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Source: The Daily Herald
26 May 2022 11:42 PM

Dutch Propose 8 New Conditions, Pm Says Some Can Delay Reduction Of 12.5 Per Cent

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

~ Irion: If you really want to help the people, lift the 12.5 per cent condition ~

PHILIPSBURG--Eight more conditions have been proposed by the Dutch government for the removal of the 12.5 per cent solidarity cuts in employment benefits of civil servants and (semi-) public sector entities, and w Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 May 2022 08:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Supporter and former Board Member of the United People's Party, Armand Meda has delivered a petition with over one hundred signatures from Party supporters and voters in support of an extraordinary Congress to UP Faction member and Supporting UP Board member Alston Lourens.

"Every political party exists because of its membership, which meets to elect the party's governing board and the leadership Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 May 2022 08:24 PM

Council Of Ministers Approved Proposal For 1Cent From Gasoline Towards Sports.

PHILIPSBURG:---Minister of Education youth and sports Rodolphe Samuel announced on Wednesday that the Council of Ministers has approved his proposal to allocate one cent per liter of gasoline and diesel to the benefit of sports has been approved by the Council of Ministers.
The Minister of ECYS said that he has requested funding via the capital expenditure budget of the country for repairs to sports facilities, but because of a deficit budget, this has become very challenging.
He said he was informed that repairs to the facilities will take place via the NRPB, Trust fund, but this too will take some time before it happens.
We need to do something now Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 May 2022 06:54 PM

Mimosa Sky Lounge:---  Today, Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) celebrated the completion of the successful refinancing of its 2012 loan, with a new and more favorable loan in the amount of USD 90 million. It is an important milestone for the airport and is in line with PJIAEs strategy to rebuild the airport for the future of St. Maarten.
A celebratory reception was held at the Mimosa Sky lounge on Rhine Road, whereby many stakeholders of the airport were in attendance.

Ben van der Klift, Chief Financial Officer of PJIAE N.V.: This is an important step forward and another vote of confidence in PJIAE N.V Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 May 2022 06:50 PM

PHILIPSBURG(DCOMM):---  On Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs chaired her first preparedness meeting involving 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) that make up the countrys national disaster coordination system.

Department Head of the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) briefed the Prime Minister and ESF coordinators with respect to the forecast for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

Thereafter, each ESF coordinator presented an overview of their state of national preparedness for the season.

The 10 ESFs are: ESF-1 NV GEBE Electricity/Water Production; ESF-2 Bureau Telecommunications & Post (BTP); ESF-3 Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI); ESF-4 Fire Department; ESF-5 Police Department; ESF-6 Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Medical Assistance; ESF-7 Ministry VSA Evacuation, Shelters, Relief and Mass Casualties; ESF-8 Department of Communication (DCOMM); ESF-9 Ministry of General Affairs; and ESF-10 Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 11:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, a live drill was held at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities involving several government entities.
During this exercise, a live scenario was played out in which a vessel transporting illegal drugs was stopped by the coast guard and taken to shore for inspection. Later in the scenario, the vessel caught fire and several members of the crew sustained injuries.

During the drill, the police, fire department, ambulance, coastguard, and other partners had to perform their tasks within the scenario.

The police of Sint-Maarten wish to thank the coordinators of this drill for the great job they did Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 08:25 PM

SIMPSON BAY:--- The members of the Council of Ministers namely Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley, and Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran hailed the refinancing of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) a success Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 01:26 PM

Vsa Continues Investigation With Back Street Store Employee Death And Lack Of Health Insurance.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Health and Labor Omar Ottley said that the Ministry of VSA through SZV and its inspectors are continuing their investigation of the death of the Back Street store employee who passed away in Colombia on May 15.
Ottley said that based on the information he was given after inspectors visited the store, they determine that the employee was insured with SZV some years ago Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 12:25 PM

~ Government will continue to fight for relief.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that the Kingdom government has indicated through the State Secretary that the Kingdom wants to impose 8 more conditions in order to remove the 12.5% cuts that were imposed on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 May 2022 08:44 AM

Decision On Reversing 12.5% Labour Benefits Cut Postponed

Ministers Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus (left), Carlson Manuel of Curaao (centre) and Guillfred Besaril after Wednesdays Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting. (Suzanne Koelega photo)

THE HAGUE--The Kingdom Council of Ministers RMR during its meeting on Wednesday deferred the decision-taking on the reversing of the 12.5 per cent (St. Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 06:54 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Council of Ministers (COM) was deeply shocked and saddened upon learning of the passing of the Acting Governor Reynold Groeneveldt, who served the country for the past 12 years in this capacity.

The country has indeed lost another giant; one who has served as a civil servant in the Island Territory of St. Maarten for many years, before becoming a lawyer and contributing in service to his clients and the country in that capacity.

Prime Minister Hon Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2022 11:49 PM

Proposal Presented For Floating Farm In Salt Pond, Botanical Garden, Aquarium In Lagoon

An aerial view of Philipsburg. (Ellinger Paul photo)

PHILIPSBURG--Creating a floating farm and a Fun Pond attraction in Great Salt Pond and an Orton botanical garden and aquarium in Simpson Bay Lagoon are proposals that businessman Louis Engel believes government can explore in an effort to generate substantial income, attract more tourists and help St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2022 01:03 AM

Cps Is Monitoring Monkeypox, No Case Detected In St. Maarten

VSA Minister Omar Ottley (right) during his meeting with CPS on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG--Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring the international situation with monkeypox closely and said it will communicate all relevant updates to the public in a timely manner. No case has been detected in St. Maarten.
Minister of Public Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 May 2022 12:37 AM

Island Gems Arregla Los Rieles De La Cabaa De Observacin De Aves De Little Bay Pond

LITTLE BAY, Sint Maarten – Little Bay Pond, es un rea Importante para las Aves (IBA) designada oficialmente por Birdlife International, ahora los visitanes pueden acceder de manera ms fcil y segura a la cabaa de observacin de aves con vista al estanque. Los rieles de la rampa de la cabaa se reemplazaron recientemente gracias a una donacin de Island Gems Chaerity Foundation.

Los rieles de la cabaa sufrieron graves daos por huracanes anteriores y por vndalos desconocidos. La cabaa, en su totalidad, necesita ms atencin Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 May 2022 11:06 PM

Varias Personas Se Unieron A U 2 Can Move Y Positive Foundation En El Desafo Mundial Walk The Talk, Health For All.

La diputada Wescot-Williams, fundadora de U 2 Can Move explic que el evento mundial es una iniciativa de la OMS (Organizacin Mundial de la Salud), coincidiendo con su 75 Asamblea, que arranc el 22 de mayo en Ginebra.

A travs de la iniciativa Walk the Talk, la OMS alent a las comunidades de todo el mundo a participar y, al hacerlo, crean conciencia sobre la movilidad y la buena salud para todos en sus comunidades locales.

No puedo dejar de enfatizar lo importante que es que nuestra cobertura de salud llegue a todos los ciudadanos y que se anime a las personas a practicar la prevencin a travs de exmenes de deteccin, elecciones saludables en alimentos y dietas y actividad fsica, agreg la diputada.

Esta es la tercera edicin de la Organizacin Mundial de la Salud de “Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge” y se invit a participantes de todo el mundo y de todas las edades y habilidades a correr o caminar sobre dos rutas: 3 km y 4,2 km Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 May 2022 10:55 PM

Peterson: Se Necesita Claridad Sobre La Funcin Sg En Vromi La Legalidad De Casi Dos Aos De Documentos Podra Estar En Duda

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El martes 17 de mayo del 2022, el miembro del Parlamento de la PFP, Raeyhon Peterson, envi preguntas al Ministro de VROMI, Egbert J. Doran, sobre la funcin del Secretario General del Ministerio de VROMI. Desde el 16 de octubre del 2020, la funcin de Secretario en funciones
General ha sido ocupado por el Sr Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 May 2022 10:18 PM

La Primera Ministra Jacobs Elogia A Smyb Por El Desarrollo De La Juventud

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – El viernes 20 de mayo, la Brigada Juvenil de St. Maarten (SMYB) celebr su novena ceremonia anual de promocin en Cyrus Wathey Square en Philipsburg. Esta es la primera ceremonia promocional de SMYB bajo el lema ‘Resiliencia, prosperando frente a la adversidad’ desde el inicio de la pandemia de COVID-19. Su Excelencia el Gobernador Eugene B. Holiday, la Primera Ministra Silveria E. Jacobs, el Ministro de Finanzas Ardwell Irion, la Ministra de Justicia Anna E Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 May 2022 04:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, May 18th, the Le Sommet Foundation and the Haitian Association of Sint Maarten (HASMA)-inaugurated their office during a grand Haitian Flag Day celebration at the Wifold building.

Celebrating this year's Haitian Flag Day In the presence of various community leaders, invited guests, and political and Government officials, the le Sommet foundation and HASMA officially introduced its board members.

"Tonight, we are proud to introduce the board of the Haitian Association of Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 May 2022 04:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, May 20, the St. Maarten Youth Brigade (SMYB) held its 9th Annual Promotional Ceremony at the Cyrus Wathey Square in Philipsburg. This is the first promotional ceremony for SMYB under the theme Resilience, prospering in the face of adversity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna E Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 May 2022 12:05 AM

Peterson Again Seeks Access To Documents Pertaining To 2020 Domain Land Issuance

PFP MP Raeyhon Peterson

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson reiterated a pending request to Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran for insight into documents relating to the issuance of domain land in July 2020 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 May 2022 08:03 PM

El Ministro De Educacin, Cultural, Juventud Y Deporte Felicita A La Brigada Juvenil De St. Maarten Antes De La 9 Ceremonia Anual De Promocin

~Apoyo de subsidio estructural otorgado para el 2022 PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - El Ministro de Educacin, Cultura, Juventud y Deporte, el Honorables Dres. Rodolphe Samuel felicit sinceramente a los miembros de la Brigada Juvenil de St. Maarten por su prxima ceremonia de promocin, que se llevar a cabo el 20 de mayo. Esto fue anunciado durante la conferencia de prensa semanal del Consejo de Ministros el mircoles. A pesar de los desafos planteados por los huracanes Irma y Mara en el 2017 y la pandemia de Covid 19, el Ministro Samuel elogi los esfuerzos particularmente realizados por la Brigada Juvenil de St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 May 2022 05:29 PM

The St. Maarten Participants Off To The Walk The Talk Challenge.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday, May 22nd, several persons joined U 2 Can Move and the Positive Foundation in the global Walk the Talk, Health for All challenge.
MP Wescot-Williams, founder of U 2 Can Move explained that the global event is a WHO (World Health Organization) initiative, coinciding with its 75th Assembly, which kicked off on May 22nd in Geneva.

Through the Walk the Talk initiative, the WHO encouraged communities around the globe to participate and in doing so, create awareness for mobility and good health for all in their local communities as well.

I cant stress enough how important it is that our healthcare coverage reaches every citizen and that persons are encouraged to practice prevention through screening, healthy choices in food and diets and physical activities, the MP added.

This is the World Health Organizations 3rd edition of the Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge and participants from around the world and of all ages and abilities were invited to run or walk over two routes: 3 km and 4.2 km Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 May 2022 05:29 PM

The St. Maarten Participants Off To The Walk The Talk Challenge.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Sunday, May 22nd, several persons joined U 2 Can Move and the Positive Foundation in the global Walk the Talk, Health for All challenge.
MP Wescot-Williams, founder of U 2 Can Move explained that the global event is a WHO (World Health Organization) initiative, coinciding with its 75th Assembly, which kicked off on May 22nd in Geneva.

Through the Walk the Talk initiative, the WHO encouraged communities around the globe to participate and in doing so, create awareness for mobility and good health for all in their local communities as well.

I cant stress enough how important it is that our healthcare coverage reaches every citizen and that persons are encouraged to practice prevention through screening, healthy choices in food and diets and physical activities, the MP added.

This is the World Health Organizations 3rd edition of the Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge and participants from around the world and of all ages and abilities were invited to run or walk over two routes: 3 km and 4.2 km Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 May 2022 08:31 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The poetry and drama by Lasana M. Sekou and analysis of his work have been published in five books in Europe and the Caribbean between January and April 2022.
Last January a study of Hurricane Protocol by the St. Martin author appeared in Vernaculars in an Age of World Literatures. Edited by Christina Kullberg and David Watson, professors at Uppsala University, Sweden, the book of critical essays was published by Bloomsbury Academic.
The global context analysis of chapter four by Dr Read more


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