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Minister Jacobs defends the Ministry of Education Culture Youth & Sports

Minister Jacobs defends the Ministry of Education Culture Youth & Sports

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The inflammatory, defamatory and libelous remarks made by Mr. Milo Pinckney, representative of USESOM NV which was declared bankrupt, IEMC LLC, IEMR LLC, IEMR N.V. dba AUIS, are very serious and an impediment to further discussions and negotiations with Government and specifically the Ministry Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. While some facts are quoted in the statements made, many are left out thereby portraying the government in a very negative light in the statements made by Mr. Pinckney in the press. Mr. Pinckney’s very negative and disrespectful attitude towards civil servants and Ministers has been well noted in meetings and he has been told on more than one occasion to provide proof of his allegations or to refrain from such slander. Instead, Mr. Pinckney chose to instead try the government in the court of public opinion with malicious and unsubstantiated statements. The Minister in a letter directed via... Read more

A. H sentenced to 8 months in jail and 3 years probation for possession of XTC pills

A. H sentenced to  8 months in jail and 3 years probation for possession of XTC pills

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 sentenced A.H. to 16 months to jail of which 8 months suspended with a probation period of 3 years for the possession of 2,904 XTC pills. The Court of First Instance had sentenced A.H. On September 7, 2016 to 2 years in jail. During the hearing by the Joint Court of Justice the Solicitor General had asked again for a two year prison sentence. The Joint Court of Justice found it legally and convincingly proven that the XTC-pills belonged to A.H. Read more

Rotary club of Sint Maarten holds successful public cyber-bullying seminar

Rotary club of Sint Maarten holds successful public cyber-bullying seminar

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten recently completed a successful cyber-bullying seminar with more than 300 in attendance.  International expert on bullying, cyber-bullying, and appropriate social networking media safety protocols, Dr. Sameer Hindjua presented to those in attendance at L B Scott Auditorium on the Friday, February 10, 2017.   Dr. Hinduja is widely accepted as one of the world's top experts on topics of safe social networking and cyber-bullying.   Dr. Hinduja is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (cyberbullying.org) and Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).  During his session with St. Maarten youth, Dr. Hindjua used real time technology to interact with the audience and to personalize his presentation to the youth of St. Maarten in a meaningful way. John Caputo, the Secretary and President-elect of the Rotary Club Sint Maarten said, “We are very fortunate to have... Read more

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Dr. Arndell guest speaker at Black History Lecture

Dr. Arndell guest speaker at Black History Lecture

Marigot/Great Bay — “Clinical Psychology Dr. Judith Arndell will be the guest speaker at 26th annual Black History Celebration lecture scheduled for this Saturday, February 25, at the Médiathèque Terr...

Dr. Simmonds galvanizes base at congress closure

Dr. Simmonds galvanizes base at congress closure

Marigot  -  “We managed to galvanize our base,” stated Louis Mussington president of the Movement for Justice and Prosperity (MJP), Mussington was speaking at MJP’s first party congress held...

Successful EU-COSME workshops at USM

Successful EU-COSME workshops at USM

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - The European Union funded COSME Programme, hosted two very successful three-day workshops focusing on “21st Century Entrepreneurship” in cooperation with the University of S...

Wibo de Vries will be appointed as director of the Correctional Institution Caribbean Netherlands (JICN)

Wibo de Vries will be appointed as director of the Correctional Institution Caribbean Netherlands (JICN)

Caribbean Netherlands - As of March 1st  2017 Wibo de Vries will be appointed as director of the Correctional Institution Caribbean Netherlands (JICN). Since 2013 he has been working at the JICN...

Suzy Camelia-Romer placed under supervision of the dutch

Suzy Camelia-Romer placed under supervision of the dutch

PHILIPSBURG,St. Maarten - Because inspection by Dutch aviation authorities has established that the Civil Aviation Authority in Curaçao is not based on the law but on arbitrary decrees of minister Suz...

NBA Joins forces with Rio Productions for the Lighted Parade 2017

NBA Joins forces with Rio Productions for the Lighted Parade 2017

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Popular Carnival festivities organizer ‘Nothin’ But Alcohol’ (NBA) will be joining forces with Rio Productions this year and will form an integral part of the Lighted Parade...

St. Dominic High Interact Club is called to share

St. Dominic High Interact Club is called to share

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On February 6, 2017, to kick off Catholic Schools week under the theme: We are called to share with others, the Interact Club of St. Dominic High School welcomed Les...

Attention ALL GED Exam students April 7 Deadline to Complete GED Exams at USM

Attention ALL GED Exam students April 7 Deadline to Complete GED Exams at USM

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten – As of May 1, 2017 the new General Educational Development (GED) Exam that has been rolled out in the U.S. since January 1, 2014 will be implemented internationally, thereby ...

Paul Harris Fellow Awards

Paul Harris Fellow Awards

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle hosted a fellowship evening as ‘A World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A collection was taken for Polio ...

Dangers of the Internet: The Effects of Technology on Students

Dangers of the Internet: The Effects of Technology on Students

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs held an interactive and informative session entitled, “The Dange...

Thirty-three Birders, Including Celebrity Bird Expert and Author, Conduct Birding Tour of Sint Maarten

Thirty-three Birders, Including Celebrity Bird Expert and Author, Conduct Birding Tour of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Sint Maarten recently hosted some thirty-three birding enthusiast from Carefree Birding, a birding based cruising group that travel throughout the Caribbean to engage in the...

Double Celebration for the USM

Double Celebration for the USM

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Good governance and the tension between ethnic diversity and national identity, are the two hot topics within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Given the upcoming elections in...

CBS: Trade deficit up on Bonaire, down on Saba and Statia

CBS: Trade deficit up on Bonaire, down on Saba and Statia

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that Bonaire’s trade deficit has risen for the second consecutive year in 2016, whereas the trade deficits on St Eustatius and Saba decline...

TPI offers accredited executive & administrative training in partnership with Anguilla Chamber of Commerce

TPI offers accredited executive & administrative training in partnership with Anguilla Chamber of Commerce

SIMPSON BAY,  St. Maarten - Training Professionals International Firm, TPI is excited to announce that they have partnered with the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry to host TPI’s ACCREDI...

“Fake” comedy Behind the Beyond exposes other side of Performance Arts

“Fake” comedy Behind the Beyond exposes other side of Performance Arts

PHILIPSBURG,  St. Maarten – Theatre-lovers flocking to the opening night of Albina Matuzko’s production of Behind the Beyond (now playing at the National Institute of Arts Black Box Theatre, John...

P.E.P Showdown 2017

P.E.P Showdown 2017

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - P.E.P (Patrol to Eradicate Pedophilia and Child Molestation) president Mhakeda Shillingford , would like to first of all thank Michael Granger and the St. Maarten Carnival D...

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This Caribbean Country Has A New Prime Minister

This Caribbean Country Has A N…

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – President Jovenel Moise says he has appointed Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, a professor of gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti (UEH) as th...

Antiguan Law Enforcement Manager For U.S. Leadership Programme

Antiguan Law Enforcement Manag…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The manager of the Counter Narcotics Operational Team in the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in Antigua and Barbuda, Marcia Edwards, is traveling to the ...

Court Of Appeal Rules Presidential Term Limits Unconstitutional

Court Of Appeal Rules Presiden…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana government Wednesday said it would appeal to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), a ruling by the country’s Court of Appeal that presidential term limits are unco...

Island Business & Sports

Final registration day and opening competition

Final registration day and ope…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Little League announces the opening of the 2017 baseball and softball competition which will take place on Saturday, March 4th. All players, parents and well...

SXMNBA March tournament scheduled games

SXMNBA March tournament schedu…

PIHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams and players that they must be on time for their game. All games will start on scheduled time and games will be forfeit if there is...

Le 15k de Saint Martin

Le 15k de Saint Martin

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - Sunday, February 19, 2017, for the 14th edition of the 15k of Saint Martin organized by Avenir Sportif Club of Saint Martin took place. Nice weather and good mood dominated all...

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Parliament and the screening of candidate ministers

Parliament and the screening of candidat…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Today, two months after the new Council of Ministers was sworn in, we sti...

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