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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2020 07:26 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs held a meeting with the internal lead organizers of the Annual Hurricane Expo. The objective was to discuss how the government should approach and adjust this years Hurricane Expo. As well as to ensure that the planning of the Hurricane Expo starts early in 2020.

A proposal brought forth by one of the consistent yearly supporters of the event, Kooyman, was another aspect of importance discussed in the meeting Read more


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DLP
OSPP
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Feb 2020 06:07 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) February 26, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief showers possible.

Forecast High:30C / 86F Forecast Low:24C / 75F

Sunset Today:6:17 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:6:34 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: North-northeast to east-northeast with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph, becoming variable at times.

SYNOPSIS:

A weak pressure gradient will maintain light winds across the region Read more


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APC
Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Feb 2020 01:24 PM

Government Working On A Solution For Giro Bank

WILLEMSTAD – There is light at the end of the tunnel for the Giro Bank. While there are still some finishing touches regarding an agreement, but a good part of the portfolio of performing loans of the Giro Bank will be transferred to the new APC Bank, which belongs to the General Pension Fund Curaao. When the APC Bank will start its operations is not yet known.

Another issue that will be resolved is that all account holders and deposit holders can dispose of the full amount of the funds they have at Giro Bank.

APC, itself a 39.8 percent shareholder in Giro Bank, is contributing around 110 million guilders for this Read more


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NA
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Feb 2020 01:58 AM

Jacobs Resigns As Mp, Will Be Replaced By Anna Richardson

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Silveria Jacobs has resigned from her legislatures position in Parliament and will continue to serve as Prime Minister in the interim cabinet.

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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Feb 2020 11:18 PM

Mp Silveria Jacobs Resigns From Parliament However, Remains As Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs, currently serving as Prime Minister announced that she has officially resigned from Parliament as of Tuesday, February 18th. She had just returned from a week long working visit to the Netherlands, where it became clear that giving proper representation in Parliament would be a great challenge Read more


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NA
Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2020 08:57 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs, currently serving as Prime Minister announced that she has officially resigned from Parliament as of Tuesday, February 18th. She had just returned from a weeklong working visit to the Netherlands, where it became clear that giving proper representation in Parliament would be a great challenge Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Feb 2020 05:55 AM

Irion Grants Extension On Motor Vehicle Tax Payment

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.

~ System at Receivers back up ~

PHILIPSBURG--Motorists now have until Friday, March 13, to pay their 2020 motor vehicle (road) tax, two weeks after the February 28 deadline.

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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Feb 2020 05:48 AM

Jacobs Gives Insight Into Screening Process

PM Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs gave insight into the current screening process during a public plenary session of Parliament on the subject, o Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Feb 2020 05:44 AM

Academy Students Warned On Dangers Of New Game

Inspector Richards and students demonstrating the dangers of the game.

CUL DE SAC--Community Police Officer Inspector Felix Richards and surgeon Dr. Luc Mercelina spoke to the student assembly of St. Maarten Academys academic campus on the dangers of the Skull Breaker game on Friday, February 21.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2020 08:43 PM

St. Maarten Promoted As Business Hub Of The North Eastern Caribbean At Emigration Expo 2020

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The St Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), promoted the destination as a business hub for the North Eastern Caribbean at Europes biggest event for emigrants, the Emigration Expo 2020.

Also, part of the collaboration was the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). The participation of the three parties was coordinated by the Cabinet of the Ministry Plenipotentiary in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

The destination St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2020 08:41 PM

Members Of Parliament Participate In Informative Meeting With Szv As Part Of Orientation

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Friday, February 21, 2020 Members of Parliament participated in an informative meeting with SZV at the offices of SZV at Harbour View, as part of the Orientation for (new) Members of Parliament. The goal of this meeting was primarily to provide Members with information in an effort to better equip them in the execution of their duties.

Furthermore, the meeting was aimed at gaining a better understanding of the structure, the relationship with Government and Parliament and the current plans of SZV.
The meeting kicked off with a power point presentation by the Director of SZV, Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2020 08:35 PM

~ CPO Richards, Dr. Mercelina speak at special assembly ~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Community Police Officer, Inspector Felix Richards, and Dr. Luc Mercelina took time out of their busy schedule on Friday (February 21, 2020) to speak to students of St. Maarten Academys academic campus on the dangers of the Skull Breaker game.

To date, several children have died or received serious injuries after falling victim to this dangerous challenge that has taken the internet by storm Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2020 08:30 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, February 21, 2020 Members of Parliament participated in an informative meeting with SZV at the offices of SZV at Harbour View, as part of the Orientation for (new) Members of Parliament. The goal of this meeting was primarily to provide Members with information in an effort to better equip them in the execution of their duties. Furthermore, the meeting was aimed at gaining a better understanding of the structure, the relationship with Government and Parliament and the current plans of SZV.
The meeting kicked off with a PowerPoint presentation by the Director of SZV, Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2020 08:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---The St Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), promoted the destination as a business hub for the North Eastern Caribbean at Europes biggest event for emigrants, the Emigration Expo 2020.
Also, part of the collaboration was the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). The participation of the three parties was coordinated by the Cabinet of the Ministry Plenipotentiary in The Hague, the Netherlands Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 06:36 AM

Departure Of Airport Cfo Is Unofficial, Says Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--The departure of recently appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), Gerben Stavast, is still unofficial, said Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs at the live Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 05:50 AM

Forensic Care Stakeholders Request Urgent Government Intervention

From left: SJIB Acting Director Cynthia Filemon, Turning Point Foundation President Lloyd Richardson, MHF Interim Director Eileen Healy, and Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol.

~ Taskforce formed ~

PHILIPSBURG--Representatives of the Prosecutors Office, Turning Point Foundation, Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten SJIB, Mental Health Foundation (MHF), the St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 05:44 AM

Mps Weigh In On Screening Process

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and members of her delegation in Parliament on Friday.

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday weighed in on the current screening process for ministers in St. Maarten, with some expressing concerns about the process and making suggestions on how the country should move forward if i Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 05:11 AM

Mp Peterson: If You Have Nothing To Hide, You Should Have No Issue Being Screened

MP Raeyhon Peterson

PHILIPSBURG--Party For Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson minced no words in expressing his position on the screening of m Read more


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DLP
OSPP
Source: The Daily Herald
21 Feb 2020 06:40 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED:Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) February 22, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy with brief local showers possible.

Forecast High:30C / 86F Forecast Low:24C / 75F

Sunset Today:6:16 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:6:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East-southeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 15 mph and possible higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

A dry and stable atmosphere with Saharan dust is expected to restrict significant shower activity across the region Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Feb 2020 08:36 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The management board of GEBE has paid former Supervisory Board member Louis Wever for five months even though he resigned from the post when his son Chris Wever was appointed Minister of VROMI on August 30th, 2019. Louis Wever was obliged to resign from his post to avoid a conflict of interest. However, removing himself from the board did not affect him financially since he was paid for 5 months by the current management board led by Kenrick Chittick.
SMN News learned that GEBE Finance Department made the discovery two days ago and has informed the management board that is busy trying to cove up the mismanagement of the companies finances Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Feb 2020 05:36 AM

St. Maarten Faces Blacklisting If Draft Ordinance On General Taxes Not Passed

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten faces being blacklisted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU) if the draft national ordinance amending the National Ordinance on General Taxes with regard to international obligations is not passed.

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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Feb 2020 05:28 AM

Plastic Ban Another Step Closer To Reality

MPs listening to a presentation by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--A ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the initiative ordinance amending the General Police Law in connection with the introduction of a ban on the use of plastic bags passed through Parliaments Central Committee on Thursday Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 06:17 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED:Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) February 21, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN THROUGH 6AM FRIDAY MORNING

WEATHER: This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with local showers possible.

Forecast High:30C / 86F Forecast Low:24C / 75F

Sunset Today:6:15 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:6:37 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: East-northeasterly with a gentle to fresh breeze of 10 to 18 mph and occasional higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

Although Saharan dust affecting the Eastern Caribbean will restrict significant shower activity, pockets of moisture moving into the region may cause brief showers from time to time Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 04:08 PM

Amsterdam Youth Mayor Makes Courtesy Call To Parliament Chair

Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison and Avianka Aventurin-Denloye.

PHILIPSBURG--Youth Mayor of the City Council of Amsterdam Avianka Aventurin-Denloye paid a courtesy call to Chairperson Parliament Read more


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