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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
21 May 2022 09:12 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On May 20, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs took note of a press statement issued by State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen and hereby renders a response. I am grateful that St. Maartens request has been considered in removing the condition of the 12.5% reduction in employment benefits. This cut has been negatively impacting our civil servants as well as all employees within the (semi) public sector entities, stated Prime Minister Jacobs.

The State Secretary mentions in her press statement that the most important conditions for removal are matters this government suggested maintaining during various meetings, as well as in its letter dated May 6, 2022 Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2022 01:12 PM

Pfp Expels Co-Founder, Who Calls Move Drastic

Charlon Pompier

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) has severed ties with its co-founder Charlon Pompier, who called the move an extreme and sudden form of drastic action.

  Pompier was informed of his expulsion from the party via a letter dated May 17 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2022 12:04 AM

Parliament To Submit Report On Coho To Second Chamber Today

PHILIPSBURG--The Parliament of St. Maarten will submit its report on the proposed Consensus Kingdom Law on the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development COHO to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament today, Friday.
A short synopsis of the handling of the COHO draft law in St. Maartens Parliament will be mentioned at the top of the report and all position papers will be added to the report, Chairperson of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten said during a meeting of the Central Committee on Friday Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2022 12:01 AM

Sarah Wants Answers On Mou With Royal Caribbean Group

~ Asks what is involved in deal to reconstruct marketplace ~

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams is seeking answers on the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that government has inked with Royal Caribbean Group and said the information she is requesting should have been shared with the legislature without it having to be requested Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2022 09:30 PM

El Ministro Ottley Se Compromete Con El Fondo De Desarrollo De St. Maarten (Mdf) Y Great Shape! Inc, Proyecto 1,000 Sonrisas

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten –El mircoles 11 de mayo, El Fondo de Desarrollo de St. Maarten (SMDF) y Great Shape! Inc, se reunieron con el Ministro de Salud Pblica, Desarrollo Social y Trabajo, Omar Ottley para presentar su nueva iniciativa: 1,000 Smiles SXM. Este proyecto piloto tiene como objetivo brindar servicio dental gratuito a por lo menos 1,000 personas que tienen recursos limitados para valerse por s mismos.

Great Shape! Inc ha crecido hasta convertirse en un voluntario reconocido basado su organizacin sin fines de lucro, que combina habilidades y talentos con las comunidades necesitadas Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2022 09:19 PM

Lanzamiento De La Segunda Temporada De Soualichi Stories As Que Escucha!

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Anhelando los das de sentarse bajo el rbol de tamarindo y escuchar historias caseras, luego sintonice las ondas de radio de la nacin porque el lunes 23 de mayo, Foresee Foundation lanza la segunda temporada de ‘Soualichi Stories’.

La serie de historias patrocinada por la UNESCO y producida por Foresee Foundation en colaboracin con narradores locales se transmitir en Mix 94.7, SOS Radio 95.9, Voice of St. Maarten 102.7, Tunes Carib, Island 92 (91.9FM), Radio St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2022 08:55 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Al Infringir La Ley, Irion Tambin Podra Pagar El Subsidio Completo De Vacaciones


~ O derogar las ordenanzas abusivas de reduccin de ingresos ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El parlamentario independiente Christophe Emmanuel dijo el jueves que est complacido de que el Ministro de Finanzas, Ardwell Irion, haya seguido su consejo y finalmente se haya dado cuenta de que tiene un deber con los trabajadores y haya encontrado una manera de pagarles algo de la asignacin de vacaciones pendiente.

Pero si va a infringir su propia ley, entonces creo que debe pagar a los trabajadores el 100% de lo que se les debe o derogar estas leyes abusivas que el Ministro ha utilizado de manera discriminatoria.

El parlamentario Emmanuel enfatiz que el Ministro no debe seguir discriminando y pagando a los trabajadores del gobierno de la misma manera que lo hizo, ilegalmente, con otros que dejaron el servicio del gobierno Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 May 2022 08:17 PM

The Minister Of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Congratulates St. Maarten Youth Brigade Ahead Of The 9Th Annual Promotional Ceremony.

~Structural Subsidy Support Granted for 2022~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, the Honorable Drs. Rodolphe Samuel extended heartfelt congratulations to the members of the St. Maarten Youth Brigade on their upcoming promotional ceremony, which will be held on May 20th.

This was announced during the weekly Council of Ministers Press Briefing on Wednesday.

Despite the challenges posed by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and the Covid 19 pandemic, Minister Samuel lauded efforts particularly made by the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2022 07:27 PM

Witu Y Cut Realizan Capacitacin En Creacin De Capacidades

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – El Sindicato de Docentes de las Islas de Barlovento (WITU) en colaboracin con el Sindicato de Docentes del Caribe (CUT) organizaron una Capacitacin para el Desarrollo de Capacidades para sus miembros y colegas representantes del Sindicato.

El evento de capacitacin se realiz el pasado fin de semana en Sundial School y cont con el auspicio de la CUT.

La formacin se centr en The Landsverordening Materieel Ambtenarenrecht (LMA) y la negociacin colectiva (CB).

Los presentadores fueron el Honorable Gobernador Interino de St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2022 07:04 PM

Ministro De Educacin Dres. Samuel Desea xito Estudiantil En Examenes

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Los estudiantes de escuelas primarias y secundarias en St. Maarten han comenzado su perodo de exmenes esta semana.

El Ministro de Educacin, Cultura, Juventud y Deportes drs. Rodolphe Samuel extiende sus mejores deseos de xito y alienta a los estudiantes a permanecer enfocados. Samuel explic que el gobierno sigue dando prioridad a la educacin de los nios y tiene un gran inters en que a los estudiantes de la isla les vaya bien Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 May 2022 10:01 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday May 11th, The St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and Great Shape! Inc, met with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley to present their newest initiative: 1,000 Smiles SXM. This pilot project aims to provide free dental service to at least 1,000 persons who have limited resources to provide for themselves.

Great Shape! Inc has grown to become a recognized volunteer based nonprofit organization, that matches skills and talents with communities in need Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 May 2022 11:37 PM

Govt. Working Towards Paying Portion Of Vacation Allowance

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.


PHILIPSBURG--Government is working towards paying civil servants a portion of this years vacation allowance, assures Finance Minister Ardwell Irion< Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 May 2022 11:04 PM

Ministerio Vromi & Finance Realizan Un Job Mixer El Cual Fue Un xito, Asistieron 300+

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) El Ministro de Vivienda Pblica, Planificacin Espacial, Medio Ambiente e Infraestructura (VROMI) Egbert J. Doran y el Ministro de Finanzas Ardwell Irion realizaron una reunin de trabajo el 12 de mayo deL 2022 para personas interesadas en varios puestos dentro de ambos ministerios, y ha sido un gran xito.

Hubo un promedio de ms de 300 personas que asistieron al evento, que se llev a cabo en la sala 1 del Edificio de la Administracin Gubernamental de 1:00 a 5:00 P.M..

Ambos ministros expresaron su agradecimiento por el inters mostrado en el Job Mixer y quisieran agradecer a todos los que asistieron al evento y a los que ya se han postulado.

Las solicitudes sern revisadas y las personas recibirn un correo electrnico una vez que se haya completado el proceso.

Un equipo del personal de los ministerios y el Departamento de Personal y Organizacin estuvo en el lugar para brindar informacin valiosa y responder las preguntas que los solicitantes tenan sobre las vacantes de trabajo dentro de los diferentes ministerios Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 May 2022 09:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) in collaboration with the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) hosted a Capacity Building Training for its members and colleague Union representatives.

The training event was held over the past weekend at the Sundial School and it was sponsored by the CUT.

The training focused on The Landsverordening Materieel Ambtenarenrecht (LMA) and Collective Bargaining (CB).

Presenters were the Honorable Acting Governor of St Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
18 May 2022 06:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A letter dated May 18th, 2022 sent to all members of the Party for Progress informing them that after having discussions with the partys governing board they have decided to part ways with Charlon Pompier.

Pompi Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
18 May 2022 03:30 PM

Education Minister Drs. Samuel Wish Student Success In Exams.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Students in Primary and Secondary schools in St. Maarten have started their exam period this week.
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports drs. Rodolphe Samuel extends best wishes for success and encourages students to remain focused. Samuel explained that the government continues to prioritize children's education and has a vested interest in the island's students doing well Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 May 2022 12:38 PM

Government Launched Full Scale Investigation On Legal Status Of Back Street Store Employee.

~ Employer skirted the law and obtain Domestic- worker Labor Permit~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has launched a full-scale investigation into the legal status of the Sports Center employee who passed away in Colombia on Friday last week.

Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs said that she took note of all the information that has surfaced since the death of the young lady Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2022 08:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson said, Our members feel overworked, underpaid, and burnt out to the core. At times they are tired. However, the ongoing saga of the pending payment of the vacation allowances must end now once and for all.

Johnson submitted the petition on Tuesday afternoon at the Government Administration Building Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2022 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert J. Doran and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion held a job mixer on May 12, 2022, for persons interested in various positions within both ministries, and it has been a great success.
There was an average of 300+ persons who attended the event, which was held at the Government Administration Building room 1 from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2022 01:51 PM

Gracita Calls For Common Sense Approach Over Elusive Coho Common Goals Policy What Is This Coho Thing.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Gracita Arrindell said: We are two years into discussions back and forth between Kingdom partners in an attempt of the Dutch government to solidify the Caribbean entity for Reform and Development by means of a Consensus Kingdom Law.

This intended structure is aimed at among others supervision of the restructuring processes on the islands paid for by the Dutch tax-payers monies Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2022 07:55 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten had the prestigious honor to be chosen by Rotary District 7020 to host their 2022 Conference for the Rotarians of the District from May 9 until May 14. The Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs delivered the Official keynote address of the opening ceremony held at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in Maho on May 12, under the theme Serve to Change Lives. In attendance were Acting Governor, His Excellency Reynold Groeneveld, Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Richard Panneflek, Rotary International President Representative Robert Hall, and spouse Charlene Hall, Rotary International Director for Zone 33 and 34 Peter Kyle and Margaret Kyle, and Rotary International District Elect Jeremy Hurst and Michelle Hurst Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 May 2022 01:26 AM

Group Has Started Petition For Prosecution Of Businessman Who Attacked Man After Accident

Some members of the We The People movement. From left: Alberto Bute, Maurice Connor, Carina Baly and Chantal Wilson. Not in photo is Shujah Reiph.

~ Wants residence permit, business licence revoked ~

PHILIPSBURG--A new cross-border movement of residents of both sides of the island named We The People has started a petition calling for the investigation and prosecution of a businessman L.F Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 May 2022 12:32 PM

Pro Soualiga Assists Prime Minister Jacobs With 12.5% Salary Request.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last week, Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs announced that the Council of Ministers dispatched a letter to State Secretary Van Huffelen requesting that the imposed 12.5% cuts from the salaries of civil servants and workers of government-owned companies be removed. She went on to state that the request would have to be discussed in the Kingdom Council of Ministers and St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 May 2022 10:40 AM

Ladom Installed In Mission Locale

President Louis Mussington with LADOM Director Kelly Guesde (foreground) Third Vice-President Dominique Louisy, Territorial Councillor Steven Cocks and Mission Locale employees.

MARIGOT-- President Louis Mussington met with the director of LAgence de lOutre-Mer pour la Mobilit (LADOM) of Guadeloupe, Kelly Guesde, as part of the installation of LADOM in the premises of the new local mission of St Read more


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