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Source: SMN-News
01 Dec 2020 06:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday, Member of Parliament, (MP) Claudius Buncamper, of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in parliament, sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressing the local sub-contractors who were left without payment for works they carried out for MER Sint Maarten B.V., the company contracted by TELEM Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Dec 2020 12:58 PM

~Are there class justice in deciding who keeps stolen cars~-

MARIGOT:--- The owner of Nono Car rental Boudia Noureddine, broke his silence on Tuesday when he spoke to SMN News in an exclusive interview regarding one of his brand new vehicles that were stolen in March 2020.
Noureddine said he purchased a new Kia Rio in December 2019 to add to his car fleet, the businessman explained that he rented the vehicle to someone on the French side in March 2020 and while the vehicle was in that person's possession the vehicle was reported stolen Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Dec 2020 10:55 AM

Preliminary Probe Finds No Misuse Of Confiscated Cars

Confiscated vehicles

PHILIPSBURG--The preliminary investigation into alleged police misuse of confiscated vehicles has found no evidence of wrongdoing, said Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Sunday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Nov 2020 04:41 PM

From left: Teachers Awards Gala Coordinator Christina Timber-Glover and Gwendoline van Putten School teacher Zelma Silent.

ST. EUSTATIUS--A number of educators in St. Eustatius were honoured for their work in moulding the minds of students at the Second Annual Teachers Awards Gala held on Saturday, November 28.

  Foundation for Reinforcing Education and Performing Arts and Culture (FFREALC) honoured senior retired teachers Laine Spanner, Lydia Richardson and Vera Simmons for being foundation builders in education and for contributing immensely to education in Statia.

  The Honorary Award went to Jacintha Lopes, a teacher and former Vice Principal of Gwendoline van Putten Secondary School.

  Teacher Selma Augustin was presented with the Humanitarian in Teaching Award.

  Marchelle Debbie Clarke-Brown received the award for Teaching Excellence Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Nov 2020 02:02 AM

Disaster Coordinator Thankful Record-Breaking 2020 Hurricane Season Comes To An End

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an official end on Monday, November 30 with 30-named storms under its belt.

Disaster Coordinator and Fire Commander Clive Richardson, and on behalf of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, chairlady of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), is thankful that the nation has been spared the full onslaught of a major hurricane for the record-breaking 2020 season which saw 30 named storms, of which 13 became hurricanes, including six (6) major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.

An average season has 12 named storms; six hurricanes; and three major hurricanes.

The 2020 Atlantic season got off to an early start with nine named storms from May 16 with the first named storm Arthur followed by another eight through July Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
30 Nov 2020 01:41 AM

Mp Buncamper Questions Prime Minister Regarding Ser Board.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament Claudius Toontje Buncamper on Friday fired off a number of questions to Prime Minister, Silveria Jacobs regarding governments failure to appoint new board members to the board of the Social Economic Council (SER) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Nov 2020 07:43 PM

Disaster Coordinator Thankful Record-Breaking 2020 Hurricane Season Comes To An End

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an official end on Monday, November 30with 30-named stormsunder its belt.

Disaster Coordinator and Fire Commander Clive Richardson, and on behalf of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, chairlady of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), is thankful that the nation has been spared the full onslaught of a major hurricane for the record-breaking 2020 season which saw 30 named storms, of which 13 became hurricanes, including six (6) major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.

An average season has 12 named storms; sixhurricanes; and three major hurricanes.

The 2020 Atlantic season got off to an early start with nine named storms from May 16 with the first named storm Arthur followed by another eight through July.  There were 10-named storms that formed in Septemberalone, the most for any month on record.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that falls under the U.S Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2020 07:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an official end on Monday, November 30 with 30-named storms under its belt.

Disaster Coordinator and Fire Commander Clive Richardson, and on behalf of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, chairlady of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), is thankful that the nation has been spared the full onslaught of a major hurricane for the record-breaking 2020 season which saw 30 named storms, of which 13 became hurricanes, including six (6) major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.

An average season has 12 named storms; six hurricanes; and three major hurricanes.

The 2020 Atlantic season got off to an early start with nine named storms from May 16 with the first named storm Arthur followed by another eight through July Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Nov 2020 05:59 PM

Mp Buncamper Questions Prime Minister Regarding Ser Board.

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten – United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament Claudius Toontje Buncamper on Friday fired off a number of questions to Prime Minister,SilveriaJacobs regarding governments failure to appoint new board members to the board of the Social Economic Council (SER). The MP questioned the reason why the new

board members have not yet been appointed and when does government expect to do so Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2020 05:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament Claudius Toontje Buncamper on Friday fired off a number of questions to Prime Minister, Silveria Jacobs regarding governments failure to appoint new board members to the board of the Social Economic Council (SER) Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Nov 2020 11:26 AM

~ MP Ottley filed a complaint with the oversight committee, Chairman of Parliament recused himself from the case. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The oversight committee that supervises VDSM has issued a decision after a complaint was filed by MP Omar Ottley regarding the screening of candidate Ministers.
The decision which was rendered on Friday states that VDSM does not have any authority to be screening Ministers because Ministers are not listed in the appropriate order in the national decree.
The three-member committee consists of the President of the Joint Court of Justice M.W Scholte, Chairman of the Council of Advice M Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 Nov 2020 12:18 AM

Mp Claudius Buncamper Reacts On His Newly Prosecution Nightmare

My wife and I were prosecuted for over 10 years by the Sint Maarten Public Prosecutors Office in the so-called BUMO case. During all this time and even despite the fact that the reporter Mr. Hilbert Haar chief editor of back the Today Newspaper wrote and published in excess of 50 very negative and factually largely incorrect articles about my wife and I, we never went public. This decision was based on a firm belief that legal cases are fought in court and not in the public media. Our decision was also based on respect for and trust in the Sint Maarten court system.

Much has happened ever since.

Ultimately, seven of the eight charges brought against us by the Sint Maarten Public Prosecutors Office were dismissed by the Court of Appeals Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2020 07:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliable information reaching SMN News states that the Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek reportedly under quarantine since a staff member from his cabinet tested positive for the COVID-19. The source said the staff member check into the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for safety reasons especially since they have other underlying conditions.
Due to the fact that a cabinet staff member of the Minister of VSA tested positive everyone from his cabinet is now under quarantine Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2020 07:48 PM

Unicef - Youth Advice St. Maarten, My New World Project Submits Advices To Members Of Parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, November 26, 2020, Youths of the My New World project organized by UNICEF visited the House of Parliament to submit advice on the new world they would like to see.

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world. UNICEF the Netherlands supports youth throughout the Dutch Kingdom by making their opinions heard loud and clear.
Through the youth participation campaign My New World, UNICEF aims to ensure that opinions and ideas for actions by the young people in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are collected and shared with the respective governments.

In the request submitted by UNICEF the Netherlands for Parliament to engage with the youth it was stated that the Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of disturbance and uncertainty which raises concerns for the youth in the Caribbean parts of our Kingdom Read more


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DP
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Nov 2020 11:23 AM

Enquiry About Status Of Talks With St. Maarten

THE HAGUE--The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament has enquired about the status of talks with St. Maarten regarding the third tranche of liquidity support and the associated conditions.

  The question about the status of the talks was part of a series of remarks and questions the Committee sent to State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops this week in relation to the liquidity support for Aruba, Curaao and St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Nov 2020 11:48 PM

Hotels To Sign Individual Conventions As Condition For Accepting Us Visitors

At the press conference Thursday were, from left: ARS Director Paul Guibert, Prfte Sylvie Feucher, President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs and President of Club du Tourisme, Patrice Sguin. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--French-side hotels, villas and guesthouses will be required individually to sign a convention taking responsibility Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Nov 2020 02:48 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Victory-Over-Injustice-Consciously-Eliminating-Silence (VOICES) Foundation will be hosting a Wo/Men Empowerment Session through Poetry, Song, and Awareness. This event will be done virtually. Keeping the people of St. Maarten safe is our number one priority says Ms. Nkosazana Esther Illis Founder-President of VOICES Foundation.

Domestic Violence is something that persons do not speak enough of in our society. Too many persons remain silent. Domestic Violence affects both women and men Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Nov 2020 06:20 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Meets With Wiscu, Witu And Abvo Unions

Philipsburg Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a meeting with representatives of the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond Van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) unions today, Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

The union members called this meeting to gain clarity on the changes within the Secretariat of the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) which they are members of Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Nov 2020 05:24 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Meets With Wiscu, Witu And Abvo Unions

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a meeting with representatives of the
Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond Van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) unions today, Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

The union members called this meeting to gain clarity on the changes within the Secretariat of the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) which they are members of Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Nov 2020 12:25 AM

Businesses Can Open Until 2:00Am As Of December 1

Ludmila de Weever

PHILIPSBURG--All businesses in the country can remain open until 2:00am as of December 1, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Lu Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Nov 2020 07:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a meeting with representatives of the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond Van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) unions today, Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The union members called this meeting to gain clarity on the changes within the Secretariat of the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) which they are members of Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Nov 2020 06:56 PM

~Hoping that other companies will give other local young men the opportunity to work.~

Airport: Member of Parliament Rolando Brison paid a surprised visit to the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) on Wednesday.
MP Brison told SMN News in an invited comment that he got word that a number of local young men were hired to conduct the remediation work at PJIAE Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Nov 2020 05:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Rodolphe Samuel issued a call to the community to remain vigilant at all times as face to face in school resumed on November 19th.
The Minister said during the announcement at the weekly Council of Ministers press briefing that everyone wants to island to go back to normal as soon as possible however, the government must also safeguard the health and well-being of its people.
Because the schools are part of the community and clusters of infections can occur in the community this means that infections can also happen in schools.
The education continuity plan was drafted and based on that planned government has developed safety plans for the schools.
The Minister said after the vetting of the school's safety plans, those schools whose safety plans were found to be in order were inspected by a combined team of inspectors of Education and Healthcare Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Nov 2020 10:58 AM

Associations Receive Multi-Annual Subventions From The Collectivit

At the convention signing in Hotel de la Collectivit for the three associations. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--President Daniel Gibbs signed multi-annual conventions recently for three associations as part of the Politique de Ville 2015-2020 programme in connection with social cohesion actions in the territory, in partnership with the Read more


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