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Landfill Fire: Persons with respiratory challenges advised to close windows and doors

Landfill Fire: Persons with respiratory challenges advised to close windows and doors

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The landfill on Pond Island is on fire.  The Fire Department, is advising persons living downwind from the landfill fire, to close windows and doors, especially persons who have a respiratory challenge, and for persons who suffer from asthma, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory challenges. The Fire Department is monitoring the situation at the landfill on Pond Island.  The company responsible for the management of the landfill is working diligently to extinguish the fire. Read more

Sylvain Henry wins iSTEP Logo Competition

Sylvain Henry wins iSTEP Logo Competition

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Sylvain Henry of the Seventh Day Adventist School is the winner of the iSTEP logo competition and has won himself an Apple IPAD. Henry, who wants to be an animator amongst other feats when he grows up, is a vibrant 6th grader who admits that at first, he was intimidated to enter the competition but with the support of his family and a lot of hard work he was able to submit his winning artwork. A total of 18 submissions from various age groups and schools were judged by a panel of judges that comprised of two iSTEP team members, PRO of Minister Jacobs’ Cabinet, La Rich of Funtopia and Piet Valies of DWorks Graphics Design. The judging panel was very impressed with the creativity of all the artwork submitted which made judging the competition even harder. The judging panel and the iSTEP team were so... Read more

“Looking Beyond: Helping Your Child With Career Choices”

“Looking Beyond: Helping Your Child With Career Choices”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As a parent, there are various ways in offering support to your child’s future career success. Understanding the importance of your influence is the key to his/her success. The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports will be hosting an interactive workshop entitled “Looking Beyond: Helping Your Child With Career Choices”. This free workshop aspires to provide parents of secondary school students with tips, strategies, and resources to aid their children in researching careers, exploring career options, and helping them decide on a career choice. This workshop will be held on Thursday March 30th, 2017 at the SSSD’s office from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Persons interested in attending are urged to contact the SSSD’s office at 54-31235 and reserve their spot as space is limited. The Student Support Services Division(SSSD) provides support services to students referred by the care team... Read more

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Drug & Alcohol Awareness Campaign Kick off

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Campaign Kick off

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, through, the Inspectorate of Culture, Youth & Sport, has partnered with the St. Maarten Lions Club, through its Juni...

Carnival’s Coca Cola cans in the huge collection of Guinness record holder

Carnival’s Coca Cola cans in the huge collection of Guinness record holder

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten’s Carnival Coca Cola cans have made into into the collection of Davide Andreani, the Guiness world record holder for largest Coca Cola collector cans. St. Maarte...

InselAir pursues its stabilization plan

InselAir pursues its stabilization plan

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - As the stabilization plan is unfolding, InselAir is happy to report an important improvement on its on-time performance on routes between the ABC-islands and St. Maarten as ...

Minister Lee Encourages Public to Attend Health Fair

Minister Lee Encourages Public to Attend Health Fair

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister Lee encourages everyone to take the time and visit the 9th Annual Lion’s Health & Wellness Fair happening this Saturday, March 25, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at St. ...

Tourist Bureau to kick-off Summer of Sports campaign

Tourist Bureau to kick-off Summer of Sports campaign

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) is actively putting together a program to boosts its efforts to promote St. Maarten as a Sports Tourism destination. Entitled “St. Maart...

Dutch National Ombudsman to hold open office hours on Bonaire, Saba and Statia

Dutch National Ombudsman to hold open office hours on Bonaire, Saba and Statia

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - In late March and early April 2017, investigators of the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands will pay a working visit to the Caribbean Netherlands. They will hold open office h...

CIBC FirstCaribbean pushes MPC closer to taking part in Olympic Moves Competition

CIBC FirstCaribbean pushes MPC closer to taking part in Olympic Moves Competition

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Teachers and students of the Milton Peters College (MPC) will be traveling to the Netherlands in June to take part in the Olympic Moves Competition, one of the largest sport...

Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Visits Port St. Maarten

Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Visits Port St. Maarten

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel.  On Saturday, March 11, Seabourn, one of the ...

St. Maarten Lions donate again to Little League

St. Maarten Lions donate again to Little League

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Lions Club presented its yearly donation to sponsor a Little League Team for the 2017 competition. The team is called Lions Club. Members of the St. Maarten ...

Rotary Sunrise Sponsors Youth Delegation in the Bahamas RYLA

Rotary Sunrise Sponsors Youth Delegation in the Bahamas RYLA

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - There is no better way to empower young people than to strengthen their leadership skills. The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise, in collaboration with its youth wings spons...

Power Hour Goes E.P.I.C. in 2017!

Power Hour Goes E.P.I.C. in 2017!

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – POWER HOUR is the premier networking event for entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals. Over the course of the past three years, it has influenced more than 100...

TelEm Group assisting Sr. Basilia Center with washday woes

TelEm Group assisting Sr. Basilia Center with washday woes

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten –  TelEm Group recently came to the rescue of residents of the Sister Basilia Center after learning of their washday plight. Residents at the center found themselves wit...

NIPA LPN students visit the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational center

NIPA LPN students visit the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational center

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On March 21st 2017-NIPA Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students accompanied by their instructor Nichelle Van der Mark, visited the St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational...

UP Party calls for Action by Government on a Cyber Security System for Civil Service Organization

UP Party calls for Action by Government on a Cyber Security System for Civil Service Organization

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The United People’s (UP) Party is calling on Government to protect the civil service organization against cyber-attacks after the country’s governmental system was brought t...

SXM Festival closes for over 3,000 in attendance at Happy Bay

SXM Festival closes for over 3,000 in attendance at Happy Bay

HAPPY BAY, St. Maarten - Festival lovers then had a choice to continue at various night venues which included Sky Beach, Tantra, 3 Amigos, Refuge and Dirty Sanchez. This year, the Festival launched t...

Motorworld remains committed to continuous staff development MD credits employees for success of company

Motorworld remains committed to continuous staff development MD credits employees for success of company

COLE BAY, St.  Maarten - Managing Director of the Motorworld Group Tariq Amjad has expressed strong optimism that the company’s staff development initiatives are bearing fruit and believes that, ...

Thank you from SXM DOET

Thank you from SXM DOET

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXM DOET Project Management Team would hereby like to thank you for contributing to the success of SXM DOET 2017! Without your support SXM DOET would not be what it is ...

HBN Law’s Eric R. de Vries and Chris de Bres ranked among Dutch Caribbean’s best attorneys by Chambers & Partners

HBN Law’s Eric R. de Vries and Chris de Bres ranked among Dutch Caribbean’s best attorneys by Chambers & Partners

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - HBN Law has been ranked as one of the best law firms in the Dutch Caribbean by Chambers & Partners in Chambers Global 2017, while two of the firm’s attorneys, Eric...

Island Communities

Four Jamaican Drug Mules Ordered Deported From Barbados

Four Jamaican Drug Mules Order…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  –  Four Jamaican nationals have been ordered to leave the country, after they were convicted here on Wednesday of several drug offences. They are 31-year-old Tamaro De...

Guatemalan ISPs favour Internet exchange point

Guatemalan ISPs favour Interne…

GUATEMALA - Internet service providers in Guatemala have expressed a commitment to explore ways to work together to strengthen the local Internet. This significant step forward for the country's Internet landsc...

Jamaican Woman Slapped With Criminal Charges In Barbados

Jamaican Woman Slapped With Cr…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Jamaican national Kimone Tasheeka Carty is scheduled to appear in court today on two charges. The 24-year-old has been charged with the offences of arson and serious bodily harm committe...

Island Business & Sports

UP MP Connor attends Aruba National Day Celebrations. Visits Under 13 Soccer Selection to Support St. Maarten Squad

UP MP Connor attends Aruba Nat…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - United People's Party Member of Parliament (MP) Claret Connor, was in attendance of the St. Maarten vs Curacao soccer match in support of the St. Maarten under 13 soccer sel...

Graham and Hobgood win two-player Stableford Tournament

Graham and Hobgood win two-pla…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - An eager group of golfers gathered at the Mullet Bay Golf course to battle for first place in this special tournament. In the end Keith Graham and Howard Hobgood showed their...

St. Maarten Sparkles  Day 2 - St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Sparkles Day 2 - …

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - On the penultimate day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the competitors enjoyed truly gorgeous conditions. Bright sunshine and 15-20 knots of trade winds with a relative...

Island Opinion

Parliament and the screening of candidate ministers

Parliament and the screening of candidat…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Today, two months after the new Council of Ministers was sworn in, we sti...

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