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Source: SMN-News
11 Oct 2023 11:21 AM

Xtratight Entertainment Presents Calypso Lounge: A Night Of Kasio And Comedy.

Madame Estate Get ready for an unforgettable night of rhythm, laughter, and pure entertainment as Xtratight Entertainment proudly presents the highly anticipated Calypso Lounge, an event dedicated to celebrating the vibrant fusion of Kasio and Comedy. This one-of- a-kind extravaganza is set to take place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM, at the prestigious Aleeze Convention Center.

Prepare yourselves for an evening filled with side-splitting laughter and soul-stirring music, featuring an exceptional lineup of entertainers Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
10 Oct 2023 08:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The annual Police Week, serves to recognize and appreciate the unwavering dedication of the men and women who dedicate their lives as the vigilant guardians of our communities. A jubilant church service was rendered today at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church on Front Street, which immediately followed a parade and luncheon at the Government Administration Building in Philipsburg.

This year's Police Week brings together esteemed members of the Police Korps from Aruba, Curacao, the BES Islands, and the Netherlands, fostering unity, collaboration, and the celebration of shared commitment to safety and security.

Today, this solemn gathering, paused to reflect on the pivotal role police officers play in their daily lives Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
10 Oct 2023 05:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Board of the National Alliance (NA) Political Party expresses dismay and disbelief at the current wave of rhetoric and negativity that has permeated our society, particularly on social media platforms, in recent weeks, the NA said in a press statement on Monday.
Of particular concern are the relentless verbal attacks aimed at members of our society, specifically women Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
10 Oct 2023 04:56 PM

Urgent Public Meeting Of Parliament With Regarding Nv Gebe.

PHILIPSBURG;---  The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on October 11, 2023.
The Public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs and the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure will be in attendance.

The agenda point is:
Deliberations on NV GEBE (IS/060/2023-2024 dated September 29, 2023)
This meeting was requested by MP S.A Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
10 Oct 2023 03:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- After 3 months of rigorous training the second cohort of the Womens Basic Self-Defense Training came to an end on Thursday, October 05 at the Aziana Restaurant, Bobbys Marina. The celebrants enjoyed a relaxed and fulfilled evening in the presence of the Minister of VSA Hon. Omar Ottley, and the Dept. Head of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs/Womens Desk Chantale George-Groeneveldt Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Oct 2023 12:42 PM

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 10th October 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) October 11, 2023 

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze. Brief showers are likely overnight. 

Forecast High: 33 C / 91F             Forecast Low: 27 C / 81F 

Sunset Today: 5:54 P.M Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Oct 2023 10:34 AM

Democratic Party Registers To Run In 2024 General Election

Democratic Party leadership at the Electoral Council on October 6, with party leader Sarah Wescot Williams (right) signing the registration for the 2024 general election

PHILIPSBURG--The Democratic Party is registered for the upcoming elections. DP president Achken Roberto Richardson and leader Sarah Wescot-Williams received the partys official registration at the Electoral Council of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
09 Oct 2023 05:44 PM

HARBOR VIEW:--- The Social Economic Council (SER) will host a symposium on Thursday afternoon, October 12th, 2023 at the Belair Community Center. The theme of the symposium is Protect and Preserve Our Paradise, Sint Maartens Ecological Treasures Unveiled. With this symposium, the SER has chosen to focus on the social and environmental impact and well-being of the community. The event will commence at 1 pm and conclude at 5.15 pm.

The SER is honored to present various expert speakers on the subject matter Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
09 Oct 2023 11:59 AM

Deltona Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Stabbing

USA — A Deltona man who killed another man Sunday morning after an argument is in custody on a charge of first-degree murder.

The incident was initially reported around 11 a.m. as a shooting. The 21-year-old male victim came out of a house at 2997 Glenridge Terrace, bleeding with an obvious injury to his abdomen. A witness stopped to help and called 911. When asked who was responsible for his injury, the victim pointed back at the house but was unable to provide more details Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
08 Oct 2023 08:06 AM

Sunday Chat October 08, 2023 Live @ 11:00Am

Sunday Chat October 08, 2023

The post SUNDAY CHAT October 08, 2023 — LIVE @ 11:00am appeared first on 721news.com | Sint Maarten News | SXM News.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Oct 2023 12:14 PM

DATE ISSUED: Friday, October 06, 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) October 07, 2023

WEATHER:    

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy and hazy with brief showers possible.

Forecast High: 33C / 91F             Forecast Low: 28C / 82F

Sunset Today: 5:57 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:04 A.M. 

SURFACE WINDS: 
This afternoon through Saturday midday: East-southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 7 to 14 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

A drier and more stable airmass will move over the region and restrict precipitation during this forecast period Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Oct 2023 02:47 PM

DATE ISSUED: Thursday October 5, 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) October 6, 2023 

  

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy conditions. Brief showers are possible overnight. 

Forecast High: 32 C / 90F             Forecast Low: 26 C / 79F 

Sunset Today: 5:58 P.M Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
HOPE
HOPE
ND
Source: SMN-News
05 Oct 2023 12:50 PM

BONAIRE:--- The Bonaire Human Rights Organization delegation set out on their 3rd phase and is now 505 days on pilgrimage lobbying in Latin America and the Caribbean to put Bonaire on the list of Non-Self-Governing-Territories of the United Nations. Last Sunday the delegation traveled to Sint Maarten.
In December of 2022, the Dutch government openly promised a one-time handout of US$200 million for the crimes of slavery as compensation which has now been reduced to $5 million Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Oct 2023 12:40 PM

THE HAGUE:--- Stichting WeConnect and Pakhuis de Zwijger are organizing the networking event 'Diaspora Dialogues' in Amsterdam on October 10th. The goal is to let members of the Caribbean diaspora come together to have a dialogue on who they are, their experiences as a student or professional in the Netherlands, how they experience their connection with their birth island, and in what way they engage with the community on the islands.

Involvement
The inspiration for this dialogue comes from the Caribbean community itself Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Oct 2023 10:06 AM

PHILIPSBURG  (DCOMM):---  The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS) Hon. Rodolphe Samuel, released his message on the occasion of World Teachers Day 2023.
World Teachers Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it is a day to celebrate how teachers are transforming education Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2023 02:21 PM

~ St. Maarten will only be responsible for 10% of the 600M Dutch Loan.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said in response to questions posed by members of the media regarding the Ennia bailout that all suggestions made by members of parliament last week were all brought up and suggested by him as the St. Maarten representative and they were all rejected by the Dutch Government.

Irion said that during the negotiations he was looking for the best possible deal that would protect the 10 percent policyholders on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2023 01:16 PM

~ November 6 -8 Symposium: The Future of Sustainable Healthcare in Sint Maarten ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of VSA, in collaboration with SZV Social & Health Insurances, is thrilled to announce an unprecedented symposium with the goal of formulating a five-year vision on sustainable healthcare in Sint Maarten. The event will take place from November 6 8, 2023, at the Belair Community Center and seeks to harmonize the efforts of all key players in the local health sector to navigate the numerous challenges and carve a path toward a robust and sustainable healthcare future.
Minister of VSA, Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2023 12:11 PM

Opposition Members Want A Public Meeting On Gebe And On The Proposed National Health Insurance.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament Wescot-Williams, Heyliger-Marten, and Emmanuel want parliament to urgently meet on GEBE and the National Health Insurance proposal, which is in the pipeline.
In their letter regarding GEBE, the MPs state that the public concerns regarding GEBE continue unabated and that government responses have been few and contradictory.
Issues mentioned in the letter of the opposition members are:
The status of data recovery
Billing
Outages and load-shedding
Financial viability of the company

We are trying every which way to get the attention of the government for the plight of the people, but we are being stonewalled at every turn, MP Wescot explained Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2023 12:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) Sint Maarten welcomes Margot Mesnard as Program Manager for the foundation. Ms. Mesnard served as Project Coordinator for EPICs recent pelican conservation project and has specialized in project management around ecosystem restoration and climate change-related projects, with 15 years of experience working in the Caribbean and Small Island States. Locally, she has worked with RESEMBID, Waste2Work, and serves on the Scientific Committee of the LIFE BiodivOm Project for St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Oct 2023 10:31 AM

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, October 04, 2023 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday morning (06:00 LST) October 05, 2023 

A FLOOD ALERT REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

WEATHER:     

Today: Generally cloudy with rain and isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms are likely before noon. Gradual improvement is expected throughout the day, becoming settled by this afternoon. 

Tonight, through Thursday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers. 

Forecast High: 30C / 86F             Forecast Low: 26C / 79F 

Sunset Today: 5:59 P.M Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Oct 2023 10:18 AM

Overseas Minister Vigier To Visit St. Martin Late October

Delegated Minister for French Overseas Territories Philippe Vigier (centre) with President Louis Mussington (right) and Fourth Vice President Michel Petit (left).

MARIGOT--President of the Collectivit Louis Mussington, who has been in Paris accompanied by Fourth Vice President Michel Petit for a meeting with the new French Minister of Overseas Territories Philippe Vigier, disclosed on the Collectivites Our News Facebook page that the Minister is likely to visit St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
04 Oct 2023 06:07 AM

Asha Stevens Hillside Christian School Leads The Way With Soualichi Stories

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Imagine a classroom where history comes to life, where lessons are woven into captivating tales, and where students eagerly embrace the art of storytelling. Asha Stevens Hillside Christian School has embarked on a journey that promises just thata journey powered by Soualichi Stories, where the age-old magic of storytelling meets modern education techniques.

Over 30 members of the school’s staff participated in a training workshop aimed at utilizing Soualichi Stories within their curriculum, thus starting an interesting chapter in enhancing education techniques using old-time storytelling.

In the wake of the Season Three launch of Soualichi Stories, Foresee Foundation and the team of Soualichi Stories have set out to make the island’s rich oral heritage an integral part of the local educational system.

The aim? To spark inspiration, cultivate imagination, and encourage meaningful dialogue among students Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
04 Oct 2023 05:58 AM

Aps Remains Positioned For The Future Amidst Complex Financial Environment

Cayhill, Sint Maarten, — In its annual report for the fiscal year 2022, the General Audit Chamber of Sint Maarten clearly outlines the challenges faced by APS. Nathalie Tackling, Chairperson of APS, states, As a board, we are acutely aware of the responsibility we hold towards the pensions of our participants. We are operating in a complex and dynamic landscape. On the one hand, we are revisiting decisions made in APSs early stages concerning local investments. On the other, we must manage an international investment portfolio that saw negative returns in 2022 due to global economic conditions, including the war in Ukraine and unprecedented inflation.

Since its inception on October 10, 2010, APSs international investment portfolio has seen an average return of 5.41%, closely aligning with its target average return of 5.5%.

Performance Reassessment

Nathalie Tackling elaborates, APS is committed to regular performance reviews of our fiduciary manager Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
Source: SMN-News
03 Oct 2023 08:00 PM

Weather / Tropical Storm Philippe / Maintaining Orange Vigilance For Heavy Rain And Thunderstorms, Wave-Flooding, Strong Winds.

MARIGOT:--- The evolution of tropical storm Philippe during the evening of Tuesday, October 3 presents several uncertainties. Heavy precipitation is possible overnight, accompanied by strong gusts.

 Schools were closed on Tuesday and will remain closed on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday. Under these conditions, the Prefect takes the decision to maintain the educational establishments closed until tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4 at 1 p.m. in order to allow technical services to assess and repair potential damage

during the morning Read more


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