St. Martin News Network

Voting Recount shows that polling station 8 St. Maarten Academy counted 51 valid votes as Invalid votes.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:16

johanleonard03092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Chairman of the Central Voting Bureau denied most of the requests submitted to him to do a total recount of all the votes. Leader of the Social Reform Party Jacinto Mock submitted a written request stating that the Central Voting Bureau did not visit all ... Read more

Professional NBA Players Shumpert, Copeland and Williams On Island this Weekend for Youth Basketball Camp.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:36

imanshumpertatbasketballcamplastyear25082014SUCKER GARDEN:--- NBA basketball talent is coming to town this weekend, and all young basketball players are strongly encouraged to attend the free event dressed to play and ready for a fantastic, fun experience.

Island Hoops, a Sint Maarten youth basketball academy, presents the second annual Iman Shumpert Youth Basketball Camp. The two-day af ... Read more

The Mohicans of Scouting Antiano Ready to Kick Off New Scouting Year.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:15

mohicansofscoutingantiano03092014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday 6 September the scout year will open its doors again for the youth of Sint Maarten. Baloo Merlyn Schaminee, Chief Commissioner, in an interview says that after weeks of vacation she and the leaders are ready and prepared to guide our youth in the experience of Scouting. "Scouting is not something you teach children", she goes on explaining. "Sco ... Read more

NIA set to open school year with new classes.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:04

niaendofyearrecital03092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The National institute of Arts (NIA) reopened for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, September 1 with a full roster of established and new classes at the John Larmonie Center.
Classes being offered for the new school year include Ballet, Modern, Creative, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Afr ... Read more

Dutch and French Officials Meet about Crime Prevention and Illegal Firearms Cooperation.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:56

frenchanddutchdelegations03092014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- A delegation from Paris, France on Tuesday visited Philipsburg and had discussions with the Governor, His Excellency Eugene Holiday, and with the Minister of Justice, Hon. Dennis Richardson, about crime prevention and the fight against ille ... Read more

International Literacy Day to be celebrated with Read-a-thon at Library on Saturday.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:50

pjlpuppetshow03092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubillee Library (PJL), St. Maarten National Commission for UNESCO, Jet Blue, and Students of the University of St. Martin (USM) have joined forces to put on their f ... Read more

Nature Foundation Sea Turtle Watch Group Cleans Sargasso Seaweed from Simpson Bay Beach.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:35

stwgcleanup03092014SIMPSON BAY:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation Sea Turtle Watch Group, a group of citizens that are specifically trained to assist the Foundation in Sea Turtle Conservation, cleaned a large section of Simpson Bay Beach of the Sargasso Seaweed which has been plaguing t ... Read more

Minister Hassink to speak at Catastrophe Risk Conference.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:27

martinhassink16042014MADAME ESTATE:--- Finance Minister Mr. Martin Hassink will deliver the opening address at the September 5 Catastrophe Risk Insurance Conference, organized by Henderson Insurances. The conference for business owners and homeowners will take place from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in Belair Community Center.

Saba Governor Jonathan ... Read more

Candidate #11 on the National Alliance slate says "Thank You".

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:24

cedricpeterson16072014Candidate #11 on the National Alliance slate, Mr. Cedric Peterson would like to take this opportunity to express his sincerest gratitude to the people of St. Maarten. A statement from the first-time political candidate reads:
"I am truly grateful to my family, friends and supporters for their generous contributions of time, energy, m ... Read more

Population requested to step up measures to mitigate mosquito population.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:24

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, is appealing to resident's country wide to step up measures at homes and businesses to mitigate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that is responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya.

This reminder comes due to recent rain showers that the country has been experiencing.

Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever, "Get Checked" campaign, is in line with the appeal for residents, and business owners, to check-in and ... Read more

Closure and Opening of New Parliamentary Year Next Week.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:22

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Closure of the parliamentary year 2013-2014 will take place on Monday, September 8 at 10:00am in the House of Parliament.

The closure will be carried out by the President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell.

On Tuesday, September 10 the new parliamentary year 2014-2015 will be opened by the President of Parliament in a solemn ceremony.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday will deliver the traditional speech at the opening of the new parliamentary year.

This solemn ceremony will be held at 10:00am in the House o ... Read more

Thank you from Emil Lee #4 DP.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:20

I thank my supporters for their confidence in our message of real change and real solutions. While some people claim that our election process is a bit of a popularity contest, but I don't believe that my results are a reflection of my popularity. Our campaign was successful because the message of open government, integrity, and fiscal discipline resonated with the people.

The election process has been both educational and truly enjoyable. Rest assured that if I am given an opportunity to participate in government, the push for a truly open government th ... Read more

Governor Holiday requests Mr. William Marlin to form government.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:52

eholiday14122012HARBOUR VIEW:--- On September 2, 2014, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Mr. William Marlin, to form a new government as formateur.
The Governor, based on the results of two days of consultations, met with Mr. William Marlin today. He requested Mr. Marlin to form a new government, ... Read more

Rainbow Supermarket Robbed --- Police on the hunt for three suspects.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:36

armedrobberyfillin13082012SUCKER GARDEN:--- Police are busy hunting for three suspects that robbed the Rainbow Supermarket on Sucker Garden Road on Tuesday afternoon. SMN News learnt that three armed men entered Rainbow Supermarket on Tuesday afternoon and held up the owners before robbing them of an unknown amount of cash. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson confirmed that the robbery took place but sai ... Read more

Audition For "Forget The Popcorn".

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:40

headmade02092014Co-Production Of Headmade Factory & Hm

Directed by Peggy Oulerich and Hans Minnaert

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7 AT 10:00AM - 13:00 PM

Place: Temps Danse Académie St. Martin
Place du village Orient Bay

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TelEm Group International voice and data circuits back online.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:14

cs2kunit02092014POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group technicians and engineers have fully restored operation of the company's international voice and data switch following a fire incident Monday.

At 3:00pm Tue ... Read more

Soualiga Soccer Association established.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:08

ssoccerassociation02092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The FC Soualiga Women's Soccer Team is proud to announce that, as of Wednesday the 27th of August 2014, the team is officially notarized as the Soualiga Soccer Association. Present at the signing were Notary Ms. Meredith Boekhoudt, the Associat ... Read more

Gas Incident at Smitcoms Building sends international telecoms circuits crashing.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:39

telemshortcircuit02082014POND ISLAND:--- An incident occurred at the Smitcoms Building at approximately 3:30pm today (Monday September 1) causing the crash of TelEm Group's international, landline and internet/data circuits.

A small ... Read more

Body of Sonesta Great Bay Employee Found Dead in Car Trunk. (UPDATED)

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:14

bebabrumant02092014DUTCH QUARTER:--- Police are busy investigating the death of a young girl from the Dominican Republic whose body was found in the trunk of a car early Tuesday morning in the Dutch Quarter area. The victim has been identified by residents as Lizcania Maduro (Liz) aka Beba Brumant (23) an employee (bartender) of Sonesta Great Bay ... Read more

Effective Immediately Moratorium on Car Rental Permits and Expansion of Fleets Removed.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:09

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), announces that effective immediately the moratorium on car rental permits and expansion of fleets has been removed.

The Minister of TEATT took this decision that is within his authority. The moratorium was based on an Executive Council decision BC190208 ag. pt. 30.

Copies of the policy can be obtained via the Government website www.sintmaartengov.org located under the Ministry TEATT via Department of Economic Affairs, Transportation & ... Read more