St. Martin News Network

Parties allowed to break rule on placing campaign flags on bridge without consequences.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 21:25

flagsnearbridge18072014GREAT BAY:--- The United St. Maarten Party is calling on the Minister of Justice; Dennis Richardson, to take action against political parties that has blatantly disregarded his instructions on the placing of campaigning paraphernalia at locations that could hinder or endanger traffic.
"The Minister explicitly gave instruction in all ,media sources that Public manifestations are not allow ... Read more

Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise assists in purchase of glasses to students.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:33

rotarydonateglassestoaqcacademy10072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise was able to assist two young students with the purchase of eye glasses from the St. Maarten Academy School.
Part of the funds to purch ... Read more

TelEm Group restores services to Pelican Key, customers with self-block feature still affected.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:35

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group has restored all voice and internet services to customers in Pelican Key area after carrying out emergency repairs to a damaged underground cable nearby.

Repair work began Wednesday morning and was completed shortly after noon Thursday.

TelEm Group said customers still experiencing communication issues should report the problem to TelEm Group's Helpdesk for further investigation.

Wednesday's outage in the Pelican Key area is not connected to last week's major outage of TelEm Group and Smitcoms N.V. telecommunicat ... Read more

WIB donates and urges the community to support the St. Maarten Zoo.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:28

wibdonatestozoo18072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) in recognizing the importance of maintaining a Zoo for recreational and educational purposes in our community, made a financial contribution to the St. Maarten Zoological and Botanical Garden Foundation. Boa ... Read more

Democratic Party faction in Parliament sends words of caution to the Management and Supervisory Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:00

PHILIPSBURG:--- The faction of the Democratic Party of St. Maarten is awaiting an explanation from the CBCS on the allegations made by the former Prime Minister of Curacao that the CBCS "has bought" certain politicians on St. Maarten.
Just over 2 weeks ago, these serious allegations were made and not countered by the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) or any politician on St. Maarten.
In addition, the allegation by Mr. G. Schotte suggests that the government of St. Maarten has hidden the PWC report on the CBCS.
It was also alleged by ... Read more

DP Leader Sarah Wescot-Williams Leads Candidates in Removing Campaign Material from Roundabouts.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:28

swescotwilliamsremovecampaignmaterial18072014Integrity and Transparency Always Guiding Principles of the Democratic Party, Both During and After Elections

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday morning the leader of the Democratic Party the Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams led candidates and supporters in removing campaign materia ... Read more

Leona Marlin-Romeo Conducts informative workshop for students studying abroad.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:18

lmarlinworkshop18072014GREAT BAY:--- Head of Civil Registry; Leona Marlin-Romeo has been conducting informational workshops with students studying abroad at the University of St. Martin over the past few days.
Marlin-Romeo in a statement says that given her experience as past Regional Coordinator for Students studying in the Netherlands, in addition to complaints and feedback provided by the students as well a ... Read more

"We want to know why only UP supporters are being approved to purchase homes in Belvedere" – Frans Richardson.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:39

PHILIPSBURG:--- Number 1 candidate and leader of the United Sint Maarten Party (USP) is demanding an explanation from the Minister of Housing; Maurice Lake and the Board and Management of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF), as to why low income homes built the Belvedere area and to be sold to residents through a qualification and an elimination process, are reportedly been used as political incentives, giving preference to supporters of the United People's Party (UP).
Reports are that tenants who have been on the waiting lists for month ... Read more

Labour Dept. delegation Meets with NIPA on forming closer working relationship.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:32

labourdeptdelegationmeetswithnipa17072014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- As part of the ongoing quest of the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, the Hon. Cornelius De Weever, to balance the supply and demand of skilled workers on the labor market of St. Maarten, representatives of the Department of Labor, Labor Affairs Agency and the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA ... Read more

Church Service, Community Donations Part of Democratic Party 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:56

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Party of St. Maarten will start its series of activities celebrating its 60th Anniversary this weekend with the hosting of a special commemorative church service. The DP Membership and the general public is invited to a special celebratory mass to be held at the St. Jude Anglican Church on Back Street starting at eight in the morning.

On Monday the DP as part of its celebrations will also be making donations to three foundations that have strengthened the community of the country; the Key to Freedom Foundation which focuses ... Read more

Cake House renovates, expands healthy vegetarian choices for 30th anniversary.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:30

cakehousestaff17072014Reducing meat, offers more substitutes

L.B. SCOTT ROAD:--- In an effort to support and promote healthy living in St. Maarten, Cake House Bakery and Supermarket has renovated its main location on the L.B. Scott Road and has expanded its vegetarian, vegan and healthy choices for shopper ... Read more

CPC moving forward.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:16

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the CPC hereby informs the general public and its supporters that CPC will remain active and intends to move forward despite having lost one of its original founding members. Within a few weeks a new President will be elected within the party that can steer CPC based on its core values.

CPC's platform remains intact and we will continue to promote positive change towards a better St. Maarten. We believe in creating opportunities for all and we focus on goals that are in St. Maarten's long-term interest. CPC has not merged nor ... Read more

We must take a stand to curb St. Maarten’s Debt crisis.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:43

leonamarlinromeo08072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Sint Maarten Party (USP) says voters have a right to know all the facts, especially about our country's debt situation, so that they can be well informed to make the right decision before they head to the polls next month.
"Debt according to the dictionary means something, typically money, that is owed or due. Pract ... Read more

National Alliance commends Minister Lake for continuing the Basic approach of the previous Minister.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:06

nalogo24062014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Board of the National Alliance hereby acknowledges the decision of the Honorable Minister Maurice Lake to continue with the BASIC approach of former Minister William Marlin to grant contracts directly to small contractors instead of having them work under larger contractors as was the way in the past.
By granting the contracts directly to these local contractors, they can better build ... Read more

Economic Inspection Control carried out at Chevron Bulk in Cape Bay.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:00

controlatchevron17072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Economic Inspection Department (TEZVT) that falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), on July 8 carried out a control at Chevron Bulk in Cape Bay.

The control was related to re-calibratio ... Read more

Minister Lake commends colleague ministers for supporting Video X Games Tournament.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:06

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake would like to commend his colleagues Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Hon. Ted Richardson and Minister of Finance Hon. Martin Hassink for their role in approving funds for the Video X Games (VXG).

The 3rd VXG tournament will take place at Port de Plaisance. The event is the largest of kid's kind in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Last year VXG attracted over 300 game enthusiast tourists from various parts of th ... Read more

National Alliance outlines priorities as it pertains to Health and Wellness.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:37

nalogo24062014The Health of our Nation is the Wealth of our Nation

The National Alliance is committed to providing resources to improve the health and well being of all residents. We favor the transformation of our health care system, making it one that assures people that their personal medical needs will be met and that public health will be safeguarded and strengthened.
Th ... Read more

Minister Lake present for installation of Backboard for Simpson Bay Basketball Court.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:31

mauricelakeatsimpsonbaybasketballcourt16072014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake on Wednesday afternoon was present for the installation ... Read more

TelEm Group technicians tackling network issues.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:23

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group technicians are busy tackling network issues that have been affecting residential and business customers during the past two days.

The issues follow a major outage of telecommunication services last week and are affecting internet, mobile and international customers.

Technicians were also called upon Wednesday to make emergency repairs to a damaged cable in the Pelican Key area where internet and voice service was also affected.

"We are busy looking into these problems and are working diligently to restore all se ... Read more

Police locates three more stolen vehicles and stolen car parts.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 22:53

stolenvehicle16072014DUTCH QUARTER:--- As the police continued their general controls on Wednesday July 16th, 2014 giving fines for traffic violations and arresting suspects involved in any criminal activity. Three more stolen vehicles were found in Union Farm at the Emergency Houses a.k.a "911". These vehicles are one Hyundai Elantra, one Hyundai Accent and one Nissan Murano. The vin-numbers on these vehicles were a ... Read more