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Source: The Daily Herald
28 May 2024 12:09 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 28th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 29th May 2024

WEATHER:

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

Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

Sunset Today: 6:43 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

Lingering moisture and weak instability associated with a surface trough may cause brief isolated showers during this forecast period Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 May 2024 08:53 AM

Szv Boosts Library Operations With Donation Of Card Printers

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten Social & Health Insurances SZV has donated two fully equipped card printers to the Sint Maarten Library. As SZV continues transitioning to provide more digital public services, these card printers will no longer be needed at SZV. However, in its commitment to supporting vital community resources, SZV believes the printers would be a valuable asset for the library’s operations.

We are grateful for the generous donation of the card printer, which will greatly enhance our library and better serve our community! – Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UPP
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UD
Source: 721 News
28 May 2024 08:49 AM

Dcomm Documentalist Participates InDutch Caribbean Heritage Platform Conference

Philipsburg In their 10th year of existence, the Dutch Caribbean Heritage Platform, held their 4th conference, with this years theme of Awareness. The biannual conference was held on Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius, from May 5-May 9.

Present at the conference were participants from the BES islands and the rest of the Dutch Caribbean (Sint Maarten, Curacao, and Aruba), including participants from Anguilla.

The DCH platform was founded on the basis of strengthening cooperation among the Dutch Caribbean islands, exchanging knowledge, networking, and learning and sharing information, practices, and activitieswith the support of ErfgoedAcademie, a Dutch institute, founded in 1986, for heritage education.

The Department of Communication (DCOMM) Documentalist, Lee Williams attended the conference, which began on Sunday evening with a soft opening where Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Lyndon Lewis gave a short opening remark Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 May 2024 08:45 AM

Airport Reconstruction To Be Completed By October, Pjiae Tells Minister Of Teatt

GREAT BAY The reconstruction of the Terminal Building at Princess Juliana International Airport will be completed by this October, management of the airport assured Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication when she toured the facilities on Friday.

In her discussions with the airport management (PJIAE) team, the minister emphasized the critical importance of completing the terminal building which has been ongoing for the last seven years.

This project is vital not only for the residents of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 12:41 PM

Minister Lewis Prioritise Digital Safety For Children

From left: Minister Lyndon Lewis, a representative from the UNODC and the ministers Senior Policy advisor Jerome Gumbs in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

PHILIPSBURG--On May 22 and 23, Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, Lyndon Lewis attended the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Program on Cybersecurity in Port of Spain, Trinidad Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 12:37 PM

Conflict Between Unions And Collectivit Over Ghislaine Rogers School Ends With Agreement

Ghislaine Rogers School in Grand Case. (Collectivite photo)

MARIGOT--The Collectivit announced over the weekend a protocol agreement has been signed between the three main unions and Collectivit President Louis Mussington to end the conflict over conditions for employees at Ghislaine Rogers School in Grand Case.

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Candidates in this article:
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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 12:34 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Monday, 27th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 28th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Tuesday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with light haze and isolated showers.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79F

Sunset Today: 6:43 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Tuesday morning: Easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 6 to 13 mph and possible higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS: 

Moisture trailing a tropical wave coupled with unstable conditions will cause cloudy periods, showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms across the region Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 08:54 AM

Minister Confirms Overtime Payment For Immigration Amidst Strike, Staffing Crisis

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Finance Marinka Gumbs has confirmed that the overtime payment for airport immigration workers, initially due in April, was included in the May 2024 salary payment. This delay in payment was a result of information regarding overtime not being submitted timely to the payroll administrators, which impacted payroll pr Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UPP
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URSM
Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 08:53 AM

Ursm Denies Having Influenced MaingretteS Decision To Return

PHILIPSBURG--On Saturday, in response to a letter sent to Governor Ajamu Baly by independent Member of Parliament (MP) Kevin Maingrette renewing his support to the Mercelina-led coalition in Parliament, Unified Resilient St. Maarten MovementRead more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 08:52 AM

Independent Mp Kevin Maingrette Withdraws Support From Great Eight

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Kevin Maingrette, who declared his support to the seven-member National Alliance/United People party opposition on Monday, resulting in a landslide in Parliament resulting in a new coalition of eight, changed his mind Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
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SPA
UPP
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
26 May 2024 03:25 PM

Minister Lewis Intervenes Amid Immigration Officer Shortage At Pjia

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Saturday, May 25, 2025, an unexpected shortage of immigration officers at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) due to a mass sick call, reportedly linked to unpaid overtime, prompted immediate action from the Ministry of Justice. Justice Minister the Honorable Lyndon Lewis, also a former immigration officer, personally visited the airport to assess the situation and lend a hand. Efforts to mobilize additional officers from the mobile unit were unsuccessful, leading the Minister to step in directly alongside his former colleagues on the front lines Read more

Candidates in this article:
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ECE
Source: 721 News
25 May 2024 11:05 PM

Ursm Addresses Recent Political Developments Regarding Mp Maingrette

Philipsburg The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) has issued a statement regarding the recent actions of Independent Member of Parliament Kevin Maingrette Read more


Candidates in this article:
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USP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
Source: 721 News
25 May 2024 07:09 AM

Mind-Boggling !!!

Dear Editor,

The article dated May 15th, 2024 from Saint Martin News Network titled Acting head of Landsrecherche removed from position pending investigation is mindboggling to say the least. That the position officially does not exist and that Ms. Lucy Gachette did not suffer any losses in terms of benefits or salaries, is one thing. But the mere fact that the Minister of Justice stated that there will be an in-depth investigation into matters threatening the countrys security, is a matter of serious concern.

Although questions were posed to the Minister, he correctly declined to provide more information then that the information had been classified and that those who needed to know, were officially notified Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UPP
HOPE
HOPE
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ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2024 04:10 PM

PHILIPSBURGIn a letter to Prime minister Luc Mercelina, the Central Voting Bureau has announced a proposed postponement of Election Day to August 19, 2024, citing significant legal and practical concerns. The Bureau has suggested a revised timeline to ensure a fair, free, and transparent electoral process.

The revised election timeline, as proposed by the Central Voting Bureau:

Voter Registry Closure: Monday, June 3, 2024

Deadline for Registration of Political Parties: Monday, June 17, 2024

Postulation Day: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Election Day: Monday, August 19, 2024

Assembly of New Parliament: Friday, September 20, 2024

On May 21, 2024, a National Decree was signed calling for new elections under Article 59 of the Constitution, which mandates a three-month timeframe Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2024 01:00 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 24th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 25th May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Partly to occasionally cloudy.Tonight, through Saturday midday: Partly to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:42 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.SYNOPSIS: Relatively stable conditions and gentle to moderate winds persist, as a high-pressure system dominates Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2024 08:36 AM

Franklin Meyers-Led Party Will Push To Contest Snap Election

Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) leader Franklin Meyers.

SUCKER GARDEN--A political party led by former Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
HOPE
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ECE
Source: 721 News
24 May 2024 12:10 AM

Jansen-Webster Provides Update On Sinkhole At Cole Bay Hill

PHILIPSBURG Acting Minister of VROMI Veronica Jansen-Webster, in keeping with her remarks during the State of Affairs press briefing on Tuesday, 21 May 2024, provided an update on the status of the sinkhole that was identified on the A.J.C. Brouwers road.

First, I want to thank the public for their patience while the Department of Infrastructure Management has worked on identifying solutions for this problem, Jansen-Webster said in her statement Read more


Candidates in this article:
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HOPE
HOPE
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PFP
Source: 721 News
24 May 2024 12:04 AM

Sam Ready For Snap Elections, Will Push To Ensure Place On Ballot

SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten – The Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) has been observing the slow-paced development, the discontent in the community and the deterioration of the island’s standing at home and in the wider world.

SAM’s team together with leader veteran politician and former minister/MP Franklin Meyers has been putting in the groundwork and preparing for a future election.

“The time came earlier than any of us, including the sitting government, could have anticipated Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
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SPA
UPP
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URSM
Source: 721 News
23 May 2024 11:23 PM

Ursm Congratulates Sam On Election Readiness

PHILIPSBURG The Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) extends congratulations to the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) and its leader, Franklin Meyers, for their readiness to contest in the upcoming snap elections scheduled for July 18, 2024. While URSM remains committed to its distinct vision for the future of St Read more

Candidates in this article:
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SPA
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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
23 May 2024 11:46 AM
 DATE ISSUED: Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) May 24, 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Partly cloudy.Tonight through Friday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers possible.Forecast High: 31C / 88F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:42 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Friday morning: East to southeast with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 17 mph.SYNOPSIS: A more stable atmosphere is expected Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
23 May 2024 12:57 AM

Jansen-Webster: Permanent Damage Caused In Vromi Over Last Four Years

Deputy VROMI Minister Veronica Jansen-Webster.


~ VROMI completely without leadership ~

PHILIPSBURG--At a press conference on Tuesday acting Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Veronica Jansen-Webster painted a grim picture of the situation encountered when the new government took office.

She said the conditions under which the ministry was managed over the last four years have left permanent damage in the organisation and on civil servants Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: The Daily Herald
22 May 2024 12:02 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday 22nd May 2024 @ 11:50 LST (15:50 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 23rd May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Cloudy with scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms are likely.Forecast High: 30C / 86F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79FSunset Today: 6:41 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East to southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph and higher gusts in showers.SYNOPSIS: Unstable conditions associated with an upper-level trough results in cloudiness, rain-showers, and possible thunderstorms across the region Read more

Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
URSM
ECE
Source: 721 News
22 May 2024 10:22 AM

Statement From Ursm On Mp Kevin MaingretteS Withdrawal From Coalition

PHILIPSBURG The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) publicly expresses its profound disappointment following the decision by Member of Parliament, Mr. Kevin Maingrette, to withdraw his support from the governing coalition. Mr Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
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DP
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URSM
ECE
Source: 721 News
22 May 2024 10:14 AM

Ursm Celebrates The Admittance Of Richinel Brug To Member Of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG The leadership and board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) proudly announce the admittance of Mr. Richinel Brug as the newest incoming Member of Parliament once sworn Read more

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