PHILIPSBURG:--- Mary Romney will be delivering the keynote address at the launch of Philipsburg Jubilee Library's "Alice & Lionel Romney Memorial African Diaspora Collection", this Thursday at 7 p.m. The main purpose for this event is to officially launch the brand new c ... Read more
BISHOP HILL:--- The Detective Department is presently investigating a case of ill-treatment with a weapon committed by a lady with the initials Z.T.M.P. The incident took place on Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at approximately 6:00am in the Bishop Hill area. This is when the call came in to the Police Department by the suspect informing the officers that shortly before she attempted to cut off her husbands genitals with a razor. Immediately the officers went to the scene the further investigate what had happened. On the scene, the officers spoke to the victim w ... Read more
SUCKER GARDEN:--- On Tuesday February 25th, 2014 at approximately 3:00pm, a police patrol was sent to Ferro Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden to investigate a stabbing incident. On the scene the investigating officers spoke to the female victim (22) with the initials G.A. who stated that shortly before she had been in an heated argument with another female with initials M.G. which got out of hand and at ... Read more
Together with Civil Servants Chart the Way Forward on Integrity Issues
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams kicked off a week of Integrity Related events at the Little Oasis Well Center on the Well Road in Cole Bay on Monday. The events, which forms ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot Williams announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers' weekly press briefing that the Council of Ministers adopted the advice submitted by the Ministry of General Affairs to establish a protocol guide for ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- The 34th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is slated to take place March 6-9, 2014 and the entire island community has gotten involved to ensure the Regatta goes off without a hitch. Countless volunteers and numerous dedicated organizations help this world-renowned event live up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.
Several organizations are playing prominent roles in keeping all the sailors and party-goers safe and secure both at sea and ashore. Coast Guard St. Maarten ensures safety while sailors are afloat and is available from any phone ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Education and Sports Patricia Lourens-Philip announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers' weekly press briefing that the reopening of the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex is slated for March 7th, 2014. Mini ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Always with an eye on providing improved services to its clients, APS, the general pension fund of St. Maarten is simplifying its payment method to pension beneficiaries. APS has started using the online payment application offered by the Windward Islands Bank to make payments to over 500 persons who receive their monthly pension benefits on an account at the aforementioned bank.
This new approach affords beneficiaries the opportunity to receive their pension benefits a bit earlier on their respective accounts.
APS says that with less ... Read more
The Tax Administration, div: Receiver's Office, hereby informs the general public that controls on payment for Motor Vehicle Taxes 2014 will commence within short. All vehicles must carry the 2014 lilac colored plates. All plates must be visible to the police. This means, plates covered with acrylic that are not legible are not allowed and the driver can be fined. In accordance with art. 25 of the Motor Vehicle tax ordinance, drivers of vehicles who are non-compliant with the above-mentioned will be fined Naf. 300.00 and in addition will have to endure the inco ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake on Tuesday in response to insinuations made by St. Maarten Pride Foundation to the media, that he has followed procedures afforded to him as a member of the Council of Ministers and the laws and regulations tha ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Arthur Bute, long standing SER member of the Netherlands Antilles and Sint Maarten was elected chairman of the Social Economic Council by his fellow board members in their meeting of February 20th.
Arthur Bute is a SER membe ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament George Pantophlet wants to know from the Minister of Finance Mr. Martin Hassink if the St. Maarten Medical Center received their Naf. 2.6 million owed to them for health insurance. It was just over one month ago on Tuesday January 21, 2014 that an article appeared in one of the daily newspaper indicati ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- As of January 2014, the United States government has decided to raise the standards and level of the General Equivalency Diplomas (GED) scoring system by implementing new requirements. This change became necessary to better comply with the high school and job market requirements, according to Head of Division Study Financing, A. M. Aventurin.
Students are now required to score a minimum of 150 points for each of the following 4 subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. As such, a student must score a total of 600 ... Read more
GREAT BAY:--- In an effort to provide clinical and practical skills in the pre-hospital emergency care setting for volunteers of the ... Read more
COLE BAY:--- Rotarian Claret Connor, Director Disaster Management, Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Sunrise, mobilized nine (9) friends, who wish to remain anonymous, to partner with Ramchand, from ACE Hardware Store, Cole Bay, and donated a ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports (Ministry ECYS) Hon. Patricia Lourens-Philip would like to congratulate the Breakthrough Winners, and encourages them to be great examples to other young people similar in age.
Minister Lourens-Philip was very impressed with their talents shown at t ... Read more
HARBOUR VIEW:--- His Excellency Governor Holiday stated that the New York based Accounting Firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers has been commissioned to conduct the Integrity Inquiry starting Wednesday February 26, 2014. This based on the Kingdom decree of September 30, 2013 and the results of the tender organized on December 20, 2013, i ... Read more
SIMPSON BAY:--- As the mismanagement of finances at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) continues to be the talk of the town, SMN News has decided to dig deeper to see how far the Supervisory Board and the Managing Director of PJIAE have gone with their unusual transactions.
Obtained from the Kadaster's Office ... Read more
GREAT BAY:--- "Hard Hair: St. Martin Women and the Culture of Natural Hair" is a panel discussion set for International Women's Day, March 8, at 7:30 PM, at Philipsburg Jubilee Library, said organizer Rochelle Ward.< ... Read more
GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister of Educat ... Read more