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Prevention program Zippy’s Friends comes to St. Maarten.

Prevention program Zippy’s Friends comes to St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Mental Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Public Schools and Catholic Schools, is in the process of bringing a prevention program called 'Zippy's Friends' to the children of St. Maarten.
Zippy's Friends is a program that promotes the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young children. This program is evidence based and is in use in already over 30 countries across the world. The fundamental concept behind the program is very simple; if we can t...

Nature Foundation Repopulates Corals on Depleted and Hurricane Damaged Reefs in Marine Park.

Nature Foundation Repopulates Corals on Depleted and Hurricane Damaged Reefs in Marine Park.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Through the assistance and backing of luxury horlogier Hublot and the Alwani Family of the Little Europe chain of stores the St. Maarten Nature Foundation over the past eighteen months researched, installed and managed various coral nurseries at various locations around St. Maarten. The Coral Nurseries were installed in order to provide fast coral growth so that new coral fragments could be transplanted both on reefs within the Man of War Shoal Marine Protecte...

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Friday regarding Non-payment of bills by SZV and Government for health care.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on January 30 at the request of the National Alliance (NA) faction.

The Central Committee meeting is set for Friday at 10:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda for the meeting is the non-payment of bills by the Social Health Insurance (SZV); the non-payment of premiums by Government to the SZV, and the consequences to health care in the ...

Story Time puppet show this Saturday at the Library.

Story Time puppet show this Saturday at the Library.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be hosting its weekly Saturday Story time at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 31st. This week, guest storyteller Papa Umpo, in collaboration with the St. Dominic School will perform a puppet show at the storytelling hour.
Every Sat...

Nature conservation gets a huge boost from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

Nature conservation gets a huge boost from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On behalf of the parks and nature conservation organisations on Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten, DCNA was proud to receive an annual contribution of Euro 500,000 on from the Lottery at their Goed Geld Gala event, which will be used to help cr...

Public Transportation being relocated to Dept. of Economic Licenses.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- As of February 2, 2015, the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) would like to inform the general public that requests for public transportation (Taxi, Bus, T, G, and Car Rental) licenses will be processed ...

Draft Budget is a silent cry --- Questions posed were not clear or properly answered.

Ministers and MPs salaries should be cut by 5% - MP Leona Marlin

PHILIPSBURG:--- The 2015 draft budget was heavily criticized during the budget debate that started on Tuesday. The first speaker MP Leona Marlin made it clear that government should live by example and one of the way...

Businesses using loophole in Labor Permits Policy to renew foreign workers Employment Permits.

Businesses using loophole in Labor Permits Policy to renew foreign workers Employment Permits.

Is Hebrew an official language on St. Maarten?

PHILIPSBURG:--- Based on advertisement publication that appeared in one of the local newspapers it is clear that certain businesses are exploiting the current labor requirements in order to get the working documents for foreign employ...

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen meets with Chairlady of Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament.

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen meets with Chairlady of Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen on Monday, January 26 met with the Chairlady of the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament Hon. Anouchka van Miltenburg regarding current affairs.

Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen stated that the meeting was ...

Bringing private aircraft to St. Maarten.

Bringing private aircraft to St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Two managers of TLC Aviation in St.Maarten will attend this year's NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Jose, California, February 3–6. The Conference is the private and corporate aviation industry's premier event for schedulers, dispatchers, and av...

Police Searches Secondary School.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday at approximately 8:30a.m. a special police team carried out a search the Sint Maarten Vocational School in Reward. The search was done on the request of the management of that school based on information that students of that school were either using dr...

 

Dine and Discuss with Cruise Line Decision Makers at the FCCA Gala Dinner Extravaganza.

Dine and Discuss with Cruise Line Decision Makers at the FCCA Gala Dinner Extravaganza.

PEMBROKE PINES, FL:--- Registration is now open for the 21st annual FCCA Gala Dinner Extravaganza, taking place during Cruise Shipping Miami on March 18, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The event will feature cruise line executives, presid...

ÉLUCIDATION D'UNE AFFAIRE DE VOL AVEC EFFRACTION ET DE MULTIPLES DÉGRADATIONS COMMIS À L'ÉCOLE MATERNELLE DE GRAND CASE.

Dans la nuit du 04 au 05 septembre 2013, un vol avec effraction et nombreuses dégradations étaient commis au sein de l'école maternelle publique de Grand Case. Les auteurs, après avoir escaladé le portail de l'établissement scolaire, avaient fracturé...

Déplacement en Martinique pour les obsèques de Mme Clarissa JEAN- PHILIPPE

Lundi 19 janvier

Déplacement en Martinique pour les obsèques de Mme Clarissa JEAN- PHILIPPE

Mardi 20 janvier

09h30-10h30 Vœux du Président de la République aux Assemblées, au Conseil de Paris, aux élus et aux corps constitués
Palais de l'Elysée

15h00-16h0...

Response De Weever re Counterpart Policy. (UPDATED)

I read MP de Weever's press release re The Counter Part Policy in the papers and on-line news media of January 22, 2015 and while I am the furthest thing from being a literary scholar, I believe there was a line from Macbeth by Shakespeare that is ap...

The Emilio Wilson Estate Sint Maarten’s Heritage in peril.

Dear Editor,

A number of people have called me over the past two days to express their frustrations regarding the most recent turn of events in what some are now calling the Emilio Wilson Estate Saga.
The news as featured in the local media announcing ...

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