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Source: SMN-News
21 May 2022 09:12 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On May 20, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs took note of a press statement issued by State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen and hereby renders a response. I am grateful that St. Maartens request has been considered in removing the condition of the 12.5% reduction in employment benefits. This cut has been negatively impacting our civil servants as well as all employees within the (semi) public sector entities, stated Prime Minister Jacobs.

The State Secretary mentions in her press statement that the most important conditions for removal are matters this government suggested maintaining during various meetings, as well as in its letter dated May 6, 2022 Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2022 01:12 PM

Pfp Expels Co-Founder, Who Calls Move Drastic

Charlon Pompier

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) has severed ties with its co-founder Charlon Pompier, who called the move an extreme and sudden form of drastic action.

  Pompier was informed of his expulsion from the party via a letter dated May 17 Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
18 May 2022 03:30 PM

Education Minister Drs. Samuel Wish Student Success In Exams.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Students in Primary and Secondary schools in St. Maarten have started their exam period this week.
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports drs. Rodolphe Samuel extends best wishes for success and encourages students to remain focused. Samuel explained that the government continues to prioritize children's education and has a vested interest in the island's students doing well Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
13 May 2022 01:25 PM

~Careers in Cruising Initiative~

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Government of St. Maarten and Royal Caribbean Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Port Facility signifying the beginning of a partnership that will create an expansion of St. Maartens job market within the cruising industry.

This has been a joint initiative of the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson together with the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Omar Ottley, whereby job seekers will now gain access to lucrative careers onboard the cruise lines of Royal Caribbean Group, from line entry to executive-level positions.

Present at the ceremony were the Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Ministries of Justice, and the NESC (National Employment Service Center), together with the Management of Labor Affairs Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
11 May 2022 03:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---People like to be asked, and people like to be thanked. These were a few words echoed by our former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication and current Member of Parliament, the Honorable Ludmila de Weever right here at Port St. Maarten, just 11 months ago as St. Maarten and the Royal Caribbean Group launched our joint Homeporting Venture with Celebrity Millennium Read more


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UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
08 May 2022 07:09 PM

~Parliament mandate is needed to allow adjustment to TOT rate on fuel~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's Party MP Rolando Brison has drafted an urgent amendment to the Turnover Tax (TOT) National Ordinance aimed at creating the legal basis for government adjusting the TOT rate on fuel by national decree, containing general measures Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
07 May 2022 10:31 AM

Minister Ottley Meets With The Exit Strategy Team To Discuss The Steps Towards Normalcy.

PHILIPSBURG:---The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley met with the exit strategy team where Collective Prevention Services (CPS) presented the trajectory and steps to be taken towards normalcy. The team consists of CPS, General practitioners, Laboratory services, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), and the Cabinet of the Minister.

In the meeting, the following timeline was established to move
towards normalcy;

March 25th, 2022
Will mark the end of case management and source & contact
tracing by CPS.

April 1st, 2022
Unvaccinated persons will be allowed to enter the country with a
24-hour Antigen test.

April 29th, 2022
Will be the end of community testing at Hope Estate Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
13 Apr 2022 08:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On behalf of the board of the Unified Resilient Sint Maarten Movement (URSM) and its members, I would like to wish the people of Sint Maarten a Happy Easter.

As we prepare to celebrate Easter with our family and friends, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the true meaning of the season. Easter marks the beginning of Hope for all who believe, that during the season of Lent we are all reminded of the importance to have mercy.

One of the characteristics I believe a leader of a political movement should have is the ability to reflect on and analyze the current state of affairs of its organization, its members, and its nation.

We cannot move forward if we do not acknowledge our present state Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
06 Apr 2022 06:05 PM

MARIGOT:--- President Louis Mussington wishes to support President-candidate Emmanuel Macron, in the context of the 2022 presidential elections, the first round of which is taking place this Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Saint-Martin.
We are all once again called to the polls, Saturday, April 9, 2022, for the 1st round of the national presidential election Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
05 Apr 2022 05:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Chanel Brownbill congratulated organizers of the first Mid-Term Parliamentary debate hosted by IslandGalTing and the Sint Maarten Youth Parliament on March 25th via its various social media platforms. The debate focused on important topics related to parliament since 2020. The debate showcased various factions in parliament giving their take on questions prepared by the youth organizations Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Apr 2022 05:23 PM

Louis Mussington Becomes The 6ThPresident Of French Saint Martin On Sunday

MARIGOT, Saint Martin – The swearing in ceremony of the new administration on the northern side of the island took place at the weekend.

Attended by dignitaries coming from the region including elected officials from the southern side of the island, Anguilla and Guadeloupe, the 23 elected Members of the Territorial Council (16 from RSMA, 5 from Team Gibbs and 2 from Generation Hope took oath of office in the presence of invited guests, family and friends Sunday morning.

The incoming executive government, which is spearheaded by the newly sworn in President of the Collectivit, Louis Mussington comprises 7 persons.

However, prior to the introduction of the President, Louis Mussington, the 23 Members of the Territorial Council were officially presented to the public.

Following the presentation, the newly elected President Louis Mussington was unanimously voted in by a vote of 23 Members of the Council to zero.

He is now the 6thperson to hold the position of President of the Collectivit Read more


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RSM
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
03 Apr 2022 05:18 PM

~President elect acted emotionally when he was declared President of the COM, Gibbs presented a list to form the executive council.~

MARIGOT:---Leader of the Rassemblement Saint Martin and Alternative Loui Mussington that merged for the March 27th, 2022 run-off territorial election was elected unanimously as the President of the Collectivity of Saint Martin on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 at the installation (swearing-in) ceremony.

When the announcement was made that all twenty-three members of the incoming council voted in favor of Mussington as the President-elect he reacted emotionally as he did not expect the opposition members of the council to support him as the newly elected president of the council Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2022 11:29 PM

El Partido Rsm De Louis Mussington Gana Cmodamente Las Elecciones Del Consejo Territorial

Marigot, Saint Maarten – El partido RSM se asoci con el partido Alternativo de Valerie Damaseau y, juntos, fueron lo suficientemente buenos para obtener 16 escaos en las elecciones del Consejo Territorial.

La lista combinada de RSMA bajo el liderazgo del presidente entrante de la Collectivit, Louis Mussington, recibi 4.742 votos para ganar cmodamente la segunda vuelta de las elecciones del domingo.
Ahora significa que RSMA ha recibido el mandato de gobernar durante los prximos 5 aos Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2022 01:58 PM

Louis MussingtonS Rsm Party Comfortably Wins Territorial Council Elections

Marigot – His RSM party teamed up with Valerie Damaseau Alternative party, and together, they were good enough for 16 seats in the Territorial Council Elections.

The combined list of RSMA under the leadership of the incoming president of the Collectivit, Louis Mussington received 4,742 votes to comfortably win the 2nd round of the elections on Sunday.

It now means that RSMA has been given the mandate to govern for the next 5 years Read more


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RRR
MAP
RSM
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2022 09:33 AM

~ President-Elect Loui Mussington began his political career at age 16~

~RSMA 16 seats, TEAM Gibbs 5 seats, Generation Hope 2 seats~

MARIGOT:--- Generation Hope, Saint Martin Avec Vous, and Avenir Saint-Martin received a huge sanction on Sunday when voters went to the polls in the run-off of the election of the Territorial Council.
Based on the results the two latter parties did not give Generation Hope, not one vote in fact Hope lost votes from the first round held on Sunday, March 20.
Voters on Saint Martin gave a clear indication as to who they wanted to manage their affairs in the first round even though the lead was narrow, yet Generation Hope, Saint Martin Avec Vous, and Avenir Saint Martin find themselves attending a meeting organized by former President of the Collectivity Louis Constant Fleming who wanted to put together an alliance to beat RSM and TEAM GIBBS 2022 Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2022 12:43 AM

~ New Council to be sworn in on April 3rd, 2022~

MARIGOT: --- The voters of St. Martin spoke loudly at the polls on Sunday when 49.11% of the votes cast were in favor of the Rassemblement Saint Martin (RSM) and Alternative coalition.
RSMA headed by Loui Mussington received 4,742 votes while incumbent President Daniel Gibbs that headed the list Team Gibbs 2022 received 3,216 votes Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Mar 2022 01:49 PM

El Ministro Ottley Se Rene Con El Equipo De Estrategia De Salida Para Discutir Los Pasos Hacia La Normalidad

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El martes 22 de marzo, El Ministro de Salud Pblica, Desarrollo Social y Trabajo Omar Ottley, se reuni con el equipo de estrategia de salida de los Servicios de Prevencin Colectiva (CPS) donde present la trayectoria y los pasos a seguir hacia la normalidad.

El equipo est formado por el CPS, Mdicos Generales , Servicios de laboratorio, St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
23 Mar 2022 01:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG, On Tuesday, March 22nd, The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley met with the exit strategy team where Collective Prevention Services (CPS) presented the trajectory and steps to be taken towards normalcy. The team consists of CPS, General practitioners, Laboratory services, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), and the Cabinet of the Minister.

In the meeting the following timeline was established to move towards normalcy;

March 25th, 2022
Will mark the end of case management and source & contact tracing by CPS.

April 1st, 2022
Unvaccinated persons will be allowed to enter the country with a 24-hour Antigen test.

April 29th, 2022
Will be the end of community testing at Hope Estate Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
22 Mar 2022 04:02 PM

Rsm And Alternative Join Forces To Contest Second Round Of Territorial Elections. (Updated1)

MARIGOT:--- Le rassemblement Saint-Martinois (RSM) headed by Louie Mussington and Alternative headed by Valerie Damaseau have joined forces by forming a coalition to contest the second round of the Territorial Elections that will take place on March 27th, 2022.
The RSM/ Alternative coalition list will be submitted on Tuesday at the Prefecture of Saint Martin. SMN News learned that Alternative received five seats on the RSM slate Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
21 Mar 2022 01:03 AM

Rsm Takes Narrow Lead Ahead Of Team Gibbs In 1St Round Of Territorial Elections.

~ Negotiations will begin as early as Monday for Unity List--- Mussington.

MARIGOT:--- Rassemblement Saint Martin (RSM) took a narrow lead in the first round of the territorial elections held on Sunday, March 20th, 2022. Of the 8,732 persons that voted some 2,128 (25.39%) persons voted for the RSM led by Louie Mussington.
Team Gibbs led by incumbent President Daniel Gibbs received 2,074 votes (24.74%), while Generation Hope received 1,465 votes (17.48%), Alternative received 934 votes (11.14%), Avenir Saint-Martin received 626 votes (7.47 %) and Saint Martin Avec Vous received 1,155 votes Read more


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UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
20 Mar 2022 03:34 PM

~Brisons entire salary to be paid and converted to Bitcoin Cash~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party and Member of Parliament Rolando Brison believes the country should continue to find a responsible and effective manner to delve into the ever-growing cryptocurrency phenomenon and has requested updates from the Minister of Finance on his plans for using blockchain technology in government Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
18 Mar 2022 06:54 AM

Minister Of Justice And Minister Of Vromi Discuss Inmate Work Program

Philipsburg On March 14th, 2022, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson and the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (hereafter VROMI), Mr. Egbert Doran held a meeting to discuss ways in which both ministries can collaborate and coordinate working opportunities for inmates at the Point Blanche prison and House of Detention. Also present during the meeting were the Act Secretary General and Head of New Projects, Mr. Kurt Ruan, Act Head of Infrastructure Management, Mr Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Mar 2022 11:39 PM

Decision Imminent On Trust Fund Extension

The Trust Fund Steering Committee during a visit to St. Maarten in December 2021. On the left, St. Maarten Steering Group member Marcel Gumbs, with next to him, Steering Committee member for the Netherlands Frans Weekers. Third from left is World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean and Chair of the Steering Committee Lilia Burunciuc. (Photo by National Recovery Program Bureau NRPB)

~ Opening local World Bank office projected for June ~

THE HAGUE--A decision is expected shortly on the request of the St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
16 Mar 2022 06:09 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On March 14th, 2022, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson, and the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (hereafter VROMI), Mr. Egbert Doran held a meeting to discuss ways in which both ministries can collaborate and coordinate working opportunities for inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison and House of Detention. Also present during the meeting were the Act Secretary-General and Head of New Projects, Mr. Kurt Ruan, Act Head of Infrastructure Management, Mr Read more


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