WHO – Claims 10 Percent of Medicines in Caribbean and Other Developing Countries Either Fake or Below Standard – ilandvibez.com

WASHINGTON, United States, Monday December 4, 2017 – An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including those in the Caribbean, is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO).

This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is this a waste of money for individuals and health systems that purchase these products, but substandard or falsified medical products can cause serious illness or even death.


Editorial: Vanity Plates ( The Lee and Marlin Number Plate Battle ) – ilandvibez.com

As was to be expected, former Prime Minister William Marlin countered Minister Emil Lee’s story with his side of the story: He never gave Minister Lee permission to use MR plate on his private vehicle. The saying goes, there is always three sides to a story, your side, his side and the truth>>>>source st maarte news…….read more

NA Board defends leader William Marlin – ilandvibez.com

PHILIPSBURG:— As a board, we wanted the people of St. Maarten to know that we are EXTREMELY proud of our leader Prime Minister William Marlin. We realize that some people have been trying to discredit him as a politician and a person. We know the real man, the man devoted to family and friends and loyal to St. Maarten. We also felt the need to remind ourselves of some of his many accomplishments…..read more

Government forgives Friday’s My Lucky Day 2.1 million debt – ilandvibez.com

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers wrote off a debt of 2.1 million guilders ($1.17 million) of a debt lottery company My Lucky Day N.V. owed in license fee arrears. Two sources have independently from each other confirmed that the Council of Ministers agreed to forgive this debt.

The decision was taken when William Marlin was still in office as Prime Minister….. read more

Marlin says he never gave permission to Minister Lee to use MR plate – ilandvibez.com

~ Press Release from Former Prime Minister William Marlin ~
Former Prime Minister William Marlin who is presently off island said on Friday morning that he had never given permission to Minister Lee to put the MR-4 number plate on his private vehicle.

Marlin said he needed to make a public statement about this as he has been receiving messages asking if he did, as seemingly Minister Lee has been making statements that Marlin had given him permission to do so.Minister VSA Emil Lee MR-4 car damagedMarlin said that when it was discussed in a COM meeting at the Cabinet of the Governor he could recall telling the Minister that it was actually illegal and that if he was to get in an accident it would pose a problem. Switching a plate from one vehicle to another was possible but had to follow proper procedures……source-smn.news….Read More

How Johanan Dujon Built An Agricultural Biotech Company in St Lucia – ilandvibez.com

Tell me a little about who you are?
My Name is Johanan Dujon, a 24-year-old inventor and entrepreneur from St. Lucia. I am the founder and managing director of Algas Organics, the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotech company.

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds makes contribution to St Peters Community Garden Volunteer Program – St Maarten Argriculture

Although hurricane Irma brought much destruction and loses, it also brought a chance for development and growth. A chance to do something you never did before, a chance to become that business man or woman and bring to life that dream you always slept on to create new windows of opportunity. A chance to get involved in make Agriculture a reality for St Maarten. Spaceless Garden with support of Prince Bernhard Culture funds will be putting together a community volunteer effort that may help unemployed or motivated person to enhance their skills while contributing to a great cause in the community.

The program will consist of 5 volunteer and 3 trainers:
Available openings:
1 trainer – Carpenter to assists with putting together of grow boxes from wood in surrounding areas, clean up and community assessments
2 volunteers – To assist with Clean up and community assessments