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Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2017 11:49 PM

Pm Marlin: Launching Of Nss Website Will Address Integrity Issues In Gov’T

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister William Marlin released a statement to mark the recent launch of the National Security Service (NSS) St. Maarten website.

“’We must have systems of checks and balances to make sure that those people who are making critical decisions for our country are held accountable, and nowhere is that more important than in the area of national security,’ US Senator, Chris Van Hollen said,” Prime Minister Marlin began.

“It is within this context of checks and balances that one of the initiatives of this government is to address integrity issues, and increase transparency and accountability within the government organization,” the PM continued.

“The website of the National Security Service St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 May 2017 06:30 AM

St Vincent Pm Warns Caricom Of Plot Against Venezuela

KINGSTON, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has cautioned the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to refrain from allowing a small group of powerful nations to dilute the “collective strength” of the 15 member regional grouping.

Gonsalves, in a three-page letter to CARICOM leaders, warned that a wedge is being driven through CARICOM over a plan for “regime change” in Venezuela and the group of powerful nations with the Organisation of America States (OAS) has an “agenda of naked self-interest”.

He said the group has “strategically invited select CARICOM countries to their meetings and ignored the others Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 May 2017 07:53 AM

Update: Road Closures And Traffic Diversions For Nagico To Nagico Cycling Race

Road closures and traffic diversions

In connection with the up NAGICO to NAGICO cycling race which is scheduled to start on Friday May 19th and end on Sunday May 21st 2017 the police department is announcing the following road closures and traffic diversions.

Saturday May 20th the “French Quarter to Dutch Quarter circuit race”

At 08.30 a.m Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2017 06:33 PM

Road Closures And Traffic Diversions.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In connection with the up NAGICO to NAGICO cycling race which is scheduled to start on Friday, May 19th and end on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 the police department is announcing the following road closures and traffic diversions.
Friday, May 19th the”Cause Way Bridge Time Trial”.
At 05.00 p.m Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 May 2017 07:11 AM

Memorial Day: A Day To Appreciate Our Freedom

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On Thursday May 4, the Government of Sint Maarten observed Memorial Day, (“Dodenherdenkingsdag”) similar to the other countries within the Dutch Kingdom, at the Captain Hodge Wharf in Philipsburg.

“During this National Commemoration Day” 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,” were commemorated (www.4en5mei.nl).

A short ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon that also included a number of dignitaries including President of the Collectivite of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
03 May 2017 07:19 AM

Memorial Day: A Day To Appreciate Our Freedom

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On Thursday May 4, the Government of Sint Maarten will recognize Memorial Day, (“Dodenherdenkingsdag”) similar to the other countries within the Dutch Kingdom.

“During this National Commemoration Day” 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 peach-keeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War” are commemorated (www.4en5mei.nl).

This year, while there are millions of people in the Middle East that are yet fighting for a free state, Government opted to highlight the freedom element throughout its program.

Most people assume freedom is a natural state, yet it is something that has been fought for through many wars Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 May 2017 09:06 PM

World Press Freedom Day 2017.

Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia, and the Press Council of Indonesia will co-organize the World Press Freedom Day's main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1-4 May 2017.

National celebrations take place each year to commemorate this Day Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 May 2017 08:16 PM

Memorial Day: A Day To Appreciate Our Freedom

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):--- On Thursday, May 4, the Government of Sint Maarten will recognize Memorial Day, (“Dodenherdenkingsdag”) similar to the other countries within the Dutch Kingdom.

“During this National Commemoration Day,” 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 peach-keeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War” are commemorated (www.4en5mei.nl).

This year, while there are millions of people in the Middle East that are yet fighting for a free state, Government opted to highlight the freedom element throughout its program.

Most people assume freedom is a natural state, yet it is something that has been fought for through many wars Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Apr 2017 10:15 AM

Road Closures For Upcoming Parades And Jump Up

PHILIPSBURG:---In connection with the upcoming Grand Parade scheduled for May 1st, the Second Day Parade scheduled for May 2nd and the closing Jump up scheduled for May 3rd the Police Department is announcing the following road closures.
Grand Parade May 1st, 2017
The parade is scheduled to start at 10.00 a.m. leaving the entrance of Sint Johns Ranch on the L.B. Scot road with the following route: Sint Johns Estate road/ L.B. Scot road/Bush road/W.J.A. Nisbeth road/Percy Labega Street/Longwall road/Kerkhof Steeg/Front Street/ Emma plein/ Welvaart Brug/Buncamper road/Freedom Fighter Round About/W.J.A Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Apr 2017 06:53 AM

Police: Road Closures For Upcoming Parades And Jump Up

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In connection with the upcoming Grand Parade scheduled for May 1st, the Second Day Parade scheduled for May 2nd and the closing Jump up scheduled for May 3rd the Police Department is announcing the following road closures.

Grand Parade May 1st 2017

The parade is scheduled to start at 10.00 a.m. leaving the entrance of Sint Johns Ranch on the L.B. Scot road with the following route: Sint Johns Estate road/ L.B. Scot road/Bush road/W.J.A. Nisbeth road/Percy Labega Street/Long wall road/Kerkhof Steeg/Front Street/ Emma plein/ Welvaart Brug/Buncamper road/Freedom Fighter Round About/W.J.A Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Apr 2017 07:55 AM

Preparations Has Commenced For Memorial Day On May 4Th

PHILIPSBURG –  Prime Minister William Marlin hereby makes it known that preparations for Memorial Day have commenced. Memorial Day is the National Day of Remembrance, which is the day that we commemorate the victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II have commenced.

The preparations include the relocation of the commemoration plaques at the Captain Hodge Wharf to a more publicly accessible location on the same Wharf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Apr 2017 05:02 PM

Preparations Has Commenced For Memorial Day On May 4Th

PHILIPSBURG - Prime Minister William Marlin hereby makes it known that preparations for Memorial Day have commenced. Memorial Day is the National Day of Remembrance, which is the day that we commemorate the victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II have commenced.

The preparations include the relocation of the commemoration plaques at the Captain Hodge Wharf to a more publicly accessible location on the same Wharf Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Apr 2017 05:13 AM

Charlotte Brookson Academy Hosts Staff Retreat 

 

PHILIPSBURG – The Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts recently concluded its retreat on April 18.

The 14 members of the board, management and staff gathered at the conference room of the Simpson Bay Resort. The purpose of the retreat was to re-establish a common understanding of the CBA vision and the school development plan, strengthen a collective understanding of how the vision will be implemented, monitored and evaluated and to identify strategic personal and professional development plans for the staff.

The turbulent process of moving to the new location, and in preparation for the upcoming school year and getting approval for the future focus of the school, management and staff felt it opportune to get together in a conducive environment to reflect on the immediate past, the successes, challenges and opportunities for the future of CBA.

The sessions were facilitated by independent consultant Marjan de Visser and assisted by Human Resources and Finance Manager Hiro Shigemoto and Innovations Coordinator Okama Ekpe Brook Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Apr 2017 09:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts concluded its retreat on April 18th, 2017. The 14 members of the board, management, and staff gathered at the conference room of the Simpson Bay Resort. The purpose of the retreat was to reestablish a common understanding of the CBA vision and the school development plan, strengthen a collective understanding of how the vision will be implemented, monitored and evaluated and to identify strategic personal and professional development plans for the staff Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Apr 2017 12:29 AM

Road Closures And Traffic Measures In Connection With The Upcoming “2017 Carnival Opening Jump-Up”

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In connection with the upcoming “2017 Carnival Opening Jump-up” which is scheduled to take place on Monday April 17th / Easter Monday, the Police Department is announcing the following road closures and traffic measures:

The “Opening Jump Up” is scheduled to start at 08.00 p.m. sharp on the L.B. Scot road in the vicinity of the Milton Peters College in Reward. All band trucks and DJ’s will gather at the starting point prior to the departure.

At 07.00 p.m.  L.B Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Apr 2017 06:30 PM

Ex-Pvv Mp Hero Brinkman Arrested

Hero Brinkman in 2009 when he was a member of the Second Chamber for the PVV party. (File photo)

AMSTERDAM--Former Member of the Second Chamber of the Party for Freedom PVV police inspector Hero Brinkman, known in the Dutch Caribbean for his often rough attitude towards the islands, was arrested on Monday. He is suspected of violating the official secrecy (“ambtsgeheim”).

  Police confirmed the arrest of a member of the Amsterdam police and stated that the person had been locked up and would be heard Read more


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Source: 721 News
03 Apr 2017 12:45 AM

Top Us Military Pilots Will Open Aviation Conference In St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – At the welcome reception of the Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference, June 13-15, two elite pilots will make a joint keynote presentation called “Leadership in Aviation” and share their vision for the development of professional small-aircraft commercial operations.

Major Scott S. Petz was the Advance Pilot/Narrator for the US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “The Thunderbirds.” Petz was better known by his flight crew as “Cheetah” and he flew the No Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2017 06:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In connection with the upcoming “Lighted Parade” which is organized by Rio Production and scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, April 1st, the police department is announcing the following road closures.
The parade will depart at 08.00 p.m. with the following route: Walter Nisbet road in the vicinity of Beach Plaza Casino - Percy Labega Street – Long Wall Road – Kerkhof Steeg – Front Street – Emma Plein – Welvaart Brug – Buncamper Road – Freedom Fighter Roundabout – Walter Nisbet Road – Salt Pickers Roundabout – Walter Nisbet Road and ends on the Ring Road in the vicinity of the Sports Auditorium.
While the parade is in motion all streets and alleys connected to the route will be closed off to motor vehicle traffic Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Mar 2017 06:48 PM

Casablanca Human Trafficking Case: Prosecutor Demands 8 Years Against Brothel Director

Source Today Newspaper

GREAT BAY – The public prosecutor demanded 8 years of imprisonment and a fine of 200,000 guilders against McQuincy R. the 39-year old director of the Casablanca brothel. Jessy R., 45, goes to prison for 7 years if it is up to the prosecution and she’ll have to pay also a 200,000 fine. The prosecutor wants to fine Casablanca NV an additional 30,000 guilders for fiscal fraud.

Carmen P., the 67-year old owner of the Casablanca building is facing 5 years of imprisonment and her son David E Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Mar 2017 11:43 PM

Dutch Election: Pm Rutte Sees Off Anti-Eu Wilders Challenge

BBC —  Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, exit polls say.

Early results confirmed the exit polls, with his centre-right VVD Party on course for 31 out of 150 seats.

Three parties are projected to win 19 seats each: Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration Freedom Party (PVV), the Christian Democrats and the D66 party.

Mr Wilders’ party had been leading in opinion polls but support for the party appeared to slip in recent days.

With 10.9% of votes counted early on Thursday, the VVD had polled 17.8%.

Voter participation in the general election was high; the 81% turnout was the highest for 30 years.

Analysts say a high turnout may have benefited pro-EU and liberal parties.

“Today was a celebration of democracy,” Mr Rutte said, adding that the Netherlands had said no to the “wrong kind of populism”.

Although the VVD had lost several seats since the last election, many had expected the party to lose much more ground to the Freedom Party.

Many had been watching the vote in the Netherlands closely, as an indication for how populist parties may fare in other elections in EU countries.

France goes to the polls next month to elect a new president, while Germany is due to hold a general election in September.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Mr Rutte to congratulate him, while Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has also tweeted his congratulations.

Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament until earlier this year, said he was “relieved” Mr Wilders’ party had lost.

“We must continue to fight for an open and free Europe!” he added on Twitter (in German).

However, Mr Wilders warned that Mr Rutte “has not seen the last of me”.

He previously said that the “patriotic revolution” would continue to take place, and “the genie will not go back into the bottle”.

Pharrell Williams’ song Happy pumped out across a conference hall converted to host the victorious VVD.

“Of course he’ll still be prime minister,” a loyal party member with black rimmed glasses told us Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2017 04:56 AM

Message Of Prime Minister William Marlin On International Women’S Day

Fellow St. Maarteners,

Residents of our beautiful island, and in particular, ALL the women of this land.

For over 100 years now, the world has been celebrating International Women’s Day, which began as a female workers’ struggle for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. More than a century later, despite the great strides that we have made, gender equality, equal pay for equal work, and an end to violence, exploitation and oppression against women remain elusive in many parts of the world, including here on our beloved St Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2017 04:46 AM

Non-Standard Forms Of Employment: A Feature Of The Contemporary World Of Work Also In The Caribbean 

 

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The ILO presented the 2016 Report on “Non-Standard Employment Around the World: Understanding Challenges, Shaping Prospects” to the Caribbean in the context of the 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour, February 23-24, Kingston, Jamaica.

The 17-Caribbean country delegations, including 11 Ministers of Labour, as well as employer and worker representatives, engaged in the discussion Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Feb 2017 09:16 AM

Opposition Leader Denies Involvement In Alleged Plot To Overthrow The Government

ROSEAU, Dominica  –  Opposition Leader Lennox Linton Monday denied any involvement in an alleged plot to overthrow the Dominica government and says he fears he could be arrested on trumped up charges to that effect.

In a posting on his Facebook page, Linton said that a number of “Dominican patriots” will be at the police headquarters to “monitor events” surrounding the question of economist Dr. Thomas Fontaine, an opposition member of the United Workers Party (UWP) who was detained for several hours by police following his radio show on Sunday.

Linton said that while, Fontaine, a former employee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was due to return to the police station on Monday for further questioning, “I am hearing the plan is to have me arrested today.

“I am hearing as well that they are going to arrest me in connection with the bogus story that (Prime Minister Roosevelt) Skerrit told about overthrowing the government of Dominica.

“Now… let me be very clear, I know absolutely nothing about any coup or any attempt to overthrow the government apart from what I heard Roosevelt Skerrit say in his address to the nation.

“It is Roosevelt Skerrit who has this story Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Feb 2017 10:25 PM

Is St. Maarten Against Refugees? A French Asylum Refugee Is Being Deported To Venezuela

1 in every 113 people on earth is an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee. How many people do you know? Stand #WithRefugees pic.twitter.com/JAIhpGAMBu

— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) February 13, 2017

~Immigration is aware of 4 individuals who want to asked for asylum in St. Maarten~

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – About three weeks now Kleyber Jose Garcia-Arias (30) from Venezuela, has been incarcerated at the police station section of the Immigration Department, after he and his companion had a domestic dispute at an address on the Dutch Side Read more


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