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Preparations has commenced for Memorial Day on May 4th

Preparations has commenced for Memorial Day on May 4th

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Prime Minister William Marlin hereby makes it known that preparations for Memorial Day have commenced. Memorial Day is the National Day of Remembrance, which is the day that we commemorate the victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II have commenced. The preparations include the relocation of the commemoration plaques at the Captain Hodge Wharf to a more publicly accessible location on the same Wharf. May 4 th is a day that is recognized throughout the Dutch Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is important for the general public to recognize this day as it not only acknowledges the victims that have fought to defend the Dutch Kingdom, but it is also a day that signifies the freedom of the Kingdom and its people. On Thursday upcoming, May 4 th , all uniformed forces will participate in a silent march through... Read more

Prime Minister William Marlin meets with Progress Committee

Prime Minister William Marlin meets with Progress Committee

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday morning April 28 th , Prime Minister William Marlin met with the Progress Committee. Prime Minister Marlin said that in the past reports have been very critical, but the reporting this time has been quite positive. The new Justice Minister, Mr. Rafael Boasman is very serious about tackling the Plans ofApproach. The Management Team at the Police is very enthusiastic and structural growth in the force is expected by 2018. The situation at the prison is preparing to undergo changes. An interim management team is in place and recently the Council of Ministers approved the action plan. The intentions are good but visual changes are not yet in place. Read more

Preparations started for Memorial Day

Preparations started for Memorial Day

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The preparations for Memorial Day, the National Day of Remembrance, which is the day that the victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II are commemorated, have commenced. The preparations include the relocation of the commemoration plaques at the Captain Hodge Wharf to a more publicly accessible location on the same Wharf. May 4 is a day that is recognized throughout the Dutch Kingdom of the Netherlands.  It is important for the general public to recognize this day as it not only acknowledges the victims that have fought to defend the Dutch Kingdom, but it is also a day that signifies the freedom of the Kingdom and its people. On May 4 all uniformed forces will participate in a silent march through Philipsburg at 3:30 p.m. The procession will lead from Clem Labega Square via Back Street, turn... Read more

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VWA concludes Saturday as preps get underway for Vaccination Open House in May and June

VWA concludes Saturday as preps get underway for Vaccination Open House in May and June

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) which kicked off on Saturday, April 22, concludes on Saturday, April 29.  VWA did not go un-noticed in Sint Maarten, as Minister ...

Toddler time a huge success

Toddler time a huge success

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – A storytelling session called ‘Toddler Time,’ that took place on April 22 was a huge success. ‘Toddler Time’ was organized by the section Youth Health Care (YHC) from the Dep...

Victorious Living Celebrates 15 Years & Hosting Leadercast for 5 Years

Victorious Living Celebrates 15 Years & Hosting Leadercast for 5 Years

BELAIR, St. Maarten - Leadercast Live 2017, the largest one day global leadership conference, hosted locally by Victorious Living Foundation via live simulcast is only one week away. As the excitement...

Expansion of Liseo Boneriano has been launched

Expansion of Liseo Boneriano has been launched

Caribbean Netherlands - The execution of the ‘Expansion of Liseo Boneriano’ construction project in the Hato neighbourhood on Bonaire was officially launched with a joint photo opportunity near the co...

Generous PJIA donation makes USM Hospitality Management Student trip possible

Generous PJIA donation makes USM Hospitality Management Student trip possible

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Just before USM’s Hospitality Management students left for t their international trip to the Netherlands, on Friday the 7th of April, the students received a generous donati...

Hundreds Enjoy Local Wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

Hundreds Enjoy Local Wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

GRAND CASE, St. Maarten — Hundreds of guests from St. Martin and beyond learned about local wildlife at the fourth annual Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday. The event, held at Amuseum Naturalis in Gra...

Miss Mature Donate Costumes to the Sister Basilia Center

Miss Mature Donate Costumes to the Sister Basilia Center

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Miss Mature Carnival Queen 2017-2018; Ms. Michelline Hunte, presented 30 costumes to the clients at the Sister Basilia Center on Tuesday 25th April, 2017. The center is sc...

More Movement for the Elderly this Friday at I & I Fitness

More Movement for the Elderly this Friday at I & I Fitness

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – More Movement for the Elderly, will take place on Friday, April 28.  Senior citizens are invited to I & I Fitness which is located on Welfare road (behind the I-Sto...

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Cruise Line Ordered To Pay Millions For Illegal Dumping

Cruise Line Ordered To Pay Mil…

MIAMI – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related t...

TT President says region should dump Privy Council

TT President says region shoul…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago President, Anthony Carmona, has expressed frustration that his country and other CARICOM states have not replaced the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice...

Venezuela Riots, Looting Claim a Dozen Lives

Venezuela Riots, Looting Claim…

CARACAS, Venezuela – Ten people have been killed in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, during a looting incident at a bakery. Footage recorded by residents showed heavy shooting and police in armoured vehicles t...

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Howard Hobgood wins 25th annual St. Maarten open golf tournament

Howard Hobgood wins 25th annua…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Howard Hobgood turned out to be the best player in the two day tournament played in the past weekend and prolonged his title with a cumulative score of 153. Even though he wa...

25th annual St. Maarten open Golf tournament

25th annual St. Maarten open G…

MULLET BAY,  St. Maarten - For tomorrow, the first day of the tournament, based on the succesful registration of players today the following pairings have been established. The SMGA is quite plea...

SXMNBA may tournament scheduled games

SXMNBA may tournament schedule…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to inform all teams who would like to take part in the June 6th 2017 Tournament to register and pay ($100) as soon as possible, space is limited to six...

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The Philipsburg Landfill; A Possible Solution

The Philipsburg Landfill; A Possible Sol…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It is nine in the morning and a purple dawn is rising with difficulty in ...

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