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Immigration Department, KPSM and Customs Sint Maarten crack down on boardwalk barkers

By   /  January 28, 2022  /  Justice, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Immigration Department, KPSM and Customs Sint Maarten crack down on boardwalk barkers

On January 27, 2022, the Immigration and Border Protection Services (IBP), the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and Customs Sint Maarten carried out successful joint controls in the Philipsburg area together with the Coast Guard and the Inspectorates of TEATT and VSA. This collaboration was initiated by IBP as the department has been receiving numerous […]

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CDFHA Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

By   /  December 6, 2021  /  Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on CDFHA Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

On Wednesday, December 1st, The Department of Community Development, Family, and Humanitarian Affairs (CDHFA) hosted its first annual interscholastic speech competition themed ?Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.? commemorating World AIDS Day 2021. In his opening remarks, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley commended the participants for taking up the challenge, and he emphasized the importance of the […]

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Minister Ottley and Ballast Nedam International project signs SOS agreement; first job fair scheduled for December 18th 202

By   /  December 6, 2021  /  Aviation, Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley and Ballast Nedam International project signs SOS agreement; first job fair scheduled for December 18th 202

On Friday December 3rd, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley and Ballast Nedam International?s representative Mr. Jeroen Hanneveld signed the scope of service agreement (SOS) for the Princess Juliana International Airport reconstruction project. This SOS stems from Minister Ottley?s incidental work instruction. On September 30th 2021 Minister Ottley signed off […]

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Minister of Justice reacts to court ruling in connection with KPSM Class of 2011

By   /  December 2, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice reacts to court ruling in connection with KPSM Class of 2011

The Minister of Justice has taken note of the court decisions rendered yesterday in favor of Police officers, seeking to obtain correction of a National Decree issued earlier this year, under a penalty to be granted by the court. Even though this decision is not rendered against the Minister of Justice, the underlying matter is […]

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COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

By   /  December 1, 2021  /  Community, Infrastructure, Island Life, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) through the Department of Sport and its executive arm, the National Sports Institute (NSI) collaborated with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) in the development of the community spaces at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex (RISC) and the Melford Hazel […]

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Ministry of VROMI takes Rainfall Mitigation Measures. Interruption in Great Bay Beachgoing Activities

By   /  October 19, 2021  /  Environment, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI takes Rainfall Mitigation Measures. Interruption in Great Bay Beachgoing Activities

The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) is advising against beach going activities at the Great Bay Beach for the next few days due to the temporary opening of the Great Bay Channel which took place at 6:00PM October 18, 2021, through 12:00AM midnight. The decision to open the […]

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Further study options to be outlined ‘My PBL, PKL and TKL Education and Beyond’

By   /  October 18, 2021  /  Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on Further study options to be outlined ‘My PBL, PKL and TKL Education and Beyond’

Workshop Slated for Oct. 19, 2021. Rather than complaining, it is wiser to research what options there are for continuing your education. This is applicable especially to graduates from Sundial school, Milton Peters College VSBO, and the St. Maarten Academy PSVE. Consequently the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & […]

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BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

By   /  October 14, 2021  /  Business, Hospitality, Island Life, Labor, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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Minister Richardson visits the National Forensic Institute in the Netherlands

By   /  September 30, 2021  /  Justice, Kingdom Affairs, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Richardson visits the National Forensic Institute in the Netherlands

On Monday, September 27th, 2021, Minister Richardson was received by the Director of the National Forensic Institute (hereafter NFI), Mr. Marc Elsensohn, and the senior advisor and account manager for the Caribbean Ms. Judy van Overveld. The National Forensic Institute is one of the world?s leading accredited forensic laboratories and one of its kind in […]

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Minister Richardson asks Minister Grapperhaus to expand cooperation beyond KPSM

By   /  September 30, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Kingdom Affairs, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Richardson asks Minister Grapperhaus to expand cooperation beyond KPSM

On Monday September 27, 2021, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, accompanied by the Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus visited Minister of Justice and Security in the Netherlands Mr. Ferdinand Grapperhaus. In closing of her meetings with her Dutch counterparts, Minister Richardson paid a visit to Minister Grapperhaus. There she reflected on the positive experience that […]

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