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PHILIPSBURG, 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 next activity on Friday, June 30 at I&I Fitness, Welfare road, Cole Bay (behind the I-Store in Cole Bay) from 3.00PM to 3.45PM.  This activity is being given by I&I Fitness.  For more information, call Collective Prevention Services at 542-3003 or 542-2078.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten AIDS Foundation marked the Caribbean Regional HIV Testing Day on Saturday June 24th, by offering free and confidential HIV tests as part of its collaboration with Scotiabank, the Caribbean Media Alliance, and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP). 89 St. Maarten and St. Martin residents were tested on Saturday This was the tenth year for the Caribbean Regional HIV Testing Day, with the theme ““RU+ UR-” (are you positive you are negative), which is aiming to get people to actively participate in knowing their HIV status and to encourage their loved ones to do the same. This year 21 Caribbean territories participated in the initiative.   Several partnerships made the testing…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The President, Board, Youth and Education Committee and members of the St. Maarten Lions Club hosted the Lions Club Little League baseball team players, coaches, a few parents and supporters at the Lions Den Meeting Room for pizza, drinks and a inspiring baseball movie called “The Perfect Game”.    "The Perfect Game" film is based on a true story of the events leading up to the 1957 Little League World Series, which was won by the first team from outside the United States, the Industrial Little League of Monterrey, Mexico, who defeated the heavily favored U.S. team. Mexican pitcher Ángel Macías threw the first, and so far only, perfect game in championship game history.   The…
GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is organizing once again a free Summer Fit Camp for children ages 9-12 years old, which will be held at the Caribbean International Academy (CIA) in Cupecoy from July 10th to 15th 2017. The goal of the health camp is to promote and educate children on healthy eating habits and encourage physical activity to promote healthy behavior change and combat the increase of obesity on our island. The children will be divided into groups of five and will have their own group leader appointed to them.  The group leader’s role is to supervise and support the children while participating in activities to motivate and encourage participation. Organized activities are dance, adventure…
GREAT BAY, St. Martin - The Right Honorable Denzil L. Douglas will deliver the Emancipation Day Lecture at the University of St. Martin (USM) on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 8 PM, according to the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF). Dr. Douglas will focus on “The Realities of Independence,” the title and theme of the third annual address organized by ISMF. Dr. Douglas served as the Prime Minister of the Federation St. Kitts and Nevis from 1995 to 2015 and remains one of his country’s noted political leaders. Dr. Douglas is also a medical doctor and his book Coming of Age: Speeches by Hon Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis was published in 2009.…
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