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ST. MAARTEN CHRISTIAN PARTY [SMCP] In The News

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USP
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2020 06:16 PM

CountryS Strategic Assests At Risk

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic,” says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

“Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assests but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country.”

PJIAE’s restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports both the National Alliance and United People’s Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance especially during my tenure Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 02:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- "No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic," says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

"Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assets but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country."

PJIAE's restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports, both the National Alliance and United People's Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance, especially during my tenure Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jul 2020 05:34 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) July 08, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST MAARTEN UNTIL 6AM THURSDAY, JULY 09, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with light haze, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F Forecast Low: 25C / 77F

Sunset Today: 6:52 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:43 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East to east southeast with moderate breeze of 13 to 18 mph and higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave will account for increasing cloudiness and isolated showers across the local area Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
UPLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jul 2020 05:09 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) July 07, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy with light haze and a few passing showers possible.

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

Sunset Today:6:52 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:43 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: East northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 09 to 18 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

Moisture trailing a weak tropical wave may cause a few passing showers across the local area Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jul 2020 04:37 PM

Ncf Seizes Opportunity For Staycation In St. Eustatius

Students of New Challenges Foundation (NCF) and director Francine Foe (third right) with Deputy Government Commissioner Alida Francis (second row, left) and co-managers of The Old Gin House hotel and restaurant Marlies ten Hoopen (front row, left) and Sybolt ten Hoopen (front row, second right), with the other NCF students and teachers.

NCF students and teachers at the gala dinner during their staycation at The Old Gin House.

EUSTATIUS--New Challenges Foundation (NCF) students had to postpone several of their fundraising events as well as an educational trip due to the coronavirus pandemic Read more

Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2020 04:01 PM

Resignation Of Michael Somersall From The Sint Maarten Christian Party - Smcp

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Christian Party - SMCP is hereby announcing the resignation of Member and Candidate Mr. Michal Orlando Somersall who in keeping with the Articles of Association of SMCP submitted his resignation in writing on Thursday, the 25th of June 2020.
Michal Somersall has been a member of the Sint Maarten Christian Party since the 28th of July 2016 and contested elections as such in September of 2016, February of 2018, and January of this year 2020 Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jul 2020 03:51 PM

St. MaartenS Giants Remembered During Emancipation Day Ceremony

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs laying a wreath of flamboyant tree flowers at the Freedom Fighters Monument during the official Emancipation Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 1. (John van Kerkhof photo)

Rudolph Davis Dance Company performing the Ponum Dance during celebration of the 157th anniversary of emancipation from slavery at the Freedom Fighters Roundabout in Philipsburg on Wednesday morning Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jul 2020 03:47 PM

Apm Government Sworn Into Office

From left: Premier Ellis Webster and Governor Tim Foy.

From left: Kyle Hodge, Merrick Richardson, Kenneth Hodge, Premier Ellis Webster, Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Haydn Hughes and Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers.

Read more

Candidates in this article:
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jun 2020 05:14 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) June 27, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 6:00PM SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a brief local shower possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90F Forecast Low:26C / 79F

Sunset Today:6:52 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:5:40 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Easterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 20 mph, with possible gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

Another surge of Saharan dust is expected to reach the Eastern Caribbean today through the next couple of days Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jun 2020 03:47 PM

Minister Girardin Co-Signs Convergence And Transformation Contract 2019-2022

French Overseas Territories Minister Annick Girardin (left) and President Daniel Gibbs sign the Convergence and Transformation Contract on Monday as Dpute for St. Martin and St. Barths Claire Guion-Firmin (right) looks on. (Robert Luckock photo)

French Overseas Minister Annick Girardin (foreground, third left) visited the site of the now-demolished former Thelbert Carti Stadium in French Quarter, the reconstruction of which the State is co- financing Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jun 2020 05:19 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) June 23, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:28C / 82F

Sunset Today:6:51 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:38 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate of 10 to 18 mph, and possible higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

An influx of thick Saharan dust will cause hazy and dusty conditions across the Caribbean island chain Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jun 2020 05:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government to establish that the prison system of Sint Maarten is taken over completely by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for a period of five (5) years at the expense of Country Sint Maarten.
Mr. van Dam sent a copy of this motion to our Members of Parliament with a letter explaining his reasons for submitting it Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jun 2020 04:11 PM

Will Parliament And Government Allow Dutch Takeover Of The Prison?

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government to establish that the prison system of Sint Maarten be taken over completely by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for a period of five (5) years at the expense of Country Sint Maarten.

Mr. van Dam sent a copy of this motion to our Members of Parliament with a letter explaining his reasons for submitting it Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jun 2020 08:18 PM

Current Government Lives Up To Agreements Made By Former Government

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – I was pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased to hear the Honorable Prime Minister declare during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on June 17, 2020, that her Government is living up to the agreements made by the Marlin-Romeo Government. The PMs exact words were: Government has done everything, and I mean everything, to live up to conditions set on us by previous agreements set by previous governments, we have maintained those agreements.

For the past eight months I have been waiting for the Jacobs Government to chart a new direction for Sint Maarten because the past opposition in Parliament, she was very much the agreements that the Marlin-Romeo Government had reached with the Dutch and the World Bank Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
19 Jun 2020 06:38 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- I was pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased to hear the Honorable Prime Minister declare during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on June 17, 2020, that her Government is living up to the agreements made by the Marlin-Romeo Government. The PMs exact words were: Government has done everything, and I mean everything, to live up to conditions set on us by previous agreements set by previous governments, we have maintained those agreements.
For the past eight months I have been waiting for the Jacobs Government to chart a new direction for Sint Maarten because the past opposition in Parliament, she was very much the agreements that the Marlin-Romeo Government had reached with the Dutch and the World Bank Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
19 Jun 2020 05:23 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) June 20, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy, becoming slightly hazy with a few brief showers possible.

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

Sunset Today:6:50 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:5:38 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph, and higher gusts possible.

SYNOPSIS:

The Atlantic high pressure system will generate mostly gentle winds across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
18 Jun 2020 03:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, drs. Raymond Knops. The word that caught my attention during the Prime Ministers report was the word respect, because she used it several times during her talk Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Jun 2020 03:20 PM

Pm Jacobs Demands Respect Of State Secretary Knops

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday June 17th, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, drs. Raymond Knops. The word that caught my attention during the Prime Ministers report was the word respect, because she used it several times during her talk Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Jun 2020 05:08 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) June 18, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with a few brief showers possible.

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

Sunset Today:6:50 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:37 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 15 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

An approaching tropical wave will reach the Lesser Antilles tonight Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
UPLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jun 2020 05:19 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

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

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) June 17, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with brief passing showers.

Forecast High:31C / 88FForecast Low:26C / 79F

Sunset Today:6:50 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:37 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday:Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph, and higher gusts possible.

SYNOPSIS:

Low level pockets of moisture drifting in the easterly trade wind flow may induce some brief isolated showers during this forecast period Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jun 2020 05:44 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) June 12, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers.

Forecast High:31C / 88FForecast Low:26C / 79F

Sunset Today:6:48 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly to east-southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.

SYNOPSIS:

A tropical wave located about 210 miles east of the Windward Islands is moving westward at 15 to 20 mph Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jun 2020 07:29 AM

Release Of Names Of Companies That Received Payroll Support

Honorable Minister of Finance!

On behalf of the people of Sint Maarten and especially those persons who were financially affected due to the COVID-19 lockdown, I wish to thank you for creating the Sint Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP).

Via the SSRP you attempted to assist local businesses by means of two specific programs namely, the Payroll Support Program and the Lockdown Payroll Support Program. Both programs are to be financed via the liquidity support from The Netherlands Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Jun 2020 05:14 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, June 05, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) June 06, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible.

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

Sunset Today:6:46 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East northeasterly to easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph and higher gusts possible.

SYNOPSIS:

A tropical wave will move across the Lesser Antilles during this forecast period Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jun 2020 04:51 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) June 04, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with a brief local shower possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:28C / 82F

Sunset Today:6:45 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 17 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

A tightening pressure gradient across the region will produce gentle to moderate winds across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
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