SXMElections.com

Unbiased look at the Sint Maarten Elections

St Maarten Election in the news. Source: Today SXM

Filter the news (Showing 1-24 of 4680)
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jul 2024 11:49 PM

Bastille Day Marked By Medal Ceremonies, Parade, Speeches

Collectivit President Louis Mussington prepares to lay a wreath at the war memorial assisted by Junior Territorial Council President Kloh Francillette during Bastille Day ceremonies on Sunday. (Collectivit photos)

MARIGOT--Many persons were honoured during two medal ceremonies, one by the Collectivit and the other by the State, dur Read more


Candidates in this article:

High Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Celebrating the outcome.


THE HAGUE--Same-sex couples are now permitted to marry immediately in Aruba and Curaao, as decided by the High Court in the Netherlands on Friday. It affirmed an earlier ruling by the Joint Court of Justice for the Dutch Caribbean.

The latter determined on December 6, 2022, that marriages between people of the same sex must be permitted in Aruba and Curaao. Both governments turned to the High Court, which has now rejected their appeals.

The case was brought by Fundacion Orguyo Aruba and Human Rights Caribbean (HRC) in Curaao Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jul 2024 01:45 PM

Mp Maingrette's Home, Office Searched, Suspected Of Taking Bribes, Misusing Position

PHILIPSBURG--The Criminal Investigation Team RST, under the direction of the examining judge on Friday conducted searches at the home and workplace at the Parliament Building of Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Kevin Maingrette. Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jul 2024 12:49 PM
DATE ISSUED: Friday 12th July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 13th July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Hazy and breezy. Isolated showers are possible.This evening through Saturday midday: Variably cloudy and hazy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                    Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:45 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East to northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 17 mph and higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: Generally unstable conditions are expected across the region due to an incoming tropical wave Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jul 2024 12:03 PM
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 11 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 12 July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with brief isolated showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F              Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:44 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 17 mph, and higher gusts possible.SYNOPSIS: Patches of low-level clouds drifting with the easterly wind flow will produce isolated showers across the local area Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jul 2024 10:23 AM

4 Graduate With Geds, 2 After Vocational Training

Master of Ceremonies Alex Lindo addressing the graduates.

 ST. EUSTATIUS--New Challenges Foundation (NCF) held a graduation ceremony at William and Christine Flanders Community Centre on July 3 for four students who received their General Educational Development (GED) diplomas and two who completed vocational training.

This celebration is a testament to the power of second chances, said NCF Director Francine Foe at the ceremony. Our graduates have shown that with grit, determination and the right support, anyone can overcome adversity and achieve their dreams.

The ceremonys theme Dont Watch the Clock, Do What It Does, Keep Going was a fitting tribute to the graduates, emphasising the importance of perseverance, resilience and staying focused.

The ceremony started with a rousing rendition of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jul 2024 07:21 AM

Taxi Associations Present Proposal For Tariff Change To Teatt Minister

From left: Andrew Royer of the Dutch Taxi Association, TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Maya Friday of the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association and Glen Emers of Down Town Taxi Association.

~ Want ride sharing initiative permanently abolished ~

PHILIPSBURG--Five taxi associations operating on Dutch St. Maarten have proposed a change to the existing tariffs, according to them, due to the increased cost of living and inflation.

In a letter to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Grisha Heyliger-Marten, the associations said the proposed amendments to the current tariffs are also to synchronise tariffs with the French-side Taxi Association which is presently in negotiations to increase their tariffs.

We met last week to discuss, among other things, their proposal to change the current tariffs for different districts, Heyliger-Marten said in a press release Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jul 2024 12:59 PM
DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 10 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 11 July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy, hot, humid, and slightly hazy with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 32C / 90F              Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:44 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-northeasterly to east-southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 15 mph.SYNOPSIS: A drier atmosphere is settling over the local region, limiting shower activity Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Jul 2024 12:22 PM
DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 9th July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday morning (06:00 LST) 10th July 2024  WEATHER:This Afternoon: Hazy and warmTonight, through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy with isolated showers possible.  Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F Sunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:44 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This Afternoon through Wednesday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 15 mph.  SYNOPSIS: A drier and more stable atmosphere will settle over the region today Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
DP
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Jul 2024 11:29 AM

From left: Finance Minister Marinka Gumbs, TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Chairperson of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and Member of Parliament Viren Kotai.

 PHILIPSBURG--The decision on whether St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Jul 2024 05:57 AM

Lewis Condemns Gun Violence, Says Culprits Will Face Full Extent Of Law

The wave of fear in the community intensified on Monday when news started circulating that a fourth shooting had occurred, this time on Bush Road. The shooting occurred around 3:20am. A male was injured. He was transported to St Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and had been undergoing treatment. His condition was listed as serious, but stable. Mondays shooting followed three shootings in two districts on Saturday: two in Dutch Quarter and one in Simpson Bay in which three males were injured and nursing gunshot wounds in SMMC Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2024 12:06 PM
DATE ISSUED: Monday, 8 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 9 July 2024 THE FLOOD ADVISORY IS CANCELLED WEATHER:This Afternoon: Generally cloudy and hazy with few showers and possible isolated thunderstorms.Tonight, through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and hazy with brief showers possible.  Forecast High: 31C / 88F               Forecast Low: 25C / 77F Sunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:43 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This Afternoon through Tuesday midday: Northeasterly to easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph, and higher gusts possible.SYNOPSIS: Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave will continue to affect the local area Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2024 11:32 AM

First Strike Of Commemorative Farewell Antillean Guilder Coin

The 5-guilder Farewell NAf. commemorative coin.

PHILIPSBURG--The inaugural strike of the five-guilder Farewell NAf. commemorative coin was celebrated at the Royal Dutch Mint (KNM) in Houten, the Netherlands recently.

Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2024 06:07 AM

Mercelina: Down Payment Made, Generators Should Arrive Mid-July

Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina

PHILIPSBURG--Utilities company NV GEBE has made the initial down payment for the rental of ten-megawatt (MW) container generators and the generators are expected to be delivered to the country by mid-July provided there are no unforeseen delays.

Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Jul 2024 01:31 PM
DATE ISSUED: Friday, 5 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 6 July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Partly cloudy to cloudy and hazy with isolated showers and possible thunder.Tonight through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy with a local shower possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:42 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture and instability will maintain cloudiness and a high chance for isolated showers with the possibility of thunder this afternoon Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Jul 2024 01:30 PM

OMC leader Olivier Arrindell and members of his team at the Government Building. (John Halley photo)

PHILIPSBURG--Oualichi Movement for Change (OMC) and Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) on Wednesday secured sufficient signatures to contest the August 19, snap parliamentary elections on Endorsement Day held at the Department of Civil Registry at the Government Building from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Each party had to obtain a total of 144 signatures from eligible voters and both parties surpassed this number.

Chairperson of the Central Voting Bureau Nathalie Tackling speaking to a reporter at the Government Building Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Jul 2024 01:18 PM
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 4 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 5 July 2024A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 6PM TODAYWEATHER:This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers and possible thunderstorms.Forecast High: 31C / 88F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:42 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly to southeasterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 9 to 16 mph, and possible higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture and instability associated with a recent tropical wave will cause cloudy periods, isolated showers, and possible isolated thunderstorms Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jul 2024 03:54 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday July 03, 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) July 04, 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through evening: Warm, breezy, and hazy.
Overnight through Thursday midday: Increasingly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:42 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East northeast to east southeast with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 22 mph, and higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: A combination of Saharan Dust and drier air will maintain hazy skies and hot conditions today Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jul 2024 03:42 PM

Emilio Wilson Park Awash In Red To Mark 161 Years Since Emancipation

Parliament Chairperson Sarah Wescot-Williams and MP Silveria Jacobs were the first two officials to join the dancers at the end of Monday mornings Emancipation Day commemoration Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jul 2024 03:09 PM

Grisha Floats Idea Of City Manager For Town With Ima

TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten (right) with members of the Indian Merchants Association last week.

 PHILIPSBURG--The possible introduction of a City Manager to develop strategies aimed at attracting not only residents and cruise visitors to Philipsburg, but also stop-over and stay-over guests was discussed recently.

A City Manager was one of the proposed strategies for improving the tourist product, which Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), discussed with an Indian Merchants Association (IMA) delegation at a meeting last week.

The Minister outlined the actions already taken to enhance the Marketplace and improve the product and visitor experience in town and other parts of the island, and plans for the beautification of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jul 2024 12:03 AM

Purchasing Power Caribbean Netherlands Declined In 2022

Purchasing power in the Caribbean Netherlands declined in 2022, partly due to high inflation. Statistics Netherlands CBS reported this last week on the basis of new figures.

 

KRALENDIJK--Purchasing power in the Caribbean Netherlands declined in 2022, partly due to high inflation. On Bonaire, purchasing power declined by 4.2% compared to 2021, on St Eustatius by 3.3% and on Saba by 1.6% Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Jul 2024 02:44 PM
DATE ISSUED: Monday 1st July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 2nd July 2024 A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT! WEATHER:This afternoon: Hot, hazy, and breezy. Brief showers are possible.This evening through Tuesday midday: Warm and breezy with isolated showers and possible thunderstorms.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:41 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Tuesday midday: Northeast to easterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 20 mph, with higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: The plume of Saharan dust exits the region today Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Jun 2024 05:36 PM
DATE ISSUED: Sunday 30th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday midday (12:00 LST) 1st July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Monday midday: Hot, hazy, and breezy. There is a low chance for isolated showers.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:41 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Monday midday: Northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 17 mph, and higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: A plume of Saharan dust is affecting the region and limiting precipitation Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
29 Jun 2024 12:51 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Saturday, 29 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00 LST) 30 June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Sunday midday: Partly cloudy and slightly breezy with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:40 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Sunday midday: Easterly to east-southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 17 mph, and higher gusts possible.SYNOPSIS: Available moisture associated with patches of low-level clouds moving across the local region will account for a high probability of showers Read more

Candidates in this article:
SXMElections.com Corner Stone Solutions NV