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French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 19, 2012

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Just over 50 percent turnout in French St. Martin Territorial Council elections

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Some 53 percent of the eligible voters in Sunday’s Territorial Council elections exercised their right to vote according to the report on voter turnout. There were reports of long lines throughout the day as people chose the

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Rolex-dealer acquitted of tax evasion

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance acquitted Rolex-dealer Spifo N.V. yesterday of filing incorrect tax returns. Spifo operates Goldfinger jewelry stores in Philipsburg, Marigot and St. Barths. At the trial on January 19, prosecutor mr. Gonda

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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St. Maarten’s Prime Minister Wescot-Williams wants continued cooperation with French St. Martin

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams wished all of the candidates of Sunday’s French territorial elections all the best on Wednesday. With the recent signing of a Declaration of Intent between the French and Dutch sides of the island

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 14, 2012

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Guillame Arnell: “Upcoming election is of vital importance”

MARIGOT – “The upcoming elections are of vital importance to the community and since the change of status I feel that the people are fed up with the way that our affairs are managed financially and administratively,” veteran politician Guillaum

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 13, 2012

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Hamlet: Up is the only party for St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Popular Radio host Jacques “Billy Dee” Hamlet believes the Union for Progress is “the only political party to take the Collectivite into the future”. That is why he will be participating in the upcoming elections on that

Alain Richardson: “RRR is the alternative the Collectivité needs”

MARIGOT – Alain Richardson’s RRR party has been in the opposition for the past four years. “It is the only alternative that the Collectivité needs,” Richardson told this newspaper. “We have a program that is geared towards restoring confid

Female candidates debate “key issues” Wednesday

MARIGOT –The hosts of “Woman 2 Woman” radio program - Josianne Fleming-Artsen and Jacqueline Louis – will be the moderators of a debate Wednesday night between female candidates of parties contesting the Territorial Council elections. The par

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 28, 2012

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Daniel Gibbs leads in political poll

MARIGOT – If elections were held today, the list of Daniel Gibbs would come out on top, with Alain Richardson finishing a close second, an opinion poll conducted by Qualistat for the French-side newspaper St. Martin’s Week. Senator Louis Constant

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Carnival Queen pleads for more job opportunities

St. Martin - Newly crowned St. Martin Carnival Queen Christiana Denis delivered a moving performance on Friday night when she sang a calypso called ‘Stand Up for Ourselves.’ The seventeen year old said that she was inspired to sing the piece that

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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French St. Martin Carnival Queen combines talent and confidence

St. Martin - An unforgettable talent piece and a confident prepared speech on women in politics secured 784 points for Christiana Denis who became St. Martin’s Senior Carnival Queen. The pageant was held on Friday night after a five year hiatus at

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Epic organizes bird walk at Le Galion tomorrow morning

St. Maarten – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) organizes another bird walk tomorrow morning at Le Galion on the French side. “If you have ever wondered, “What is that bird?” this is your chance to find out,” epic stated i

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Jeffry accuses Ogoundélé of “creating confusion”

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Secretary General of Generation Solidarity Louis Jeffry says they are waiting for Martha Ogoundélé after she went to the media on a “private” discussion she had with the party’s president and secretary general. Jeffry

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Aliotti elected chairman of regional commission

Aliotti elected chairman of regional commission

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Vice-President in charge of environment Pierre Aliotti has been elected chairman of the shores commission of the organization for French territories in the Americas. Aliotti succeeds Mayor of St. Anne and Martinique Malsa

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Mussington wants university on French side

MARIGOT – The set up of a university in St. Martin is one of the points that Territorial Councilor Louis Mussington will discuss with French presidential candidate François Hollande when the two meet on February 17. Thursday’s meeting with Holla

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Richardson unhappy with government and businesses

We are tired of getting shifted left and right every year GALISBAY- President of the Festivité Carnavalesque De Saint Martin (FCDSM) Phillipe Richardson has repeated calls for there to be more support by the Collectivité and the business sector fo

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 6, 2012

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Anicette wins Ms. Pitchounette 2012

MARIGOT - Crowd favorite Tiffany Annicette beat out three other contestants on Sunday to become Ms. Pitchounette 2012 for St. Martin’s carnival festivities. Eight year old Annicette got the judges nod for outstanding talent, best princess (evening)

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Road diversions set up in Grand Case

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Motorists heading to Grand Case will have to look out for traffic diversions because of road repairs being carried out in the area. The deviations were announced by the Collectivité of St. Martin on Thursday. “The Collect

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Two students sail on tall ship

Two students sail on tall ship

Veerle Rolus (maritime school) and Rien Korteknie (Sbo)GREAT BAY/MARIGOT – Two trainees in the will have the chance to sail aboard the tall ship “Eendracht” for a week during a journey from St. Martin to Bermuda. They will pay nothing for the j

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 26, 2012

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Two day blood drive at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Concordia

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Rotary Club of St. Martin Nord the Rotaract Club, and Help St. Martin Association have organized a two day blood drive at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Concordia. People will be able to donate blood between 9:00 a.m.

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Dominique Riboud joins Union for Democracy

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Dominique Riboud, who headed a list of his own in 2007 and planned to again this year, has announced he’s joining with Daniel Gibbs for the coming Territorial Council elections. Riboud said he’s joined the younger man, who

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 16, 2012

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Critically Positive Radio on the air again

Critically Positive Radio on the air again

St. Martin - Critically Positive Radio (CPR) starts broadcasting again today on Youth Radio 92.5 FM. The daily morning show hosted by Lenworth Wilson Jr. (Dj-LJ) airs Monday to Friday from ten o’clock in the morning until twelve noon. CPR has bee

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 16, 2012

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Body found in Sandy Ground lagoon

SANDY GROUND – A fisherman found the body of a 38-year-old man in the Sandy Ground lagoon early on Saturday morning. It is unclear how the man, whose name was not released by the gendarmerie, died.

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 9, 2012

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Carnival activities begin with a bang

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Carnival 2012, which is themed Let’s do it together, got off to jammin’ start on Sunday with a short parade from the Gendermerie to the Community Center in French Quarter. This is the first of four such events to get peopl

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 9, 2012

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SCDF and FCDSM unite for respective Carnivals

SCDF and FCDSM unite for respective Carnivals

(from left to right) FCDSM President Mr. Richardson, Erno Labega SCDF treasurer, SCDF President Stuart Johnson and FCDSM Public Relations Officer Robert Fleming.GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and Festivité

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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French put on special exhibit for Haiti earthquake anniversary

French put on special exhibit for Haiti earthquake anniversary

MARIGOT - The French Saint-Martin Tourism Office hosts a Haitian art exhibit on its premises beginning January 12. The exhibit, which opens with a private viewing between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., will continue until mid-February and is in commemora

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 4, 2012

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Recruitment for municipal police officers begins

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The central authority in Guadeloupe has opened recruitment for municipal police officers. Interested candidates can complete the preregistration online up until January 31, 2012 and should be prepared to take written examinati

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 3, 2012

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French St. Martin carnival kicks off on Sunday in French Quarter

Marigot, St. Martin - The calendar for the annual French St. Martin Carnival is set with parades and jump-ups on four Sundays in January and twelve event-days in February that end on the twenty-second with the Ash Wednesday Parade. The first parad

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 30, 2011

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Richardson calls for comprehensive study of staggering unemployment figures

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Leader of the opposition in the Territorial Council Alain Richardson has said the general outlook for St. Martin remains grim and there is “no element that gives the indication that the economy has started to turn in a posit

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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St. Martin has youthful population

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The latest information from the Information Desk on French Overseas Territories reveals that nearly 93 percent of the population on St. Martin is under 60 years old. The data also shows that immigrants from the Haiti are the l

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Unemployment on St. Martin double that of St. Maarten

Report suggests three way commission on cooperation St. Martin / By Donellis Browne - A new report by the French Information Desk on Overseas Territories has called for the establishment of a mixed three way commission to strengthen cooperation

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Collectivité of St. Martin urges safe driving during Christmas Holidays

St. Martin – The communications department of the Collectivite of St. Martin issued a four point advisory for motorists on Thursday in hopes of promoting safe driving during the holiday season. Two of the four points have a tagline statement that p

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Air Caraibes launches third weekly flight

Air Caraibes launches third weekly flight

The five bloggers who visited as part of the promotional tour for the launch of Air Caraibes’s third weekly flight pose together for a hand out photo.St. Martin - Air Caraibes launched their third direct flight per week between Saint-Martin and

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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French Tourist Office targets men with eight minute segments

French Tourist Office targets men with eight minute segments

Jahbash from the We agree with culture Association participates in an interview for one of three eight minute segments filmed by Men’s Up TV to promote St. Martin as a tourism destination to men from 25 to 60 years old in France. St. Martin �

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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French St. Martin issues restriction on consuming tap water

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The water management authority is urging people on the eastern side of the island not to drink water from the tap until December 26. The prohibition is out of fear that people will become sick from water running through pipes

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Moizan opens exhibit at Tourist Office next Wednesday

MARIGOT - Wilfrid Moizan will be the feature artist exhibiting his work at the French Saint-Martin Tourist Office from December 14, 2011 to January 13, 2012. The show will officially open on Wednesday December 14 in an event between 6:00 p.m. and 8:0

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