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Imbali conducts summer camp

PHILIPSBURG - After an amazing Year in the arts, winning dance competition in Guadeloupe as well as in France, producing the original Folkloric Musical "Don Lolo", Imbali continues with their dedication to artist training with their Annual Visual and Performing Arts summer camp.

Imbali's Summer camp is a multi-disciplinary camp offering classes in a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from voice classes, dance classes, capoeira, drama, Games arts and craft and much more.

Imbali Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp will run for 3 weeks starting July 4 and ending Friday July 22. The camp classes are everyday from 8am until 5pm at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg.

This year Theatre Director Melissa Fleming joins Team Imbali at the summer camp. Ms. Fleming brings to the camp a wealth of experience both as an educator where she works as an elementary school teacher at the Martin Luther King School and as a creative person.

As a Theatre Director, Ms. Fleming has written and produced numerous productions featuring the youth culture. Amongst her work, is "Face off a production about adversities the youth face, but also promoting positive ways to over come their challenges.

Other production includes "un nuit De masala Love " "Journey to love, woman to thou arth", and "Village"

Addition to being a person in theatre .Ms Fleming is founder of "The One Young Poet society " a dynamic group of St.Maarten poets whose mission it is to create a platform where young talent can find a medium to explore the art of the spoken word.

Rounding out the new addition to Team Imbali Summer camp is the gifted and versatile Performance Artist La Rich Audain. La Rich Audain a prolific poet, and Visual artist took St.Maarten by storm with her unique style of Body Arts and face painting techniques. With her team of face painting artists Ms. Audain can be seen at many child centered events ranging from "child fest"' to numerous private parties and children Fun Days Activities in St.Maarten and the neighboring Islands.

Imbali mission is to create a center where the arts and the artist come together in a safe and nurturing environment to flourish and find their personal creative expressive voice.

Imbali Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp has been at the fore- front of inter-disciplinary artist training and continues this tradition with their latest Annual Summer Camp.

Dutch will not investigate Central Bank

PHILIPSBURG, Willemstad - According to the Dutch Minister Piet Hein Donner, there will be no investigation of the Central Bank.

This was made clear during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte.

The Dutch Minister also stated that the government of the Kingdom will be assisting in the building of confidence in the joint Central Bank of Curacao and St Maarten.

Gonzalo Cuales of Z-86 radio in Curacao in his PJD2 radio report Tuesday stated that the investigation is hindered by the articles of the Central Bank, only the board of the bank can do the investigation.

Cuales report can now be heard via PodCast.

2011 herring catch now available on Sxm

Minister of Plenipotentiary Voges receives courtesy visit from Dutch Representative


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Honourable Minister of Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges received a courtesy visit from the newly appointed Dutch representative to Sint Maarten, Curacao and Aruba Gerard van der Wulp on Wednesday.

Deadline Friday for Students to apply for Summer Jobs


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The deadline for the "2011 Business Outreach and Placement Program" known as the Summer Job Program, is Friday, May 13.





Men’s Night of Praise Concert


methchurchPHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg Methodist Church proudly presents their annual concert entitled, "Men's Night of Praise Concert" which is fundraising event organized by two classes of the church in aid of church missions.

Marine conditions forecasted to be rough, Hurricane Igor being blamed


trackPHILIPSBURG - The island of St. Maarten can experience some heavy rain fall this week with the passage of hurricane Igor.

Ab Klink quits parliament – resignation immediate


Ad_KlinkHOLLAND - Christian Democrat MP Ab Klink, whose opposition to an alliance with the anti-Islam PVV precipitated the collapse of talks on forming a right-wing government, has resigned as an MP.

Stomp; Haring catch is of good quality


DSC_1260PHILIPSBURG - Its that time of year once again when the Dutch community on St. Maarten join their country men and women in Holland to have the traditional Haring (Herring) feast.

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