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One in every four yards found positive for mosquito larvae

One in every four yards found positive for mosquito larvae

EBENEZER, St. Maarten - The National Mosquito Elimination Community Program Zika Virus disease (ZikV) “Beat ZikV,” last weekend was in the residential area of Ebenezer, and of the homes/yards visited, one in four yards have mosquito larvae.  This weekend the vector control team will continue with inspections in Ebenezer. The cooperation of all residents is needed in order to beat the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. The vector control team and volunteers visited in total 89 +/- premises of which 43 were found open for yard inspections.  A home owner’s survey was also carried out in Ebenezer to determine people’s attitudes towards and knowledge of mosquitos and elimination measures. Home owners questioned were aware of the importance of standing water with respect to mosquito challenges in their area, but 34 per cent of the residents considered drainage and fogging and other chemical methods as the best way to control the mosquito... Read more

Ministers meet in new building

Ministers meet in new building

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday, September 19, the Council of Ministers convened their first Council of Ministers meeting since moving into the New Government Administration Building at Soualiga Road. The inauguration of the Building took place on Friday September 16. With the exception of Minister Irania Arrindell,  who is attending the FCCA Conference in Puerto Rico, all Ministers were present for this historic moment. In picture clockwise: Prime Minister / Minister William Marlin; Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister Emil Lee, Minister Richard Gibson Sr., Minister Edson Kirindongo, Minister Angel Meyers supported by the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Ms. Cassandra Janssen Read more

St. Peters main road closure today, Friday

St. Peters main road closure today, Friday

ST. PETERS, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that as of Friday September 30th, the entrance to the St. Peters main road, from the L.B. Scott road, will be closed during the weekend for the next three weeks. The entrance to the Cupper drive will also be closed during the week of the school break from September 30th until October 10th, to enable the Contractor Designer’s Choice N.V. to connect the St. Peters road main sewage line and Cupper drive onto the existing sewage line on the L.B. Scott road. The execution of the works will commence Friday evening at 9:00 pm with the closure of the St. Peters main road and Cupper drive. During the execution of the works, residence residing on the St. Peters main road will have access to their homes by means of a detour via the Messaple road... Read more

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Reggae Rocker Omari Banks to Guest Judge at St. Maarten's TelCell Breakthrough Talent Finals.

Reggae Rocker Omari Banks to Guest Judge at St. Maarten's TelCell Breakthrough Talent Finals.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - A Xtratight Entertainment Production powered by TelCell, The St. Maarten's top talent event which features such various categories as dancing, singing, rapping, instrum...

“Making Your Time Count” workshop to be held on Oct. 4

“Making Your Time Count” workshop to be held on Oct. 4

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten  – Do you ever see your child or the child of a loved one stressing out about not being able to do all the things they need to do on a daily basis and wish that you could...

MP Pantophlet says thank you

MP Pantophlet says thank you

PHILISPBURG, St. Maarten - Member of Parliament George Pantophlet wants to thank the voters of St. Maarten for the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves during the elections. It shows tha...

HOPE: The Elected Parliament members of Sint Maarten need to be strengthened with Good Governance principles training

HOPE: The Elected Parliament members of Sint Maarten need to be strengthened with Good Governance principles training

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - HOPE congratulates all the elected representatives to be sworn in as members of parliament and wishes them and the new to be sworn in ministers, much strength in their endea...

Last Call for Submissions Calling all poets, writers, artist to submit to USM online journal – Commentaries

Last Call for Submissions Calling all poets, writers, artist to submit to USM online journal – Commentaries

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin online journal Commentaries is looking for poets, essayists, and short story writers to submit their works for consideration into the journal’s ...

National Alliance says thank you, St. Maarten

National Alliance says thank you, St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Board, leadership and members of the National Alliance wish to take this opportunity to thank all voters of St. Maarten who came out to the polls on Monday September 2...

Reminder More Movement for the Elderly set for September 30 at the I & I Fitness Center. Seniors invited to attend

Reminder More Movement for the Elderly set for September 30 at the I & I Fitness Center. Seniors invited to attend

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – More Movement for the Elderly, will continue on Friday, September 30.  Persons 60+ are invited to I & I Fitness Center from 3.00PM to 3.45PM for the fitness ...

Port St. Maarten attending Caribbean’s Largest Cruise Conference and Trade Show - FCCA

Port St. Maarten attending Caribbean’s Largest Cruise Conference and Trade Show - FCCA

POINT BLANCHE – Port St. Maarten Management and stakeholders are currently in Puerto Rico attending the Caribbean’s largest Cruise Conference and Trade Show, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association...

Annual Pink Parade set for Friday September 30, 2016

Annual Pink Parade set for Friday September 30, 2016

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Positive Foundation and Elektra have again teamed up for the 7th annual Pink Parade set for Friday, September 30, 2016, to honor those who have won the battle with breast ca...

Emil Lee Comments on Election Results

Emil Lee Comments on Election Results

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - I am deeply touched by the overwhelming support by the voters of St Maarten.  I would like to thank all of my staff, family and supporters for their trust and dedicatio...

Education for Us All Visits  Rotary Mid Isle

Education for Us All Visits Rotary Mid Isle

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle was fortunate to have MP Tamara Leonard and Ms. Sharalee Lint of ‘Education for Us All’ as guest speakers at our regular weekly meeti...

Thank you people of Sint Maarten

Thank you people of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Mercedes van der Waals Wyatt of the party HOPE wants to thank all People of Sint Maarten, and especially those who have spoken out via the elections to elect members of parl...

Island Communities

Rating Agency Lowers Barbados’ Credit Rating

Rating Agency Lowers Barbados’…

NEW YORK, United States – International credit rating agency, Standards and Poors (S&P), has lowered its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Barbados to B- from B.The global ratings ag...

Three Men Convicted Of Murder In 1995 Freed Due To Lack Of DNA Evidence

Three Men Convicted Of Murder …

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Three men who spent more than 20 years in prison for murder were freed Tuesday in a historic ruling after new tests found none of their DNA on evidence in a case that captivated the U.S...

Tropical Storm Matthew Forms In The Caribbean

Tropical Storm Matthew Forms I…

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Caribbean. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the French Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm War...

Island Business & Sports

Eredivisie weekend round up: Seven up for Feyenoord

Eredivisie weekend round up: S…

HOLLAND - Leaders Feyenoord claimed a seventh victory in seven games, Utrecht finally seal a first win, while Ajax breeze past struggling PEC in Amsterdam, writes Neil Adderley. ADO Den Haag 0 v 3 He...

NAPA donates to Oualichi Women's Soccer Team, "Team planning to compete in Aruba in October'

NAPA donates to Oualichi Women…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -  Oualichi Women's Soccer Team will travel to Aruba for a friendly match organized by the Aruban Football Association next month October. Aruba has been campaigning to...

KNVB Cup: Feyenoord through with difficulty, Utrecht put out Twente

KNVB Cup: Feyenoord through wi…

HOLLAND -  Rotterdam football club Feyenoord beat first division side FC Oss 4-1 in the first round of the KNVB Cup on Thursday evening, but it was a difficult win which angered coach Giovanni va...

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - One should work in the best interest of the Country when the opportunity ...

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