Henry set for MLS return

Thursday, 09 February 2012 23:45 Published in General sports news

Thierry HenryEUROPE - Thierry Henry's loan deal at Arsenal will not be extended with the striker set to return to New York next week, according to NY Red Bulls boss Hans Backe.


Henry has enjoyed a memorable return to the Gunners, with the club's all-time leading goalscorer bagging the winner in the FA Cup third-round victory against Leeds United, before scoring in the 7-1 thrashing of Blackburn last weekend.

PHILIPSBURG - The Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams Prime Minister of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thursday evening hosted His Excellency Dr. Heinz-Peter Behr, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

PHILIPSBURG - President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Claire Elshot expressed agreement in the execution of Professional Development Appraisals.

PHILIPSBURG - It was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister with the responsibility for Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr Rhoda Arrindell that a total of 235 students have applied for Government Study Financing, which will enable them to further their education in the upcoming academic school year.

Airport adds traffic signs for the physically-challenged

Thursday, 09 February 2012 15:05 Published in Island News

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Four new traffic signs have been added in front of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) to aid in the drop-off and pick-up of physically-challenged persons, said Justin Joe, the airport's Facility Maintenance Manager.

H.M.S 'PROSELYTE' and its history

Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:31 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - H.M.S.'PROSELYTE' a War Frigate of 32 pieces, began her illustrious career as a Dutch War Frigate of 36 pieces named the "JASON", built in Rotterdam The Netherlands in 1770.

Coast Guard with joint operation in St. Maarten

Thursday, 09 February 2012 13:45 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard in close cooperation with the Police/immigration department, the inspection unit of the economics department, the section shipping inspectorate and maritime affairs, conducted an operation in Great Bay focused on the inspection of the vessels used for the transport of and/or the recreation and amusement of the passengers of the cruise industry.

PHILIPSBURG - The Chamber of Labour Unions attended a meeting of the Tri-Partite Committee which has been operating since December of 2011 on Thursday February 8th.

PHILIPSBURG - "The recent stabbing of a student on a schools bus is thought to have been a bigger problem than we initially thought and have deep root in our social makeup", echoed Minister responsible for Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr Rhoda Arrindell.

PHILIPSBURG - "The economic situation in Germany and the European Union" will be the theme of a lecture on Thursday February 9th of the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dr. Heinz-Peter Behr.