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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Sep 2021 11:39 AM

El Primer Ministro Jacobs Asiste A La Reunin De Gestin De Desastres Sobre Los Preparativos Para El Huracn Sam

El viernes por la tarde, el Primer Ministro Hon. Silveria Jacobs asisti a una reunin de gestin de desastres convocada por el Coordinador Nacional de Desastres Clive Richardson en relacin con la proximidad del huracn Sam.
El huracn Sam se encuentra a ms de 1200 millas de las islas de Sotavento del norte. Se espera que Sam se convierta en un gran huracn en los prximos das antes de que se acerque a las Islas de Sotavento.
Las 10 Funciones de Apoyo de Emergencia (ESF, por sus siglas en ingls) dieron una actualizacin relacionada con los preparativos nacionales para la aproximacin del huracn Sam Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Sep 2021 11:34 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Attends Disaster Management Meeting Regarding Preparations For Hurricane Sam

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended a disaster management meeting convened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach of Hurricane Sam. 

Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in coming days before it nears the Leeward Islands.

The 10-Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) gave an update pertaining to national preparations for the approach of Hurricane Sam.  All ESFs have activated their plans Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Sep 2021 11:30 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 62nd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family strength during this time.

As of September 24th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, eighteen (18) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred sixty-five (165) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Sep 2021 08:39 AM

19 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Today.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Minister ofPublic Health,Social Development and Labor,Omar Ottleyextends his heartfelt sympathy tothe familyand friendsof Sint Maartens62ndCOVID-19 victim, who haspassed away. Hewishesthe familystrength duringthis time.

As ofSeptember 24th,therewere nineteen (19)personswho tested positive for COVID-19;howevereighteen (18)persons have recovered; bringing the total active casesto one hundred sixty five (165) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Sep 2021 08:34 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Attends Disaster Management Meeting Regarding Preparations For Hurricane Sam

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Friday afternoon,Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended adisaster managementmeetingconvened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach ofHurricane Sam.

Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in coming days before it nears the Leeward Islands.

The 10-Emergency Support Functions(ESFs) gave an update pertaining to national preparations for the approach of Hurricane Sam.  All ESFs have activated their plans Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2021 08:21 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs Attends Disaster Management Meeting Regarding Preparations For Hurricane Sam.

PHILIPSBURG(DCOMM):--- On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended a disaster management meeting convened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach of Hurricane Sam.

Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in the coming days before it nears the Leeward Islands.

The 10-Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) gave an update pertaining to national preparations for the approach of Hurricane Sam Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Sep 2021 10:43 AM

Minister Doran Publicly Apologises For Insulting Ombudsman Mossell

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran has publicly apologised for his letter to Ombudsman Gwendolyn Mossel.

  Doran had been urged to do so by Members of Parliament (MPs), who unanimously called his letter abominable.

  On Tuesday, Doran wrote to the ombudsman, who had asked the minister questions about Vineyard Heights/Over The Bank and announced a systemic investigation into the allocation of pieces of land, saying that he suspected that the ombudsman was not impartial in this matter.

  These properties and the allocations of same that you are seeking clarification on are directly tied into person that you were/are legally and/or physically involved with Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Sep 2021 09:48 AM

Naf. 22M For St. Maarten

From left to right: St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus, Aruba Minister Plenipotentiary Guillfred Besaril and Curaao Minister Plenipotentiary Carlson Manuel after Fridays Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting. (Suzanne Koelega photo 

THE HAGUE--St. Maarten will be receiving the seventh tranche of liquidity support from the Dutch government within short Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Sep 2021 09:08 AM

Minister Lawrence Visits Local Brewery. Aims To Promote Local Production

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten A moment of curiosity captured Giovanni Johnson, who went from a delivery driver at SXM beer to now being in the final steps of becoming the first local brewmaster for SXM beer. Giovanni shared his story; One day, I stopped behind the brewery and saw the brewmaster standing on a platform throwing something inside a big stainless-steel barrel. A stomach teasing aroma, with a smell like when you pour a warm cup of milk onto cereal or cornflakes. When this aroma filled the air, I asked, what he was doing, he replied, using the brewers term, Im mashing in, which in other words means to extract starch and sugars from grain that will be your potential beer wort Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2021 07:22 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A moment of curiosity captured Giovanni Johnson, who went from a delivery driver at SXM beer to now being in the final steps of becoming the first local brewmaster for SXM beer. Giovanni shared his story; One day, I stopped behind the brewery and saw the brewmaster standing on a platform throwing something inside a big stainless-steel barrel. A stomach-teasing aroma, with a smell like when you pour a warm cup of milk onto cereal or cornflakes. When this aroma filled the air, I asked, what he was doing, he replied, using the brewers term, Im mashing in, which in other words means to extract starch and sugars from grain that will be your potential beer wort Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Sep 2021 02:38 AM

Minister Lawrence Visits Local Brewery. Aims To Promote Local Production

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) A moment of curiosity captured Giovanni Johnson, who went from a delivery driver at SXM beer to now being in the final steps of becoming the first local brewmaster for SXM beer. Giovanni shared his story; One day, I stopped behind the brewery and saw the brewmaster standing on a platform throwing something inside a big stainless-steel barrel. A stomach teasing aroma, with a smell like when you pour a warm cup of milk onto cereal or cornflakes. When this aroma filled the air, I asked, what he was doing, he replied, using the brewers term, Im mashing in, which in other words means to extract starch and sugars from grain that will be your potential beer wort Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Sep 2021 02:31 AM

Minister Richardson Pays A Visit To State Secretary Knops

THE NETHERLANDS — The main items on the agenda of the meeting between Minister Richardson and State Secretary Knops on Thursday September 23, 2021 were the status of the discussions with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in connection with building a new prison, the Plan of Approach for the Pointe Blanche prison, measure H.11 of the Country package for Sint Maarten which concerns the further strengthening of Sint Maartens border control agencies with assistance of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, and the status of the Function Book for KPSM Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Sep 2021 11:47 PM

Ole Tales, Sweet Memories Book Presented At St. Maarten House

Maria Plantz (left) presents a copy of the book Ole Tales, Sweet Memories to St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus at the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague on Wednesday evening. (Suzanne Koelega photo)

THE HAGUE--The new book of Maria Plantz and her father Charles Irving Plantz Ole Tales, Sweet Memories was launched at the Cabinet of the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2021 11:28 PM

Erfpact Land Distribution A Known Taboo For Politicians On St. Maarten.

~ A policy is like placing a band-aid over a life sore.~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The distribution of long lease land to voters during an election is a known taboo for politicians on St. Maarten, it is one of the reasons why the Ministry of VROMI is fought for during coalition negotiations. In most cases, the best negotiator wins.

Members of Parliament that were either commissioners or ministers are guilty of receiving parcels of land for themselves their family members, close friends, and party supporters Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2021 09:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The main items on the agenda of the meeting between Minister Richardson and State Secretary Knops on Thursday, September 23, 2021, were the status of the discussions with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in connection with building a new prison, the Plan of Approach for the Pointe Blanche prison, measure H.11 of the Country package for Sint Maarten which concerns the further strengthening of Sint Maartens border control agencies with the assistance of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, and the status of the Function Book for KPSM Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2021 07:22 PM

~ there is no single list on Vineyard Heights.~

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran said in his brief response to parliament that the 54 persons that received draft decree in 2014 from former Ministers of VROMI were plain out fooled or duped. Doran showed a draft decree that lacked basic information while laying out the steps that have to be taken before a decree is issued Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2021 05:38 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Faction leader of the National Alliance William Marlin posed several questions to the Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran regarding the Vineyard Heights land allotment.
Marlin asked the Minister if it is the government's intention to create a gated community at the Vineyard Heights location Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2021 03:07 PM

~ Never meant to disrespect the office of the high council of state, Doran~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran apologized to the Ombudsman of St. Maarten Gwendolien Mossel after writing a letter to her posing several questions regarding her relationships and possible conflict of interest.
Doran said he never intended to disrespect the Ombudsman, he also pointed out that he voted to appoint the Ombudsman to the office while being a Member of Parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Sep 2021 10:43 AM

Minister Richardson Meets With Dutch Mayors And Authorities

St, Maartens Minister of Justice Anna Richardson meets with mayors of municipalities, prosecutor and District Chief of Police.

LEIDEN--St. Maartens Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and her support staff met with Mayor of Leiden Henri Lenferink, District Chief of Police Marieke Bosch and Prosecutor Fleur Simonis on September 22 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Sep 2021 11:36 PM

Finance Minister Signed Off On Land For Family Member Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG--Ardwell Irion, Minister of Finance on behalf of National Alliance (NA), signed for the issuance of long-lease land in the area Over the Bank, to a relative of his NA party colleague Egbert Doran, Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Sep 2021 03:51 PM

Emmanuel Says Trust Fund Rejection Of Housing Proposal Feels Incomplete

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Monday said the statement by the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) about raising the rent of its tenants feels like there is more to the story than the foundation is saying and questioned governments role.

SMHDF General Director Helen Salomons informed the media that the World Bank (WB) Trust Fund Steering Committee has denied SMHDFs request for US $45 million in funding. She said that the rejection is for reasons unknown Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Sep 2021 12:36 PM

Urgent Public Meeting Of Parliament Regarding The Management Of Government Long Lease Land By The Government Of Sint Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent Public meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

The Public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, and the Minister of Finance will be in attendance.

The agenda point is:
Management of government (long lease) land by the government of Sint Maarten (IS/016/2021-2022 dated September 15, 2021)
This meeting was requested by MP S.A Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Sep 2021 10:52 AM

Ser Presents 2020 Annual Report To Pm

SER Chairman Damien Richardson (left) presenting the annual report 2020 to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs while Secretary General Gerard Richardson looks on. 

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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Sep 2021 11:50 PM

Almelo Prison Blueprint For New Facility In St. Maarten

Minister Richardson met in Almelo with prison director Ton Golstein (second from the right) and his staff.

PHILIPSBURG--With Dutch support, St. Maarten intends to replace the Pointe Blanche prison that is comparable to the penitentiary institution in Almelo in the Netherlands, said Minister of Justice Anna Richardson.

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