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ST. KITTS - Atta Boafo, the main artist for the Gospel Explosion concert scheduled for Friday Dec. 2nd at the Flow Grounds in Needsmust, has arrived in the Federation. Mr. Boafo arrived on Wednesday afternoon at the RLB International Airport on British Airways and will be engaged in promotions of the event and ministry at churches and schools on the island. He will also be present at an outdoor promotions event this Friday November 25th at The Circus from 12 noon to 3pm where he will take pictures with fans and where tickets will also be on sale.

Popularly known for the song: Double Double, Atta Boafo is a highly anticipated artist for Gospel Explosion 2016. Upon arrival at the RLB International Airport, he was greeted by his manager and promoter from Redeemed Promotions Jernel Auboine, representatives of JIFE Music, a gospel music record label in St. Kitts and co-promoters of the event and JIFE Music recording artist Di Anointed Vale, who is also one of the headline acts for the show and who will be releasing his debut album on that event. Boafo said patrons should expect not just another gospel concert.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular this Saturday November 26th from 10am to 3pm at the Lions Den on Suckergarden Road next to the SOL gas station.

Anticipation for this popular fundraising bingo which hosts 2000 plus persons is growing in the public over the last few weeks and members of the public can come out to the Lions Den and purchase there tickets at $10 per ticket in advance to avoid long lines at the gate. 
The club will call about 51 bingo games on December 3rd for overloaded goody baskets, airline tickets on Air France/KLM, PAWA. Insel Air and Winair among others, along with various dinner vouchers and other constellation prizes. The final grand prize for the evening is the Santa’s Bag which is NAF 2,000 cash.
The Festival Village gates on the night of the Bingo opens at 6:30pm in order for the public to obtain their bingo cards and the first bingo game will be called at 8pm sharp by Past District Governor Lion Wally Havertong.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten The Philipsburg Jubilee Library hosted its weekly Saturday Storytime “Dutch is Fun” with Sher’s Puppet Theater last Saturday, 5th November, 2016. Over 80 children were in attendance and it was a huge success. Children learn how to respect others as well as themselves in a fun musical performance from the mouths of the puppets and their leader Sherida Mak.

Every Saturday the library conducts story time sessions in the Dutch language for visiting children. Volunteers from the community at large have been volunteering their time for this project under the theme “Dutch is Fun”, since the beginning of 2016.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- The Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular will be held on Saturday December 3rd at the Festival Village at 8pm sharp. This annual event, which is one of the club’s most loved and well attended signature projects, helps to generate funding to cover community projects throughout the Lionistic year including but not limited to: The Nelson van de Linden Senior Citizens Party, Lion Rudy Hoeve Health & Wellness Fair, Christmas Feeding Program, Foster Homes Movie Day and Student Excellence Awards among many others.
“The club is taking all the necessary steps to ensure that this year’s Lions Christmas Bingo is as spectacular as the previous years have been and more.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Sher’s Puppet Theater presents “Respect: children learning how to communicate” at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s weekly Story Time “Dutch is Fun” done by Sherida Mak. Saturday 5 November 2016 from 11am to 12pm.

Research findings have suggested that puppet shows are effective means of reinforcing existing knowledge and communicating new information while  Storytelling widens children’s imagination and also helps with remembering words, learning about new topics and in this case learning and enhancing one’s Dutch language skills. 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The highly anticipated show, Soca Rumble which compliments our annual carnival schedule starts registration today and forms can be found on Soca Rumble Facebook page or via email  deadline is November 30th, 2016.

  • For the selection process songs should be submitted and the top ten in each category will be chosen. Once selected the top songs will be promoted via local media and social media.
  • Contestants are allowed to submit more than one song, and in both categories. However, this does not guarantee that the participant will perform in both categories.
  • There will only be 10 performances in each category, in addition to the two defending monarch kings.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - A group of global Internet experts will gather in Sint Maarten from October 24 to 28 for a regional tech conference focused on developing the Caribbean Internet. Called Internet Week Sint Maarten, the meeting is expected to attract a broad profile of Internet stakeholders, including government officials, policy makers, regulators, academic researchers, journalists and ordinary Internet users.

The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will jointly kickstart the week with CaribNOG's twelfth regional meeting and ICANN’s LAC-I Roadshow.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - RAW Promotions Foundation, the entity charged with organizing the 2017 NAGICO Calypso competition, met with the

23 calypsonians who signed up to participate in the 2017 NAGICO Calypso competition on Friday evening, October 14th, in the A. C. Wathey Legislative hall,

where the Calypsonians were informed of the developments of the competition.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -  The Women’s Island Network (WIN), in collaboration with the Positive Foundation, hosted its first annual Passionately Pink Interactive Evening. The sold out event, was a 50/50 breast cancer information session and WIN fundraiser. Present were dynamic speakers, Dr. Henk Wassenaar, oncologist at SMMC, Dr. Claudia Arregoytia, research fellow at AUC and breast cancer survivor, Ms. Marcellina Loblack, who all did a fantastic job in bringing breast cancer awareness information to the attendees.  

This WIN event was held at Divi Beach Resort, a main sponsor of the event, in the Great Bay Room.   The Women’s Island Network (WIN), which is sponsored by USM’s School of Continuing Education and Life Long Learning (SCELL), would like to thank all the sponsors and donors who made this event the success it turned out to be.

GRAND CASE, St. Maarten - Over people of all ages came to celebrate migratory birds and learn about the amazing journeys that bring them to St. Martin. It was a record crowd for the Migratory Birds Festival, organized by Les Fruits de Mer. Attendees were treated to a variety of presentations and activities related to migratory birds and the habitats that sustain them.

 "The story of bird migration is fascinating, but we also see it as a gateway to learning about the entire ecosystem that surrounds them," explained Les Fruits de Mer co-founder Mark Yokoyama. "Activities like the Portable Pond Discovery Station and Crabitat highlight the less noticeable critters that sustain many of our birds, and the Club Gaïac seedling giveaway gets people personally involved in restoring native trees."

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