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GOVERNOR’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2014

GOVERNOR’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2014

My Fellow Sint Maarteners,

I extend Christmas greetings to you and your family. May your season be filled with the promise of Christmas, for Christmas is the Season of Peace. As we celebrate this Christmas amidst challenges at home and conflicts and threats in various regions of our world, let you and I do our part to live in accordance with the promise of Christmas as worded by the song writer Vince Gill:

"Let peace begin with me, Let this be the moment now.
With e...

My Christmas Message to the Nation.

My Christmas Message to the Nation.

Thank God for life and his bountiful mercies. St. Maarten, let us use the opportunity we have at this fortunate moment, to dedicate our thoughts towards friends, family and others. We must realize that love and compassion are the enduring virtues we need to have in order to extract and embrace the happiness of life.
As a child (and I know many of you can relate to this), I embraced the long awaited feeling of the Christmas season. I can remember it like yesterday,...

Christmas Message 2014 --MP Silveria Jacobs

Christmas Message 2014 --MP Silveria Jacobs

Dear people of St. Maarten,
we are going through turbulent and challenging times and many are wondering where their next meal is coming from or if they will have a roof over their heads, while others worry about the increasing cost of living while the wages stay the same, and yet another worries about illness, sadness or grief.
To all of you who are challenged at this time I say to you never give up, for we serve a risen Saviour who always fulfills His promises.
Thi...

Christmas greetings to the greatest little country in the world.

Christmas greetings to the greatest little country in the world.

My Fellow Citizens,

I extend to you warm greetings at this very special time of year.
I think I speak for many on St. Maarten when I ask a somewhat rhetorical question: Don't you just love a St. Maarten Christmas? We have so many proud traditions we follow for the seas...

The SHTA Congratulates the Government of St. Maarten on the Newly Appointed Ministers under Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, the largest business representative on the island, has taken notice of the increased discussion of late, both in and out of the media, about the instability of our Government and the damage it is do...

Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs met with Dutch Representative.

Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs met with Dutch Representative.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Marcel Gumbs on Tuesday met with the Dutch Representative on Aruba, St. Maarten and Curacao Gert Versluis. The meeting was an introductory one, focussed on current developments and other relevant matters.

Government offices opened half day December 24.

Due to the Christmas holiday, government offices will be closed half day on Wednesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve.

On behalf of Government, the Council of Ministers wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Christmas.May this season bring you health and happiness...

Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Programme Officially Launched.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In celebration of the Wellness on Wheels Programme that is expected to kick off in 2015 on January 28th, Collective Prevention Services at the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) hosted a short ribbon-cutting ceremony last we...

SMHDF Meeting of Parliament to continue early next year.

MPs want documentation and clarity the suspension of Henry Lynch and Emilio Kalmera

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten called an emergency meeting on Monday to seek clarity on what exactly transpired at the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF)...

Magdeleine to lead UTS effort to grow French customer base.

Magdeleine to lead UTS effort to grow French customer base.

PHILIPSBURG:--- UTS Eastern Caribbean, as part of a strategic approach for 2015 and beyond, will refocus and reshape its attention on French St. Maarten in an effort to grow the customer base on the Northern side of the side premised primarily on service and its "one...

Lizzy Lizard left me wanting more!

Lizzy Lizard left me wanting more!

by Melba A.Wescott

Lizzy Lizard by Robin Boasman is a colorful and very appealing book for children and for anyone who is fascinated with colors and animals. The main character of this oversized hardcover storybook is Lizzy Lizard.
Little Lizzy is one happy lizard in t...

Former Minister Lake Pleased with Completing Purchase of Emilio Wilson Estate by Government.

Former Minister Lake Pleased with Completing Purchase of Emilio Wilson Estate by Government.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- On Saturday, December 20th, 2014, former Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. Maurice Lake, as a special moment in the history of the country, wanted it documented at the Emilio Wilson Estate (EWE), t...

Addressing the nation in my Capacity as Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Sports.

Addressing the nation in my Capacity as Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Sports.

As Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports, I have accepted the challenge to dedicate my energies to foster the wellbeing of the people of St. Maarten.

I understand that my actions and decisions will have lasting influences on your precious lives and welfare...

 

Minister Bourne-Gumbs presents baskets For less fortunate to Pastor Smith

Minister Bourne-Gumbs presents baskets For less fortunate to Pastor Smith

The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs Mrs. Rita Bourne – Gumbs got off to a great start at her first day at work when she presented Pastor Smith who represented the clergy with 20 Christmas Boxes for the ...

INNOVATIVE ISRAELI PROJECT – CULTURED CHICKEN MEAT.

The Modern Agriculture Foundation – a nonprofit organization founded in early 2014 in Israel – is launching a world-wide pioneering project in the study field of cultured meat, focused exclusively on chicken meat.
The project will start o...

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Contrôle coordonné de la brigade des gardes côtes des douanes et de la gendarmerie.

Contrôle coordonné de la brigade des gardes côtes des douanes et de la gendarmerie.

Une opération conjointe de contrôle en mer a été réalisée par la brigade des gardes côtes des douanes et la gendarmerie, le 22 décembre à St Barthélemy et le 23 décembre à St Martin.
Douze embarcations de tous types, et 45 personnes ont été contrôlées...

Identification de l’auteur de coups de feu tirés sur une voiture conduite par des touristes

Le 24 septembre 2014 vers 19h30, un couple de touristes américains circulant en voiture dans le
quartier de Sandy-Ground a une altercation avec le conducteur d'un deux roues ; au cours de cette
altercation, le conducteur de la motocyclette sort un revo...

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CAPERS IN ORANGETOWN

We would like to congratulate the 1,156 Citizens of St. Eustatius that came out to vote in the Referendum, and exercise their Right of Self Determination. Particularly, the 747 Souls that braved the onslaught by the "Nay-Sayers" and vote...

The ugly truth about the Harbor.

Dear Editor,

This week the harbor's financials and an excerpt from a Panamanian financing company were published. Both look factual and there is no reason to doubt their accuracy. A "financial expert" has said his piece and all is there f...

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