Florida/ St. Maarten:--- 15 year old Jade Browne has made her parents and country proud when she copped the third prize in the FWA Youth writers Collection held in Florida. Jade Browne is the daughter of Delma and Gramey Browne from St Maarten now living in Florida. Jade is aspiring to become a journalist. In doing so she began writing book entitled Re ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, NV GEBE joined forces with Positive Foundation and Still Beautiful Foundation to p ... Read more
Study Financing meeting Thursday, October 22~
CUL DE SAC:---- The Management of St. Maarten Academyâ€™s academic campus would like to announce that there will be a mid-term meeting for parents of students in Forms 1 - 5 on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:30pm.
This meeting is mandatory for parents of students who are performing below standard. All other parents can choose to take the opportunity to meet with the various subjects teachers if they so wish.
Parents are being urged to have a discussion that evening ... Read more
Another success in the pursuit of the freedom and liberty of all women
PHILIPSBURG:--- All participants have hailed the 3rd Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference 2015, hosted by United and Strong Saint Lucia/CariFLAGS Eastern Caribben Hub and Womantra ,with support from the Women's Caucus of Trinidad and Tobago, as a success. The conference, held at the Ka ... Read more
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 23, 2015
6:30 PM AT THE HOLLYWOOD CASINO
PHILIPSBURG:--- October 2, 2015 â€“ The Rotary Club of St. Maarten invites you to a wonderful evening of poker, bingo and excitement on Friday, October 23rd at the Hollywood Casino. According to Rotary Club of St. Maarten President Jeffrey Sochrinâ€ť For those that remember the event last year, it was a g ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Prior to the change of the Presidium of Parliament on October 15th, the House of Parliament had already decided several weeks before that President of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson would represent the country at a celebration event marking the 200th anniversary of the Dutch Chamber o ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Doctors-in-training at American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine and St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers helped bring the St. Peters Community Garden project closer to reality on Saturday, when they helped prepare the land for the major agricultural project.
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The last session in the Power of Knowledge series will be taking place on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm. This will be an informative and in-depth lecture on Sint Maarten labor law by Nikima Groenevel ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG: --- Paradise Casino was robbed Sunday night around 10:30pm by lone gunman who it is understood walked into the casino and placed a gun towards the cashier who willingly turned over the cash she had in her possession. SMN News understands that when the gunman got what he wanted he walked out of the casino without hurting anyone.
SMN News tried reaching Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson Sunday night but like always Henson did not answer his phone. SMN News reporter made several phone calls to the incoming Chief of Police Carl John who also did not ... Read more
POINTE BLANCHE:--- On October 13th, the newly acquired Terex Gottwald Model 6 Crane from Germany, completed its commissioning process and went into full operation on October 15th completing another mile stone for Port St. Maarten Group of Companies. The crane arrived on the island at the end of August.
T ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The voting period for 10th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards officially opens as of today, October 19th, 2015. This puts YOU in the perfect position to vote for those individuals and organizations you think should be recognized for their outstanding performance in the Hospitality, Tourism and Trade Industry. May it be an excellent employee, an outstanding manager, your favorite chef ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Today our young island nation is in a constitutional crisis because of the different interpretations of articles #33 and #59 of our constitution. The Council of Ministers has requested the opinions of various Dutch constitutional experts from the Hague. Our governor has taken the high road and requested three judges to provide an advice on this political impasse in five working days. We don ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Several police patrols, detectives, Forensic Department and Paramedics were sent by the Emergency Central Dispatch to Marigot Hill road 64, in Sint Peters on Sunday October 18th at approximately 02.10 p.m. after receiving a call informing them, that the male resident at that address had committed suicide. On the scene the investigating officers learnt that 37 year old victim with initials ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- However, St. Maarten finds itself in a situation which has now become the order of the day. With all the solutions being placed on the table, thus far none have provided the people any plausible guarantee for stability. This for me is the cardinal element that has proved itself to be lacking in all the governing bodies f ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The eight Members of Parliament that now has the majority in Parliament told members of the media that the Governor of St. Maarten already made a clear decision on the current political situation. Leader of the National Alliance MP William Marlin said that the Governor Eugene Holiday clea ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG/Den Haag:--- The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved on October 2nd, 2015 the proposal to appoint Ms. Maria C. van der Sluijsâ€“Plantz LLM as member of the Board of financial supervision CuraĂ§ao and Sint Maarten (Cft) upon recommendation of Sint Maarten.
Maria van der Sluijsâ€“Plantz has her roots in Sint Maarten where she is also active in the business world. At present she is living in Netherlands. She has lived for years in CuraĂ§ao, after which she completed her academic training in the Netherlands. Maria has an economic and legal back ... Read more
Simpson Bay:--- An early Sunday morning shooting has left one person dead. The shooting took place shortly after 9am Sunday morning by Robbieâ€™s Lottery located at La Palapa building in Simpson Bay. Persons on the scene said the victim that was shot dead seems to be an employee working for Robbieâ€™s Lottery and he apparently got shot while trying to open the business place. However, that could not ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Utility Company, NV GEBE, reports that vandals severed cables in one of NV GEBE transformer houses which disrupted service to the street lights in the area of Scottâ€™s Gas Station.
In light of the recent acts of vandalism to NV GEBEâ€™s property in particular transformer houses and streetlights, the utility company would like to caution the individuals against this kin ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---The Fire Department which falls under the Ministry of General Affairs, is responsible for issuing licenses that are fireworks related.
Those who would like to import, transport, sell or have a fireworks show at year-end, needs to submit the application for the permit to the Ministry of General Affairs at least six weeks before the activity. Therefore the application deadline to apply for year-end fireworks licenses has been set for November 10th, 2015.
Applications have to contain all the information as required by article 9 o ... Read more
ST. PETERS:---- â€śWith all the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the issues affecting our economy and neighbourhoods especially with the spate of crime on the island.
â€śEducation is key to fighting crime by starting with the young generation by teaching them morals and values within the school system. We have a lot of houses but few h ... Read more