St. Martin News Network

St. Maarten Marine Trades Association Calls For More Discussion and Planning Prior to Approving The Proposed Zoning Plan for Simpson Bay.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:11

smmtalogo17042014SIMPSON BAY:--- The Sint Maarten Marine Trades (SMMTA) has taken note of the zoning plans for Simpson Bay and the Simpson Bay Lagoon presented by Government at the public hearing of February 25th 2014 in which major changes to the area are projected. This plan addresses the physical heartland of the yachting industry which in turn constitutes approximately 15% of the economy of Country Sint Maarten. Whil ... Read more

KPSM Launches Crime Prevention Flyer.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:56

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday April 14, 2014, the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) launched their crime prevention flyer. The flyer is a project that was done by Community Police Officer Arcella Leonard.
The flyer contains several safety tips on crime prevention. A photo of all the Community Police Officers, the community they represent, their contact phone number and email address is also on the flyer. These flyers will be available island wide.

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TelEm Group Personnel Association hosting regional domino tournament.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:49

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group Personnel Association is hosting a regional domino torurnament on company premises during the Easter weekend – with an open invitation to lovers of the sport to pass by.
According to Personnel Association President, Mr. Stanley Faneyte, top domino teams from Dominica, Aruba, Anguilla and Curacao will be competing for bragging rights on Saturday and Sunday.
An opening ceremony was held Friday night to welcome the players in a meet and greet session.
"We agreed to host the tournament as our way of supporting the sport, ... Read more

Business Outreach & Placement Program preparation in full force.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:38

Registration now open to students and businesses

GREAT BAY:--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports, the Honorable Mrs. Patricia Lourens through the Department of Youth Affairs is excited to announce that application forms for the Business Outreach and Placement Program (BOPP) 2014 have been made available to students at the various High Schools on St. Maarten.

The primary objective of this program is to offer students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge into a practical workp ... Read more

Update on Transparency International’s National Integrity System assessment on St. Maarten.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:26

BERLIN, Germany:--- Transparency International representatives visited St. Maarten at the end of March 2014 to meet with the research team and various experts and citizens groups from the principal institutions involved in the National Integrity System assessment. All discussions were constructive and placed a high importance on dialogue. Preliminary findings will be presented to all key stakeholders for feedback in September, with a view to publication and an official on-island launch at the end of this year.

Transparency International wishes to thank e ... Read more

Hyden Gittens new member Cft upon recommendation of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:20

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- The Dutch Council of Ministers today agreed to the proposal of the Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations to nominate Mr. Hyden Gittens by the King as a member on behalf of the public entity Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht - Cft) Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

Mr. Gittens will replace Mr. Max Pandt thereby, who has been member of the Cft since March 12th, 2008 upon recommendation of the former island territories. Cft Dutch Caribbean consists further ... Read more

Minister Lake supports St. Maarten Amateur Athletic Association Fundraising Drive.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:15

mauricelakesupportingyoungpotentialathletes17042014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says he supports the St. Maarten Amateur Ath ... Read more

Minister Richardson meets with Amsterdam Economic Board.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:05

tedrichardson26092013"Medical tourism seen as area of opportunity"

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson met with drs. Ton Jonker from the Amsterdam Economic Board during a recent working visit to the Netherlan ... Read more

Minister Richardson meets with Dutch Consumer & Market Authority and Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:53

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson met with representatives from the Dutch Consumer Authority and Competition Authority (NMa) as well as the Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA)during a recent working visit to the Netherlands.

The Dutch Consumer and Competition Authority as well as OPTA back in April 2013 joined forces as a new independent regulator, the Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) that looks out for the interests of consumers an ... Read more

General Audit Chamber presents Baseline Study on Institutional Integrity Management to Parliament.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:50

gacpresentsbaselinestudyoninstitutionalintegritymanagement17042014PHILIPSBURG:--- The final report "Baseline Study on Institutional Integrity Management" was presented to the president of Parliament, drs. Gractia Arrindell, on Wednesday April 16th 2014 by the chairman of the General Audit Chamber, Mr. Ronald Halman. The Baseline Study provides the state of ... Read more


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:28

rotarysxmlaunchestourismawarenesscampaign16042014TOURISM IS OUR BUSINESS

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday the Rotary Club of St. Maarten announced a multi year public awareness campaign, Tourism is Our Business, in an effort build a greater understanding amongst all members of our community of what makes our economic engine work. According to Maria Bu ... Read more


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:10

kimfundashian16042014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday April 16th, Princess Juliana International Airport was abuzz with reporters, photographers and TV-crew's for the arrival of mysterious megastar and socialite 'Kim Fundashian'. Her glamorously staged appearance signaled the kickoff of Fun Miles biggest campaign yet: 'Fun Miles Millionaire'. This campaign, which will run until December 1st, offers new and existing cardh ... Read more

U 2 Can Move "Walkercize" to be held in Honor of Calypso Barbara.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 02:51

swescotwilliamsu2canmove16042014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams will be hosting a special commemorated 'walkercize' in memory of the late 'Calypso' Barbara Althea Nesbitt. The Prime Minister stated that the walk is being held in order to remember Calypso Barbara's positive energy during many of the U 2 Can Move Fitness campaigns; "This is not just a reg ... Read more

Story Time on the Environment this Saturday at the Library.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 02:07

janeanddonjonespresentsbooktopjl16042014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be hosting its weekly, Saturday, story time at 11:00am on Saturday, April 19.
Every Saturday, the library conduc ... Read more

Shops closed on Good Friday.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 01:45

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, and Telecommunication herewith makes the following known:

Friday, April 18, 2014, Good Friday, is an official holiday.

In keeping with the Law on Shop closure, all places of business must be closed on the aforementioned. In accordance with Article 3 of the Law on Shop Closure, the aforementioned is not applicable to the following businesses:

  • Pharmacies, as far as it concerns the sale of medicine and medical products;
  • Bars and restaurants;
  • Hotels and g ... Read more

Prime Minister congratulates DCOMM on redesign of Government website

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 01:25

govtwebsitescreenshot16042014PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Honorable Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams congratulated the Department of Communication on the revamping and redesign of the Official Government of Sint Maarten website The Prime Minister stated that the new website is another example of Government's commitment to openness and the ... Read more

Tourist Bureau and Foundations urge public to keep Beaches Clean.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 01:06

garbagebinsonmulletbaybeach19022013PHILIPSBURG:--- While residents and visitors enjoy Sint Maarten's beaches in large numbers through-out the year, Christmas, Holy Week, Good Friday and the Easter holidays are undoubtedly the days when the island's beaches are visited the most. In recent years there has been a trend whereby many of the island's beaches are left covered in garbage in particular after the ... Read more

Minister Lake seeks cooperation from Minister of General Affairs regarding the Emilio Wilson Estate Affair.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:53

mauricelake18082013PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake on Monday sent a letter to the Prime Minister/Minister of General Affairs Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams seeking her ministries cooperation in sorting out the Emilio Wilson Estate affair.

The Minister o ... Read more

Library Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:46

pjl19122013PHILIPSBURG:--- Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be closed for a few days during the Easter holidays.

The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18 and on Easter Monday, April 21. The library will be open on Saturday, April 19, from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Regular opening hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

The library apologizes for a ... Read more