St. Martin News Network

Former Finance Minister of Curacao Arrested in Helmin Wiels Assassination Investigation.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:19

georgejamaloodin24072014WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- Former Finance Minister of Curacao George Jamaloodin was arrested early Thursday morning as law enforcement continue the investigation on the assassination of Member of Parliament Helmin Wiels. The Prosecutors Office in Curacao confirmed that G.J was arrested and ... Read more

Council of Ministers secretariat participates in workshop on digital speed reading.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:31

secretariatcertification24072014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---  The Staff of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers recently participated in the workshop Digital Speed Reading offered by TDC (Training and Development Centre) and funded by USONA.

The workshop was intended to support the staff in their transition to a paperless environment and consisted of four half day sessions. In addition, the sta ... Read more

Minister Lake says road paving and other community improvements coming to the district of St. Peters.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:08

mauricelakeinstpeters24072014PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake said on Thursday that his ministry will be executing a number of community improvement projects i ... Read more

National Alliance Manifesto – Financial Program

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:58

nalogo24062014PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance in its one year as a part of government with the Finance portfolio proposed a new tax structure taking us from direct to indirect taxes, and leaving our citizens with more money in their pockets to spend and circulate within the community and the businesses with more money to invest in their business. This proposal was well on its way, but was soon dead in the water when t ... Read more

Government officials attend memorial service for Flight MH-17 victims.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:05

memorialservicemh1724072014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- On Thursday Government officials, Members of Parliament, representatives of the Dutch Government in Philipsburg and many others attended the memorial church service for the crash victims of Malaysian Airways Flight MH-17 at the Anglican Church. The service was conducted by Reverend Terrence Rawlins.

The condolence registers at the Government Administration ... Read more

Port St. Maarten Management and Board Pay Tribute to Dr. Wathey on 88th Birthday.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:57

wreathlayinghbc24072014POINT BLANCHE:---  Port St. Maarten Management, members of the Supervisory Board and staff laid a wreath at the statue of Dr. A.C. Wathey on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to mark his 88th birthday. The country's port facilities are named after him – Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility.

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SXM Achievers Toastmasters Club’s 1st meeting for 2014/2015.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:11

shamikadeweever24072014PHILIPSBURG:--- 'New Beginnings' was the theme that signaled the SXM Achievers Toastmasters club's first meeting for the 2014/2015 Toastmasters year held on Thursday July 10th, 2014. The club is off to a great start. The meeting was packed with 7 spectacular speakers and an array of role players.

Everonique Levenstone, aka Eve, a mother of thr ... Read more

PUBLIC NOTICE: Maurice Lake to officially launch campaign.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:31



Wishes to invite the general public to his official campaign launch on
Saturday 26th July, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Basketball Court

Maurice Lake, #6 on the UP Party Slate will launch his official c ... Read more

"Education, Culture, and Sports Improvement Remain My Focus."

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:25

rhodaarrindell23072014Dear Friend,

As you may be aware, I will be contesting the August 29 Parliamentary elections as candidate number 14 on the United People's (UP) party list. I made this decision after much consideration and with the pledge to serve my people to the best of my ability and in the most dignified manner.

As someone who has worked in different levels of education for about 25 years and ... Read more

Integrity Investigation Ordered by Council of Ministers Completed --- Government has four weeks to react to the findings.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:43

PHILIPSBURG:---- The integrity investigation commissioned by the Council of Ministers has been completed and the report has been officially handed over to the Government of St. Maarten last week announced Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams. Wescot Williams said government has four weeks to react to the report after which it will be sent to the Parliament of St. Maarten and will also be made public.

Wescot Williams did not give details on what is in the report which was conducted by a team headed by Judge Bob Witt. She said that lots of recommendations ... Read more

De Weever deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Joep Lange on MH17.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:30

cdeweeversigningcondolenceregister23072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, Cornelius de Weever, expresses his condolences to the family of the prominent Dutch HIV researcher Professor Joep Lange and all the other victims that were on board of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Prof. Dr. Lange was the distinguished keynote lecturer due to speak at the upcomin ... Read more

Police Arrest Three for firearm possession --- Third suspect in Dazzling Gems daylight robbery arrested.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:09

gunfound23072014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at approximately 9:30pm, during a routine patrol on Rhine Road a police patrol saw a gold colored Hyundai Accent with license plate M-5768 driving in the direction of Mullet Bay. The officers noticed that there were three occupants in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle and the passenger next to driver ... Read more

Library donates to St. Peters Community Council’s Summer Camp.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:28

librarydonatetospcc23072014PHILPSBURG:--- The St. Peters Community Council's (SPCC) Summer Camp has become the latest recipient of a small donation from the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Tuesday, July 22.
The donation, made by P ... Read more

Minister of Health Ordered Investigation into SZV financial spending.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:20

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Health Cornelius de Weever reacted to an article published in one of the local newspapers on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing. Minister de Weever said there are several issues at SZV that is not published. One issue is how the financial and spending of SZV sickness funds are being used. He said some months ago he asked the supervisory board of SZV to conduct an investigation as to how the sickness funds are being spent. The Minister said he heard that some people go to Colombia and spend eight to n ... Read more

Summer Movie Thursday at the Library.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:57

summermovie23072014PHILPSBURG:--- Philipsburg Jubilee Library has been hosting their summer movie tomorrow since the start of July.
As part of the Library's summer program, every Thursday in July, from 5:30 – 7:45pm has been dedicated especially to family movie nights. This Thursday, the animated film, " ... Read more

Minister of Labor Reacts to Attorney’s Interview Regarding the New Policy for Brothel Workers.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:44

cdeweever23072014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Labor Cornelius de Weever reacted to a radio interview attorney at law Cor Merx had recently regarding the new policy for brothel workers. The Minister said that prior to the policy being implemented a discussion on the new policy was held at the University of ... Read more

Prime Minister Promotes Clive Richardson to Chief of Fire Department.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:40

cliverichardsonpromotedtofirechief22072014CAY HILL:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the swearing in ceremony of the new chief for the Fire Department Mr. Clive Richardson. The Ceremony, held at the Fire Station in Cay Hill, was attended by the ranks of the Fire Department and public safety officers. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams expressed her con ... Read more

Government of St. Maarten pays respect to the victims of Flight MH17, arranged a Condolence Register and Memorial Church Service.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:36

victimsofflightmh17condolenceregister22072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has opened a Condolence Register & a Facebook page where the people of St. Maarten can leave expressions of sympathy for the relatives and friends of the victims of the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH 17.

Additionally, a Memorial Church Service will be held this Thursday, July 24th at 12: ... Read more

NIA students & teachers receive intensive training abroad.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:28

niaofftony22072014PHILIPSBURG:--- Several members of the National Institute for Arts (NIA), including teachers and students,are currently in the United States of America receiving rigorous instructions in the fields of dance and performance art.
The students, Ray-Angel Boasman, Jeremiah David, Zoe van Zad ... Read more