St. Martin News Network

Little more than two weeks left to collect over 2000 Business Licenses as August 1st deadline draws closer

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:20

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):---- The Department of Economic Licenses from the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), reminds the general public that there are little over two weeks left to pick up approved licenses awaiting pick-up at the department.
All uncollected licenses that were approved prior to January 1, 2015, must be picked up before August 1st 2015, after which the file will be discarded and applicants will have to re-apply and pay the applicable processing fee(s).
Effective August 1st 2015, the Departme ... Read more

CPS Meets with Educare Foundation to Discuss Collaboration in Public Health

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:18

vsacpsmeeting14072015GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---  Head of the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) Dr. Virginia Asin, has held discussions with the Educare Foundation headed by Sabrina Vrutaal to discuss and explore a public private partnership.

The objective of the meeting was to share information about each organization; foster close collaboration and look fo ... Read more

MP Christopher Emmanuel calls on Governor to call on Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands to intervene in Discrimination in the Dominican Republic.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 22:53

christopheremmanuel14072015Haitian Lives Matters --- St. Maarten may soon be flooded with these people that are being deported from the Dominican Republic to Haiti.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel has issued an open call to the Governor of St. Maarten ... Read more

Robbery at Splash Jewelry.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:20

armedrobberyfillin13082012PHILIPSBURG:-----On Monday July 14th at around 19:30 Splash Jewelers located in the lobby of Simpson Bay Resort was robbed by three armed masked men. The assailants entered the establishment en proceeded to destroy the glass counter tops. After grabbing what they could they left and escaped in a small vehicle that was retrieved shortly after in the surrounding area by the responding p ... Read more

Guyanese national found dead in her home in Zagersgut

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:15

kpsmlogo21082014PHILIPSBURG:---- On Monday July 14th at around 18:30pm in the early evening hours, the Police Central Dispatched received a call that they had not seen their neighbor for several days. According to the caller they could see what looked like their neighbors lifeless body. The patrol and paramedics were dispatched. Assistance of the fore department was requested to enter the home seeing that it was locked ... Read more

Woman found dead in her home in Zagersgut

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:15

kpsmlogo21082014PHILIPSBURG:---- On Monday July 14th at around 18:30pm in the early evening hours, the Police Central Dispatched received a call that they had not seen their neighbor for several days. According to the caller they could see what looked like their neighbors lifeless body. The patrol and paramedics were dispatched. Assistance of the fore department was requested to enter the home seeing that it was locked ... Read more

Public Prosecutor’s Office looks into the policies of the Sint Maarten port authority

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:46

scalesofjustice28052013PHILIPSBURG:---- For reasons of public interest and based on the Civil Code of Sint Maarten, the Public Prosecutor’s Office is authorized to submit a request to the Common Court of Justice of Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius & Saba to investigate the policies and course of affairs of any legal entity in Sint Maarten. Such an inquiry may extend to the policies a ... Read more

Multidisciplinary Control Team Closes One Business and Summons Seven to Report to the Dept. of Economic Licenses.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:47

soundmeter13072015GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---  Under the direction of the Inspection Department of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), the Multidisciplinary Control Team comprised of officers from Economic Control, Control Unit and the Community Police Officer, continues to carry out controls on businesses all over the Dutch side of the island on weekends. These c ... Read more

St. Maarten needs you become a teacher, police officer or nurse!

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:40

ospplogo22062014PHILIPSBURG;----  Just recently in one of the dailies our Minister of Education, Mrs. Rita Bourne-Gumbs stated that she will be contacting the banking industry to lower the interest rates for teachers interested in purchasing a property. We support whole heartedly this idea but would ask the Minister to add police officers and nurses as these are also noble professions that are earning on a daily basi ... Read more

New Guidance Counselors in the Netherlands

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 22:27

s4instructors13072015PHILIPSBURG:---- On behalf of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs, the Division of Study Financing hereby informs the general public and study-financing recipients in the Netherland that:

Effective July 1, 2015, three persons were hired as guidance counselors in the Netherlands.

These persons are Ms. Ellen Rosina, Mrs. Xaviera Mac Donald Archangel and Mrs. G ... Read more

Bastile day program released.

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:49

PHILIPSBURG:---The July 14 celebrations of Bastile Day on the French St. Martin will be in full swing this Tuesday. The day signifies an historic event of the French Revolution in 1789 when a crowd stormed the Bastille, a fortress in Paris that was used as a state prison. The Bastille became an icon for the French Republican movement; the fortress was later demolished and replaced by the Place de la Bastille.

As customary the day will start with a church service for government offices and invited guest at 9am, this will take place at the Catholic Church ... Read more

Incident of Endangered Sea Turtles Being Offered Online Over Weekend

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:31

turtles12072015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation over the weekend expressed its concern on the growing number of wild animals being offered for sale on online and social media marketplaces on both sides of the island. In some instances there were also posts regarding endangered sea turtles being sold, a highly i ... Read more

Prime Minister Gumbs attends oath-taking ceremony of Sint Maarten first born Cardiologist Emiko Bird-Lake

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:27

PHILIPSBURG:---- Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs attendgumbgroenveldt12072015ed the oath-taking ceremony at the Governor’s Cabinet on Friday for the first-Sint Maarten born Cardiologist Emiko Bird-Lake.
In the presence of her mother, Veronica L ... Read more

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen receives courtesy visit from new resident Sint Maarten Judge Rijen

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:23

jfa12072015PHILIPSBURG----  Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently received a courtesy visit from Judge Sander van Rijen who will be taking up his post in Sint Maarten as of August 1st.

Judge Van Rijen studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and was Chairman of the Dispu ... Read more

MP Leona Marlin-Romeo starts Giving Back Community Program. Young artist Zabian Arndell first recipient

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:19

zabianleona12072015PHILIPSBURG (PARLIAMENT/Independent Faction):---- Independent Member of Parliament (MP) and First Vice President Hon. Leona Marlin-Romeo, this summer has commenced with her “Giving Back to the Community Program.”

The program has been established by the MP to recognize the contributions of primarily key person ... Read more

Register your child for the Summer Fit Camp. Deadline is July 16

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:16

summercamp12072015GREAT BAY(DCOMM):----- Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is organizing a Summer Fit Camp from July 20-25 for children between the ages of 10 to 12, or cycle two students.

You will have to register by Friday, July 16 as space is limited. There is space for 25 children. The participants will be divided ... Read more

Questions for Alfred Harley? Your past does create your future.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 22:53

alfredharley03072015PHILIPSBURG:--- Alfred Harley, the consultant who found it fit to use his mother’s sole proprietorship company that was registered as an inter- island purchasing company needs to answer a few questions, which he should do publicly, by means of a press release to SMN News.

  1. Can Alfred Harley tell the people of St. Maarten if he was ... Read more

Press Prosecutor Karola Van Nie Denounced rumors that charges against Blogger Judith Roumou has been dropped. --- Roumou remains a suspect even though released from pretrial detention on conditions.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 16:57

judithroumourelease06072015PHILIPSBURG:---- Press prosecutor Karola Van Nie has denounced all rumors posted on Facebook where it is stating that the prosecutor’s office has dropped all charges against blogger Judith Roumou who was in pre-trial detention for six days after a number of persons filed complaints ranging from defamation, slander, extortion, identity theft, and threat against them.
Prosecutor ... Read more

EXCLUSIVE:Contractor left in the wind after demolishing old engines – No Bidding took place but contractor worked with Maduro with Verbal Contract.

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 21:41

GEBE Employee accused of stealing copper.

PHILIPSBURG:--- A contractor who agreed to demolish six old engines at GEBE power plant in Cay Bay in order to create space for the LPG gas is now running to the supervisory board of directors for monies to pay his employees.
SMN News learnt that the contractor who is a Dominicano agreed to demolish the six old engines at GEBE power plant which will become his property along with the copper he removed from the engines for the work he did at GEBE. A source close to both the contrac ... Read more


Fri, 07/10/2015 - 21:33

kpsmlogo21082014PHILIPSBURG:---- The Police Department is hereby informing the general public that in connection with the upcoming Justice Day Shooting competition, shooting practice has been organized by the police department. The practice will take place on Saturday July 11th from 08.00 a.m. until 12.00 p.m. on the premises of the Emilio Wilson Park on the L.B., Scot road. The public entire should take keen note of th ... Read more