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Parliament establishes St. Maarten Women’s Parliamentary Caucus 

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  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in its Public meeting of Parliament no. 08, the Parliament of Sint Maarten voted on and unanimously approved a motion presented by Member of Parliament S.A. Wescot-Williams. The motion resolves to establish a St. Maarten Women's Parliamentary Caucus, as a platform to debate on current issues predominantly affecting a large...

Christmas is coming to WPS on Sunday. You’re invited to the 7th Annual Lighting of the Tree

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  PORT ST. MAARTEN – Mark your calendar and get the family ready because Christmas is coming to Philipsburg and especially at the Walter Plantz Square (WPS) at Down Street on Sunday afternoon, December 4th. Make it a family outing and kick-off the holiday season by joining-in the Lighting of the Annual Christmas tree at WPS at 7.00pm. This is the seventh time...

Ongoing controls by KPSM special team

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  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- The St. Maarten Police Force KPSM continued to conduct overall controls in the past week in an effort to ensure safety of all residents and visitors as well as road safety. These controls will continue during this busy holiday season. The special action team has performed several operations over the last week related to safety and...

Ten students assisting EPIC Foundation as Youth Ambassadors

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  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- Ten EPIC Youth Ambassadors are assisting Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) with their ‘Why do we litter - Sint Maarten?’ project. The students, 14 to 18 years old, will assist EPIC with executing neighborhood cleanups, collecting data through surveys, and join several environmental educational activities. “Through this three-month EPIC Youth Ambassador program we hope to...

The Missing Strength in the Fight against Domestic Violence

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  Good Day people of St. Martin. Last Friday, St. Martin joined the world in commemorating the "International Day for Awareness towards the Eradication of Violence against Women and Girls." Several major local organizations made sure to contribute to the awareness of the above, including the eradication of "Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence." I had the honor of being invited to...

MHF announces child psychiatric consultations with DR Hermans in December

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  CAYHILL, Sint Maarten -- The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) informs the general public that Child Psychologist, Dr. Karin Hemans will be present on island at MHF from December 12 through 16, 2022 for child psychiatric consultations. Persons interested in child psychiatric consultations with Dr. Hemans will be required to obtain a referral from their house doctor. Additional documents including a...

APS launches digital pension portal ‘My APS’

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Personal pension information accessible safely online Cayhill, Sint Maarten, -- Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) launched My APS - a new digital platform where participants of the fund can access their personal pension information online. Participants can now view personal data such as their current pension build-up, consequences of early retirement, and attainable old-age pension. Participants can log in via...

Public meeting of Parliament regarding the appointment of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Parliament

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  Presentation and discussion on a proposal for a caucus for female Members of Parliament PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The Public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The agenda points are: ⦁ Appointment of Chairperson and...

Public meeting of Parliament (Question hour) with the Minister of Justice regarding the legal position, Police Force exodus and the unfortunate incident at the Immigration Department

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  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The Public meeting is scheduled for 11.30 - 12.30 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Justice will be present. The agenda point is: Question hour: Questions from MP G.S. Heyliger-Marten directed to...

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, Body Searches “sad and unacceptable”.

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  Philipsburg, St. Maarten, - MP Sarah Wescot-Williams was appalled by not only the two incidents as described in recent publications regarding so-called search tactics used by the police in Philipsburg against two citizens, but also by the reaction of the police top. “I cringed at reading how our officer(s) misused their power and humiliated the persons involved. Especially for the woman...

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