August 18th, 2014 at approximately 6:10pm, several police patrol, detectives and Forensic Department personnel were sent to Rock Salt road on Pond Island to investigate a case in which shots were fired during an argument. On the scene the investigating officers learnt, that an argument had taken place between three brothers which became quite heated. At one point ... Read more

Talent Galore at First Round of Telcell’s Breakthrough Auditions.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:54

telcellbreakthroughauditions16082014GREAT BAY:--- A large number of young aspiring artistes showcased their talents at the first round of Telcell's Breakthrough Auditions held last Saturday. The judges and organizers were impressed with the level and variety of talents and will soon be an ... Read more

Rotary Club St. Martin Sunrise supports youth.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:50

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise recently observed International Youth Day, August 12, 2014 with a radio program on 98.1 Pearl FM. International Youth Day is a day of awareness designated by the United Nations to draw attention to issues surrounding youth. This year the issue is "Youth and Mental Health", under the slogan "Mental Health Matters". Rotary Sunrise President Dr. Virginia Asin, Rotaract Sunrise President Micaela Hart and Rotary Sunrise Membership Director Okama Ekpe Brook were on hand to discuss this year's theme and the role Ro ... Read more

Government and PSS to take Mr. Richardson to courts for yet a fourth time.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:48

deniciorichardson03012013Written by: Denicio Richardson

PHILIPSBURG:--- Having been in courts already three (3) times to defend myself on the matter surrounding my settlement package as the former Director for Postal Services St. Maarten NV (PSS) Office, both Government and PSS are taking me b ... Read more

SSSD organizing workshop on "How to Choose a Career or Study".

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:42

Preparing for the Future

PHILIPSBURG:--- On August 19, 2014, Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs is organizing an interactive workshop entitled, "How to Choose a Career or Study," for students in their last two years of school or those who recently completed secondary school. This free of charge workshop will be held at the University of St. Martin from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
This workshop will address choosing a career path, overcoming being un ... Read more

Tri-Partite session held to discuss the legal framework for settling constitutional disputes within the Kingdom.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:31

tripartitesessiononconstitutionaldisputes18082014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Presidents of Parliament of Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten held an urgent tri-partite session at the House of Parliament on August 18th, 2014 in Philipsburg. The members of the Permanent Committees of the three countries of the Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations were present.

The Committee from ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Receives Commander of Dutch Navy Hans Lodder at Cabinet.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:54

swweacotandlodder18082014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit from commander Hans Lodder at her Cabinet on Thursday. The Prime Minister was updated on the change in command and the operational aspect of the Dutch Navy's presence in the Caribbean. Commander Hans Lodder has received the command of the Dutch Navy in the Caribbean, replacing B ... Read more

French and Dutch Authorities Sign Operational Agreement.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:27

frenchanddutchagreementedrf18082014PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams, President Aline Hanson and Prefet Delegue Phillipe Chopin signed an operational agreement on the European Funding that will be allocated for joint projects (OP- ETC).
A copy of the agreement states that French and the Du ... Read more

President Arrindell meets French Cardinal Barbarin and Bishop Riocreux.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:32

gracitaarrindellmeetsfrenchcardinalandbishop17082014PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliame ... Read more

William: NA’s attempt to stem short term contracts obstructed.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:27

williammarlin07082014UP-led govt dragging feet; MPs afraid to vote on issue

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the National Alliance NA William Marlin says it appears as though the United People's Party-led parliamentary coalition is afraid to put its foot down and address the abuse of short term labor contracts once a ... Read more

NA concerned about errors by notaries.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:13

nalogo24062014PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance has expressed concern about what appears to be a growing number of errors being made by notaries practicing in the country.

Leader of the NA Member of Parliament William Marlin said whether the errors were an oversight or were being done deliberately, they should not occur as they can have serious consequences.

Marlin alluded to two recent cases brought befor ... Read more

NA to hold public meeting in Cole Bay Saturday.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:49

williammarlin07082014PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance will continue to outline how it will be putting the people of St. Maarten first at its third public meeting at the property across from Harley Davidson in Cole Bay on Saturday, August 23 at 7:00pm.

Leader of the National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament William Marlin says the party's 2 ... Read more

NAGICO’s Executive Manager Medical Division passes away.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:30

karsonbovell17082014PHILIPSBURG:--- NAGICO's Board of Directors, Management and Staff are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Mr. Karson Bovell, NAGICO's Executive Manager Medical Division. Mr. Bovell died on Sunday August 17, 2014 in St. Kitts.
Mr. Bovell joined the Company in 2010 and resided in St. Maarten until 2012 when he relocated to St. Kitt ... Read more

Minister Lake meets with South Reward Community Council.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:24

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake was invited by the South Reward Community Council (SRCC) to a recent informative meeting.

"I was very impressed with the organization and content of the meeting, and it was a pleasure as well to sit with the council and other invitees," Minister Hon. Maurice Lake said on Sunday.

The SRCC would like the Government to look into the possibility of acquiring land next to the Milton Peters College (MPC) to build a community ce ... Read more