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Source: 721 News
22 Nov 2020 03:04 AM

Resources 4 Community Resilience Launches Us$452K In Local Projects

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) project was officially launched during a Zoom meeting and Facebook livestream on Wednesday November 18. The ceremony was hosted by radio personality Kevin Suppa Petrona (who is also the local R4CR Communication and Outreach expert) and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager). The R4CR program is a grant scheme that focuses exclusively on financing and strengthening local Civil Society Organization (CSOs).

The program is financed by the Government of the Netherlands via the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Nov 2020 12:05 PM

Resources 4 Community Resilience Launchesus$452K In Local Projects

Philipsburg- Sint Maarten – The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) projectwasofficially launchedduring a Zoom meetingand Facebook livestreamonWednesday November 18.The ceremony washosted by radio personality Kevin SuppaPetrona(who isalso the localR4CRCommunication and Outreach expert)and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager).The R4CR program isa grant schemethatfocuses exclusivelyonfinancing and strengthening local Civil Society Organization (CSOs). The program isfinanced by the Government of the Netherlands via the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Nov 2020 05:14 AM

Home Repairs Continue, Enters Into Accelerated Pace

Philipsburg Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in mid-2021, repairs to the roofs, doors, and windows of approximately 200 private homes will be completed. To date, fifty-one homes have been finalized and another ten homes are slated to be done before the years end.

The pilot project and minor works homes took a lot longer than anyone anticipated Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Oct 2020 11:32 AM

Process To Design Integrated Social Registry System Starts

From left: Computech NV Managing Partner Alain Roper, NRPB Director Claret Connor, VSA Minister Richard Panneflek and VSA Secretary General Joy Arnell.

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA, through the assistance of the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Oct 2020 06:32 PM

Increased Efficiency With Post-Disaster Social Assistance Aim Of Integrated Social Registry System

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), through the assistance of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund, has started the process of designing and developing anIntegrated Social Registry System (ISRS).Once completed,this systemwill be a primary resource in effectively providing social assistance to the vulnerable residents of our communities.

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the presence of the Minister of VSA, the Honorable Richard Panneflek, a contract was signed between the Director of the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Claret Connor, and Mr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 11:55 PM

Representatives of Qredits with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion (third left), Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech (fourth left) and TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever (fifth left) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 07:42 PM

Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance Through The Enterprise Support Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kennys Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance of the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29 th were acknowledged in the presence of Minister of Finance Irion Ardwell, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Ludmila de Weever and NRPB Director Claret Connor.

Each business opted for the projects Assets and Repair package and will only have to repay 35 percent of the total amount received Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 06:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten passed the draft motion presented by Member of Parliament Omar Ottley that was presented weeks ago when the NRBP accompanied by the Prime Minister of St. Maarten appeared in Parliament. On Monday during the continuation of the meeting, 13 Members of Parliament voted in favor of the draft motion that is geared towards providing work to local contractors and or businesses on St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Sep 2020 08:52 PM

Taxi Drivers Encouraged To Apply For Financing Through Trust FundS Enterprise Support Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday, September 16 approximately thirty taxi drivers attended a virtual information session on financing options available for small enterprises. The session was organized by the National Recovery Program Bureaus (NRPB) Enterprise Support Project (ESP) team in collaboration with the board of the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association who had further involvement from the Airport Taxi Association and Downtown Taxi Association.

The ESP team met virtually with the members of the various taxi associations, providing insight on the project and how each member could individually apply for a combination of loans and grants up to US$150,000 (One Hundred & Fifty Thousand) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Aug 2020 07:22 PM

Priority Shelter Enhancements On Target For Late August

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Upgrades to designated facilities on St Maarten that are also used as hurricane shelters are fully underway as part of the Emergency Recovery Project 1 of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Four facilities that are used as official shelters, identified as priority by the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA) are on target to be completed this month. Upgrades to nine other facilities that are also used as shelters will be completed by early 2021 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Aug 2020 06:18 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The US$35 million Enterprise Support Project was officially launched today. The project is funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience Trust Fund, financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) on behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten. The project aims to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through direct financial assistance to contribute to the restoration of economic activity in Sint Maarten.

Micro, small, and medium enterprises are key for the islands economic recovery and for job creation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 May 2020 04:10 PM

Trust Fund Projects Suspended Since Covid-19 Restrictions

NRPB Director Claret Connor.

PHILIPSBURG--The majority of the Trust Fund construction projects under implementation in St. Maarten have been suspended since the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown measures government introduced in early April.

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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Feb 2020 04:38 PM

Minister Irion (sitting left) with PJIA CEO Brian Mingo (sitting right) with representatives of NRPB, Irions cabinet and other officials.

Minister Irion (left) and PJIA CEO Brian Mingo (right) with another official in Luxembourg.

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion joined a delegation from the National Recovery Programme Bureau (NRPB) and Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company PJIAE to the Headquarters of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg on January 31.

The main purpose of the high-level visit was to cross the Ts and dot the Is on the US $50 million loan that the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2020 12:38 PM

Luxembourg trip a success.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, January 31ST, the Minister of finance, Ardwell Irion joined a small delegation of the NRPB and PJIAE to the Headquarters of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. The main purpose of this high-level visit was to cross the Ts and dot the Is on the 50 million US Dollars loan that the Government of Sint Maarten has signed with the European Investment Bank for Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Feb 2020 04:07 AM

Vromi Gets $555,000 Bulldozer To Improve Landfill Management

From left are: VROMI Department of Infrastructure Head Claudius Buncamper; VROMI Senior Policy Advisor and focal point Mark Williams; VROMI Minister Christopher Wever and NRPB Director Claret Connor Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Feb 2020 01:59 AM

Bulldozer Delivered To Vromi Ministry Will Improve Landfill Management

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) is the proud owner of a bulldozer, purchased through the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. The bulldozer is deemed vital in the continued improvement of the management of the landfill being spearheaded by the VROMI Ministry.

The bulldozer, with a value of 555 thousand US dollars, along with a preventative maintenance plan, follows the purchase of Alternative Daily Cover materials and silo and applicator equipment Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Feb 2018 04:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- This past Friday February 15th , 2018 , the Clothes 4 St.Maarten organization in partnership with Member of Parliament Mr.Claret Connor and businessman Mr.Francisco Lacroes donated boxes of clothing, shoes, cases of bottled water and non- perishable items to the students of Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts (CBA)and their families who were affected by the passing of Hurricane Irma.

Clothes 4 St.Maarten started in the Netherlands with the intention to support persons and families who lost everything due to the passing of Hurricane Irma Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2017 06:25 PM

~ Starts investigation to recoup funds ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher disclosed on Thursday that government has no clear indication where or to whom tax-payer money designated for a boxing event in 2015 ended up. “The people’s money is basically missing and for almost three years nobody has been held accountable. I will not end my tenure with this issue lingering and not make a serious effort to secure the funds and seek appropriate recourse if a criminal act was committed here,” the Minister said.

As such, an advice has been prepared for the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2017 01:25 PM

Exclusive: Emil Lee, Leona Marlin, And Claret Conner Failed Screening.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Emil Lee has failed the screening process due to the complaint filed by Minister Christopher Emmanuel. Emmanuel filed a complaint against Lee after SMN News released photographs showing that Lee had removed the government license plate from his vehicle and placed it on his personal vehicle Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2017 08:19 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The UP/DP/Brownbill government submitted the following names of persons who have to undergo the necessary screening in order for them to fill the positions as Prime Minister and Ministers in the interim.
According to well-placed sources, the following names of p Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 May 2017 08:12 AM

“I am proud to be a Guyanese but I chose St. Maarten as my home”

PHILIPSBURG:--- About 1,500 persons witnessed the grand opening of Motorworld state of the art showroom which officially opened on Friday, May 26th, 2017 (On Guyana’s 51st Independence.”)
Among those that attend the grand and spectacular ceremony were dignitaries from both sides of the island, Prime Minister William Marlin, Governor Eugene Holiday,  President of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams President of the Collectivity of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2017 09:01 PM

Family living in deplorable conditions while SMHDF plays games.


PHILIPSBURG:--- Homeowner Priscilla Jack Johnson and her family have been living a nightmare for the past four years, ever since she purchased a stand-alone home from SMHDF located in Belvedere. Jack told SMN News in an exclusive interview that the moment she moved into the home she bought from SMHDF her nightmare began. The mother of two young children said in February 2013 she bought the home for Naf. 248, 400.00 from SMHDF while she paid the notary fees which amounted to $7,678.87 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2017 04:26 PM

Upp Members Of Parliament Boycotted Central Committee Meeting On Thursday.

Minister Boasman says Opposition had no questions since Governing Program well put together.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Members of Parliament representing the opposition in parliament from the United Peoples Party (UPP) boycotted the Central Committee meeting on Thursday. MP Claret Connor showed up, signed in but left before the meeting convened.
Members of Parliament from the coalition spoke out against the absenteeism stating that this is the time the opposition has to use to question government.
However, Minister Rafael Boasman was optimistic in his statements Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2017 12:35 PM

Mp Meyers Fires Several Questions To Minister Of Vsa On Vamed Agreement And Working Conditions At Smmc

Leonard wants to know what Minister did to Inspectorate for releasing information to SMN News.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Franklin Meyers fired a number of questions to Minister of VSA Emil Lee on Friday morning during a meeting of parliament.
MP Meyers said since last year February 2016 he requested information from the Minister and again earlier in February 2017 he resubmitted those questions but only few days ago after the meeting was requested by the UPP members that he received some of the answers from the Minister Read more


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