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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2023 07:48 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, September 15th, 2023, the organizing committee at the KPSM (Korps Politie Sint Maarten) came together to celebrate the retirement and express their heartfelt appreciation for Ms. Deborah Ann Rombley, an outstanding public servant who has dedicated over four decades to the Ministry of Justice and the Government of Sint Maarten.
The ceremony, held at a location filled with history and significance, saw a distinguished lineup of speakers and performers, including The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2023 07:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) is proud to announce the successful completion of the first in a series of emergency drills and training exercises, in collaboration with the Marines and various other emergency response agencies. This vital training event took place on Friday, September 15th, 2023, along the A.J.C. Brouwer Road at Harold Jack.

The primary objective of this exercise was to enhance the readiness and coordination among first responders in dealing with a variety of crisis scenarios Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2023 07:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) would like to announce the well-deserved retirement of one of its longest-serving and most employees, Miss Deborah Ann Rombley. With a remarkable career spanning 43 years and six months, Miss Rombley has been an invaluable member of this organization.

A surprise retirement party for Miss Rombley took place last Friday in the presence of esteemed guests, including the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, and the Chief of Police, Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2023 06:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Based on the success of the Enterprise Support Project and the evident need for further assistance to entrepreneurs in the local market, the National Recovery Project Bureau (NRPB) is pleased to announce that the project has been extended until June 2028. This extension will provide local businesses with more time to apply for grant funding, thereby fostering further growth and development in the sector.
With this extension, businesses can now apply for grants and low-interest loans until June 30, 2025 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Sep 2023 05:12 PM

Seven Ghost Commissioners At Ennia Collected Well Over 5.5 Million Dollars

The condo of former Central Bank President Emsley Tromp and his son Evan is situated in one of the two towers on Brickell Key Drive, Miami.

PHILIPSBURG--Evan Tromp (40) the son of former President of the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Emsley Tromp (63), received a total of NAf. 2,544,977 (US $1,413,876) from ENNIA Holding and ENNIA Investments. Wrongly, according to the September 12 verdict in ENNIAs appeal against shareholder Parman International, former director Hushang Ansary and other directors and supervisory directors.

Emsley Tromp managed the Central Bank from 1991 to 2017 Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Sep 2023 10:09 AM

Sunday Chat September 17, 2023 Live @ 11:00Am

SUNDAY CHAT

The post Sunday Chat September 17, 2023 — LIVE @ 11:00am appeared first on 721news.com | Sint Maarten News | SXM News.

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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2023 03:23 PM

Ser Will Be Hosting A Symposium Themed Protect And Preserve Our Paradise, Sint MaartenS Ecological Treasures Unveiled.

HARBOR VIEW:--- The Social Economic Council (SER) will be hosting a symposium on Thursday afternoon, October 12th, 2023 at the Belair Community Center. The theme of the symposium is Protect and Preserve Our Paradise, Sint Maartens Ecological Treasures Unveiled. With this symposium, the SER has chosen to focus on the social and environmental impact and well-being of the community. The event will commence at 1 pm and conclude at 5.15 pm.

The SER is honored to present keynote speaker Professor Ellen van Bueren, a full-time professor from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology who is part of the Islanders at the Helm programme, international speaker Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2023 03:19 PM

In Line With The Rise In Interest Rates In The International Financial Markets: Cbcs Increases The Pledging Rate

Willemstad/Philipsburg:--- The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) decided to tighten its monetary policy stance further by raising the pledging rate1 by 25 basis points to 5.75%. This decision was taken in response to the increase of the Fed funds rate in July and a possible further increase in September. Even though gross official reserves and import coverage have increased in the first eight months of this year, they are still expected to decline towards the end of 2023. The decline will be, however, less pronounced than in 2022 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Sep 2023 11:58 AM

DATE ISSUED: Friday 15th September 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 16th September 2023 

WEATHER: 

This Afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to Partly cloudy with a passing shower possible. 

Forecast High: 33C / 91F             Forecast Low: 29C / 84F 

Sunset Today: 6:14 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:01 A.M.  

SURFACE WINDS:   

This Afternoon through Saturday midday: East to southeast with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph. 

SYNOPSIS:   

The Atlantic high-pressure system continues to dominate conditions across the region, with a weakening trend over the next 24 hours Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Sep 2023 12:16 AM

Proposal On Table To Change 2024 Fbe Exit Exam Dates

Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel

PHILIPSBURG--In light of the concerns raised by school boards and the public over the change in the dates of the Foundation Based Education (FBE) Exit Examinations from May to April 2024, Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel said he is consulting with ministry stakeholders about the matter Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 09:08 PM

Court Of Appeal Rules In Favor Of Mer. Telem Ordered To Respect Arbitral Award.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Below is the free translation of the verdict pronounced in by the Court of Appeals.

CIVIL MATTERS FOR 2023 RULING: September 13, 2023

CASE NO.: SXM202200845 - SXM2022H00180

JOINT COURT OF JUSTICE

from Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten and from Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

ORDER

regarding:

the public limited company

SINT MAARTEN TELEPHONE COMPANY N.V.,

located in Sint Maarten,

defendant at first instance, now appellant, hereinafter referred to as: Telem,

representatives: mrs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 08:08 PM

Wib Announces Launch Of Bankomatiko+ Mastercard Debit Card.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Windward Islands Bank and Mastercard proudly launched Bankomatiko+ (Bankomatiko plus) Mastercard debit card, which will replace the current Bankomatiko/Maestro card. The launch took place at Emilios restaurant in the landmark Flamboyant rich Emilio Wilson estate. Several prominent members of the community as well as bank managers were invited to this event.
The new Bankomatiko+ Mastercard debit card brings more of the best to the cardholder with a number of additional benefits such as: Wider acceptance anywhere in the world; the possibility to also make online purchases with One Time Passcode (OTP) technology & continued earning of Fun Miles on all local purchases Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 07:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS) Hon. Rodolphe Samuel, said on Thursday: In light of the concerns raised by school boards and in the public domain related to the change in the date of the FBE Exit Examination from May to April 2024, I am consulting with Ministry stakeholders including the Secretary General (SG) MECYS, the Division of Examinations, Division of Inspection MECYS, the Department of Education, school boards and the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU).

Taking into account concerns expressed related to the reduction in the number of available days students have for preparation for the FBE Exit Examination and indications that the summer vacation should be longer, the proposal was drafted and has been shared Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 03:37 PM

Allegations Of Mismanagement At Nipa, Students Are Forced To Leave Due To The Lack Of Teaching Staff, 2023 Graduates Still To Receive Their Diplomas.

~ WITU refused to represent its teachers at NIPA. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Several students at the National Institute of Professional Advancement (NIPA) have been left in limbo since the management of NIPA has refused to hire core teachers who would teach them level 3 in their career path. Many of the students found out this school year that they do not have the teachers to teach night classes or even some day classes.
The students who contacted SMN News said that while they were taught general subjects such as mathematics and English during the day classes, they do not have teachers to teach level 3 in the evenings Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Sep 2023 12:47 PM

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) September 15, 2023

WEATHER:


This afternoon through Friday midday: Fair to Partly cloudy.

Forecast High: 33C / 91F             Forecast Low: 29C / 84F

Sunset Today: 6:16 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:00 A.M. 

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Friday midday: South to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 12 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

The Atlantic high-pressure system continues to dominate conditions across the region Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Sep 2023 10:56 AM

Around Us $50,000 In Expenses For Every Ennia Holding Supervisory Board Meeting

Ennia claims a total of NAf. 18,624,924 has been awarded to supervisory directors in compensation and bonuses, as shown in this table from the judgment of September 12, 2023.

PHILIPSBURG--The Supervisory Board of Ennia Holding, which met three to four times a year, declared NAf Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Sep 2023 10:53 AM

2 Advices, 8 Inquiries, 3 Suspected Misconduct Notifications From Integrity Chamber In 2022

Integrity Chamber President Rian Vogels (left) presenting the report to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--The Integrity Chamber had a busy year in 2022, issuing two advices and proposals to government and its entities; registering eight inquiries, three notifications of suspected misconduct, completing one preliminary in Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Sep 2023 12:04 AM

Allegations Of Deregistering Citizens To Influence Elections Inaccurate, Says Pm

PHILIPSBURG--Statements made in Parliament alleging that government is purposefully deregistering persons in order to influence the elections are libellous and dismaying, Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday.

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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2023 08:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the reception on the occasion of the new Parliamentary Year, a youth is awarded the President of Parliament Award for exemplary behavior, leadership skills as well and contribution to the community.
This year, the Hon. President of Parliament, Mr. Sidharth Bijlani, presented Ms. Nysette Gomes with the President of Parliament Award 2023.

Ms Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2023 05:37 PM

CAY HILL:---  For the second consecutive year, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), The Positive and Elektralytes Foundations, and St. Maarten Laboratory Services (SLS) have partnered to offer free prostate screenings during SMMCs Mens Health Awareness event taking place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. The event, geared towards raising awareness and the early detection of prostate cancer, offers insured and uninsured men above the age of forty (40) the opportunity to receive free prostate cancer screening as well as other health information and exams Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Sep 2023 04:41 PM

Reunification Of Citizens With Lost And Recovered Documents

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) is starting with a new initiative aimed at facilitating the return of lost personal effects and official documentation to their rightful owners. These items encompass essential documents such as identification cards, bank cards, travel documents, number plates, and other personal records.

In recent weeks, the KPSM made a list of all these lost items, ranging from identification cards to indispensable travel documents. These items have been voluntarily brought to the police station by concerned individuals and conscientious residents Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Sep 2023 04:38 PM

Four Year Sentence Handed Down For Cooler Fete Shooting

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has handed down an unconditional sentence of four year in youth detention in a case of attempted manslaughter and illegal firearms possession. The verdict delivered on Wednesday, pertains to a shooting that transpired near the Festival Village after the 2022 Cooler Fete event.

That incident left one person severely injured and the presence of a second person at the time in the shooting led to the two counts of attempted manslaughter and two counts of illegal firearm possession.

Convicted is JJR, who owing to his age at the time of the shooting, received a sentence in accordance with juvenile criminal law.

The court also sentenced JJR to pay NAf Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Sep 2023 04:30 PM

Integrity Chamber Releases 2022 Annual Report

The Integrity Chamber presented its 2022 Annual Report to the Honourable Prime Minister, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, on August 25, 2023. The report provides a summary of the activities of the Integrity Chamber and information on the history, structure, and statistics of the organization.

The Integrity Chamber spent its third operational year laying the groundwork for a government and society built on integrity Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2023 04:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) is starting a new initiative aimed at facilitating the return of lost personal effects and official documentation to their rightful owners. These items encompass essential documents such as identification cards, bank cards, travel documents, number plates, and other personal records.

In recent weeks, the KPSM made a list of all these lost items, ranging from identification cards to indispensable travel documents. These items have been voluntarily brought to the police station by concerned individuals and conscientious residents Read more


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