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Jan 31st
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Martin Luther King Jr. School hosted mock election.

Martin Luther King Jr. School hosted mock election.

PHILIPSBURG:--- This week students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School were given the opportunity to cast their ballots in a 'mock election', which was part of the Project Approach on Citizenship/Government. The Cycle 2 year 2 students along with their classroom Teacher Tracy Joseph worked diligently to create manifestos which highlighted the goals each party expected to achieve if they win the election.
The aim of this project was to enable students to be active ...

Hillside Christian School in collaboration with PEACE IS Foundation organized anti-bullying week.

Hillside Christian School in collaboration with PEACE IS Foundation organized anti-bullying week.

ST. PETERS:--- Bullying continues to be a major issue that schools have to contend with. The Helmich Snijders Hillside Christian School (St. Peters) is taking a very proactive approach to deal with this issue. In collaboration with the PEACE IS Foundation, the school organized an anti-bullying week which began on Monday, January 19, 2015 and ended on Monday, January 26, 2015. Using funds raised from the PEACE IS breakfast which was held on November 11, 2014, the school was ab...

ABC (Acquiring Basic Competency) Literacy Program @ COME Center.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Community Outreach Mentoring and Empowerment International (C.O.M.E.) Center, in collaboration with the St. Maarten Development Fund, will begin the third year of its Acquiring Basic Competency Literacy Program on February 3rd, 2015. ABC Literacy program is aimed at persons in the community who would like to improve their literacy skills; reading, writing, comprehension and communication.
The program is designed for individuals 18 years and older, and will cons...

Police keeps streets safe and conducts traffic controls.

Police keeps streets safe and conducts traffic controls.

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the week of Sunday January 25th through January 29th 2015, the Port of Sint Maarten was quite busy with the large amount cruise ship arrivals totaling 24 thus far. By the end of the week the amount of cruise vessel arrivals should surpass 30. The streets of...

Minister Richardson: Language is no blockade in passing Timeshare legislation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson on Thursday stressed that Parliament should proceed with urgency in establishing Timeshare protection legislation, "this should be done forthwith," the Minister said.

Minister Richardson, speaking in Parliament during the budge...

Minister Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of St. Maarten Student Support Services.

Minister Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of St. Maarten Student Support Services.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently met with the board of St. Maarten Student Support Services (S4) to get an update with respect to S4 activities for 2015.

Minister Fleming-Artsen at the same time introduced herself to the board who was ...

MPC students making progress in Kids at Sea Program.

MPC students making progress in Kids at Sea Program.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Kids at Sea Foundation is extremely proud to announce that swift progress is being made by the Milton Peters College 3rd and 4th Form Carpentry Students on their Didi 26, Sloop Design, the first such racing sloop in the Build Your Future Program.

On the day pupils ...

CPS Alerts Family Physicians on Wednesday to be observant due to Measles Outbreak in the U.S.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, on Wednesday advised local family physicians to be observant with respect to measles.

This cautionary measure comes due to the measles outbreak...


The Division of Examinations of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports would hereby like to announce that the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test, known as the

will be administered on
March 6
June 6
July 11
September 18
November 7


Nature Foundation Again Expresses Concern on Beach Access for Residents.

Reiterates Calls for A National Law on the Management and Protection of Beaches

COLE BAY:--- The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has grave concerns regarding recent reports coming from Dawn Beach and other beaches which again highlights the need for clear legislation as to the use ...


TelEm Group to continue internet maintenance work Friday.

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group has announced that it will be carrying out the second in a series of maintenance works on the company's DSL internet services Friday.

The maintenance works began last Friday with adjustments to the Internet Service Provider...


La Gendarmerie Nationale relance, en partenariat avec la Police Territoriale de la Collectivité d'Outre-Mer de Saint-Martin, une campagne de prévention et de lutte contre les vols à la roulotte (vols d'objets ou d'accessoires dans un véhicule). Des fl...


Dans la nuit du 04 au 05 septembre 2013, un vol avec effraction et nombreuses dégradations étaient commis au sein de l'école maternelle publique de Grand Case. Les auteurs, après avoir escaladé le portail de l'établissement scolaire, avaient fracturé...

Response De Weever re Counterpart Policy. (UPDATED)

I read MP de Weever's press release re The Counter Part Policy in the papers and on-line news media of January 22, 2015 and while I am the furthest thing from being a literary scholar, I believe there was a line from Macbeth by Shakespeare that is ap...

The Emilio Wilson Estate Sint Maarten’s Heritage in peril.

Dear Editor,

A number of people have called me over the past two days to express their frustrations regarding the most recent turn of events in what some are now calling the Emilio Wilson Estate Saga.
The news as featured in the local media announcing ...

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