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USM presents SER staff with certificates of completion for participating in Advance Policy Writing (APW) course.

USM presents SER staff with certificates of completion for participating in Advance Policy Writing (APW) course.

HARBOR VIEW:--- On Monday, the University of St. Martin presented to the Management and staff of the Social Economic Council (SER) certificates of completion for participating in a tailor-made Advance Policy Writing (APW) course.

This APW course was a joint project between USM and SER after meeting several times and determining what the SER wanted and what the USM could provide.

Through the many instructors, the Dean of Academic of the University of St. Martin Francio Guadeloup...

St. Maarten Marine Trades Association Calls For More Discussion and Planning Prior to Approving The Proposed Zoning Plan for Simpson Bay.

St. Maarten Marine Trades Association Calls For More Discussion and Planning Prior to Approving The Proposed Zoning Plan for Simpson Bay.

SIMPSON BAY:--- The Sint Maarten Marine Trades (SMMTA) has taken note of the zoning plans for Simpson Bay and the Simpson Bay Lagoon presented by Government at the public hearing of February 25th 2014 in which major changes to the area are projected. This plan addresses the physical heartland of the yachting industry which in turn constitutes approximately 15% of the economy of Country Sint Maarten. While the SMMTA understands that this is a Zoning Plan and not a Development ...

Update on Transparency International’s National Integrity System assessment on St. Maarten.

BERLIN, Germany:--- Transparency International representatives visited St. Maarten at the end of March 2014 to meet with the research team and various experts and citizens groups from the principal institutions involved in the National Integrity System assessment. All discussions were constructive and placed a high importance on dialogue. Preliminary findings will be presented to all key stakeholders for feedback in September, with a view to publication and an official on-isl...

General Audit Chamber presents Baseline Study on Institutional Integrity Management to Parliament.

General Audit Chamber presents Baseline Study on Institutional Integrity Management to Parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The final report "Baseline Study on Institutional Integrity Management" was presented to the president of Parliament, drs. Gractia Arrindell, on Wednesday April 16th 2014 by the chairman of the General Audit Chamber, Mr. Ronald Halman. The Baseline Study provides ...

KPSM Launches Crime Prevention Flyer.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday April 14, 2014, the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) launched their crime prevention flyer. The flyer is a project that was done by Community Police Officer Arcella Leonard.
The flyer contains several safety tips on crime prevention. A photo of all the...

Minister Richardson meets with Dutch Consumer & Market Authority and Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson met with representatives from the Dutch Consumer Authority and Competition Authority (NMa) as well as the Independent Post and Telecommunications Au...

TelEm Group Personnel Association hosting regional domino tournament.

POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group Personnel Association is hosting a regional domino torurnament on company premises during the Easter weekend – with an open invitation to lovers of the sport to pass by.
According to Personnel Association President, Mr. Stanley Faneyte, top domino teams...

Business Outreach & Placement Program preparation in full force.

Registration now open to students and businesses

GREAT BAY:--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports, the Honorable Mrs. Patricia Lourens through the Department of Youth Affairs is excited to announce that application forms for the Business Outreach and Placement ...

Hyden Gittens new member Cft upon recommendation of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- The Dutch Council of Ministers today agreed to the proposal of the Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations to nominate Mr. Hyden Gittens by the King as a member on behalf of the public entity Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in the Board of fina...

Minister Lake supports St. Maarten Amateur Athletic Association Fundraising Drive.

Minister Lake supports St. Maarten Amateur Athletic Association Fundraising Drive.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says he supports the St. Maarten Amateur Athletic Association fundraising drive which will be participating in the 43rd Annual Carifta Games 2014.

Athlet...

Minister Richardson meets with Amsterdam Economic Board.

Minister Richardson meets with Amsterdam Economic Board.

"Medical tourism seen as area of opportunity"

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson met with drs. Ton Jonker from the Amsterdam Economic Board during a recent working visit to the Netherl...

 

UTS supports International Track & Field Meet.

UTS supports International Track & Field Meet.

PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS has pledged its support to the International Track and Field Meet which will be held at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex in Cay Hill on May 3rd. The event is being hosted by the Government of St. Maarten, the Speedy Plus Club and ...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Pacte de responsabilité et de solidarité : le Premier ministre mobilise les partenaires sociaux autour de la création d’emplois.

Le Premier ministre, entouré de Marisol TOURAINE, ministre des Affaires sociales et de la Santé, François REBSAMEN, ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et du Dialogue social, Marylise LEBRANCHU, ministre de la Décentralisation, de la Réforme de l'Etat e...

Sareena Carti participe aux Carifta Games.

C'est cette semaine que Sareena Carti de l'Avenir Sportif Club de Saint Martin s'envolera avec la Ligue de la Guadeloupe pour sa 4ème participation aux Carifta Games qui se déroulent en Martinique du 18 au 21 avril 2014. Elle s'alignera sur le 400m, ...

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PENSIONERS NOT HAPPY WITH NEW CABLE TV CHARGES.

As of the 1st April, pensioners are now being charged USD45 to view their favorite television programs supplied by Statia Cable TV. For the last few years, this provider has maintained fees at USD30 for local residents over the age of 65. But such a ...

Tsunami warning exercise and Chile earthquake/tsunami demonstrates need for country contingency planning.

Dear Editor,

The timing of the 26 March UNESCO CARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 2014 third earthquake/tsunami exercise was held a week before Chile's 8.2 earthquake that triggered a six foot tsunami. 24 hours later a 7.6 magnitude earthquake was reported. The first...

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