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Road paving and patch works to be carried out next week.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday and Tuesday, December 11th and 12th the road to Point Blanche from the St. Peters Battery until the entrance of Point Blanche will be milled and then paved.
On Wednesday and Thursday, December 13th and 14th the patch works will take place on most roads of the island.
These works will be carried out by Windward Roads NV and we ask all motorists to take the necessary precautions as there will be people working on the roads.
The Ministry of VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences that the motorist and road users may encounter during this time.

Mosquito fogging schedule Monday to Thursday.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, hereby informs the community that mosquito fogging will be carried out on Monday, December 11 from 6.00AM to 8.00AM and from 5.30PM to 8.00PM up to and including Thursday, December 14.

The fogging will be carried out in the following areas, Indigo Bay, Cay Hill, Belair, Little Bay, Fort Willem, A.T. Illidge road, Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, Lower and Upper Princess Quarter, Middle Region, and Mount William Hill.

If for some reason the Vector Control Unit cannot manage to do these areas in the 2.5-hour time frame, they will continue the next day and will inform on a continuous basis in which areas and days fogging will take place.

Residents living in the aforementioned areas are advised to take the following measures: Leave all doors and windows open to allow the insecticide to enter the building or house; Prevent pets from coming in contact with the insecticide; Toys for children should be covered or stored away; and cover all food and drinks.

For information about mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, zika and chikungunya and prevention measures, you can call CPS 542-2078 542-3003; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also report mosquito breeding sites at the aforementioned contacts.

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2018 Study Financing Applications.

The Division of Study Financing hereby informs the general public that:

The application period for study financing from the Government of St.Maarten for the scholastic year 2016/2017 will end on Monday, January 15, 2018.

To apply:

  • Go to
  • Read the terms, conditions and criteria for study financing
  • Fill in the online application form
  • Schedule an appointment for the application intake
  • Save and Print the application form
  • Submit the completed and signed application form with the following required documents:
    1. Proof of Dutch Nationality from the Census Office or a copy of the Passport
    2. A detailed registration form from the Census office.
    3. A valid health certificate as proof of good health
    4. A declaration from the Inspectorate of Taxes supporting parental or personal income for 2016
    5. Most recent grades/report card, transcript or high school
    6. Proof of application or admittance to educational institution
    7. A copy of a career interest test
    8. 1 recent passport pictures

All the above-mentioned documents must be handed in on the date of your appointment, Room 10 Ground floor Government Administration Building Soualiga Road #1 Pond Island.

Please note that:

  • The intake of applications and documents takes place by appointment only.
  • Only applications with at least six (6) of the eight (8) supporting documents will be accepted.
  • No applications will be accepted after January 15, 2017.

A. M. Aventurin
Head of Division of Study Financing

Click here to view the 2018 Study Financing Priority List.

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