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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Aug 2020 05:20 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) August 15, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers possible.

Saturday morning through midday: Generally cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:28C / 82F

Sunset Today:6:39 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:55 A.M Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Aug 2020 04:22 PM

...Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Scheduled To Investigate Josephine This Afternoon...

Tropical Storm Josephine Advisory Number 12

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112020

1100 AM AST Fri Aug 14 2020

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...16.1N 54.7W

ABOUT 575 MI...920 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Josephine was located near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 54.7 West Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Aug 2020 03:48 PM

One More Death At Lcf From Covid-19.

MARIGOT:--- A local businessman passed away today at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital, according to information provided to SMN News the young businessman suffered a heart attack two days ago and when tested he was also COVID-19 positive. The businessman who is well known to the St. Martin community also lost his mother no so lon Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Aug 2020 03:46 PM

No Concrete Results, But There Is Optimism

The three plenipotentiary ministers being interviewed after Fridays meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers. From left: Guillfred Besaril of Aruba, Rene Violenus of St. Maarten and Raymond Begina of Curaao. (Suzanne Koelega )

THE HAGUE--The Kingdom Council of Ministers on Friday didnt yield any concrete agreements. Nevertheless, the plenipotentiary ministers of Aruba, Curaao and St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Aug 2020 03:15 PM

Lu Wins Case Against Minister Of Vsa For Lack Of Decree To Close Schools.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The director of Learning Unlimited Daunesh Alcot won the court case he filed against the Minister of Health Richard Panneflek.
The judge basically slapped the Minister of Health for trying to close down a school without having a Ministerial Decree in place that would order the school to remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his ruling on Friday, the Judge stated that the Minister of VSA must not obstruct LU from giving classes to their students as long as there are no legal grounds and resolutions in place to prevent LU from functioning.
Every infringement will cost government NAF Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Aug 2020 10:20 AM

Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform / St Maarten Consumers Coalition Press Conference Thursday August 13, 2020

Topic 1. SMAPP: COM addresses Dutch government without dialogue and consensus with WICLU
Topic 2. SMCC : 75 years non-compliance of the Netherlands, what about the coming 7 years?
Topic 3. SMCC : Not only consumer rights, but also political, economic, social and cultural rights
Topic 4: SMAPP: Proposal WICLU for a MOU with COM and the political parties in Parliament
Topic 1. SMAPP: COM addresses Dutch government without dialogue and consensus with WICLU

The Council of Ministers has sent two letters to State Secretary Knops with the position of the Council of Ministers of St Maarten concerning the 218-page document with conditions for liquidity support for the third tranche Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Aug 2020 10:28 PM

Covid-19 Has Now Risen To 144 Confirmed

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten As of August 13th, St. Maarten has confirmed fifteen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 263.

Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 135 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated we now have one hundred and forty-four (144), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Aug 2020 10:16 PM

Telem Group Congratulates Dr. Sharine Daniel On Academic Achievement

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten – TelEm Group of Companies CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy, has congratulated Ms. Sharine Daniel, now Dr. Daniel, on successfully completing her Doctorate in Accounting from Walden University, USA, recognizing the contribution the company made to her historic achievement.

Mr. Dupersoy, along with TelEm Groups Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) were interviewed for Dr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Aug 2020 09:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As of August 13th, St. Maarten has confirmed fifteen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 263.

Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 135 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated we now have one hundred and forty-four (144), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Aug 2020 08:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  TelEm Group of Companies CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy, has congratulated Ms. Sharine Daniel, now Dr. Daniel, on successfully completing her Doctorate in Accounting from Walden University, USA, recognizing the contribution the company made to her historic achievement.

Mr. Dupersoy, along with TelEm Groups Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was interviewed for Dr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Aug 2020 05:11 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) August 14, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Friday midday: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy with a local shower possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90F Forecast Low:27C / 81F

Sunset Today:6:40 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:5:55 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Aug 2020 04:05 PM

Depression Becomes Tropical Storm Josephine...

Tropical Storm Josephine Advisory Number 8

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112020

1100 AM AST Thu Aug 13 2020

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...13.7N 49.2W

ABOUT 975 MI...1565 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Josephine was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 49.2 West Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Aug 2020 04:49 AM

68 Closed Stores On Front Street

A For Lease sign hanging on the shuttered door of this Front Street business.

PHILIPSBURG--There are 68 shops on Front Street that have closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, said Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever during the live Council of Minister Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Aug 2020 09:17 PM

Covid-19 Has Now Risen To 129 Confirmed

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten As of August 12th, at 16:00, St. Maarten has confirmed twenty-nine new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 248.

Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 94 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated we now have one hundred and twenty-nine (129), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 08:43 PM

129 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 5 Hospitalized.

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten registered 29 news cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 12th. The number of active cases today Wednesday, August 12th has risen to 129, 5 of which are hospitalized.
The number of active coronavirus cases on St. Maarten is rising rapidly, the government has said that they identified a number of clusters in bars, nightclubs, cigar lounges, and casinos but so far these establishments are still allowed to remain open until midnight.

In the meantime, there are 41 active cases on Saint Martin, one person hospitalized while 41 persons are confined at home.

COVID-19 has now risen to 129 confirmed

As of August 12th, at 16:00, St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 07:36 PM

Lu Files Injunction Against Government, Considers Minister Of Vsa To Be Irresponsible.

~ Institution closed on Thursday.~

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Learning Unlimited in a letter address to parents stated that their institution will remain close on Thursday because the well being of their students was compromised by the irresponsible Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek and police officers.

Daunesh Alcott said that government officials tried to close the school without invoking proper legal grounds and following correct procedures Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 05:28 PM

Continuation Urgent Plenary Public Session Of Parliament About The Lack Of Implementation Of The Various Approved Programs And Projects Of The Trust Fund.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on August 13, 2020.

The Public meeting which was adjourned on July 28, 2020, will be reconvened on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 14.00 hrs. The meeting will be held in a virtual setting. The Council of Ministers will be in attendance.

The agenda points are:
2. The lack of approval of various programs that are beneficial to the economic reform and growth of the country.
3. The Focus Audit done by the General Audit Chamber of Sint Maarten in May 2020 referencing The Reconstruction Funds for Sint Maarten (IS/888/2019-2020 dated May 29, 2020)

This meeting was requested by MP C.A Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Aug 2020 05:17 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) August 13, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with a few local showers possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90F Forecast Low:26C / 79F

Sunset Today:6:41 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:5:54 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 19 mph and higher possible gusts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 03:59 PM

Government Departments Affected By Second Wave Of Covid-19 As Numbers Increase.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Several Government offices and services are being affected by the second wave of the COVOD-19 outbreak on St. Maarten. The Department of Immigration and Border Controls closed their doors because an immigration officer tested positive for the COVID-19, due to contact tracing four other persons working at the department are now under quarantine.
The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau also had to close its doors as someone in high standing also tested positive. SMN News understands that all employees of the Tourist Bureau were sent to be tested while the office is now closed.
The Inspectorate of Health and Labor located at the Vineyard Building is also closed as an inspector tested positive Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Aug 2020 01:59 PM

Covid-19 Has Now Risen To 100 Confirmed

PHILIPSBURG As of August 11th, at 16:00, St. Maartens new total of confirmed cases now stand at 219.

Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 94 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated  we now have one hundred (100), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Aug 2020 01:55 PM

Pfp: Six Months In, A Brief Review

PHILIPSBURG Monday, August 10th marked six months since the sitting Parliament was sworn in. Among the returning and new faces are Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 12:54 PM

Learning Unlimited Elites Are Above The Law, Police And Minister Of Vsa Failed To Close Institution.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The management Danesh Alcott, owner of Learning Unlimited are among the elites on St. Maarten that are of the opinion that he is above the law and he does not have to follow government guidelines when it comes to the opening and closing of schools.
On Wednesday Minister of Health and Social Development and Labor Richard Panneflek visited the school when chaos broke out at the location Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 11:31 AM

Immigration Officer Infected With Covid -19, 4 On Quarantine.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Anna Richardson announced that the office of immigration and border protection had to close their doors because an immigration officer got infected with the COVID-19 virus. Richardson said due to that everyone in that office had to be tested and the building was also fumigated. The Immigration and Border Protection will remain close until further notice Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 11:02 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Management of Learning Unlimited has refused to follow the guidelines set down by the government when it comes to distance learning.
On Tuesday the Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek and Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel sent a letter to Learning Unlimited and Caribbean International Academy advising them that they too have to follow the restrictions set down by government even though they are a private institution Read more


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