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08 Apr 2021 08:27 PM

Organized Confusion The At The PeopleS Expense

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In the midst of thehigh level of confusion around theplay on words liketrajectory,theconstant repositioning ofthis governing coalitionwith regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nationsand continued liquidity support, one thing remainsglaringly constant: Theeverydayplightandhopelessness felt by the average citizens of this country.

The obvious lack of strategic planning with regards to the petition to the U.N. and the seemingly unprepared demeanor for responses of State Secretary Knops, hit this coalition like a deer caught in the headlights of an eighteen wheeler container truck.We have yet to see any formal or formidable response or strategy moving forward, other than the Prime Minister refusing to sign on to the country package until liquidity support is reinstated. 

The debris of the collision is a direct reflection of the emotional state of the country Read more


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06 Apr 2021 08:32 PM

Mp Ottley Awaiting An Update On Protection For Local Contractors

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten on Thursday April 1st,Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottleysent a letter toPrime Minister Silveria Jacobs to urgently provide updates on a September 2020 motion that mandated her Government to establish a National Public Procurement Policy.

“We are talking about being able to redistribute the wealth locally, and Government being the largest purchaser of goods and services, can reshape the local market, ” said MP Ottley in a press release issued Monday.

MP Ottley says the Executive Branch of Government can use its powers of purchasing to redistribute the wealth by ensuring local contractors have the first option on bids,” said MP Ottley.

He suggested urgent attention be paid to the implementation of a procurement policy Read more


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06 Apr 2021 10:51 AM

Mp Ottley Awaiting An Update On Protection For Local Contractors

PHILIPSBURG on Thursday April 1st, Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottley sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to urgently provide updates on a September 2020 motion that mandated her Government to establish a National Public Procurement Policy.

“We are talking about being able to redistribute the wealth locally, and Government being the largest purchaser of goods and services, can reshape the local market, ” said MP Ottley in a press release issued Monday.

MP Ottley says the Executive Branch of Government can use its powers of purchasing to redistribute the wealth by ensuring local contractors have the first option on bids,” said MP Ottley.

He suggested urgent attention be paid to the implementation of a procurement policy Read more


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31 Mar 2021 07:03 AM

Sint Maarten And The Netherlands Meet Over Liquidity Support

Philipsburg On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representatives office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting was amicable, however, State Secretary Knops still needed more reassurance from the Parliament of Sint Maarten concerning support for the trajectory of the Kingdom Consensus Law COHO and the country package agreements finalized in December 2020.

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, During the meeting, State Secretary Knops agreed that the Government of Sint Maarten has lived up to the agreements Read more


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30 Mar 2021 10:32 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Travels Abroad Due To Family Reasons

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobs is travelling forunavoidablefamily related matters today, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran will assume responsibilityalong with the Council of Ministersduring her absence.Prime Minister Jacobs stated, Though I find it difficult to leaveat this time,as we are facing some challenges, there will be continuity of government and I trustin the Deputy Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to be able to handleall necessary ongoing matters.Prime Minister Jacobs will remainavailable virtually and she will keep in close contact with the Council of Ministers, the Parliament of St Read more


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29 Mar 2021 09:00 PM

Usp: Reactionary, Lack Of Principled Leadership A Detriment To The People

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party (US) said on Monday thattheir sentimentwith regards to the confusing manner in which the country is being governed has been echoed and confirmed by State SecretaryKnops with decisiveaction in the aftermath of the advice from the Council of State on the COHO legislation.

The USP board said the people of St Read more


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29 Mar 2021 08:45 PM

Government Of Sint Maarten Launches Multi-Purpose Shelters Project For Vulnerable Residents

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Friday,March 26,2021,the Government of Sint Maarten achieved a large milestone for the country as it pertains to disaster preparedness and resilience building. In the presence oftheDirector of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)Dr. Carissa Etienne, Headof the EuropeanUnionDelegation Responsible for Sint MaartenFernandoPonzCanto andother pertinent stakeholders, the 11thEuropean Development Fund B-Envelop Shelters project under the theme: building resilience by improving emergency response and disaster preparedness for the people of Sint Maarten, was launched.During the event, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs delivered the keynote address.The project will be funded fully by the European Union and will be executed and implemented by the Pan American Health Organization, the Americas arm of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

In December 2020, the Contribution Agreement was signed between the EU and PAHO, solidifying the projects actions and their mutual commitment to enhance the islands resilience Read more


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26 Mar 2021 11:31 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs And Prfet Gouteyron Discusssynchronization Of Current Health Protocols And Vaccination Strategy On St. Martin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobs attended a high-level meeting together withPrfetDlguforSaintMartinandSt.BarthsSergeGouteyronandhis supportstaff. Joining Prime Minister Jacobs were Head of the Department of Interior and Kingdom Affairs AngeliqueGumbs, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs PatriceGumbs, and support staff.During this meeting,thesynchronization of Dutch and French St Read more


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25 Mar 2021 10:58 PM

Govt Compulsively Lies About Coho Says Mp Emmanuel

~ PMs words betray current positions ~ 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – ndependent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has called the spinning of the government in the aftermath of the Council of State advice on the COHO as typically deceitful andsaid the Prime Minister of St. Maarten leads the pack when it comes to compulsive lying and political spinning.

At the same time, the MP re-iterated his own position that St. Maarten should not entertain COHO in any way shape or form Read more


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24 Mar 2021 05:19 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Commemoration Speech Of The 373Rd Anniversary Of The Treaty Of Concordia

Where over the world say where? Youll find an island there so lovely small. With nations Freewith People French and Dutch, they say, though talkin English much, as my St. Martin, as your St. Martin, Our sweet St. Maarten in the Sea.

Honorable and distinguished guests, people of St. Martin, good morning.

Today March 23, 2021, though having special significance for me, as the day I became a mother for the first time, it is the day that we celebrate Treaty of Concordia Day. As Madam VP Valerie Damaseau said, Since 2018, we have been working to make it more than about nice speeches Read more


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23 Mar 2021 01:28 AM

Successful Second Edition Of The Coast Guard Recruitment Day

SIMPSON BAY, Sint Maarten – The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard would like to thank the community of St. Maarten for attending the second edition of the recruitment day held last Saturday.

For the day, the Coast Guard opened her doors to all St. Maarten youngsters interested in becoming a Coast Guard officer. Many youngsters with their parents and guardians braved the torrential downpours and gusting winds that day and received information and were able to speak with Coast Guard officers about their work Read more


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21 Mar 2021 11:53 PM

Prime Minister Of St. Maarten, Silveria Jacobs On The Anniversary Of Covid-19 In St. Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten OnMarch17,2020, the first positive COVID-19 case was confirmed on St. Maarten; thus, we are justoverone year since the coronavirus cases came to our doorstep.Since then, weinstitutedone lockdown,followed by a phased reopening of essential services, businesses, medical services, schools, sports and arts facilities, as well asto the world.Today, we are welcoming visitors to our shoressafely,releasing more and more restrictions, and moving forward with our vaccination program,though we are stillinrecovery Read more


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21 Mar 2021 11:47 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten TheUnited Nations (UN)reports that over 3000 to 5000 children are born with Down Syndrome every year worldwideandgoes on to saythatdown syndrome has always been a part of the human condition and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics and health.St. Maarten therefore,recognizes that there are many persons living on St. Maarten who areclassified as being born with down syndrome and thereforehave special needs. We recognize, appreciate and validate you as key stakeholders in our society for which we must ensure your rights are met and you are included.

Within our community, on St Read more


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21 Mar 2021 11:34 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Recognizes World Poetry Day

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Celebrated each year on March 21, 2021, is oneofour societys most beloved forms of art and cultural expression, Poetry. Poetry brings us together on various continents and isasuitable form of expression for every walk of life. Our very own local poets depict our pain, struggles, triumphs and joys and express the diversity of culture within our community through their poignant words.

This day is observed in respect and celebration of poetry by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Read more


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18 Mar 2021 02:25 PM

Emmanuel: Prime Minister Must Explain Her Position On Petition

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs must explain her position on the petition submitted to the United Nations and added that the Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison as well as the initiator of the petition Grisha Marten-Heyliger, is busy undermining their own initiative.

MP Emmanuel reminded all Parliamentary factions that he had forewarned that they were playing a dangerous game with the Dutch government Read more


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14 Mar 2021 10:17 PM

Mp Ottley: Petition To The Un Is Not A Call For Independence

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottley saysthe 2021 Parliament has exposed the untruth of the so-called 10-10-10 and St. Maarten’s autonomy, causing the main actors in that deal to “falsely claim that the March 9, 2021, Petition to the United Nations is a call for Independence.”

In a press release issued on Sunday, Ottley asked, “If since 10 10 10 the past Parliament and Governments of St Maarten have been telling the people that we are Autonomous and achieved self-governance, why did it take the parliament of 2021 to discover that this is not true?” 

He said those scribes of the 10 10 10 agreement should have told the people of St Read more


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11 Mar 2021 09:02 AM

Pfp: Petition Is Poor Start To Decolonization Discussion

PHILIPSBURG PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson once again reiterated their factions distance from the 5 November 2020 motion of Parliament relating to the decolonization process, after Parliament received a copy of a petition submitted by the Choharis Law Group to the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioners Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism and the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

The petition, totaling 37 pages with appendices, was sent to Parliament thirty minutes before the start of a closed-door meeting of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs & Decolonization, a fact the PFP says gives the impression that the meeting itself was called as a formality to share a document that had already been shared externally Read more


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02 Mar 2021 02:39 PM

Emmanuel Questions Who Or What Is Keeping Brison From Being Sworn In

~ PM, Governor owes public an update ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday issued a public call to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday, to update the general public on what is happening with the swearing in of MP Rolando Brison as Minister Read more


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26 Feb 2021 07:18 AM

Government Of St. Maarten Encourages The Community To Take A Stand Against Violence

Philipsburg On Wednesday, February 24th, a Candelight vigil was held in the honor of the late Rhonda Thomas, a school teacher of the Methodist Agogic Center who was brutally murdered on February 14, 2021, in a domestic violence case. Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport drs. Rodolphe Samuel were amongst the attendees at the event held at the Carib Lumber Ball Park to show their support for ending violence against women and girls.

Prime Minister Jacobs shared a few words with attendees calling them to action Read more


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25 Feb 2021 07:55 PM

Government Of St. Maarten Encourages The Community To Take A Stand Against Violence

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On Wednesday, February 24th, a Candelight vigil was held in the honor of the late Rhonda Thomas, a school teacher of the Methodist Agogic Center who was brutally murdered on February 14, 2021, in a domestic violence case. Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport drs. RodolpheSamuel were amongst the attendees at the event held at the Carib Lumber Ball Park to show their support for ending violence against women and girls.

Prime Minister Jacobs shared a few words with attendees calling them to action Read more


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24 Feb 2021 03:37 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs First Public Official To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021, at the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF). Prime Minister Jacobs joins in as the first public official to take the vaccine together with health care professionals of the WYCCF, St Read more


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22 Feb 2021 10:19 PM

Wyccf Quality Nurse Claudette Rijff Receives First Covid-19 Vaccine On Monday

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Monday morning February 22, the first COVID-19 vaccine inoculations took place, a very important step in heading into a post-COVID-19 era.

The White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) at St. Johns Estate, was the place where the first COVID-19 vaccine in the country took place. The event which was live streamed via the Government of Sint Maarten Facebook page, started out by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs officially launching the vaccination campaign. 

In her opening remarks, the Prime Minister mentioned the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community which started almost a year ago. The loss of loved ones as well as the harsh financial impact on the national economy were some of the key areas that the Prime Minister point out. 

Jacobs added how the country has been looking forward to the day that the vaccine would become available and that day is finally here, the day that the Government commences with phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan. 

Acting Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (Ministry VSA), Ludmila de Weever, addressed in her opening remarks on behalf of Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek, that Monday marked a special milestone for the country. 

Minister De Weever added that Sint Maarten is now one of the countries in the world, privileged to have COVID-19 vaccines, which is a step in the right direction for public health Read more


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18 Feb 2021 07:12 AM

Unions Set The Record Straight

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The local media houses ran a press release captioned Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs meets with CCSU membership. Where the presence of the representatives of the various Unions that form part of the Committee for Civil Servant Union (CCSU) was detailed.

Prime Minister Jacobs, who in that setting is referred to as Minister of General Affairs as in that role she attends to the affairs of the Civil Servants where it pertains to their legal status as employees of the Government.

We the Unions find it very disheartening that after a year of explaining to the Prime Minister the difference of a meeting with the Committee for Civil Servant Union (CCSU) and the Unions is not the same Read more


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16 Feb 2021 06:58 PM

La Primera Ministra Silveria E. Jacobs Se Rene Con Los Miembros Del Ccsu

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – La Primera Ministra y Ministra de Asuntos Generales, Silveria Jacobs, celebr una fructfera reunin junto con el Comit del Sindicato de Funcionarios Pblicos (CCSU) el jueves 11 de febrero de 2021.

Entre los miembros figuraban representantes del Sindicato de Funcionarios de la Isla de Barlovento (WICSU / PSU), El Sindicato de Maestros de las Islas (WITU) y el sindicato Algemene Bond van Overheid en OverigePersoneel (ABVO), y fue presidido por el presidente del CCSU, el Sr Read more


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