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Stability for Prosperity! title governing program 2016 – 2020

Stability for Prosperity! title governing program 2016 – 2020

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday, March 23, Prime Minister William Marlin presented as part of the launch of the governing program 2016 – 2020 “Stability for Prosperity!”, a hard copy of the program to Parliament. The presentation was made to the Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and MP Frans Richardson, second Vice Chairman. The governing program outlines the vision and strategy for the governing period. The program was formulated by a workgroup established by the parties that rejoined forces after the 2016 elections – the National Alliance, the United St. Maarten Party and the Democratic Party - under the umbrella of the United Democratic Alliance. According to the Prime Minister, “the continued union of the United Democratic Alliance is a solid base to ensure the achievements towards the stability and growth of Sint Maarten. Given the parties' desire to continue developing a sustainable, equitable and flourishing Sint Maarten for... Read more

Costa Deliziosa makes Inaugural Call. Captain Palomba says Sint Maarten is a port of class and elegance

Costa Deliziosa makes Inaugural Call. Captain Palomba says Sint Maarten is a port of class and elegance

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Costa Deliziosa made its inaugural call on Thursday, March 23 to the destination, prior to making its Atlantic Ocean in a few days.  To greet the vessel and exchange the customary plaque and welcome pleasantries were representatives from Port St. Maarten Management, the Cabinet of the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transport (Ministry TEATT), the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, and the ship’s agent S.E.L. Maduro & Sons. Captain Severino Palomba welcomed the delegation onboard.  Palomba said he was very pleased with the destination, especially Philipsburg where passengers can find everything in close proximity of each other such as duty-free shopping, restaurants, the beach, and watersport activities. Captain Palomba added that Sint Maarten is a port of class and elegance.  He was also very pleased with the port facilities which allowed for seamless docking on Thursday morning. The destination delegation included Port St. Maarten Chief Executive Officer (CEO)... Read more

TelEm Group extends 50th and 40th Anniversary wishes to SVOBE schools

TelEm Group extends  50th and 40th Anniversary wishes to SVOBE schools

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten – TelEm Group is extending heartfelt congratulations to SVOBE Schools, MPC and Sundial for attaining a milestone in the education of St. Maarten youths, many of whom have grown into prominent members of their community. Alumini of both schools will be amongst those marking 50th and 40th Anniversaries respectively, during a $100 per plate fundraising dinner at the Westin, Dawn Beach Resort, this Saturday. Joining them will some of TelEm Group’s own employees who have excelled from the education they have also received from these schools. Among the company’s distinguished Alumini of MPC is recently named Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Kendall Dupersoy and the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Mr. Brian Mingo. Mr. Dupersoy said both schools have contributed much over the years towards the education of young St. Maarteners and both deserve to be recognized upon reaching such important milestones. “Many of us continue to be grateful for the... Read more

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"Young professional candidate on Team Gibbs"

"Young professional candidate on Team Gibbs"

MARIGOT,  Saint Martin - The voters of French  Saint Martin will be going to the polls for a second round to elect a new government on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Team Gibbs is a full list...

Welcome Baby Launched with SMMC and Rotary Mid Isle

Welcome Baby Launched with SMMC and Rotary Mid Isle

CAY HILL, St. Maarten - On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 nurses of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) collaborated with Rotarians of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle to officially launch the bab...

USFOL Volunteers Organize Fun Day for BSF Youth

USFOL Volunteers Organize Fun Day for BSF Youth

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - On March 17, 2017, 45 members from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) organized a Fun Day for 56 youth and five adults from Brigada di Seguridat I Formashon (BSF)...

SZV invites publics to information sessions at the Lion's health fair on March 25th

SZV invites publics to information sessions at the Lion's health fair on March 25th

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Social & Health Insurances SZV would like to invite the public and its customers to the 9th annual Lion Rudy Hoeve Health & Wellness Fair taking place Saturday March...

St. Maarten National Tree Day celebrated with tree-plantings by the SIMARC and Leo’s Club youth

St. Maarten National Tree Day celebrated with tree-plantings by the SIMARC and Leo’s Club youth

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On March 22nd, St. Maarten National Day of Trees was celebrated with tree-plantings by youth from the SIMARC (Sint Maarten Archaeological Center) and St. Maarten Leo’s Club ...

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Campaign Kick off

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Campaign Kick off

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, through, the Inspectorate of Culture, Youth & Sport, has partnered with the St. Maarten Lions Club, through its Juni...

Carnival’s Coca Cola cans in the huge collection of Guinness record holder

Carnival’s Coca Cola cans in the huge collection of Guinness record holder

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten’s Carnival Coca Cola cans have made into into the collection of Davide Andreani, the Guiness world record holder for largest Coca Cola collector cans. St. Maarte...

InselAir pursues its stabilization plan

InselAir pursues its stabilization plan

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - As the stabilization plan is unfolding, InselAir is happy to report an important improvement on its on-time performance on routes between the ABC-islands and St. Maarten as ...

Minister Lee Encourages Public to Attend Health Fair

Minister Lee Encourages Public to Attend Health Fair

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister Lee encourages everyone to take the time and visit the 9th Annual Lion’s Health & Wellness Fair happening this Saturday, March 25, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at St. ...

Tourist Bureau to kick-off Summer of Sports campaign

Tourist Bureau to kick-off Summer of Sports campaign

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) is actively putting together a program to boosts its efforts to promote St. Maarten as a Sports Tourism destination. Entitled “St. Maart...

Dutch National Ombudsman to hold open office hours on Bonaire, Saba and Statia

Dutch National Ombudsman to hold open office hours on Bonaire, Saba and Statia

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - In late March and early April 2017, investigators of the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands will pay a working visit to the Caribbean Netherlands. They will hold open office h...

CIBC FirstCaribbean pushes MPC closer to taking part in Olympic Moves Competition

CIBC FirstCaribbean pushes MPC closer to taking part in Olympic Moves Competition

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Teachers and students of the Milton Peters College (MPC) will be traveling to the Netherlands in June to take part in the Olympic Moves Competition, one of the largest sport...

Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Visits Port St. Maarten

Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Visits Port St. Maarten

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel.  On Saturday, March 11, Seabourn, one of the ...

St. Maarten Lions donate again to Little League

St. Maarten Lions donate again to Little League

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Lions Club presented its yearly donation to sponsor a Little League Team for the 2017 competition. The team is called Lions Club. Members of the St. Maarten ...

Rotary Sunrise Sponsors Youth Delegation in the Bahamas RYLA

Rotary Sunrise Sponsors Youth Delegation in the Bahamas RYLA

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - There is no better way to empower young people than to strengthen their leadership skills. The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise, in collaboration with its youth wings spons...

Power Hour Goes E.P.I.C. in 2017!

Power Hour Goes E.P.I.C. in 2017!

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – POWER HOUR is the premier networking event for entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals. Over the course of the past three years, it has influenced more than 100...

TelEm Group assisting Sr. Basilia Center with washday woes

TelEm Group assisting Sr. Basilia Center with washday woes

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten –  TelEm Group recently came to the rescue of residents of the Sister Basilia Center after learning of their washday plight. Residents at the center found themselves wit...

NIPA LPN students visit the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational center

NIPA LPN students visit the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational center

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On March 21st 2017-NIPA Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students accompanied by their instructor Nichelle Van der Mark, visited the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational...

UP Party calls for Action by Government on a Cyber Security System for Civil Service Organization

UP Party calls for Action by Government on a Cyber Security System for Civil Service Organization

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The United People’s (UP) Party is calling on Government to protect the civil service organization against cyber-attacks after the country’s governmental system was brought t...

SXM Festival closes for over 3,000 in attendance at Happy Bay

SXM Festival closes for over 3,000 in attendance at Happy Bay

HAPPY BAY, St. Maarten - Festival lovers then had a choice to continue at various night venues which included Sky Beach, Tantra, 3 Amigos, Refuge and Dirty Sanchez. This year, the Festival launched t...

Motorworld remains committed to continuous staff development MD credits employees for success of company

Motorworld remains committed to continuous staff development MD credits employees for success of company

COLE BAY, St.  Maarten - Managing Director of the Motorworld Group Tariq Amjad has expressed strong optimism that the company’s staff development initiatives are bearing fruit and believes that, ...

Thank you from SXM DOET

Thank you from SXM DOET

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXM DOET Project Management Team would hereby like to thank you for contributing to the success of SXM DOET 2017! Without your support SXM DOET would not be what it is ...

HBN Law’s Eric R. de Vries and Chris de Bres ranked among Dutch Caribbean’s best attorneys by Chambers & Partners

HBN Law’s Eric R. de Vries and Chris de Bres ranked among Dutch Caribbean’s best attorneys by Chambers & Partners

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - HBN Law has been ranked as one of the best law firms in the Dutch Caribbean by Chambers & Partners in Chambers Global 2017, while two of the firm’s attorneys, Eric...

Island Communities

Opposition Walks Out Of Parliament

Opposition Walks Out Of Parlia…

KINGSTON, Jamaica  –  Members of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), walked out of Parliament on Wednesday to protest against the government’s refusal to adjust the J$13.5 billion tax p...

Regional Trade Unions Maintain Stance Against LIAT’s Salary Deferral System

Regional Trade Unions Maintain…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  –  For the second time in recent weeks, regional trade unions have struck down a proposed salary deferral system for staff employed with Antigua-based carrier, LIAT. The Standing ...

PLP, CCM and PAM holding upcoming conventions and caucuses as they seek to strengthen and make an indomitable team unity

PLP, CCM and PAM holding upcom…

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS — Peoples Labour Party’s Political Leader, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, who is also the Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is assuring the nation that the current d...

Island Business & Sports

UP MP Connor attends Aruba National Day Celebrations. Visits Under 13 Soccer Selection to Support St. Maarten Squad

UP MP Connor attends Aruba Nat…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - United People's Party Member of Parliament (MP) Claret Connor, was in attendance of the St. Maarten vs Curacao soccer match in support of the St. Maarten under 13 soccer sel...

Graham and Hobgood win two-player Stableford Tournament

Graham and Hobgood win two-pla…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - An eager group of golfers gathered at the Mullet Bay Golf course to battle for first place in this special tournament. In the end Keith Graham and Howard Hobgood showed their...

St. Maarten Sparkles  Day 2 - St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Sparkles Day 2 - …

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - On the penultimate day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the competitors enjoyed truly gorgeous conditions. Bright sunshine and 15-20 knots of trade winds with a relative...

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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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