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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 06:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP faction in parliament, on Wednesday forwarded a letter to the council of ministers expressing his concern about the progress of the ongoing cleaning of boat wrecks in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and its shorelines and the Oyster Pond while the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season approaches. While he praised the organization for the decommissioning of the wrecks, the MP stated that it is unfortunate that the wrecks on the French part of the lagoon are not part of this program and that he is extremely concerned that the environmental aspect of the works will not meet its potential long term goal.

The MP also noted that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts in 26 days and the water in the lagoon shows no regard to the border Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 03:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The abuse of the short-term contract/ labor agreement better known as the 6-month contract has been disputed for years and National Alliance Member of Parliament, George Pantophlet in his role as legislator, is ready to tackle this head-on with the support of the coalition Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
05 May 2021 03:43 PM

The Drive To 85%, Sxm Race To Normalcy

PHILIPSBURG Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley is elated to announce the launch of the Island-wide vaccination awareness campaign The Drive to 85%, SXM race to normalcy. The objective of the campaign is to encourage at least 85% of the community to go out and get vaccinated, in efforts to achieve herd immunity Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 01:31 PM

PHILIPSBURG Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley is elated to announce the launch of the Island-wide vaccination awareness campaign The Drive to 85%, SXM race to normalcy. The objective of the campaign is to encourage at least 85% of the community to go out and get vaccinated, in efforts to achieve herd immunity Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 01:19 PM

~ Government yet to deliberate the Henderson International verdict. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Council of Ministers is yet to deliberate the verdict delivered on Tuesday against the local and Kingdom Government with the contract that was taken away from Henderson International in late 2017 and granted to Smith & Orloff Associates by former Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin cabinet.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said that while the Council of Ministers was notified of the verdict the COM did not get a chance to deliberate and make a decision on its way forward.
SMN News asked the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance if the Jacobs 2 cabinet will consider holding the Ministers personally liable for the decisions they took that have since impacted government coffers Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 01:00 PM

~ CPS and VMT gearing up towards 85% to achieve herd immunity. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Collective Preventative Services (CPS) and the Vaccination Management Team (VMT) have launched their vaccination campaign where they are targeting 85% of the population vaccinated by end of July.
Minister of VSA Omar Ottley called especially on the undocumented immigrations that are residing on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 May 2021 10:32 AM

Honouring The Fallen

From left: Governor Eugene Holiday, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison.

Government observed National Remembrance Day on Tuesday, Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 10:18 PM

WILLEMSTAD:--- The Monument for the Fallen Antillean on Adriaan Lacl Boulevard in Oranjestad is the permanent memorial location on Aruba. This monument was erected in memory of all Antilleans who were killed by acts of war during the Second World War. The plaque contains 129 names of fallen Antilleans during the Second World War. Also in Willemstad, Curaao, and Kralendijk, Bonaire, there is a monument with the same plaque. A number of dignitaries were present at the ceremony, such as Governor Boekhoudt and (outgoing) Prime Minister Wever-Croes Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 08:32 PM

~ Questions entire vacancy timeline ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday revealed that the newly appointed Australian Director of the St. Maarten Medical Center Dr. Grant Muddle had what he called a messy history at his previous hospital tenure and called for the reversal of the decision to appoint him post-haste.

If this is the same person, reverse the decision not only on those grounds but for the simple fact that this nonsense of appointing people from half way across the world over our own qualified people must stop, MP Emmanuel said Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 May 2021 08:14 PM

Mp Emmanuel: SmmcS Australian Director Has Messy History, Calls For Appointment Reversal

~ Questions entire vacancy timeline~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday revealed that the newly appointed Australian Director of the St. Maarten Medical CenterDr.Grant Muddle hadwhat he called a messy history at his previous hospital tenureand called for the reversal of the decision to appoint him post haste.

If this is the same person, reverse the decision not only on those grounds, but for the simple fact that this nonsense of appointing people from half way across the world over our own qualified people must stop, MP Emmanuel said. The entire board at SMMC has to go Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 May 2021 08:07 PM

Minister Meets With Local Entertainers For Island Wide Vaccination Campaign

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten OnMonday May 3rd 2021, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor(VSA),Omar Ottley in the presence ofhis Legal Advisor Lyndon LewisandDepartment Head Collective Prevention Services,Eva Lista-de Weevermetwith local entertainers and videoproducersin preparation to launchanIsland widevaccinationawarenesscampaign Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 07:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, May 3rd, 2021, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley in the presence of his Legal Advisor Lyndon Lewis and Department Head Collective Prevention Services, Eva Lista-de Weever met with local entertainers and video producers in preparation to launch an Island wide vaccination awareness campaign Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 May 2021 02:49 PM

Parliament To Examine Credentials Of Incoming Mp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – At 2 pm on Thursday, May 6th, the Parliament of Sint Maarten will convene a special session of the House of Assembly.

The meeting has as its agenda point: Examination of credentials and admission of incoming Member of Parliament, Ludmila de Weever.

The post Parliament to examine cred Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 12:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Despite the many challenges at the political level between the local and Dutch government, the severe damages to properties of the country were a priority that needed to be addressed. The damaged schools, cars, police stations, prison, administration buildings, library etc. could not risk waiting for the much-needed repairs while governments fight, and the funds of insurance companies depleting at a rapid pace.
After a sound bidding process, Henderson was awarded the contract to manage this task on behalf of Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 12:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Despite the many challenges at the political level between the local and Dutch government, the severe damages to properties of the country were a priority that needed to be addressed. The damaged schools, cars, police stations, prison, administration buildings, library etc. could not risk waiting for the much-needed repairs while governments fight, and the funds of insurance companies depleting at a rapid pace.
After a sound bidding process, Henderson was awarded the contract to manage this task on behalf of Government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 May 2021 10:31 AM

Anguilla Expresses Concern About Illegal Crossings Between Anguilla, St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--Anguillas Premier Dr. Ellis Lorenzo Webster has expressed concern to St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs about illegal crossings between St. Maarten and Anguilla.

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Source: The Daily Herald
04 May 2021 12:03 AM

Residency Permit Requirements Amended Slightly In New Decree

PHILIPSBURG--The requirements to qualify for a residence permit have been amended slightly in a ministerial decree issued by Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Thursday, April 29.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 May 2021 10:13 PM

Amendment For Regulating Overtime Pay To Officers Made A Point Of Action By Minister Of Justice Anna Richardson

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson held a meeting with the Chief of Police Force, Mr. Carl John, and Attorney at Law, Ms. Peggy-Ann Brandon, to discuss the topic of regulating overtime compensation for both the Police and Immigration Officers.

The objective of the meeting was to identify the obstacles being faced with the current protocol and to explore the steps needed to be taken to ensure that the officers of the KPSM and the Immigration and Border Protection Services(IBPS)are fairly compensated for overtime hours.

The meeting held last week was requested by Minister Richardson as a follow-up to the phase one approach aimed at tackling the matter of overtime compensation.

Upon taking office, Minister Richardson immediately focused on taking steps and measures to regulate all aspects of concern within the Ministry of Justice Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 04:56 PM

Schiphol Group Questions Corporate Governance After MingoS Dismissal

AIRPORT--Royal Schiphol Group, which is a key player in the reconstruction of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), expressed its profound concerns about the airports corporate governance shortly after the firing of PJIA operating company PJIAE chief executive officer (CEO) Brian Mingo last month.

  This is evident in a letter on April 9 from Schiphol International director Kjell Kloosterziel to Prime Minister Silver Jacobs and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:51 AM

First Pprn Public Consultation Meeting This Tuesday, May 4

The General Commission meeting permitted the Territorial Council to hear and question the process of elaborating the PPRN.

MARIGOT--Prfet Dlgu Serge Gouteyron and President Daniel Gibbs remind the population that the first public consultation meeting for the new natural risks prevention plan PPRN will take place in the refectory of Robe Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:46 AM

Jacobs Urges Smtf Grads To Remain Lifelong Learners

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs (fourth left), SMTF Programme Director and representatives of the SMTF Board of Directors.

CAY HILL--The Sint Maarten Training Foundation (SMTF) hosted its final certificate ceremony for 200 plus students participating in the course of Public Health and Hospitality on Thursday, April 29.

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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:41 AM

Ottley Meets With Wihcua

From left: Brunilda Illidge, Charline Arrindell, Reinder Torrenga, Minister Omar Ottley, Marguerite Priest and Jacqueline Berkel.

~ Minister to meet with SMMC this week ~

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:34 AM

Kenyo Baly, Cay Hill Get Youth Excellence Awards

MP Angelique Romou (centre) with the awardees and other persons.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou and the St. Martin Promoting Young Ambassadors (SMPYA) Foundation presented musicians Cay Hill and Kenyo Baly with the Artist Youth Excellence Awards for the month of April.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 May 2021 05:40 AM

Cay Hill Closes The Pretty Boy Experience With Artist Showcase At Motorworld

CAY HILL, Sint Maarten – During the week of April 22nd to April 26th, St. Maarten was given the unique opportunity of hosting the Pretty Boy Experience, an event that usually takes place in Barbados organized by Pretty Boy Worldwide. The Pretty Boy Experience is an artist showcase organized by the first ever Caribbean pop record label,Pretty Boy Records founded by Trevor Pretty. 

Francia Adamus, also known by her stage name Cay Hill, is a 20 year old singer/songwriter who was born and raised in the district of Cay Hill on Sint Maarten. She started singing in her church from when she was about 5 years old and began writing after losing her grandfather at the age of 11 when it was harder to speak about how she felt Read more


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