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Source: SMN-News
27 Jun 2022 09:36 PM

Committee Of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, And Infrastructure Of Parliament To Meet With Nature Foundation St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Committee of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure will meet on June 28, 2022.

The Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. Representatives of Nature Foundation St. Maarten will be present.

The agenda point is:
Discussion with the Nature Foundation regarding the plans in connection with the recently signed agreement with Government and plans to tackle the ever-increasing invasive species presence on the island (IS/924/2021-2022 dated May 23, 2022)
Member of Parliament, S.A Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Jun 2022 10:54 AM

New Agreement To Improve Dutch Caribbean Healthcare

From left: State Secretary of Public Health Maarten van Ooijen of the Netherlands, Ministers of Public Health Dangui Oduber of Aruba, Dorothy Pietersz-Janga of Curaao and Omar Ottley of St. Maarten. (Aruba government photo)

ORANJESTAD/THE HAGUE--Aruba, Curaao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands during the four-country consultation o Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Jun 2022 01:01 AM

Wilson Says Prime Minister Jacobs Must Be Held Accountable For Her Illegal Actions.

Urges Parliament & the Integrity Chamber to hold them accountable

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Sunday June 26, 2022, Gromyko Wilson made use of his Social Media platform to denounce the illegal and discriminatory actions taken by Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs on June 15, 2022, when the PM, Minister Ardwell Irion, Minister Anna Richardson and Minister Rudolph Samuel went against the ordinance passed in Parliament (and ratified by the Constitutional court) containing temporary covid-19 measures for civil servants and the likes (Tijdelijke Landsverordening Covid-19 bezuinigingen arbeidsvoorwaarden overheidsdienaren).

This ordinance specifically regulates the percentage of vacation allowance civil servants were entitled to receive between July 2019 and July 2021 Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Jun 2022 09:59 PM

Chris Tells Government To Stop Using Suffering And Parliament As A Crutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday told the government to stop using the suffering of the people as a political tool and conveniently using Parliament as a crutch in its discussions with the Dutch. “Especially since it was this government and its Minister Plenipotentiary that accepted the 12.5% cuts and other conditions without so much of a negotiation,” the MP said.

The MP was specifically referring to a comment of Minister Plenipotentiary of the National Alliance Rene Violenus last Friday after the Kingdom Council of Ministers RMR on Friday decided that St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 06:46 PM

~10 experts from around the world focus on the future of islands at Islandpreneur Live~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Islandpreneur Live 2022 commences on June 27 and will continue with a week of activities through to July 1. These activities include in-person masterclasses (June 27 -29) with experts covering topics such as tourism, public relations, resilience, innovation, and adaptive strategies to thrive. Masterclasses include Lela Simmonds, Business Development Manager at Port of St. Maarten Group of Companies, Haddy Folivi, a global public relations specialist based in the United Kingdom, and Elly Moesquit, Supervision Specialist of the Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 03:15 PM

Exclusive: Will The Prime Minister Step In At Gebe To Ensure Full Investigation Takes Place?

PHILIPSBURG: --- Now that the Prosecutors Office and KPSM indicated to the Government of St. Maarten that the management of NV GEBE did not cooperate with their investigation as such they were unable to sufficiently establish what the actual danger to Sint Maarten has been due to the hack.

  The prosecutors office in its press release and report said that due to NV GEBE's non-cooperative attitude, Freya investigation could not establish what were the exact risks for the country and clients of GEBE and who was behind the attack, and the dangers for the future Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 03:15 PM

Excluisve: Will The Prime Minister Step In At Gebe To Ensure Full Investigation Takes Place?

PHILIPSBURG: --- Now that the Prosecutors Office and KPSM indicated to the Government of St. Maarten that the management of NV GEBE did not cooperate with their investigation as such they were unable to sufficiently establish what the actual danger to Sint Maarten has been due to the hack.

  The prosecutors office in its press release and report said that due to NV GEBE's non-cooperative attitude, Freya investigation could not establish what were the exact risks for the country and clients of GEBE and who was behind the attack, and the dangers for the future Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 01:30 PM

~ I did not know the Prosecutor or Police were busy with any investigation on the hack and I still dont know today.~

 PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday the Prosecutors Office and KPSM said in a joint press release that the Prosecutors Office has submitted a report to the Government of St. Maarten regarding the Black Byte hack that took place on March 17th, 2022.  The release states that the report stems from the Freya investigation which includes interviews with staff members of NV GEBE and the RST.

On June 1st SMN News asked the Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran at the weekly press briefings for an update on the findings of the prosecutors office on the hack and NV GEBE and if anyone would be held responsible for putting the company at risk.

Minister Doran said then that he hadnt met with the Prosecutors office, and he was not aware of any criminal investigations taking place Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Jun 2022 12:01 PM

Aruba May Phase Out 12.6%, Curaao, St. Maarten Not Yet

Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitisation Alexandra van Huffelen speaks with the media after Fridays RMR with next to her Ministers Plenipotentiary Carlton Manuel of Curaao (left), Guillfred Besaril of Aruba (second from left) and Rene Violenus of St. Maarten. (Suzanne Koelega photo)  

THE HAGUE--The Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Jun 2022 10:15 AM

Revan Presents Draft Law Proposal To Make Election Day A National Holiday

US Party board member Khalil Revan (second left) presenting the proposal to President of Parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jun 2022 11:04 PM

Apap, Ottley Discuss Issues With Mental Healthcare On St. Maarten

VSA Minister Omar Ottley (centre) with APAP members (from left) Lisa Wilson-Gittens, Islaya Streefkerk, Miranda Veltman and Alexandra van Luijken Halley.

PHILIPSBURG--Association for Psychologists and Allied Professionals St. Maarten (APAP SXM) recently met with Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley and his team regarding the state of mental health needs and licensed services available in St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Jun 2022 11:03 PM

Qu Pas Con El Proyecto De Alcantarillado De Philipsburg?

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El empresario de Philipsburg, Don Hughes, ha planteado preguntas sobre qu ha sido del principal proyecto para conectar los hogares y las empresas de Philipsburg al sistema de alcantarillado que comenz hace casi dos dcadas.

“Se han gastado millones de dlares para sentar las bases de este proyecto con tuberas, etc Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2022 10:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten, just like the rest of the world is currently facing a mental healthcare crisis, while already burdened with the community wide impact of the aftermath of hurricane Irma and more recently the impact of the Covid pandemic. Recently, the Association for Psychologists and Allied Professionals Sint Maarten (APAP SXM) met with the Minister of Health, Social Welfare and Labour (VSA), the Honourable Omar Ottley and his team regarding the state of mental health needs and licensed services available on Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2022 04:57 PM

 THE HAGUE/SABA:--- The Saba Island Council is currently in the Netherlands for a series of meetings, work visits, and the year congress of the Association of Dutch Municipalities VNG. Commissioner of Social Affairs, Public Health, and Housing Rolando Wilson is also in the Netherlands and joins part of the program of the Island Council, in addition to his own program.
The Island Council delegation, consisting of Chairman and Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Island Council Members Carl Buncamper, Vito Charles, Eviton Heyliger, Esmeralda Johnson, Hemmie van Xanten and Island Registrar Akilah Levenstone, started its working visit on Monday, June 20 and returns to Saba on Sunday, July 3.
The program includes meetings with the Permanent Committees for Kingdom Relations of the First and Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, State Secretary of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sport Maarten van Ooijen, and Vice-President of the Council of State Thom de Graaf.
The main topics that were discussed with the First Chamber (on Tuesday, June 21) and the Second Chamber (on Thursday, June 23) included: healthcare, connectivity, cost of living, the notary and banking issue, the number of seats in the Island Council, the Kadaster and the modernization of the Opium Law Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2022 09:53 AM

What Happened To Philipsburg Sewerage Project?

PHILIPSBURG:--- Questions have been raised by Philipsburg businessman Don Hughes as to what has become of the project to connect Philipsburg homes and businesses to the main sewer system which began almost two decades ago.
"Millions of dollars have been spent to lay the foundation for this project with pipes etc being placed in the ground in anticipation of the homes and businesses being connected Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2022 09:51 AM

Public Meeting Of Parliament Regarding Proposal By Party For Progress On Parliamentary Relationship Development & Crucial Issues Affecting The Future Of The St. Maarten Carnival.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a public meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
The Public meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. Representatives of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will be present.
This meeting which was adjourned on June 9, 2022 at agenda point 3, will be reconvened with the handling of agenda points 3 and 4.
The agenda points are:
3 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jun 2022 07:51 PM

Alivio Al Precio De La Gasolina

PHILIPSBURG-- El Ministro interino de TEATT Omar Ottley informo a la ciudadana de un alivio en el precio de la gasolina martes,  21 de junio, 2022.

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Source: SMN-News
22 Jun 2022 06:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---In preparation for this years 159th Emancipation Day celebration on July 1st, the Department of Culture is inviting all interested citizens and persons residing in Sint Maarten to learn the Ponum Dance as part of the festivities that include the reenactment of the Diamond 26 Run For Freedom. The free Ponum Dance workshop will be held at the John Larmonie Center on Monday, June 27th, 2022 at 7:00 pm in which attendees will view the Ponum Dance documentary, learn its history and experience the historical importance of this cultural dance expression.

Emancipation Day is a day to celebrate and come together as a people to reflect on the voices of our ancestors and their experiences as we stand on their shoulders Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Jun 2022 04:00 PM

Acuerdo Con Choharis Law Group Finaliz En Diciembre

PHILIPSBURG–El acuerdo entre el Parlamento de St. Maarten y la firma de abogados con sede en Washington, Choharis Law Group, finaliz en diciembre del 2021, sin embargo, la firma de abogados contina trabajando en el tema de las reparaciones. expres el martes, la miembro del parlamento (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten.

En ese momento, estaba respondiendo a las preguntas de la diputada de los Demcratas Unidos (UD) Sarah Wescot-Williams y otros diputados sobre el asunto Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jun 2022 10:59 AM

Prime Ministers Reconfirm To Keep Moving Forward United

Prime Ministers Silveria Jacobs of St. Maarten (left), Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba and Gilmar Pisas of Curaao (right). (Aruba government photo)

ORANJESTAD--Following the intense meetings with the Netherlands in Aruba on Sunday and Monday, a tripartite meeting between Aruba, Curaao and St. Maarten took place on Tuesday where the cou Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jun 2022 09:58 AM

Brison Suggests Govt. Apply For Banking Licence To Cater To Those Without Accounts

UP MP Rolando Brison

PHILIPSBURG--United Peoples (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison said on Tuesday that government or a government entity should apply fo Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Jun 2022 08:57 AM

Wilson Applauds Call Of The Public Prosecutor To Report Sexual Crimes.

When a woman says no, she means no.

~ Urges persons to come forward ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — aspiring political candidate Gromyko Wilson in his response to the press release issued on Monday June 20, 2022, by the Public Prosecutor concerning sexual crimes, applauds the Public Prosecutor for the manner in which they have been handling sexual abuse cases lately.

Its about time the respective stakeholders in the Justice Ministry start taking these cases seriously Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Jun 2022 11:20 PM

Agreement With Choharis Law Group Ended In Dec.

MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten.



~ Firm following up on reparations ~

PHILIPSBURG--The agreement between the Parliament of St. Maarten and the Washington-based law firm, the Choharis Law Group, came to an end in December 2020, however, the law firm continues to work on the matter of reparations, Member of Parlia Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jun 2022 08:05 PM

Mark Mingo Totalmente Absuelto En El Caso De Fraude De Emerald Harbor

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El ex director ejecutivo (CEO) Harbour Group of Companies de St. Maarten, Mark Mingo, fue absuelto en apelacin de falsificacin de facturas y fraude en Port St. Maarten. Los coacusados O’Neal Arrindell y el parlamentario Frans Richardson (USP) han sido condenados a penas de prisin incondicionales.

En enero del 2020, el Tribunal de Primera Instancia conden a Mingo (50) a 46 meses de prisin por falsificacin de documentos y estafa a Port St Read more


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