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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jan 2021 11:00 AM

Pm Presents Legislative Changes To Parliament On Cost-Cutting Measures

Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs presented the legislative changes to three national ordinances for implementation of the cost-cutting measures per Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Jan 2021 08:17 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Clarifies Misconstrued Headline Published By The Daily Herald

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, January 21st, an article was published in The Daily Heralds newspaper erroneously stating that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced COVID-19 vaccines would only be available to registered residents during Wednesdays Council of Minister's weekly press briefing. Residents are persons residing on the island and is not limited to persons with citizenship. All residents regardless of their status will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2021 11:19 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Presents Legislative Amendments To Parliament On Cost Cutting Measures

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – Today, Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobs attended a closed-doorworkingmeetingof the Committee of General AffairsofParliament. During the meeting,she presented the legislative changes to three national ordinances for implementation of the cost cutting measuresper the conditions for receiving the 2ndtranche ofliquidity support from thegovernmentof the Netherlands.To meet these conditions St. Maarten drafted the following threeamendingNational Ordinancesin order forthe cost cutting measures to be enforceable.

Temporary National Ordinance to amend the employment conditions of political authorities. This draft National Ordinance will temporarily reduce the employment conditions of political authorities by 25% per July 1, 2020.

Temporary National Ordinance COVID-19 cuts employment conditions for civil servants.

This draft National Ordinance will temporarily reduce personnel cost by adjusting the terms of employment of public servants by12.5% per July 1, 2020.

Temporary National Ordinance on the standardization of top incomes and adjustment of employment conditions at (semi) public sector entities.

This draft National Ordinance will standardize top incomes and reduce the employment conditions by 12.5% per July 1, 2020,within the (semi) public sector to meet the conditions set by the Dutch Government. 

During the meeting, there was a misunderstanding concerning what documents were confidential and what could be shared openly with the members of Parliament pertaining to the country package agreements concluded in December 2020 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jan 2021 02:52 PM

Mp Emmanuel, Usp Faction Call For Meeting On Coho

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent MP Christopher Emmanuel, supported by the MPs representing the USP Faction in Parliament Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, has forwarded a letter to the Chairperson of Parliament requesting a Central Committee meeting to discuss the Caribbean Body for Reform & Development (COHO), the law supporting this entity and the country packages.

The letter reads as follows: 

On Tuesday, December 21, 2020, the Prime Minister Of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jan 2021 11:37 AM

~Government still monitoring the planning for carnival 2021~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs made clear on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that there will be no jouvert jump up or any other jump up for carnival 2021. The Prime Minister said that a lot of focus was placed on the calendar of events that were presented to the government by the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Jan 2021 09:02 PM

Wescot-Williams Makes Inquiries Into Pjia.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams (UD) has made numerous inquiries into what she deems an unfortunate situation that played out during the latter part of 2020 between the airport holding board and the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport, Mr. Brian Mingo.

A letter from the airport holding board that supposedly was also copied to the Parliament of Sint Maarten, the MP stated in a recent statement,  has prompted her to ask questions to the Shareholder, in this case Prime Minister Jacobs and  Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), de Weever about the allegations in the letter.

Wescot-Williams said that the matter is unfortunate and it is lamentable that a corporate matter such as this has played out in the public domain Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Jan 2021 09:23 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams (UD) has made numerous inquiries into what she deems an unfortunate situation that played out during the latter part of 2020 between the airport holding board and the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport, Mr. Brian Mingo.

A letter from the airport holding board that supposedly was also copied to the Parliament of Sint Maarten, the MP stated in a recent statement, has prompted her to ask questions to the Shareholder, in this case, Prime Minister Jacobs and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), de Weever about the allegations in the letter.

Wescot-Williams said that the matter is unfortunate and it is lamentable that a corporate matter such as this has played out in the public domain Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2021 10:54 AM

Jacobs: Talks With Knops Mark New Beginning For Netherlands, St. Maarten

Representatives of the St. Maarten and Dutch delegations.

PHILIPSBURG--A new beginning for the Netherlands and St. Maarten was the description used by Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs to describe talks held with Dutch State Secretary for Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation last Thursday, Janua Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2021 02:28 PM

~ Says Knops admits World Bank failed ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has taken note that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her government, along with Dutch technocrats, have effectively sidelined the Parliament of St. Maarten and are moving full-speed ahead with country reforms without a legal basis to do so Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jan 2021 02:03 PM

St. Maarten Government Representatives Meet With State Secretary Knops

Philipsburg On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2021 01:50 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Jan 2021 10:41 AM

Emmanuel Tells Ipko:Parliament Has No Info

~ Says PM continue with misleading word games ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday told his colleagues attending the virtual IPKO that he could not engage in any discussion with them on the COHO because the Parliament of St. Maarten has to date not received any information about the COHO. The session in which Emmanuel was participating had specifically the COHO as the topic of discussion.

His statement prompted chairman of the session Jan Patenotte to ask “have you asked your government” to which Emmanuel responded “over and over and over again.” He went on to reiterate his principle stance that he will not support the COHO, an entity that was forced on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jan 2021 08:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG The Government of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Christian Council, St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church will host the annual National Day of Prayer. The annual event is held on the second Sunday in January, which falls on, January 10th, 2021.

This years event with the theme Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done will be a virtual video presentation due to the ongoing COVID-19 protocols that discourage large social gatherings Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jan 2021 08:28 PM

~ Says PM continue with misleading word games ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday told his colleagues attending the virtual IPKO that he could not engage in any discussion with them on the COHO because the Parliament of St. Maarten has to date not received any information about the COHO. The session in which Emmanuel was participating had specifically the COHO as the topic of discussion.

His statement prompted the chairman of the session Jan Patenotte to ask "have you asked your government" to which Emmanuel responded, "over and over and over again." He went on to reiterate his principle stance that he will not support the COHO, an entity that was forced on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jan 2021 11:29 PM

Jacobs Lays Rumours About Dutch Takeover To Rest

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

~ Knops arrives for working visit ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday dismissed talk that there will be a Dutch tak Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2021 11:39 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced at the Council of Ministers press briefing that St. Maarten will be leading the discussions that are to take place with BZK and its visiting delegation that is expected to start this week, as the State Secretary will be arriving on St. Maarten today Wednesday, January 6th. Jacobs said that four persons will be arriving with the State Secretary and while he will leave the following day, two of the persons will remain on St Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2020 11:15 PM

The Government Of Sint Maarten Cautions The General Public ToExerciseSafety During TheHolidays

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Government of Sint Maarten hereby cautions the general public to remain safe amidst the holiday festivities. It is important that the health protocols are followed when out in public areas and at home, that fireworks are used in a safe manner, and that persons making use of the public roads do so safely while looking out for others.

Ensure to move smart when out in public by avoiding large crowds, wearing your mask, washing your hands, andmaintaining a social distance of two meters from others.Exercise similar caution at home, especially when entertaining and allowing visitors in your home.

Thisresponsiblebehaviorwillallow us to continue diminishing our COVID-19 active cases on the island.In doing so,we can all contribute to ensuring thatSint Maartens medical capacityisnot threatened, and our economy can continue to make a much-needed come-back.A lack of adherence to the health protocols could lead to fines and even closure of businesses, and possibly more restrictions in movement for our residents and visitors alike Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Dec 2020 10:23 PM

The Government Of Sint Maarten Cautions The General Public To Exercise Safety During The Holidays

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten – The Government of Sint Maarten herebycautionsthe general publicto remain safeamidst the holiday festivities.It is important that the health protocols are followed when out in public areasand at home,thatfireworks are used in a safe manner, and that personsmaking use of the public roads do so safely while looking out for others.

Ensure to move smart when out in public by avoiding large crowds, wearing your mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a social distance of two meters from others. Exercise similar caution at home, especially when entertaining and allowing visitors in your home. 

This responsible behavior will allow us to continue diminishing our COVID-19 active cases on the island. In doing so, we can all contribute to ensuring that Sint Maartens medical capacity is not threatened, and our economy can continue to make a much-needed come-back. A lack of adherence to the health protocols could lead to fines and even closure of businesses, and possibly more restrictions in movement for our residents and visitors alike Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Dec 2020 03:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of Sint Maarten hereby cautions the general public to remain safe amidst the holiday festivities. It is important that the health protocols are followed when out in public areas and at home, that fireworks are used in a safe manner, and that persons making use of the public roads do so safely while looking out for others.

Ensure to move smart when out in public by avoiding large crowds, wearing your mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a social distance of two meters from others Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Dec 2020 11:56 PM

Knops To Visit St. Maarten, Bonaire, Aruba Jan. 3 To 7

PM Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will be visiting St Maarten, Bonaire and Aruba during the first week of the new year.

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Source: 721 News
24 Dec 2020 08:04 PM

Government Of Sint Maarten Presents Its Civil Servants Christmas Special

Philipsburg Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs invites families and friends at home and abroad to share in the Christmas messages brought to you by the Government of Sint Maarten civil servants. The virtual Civil Servants Christmas Special will be available for viewing on December 24th, at 9:00 am and rebroadcasted on Christmas Day via the Department of Communication (DCOMM) media outlets (SXMGOV Facebook & YouTube) and via Sint Maarten Cable TV Channel 115 on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

In this time of COVID-19, and in the remnants of the echoing after effects and continued building back period after Hurricanes Irma, and Maria, citizens of our friendly island have faced many challenges Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Dec 2020 06:58 PM

Pm Jacobs And State Secretary Knops Signs The Third Tranche Of Liquidity Support

~ Country Package agreements & extension of NAf 50 million loan secured ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Sint Maarten was able to secure and finalize the necessary agreements for the third tranche of liquidity support after meeting additional conditions that were set during the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting held on Friday, December 18. On Monday, December 21, the government of Sint Maarten sent a clarification letter to State Secretary Knops responding to the additional requirement and confirmation was received from BZK to move forward with the agreements which were finalized in a virtual signing on both sides of the Atlantic this morning, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Leading up to the RMRmeeting,preparations had been made on a technical level, in order forState Secretary Knops to deliver a positive adviceto theRMRforSt Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Dec 2020 11:31 AM

Civil Servants Christmas Special Airs Today, Thurs.

Joshua Bell of the Ministry of General Affairs performing a song.

 PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs urges everyone to tune in to the virtual Civil Servants Christmas Special, which will be aired today, Thursday, December 24, at 9:00am and rebroadcast on Christmas Day via the Department of Communication (DCOMM) media Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Dec 2020 11:26 PM

Stricter Measures To Be Enforced If Warranted, Businesses Violating Rules Face Closure, Fines

TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever.

~ PM, De Weever call for COVID-19 protocols to be adhered to ~

PHILIPSBURG--While government does not want to go this route, it is prepared to enforce stricter measures and have the country placed under a state of emergency again if this becomes necessary, Prime Minister (PM) Read more


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