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NDP
Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2016 04:52 PM

C-Tec Announces Dates And Venue For 2016 Education Technology Conference

More technology, more creativity, more local and international input

PHILIPSBURG:--- The first installment of the Caribbean Technology & Education conference in 2015 was a resounding success. Building on that achievement, the C-TEC organizing committee proudly announces that the 2016 conference will take place in the Hillside Christian School (Asha Stevens Campus) and the adjoining NIPA building, on October 23 to 25 Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
SMCP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2016 04:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---- Candidate on the SMCP list Claude Chacho Peterson shared his views on his person in the article below is the full text from Peterson.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone so far that have sent there best wishes via Facebook, whatsapp, cell and in person. This will not be an easy journey, but I am ENERGIZED by the positive support and the Prayers for my candidacy.
A few weeks ago I was approached by Pastor Wycliffe Smith and Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
PPA
Source: SMN-News
03 Jun 2016 05:36 PM

Say It Loud! Racism In The Dutch Kingdom Is Unacceptable.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Earlier this week we read that a young man of 21 years was gunned down in the city of Schiedam in the Netherlands. The fact that he was dark complexioned, and ethno-racial profiling among Dutch police officers in the Netherlands is condoned as an unfortunate security measure. It have caused many activists throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands to argue that this is one of the outcomes of a situation where, it has become politically suspect to say that racism within the Dutch Kingdom is unacceptable!
In this contribution, we seek to say the new politically suspect as loud as possible: Dutch racism is unacceptable! “Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can never hurt us.” Whoever wholeheartedly believes that this saying holds all the time, and in every occasion, is either lying to themselves or not part of the human species Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2016 05:43 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The IB Diploma Class of 2016's CAS Presentation and Pinning Ceremony marked the end of their two-year journey to discover the answer to the question: "What can I be?” On Friday, April 15, the Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs, The Catholic School Board, The Department of Inspection, School Manager Ms. Gianne Wilson-DeWeever, representatives of several NGO's, community stakeholders, parents, and teachers were part of this celebratory event.

The program opened with the students highlighting the skills and experiences they cultivated by engaging in the Creativity, Action and Service component of their academically rigorous IB Diploma Programme Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2015 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- The University of St. Martin donates to Dominica the day after Dominica was hit by heavy rainfalls due to Tropical Storm Erika, the Board of Directors and Management of the University of St. Martin (USM) addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Dominica Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, in an act of spontaneous solidarity. In that letter USM pledged its support to the recovery of Dominica. That very same day students, faculty, and staff began to pool resources to assist with the relief efforts Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
NDP
Source: SMN-News
10 Apr 2015 06:22 AM

Heated Debate by Members of Parliament as to how they will deal with the Petition sent to Parliament regarding the Simpson Bay Development.

>PHILIPSBURG:--- Chairlady of the petitions committee of Parliament MP Leona Marlin-Romeo opened a pandora box on Thursday when she asked the Members of Parliament to establish how they will handle petitions sent to Parliament. While the debate on how the committee will handle petitions, the three residents of Simson Bay were sitting in Parliament to be heard Read more

Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
14 Mar 2015 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG: --- Several veteran and long standing police officers who have been waiting for their promotions are now peeved at the police management team whom they said are handpicking persons that are not qualified for top positions while officers of the force have been waiting for years to get their promotions.
Some of the officers spoke to SMN News on the condition of anonymity on Friday said that Jadira Gjisbertha, a scale 9 officer was chosen to take up a scale 12 position which was vacated by Pico Simmons who went on pension Read more

Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
22 Jan 2015 06:25 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten on Wednesday granted Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs time to host his informal "Meet & Greet" event at Parliament house, where he stressed to MP's present that civility should be observed despite parties having their roles to play as part of St. Maarten's constitutional democracy.

The Prime Minister was welcomed by the President of Parliament Dr Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2015 06:22 AM

The grass might be greener on the other side of the fence, but the mangoes in your own backyard are the sweetest: a report on the USM in 2014.

>PHILIPSBURG:--- Too often we half-forget the wisdoms of our grandparents and great-grandparents. This of course is lamentable and tragic. It is time that we remember and endorse the other part of our grandmother and grandfather's wisdom notes to achieve wholeness as individuals and as a society.
Most of us are familiar with the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." We use this colourful expression routinely to state that from our dwelling place, from our little Caribbean island, from where we are standing, what takes place educationally in the overdeveloped countries in Western Europe and the USA and Canada or even the emerging economic powers in Asia, and what people in those countries have materially and we don't because we lack their educational system, is simply extraordinary Read more

Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
12 Nov 2014 06:22 AM
style="text-align: center;">People of St. Maarten need to rise up and protect their heritage and culture – PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The official and traditional St. Martin's Day celebration that was hosted by the French side did not see much Members of Parliament from the Dutch side. Even the ten seat majority in parliament did not show their faces on Tuesday at the church service that was held at the Methodist Church. In attendance were Member of Parliament Leona Marlin Romeo, Minister/Member of Parliament Maurice Lake and Minister/ Member of Parliament Cornelius de Weever along with Prime Minister/ President of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
PPA
Source: SMN-News
11 Nov 2014 06:22 AM
style="text-align: center;">Attorney at Law Jairo Bloem Issued Summon to Bosman if not face court injunction

PHILIPSBURG:--- Attorney at Law Jairo Bloem has issued a summons to Dutch MP Andre Bosman to issue an apology to his client MP/Minister Cornelius de Weever by Monday November 17th, 2014 or face a court injunction.
In a letter sent to MP Bosman dated November 10th 2014, Bloem stated that MP Bosman made erroneous, slanderous and defaming statements against his client MP De Weever shortly after MP De Weever abandoned the NA/DP/USp coalition and formed a government with the UPP.
Bloem said on October 22nd, 2014 an article was published in the Amigoe newspaper in Curacao stating that you received the open letter of client and first wanted to discuss the content thereof within your party Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2014 06:23 AM
style="text-align: center;">PM/President of Parliament dispatched letter to the Dutch Second Chamber on Instructions given to St. Maarten's Governor

PHILIPSBURG:---- The Prime Minister and President of St. Maarten's parliament penned a four page letter to the Dutch second chamber informing them of the standpoint of St. Maarten's Council of Ministers. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams states clearly in her letter that the Council of Ministers on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
07 Oct 2014 06:22 AM
style="text-align: center;">CUTD in Touch with UN, Dutch should not interfere in St. Maarten's Problems

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Citizens United for True Democracy (CUTD) plans to hold a protest march on Monday October 13th, 2014 starting at the WIFOL building on the Pondfill where they will march to the Government Administration Building to call on the Government of St. Maarten to stop the Dutch Members of Parliament namely Andre Bosman and Ronald van Raak who managed to rally the second chamber to take measures against St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
06 Oct 2014 06:22 AM
style="text-align: center;">Johnson calls on community to support

DUTCH QUARTER:--- The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School which is located in the district of Dutch Quarter will soon start with their plans to create a new playground for their Cycle one students. "The initial discussions have commenced and we will be executing this plan within the shortest possible time," remarked School Manager Stuart Johnson.

School Management is working closely with the Parent Teacher Foundation (PTF) of the school to ensure this project is successfully completed Read more


Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
02 Oct 2014 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- The task ahead for St. Maarten is daunting said Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams when addressing the media on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing. She said St. Maarten will do what is necessary to implement the recommendations given in the PWC integrity report which the Kingdom Council mandated the Governor of St Read more

Candidates in this article:
NDP
Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2014 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- In mid March 2014, Benjamin & Parker (www.b-parker.com), initiated onsite certification sessions for the online course "Efficiency Auditing", a new science to secure corporate workflow effectiveness and corporate financial waste, in association with PCMI under management of Mr. Robert Budike. The course had a particular characteristic as it emphasized the Colombian method of efficiency and risk management applications, after considering its thoroughness and security scrutiny safeguards to contain operation and financial high impact incidents Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
NDP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
27 Aug 2014 11:17 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance (NA) is reminding the public that its final public meeting before Friday's parliamentary election will be held on Scott's Property on the LB Scott Road near the entrance of St. Peters on Wednesday August 27th.

The meeting will be televised live on St. Maarten Cable TV channel 120 as well as broadcast on PJD2 1300am from 6pm.

"We would like to see all of you at the meeting, but if you can't make it NA has made provisions for you to watch the proceedings live on television or listen to it live on radio," NA leader Member of Parliament William Marlin said in a press release.

"This public meeting will be a last chance for the public to hear the plans of the National Alliance before going to the polls on Friday Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
NDP
Source: SMN-News
25 Aug 2014 09:21 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Alliance's (NA's) last public meeting, which will be held at the Scott's Property at the entrance of St. Peters next to the gas station. on Wednesday, August 21st will be televised live on St. Maarten Cable TV channel 120 as well as broadcast on PJD2 1300am from 6pm.

While the party encourages the community come out in large numbers to watch the meeting live in person, individuals who for some reason or another will be unable to attend can watch the proceedings on television and those without cable television can listen to it live on radio.

Leader of the National Alliance Member of Parliament William Marlin said in a press release on Sunday that the party chose to broadcast live to make it possible for persons who are unable to come out to still be able to follow the meeting and listen to the issues raised

"This public meeting will be a last chance for the public to hear the plans of the National Alliance before going to the polls on Friday," Marlin said Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NDP
Source: SMN-News
21 Aug 2014 02:20 PM
style="text-align: center;">Emphasizes Social Cohesion as a Core Value

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Party of St. Maarten released its National Platform on Nation Building on Wednesday, highlighting the DP's accomplishments and vision for developing the nation and national identity of St. Maarten. The platform states that the common thread through its manifesto is the concept of nation building; building a strong nation and a strong national identity; "The 'Red Thread' throughout this manifesto is nation building Read more


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