St. Martin News Network

Kooyman Donates to the St. Maarten Pride Foundation in support of International Coastal Clean-Up 2014.

5 hours 46 min ago

kooymandonatestosxmpridefoundation17092014CAY HILL:--- Kooyman B.V has donated ANG 1000 to the St. Maarten Pride Foundation. The donation will go ... Read more

Ombudsman requests status report implementation recommendation from Ministers.

5 hours 51 min ago

ombudsmanlogo07082014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ombudsman, Dr. Nilda Arduin, requested all Ministers to provide her, prior to the change of the guard in the Council of Ministers, a status update of the implementation of recommendations issued over the period 2011-2013.
Leading up to the Parliamentary elections of August 29, 2014, the Ombudsman and the staff of the Bureau contributed in a new way to the democratic proce ... Read more

Foster parent and Volunteer training.

5 hours 56 min ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Foundation Judiciary Institutes Windward Islands unit Foster Families Central contributes towards child protection and development on St. Maarten by matching children who are placed under protective measure by the judge with suitable foster families and volunteers that suits their needs.
In order to give adequate assistance to foster children it is mandatory that all potential foster families and volunteers undergo training.
With this training the Foster Care central is doing their utmost best to give the volunteers and mentors the ... Read more

Chain snatcher arrested.

6 hours 5 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at approximately 2:45pm, a police patrol was sent to Johnnie 2 Supermarket in Sucker Garden to investigate a case whereby the chain of a man was snatched from his neck. On the scene the officers spoke to a witness who stated that an unknown man had snatched the gold chain from the neck of her friend and took off running and he was busy chasing the suspect in the area. A description of the suspect was given to the police who also started a search for the suspect. A short while after the investigating officer saw a ... Read more

Suspect arrested for severely ill-treating and threatening female companion.

6 hours 1 min ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at approximately 10:20pm, several police patrols were sent to a residence on Hysop Road to investigate a case involving the severe ill-treatment and threatening of a female victim. The victim with initials E.F.H. (39) had already filed an official report with the Detective Department and when she returned home was again attacked and being beaten by her companion. On the scene the investigating officers encountered a very serious situation at which time they saw the victim being threatened by the suspect with initi ... Read more

Owner of Toppers Restaurant and Wife Arrested.

6 hours 5 min ago

illegalfirearmtoppers17092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Police arrested the owner of Toppers Restaurant and his wife on Wednesday for illegal gun possession. According to a police report from KPSM, the police received information that the businessman who was also involved in doing business with the slain Kings were in possession of illegal firearms. Th ... Read more

BREAKING NEWS:-- Owner of Toppers Restaurant and Wife Arrested.

6 hours 5 min ago

illegalfirearmtoppers17092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Police arrested the owner of Toppers Restaurant and his wife on Wednesday for illegal gun possession. According to a police report from KPSM the police received information that the businessman who was also involved in doing business with the slain Kings were in possession of illegal firearm ... Read more

Coroner paid, Autopsy Conducted Wednesday.

7 hours 49 min ago

bebabrumant02092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson confirmed on Wednesday while at the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing that the coroner has been paid but he could not say when a pathologist will be coming to St. Maarten to conduct the autopsies on the two murder victims. Last Sunday the father of murde ... Read more

Minister of Justice: Nobody inside prison is above the law, immediate action to be taken.

8 hours 30 min ago

justiceministrymeetingonprisonchaos17092014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- On Monday afternoon the Minister o ... Read more

Ministers Lake, Richardson and other stakeholder’s wrap-up tourist directional signs project.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:18

signageprojectwrapup16092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and ... Read more

TelEm Group supports spiritually uplifting program for prison inmates.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:32

telemdonatestoprisonlyrics16092014POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group ... Read more

World Alzheimer Report 2014 Reveals Persuasive Evidence For Dementia Risk Reduction.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:08

reportpresentaion17092014Dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes.

LONDON, United Kingdom:--- The World Alzheimer Report 2014 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors', released today, calls for dementia to be integrated into both ... Read more

Pray for Righteous Leaders in Government.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:04

Sint Maarten needs leaders of integrity in parliament and in government.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The election is over and the people have spoken with their votes. Three of the four parties elected have decided to form a coalition government. During the campaigning and on election day the Christian community prayed that God's will be done. Hence, we believe that the results of the election conform to the will of the Almighty. The Bible tells us in the Book of Romans 13:1 that it is God who puts rulers in places of power. The v ... Read more

WBA Ladies Basketball Championship Team & Individual Player Registration.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:48

Ladies Basketball Championship Team & Player Registration Now Open

PHILIPSBURG:--- Registration is now open for teams and individual players in the upcoming Walichi Basketball Association's Ladies Basketball Championship (LBC) inaugural 2014-2015 basketball season which kicks off with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday October 5th, 2014 at the Melford Hazel Sports Complex in Sucker Garden at 3:30pm sharp.

All team and player registrations forms, FIBA & house rules may be obtained via the association ... Read more

TelEm Group helping youngsters realize their steel pan dreams.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:45

telemdonatestodmf16092014POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group has taken its support of youth in the St. Maarten community literally "off Isl ... Read more

Photo, Drawing and Writing Competition for 7-12 Year Olds.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:36

laughinggull16092014Seagrape Tours in conjunction with The St Maarten Nature Foundation has launched the Birds of St Maarten Competition to introduce the Birds of St Maarten Identification Card which is available for free at The Nature Foundation.
This week all primary schools on the Dutch side have received the Competition Announcement and the Birds of St Maarten Identification card for each of the groups 6, 7 a ... Read more

Ambulance Department participates in disaster management training course.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:13

ambulancedeptdisastermanagementtrainingcourse16092014GREAT BAY:--- In an effort to enhance the knowledge and skills in disaster management in general and specific as it relates to command and control; safety; communication; assessment; triage; treatment and transport the Ambulance Department recently concluded an operational training in disaster management.
"We must stay proactive ... Read more

Theme of FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show is Reinventing Cruise St. Maarten.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:43

POINT BLANCHE:--- The theme of the 21st Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show is "Reinventing Cruise St. Maarten." Port St. Maarten has to look at trends, developments, challenges and opportunities as a port and as a cruise destination in order to move forward.

"After hitting 50-years of cruising in 2014, Port St. Maarten has reached the crossroads in its cruise development and is now considered a mature destination. As a cruise destination we now have to reinvent ourselves.
"If we keep looking in the past, w ... Read more

Suspect in many car thefts arrested.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:10

PHILIPSBURG:--- A suspect with the initials B.R.M. from the island of Grenada (39) who has been suspected for a series of car thefts on the French as well the Dutch side of the island was arrested by police on Monday September 15th, 2014 at approximately 2:00pm on the Soualiga road. The suspect is suspected of numerous car thefts as far back as November 2013. A warrant for his arrest was issued as of July 3rd, 2014. The suspect was always able to escape his capture each time the police tried to arrest him. The suspect at one time during his escape assaulted one ... Read more