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UNITED DEMOCRATES 2018 [UD] In The News Source: Today SXM

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Source: 721 News
09 Apr 2024 11:40 PM

Get Up And Stand Up With R4cr!

St Peters The 1973 Hit Song Slogan by the great Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, today plays one of the roles towards motivating many community oriented activist. The phrase GET UP, STAND UP, stimulates our minds and souls to ACT ! Act on behalf of nature, cultural preservation, injustice, prejudice, workers rights, quality education, protecting our children, the right for peace and justice, oppertunity and over all love for humanity.

None of the above, is worth giving up the fight, and because some choose not to give up the fight, it brought an abundance of possibilities to those that deserved it.

Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) has done just that Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
09 Apr 2024 10:51 PM

Island Gems SupportsAnimal Care Groups

CAY HILL — The stray and unwanted pet population on the island continues to be a challenge for residents, visitors and the animal care organisations working tirelessly to curb the problem on both sides of the island. To this end, Island Gems Charity Foundation has made its annual donation to three very active groups to aid with spay/neuter campaign and awareness.

Receiving each US $750 in vet care coverage via St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic are St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, SXM Paws and I Love My Island Dog Association Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
RSM
NA
SPA
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
05 Apr 2024 11:14 AM

Brug Says An Approved 2024 Budget Is Good For Sint Maarten!

In a media statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Richinel Brug expressed his appreciation to the Parliament of Sint Maarten for passing the 2024 budget. Brug, who is set to replace the leader of the URSM in Parliament once he swears in as Prime Minister, called this accomplishment significant in light of the current political situation.

Brug acknowledged the peculiar circumstances under which the outgoing Counsel of Ministers presented and defended the budget for the incoming Government, while assuming their roles as opposition members.

Brug highlighted the significance of this budget approval, noting that it not only guarantees the continuation of projects initiated before 2024 but also ensures the availability of funds to initiate the process of paying justice workers.

It is crucial to recognize that receiving a signed decree, without appealing the content, is just the first step in a long process Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
19 Mar 2024 10:44 AM

Continuation Urgent Public Meeting Of Parliament Regarding Nv Gebe

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten- The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on March 18, 2024.

The Public meeting, which was adjourned on March 7, 2024 will be reconvened on Monday at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs will be in attendance.

The agenda point is:

Deliberations on NV GEBE (IS/060/2023-2024 dated September 29, 2023)

This meeting was requested by MP S.A. Wescot-Williams, MP G.S Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
13 Mar 2024 10:20 AM

Huhcf Adult Literacy Graduation 2024

In a heartwarming ceremony filled with pride, determination, and celebration, the Hearts United Holistic Care Foundation marked the successful completion of its Adult Literacy Program for the second time. On March 7th, 2024, amidst cheers and applause, 19 students donned blue graduation gowns and silver stoles, symbolizing their achievement and dedication to self-improvement. The event, held at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg, was a testament to the transformative power of education and the unwavering commitment of both students and educators.

The journey of these remarkable individuals began in June 2022, when they embarked on a path to literacy and empowerment Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2024 10:47 AM

Sundial School Staff Enjoy 7Th Annual Retreat At Royal Palm

Sundial School staff went on their 7th annual retreat with their School Coach on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The Retreat started after the passing of Hurricane Irma to facilitate teachers and staff of Sundial School strengthening interpersonal connections. The yearly activity is highly anticipated and facilitated by the School Coach who plans and organizes this annual event.

The Retreat this year remained on island. Staff were hosted by the Royal Palm Beach Hotel in Simpson Bay in the Porte Cochere Room Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
04 Mar 2024 07:59 AM

Caft: Use The Momentum To Make The Economy More Resilient

Oranjestad The economy of Aruba is growing in a prosperous way. The public finances are showing a positive image as well. It is important that Aruba uses its current financial position to structurally put its government finances in order and make the economy more resilient. In this regard a prudent budgetary policy remains as important as ever, considering the high interest expenses. Structural reforms in the social security and the labor market ensure greater resilience.

Debt reduction

The budget for 2024 was adopted on time and it amply meets the central budget standard of a surplus of at least 1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the year 2024 as well as multi-annually Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Feb 2024 07:34 AM

Governor Baly Appoints Formateur Mercelina

HARBOUR VIEW, Sint Maarten Considering the results of the January 11, 2024 elections, the information received following the informateur consultations, His Excellency Governor Ajamu G. Baly, LL.M. has requested the leader of the URSM, Mr. Luc Mercelina, to take into consideration an assignment as Formateur Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
06 Feb 2024 06:49 AM

Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Launches Comprehensive Policy Handbook For Members

Philipsburg – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) proudly announces the release of its groundbreaking Policy Handbook, aimed at fortifying and streamlining operations for its esteemed members. This comprehensive handbook addresses vital areas including Communication Procedures, Membership Dues Payment Policy and Procedure, Membership Withdrawal Policy and Procedure, Legal Support, Reporting a Complaint, Frequency of General Meetings, and Board Meetings.

Under the leadership of President Stuart Johnson, the WITU remains committed to advocating for the rights and welfare of educators in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2024 10:12 AM

Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Announces Board Election

Philipsburg – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) is pleased to announce the commencement of the board election process for the upcoming term. This critical event will determine the leadership and direction of the union for the next tenure.

Interested WITU members are invited to submit their nominations via email to witu.teachers@gmail.com.

Nominations should clearly state the desired position, either for the role of president or as a member of the board.

Th Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
29 Jan 2024 10:20 AM

Motoworld Introduces Gac Motor With Exclusive Launch Event

The Motorworld showroom welcomed hundreds of guests on Friday 26th January for the unveiling of GAC Motor, the newest automotive brand to be added under the companys umbrella. During this event, guests were introduced to the rich history of GAC Motor and were given the opportunity to explore the different models while enjoying demonstrations of the special features and options on offer.

Invited guests marveled at the innovative vehicles on display, with employees on hand who readily explained all of the features Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
26 Jan 2024 08:45 AM

New Four-Party Coalition Ursm Dp Pfp Now Speaks Up And Speaks Out

Urges Public to Remain Aware and Be Critical of Agitators

PHILIPSBURG In a joint statement issued Thursday January 25, 2024 evening, the eight MP-elects of the announced 4-party coalition consisting of the URSM, DP, PFP and N.O.W. parties denounced repeated attempts to distract the public from ongoing political discussions.

We remain committed and focused on continuing the formation of this coalition, the statement reads Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
URSM
NOW
Source: 721 News
22 Jan 2024 11:06 AM

Governor Appoints Dr. Nilda Arduin And Drs. Candia Joseph As Informateurs

Harbour View Governor Ajamu Baly requested Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candia Joseph RO EMIA to accept an assignment as informateurs, as a result of the outcome of the January 11, 2024 elections, the consultations held with the Governor from Friday January 12th to Monday January 15th and the preliminary agreement on political cooperation signed by the 8 elected members of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement, Democratic Party, Party for Progress and Nation Opportunity Wealth.

The Governor requested Dr Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
18 Jan 2024 12:18 PM

Notice To Reclaim Impounded And Confiscated Scooters

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) wishes to inform the public that, as part of our commitment to ensuring road safety and combating crime, several scooters have been impounded and confiscated in recent operations over the lasts months. The impoundments were a result of non-compliance with technical requirements for public road use or the absence of necessary documentation from riders or lacking the necessary documentation

Some of the scooters are currently held at the police station in Philipsburg, having been confiscations in connection with being reported stolen or involved in criminal activities.

KPSM is appealing to the rightful owners of these scooters to come forward and reclaim their vehicles Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 10:27 AM

Prioritize The Sport Industry

~ a boost to our touristic economy ~

As sporting enthusiasts, we all have our particular sport that we are passionate about. One sport may attract more interest than the others, but sports in itself is globally healthy for the mind and body, as well as enjoyable pastime to all people that follow it.

How does drag racing impacts your country?

Drag racing can have various impacts on a country, both positive and negative, depending on factors such as regulation, infrastructure, and public perception Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 08:50 AM

Julian Rollocks Jr. Completes Community I.T. Program

Sucker Garden St. Maarten —In a commendable move towards promoting quality education, candidate # 9 on the URSM Mr. Julian Rollocks Jr. made a generous donation of ten tablets to MAC CSE High School. This act of philanthropy not only highlights Mr Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 08:36 AM

National Recovery Program Bureau Completes Fifth Year Of Clean Financial Audits

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) reports the completion of its fifth consecutive year of clean financial audits of the projects it manages under the St. Maarten Trust Fund, which reflects the ongoing commitment to transparent and accountable management practices. This consistency in financial integrity has played a crucial role in supporting the island’s ongoing recovery and development efforts. The Trust Fund was established in 2018 and is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank.

Currently, the NRPB is managing eleven projects centered on recovery, resilience and sustainability collectively valued at over US $400 million Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
USP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2023 09:06 PM

Usp: National Alliance Lacks The Vision, Empathy And Common Courtesy To Lead

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the USP in an invited comment did not mince words as it relates to the placement of an ostentatious group billboard of the National Alliance party erected blocking the view of a USPs group billboard in Cole bay.

President of the board, Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
Freedom
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2023 07:37 AM

United St. Maarten Party Unveils Ambitious 2024-2028 Agenda For National Improvement

PUBLISHED: on DECEMBER 22, 2023 The Daily Herald Newspapers

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — United St. Maarten Party (USP) has laid out its comprehensive plan of action for the year 2024 and beyond. The party already initiated the execution of the outlined restructuring plan in 2022, emphasizing its commitment to ongoing refinement and formulation in the subsequent years. The strategic execution and implementation of these plans are set to span the entirety of the party’s presence, whether as a coalition partner or in the opposition.

USPs primary objective is a collective pursuit of comprehensive improvement in social, financial, economic and infrastructural restructuring for all residents Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2023 06:55 AM

Dp: We Mourn With You And Wish You Strength To Restore Trust And Tranquility In Anguilla.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a press release over the weekend, the Democratic Party of St. Maarten reacted to the horrific killings that shocked the community of Anguilla mid-week. The DP leader, herself of Anguillan descent was clearly distressed at the news.

It is with profound sadness we learned of the senseless killings that occurred in Anguilla last week. The shock of this heartless act at an emotion-filled time of burial of a loved one reverberated throughout our communities Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:42 AM

Witu Expresses Deep Disappointment In GovernmentS Handling Of Public Education

Philipsburg — Stuart Johnson, President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), has voiced profound disappointment in the Government of St Maarten regarding the handling of matters within Public Education and the broader education sector.

President Johnson had anticipated that the commitment made to sign an agreement with the Government of St Maarten would have been prioritized, reflecting the collaborative efforts necessary for the advancement of education in St.Maarten.

Johnson drafted the agreement and repeatedly sought to have it signed by the Government of St.Maarten in anticipation that the mutual understanding would have been adhered to.

The agreement highlights the electrical works, air-conditioning in all classrooms/offices and other infrastructural works neccessary for all public schools.

Moreover, Johnson has diligently pursued resolutions to several unresolved matters in education, utilizing platforms such as the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) to address these issues.

President Johnson emphasized, “Some might perceive my approach as an immediate recourse to the media Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:36 AM

Dcna Steps Into A New Era Of Governance With Two-Tier Board System Implementation

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) proudly announces a significant milestone in its organizational developmentthe implementation of a two-tier board system.

On December 4th 2023 the DCNA board, represented by its chairperson Hellen van der Wal and secretary Kai Wulf, signed the new Articles of Incorporation at the notary on St Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
04 Dec 2023 10:19 PM

Usp President Cecil Nicholas Officially Announces His Candidacy

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The USP established in 2014 has been a contender in every election since it was established, winning 2 seats in every election held since, with 3 seats being the highest awarded to the party in the 2016 election campaign.

Nicholas a founder and first president of the US Party first ran in 2016 at the bottom of the list as candidate number 19. In this upcoming election, he is running as the number 2 candidate behind his new leader Mrs Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
01 Dec 2023 11:58 AM

We Can Change Tomorrow, By Investing Today In The Safety Of Women & Girls

Mrs. Tomaro Pilgrim

Peridot Foundation states: We are truly excited to welcome Mrs. Tomaro Pilgrim our guest speaker and her spouse Mr. Osrick Pelgrim to our shores.

Together with Ms. Zoya Hyman, psychologist, this years domestic violence awareness program will be a must event to attend. United Nations theme for 2023: UNITE! INVEST TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS is a call for action

Our program will be held at the Los SanFernandos event hall, located at the airport boulevard road#29 in Simpsonbay next to the Republic bank Read more


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