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Strategic Options for Ennia Aruba 

  WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG/ORANJESTAD – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten  (CBCS) is currently exploring strategic options for Ennia Caribe Holding (Aruba) N.V. (ECHA) and  its subsidiaries (Ennia Aruba). These financially sound subsidiaries operate under the supervision  of the Central Bank of Aruba (CBA). In this context, constructive discussions have taken place  between the CBCS and the CBA regarding a...

Distribution of Additional License Plates Announced by Minister of Finance

  GREAT BAY — The Minister of Finance, Marinka Gumbs, is pleased to announce that additional license plates have been received and are now ready for distribution.  The distribution process will take place from Monday, June 17 to Wednesday, June 19. Individuals with temporary plates are requested to come forward to exchange them for the correct plates.  Please note that temporary plates...

MP Wescot advises the Prime Minister to reconsider the presentation to parliament on GEBE behind closed doors.

  “It has nothing to do with any demands for an open meeting.” In a press release, issued on Sunday,  MP Wescot-Williams stated  that while she understands the sensitivity of some of the negotiations regarding GEBE, she has suggested to the Prime Minister, Dr. L. Mercelina that “whatever can responsibly be  divulged should be done in an open meeting of parliament”.   “Although...

Political party “SAM” approved for participation in parliamentary snap elections

  Philipsburg, Sint Maarten -- The newly formed political party, Soualiga Action Movement (SAM), has officially been approved by the Electoral Council to participate in the upcoming Parliamentary snap elections scheduled for August 19, 2024. The leadership of SAM was formally notified of this significant milestone via letter, marking the beginning of SAM’s journey towards reshaping the political landscape of...

Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDHA) section Women’s Desk Rolls Out Successful Women’s Self-Defense Bootcamp

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- Women’s Desk a division within the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA), an execution department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor, successfully hosted two successful self-defense training programs in the past. However, to change their approach and provide participants with better insight and understanding of what to expect in...

WINAIR Acquires Twin Otter Aircraft to Enhance Operations

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  Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten – Winair announces a significant milestone in its history, transitioning from a fully leased fleet to ownership with the acquisition of a Twin Otter DHC6 aircraft. This investment marks a strategic move towards greater operational control and efficiency, solidifying the company's commitment to providing exceptional service in the Caribbean. Demonstrating the aircraft's importance to our operations...

MP Kotai: APS funding possible solution to GEBE Crisis

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Member of Parliament Viren Kotai (Democratic Party) proposes seeking funding from the General Pension Fund (APS) to acquire new generators for the ailing utilities company GEBE. Kotai will present the proposal and other points during the parliamentary meeting scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024, about the ongoing GEBE crisis. Kotai said in a press statement on...

Minister Lewis meets with school bus operators

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- Minister of Justice, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport the Honorable Lyndon Lewis described his meeting with school bus operators on Sunday as very fruitful and one of the final steps towards finalizing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the operators.  The SLA is important to professionalize the school bus transport system up to improved and...

TEATT Minister Holds Strategy Meeting to Coordinate FCCA Conference

  GREAT BAY — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a conference, hosted by St. Maarten from October 21 to 25, 2024. The conference is expected to attract between 800 and 900 participants.  Noting that some stakeholders like the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), were unaware of this conference until recently, Minister of Tourism, Economic...

Grisha Discusses Product Enhancement with SHTA Executive Board

  GREAT BAY —Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications, Grisha Heyliger-Marten met with the Executive Board of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) on Friday, June 14, 2024. During the meeting, part of the minister’s continued efforts to engage all stakeholders in her plans to revitalize the island’s economy, she outlined her primary goals, focusing on product...

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