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Source: SMN-News
07 Nov 2023 03:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Sint Maarten will work to advance its progress towards sustainable and resilient management of the islands coastal and marine environment through a 633,000 research-based project supported by the RESEMBID grant programme.

The Coastal Resilience Needs Assessment (CORENA) project is a partnership between the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (VROMI), and the non-profit conservation organization Nature Foundation St Read more


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NA
SPA
Source: SMN-News
07 Nov 2023 03:14 PM

Results Of The 3.24% Bond Per November 10, 2023-2043 Of The Country Of Sint Maarten.

Willemstad/Philipsburg:--- The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) has received subscriptions with respect to the 3.24% loan per November 10, 2023- 2043 of the Country of Sint Maarten for a total nominal amount of NAf. 61,354,000 at an issue price of 100.00%.
The Government of Sint Maarten has accepted the subscriptions at a price of 100.00%, at a yield of 3.24%. The nominal amount of the loan accepted is NAf Read more


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NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Nov 2023 12:14 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 07th November 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) November 08, 2023 

WEATHER:     


This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers. 

Forecast High: 31 C / 88F             

Forecast Low: 26C / 79F 

   

Sunset Today: 5:38 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:15 A.M.   

   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 5 to 10 mph. 

  

SYNOPSIS:   

Available moisture may cause periods of cloudiness and isolated showers across the local region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
USP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 10:05 PM

~Cooperation between Police and Prison Management is essential to ensure effective execution of roles and responsibilities in maintaining a safe and secure society.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Justice wishes to clarify the distinction between Police Holding Cells and Detention Facilities, the historical context, and the recent ministerial decision to address the urgent need to return police cells to the management of the police. This decision is vital to meet the pressing needs of the Point Blanche Prison while ensuring the safety and security of our community.

Definition of Terms
Police Holding Cells:
These holding cells are secure rooms in a police station whereby suspects are detained temporarily but for no longer than ten (10) days in Sint Maarten.

Detention Facility:
This term refers to any location used for detention and can include jails or prisons, whereby inmates are forcibly confined under state authority, typically as a form of punishment following convictions for crimes, or an extended term of pre-trial detention.

Historical Background:
The issue of detention and cell capacity has been a long-standing concern in Sint Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 06:51 PM

Decision By Minister Of Justice Will Have Serious Consequences To CountryS Security. Possible Strike Looming, Says Napb.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following a recent decision by the Minister of Justice, it has been ordered that the detention center, at the Police station Philipsburg, will be officially transferred to the police with effect from November 11, 2023, specifically under the executive support department. This transfer means that we as a police organization will bear full responsibility for the management and operations of the detention center. It is essential that we make this transition smooth and efficient to ensure the safety and security we provide to our community.

The board of the N.A.P.B Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 01:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former United Peoples Party candidate Melisa Molanus has joined the National Alliance to contest the January 11th parliamentary elections.
Molanus who joined the political arena for the first time first announced her candidacy on the UPP but then withdrew her cand Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 01:03 PM

Continuation Urgent Public Meeting Of Parliament Regarding Nv Gebe Postponed.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The continuation of Public meeting no. 03 of Parliament which was to be held today Monday, November 6, 2023, at 14.00hrs. with as agenda point:

Deliberations on NV GEBE (IS/060/2023-2024 dated September 29, 2023)

This meeting was requested by MP S.A. Wescot-Williams, MP G.S. Heyliger-Marten, and MP C.T. Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Nov 2023 12:00 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Monday 06th November 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) November 07th, 2023

WEATHER:    


This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.

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

  

Sunset Today: 5:38 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:14 A.M.  

  

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Easterly to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 5 to 12 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

A surge of moisture will account for isolated showers across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
06 Nov 2023 11:01 AM

Sjamira Roseburg: Urgent Reassessment Needed By Ministry Of Justice

~ Sint Maarten’s Safety Threatened by Hasty Police Cell Transfer Decision ~ PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — As the attorney of the inmates association in Sint Maarten and as an candidate on the URSM slate, I am deeply concerned about the recent decision by the Ministry of Justice to transfer the detention center at Philipsburg Police Station back to the police, effective November 11, 2023 Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
06 Nov 2023 10:33 AM

November 6 -8 Symposium: The Future Of Sustainable Healthcare In Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten From November 6 to 8th, the Ministry of VSA, in collaboration with SZV Social & Health Insurances, will be hosting a landmark symposium with the goal of formulating a five-year vision on sustainable healthcare in Sint Maarten. The event will take place at the Belair Community Center and seeks to harmonize the efforts of all key players in the local health sector to navigate the numerous challenges and carve a path toward a robust and sustainable healthcare future.

Although this symposium is not open for public participation, the keynote speaker segments of each day will be live-streamed via the SZV Facebook page Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Nov 2023 10:14 AM

Grisha Attends 2Nd Trade And Investment Forum In Guyana

MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten attended the Second Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 08:43 AM

Continuation Urgent Public Meeting Of Parliament Regarding Nv Gebe.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on November 6, 2023.
The Public meeting, which was adjourned on October 11, 2023 will be reconvened on Monday at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs will be in attendance.

The agenda point is:
Deliberations on NV GEBE (IS/060/2023-2024 dated September 29, 2023)
This meeting was requested by MP S.A. Wescot-Williams, MP G.S Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Nov 2023 11:56 PM

Pm Jacobs Not Responsible For Decisions Of Cabinet Members, Demands Rectifications

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs exciting the courthouse on Friday.

  ~ In defamation case against Arrindell ~

 PHILIPSBURG--The defamation case against Olivier Arrindell, which was handled by the court on Friday afternoon, was paid for out of her own pocket, said Prime Minister Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Nov 2023 11:54 PM

Benae Dawkins Fitzpatrick, Deveshi Varidani Win 4Th Annual Courtney Gibson Spelling Bee

Winners Benae Dawkins Fitzpatrick (fourth left front row) and Deveshi Varidani (third left front row) are holding up their trophies along with the runners up in the two categories. They are flanked by Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, judges, announcer and representatives of the St. Maarten Guyanese Association and Tzu Chi Foundation.

 

PHILIPSBURG--St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 09:52 PM

Highlights From The Big Live Nature Quiz Kids Edition.

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) recently hosted the annual Big Live Nature Quiz (BLNQ) Kids edition.  With 185 teams, each comprising of one to four students in primary school grades 5 and 6 (equivalent to group 7 and 8 in the Dutch school system) competing from the six Dutch Caribbean islands, the event brought nature in the classrooms and connected the islands. Aruba emerged victorious as the winning team, demonstrating their nature knowledge and teamwork in an exciting competition.

Fostering Nature Education and Island Connections

On November 2, 2023, the DCNA hosted the Big Live Nature Quiz-Kids Edition, an engaging and educational event designed for primary school students in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaao, Saba, St Eustatius, and St Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 09:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  In an ongoing effort to alleviate traffic congestion during school rush hours, the Ministry of Justice hosted a vital transportation meeting on Sunday, November 5th, 2023, at the Government Administrative Building. The meeting gathered school bus owners, drivers, and key stakeholders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced and to discuss potential solutions to the ongoing traffic issues.

The meeting also saw active participation from a diverse group of attendees, including the Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, and Sports (ECYS), Drs Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
Freedom
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 06:02 PM

PHLIPSBURG:--- As the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, and someone who has held public office in this great nation, I stake my reputation on passion and dedication to service in the political arena. I have never wavered in my integrity and service to the people of St. Maarten. Because of this, I initially had no intention to respond to the ridiculous allegations being made against me.
Contrary to what has been promoted by Mr. Arrindell, this civil case is to ensure the freedom of speech as guaranteed by our constitution in article 10, cannot lead to a violation of other human rights an individual has, such as the right to privacy and family life Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 11:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Shirley Hilaire has joined the United People's UP Party to contest the 2024 Parliamentary Elections on St. Maarten after serving for several years as executive assistant to Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and running as a United Democrat candidate.
Hilaire cited irreconcilable differences with "new blood" entering the Democratic Party whose approach and policies do not align with her beliefs as the main reason for leaving Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 10:05 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Lieutenant Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of the Ecumenical Knights of Malta has ordered the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs Charles Markeaton Mundy to withdraw the appointment of Ambassador at Large granted to Olivier Arrindell with immediate effect as soon as he became aware of the controversy between Arrindell and the Government of St. Maarten.

An email was sent to Oliver Arrindell on Sunday morning informing him of the decisions taken by the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of the Ecumenical Knights of Malta.
Arrindell was informed that since he was appointed nothing has happened in the Dominican Republic or the Caricom countries.
The withdrawal of the appointment takes immediate effect.

The OSJ had no knowledge of this until now and apologized to the Prime Minister for the misuse of the appointment.
SMN News also contacted Mundy for a statement on the appointment of Oliver Arrindell as an Ambassador at Large, Mundy said Arrindell was recommended by well-respected persons in the Dominican Republic in the year 2020 Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
04 Nov 2023 12:49 PM

Cibc Firstcaribbean Has Announced That It Is Rebranding To Cibc

Re-brand to be completed during the banks new financial year

Bridgetown, Barbados —As it enters a new financial year, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited has announced that the leading Caribbean bank is re-branding its business to adopt the name of its parent, CIBC. Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mark St. Hill, made the announcement to his staff this morning.

St. Hill noted that the adoption of the CIBC brand is a show of confidence of the banks parent bank, and a sign of its commitment to the Caribbean region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
04 Nov 2023 12:39 PM

Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake Will Be The New Acting Governor Of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Silveria Jacobs, on behalf of the Council of Ministers, is pleased to congratulate Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake on the approval of her nomination as Acting Governor of Sint Maarten. In her function as Acting Governor Dr. Bird Lake will replace His Excellency Ajamu Baly, in his duty as Governor of Sint Maarten, in the event he is unable to perform them. Born on Sint Maarten, Dr Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 09:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- A third candidate who was supposed to be on the United Peoples Party (UPP) slate has resigned. SMN News learned that Melisa Molanus who announced earlier this year that she was running on the UPP slate has resigned from the party,  however, in the resignation letter Molanus did not give any particular reason for her resignation Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
Freedom
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 06:06 PM

Businessman Oliver Arrindell Did Not Appear In Case Brought Against Him Pm Jacobs.

 ~ Defense admits that Arrindell went too far. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Court of First Instance had to make two courtrooms available on Friday afternoon to accommodate members of the public who showed up at the Courthouse in support of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs who filed a civil case against businessperson Olivier Arrindell for slander and defamation.
Arrindell who is currently in Congo Africa, was supposed to attend the hearing virtually but he did not do so because he claimed that his internet connection in Africa was not stable Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 05:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley, convened a quarterly meeting at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on November 2nd to follow up on the progress of the construction process of the St. Maarten General Hospital. The meeting witnessed a presentation by Finso representative, highlighting the processes, bottlenecks, and outcomes achieved thus far.

The construction of the technologically advanced building is currently in full swing, with the wastewater treatment plant being simultaneously developed Read more


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