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Universities of St. Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao and the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano sign the UniCarib Agreement.

Universities of St. Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao and the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano sign the UniCarib Agreement.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The University of St. Martin (USM), University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC), the University of Aruba (UA) and the Pedagogical Institution Aruba (IPA) signed an framework agreement for cooperation of the universities in the Dutch Caribbean known as the UniCarib Agreement.
According to the framework agreement, parties will cooperate to strengthen education and research in the broadest possible meaning, this mutual cooperation will bring them closer ...

Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson receives brief courtesy visit from New KMar Lieutenant Colonel.

Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson receives brief courtesy visit from New KMar Lieutenant Colonel.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday April 10, 2014, a very brief courtesy visit was paid to the Minister of Justice the Honorable Dennis Richardson by the new Lieutenant Colonel (L.Col) for the Koningklijke Marechausee (KMar); Commander Aard Lettink, he was introduced to the Minster by the former KMar commander brigade; L.Col Willy Mennen, also present at the brief visit was the KMar Sint Maarten Chief of Operations; Captian Ewout van der Heiden.

William: Theo’s coalition statement solely for political consumption.

William: Theo’s coalition statement solely for political consumption.

Tries to break coalition multiple times, now committed

PHILIPSBURG:--- National Alliance Leader William Marlin says statements made by United People's Party Leader Theo Heyliger about keeping the coalition together, while Heyliger himself has blatantly attempted to break the coalition multiple times in recent weeks, is not just laughable, but a vein attempt to fool the people yet again.

Marlin said it is no secret that Heyliger has been trying for several weeks and months now t...

COM informed about FATCA by Dept. of Fiscal Affairs.

COM informed about FATCA by Dept. of Fiscal Affairs.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- On Thursday, April 10th, representatives of the Department of Fiscal Affairs, Janio Chayadi and Mercedez James, presented to the Council of Ministers (COM) information regarding the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

The FATCA is a provision of the H...

Minister Richardson meets with Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs officials.

"International and regional funding sources discussed"

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson met with Director Koen Davidse from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a recent work...

Sareena Carti participates in Carifta Games.

MARIGOT:--- This week, Sareena Carti of Avenir Sportif Club of Saint Martin will travel with the League of Guadeloupe for her 4th participation in the Carifta Games which will take place in Martinique from 18 to 21 April, 2014. She will run the 400m, her favorite distance, of whi...

OMBUDSMAN APPLAUDS ESTABLISHMENT OF REPORT CENTRE FOR CHILD ABUSE.

OMBUDSMAN APPLAUDS ESTABLISHMENT OF REPORT CENTRE FOR CHILD ABUSE.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On April 1, 2014, the National Ordinance (AB 5, 2014) regarding the establishment of a Report Centre Child Abuse came into force. In accordance with this National Ordinance the Court of Guardianship will serve as the Report Centre for Child Abuse. Eradication of C...

CARIBBEAN ENDEMIC BIRD FESTIVAL ASKS: “WHO PAYS THE BIRDS?”

CARIBBEAN ENDEMIC BIRD FESTIVAL ASKS: “WHO PAYS THE BIRDS?”

PHILIPSBURG:--- "Who pays the birds?" is the theme for this year's Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). At dozens of events throughout the region, participants will learn about the many beneficial services provided by birds, from pollination and pest control to leading fisherm...

Vote of No Confidence against the Members of Parliament of St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, April 14, 2014 with total astonishment St. Maarten was able to hear our members of parliament confirm to the general public that they are not worthy of their salaries. How is it possible that members of our parliament passed a law "the Law on the establ...

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams attends opening of Community Kitchen at SDA Community Center in Cole Bay.

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams attends opening of Community Kitchen at SDA Community Center in Cole Bay.

COLE BAY:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams was joined by the Honorable Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs Cornelius De Weever in opening the Seventh Day Adventist Community Kitchen during a Ceremony at the SDA Church in Cole Bay. ...

Scuba Shop, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and Aquamania Dive Adventures Team up with Business Community to Organize Easter Snorkeling Easter Egg Hunt in Supporting Nature Foundation Snorkel Club.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In Support of the Nature Foundation Snorkel Club, The Scuba Shop, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and Dive Adventures have teamed up with the business community in organizing an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt on Monday April 21st at Divi Little Bay starting at ten in the...

Masbangu Case Suspended until August 4th --- Detective Lucy Gachette to be heard before Hearing Continues.

Masbangu Case Suspended until August 4th --- Detective Lucy Gachette to be heard before Hearing Continues.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Masbangu (Vote Buying) case involving the United People's Party has been suspended until Monday August 4th, 2014.
Judge Koen Luijks granted Attorney at Law Eldon "Peppie" Sulvaran his request to have detective Lucy Gachette questioned by the judge of ...

 

ST. MAARTEN GEARS UP FOR 'SMART 2014', REGIONAL TRADE SHOW SCHEDULED MAY 14 - 16, 2014.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Travel industry partners, including suppliers, buyers and media advertisers as well as wholesale travel agents, are gearing up for the 13th annual St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART 2014), taking place May 14 - 16, 2014 at ...

LEADERCAST 2014 GENERATES EXCITEMENT & HOPE FOR LEADERS.

LEADERCAST 2014 GENERATES EXCITEMENT & HOPE FOR LEADERS.

GREAT BAY:--- May 9, 2014 promises to be another historic day on St. Maarten when leaders from a wide cross section of the St. Maarten/St. Martin community and beyond will gather at the Sonesta Great Bay Hotel to further hone their leadership skills....

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, ...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Décès de Dominique BAUDIS.

C'est avec une profonde tristesse que Manuel VALLS a appris le décès de Dominique BAUDIS.
Journaliste de terrain, grand reporter, Dominique BAUDIS a couvert au début de sa carrière l'actualité du Proche-Orient, avant d'être dans les années 80, en tant...

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...

Climate Change: We cannot negotiate with nature. We have to take action now. The time is now.

Dear Editor,

United Nations (UN) Secretary General (SG) Ban Ki-moon recently visited Greenland where he got first-hand opportunity to see the impacts of climate change, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating and expressed deep concern at fast...

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