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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jan 2021 12:12 AM

Collectivit Releases 277,000 Euros For Vocational SchoolS Carpentry Section

Some 200 Lyce students and teachers marched to the Collectivit Thursday morning to protest the Collectivits not replacing defective machine tools for the vocational schools woodworking and carpentry sections since Hurricane Irma. Apparently, there are only two usable machines left. A delegation was received by President Daniel Gibbs following the march (see related story), where it was disclosed the Executive Council had approved a 277,000-euro grant the day before to purchase the necessary machine tools as soon as possible Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jan 2021 11:48 PM

Vaccination Campaign Against Covid-19 Begins On French Side

At the vaccination press conference were (from top left) President Daniel Gibbs, Sous-Prfet Mickal Dore, ARS Territorial Director Paul Guibert, and Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital Director Marie Lampis Pattus. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--The COVID-19 vaccination campaign starts in St. Martin from today, Wednesday, Regional Health Au Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Jan 2021 12:12 AM

Gibbs: New Year An Opportunity To Refocus On Respect, Solidarity, Unity

President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs

MARIGOT--President Daniel Gibbs said in his New Year message that hardships experienced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic capped a particularly difficult and testing three years since Hurricane Irma, but also formed a resolve to move forward in the interests of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Dec 2020 11:49 PM

Belmond La Samanna To Re-Open February 15, 2021

President and General Manager of LVMH Hospitality Excellence, Andrea Guerra (left) with President Daniel Gibbs.

MARIGOT--Belmond La Samanna Hotel will re-open on February 15, 2021, President of the Collectivit Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Nov 2020 11:48 PM

Hotels To Sign Individual Conventions As Condition For Accepting Us Visitors

At the press conference Thursday were, from left: ARS Director Paul Guibert, Prfte Sylvie Feucher, President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs and President of Club du Tourisme, Patrice Sguin. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--French-side hotels, villas and guesthouses will be required individually to sign a convention taking responsibility Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Nov 2020 10:58 AM

Associations Receive Multi-Annual Subventions From The Collectivit

At the convention signing in Hotel de la Collectivit for the three associations. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--President Daniel Gibbs signed multi-annual conventions recently for three associations as part of the Politique de Ville 2015-2020 programme in connection with social cohesion actions in the territory, in partnership with the Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Nov 2020 12:55 PM

Tourism Club Pleased With Prfecture Announcement Regarding Us Visitors

Le Club du Tourisme logo.

MARIGOT--Le Club du Tourisme de Saint-Martin said Monday it was delighted with the decision announced by the Prfecture to accept visitors from the United States in French-side hotels as of December 1, pending a soon-to-be-implemented sanitary protocol.

  Let's welcome this decision with enthusiasm and seize the opportunity, the Club stated in a press release. Since the beginning of the crisis, Tourism Club professionals have been increasingly active, contributing to consultative meetings Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Nov 2020 11:43 PM

Covid, Q4, Borders And United Congress Themes For Gibbs St. Martin Day Speech

President of the Collectivit of St. Martin Daniel Gibbs

MARIGOT--President Daniel Gibbs talked on a number of themes for his St. Martin Day speech, which this year was given in a Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Nov 2020 05:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- On Thursday, November 5, 2020, a monitoring committee meeting was held between the governments of Dutch- and French St. Martin and the office of the Prfet of Saint Barths and Saint Martin. Present and giving opening remarks during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, President of the Collectivit of Saint-Martin Daniel Gibbs, Secretary-General of the Prefecture Mikal Dore, representatives of the European Commission as well as technical representatives of both governments Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Oct 2020 02:10 PM

Soroptimist Club members pose with candles in front of the statue of Lady Liberty on Friday afternoon for breast cancer awareness month. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--Soroptimist International Club of St. Martin held its annual breast cancer awareness event on Friday afternoon with the traditional draping of a pink sash around the shoulders of the Lady Liberty statue on the Agrment roundabout.

The Clubs members, board members, past presidents and vice-presidents took part together with First Vice-President of the Collectivit Valrie Damaseau.

Damaseau and Soroptimist Club President Hlne Micot-Bride both gave short addresses in Hotel de la Collectivit on the significance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also referred to as October Rose.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked worldwide to increase
awareness of the disease and importance of early detection which helps schedule proper treatment, Damaseau said in her remarks Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Oct 2020 11:40 PM

Campaign Against Single-Use Plastic Items To Be Launched

MARIGOT--Territorial Councillor in charge of the environment Pascale Laborde says an awareness campaign to end single-use plastic items will be launched in the coming weeks with the full support of President Daniel Gibbs.

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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Sep 2020 07:22 PM

Ctos Union Uni-T 978 Calls For Unlimited Strike From October 1

MARIGOT--In a communiqu addressed to Prfte Dlgue Sylvie Feucher, President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs, the President of Caisse Territorial des Oeuvres Scolaires (CTOS) and the public services of the Collectivit, the union UNI-T 978 has called for an unlimited strike from Thursday, October 1.

The strike concerns all public services of the Collectivit and CTOS Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Sep 2020 11:00 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs & Prfte Dlgue Sylvie Feucher Meet To Discuss Joint Health Protocols

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President of the Collectivit of Saint Martin Daniel Gibbs attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfte Dlgue of Saint-Martin and Saint Barths Sylvie Feucher along with her Secretary-General Mikael Dore and Director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Valerie Denux to discuss matters of public health in regards to COVID-19.

During the meeting, Director of the ARS Denux and Head of CPS Lista-de Weever discussed the status of COVID-19 on both sides of the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2020 09:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever, and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President of the Collectivit of Saint-Martin Daniel Gibbs attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfte Dlgue of Saint-Martin and Saint Barths Sylvie Feucher along with her Secretary-General Mikael Dore and Director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Valerie Denux to discuss matters of public health in regards to COVID-19.

During the meeting, Director of the ARS Denux and Head of CPS Lista-de Weever discussed the status of COVID-19 on both sides of the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2020 08:55 PM

MARIGOT:--- The President of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin, Daniel Gibbs, participated this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in the cooperation meeting organized in the prefecture, in the presence of the deputy Prefet Sylvie Feucher, the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Silveria Jacobs, the director from the Regional Health Agency of Guadeloupe and the Northern Islands, Valrie Denux and their respective teams.
Competent in matters of public health, the State and Sint Maarten authorities discussed the establishment of joint health protocols for both parts of the island as part of the fight against the spread of Covid19 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Sep 2020 08:43 PM

Dutch And French St. Martin Working Towards Enhanced Cooperation On Joint Subjects

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On Thursday, September 17,the Council of Ministers held a cooperation meeting with theCollectivitof Saint Martin at the Government Administration Building.Although this meeting was planned since earlier in the week, both governments are elated with the outcome of the unity march of Wednesday, September 16, that took place at the Cole Bay/Bellevue border checkpoint whichled to the lifting of the border controls at the Bellevue and French Quarter checkpoints.

Present during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Ministers Egbert Doran, Anna Richardson, Ardwell Irion, Ludmilade Weever, drs. Rodolphe Samuel, and Richard Panneflek as well as President of the Collectivit of Saint Martin Daniel Gibbs together with Vice-Presidents Valrie Damaseau, Annick Ptrus,and Yawo Nyuiadzi and their support staff.

Several points were addressed, such as the lifting of border controls, the synchronization of preventive health measures, the creation of a United Congress of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Sep 2020 04:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, September 17, the Council of Ministers held a cooperation meeting with the Collectivit of Saint Martin at the Government Administration Building. Although this meeting was planned since earlier in the week, both governments are elated with the outcome of the unity march of Wednesday, September 16, that took place at the Cole Bay/Bellevue border checkpoint which led to the lifting of the border controls at the Bellevue and French Quarter checkpoints.

Present during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Ministers Egbert Doran, Anna Richardson, Ardwell Irion, Ludmila de Weever, drs Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Sep 2020 08:26 PM

Hundreds Took Part In Manifestation Demand Border Open

COLE BAY/BELLEVUE – On Wednesday, September 16th, scores of persons coming from both sides of the island took part in a peaceful manifestation. 

The protest was organized by the Soualiga United organization on the northern side of the island. The purpose of the march was to send a clear message to the Prefet, demanding that the border check points be lifted. 

The border closure established since Friday, July 31st and was supposed to have been lifted on Tuesday, September 15th; has been extended further, until October 1st Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Sep 2020 09:30 AM

~checkpoint dismantled, as marchers looked on, checkpoints will remain in place, no deal says Ministry of Overseas Affairs.~

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- Hundreds of people most of them wearing black clothing marched on Wednesday morning as they protest against the border controls that are manned by the Gendarmes and Police Aux Frontiers.
The march which was organized by the Soualiga United Movement and supported by several other nongovernmental organizations and Foundations saw a large number of people marching against the checkpoints that have been destroying the economic activity on both sides at the island.
Politicians from both sides of the island joined the protesters Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Sep 2020 04:38 AM

President Gibbs Addresses Economy, Border Controls, At Prfecture Meeting

Meeting in progress between Collectivit elected officials and Sous-Prfet Mickal Dore on Tuesday.

MARIGOT--President Daniel Gibbs, accompanied by Vice-Presidents Valrie Damaseau and Steven Patrick, raised his concerns at a meeting in the Prfecture on Tuesday over the extension of border controls and the negative consequences it i Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Sep 2020 04:50 AM

Return To School Begins Tuesday

Vice-Recteur Michel Sanz (left), President Daniel Gibbs (centre) and Lyce Principal Marlene Borel (right, back to camera) welcomed students at Lyce Robert Weinum in La Savane on Tuesday for the first day of school. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--President of the Collectivit < Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Aug 2020 04:59 AM

Return To School As Close To Normal As Possible, Says New Academy Head

At the back-to-school press conference were, from left: Vice-Recteur Michel Sanz, Rectrice of the Guadeloupe Academy Christine Gangloff-Ziegler, President Daniel Gibbs, Vice-President Annick Ptrus, Assistant Director of the Human Development Department Jocelyn Elouin, and Education Director in the Human Development Department, Medhi Boucard. (Robert Luckock photo).

MARIGOT--On Friday, the new Rectrice of the Guadeloupe Academy Christine Gangloff-Ziegler, who succeeded Mostafa Fourar, held a press conference to give an overview of the return to school this week Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 07:51 PM

El Consejo De Ministros Se Renen Con Sus Homlogos Franceses Sobre Los Desarrollos De Covid-19

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – En una serie de reuniones celebradas el viernes 24 de julio por personal tcnico y hoy lunes 27 de julio con el Consejo de Ministros y sus homlogos franceses, discutieron los desarrollos actuales sobre COVID-19, as como el camino a seguir. Durante la primera reunin de hoy, con la Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs y Madame la Prfte Sylvie Feucher, ambas partes acordaron que despus de una evaluacin adicional durante esta semana actual, se llevaran a cabo discusiones de seguimiento Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 05:57 AM

Council Of Ministers Meet With French Counterparts On Covid-19 Developments

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten In a series of meetings held on Friday, July 24th , by technical staff and today, Monday, July 27 th , with the Council of Ministers and its French counterparts, current developments on COVID-19 were discussed, as well as the way forward. During the first meeting today, with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Madame la Prfte Sylvie Feucher, it was agreed upon by both parties that after further evaluation during this current week, that follow up discussions would take place Read more


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