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Source: The Daily Herald
17 May 2024 01:34 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

 

DATE ISSUED: Friday, 17 May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 18 May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief local showers possible.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F              

Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

Sunset Today: 6:39 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:38 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Saturday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 10 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

Generally fair weather will prevail across the local region Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 May 2024 12:31 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Thursday 16th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 17th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Friday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with isolated showers possible.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

Sunset Today: 6:39 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:39 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 11 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

A relatively stable atmosphere will continue to restrict precipitation across the region Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 May 2024 12:08 AM

Lewis Moves To Address Heat Issues At Ruby Labega School

Acting Minister of ECYS Lyndon Lewis (second from right) met with the administration of Ruby Labega School and members of the WITU on Wednesday.

PHILIPSBURG--In an effort to address pressing issues affecting Ruby Labega School, Acting Minister responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 May 2024 05:46 PM

Ex-Cbcs President In Court On Charges Of Fraud, Money-Laundering And Bribery

Emsley Tromp

 ~ Lengthy prison sentence sought ~

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG--In a court appearance in Curaao on Tuesday, Emsley Tromp, former President of the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS), defended himself against allegations of fraud stemming from his involvement in the Curaao Fashion Group (CFG). Tromp emphasised that he has meticulously maintained a separation between his roles, establishing what he described as Chinese walls to ensure ethical integrity.

Tromp is a suspect in the Hercules case Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 May 2024 03:43 PM

Strategic Discussion On The Future Of Social & Health Insurances (Szv)

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten The honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina, alongside the Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA) Mrs. Veronica Jansen-Webster, Minister of Finance Ms Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 May 2024 12:06 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 15th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 16th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Mostly fair.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

Sunset Today: 6:39 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:39 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 11 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

The Atlantic high pressure system will continue to dominate the weather pattern across the region Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 May 2024 09:37 PM

Minister Of Justice, Lyndon C. J. Lewis Union Meeting

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Minister of Justice, Lyndon C. J. Lewis, convened a meeting with members of the Nationaal Algemeen Politiebond (NABP) and the Algemene Bond van Overheid & Overige Personeel Opgericht (ABVO) this Monday. The meeting, requested by the unions, served as an introductory platform for their boards and members to familiarize themselves with the Minister’s cabinet and receive an update on several pressing matters including the pending National Decrees for justice personnel. During the discussions, Minister Lewis, who has an extensive background in law enforcement and in handling HR legal issues related to the same, clarified the specifics of the phases Read more

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Source: 721 News
14 May 2024 09:24 PM

Grisha Commends Organizers Of Pazzazz Sxm Experience

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten, expressed heartfelt appreciation to both organizers and attendees of the recent Pazzazz SXM Experience. This dazzling event, held over the weekend, highlighted the island’s rich cultural tapestry and warm hospitality, creating unforgettable memories for all participants. During a signature moment of the festivities, Heyliger-Marten told the jubilant crowd, “Our island is a captivating blend of cultures, offering a unique fusion of European elegance and Caribbean vibrancy Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
14 May 2024 11:53 AM
 DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 14th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 15th May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze. Isolated showers are possible overnight.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:38 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:39 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Northeast to easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph.SYNOPSIS: A high-pressure system dominates, maintaining stable conditions and light to gentle winds across the region Read more

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Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 08:29 PM

I Will Not Pay Lip Service To Agriculture, Says Grisha

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten We have treated agriculture like a bastard child, said Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications. In her inaugural address last Friday, the minister said, The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how vulnerable we are when we depend almost exclusively on imported food to feed ourselves. I am announcing now that agriculture will receive the attention it deserves Read more

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Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 01:33 PM

Cabinet Mercelina Prioritizes Inclusiveness And Communication With Public Servants

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday morning, May 10, 2024, the Council of Ministers (CoM) met with the newly proposed Employee Engagement Council (EEC), composed of 17 members from various departments and executing bodies within government. This initiative follows an independent employee satisfaction survey and recent exit interviews. The EEC analysed the survey results, which highlighted concerns over primary labor conditions, and has formulated 21 recommendations aimed at four specific target groups: colleagues, middle management, secretary generals, and political leaders, along with six general recommendations. Key priorities identified include enhancing open communication, implementing the full human resource cycle throughout the government, and increasing transparency through the publication of annual plans and quarterly progress reports, which are supported by monthly updates from middle management Read more

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Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 01:18 PM

Grisha To Have Quick Scan Of Teatt, Says Economy Far From Its Best Shape

GREAT BAY Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), Grisha Heyliger-Marten, has signaled that she will have a quick scan done to give a more realistic picture of what our current (economic) situation actually is.

In her inaugural address Friday, May 3, 2024, the new TEATT minister, the 12th since 2010, said, it does not take a rocket scientist to see that our economy is far from its best shape.

True, we have faced some unprecedented challenges in the last decade, including the incredible devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and the global shutdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 May 2024 12:20 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Monday 13th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 14th May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:37 P.M.                     Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:40 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Tuesday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph.SYNOPSIS: A high-pressure system dominates, maintaining stable conditions and generally gentle winds across the region Read more

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Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 12:02 PM

Grisha Hears Market Vendors Concerns Over New Marketplace

GREAT BAY Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten, met Friday, May 10, 2024, with market vendors to hear their concerns about the proposed new marketplace.

The market project had already been awarded to J&J Construction for a total of Nafl 1.2 million, however many of the market vendors were not satisfied with the design.

During the meeting, the vendors highlighted the lack of storage facility for their wares, as well as the need for better lighting, bathrooms, and security Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 11:38 AM

Say One, Say Two, Say The Thing

Dear Editor,

The editorial in the Daily Herald newspaper of Friday, May 10th, 2024 titled Bad apples regarding what the editor considers a major decision of the new Minister of Justice, Lyndon Lewis (NOW) whereas he announced his decisive action to correct justice workers suspensions. In so doing the new Minister of Justice intends to alleviate staff shortages and ensure fair labor practices Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 10:21 AM

No Debt Restructuring

The new government has been sworn in. There is still a discussion ongoing as to the two other members Christoph Emanuel and Rayeon Peterson as to whether they will be sworn in as Ministers.The Parliament at present consists of 13 Members, hopefully sooner than later the other two seats will be filled by Richniel Brug and Viren Vinod Kotai whose credentials are to be approved. In his presentation the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Dr. Luc Mercelina raised the matter of the countrys debt burden and the importance of the Dispute Regulation, the latter being thrown back and forth for some 14 years now with no end in sight.

Although important, I am of the opinion that Debt cancellation has to be a priority Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 May 2024 12:24 AM

Film Director Joel Ayuk: I Like To Think IVe Opened Doors For Film-Making In St. Martin

Joel Ayuk (right) with Nigerian actor Enyinne Nwigwe who plays policeman husband Mike in the film with their respective Best Screenplay and Best Male Actor awards at the Cameroon International Film Festival.

 

By Robert Luckock

MARIGOT--Joel Ayuk, director, writer and producer of the well-received domestic violence drama Chokehold, is set to depart for the 77th Cannes Film Festival in France, the most prestigious of all the film festivals, joining an array of international film directors, judges, revered actors and A-list celebrities.

The full-length movie Chokehold was filmed entirely in St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 May 2024 12:00 AM

Carnival Restructuring Policy Released In National Gazette

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Justice, under the guidance of former Minister Anna Richardson, has published a new policy aimed at restructuring St. Maarten Carnival.

As stated in the recent publication of the National Gazette, the decision followed in response to a number of challenges currently facing the annual event, including inconsistent management structures, financial instability, under-representation of local culture, safety concerns and the need for better integration of technological advancements Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 May 2024 03:33 AM

Minister Of Justice, Addresses Urgent Situation At New Start For Children Foster Home

SAUNDERS, Sint Maarten — In response to recent developments regarding the structural integrity concerns at New Start for Children Foster Home in Mary’s Fancy, the Minister of Justice, Lyndon C.J. Lewis, in collaboration with the Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten (SJIS), is taking swift action to ensure the safety and well-being of the foster children residing there.

The recent article published in The Daily Herald Newspaper on Monday, May 6, 2024, brought to light the critical situation faced by 19 foster children who may soon need to relocate due to cracks in the building walls and foundation of the foster home Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 May 2024 08:25 PM

To All The Mothers Of St. Maarten, We Thank God For You.

Thank God for that one Sunday in May where we get the opportunity to pour extra love and adoration upon you. We are given the opportunity to remind you that you’ve been the architect of our dreams and the backbone of our families. You’ve laughed with us in joy, and wiped away our tears in sorrow, you’ve been the comforting embrace we seek.

The Caribbean mother has always been a figure of immense power and beauty and a fierce protector. You have shown us that wisdom doesn’t always come from books, but often from the lived experience Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 May 2024 08:25 PM

Prime Minister MotherS Day Message 2024

Honorable Mothers of St. Maarten,

On this special day, I extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all the mothers of our beloved St. Maarten. Your tireless dedication, unwavering love, and selfless sacrifices are the foundation upon which our society thrives.

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on the immense contributions mothers make to our families, communities, and nation. Your nurturing spirit, resilience, and strength inspire us all to strive for a better tomorrow.

As Prime Minister, I am humbled by the opportunity to express my sincere thanks to each and every mother in St Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 May 2024 08:14 PM

Minister Jansen-Webster HonorsNurses On International Nurses Day

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In commemoration of International Nurses Day, the honorable Minister of VSA Veronica Jansen-Webster made a special visit to the St. Maarten Medical Center and White and yellow Cross on Friday. The visit was a heartfelt gesture to express gratitude and appreciation to the unsung heroes of healthcare, the nurses.

Minister Jansen-Webster is deeply connected to the nursing profession through personal experience, having grown up with a mother, the esteemed Cecilia Webster-Cox affectionately known as Sis, who dedicated decades to serving the community as a nurse Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 May 2024 12:07 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Friday 10th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 11th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze and isolated showers possible.

Forecast High: 31C / 88F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79F

Sunset Today: 6:37 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:41 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 10 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.

SYNOPSIS: 

A loose surface pressure gradient will maintain light to gentle winds during this forecast period Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 May 2024 12:56 AM

Justice Minister Lewis Sends Justice Workers Back To Work

Minister of Justice Lyndon Lewis.

 

PHILIPSBURG--To address pressing issues within Sint Maartens justice system, Minister of Justice Lyndon Lewis has undertaken steps to rectify employee suspensions and combat staff shortages Read more


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