St. Martin News Network

Caribbean Auto Staff Improves Service Skills with Ford Training

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:59

trainingford19032015Cole Bay:--  Ford representative Farid Fritz visited St. Maarten at the local Ford dealer ship, Caribbean Auto on Union Road Cole Bay to provide training to service and sales staff. Staff were trained in service and sales techniques to improve their customer service and their knowledge of service and sales techniques. There they learned about Ford's patented Keys To Service Excellence.

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Motorworld donates bus to ACED

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:55

motorworldaced19032015COLE BAY:--- Motorworld sponsored a brand new Hyundai H-1 bus to the ACED Foundation on March 16, 2015. The ACED Association is a social awareness group whose focus is mediating between young people and professionals, specialists and social workers and the sponsor ... Read more

Leadercast 2015 Seats Filling Fast

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:40

leadercast18032015Philipsburg:---"Registrations for Leadercast, a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world, are filling up fast," revealed St. Maarten organizers, Victorious Living Foundation. The over one hundred registrants to date for Leadercast 2015 comprising community, Government and business leaders underscores that many leaders on St. Maarten see the nece ... Read more

Statement from PSS N.V. regarding industrial action taken by postal workers Wednesday

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:37

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following a meeting with representatives of the St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU), Wednesday afternoon, management of PSS N.V. issued the following statement regarding industrial action taken by postal workers earlier in the day.

PSS N.V. management is presently dealing with a serious incident which allegedly took place on company premises involving a member of the management team and a member of the postal staff.

Management is working diligently to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion by speaking with all parties co ... Read more

Residents of Dutch Quarter reminded about Mobile Health Clinic to be in neighbourhood on 19 March

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:32

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Collective Prevention Services (CPS), would like to remind residents of Dutch Quarter that the Mobile Health Clinic Bus, will be in their neighbourhood on Thursday afternoon near the Mc. Donald's establishment to carry out medical screening of persons who are interested.

Residents of the Dutch Quarter area and surrounding environs are invited to come out between 4.00pm to 7.00pm to this community outreach activity.

Screenings for glucose, cholesterol ... Read more

Easter Eggstravagance 2015

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:19


eastereggextra18032015SAINT-MARTIN:--- Exquisite Designs & Decorations Event Planners owned by Jelani Fleming is organizing Easter Eggstravagance 2015 to be held on Saturday April 4th 2015 ... Read more

Crew-member of cruise ship arrested for drugs.

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:05

cocaineincrutch18032015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday March 17th at approximately 03.45 p.m. a police patrol was sent by the Central Dispatch to the cruise vessel "Independence of the Seas" which was docked the A.C. Wathey Cruise facilities, to investigate a case involving a crewmember who was caught bringing drugs on board. On the scene the officers spoke to the security officers of the cruise vessel in question who s ... Read more

St. Maarten Lions Club hosted a successful Region 2 Meeting

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:38

lionsregion18032015PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions recently hosted Lion members from various neighboring islands for the "Zone 2B Meeting" and the "Region 2 Meeting" which was held at the remodeled Sonesta Maho Beach Convention Center.
The theme of the Region 2 Meeting was "Together we Strive, Together we Succeed". Region 2 Chairman Lion Corinne E. Forbes, MJF from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands was on hand t ... Read more

Mangrove Reforestation Initiative Results in 700 square meters of new Mangrove Strands by the Simpson Bay Causeway

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:34

mangrove18032015PHILIPSBURG:--- Based on recently completed survey work the Mangrove Reforestation Initiative of the area surrounding the Simpson Bay Causeway has resulted in approximately 700 square meters of valuable Mangrove Habitat supporting a number of bird and wetland species. The Nature Foundation initially planted more than 500 square meters of mangroves after the construction of the Causeway and one year after t ... Read more

PSS Workers on Industrial Action’ (UPDATED)

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:34

pssindustralaction18032015Director Threaten to shoot workers.--- Alex Richardson now taking psychological therapy to control anger. Workers to resume work on Wednesday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Workers of the Postal Services of St. Maarten (PSS) have decided to start industrial action on Wednesday morning hoping that man ... Read more

Nature Foundation Urges Boating Community to be on Look-out for Migrating Marine Mammals

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:59

dolphin17032015Large Pod of Dolphins Spotted Last Few Days

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Nature Foundation is urging all vessels to exercise caution and report sightings of marine mammals. Over the last few days the Foundation has been noticing a large number of dolphins on the south and western side of the island. "When we were returning from a patrol in the Marine Park we noticed a large po ... Read more

Wanted Suspect “Bolita” Shot by Police (UPDATED).

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:45

bolitashooting17032015PHILIPSBURG:--- Police shot to  a suspect known as "Bolita" from the island of Dominca that was wanted in an attempted murder investigation. According to information reaching SMN News the suspect was shot Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of Montessori School and Island Water World in Cole Bay by officers working at the Simpson Bay Pol ... Read more

BREAKING NEWS:-- Wanted Suspect “Bolita” Shot Dead by Police.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:45

PHILIPSBURG:--- Police shot to death a suspect known as "Bolita" from the island of Dominca that was wanted in an attempted murder investigation. According to information reaching SMN News the suspect was shot Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of Montessori School and Island Water World in Cole Bay by officers working at the Simpson Bay Police Outpost. Police had a warrant out for "Bolitia" who was wanted for a stabbing "chopping" incident that left a national of Jamaica dead in 2013. According to information SMN News received from well placed-sources the suspe ... Read more

Gracita Arrindell Rejected by Raad van Staten (Council of State) Candidate underqualified --- Reliable Sources.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:13

gracitaarrindell11112013PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of State of the Netherlands (Raad van Staten) of the Netherlands has rejected St. Maarten's candidate former chairlady of Parliament Gracita Arrindell. The current government had proposed Arrindell to take up the vacant seat in the Raad van Staten when the UP/ De Weever coaliti ... Read more

Cooperation between Police Force, IBPS and Royal Marechaussee

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:47

jacobsaaron17032015PHILIPSBURG:--- As of March 1st 2015 several services within the Judicial Department have strongly intensified their cooperation in the field of border controls and human trafficking/human smuggling.
Under leadership of the Police Force the three above named services will cooperate on border controls in the 'Back off ... Read more

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports issues decision regarding funding of SVOBE schools

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:20

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, Mrs. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, issued her decision March 10, 2015 in connection with the review of the appeals submitted by the SVOBE School Board regarding the compensation for Sundial School and Milton Peters College.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, expressed that she was pleased that this case is being concluded and that SVOBE will be compensated for the short fall in its subsidy for the academic years 2011-2012 to 2012-2013. This will facilitate the continuity and th ... Read more

Stepcc 2015 Heads to Sint Maartin, Hosted By Anguilla, Amidst Much Global Change

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:24

Largest Offshore Financial Services Conference Urges Delegates To Consider "Global Dynamics, Regional Solutions"

TORONTO, ONT:--- Touted by organizers as the largest financial services conference in the region, STEP CC 2015 promises to tackle the tough issues facing trust professionals head on.
Under the theme "GLOBAL DYNAMICS, REGIONAL SOLUTIONS" this years' conference has a stellar line of speakers drawn from the financial services sector and trust sector from around the world. Set to run from May 4 - 6 at the Wes ... Read more

Governor sent back two Advices --- more mistakes found in advices.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:30

PHILIPSBURG:--- At least two Chief Inspectors of Police that have been holding their positions for some years now have to wait much longer before their scales and salaries can be adjusted.
SMN News learnt that the Governor of St. Maarten returned the advices sent to him to adjust the scaling and salaries of Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson who have been heading the department of communications at KPSM for some six years now. While Henson is a department head his scale should now be at 12 which will give him a salary increase and an increase in his pension be ... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: MP Leona Marlin seeking to appoint Aunt’s Husband as Minister of TEATT.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:21

leonamarlin12082014Henry Lynch is expected to become Chief of Cabinet – Government in Shambles – Reliable Sources.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Leona Marlin- Romeo is expected to appoint the husband of her aunt Ernest Sams, a pensioner from GEBE as Minister of TEATT. SMN News has been reliably informed that ... Read more