St. Martin News Network

Rotary Club of St. Maarten Begins New Rotary Year The Fun Way.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:35

rotarynewboard23062015Club distributes over $60,000, New Paul Harris Fellows Named, Sochrin installed as President

PHILIPSBURG:---– The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten kicked off its new Rotary year on Saturday, June 20th at Captain Oliver’s Restaurant with a Rock
& Blues Celebration featuring master guitarist Gianfranco and Christine Gordon along with rock band Church on ... Read more

Marie Laurence cycle one students donate to Pediatric ward.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:29

marielaurencedonation230620Cay Hill:--- The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) received a donation of items for pediatric patients and their breastfeeding mothers from the Sister Marie Laurence Elementary School, Cycle One.
The theme for all Catholic Schools this year is “We are Called to Serv ... Read more

Traffic accident, two injured.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:54

ajcbrowersacci22062015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday June 19th at approximately 10.45 p.m. police patrols, police Traffic Department, paramedics and Fire Department were sent to the A.J.C. Brouwers road in the vicinity of the Harold Jack look-out Point for a serious traffic accident. On the scene the investigating officers encountered a head-on collision between two private vehicles P-5934 and P-7307. Vehicles in questio ... Read more

General Audit Chamber submits 2014 Annual Report.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:56

PHILIPSBURG:---  The General Audit Chamber has submitted the annual report for the year 2014 to the President of Parliament. Each year the General Audit Chamber is required by law (National Ordinance General Audit Chamber – Landsverordening Algemene Rekenkamer) to present a report of its activities of the preceding year to the Governor and the Parliament.
An overview of audit work and other advisory activities conducted in 2014 is part of the annual report 2014. Auditing government in the broadest sense of the word, is the main task of the General A ... Read more

Grace period and summer opening hours at PJL

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:53

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) would like to announce to the general public that it is adjusting its opening schedule for the summer months and is currently extending its annual summer grace period to its members.
In the period between the 7th of July through the 17th of August, the library will be closing its doors earlier than usual on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Mondays the library will be closed all day; on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the opening times will be 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Thursdays, the library will op ... Read more

Minister of Justice Needs’ to do his Job --- It’s a St. Maarten Minister that has placed the country in an awkward position --- MP Christopher Emmanuel.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 20:44

cemmanuel010032015Will MP Meyers be living on his Knees or will he die Standing?

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel did not mingle with words during the parliamentary debate on the establishment of an integrity chamber on St. Maarten that was held on Monday. MP Emmanuel said that people need to stop blaming the Dutch for everyt ... Read more

Minister of Justice Needs’ to do his Job --- It’s a St. Maarten Minister that has placed the country in an awkward position --- MP Christopher Emmanuel.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 20:44

Will MP Meyers be living on his Knees or will he die Standing?

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel did not mingle with words during the parliamentary debate on the establishment of an integrity chamber on St. Maarten.
MP Emmanuel said that people needs to stop blaming the Dutch for everything and blame the person that places the country in the position it is now. Emmanuel said that it is the Minister of Justice of St. Maarten who flew to the Netherlands and signed the protocol that everyone is contes ... Read more

Candian market shows steady increase.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:31

canadianvisitors22062015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Canadian market continues to demonstrate a steady increase in visitor arrivals to the island. In 2013, the island welcomed 292,488 stay over visitors from this market. In 2014, the stay over visitor arrivals increase by 10% for a total of 317,757 visitors.

This increase can be contributed to the efforts of the marketing initiatives carried out by the Tourism Burea ... Read more

Sea Turtle and Tern Nests Protected by Nature Foundation Summer Job Students

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:04

seaturtlenesting22062015PHILIPSBURG:--- The first Sea Turtle nests of the season where laid last week when several nests were recorded by the Nature Foundation on Simpson Bay Beach. In response to the nesting activity students from the Milton Peters College, who are ... Read more

MP Cornelius de Weever wants to widen Medical Insurance Coverage through old motion.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:59

cdeweever11032015PHILIPSBURG: --- The chairman of Parliament MP Lloyd Richardson had to go back on his decision and remove an agenda point he added on Monday even though several Members of Parliament objected to the additional agenda point claiming that procedures were not followed.
MP De Weever asked the chair of Parliament to add the motion that was suspe ... Read more

American University of the Caribbean (AUC) students volunteer at the St Maarten Zoo

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:36

auczoo22062015PHILIPSBURG:---- On Saturday June 20th, the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) students came out in full force to volunteer at the St Maarten Zoo for their Community Action Day. With over thirty (30) volunteers, the students of AUC came out to lend some helping hands to the St Maarten Zoo with various tasks such as board walk demolition, paint scraping, painting the animals’ enclos ... Read more

Rotary Club of St. Maarten Inducts Three New Members

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:33

rotarians22062015Samuel, Sabnani & Maidasani Now Rotarians

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten inducted three new members at its weekly lunch meeting at the Divi Little Bay Resort on June
17, 2015. Club President Danny Ramchandani had the honor, along with President-Elect Jeffrey
“Soc” Sochrin of welcoming these new Rotarians to the wonderful family o ... Read more

Opposition MPs needs more clarity on the Signed Protocol --- Can Parliament make changes without repercussions from the Dutch?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:15

Was St. Maarten’s Entities Consulted --- MP Leona Romeo Marlin.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of National Alliance and Member of Parliament William Marlin asked several questions regarding the protocol Minister Dennis Richardson signed on May 23rd with the Dutch Government on the establishment of an integrity chamber. The Parliament of St. Maarten met on Monday to discuss establishment of an integrity chamber on St. Maarten. During that meeting Marlin said that the Dutch announced that they will withdraw their proposal to institute ... Read more

Take it or leave, Dennis stays but you the US party may go!

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:04

lennypriest19042015PHILIPSBURG:---- St. Maarten was not surprised at all when the UP party told their coalition partner the US party of MP Frans Richardson to take a hike but Dennis stays. The US party should have drawn their conclusion from the statement made by the honorable Prime Minister that Minister Richardson isn’t going anywhere. According to the P ... Read more

MP Lake prepares legislation agenda for second half of 2015

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 22:24

mauricelake26102014PHILIPSBURG:---- United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake, says he has drafted a legislation agenda which he will be working on during the second half of 2015 after parliament returns from recess.
“Government has already started working on abolishing the Expat law in the public sector and making changes to the ... Read more

Are people still daydreaming about our little island?

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 20:34

daniellajeffry21062015“The gradual withdrawal of businesses and service activities from Downtown Marigot has been observed for quite some years now. The main economic activity in Saint-Martin is tourism, essentially supplied by North American and Caribbean visitors; this activity is confronted today with an aging town, deteriorated storefronts an ... Read more

Young St.Maarteners will be back soon after circumnavigating the world.

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 20:22

 bennschorpcrewsailing2106201PHILIPSBURG:--- Young St.Maarteners Max Loubser (Captain), Kippy Gilders and Laura Bijnsdorp are amongst the crew on the Corina IV, a 52-foot sailboat that embarked on a journey to circumnavigate the world on June 11th 2013. They have sailed over 35.000 miles, visiting 45 countries sailing through the Pacif ... Read more

Permanent Committee of Country’s Expenditures to Meet on Tuesday with the Minister of Finance

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 20:15

PHILIPSBURG:---- The Permanent Committee of Country’s Expenditures (CLU) of Parliament will meet in a session on the 23rd of June with the Minister of Finance Hon. Martin Hassink.

The permanent committee meeting is set for Tuesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is a presentation to members of the CLU committee by the Minister of Finance regarding the measures taken by Government recommended by the General Audit Chamber in its report on Compliance Audit of the 2012 F ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday with Saint Martin Territorial Council Representatives

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 20:14

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on June 23rd.

The Central Committee meeting is set for Tuesday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The first agenda point is a discussion between the Saint Martin Territorial Council of the Collectivity and Members of Parliament (MPs) on topics of mutual interests with specific attention on: the position of residents of the French side that are on pension that have been employed on the Dutch s ... Read more