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Source: SMN-News
10 Jul 2020 09:19 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Based upon the approved motion passed in the Parliament of Sint Maarten on July 8, Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs left for The Netherlands earlier today to join our Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus in the Kingdom Council of Ministers' meeting in The Hague on July 10, 2020.

The motion was approved with 15 votes for and 0 votes against supporting the decision of the Government of Sint Maarten to reject the conditions as presented in the Concept Rijkswet Caribische Hervormingsentiteiten and to present a counter-proposal to the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

During her closing remarks in Parliament, Prime Minister Jacobs stated, 'I am willing to stand on the frontlines for the people of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 09:39 PM

Parliament Of St. Maarten Passed Motion To Reject The Conditions Of The Dutch Government.

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The parliament of St. Maarten has unanimously agreed on a motion to reject the conditions set forth by the Dutch Government for support to support the SSRP. All 15 MPs voted in favor of the motion. 
The Members of Parliament also agree that the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs should travel to the Netherlands and defend the country at the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting that is scheduled for Friday, July 10th 20220.
Draft Motion below.

DRAFT MOTION

 The Parliament of Sint Maarten in its meeting of today, Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, Considering:
That on July 7th, 2020 the Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 11:08 AM

St. Maarten Has No Plan B To Secure Funds Should The Dutch Government Pull Out.

~ Government working on diversification and phased reopening.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has decided that they will not accept the draft law to establish a Caribbean Reform Entity on the overseas countries namely St. Maarten, Curacao, and Aruba.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday that prior to accepting the conditions set forth by the Dutch Government the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2020 07:22 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Twenty-four hours after receiving the long-awaited documentation concerning the New Entity proposed by the Dutch Government, the Council of Ministers, in its meeting of today, unanimously agreed that the proposed Consensus Kingdom Law and other relevant documents related to the entity are unacceptable as presented. This comes, a mere four days before Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten are required to make a political commitment to accept the conditions for the 3rd Tranche of COVID-19 liquidity support in the extra Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting to be held on July 10 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Jun 2020 03:38 PM

Us Flights To St. Maarten Postponed For Two Weeks.

~PJIAE reopens to Europe and other Caribbean destinations on July 1st, the French threatened to close the border. ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has decided to push back the arrival of flights from the United States for the next two weeks announced Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever. De Weever said the decision to push back those flights for the next two weeks was indeed a hard one due to the countrys dying economy. However, the Minister said it was quite an easy decision when looking at the health and safety of everyone locally and the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in the United States.
Minister de Weever said that discussions are ongoing with the French side since the European Union has placed a ban on all US flights Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2020 09:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A four-country consultation between the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba, and St. Maarten was held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with the main agenda point being the new entity proposed by the Netherlands as a condition for the 3rd Tranche of COVID-19 liquidity support. Documentation for the said entity, however, remains pending.

The new entity formed a part of the take it or leave it proposal made on May 12, 2020, and confirmed in the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting on May 15, 2020, in order for the Caribbean countries within the Dutch Kingdom to receive liquidity support.

Since the conditions were accepted, insofar as it does not violate local, kingdom, or international laws, information on this new entity has to date, not been forthcoming, despite the numerous consultations with the Netherlands Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2020 08:08 AM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs called for an urgent meeting with the Council of Ministers and the Windward Islands Collective Labor Union (WICLU). The meeting was requested to provide clarity and answer any outstanding questions to the unions. This meeting also served to inform the Council of Ministers regarding the ongoing manifestations in order to ensure collaboration in the interest of all the people of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Jun 2020 09:00 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---The Government of St. Maarten has been informed of a series of manifestations that have been ongoing this week. Permission for these manifestations was requested and they have been granted. The government was also informed concerning the willingness of union members to partake in these meetings and manifestations. During the past two days, Prime Minister Jacobs responded to two emails received in relation to the manifestations, including requesting a meeting to follow up and clarify any pending questions.

Prime Minister Jacobs commends the unity being displayed by the workers across the board Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Jun 2020 01:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers press briefing that St. Maarten has not yet received the capital investments for the year 2019 that were approved.
Prime Minister Jacobs said so far St. Maarten has not received any information on the entity the Dutch Government wants to establish on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Jun 2020 11:24 AM

~ St. Maarten tourism industry depends on American tourists. De Weever.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever announced on Wednesday at the Council of Minister's press briefing that St. Maarten is preparing to receive its from an international flight from Atlanta on July 2nd. This comes amidst pending decisions of the European Union to ban flights from North America due to the amount of COVID-19 cases that are still active in the United States.
De Weever said the first flight is expected to have 75 passengers which could be both visitors or residents Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Jun 2020 07:42 PM

Prime Ministerjacobs Awaiting Ser Restructure.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public for today, Monday, June 22nd, 2020,as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments concerning the Social Economic Council (SER).

On October 10th, 2010, the National ordinance of the Social Economic Council AB 2010 GT Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Jun 2020 05:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government to establish that the prison system of Sint Maarten is taken over completely by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for a period of five (5) years at the expense of Country Sint Maarten.
Mr. van Dam sent a copy of this motion to our Members of Parliament with a letter explaining his reasons for submitting it Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Jun 2020 03:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, drs. Raymond Knops. The word that caught my attention during the Prime Ministers report was the word respect, because she used it several times during her talk Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Jun 2020 01:04 PM

Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform / Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition.

Topic 1: June 15 deadline to revoke Cost-cutting conditions and respect workers rights passed.
Topic 2: Why we as Anti-Poverty Platform are supporting the demands of the unions?
Topic 3: United Unions: We cannot breathe! Remove the cost-cutting knee from our neck!!
Topic 4: Prime Ministers protest letter to the Kingdom government
Topic 1: June 15 deadline to revoke Cost-cutting conditions and respect workers rights passed.


On Friday, May 15th the Kingdom Council of Ministers took the decision to impose 18 conditions on the countries of Aruba, Curacao, and St Maarten to get liquidity support from the Netherlands, which have to be implemented before July 1st, 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Jun 2020 09:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On June 16th, 2020 State Secretary Knops held and chaired a meeting regarding several urgent matters, including the conditions for further liquidity support from the Kingdom Council. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion were in attendance Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Jun 2020 11:40 AM

Usm To Hold Webinar On Human Rights In The Face Of Coivd-19.

PHILIPSBURG:0--- On Saturday, 20 June 2020, the University of St. Martin (USM) in collaboration with the Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform will hold the first-ever webinar with local and international guest experts. The full-day event, open to the public via Zoom and broadcasted via Facebook, will be dedicated to various topics that fall under the theme Human Rights in the Face of COVID-19.

According to USM President Dr. Antonio Carmona Bez, the purpose of this webinar is to create a space for critical reflection and in-depth analysis into the state of human rights since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March 2020.

Following lockdown, schools were closed and thousands of formal and informal workers were left without an income Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Jun 2020 11:02 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that St. Maarten is not treated as equal partners from the part of the Kingdom. He said that the State Secretary does not show any respect to St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Jun 2020 10:51 AM

~ Lack of liquidity stifles airport budget.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Workers at PJIAE supported by the ABVO are currently in industrial action as of early Wednesday morning. SMN News learned that the employees are protesting the proposed salary cuts, vacation pay, bonus, and the reduced salaries proposed by management of PJIAE.
SMN News learned that the union and its workers submitted a letter to the government and the boards of PJIAE on Tuesday.
SMN News asked Prime Minister Jacobs for an update on the ongoing industrial action at PJIAE Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Jun 2020 05:23 PM

~wants management investigated.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the St. Maarten Telecommunication Union Ludson Evers dispatched a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs requesting that she calls mandates SOAB to conduct a forensic audit at the TELEM.
Evers cited a number of allegations where he blamed management for investing in projects that are failing, one being the SMITHCOMS DOMINICANA project that was abandoned earlier this year after TELEM invested millions in the project Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Jun 2020 07:29 PM

Flag Day Thank You Motorcade Postponed Until Further Notice

PHILIPSBURG:--- The planned Flag Day Thank You Motorcade scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon June 13th has been postponed until further notice due to logistical concerns and unforeseen circumstances.

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs stated, It remains our intention as Council of Ministers to honor the hard work and dedication of all esteemed frontline and essential workers in a manner that befits your commitment to your vocation and the people of Sint Maarten before, during and certainly after COVID-19.

Although the motorcade has been postponed, the 35th Anniversary Sint Maarten Flag Day Ceremony that begins at 6:00 am will continue as planned Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Jun 2020 03:09 PM

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On June 9, 2020, a story under the title, When Women Lead, The Virus Loses, What do Taiwan, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Germany, and Kerala have in common? Low COVID-19 death rates and women in charge Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Jun 2020 10:24 AM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers press briefing that a patient was admitted to the St. Maarten Medical Center, (COVID-19 pavilion) Tuesday night. Jacobs said the patient is in critical condition, but it is not yet confirmed if the patient is positive with COVID -19. The Prime Minister said another patient who was tested positive was also readmitted to the COVID-19 pavilion since the patient is suffering from other underlying medical conditions.
Jacobs called on residents to continue with proper social distancing guidelines, she said residents should also continue to practice proper hygiene Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Jun 2020 05:34 PM

Prison And House Of Detention Resumes In-Person Visitation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Justice would hereby like to inform the general public that visitation at the Point Blanche Prison and House of Detention has resumed today June 4th, 2020.

Physical visitations were suspended on March 18th, 2020, due to the measures imposed by the Prime Minister the Honorable Silveria Jacobs in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

While physical, in-person visitations were suspended, inmates had the opportunity to utilize web portals to communicate with their families and lawyers on a weekly basis.

The Ministry of Justice and the Prison and House of Detention's main priority is the health and well-being of the inmates and their staff, therefore all necessary precautions have been put in place to maintain the guidelines recommended by the Government of Sint Maarten, Collective Prevention Services, and the World Health Organization.

The adjusted measures are as follows:
All persons accessing the prison grounds must first wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before entering Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Jun 2020 11:13 AM

~ Called on Residents to exercise caution as St. Maarten cannot afford 2nd shutdown.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs got emotional during the weekly council of ministers press briefing when speaking about the 15 COVID-19 deaths in St. Maarten. Jacobs called on the people of St. Maarten to continue to practice social distancing and all other guidelines as the island begin to return to some normalcy since the shutdown in March 2020 Read more


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