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WITU president remains behind bars

WITU president remains behind bars

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Judge of instruction on Friday, December 9, 2016 deemed the arrest and detention of V.C.E.A. (59) legitimate. She is suspected of threat, insult and libel. The Prosecutor’s Office had prolonged her detention on December 7 with 8 more days.F.R.E. (35) suspected of threat was released on December 8 on “conditional dismissal”. He will serve 50 hours of community service. Read more

MLK School presents list of concerns to Minister of Education

MLK School presents list of concerns to Minister of Education

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -  On Tuesday December 6th, the management and staff of the Dr. Martin Luther King School, provided a list of concerns. Minister Jacobs was surprised and dismayed to learn that the challenges being faced had not yet been dealt with when management and teachers requested an urgent meeting on these topics. Head of DPE, Mrs. Glenderlin Davis-Holiday, alongside the management of MLK school, are currently working on the short-term goals as well as providing an action plan for the long term. The Ministry is also looking into various means to avoid future reoccurrence. Minister Jacobs would like to ensure the management and staff as well as the parents and students of the MLK School, that the alleviation of their concerns are a priority and preparations are being made to ensure the safety and health of all. Read more

Winair and Unity Aviation Canada team Up

Winair and Unity Aviation Canada team Up

AIRPORT ROAD, St. Maarten - Mr. Greg Kalinchuk Managing Director of Unity Aviation Canada Ltd. one of the suppliers of aircraft to Winair visited our facilities to review and discuss Winair’s aircraft requirements for upcoming season 2017/18. Mr. Kalinchuk reviewed and assisted our maintenance department with our procedures in maintaining our aircraft and was satisfied with our maintenance program in place for servicing our aircraft. Mr. Collin Morris Winair’s Acting Director of maintenance of Winair and Mr. Kalinchuk also took the opportunity to present and distribute additional tools to all Winair’s A&P mechanics and auto shop employees to assist them in their responsibilities. ”It is truly partners like Unity AC that come to assist and provide resources for our employees that clearly demonstrate we are working together for a common goal, maintaining our aircraft to the highest standards in the aviation industry and developing our employees for the long run.“ stated Michael... Read more

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Tourism key to US-Caribbean interests

Tourism key to US-Caribbean interests

MIAMI - The Caribbean must ensure issues of critical socioeconomic importance are firmly addressed with the U.S. Congress and the incoming administration, according to Karolin Troubetzkoy, Presid...

Sint Maarten presents its progress to Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee

Sint Maarten presents its progress to Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A delegation consisting of Ms. Joy Arnell, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor and Mr. Patrice Gumbs, Jr, Senior Policy Advisor at th...

iu Jitsu graduation

iu Jitsu graduation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On December 7th and 8th SXM BJJ conducted the largest graduation ceremonies to date. World renowned martial artist Rolles Gracie flew in from New York City to commemorate th...

80 percent of the teachers in St. Eustatius achieve their Cambridge Engels certificate

80 percent of the teachers in St. Eustatius achieve their Cambridge Engels certificate

ST. EUSTATIUS - Last Monday during a festive ceremony at the Gwendoline van Putten School, teachers from all educational institutions on St. Eustatius received their "Cambridge Certificate of English”...

Tree lighting ceremony

Tree lighting ceremony

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Christmas season kicked off for members, guests and staff of Simpson Bay Resort & Marina on Wednesday with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The jovial event saw Sant...

Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Recommends to Government to Implement Traffic Solutions for Simpson Bay/Cole Bay

Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Recommends to Government to Implement Traffic Solutions for Simpson Bay/Cole Bay

PORT ST. MAARTEN –In June, 2014, the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation (SLAC) – a subsidiary of Port St. Maarten - commissioned CH2M HILL, Inc. to perform a traffic study for the Simpson Bay La...

Sabre’s Technology Report: The Three Emerging Technology Trends to Watch and Get Ready For

Sabre’s Technology Report: The Three Emerging Technology Trends to Watch and Get Ready For

SOUTHLAKE, Texas –– Technology innovation is changing faster than ever with emerging capabilities like robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality on the brink of permeating nearly every a...

COPPPAL rejects possible attempt to recolonize the Dutch Caribbean islands

COPPPAL rejects possible attempt to recolonize the Dutch Caribbean islands

SANTO DOMINGO/ KRALENDIJK - The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean, Copppal, rejected by a communiqué the possible attempts to recolonize the so-called Dutch ...

KLM will take next year pilots and cabin crew to

KLM will take next year pilots and cabin crew to

NETHERLAND - KLM is the first half of next year, hundreds of pilots and four hundred new purser, hiring flight attendants. That makes the airline announced on Wednesday. The growth in the number of ...

Virgin Cruises needs Commitment from Government for Port St. Maarten to Secure More Cruise Business

Virgin Cruises needs Commitment from Government for Port St. Maarten to Secure More Cruise Business

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Virgin Cruises needs a commitment from the Government of Sint Maarten in order for destination Sint Maarten to secure new business as the cruise line is ready to commit. Port St. M...

Senator De Sousa Croes to present for IHRD lecture 2016

Senator De Sousa Croes to present for IHRD lecture 2016

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE), in collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM), will host its third annual International Human Rights Day Lecture on Frida...

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Guyana Central Bank Puts The Brakes On Trading In Barbados & Trinidad Dollars

Guyana Central Bank Puts The B…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A deluge of Barbadian dollars on the Guyana market has resulted in that country’s central bank today temporarily suspending trade in this island’s currency. Guyana’s monetary authorities a...

Caribbean’s First Marine Climate Change Report Card Expected Next Year

Caribbean’s First Marine Clima…

BELIZE CITY, Belize — Several agencies are working to prepare the first ever marine climate change report card for the Caribbean. The report card, due to be launched in March 2017, will provide comprehensive, ...

Parliament Condemns Video Inciting Assassination Of Legislators

Parliament Condemns Video Inci…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Parliament has approved a resolution deploring “the dastardly act of terrorism” by the circulation of a video “inciting the assassination” of legislators here. Prim...

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EU to boost Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

EU to boost Caribbean competit…

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in St. Lucia on Wednesday, December 14, 20...

Team gill wins the 13th annual Bobby's Marina la Course de L'Alliance Regatta

Team gill wins the 13th annual…

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - This weekend marked the thirteenth year of one of the most anticipated season opening events of the sailing season at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, the Course de L’ Alliance ...

World Renowned Martial Artist Rolles Gracie visits SXM

World Renowned Martial Artist …

COLE BAY, St. Maarten - Local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school SXM BJJ is proud to announce that Professor Rolles Gracie will be teaching a special seminar class for adults and teens age 14+ on Wednesday De...

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NV GEBE needs to address the ongoing issues as proper planning prevents poor performance

NV GEBE needs to address the ongoing iss…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As a community spirited person, I am not here to criticize or pass the bl...

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