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STB and FCCA treat students to holiday gifts, entertainment and refreshments

STB and FCCA treat students to holiday gifts, entertainment and refreshments

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) in collaboration with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) hosted the annual FCCA Holiday Gift program at the Marie Genevieve De Weever Primary School recently. All the students received gifts, kind compliments of the member lines of the FCCA. They were also treated to pizza/refreshments and entertained by several characters, such as, Sponge Bob, Ben 10, Patrick and Diego. The aforementioned was sponsored by the STB. On hand to address the students was Michael Granger of the Cabinet of Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication. Read more

Temporary road closure of Front Street Seaview Hotel Area on January 23

Temporary road closure of Front Street Seaview Hotel Area on January 23

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that there will be a temporary road closure on Monday, January 23 on Front Street near Seaview Hotel. The closure will take place from 8.00PM to 12.00AM.  The closing is in connection with the installation of a permanent lighting sign. Motorists are advised to remove any vehicles from the vicinity of the Seaview Hotel by 6.00PM on Monday to avoid any damage.  This would also quickly facilitate the installation of the sign allowing for the road to reopen quickly. Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause. Read more

More Movement for the Elderly this Saturday at St. Martin’s Home

More Movement for the Elderly this Saturday at St. Martin’s Home

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – More Movement for the Elderly, will take place on Saturday, January 21.  Senior citizens are invited to the St. Martin’s Home which is located at St. John’s Estate road #6 for More Movement for the Elderly Fitness. To stay healthy or to improve health, older adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. Older adults aged 60 or older, who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should try to be active daily. The activity has been organized and coordinated over a one-year period by Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF), Windward Islands Physical Therapist Association (WIPTA) and I&I Fitness. The Saturday activity is being coordinated by WYCCF from 10.30AM to 12.00PM at the aforementioned address. It's... Read more

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Amuseum Naturalis Kicks Off Season with Record Crowd

Amuseum Naturalis Kicks Off Season with Record Crowd

GRAND CASE, St. Martin — St. Martin’s first and only natural history museum, Amuseum Naturalis, officially launched its 2017 season on Tuesday. It welcomed over 750 guests during the five hour season ...

Digital Marketing Expert Isabel Mosk to Give Key Note Address at SHTA Annual General Meeting

Digital Marketing Expert Isabel Mosk to Give Key Note Address at SHTA Annual General Meeting

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) is pleased to announce Ms. Isabel Mosk will be the keynote speaker of its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Thursda...

Last Chance to Register for SXM DOET with Funding

Last Chance to Register for SXM DOET with Funding

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Be The Change Foundation, in collaboration with Oranje Fonds, is urging all interested foundations, NGOs, schools, health organizations, clubs and sports to register the...

CBS: Inflation rate Caribbean Netherlands still low

CBS: Inflation rate Caribbean Netherlands still low

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports inflation rates remained low on the three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands over Q4 2016, based on the consumer price index (CPI). Infla...

New Student Orientation kicks off the school year for Spring 2017 students

New Student Orientation kicks off the school year for Spring 2017 students

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Last week the University of St. Martin had their orientation day which was organized for the new students starting in the spring semester. The session was fully attended and...

Audit team sint maarten (ATS) working together with business community

Audit team sint maarten (ATS) working together with business community

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — The Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS), established by the Social & Health Insurances SZV since January 2016, has helped SZV to collect over 28 million NAf extra in social pr...

The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce donated to the St. Joseph School Choir.

The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce donated to the St. Joseph School Choir.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Joseph School Choir was chosen by the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of this donation, in appreciation of its participation in COCI events and in s...

Great Bay Express Ferry sponsors local SXM BJJ Jiu Jitsu Team

Great Bay Express Ferry sponsors local SXM BJJ Jiu Jitsu Team

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Local ferry provider The Great Bay Express is giving back to the community by sponsoring a group of young Jiu Jitsu athletes who will be competing in St Barths in the Second...

Meet EPIC’s New Wetland Outreach Coordinator

Meet EPIC’s New Wetland Outreach Coordinator

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - With the high season in full swing, our surrounding waters and the Lagoon are bustling with marine traffic. This is fantastic for our economy but let’s not forget our precio...

Suspect in Murder Investigation of Medical Student on Saba Extradites from USA to Bonaire

Suspect in Murder Investigation of Medical Student on Saba Extradites from USA to Bonaire

SABA - A suspect has been extradited today, January 15th 2017 from the United States in the investigation called “Hector”. This is the investigation being conducted after the death of a student ...

Minister Boasman meets with  Council On Law Enforcement

Minister Boasman meets with Council On Law Enforcement

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman says part of his approach to address the crime situation on St. Maarten is to use “every bit of expertise” we have on the island, not igno...

Boasman: Meetings in Aruba fruitful

Boasman: Meetings in Aruba fruitful

ARUBA - Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman returned to the island on Wednesday, January 11th, from Aruba where he participated in Justitiele Vierpartij Overleg (JVO) Judicial Four-Party Consultations...

“Living Through 2016” by J. K. Pascall Soft -book launching ceremony this Thursday January 19th at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library

“Living Through 2016” by J. K. Pascall Soft -book launching ceremony this Thursday January 19th at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Trinidadian native and inspirational author J. K. Pascall will be presenting his book “Living Through 2016” on Thursday January 19th, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Philipsbur...

Amuseum Naturalis 2017 Season Opening Event January 17th

Amuseum Naturalis 2017 Season Opening Event January 17th

GRAND CASE, St. Maarten — St. Martin’s only natural history museum, Amuseum Naturalis, is officially launching its 2017 season on Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm. The public is invited to explore the mus...

Newly Renovated Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Officially Re-opens

Newly Renovated Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Officially Re-opens

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, the newly renovated Simpson Bay Resort and Marina officially opened. The Resort now offers 421 spacious and fully equipped suites. During ...

USFOL Volunteers Spread Holiday Cheer

USFOL Volunteers Spread Holiday Cheer

CURAÇAO - On December 21, 2016, eighteen members from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) supported a community event with the Encellia foster home. The USFOL members provided a holiday ...

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Jamaican Teacher Being Sought For Deportation From TCI

Jamaican Teacher Being Sought …

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos  –  A Jamaican teacher who is allegedly being sought for deportation from the Turks and Caicos Islands has refuted claims of child abuse made by her employer as unsu...

Haiti Leader Promises IDs For Migrants In Dominican Republic

Haiti Leader Promises IDs For …

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic  –  Haiti’s president-elect is pledging to provide national ID cards to migrants in the neighboring Dominican Republic so they can apply for a legal residency program...

Temperatures Hit New High In 2016

Temperatures Hit New High In 2…

OSLO – World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row last year, creeping closer to a ceiling set by the Paris climate change deal, with unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic...

Island Business & Sports

Registration for 2017 competition

Registration for 2017 competit…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Parents and Guardians are hereby informed that registration is open for the 2017 Little League Baseball and Softball competition, which is scheduled to start on Saturday, F...

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and Changes

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta –…

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including free...

The St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up is this Saturday,  January 14th, 2017

The St. Maarten Regatta Beach …

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - St. Maarten Regatta organizers have announced the 5th edition of the Regatta Beach Clean-Up, to be held Saturday, January 14th from 9 AM until 1 PM at Kim Sha Beach in Simps...

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Where is the NA/USP/DP governing program?

Where is the NA/USP/DP governing program…

SMCP would like to commend MP drs. Rodolphe Samuel for representing Sint Maarten at Friday’s IPKO pr...

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