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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Mar 2020 04:35 PM

Volunteers Roll Up Their Sleeves For Sxm Doet

Freshly painted playground games at Learning Unlimited Preparatory School.

Clients of White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation enjoying a breakfast buffet at Pure Ocean restaurant.

SXM Doet project coaches Makhicia Brooks and Caroline van Oost pose with Philipsburg Promo Board volunteers who beautified alleys in Philipsburg.

Girl power at the Seventh Day Adventist Church whilst erecting a new greenhouse structure.

PHILIPSBURG--An estimated 1,500 to 1,800 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to complete around ninety community projects for the sixth anniversary of SXM DOET, Friday and Saturday.

With recent developments involving the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, there were some precautionary postponements of projects that required the interaction of large numbers of volunteers with vulnerable groups like our elderly Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 03:05 AM

Government Saves Millions Of Naf On Water Purchase.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — “The amount of water that has to be purchased under the current ‘take or pay’ clauses of the purchasing agreements have resulted in substantial financial losses for the country. Seven Seas Water was approached to see if Sint Maarten could get some relief from the minimum take or pay clause and their response was both immediate and positive.” – Emil Lee, Minister VSA.

Emil Lee as the Minister of VSA, who is responsible for the supply of safe drinking water, began an investigation into the financial situation of the government’s position as owner of the public water supply as part of the post-Irma assessments Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 02:01 AM

New General Hospital Will Come With International Quality Standards.

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten —  With the financing agreements for the new general hospital signed on Friday February 23rd, it is important for the general public to understand how health care will be improved. Although the new hospital is critical for the country, the agreement by all parties to work towards JCI or Joint Commission International Accreditation is also an important milestone accomplishment.

Acquiring the financing for the new hospital was one of the many phases outlined in the business plan that was developed by the Tripartite members; Ministry of VSA, SMMC and SZV Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 01:57 AM

Ministry Of Vsa Offers Persons Impacted By Irma With Temporary Housing Alternative 

 

Minister Lee inspects Temporary Emergency Housing with Dr. J Foundation

PHilipsburg, Sint Maarten –  Last week, the Minister of Public Health, Emil Lee announced the commencement of an Emergency Transitional Housing Program to be managed in by the Dr. J. Foundation. Minister Lee recently took a tour of the facility together with Dr Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 01:19 AM

Jacobs: El Manifiesto De Na Está Orientado A Solucionar Necesidades De La Comunidad

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten.- La líder de la Alianza Nacional (NA) Silveria Jacobs, dijo que el manifiesto del partido es un documento integral orientado a la solución de muchas preocupaciones de la población. Manifestó que su enfoque va desde la recuperación y reconstrucción de St. Maarten en todas las áreas; que incluye techo, programa de reparación de viviendas, el desarrollo de los recursos humanos del país, la creación de empleos, la reactivación y el crecimiento del sector turístico y la economía, entre muchas otras áreas.

Jacobs dijo que está orgullosa de que el manifiesto del NA contenga algo para beneficiar a casi todos, al tiempo que dio una breve visión del manifiesto en un comunicado de prensa publicado el viernes.

El NA había realizado una gira de escucha durante las últimas semanas y había escuchado las preocupaciones de la población Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 01:16 AM

Payment Date For License Plates And Vehicle Inspection To Be Extended To June 30

POND ISLAND – Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the country is still in the recovery phase.

Hundreds of vehicles suffered damage.  The Government is well aware that many in the community are facing serious hardships and choices have to be made such as fixing one’s home, awaiting settlements from insurance companies, awaiting parts/or awaiting repairs for their vehicles; taking the aforementioned into consideration, with motor vehicle fees due in February, a decision has been taken to extend the compliance payment date for license plate and vehicle inspection fees by an additional four months.

The aforementioned is a form of relief to the community which is still suffering from the effects of the hurricanes.  Minister Cornelius de Weever had this issue as one of his priorities after being sworn in as minister in January.  At that time, he sought advice and has moved forward in having this become a reality.

Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever says the extension is until June 30, 2018 for the plates and inspection.  For those who would like to keep their existing plates, the deadline for payment is March 31, 2018.

All motorists will still need to pay the full year amount for the license plate Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 01:12 AM

Carty Stepping Down From Szv December 31St, 2018

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — With several systemically vital assigned tasks nearing completion and the SZV 3.0. strategic plan in full execution phase, the Director of SZV Glen Carty sees that his priority task as turnaround specialist is nearing completion. In consultation with Minister Lee, Carty will step down as Director on December 31st, 2018. Carty was appointed by the Governor by National decree on August 1st, 2016, after successfully completing the required Category A screening of the National Security of Sint Maarten.

“Glen’s contributions to the Country and SZV have been tremendous and greatly appreciated.  Both Glen and I agreed that with the hospital entering another phase of its development and the progress made on SZV’s strategic plan, it makes sense to begin the recruitment process for a new General Director.  I have asked that Glen stay on until the end of the year to allow for a proper and transparent transition.” – Emil Lee, Minister VSA

Minister of Public Health, Emil Lee will discuss the recruitment procedures for the new Director of SZV with the Supervisory Board of SZV and support the recruitment process to be carried out by the Supervisory Board Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 07:07 PM

Government Saves Millions Of Naf On Water Purchase.

PHILIPSBURG:--- “The amount of water that has to be purchased under the current ‘take or pay’ clauses of the purchasing agreements have resulted in substantial financial losses for the country. Seven Seas Water was approached to see if Sint Maarten could get some relief from the minimum take or pay clause and their response was both immediate and positive.” – Emil Lee, Minister VSA.
Emil Lee as the Minister of VSA, who is responsible for the supply of safe drinking water, began an investigation into the financial situation of the government’s position as owner of the public water supply as part of the post-Irma assessments Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 06:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the financing agreements for the new general hospital signed on Friday, February 23rd, it is important for the general public to understand how health care will be improved. Although the new hospital is critical for the country, the agreement by all parties to work towards JCI or Joint Commission International Accreditation is also an important milestone accomplishment.
Acquiring the financing for the new hospital was one of the many phases outlined in the business plan that was developed by the Tripartite members; Ministry of VSA, SMMC and SZV Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 06:04 PM

Ministry Of Vsa Offers Persons Impacted By Irma With Temporary Housing Alternative

Minister Lee inspects Temporary Emergency Housing with Dr. J Foundation

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last week, the Minister of Public Health, Emil Lee announced the commencement of an Emergency Transitional Housing Program to be managed in by the Dr. J. Foundation. Minister Lee recently took a tour of the facility together with Dr. Judith Arndell to inspect the progress of the renovations currently taking place Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 05:54 PM

Payment Date For License Plates And Vehicle Inspection To Be Extended To June 30.

POND ISLAND:---  Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the country is still in the recovery phase.
Hundreds of vehicles suffered damage. The Government is well aware that many in the community are facing serious hardships and choices have to be made such as fixing one’s home, awaiting settlements from insurance companies, awaiting parts/or awaiting repairs for their vehicles; taking the aforementioned into consideration, with motor vehicle fees due in February, a decision has been taken to extend the compliance payment date for license plate and vehicle inspection fees by an additional four months.
The aforementioned is a form of relief to the community which is still suffering from the effects of the hurricanes Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Feb 2018 10:15 AM

Unesco Donates $50,000 To Public Schools

PHILIPSBURG –  UNESCO has approved $50,000 for the purchasing of learning materials for Public Education that were damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

The learning materials that are being referred to are: textbooks, workbooks, and physical education materials. The learning materials are from the different subject areas from the national curriculum such as: English and Dutch language arts, science, and physical education.

The reasons why the texts books are needed was that the damaged books and materials were in used for over a 12-year period Read more


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