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Library re-opens computer courses for seniors.

10 hours 16 sec ago

medialabseniorcitizens29082PHILIPSBURG:--- Starting September 4th, 2015, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library will restart its popular computer courses for seniors.
The computer courses, which were a great success in the first half of 2015, will be back again for the latter part of 2015. The computer courses for seniors will tak ... Read more

Front Street in vicinity of Horizon View Beach Hotel to be closed Saturday night

10 hours 7 min ago

FRONT STREE (DCOMM): ---- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that part of Front Street in the vicinity of Horizon View Beach Hotel will be closed to motorized traffic on Saturday night, August 29 from 9.00PM to 12 midnight.

The partial street closure is in connection with construction works related to the pouring of concrete at the aforementioned hotel.
Motorists are requested to be observant of traffic signs and other notices indicating the street closure.
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Taking total control with budgeting” workshop

10 hours 9 min ago

Great Bay:----The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs is proud to announce the start of its “Taking total control through budgeting” program on Tuesday September 29th 2015. The FREE weekly training program consists of interactive sessions, presented by dynamic and engaging presenters, including: “Introduction to budgeting”; “Nutrition on a budget”; “Savings & Insurance”; “Knowing your Self-worth”; and 2 live demonstrations on “Healthy cooking on a low budget”. The main objective of the “Taking tot ... Read more

Road repairs to start on Soualiga Blvd September 2

10 hours 12 min ago

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):---  Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that road repairs will start September 2 to the badly damaged section of Soualiga Boulevard.

Signage will be erected defining the sections of the road where repairs will take place. The repairs will start on the longest section of Soualiga Boulevard, and this section will be closed for 21 days.

Other sections of the road will be repaired once the aforementioned has been completed.

Soualiga Boulevard is used ... Read more

Controlling the SMN News will not work Rene Gartner.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:28

Inform your bosses of the Skpye call you made to SMN News to go easy on you.


PHILIPSBURG:-- SMN News is obliged to inform the Chief Financial Officer of GEBE Rene Gartner that he or no one else could control SMN News. This news site will inform the populace of the corruption and or deals that are being made at the government owned companies or elsewhere at all cost. “Mr. Gartner when you call the EXTRA in Curacao and tried to degrade SMN News did you tell them that you called the owner of SMN News from your “buddy’ ... Read more

CHATA grants certificates to Quarter 2 Tourism & Hospitality Stars of the Industry.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:07

chataawards28082015Willemstad:--- August 26th 2015 – CHATA held its quarterly Stars of the Industry ceremony at CHATA Member Blue Bay Resort’s Beach Bar. During this Stars of the Industry ceremony, the employees and supervisors nominated by numerous CHATA members were recognized for their outstanding performances in the industry. The employees and supervisors in the tourism and hospitality industry are the pillars ... Read more

Port St. Maarten and Lagoon Authority Clearance Offices Partially Closed on Friday, 28 August

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:51

PO-INTE BLANCHE:---  Port St. Maarten and the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority hereby announces that the clearance offices at Great Bay and in Simpson Bay will be closed on Friday, August 28 from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

For those who would have some business to attend too, please do so before 9.30am or after 1.30pm.

The closure is related to the staff attending the memorial services for former Netherlands Antilles Senator and Minister of Finance Hon. Frank Mingo, father of Port St. Maarten Chief Executive Officer Mark Mingo.

Thanking you in adva ... Read more

TelEm Group offices re-opening Friday.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:49

PHILIPSBURG:---  TelEm Group announced Thursday night that all company locations will be opened to the general public at the start of the business day Friday following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

Erika passed further south than anticipated with less rainfall than expected on the island.

Company personnel will be assessing assets and equipment for possible water damage and then begin the process of assisting any customers with damaged or faulty telecommunication services following Thursday’s storm.

The company says TelCell’ ... Read more

Public entities develop on different speeds”

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:48

cftboard28082015Publication 1st semi-annual report 2015 Board of financial supervision BES.


Willemstad – The public entities have had great difficulties in the first half of 2015 to timely fulfill their report responsibilities. Only Bonaire has managed to timely submit its financial statements 2014 as adopted by the island council. Bonaire and Saba have concluded 2014 with a posi ... Read more

Prime Minister Gumbs: All Businesses to remain closed on Thursday. Potential for severe flooding.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:33

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, chairman of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), addressed the nation at noon on Thursday, August 27 with respect to the approach of Tropical Storm Erika.
The Prime Minister stated the following in his national address:
“Country Sint Maarten remains under a Tropical Storm Warning. Tropical Storm Erika at 11.00AM Thursday morning was located 98 miles south of Sint Maarten.
“The current forecast as of Thursday morning, has Tropical Storm Erika passing just south of the country this afternoon and to ... Read more

Chamber of Commerce lectures at Sundial School.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:21

cocatsundialschool27082015PHILIPSBURG:--- At the beginning of the new academic year, the Sundial School organizes a series of workshops and excursions for students. The introduction week of activities is a means of bonding between the mentors and students to create a positive atmosphere that will last throughout th ... Read more

PUBLIC NOTICE: Courthouse closed on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:08

The Court of First Instance station St. Maarten hereby would like to inform the public of the following:

The Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

All court session scheduled for Thursday, August 27th, 2015 is postponed until further notice.

If you may have any questions please contact Ms. Shulaika Gustina at The Courthouse (tel. 54-66114 - fax 54-25451).

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Frank Mingo Funeral Rescheduled from Thursday to Friday.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:38

PHILIPSBURG:--- Please be informed that due to the upcoming weather on Thursday, the funeral service for former Senator and Minister of Finance Hon. Frank Mingo, has been moved to FRIDAY August 28th at 10 am until 1 pm at the Royal Funeral Home in Sucker Garden.
After which the Church service will be at Grand Case Catholic Church from 2-4pm.
For details check out the daily newspaper obituary. Once again, the date is now FRIDAY the 28th August 2015.

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Notices from White & Yellow Cross and SMMC Medical Center related to services on Thursday.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:30

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- With respect to the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the White and Yellow Cross Foundation would like to inform the public about the following:

The White & Yellow Cross Foundation has closed two of their day care products for Thursday, August 27, namely the SBC Educational Facility and the Psychogeriatric day care. Reopening on Friday will be determined based on the weather at that point in time and the outcome of Erika.

The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) operating room, outpatient clinic, dialysis department and admin ... Read more

Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS) closure for passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:23

PHILIPSBURG:--- Postal Services St.Maarten (PSS) hereby reminds the general public in keeping with the rule of business closure by the Honorable Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs that closure of operations will only be on Thursday, 27th August, 2015.

Management of PSS hopes to resume normally on Friday with operations and working hours resuming at 7:30am to 4:30pm.

The Supervisory Board and the Management team wishes the general public a safe passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

PSS Press Release

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Prime Minister Gumbs: All Businesses, Schools and Government Offices Closed on Thursday due to the arrival of Erika.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:07

marcelgumbs26082015PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, chairman of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), addressed the nation at noon on Wednesday, August 26 with respect to the approach of Tropical Storm Erika.
The Prime Minister stated the following in his national address:
Audio file:
“The country of Sint Maarten is under a Tropical Stor ... Read more

SXM Airport Closes Thursday Due to TS Erika.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:42

Traveling Public Advised to Check With Airlines for Flight Info

SIMPSON BAY:--- Due to Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to pass close to our area early Thursday morning, and in accordance with the St. Maarten and international safety requirements, the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, will be closed for a few hours until 11:30 AM, on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
SXM airport remained open for scheduled operations throughout its regular business hours on Wednesday, August 26.
Normal airport ope ... Read more

Passage of Tropical Storm Erika SXM Airport Stays Open

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:42

Travelers Advised to Check With Their Airlines for Flight Info

AIRPORT:---The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, will stay open on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 while it continues to closely monitor the weather conditions as Tropical Storm Erika is expected to pass close to our area late on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning, according to weather reports.
All travelers using SXM Airport are advised to check with their respective airlines for flight information.
SXM Airport remains prepared and alert t ... Read more

Carnival Conquest cancels call for Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Erika.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:03

POINTE BLANCHE:---- Port St. Maarten management announces that Carnival Cruise Lines vessel Conquest has cancelled its port call on Wednesday due to the approach of Tropical Storm Erika which is forecasted to effect the islands on Wednesday night.

Carnival Liberty up to now is still scheduled to call on Friday, August 28.

Cargo operations at Port St. Maarten are to continue uninterrupted on Wednesday with several vessels to dock to off load cargo, goods and containers.

On Thursday, August 27, Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to pass through ... Read more

Arrest Made in the Son Latino Robbery Investigation.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:51

Several Items Confiscated.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Previously on Monday 24th of August the central dispatch received a call that the bar “Son Latinos” was broken into. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this robbery was carried out using the skills and competencies of the newly founded multidisciplinary team of the justice ministry. This team is under the responsibility of the KPSM. The team is comprised of the Immigration and Border Protection Services, Customs and the St. Maarten Police Force.
In the cours ... Read more