December 6, 2023

Word Bank approves US$8M grant to strengthen essential mental health services in Sint Maarten

 Members of the World Bank’s Improving Mental Health in Sint Maartin Project Team with the project team from Implementing Partner, the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB). From left: Franchetta Schoe (NRPB)Abel Knottnerus (NRPB)Claret Connor (Director, NRPB)Toyin Jagha (Manager, Sint Maarten Trust Fund Program – World Bank)Ana Mercado (World Bank, Task Team Leader)Johanne Angers (World Bank)Alyssa […]

World Bank officially opens office in Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The island is building back better with the help of the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by The Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by Sint Maarten.  From left: World Bank Director for Operations and Strategy […]

Altree Developments introduces Vie L’Ven Resort and Residences: A luxurious condominium hotel resort that will elevate Sint Maarten’s tourism scene

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, March 14, 2023:  Altree Developments announces a new luxury resort development comprising a five-star hotel and approximately 253 residential residences. Vie L’Ven, is set to arrive soon on the shores of Cay Bay in Sint Maarten. With a prime location and unparalleled amenities, Vie L’Ven promises an experience unlike any other. Every […]

CARILEC urges power companies and consumers to be more energy efficient

CARILEC, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation has embarked on a project, designed to get its members and the consuming public more energy efficient. This is in keeping with a broader mandate of expediting the move towards the decarbonization of the power sector and increasing energy affordability for Caribbean customers. The financial impact of the […]

Sint Maarten disaster preparedness project launched, PAHO reports

The EU-funded project will include two multipurpose community centers that will act as emergency shelters and disaster preparedness assistance for government and communities. Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 26, 2021 (PAHO) – Sint Maarten took a step closer to preparedness for disasters and health emergencies today with the launch of a project that will include […]

Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves completes term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration

Monday, July 22, 2019 — A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.  Key areas of focus, under Prime Minister Gonsalves’ chairmanship, were:  (a) Membership (b) Strengthened Resilience to […]

Governor of Sint Maarten pays courtesy visit to OECS Director General

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — Governor of Sint Maarten, H. E. Dr. Eugene Holiday, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS, H. E. Dr. Didacus Jules on May 23rd 2019. The meeting centered on mutually beneficial avenues for cooperation, particularly in the areas of disaster management and emergency response. Dr. Holiday expressed […]

Man arrested in Caribbean on $4.5 million arson indictment after allegedly torching two Denver buildings near Broncos stadium

By Kirk Mitchell From Denver Post On May 10, Michael Marte allegedly lit two buildings on Grove Street on fire A 53-year-old man recently arrested in the Carribean has been indicted in federal court on arson and fraud charges accusing him of torching two townhome buildings near Broncos Stadium at Mile High last year in […]

Burst of 54 quakes felt in Leeward Islands

From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21-hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. In a brief statement, […]

St. Maarten Minister Johnson welcomes extension of FCCA ‘Caribbean is Open/Caribbean for Everyone’ campaign

From Government of Sint Maarten The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), has decided to continue with its ‘Caribbean Is Open/Caribbean for Everyone’ campaign, which began in September 2017 after the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. The campaign since its establishment has generated more than 5.77 billion impressions and shown a measurable improvement in Caribbean cruise bookings, […]