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French-side carnival officially launched

French-side carnival officially launched

MARIGOT—The 2016 French-side carnival was officially launched on the waterfront last night with Territorial Councillor in charge of culture affairs Rollande Questel handing over the symbolic key to carnival committee President Jean-Philippe Richardson. Richardson, who has said this is his last year at the helm of carnival, told the crowd there’s still time to join a troupe.
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Minister of Health and Labor placed on hold binding commitments to construct new hospital --- further discussions and studies are being conducted.

Minister of Health and Labor placed on hold binding commitments to construct new hospital --- further discussions and studies are being conducted.

PHILIPSBURG:--- According to information provided to SMN News certain key players that were in negotiations to construct a new hospital is trying to put pressure on the current coalition to allow them to move ahead with the planned project. SMN News understands that the $100M building were going to be financed by an Austrian Company while a wing of the hospital will be used by the investors that were planning to build a separate hospital in Simpson Bay for medical tourism.
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Port St. Maarten caters to over 1.9 million Cruise Passengers in 2015. Voted #1 Cruise Port in the Caribbean.

Port St. Maarten caters to over 1.9 million Cruise Passengers in 2015. Voted #1 Cruise Port in the Caribbean.

POINTE BLANCHE:---- Port St. Maarten accommodated 1,901,617 cruise passengers in 2015, approximately five per cent less than in 2014 when for the first time the destination hit the two million mark (2,001,996, vessel calls 692). Cruise vessels in 2015 made 683 port calls. Port St. Maarten has come in as the #1 cruise port in the Caribbean, the second year in a row by Cruise Fever.net readers who were asked to vote on the best cruise ports in the Caribbean in the 2015 Cruise Fever Fan Awards. ...
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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Monday

St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Monday

DATE ISSUED: Monday, January 04, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) January 05, 2016 WEATHER: Today through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with local showers possible. Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:45 A.M. Sunset Today: 5:50 P.M.
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Notices & Events

NOTICES Protect Pets Animal rights groups urge all pet owners and firework players to be aware that fireworks activities cause extreme distress to some animals. This distress can lead to erratic behaviour and even panic. Owners should put measures in place to keep their pets safely inside or comforted. Fireworks players should try to limit animals’ exposure to fireworks
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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Tuesday

St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Tuesday

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) December 30, 2015 WEATHER: This Afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with occasional passing showers. Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:43 A.M. Sunset Today: 5:46 P.M.
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Notices & Events

Volunteers Needed Community Outreach Mentorship and Empowerment Center (COME) is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Adult Literacy Teachers, Cooks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and an all-round person. For more information call 542-2575 or email: comecenter2012@gmail.com
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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Saturday

St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Saturday, December 26, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00 LST) December 27, 2015 …A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN… WEATHER: This afternoon through Sunday midday: Partly to occasionally cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible. Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:42 A.M. Sunset Today: 5:45 P.M.
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SXM Airport signs new CLA with ABVO union

SXM Airport signs new CLA with ABVO union

AIRPORT--Princess Juliana International Airport SXM and the union ABVO concluded several months of negotiations and signed a new collective labour agreement (CLA) on Wednesday. The CLA structures and details several benefits due to workers in the coming months. SXM Airport Deputy Managing Director Larry Donker congratulated the union for a job well done and thanked the airport’s negotiation team headed by Clarence Richardson. “Today is important for both organisations, as it gives...
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