St. Martin News Network

PwC organises seminar Strategic Workforce Planning

5 hours 39 min ago

pwc22052015PHILIPSBURG:---- On Thursday 21 May PwC Dutch Caribbean organised the seminar titled Strategic Workforce Planning: Ready for the future for a group of clients and relations at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa. The seminar focussed on how strategic workforce planning can optimise business performance and successfully prepare organisations for the future.

Jan-Huug Lobregt and Linda Vos from PwC Netherland ... Read more

9th Believers Convention triumphs

6 hours 20 min ago

stepout22052015PHILIPSB URG/MARIGOT:---- It was a spectacular end to what may have started as the usual gathering of the St. Martin Believers' Connection Convention (SMBCC). The 9th Edition of the local church's calendar activity was hosted at the L.B Scot Sports Auditorium under the theme "Out of the Ordinary comes the Spectacular!" The godchild of the St. Martin United Ministerial Foundation (SMUMF) and t ... Read more

Tehillah Ministries International Hosts Impact Network Caribbean Gathering 2015, St. Maarten

8 hours 40 min ago

These services promise to be life changing, it will challenge current paradigms and cause an effectual shifts to take place. , empowering Caribbean leaders to understand and embrace Apostolic and Prophetic convergence, it will bring clarity on the functions of the collaborative work of the Apostolic and prophetic offices. It will foster unity among Caribbean people within the body of Christ.

Event name: Impact Caribbean Gathering, 2015 St. Maarten
Dates: July 30th - August 2nd (July 30, 31, August 1, 2)

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CPS calls on population to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds as region a potential risk for now Zika mosquito disease

8 hours 43 min ago

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is calling on the population to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in order to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the recent outbreaks of Zika fever in different regions of the world; demonstrate potential spread of this virus across territories where the vectors (Aedes mosquito) are present.

PAHO adds that the broad distribution of the ... Read more

Parents Locked down Cul de Sac Elementary School as they Demand Justice and Equality.

11 hours 37 min ago

culdesac22052015General Meeting to be held on Tuesday.


Cul de Sac: --- Parents and several residents of Cul de Sac gave the directress, workers and the other parents a surprise Friday morning when they placed huge locks at the Cul de Sac Elementary school, blocking acce ... Read more

Tzu Chi holds donation drive for Nepal

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:09

tzuchinepal21052015PHILIPSBURG:---- The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation raised US $1,020 for victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal during a donation drive at Le Grand Marche Supermarket on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

The 15 grateful volunteers who participated in the exercise held Tzu Chi's recycled donation boxes, signs and fl ... Read more

Parliament of Sint Maarten represented at Parlatino Ordinary General Assembly in Panama

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:04

parlatino21052015PHILIPSBURG:--- Representatives from the Parliament of Sint Maarten led by President ... Read more

One Dead, One in Police Custody in Deadly Dispute

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:35

rileyrichardson21052015South Reward:--- One person is now dead while another has surrendered to police late Thursday afternoon confirmed Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson.
Henson said that two young men were involved in a dispute when several shots were fired. Henson who was at the scene when SMN News interviewed him said that based on preliminary ... Read more

MP Lake says USM has to become National University for the Country

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:22

mauricelake26102014PHILIPSBURG:---- The University of St. Martin (USM) needs to become the national university of the country.

United People's (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake, who is a member of parliament's permanent Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA), says, if Sint Maarten is really serious about educa ... Read more

Minister of Economic Affairs Connor Organizes National Economic Summit of Public and Private Sectors

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:20

claretconner01012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Taking the first step towards articulating Sint Maarten's national economic vision, the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) will be hosting a National Economic Summit to stimulate public engagement on Friday May 22nd at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino and Spa.
L ... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: GEBE Supervisory Board got three separate reports on COO and CFO

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:12

Supervisory Board soon to take decision on how they will deal with CFO.


PHILIPSBURG:--- The supervisory board of GEBE was presented with three reports on May 13th 2015. The first report dealt with the misuse of GEBE's credit cards that were allotted to the company's Chief Operations Officer (COO) Romelio Maduro and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rene Gartner. Based on the contents of the first report which addressed the misuse of the credit cards the COO Romelio Maduro used the company's credit card on an open tab at ... Read more

Rotary Club of St. Maarten awarded at Regional Conference

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:36

confawards21052015PHILIPSBURG:--- More than 500 Rotarians from District 7020, which comprises most of the Caribbean, recently attended a Rotary training and awards Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Representatives from the Rotary Club of St. Maarten; incoming club President Jeffrey "Dr. Soc" Sochrin, Henna Budhrani, James Ferris and Assistant Governor Rebecca Low also attended the conference which also included a trai ... Read more

Parents Claims Racism Exists at Cul de Sac Elementary School as Gendarmes Investigate Allegations of Abuse.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:51

culdesacelementary20052015No one ever filed complaint of racism says Captain Jouault.


Cul de Sac:--- Several parents mostly of colored skin whose children are attending the Cul de Sac Elementary School told SMN News Tuesday that they and their children are victims of racism at the school. The parents spoke to SMN News ... Read more

Delegation for IPKO departs for the Netherlands on Friday

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:11

PHILIPSBURG:----  From May 27-29, 2015 delegations from the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten will be meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands for the Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO).
The four parliamentary delegations will be discussing a number of issues that include the following: feedback from workgroup education (especially where DUO-study financing and repayment is concerned), workgroup energy matters, health care and the Health Care Conference to take place in Aruba June 1-4, 2015, workgroup youth af ... Read more

Prime Minister Gumbs Expresses Condolences to the Families of the Late Frans Mulder

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:38

marcelgumbs23122014PHILIPSBURG:---- Hon. Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs expresses his deepest sympathy on behalf of his family and the Government of Sint Maarten to his wife Irma Mulder-Beauperthuy, members of the family circle and friends of social/community-minded Frans Mulder who passed away over the weekend.

The Prime Minister pointed out that Mul ... Read more

MP George Pantophlet wants information on Civil Servants and other persons that are working for government.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:35

gpantophlet13032015PHILIPSBURG:---- Member of Parliament George Pantophlet has dispatched two letters to the Chairman of Parliament where he posed several questions regarding civil servants and other persons that currently working for the government of St. Maarten and those that have left. MP Pantophlet wants to know how many Ministries were filled in the last ... Read more

Prime Minister Gumbs attends opening of 10th ICG/CARIBE EWS

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:52

minagztsunami20052015PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs opened the 10th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other ... Read more

Nature Foundation Mystery Birding Tour Resounding Success

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:48

mysterybirdtour20052015PHILIPSBURG:---- The Nature Foundation Mysteries Bird Tour held this past weekend was a large success, with over 50 participants from all segments of the community coming out in order to learn about birds on Sint Maarten, their habitat and efforts to conserve them.

The tour, organized by Nature Foundation Board Member B ... Read more

Family Reading Evening at the library

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:43

PHILIPSBURG:---The Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in collaboration with the department of Social Services and Section Labor Market (SOD/SLM) have officially launched a new literacy program with a family reading evening that was held in the library. The family literacy evening was initiated to involve parents as well their children in a literacy event that is aimed toward promoting reading in general and encouraging parents to read to their children. Under the slogan: "SXM reads!" a variety of activities will be organized to support persons with low literacy skill ... Read more

New Anguilla poetry book launches at Governor Christina Scott’s reception for Literary Festival 2015

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:42

coveranguilla20052015GREAT BAY:---- Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla, A New Anthology Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, will be launched at Government House in Anguilla on Thursday, May 21.
Her Excellency, Ms. Christina Scott, the Governor of Ang ... Read more