PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Franklin Meyers who was off island on medical travelled back to St. Maarten over the weekend to ensure he got the opportunity to inform Parliament that at no point he will support the draft ordinance to establish an integrity chamber on St. Maarten presented by the Prime Minister and Minister of Justic ... Read more
ASL Ambassadors selling bumper stickers as part of their 2015 fundraising drive
PHILIPSBURG:--- Art Saves Lives Foundation was honored to receive bumper stickers from RM Concept for use in their 2015 fundraising drive ... Read more
POINT BLANCHE:--- Port St. Maarten – Port St. Maarten Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo took part in a top level CEO Round Table Meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Hon. Mark Rutte – who was present on behalf of the Dutch Government –, Panama Minister of Canal A ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, April 10, Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs attended the grand opening of Caribbean Auto's Audi Center St. Maarten, a new state-of-the-art dealership, the first of its kind on the island.
Prime Minister Gumbs describe ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Five of the eight registered political parties submitted their annual reports and accompanying financial reports to the Electoral Council before the deadline on March 31, 2015. The Electoral Council received the annual reports and financial reports from two parties a day after the deadline and is currently awaiting the hard copies and accountant's signed financial statements to the reports submitted.
Only one party has fully complied with all requirements stipulated in Article 27 and 28 of the National Ordinance of Registration and Finances ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- As part of the ongoing training for the personnel that will be working in the Joint Emergency Central Dispatch, a workshop in "Customer Service" was held on Saturday April 10th and provided and given by NAGICO N.V.
This workshop was held in the Philipsburg Police head Quarters and presented by Mrs. Lisa Brown and Mr. Terrance Dublin. The workshop entailed many subjects an ... Read more
St. Peters:--- Homeowners and residents of the Sint Peters, Reward, Weymouth Hill and Prima Vista areas were all invited by the Community Police Officer Inspector Felix Richards who is responsible for those districts, to attend a town hall meeting on Thursday April 9th at 07 p.m. and held at the Sint Dominic High School in South Reward. The reason for this meeting was to discuss the inc ... Read more
Cay Hill:--- Lead Ambassador Alicia Liverpool and Kingdom Alliance Reaching Everyone organization (KARE) presented a check to the Rotaract District 7020 conference steering committee to assist with the preparations for the annual Rotaract District 7020 Conference 2015. The steering committee would lik ... Read more
Cole Bay:--- St. Maarten along with its visitors have lost a familiar face who has served the community in many ways. Harold Jack (75) passed away peacefully at the St. Maarten Medical Center early Friday morning after being ill for about a month. Jack as he is familiarly known as was a casino controller who retired about 16 years ago, he also served drinks and sna ... Read more
Cole Bay: --- Caribbean Auto Sales owned and operated by the Amjad family has added another top of the line brand of vehicles to their fleet as they are one of St. Maarten's biggest auto dealer on the island. Wh ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT) Honorable Claret Connor was present for the oath-taking ceremony of civil servants from the Ministry TEATT that took place recently.
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Cay Hill:--– The Director of the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association – Ms. Zaandam - visited the NIPA Hospitality Sector on Thursday April 9th, 2015 during their practical lunch. The lunch was prepared and served by the students under the expert guidance of Mr. Alex Adoptie, Culinary instructor and Ms. Renate De Weever, Cullinary Coordinator.
The visit of Ms. Zaandam is part of the SHT ... Read more
Polices, Legislations and Guidelines needed to strengthen the Purpose of the Integrity Chamber.
PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament mostly from the governing coalition requested that the chairman of Parliament adjourn the central committee meeting that was supposed to continue on Friday morning to discuss the draft ordinance to establish an Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. The Members of Parliament from the governing coalition wanted more time to study the additional documents that were presented to them on Friday morning. ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers approved the long lease that is to be granted to Rainforest Adventure on March 18th 2015.
According to documents SMN News obtained showed that an advice prepared by Domain Affairs which was signed off by the head of VROMI Louis Brown on March 9th 2015 and booked in at the Department of General Affairs under Div. number 3921 showed that Domain Affairs in its advice to governme ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday April 9th a presentation of the "House Rules" for the Joint Emergency Dispatch Center was given at the Philipsburg Police Station by Chief Inspector Benjamin Gout Head of the Traffic and Police Support Department. The presentation was given to the team leaders and personnel of the Ambulance Department and police department who will be working in the Joint Emergency Dispatch Ce ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Chairlady of the petitions committee of Parliament MP Leona Marlin-Romeo opened a pandora box on Thursday when she asked the Members of Parliament to establish how they will handle petitions sent to Parliament. While the debate on how the committee will handle petitions, the three residents of Simson Bay were sitting in Parliament to be heard. Former Minister Maurice Lake who began the Simpson Bay saga wanted the committee to refer the residents to seek a meeting with the Acting Minister of VROMI. MP Tamara Leonard also supported her colleague's ... Read more
Cole Bay:--- Caribbean Auto, announces the grand opening of their Audi Center St. Maarten, a new state-of-the-art dealership and the first of its kind in the island. The grand o ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on April 10. The Minister of General Affairs Hon. Marcel Gumbs will be present for the House session.
The public Central Committee meeting is was adjourned on April 8 is now being reconvened for Friday at 9.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The three point agenda is: the draft National Ordinance for the establishment of a Integrity Chamber; second agenda point is approval of the travel schedule for the year 2015 i ... Read more
PHILIPSBURGG:--- For the second consecutive year, the Journey for Education Foundation will partner with Pineapple Pete and host the annual over the causewalk walkathon.
The walkathon takes place this Saturday April 11th from 5.00am starting at Le Grand Marche parking lot, via Link 1 Phase 2, over the Colebay Hill, down Union road, across the Causeway Bridge, back along the Simpsonbay road and ending at Pineapple Pete.
At the end of the walkathon, patrons will be treated to breakfast of saltfish and journey cakes and bus shuttle service will be provid ... Read more
Parliament voted on a motion for Government to establish the recommendations in Integrity Reports --- PM
PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs made clear to Parliament on Wednesday that the draft ordinance to establish the integrity chamber on St. Maarten is not to please the Dutch Government. Prime Minister Gumbs reminded the members of parliament that the parliament of St. Maarten voted on a motion unanimously for the government to implement the recommendations made in the various integrity reports. Prime Minister Gumb ... Read more