PHILIPSBURG:--- The cost of living on St. Maarten is amongst one of the highest within the region and the cost of energy is one of the main proponents of that cost. A reduction of the cost of energy will result in food prices as well as many other prices on the island to drop, and thus providing the consumers a much needed relief. Every political party and all the candidat ... Read more
Marcel Gumbs second Prime Minister since St. Maarten became a country
PHILIPSBURG:--- Five of the seven required Ministers were sworn in on Friday. Former Senator of the Netherlands Antilles Marcel Gumbs w ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- NAGICO Insurances through their NAGICO Lend a Hand project executed a massive Food Drive, in which 21 boxes of non-perishable food items were collected, packaged and donated to various members of the community.
The initiative which was spearheaded by the NAGICO Marketing Department and kicked off in September, with collection bins and baskets placed at all NAGICO locations througho ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Outgoing Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake in one of his final activities on Friday prior to the swearing in of the new Council ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, December 18th, four NGOs on St. Maarten received small grants, up to Naf. 5,000, for special social projects within their organizatio ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- More that 27,5 tonnes of drugs have been seized in Operation Lionfish 2, an Interpol-led initiative targeting the illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms by organized crime grou ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Everythingstmaarten.com, founded 22 years ago as a writing sample by the US marketing / PR company JMB Communications, is about to celebrate surpassing four million site visits by giving away nine St. Maarten vacations. The giveaway takes place live on radio station Island92 at www.island92.com on Monday, January 12, 2015, starting at 10 a.m. SXM time.
Ironically, the site was never intended for public consumption. A freelance writer, JMB owner Jeff Berger wanted to post an eclectic coll ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Caretaker Minister with responsibility for Aviation Hon. Ted Richardson, recently approved eight aviation ministerial regulations which will assist Sint Maarten regaining ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday December 18th, 2014, a press briefing was organized between the Department of VROMI and the Police Department regarding traffic measures that will take place during the busy Christmas Holiday Season. The press briefing was held at the Philipsburg Police Station. These measures are to alleviate the serious traffic congestion that occurs during this period by creating be ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The School Bus Inspection Section would like to wish parents, school children and school bus driver's happy holidays and all the best for the New Year.
The school year closes on December 19 for the Christmas and New Year's holiday season and will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015.
When schools resume in January, parents and guardians are requested to talk with their children with respect to their behavior on the school bus, and in order for the bus driver to ensure safety, comfort and reliability of service, students need to ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Many homes on the inside and outside have been decorated with Christmas lights, stockings, banners, wreaths and the most popular of these decorations is the Christmas tree.
As part of Ministry of Public Health's Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Safe Holiday Season Observances, in collaboration with the Department of Communication, residents are advised to keep the season safe by following a few helpful tips.
Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever as part of his 'Get Checked' campaign, is calling on the communi ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- NAGICO sponsored 10,000 brochures to the Community Police Officers of Sint Maarten on Thursday morning, to assist with their crime prevention effor ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Positive Foundation President, Shelly Alphonso, flanked by UTS Marketing and Communication Officer, Ivy Lambert (left) and UTS Service Market Manager, Michanou Arrundell (right), presenting her with and amount of ANG 2511.60 in funds raised during the month of October 2014. The monetary contribution was raised through various sales activities thro ... Read more
POINT BLANCHE:--- Thursday, 18 December, will be one of the busiest days of the cruise tourism season for destination St. Maarten with seven cruise vessels in port with a combined 18,000 (approximately) cruise passengers. This does not include crew, which could be an additional 8,000.
The smallest vessel will be ... Read more
HARBOUR VIEW:--- His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the final report of formateur Theodore Heyliger. The formateur has accepted the commission to form a new government that has a majority in Parliament and that consists of Ministers who are committed to the promotion of the wellbeing of S ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI) conducted an island wide road assessment for scheduled patchworks, which commenced on Monday, December 15th and will continue through December 19th from 8PM to 5AM daily, weather permitting.
"The assessment was conducted specifically concentrating on potholes on main roads and secondary roads, wit ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI) has announced that construction of the floodgates will halt on December 19, and resume the second week of January.
"The floodgates are due to arrive in January from the Netherlands," stated Project Leader Raymond Chittick, "and the project is estimated to be completed by the end of March. The work ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance for Equality (SAFE) held its first International Human Rights Day lecture last Wednesday, December 10 at the University of St. Martin (USM).
The lecture, which was a collaboration between SAFE and USM, drew about 20 people to the university campus to hear Sociologist, Denise Vijber outline the origins of human rights, the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights, its applicability to St. Maarten/St. Martin and the way forward for minority groups.
Vijber said that the most important thing abou ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions Club has just wrapped up a successful week of information sessions on the effects of youth alcohol use on the brain. The sessions were part of the Club's signature project for this Lionistic Year, the "Youth Alcohol Abuse Awareness Campaign".
During the week of December 8th to 12th 2014 high schools were treated to a very honest and open di ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- In my opinion, it can and specifically in the case of the formation of the council of ministers, following a regular election.
The Governor has in this particular matter taken it upon himself (and we know why of course) to direct the process.
The government of the country is the resp ... Read more