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SXM DOET 2017 Information Session Slated for December 12th

SXM DOET 2017 Information Session Slated for December 12th

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Preparations for next year’s SXM DOET, the national edition of the largest volunteer initiative in the Dutch Kingdom, have begun. With the success of SXM DOET 2016 drawing in 40 projects from 27 organizations and over 1,000 volunteers, the goals for SXM DOET 2017 are even bigger and better. The Project Management Team is therefore encouraging everyone on the island to become more involved this time around, in order to improve Sint Maarten for us all. SXM DOET will be hosting its official information session for the third annual edition of the volunteer campaign at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Monday December 12th, 2016 from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. The informational evening invites all potential project hosts, including but not limited to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, associations, schools, as well as potential volunteers, sponsors and partnering businesses. Information about the initiative, and light refreshments will be provided during the brief session.  If... Read more

SZV invites public to pension information session

SZV invites public to pension information session

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten —  On Thursday December 8th, Social & Health Insurances SZV will host a public information session at the University of St. Martin from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm with focus on the rights and obligations of Old-age, Widow(ers), Orphan pension benefits and 60 + medical insurance. SZV looks forward to welcoming those interested to get the needed information. SZV would especially like to give a warm welcome to those that are reaching the current pension age of 60 years. The information session will be an interactive one where various topics will be highlighted, including; requirements, calculation methods, application procedures, 60+ medical insurance, the right to receive pension benefits when abroad and also allow for questions from the public. Over the past year SZV has established good relations with various local stakeholders and government as it relates to the exchange of information surrounding pension benefits. From a customer and... Read more

Help Beat ZikV Neighbourhood Campaign Evaluated and to Continue

Help Beat ZikV Neighbourhood Campaign Evaluated and to Continue

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The National Mosquito Elimination Community Program Zika Virus disease (ZikV) “Beat ZikV,” started out as a pilot project.  After an evaluation, the campaign will continue.  The data collected is being analyzed to determine which districts will be next in line. Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year. Collective Prevention Services (CPS) within the Ministry of Public Health Social Development coordinated the aforementioned campaign. The pilot project provided useful information with respect to Aedes aegypti breeding sites; the attitudes and knowledge among the population toward mosquito control; and visibility of the vector control unit of CPS. The risk of mosquito-borne diseases depends a great deal on the size of mosquito populations and the incidence rate of disease.  Although mosquito abundance can be estimated through collection of either immature or adult... Read more

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The SXM DOET Project Management Team recognizes volunteer efforts in celebration of International Volunteer Day

The SXM DOET Project Management Team recognizes volunteer efforts in celebration of International Volunteer Day

PHILIPSBURG, St, Maarten - With December 5th marking International Volunteer Day, the SXM DOET Project Management Team would like to take the opportunity to recognize the efforts of the many volunteer...

Miss Mature Donate Supplies to the Basilia Center

Miss Mature Donate Supplies to the Basilia Center

St. Johns – In commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, Miss Mature Carnival Queen 2016 Norrisa Anatol paid a visit to the White & Yellow Cross Foundation Bas...

Volunteer Project Managers Needed to Assist with SXM DOET 2017

Volunteer Project Managers Needed to Assist with SXM DOET 2017

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten  – The organizers of the annual island-wide community service campaign, SXM DOET, are requesting the help of community-minded individuals to assist with the organizing of...

Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS — As migratory birds arrived to settle in the Caribbean for the winter, a series of festivals celebrating these birds swept through the region's islands as well. In Cuba, a group of ...

Interval International presents Royal Resorts Caribbean with special award recognizing its contributions to St. Maarten shared ownership industry

Interval International presents Royal Resorts Caribbean with special award recognizing its contributions to St. Maarten shared ownership industry

MIAMI, FL - Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services, presented a special award to Royal Resorts Caribbean, in recognition of its contributions to St. Maarten's shared ow...

Coral reef assessments carried out in Saba, Saba Bank, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten with conservation organizations, the Waitt Institute and Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Coral reef assessments carried out in Saba, Saba Bank, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten with conservation organizations, the Waitt Institute and Scripps Institute of Oceanography

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Conservation organizations from Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten recently joined a research expedition organized by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Waitt ...

Minister Bussemaker opens Multi-Functional School Papa Cornes

Minister Bussemaker opens Multi-Functional School Papa Cornes

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - As part of her working visit to The Caribbean Netherlands, Minister Jet Bussemaker (OCW) Education, Culture and Science, opened last Thursday the "Skol amplio Papa Cornes" in N...

Minister Bussemaker visits Saba

Minister Bussemaker visits Saba

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - Minister for Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, paid a visit Saba on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and has expressed satisfaction with the progress, which has...

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LIAT Takes Delivery Of 10th ATR

LIAT Takes Delivery Of 10th AT…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  –  LIAT has added a new 68-seater ATR aircraft to its existing fleet of nine. The new plane landed at the VC Bird International Airport on Friday and was greeted by an exub...

Migratory Birds, And The Treaties That Protect Them, Celebrated On 20 Caribbean Islands

Migratory Birds, And The Treat…

KINGSTON, Jamaica  –  As migratory birds arrived to settle in the Caribbean for the winter, a series of festivals celebrating these birds swept through the region’s islands as well. In Cuba, a group o...

Probe Into Lights Malfunction At Noman Manley International

Probe Into Lights Malfunction …

KINGSTON, Jamaica  –  Transport and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has ordered a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the malfunctioning of lights on the runway of the Norman Man...

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Grenadian welcome for Maserati Day 9: RORC Transatlantic Race

Grenadian welcome for Maserati…

GRENADA - The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the ...

The 1st annual dominos interschool dinghy sailing championship

The 1st annual dominos intersc…

SIMPSON BAY,  St. Maarten - We are pleased and excited to invite your school to participate in “The 1st Annual Domino’s Interschool Dinghy Sailing Championship 2017,” sponsored by Domino’s P...

Girls Rule at the 12th Annual  Sol St. Maarten Optimist Championship!

Girls Rule at the 12th Annual …

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - For the first time in the 12 year history of the Sol St. Maarten Optimist Championship, two young girls took home Top Honors in their classes of the event. First place Over...

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NV GEBE needs to address the ongoing issues as proper planning prevents poor performance

NV GEBE needs to address the ongoing iss…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As a community spirited person, I am not here to criticize or pass the bl...

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