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Information Session held on iSTEP for Public School Management

Information Session held on iSTEP for Public School Management

BELVEDERE, St. Maarten  – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport held an information session on iSTEP (Inspiring Students with Technology in Education Project) for the school managers, adjunct managers and student care coordinators of all public schools on December 1st, 2016. The session was facilitated by Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Ms. Silveria Jacobs, the iSTEP Team and the head of Division for Public Education, Mrs. Davis-Holiday. Presenters informed the managers and student care coordinators of the project, its objectives, implementation phases and most importantly, introduced them to the ICT devices that will be implemented in the classrooms. Presenters also stressed to the managers that they are a vital part of the success of the project and will need to champion the initiative in their respective schools. The session concluded with a Q & A segment where the managers posed questions about the project to the... Read more

St. Peters house connection, Cupper drive and trench re-construction

St. Peters house connection, Cupper drive and trench re-construction

ST. PETERS, St. Maarten - The Ministry of VROMI would like to inform the general public of St. Maarten and the residents of St. Peters of the following: As of Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm December 9th 2016, the Cupper drive will be closed during the week-end until December 11th 2016, to enable the Contractor Designer’s Choice N.V. to finalize the road surface on Cupper drive. The execution of the works will commence Friday evening at 4:00 pm with the closure of Cupper drive. Cupper drive will be completely closed from all traffic. The St. Peters road is still under construction, the reconstruction of St. Peters main road will take place next year, the first week-end in January, 2017. In the meantime during this week-end the contractor will be resurfacing and leveling of the road surface with soil/cement to allow traffic to flow freely without any hindrance. During the execution of the project... Read more

Attempted Robbery

Attempted Robbery

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -  On Thursday December 08 2016, at approximately five past four pm (04:05) patrols were dispatched to Prime Distributors in Cole Bay for a robbery in progress. The robbers left before patrol arrived. Search was done in the surrounding areas but to no avail. Detectives confirmed later that it was an attempted robbery on the establishment. More details will be given in a subsequent press release.      Read more

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iu Jitsu graduation

iu Jitsu graduation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On December 7th and 8th SXM BJJ conducted the largest graduation ceremonies to date. World renowned martial artist Rolles Gracie flew in from New York City to commemorate th...

80 percent of the teachers in St. Eustatius achieve their Cambridge Engels certificate

80 percent of the teachers in St. Eustatius achieve their Cambridge Engels certificate

ST. EUSTATIUS - Last Monday during a festive ceremony at the Gwendoline van Putten School, teachers from all educational institutions on St. Eustatius received their "Cambridge Certificate of English”...

Tree lighting ceremony

Tree lighting ceremony

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Christmas season kicked off for members, guests and staff of Simpson Bay Resort & Marina on Wednesday with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The jovial event saw Sant...

Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Recommends to Government to Implement Traffic Solutions for Simpson Bay/Cole Bay

Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Recommends to Government to Implement Traffic Solutions for Simpson Bay/Cole Bay

PORT ST. MAARTEN –In June, 2014, the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation (SLAC) – a subsidiary of Port St. Maarten - commissioned CH2M HILL, Inc. to perform a traffic study for the Simpson Bay La...

Sabre’s Technology Report: The Three Emerging Technology Trends to Watch and Get Ready For

Sabre’s Technology Report: The Three Emerging Technology Trends to Watch and Get Ready For

SOUTHLAKE, Texas –– Technology innovation is changing faster than ever with emerging capabilities like robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality on the brink of permeating nearly every a...

COPPPAL rejects possible attempt to recolonize the Dutch Caribbean islands

COPPPAL rejects possible attempt to recolonize the Dutch Caribbean islands

SANTO DOMINGO/ KRALENDIJK - The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean, Copppal, rejected by a communiqué the possible attempts to recolonize the so-called Dutch ...

KLM will take next year pilots and cabin crew to

KLM will take next year pilots and cabin crew to

NETHERLAND - KLM is the first half of next year, hundreds of pilots and four hundred new purser, hiring flight attendants. That makes the airline announced on Wednesday. The growth in the number of ...

Virgin Cruises needs Commitment from Government for Port St. Maarten to Secure More Cruise Business

Virgin Cruises needs Commitment from Government for Port St. Maarten to Secure More Cruise Business

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Virgin Cruises needs a commitment from the Government of Sint Maarten in order for destination Sint Maarten to secure new business as the cruise line is ready to commit. Port St. M...

Senator De Sousa Croes to present for IHRD lecture 2016

Senator De Sousa Croes to present for IHRD lecture 2016

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE), in collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM), will host its third annual International Human Rights Day Lecture on Frida...

Island Communities

Guyana Chronicle Fires Its Sunday Editor

Guyana Chronicle Fires Its Sun…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) on Thursday announced that it had fired its Sunday Editor, Neil Marks because of alleged dereliction of duty. Demerara Waves Online Ne...

Partnering For Regional Sustainable Development

Partnering For Regional Sustai…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Two CARICOM institutions have moved to formalize their relationship towards enhancing sustainable development across the region. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency ...

Former CDEMA Boss Honored By Barbados Government

Former CDEMA Boss Honored By B…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – The former Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Jeremy M. Collymore was recently honoured by the Barbados Government for his outstandin...

Island Business & Sports

Team gill wins the 13th annual Bobby's Marina la Course de L'Alliance Regatta

Team gill wins the 13th annual…

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - This weekend marked the thirteenth year of one of the most anticipated season opening events of the sailing season at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, the Course de L’ Alliance ...

World Renowned Martial Artist Rolles Gracie visits SXM

World Renowned Martial Artist …

COLE BAY, St. Maarten - Local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school SXM BJJ is proud to announce that Professor Rolles Gracie will be teaching a special seminar class for adults and teens age 14+ on Wednesday De...

Three podiums for the ASCSSM at the cross-country championship of Guadeloupe

Three podiums for the ASCSSM a…

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - Sunday, December 4, 2016 Six athletes from the Avenir Sportif Club of Saint-Martin made the trip to Guadeloupe to participate in the cross-country championship in Nogent Sainte...

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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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