St. Martin News Network

Leader and President of the Democratic Party High-lighted Issues and Disrespect for Parliament

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:07

swwilliamselee16022015Government and Supervisory Boards must respect Parliament and provide the answers necessary.


PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot Williams along with the President of the D ... Read more

X104.3 Xtreme Valentine’s Day Deliveries Continued.

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 20:59

xtremevalentine16022015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday, February 14, 2015 the Xtreme Team of X104 spent the entire day delivering Valentine's Day gift baskets all across the island, as part of their Let X104.3 be your Xtreme Valentine promo.
The 14 Xtreme Valentine's Day Delivery Winners were Ruth & Roger Richardson, Nalisa Appadoo, Mimi Landry, Maddie Odono, Esther Smoorenburg, Lucrecia Lake, Jessie Harry, Ch ... Read more

Police reacts to statement.

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 20:55

kpsmlogo21082014PHILIPSBURG:--- In reaction to the statement made by Mr. Russell Simmons in the Opinion section of the Daily Herald Newspaper on Monday February 16th 2015 entitled "Traffic Rules" as follows: First of all the Police Department wants to commend and thank Mr. Simmons, who is a retired police officer with many years of experience, for expressing his views and his opinion about this topic and also for giving an explanation of these ... Read more

Secretary of State Teeven visits Miss Lalie Center

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 20:45

mslaliecentervisit16022015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday February 15, 2015 the Dutch Secretary of State of the Safety and Justice Department from the Netherlands Fred Teeven paid a visit to the Miss Lalie Center (MLC), the new closed youth facility of Sint Maarten. Teeven was making a short stop on his way from the Netherlands to Sint Eustatius. The ... Read more

Minister Connor congratulates Zaandam as new SHTA Director

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 16:19

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism Claret Connor on Monday congratulated Anenda Zaandam on her appointment as Executive Director of the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA).
The SHTA announced Zaandam's appointment to the post last week.

Minister Connor congratulated the SHTA on its selection of a young professional to the post. It is a position also previously held by Valya-Lake Pantophlet who is currently the Department Head of Economic Licenses under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

He praised Zaandam as an example and ... Read more

Emilio Jorge Rodríguez receives Caribbean lifetime award in Cuba

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 00:10

premiocatedra15022015Considered one of four experts on St. Martin literature

GREAT BAY:--- Emilio Jorge Rodríguez, a leading independent ... Read more

Independent MP Leona Marlin-Romeo wants it Clearly Defined on Public Access to Beaches

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 00:06

leonaromeomarlin15022015PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo has sent a request on Friday February 13th to the Chairman of the Committee Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport &Telecommuncation Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Frans Richardson for a meeting to be held on the current Beach policy of Sint ... Read more

Government of Sint Maarten launches its Official Facebook Page

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:50

marcelgumbs15022015PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Government has launched its Official Facebook page, entitled: "Government of Sint Maarten" to the public and the rest of the world.

The goal of the Government's Facebook page is to gain wider exposure to a new demographic in the world of social media with information such as press releases, public notices, picture ... Read more

Port St. Maarten Management Meets with RBC Merchant Bank Caribbean. More Investments Needed in Tourism Experience for Reinventing Cruise

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:07

bankerstour15022015POINT BLANCHE:---  Port St. Maarten – Management of Port St. Maarten on February 11 met with RBC Merchant Bank Caribbean who was represented by Mitchell De Silva, Regional Vice President Corporate Banking, regarding investments in entrepreneurship ventures that would further enhance the tourism experience that the destination has to offer its visitors.

The discussions are part and parce ... Read more

Three SZV departments to close at noon Wednesday

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 19:34

PHILIPSBURG: —The Social & Health Insurances, SZV would like to inform the general public that several departments will be closed at 12pm on Wednesday, February 18.
The closure will affect the Registration, Customer Care and Medical Departments. The departments will be closed in connection with staff sessions being held for members of their staff.
Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, February 19. SZV apologizes for any inconvenience their closure may cause.

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Establish the van Hugh Law.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 19:20

ospplogo22062014Our youth are crying for help and all their pleas are falling on deaf ears. A major crime is committed and unfortunately some youths are involved and the entire nation is in uproar. We must do something for your young people. They are going astray. Then the blame game starts, from the parents to the teachers and eventually the government. But at the end of the day nothing is done to help our young p ... Read more

Two armed robberies

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 18:53

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday February 13th two Chinese supermarkets located in the Cole Bay area were robbed in the space 40 minutes. Police patrols were sent to the scene to investigate and learnt that at both establishments a man dressed completely in dark clothing and armed with a handgun came into the establishments threatening to use his weapon if no cooperation was given. He then went on to take the money from the cash register. After committing these acts the suspect fled the scenes possibly in an awaiting get-away vehicle. Both cases are being investigated ... Read more

Sint Maarten Dance Group doing Shows on Cruise Ships

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 18:48

voodoodancers15022015PHILIPSBURG:--- The new year has gotten off to a good start for the VooDoo Dancers. Since the beginning of January they have been doing dance shows on a number of cruise ships while the ships were docked at the Sint Maarten Harbour.
It all started in October of last year when representatives of a Cruise line contacted Mrs Paula Daal-Dono, troupe leader of the VooDoo dancers, to create a danc ... Read more

Youth Alcohol Use Awareness Campaign

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 17:27

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions Club has taken their Youth Alcohol Use Awareness Campaign to the next level. On Sunday February 15th 2015, the club launched its online petition to get the government to amend the law by raising the legal drinking age. The legal drinking age is now 16. This means that children aged 16 can legally walk into a store to buy a bottle of any kind of alcoholic substance and it is legal. The contradiction in the law lies in the fact that a 16-year-old may not legally enter a night-club or bar as the law ... Read more

Permanent Committee of CECYSA Appoints MP Silveria Jacobs as Chair and MP Tamara Leonard as Vice Chair

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 17:13

mpsilveriajacobs15022015PHILIPSBURG:--- The Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament met on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9.30 am to elect a new chair and vice chair on the request of a majority of members.

The committee increased by an additional three members and now consists of eight Members of Parliament (MPs) namely, MP Hon. Silveria Jacobs, MP Hon. Sarah Wescott ... Read more

One Dead, Two Injured in French Quarter Shooting

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 13:48

murderfillin13082012French Quarter:--- The Gendarmes are busy investigating a shooting incident which took place late Friday night in French Quarter in the vicinity of a Chinese Supermarket on Coralita Road.
According to information reaching SMN News one person identified as Jeremy Glascow (26) died from a fatal shot he received in the chest area. Two other persons are said to be injured they are Charles Barry ... Read more

MPs Informed about NIPA by Students, Board and Director

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:02

nipastudents13022015PHILIPSBURG:--– The Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament met on Thursday, February 12, 2015 with students of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) as well as the NIPAs Board and its Managing Director.

These meetings had been called in response to the reports r ... Read more

USFOL Volunteers Revitalize Richardus Huis on Curacao

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:08

 hauscommerel13022015Wiillemstad:--- On 28 Jan 2015, 25 volunteers from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) partnered with volunteers and staff from Richardus Huis for a concentrated revitalization effort. The team spent an afternoon applying a new coat of paint to the building exterior, removing debris and trash from the grounds, and improving the outdoor landscape.
Richardus Huis is a non-profit ho ... Read more

Dress for Success Day @ St Maarten Vocational Training School

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:02

dressforsucess13022015PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Vocational Training School held a successful introductory 'Dress for Success' day on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, organized by the Career Guidance Counselor: Ms. Ashayna Nisbet ... Read more

Minister Bourne-Gumbs Congratulates all Radio Broadcasters and Owners on World Radio Day.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:30

ritabournegumbs22122014GREAT BAY:--- World Radio Day, 13 February, marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by United Nations (UN) Radio in 1946, when it transmitted its first call sign: this is the United Nations calling the peoples of the world."

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, would like t ... Read more