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SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Rotaractor Micaela Hart placed a jar at the University of St. Martin (USM) for students to put their can tabs in.

The can tabs are shipped to Canada where they are sold for their aluminum value; the money is used for the project ‘Can Tabs for Wheelchairs for Children’. When Mr. Eion Maison, the Director of SCELL, saw what it was for he informed Micaela that he is the adviser to the Learning Unlimited Interact Club and asked if they could involve them.

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — The Caribbean will have to strengthen its Internet infrastructure if it is to keep pace with the world’s growing digital economy.

That’s the view held by Bevil Wooding, an Internet Strategist with US-based non-profit Packet Clearing House, an organisation providing operational support and security to critical Internet infrastructure around the world.

Speaking to an audience of telecoms sector executives and government officials at the Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum in Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Wooding contrasted the high speed of change in the global Internet landscape with the relatively slow pace of Internet infrastructure development in the Caribbean.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The measure is the result of laboratory testing of the water from these bottles which disclosed the presence of Coliform bacteria and possibly other non-identifiable bacteria. The group of coliform bacteria can cause abdominal pain and fever. More severe cases can lead to bloody diarrhea, dehydration or even kidney failure.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS - JIFE Music recording artist Di Anointed Vale is in the height of his Blood A Jesus Tour in the US. Arriving in the US on July 1, Vale has performed at churches and concerts in the New York and New Jersey. The Blood A Jesus Tour is spearheaded by St. Kitts-based gospel music record label JIFE Music for Di Anointed Vale and is named on the title of his award winning debut album “Blood A Jesus.” The tour started in St. Maarten on June 2nd where he performed at the Worship Without Apology Concert at Port De Plaisance, Cole Bay and at several churches for the month of June.

“The reception of the ministry in St. Maarten is phenomenal. The ministry started off with a high note…and I am just grateful for the opportunity,” Vale said, after spending one month on tour in St. Maarten. The tour ended in St. Maarten with an event called Club Hype. “I believe that with the ministry we would have done in St. Maarten, I would have accomplished what I set out to do,” Vale said.

While also in St. Maarten, Vale shot a music video for his highly acclaimed single 2017 “Eternal Love” which is expected to be released in August. The music video was shot by SnapIt Studios in St. Maarten and directed and produced by Ricardo Mardenbrough.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Lions has closed of 2016-2017 by winning Club of the Year Award for Region 2 from Immediate Past District Governor Lion Errol Lee. The club previously won Club of the Quarter over the months July thru September 2016. Sub-District 60b comprises of four regions and Region 2 comprises of 15 clubs spread over the islands of USVI, BVI, Saba, St. Eustatius, Anquilla, St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Dominica and St. Maarten.
St. Maarten Lions Club Immediate Past President Lion Davey Woods stated, “I am extremely happy and grateful that the District Governor has recognized the hard work that the Board and members of the St. Maarten Lions Club have put in over 2016-2017 for the St. Maarten community.

CAY HILL, St. Maarten Ongoing restoration and development works being carried out at the Mary’s Fancy estate will take into consideration the heritage and ecological significance of the estate.

So says APS Director Nadya van Putten. St. Maarten’s general pension fund administrator has been developing and restoring the estate, following its acquisition in 2014.

Several major developments are taking place at Mary’s Fancy estate, as part of plans being formulated for future use of the estate.

“APS envisions the preserving of the ecological system and surrounding green areas of the estate as well as the heritage and historic value of the property itself. Once completely restored, the property will still be a place of peace and tranquility, with the creation of a botanical garden”, says the APS director.

Plans for the estate include a two-story high end, eco boutique hotel with elevated pavilion-style suites for guest’s accommodation.

Customers of the nearby Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten and day visitors would be welcome to visit the restaurant or garden area.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Ministers of Finance of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, as representatives of the Entitled Asset holders, as well as the other ministers of the government and the members of the parliament of Sint Maarten, were offered a walk-through of the Central Bank’s office in Sint Maarten, which is currently being renovated.

With the introduction of the monetary union of Curaçao and Sint Maarten on October 10, 2010, the CBCS office on Sint Maarten was established to carry out the tasks specified in the Central Bank Charter for Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Adapting the existing Central Bank building was both necessary and recommended to accommodate the required number of employees so that the branch could function as a fully operational office.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coast of the country.

Office of Disaster Management says, these plans should have been in place since before the start of the hurricane season on June 1.

The season so far has seen three storms form, and the peak of the season still has to come.

Property damages that can be expected from hurricanes and coastal flooding have been increasing year by year, and in many places the threat to life is increasing as well.

SOUTH REWARD, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Community Collective, South Reward celebrated another milestone event for the community on Sunday afternoon when the MOU between the community association and the Milton Peters College was finally signed for the use of the outdoor basketball court.

Speeches were done by Community Collective South Reward's President Mrs. Zahira Hilliman-Marmar, facility manager Mr Richard Woods, Professional basketball player Mr. Patrick Hilliman and community collective treasurer Ms. Everonique Levenstone.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday July 17th at approximately 10.45 a.m. the Emergency Central Dispatch received a call of an ongoing armed robbery at Divinity Jewelers located on Front Street across from L’Escargot restaurant. Immediately several police patrols were sent to the scene to investigate what had taken place.

While approaching the scene three unknown me with their faces covered were seen running away from the scene. The police summoned these men to stop but they refused to do so. Several warning shots were then fired by police. One of the suspects surrendered while the other continued running away.

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