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Mobile Health Services Bus Has Arrived.

St. Martin News Network - 7 hours 8 min ago

mobilehealthbus30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- "We are proud to announce that St. Maarten's Mobile Health Services Bus has arrived bringing us one step closer to a healthier St. Maarten through increased access to health care services. Preventative care is highly important for m ... Read more

UTS supports October breast cancer awareness month.

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 27 min ago

utsbreastcancerawareness30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS has again put its support behind the breast cancer awareness movement with its endeavor to help create awareness and encourage early detection of breast cancer in the local community. The company has been supporting this cause and collaborating with local foundations for many years; each year in a different way to keep the message interesting and relevant ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams at Opening of Computer Courses for the Elderly; “I Am a Firm Believer that as Long as One is Able to One Should Continuously Learn and Develop”

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 31 min ago

swescotwilliamselderlycomputers30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the opening of the Computer Literacy Courses at the University of St. Maarten on Wednesday. The PM, accompanied by Minister of Education Patricia Lourens, congratulated the participants and stated that she very much looked forward to expanding these courses more in th ... Read more

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams highlights the Importance of Safety, Security, Efficiency and Growth for the Future of St. Maarten’s Airport.

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 37 min ago

swescotwilliams30092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams in her opening address at the Princess Juliana International Airport Safety and Security Conference highlighted the importance of safety and security for the economic stability on the island; "As you as representatives from the aviation industry have travelled to our shores to attend the Safety and Security ... Read more

Ministry of Public Health recognizes International Day For Older Persons.

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 30 min ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- This year's theme for the 24th commemoration of the International Day for Older Persons; October 1st , is "Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All". On this occasion the Department of Community Development, Family and Humanitarian Affairs within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour will like to acknowledge and show our appreciation to our seniors who have indeed worked and toiled ensuring that the succeeding generations can live in a developed and progre ... Read more

Caribbean: A Celebrity cruise with 'Top Chef' alums

Bing News - 15 hours 2 min ago
and St. Maarten before returning to Miami. Chefs will do complimentary cooking demonstrations and tastings. In addition, "Top Chef" menus will be featured. Date: Nov. 15. Price: From $599 per person, double occupancy. Includes meals, entertainment and many ... ... Read more

Caribbean: A Celebrity cruise with 'Top Chef' alums

Bing News - 15 hours 2 min ago
and St. Maarten before returning to Miami. Chefs will do complimentary cooking demonstrations and tastings. In addition, "Top Chef" menus will be featured. Date: Nov. 15. Price: From $599 per person, double occupancy. Includes meals, entertainment and many ... ... Read more

Caribbean: A Celebrity cruise with 'Top Chef' alums

Bing News - 22 hours 13 min ago
and St. Maarten before returning to Miami. Chefs will do complimentary cooking demonstrations and tastings. In addition, "Top Chef" menus will be featured. Date: Nov. 15. Price: From $599 per person, double occupancy. Includes meals, entertainment and many ... ... Read more

Second Chamber calls for intervention in St. Maarten - Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald

Google News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:51

Second Chamber calls for intervention in St. Maarten
Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald
THE HAGUE--The Dutch media reported on Monday that there is majority support in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament for intervention through a large criminal investigation of "St. Maarten's corrupt government." Dutch politicians are especially ...

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Second Chamber calls for intervention in St. Maarten

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:39

THE HAGUE--The Dutch media reported on Monday that there is majority support in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament for intervention through a large criminal investigation of "St. Maarten's corrupt government." Dutch politicians are especially worried now that the United People's (UP) party of Theo Heyliger is about to take power.

Two major Dutch newspapers, De Telegraaf and Trouw, reported on Monday morning on PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC's) Integrity Inquiry report on St. Maarten that was ordered by the Kingdom Council of Ministers late September last year, via St. Maarten G ... Read more

Second Chamber calls for intervention in St. Maarten

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:39

THE HAGUE--The Dutch media reported on Monday that there is majority support in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament for intervention through a large criminal investigation of "St. Maarten's corrupt government." Dutch politicians are especially worried now that the United People's (UP) party of Theo Heyliger is about to take power.

Two major Dutch newspapers, De Telegraaf and Trouw, reported on Monday morning on PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC's) Integrity Inquiry report on St. Maarten that was ordered by the Kingdom Council of Ministers late September last year, via St. Maarten G ... Read more

Police officer sentenced for forgery and assault

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:38

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Monday convicted police officer Michelangelo L.R. Sirvania (42) of forgery and assault. He was sentenced in absentia to three months suspended, on two years' probation, and 180 hours community service.

The Prosecutor's Office had requested the Court to send the police officer to jail for three months and order him to perform unpaid work for 180 hours.

Once irrevocably convicted, he will instantly be dismissed from the St. Maarten Police Force.

The Court found it legally and convincingly proven that Sirvania had committed forge ... Read more

Police officer sentenced for forgery and assault

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:38

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Monday convicted police officer Michelangelo L.R. Sirvania (42) of forgery and assault. He was sentenced in absentia to three months suspended, on two years' probation, and 180 hours community service.

The Prosecutor's Office had requested the Court to send the police officer to jail for three months and order him to perform unpaid work for 180 hours.

Once irrevocably convicted, he will instantly be dismissed from the St. Maarten Police Force.

The Court found it legally and convincingly proven that Sirvania had committed forge ... Read more

TelCell Breakthrough winners named, on to ‘dream programme’

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:33

page3b114MAHO--The 2014 TelCell Breakthrough Talent Search winners were announced Hollywood style after a well-received show at Maho's Theatre Royale on Saturday night. They will now begin "a one year dream programme in which they will be granted celebrity status," assisting TelCell and the TelEm Group in various promotions, while further honing their own artistic talents.

The winners will also collabo ... Read more

TelCell Breakthrough winners named, on to ‘dream programme’

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:33

page3b114MAHO--The 2014 TelCell Breakthrough Talent Search winners were announced Hollywood style after a well-received show at Maho's Theatre Royale on Saturday night. They will now begin "a one year dream programme in which they will be granted celebrity status," assisting TelCell and the TelEm Group in various promotions, while further honing their own artistic talents.

The winners will also collabo ... Read more

Minister De Weever already knew in October 2013: “Executing counterpart-policy is detrimental for economy”

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:27

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Executing the counter-part article of the executive order on foreign labor is detrimental for St. Maarten’s economy because the labor supply is strongly dependent on immigration. This is the conclusion from an advice the Social Economic Council (SER) already issued on October 22 of last year to the minister of Public Health, Social Affair and Labor, Cornelius de Weever. The minister mentioned in a statement he issued last Friday his unwillingness to compromise on the counterpart policy as the reason for taking up his seat in parliament. A day earlier, De ... Read more

Ex-formateur William Marlin: “Matter of time before we see another shift”

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:26

St. Maarten – “It is a matter of time before you will see another shift,” former formateur William Marlin said at a press conference yesterday in answer to a question from this newspaper about political instability. “There is not a problem with the system, but there are too many who approach this like, I have my seat and I am going to peddle it to the highest bidder. They think that, if they set themselves up strategically, they are able to get the most out of their seat, rather than as a member of a party with a vision. Some unfortunately think: if I jump ship, I will acquire the l ... Read more

St. Maarten Parliament meets for third time about budget amendment

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:25

St. Maarten – The Parliament meets this morning at 10 a.m. for the third time in a row to handle an amendment to the 2014 budget. On two earlier occasions, the meeting did not go through due to a lack of quorum. This morning’s meeting will be held, irrelevant of the number of parliamentarians present.

The budget amendments have to do with the intention to buy the Emilio Wilson estate and the Vorst Estate. The coalition that formed after the elections in August intended to take the provision for buying the Vorst Estate out of the amendment, because it considers the price too high. ... Read more

Local poem selected for choral music performance in The Netherlands

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:22

St. Maarten – Newly created music to Drisana Deborah Jack’s poetry will be performed at the 55th anniversary concert of the Delft Ars Vocalis Chamber Choir in the Netherlands, according to Jack’s publisher HNP.

Dutch composers Rita Hijmans and Anke Brouwer selected Jack’s poem “I dare you” and its Dutch translation from a long list of verse proposed by Ars Vocalis to four composers that it commissioned to create “new musical composition” for its anniversary concert.

“I am very intrigued by the notion of interpreting the poetry into music for a choir,” s ... Read more

USM and VLF offer EFT classes to general public

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:19

St. Maarten – The University of St. Martin in its efforts to meet the growing needs of the community of St. Maarten, is now embarking upon an adult education class, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in collaboration with Victorious Living Foundation.

“The EFT course provides the participant with the history, science and practical application of EFT so that he/she may utilize these techniques to overcome physical, emotional, or psychological pain, trauma, or other challenges in his or her life. This course is relevant to persons who have never heard the term emotional freedom ... Read more

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