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POND ISLAND, St. Maarten   TelEm Group has announced that at approximately 12:00 noon today (Tuesday) a contractor damaged a fibre cable in the Cole Bay area causing an interruption in service between customers of mobile customers TelCell and their Frenchside counterparts, Dauphin Telecom and Oranje.

TelEm Group technicians are busy looking into the damage to determine the extent of repair that will be required. Meantime customers of Oranje and Dauphin Telecom are unable to continue with voice calls and data roaming while on the Dutch side of the island . Customers of TelCell are also unable to make mobile calls and use data services while on the French side of the island.

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that there will be a temporary road closure on Back Street on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12.

The closure is scheduled to take place from 8.00pm to 10.00pm on both days.  The temporary closure is limited to the area of Super Plaza Department Store.

Pedestrians are urged to walk with caution in the area of the aforementioned store during the aforementioned hours as improvements to the store will be undertaken.

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Training Professionals International Firm, (TPI) has expanded their services to include Organizational Restructuring Plans, Company Retreats, Staff Coaching, Company Events, and has expanded their list of accredited trainings to include: Project Management, Strategic Thinking, Supervision, Time Management, Customer Service, Management & Leadership, Administrative & Executive, Coaching and much more.

TPI’s new services have been developed based on the latest global business trends and best practices being utilized by successful organizations all over the world. TPI takes pride in not being a typical company that offers basic employee training, we offer organizational solutions at every level of the organization, frontlines, supervisory, managerial, leadership and board level.  

TPI’s new services are tailored made for Managing Directors, Management Teams, Top Leadership and Boards members as our primary focus. We understand the important roles leadership plays in progressive organizations and want to maintain our position as their preferred firm. A firm that makes their strategic goals a top priority and remains a supportive partner in their ongoing organizational success every step of the way.  

We recognize that from time to time good organizations can get off track. Many simply need an improved, rejuvenated direction, a new way of being productive.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Thanking you in advance for your attention and cooperation. Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging

For those 60+, your current physical condition can benefit from exercise. Join the More Movement for the Elderly by participating in the next activity on Saturday, April 15 at the St. Martin’s Home (St. John’s Estate) from 10.30AM to 12.00PM.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten —The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 6 – 10 years at a cost of $6 at the Vineyard Estate next to the Vineyard building in Philipsburg on Saturday , April 15th , from 10 am to 12.30 pm.

Children attending this event will engage in fun activities, such as: face painting, 1 Puppet shows, various games and a grand Easter egg hunt, where hundreds of eggs will be hidden on the Vineyard Estate grounds. There will be a golden egg for the parents to hunt. Yes, parents will also be involved in this year’s hunt.

The activities are as follows:

Easter themed face painting by Funtopia; Interactive puppet shows will be held by Sher’s Puppet Theater; Storytime, games and of course the Easter run.

To participate in this event, please register at the library by the Thursday 13th April 2017; Space is limited, so children are urged to register as early as possible to secure their spot; however, we will welcome late comers.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Sunday announced that Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) Rolando Brison will lead a small team to the Netherlands to participate in various “Dinner Workshops” to promote and provide information to the Dutch travel trade sector so that they are able to sell the destination to their respective clients. The group left on Sunday until April 14.

He will be joined be staff of the STB as well as tourism partners from the Sonesta group, Westin Resort, Maduro & Sons, Holland House and Divi Resorts. The St. Maarten team will also get the opportunity to meet with several tour operators during a “Tour Operator Lunch” being held in Hoofddorp.

During the Dinner Workshop and the Tour Operator lunch, STB together with the attending partners will each give a presentation. Each evening the program will start at 18.00 and will end around 22.00. The locations are:


Monday the 10th: Rotterdam

Tuesday the 11th: Bloemendaal

Tuesday the 11th: Tour Operator Lunch at Hoofddorp

SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten - Region 2 Chairman Lion Claudio Buncamper MJF held his annual meeting online from the 
St. Maarten Lions Den for the Lions in Sub-District 60B. Three(3) Zone Chairmen reported on the progress and the many projects of the various clubs in the region over the past year starting from July 2016. Region 2 comprises of 21 Lions and Leo clubs on the islands of the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Antigua, Dominica and St. Maarten.
After the meeting, the Region 2 Chairman Lion Claudio Buncamper and Zone Chairman 2B Lion Ernie Hodge Carty from Anguilla visited the St. Maarten Leo Club High School Basketball Tournament that was being held at the Melford Hazel Center which was won by the Milton Peters College Team.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As the Rotary Year 2016-2017 advances in this 4th quarter of the year, the Rotary club of St. Martin Sunrise celebrates it’s membership by highlighting a couple of persons each week. This is an effort that commenced in August last year as part of Rotary’s Membership Month., a month of significance when the club seeks various ways to motivate membership and reach out to potential new Rotarians.

In this profile highlight, Rotary Sunrise introduces two of our great members, Ms. Damali Bryson and Mr. Ruminni Rogers!

Ms. Bryson was born on December 27, 1979. She is a Critical Care Nurse at the Sint Maarten Medical Center since 2012. After completing her studies in the Netherlands, she worked there for some years before moving back to Sint Maarten. Damali is an energetic, team player, and a people’s person who is keen to contribute to the island’s further development. As a Critical Care Nurse, Damali works in the Emergency Room, often spending long hours at work.

On New year’s Eve, when most people were at home or with friends ringing in the new year, Damali was with her colleagues at the ER. She does this with a big smile and open heart because she loves that she can assist people in need. In the past, she was only in the hospital and then home.

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The More Movement for Elderly program, has expanded with D’OGA, Dance and Yoga, offered by the University of St. Martin (USM) School for Continuous Education and Life Long Learning (SCELL).

The aforementioned is done in collaboration with the National Institute of Arts (NIA). The first lesson was offered on April 5th and the participating seniors enjoyed themselves with this more exotic version of physical exercise.

The lesson was conducted by Arlene Halley, from NIA who also is the developer of this concept.

The More Movement for the Elderly was developed due to the following entities coming together: the Department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), I&I Fitness, White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, and the Windward Island Physical Therapist Association.

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) has donated earplugs, for children, to the Sint Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF), intended to be used during the Children’s Parade scheduled for April 8th and other activities in which very loud music is generated.

The SCDF will distribute the earplugs to persons with children during the parades.

CPS urges the population to be aware that loud music can cause hearing damage, especially in young children, and as such it is important to protect them from loud pitches, tones and in general overly loud music by avoiding these as much as possible, and avoid standing in close proximity of speakers of sound trucks.

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