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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Nov 2022 08:29 AM

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Evrima Hace Escala Inaugural En Port St. Maarten

PORT ST. MAARTEN El super yate Evrima de la compaa Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection hizo su escala inaugural el domingo en Port St. Maarten, donde el Capitn Duncan y la tripulacin fueron recibidos por el Ministro interino de Turismo y Asuntos Econmicos, Transporte y Telecomunicaciones (TEATT), Excmo. Omar Ottley, y la direccin del puerto con el tradicional intercambio de placas y cortesas.

El debut del Evrima, el primero de tres yates hechos a la medida, marca un momento significativo para la icnica marca de hospitalidad Ritz-Carlton en su incursin en el espacio de los yates de lujo Read more


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SPA
Source: 721 News
27 Nov 2022 10:15 PM

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Evrima Makes Inaugural Call ToPort St. Maarten

PORT ST. MAARTEN The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection company superyacht Evrima made its inaugural call on Sunday to Port St. Maarten where Captain Duncan and crew were greeted and welcomed by the Acting Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) Hon. Omar Ottley, and port management with the traditional exchange of plaques and pleasantries.

The debut of the Evrima, the first of three custom-built yachts, marks a significant moment for the Ritz-Carlton iconic hospitality brand as it makes its foray into the luxury yachting space Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2022 08:39 PM

POINTE BLANCHE:--- The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection company superyacht Evrima made its inaugural call on Sunday to Port St. Maarten where Captain Duncan and crew were greeted and welcomed by the Acting Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) Hon. Omar Ottley, and port management with the traditional exchange of plaques and pleasantries Read more


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SPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Nov 2022 06:56 PM

La Construccin Del Centro De Altree E Indigo Shores Comenzar La Venta A Finales De Este Mes.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Indigo Shores Development comenzar este mes con un complejo de condominios y resort de cinco estrellas de 250 habitaciones. El mircoles, Altree Developments e Indigo Shores, con sede en Toronto y St. Maarten respectivamente, se reunieron con el Ministro Interino de Turismo, Asuntos Econmicos, Transporte y Telecomunicaciones (TEATT), el honorable Omar Ottley.

El Ministro Ottley dio la bienvenida a los desarrolladores y les agradeci por su iniciativa Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2022 05:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Indigo Shores Development will break ground with a 250-room five-star Resort and Condominiums complex this month. On Wednesday, Altree Developments and Indigo Shores, based in Toronto and St. Maarten respectively, met with the Interim Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunications (TEATT), the honorable Omar Ottley.

Minister Ottley welcomed the developers and thanked them for their initiative Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
19 Oct 2022 12:57 PM

POINTE BLANCHE:--- The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection company superyacht Evrima will be homeporting out of Port St. Maarten for the 2022-2023 cruise season.

This is the first-ever next generation of superyacht of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brand, and Luxury Caribbean Cruises from Port St. Maarten to Barbados with unique opportunities for pre and post-vacation days on the Friendly Island.

Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (TEATT) Honorable Omar Ottley: As Acting Minister of TEATT, it gives me a sense of accomplishment to see stimulation of our economy.

I welcome the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brand with open arms to our shores Read more


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SPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Oct 2022 11:10 AM

Temporada Inaugural Del Yate Ritz-Carlton Hacia El Puerto Base Desde Port St. Maarten

PORT Sint Maarten – El superyate Evrima de la compaa Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection tendr su puerto base en Port St. Maarten para la temporada de cruceros 2022-2023.

Este es el primer superyate de ltima generacin de la marca Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, y Luxury Caribbean Cruises desde Port St. Maarten a Barbados con oportunidades nicas para los das antes y despus de vacaciones en la Isla Amiga.

El Ministro interino de Turismo, Asuntos Econmicos, Transporte & Telecomunicaciones (TEATT) Honorable Omar Ottley: Como Ministro interino del TEATT, me da una sensacin de logro ver el estmulo de nuestra economa.

Doy la bienvenida a nuestras costas a la marca Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection con los brazos abiertos Read more


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SPA
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Oct 2022 09:29 AM

Second Vice-President of the Collectivit Bernadette Davis. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--Second Vice-President of the Collectivit Bernadette Davis is reluctant to talk about tourism, given it is not part of her already very demanding cadre de vie (living environment) portfolio, but consented to impart some of her thoughts on the state of the French side while discussing other subjects in the news.

  A tourism industry veteran for many years and former French-side tourism office director, Davis admitted she is very concerned that hotel and room inventory on the French side is severely depleted and that outside investors are as elusive as ever.

  Currently the only positive hotel opening news is Le Beach (new name pending) on the road to Sandy Ground, set to re-open in October 2023 following a 40-million-euro renovation Read more


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SPA
Source: 721 News
09 Oct 2022 08:27 AM

Mp Emmanuel: Vsa Minister Must Explain Smmc Construction Delay, Letter Of Intent

~ 10 years before hospital project is completed ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel announced on Tuesday that he had sent a letter to the Minister of Public Health regarding the recently signed letter of intent (LOI) between SMMC and contractor FINSO. He called the development “amazing and embarrassing” in light of previous statements made by SMMC, FINSO, and the Minister as well as the fact that FINSO has not mentioned that hospitals it is building in other parts of the world are experiencing delays.

It should be plainly evident to the average observer and the people of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
Source: SMN-News
01 Aug 2022 05:03 PM

National Alliance Board Extends Condolences On The Passing Of Felicia James.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Board of the National Alliance, our leader Ms. Silveria Jacobs and our general membership at large herewith extend our deepest condolences to the immediate family and extended circle of family and friends of the late Felicia James.

Felicia James was a candidate for the then SPA before the name was changed to the National Alliance Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
13 Mar 2022 08:23 PM

~Keeping an eye on the ball for special needs education.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Peridot Foundation Gracita Arrindell states: at an event held at the John Larmonie Center on Friday, March 12th, in commemoration of International Womens Day 2022 special honors were bestowed on Ms. Alisha J. Brookes Director and board of Excellence Learning Academy Foundation.
The programs main highlights were touching presentations of two well-known local personalities: Educator and poet Ms Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
28 Feb 2022 05:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As a developing country, Sint Maarten must continue to acknowledge the contributions of its local pioneers, past and present, that have laid the foundation on which we stand today. I would like to thank all persons involved from the Ministry of Education Culture Youth and Sport (MECYS) who have presented these important features thus far under the banner, We Story The Collection, said Minister of Education Culture Youth & Sport, the Honorable drs. Rodolphe Samuel.

As Black History Month concludes the Ministry of Education Culture Youth and Sport (MECYS) continues its We Story The Collection, focusing on Mrs Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
19 Mar 2021 12:34 PM
 Revolutionized Celebrity Millennium to set sail on June 5 Announcement is such a significant moment for company, St. Maarten, and the Caribbean

MIAMI:--- Celebrity Cruises announced its long-anticipated return to cruising today, as company President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo confirmed that the revolutionized Celebrity Millennium, the ship at the forefront of the fleets $500 million modernization program and featuring the exclusive open-air hideaway The Retreat, will homeport in the tropical paradise of St Read more


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SPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Jan 2021 08:03 PM

Simpsonbay Resort Marina & Spa Agrega Pruebas De Covid-19 A Las Instalaciones

SIMPSON BAY, Sint Maarten – El Ministro de Salud Pblica, Desarrollo Social y Trabajo (VSA), Richard Panneflek estuvo acompaado por la Jefa de Servicios de Prevencin Colectiva (CPS), Sra. Eva Lista-De Weever y una delegacin de la Cruz Roja el sbado 23 de enero, donde recibi una invitacin para visitar un lugar de prueba en las instalaciones de Simpsonbay Resort Marina & Spa Read more


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SPA
Source: SMN-News
24 Jan 2021 10:11 PM

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA), Richard Panneflek was accompanied by the Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), Mrs. Eva Lista- De Weever, and a delegation from the Red Cross on Saturday 23 January, where he received an invitation to visit a testing location on the premises of Simpson Bay Resort Marina & Spa Read more


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DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
12 Oct 2020 06:11 PM

My colleagues and the people of St. Maarten a very pleasant good afternoon.
In commemorating October 10, 2010, instinctively as a public servant you start to think about your role. You are de facto part of the government and governing, so you reflect and look ahead from that premise. As public servants, however, there are times when you get so caught up in your bubble of working day and night for your people that occasionally you forget that the best gauge of information about your country is a five-minute discussion with any citizen Read more


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DLP
SPA
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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SPA
Source: 721 News
12 Apr 2019 06:34 PM

Speakers Identified For 4ThDutch Caribbean Aml & Gaming Forum

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten The Government of Sint Maarten via the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEATT) and GovRisk (UK) proudly announce that the 4th Dutch Caribbean AML (Anti-Money Laundering) & Gaming Regulation Forum has released its speakers lists that includes AML/CFT (Combating the Financing of Terrorism) and Gaming & AML Regulation experts Alan Pedley, Tony Clark, Delaware State Police Detective Sergeant David Hanich, former Bahamas Senator Cheryl Bazard and National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Executive Director, Keith Whyte, who will be sharing their extensive expertise in this area.

Over 100 casino directors, gaming regulators, compliance officers, law enforcement personnel and representatives from the legal and banking sectors from across five Caribbean jurisdictions will attend the event, which is taking place at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino and Spa at Maho from the 4th-7th June 2019.

Jurisdictions within the Region have to ensure that the regulatory regime related to AML and CFT must remain robust, relevant and in line with international norms Read more


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SPA
Source: 721 News
12 Apr 2019 06:34 PM

Speakers Identified For 4ThDutch Caribbean Aml & Gaming Forum

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten The Government of Sint Maarten via the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEATT) and GovRisk (UK) proudly announce that the 4th Dutch Caribbean AML (Anti-Money Laundering) & Gaming Regulation Forum has released its speakers lists that includes AML/CFT (Combating the Financing of Terrorism) and Gaming & AML Regulation experts Alan Pedley, Tony Clark, Delaware State Police Detective Sergeant David Hanich, former Bahamas Senator Cheryl Bazard and National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Executive Director, Keith Whyte, who will be sharing their extensive expertise in this area.

Over 100 casino directors, gaming regulators, compliance officers, law enforcement personnel and representatives from the legal and banking sectors from across five Caribbean jurisdictions will attend the event, which is taking place at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino and Spa at Maho from the 4th-7th June 2019.

Jurisdictions within the Region have to ensure that the regulatory regime related to AML and CFT must remain robust, relevant and in line with international norms 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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NA
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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