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Source: 721 News
31 Mar 2021 05:25 PM

Sint Maarten And The Netherlands Meet Over Liquidity Support

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representatives office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting was amicable, however, State Secretary Knops still needed more reassurance from the Parliament of Sint Maarten concerning support for the trajectory of the Kingdom Consensus Law COHO and the country package agreements finalized in December 2020.

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, During the meeting, State Secretary Knops agreed that the Government of Sint Maarten has lived up to the agreements Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2021 08:28 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representatives office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting was amicable, however, State Secretary Knops still needed more reassurance from the Parliament of Sint Maarten concerning support for the trajectory of the Kingdom Consensus Law COHO and the country package agreements finalized in December 2020 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Mar 2021 07:03 AM

Sint Maarten And The Netherlands Meet Over Liquidity Support

Philipsburg On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representatives office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting was amicable, however, State Secretary Knops still needed more reassurance from the Parliament of Sint Maarten concerning support for the trajectory of the Kingdom Consensus Law COHO and the country package agreements finalized in December 2020.

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, During the meeting, State Secretary Knops agreed that the Government of Sint Maarten has lived up to the agreements Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Mar 2021 02:46 AM

Letter To The Editor: LetS Talk

No Coho like Coho. Let me explain what I mean. There is some kind of entity that might be established, but the Coho will not be that entity. The new entity will and must have the input of the countries Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten (CAS) because the Coho does not. And it must not as it now does, infringe on National, Kingdom and International Laws.

The State Secretary should not have the final authority when it comes to the process or execution of the packages in other words he should not be placed as judge, jury and executioner Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Mar 2021 08:05 AM

Parliament Follows Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs Decolonization Initiative While Adopting Dutch Jurists Claims Of Racism In The Caribbean

Former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In September of 2015, former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs became one of the first St. Maarteners to question the Netherlands regarding the United Nations’ doubts as to whether the Kingdom Charter had decolonized the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles.

He went on to profess that the United Nations had serious doubts regarding the sincerity of The Netherlands to decolonize the former Netherlands Antilles Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Mar 2021 07:25 PM

Mp Buncamper Applauds Minister Of Justice For Officially Bringing Back The Border Protection Under The Ibps

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “Let me publicly congratulate you (The Minister of Justice) for getting the process of the IBPS (Immigration and Border Protection Service) in its final stages.

is how MP Buncamper started his speech on the floor of parliament in Wednesdays meeting with the Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson.

I know that some people may be disappointed with the change but we must execute the law based on the LIOL (National Order of Governments structure) Buncamper stated.

The MP went on to say that This department has its work cut out for it as the immigration issue is a serious one and we must deal with it humanly, but yet firmly.

The UNICEF report, that addresses the abuse of persons bringing their families to St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Mar 2021 05:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Let me publicly congratulate you (The Minister of Justice) for getting the process of the IBPS (Immigration and Border Protection Service) in its final stages.
is how MP Buncamper started his speech on the floor of parliament in Wednesdays meeting with the Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson.
I know that some people may be disappointed with the change but we must execute the law based on the LIOL (National Order of Governments structure) Buncamper stated Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Feb 2021 08:19 PM

Member Of Parliament (Mp) Claudius Toontje Buncamper Expressed His Disappointment With The Dearth Of Answers Provided By The Minister Of Teatt

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament (MP) ClaudiusToontje Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, expressed his disappointmentwith thedearth ofanswers provided by the minister of TEATTduring WednesdaysCentral Committee meetingof parliament,to his questions posedduringthe adjourned meeting of Monday, February 15th.The lack of response to the questions asked was justified by the ministerand the airports managementas due to confidentiality,which frustrateda number ofMembers of Parliament, including MP Buncamper.

Wednesdays meeting did not yield the long awaited information regarding the airports terminal reconstruction project and the operational projections for 2021. Instead,many of the questions posed remained unanswered or were answered in a wishy-washy manner. The meeting was subsequently adjourned until a later date when the minister and the airport management will return to parliament to provide the answers to the questions posed by the members of parliament.

MP Buncamper questions the role of the State of the Netherlands in regards to the management of the airport. On January 31 the Director for Kingdom Relations/Countries on behalf of the State of the Netherlands, State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, sent a letter to the airports CEO, Brian Mingo, stating: I write to you to express our intention to continue the cooperation between PJIAH, PJIAE, Schiphol and the State of the Netherlands Read more


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

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, expressed his disappointment with the dearth of answers provided by the minister of TEATT during Wednesdays Central Committee meeting of parliament, to his questions posed during the adjourned meeting of Monday, February 15th. The lack of response to the questions asked was justified by the minister and the airports management as due to confidentiality, which frustrated a number of Members of Parliament, including MP Buncamper.
Wednesdays meeting did not yield the long-awaited information regarding the airports terminal reconstruction project and the operational projections for 2021 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: SMN-News
21 Feb 2021 02:23 PM

~PWR Agency hosts a new signature event on February 25 to equip islandpreneurs to dominate online.~

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency aims to inspire and equip entrepreneurs with the skills to build thriving businesses through creating dynamic events and programs. Last year, due to the pandemic, the PWR Agency hosted more than 25 online programs reaching over 7500 persons around the world, with an average of 30% viewing from St. Maarten. Two of the most notable successes of 2020 were Islandpreneur Live, which had 650 registrants from 35 countries, and iFOUNDED Joint Pitch Competition, which gave two grand prize winners, from Curaao and St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Feb 2021 01:13 PM

LokayS Statue Is Restored And Is Standing Tall Again

Cay Hill, Sint Maarten – When hurricane Irma made landfall on the island on September 6th in 2017, the devastation was not only limited to the islands infrastructure, but rather, the category five storm ravaged almost everything in its path.

As a result, some of the islands statues namely, Lokay at the Roundabout in Cay Hill, the Peridot Foundation Domestic Violence Statue located at the Roundabout on the Bush Road and the Salt Pickers Statue on the Walter A. Nisbeth Rd were damaged during the hurricane.

With the assistance of Foundation Community Aid Sentry Hill in collaboration with Mag Tech BV, the TelEm Group and First Response, those statues include Lokay, have been restored Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Feb 2021 09:55 AM

Telem Group Responds To Smcu.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Chief Executive Officer of TELEM Group of Companies Kendall Dupersoy penned a letter to the St. Maarten Communications Union (SMCU) after the employees of the company held a protest action on Wednesday. In his letter Dupersoy asked the SMCU if they enjoy playing the victim, he said whenever he talks to the union they consider it disrespectful.
The contents of the letter are below:

SMCU PRESENT

 February 17, 2021

  Kendall Dupersoy Executive Division Chief Executive Officer

Reference: CORP-006-2021

Description: Letter sent 12 February 2021 Ref Cost-Cutting Measures

 Dear SMCU,

 Do you enjoy playing the victim? Every letter is disrespectful, when I talk to you its disrespectful Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Feb 2021 11:39 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Responds Concerning Leaked Letter From World Bank

Philipsburg In response to the article published in The Daily Herald on February 9th, regarding a leaked letter from the World Bank Country Director for St. Maarten Tahseen Sayed concerning the state of affairs of the SXM Airport, Prime Minister Jacobs expressed disappointment in the lack of integrity of those who chose to leak an internal document. Prime Minister Jacobs further expressed that government, as the sole shareholder of the Princess Juliana International Airport Holding Company (PJIAH), which holds corporate governance in the highest regard, will ensure this matter is addressed in the Extra ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers prior to sending a response to the author of the letter which was leaked to the press regarding their concerns Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Feb 2021 10:57 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In response to the article published in The Daily Herald on February 9th, regarding a leaked letter from the World Bank Country Director for St. Maarten Tahseen Sayed concerning the state of affairs of the SXM Airport, Prime Minister Jacobs expressed disappointment in the lack of integrity of those who chose to leak an internal document Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Jan 2021 09:02 PM

Wescot-Williams Makes Inquiries Into Pjia.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams (UD) has made numerous inquiries into what she deems an unfortunate situation that played out during the latter part of 2020 between the airport holding board and the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport, Mr. Brian Mingo.

A letter from the airport holding board that supposedly was also copied to the Parliament of Sint Maarten, the MP stated in a recent statement,  has prompted her to ask questions to the Shareholder, in this case Prime Minister Jacobs and  Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), de Weever about the allegations in the letter.

Wescot-Williams said that the matter is unfortunate and it is lamentable that a corporate matter such as this has played out in the public domain Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Jan 2021 09:23 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams (UD) has made numerous inquiries into what she deems an unfortunate situation that played out during the latter part of 2020 between the airport holding board and the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport, Mr. Brian Mingo.

A letter from the airport holding board that supposedly was also copied to the Parliament of Sint Maarten, the MP stated in a recent statement, has prompted her to ask questions to the Shareholder, in this case, Prime Minister Jacobs and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), de Weever about the allegations in the letter.

Wescot-Williams said that the matter is unfortunate and it is lamentable that a corporate matter such as this has played out in the public domain Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Nov 2020 10:43 PM

Ministry Of Justice Disappointed By Allegations Made In The Media Related To MondayS Ruling.

GREAT BAY, PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Ministry of Justice has taken note of a report in the press related to Mondays rulings of the Court in Civil Servants Matters regarding several police officers. With the exception of one case, these court cases are all related to unanswered requests by the officers to be placed in a function that either does not exist within the current function books or is scaled differently in the draft function books.

While the Court did not order the Minister of Justice to directly comply with the requests of these officers, the Court did rule, that the Minister must make a decision on the requests Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2020 03:36 AM

~ Abuse of overtime drained government coffers over the years. ~

PHILIPSBURG:---- There are more thieves working inside the police station than there are on the streets a statement made by a leading Attorney who contacted SMN News due to the stolen vehicle articles that have been published. The Attorney who spoke out said over the years police officers working at the Philipsburg Police Station are known thieves and their victims are persons that have been arrested or detained. The Attorney said prisoners personal items that are taken by the police when they are detained or arrested often disappear when in police custody Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Nov 2020 04:24 PM

Remains Committed to Health & Wellness

PHILIPSBURG:--- In recognition of World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated this Saturday, November 14th, the Sint Maarten Lions Club has made use of the clubs neighborhood signs to send out an island wide message: Together We Can Stop Diabetes.

The billboards were recently revamped post-Hurricane Irma and reflect Lions colors of yellow and blue on a white background. With the support of local corporate partners across all sectors of industries, the billboards will continue to be used throughout each Lionistic year to send positive messages that would encourage our communities to act towards improving our daily lives Read more


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ADPS
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Nov 2020 12:08 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, November 04, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) November 05, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy with local showers.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:27C / 81F

Sunset Today:5:39 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:6:14 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:
This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 14 mph Read more


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DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Nov 2020 11:58 AM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, November 03, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) November 04, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with light haze and a few showers possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:27C / 81F

Sunset Today:5:39 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:6:13 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:
This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East southeasterly to east northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph Read more


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ADPS
DLP
UPLP
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Nov 2020 11:33 AM

Dotk Young Members Support Cancer Survivors

Golden Rock Cancer Awareness Foundation board member Reina Lijrock (centre) accepting a donation from DOTK Director Elaine Cuvalay-Jeffrey (second right) along with other cancer survivors at the DOTK facilities.

Nia-Jaye Carty in front of her lemonade stand.

Golden Rock Cancer Awareness Foundation board member Reina Lijrock accepting the donation from Nia-Jaye Carty.

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DLP
OSPP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Nov 2020 12:20 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) November 03, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a few showers possible.

Forecast High:31C / 88FForecast Low:27C / 81F

Sunset Today:5:39 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:6:13 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:
This afternoon through Tuesday midday: East southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 15 mph Read more


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