PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says a promise made is a promise kept.
Minister Lake took note of a newspaper story on Friday about the paving of Chin Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden which is in a deplorable state after the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo.
"The project will start soon. It went on tender and the contractor has been selected. The contractor brought in some documents on Thursday and has also been busy acquiring the materials needed to execute t ... Read more
Holds Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Options to Control Monkey Population
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has increasingly been receiving complaints and reports of monkeys causing problems for residents in various districts, particularly after the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo. Even in distri ... Read more
St. Maarten contributing, yet not helicopter or Radar for St. Maarten
PHILIPSBURG:--- Since St. Maarten became a country on October 10th, 2010 the country's responsibilities increased substantially with little or no monies, and while St. Maarten has to make financial contributions for the entire operations of the Coast Guard, the Coast Guards Office on St. Maarten lacks major equipments.
Both Ministers of Justice that held office on St. Maarten since 2010 have submitted requests to have a helicopter in order for ... Read more
PHILIPSBURG:--- Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP-SXM), successfully concluded its meetings with the Regulatory entity and -administration in France and the Netherlands, during its visit this week.
BTP-SXM team headed by the Director Mr. Anthony Carty is quoted as saying: ... Read more
PHIIPSBURG:--- Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise President Virginia Asin is pleased to welcome new member Damali Bryson to the club. Ms. Bryson's induction ceremony took place during a joint meeting ... Read more
St. Maarten – Search and rescue efforts for the second passenger of the small Sky Way plane that crashed on Wednesday night was called off around 5:00 pm yesterday afternoon.
â€śOn Wednesday, October 29th at 6:39 pm a Short SH36 aircraft operated by Skyway Airways departed from Princess Juliana International Airport en route to San Juan. Shortly after take-off, during the initial climb and at 200 feet of altitude, Juliana Tower lost contact with the aircraft and it could no longer be perceived on the radar. Based on the information gathered we now know that the aircraft crashed ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ – Care taker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday expressed her condolences to the victims of the fatal Skyway Airways flight which crashed on Wednesday evening. The one confirmed deceased and one missing pilot were the only two souls on board. â€śI would like to express my sincerest condolences to the victims of the Skyway Airways crash. To the family of the one recovered pilot and to that of the pilot still missing I would like you to know that you are in my prayers and in those of the entire country,â€ť stated Prime Minister Wescot-Williams.
The PM als ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â€“ In a petition signed by some 20 plus persons, residents of Chin Cactus Road in the Sucker Garden area voiced their discontent with the dilapidated condition of the road, which has been in a state of disrepair for some years now, imploring Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake and Department Head of Infrastructure Management Claudius Buncamper to fulfill their promise and pave the road. In 2008, Buncamper visited the site, noting the urgency of paving the road. Following his visit, the repairing of the road was scheduled to begin in March 2008.
In 2009, residents were promis ... Read more
St. Maarten â€“ Dutch and French side law enforcement authorities announced on Thursday that the deadline for the Stop, Drop & Go project has been extended from October 31 to November 14, due to the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo, giving persons on both sides of the island who are in possession of illegal firearms an additional 2 weeks to surrender their weapons to the Attorney Generalâ€™s office.
â€śDue to the passing of Gonzalo, people are preoccupied with repairing the damages Gonzalo caused, rather than giving in firearms, which is why we decided to give people some more time t ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ -Last week, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized a successful Meet & Greet for conference participants during Green Aruba where Europe Meets the Americas. The conference was focused on sustainable energy, technology, infrastructure and tourism; four topics the firm has ample experience with.
The Meet & Greet was therefore used as a networking opportunity by many companies and organizations. Representatives of energy companies such as Curoil, Refineria di Korsou and Elmar, business service providers such as PwC and Deloitte, financial service providers suc ... Read more
St. Maarten- If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age, they will lose business to destinations capable of doing so.This assertion was made by the Hon. Orville London, Chief Secretary in the Tobago House of Assembly, during the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationÂ (CTO)â€™s 7th Tourism Human Resources Conference in Tobago.
â€śWe have to train and sensitize our employees, our stakeholders and our citizens that if we do not get on board with the technology the ship will sail to another port.â€ť, he asserted. Over ... Read more
St. Maarten – The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise was able to gather a total of 476 Items (including 198 Bottles of Water) as well as a few large bags of clothing items donated by the Rotary Club of St. Maarten.
The club also received monetary donations in the form of US$81 and NAF 27 which were used to purchase more nonperishables at Cost-U-Less and donated to the Red Cross St. Maarten along with the other donations to assist the victims of hurricane Gonzalo. On the morning of Saturday 25 October, the Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise held its latest Hurricane Awarenes ... Read more