PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Two entertainers from St. Maarten have been nominated for the 8th annual Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards.
The two singers are Roxy and Shawn J. Shawn J has been nominated for six (6) categories, while Roxy is recognized for 5 categories.
Those categories are among others, Holy Hip Hop/Alternative Gospel CD of the year, Urban Contemporary Female Vocalist of the year, Alternative Christian Song of the year – “Shake it Off” and Urban/R and B Song of the year.
The musical awards ceremony is slated to be held on Saturday June 25th 2016 at 7 pm at the Downtown Cannon Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Speaking to our news department an excited Roxy told us that she is happy to have been nominated for the event. She remarked:
“To have been able to be nominated for an award that is not locally, actually it’s in the US, it’s an honor.”
She is also urging the community at large to support her in her quest by voting online @www.therythemofgospelawards.com and follow the instructions.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Presenting the final contestants in the Little Miss St.Martin 2015.
MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG - Every day hundreds of people are finding the courage to pursue a potential spouse. Social media has made the search even more thrilling and for the first time ever, St. Martin will harness the power of the internet to bring compatible people together.
After months of hardwork and dedication, Caribbean Christian Dating (CCD) is delighted to announce to its official website launch: www.caribbeanchristiandating.com, inspired by the breathtaking beauty of St. Martin, panorama of fused cultures here and the conviction that the island is the perfect launchpad for unity to come alive in diversity.
CCD is here to connect men and women who are serious about pursuing strong Godly relationships and friendships. This is the fastest growing and only faith based dating network in the Region with anti-scam protection, verified profiles, live chat and 24 hrs customer support.
It’s an exciting project that is attracting the attention of many, who are pleasantly surprised by groovy website layout, privacy options and user friendliness, presenting a powerful tool right at your fingertips, in the comfort of your home, office or cozy space.
CCD, in real time, helps you find God’s match for your life and can be accessed by visiting www.caribbeanchristiandating.com to upload your profile and connect with other like-minded individuals who have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Find us on Facebook at: Caribbean Christian Dating.
Founder, Emalie Questel said that the team at Caribbean Christian Dating is currently working on several projects such as The Dating Show on dating effectively and a Singles Seminar with the hope that every single person can find their God-given spouse or match.
Acting as a soft launch, CCD will host a social movie night on Friday November 20 at 7:30 pm at 127 Rue de Hollande in Marigot. This gathering of singles will feature the movie: I’m In Love with a Church Girl and while admission is free, snack items will be on sale.
Bored out of your wits? Then log on to CCD, its free and its fun! If you know you want a Christian partner; then join this niche site. Having common values is the foundation for a lasting relationship.
“We would encourage everyone to look for partners who have the same cultural and spiritual/religious background. CCD is one of the best ways to do this. God challenges us to seek and find,” Questel added.
Online dating through Caribbean Christian Dating targets its users through a self-selecting experience. This premise is based on the belief that Christianity is central to whom a person is and, therefore, the driving force behind what Christians look for in a potential mate.
Interested individuals can sign up on the website for free. The website’s staff takes great strides to make sure its online community is safe while using its features.
In addition to manually reviewing all profile text and photos submitted by members, CCD has created other methods to ensure the website remains safe. It identifies flagged profiles with concerning material and eliminates fraudulent activity.
Caribbean Christian Dating is new… it’s fresh… it’s exciting and it’s here to stay. So come experience the difference!
Mix and Mingle for Christian Singles is the sister organization of Caribbean Christian Dating with the purpose of organizing meet and greet retreats, socialization and pen pal; mix and mingle The general public is invited to sign up for membership also atwww.mixandminglechristiansingles.com.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Zoological & Botanical Garden Foundation is proud to be collaborating with the St Dominic High IB Year 1 students for our annual Boo At The Zoo Halloween party.
Boo At The Zoo will be a spooky but fun-filled evening for children and adults of all ages. Since the St. Maarten Zoo couldn’t host Boo at the Zoo last year due to the damage received from Hurricane Gonzalo, this year’s event will be the biggest and best thus far, especially with the assistance of St. Dominic High School IB Year 1 students!
Adults and children alike can have fun getting freaked out on the scary, haunted walk through the Zoo. Along the way, visitors will be met with surprises of all kinds, including grab boxes in which the contents are unknown until you put your hand inside. We will also be having a small bonfire, for roasting marshmallows while listening to scary stories. Entertainment will be provided by TriologySoundz.
Please come on down and celebrate Halloween with us this Friday, October 30, 2015 at the St. Maarten Zoo in Madame Estate. Gates open at 5:30pm and the party will continue until 9:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 if you are in costume, but $10 if you are not in costume. Adults are encouraged to wear costumes as well!
BES Islands - The Dutch Caribbean Pearls (Pearls DC) event aims to celebrate successes and Dutch Caribbean role models living in the Netherlands.
Stichting Ocan, the foundation responsible for organizing the DC Pearls event, wants to represent Dutch Caribbean people for an equal chance to reach their full potential.
The 4th edition of the Dutch Caribbean Pearls Gala & Award Show will take place on the 7th of November 2015.
The winners will be announced during a spectacular award show at the Party- & Convention Center Doelarie in Rotterdam. The 33 nominees in the seven categories are online at the website of DC Pearls (www.dcpearls.nl).
As with previous years, the show will be held in the city of Rotterdam. The city of Rotterdam is an important financier of the DC Pearls project. Other sponsors this year are Stichting Studiefinanciering Curaçao, Stichting Passaat, and online radio Fruzitime.
Preceding the gala and award show will be the Dutch Caribbean Connect; A networking event where the nominees will be able to connect with other high profile VIP’s from the Dutch & Dutch Caribbean community.
In previous years the DC Connect has featured Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk, Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb and Minister Plenipotentiaries from the various Dutch Caribbean islands.
The award show kicks off at 8:30pm and there will be various acts and performances filling the night such as; the dance group Afrokiddos and inspirational speaker, Shandrick Elodia.
Well know bands NSTYPLY and K’RIBE will be live on stage for an evening of Caribbean fun. St. Maarten’s very own DJ Spy, who is among the nominees this year, will also have a performance as well as DJ Sky from Aruba. A judging panel of well experienced professionals from each category will select the winners based on a predefined criteria.
There will be one winner for each of the 7 categories namely:Music & Entertainment, Science, Community, Student, Sport, Entrepreneurship and Art & Literature.
Nominees per island
This year there is one nominee for Bonaire, and one for St. Eustatius, non other than International Reggae artist, Ziggi Ricardo. From Saba there are 2 nominees this year, one each in the Student and Art & Literature categories. St Maarten, with 6 nominees has more than Aruba this year, who has 5 nominees, while Curaçao comes in with 18 nominees.
The nominees from Aruba also include 12 year old Lisa Hoeverts in the Sport category. Lisa was born in the Netherlands, and her parents are from Aruba. “Usually there would be exceptions for older nominees.
However, this time we were happy to make an exception for this young talent!” said Ramses Petronia, project manager of DC Pearls. Besides the fact that Lisa has had outstanding athletic results in the past year, the DC Pearls team believes it is important to look at the younger generation as well. Mr Petronia also mentioned that “the nominees are not just recognized for their success and input. OCaN sees these ‘pearls’ as role models for others in the community.”
Most Outstanding Pearl
Aside from the winners in the various categories, all the nominees are competing against each other for the additional “Most Outstanding Pearl” award which is selected based on an open poll system. Friends, family, supporters and the general public are invited to vote for their favorite Pearl by visiting the DCPearls website (www.dcpearls.nl/vote). The voting for the Most Outstanding Pearl 2015 is now open.
According to the project manager, Ramses Petronia “This year there is a much broader representation of all the different islands. Not just in terms of nominees, but including the organizing team as well”.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -Introducing Princess Jerinelle Louisa , your lovely contestant # 2. Princess Jerinelle 9yrs, a student of Sister Marie Laurence school and she loves to sing, dance and reading. Her future aspiration is to become a Teacher or a Nurse.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is reminding the general population and Carnival stakeholders in particular that registration for the 2016 Carnival season closes on November 1, 2015. The SCDF opened registration on September 1 for all aspects of Carnival.
With the exception of troupes, once registration is closed, there will be no extending of the deadline for any area of Carnival. The SCDF will then continue with Carnival 2016 much earlier than customary in order to facilitate a number of initiatives over the next few months.
“Early preparation leads to better execution. We have followed this mantra for the past few years and it has been working good for us.
Folks simply need to get a form for whatever Carnival activity they wish to engage in, fill it in and return it to us,” the SCDF said, adding that general meeting with Carnival stakeholders will commence after November 1.
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