St. Martin News Network

MDGs have a role to play in protecting public health.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:36

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is also part and parcel of the national development process that includes public health.

This week the world including the country observed World Health Day under the theme, vector-borne diseases, warning that a "small bite can carry a big threat."

The international community of nations has been requested to back a global health agenda that gives higher priority to controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases, a step towards ensuring that no one in the 21st century would die from the ... Read more

Minister Richardson reminds young people and interested persons to sign up for Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarships.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:27

tedrichardson26092013Deadline approaching, April 15

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (MinTEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson, is reminding young people and other interested persons that the deadline to apply to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foun ... Read more

Netherlands navy ship Zeeland visits St. Maarten.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:53

hnlmszeelandopenhouseposter09042014WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- Netherlands navy ship Zeeland will visit St. Maarten from Thursday the 10th of April until the Sunday the 13th of April. The Governor of St. Maarten will welcome the ship from Fort Amsterdam.

Traditional salute
From 08:45 am to 09:15 am the patrol vessel will enter the harbor of Philipsburg and will pass Fort Amsterd ... Read more

Police officer attends advanced CPTED course.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:14

ethelwoldusjosephaattendsadvancedcptedcourse09042014PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP) has announced the completion of the Review, Exam, and Assessment (REA) Course held at the Hubbell Lighting Corporate Headquarters in Greenville, SC. Attending this training were representatives from a variety of law enforcement agencies, both local and federal, along wit ... Read more

Les Fruits de Mer Announce Endemic Animal Festival On April 27th.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:00

anole09042014GRAND CASE:--- Naturalists, birdwatchers, artists, and other volunteers all over the island are working together to organize the first annual Endemic Animal Festival, a special day celebrating the amazing animals that live only on this island or in o ... Read more

Policy on Government Vehicles Might Have to be Revised --- WICLU Raised Valid Questions.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:21

sarahwescotwilliams09042014PHILIPSBURG:--- The points raised by the President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions Derie Leonard on the policy government put in place about the use of government vehicles are valid, says Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams.

Wescot Willi ... Read more

Minister Patricia Lourens-Philip expresses condolences on the passing of Calypso Icon Barbara.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:03

patricialourensphilip11082013GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Hon. Patricia Lourens Philip on Tuesday expressed sadness at the passing of Calypso Barbara, describing her as a cultural icon.

Calypso Barbara Nesbitt passed away on Monday morning.

"I would like to express ... Read more

Plenary session of the House for Friday about Emilio Wilson Estate.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 03:30

PHILIPSBURG:--- A plenary public session of the House of Parliament is scheduled for April 11th regarding the Emilio Wilson Estate. Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. Maurice Lake is expected to be present during the session.

The plenary session is set for Friday at 10:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The first and second agenda points are related to incoming documents; and the establishment of the decision list related to public plenary session ... Read more

Overseas Countries of Kingdom Refused to Discuss Movement of Persons at Kingdom Conference.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 03:11

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot Williams gave members of the media an outline of the topics that were discussed during the Kingdom Conference held in Aruba earlier this month. However, one of the topics the Netherlands (Dutch Government) wanted to discuss is the movement of people but that did not take place because the countries within the Kingdom made it clear that was not the place for such a discussion.

Furthermore, the Netherlands did not provide the countries with the basis for such a discussion and what are the issues wi ... Read more

Minister of TEATT Yet to Submit MP Laville's MOU to Council of Ministers.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 02:54

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of TEATT Ted Richardson has not yet submitted the MOU Member of Parliament Romaine Laville and him unleashed to the media some two weeks ago. Responding to questions posed to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams on Wednesday, Wescot Williams said she saw the MOU but to date the Minister of TEATT has not submitted it to the council for its approval. When asked if she was in favor of the MOU, Wescot Williams said that whenever that MOU is presented to the Council of Ministers they would first have to seek advice from the various Minis ... Read more

Census Office busy cleaning up their Registry --- No Group of People is being Targeted.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 02:03

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams was asked to give explanations about the recent activities and concerns raised by Member of Parliament George Pantophlet regarding persons residing in the United States. Wescot Williams said that MP Pantophlet sent her a letter with a number of questions regarding the issue and she is yet to respond. She said she already asked the personnel of the Civil Registry to provide her with information so that she could respond to the Member of Parlia ... Read more

Government has Questions on how SCDF spends Subsidies.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:52

PHILIPSBURG:--- In responding to questions posed by SMN News regarding the policy government has in place for subsidies given to foundations. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams confirmed during the weekly Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday that the donation the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) gave to the Simpson Bay Community Council raised several questions.
SCDF reported that they made a donation to the Simpson Bay Community Council due to the jump up that was held in the Simpson Bay area. Wescot Williams said based on ... Read more

FC Soualiga wins first game at the Coupe De L’Alliance des Iles du Nord against St. Barth’s with 4-3.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:29

fcsoualiga08042014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday April 6th, the women of FC Soualiga played their first game during the Coupe De L'Alliance des Iles du Nord at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex, against Les Diablesses Rouges, a women's soccer team from St. Barth's. Both teams put up a good fight which ... Read more

OSPP says we are the envy of the region as it pertains to the holding of elections.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 03:31

PHILIPSBURG:--- The OSPP has read with great interest the article from the leadership of the Democratic Party of St. Maarten to invite external observers to observe our upcoming 2014 election. "This call came as a total surprise to the nation from our Honorable Prime Minister Mrs. Sarah Wescot-Williams as she has not provided any form of proof of fraudulent acts from the last election in 2010 or any prior election", says Lenny Priest Leader of the OSPP.
We have heard of "vote buying" in previous elections and that measures are being taken to control that. ... Read more

KPSM seeking information from the public in Zucchini Investigation.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 03:04

deyanidafaneyte18032014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday March 18th, 2014, the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) was notified by the French Police (Gendarmerie) that a young lady had died in the hospital on the French side as a result of a wound she sustained during a shooting. The name of the victim is Deynaida Feyenete, born 10th December 1993. The Frenc ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Attends First Community Dialogue Session in Dutch Quarter Program for National Development Plan.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:27

swescotwilliamsattendsdqcommunitydialoguesession08042014Dutch Quarter Residents Lay Forth Their Vision for their District to Form Part of the NDP

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams joined the people of Dutch Quarter at the Dutch Quarter Community Center where she actively engaged in the co ... Read more

UVA plans sports conference for May 2014.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:14

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT:--- As part of its calendar of events for this year, the United Volleyball Academy (UVA) is organizing a sports conference for May 10, 2014, said coordinator Dr. Rhoda Arrindell.

"The theme of the symposium is 'Creating better students and athletes' through the interplay of sports and education,'" said Dr. Arrindell.

Educational workshops will include subjects such as the essential and practical relationship between sports and academic success, and time management for students, teachers, and parents involved with sports.

T ... Read more

Governor Holiday paid two-day official visit to Barbados.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:10

sirelliotbelgravereceivingeugeneholiday08042014HARBOUR VIEW:--- His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday p ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Meets with Committee to Establish UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on St. Maarten.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 01:53

swescotwilliamsmeetswithcommitteetoestablishunescobiospherereserveonsxm08042014Man of War Shoal Marine Park, Mullet Pond to form Part of Submission for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the Man and Biosphere Committee tasked with establishing a ... Read more