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St. Maarten first annual customer service week reaches high registration count

St. Maarten first annual customer service week reaches high registration count

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Customer Service Mobile Academy, (CSMA) an affiliate company of Training Professionals International Firm, confirmed that they have been elated with registration numbers and anticipate surpassing their enrollment goals for this year’s conference.  CSMA in partnership with the Holland Houses will host the First Annual St. Maarten Customer Service Week Conference on, September 4-8, 2017 at the Holland House.CSMA reports that attendance numbers are high and the conference has many local organizations registered. It was also reported that companies from Statia, Saba, Anguilla and many other neighboring islands have registered. The conference will offer attendees accredited Customer Service courses with approved curriculum and global accreditation, all attendees will receive a certified certificate of completion internationally recognized.   CSMA, is a mobile Customer Service training company that brings accredited Customer Service courses to the front door of organizations. CSMA’s mission is to raise the bar for Customer Service... Read more

Relocation of Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Offices to the New Government Building

Relocation of Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Offices to the New Government Building

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – The Division for Educational Innovation, would like to inform the general public that the following offices that fall under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, will be relocated to the new Government Building at Soualiga Road on Pond Island. The relocation takes place during the week of Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25. The four offices that will be relocated from the current location at Vlaun Office Park to the new Government Building are: Department of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport; Department of Culture; Department of Sport; and Department of Youth. The fifth office which is currently located next to Compass Insurances, the Division Educational Innovation, will also be relocated during the course of next week to the Government Building on Pond Island. During this period, communication to the abovementioned offices will be at a minimum in order to facilitate staff to prepare for the move... Read more

Armed Robbery at Gold Star and two men arrested

Armed Robbery at Gold Star and two men arrested

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday August 17, around 1:30pm the Central Dispatch received a call about an armed robbery that took place at Gold Star Jewelry, front street in Philipsburg. The bike patrol was immediately informed and at the venue they were told that a lone gunman entered the establishment and threatened the owner, demanding gold and money. After he committed the crime, he fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and jewelry. One of the officers saw a man who fit the description of the suspect, who at the time was accompanied by another man, who was behaving quite suspicious. He asked for assistance from the bike patrols and the main suspect and the other man were both arrested and brought to the Police Station. They will remain in Police custody for further investigation. Read more

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Safe Haven Visit Mid Isle

Safe Haven Visit Mid Isle

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...

Partners declare to work together on “Safety Image BES 2017”

Partners declare to work together on “Safety Image BES 2017”

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 Caribb...

Council of Children of Curaçao take award received

Council of Children of Curaçao take award received

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 p...

Solar Eclipse: Protect your Eyesight and use proper eyewear

Solar Eclipse: Protect your Eyesight and use proper eyewear

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 p...

July Cruise Figures Surpass Expectations

July Cruise Figures Surpass Expectations

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 incr...

Workshop for Students on “How to Apply to Schools in the USA and Canada”

Workshop for Students on “How to Apply to Schools in the USA and Canada”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is organizing a free, interactive workshop for students entitled “How to ...

Shops take proper action following the Labor Inspection's observations

Shops take proper action following the Labor Inspection's observations

BES Islands - During the period from September 2016 through April 2017 the Labor Inspection carried out an inspection project in the retail industry in the Caribbean Netherlands. The companies were ...

Teen Queen visits MLK

Teen Queen visits MLK

DUTCH QUARTER, St. Maarten – The Miss Telcell Carnival Teen Queen Shakainah Arrindell-Pompier visited the Group 7 students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School on Wednesday morning. The y...

Ombudsman: Taxi Licensing Bonaire uncontrollably

Ombudsman: Taxi Licensing Bonaire uncontrollably

BES Islands - People who are on a waiting list for a new taxi license in Bonaire do not know where they stand and can not check whether the grant will be honest. The public entity Bonaire (OLB) guaran...

Golden Rock Toastmasters is Ready to Rock!

Golden Rock Toastmasters is Ready to Rock!

BES Islands - St. Eustatius’s Golden Rock Toastmasters Club officers are ready to rock on to the dynamic 2017-2018 Toastmasters year after completing the first round of training at the Golden Era Hote...

“New App Libby makes Library e books easy to use for all: Library adds bestsellers to e book collection”

“New App Libby makes Library e books easy to use for all: Library adds bestsellers to e book collection”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Not everybody knows that since 2013 members of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library can borrow almost 900   e-books and audiobooks free of charge via the website of the...

PJIAE & TPI Raises the bar for teamwork

PJIAE & TPI Raises the bar for teamwork

PHILLIPSBURG, St. Maarten - on Tuesday, August 8 2017 and June 6, 2017 the Operations Department of Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIAE) held two Team Building Retreats facilitated by Train...

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Educates Community on Reducing Plastic Use during Successful Beach Cleanup

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Educates Community on Reducing Plastic Use during Successful Beach Cleanup

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Last Sunday the Nature Foundation organized a beach cleanup on Simpson Bay Beach as part of the ‘Save our Sharks’ project in collaboration with the Dutch-based Boskalis Beac...

Toddler time at the library for August 19

Toddler time at the library for August 19

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – A storytelling session called ‘Toddler Time,’ which is part of the commemoration of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 and observed every beginning of August, is scheduled to take...

More Movement for the Elderly this Saturday at St. Martin’s Home

More Movement for the Elderly this Saturday at St. Martin’s Home

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – More Movement for the Elderly, will take place on Saturday, August 12. Senior citizens are invited to the St. Martin’s Home which is located at St. John’s Estate road #6 for...

Ms. Shanice Powell welcomed home by Prime Minister and Posh Productions

Ms. Shanice Powell welcomed home by Prime Minister and Posh Productions

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Ms. Shanice Powell returned home on Tuesday evening after participating in the Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant held in Nevis. Shanice represented St. Maarten to the b...

Coast Guard Cutter Panther hits fishing boat to help. This morning at dawn, the Coast Guard cutter Panther has shot to help a fishing boat.

Coast Guard Cutter Panther hits fishing boat to help. This morning at dawn, the Coast Guard cutter Panther has shot to help a fishing boat.

BES Islands - Around 8:10 pm, the Coast Guard Support Center of Aruba received a notification that a fishing boat, the "Michali 'had engine trouble and was drifting. After the position of the vessel w...

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

Fashion house in antigua and barbuda for major photoshoot

Fashion house in antigua and b…

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Chen Burkett, a noted New York based fashion designer has teamed up with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and leading luxury resort, Carlisle Bay to capture the romantic elements ...

Human remains discovered after 12-year search for American student in Aruba

Human remains discovered after…

ORANJESTAD  –  There is another twist to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of American high school graduate Natalee Holloway following the discovery of human remains in this Dutch Caribbean te...

Three killed, several injured in Haiti bus accident

Three killed, several injured …

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – At least three people were killed and several others including a two year-old girl were injured after two buses collided late Tuesday, the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) has said...

Island Business & Sports

Jesus Antonio Rivera wins monthly Medal Play Golf tournament

Jesus Antonio Rivera wins mont…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Jesus Antonio Rivera won overall Low Gross during the monthly Medal Play Golf Tournament organized by the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA. Over the weekend, a total of 19 g...

Minister of Sports met with professional baseball players

Minister of Sports met with pr…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Sport Scholarship training, hosted by the Piper Davis Baseball organization, sponsored by the Ministry ECYS, commenced on Thursday July 27th. Mr. Skeete and Mr. Dixon, t...

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...

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A report card for members of parliament

A report card for members of parliament

PHILIPSBUEG, St. Maarten - At the end of every school year, students are evaluated and promoted or n...

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