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Backstreet phase 2 started on Monday

Backstreet phase 2 started on Monday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Tuesday announced that phase two of the Backstreet resurfacing project got underway on Monday, July 24. Contractor Windward Roads started the work in the area of the Kadaster. The work will entail asphalting the remaining part of Backstreet and will be exceuted during normal working hours, moving from alley to alley. The Backstreet project is a joint project between the Ministries of TEATT (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecomunication) and VROMI and is being financed by the TEATT Ministry.  The road will remain open for pedestrians at all times and to emergency vehicles.  Read more

The Democratic Party of St. Maarten

The Democratic Party of St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - A small  but appreciative group of mainly DP members paid tribute to the late Dr. A. "Claude" Wathey,  as the present DP  leader and the party's VP laid a wreath at Wathey's statue in Philipsburg on July 24, the day of his birth. DP, this time around was the sole organization at this venue during the annual observance of Wathey's birthday. In her brief remarks to those gathered to observe the occasion, MP Wescot reminded those present of the late Wathey's indelible mark on our island's development. "In his time and in his way he provided the foundation for modern-day St. Maarten",  the DP leader commented. "Because his vision in the early tourism days was one of economic development above political independence unlike many of his peers, we got a head-start in the tourism business. A headstart, which we need to do our utmost to retain... Read more

Minister, STB meets with Huawei to explore connectivity possibilities

Minister, STB meets with Huawei to explore connectivity possibilities

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister responsible for Telecommunication Affairs Mellissa Arrindell Doncher recently met with officials from Huawei Technologies to explore possibilities of establishing wifi solutions for cruise visitors in collaboration with local providers. The meeting was strictly exploratory in nature, in which the Minister sought and Huawei offered advice. The meeting was held during the recently held CANTO conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The Minister also used the meeting to learn about what the technological advancements are at this time. During the meeting, which included representatives of the Bureau Telecommunication & Post St. Maarten, Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) Rolando Brison made a presentation about how STB envisions Huawei working with telecom companies locally and internationally like Huawei, underscored by STB's information about the most crucial needs that tourists have asked for over the years. Huawei in turn offered advice on some of the ways... Read more

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Schotte: The Netherlands is behind a renewed verdict

Schotte: The Netherlands is behind a renewed verdict

WILLEMSTAD - "This verdict must scare our community. It shows how the Justice system has power over the people of Curaçao, those who do not fit the system that the Dutch want for this country.” This ...

Community Billboard Notice More Movement Seniors Activity for Friday

Community Billboard Notice More Movement Seniors Activity for Friday

COLE BAY, St. Maarten - Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging For those 60+, your current physical condition can benefit from exercise. Join the More Movement for the Elderly by participating in the ne...

100% jobs for USM graduates of Bachelors of Elementary Education program Proud teachers accepted to teach at the local schools.

100% jobs for USM graduates of Bachelors of Elementary Education program Proud teachers accepted to teach at the local schools.

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin recently celebrated its 23rd commencement ceremony at the Maho Beach Resort with a total of 37 proud graduates. Amongst the graduates, a to...

APAP SXM now on Facebook

APAP SXM now on Facebook

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Association for Psychologists and Allied Professionals Sint Maarten (APAP SXM) is reaching out through a Facebook page to improve communication and awareness in our comm...

Wreath laid on the occasion of Dr. A.C. Wathey 91st birthday

Wreath laid on the occasion of Dr. A.C. Wathey 91st birthday

PORT ST. MAARTEN – On Monday, July 24, Port St. Maarten Management and Staff laid a wreath at the statue of the late Dr. Claude Wathey in front of the Cruise Terminal Building on the occasion of his 9...

HAN HUNTU Student Information Session

HAN HUNTU Student Information Session

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday, July 20th 2017, Ms. Denica Daniel a representative of HAN HUNTU, held an information session for potential students. HAN HUNTU is an organization started for D...

GIFTED to honour Fifty Student Nominees for 2017 Royalty Awards

GIFTED to honour Fifty Student Nominees for 2017 Royalty Awards

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Fifty young persons will be honored at the third annual GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at the Belair Community Centre. Nominations fo...

Women invited to Breast Abnormalities Screening this Saturday as part of Women’s Health

Women invited to Breast Abnormalities Screening this Saturday as part of Women’s Health

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Saturday, June 24, is the second breast abnormalities screening survey for women. It is being held at the Vineyard Office Park Building in Philipsburg at the Collective Preve...

Residents advised of HUREX 2017 Training Exercise in Cay Bay and near the Hospital on June 27

Residents advised of HUREX 2017 Training Exercise in Cay Bay and near the Hospital on June 27

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Hurricane Exercise 2017 (HUREX 2017) will once again involve a major training exercise which will take place in Cay Bay and in the vicinity of the St. Maarten Medical Center (...

Seventh Day Adventist Church March set for Saturday. Drive with Caution

Seventh Day Adventist Church March set for Saturday. Drive with Caution

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that the Seventh Day Adventist Churches have received a permit for ...

Department of Culture Represented at Annual CSA Conference

Department of Culture Represented at Annual CSA Conference

NASSAU, Bahamas - The 42nd Annual Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Annual Conference themed “Culture and Knowledge Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development?” was held at the Meliã Nassau Beac...

Island Communities

CDB approves funding to support education reforms in British Virgin Islands

CDB approves funding to suppor…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a USD9.28 million loan to support the Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in improving the quality, equity and effectiveness o...

Police investigate murder of Guyanese miners in Venezuela

Police investigate murder of G…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The police have launched an investigation into the murder of three Guyanese miners in Venezuela. The police report that the miners were found shot to death in a mining camp in the town of ...

Sandals Antigua to close September 20

Sandals Antigua to close Septe…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has announced the temporary closure of Sandals Grande Antigua beginning September 20. SRI said the closure is to facilitate important maintena...

Island Business & Sports

Marc Van Iersel - Smga club champion 2017

Marc Van Iersel - Smga club ch…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten -  Marc van Iersel has won the 2017 Club Champion Match Play competition of the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA. This annual tournament, better known as the ‘Thomas R. S...

Kidz at Sea Foundation takes boat building students out for a sail

Kidz at Sea Foundation takes b…

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – The Kidz at Sea Foundation took 4 students our for a leisurely sail to reward them for their hard work on the second boat that is currently being constructed as part of the ...

Caribbean Auto Introduces The All New 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV

Caribbean Auto Introduces The …

COLE BAY, St. Maarten - The All New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV, revealed late last year at the Los Angeles Motor Show in the U.S., is finally here in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin all the way from...

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If You Dink Beer You Contribute to Sint Maarten’s Environmental Problems

If You Dink Beer You Contribute to Sint …

COLE BAY, St. Maarten - I enjoy drinking beer. Nothing beats coming up from a dive doing research in...

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