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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Residents of the Dominican Republic and who are living on St. Maarten, celebrated their Independence Day on Sunday with a parade in Philipsburg.

PHILISPBURG, St. Maarten - Recording artist Mya met with Art Saves Lives students Jay Mills, Adreanne Harrigan, Ray-Angel Simon, Deveny Elferink, Jeremiah David and Lian Borsje before her performance at Heineken 2017 Regatta on Sunday evening.

ASL Project Manager Ari Sutton accompanied the students who presented Mya with a gift bag containing ASL mementos. ASL Founder Nicole De Weever is a fan of Mya’s work and was instrumental in planning the meeting along with ASL teaching artists Maud and Chloe Arnold.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - All Junior and Grand Parade Troupe Leaders and others involved in Carnival parades are invited to a very important meeting on Tuesday, March 6 at the office of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The office is located above the WIB branch on the Illidge Road and the meeting time is 7:00pm.

The foundation is ready to relay information to the troupe leaders to ensure that all are on the same page for Carnival 2017. Likewise, the foundation has to hear from and register all troupes that intend to participate in the parades.

Additionally, there are some companies and persons who want to participate in the parade as individuals, they too are invited to this meeting.

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Fire Department, is advising persons living downwind from the landfill fire, to close windows and doors, especially persons who have a respiratory challenge, and for persons who suffer from asthma, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory challenges.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - USM 2017, Pond island. Long in the making the University of St. Martin students did their first hike with the concrete objective of beautifying the island by replanting the fruit trees, medicinal herbs, and aloe plants in the hills of Sint Maarten & Saint Martin (St. Martin). At 7:00 AM the students gathered in front of the Kooyman hardware store to begin the hike. Led by the connoisseur of St. Martin’s hiking trails and local history, Mr. Reginald Richardson, the 15 students experienced the unseen beauty of their island. For some this would be the first time they climbed one of the hills of the island of their birth. One of the students, Mr. Artillo Phillips remarked that he has gained a new love for the island. Another, Ms. Kedija Brooks could not stop exclaiming how beautiful she found St. Martin.

As is customary with hikes, the students had to rely and motivate one another when the trail got difficult. One witnessed how Mr. Kenrick Lachana motivated his co-student Ms. Junny Saint Germain to persevere as then they could go home and proudly tell it to their mother and father. This was a concrete reminder that despite their differences in lifestyle, ethnicity, and religion, they will need to show solidarity to make it on St. Martin and in their individual pursuit of happiness.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Carnival Event organizer Rio Productions announced earlier today that El Emporio Productions from the well-known entertainer Michael Angelo (MC Sohype), will be hosting the official after-party of the Lighted Parade 2017, which will take place on Saturday, April 1st.

The party will take place at the popular night club Soggy Dollar Bar and goes under the name of “Carnival Turn Up”. DJ Maestro, DJ Big Boss, Lil ‘R, Siwroo, Khidd & MC Sohype will spinning the decks, and are expected to play the very best Soca, Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Bouyon songs. Entrance fee to the after-party is $10.00, before 1:00, am but for the Lighted Parade participants a special price of $5.00 is being extended. For this event only, it will be 2 for 1 Stoli and Jose Cuervo at the bar.

For those who want to participate in the Lighted Parade 2017, the T-shirts will go on sale starting this weekend as an “early bird special” for $40.00, and will give access to the full parade featuring Small Axe Band, Soggy Dollar Bar bandwagon ft. DJ Maestro and DJ Big Boss and NBA ft. Grand Masters Band.

PORT ST. MAARTEN – As one of the proud premier sponsors of the 37th Edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Port St. Maarten Management wishes the sailors and support teams a safe and fun event over the next few days.

Port St. Maarten will be hosting the sailors lounge during the St. Maarten by Sea segment of the regatta at the Walter Plantz Square on the Boardwalk on March 3rd.

The lounge will cater to the sailors providing them with a VIP experience at the Walter Plantz Square at Down Street. The daily prize giving for the Regatta participants will take place at the sailors lounge and a round of Heineken will be provided to all sailors!

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten  – The SXM DOET Project Management Team is proud to announce a brand new partnership for SXM DOET 2017: UTS.

Since its inception in 2015, the local volunteer event SXM DOET has collaborated with various businesses within the corporate realm in order to ensure the successful execution of the largest volunteer initiative in the Dutch Kingdom.

Corporate partners assist in many ways, either by providing donations or discounts to the participating organizations, providing a platform for marketing at a discounted rate, printing and supplying materials needed for volunteers at great prices, providing general assistance where needed, and many more services, too numerous to mention. Without such assistance SXM DOET would not be as well attended and successful as it has already become in just 3 years.

This year, SXM DOET has most recently teamed up with United Telecommunication Services (UTS), who has provided the SXM DOET project management team with a very useful medium to promote and market the annual volunteer event: SMS broadcast. The telecommunications company has also adopted a project of their own, that of the Safe Haven Foundation, to which employees will volunteer their time on Friday, March 10th

“Our company is staffed by and run by many locals with generations of roots on our island. This isn’t only about corporate responsibility for us. It’s only natural that our team would want to also contribute and make a difference on the island we all live on.” Says Ivy lambert, UTS Marketing & Communication Officer “We are excited about the opportunity to give back and make a difference for our community. SXM DOET is an awesome initiative in the sense that it brings a large part of our community together to tackle various projects and areas that need attention. We urge people who haven’t joined the movement yet to surf to to check out the projects and find one you are interested in.”  

In previous years SXM DOET has teamed up with heavily committed corporate partners, including: RMG Designs, Heavenly Water, Kooyman, Divico, Cake House, Green Fingers, Easy Print, Firgos, Buccaneer Beach Bar, Viva Signs, the Philipsburg Broadcasting Company, The Daily Herald, Caribbean Legacy and companies who have supported organizations on their own accord.

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that the Government Parking Lot in Simpson Bay (Kim Sha Beach) has been reserved for the Heineken Regatta as of Saturday, March 4 at 8.00am to Monday, March 6 at 8.00AM.

Marigot, St. Martin - The Movement for Justice and Prosperity (MJP) deposited their list of candidates at prefecture on Wednesday afternoon, said Louis Mussington, president of MJP.

“It is now official, we have passed all the legal and administrative requirements to participate in the upcoming March 19, Territorial Council elections,” said Mussington.

“The list of 26 candidates is composed of men and women equipped and qualify to carry the task of governing the Collectivité de Saint-Martin for the next 5 years,” said Mussington.

The MJP is composition of the list is the following candidates 1) MUSSINGTON Louis Edmond, 2) JANUARY OGOUNDELE - TESSI Marthe, 3) GUMBS Daniel Rigobert 4) DAVIS Bernadette, 5) ALIOTTI Pierre Jacques Andre, 6) BROOKS Juliette Kelly, 7) DANIEL Arnel Williams, 8) BARROT Micheline Marguerite, 9) WILSON Martin Ezikiel, 10) CURIEL Jocelyn Catherine 11) GUMBS Frantz Roger, 12) LAFLEUR Maryse, 13) LAGGOUNE Ali, 14) GLASCOW THOMAS Genevieve Norma, 15) MOÏSE Agenor, 16) FELIX Clarisse Nadine, 17) MUSSINGTON Leonard Emile, 18) FAROUIL Gisele Diane, 19) SAMER Romuald Gregoire, 20) HADDOKS Marie Line, 21) JAVOIS Thierry 22) DAVIS Claudette, 23) TAYALE Mario Rodrigue, 24) RICHARDSON Marie Thérése, 25) JABOULEY Francisque Marc, 26) CAJUSTE DORMOY Jocelyne.

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