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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’s affiliation to former Minister Maria Buncamper- Molanus and her husband Claudius Buncamper will definitely play a major role during the screening progress especially since he was Buncamper Molanus campaign manag...

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-up of approved licenses to operate a business in the country.
All uncollected licenses that were approved prior to January 1, 2015, must be picked up by Friday, August 14th 2015, after which the file will be discard...

“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 applicants. The awards were announced and presented on Friday evening on the boardwalk in front of Blush Boutique/Gelateria Milano. We thank them for allowing us to use their location and facilities.

Jerrisa Wayland was...

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 is taking pla...

 Foreigner and Board Member of Kadastre Office wants to take up Director’s position.

Foreigner and Board Member of Kadastre Office wants to take up Director’s position.

MP Emmanuel says St. Maartener’s must hold key positions --- Calling for the Acting Head to be appointed as Director.


PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the Minister of VROMI and the two board members of the Kadastre office to appoint the acting head Marcia Pete...

Stakeholders meet in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week. Family Fun Day on Saturday at Emilio Wilson Estate

Stakeholders meet in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week. Family Fun Day on Saturday at Emilio Wilson Estate

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):---- Stakeholders met on Thursday in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Stakeholders include Collective...

Permission granted to New Testament Church of God to carry out Maintenance work

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry VROMI has given permission to the New Testament Church of God to carry out maintenance work on their building at Back Street #120 and on the façade of the building.
These works can commence between August 1 up to and including August 15. Work can only be c...

Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence For Honky Tonk

Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence For Honky Tonk

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honky-Tonk Bar with its lunch time kitchen has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Adviser. This beachside spot on the Broadwalk continues to draw crowds from the growing number of cruise ships that visit the Friendly Island.
Founded by co-owners...

Coastguard issues safety recommendations for ‘August Monday’

PHILIPSBURG:----For the up-coming event of ‘August Monday’ on 3rd august 2015 on Anguilla, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard is issuing some boating safety recommendations.

Please take in consideration of the rules and regulation of Country St. Maarten for sea worthiness.

For example...

3.8 Earthquake felt across country

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM):--- The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) reports that there was a 3,8 magnitude earthquake 19 kilometers/12 miles East north east of the country.

The earthquake occurred around 6.28pm, and occurred at a depth of 34.6 kilometers, accord...

Public Service Center to continue to improve existing products and services in 2015 and 2016

Public Service Center to continue to improve existing products and services in 2015 and 2016

PHILIPSBURG:----The Public Service Center (PSC) in Simpson Bay has become an essential focal point for a ‘one stop shop’ for various services rendered by the Government of Sint Maarten. The aforementioned was established as a pilot project out of the necessity to improve services...

 

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 as Minister of...

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 3-5 August, a...

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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 the Collectiv...

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 sustainably. But s...

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