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Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:42 AM

Witu Expresses Deep Disappointment In GovernmentS Handling Of Public Education

Philipsburg — Stuart Johnson, President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), has voiced profound disappointment in the Government of St Maarten regarding the handling of matters within Public Education and the broader education sector.

President Johnson had anticipated that the commitment made to sign an agreement with the Government of St Maarten would have been prioritized, reflecting the collaborative efforts necessary for the advancement of education in St.Maarten.

Johnson drafted the agreement and repeatedly sought to have it signed by the Government of St.Maarten in anticipation that the mutual understanding would have been adhered to.

The agreement highlights the electrical works, air-conditioning in all classrooms/offices and other infrastructural works neccessary for all public schools.

Moreover, Johnson has diligently pursued resolutions to several unresolved matters in education, utilizing platforms such as the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) to address these issues.

President Johnson emphasized, “Some might perceive my approach as an immediate recourse to the media Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:36 AM

Dcna Steps Into A New Era Of Governance With Two-Tier Board System Implementation

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) proudly announces a significant milestone in its organizational developmentthe implementation of a two-tier board system.

On December 4th 2023 the DCNA board, represented by its chairperson Hellen van der Wal and secretary Kai Wulf, signed the new Articles of Incorporation at the notary on St Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
08 Dec 2023 06:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A new project aims to assess key land areas for biodiversity in St. Maarten. The foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) has been selected to conduct the terrestrial baseline biodiversity assessment, as part of the CORENA project. The CORENA project (Coastal Resilience and Needs Assessments) was initiated by the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) and is being executed in partnership with the Nature Foundation, through the European Union-supported RESEMBID grant programme.

The objective of the CORENA project is to provide information to guide sustainable management of various habitats found in Sint Maarten, with several components Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
URSM
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Dec 2023 12:16 PM

Ursm Unveils 10-Year Vision For Country St. MaartenS Autonomy

Candidates and supporters of Unified Resilient St Maarten Movement

PHILIPSBURG--Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) has laid out an ambitious roadmap for the next decade, presenting a comprehensive manifesto that addresses key sectors and outlines transformative projects for the future of Country St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Dec 2023 12:15 PM

Nation-Building At The Heart Of Democratic PartyS Manifesto

Democratic Party said nation-building is the Red Thread through its manifesto.

PHILIPSBURG--The Democratic Party (DP) is resolute in its commitment to nation-building, a core pillar of its manifesto that intertwines government, community and families. The DP firmly believes that a countrys foreign policy should be intricately linked with its national development, emphasising the importance of regional and global alliances in reinforcing St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Dec 2023 12:14 PM

Pfp Presents Party Manifesto: Focus On Improving Quality Of Life For All

Party for Progress, led by Melissa Gumbs (centre), presented 10 candidates for the January 11, 2024, elections.

PHILIPSBURG--In presenting the Party for Progress (PFP) 2024-2028 manifesto, titled Five for the Future: Working Today to Transform Tomorrow, party leader Melissa Gumbs said: We have prepared this document under what remains the PFPs central vision and intended governing theme of improving quality of life for all on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Dec 2023 12:00 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Friday, 08 December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 09 December 2023 

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers possible. 

Forecast High: 31 C / 88F             

Forecast Low: 25C / 77F 

   

Sunset Today: 5:37 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:32 A.M.   

   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Saturday midday: East-northeasterly with a gentle to fresh breeze of 8 to 18 mph, and higher gusts possible. 

  

SYNOPSIS:   

Increased moisture associated with a passing area of disturbed weather will cause periods of cloudiness and isolated showers across the local region Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 06:21 PM

Mp Arrindell Urges Swift Action On Escalating Armed Robberies.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a recent correspondence to the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has voiced his concerns regarding the alarming rise in armed robberies plaguing Sint Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Dec 2023 01:19 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 07 December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 08 December 2023 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Friday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with a brief shower possible. 

Forecast High: 31 C / 88F             

Forecast Low: 25C / 77F 

   

Sunset Today: 5:37 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:32 A.M.   

   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Friday midday: East-southeasterly to east-northeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 7 to 15 mph. 

  

SYNOPSIS:   

A stable atmosphere will limit significant shower activity Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Dec 2023 01:15 PM

Acsar-Usm Symposium Explores St. MartinS Identity, Impact Of Slavery

Attendees at the symposium.

POND ISLAND--The Advisory Committee on Slavery, Atonement and Reparations (ACSAR) held a symposium titled St. Martin Identity: Slavery, Labour and Migration at University of St. Martin (USM) on November 30 and December 1.

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Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 12:41 PM

Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (Dcna) Steps Into A New Era Of Governance With Two-Tier Board System Implementation.

BONAIRE:--- The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) proudly announces a significant milestone in its organizational developmentthe implementation of a two-tier board system. On December 4th, 2023 the DCNA board, represented by its chairperson Hellen van der Wal and secretary Kai Wulf, signed the new Articles of Incorporation at the notary on St Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 11:26 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- This year, the Sint Maarten Lions Club will break from its traditional venue the Jocelyn Arndell Festival Village to host the at Annual Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Club at the indoor facility, Aleeze Convention Center in Madame Estate this Saturday, December 9th.
2023-2024 Club President Lion Felix Richards stated: Preparations for the Annual Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular have been finalized and bingo tickets can be purchased from any Sint Maarten Lions Club member, at the Lions Civic Center on Suckergarden Road and at the Big D Photo Studio in the Marcus Building on the Pondfill Road Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 11:22 AM

Safe Expressed Dismay At Harmful Postures Towards Lgbtqia Community.

St. Martin:--- The St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE SxM), the islands LGBTQIA+ advocacy group, has taken note of comments circulating on social media implying that awareness for LGBTQ rights and/or including knowledge of sexual diversity in our curriculum is equivalent to forcing non-heterosexual orientation on minors. SAFE SxM notes that there is no LGBTQ-specific education curriculum, but there are models for education with gender and sexuality perspectives, which creates safer spaces for all youth Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Dec 2023 12:15 AM

Jacobs: Political Billboards Should Not Obstruct Traffic

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs explained on Wednesday the intention behind the rule prohibiting the placement of political campaign material ten metres before the start of roundabouts, noting that the political billboards should not obstruct traffic.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Dec 2023 12:08 AM

Ministry Of Justice Initiates Public Tender For Law Enforcement Institute In Cole Bay

The allocated property for the LEIS project is situated on Orange Grove Road, Cole Bay.

 

PHILIPSBURG--In a significant move towards enhancing law enforcement capabilities, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson has initiated a public tender for the design and development of a Law Enforcement Institute of St. Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Dec 2023 05:53 PM

Witu Expresses Deep Disappointment In Government's Handling Of Public Education

PHILIPSBURG:--- Stuart Johnson, President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), has voiced profound disappointment in the Government of St Maarten regarding the handling of matters within Public Education and the broader education sector.

President Johnson had anticipated that the commitment made to sign an agreement with the Government of St Maarten would have been prioritized, reflecting the collaborative efforts necessary for the advancement of education in St.Maarten.

Johnson drafted the agreement and repeatedly sought to have it signed by the Government of St.Maarten in anticipation that the mutual understanding would have been adhered to.

The agreement highlights the electrical works, air-conditioning in all classrooms/offices, and other infrastructural works necessary for all public schools.

Moreover, Johnson has diligently pursued resolutions to several unresolved matters in education, utilizing platforms such as the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) to address these issues.

President Johnson emphasized, "Some might perceive my approach as an immediate recourse to the media Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Dec 2023 03:32 PM

Cbcs Leaves Pledging Rate Unchanged.

~In line with market expectations on the development of the US target policy rate~


Willemstad/Philipsburg The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) decided to pause its monetary policy tightening by leaving the pledging rate1 unchanged. This decision is predicated on the expectation that the Fed will leave its target policy rate unchanged as U.S.
inflation continues to decline. Furthermore, the development in the monetary unions gross official reserves and import coverage are broadly in line with expectations Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Dec 2023 12:54 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday 6th December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 7th December 2023

WEATHER:    


This Afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy with brief showers possible.

Forecast High: 31 C / 88F              Forecast Low: 26C / 79F

Sunset Today: 5:36 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:31 A.M.  

SURFACE WINDS: 

This Afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly to east southeasterly with a gentle breeze of 08 to 14 mph becoming light and variable at times.

SYNOPSIS: 

A relatively stable weather pattern will be maintained across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Dec 2023 12:52 PM

Mp Jorien Wuite Leaves Dutch Second Chamber

Former St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary and first-ever Dutch MP of St. Maarten descent Jorien Wuite listened to words of gratitude from President of the Second Chamber Vera Bergkamp as Bergkamp bade farewell to all leaving Dutch MPs.

~ Receives applause for her efforts for Caribbean ~

THE HAGUE--On Tuesday, December 5, 79 Members of Parliament (MPs) left the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament following the recent elections Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: SMN-News
06 Dec 2023 12:49 PM

Gendarme Seriously Injured In The Leg After Being Hit By A Scooter.

MARIGOT:--- Early Tuesday evening, the Gendarmes carried out a CODAF operation in the Sandy Ground area. As part of this operation, a detour was set up on the public highway. "A scooter arrived and did not respect the detour. As such the scooter rider hit the Gendarme in the leg causing him serious injuries.
The gendarme sustained injuries to his lower limbs. He was treated by the emergency services and transported to Louis Constant Fleming Hospital.

"Even though seriously injured, the prognosis is not life-threatening, said the public prosecutor Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
PPA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 07:43 PM

~ Says theres no legal impediment for citizens ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Rolando Brison on Monday raised a pressing concern regarding the withdrawal of services from St. Maarten by digital bank Revolut, apparently as a consequence of actions taken by local banks. MP Brison directed his question to the Minister of Finance, seeking intervention and clarity on the matter and expressing his apprehensions about the actions of local banks and the potential hindrance to local economic diversification.

It vexed the MP that the same banks, that offer no innovation of fintech services, are now obstructing opportunities for locals and stifling economic growth Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 05:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  A historic collaboration was formalized today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of St. Maarten and the Collectivit de Saint-Martin. Minister Omar Ottley representing the Council of Ministers and President Louis Mussington, representing the respective entities, sealed the agreement at the Government building.

The participants, recognizing the critical need for equitable and resilient solutions in providing community drinking water on Saint Martin, have affirmed their commitment to collaborate on a groundbreaking project Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 03:57 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The recently held information session by the organizers of the National Career Fair on Working in the Caribbean was well attended.

Recently, representatives from various companies gathered at the Government Administration Building to receive details from Geert Nab, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Memory Group, and Mylene Van Puffelen, the Chief Operations Officer (COO), on the registration process and the creation of the Match & Meet profile designed for connecting profiles with potential employers Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Dec 2023 12:40 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, 05 December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 05 December 2023

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN
UNTIL WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2023

WEATHER:    


This Afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy with brief showers possible.

Forecast High: 31 C / 88F              Foreca Read more


Candidates in this article:
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