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CPS Alerts Family Physicians on Wednesday to be observant due to Measles Outbreak in the U.S.

St. Martin News Network - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:15

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, on Wednesday advised local family physicians to be observant with respect to measles.

This cautionary measure comes due to the measles outbreak in parts of the United States. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has sent out a circular to all public health authorities in the region to monitor the global measles situation and in particular the current outbreak in the United States and Mexico.

The Caribbean ... Read more

Parliament adopts ‘skeleton budget’

The Daily Herald - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:35

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament passed the 2015 budget with an 11-4 vote on Thursday night with just two days to spare before the deadline set by the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT.

The budget had to be established in December 2014. Government asked CFT for more time and was given the deadline of January 31.

Voting for the budget were the 10 Members of Parliament supporting the coalition and former coalition member MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (Democratic Party (DP)). The four National Alliance (NA) Members of Parliament voted against the budget.

Wescot-Williams said her s ... Read more

Princess Heights 1st to Green Key Eco-label

The Daily Herald - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:34

DAWN BEACH--Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel has become the first and only property on the island to be awarded the prestigious Green Key Eco-label certification, currently the largest global eco-label for accommodations, recognised and supported by the World Tourism Organization and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The award which serves to validate environmental responsibility, adds to the property's titles of St. Maarten's leading hotel 2013 and 2014 by World Travel Awards and the Certificate of Excellence from 2011 to 2014 by TripAdvisor.

The proper ... Read more

Sint Maarten : Minister Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of St. Maarten Student Support Services

Bing News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:34
Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently met with the board of St. Maarten Student Support Services (S4) to get an update with respect to S4 activities for 2015. Minister Fleming-Artsen at the same time introduced herself to the board ... ... Read more

Gov’t instructed to raise fee on money transfers

The Daily Herald - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:33

PHILIPSBURG--Increase or create an international transfer fee to be levied on money transfer services such as MoneyGram and Western Union was an instruction from Parliament to Finance Minister Martin Hassink. The motion was adopted by Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Plenary Session of Parliament dealing with the 2015 budget on Thursday evening.

Thirteen MPs voted for the motion.

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (Democratic Party) voted against the motion, saying she could not support the piecemeal approach to changing the tax system. She preferred a proper reform.

MP William ... Read more

Armed man in Dutch NOS building, demands airtime

The Daily Herald - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:30

HILVERSUM--A man wielding a pistol forced his way into the studios of Dutch national broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested, television footage showed.

The man wearing a black suit and tie, later identified as student T.Z. (19), entered the studio after threatening a guard with a pistol, witnesses said.

An NOS radio reporter told International News Agency Reuters that no one had been hurt. NOS television stopped broadcasting because the studios had been evacuated. A number of staff had also managed to flee the building.

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LIONS DONATE TRAFFIC STOP SIGNS AND VESTS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS

AVS News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 04:21

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GREAT BAY, St. Maarten (Thursday, January 29, 2015)-Recently several primary schools were the recipients of Traffic Stop Signs and Vests donated ... Read more

LANGUAGE IS NO BLOCKADE IN PASSING TIMESHARE LEGISLATION

AVS News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 04:20

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GREAT BAY, St. Maarten (Thursday, January 29,2015)-Minister of J ... Read more

“THE L.A. LLOYD ROCK COUNTDOWN” PREMIERES ON ISLAND 92 RADIO

AVS News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 04:18

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SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (Thursday, January 29, 2015)& ... Read more

MPC students making progress in Kids at Sea Program.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:55

mpckidsatsea29012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Kids at Sea Foundation is extremely proud to announce that swift progress is being made by the Milton Peters College 3rd and 4th Form Carpentry Students on their Didi 26, Sloop Design, the first such racing sloop in the Build Your Future Program.

On the day pupils returned to school following the winter break, supplies of specialty wood and materials were delivered. The suppl ... Read more

Police keeps streets safe and conducts traffic controls.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:47

kpsmtrafficcontrols29012015PHILIPSBURG:--- During the week of Sunday January 25th through January 29th 2015, the Port of Sint Maarten was quite busy with the large amount cruise ship arrivals totaling 24 thus far. By the end of the week the amount of cruise vessel arrivals should surpass 30. The streets of Sint Maarten have been quite busy with the many cruise passengers visiting the island. The Police Departme ... Read more

PUBLIC NOTICE: TOEFL iBT™ Exam Dates.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:38

The Division of Examinations of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports would hereby like to announce that the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test, known as the

TOEFL iBT™. 
will be administered on
March 6
June 6
July 11
September 18
November 7

Registration can be done online at Read more

Minister Richardson: Language is no blockade in passing Timeshare legislation.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:32

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson on Thursday stressed that Parliament should proceed with urgency in establishing Timeshare protection legislation, "this should be done forthwith," the Minister said.

Minister Richardson, speaking in Parliament during the budget debate, explained to Parliament that the Council of Advice objection that the draft law should be written in Dutch, should not be looked at as a blockade to establishing the law.

He said as St. Maarten has two official languages, Dutch and English, Parliament can handle ... Read more

Minister Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of St. Maarten Student Support Services.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:23

jflemingartsenmeetswiths4board29012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently met with the board of St. Maarten Student Support Services (S4) to get an update with respect to S4 activities for 2015.

Minister Fleming-Artsen at ... Read more

"The L.A. Lloyd Rock Countdown" Premieres on Island 92 Radio Sunday Program Lineup.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:15

lalloyd29012015L.A. Lloyd Rock Countdown - Every Sunday from Noon to 3pm on Island 92

SIMPSON BAY:--- Island 92 (91.9) FM Radio today announced "The L.A. Lloyd Rock Countdown" will premiere this Sunday, February 1st at noon to 3pm, as a new addition to the Sunday program lineup.

The LA Lloyd Rock Countdown is a weekly syndicated radio program featuring music, interviews an ... Read more

CARIBBEAN HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION NAMES INDUSTRY VETERAN FRANK COMITO CEO, DIRECTOR GENERAL.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:07

frankcomito29012015THE CARIBBEAN:--- The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), representing 32 National Hotel Associations across the region, has appointed hospitality and tourism industry veteran Frank J. Comito as the new CEO and Director General. He assumes the post March 9, 2015.
As CEO, Comito will work to raise CHTA's profile as the leader for the Caribbea ... Read more

TelEm Group to continue internet maintenance work Friday.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:59

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group has announced that it will be carrying out the second in a series of maintenance works on the company's DSL internet services Friday.

The maintenance works began last Friday with adjustments to the Internet Service Provider's (ISP) server network.

This Friday, technical and engineering staff will be carrying out various maintenance tasks on software and hardware systems between 12:00 midnight and 6:00am Saturday morning. As a result of the work, no internet services connected on the DSL network infrastructure will be av ... Read more

Charter airline Phoenix to have scheduled Caribbean flights by 2016

Bing News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:07
Phoenix Airways, which currently operates charter services to destinations such as Aruba, Antigua, Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, St Maarten, Tortola, St Kitts, St Croix, San Juan, Trinidad and St Thomas and international destinations ... ... Read more

Charter airline Phoenix to have scheduled Caribbean flights by 2016

Bing News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:07
Phoenix Airways, which currently operates charter services to destinations such as Aruba, Antigua, Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, St Maarten, Tortola, St Kitts, St Croix, San Juan, Trinidad and St Thomas and international destinations ... ... Read more

5 Reasons To Visit Anguilla Right Now

Bing News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:52
We never need a reason to visit Anguilla, that barefoot-casual isle east of Puerto Rico, north of St. Maarten, and smack in the center of Paradise. But in case you do, here are five good ones. You want beaches? This 35-square-mile island has 33 of the best. ... Read more
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