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Government of St. Maarten pays respect to the victims of Flight MH17, arranged a Condolence Register and Memorial Church Service.

Government of St. Maarten pays respect to the victims of Flight MH17, arranged a Condolence Register and Memorial Church Service.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has opened a Condolence Register & a Facebook page where the people of St. Maarten can leave expressions of sympathy for the relatives and friends of the victims of the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH 17.

Additionally, a Memorial Church Service will be held this Thursday, July 24th at 12:00 PM at the Anglican Church in Philipsburg, where the service will be conducted by Reverend Terrence Rawlins.

There will be ...

Prime Minister Promotes Clive Richardson to Chief of Fire Department.

Prime Minister Promotes Clive Richardson to Chief of Fire Department.

CAY HILL:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the swearing in ceremony of the new chief for the Fire Department Mr. Clive Richardson. The Ceremony, held at the Fire Station in Cay Hill, was attended by the ranks of the Fire Department and public safety officers. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams expressed her congratulations to chief Richardson and commended him and his team in keeping the population of St. Maarten safe,...

President Arrindell receives Annual Report from Social Health Insurance Fund.

President Arrindell receives Annual Report from Social Health Insurance Fund.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell on Monday received a copy of the 2013 Annual Report from the Social Health Insurance Fund (SZV).

The annual report will provide Members of Parliament an insight into the operations of the SZV for 2013.

The report includes a director's summary, general information, financial report, a control declaration, and a financial status report up until 31st December, 2013.

Representing SZV was Reginald Willemsberg...

Most of St. Maarten's problems stem from poverty --- USp.

Most of St. Maarten's problems stem from poverty --- USp.

GREAT BAY:--- Poverty is a root problem in St. Maarten which has reproduced and given birth to more dangerous problems like; crime, illiteracy and teenage pregnancy to name a few. Alleviating or eliminating poverty should be a prime goal and for the government of St....

NIA students & teachers receive intensive training abroad.

NIA students & teachers receive intensive training abroad.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Several members of the National Institute for Arts (NIA), including teachers and students,are currently in the United States of America receiving rigorous instructions in the fields of dance and performance art.
The students, Ray-Angel Boasman, Jeremia...

DP Presents Community Donations to Three Outstanding Organizations As Part of the Democratic Party 60th Anniversary Celebrations.

DP Presents Community Donations to Three Outstanding Organizations As Part of the Democratic Party 60th Anniversary Celebrations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- This past Monday the DP, as part of its celebrations, made donations to three foundations that have strengthened the community of the country: the Key to Freedom Foundation that focuses on combatting drug abuse, the Arts Saves Lives that introduces es...

Caribbean Development Bank delegation holds talks with Government about country’s membership in the regional institution.

Caribbean Development Bank delegation holds talks with Government about country’s membership in the regional institution.

PHILIPSBURG:--- A delegation led by President Dr. Warren Smith from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), arrived in the country on Monday to hold discussions with members of the Council of Ministers about the country's considerations to apply to become a member of t...

"Openness and Transparency only Cure for Mistrust and Apathy Towards Politicians," says DP Party Platform on Government and the Civil Service.

Capacity Building, Technology, Evaluation and Compensation Key to a Properly Functioning Government

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Party of St. Maarten presented its Party Platform on Accountable and Effective Government on Tuesday. In a release explaining the Party's...

Gendarmes and Police hold joint controls.

Gendarmes and Police hold joint controls.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On the nights of Thursday July 17th and Friday July 18th Gendarmes and Police (KPSM) held joint controls at three border-crossings simultaneously, namely at Belvedere-French Quarter, Belle View - Cole Bay and Low Lands – Cupecoy. The controls started ...

Busy first half of year for SAFE.

Busy first half of year for SAFE.

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE), a LGBT organization founded on December 10, 2013, has had a busy first half of 2014.
The foundation, which has as its core objectives, the empowerment of LGBT people and the full inclusion and partic...

DP's Camp Red Meets and Exceeds Expectations of Participants.

DP's Camp Red Meets and Exceeds Expectations of Participants.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Saturday's afternoon event of the Democratic Party, themed Camp Red was one way of the DP leadership keeping its promise to prepare the DP candidates for the job they are seeking in representing the people. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams stated that i...

 

St. Maarten Figure Competitor Cleo Carti places second in the Sports World Classic Championship 2014.

St. Maarten Figure Competitor Cleo Carti places second in the Sports World Classic Championship 2014.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:--- St. Maarten Figure Competitor and Champion Cleo Carti was all smiles having been placed second in the Sports World Classic Championship 2014, held recently in Trinidad. Carti started her fitness career in 2004...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Avis du Comité de suivi des retraites.

La présidente du Comité de suivi des retraites, Madame Yannick MOREAU, a remis aujourd'hui au Premier ministre le premier avis, annuel, du Comité, conformément à la loi du 20 janvier 2014.

Cet avis souligne notamment que « la situation et les perspecti...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Mort de l'adjudant-chef Dejvid NIKOLIC.

Manuel VALLS, Premier ministre, a appris avec une très grande tristesse la mort, hier, en opération, au nord du Mali, d'un sous-officier du 1er régiment étranger de génie de Laudun (Gard).

En fin d'après-midi, un détachement français engagé dans une o...

Sustainability and the economy.

Sustainability and the economy.

Dear Editor,

Lately, the terms economic diversification and sustainable development seem to have become catchphrases amongst current and aspiring decision makers. These terms are often used, but their implementation is sadly seldom truly ...

Citizen Disappointed in St. Maarten Parliament.

Dear Editor,

Thanks once again for using this medium to express myself. I think that I am one of many people on St. Maarten who has been greatly disappointed in the overall functioning of our Parliament. The cases in which incompetence an...

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