St. Martin News Network

CTU hosts regional Satellite Communications Workshop.

2 hours 42 min ago

ctu06102015PHILIPSBURG:---- An international workshop on satellite communications recently hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will strengthen the region’s ability to stay connected to the rest of the world after an extreme weather even ... Read more

Paint It Pink” Breast Cancer Event at Kooyman – Oct 17th.

2 hours 46 min ago

paintpink06102015PHILPSBURG:--- Elektralytes & Positive Foundation has teamed up with Kooyman to host a “Paint It Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Saturday October 17th. Kooyman will open late from 5-9pm to accommodate 200 lucky ladies for a special evening of fun. ... Read more

NIACA Festival …Description

5 hours 57 min ago

niacafest06102015PHILIPSBURG:--- The NIACA Festival is a platform to celebrate the St.Maarten Story as told by the people who live and work here as artist. The showcase celebrates both our traditional cultural heritage, as well as the contemporary works created by the artist of now. The National Institute of Arts has selected October 10th for the NIACA Festival, as we feel that the transi ... Read more

Queens and Runner Ups in the 2015 Pink Parade

6 hours 54 min ago

pinkparade05102015PHILIPSBURG:--– As the Positive Foundation continues to actively fight breast cancer with their annual awareness activities, St. Maarten reigning Carnival Queens and Runner Ups are especially honored to have taken part in this year’s parade. A heartfelt “Thank you” is extended to the Foundation for the invitation and to First Caribbean International Bank – CIBC for donating their very stylish ... Read more

Two Shot Dead in PANAM ARMED ROBBERY. Security Guard Released. (UPDATED)

9 hours 15 min ago

panam05102015CAY HILL: --- Security guards at the PANAM head office in Cay Hill managed to shoot two of three robbers who tried to rob the money courier service shortly after 8am Tuesday morning.
According to information provided to SMN News two of the culprits were shot dead and was on the ground in the vicinity of PANAM head office in Cay Hill while ... Read more

Governor Holiday concludes consultations regarding recent political developments

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:26

eugeneholiday09012015Harbour View--- On October 5, 2015, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, concluded consultations regarding recent political developments.
As was communicated earlier, the Governor received a letter on September 30th, 2015, from three members of Parliament, Mr. F. Richardson, Mr. S. Matser and Mr. M. Lake, ... Read more

Parliamentary staff participate in workshop about new Parliament Secretariat Function Book.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:09

parliamentworkshop05102015PHILIPSBURG:---- In order to have a good functioning parliament, there must be a good functioning organizational secretariat of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, which is a department within Parliament that provides legal, administrative, and ... Read more

Minister of Tourism Ernest Sams visits South America.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 22:33

copaairlinesams05102015PHILIPSBURG:---- The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, telecommunication & Transportation, Honorable Mr. Ernest Sams, was advised by the Tourist Bureau and his Tourism Adviser Bernard Hunt to attend the ABAV and FIT trad ... Read more

General Audit Chamber submits report on Governance Bureau on Monday.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:48

PHILIPSBURG:----- Today, Monday, October 5, 2015, the General Audit Chamber submitted its report on the “Audit on Governance at Bureau Telecommunication & Post (BTP)”, to Parliament. The purpose of the audit is to provide insight into the organization and the functioning of the governance at BTP, as well as to examine the causes for the arrears in financial transfers to Government. The investigation also looks into the uncertainties related to these transfers. Governance relates to management, control, monitoring and accountability. The report includes ... Read more

EPIC Education Program starts again.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 18:01

PHILIPSBURG:---- The successful Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) education program that has been running since 2001 has started again. EPIC is a local non-profit foundation that carries out environmental conservation, research and education projects.

The foundation will be continuing it’s annual environmental education program by offering FREE educational presentations and various excursions for schools, clubs, businesses, and community groups starting September 30th 2015. In the past the foundation’s environmental education program h ... Read more

Electricity Production Unit at Power Plant Develops Technical Problem. Load shedding currently underway.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:58

PHILIPSBURG:--- One of the electricity production units at the NV GEBE Cay Bay Power Plant is down. Due to the aforementioned, the company has released a load shedding schedule for Monday, 5th October.

The areas under the tentative load shedding schedule are:

1:30AM to 3:00AM PDP and part of Union Road
2:15PM to 3:45PM Saunders, Cay Hill, AJC Brouwers Road and part of LB Scott Road
3:45PM to 5:15PM Cole Bay and Almond Grove
5:15PM t0 6:45PM Airport Road

This is a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE and is subject to change. You can keep poste ... Read more

Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin returned from IOI Annual Board Meeting

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:57

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten recently attended the annual meeting of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) Board of Directors held in Windhoek from 21 to 23 September 2015.
At the annual meeting of the IOI Board of Directors, held in Windhoek (Namibia) and generously hosted by the office of Namibia Ombudsman and IOI President John R. Walters, the Board looked at developments and achievements made in the past membership year and discussed projects and priorities for the year to come.
It was unanimously agreed that the IOI’s suc ... Read more

IATA Interested in SXM Aviation Training Academy

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 13:05

sxmiata05102015SIMPSON BAY:----- The International Air Transport Associat ... Read more

MP Leona Marlin-Romeo contributes to seniors celebrating International Day of Older Persons

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 22:34

seniorsonbus04102015PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo treated the country’s senior citizens so they could attend an event for Internationa ... Read more

Governor will not sign Resolution to call new elections --- What type of stand-off do we have now? (UPDATED)

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 22:30

Several Candidates selected to be screened for Ministerial Posts.

PHILIPSBURG:--- According to information provided to SMN News the Governor of St. Maarten drs. Eugene Holiday convoked Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs to his office on Friday where he informed him that he will not be signing the resolution for new elections since there is a majority in Parliament. SMN News further learnt that the Prime Minister refused the verbal advice given to him by Governor Holiday and he now chooses to use the people’s money to start a court ... Read more

Fire department installs smoke detectors in homes in Union Farm and Dutch Quarter.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 21:50

smokedetectors04102015GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---- The Fire Department on October 1st started its campaign to highlight and promote, "Smoke Detectors Save Lives."

On October 1st the department hooked up ... Read more

Decrease in Fuel Price as of October 6th.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 21:27

The Government of St. Maarten regulates the prices of petroleum products by imposing a maximum price at which wholesalers and retailers can sell these products on St. Maarten. Due to the ongoing
developments on the international level, the prices of crude oil have experienced adjustments. Given

the aforementioned, the general public is hereby informed that as of Tuesday 61

October 2015,

6:00am the maximum consumer prices of ULG and Diesel (gasoil) are adjusted as follows:

UGL Diesel

Current Price
1.826 Naf/liter
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Minister of Education Bourne-Gumbs World Teacher’s Day Message.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 21:23

ritabournegumbs04102015PHILIPSBURG:---- World Teacher’s Day (WTD) 2015 which is observed internationally on October 5, will be held under the theme “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.”
WTD 2015 is about highlighting the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global developm ... Read more

St. Maarten hosts event on innovation in the EU’s Overseas Countries and Territories.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 18:32

Brussels:---- Anguilla and the Falklands are geographically apart but their representatives are among 15 from the European Union’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) gathering in Sint Maarten 5-7 October to brainstorm the same challenge: diversifying economies with innovation. Prime Minister of St Maarten, Marcel F.A. Gumbs, will open the event along with Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Ernest Sams.
The three-day workshop is part of the European Union- funded project, ‘Territorial Strategies for Innova ... Read more

Information sessions on insurance, financial planning, the Ombudsman and labor law at the library.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 14:50

insuranceinfos03102015PHILIPSBURG:--- Tuesday evening, October 6th, the library is continuing its Power of Knowledge series with an information session on financial planning and insurance by Neil Henderson of Henderson Insurances.
The Power of knowledge series started las ... Read more