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Source: 721 News
31 Mar 2016 11:58 PM

Marlin Commends Parliament’S Planned Tour Of Lagoon

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister William Marlin is heartened that the Parliament of St. Maarten is taking time out to tour the Simpson Bay Lagoon and visit the proposed site for the sewage plant.

He believes that Parliament will get a greater understanding of the government’s position regarding the construction of the sewage plant Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2016 10:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Two of five political parties that registered to contest the parliamentary elections slated for Monday September 26th 2016 plans to merge in order to capture the Christian population in one group. SMN News learnt from well-placed sources that the St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) headed by Pastor Wycliffe Smith and the Millennial Advancement Party” (MAP) headed by Peter Gittens intends to merge and they will be making the announcement next Tuesday when the SMCP presents its manifesto.
While Pastor Smith is well known in the Christian community Gittens is also known in the Adventist Church where he plays music Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Mar 2016 07:04 PM

Mac Literacy Evening

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – On Wednesday, March 30th, Honorable Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a literacy evening hosted by Group Four and Three teachers of the Methodist Agogic Center at the University of St. Martin.

As reading has been highlighted in a variety of ways during this academic year at the MAC school, the goal of the literacy evening was to inspire more students to read more Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2016 06:56 PM

On the occasion of the first CBCS Central Banking Conference Caribbean Central Banking since the Financial Crisis

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Sint Maarten
March 31st, 2016

Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Good evening.

It gives me great pleasure to join you this evening at the welcome dinner for the first central banking conference of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten.

Firstly, on behalf of the government of Sint Maarten, allow me to extend a warm welcome to all the speakers and participants who have travelled to Sint Maarten for this conference Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2016 06:43 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, March 30th, Honorable Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a literacy evening hosted by Group Four and Three teachers of the Methodist Agogic Center at the University of St. Martin.
As reading has been highlighted in a variety of ways during this academic year at the MAC school, the goal of the literacy evening was to inspire more students to read more.
Readers at the literacy evening included Minister Jacobs, Clara Reyes of the National Institute of Art, teachers from the MAC school and others.
Reading teaches children about the world around them Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2016 04:27 PM

Urgent Central Committee Meeting About Status Of Police Officers Insurance Coverage Scheduled For Tuesday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee will meet in an urgent session on April 5. The Minister of Justice will be present for the sitting of the House.
The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda point is the status of insurance coverage for Police Officers and their families and other related and affected issues.
This urgent meeting was called by the United People’s (UP) party faction Members of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard, (MP) Franklin Meyers, and Independent (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo.
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St Read more


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DP
Source: The Daily Herald
31 Mar 2016 04:12 AM

D66: Island Inmates Could Help Fill Empty Dutch Cells

THE HAGUE--The Democratic Party D66 in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament asked Dutch State Secretary of Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff on Wednesday to look at the possibility to house inmates from Dutch Caribbean prisons in the many vacant jail cells in the Netherlands. Dijkhoff said this option was highly unlikely.

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Source: 721 News
31 Mar 2016 02:09 AM

Police Report: Fire Destroys Apartment Buildings  

CAPE BAY – On Wednesday, March 30, at approximately 6:30pm, a call came into the Emergency Dispatch Center informing of a large apartment fire at Maracas Drive #5 in Cape Bay. Immediately several police patrols, Fire Department and paramedics were dispatched to the scene to investigate what was taking place.

On the scene, investigating officers noticed that a complex consisting of three apartments located at the rear of the main building at Maracas Drive #5 were on fire. Immediately, the Fire Department went to work on extinguishing the fire, which had grown quite large.

Traffic in and out of Cape Bay was diverted through other streets in the area, which allowed police to keep onlookers at a safe distance and the Fire Department to work without any obstructions Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2016 09:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday March 30th 2016 at approximately 06.30 p.m. a call came into the Emergency Dispatch Center informing them of a large apartment fire at Maracas drive number 5 in Cape Bay. Immediately several police patrols, Fire department and paramedics were dispatch to the scene to investigate what was taking place.
On the scene the investigating officers noticed that an apartment complex consisting of three apartments located at the rear of the main building at Maracas drive number 5 were on fire Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2016 05:59 PM

Government Meets School Bus Owners

School Bus Owners Association representatives on the left and Prime Minister William Marlin, Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs and Ministry ECYS representatives. (DComm photo)< Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2016 02:23 PM

Parents Of Lionel Connor School Peeved --- Principal Acting In Conflict Of Interest By Selling School Uniforms.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Parents of students attending the Lionel Connor School in Cole Bay are upset now that the school now that management is forcing them to purchase school uniforms from the Principal of the school. Some of the parents contacted SMN News and stated that the school changed their uniforms and instead of allowing them to purchase the new uniforms from stores at a cheaper price they are being forced to purchase their school uniforms from the Principal whose shirts ranges between $12 to $18 depending on the sizes Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2016 01:37 PM

Special attention should be placed on the amount of raw sewage that are being pumped in the lagoon.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The third quad-partite meeting that involves the State of France, The Netherlands, the government of St. Maarten and the Collectivity of St. Maarten is scheduled to take place on St. Maarten on Wednesday next week at the A. C Wathey Legislative Hall starting at 8am announced Prime Minister of St. Maarten William Marlin.
The Prime Minister told members of the media that the agreement among the countries states that these annual meetings will be held in a different country each year.
On the agenda for discussions are the following points:-

• Military Cooperation
• Border Control
• Implementation of the Police Cooperation
• Treaties that relates to the preparation and cross border between the two sides of the island which will include, education, health care, social welfare, whereby parties will try to establish a cooperation structure between the two sides of the island.
• The European Union Affairs will also be discussed, while they will follow up on the current discussions that relatives to the EU funding and projects that are co-financed by the EU.
The Prime Minister also gave some updates on the trips he attended in Aruba regarding the Aruba Day celebration and the P-3A meetings where more than 38 nations attended the conference.

On the ongoing discussions regarding the sewage plant that is to be built in the Simpson Bay Lagoon Marlin welcomed the involvement of the Parliament of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2016 06:47 AM

Coalition Mps Request Tour Of Planned Sewage Plant Site

PHILIPSBURG--Coalition Members of Parliament (MPs) Sarah Wescot-Williams, Christophe Emmanuel and Rodolphe Samuel have requested a meeting of the Permanent Committee for Pub Read more


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DP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2016 06:40 AM

Sarah Seeks Clarity On Application Of Law On Prosecution Of Politicians

PHILIPSBURG--Democratic Party (DP) leader Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams has set out to get clarity on whether the law on the prosecution of politicians “needs more fleshing out.” She intends to write to Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2016 06:36 AM

Government Meets School Bus Owners

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister William Marlin, Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (ECYS) Silveria Jacobs and Ministry ECYS representatives met with School Bus Owners Ass Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Mar 2016 10:03 PM

Minister Jacobs And Prime Minister Marlin Meet With School Bus Owners Association Regarding School Bussing Service

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (Ministry ECYS) Silveria Jacobs, Prime Minister William Marlin, as well as a delegation of the Ministry ECYS, met with board members of the School Bus Owners Association to clarify the announcement made in the papers in reference to the new school bussing service which is expected to go into effect August 2016.

The board members of the School Bus Owners Association representing 31 school bus owners had the opportunity to express their concerns about the new school bussing service and the perceived negative impact it could have on their livelihood.

The meeting was positively received and Minister Jacobs re-iterated that is not her intention to put anyone out of business.

She has the responsibility to execute government policy and regulations in compliance with the National Accountability and Compliance Ordinance and thus regulation of school bussing service is necessary.

The Terms of Reference (TOR) are available to be reviewed as of Wednesday March 30, after which an informative session is planned for April 13, 2016.

Members of the board were encouraged and have agreed that they will review the TOR to get a better idea of what will be expected in executing the new school bussing service.

Minister Jacobs has promised to remain open to dialogue with the association in the future.

PHOTO CUTLINE: School Bus Owners Association representatives on the left and Prime Minister William Marlin, Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs and representatives from the Ministry ECYS seated on the right Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2016 09:53 PM

GREAT BAYDCOMM):--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (Ministry ECYS) Silveria Jacobs, Prime Minister William Marlin, as well as a delegation of the Ministry ECY Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Mar 2016 06:57 PM

Plenary Session Of Parliament About Consumer Protection Reconvenes On Thursday

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on March 31. The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transport will be present for the session.    

The plenary public meeting reconvenes on Thursday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is a discussion with the Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs regarding the issue of consumer protection for residents and visitors.

This plenary session of the House was requested by Members of Parliament (MPs) Leona Marlin-Romeo, MP Franklin Meyers, and MP Theo Heyliger.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2016 06:33 PM

Plenary Session Of Parliament About Consumer Protection Reconvenes On Thursday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on March 31. The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transport will be present for the session.
The plenary public meeting reconvenes on Thursday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda point is a discussion with the Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs regarding the issue of consumer protection for residents and visitors.
This plenary session of the House was requested by Members of Parliament (MPs) Leona Marlin-Romeo, MP Franklin Meyers, and MP Theo Heyliger.
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Mar 2016 05:19 PM

School Bus Association Not Happy With New Gov’T Rules

Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs. (File photo)

PHILIPSBURG--“Our livelihood is being threatened by the current sitting Government,” read a statement by St. Maarten School Bus Owner’s Association (SBOA) on Monday after it received word about the changes made by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports re-eva Read more


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Source: Today SXM
29 Mar 2016 04:58 PM

Swimmers Return Without Medals But With A Wealth Of Knowledge

Photo: Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs, second from left poses with some of the returning swimmers at L’Espérance Airport outside Grand Case yesterday afternoon. Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten News – Somebody once said ‘competition is important, but winning isn’t as vital’ however failure to win a medal in any sport provides the impetus for an individual or a team to do better the next time they have to compete.

For the swimming delegation that represented both sides of the island during the Carifta Games in Martinique, it was a learning experience and despite the fact they were unable to secure medals, they were able to set personal best records while competing with some of the best swimmers in the region.

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs was not there in her official capacity, but she was there to support her son and the rest of the team Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2016 04:17 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports has taken note of the recent meeting held by the teachers at the University of St. Martin. The minister would like to reassure the teachers, parents/guardians and the general public, that the challenges faced by teachers in the Public Schools as well as all other schools has the full attention , concern and priority of the minister and the Ministry ECYS. It is important to note that during my first tenure as Minister in 2012/2013 several education conferences were held with teachers, managers and school boards to identify challenges and solutions Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Mar 2016 01:29 PM

Parliament Meeting On National Ordinance Spatial Planning To Continue Next Week

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of VROMI the Honorable Angel Meyers received many questions last week from members of Parliament including the Chair Lady Sarah Wescot-Williams on the infrastructural plans for the island.

Last week the draft National Ordinance related to changes to the National Ordinance Spatial Planning was presented by Minister Meyers.

After receiving questions the meeting was adjourned until next week Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Mar 2016 05:20 AM

Jacobs Says Challenges In Public Education Have Her Full Attention

PHILIPSBURG--Education Minister Silveria Jacobs said last night that the challenges in public education have her full “attention, concern and priority.”

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