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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jan 2022 11:51 PM

Brison Tables Five Draft Motions In Parliament

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UP MP Rolando Brison

~ Wants CBCS to create banking protection law ~

PHILIPSBURG--Requesting Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, as shareholder representative of the Central Bank of Curaao and St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jan 2022 11:47 PM

Ottley: Self-Isolation Period For Asymptomatic Persons Reduced

VSA Minister Omar Ottley

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley confirms a reduction in the self- isolation period for asymptomatic perso Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 08:27 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs Profiles Trust Fund Financial Allocations

SINT MAARTEN, PHILIPSBURG The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Hon. Silveria Jacobs in the House of Parliament on Wednesday provided information to Members of Parliament (MPs) during the parliamentary session that is handling the draft 2022 national budget about the Trust Fund portfolio which comprises ten (10) projects that are currently in implementation as well as three (3) projects under preparation.

The prime minister stated that the Government of Sint Maarten has strategically prioritized these projects geared at recovery, reconstruction and building resilience of the countrys institutions.

In 2018, the Government of the Netherlands committed an amount of US$554 million to the Trust Fund program, which was aimed at: The recovery and reconstruction of Sint Maarten following the devastation caused by the September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes; and

Strengthening the countrys resilience to future natural disasters.

The Government of the Netherlands had previously transferred US$515.35 million to the World Bank and in December 2021, the Netherlands transferred the final tranche of US$139 million.

As a summary of the Trust Fund projects, the prime minister informed the MPs as follows:

US$515.36 million has been transferred to the Trust Fund, this amounts to the total to be transferred figures. 10 projects are under implementation for US$311.3 million, of which US$146.3 million has been disbursed to date, and US$122.2 million spent.

For the overview of the Trust Fund program, the prime minister added:

That the Investment income to date is approximately US$13.7 million, which reflows to the Trust Fund for projects. At this moment the entire Trust Fund has been allocated to existing or future projects by the Steering Committee.

The final remaining finances of the Trust Fund have been allotted by the Steering Committee in July 2021 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Jan 2022 08:25 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs Profiles Trust Fund Financial Allocations

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Hon. Silveria Jacobs in the House of Parliament on Wednesdayprovided information toMembers of Parliament (MPs)during theparliamentarysession thatis handling the draft 2022 national budgetaboutthe Trust Fund portfoliowhichcomprises ten (10) projects that are currently in implementation aswell as three (3) projects under preparation.

The prime minister stated that the Government of Sint Maarten has strategically prioritized these projects geared at recovery, reconstruction and building resilience of the countrys institutions.

In 2018, the Government of the Netherlands committed an amount of US$554 million to the Trust Fund program, which was aimed at: The recovery and reconstruction of Sint Maarten following the devastation caused by the September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes; and 

Strengthening the countrys resilience to future natural disasters.

The Government of the Netherlands had previously transferred US$515.35 million to the World Bank and in December 2021, the Netherlands transferred the final tranche of US$139 million.

As a summary of the Trust Fund projects, the prime minister informed the MPs as follows: 

US$515.36 million has been transferred to the Trust Fund, this amounts to the total to be transferred figures Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 08:07 PM

Grisha Sets The Record Straight On Missing Dossier

~Hints at possible Parliamentary inquiry at PJIA~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten President of Parliament, the Honourable Grisha Heyliger-Marten, says the revelation of the existence of a “potentially damning” dossier on PJIA may well shed light on shortcomings at the top levels of the Government-owned Company,
The document will be formally booked into Parliament early this week, and Parliamentary officials indicate that this time around, the PJIA dossier will follow the proper channels for accepting official documents.

If the alleged contents are factual, uncovering these truths can result in swift action to remove any impediments to the long-awaited rebuilding of the Airport.
“The contents of the PJIA dossier might provide even more reasons for an urgent Parliamentary inquiry in the interest of transparency and good governance Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jan 2022 07:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Hon. Silveria Jacobs in the House of Parliament on Wednesday provided information to Members of Parliament (MPs) during the parliamentary session that is handling the draft 2022 national budget about the Trust Fund portfolio which comprises ten (10) projects that are currently in implementation as well as three (3) projects under preparation.

The prime minister stated that the Government of Sint Maarten has strategically prioritized these projects geared at recovery, reconstruction, and building resilience of the countrys institutions.

In 2018, the Government of the Netherlands committed an amount of US$554 million to the Trust Fund program, which was aimed at The recovery and reconstruction of Sint Maarten following the devastation caused by the September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes; and

Strengthening the countrys resilience to future natural disasters.

The Government of the Netherlands had previously transferred US$515.35 million to the World Bank and in December 2021, the Netherlands transferred the final tranche of US$139 million.

As a summary of the Trust Fund projects, the prime minister informed the MPs as follows:  

US$515.36 million has been transferred to the Trust Fund, this amounts to the total to be transferred figures.     10 projects are under implementation for US$311.3 million, of which US$146.3 million has been disbursed to date, and US$122.2 million spent.

For the overview of the Trust Fund program, the prime minister added: 

That the Investment income to date is approximately US$13.7 million, which reflows to the Trust Fund for projects.At this moment the entire Trust Fund has been allocated to existing or future projects by the Steering Committee.

The final remaining finances of the Trust Fund have been allotted by the Steering Committee in July 2021 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jan 2022 06:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- From the appearance of it, the draft budget 2022 for the country is set to be approved by Parliament this week, notwithstanding the blatant violations of the constitution. To add insult to injury, the constitutional obligation to allow the ombudsman time to assess the constitutionality of this ordinance is not specifically included in the enforcement article of the ordinance, MP Wescot stated over the weekend. And for her, the question remains why not.
The UP and NA factions act as if there is nothing wrong under the sun with approving a budget that is not ready for passing by parliament or do they care that this reflects negatively on parliament.
I get the distinct feeling that the rush is to get the budget over with and back to business as usual; we will cross the next bridge when we get there.
For unknown reasons, except maybe egocentric ones, the majority refused to even consider a postponement of the passing (voting) on the budget Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jan 2022 06:18 PM

~Hints at possible Parliamentary inquiry at PJIA~

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament, the Honourable Grisha Heyliger-Marten, says the revelation of the existence of a "potentially damning" dossier on PJIA may well shed light on shortcomings at the top levels of the Government-owned Company,
The document will be formally booked into Parliament early this week, and Parliamentary officials indicate that this time around, the PJIA dossier will follow the proper channels for accepting official documents.

If the alleged contents are factual, uncovering these truths can result in swift action to remove any impediments to the long-awaited rebuilding of the Airport.
"The contents of the PJIA dossier might provide even more reasons for an urgent Parliamentary inquiry in the interest of transparency and good governance Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 09:52 AM

Government, Majority Of Mps Show Blatant Disregard For Sint Maarten Constitution, Says Pfp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The eight Members of Parliament (MPs) who voted against a proposal to suspend voting on the countrys 2022 budget until after the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting have shown their blatant disregard for the Sint Maarten Constitution. This is what Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson had to say following Fridays public meeting of Parliament.

The proposal in question was brought forward by MP Gumbs on Friday afternoon during Parliaments handling of the countrys draft 2022 budget Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 09:32 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Congratulates Prime Minister Mia Mottley On Victory At The Polls

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On behalf of the Government and the People of St. Maarten, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs extended congratulations to newly sworn-in Prime Minister of the Republic of Barbados, the Honorable Mia Mottley following the overwhelming results of the recently held elections.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Mottley today, January 20, Prime Minister Jacobs stated, As a fellow female leader in the region, your exemplary form of leadership has become a beacon for many of us to follow Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 09:28 AM

MikeS Message Of Mockery!

The editor, When considering this messenger with his message to the masses I beg to analyze, assess and examine the content or context of the message on it’s credibilty and purposes oops on it’s merits. Mike and I have one thing in common and that is: Both of us want credible people or persons in government, Parliament and Public Offices looking after our people’s affairs.

But where we are on the opposite side of the fence, wall oops issues is:

Being a credible corporate citizen in Country St Read more

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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Jan 2022 01:18 PM

Se Le Asignan Naf. 490,000 Para La Administracin Del Centro Miss Lalie

CAY BAY, Sint Maarten – Se asignan Naf. 490,000 para el Centro de Atencin y Rehabilitacin Juvenil Miss Lalie MLC, dijo la Ministra de Justicia Anna Richardson en sus respuestas durante la reunin del presupuesto pblico 2022 el jueves 20 de enero. Estos fondos se utilizarn para programas de rehabilitacin y un entorno de aprendizaje progresivo para los jvenes Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Jan 2022 12:19 PM

El Ministro Ottley Confirma La Reduccin Del Perodo De Auto-Aislamiento Para Personas Asintomticas, En Una Decisin Que Podra Ayudar A Abordar Los Problemas Actuales.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Despus de consultar con el CPS y considerando las nuevas pautas de CDC, el Ministro de Salud Pblica, Desarrollo Social y Trabajo, Omar Ottley, afirm que despus de recopilar la informacin necesaria, decidi reducir el tiempo de aislamiento de COVID-19 a 7 das. El Ministro Ottley enfatiz que es fundamental que las personas continen usando mascarillas, que se ajusten bien y tomen precauciones adicionales despus de salir del aislamiento o la cuarentena.

Tenga en cuenta que las nuevas reglas de aislamiento de COVID-19 no se aplican al personal de atencin mdica, las personas inmunocomprometidas o las personas con enfermedades graves o crticas Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 11:39 PM

Minister Ottley Confirms Reduction In Self- Isolation Period For Asymptomatic Persons, In A Decision That Could Help Address Current Staffing Issues.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – After consultation with CPS and considering CDCs new guidelines, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley stated that after garnering the necessary information, he has decided to reduce the COVID-19 isolationtime to 7 days. Minister Ottley emphasized that it is critical that persons continue to wear well-fitting masks and take additional precautions after leaving isolation or quarantine.

Please note that the new COVID-19isolation rules do not apply to health care personnel, persons who are immunocompromised or for those with severe to critical illness Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 10:38 PM

Government, Majority Of Mps Show Blatant Disregard For Sint Maarten Constitution, Says Pfp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The eight Members of Parliament (MPs) who voted against a proposal to suspend voting on the countrys 2022 budget until after the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting have shown their blatant disregard for the Sint Maarten Constitution. This is what Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson had to say following Fridays public meeting of Parliament.

The proposal in question was brought forward by MP Gumbs on Friday afternoon during Parliaments handling of the countrys draft 2022 budget Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 10:26 PM

Emmanuel: Gang Of Liars Continue To Damage Integrity Of Parliament

~ Hymans dossier purposely buried ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Just when you think it could not get any lower in Parliament, thegang of liars running this countrysomehow managed to set a new low,said Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Friday, adding that blatant, cold-hearted lies is the order of the day for the UP/National Alliance coalition, from the Chairperson of Parliament right down.

Emmanuel was reacting to the excuses and back-peddling that was on full-display in Parliament after the Chairlady of Parliament Grisha Marten-Heyliger, admitted that indeed a dossier filled with allegations and complaints from airport COO Michel Hyman about issues at the airport, was delivered to Parliament in June 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 08:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- After consultation with CPS and considering CDCs new guidelines, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley stated that after garnering the necessary information, he has decided to reduce the COVID-19 isolation time to 7 days. Minister Ottley emphasized that it is critical that persons continue to wear well-fitting masks and take additional precautions after leaving isolation or quarantine.

Please note that the new COVID-19 isolation rules do not apply to health care personnel, persons who are immunocompromised, or those with severe to critical illness Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 06:03 PM

Up Faction Presents Budget Amendment 2020.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Peoples Party Faction submitted a budget amendment and four motions on Friday as they continue to debate the 2022 budget. While there RMR has not given its approval for St. Maarten to submit a budget with a deficit it is expected that will be done in early February. 

Below you will find the summary for the budget amendment: Strengthen the high councils and advisory bodies:
The Ombudsman, Council of Advice, General Audit Chamber, SER, and the National Security Service all receive an increase of up to 50,000 Nafl Each

The Ministry of VSA is given 200,000 to buy self-test to offer free of charge to Pensioners, those on onderstand and others with limited financial means to buy tests

The Ministry of TEATT will get funds to train more inspectors to the BAVPOL level, strengthening the law enforcement ability of the department Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 01:40 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Has First Meeting With State Secretary Alexandra Van Huffelen

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Today, January 20, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs held a fruitful meeting with the newly appointed State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Alexandra van Huffelen via video conference call together with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and their respective support staff Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 01:09 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs Congratulates Prime Minister Mia Mottley On Victory At The Polls

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On behalf of the Government and the People of St. Maarten,the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobsextendedcongratulations tonewly sworn-in Prime Ministerof the Republic of Barbados, the HonorableMia Mottleyfollowing the overwhelming results of the recently held elections.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Mottley today, January 20, Prime Minister Jacobs stated, As a fellow female leader in the region, your exemplary form of leadership has become a beacon for many of us to follow Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 12:36 PM

Parliament Missing Documents Created Storm In Parliament.

~ Documents going missing is a concern for parliament~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Two files containing documents from the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) that were sent to the Parliament of St. Maarten some two years ago that are now missing created some confusion in the Parliament of St. Maarten.
On Wednesday Member of Parliament, Christopher Emmanuel questioned why all members of parliament did not receive the documents that were sent to parliament some two years ago when UPP Faction Leader Rolando Brison was the chairman Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 11:37 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On behalf of the Government and the People of St. Maarten, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs extended congratulations to newly sworn-in Prime Minister of the Republic of Barbados, the Honorable Mia Mottley following the overwhelming results of the recently held elections.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Mottley today, January 20, Prime Minister Jacobs stated, As a fellow female leader in the region, your exemplary form of leadership has become a beacon for many of us to follow Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Jan 2022 10:35 AM

Naf. 490,000 To Run Miss Lalie Center

Miss Lalie Center in 2017. (File photo)

PHILIPSBURG--NAf. 490,000 is allocated for Miss Lalie Youth Care and Rehabilitation Center MLC, said Minister of Justice Anna Richardson in her answers during the public budget 2022 meeting on Thursday, January 20. These funds will be used for rehabilitation programmes and a progressiv Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 10:18 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On January 20, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs held a fruitful meeting with the newly appointed State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Alexandra van Huffelen via video conference call together with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and their respective support staff Read more


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