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Source: SMN-News
21 Nov 2022 06:20 PM

~The National Youth Pitch Competition was a huge success. St. Dominic wins Crowd Favorite~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The finals of the first-ever National Youth Pith Competition was held on November 20 with seven (7) teams representing 70% of the secondary schools pitched in front of five (5) judges vying to win ANG 10 000. The National Youth Pitch Competition was designed to develop financial literacy, hone entrepreneurial skills and foster an innovative culture among the youth. These finals were held at the Government Administration Building with more than 100 persons in the audience Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Nov 2022 03:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's UP Party and Member of Parliament MP Rolando Brison and UP President Francisco Lacroes have committed to working with veteran US Dr. Edward Lee MD to help to diminish the exponential breeding of stray dogs and cats on the island.

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Source: SMN-News
20 Nov 2022 09:08 PM

~Mullet Bay in the News, but behind closed doors~

Whether by design or default, Mullet Bay appears twice on the schedule of parliament this week.

Unfortunately, none of these times, will the general public be privy to the discussions regarding this piece of real estate that is not only reminiscent of a buoyant period of our tourism industry but also of near full employment in the hotel sector of the entire island, both north and south, MP Wescot stated on Sunday evening, ahead of the meetings on Monday.

MP Wescot-Williams explained that of the 2 meetings that are scheduled this week on the topic of Mullet Bay, one has to do with the objection petition filed by over 2000 persons against the development of Mullet Bay Beach, and the other meeting is one of the Committee Parliamentary Inquiry Mullet Bay, both scheduled behind closed doors.

The Minister of VROMI has replied to the questions by the petitioners, and parliament -via the petition committee- has to now decide on the next steps, the MP further explained.

On the topic of the Mullet Bay Inquiry Committee of Parliament, it should be noted that this committee, established in 2019, had estimated 8 months to accomplish what it had set out to do, namely Give Mullet Bay Back to the People Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Nov 2022 08:44 PM

La Comisin De Investigacin Del Parlamento Haciendo Alarde De La Ley Y Los Procedimientos De Mullet Bay En Las Noticias, Pero A Puerta Cerrada.

Ya sea por diseo o por defecto, Mullet Bay aparece dos veces en el programa del parlamento esta semana.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Desafortunadamente, en ninguna de estas ocasiones, el pblico en general estar al tanto de las discusiones sobre esta propiedad inmobiliaria que no solo recuerda un perodo prspero de nuestra industria turstica, sino tambin de casi los empleo llenos en el sector hotelero de toda la isla, tanto del norte como del sur, afirm la parlamentaria Wescot el domingo por la noche, antes de las reuniones del lunes.

La parlamentaria Wescot-Williams explic que de las 2 reuniones que estn programadas para esta semana sobre el tema de Mullet Bay, una tiene que ver con la peticin de objecin presentada por ms de 2,000 personas contra el desarrollo de Mullet Bay Beach, y la otra reunin es una de el Comit Parlamentario de Investigacin Mullet Bay, ambos programados a puerta cerrada.

El Ministro de VROMI ha respondido a las preguntas de los peticionarios, y el parlamento, a travs del comit de peticiones, ahora tiene que decidir sobre los prximos pasos, explic la parlamentaria.

Sobre el tema del Comit de Investigacin del Parlamento de Mullet Bay, cabe sealar que este comit, establecido en 2019, haba estimado 8 meses para lograr lo que se haba propuesto hacer, a saber, Devolver Mullet Bay a la gente Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Nov 2022 05:40 PM

El Cps Y Las Partes Interesadas Invitan Al Pblico A Asistir A Un Debate Sobre El Uso Excesivo E Indebido De Antibiticos

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) En conmemoracin de la Semana Mundial de Concientizacin sobre los Antimicrobianos (WAAW), que se lleva a cabo del 18 al 24 de noviembre, los Servicios de Prevencin Colectiva (CPS) en colaboracin con varias partes interesadas estn invitando al pblico a marcar su calendario para asistir a un evento de debate sobre salud pblica en la Universidad de St. Martin (USM) el jueves 24 de noviembre, en el saln 202 a las 7:00pm.

Podr obtener ms informacin sobre la resistencia a los antimicrobianos (AMR), y por qu es una preocupacin mundial y qu impacto podra tener en Sint Maarten.

Se estima que 1,3 millones de personas en todo el mundo mueren cada ao directamente debido a la resistencia bacteriana a los antimicrobianos.

La RAM ocurre cuando las bacterias, los virus, los hongos y los parsitos cambian con el tiempo y ya no responden a los medicamentos, lo que hace que las infecciones sean ms difciles de tratar y aumenta el riesgo de propagacin de enfermedades, enfermedades graves y muerte.

Segn la Organizacin Mundial de la Salud (OMS), si no se toman medidas, ese nmero podra dispararse dramticamente, elevando los costos de salud pblica y empujando a ms personas a la pobreza, especialmente en pases de bajos ingresos.

Los antibiticos y otros antimicrobianos juegan un papel clave en el xito de la medicina moderna y han mejorado mucho la salud de humanos y animales Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Nov 2022 05:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- In observance of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), which is from November 18-24, Collective Prevention Services (CPS) in collaboration with a number of stakeholders are inviting the public to mark their calendar to attend a public health discussion event at the University of St. Martin (USM) on Thursday, November 24, Room 202 at 7:00 PM.

You will be able to learn more about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), why its a global concern, and what impact it could have on Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Nov 2022 10:28 AM

Live Video: Sunday Chat November 20, 2022

A united community will never be defeated Uniendo el Pueblo de St Maarten, jamas puede ser vencido
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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Nov 2022 11:50 PM

Visita Del Comandante De La Armada, Director De La Guardia Costera Holandesa Del Caribe, A Las Islas De Barlovento

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Esta semana el Comandante de la Armada en el Caribe, tambin en su calidad de Director de la Guardia Costera del Caribe Holandes, Frank Boots, realiz una visita a las Islas de Barlovento.

Durante su visita conoci al nuevo Gobernador de Sint Maarten, Ajamu Baly. Despus de su reunin, naveg con un barco de la Guardia Costera a Saba, donde se reuni con el vicegobernador Jonathan Johnson. El Jefe de la Subestacin de Guardacostas Sint Maarten, Roberto Levenstone y Arie Noordam, Comandante del Destacamento de Sint Maarten tambin estuvo presente Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Nov 2022 09:14 PM

La Parlamentaria Sarah Wescot-Williams Critica El Presupuesto De 2022 Y La Negativa Del Gobierno A Eliminar El Recorte Del 12,5 % En Los Beneficios De Las Entidades (Semi)Pblicas.

No puedo creer que en realidad escuch que aplaudan al Ministro.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El Ministro de Finanzas y los miembros de su coalicin en el parlamento deben haber respirado aliviados, cuando el martes por la noche se derrib el mazo sobre el presupuesto enmendado 2022, segn la opinin de la parlamentaria Wescot.

Afortunadamente para la coalicin, pudieron reunir en el ltimo momento, el mnimo de miembros necesarios para aprobar la ley de presupuesto. Afortunadamente, porque al da siguiente, al menos 2 miembros de la coalicin estaban programados para viajar por cuenta del parlamento.

Y para probar su punto de que los ministros del gobierno no tienen respeto por el parlamento o el pueblo, la parlamentaria agreg: el nico ministro que se present a estas discusiones presupuestarias fue el propio Ministro de Finanzas, y las respuestas con respecto a los otros ministerios fueron nada menos que una broma.

En una referencia obvia a la negativa del presidente del parlamento a actuar de manera imparcial, la parlamentaria no escatim palabras cuando afirm que las reuniones sobre el proyecto de presupuesto 2022 no fueron ms que drama en su mayor parte, drama del que Me negu a ser parte de eventualmente, an sabiendo que sin la oposicin y sin pasar lista, el presupuesto sera aprobado ‘por unanimidad’.

Mejor eso que ser un participante activo en lo que solo puede ser etiquetado como un espectculo de circo.

La parlamentaria se refiri al proyecto de ley que modifica la ordenanza de ingresos mximos (top income ley) que el gobierno propuso al parlamento, como cuando, en su opinin, comenz el circo.

Con todo eso, el gobierno sigue chapuceando los recortes en los beneficios salariales de las entidades (semi)pblicas.

La parlamentaria Wescot haba propuesto una enmienda para eliminar estos recortes salariales de la ley que regula los ingresos ms altos, que desafortunadamente no pudo reunir suficiente apoyo para ser aprobada.

Qu irnico, que en una ley que asegura que los ingresos ms altos del sector (semi)pblico no superen el plus salarial del PM, se mantengan los recortes salariales del 12,5%, etc Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Nov 2022 09:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- This week the Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean, also in his capacity as Director of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard, Frank Boots, paid a visit to the Windward Islands.
During his visit, he met the new Governor of Sint Maarten, Ajamu Baly. After his meeting, he sailed with a Coast Guard vessel to Saba, where he met with Lieutenant Governor Jonathan
Johnson.

The Head of the Substation of Coast Guard Sint Maarten, Roberto Levenstone, and Arie Noordam, Commander of the Sint Maarten Detachment were also present Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Nov 2022 06:39 PM

Basketball Legends, El Foco De Los Brown Pelican Sport Awards 2022

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El Ministro de Educacin, Cultura, Juventud y Deportes, Rodolphe Samuel y el Departamento de Deportes se complacen en anunciar la transmisin de los premios Brown Pelican Sport 2022 el domingo 20 de noviembre de 2022 de 7:00pm a 9:00pm

La sexta edicin anual de los premios deportivos Brown Pelican se llev a cabo el domingo 13 de noviembre de 2022 y cont con la asistencia de atletas, entrenadores, organizaciones deportivas, patrocinadores y entusiastas del deporte de la comunidad Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Nov 2022 06:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, Rodolphe Samuel, and the Department of Sport are pleased to announce the airing of the 2022 Brown Pelican Sports awards on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The 6th annual Brown Pelican Sports Awards took place on Sunday, November 13, 2022, and saw in attendance athletes, coaches, sports organizations, sponsors, and sports enthusiasts from the community Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Nov 2022 12:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Teachers of the St. Maarten Academy will be paid their full vacation allowance before Wednesday next week, so says President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson.
Teachers of the St. Maarten Academy held a silent protest on Wednesday morning demanding that they be paid their six per cent vacation allowance that is owed to them.
On Wednesday morning the board of directors for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Nov 2022 12:40 PM

~ Coalition inherits broken system says PM.~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs said that the government of St. Maarten has support from eight members of parliament, she made the comment in response to a question posed to her regarding the rumors that the government has fallen.
The Prime Minister explained that there was a meeting on Tuesday in parliament dealing with the 2022 budget and all eight members that support the coalition were present Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Nov 2022 12:04 PM

~Household garbage is a major issue during recent flooding. ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing and Infrastructure Egbert Jurendy Doran announced on Wednesday that during the recent rainfall there was an increase in the water levels in the pond, as such the ministry has taken the initiative to unitize the Great Bay opening while enlisting the help of the fire department to provide additional pumps that are now being used at the pump house in Sucker Garden.
Doran said that two of the pumps are not fully functional, and as such a request has been made with the Dutch Government namely BZK to have these pumps replaced.
The Minister explained that the ministry is charged with the maintenance and repairs of the pumps but the Ministry does not have the budget to fully replace them Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Nov 2022 10:29 AM

Bus Drivers Request Increase In Bus Fares Starting January

United Bus Drivers Association president Claude Omeus.

PHILIPSBURG--From January 2023, bus passengers will pay more for a bus ride if it is up to United Bus Drivers Association. President Claude Omeus said the increase is necessary due to the high cost of living on the island.

  I dont think it is unreasonable for us to finally get the increase in fares, as maintaining our buses is not cheap also, said Omeus, stressing that the cost of living continues to skyrocket while gas prices are increased almost bi-weekly.

  Bus drivers have taken note of the announcement by Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley about the increase in minimum wage Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Nov 2022 08:50 AM

Aumentos Del Salario Mnimo En 2023

POND ISLAND, Philipsburg – A partir del 1ro de enero del prximo ao, las personas que ganan el salario mnimo vern un aumento. Esto suceder a raz de la indexacin firmada y el aumento del salario mnimo por parte del Honorable Ministro de Salud Pblica, Desarrollo Social y Trabajo, Omar Ottley esta semana.

Lo que hicimos, usamos el ndice de precios al consumidor (IPC) del tercer trimestre de 2022 e indexamos para 2023 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 10:40 PM

Request For More Speaking Time Sparks Walkout In Budget Amendment Meeting

~ 2022 budget amendments passed ~

PHILIPSBURG--A request by United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams for the speaking time in Tuesday mornings 2022 budget amendment meeting to be extended to t Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 10:37 PM

Us Party: No Quorum Highlights Improper Application Of Proportional Representation

US Party leader Pamela Gordon-Carty.

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten (US Party) believes the absence of a quorum for a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament last week on the Unity Flag highlights the improper application of proportional representation.

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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 10:36 PM

Week Of Events Planned For Global Entrepreneurs Week

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion speaking to students.

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Finance is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 14-20. During this week, the ministry will be joining various other countries worldwide in coming together to host events geared towards creating solutions for worldwide economic growth Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Nov 2022 07:15 PM

United St. Maarten Party; Destaca Un Atolladero Parlamentario, Sin Qurum Con Un Dficit De Aplicacin Indebida De Representacin Proporcional Como Manda La Constitucin.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – En la vspera de las celebraciones para conmemorar el Da de San Martn, el Parlamento de St. Maarten no pudo establecer un qurum para continuar la reunin del Comit Central sobre la consolidacin de United St. Maarten Party, mediante el reconocimiento de la bandera de la unidad.

Los 6 de los 15 miembros del parlamento resultantes se sientan como miembros independientes del parlamento, lo que es inconsistente con la eleccin de miembros del parlamento por representacin proporcional como se establece en la Constitucin, ha solidificado an ms la posicin del Partido Unido de St Maarten establecida en un artculo publicado en diciembre de 2021.

Hemos enviado rpidamente una carta de consulta a la Oficina Central de Votacin, la cual es la responsable de ejecutar nuestra eleccin de representacin proporcional y asegurar dicha composicin en el Parlamento como lo manda la Constitucin dentro de los lmites de la Ordenanza Electoral Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Nov 2022 06:18 PM

Ministro Ottley; Clnica Para El Cuidado Del Pie Diabtico Abrir Pronto En Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El Ministro de Salud Pblica, Desarrollo Social y Trabajo, el Honorable Omar Ottley, anunci el lunes 14 de noviembre que el ministerio de VSA est trabajando en un plan para establecer un instituto de atencin mdica para brindar atencin completa de los pies a los pacientes con diabetes.

La reunin de seguimiento entre el Ministro Ottley, la podloga Lian Stoeldraaijers y los mdicos generales, la Dra Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Nov 2022 06:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- United Bus Drivers Association is looking forward to the implementation of its increasing of their bus fares come January 2023. The association had taken note of the accountment by the Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley increasing the minimum wage and applauded this initiative Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Nov 2022 02:15 PM

~ State and COM said no permits were issued to block public beaches.~

MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG:--- A businessman at La Samana Hotel identified as Craig has illegally blocked off the access to a public beach claiming he has received authorization from the state and local government to block off the beach for his private use.
A net has been placed in the water preventing chartered boats and tourists from accessing the beach behind La Samana. Several boat captains that operate chartered tours told SMN News that Craig informed them that they are not allowed to enter behind La Samana beach because they were granted permission to privatize the beach for their own operations.
SMN News contacted the Prefecture of Saint Martin requesting information regarding the permission given to Craig, the American businessman, The communication department said that La Samana and the businessman were not given any permission to block off the beaches that are public beaches Read more


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