St. Martin News Network

Businessman, former Netherlands Antilles Finance Minister, Frank Mingo, passed away Friday

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 18:02

frankmingo15082015PHILIPSBURG:---  St. Maarten businessman and former Minister of Finance of the Netherlands Antilles, Mr. Frank Mingo passed away 11:00 pm Friday night at the Pablo Tubon hospital, Colombia, at the age of 68.
He was being treated at the hospital overseas for several weeks after taking ill on St. Maarten.
His children Br ... Read more

Supervisory Board, Management Team and Staff of Port St. Maarten expresses deepest condolences on the Passing of Frank Mingo, father of CEO Mark Mingo

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 21:50

frankmingo15082015PORT ST. MAARTEN:--- The Supervisory Board of Directors, Management Team and Staff of Port St. Maarten, expresses their deepest condolences to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo and the Mingo family on the passing of his father Mr. Frank Mingo.

Frank Mingo (68) passed away at 11.50pm on Friday night, August 14, 2015 at a hospital in Medelli ... Read more

NA and DP Requested that second agenda point be added to Monday's Public Meeting.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:25

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Party Faction and National Alliance submitted a request to the chairman of Parliament requesting that he place a second agenda point be placed on Monday's meeting. In a joint press release issued by both factions states the following they submitted a  request was made today (Friday) by the opposition factions NA and DP. Confirmation has been received that this point has been added to the agenda of the public meeting of Monday, August 17, 2015. The initial agenda point for Monday's meeting is the draft national ordinance for t ... Read more

Prime Minister Gumbs Clarifies Statements and Stands by Message.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:14

marcelgumbs26012015PHILIPSBURG:---- Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs offered some clarification for statements he made at the bi-weekly Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday, 12 August.
The Prime Minister said that certain terms he used were indeed not necessary nor were they entirely representative of his own personal beliefs. He attribu ... Read more

Plenary Session of Parliament set for Monday about Protocol Signed between Sint Maarten and the Netherlands and Integrity

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:11

PHILIPSBURG:---- The House of Parliament will meet in a public plenary session on August 17th. The Minister of General Affairs Marcel Gumbs and the Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson, have confirmed to be present for the parliamentary session.

The plenary session is set for Monday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

This meeting was adjourned on June 22, 2015.

The agenda is the draft national ordinance to establish the Integrity Chamber.

The next agenda point is the proto ... Read more

In Times Like These, The Emotional Intelligence of our Leaders must demonstrate an understanding of societal stress.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:04

swescotwilliams26012015PHILIPSBURG:---- The first press briefing of the Gumbs cabinet on August 12, 2015 has left me with the thought, "pinch me, this can't be for real."
Let me get straight to the point. It can be at least expected of our government members that they display a fair amount of emotional intelligence (EI).
The Prime Minister, I c ... Read more

Dr. Lance Nash Awarded Paul Harris Fellow.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:00

rotarymidisle14082015PHILISBURG:--- Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle presented Dr. Lance Nash with a Paul Harris Fellow. The previous board under the leadership of Immediate Past President (IPP) Wayne Wilkie presented Dr. Nash this recognition for his numerous financial donations towards Rotary projects, and his hands-on service in preparing the meals of Rotary Mid Isle’s first Wine Tasting Fundraising dinner an ... Read more

Two of the six suspects arrested for the Armed Robbery and Murder of Officer Gamali Benjamin has been released by Police and Prosecution.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 16:57

Four remain in custody, pretrial detention of Kilo Gotti Extended by 8 days.

PHILIPSBURG:--- One of the four suspects arrested Monday night in St. Peters was released by police six hours after being detained. However, the judge of instruction extended the pretrial detention of the other three including 20 year old J.L who is considered to be the second suspect in the daring daylight robbery that claimed the life of bike patrol Gamali Benjamin who was laid to rest on Thursday.
Police had also arrested the brother of one of ... Read more

CHATA Hoteliers to Reap Benefits of Chief’s Professional Development Sessions

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:12

Workshops Designed To Develop Analytics, Leadership Skills

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is offering two professional development courses for CHATA hotel employees designed to develop their performance analytics and leadership skills and add value to overall hotel marketing and operations. CHATA members and non-members can register for the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) workshop, which is jointly offered by the American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI) and ... Read more

NV GEBE to carry out Emergency Repairs Friday night near KFC/Cost U Less

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:07

GREAT BAYDCOMM):--- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that NV GEBE will be carrying out emergency repairs on Friday, August 14 in relation to a water leak.

The works will be carried out at the intersection of Bush Road/Daisy Road which is the motorized entrance to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/Cost U Less starting at 9.00pm Friday night to 5.00am in the morning hours of Saturday.

All works need to be finalized before August 17.
Motorists are requested to be observant of ... Read more

TelEm Group joins Chamber of Commerce in search for Best Business Plan

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:06

telemphoneprize13082015Pond Island:--- The winner of the ongoing Chamber of Commerce First Annual Small Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition will receive a smart new plum mobile phone courtesy of mobile provider TelCe ... Read more

Fallen Bike Patrol Gamali Benjamin given a Military Funeral.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:23

benji13082015St. Maarten Community Turned out in large numbers to pay tribute the fallen cop who died in the line of his duties.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Hundreds of persons gathered in front of the Philipsburg Police Station to witness the military funeral service that was held on ... Read more

NAGICO sponsors Fun Sports Day for foster homes (UPDATED)

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:20

nagicosilveria12082015PHILIPSBURG:--- NAGICO is helping The Your Voice Your Choice Foundation (YVYC) with the hosting of its second annual Fun Sports Day in efforts to give residents of various foster homes the ... Read more

Democratic Party Questions Government on the Pension Age Increase to 62 years.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:15

swescotwilliams30062015PHILIPSBURG:--- In a letter dispatched to Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, the Democratic Party points out what in the party’s belief is a case of misleading parliament and the people of St. Maarten.
The decision to raise the pension age to 62 has been taken quite some time ago by the
(former) government of St. Maarten. Thi ... Read more

Funeral Service for fallen officer to aired live.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:07

governorcondolence12082015PHILIPSBURG:---- In connection with the funeral of the late Gamali Benjamin on Thursday August 13th and realizing the magnitude of the event, the Department of Communication (DCOMM) in collaboration with VID Media Solutions N.V. will be transmitting this eve ... Read more

Nature Foundation Monitors Effects of Sentry Hill Fire

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:00

sentryhillfire12082015Fire Started by Individual on Sentry Hill

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has made various monitoring and assessment surveys on the trail which leads up to Sentry Hill and at various locations along the hillside and hilltop in order to ... Read more

NTBC Champion of the Kings providing wholesome programs during the summer vacation.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:55

championofthekings12082015PHILIPSBURG:--- Champions of the King, New Testament Baptist Church Children’s Bible Club have been providing wholesome programs for the children of St. Maarten, between the ages of 4 till they complete 6th grade, every Saturday afternoon between 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The program consists of fun games, practical Bible lessons, life-changing challenges, snacks and outings. Anyone who attends enjoys it.

For ... Read more

TelEm Group supports back-to-school sports meet for kids in foster care

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:42

emiletelem12082015Pond Island:---TelEm Group kicked off its Back-to-School annual promotion Tuesday with a donation to a Fun/Sports da ... Read more

Minister of Education sends strong message to parents --- “Lets us take back our children and continue to pray.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:11

ritabournegumbs12082015Parents should take back their children, while people should continue praying.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Education, Youths, Sports and Culture Rita Bourne Gumbs expressed her profound sadness with the loss of officer Gamali Benjamin. She said that what struck St. M ... Read more

Prime Minister Gumbs calls on MPs to do soul searching.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 20:17

pmgumbs12082015Says his cabinet was busy putting out fires, cleaning up mess and dealing with the Dutch for the past seven months


PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs became somewhat agitated and straight forward on Wednesday during the live Council of Ministers press briefing when SMN News pos ... Read more