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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2016 11:23 PM

Vœux 2017 Présidente Aline Hanson

Chers compatriotes,

Les vœux de la nouvelle année sont pour moi l’occasion de remercier celles et ceux qui se sont investis pour le territoire et qui avancent dans une dynamique constructive. Je remercie la société civile dans son ensemble, les chefs d’entreprise, les acteurs associatifs, pour leur contribution et leur précieux soutien tout au long de l’année.

Je salue les membres des instances territoriales qui ont apporté leur pierre à l’édifice du développement de Saint-Martin et qui par leurs actions participent à la vie démocratique de notre territoire Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2016 11:17 PM

New Year Message Of Aline Hanson, Présidente Du Conseil Territorial De Saint Martin.

Fellow Saint Martiners,

The New Year’s wishes are an opportunity for me to thank those who have invested in the territory and who are moving forward in a constructive way. I would like to thank the civil society, the business leaders and the associations, for their contribution and their valuable support throughout the year.

Thanks to the local authorities who have worked for the development of Saint Martin and who have contributed to the democratic life of Saint Martin.

I would like to congratulate the civil servants as they did well in serving the general interest of our people.

Let us be kind and attentive towards each other,

Let us be generous without expecting anything in return,

Let us give our time to our youngsters,

Let us work peacefully for our island

I have a special thought for those who are facing difficulty Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2016 03:23 PM

*** Warning *** Claude Peterson: Extremely Dangerous Illegal Fireworks!!!

WARNING: EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ILLEGAL FIREWORKS!!!

Facebook page: Claude Peterson

This morning I write this post with a total mix of emotions and great hurt ad anger as my Eldest Sister Nathalie Angèle Peterson and my family deals with a very difficult situation which occurred last night at around 10pm.
I feel the need to post these pictures to warn the general public Read more


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DP
NA
USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
30 Dec 2016 10:14 PM

MAHO:--- (DMF) DOW MUSICAL FOUNDATION and EBONY STEEL ORCHESTRA 25th year annual concert celebration took place on Monday night December 26th, 2016 at Maho Royale Ballroom.
The Tallahasse-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) presented an award to Prime Minister William Marlin under the banner of: POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR 2016.
“The house was packed to capacity at the annual Steel Pan Concert and extravaganza celebrating the DOW MUSICAL FOUNDATION and EBONY STEEL ORCHESTRA 25th concert anniversary,” according to TLH-SXMF Executive Director Arthur Lugisse.
Lugisse continues: “Current Prime Minister of Sint Maarten William Marlin was first sworn in on November 19, 2015 and after serving one year he was again recently sworn in on December 20, 2016 as Prime Minister in the Red, White and Blue coalition government comprising of the Democratic Party, the National Alliance and the United St Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Dec 2016 08:45 PM

Central Bank: “Monetary Union Curaçao And Sint Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – Balance of payments developments.

According to estimates of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the deficit on the current account of the balance of payments widened in 2016 compared to 2015 as a result of a drop in net exports of goods and services and a worsening of the income balance. By contrast, the current transfers balance improved. The decline in net exports was caused by a decline in exports, mitigated by lower imports.

Exports contracted because of, among other things, a decline in foreign exchange earnings from tourism activities due mainly to the poor performance of cruise tourism in both Sint Maarten and Curaçao Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Dec 2016 07:43 AM

Psve Student Completes 2-Week Stint At New Govt. Building

PHILIPSBURG – Student Jodian McDonald recently completed a 2-week job-placement stint at the reception desk of the new Government building.

The PSVE student, who also worked at the Public Service Center (PSC) branch in Simpson Bay recently, was praised for her outgoing attitude, professionalism, and exceptional work ethics.

In the function of receptionist (under the auspices of PSC), McDonald’s tasks were to welcome and coordinate guests on behalf of the cabinets of the Council of Ministers, and provide assistance to government employees with regard to personnel matters, just to name a few.

Over the last two years, the Public Service Center Department has been working with various secondary schools on St Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Dec 2016 07:39 AM

Vlf Thanks Partners, Public For Support In 2016

PHILIPSBURG – The visionary of Victorious Living Dr. Erna Mae Francis-Cotton and board members sincerely thank VLF’s partners, volunteers, clients, supporters and members of the press and general public for helping them to make a significant difference in 2016.

This past year yielded much transformation in the lives of the people that Victorious Living touches, from transformation in marriages, increased growth in the lives of young and old, and family restoration.

In addition, many lives were transformed through VLF’s fourth hosting of the premiere one-day leadership simulcast conference Leadercast; facilitation of a successful marriage and singles retreat for the pastors and spouses of the Moravian Church Eastern West Indies Province; and a grief workshop that VLF’s visionary facilitated for the St Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Dec 2016 07:03 AM

Minister Jacobs Calls For More Compassion, Equity

PHILIPSBURG--In her New Year’s address released on Thursday evening, Minister of Education, Culture and Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs reflected on this past year and called on the population to show more respect, impulse control, compassion and fairness in their dealings with fellow citizens.

“This year 2016 was indeed a challenging time for many of us Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Dec 2016 06:57 AM

Supermarket Robber Arrested In St. Martin

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT--Star Ocean Supermarket in Dutch Quarter and Wing Li Supermarket in Middle Region were robbed on Wednesday afternoon by a man brandishing a firearm. In both cases the culprit fled on a scooter after the robbery, according to acting police spokesman Inspector Steven Carty.

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Source: SMN-News
29 Dec 2016 04:38 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The visionary of Victorious Living, Dr. Erna Mae Francis-Cotton, and board members sincerely thank VLF’s partners, volunteers, clients, supporters and members of the press and the general public for helping them to make a significant difference in 2016. This past year has yielded much transformation in the lives of the people that Victorious Living touches, from the transformation in marriages, increased growth in the lives of young and old, and family restoration.
In addition, many lives were transformed through VLF’s fourth hosting of the premiere one day leadership simulcast conference, Leadercast; facilitation of a successful marriage and singles retreat for the Pastors and spouses of the Moravian Church Eastern West Indies Province; and a grief workshop that VLF’s visionary facilitated for the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Dec 2016 01:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Student Jodian Mc Donald recently completed a two-week job-placement stint at the receptionist of the New Government Building. The PSVE student who also worked at the Public Service Center (PSC) branch in Simpson bay recently, has been praised for her outgoing attitude, professionalism, and exceptional work ethics.
In the function of receptionist (under the auspices of PSC), Ms. Mc Donald’s tasks were to welcome and coordinate guests on behalf of the cabinets of the Council of Ministers and provide assistance to government employees with regard to personnel matters just to name a few.
Over the last two years, the Public Service Center Department has been working with various secondary schools on St Read more


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SMCP
Source: 721 News
28 Dec 2016 11:04 PM

Raising The Bar In Parliament In 2017

The people of St. Maarten expect a higher level of functioning from our Parliament in the New Year. Following a trial and error period of six years, our MPs should begin to raise the bar in 2017.

We expect our MPs, while on the floor of Parliament, to stick to the business at hand and not be carried away by personal or emotional circumstances. According to article 53 of the Constitution, parliamentarians should refrain from debating and voting on issues related to their person, their spouses or family members to the second degree.

If MPs are not pleased with the way family members are treated, this should be handled privately and not addressed on the floor of Parliament Read more


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SMCP
Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2016 07:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The people of Sint Maarten expect a higher level of functioning from our Parliament in the New Year. Following a trial and error period of six years, our MP’s should begin to raise the bar in 2017.
We expect our MP’s, while on the floor of parliament, to stick to the business at hand and not be carried away by personal or emotional circumstances. According to article 53 of the Constitution, parliamentarians should refrain from debating and voting on issues related to their person, their spouses or family members to the second degree Read more


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MAP
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Dec 2016 04:17 PM

Antigua & Barbuda In Strong Position To Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Developing Antigua and Barbuda’s abundant renewable energy resources will enable the country to meet a large share of its energy demand sustainably with renewables, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda presents clear and practical steps for the country to maximise its renewable resources, primarily wind and solar, set new targets for renewable energy deployment, and strengthen energy efficiency measures in the country.

“Antigua and Barbuda has already surpassed its 2030 target of 15 percent of renewables in the electricity sector as part of its efforts to mitigate climate change, ensure greater energy security and chart a path for sustainable economic growth,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Dec 2016 06:51 AM

Town Businesses Allowed To Be Open On New Year’S Day

PHILIPSBURG--Businesses in Philipsburg are allowed open on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017. An exemption for businesses in this area only was signed off by Acting Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Prime Minister William Marlin.

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Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2016 12:46 PM

Mp Connor Spreads The Joy Of Christmas To Three Organizations

PHILIPSBURG – Member of Parliament (MP) Claret Connor, was spreading the meaning of giving at Christmas time.

The MP delivered cooked turkeys and hams to the I Can Foundation, Key to Freedom Rehabilitation Center and New St Read more


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PPA
Source: 721 News
26 Dec 2016 11:38 PM

Bobby Ingesloten Voor Diefstal

SURINAME — Bobby B. (24) is op donderdag 22 december door de politie van Uitvlugt ingesloten.

Een jongeman deed eerder op de dag aangifte van diefstal tegen hem. Volgens verklaring van de aangever heeft zijn zwager Bobby enkele goederen uit zijn appartement weggenomen.

De aangever woont in een ander appartement niet ver van de verdachte. Bobby nam op een onbewaakt moment ongevraagd de sleutels van het appartement van de aangever weg Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Dec 2016 05:17 AM

Father Accuses Szv Of Dragging Feet On Referral

~ SZV says it discussed options available to client ~

PHILIPSBURG--Oliver Arrindell, the father of a son, who is a year and seven months old, has accused Social Health Insurances SZV of dragging its feet on the referral of his son to the Netherlands for various forms of therapy to recover from a condition he suffered at birth.

In an invited comment, SZV said it has had extensive communication with Arrindell related to the care of his son and had discussed the different options that are available to him, which are covered by his insurance at SZV, as is regulated by the law.

Arrindell said his son was born at St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Dec 2016 05:01 AM

Marlin: Jollification Part Of Christmas

PHILIPSBURG--“There is Jollification in Christmas. Traditionally, we cook up a storm, not just to feed ourselves, but all those who pass by our homes. We even send food to friends and relatives, and share with our neighbours, not because they have nothing to eat, but because this is the way we express our sense of belonging,” said Prime Minister William Marlin in his Christmas message to the community Read more


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DP
NA
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Dec 2016 02:26 PM

Hasani Ellis Tipped To Be Deputy Minister In Hague

Hasani Ellis

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maartener Hasani Ellis is tipped to be the country’s Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague. He is currently undergoing justice and integrity screening.

  Ellis was a candidate with the Democratic Party (DP) of Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams in the September 26 Parliamentary election, but did not earn a seat in Parliament Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Dec 2016 09:33 AM

New Council Of Ministers Grants Half Days To Civil Servants

PHILIPSBURG – The newly sworn in Council of Ministers held their first meeting at the Government Building on Thursday morning, December 22.

Attending the meeting were: Prime Minister William Marlin; Minister of Finance Richard Gibson; Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor Affairs Emil Lee; Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports Silveria Jacobs, and Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Christophe Emmanuel.

In its first meeting, the Council of Ministers took the decision, amongst others, to grant all civil servants “half day off” on December 23, and 30 where the service permits Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
22 Dec 2016 08:05 PM

Pond Island:--- TelEm Group technicians and engineers successfully restored internet service to Dutch St. Maarten at approximately 5:30 pm Thursday evening after effecting repairs to a fibre connection between the French side and the Dutch side of the island.

Thursday’s restoration comes after several failed attempts to fully restore the service following a major outage Sunday.

Technicians and engineers working round the clock, successfully cleaned up a faulty link that was causing the company’s internet service to operate sporadically and sometimes not at all, since the outage Sunday.

“The local fiber connection came up several times, but deteriorated as soon as any load was put on it,” said Chief Technical Officer, Mr Read more


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SMCP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
22 Dec 2016 06:48 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6. This prophecy was uttered by the Hebrew prophet Isaiah some 700 years before Jesus was born. Isaiah became a prophet, after the death of King Uzziah who reigned for fifty-two years. Under Uzziah’s reign, the land of Judah enjoyed a period of prosperity not known since the reign of King Solomon Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Dec 2016 06:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The newly sworn in Council of Ministers held their first meeting at the Government Building on Thursday morning December 22nd. Attending the meeting were Prime Minister William Marlin, Minister of Finance Richard Gibson, Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor Affairs Emil Lee, Minister of Education Culture Youth & Sports Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Christophe Emmanuel.

In its first meeting, the Council of Ministers took the decision amongst others, to grant all Civil Servants “half day off” on December 23rd and 30th where the service permits Read more


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