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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 10:18 PM

WILLEMSTAD:--- The Monument for the Fallen Antillean on Adriaan Lacl Boulevard in Oranjestad is the permanent memorial location on Aruba. This monument was erected in memory of all Antilleans who were killed by acts of war during the Second World War. The plaque contains 129 names of fallen Antilleans during the Second World War. Also in Willemstad, Curaao, and Kralendijk, Bonaire, there is a monument with the same plaque. A number of dignitaries were present at the ceremony, such as Governor Boekhoudt and (outgoing) Prime Minister Wever-Croes Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 08:32 PM

~ Questions entire vacancy timeline ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday revealed that the newly appointed Australian Director of the St. Maarten Medical Center Dr. Grant Muddle had what he called a messy history at his previous hospital tenure and called for the reversal of the decision to appoint him post-haste.

If this is the same person, reverse the decision not only on those grounds but for the simple fact that this nonsense of appointing people from half way across the world over our own qualified people must stop, MP Emmanuel said Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 May 2021 08:14 PM

Mp Emmanuel: SmmcS Australian Director Has Messy History, Calls For Appointment Reversal

~ Questions entire vacancy timeline~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday revealed that the newly appointed Australian Director of the St. Maarten Medical CenterDr.Grant Muddle hadwhat he called a messy history at his previous hospital tenureand called for the reversal of the decision to appoint him post haste.

If this is the same person, reverse the decision not only on those grounds, but for the simple fact that this nonsense of appointing people from half way across the world over our own qualified people must stop, MP Emmanuel said. The entire board at SMMC has to go Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 May 2021 08:07 PM

Minister Meets With Local Entertainers For Island Wide Vaccination Campaign

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten OnMonday May 3rd 2021, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor(VSA),Omar Ottley in the presence ofhis Legal Advisor Lyndon LewisandDepartment Head Collective Prevention Services,Eva Lista-de Weevermetwith local entertainers and videoproducersin preparation to launchanIsland widevaccinationawarenesscampaign Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 07:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, May 3rd, 2021, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley in the presence of his Legal Advisor Lyndon Lewis and Department Head Collective Prevention Services, Eva Lista-de Weever met with local entertainers and video producers in preparation to launch an Island wide vaccination awareness campaign Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 May 2021 02:49 PM

Parliament To Examine Credentials Of Incoming Mp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – At 2 pm on Thursday, May 6th, the Parliament of Sint Maarten will convene a special session of the House of Assembly.

The meeting has as its agenda point: Examination of credentials and admission of incoming Member of Parliament, Ludmila de Weever.

The post Parliament to examine cred Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 12:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Despite the many challenges at the political level between the local and Dutch government, the severe damages to properties of the country were a priority that needed to be addressed. The damaged schools, cars, police stations, prison, administration buildings, library etc. could not risk waiting for the much-needed repairs while governments fight, and the funds of insurance companies depleting at a rapid pace.
After a sound bidding process, Henderson was awarded the contract to manage this task on behalf of Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 May 2021 12:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Despite the many challenges at the political level between the local and Dutch government, the severe damages to properties of the country were a priority that needed to be addressed. The damaged schools, cars, police stations, prison, administration buildings, library etc. could not risk waiting for the much-needed repairs while governments fight, and the funds of insurance companies depleting at a rapid pace.
After a sound bidding process, Henderson was awarded the contract to manage this task on behalf of Government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 May 2021 10:31 AM

Anguilla Expresses Concern About Illegal Crossings Between Anguilla, St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--Anguillas Premier Dr. Ellis Lorenzo Webster has expressed concern to St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs about illegal crossings between St. Maarten and Anguilla.

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Source: The Daily Herald
04 May 2021 12:03 AM

Residency Permit Requirements Amended Slightly In New Decree

PHILIPSBURG--The requirements to qualify for a residence permit have been amended slightly in a ministerial decree issued by Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Thursday, April 29.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 May 2021 10:13 PM

Amendment For Regulating Overtime Pay To Officers Made A Point Of Action By Minister Of Justice Anna Richardson

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson held a meeting with the Chief of Police Force, Mr. Carl John, and Attorney at Law, Ms. Peggy-Ann Brandon, to discuss the topic of regulating overtime compensation for both the Police and Immigration Officers.

The objective of the meeting was to identify the obstacles being faced with the current protocol and to explore the steps needed to be taken to ensure that the officers of the KPSM and the Immigration and Border Protection Services(IBPS)are fairly compensated for overtime hours.

The meeting held last week was requested by Minister Richardson as a follow-up to the phase one approach aimed at tackling the matter of overtime compensation.

Upon taking office, Minister Richardson immediately focused on taking steps and measures to regulate all aspects of concern within the Ministry of Justice Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 04:56 PM

Schiphol Group Questions Corporate Governance After MingoS Dismissal

AIRPORT--Royal Schiphol Group, which is a key player in the reconstruction of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), expressed its profound concerns about the airports corporate governance shortly after the firing of PJIA operating company PJIAE chief executive officer (CEO) Brian Mingo last month.

  This is evident in a letter on April 9 from Schiphol International director Kjell Kloosterziel to Prime Minister Silver Jacobs and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:51 AM

First Pprn Public Consultation Meeting This Tuesday, May 4

The General Commission meeting permitted the Territorial Council to hear and question the process of elaborating the PPRN.

MARIGOT--Prfet Dlgu Serge Gouteyron and President Daniel Gibbs remind the population that the first public consultation meeting for the new natural risks prevention plan PPRN will take place in the refectory of Robe Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:46 AM

Jacobs Urges Smtf Grads To Remain Lifelong Learners

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs (fourth left), SMTF Programme Director and representatives of the SMTF Board of Directors.

CAY HILL--The Sint Maarten Training Foundation (SMTF) hosted its final certificate ceremony for 200 plus students participating in the course of Public Health and Hospitality on Thursday, April 29.

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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:41 AM

Ottley Meets With Wihcua

From left: Brunilda Illidge, Charline Arrindell, Reinder Torrenga, Minister Omar Ottley, Marguerite Priest and Jacqueline Berkel.

~ Minister to meet with SMMC this week ~

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:34 AM

Kenyo Baly, Cay Hill Get Youth Excellence Awards

MP Angelique Romou (centre) with the awardees and other persons.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou and the St. Martin Promoting Young Ambassadors (SMPYA) Foundation presented musicians Cay Hill and Kenyo Baly with the Artist Youth Excellence Awards for the month of April.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 May 2021 05:40 AM

Cay Hill Closes The Pretty Boy Experience With Artist Showcase At Motorworld

CAY HILL, Sint Maarten – During the week of April 22nd to April 26th, St. Maarten was given the unique opportunity of hosting the Pretty Boy Experience, an event that usually takes place in Barbados organized by Pretty Boy Worldwide. The Pretty Boy Experience is an artist showcase organized by the first ever Caribbean pop record label,Pretty Boy Records founded by Trevor Pretty. 

Francia Adamus, also known by her stage name Cay Hill, is a 20 year old singer/songwriter who was born and raised in the district of Cay Hill on Sint Maarten. She started singing in her church from when she was about 5 years old and began writing after losing her grandfather at the age of 11 when it was harder to speak about how she felt Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
02 May 2021 06:02 PM

National Day Of Remembrance. Two Honorable Guests To Be Present

    

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Tuesday, May 4, the Government of Sint Maarten will recognize National Remembrance Day, (Dodenherdenkingsdag) similar to the other countries within the Dutch Kingdom.

During this national day of commemoration, all Dutch victims civilians and soldiers who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peace-keeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War are commemorated.

The regular commemoration ceremony that will commence at 5:30 p.m Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 May 2021 04:57 PM

National Day Of Remembrance. Two Honorable Guests To Be Present. .

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- On Tuesday, May 4, the Government of Sint Maarten will recognize National Remembrance Day, (Dodenherdenkingsdag) similar to the other countries within the Dutch Kingdom.
During this national day of commemoration, all Dutch victims civilians and soldiers who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peace-keeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War are commemorated.
The regular commemoration ceremony that will commence at 5:30 p.m Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 May 2021 02:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the week of April 22nd to April 26th, St. Maarten was given the unique opportunity of hosting the Pretty Boy Experience, an event that usually takes place in Barbados organized by Pretty Boy Worldwide. The Pretty Boy Experience is an artist showcase organized by the first-ever Caribbean pop record label, Pretty Boy Records founded by Trevor Pretty.

Francia Adamus, also known by her stage name Cay Hill, is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter who was born and raised in the district of Cay Hill on Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 May 2021 09:57 AM

Ottley Shares Labour Day Message To Workers On St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Omar Ottley extended Labour Day wishes to all workers on St. Maarten.

  I only wish that the circumstances were different. As we celebrate Labour Day fully aware of the fact that many workers are out of work or working on reduced hours, we must still acknowledge the importance of Labour Day, said the minister in a press statement on Saturday.

  Labour Day is an important annual event in which workers worldwide, and also on St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
01 May 2021 09:17 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Encourages Smtf Graduates To Remain Lifelong Learners

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten TheSintMaarten Training Foundation (SMTF) hosted their final certificate ceremony for 200 plus students participatingin the course ofPublic Health and Hospitality on Thursday, April 29, 2021.These courses were started after Hurricane Irma and were the first component of the Emergency Income Support and Training Project EISTP; one of the Trust Fund projects under implementation at the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB)offeringtraining to unemployed persons.Over the period of just over three years some 2000 students have made use of this opportunity and received certification and pins for courses in public health and hospitality.

In the presence of the Board, management, and staff of the SMTF, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressed the graduates, as the keynote speaker Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Apr 2021 10:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Training Foundation (SMTF) hosted their final certificate ceremony for 200 plus students participating in the course of Public Health and Hospitality on Thursday, April 29, 2021. These courses were started after Hurricane Irma and were the first component of the Emergency Income Support and Training Project EISTP; one of the Trust Fund projects under implementation at the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) offering training to unemployed persons. Over the period of just over three years some 2000 students have made use of this opportunity and received certification and pins for courses in public health and hospitality.

In the presence of the Board, management, and staff of the SMTF, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressed the graduates, as the keynote speaker Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Apr 2021 09:42 AM

Minister De Weever To Take Up Mp Seat, To Hold Both Posts Temporarily

Ludmila de Weever 

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic, and Transportation (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever will be swapping her role in the executiv Read more


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