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“Philipsburg Jubilee Library Power of Knowledge Series present “Business Planning with Edsel Gumbs”

“Philipsburg Jubilee Library Power of Knowledge Series present “Business Planning with Edsel Gumbs”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library in collaboration with Repairers of Broken Walls International Community; Mrs. Napolina Richardson, will be presenting under the Power of Knowledge Series 2017, “Business Planning.” This information event will be held on Thursday 30th March, 2017, from 7.15 -8.45 pm. Our Guest speaker will be Mr. Edsel Gumbs. Edsel Gumbs holds a Bachelor’s Degree (UOC) and Associate (USM) in Business Management & Marketing, winner of St. Maarten’s Chambers of Commerce business plan writing competition 2016, and has been recognized as “ Man of the year 2016” for his services by ROTERACT. Repairers of Broken Walls International Community (ROBWIC) is a humanitarian organization that was founded in St. Maarten in 2010 with the purpose to serve communities and uplift people wherever there is a need and provides other training initiatives. Through its Power of Knowledge Series, the library hopes to bring awareness and trainings through various... Read more

Road Closure Intersection Walter J.A. Nisbeth Road/Percy Labega on Sunday

Road Closure Intersection Walter J.A. Nisbeth Road/Percy Labega on Sunday

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that there will be a complete road closure at the intersection Walter J.A. Nisbeth Road/Percy Labega on Sunday, March 26 as road crews continue to paint traffic lines on the newly paved road surface. The complete closure will take place from 7.00am to 5.00pm.  The project entails painting of the traffic lines on the road surface. All traffic going to Philipsburg or Point Blanche will have to use the Longwall Road/Cannegieter Street or the Ring Road that comes out in the area of the Yellow Building. Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause. Read more

World Salt Week concludes on Sunday. Salt: The Forgotten Killer

World Salt Week concludes on Sunday. Salt: The Forgotten Killer

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), has been celebrating the 18th National Salt Awareness Week which started on March 20 and concludes this Sunday, March 26. The theme is: ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer.’ The objective of the awareness week is to remind people that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less can lower the chances of dying prematurely. Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Friday that it supports the efforts by the Salt Smart Workshop on Designing a Social Marketing Campaign for the Caribbean. The goal of developing a social marketing campaign that could be used throughout the Caribbean to reduce the amount of salt added to food during cooking and food preparation, as well as to raise awareness. The groups came up with messaged designed to... Read more

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Intensive controls of the Coastguard in the waters of Curacao

Intensive controls of the Coastguard in the waters of Curacao

DUTCH CARIBBEAN - The shipping before the coast and the waters of Curacao were intensively controlled last Thursday. The station ship, the HNLMS Van Amstel which operates for the Dutch Caribbean Coast...

Fire Department Legislative down new crashtender

Fire Department Legislative down new crashtender

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - On Friday March 24th The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade (BKCN) held a special wet down ceremony for its brand new crash tender at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport at Flat Poin...

Coast Guard holds 17 illegal immigrants on Curaçao

Coast Guard holds 17 illegal immigrants on Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD,  Curaçao - The Dutch Caribbean Coastguard in cooperation with the Police Force Curaçao Detained seventeen people in the evening of March 23 rd trying to illegaly enter Curacao with a ...

Princess Heights Hotel nominated again as St. Maarten’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards 2017, offers SXM Local guest promotion

Princess Heights Hotel nominated again as St. Maarten’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards 2017, offers SXM Local guest promotion

DAWN BEACH, St. Maarten - For the 5th year in a row, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo hotel has been nominated as St. Maarten’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards. Celebrating its 24th ...

Mid Isle Continues Water Filter Project at Primary Schools

Mid Isle Continues Water Filter Project at Primary Schools

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - March 22nd is World Water Day as declared by the United Nations and is also observed by Rotary International as its focus for the month of April as Water and Sanitation...

"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

Prime minister Gaton Browne: ICT is everyone's responsability

Prime minister Gaton Browne: I…

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua, the island of 365 beaches, was the location of the ICT Week and Symposium. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunication...

St.Kitts-Nevis Places Ban on All Meat Imports from Brazil

St.Kitts-Nevis Places Ban on A…

ST. KITTS-NEVIS - on Friday  a list of countries across the region and internationally to impose a temporary ban on the importation of certain meats and meat products from Brazil.  The St.Kitts-Nevis...

CARPHA Conference to Examine Climate Change and the Risks to Human Health

CARPHA Conference to Examine C…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The Caribbean region made up of small island nations, is one of the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change.  In recent years, the Region has experienced more frequen...

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...

Island Opinion

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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