Island News Watch

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - This week two representatives from Safe Haven Cassandra Richardson and Benjamin Ortega visited The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meeting.  Their visit was twofold, to tell us about their latest project ‘Fatherhood’ and collect a Welcome Baby Bag and clothing for women and children. Secretary Denise was on hand to deliver the ‘The Welcome Baby Bag’ to Safe Haven to be delivered to a new mother at their shelter. The bag contained items necessary for the new born baby and new mother and are given at the discretion of the nursing staff of the maternity wing. It is due to the generosity of Mid Isle Rotarians, a District Grant, Bebe n Kids, Prime, CIA Interact…
DUTCH CARIBBEAN - On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, a declaration was signed in Kralendijk (Bonaire) in which the Public Prosecutor (OM), Royal Marechaussee (KMar), Police force of the Dutch Caribbean (KPCN) and the Public Body of Bonaire (OLB) have committed themselves to work together on a “safety picture BES 2017” (Veiligheidsbeeld BES 2017) . These parties are now part of the steering group that will guide the process. The “security picture BES 2017” is commissioned by the Attorney-General (PG) of Curaçao, Saint Maarten, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, and must consist a report describing the threats, and especially visible criminal threats that are visible on the islands. The assignment has been given to the Royal Marechaussee. They will be assisted…
WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - The Board of Children travel company TUI is Thursday, August 17th a special first day of school at the Dr. Albert Schweitzer HAVO VWO polite. The children of the 2nd grade this past school year were part of the Council of Children, received a medal and a certificate. Both are part of the BUZZ Award by the Council of Children has won. Last June, TUI took this award reception at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. More than 10,000 children in the Netherlands and the Antilles voted by the Council of Children of Cura ao ç. Caroline Härtel, External Affairs Manager TUI Curaçao and Tamara Salsbach (TALENSA), local representative of the Board of Children in Curacao, the award took…
GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – According to the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS), a total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, and will be visible from a narrow path spanning part of the Pacific Ocean, all across the United States of America across part of the Atlantic Ocean, weather permitting. MDS adds that Sint Maarten and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean will experience a partial eclipse on Monday afternoon starting at 2.18pm and ends at 4.49pm.  The eclipse will reach its peak at 3.38pm. A partial solar eclipse is when the moon comes between the sun and earth, but the moon only partially covers the sun’s disk.  The moon casts only the outer part of…
PORT ST. MAARTEN – For the first seven months of 2017, Port St. Maarten has catered to 1,097,040 cruise passengers via 387 vessel calls. For the month of July, the destination saw a 16.5 per cent increase in cruise passengers – 85,432 when compared to the same month in 2016 (73,338). Overall ship occupancy for the month of July was 119.40 per cent. The destination has seen figures grow over five consecutive months.  Port St. Maarten Management is pleased with the growth signs especially when looking at the challenges being faced by other regional ports of call. The country’s port was recognized in January for the third straight year in a row, voted the best cruise port in the Caribbean…
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