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Rotary St. Maarten makes large donation to Helmich Snijders 3rd DigiKidz School

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – After recent successful car raffle fundraiser event, Rotary Club St. Maarten has pledged US$ 15,000 towards the DigiKidz Project of Foresee Foundation. The amount will be used to equip a classroom at Helmich Snijders Christian School with technology devices and contribute in the installation of a full wireless network infrastructure with WIFI in all classrooms and ...

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Information sessions on insurance, financial planning, the Ombudsman and labor law at the library

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Tuesday evening, October 6th, the library is continuing its Power of Knowledge series with an information session on financial planning and insurance by Neil Henderson of Henderson Insurances. The Power of knowledge series started last week with the first part of the “Know your finances” sessions, which continue with Tuesday’s lecture. The Power of Knowledge sessions ...

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80 persons certified by Observatory for public health survey

MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG – 80 persons have finalized their participation in the training as interviewers for the ‘How Healthy is Sint Maarten/Saint Martin?’ public health survey. The training was facilitated by the University of the U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI) through their collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM) (UVI @ USM), as well as the Department of Statistics (STAT) and three ...

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IND and OCW play no role in departure School of Medicine Bonaire

BES Islands – This week the local press reported that the School of Medicine is leaving Bonaire, because the Dutch legislation makes it difficult for them to be situated on Bonaire. Among others the units IND and OCW should play a role in this. It is important for IND and OCW to put the right facts straight. Entry Requirements American ...

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DP leader outlines reasons that destroyed their confidence in the Council of Ministers

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The council of ministers experienced a motion of no confidence against them this Wednesday during a meeting of Parliament. The motion was initially supported by the opposition National Alliance and the DP factions in parliament however it turned out that the motion was supported by additional members who were thought to be supporters of the current ...

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Prime Minister Gumbs reacts to motivating points that led to motion of no confidence last Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – This past Thursday the Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Marcel Gumbs called a press conference and outlined their reaction to the vote of no confidence against his government by the Parliament of St. Maarten. Prime Minister Gumbs confirmed that the motion took his cabinet by surprise. He has also initiated a procedure through the ...

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Fire Department to handout smoke detectors as part of “fire safety awareness month”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – As part of fire safety awareness which is being observed this month, the fire department is embarking on a series on educational sessions. On Tuesday, members of the fire department visited two primary schools, at which time, information regarding fire safety was presented to 3rd graders. It is expected that the fire department will be continuing ...

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Two suspects arrested after break-in

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Central Emergency Dispatch on Thursday, October 1st at approximately 12.30 p.m. received a unanimous call informing them of an ongoing break-in at an apartment on the Umbrella Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden. The caller also gave a good description of the suspects. Immediately several police patrols and detectives were sent to the location to investigate. ...

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Temporary road closure

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The “Friendly Island Cycling Association” has been granted a permit to keep a Triathlon on Sunday October 4th 2015. The race will start at 07.30 a.m. on the premises of Port de Plaisance on Union road. The cycling part of this event will leave the Port de Plaisance and turn left on the Union road to ...

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Temporary road closure

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The “Friendly Island Cycling Association” has been granted a permit to keep a Triathlon on Sunday October 4th 2015. The race will start at 07.30 a.m. on the premises of Port de Plaisance on Union road. The cycling part of this event will leave the Port de Plaisance and turn left on the Union road to ...

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