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Source: SMN-News
16 Mar 2020 12:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Today, several environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-Profit organizations, and initiatives active in the environmental sector presented a collaborative support letter to the members of parliament for the implementation of the ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, and Styrofoam initiated by Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
05 Mar 2020 05:21 PM

Cruise Ship Aida Diva Not Allowed To Bert In St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Honorable Prime Minister and Chairlady of the EOC of St. Maarten, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, would like to inform the General Public & Stakeholders in particular, that the Cruise line Aida Diva was denied permission to berth at St. Maarten due to lack of proper procedures being followed during the course of the last 24 hours, as per agreed upon protocols.

The Aida Diva was expected to make a call on Port of St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
05 Mar 2020 02:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Honorable Prime Minister and Chairlady of the EOC of St. Maarten, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, would like to inform the General Public & Stakeholders in particular, that the Cruise line Aida Diva was denied permission to berth at St. Maarten due to lack of proper procedures being followed during the course of the last 24 hours, as per agreed-upon protocols.

The Aida Diva was expected to make a call on Port of St Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Feb 2020 05:47 AM

Jacobs Would Like Formation Process Done By End Of Week

Formateur Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--Formateur Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday that she would like the formation process for the new Council of Ministers finalised by the end of this week.

She said on Wednesday that she has not yet finalised the formation report and the process has not been completed.

Governor Eugene Holiday had requested that Jacobs present him the final report of the formation process by Sunday, February 23 Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2020 03:08 PM

~ MP Rolando Brison elected Chair of Parliament, Vice-Chair MP William Marlin, 2nd Vice-Chair Rodolphe Samuel.


PHILIPSBURG:--- Of the 15 Members of Parliament that cast their votes to elect the chairman of parliament, 12 voted in favor of MP Rolando Brison, while one voted for Grisha Heyliger Marten and one blank Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
05 Feb 2020 03:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation started off the Chinese New Year on a positive note donating 260 packages to recipients at its Chinese Lunar Year-End Blessing Ceremony held at the Philipsburg Cultural and Community Center in January.

The 55 volunteers who participated in the event assisted in distributing the packages, each of which contained a box of multi-grain raisin almond cereal, a pack of Club Social biscuits, Nido milk powder, a bottle of jam, Chinese plum and mints.

The 175 attendees to the event were treated to a packed program Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2020 12:10 PM

People Progressive Alliance: The Voters Have Spoken.

PHILIPSBURG:--- People Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell, stated: following the outcome of the January 9th snap elections, we offer our congratulations to the parties that obtain one seat or more in Parliament Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2020 06:59 AM

Gracita Arrindell

PHILIPSBURG--Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell on Sunday expressed hope that the incoming Members of Parliament (MPs) and new Council of Ministers continue working on pending core issues including much-needed electoral reform that doesnt tolerate any more delays.

She said in a press release on Sunday that most importantly, we need political stability, and continuity in government.

PPA was not successful in its bid to obtain a seat in the new Parliament during last Thursdays snap parliamentary elections.

Arrindell congratulated the parties that obtained seats in Parliament Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2020 12:59 AM

Ppa Hopes New Parliament, Ministers Address Core Issues

Gracita Arrindell

PHILIPSBURG--Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell on Sunday expressed hope that the incoming Members of Parliament (MPs) and new Council of Ministers continue working on pending core issues including much-needed electoral reform that doesnt tolerate any more delays.

She said in a press release on Sunday that most importantly, we need political stability, and continuity in government.

PPA was not successful in its bid to obtain a seat in the new Parliament during last Thursdays snap parliamentary elections.

Arrindell congratulated the parties that obtained seats in Parliament Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jan 2020 11:46 PM

Wycliffe Smith.

PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) on Friday said it is proud of the work that it has done in Parliament and in government to serve the people of St. Maarten and expressed hope that the new coalition and opposition will put aside their differences and work together in the interest of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jan 2020 10:44 PM

Smcp Congratulates Winning Parties

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) would like to thank the voters of Sint Maarten for going out and exercising their democratic right and voting in the next parliament. The election took place peacefully and orderly. As we know, the ballot is the way the people speak and certainly the people have spoken today. SMCP certainly respects the voice and the decision of the people Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jan 2020 05:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG--Interim Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher said in her New Years address on Monday she looks forward to new opportunities that offer hope and optimism for the new year.

Now that we have entered the new decade 2020, may we be blesse Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2020 11:47 PM

Part 3: The Conspiracy To Ruin Mp Christopher Emmanuel

Malcolm X

If you stick a knife in my back 9 inches and pull it out 6 inches, thats not progress. If you pull it all the way out, thats not progress. The progress comes from healing the wound that the blow made. They havent begun to pull the knife out They wont even admit the knife is there.
Malcom X

I would like to start by thanking Raeyhon Peterson for finally admitting publicly and in writing that, as I had set out to bring to light, the accusations levied against MP Christopher Emmanuel and his Chief of Staff were a fabrication!

The additional colorful statements made by Peterson and the written attack on Emmanuel and his Chief of Staff by one of his supporters and another person in the newspaper are of no relevance to me, as Peterson with his statement has already proven that he lied to everyone involved or at least to the judicial authorities.

There are now public statements by the current Minister of VROMI Chris Wever (on video), the previous Minister of VROMI Miklos Giterson (on video), the Secretary General of the Ministry of VROMI Louis Brown (written documents) and Raeyhon Peterson (press release), verifying that there is no policy or structural procedures as it relates to the issuance of government long lease land.

And so, we move on.

Today we will delve into the screening process for ministers and the manner in which it is directly tied into the conspiracy to ruin MP Emmanuel Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Dec 2019 04:26 PM

MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG:--- While it is not common practice that we here at SMN News credit protesters or persons that may cause instability in one way or another we are obliged to recognize the persons that that participated in the protest strike that ended up in a riot on St. Martin against the Plan de Prevention des Risques Naturels. (PPRN).
SMN News does not condone any type of violence and or destruction to properties. The only reason these protesters are being recognized is that they stood together and managed to pull off one of the largest marches on St Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Dec 2019 09:08 AM

Philipsburg Lights Up For Christmas


~ Boardwalk Festival ushers in the Season ~

GREAT BAY – The country’s capital will come alive on Saturday night with the lighting of Front Street, Back Street, and the Boardwalk Boulevard in the spirit of Christmas. Adding to this festive display, the Boardwalk Christmas Festival is about to launch to further bring in the holiday season.

On the initiative by the Minister of TEATT Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher, town will shine bright to lift the spirits of visitors and residents alike 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: 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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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Feb 2018 03:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG--Ten days after his arrest, United St. Maarten (US) party leader Frans Richardson was released from pre trial detention on Friday– three days before the parliamentary elections, which he is contesting as the number one candidate on the US slate.

He remains a suspect in the “Squid” and “Emerald” investigations. In a press release issued after his release, Richardson’s attorney Sjamira Roseburg of Sulvaran & Peterson Law Firm, said her client’s detention was not necessary at this time and indicated that his detention seemed to be aimed at undermining his campaign and intended to influence the outcome of Monday’s snap parliamentary elections.

“The investigation has been running since 2016 and the co-suspects are already free Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2018 12:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Frans Richardson has been released from pretrial detention today Friday, February 23rd, 2018/ Richardson has spent 10 days behind bars as the TBO team investigates his role in the Squid and Emerald Investigation.

Suspect F.G.R. (1968) was released from pre-trial detention today but still remains a suspect in the “Squid” and “Emerald” investigations.

F.G.R., was arrested on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Feb 2018 10:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former Prime Minister William Marlin in a press release on Sunday expressed hope that residents who are in need will soon receive the 12 container homes he had ordered, when he had been in office, for persons who lost their residences during hurricane Irma.

The homes are sturdy 20-foot collapsible containers that are fully isolated and can be assembled in five minutes with a crane Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
18 Feb 2018 08:24 PM

William Marlin Hopes Govt Releases Container Homes To Residents Soon 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Former Prime Minister William Marlin in a press release on Sunday expressed hope that residents who are in need will soon receive the 12 container homes he had ordered, when he had been in office, for persons who lost their residences during hurricane Irma.

The homes are sturdy 20 foot collapsible containers that are fully isolated and can be assembled in five minutes with a crane Read more


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Source: Soualiganewsday
15 Feb 2018 04:16 PM

Telem Group, Regional Telcos Testing Disaster Management App.

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - St. Maarten telecommunication provider, TelEm Group is joining other Telcos in the Caribbean in the testing phase of a disaster management App that could soon hit the global market.

The App, called SONAR, can make it possible for general populations in the region to receive up-to-the-minute information about upcoming storms and natural disasters, view weather patterns and obtain various information from government and disaster preparedness offices including information about shelters and their state of readiness.

It also advises on recovery efforts after a natural disaster by sending targeted information before, during and after a major incident.

Both users and government can benefit from another feature of the SONAR App that focuses on the recovery effort following any natural disaster with contact information for donations and other supplies that might be needed at the time.

The developers say their App is designed for governments and national disaster organizations to serve the population Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Feb 2018 07:29 AM

Wescot-Williams: “I Hope The French/Dutch Op Program Can Still Be Salvaged, After More Than A Year Of Deliberate Inaction.”

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — It might have come on a quiet Sunday afternoon, but the revelation that the governments of French and Dutch St. Maarten have picked up the pieces of the OP cooperation agreement for St. Maarten/St. Martin is most welcomed news.

In August 2014, in my former capacity of Prime Minister, I signed the letter of intent with French St. Maarten for cross border cooperation between both sides, the so-called ETC operational program. Very specific procedures needed to be followed, amongst which making the proposed projects public.

After years of negotiating this breakthrough cooperation agreement, this project was torpedoed by former Prime Minister William Marlin due to his aversion to French/Dutch Cooperation Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Feb 2018 12:18 AM

Minister Of Telecommunications De Weever Commends Local Radio Stations On World Radio Day

Acting Minister responsible for Telecommunications Cornelius de Weever

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten — The Acting Minister responsible for Telecommunications Cornelius de Weever, would like to congratulate radio station owners, staff and listeners on the occasion of World Radio Day which is being observed around the globe today, Tuesday, February 13.

The theme for World Radio Day 2018 is “Radio and Sports.”

“Radio is a very powerful tool, and we once again experienced that on September 6, the day hurricane Irma made landfall and caused catastrophic damage to our beloved island.

“For several weeks, several radio stations served as beacons of hope as they provided information to the community and to loved ones abroad who were following developments on the island right after the hurricane.

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend our radio stations, the owners, the staff, technicians, program producers and hosts for the very important role that they played after the hurricane.

“In the past, pre-Irma and today, radio continues to perform a very important role and this will continue for the foreseeable future.  Thank you for what you do every day 365 days a year,” Acting Minister of Telecommunications Cornelius de Weever said on Tuesday.

Radio has shaped lives across many countries around the world.

Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate.

World Radio Day was first celebrated in 2012, following its declaration by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) General Conference.

It was subsequently adopted as an International Day by the United Nations General Assembly Read more


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