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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Apr 2023 11:42 PM

D66 Worried About Shortage Of Jail Capacity In St. Maarten

THE HAGUE--The fact that many convicted persons in St. Maarten are waiting to serve jail time as a result of the lack of prison cells has the Democratic Party D66 in the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament worried. The party is seeking clarity from the Dutch government.

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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Apr 2023 11:33 AM

Lambriex: Ubersoca Cruise Way For St Maarten To Get Exposure

 ~ Ministers saddened by incident with passenger ~

 PHILIPSBURG--Great events like Ubersoca Cruise are the best ways for St. Maarten to get great exposure to the rest of the world, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Arthur Lambriex said in a press statement on Tuesday.

We look forward to more events like this which will continue to let St. Maarten be known as the island to see, Lambriex said in the statement, which also said that the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Apr 2023 07:22 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Congratulations have been extended to St. Maarten athletes (Sebastiana Reyes, Carlos Brison, Michael Van De Veer, and Macclin Sherriff) along with a Delegation of Head Coach: Abdule G. Wattley, Coach: Alain Richardson, and General Secretary of S.N.A.F Javea S. Clarke Wattley who represented the island in this year's CARIFTA games Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Apr 2023 10:22 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Government of Sint Maarten would hereby like to congratulate Ubersoca Cruise for bringing a tremendous number of visitors to the destination.

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (TEATT), Arthur H.L. Lambriex shared the following quote on Tuesday: Great events such as Ubersoca cruise are the best ways for Sint Maarten to get that great exposure to the rest of the world. We look forward to more events like this which will continue to let Sint Maarten be known as the island to see.

Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor Omar Ottley was extremely happy about the turnout Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Apr 2023 09:49 PM

~Proposes 3 steps to alleviate justice workers' concerns~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's UP Party in Parliament, MP Rolando Brison, sent a letter to Justice Minister Anna Richardson Tuesday, offering three solutions for her consideration that could help ensure the proper basis for Police overtime pay for extraordinarily long working hours during carnival, retroactively pay Justice Workers, and revise and finalize the issuing of the workers' placement letters.

In his letter, MP Brison expounded on his suggestion, made during an urgent Parliamentary Meeting on Wednesday last week Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Apr 2023 08:56 AM

Shame Shame Shame Minister Of Justice !

The saga of the Ministry of Justice continues with untruthful and/or half truth stories, starting with:

the function book is finished and signed and payments will follow, to not yet ready and returned by the Governor, then to the pension funds APS needs to do their calculation, then to SOAB needs to do an audit, then to money is there, then to placement, then to maybe payment can be done earlier than planned, to now legal heads will look into it.

But in the meantime, the Police and Immigration officers are tired of being fooled with setting deadlines, which were still not met by the Honorable Lady Minister of Justice, that insists and repeatedly stating that she yes will do it right, correct and the legal way Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Apr 2023 06:13 AM

Johnson Declared Cut Les Harris Cricket Tournament Officially Open

Philipsburg — The Les Harris Cricket Tournamentwas held in Trinidad from April 3 to 7, 2023 at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad participated in the bi-annual Cricket Tournament of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT).Stuart Johnson traveled to Trinidad as the 3rd Vice President of the CUT as the responsible CUT Officer supporting the host organization the Trinidad & Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA).

In his address, Johnson extended his appreciation to TTUTA for answering the call of CUT to host the Les Harris Cricket Competition which was put on hold since the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am honored and proud to be part of the resumption of the CUT Les Harris Cricket Tournament which I assure you is here to stay on our sports Calendar of events,” declared Johnson.

Shortly after the official ceremony, Johnson also formally declared the tournament open Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Apr 2023 08:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Les Harris Cricket Tournament was held in Trinidad from April 3 to 7, 2023 at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.
Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad participated in the bi-annual Cricket Tournament of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT).
Stuart Johnson traveled to Trinidad as the 3rd Vice President of the CUT as the responsible CUT Officer supporting the host organization the Trinidad & Tobago Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA).
In his address, Johnson extended his appreciation to TTUTA for answering the call of CUT to host the Les Harris Cricket Competition which was put on hold since the Covid-19 pandemic Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Apr 2023 04:58 PM

SABA:--- The Island Council left Saba Sunday morning, April 9 for training on Bonaire.
For three days, the four Island Council Members will participate in an introductory course about the functioning of the Island Council and the role of the members. While on Bonaire, the Island Council will also meet with the management of the Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (ZJCN) to talk about healthcare, particularly the medical referral system and the medical care abroad for Saba clients. This is the first working trip of the new Island Council since its installation on March 29.
For Island Council Member Saskia Matthew of the Party for Progress, Equality, and Prosperity (PEP), this is the first working visit abroad since her swearing-in Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Apr 2023 04:35 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Just before the Easter break, the much anticipated mutual agreement, establishing an adjusted form of cooperation in executing the 2020 country package became a fact, MP Wescot stated over the Easter weekend.

This agreement, which was shrouded in secrecy was signed off on April 4th by representatives of the 4 countries of the Dutch Kingdom.

I still have serious reservations regarding this type of agreement between the Sint Maarten government and the Dutch government for the simple reason that there are no restrictions to this type of agreement, MP Wescot continued Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Apr 2023 03:40 PM

~Richardson clarifies the situation during Question Hour~

PHILIPSBURG:--- In today's question hour in Parliament where questions were posed by Members of Parliament regarding the current situation within the Justice Ministry.
However, MP Rolando Brison used his speaking time to question the minister about a possible solution he is proposing to at least ensure the police receive some payment as soon as possible Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Apr 2023 09:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Romou continues to promote Literacy throughout the various Primary schools in St. Maarten, with her Reading is Lit with MP Romou Reading Program.
On Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, MP Romou donated various books to the reading program at the Sister Marie Laurence Primary School. She also specifically donated books from local Author Tamara Leonard Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Apr 2023 10:29 AM

Mp Heyliger-Marten: Establishment Of Petits Comits Show Commitment Of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten expressed her satisfaction with the establishment of two petits comits during separate public meetings of Parliaments Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization (CCAD).

During the continuation of CCAD meeting # 2 on Tuesday morning, a petit comit was established consisting of MPs Duncan, Heyliger-Marten, Roumou and Gumbs Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Apr 2023 10:22 AM

Hillside Christian Schools Celebrate Business Day

Asha Stevens (right) and airport staffers at the Helmich Snijders Hillside Christian School Cultural Fair.

ST. PETERS--The Helmich Snijders Hillside Christian School staff and students presented and simulated an international airport with eight destinations around the world in a creative and unique Business Day in the schools gym hall.

The eight destinations were chosen to reflect the diverse student population of the Helmich Snijders campus.

Before the fair, each class had to research their chosen countrys location, culture, language, food, currency, and other interesting facts, such as the largest airport or common phrases used by the locals of each country Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Apr 2023 11:36 PM

New Crafts And Farmers Market, Local Vendors Invited To Register

Le Sommet Foundation President Fabio Doralice (left) with Le Sommet board and team members and other supporters of the new crafts and farmers market.

PHILIPSBURG--Le Sommet Foundation plans to launch a new crafts and farmers market at the WIFOL Building in Philipsburg on May 6. The new marketplace will offer fresh, healthy and locally grown produce to the people of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Apr 2023 04:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Haitian Association of St. Maarten (HASMA) is pleased to announce the launch of English and computer classes to help the Haitian community better integrate into society. This initiative has been in the works for a while, and HAsma is delighted to finally offer these classes to those who are interested in furthering their education.
Education plays a vital role in empowering individuals and building strong communities. HAsma recognizes that language and digital literacy are essential tools for success in today's society, and that's why it's important to provide access to these classes Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Apr 2023 03:57 PM

Continuation Of The Central Committee Meeting Of Parliament Handling The Initiative National Ordinance Amending The Cinema Regulation.

PHILIPSBURG:---  The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on April 5, 2023.

The Central Committee which was adjourned on February 24, 2023, will be reconvened on Wednesday at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

Member of Parliament Rolando BrisonRead more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
04 Apr 2023 03:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  A new craft & farmers market will soon be opening its doors to the people of Sint Maarten, offering fresh, healthy, and locally grown produce to the community. The launch of the farmers market will take place at the Wifold Building in Phillipsburg on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, this pilot program will run for a probationary period of three months every other Saturday to gauge community feedback.

With the launch of this farmers market, the community will benefit from increased access to fresh, locally grown produce, while strengthening the community Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Apr 2023 10:41 AM

Four Countries Sign Mutual Regulation

Prime Ministers Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba (left), Gilmar Pisas of Curaao (second from left), Silveria Jacobs of St. Maarten (right) and State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation Alexandra van Huffelen (second from right) holding up the Mutual Regulation that they just signed in The Hague on Tuesday. (Ministry of BZK photo)

THE HAGUE--The legal basis for a sustainable collaboration to execute reforms in the public sector of the Dutch Caribbean countries has been created with the signatures of Prime Ministers Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba, Gilmar Pisas of Curaao, Silveria Jacobs of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Apr 2023 12:17 AM

St. Maarten, Unops Ink Host Country Agreement

Front row from left: Ayana Tyrell, Legal Policy Advisor, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten; Anna Richardson, Minister of Justice; Silveria Jacobs, Prime Minister of St Maarten; Lilian Nyangaya, Chief Finance Office, UNOPS; and Jessica Naish, Senior Executive Associate to the Executive Director, UNOPS.

PHILIPSBURG/COPENHAGEN--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Acting Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Jens Wandel signed the Host Country Agreement, which is a treaty that establishes the cooperation framework for the implementation of projects headed by UNOPS in St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Apr 2023 11:53 PM

Grisha Suggests Independent Vetting Of Kingdom Laws Before Kingdom Conf.

Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten.

PHILIPSBURG--In a comprehensive and detailed letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Monday, independent Member of Parliament Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Apr 2023 06:59 PM

~With the establishment of a UNOPS office in Sint Maarten, the first project to be developed under this cooperation framework will be the design of the Sint Maarten Rule of Law Facilities~

COPENHAGEN, Denmark:--- The Honorable Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs of Sint Maarten, Ms. Silveria E. Jacobs, on behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten, and Acting Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Mr. Jens Wandel signed the Host Country Agreement, which is a treaty that establishes the cooperation framework for the implementation of projects headed by UNOPS on Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Apr 2023 02:39 PM

Science Fair winners with their awards and trophies.

BELAIR--St. Maarten Science Fair Foundation (SMSFF) held its Science Fair 2023 Awards Ceremony at the Belair Community Center on Saturday, April 1.

The event was attended by a host of dignitaries, including His Excellency Governor of St. Maarten Ajamu Baly; President of Parliament Sidharth Cookie Bijljani; Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel; Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran; and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion.

The participating schools were Learning Unlimited, Methodist Agogic Center Comprehensive Secondary Education (MAC-CSE), Milton Peters College (MPC) HAVO/VWO, MPC PKL/PBL, and MPC TKL.

Some of the dignitaries in attendance.

All schools produced winning projects, with Learning Unlimited winning the most first prizes Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Apr 2023 02:33 PM

Rollocks Jr.: Govt. Should Take Better Care Of Seniors

URSM candidate Julian Rollocks Jr. and some seniors.

SUCKER GARDEN--Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) candidate Julian Rollocks Jr. says government should take better care of the countrys seniors.

He said in a press release that since the launch of his campaign headquarters and the opening of his computer centre, he and his team had hosted a group of seniors and during his interactions with them, he had heard some of their concerns.

It is our collective responsibility to look out for those persons in their older days Read more


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