Spelling Bee Set to Start this Sunday

Spelling Bee - participants judges etc 2018 (2)

PHILIPSBURG — The 8th Annual Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee 2019 will kick off on Sunda,y October 20th, at the Belair Community Center, organized and hosted by The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle and The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise. Thirty-five participants from thirteen schools have registered to participate, nine from St. Maarten More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Schools Closed on Tuesday

~ Fire Dept./ODM/Ministry MECYS: Schools Closed on Tuesday. Coastal residents advised to be vigilant. Swimmers stay away from the beach. ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Education, Culture, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 12th, 2019

NIPA board held strategic planning sessions to strengthen its forward trajectory

CAY HILL – The National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) is continuing to strengthen its forward trajectory into the world of professional training and advancement. Following the recent extension More...

NIPA and MIC-IT sign MOU extention
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 7th, 2019

NIPA and MIC-IT sign One-year Extension Agreement

CAY HILL — The National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) has partnered with Trinidad-based MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT), initially under a one-year contract slated to end December 2019, More...

Shannon Bell - Graduate NIPA Masonry Class of 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 7th, 2019

94 persons graduated NIPA’s Carpentry, Masonry, Property Maintenance, Plumbing and Electrical Installation Training Programs

CAY HILL — On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the campus of the National Institute for Professional Advancement, NIPA, was the site of the graduation of the second cohort of the St. Maarten Emergency Income More...

Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

MP Wescot-Williams adamant about her quest to place English above Dutch language

Philipsburg – In a recent letter to Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (ECYS), Honorable Wycliffe S. Smith, regarding English as the first official language for St. Maarten, Member of Parliament More...

Graduation Celebration - Kids At Sea Foundation - Zero to Hero - Group 3
By The Publisher On Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Kidz at Sea celebrates graduation of new Boat Captains

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday August 20th, the Kidz At Sea Foundation organized a Graduation Ceremony for the third ‘Zero to Hero’ class. Participants that graduated from this three-month full-time course More...

School Bags photo SIGE (Curacao, Caribisch Netwerk)
By The Publisher On Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Many children in Curacao without school supplies

WILLEMSTAD – Caribisch Netwerk writes that the new school year has started and again it appears that quite a few families can urgently use help with the purchase of school supplies. “My grandson is More...

MP Ardwell Irion - 20 March 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

MP Irion bemoans lack of action on motion

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance MP Ardwell Irion queried Education Minister Wycliffe Smith on Monday about a seemingly reasonable issue: why had the ministry not done anything with a motion Parliament passed More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Government cuts electricity budget for schools

PHILIPSBURG — The power consumption at public schools varies wildly it appears from the draft 2019 budget. The government intends to save more than 46,000 guilders ($25,720) in 2019 on the electricity bills More...