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Holding Public Office is indeed a family Affair on St. Maarten.

Former Purchasing Officer of GEBE to take over Ministry of TEATT.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ernest Sams the uncle in law of Member of Parliament Leona Romeo Marlin will be taking over the Ministry of TEATT as Minister Claret Conner moves over to the Ministry of VROMI. SMN News published months ago that Sams is the candidate that was selected and will be appointed by Member of Parliament Leona Marlin Romeo who is now an independent member of parliament. Marlin Romeo selected...

Teachers expressed concern about Government’s Approach to privatize education with the “adopt a school” as mentioned in Governing program.

Teachers expressed concern about Government’s Approach to privatize education with the “adopt a school” as mentioned in Governing program.

WITU says that they are not that concern about the privatization but instead they have greater issued that will affect teachers.


PHILIPSBURG:---- President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Claire Elshot in a lengthy email to said that the WITU is not aware of this point of the concerns teachers have because none of the teachers, meaning members of the WITU voiced their concerns to them. I myself when I heard them stating "the privatization of Public E...

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen arrives in the Netherlands with Sint Maarten students

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen arrives in the Netherlands with Sint Maarten students

PHILIPSBURG:---- Minister Plenipotentiary, Hon. Josianne Fleming–Artsen and 27 Sint Maarten students arrived at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands to continue with their educational journey.
Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen along with guidance Counsellors Ellen Rosina and Xaviera MacDonald-Archangel accompanied the 29 students to the Netherlands.
There was a welcome committee and flags were distributed to every student compliments of Sint Maarten Prime Mini...

World Breastfeeding Week Family Fun Day Activity a Success.

World Breastfeeding Week Family Fun Day Activity a Success.

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):----The first activity to celebrate the start of World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries, a Family Fun Day at the Emilio Wilson Park on Saturday, was a success.

Stakeholders present which ...

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday regarding Public Health Care

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on August 5th.

The public Central Committee meeting is set for Wednesday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is ...

Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations to Meet Wednesday to prepare for IPKO 2016

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations (CKAIR) of Parliament will meet in session on August 5th.

The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meeting is set for Wednesday at 2.00pm i...

Blogger Judith Roumou contesting the conditions of her release --- Hearing set for Monday August 10th 2015 --- Criminal Investigation continuing --- Press Prosecutor Karola Van Nie

Blogger Judith Roumou contesting the conditions of her release --- Hearing set for Monday August 10th 2015 --- Criminal Investigation continuing --- Press Prosecutor Karola Van Nie

PHILIPSBURG:--- Blogger Judith Roumou has filed a request with the Court of First Instance to ask the court to make changes on the conditions of her release from pre-trial detention. Police arrested Roumou at her home in St. Peters on the morning of Tuesday, June 30 ...

Min Plenipotentiary guest speaker at Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise

Min Plenipotentiary guest speaker at Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister Plenipotentiary, Mrs. Josianne Fleming-Artsen was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise breakfast meeting. At the meeting, she talked about her main tasks which is her representation at the Council of Ministers of the...

Toastmasters Achieving Greatness.

Toastmasters Achieving Greatness.

PHILIPSBURG:---The Disciples Toastmasters club has much to celebrate. Two of it's members, VPE Sharon Layne and TM Alicia Seaton just recently completed their Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) distinction. These two Toastmasters have been working arduously to comple...

Will Raphael Boasman pass the screening to become the next Labor Minister?

Will Raphael Boasman pass the screening to become the next Labor Minister?

PHILIPSBURG: --- There is tension in the air when it comes to the screening of Rafael Boasman the candidate that was selected by Member of Parliament Cornelius de Weever to become the next Minister of Labor. Some political pundits said that they believe that Boasman’...

Dept. of Economic Licenses extends deadline to August 14 for pick-up of approved licenses prior to January 1, 2015

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):--- The Department of Economic Licenses from the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), is hereby informing the general public that its extending the August 1st deadline to Friday, August 14 for the pick-u...

“Dream Big” Educational Scholarship

“Dream Big” Educational Scholarship

PHILIPSBURG:---- Be The Change Foundation on July 31st presented awards to the winners of the first annual Erika Cannegieter-Smith DREAM BIG Educational Scholarship grant. Family and friends of the winners were in attendance.
The winners were chosen from several appli...

Minister of Tourism Connor sponsors Miss Sint Maarten Winklaar and wishes her success at Monday night Pageant

Minister of Tourism Connor sponsors Miss Sint Maarten Winklaar and wishes her success at Monday night Pageant

PHILIPSBURG:---- Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Hon. Claret Connor, is one of the proud sponsors of Miss Sint Maarten 2015/2016 Phausha Winklaar.
Winklaar will be participating in the Ms. Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant that ...

 

CONCACAF Boys Under 15 Championship Tournament to be held on St. Maarten from August 7th – August 18th 2015.

PHILIPSBURG:---  Friday July 24, 2015 members of the St. Maarten Soccer Association executive board met with the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transportation (TEATT) Claret Connor within his capacity a...

ECLAC disaster assessment package targets policy makers and children in Costa Rica

Policy makers and children in Costa Rica will soon be better prepared to prevent and deal with disasters, as ECLAC Caribbean brings its disaster assessment package to the country.

Officials from ECLAC Caribbean will visit Costa Rica from ...

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compte-rendu conseil exécutif du 23 juillet 2015

Le conseil exécutif de la collectivité de Saint-Martin s’est réuni en séance plénière, le jeudi 23 juillet 2015. Parmi les décisions majeures de ce dernier conseil de la saison, les élus ont choisi d’octroyer une aide aux agriculteurs victimes de la ...

Sargasses : nettoyage de la baie de Cul-de-Sac

La Collectivité, via la société SDL (Soc. Dormoy Lewis), a entrepris le nettoyage de la baie de Cul-de-Sac, un des lieux les plus encombrés d’algues sargasses. Ce travail a débuté samedi dernier, et s’achèvera le mercredi 29 juillet prochain. Le stoc...

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ST. MARTIN PEOPLE’S LIVES MATTER TOO

‘Help keep their properties among themselves’.
This is an open – but very necessary and urgent appeal - to all St. Martin political leaders, including Prime-minister Marcel Gumbs, President Aline Hanson, Members of Parliament, Members of ...

Art Will Save, Build, and Nourish Our Lives But We Need a Space for it to be Developed

Dear Editor,
Usually I tend to focus my thoughts, and by extension my words, on matters that deal with the environment; on the conservation of our natural resources and the need for us, as a Small Island Developing State, to develop susta...

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