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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Nov 2022 10:18 AM

Grisha Praises Estika For Strength And Courage

Estika Halley and her T-shirt that can be purchased.

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten has lauded domestic violence survivor Estika Halley for her incredible fortitude and bravery she has shown after surviving the vicious attack on her life.

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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Nov 2022 11:12 PM
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Nov 2022 11:37 PM

All-Male Panellists Talk About Domestic Violence

Minister of Justice Anna Richardson (centre) with panellists and panel discussion organisers.

PHILIPSBURG--An all-male panel took on the topic of domestic violence and its impact on the individual, the family and society, and various other related issues, in a panel discussion titled Where do You Stand? The discussion will b Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Nov 2022 11:30 PM

St. Maarten Delegation Defends Human Rights Record In Geneva

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Paul Bekkers, Curaao Minister of Justice Shalten Hato, the Netherlands Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Hanke Bruins Slot, St. Maarten Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and Aruba Minister of Justice Rocco Tjon at the UN Office in Geneva on November 15.

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Justice Anna Richardson led the Kingdom delegation to the 41st session on the 4th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 15 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Nov 2022 10:30 PM

MpcS Upcycl Dominates Youth Pitch Competition

The winners: From left: Finance Minister Ardwell Irion; National Youth Pitch Competition project manager Dr. Ife Badejo; Upcycl team members Jael Jong-A-Lock, Kymora Reed, Isaiah Peterson, and Rani Plattel (not in picture), Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and host King Vers.

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HOPE
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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UD
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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USP
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: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 12:36 AM

Seven Teams Pitch For Naf. 10,000 In Youth Pitch Competition Finals

 Ife Badejo and Finance Minister Ardwell Irion going over the finance assignment of a finalist team.

PHILIPSBURG--Seven teams will be pitching for a chance to win a NAf.10,000 cash prize in the National Youth Pitch Competition on November 20.

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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 12:33 AM

Mou Inked To Lower Travel Cost In Dutch Caribbean

From left: Brian Mingo (PJIA); V. Oedjaghir (Airport EUX); M. Van der Scheer (Airport Bonaire); Edison Rijna (Lt. Governor of Bonaire); B. Gijsbers (Dutch Ministry Infrastructure and Water Management; J. Meijs (Airport AUA); M. Hassell (Airport Saba); D. Oduber (Minister of Tourism AUA); Minister Omar Ottley; U. Arends (Minister of Transport AUA); and J Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Nov 2022 06:23 PM

We The People Movement Files Complaint With Ombudsman Against Two Ministers

Maurice Connor (right) is being attacked by a man with a hammer after coming to the aid of a woman who was being threatened by his assailant (left).

  PHILIPSBURG--Following a complaint from We the People movement, the Ombudsman requested both Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley to respond to a 1,010-signature petition for justice and against racism no later than November 10, 2022 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Nov 2022 10:53 PM

Unicef Netherlands Holds Annual Preparation Meeting

ECYS Minister Rodolphe Samuel (fourth from left) with government and UNICEF the Netherlands partners.

~ CRPP achieves progress in child protection ~

PHILIPSBURG--Partners in the Child Resilience and Protection Project (CRPP) met for their annual planning session to reflect on the progress of project implementation during 2022 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Nov 2022 07:56 AM

No School Today, Confirms Samuel

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel has cancelled school for today, Tuesday, November 8, due to the inclement weather.

Samuel told The Daily Herald early Tuesday that there would be no school. It has been raining extensively for some time this morning causing flooding in several low-l Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Nov 2022 09:25 PM

School Closed On Monday Due To Inclement Weather

PHILIPSBURG--The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel has announced the closure of all schools on Monday, November 6 due to inclement weather.

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

Us $250M, 250-Room 5-Star Resort, Condominium Coming To Indigo Bay

From left: Troy DAmbrosio (Head of Construction Management for Altree Developments); Natalie Leibowitz (Senior Manager Finance and Developments for Altree Developments); Acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley; Zev Mandelbaum (President and CEO of Altree Developments) and Marc van de Bilt (Director Indigo Shores Development).

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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Nov 2022 11:21 PM

Grisha Responds To Irion On Dutch-Based Consortium Interested In Refinancing Loans

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.

PHILIPSBURG--A Dutch-based financial consortium which was interested in exploring the possibilities of refinancing the liquidity support loans that St. Maarten has received from the Netherlands, became a topic of discussion recently after statements made by Finance Minister Read more


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DP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2022 11:15 PM

Parliament Supports Wuite Motion On Social Minimum

THE HAGUE--A broad majority of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of the motion of Jorien Wuite of the Democratic Party D66 which asks the Dutch government to review the social minimum for Bonaire, St Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2022 11:08 PM

Sarah Wants To Know Status Of Govt., Says Rush To Remove Grisha, Yet No New Chair

PHILIPSBURG--What the current status and state of the sitting government is, is a question that United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams wants answered.

  She said on Tuesday that althoug Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Oct 2022 11:15 PM

Pm: Team Will Assess Firefighters Concerns

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs with some firefighters.

PHILIPSBURG--A team has been assigned to assess the situation affecting firefighters, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs sai Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Oct 2022 10:18 PM

Elected Officials Confident Marina Port La Royale Will Bounce Back

President Louis Mussington (centre) speaks at a press conference in Marina Port la Royale as Christophe Lieb (left), Marlon Panka of Koole (second left), Fabien Ss (second right) and Semsamar CEO Alain Richardson look on Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Oct 2022 11:50 PM

Firefighters Continue Protest Outside Government Building

Firefighters stood outside the Government Administration Building Thursday morning, horns and sirens blazing, after showing up for a meeting with Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs which was not honoured.

PHILIPSBURG--Firefighters stood outside the Government Administration Building Thursday morni Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Oct 2022 05:38 PM

Grisha Cuts Ties With Up, Goes Independent

Grisha Heyliger-Marten during her livestream on Thursday.

~ Ive been chastised, bullied, manipulated ~

PHILIPSBURG--The second overall highest vote getter of the United Peoples (UP) party and the highest vote getter for the party at the last parliamentary election, Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Oct 2022 12:38 PM

Grisha Voted Out As Chair Of Parliament, To Make Announcement At 3:30Pm Today

PHILIPSBURG--Grisha Heyliger-Marten was voted out as Chairperson of Parliament on Thursday, during an urgent public meeting punctuated by jabs, finger-pointing and substantiating of decisions.

  After being voted out Heyliger-Marten announced that she would be making an announcement at 3:30pm today.

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