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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."

FLORIDA, United State - Winners of this year Soca Rumble King Vers in the power category and Mighty Dow in the groovy category, both attended and performed at the Miami Broward One Carnival last week, October 9 in Florida, US.

The Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a safe, family festival in South Florida and outlying areas, providing critical opportunities to the Caribbean people in South Florida to share the Caribbean culture, promote cultural exchange and build economic cooperation in the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment of South Florida.

Here's what they both had to say about their experience according to Montage Event Planner Grisha Heyliger: “Mighty Dow: My experience in Miami was a great one and reminded me of times I travelled in The past I heard comments from the audience like boy you full of energy.

PHILIPSBURG St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Zoological & Botanical Garden Foundation is collaborating with the Caribbean International Academy (CIA) this year for their annual Halloween-themed party known to many as, “Boo! at the Zoo”.

This popular Halloween celebration will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Madame Estate at the St. Maarten Zoo. Gates open promptly at 5:30pm and the party ends at 9pm.

Residents and visitors alike are invited to Boo at the Zoo”, which is the St. Maarten Zoo's most popular event of the year. The fun-filled evening is suitable for children and adults of all ages and will be organized by the Board and Management of the St. Maarten Zoo along with the high school students of the Caribbean International Academy (CIA). The goal this year is to have a successful event that is both freaky but appropriate enough for even the smallest of children to ensure that everyone leaves with a smile. 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten The Rotary Club of St. Maarten invites you to a wonderful evening of poker, bingo and excitement on Friday, October 21st at the Hollywood Casino.  According to Rotary Club of St. Maarten President Henna Budhrani, “For those that remember the event last year, it was a great time and was a new and exciting way to help raise funds for projects supported by the Rotary Club of St. Maarten particularly in the areas of Youth Literacy, Education, After School Programs, and Health/Nourishment.”

President Budhrani continued, “Registration for the poker and bingo tournament begins at 6:30 pm, along with poker lessons, light snacks and cocktails. 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - After twenty years of knowing just one person as its coordinator, Teen Times will have new leadership as of September 21, 2016. Long time Coordinator and Founder of Teen Times Mike Granger will be turning the reigns of the publication over to two former Teen Times members, Rochelayne “Roosje” Richardson-Rommy and Nichele Smith who will be assisting her. 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - RAW Promotions Foundation, the organization in charge of organizing the 2017 NAGICO Calypso competition, hereby informs all calypsonians that today the deadline to register for the 2017 NAGICO calypso competition is today at 5.00 pm.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - JIFE Music recording artist Nyquan has released his brand new single “Cover Meh,” a groovy soca song with solid lyrics.

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