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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2021 12:08 PM

Pmia 19Th Annual Lionel Bernard Scott Lecture Series Program On Thursday, January 28Th, 2021

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – PMIA Board and members are once more geared up to offer the community of St. Maarten another high-quality educational lecture on LB Scotts birthday. This is usually a forum where local citizens from all walks of life come together to listen and participate in annual lectures at the PMIA Hall. However, due to COVID-19 the program will be held virtually this year.

Annually the program features local experts in their field who share their knowledge and experience on educational, socio-economic, and political issues in honor of the memory of the late Lionel Bernard Scott.

Past speakers included local professional such as , His Excellency Governor Drs Eugene Holiday, Lawyer Richard Gibson Sr  former Lieutenant governor Dennis Richardson, the late political leader Vance James Jr, the late Educator Camille Baly, NAGICO business owner Mr Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Nov 2020 09:08 AM

The Annual Brown Pelican Sports Awards Virtual Release Set For November 15, 2020

PHILIPSBURG The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport in collaboration with the National Sport Institute and the St. Maarten Sport and Olympic Federation is happy to announce the virtual release of the 2019 Brown Pelican Sports Awards (BPSA) on Sunday November 15, 2020 and the subsequent release of the winners videos.

The Brown Pelican Sports Award is the highest honor an athlete or stakeholder can achieve locally in sport. Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent stoppages it caused in many aspects of our everyday lives, local and international sport play were halted for extended periods of time Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Nov 2020 07:46 PM

The Annual Brown Pelican Sports Awards Virtual Release Set For November 15, 2020.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute and the St. Maarten Sport and Olympic Federation is happy to announce the virtual release of the 2019 Brown Pelican Sports Awards (BPSA) on Sunday, November 15, 2020, and the subsequent release of the winners videos.
The Brown Pelican Sports Award is the highest honor an athlete or stakeholder can achieve locally in sport. Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent stoppages it caused in many aspects of our everyday lives, local and international sport play was halted for extended periods of time Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Jan 2018 06:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- I have now served as your minister of education, culture, youth and sport for two weeks and two days. These two weeks have been challenging as many things have been happening simultaneously. The primary task of this interim Romeo-Marlin cabinet is to bring St. Maarten through these critical months ahead as we recover from one devastating hurricane season and prepare as a nation to face the seasons ahead. As I have indicated before, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport has been significantly hit in terms of damages to our infrastructure Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Jul 2016 06:58 PM

NA looking for 10 seats and four years in office to complete the work they started.

Dawn Beach:--- The National Alliance congress held at the Westin Dawn Beach was packed to capacity as their supporters turn out in large numbers.
At the congress several awards  were  given out to long standing supporters who stood beside the party ever since it was established in 1975 Read more


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Source: Today SXM
02 Mar 2016 12:55 PM

Little Opposition To 2016 Draft Budget

MP Tamara Leonard: “I feel like we have to take a hit too.” Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten News – The parliament seemed to be going in record tempo through the debate about the draft 2016 budget yesterday. By 6.35 p.m. all speakers had put in their two cents in the first round; only nine MPs used their right to address the issue Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Feb 2016 08:07 PM

Opposition Mp Posed Several Questions To Ministers As They Criticize 2016 Budget.

Ministers will provide answers on Tuesday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Several members of the opposition in Parliament criticized the draft 2016 budget that is now being debated in parliament. MP Johan Janchi Leonard played started off his questions by trying to show how the elderly is struggling to survive with the pension they received. Leonard said he applied for a working documents for someone and he proposed to pay that person NAF 1,500 per month and instead of the department of labor telling him that he should try and find a local they asked how he expect anyone to live on that kind of monies Read more


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Source: Today SXM
19 Jan 2016 07:42 PM

Vks Commander Presents Scott Memorial Lecture

St. Maarten News – VKS commander Antonio Rogers will present the fourteenth Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture on January 28 at the PMIA Hall on Back Street. Past, present and future development of crime as it relates to the self-esteem and reliance of the people of St. Maarten is the topic of this year’s lecture.

The annual lecture honours the memory of L.B Read more


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Source: Today SXM
23 Sep 2015 06:53 PM

Mp Heyliger: “The Dutch Keep Terrorizing Our Little Country” : Constitution Day Triggers Calls For Independence

St. Maarten – Parliament unanimously approved changes to several ordinances to establish the second Monday of October as Constitution Day, an official holiday. Under this legislation. Kingdom Day (December 15) will disappear from the local holiday-calendar. While approving the legislation was a formality, several MPs used the opportunity to express their sentiment about the country’s road towards independence.

“Moving towards the end goal – independence – it makes sense to move away from a day that celebrates that we are a part of the Kingdom,” National Alliance faction leader William Marlin said Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jul 2015 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:----  United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake congratulates Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake in her achievement of being the first Sint Maarten-born Cardiologist, adding that she is a role model for the nation’s youth.
MP Lake further added that he would like to see a better plan of action and incentives put in place by Government when it concerns local professionals returning home to work as well as those who are already here working on the island.
“We have a lot of local professionals who work in Government and the private sector who are still waiting to get some type of response or incentives from Government (especially from the Personnel Department) for returning back to the island after their studies to help build up this country.
“I am very concerned of this trend where we focus and give better incentives package for other professionals from abroad, rather than focus on what we can do for our own local professionals who come back home Read more

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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jul 2015 06:38 PM

Up Mp Lake Congratulates Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake. Mp Calls For Better Incentives For Local Professionals

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – United People's (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake congratulates Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake in her achievement of being the first Sint Maarten-born Cardiologist, adding that she is a role model for the nation's youth.

MP Lake further added that he would like to see a better plan of action and incentives put in place by Government when it concerns local professionals returning home to work as well as those who are already here working on the island.

"We have a lot of local professionals who work in Government and the private sector who are still waiting to get some type of response or incentives from Government (especially from the Personnel Department) for returning back to the island after their studies to help build up this country.

"I am very concerned of this trend where we focus and give better incentives package for other professionals from abroad, rather than focus on what we can do for our own local professionals who come back home Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jul 2015 06:38 PM

Up Mp Lake Congratulates Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake. Mp Calls For Better Incentives For Local Professionals

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – United People's (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake congratulates Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake in her achievement of being the first Sint Maarten-born Cardiologist, adding that she is a role model for the nation's youth.

MP Lake further added that he would like to see a better plan of action and incentives put in place by Government when it concerns local professionals returning home to work as well as those who are already here working on the island.

"We have a lot of local professionals who work in Government and the private sector who are still waiting to get some type of response or incentives from Government (especially from the Personnel Department) for returning back to the island after their studies to help build up this country.

"I am very concerned of this trend where we focus and give better incentives package for other professionals from abroad, rather than focus on what we can do for our own local professionals who come back home Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
01 Jan 2015 09:37 PM

Remembering The Late Vance James Jr.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It was on January 1st 2008, residents woke up to the sad news of the passing of former Commissioner and Island Council Member in the then island territory of St. Maarten, Vance James Jr.

He was 59 years old.

The late Vance James was also the managing director of the Voice of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Oct 2014 06:26 AM

What democracy?

Dear Editor,

What democracy was the march on Sunday held for? Was it for the democracy that this island never experienced? Those of us who have lived on this island for the last 5½ decades know that this island was never governed in a democratic manner. This island was ruled during the last 5½ decades, with the exception of a few years after 1979, by a clan. The members of this clan are of the firm belief that only the clan should run this island.

To achieve their goal, this clan has used and is still using unconventional methods Read more


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