PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell last Thursday met with the President of the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament Hon. Anouchka van Miltenburg at her office in ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- A plenary session of Parliament is scheduled for December 03 regarding the minimum wage on Sint Maarten.
The public plenary session is set for Tuesday at 2:00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The first agenda point is incoming documents; followed by the second agenda point about the minimum wage.
This meeting was requested by the National Alliance (NA) faction in parliament, namely Member of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson, MP Hon. Hyacinth Richardson, MP Hon. Louie ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell who is currently on a working visit to the Netherlands met with Vice President of the Council of State Hon. Piet Hein Donner on Tuesday.
A n ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Disaster Coordinator Fire Commander Winston Salomon, is thankful that once again the nation has been spared from a hurricane for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.
The six-month 2013 season comes to an end on Saturday, November 30.
The season turned out not to be as active as predicted producing 13 named storms. The 2012 season had 19 and the 2011 with 18.
"We have much to be thankful for having gone through the 2013 hurricane season without being directly hit by a storm system. It can be described as a very quiet one ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- As part of the Minister of Public Health's Hon. Cornelius de Weever 'Get Checked' campaign, every parent's number one concern this holiday season should be to make sure that whatever it is you buy for your child this year, it's safe. Therefore, make sure you check the safety information of toys before you purchase it.
Every year Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, as part of its calendar of observances, highlights and creates awareness where it concerns ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell met with the board and members of St. Maarten Connection (USC) foundation which is located in the Nether ... Read more
DEN HAAG, Netherlands:--- Transparency and openness are essential if one wants to do business with each other, declared the chairman of the Board on financial supervision College financieel t ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Mathias Voges and Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen both welcomed St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry Director C ... Read more
SIMPSON BAY:--- World-renowned expert on airport and aviation development, Prof. Dr. John Kasarda, Director of the Center for Air Commerce of the University of North Carolina, will be the special guest speaker at the Anniversary Symposium of the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
The Symposium ... Read more
SIMPSON BAY:--- The foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) St. Maarten is encouraging the public to support the operation of its sewage Pump-out boat, Slurpy, which services the Simpson Bay Lagoon and surrounding waters. The organization is seeking an experienced boater to run Slurpy, offering a ready-to-go and unique business opportunity which also helps the environment.... Read more
PHILPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be hosting its monthly, Saturday, story time at 11:00am on Saturday, November 30.
Every last Saturday of the month, the library conducts story time sessions for visiting ch ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Mathias Voges received a courtesy call from Aruba's newly appointed Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Alfonso Boekhoudt on Monday at the Sint Maa ... Read more
POINT BLANCHE:--- On Saturday the small cruise vessel Tere Moana will dock at the Port of St. Maarten, the first time for the season on its inaugural call where the plaque exchange will take place between the Captain and port officials.
Port management is very pleased that Paul Gauquin Cruises has included the destination in their itinerary for the cruise season ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake, would like to commend his colleague Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Hon. Patricia Lourens-Philip with the official opening of the country's National Institute of Professional Advancement (N ... Read more
SIMPSON BAY:--- On Thursday, November 14th 2013, Customs Officers at Princess Juliana International Airport checked passengers coming from Curacao. After this was done they continued with their daily operations by checking the cargo from the same flight.
During their routine control, several boxes looked suspicious so they decided to open one of the boxes. After opening one of these boxes the Custom Officers found out that it contained cocaine with a total weight of 153 kilos.
Due to the ongoing investigations, further information cannot be releas ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake would like to wish the small truckers a happy thanksgiving to them and their families.
Minister Lake is very pleased that the truckers are living up to the standards set by Ministry VROMI where it concerns ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell recently donated a green carpet that Parliament had utilized during the visit of the King and Queen. Jelmar Shelstra and Azaf Levy from Diamonds International who inquired what wo ... Read more
GREAT BAY:--- "Lizzy Lizard" is a new children's book star that is looming large as a St. Martin folklore character on the freshly illustrated book mobile of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL). The adventurous little lizard began life as the main character of Lizzy Lizard, a storybook by teacher Robin Boasman, for ages 4 to 9. H ... Read more
A pleasant afternoon,
Much has been said regarding the history of this awesome institute that will shortly be handed over, but permit me to add my experience and perception of what is taking place here this afternoon and as I congratulate the new Board that ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The 8th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards Gala Event, held on Friday November 22nd 2013 by the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, was a grand success. The evening saw 19 persons receive awards in the categories of Accommodations, Trade, Community Service and Extra-Ordinary awards. SHTA extends congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 8th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards.
Guests were treated to a visual oasis of turquoise, blue, white and chocolate brown decorations done by the Artemia. The Crystal Pineapple Awards G ... Read more