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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 08:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said that a letter from the St. Maarten Airline Handlers Association (SAHA) and its Airline Operating Committee (AOC) is the biggest indictment yet presented against the CEO of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Brian Mingo.

When the representative of all major airlines, your most important stakeholder, decries working conditions that go against basic principles in aviation, then it is past time that you pack up and leave or the airport holding board finalizes his dismissal, the MP said.

On February 22, the AOC sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs drawing her attention to what it termed an urgent matter regarding the airports reconstruction project Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 06:39 PM

Pjiae And Minister Of Teatt Provided Vague Answers To Parliament.

~MPs demanded that their questions be answered, MP Ottley asked the PJIAE Management to take the podium to provide real answers. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Members of Parliament described the 48 pages of answers to questions posed to the Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever provided to them on Wednesday regarding the reconstruction of the PJIAE terminal and operational projections for 2021 as vague and unacceptable.
Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel lamented that most of his questions were not answered while the Minister said the answers to the questions are confidential Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Feb 2021 03:37 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs First Public Official To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021, at the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF). Prime Minister Jacobs joins in as the first public official to take the vaccine together with health care professionals of the WYCCF, St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Feb 2021 02:38 PM

Sarah: The Prime MinisterS Refusal To Discuss Implementation Of The Country Package Of St. Maarten Is Unacceptable.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 24 February 2021 Members of Parliament have received yet another postponement of a meeting to discuss the St. Maarten country package, the implementation agenda and the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO). From the latest response by the Prime Minister to discuss the COHO and the so-called country package, it is evident that the Government has no intention to discuss this very important program with the Parliament or the population at large, expressed United Democrats Member of Parliament, Sarah A Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 12:14 PM

Exclusive: Senior Justice Civil Servant On Desk Duty, Allegedly Impregnates 3 Immigration Officers.

PHILIPSBURG: --- An internal investigation is currently underway at the Ministry of Justice while a senior civil servant attached to the Ministry has been placed on desk duty.
Information reaching SMN News alleges that the senior civil servant has impregnated three immigration officers who willingly and knowingly entered into a relationship with him.
SMN News learned that the director of the immigration and border patrol services was made aware of the situation and immediately launched an investigation.
SMN News sent an email to Minister of Justice Anna Richardson on Tuesday evening, which she acknowledged receipt of during the Council of Minister's press briefing on Wednesday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 11:10 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021, at the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF). Prime Minister Jacobs joins in as the first public official to take the vaccine together with health care professionals of the WYCCF, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) along with other health care providers on the island as well as senior citizens Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Feb 2021 08:57 AM

Sarah: The Prime MinisterS Refusal To Discuss Implementation OfThe Country Package Of St. Maarten Is Unacceptable

Philipsburg, St. Maarten,Members of Parliament have received yet another postponement of a meeting to discuss the St. Maarten country package, the implementation agenda and the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO). From the latest response by the Prime Minister to discuss the COHO and the so-called country package, it is evident that the Government has no intention to discuss this very important program with the Parliament or the population at large, expressed United Democrats Member of Parliament, Sarah A Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 08:21 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---Members of Parliament have received yet another postponement of a meeting to discuss the St. Maarten country package, the implementation agenda, and the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO). From the latest response by the Prime Minister to discuss the COHO and the so-called country package, it is evident that the Government has no intention to discuss this very important program with the Parliament or the population at large, expressed United Democrats Member of Parliament, Sarah A Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Feb 2021 11:59 PM

Case Against Ottley Dismissed Due To Insufficient Grounds

UP MP Omar Ottley

~ Ottleys focus to prevent recurrence to others ~

PHILIPSBURG--The case against United Peoples (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Omar Ottley has been dismis Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Feb 2021 11:46 PM

Agreement Signed To Start School Repair Programme

From left (front): Director of NRPB Claret Connor, Minister of ECYS Rodolphe Samuel and Director of WWRI Pierre Montesant as they sign the agreement.

PHILIPSBURG--Director of th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2021 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Monday, February 22nd, the Director of the National Recovery Bureau (NRPB) Claret Connor, the Honorable Minister in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs. Rodolphe Samuel and the Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure (WWRI), Pierre Montesant, signed the school repair program agreement Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2021 05:53 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- On February 23rd the prosecutor's office notified lawyer S. R. Bommel that based on the investigation carried out by national detectives there is no need to continue an investigation against her client MP Ottley. There are insufficient grounds to proceed with prosecution therefore the case against MP Omar Ottley is dismissed (geseponeerd)

MP Ottley was nominated as a candidate Minister Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2021 05:53 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- On February 23rd the prosecutor's office notified lawyer S. R. Bommel that based on the investigation carried out by national detectives there is no need to continue an investigation against her client MP Ottley. There are insufficient grounds to proceed with prosecution therefore the case against MP Omar Ottley is dismissed (geseponeerd)

MP Ottley was nominated as a candidate Minister Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2021 01:33 PM

School Repair Programme Agreement Signed

POND ISLAND, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – On Monday, February 22nd, the Director of the National Recovery Bureau (NRPB) Claret Cornor, the Honorable Minister in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs Rudolphe Samuel and the Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure (WWRI), Pierre Montesant, signed the school repair programme agreement.

The document, which now paves the way for repairs to commence at three of the islands schools damaged during the passage of hurricane Irma on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, took place Monday afternoon at the Government Building on Pond Island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2021 08:51 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---   The book published by House of Nehesi (HNP) that was checked out the most from Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) in 2020, is Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin by Rhoda Arrindell.
Last Friday, PJL librarian Francia Housen provided the list of The top 10 books from HNP that were checked out for the year 2020, said HNPs Jacqueline Sample.
Dr Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Feb 2021 10:19 PM

Wyccf Quality Nurse Claudette Rijff Receives First Covid-19 Vaccine On Monday

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Monday morning February 22, the first COVID-19 vaccine inoculations took place, a very important step in heading into a post-COVID-19 era.

The White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) at St. Johns Estate, was the place where the first COVID-19 vaccine in the country took place. The event which was live streamed via the Government of Sint Maarten Facebook page, started out by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs officially launching the vaccination campaign. 

In her opening remarks, the Prime Minister mentioned the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community which started almost a year ago. The loss of loved ones as well as the harsh financial impact on the national economy were some of the key areas that the Prime Minister point out. 

Jacobs added how the country has been looking forward to the day that the vaccine would become available and that day is finally here, the day that the Government commences with phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan. 

Acting Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (Ministry VSA), Ludmila de Weever, addressed in her opening remarks on behalf of Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek, that Monday marked a special milestone for the country. 

Minister De Weever added that Sint Maarten is now one of the countries in the world, privileged to have COVID-19 vaccines, which is a step in the right direction for public health Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Feb 2021 09:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG(DCOMM):---  On Monday morning February 22, the first COVID-19 vaccine inoculations took place, a very important step in heading into a post-COVID-19 era.
The White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) at St. Johns Estate, was the place where the first COVID-19 vaccine in the country took place. The event which was live-streamed via the Government of Sint Maarten Facebook page started out with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs officially launching the vaccination campaign Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Feb 2021 07:24 PM

Minister Samuel Delivers The Game Two Opening Pitch

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports drs. Rodolphe Samuel delivered the game two opening pitch on Saturday February 20, 2021 on the Belvedere ball park between 721 Elite and Hammer. 721 elite won against hammer 6-4.
This game was the second game in the Pelican League Championship series Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Feb 2021 03:58 PM

Emmanuel: Govt. Willfully Stalling By Postponing Coho Meeting Again

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — With a second postponement of the Central Committee meeting to discuss the Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development (COHO), Independent Member Of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has questioned why government is now clearly stalling and keeping information from the people of St. Maarten. The meeting was requested weeks ago by Emmanuel along with MPs Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell of the USP faction.

The meeting has now been postponed twice with no explanation provided by government Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Feb 2021 03:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The COVID-19 vaccines from the Netherlands arrived in St. Maarten on Friday, February 19, 2021, and were received by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. Accompanying the Prime Minister was Acting Minister of VSA, Ludmila de Weever, Special Envoy to the Dutch Caribbean for COVID-19 Vaccine, Dr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2021 10:26 AM

Mp Presents Athletes With Certificates Of Excellence

From left: Keacy Cartys father Keith Carty, MP Angelique Romou and Reshawn Eustace.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou has presented certificates of excellence to athletes Keacy Carty and Reshawn Eustace for their recent sports achievements, locally and abroad.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Feb 2021 08:53 AM

Minister Of Ecys Throws First Pitch In BaseballS Game Two At The Weekend

BELVEDERE, Sint Maarten The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports drs. Rodolphe Samuel delivered the first pitch in game two on Saturday, February 20, 2021 on the Belvedere Ball Park between 721 Elite and Hammer in the Pelican League baseball championship series.

721 Elite won against Hammer 6-4.

This game was the second game in the Pelican League Championship series.

The series officially pitched off on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Erwin Baco Richardson Little League Stadium, where the 721 Elite faced the Young Blue Jays team.

 721 Elite hammered the Young Blue Jays by score of 12-2.

On Sunday, February 21 the games continued at the Belvedere Ball Field with The Hammers facing off against the Young Blue Jays Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Feb 2021 07:02 AM

Ecys Minister Delivers Opening Pitch.

Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports drs. Rodolphe Samuel delivered the game two opening pitch on Saturday, February 20, 2021, on the Belvedere ballpark between 721 Elite and Hammer. 721 elite won against hammer 6-4.
This game was the second game in the Pelican League Championship series. The series started officially on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the Little League Ballpark where the 721 elite faced the team Young Blue Jays, 721 elite won against young blue Jay's 12-2,
Today Sunday, February 21 the games continued at the Belvedere Ball field with The Hammers facing the Young Blue Jays, Hammers won against young blue Jay's 8 -5.
The pelican league was established in 2021 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Feb 2021 11:23 PM

Minister Samuel Delivers The Game Two Opening Pitch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Honorable Minister ofEducation,Culture,Youth andSportsdrs. Rodolphe Samuel delivered the game two opening pitchon Saturday February 20, 2021 on theBelvedere ball parkbetween721Eliteand Hammer.721 elite wonagainst hammer 6-4.

This game was the second game in the Pelican League Championship series Read more


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