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Source: 721 News
12 Feb 2024 09:16 AM

The Newly Elected Parliament Of Sint Maarten Held Its First Meeting, Public Meeting

Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten — The newly elected Parliament of Sint Maarten held its first meeting, Public meeting no. 11, on Saturday, February 10, 2024. In accordance with the Rules of Order for Parliament, since neither the Chairperson nor the Vice-Chairpersons of the previous period form part of the new Parliament, the Member with the longest membership and the oldest in years acts as the Chairperson. Hence, Member of Parliament, Mrs. Sarah A Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
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SPA
UPP
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ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Feb 2024 07:34 AM

Governor Baly Appoints Formateur Mercelina

HARBOUR VIEW, Sint Maarten Considering the results of the January 11, 2024 elections, the information received following the informateur consultations, His Excellency Governor Ajamu G. Baly, LL.M. has requested the leader of the URSM, Mr. Luc Mercelina, to take into consideration an assignment as Formateur Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
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SPA
UPP
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UD
Source: 721 News
06 Feb 2024 06:49 AM

Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Launches Comprehensive Policy Handbook For Members

Philipsburg – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) proudly announces the release of its groundbreaking Policy Handbook, aimed at fortifying and streamlining operations for its esteemed members. This comprehensive handbook addresses vital areas including Communication Procedures, Membership Dues Payment Policy and Procedure, Membership Withdrawal Policy and Procedure, Legal Support, Reporting a Complaint, Frequency of General Meetings, and Board Meetings.

Under the leadership of President Stuart Johnson, the WITU remains committed to advocating for the rights and welfare of educators in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
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Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2024 01:18 PM

Serious Scooter Accident On Oyster Pond Road

In the early hours of Saturday, February 03, 2024, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Central Police Dispatch received several calls reporting a serious accident on Oyster Pond Road. The incident involved a black Yamaha Mio scooter, without a license plate, and a white Nissan Almera.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the Yamaha Mio rider was descending Oyster Pond Road from the direction of Border Bar going towards the French Border. Simultaneously, the driver of the Nissan Almera, with license plate M 13587, was ascending Oyster Pond Road from French Border heading towards Border Bar.

Tragically, just before reaching the aforementioned Bar, the rider of Yamaha Mio rider lost control of the scooter, resulting in a head-on collision with the Nissan Almera Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
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UD
Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2024 10:12 AM

Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Announces Board Election

Philipsburg – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) is pleased to announce the commencement of the board election process for the upcoming term. This critical event will determine the leadership and direction of the union for the next tenure.

Interested WITU members are invited to submit their nominations via email to witu.teachers@gmail.com.

Nominations should clearly state the desired position, either for the role of president or as a member of the board.

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Candidates in this article:
GS
RSM
DP
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SPA
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PFP
ECE
Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2024 10:11 AM

Informateurs Complete Assignment And Submit The Final Report To The Governor.

Harbour View His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, mr. Ajamu G. Baly, received the final report of the current information process from informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candia Joseph RO EMIA. The informateurs presented the Governor with their final report entitled Beyond the coalition handshake which for the purpose of transparency will be published in its entirety.

In their report, the informateurs have made an in-depth analysis of the positions of the six parties that have obtained one or more seats in the parliamentary elections of January 11, 2024 Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
29 Jan 2024 10:20 AM

Motoworld Introduces Gac Motor With Exclusive Launch Event

The Motorworld showroom welcomed hundreds of guests on Friday 26th January for the unveiling of GAC Motor, the newest automotive brand to be added under the companys umbrella. During this event, guests were introduced to the rich history of GAC Motor and were given the opportunity to explore the different models while enjoying demonstrations of the special features and options on offer.

Invited guests marveled at the innovative vehicles on display, with employees on hand who readily explained all of the features Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UPP
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ECE
Source: 721 News
29 Jan 2024 10:13 AM

Telem Group Announces Workforce Reduction In The Face Of Ongoing Financial Challenges

SINT MAARTEN, Philipsburg – TelEm Group of Companies today announced to employees that the company will be making a significant reduction in the companys workforce effective April 1, 2024.

The official announcement was made to TelEm Group employees in a general meeting at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024, by CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy and CFO Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
28 Jan 2024 10:48 AM

Sunday Chat January 28, 2024 Live @ 11:00Am

SUNDAY CHAT January 28, 2024

The post SUNDAY CHAT January 28, 2024 LIVE @ 11:00am appeared first on 721news.com | Sint Maarten News | SXM News.

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Candidates in this article:
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DP
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SPA
USP
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UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
26 Jan 2024 08:45 AM

New Four-Party Coalition Ursm Dp Pfp Now Speaks Up And Speaks Out

Urges Public to Remain Aware and Be Critical of Agitators

PHILIPSBURG In a joint statement issued Thursday January 25, 2024 evening, the eight MP-elects of the announced 4-party coalition consisting of the URSM, DP, PFP and N.O.W. parties denounced repeated attempts to distract the public from ongoing political discussions.

We remain committed and focused on continuing the formation of this coalition, the statement reads Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
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NOW
Source: 721 News
22 Jan 2024 11:06 AM

Governor Appoints Dr. Nilda Arduin And Drs. Candia Joseph As Informateurs

Harbour View Governor Ajamu Baly requested Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candia Joseph RO EMIA to accept an assignment as informateurs, as a result of the outcome of the January 11, 2024 elections, the consultations held with the Governor from Friday January 12th to Monday January 15th and the preliminary agreement on political cooperation signed by the 8 elected members of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement, Democratic Party, Party for Progress and Nation Opportunity Wealth.

The Governor requested Dr Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
18 Jan 2024 12:18 PM

Notice To Reclaim Impounded And Confiscated Scooters

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) wishes to inform the public that, as part of our commitment to ensuring road safety and combating crime, several scooters have been impounded and confiscated in recent operations over the lasts months. The impoundments were a result of non-compliance with technical requirements for public road use or the absence of necessary documentation from riders or lacking the necessary documentation

Some of the scooters are currently held at the police station in Philipsburg, having been confiscations in connection with being reported stolen or involved in criminal activities.

KPSM is appealing to the rightful owners of these scooters to come forward and reclaim their vehicles Read more


Candidates in this article:
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PPA
SPA
UPP
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ECE
Source: 721 News
11 Jan 2024 07:32 AM

Men In Blue Do Cry

Dear editor,

While the NA/UPP coalition members in government are busy presenting their report card to the electorate, while pretending to be excellent, our country is in a state where our national security is at risk.

The Law Enforcement Council of Sint Maarten outlined in its last report dated November 2023 that the situation within the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
07 Jan 2024 09:21 AM

Sunday Chat January 07, 2024 Starting Live @ 11:00Am

SUNDAY CHAT January 07, 2024

The post SUNDAY CHAT January 07, 2024 starting LIVE @ 11:00am appeared first on 721news.com | Sint Maarten News | SXM News.

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Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 10:27 AM

Prioritize The Sport Industry

~ a boost to our touristic economy ~

As sporting enthusiasts, we all have our particular sport that we are passionate about. One sport may attract more interest than the others, but sports in itself is globally healthy for the mind and body, as well as enjoyable pastime to all people that follow it.

How does drag racing impacts your country?

Drag racing can have various impacts on a country, both positive and negative, depending on factors such as regulation, infrastructure, and public perception Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 08:50 AM

Julian Rollocks Jr. Completes Community I.T. Program

Sucker Garden St. Maarten —In a commendable move towards promoting quality education, candidate # 9 on the URSM Mr. Julian Rollocks Jr. made a generous donation of ten tablets to MAC CSE High School. This act of philanthropy not only highlights Mr Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 08:36 AM

National Recovery Program Bureau Completes Fifth Year Of Clean Financial Audits

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) reports the completion of its fifth consecutive year of clean financial audits of the projects it manages under the St. Maarten Trust Fund, which reflects the ongoing commitment to transparent and accountable management practices. This consistency in financial integrity has played a crucial role in supporting the island’s ongoing recovery and development efforts. The Trust Fund was established in 2018 and is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank.

Currently, the NRPB is managing eleven projects centered on recovery, resilience and sustainability collectively valued at over US $400 million Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2023 10:54 AM

Sunday Chat December 31, 2023

SUNDAY CHAT DECEMBER 31, 2023

The post SUNDAY CHAT DECEMBER 31, 2023 appeared first on 721news.com | Sint Maarten News | SXM News.

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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2023 09:48 AM

Choosing A Different Road In 2024

As this year comes to an end, I couldn’t help but reflect on the struggles our people have faced the past 4 years. It has been a rollercoaster ride filled with uncertainties, challenges, and heartbreaks. But amidst it all, we have seen incredible strength and resilience.

The pandemic turned our lives upside down. We have adapted to new ways of living and working. Many of us have lost loved ones or experienced profound loss in various aspects of life. The mental strain has been immense, testing our emotional well-being in unimaginable ways Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
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UD
Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2023 09:06 PM

Usp: National Alliance Lacks The Vision, Empathy And Common Courtesy To Lead

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the USP in an invited comment did not mince words as it relates to the placement of an ostentatious group billboard of the National Alliance party erected blocking the view of a USPs group billboard in Cole bay.

President of the board, Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
Freedom
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USP
UPP
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UD
Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2023 07:37 AM

United St. Maarten Party Unveils Ambitious 2024-2028 Agenda For National Improvement

PUBLISHED: on DECEMBER 22, 2023 The Daily Herald Newspapers

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — United St. Maarten Party (USP) has laid out its comprehensive plan of action for the year 2024 and beyond. The party already initiated the execution of the outlined restructuring plan in 2022, emphasizing its commitment to ongoing refinement and formulation in the subsequent years. The strategic execution and implementation of these plans are set to span the entirety of the party’s presence, whether as a coalition partner or in the opposition.

USPs primary objective is a collective pursuit of comprehensive improvement in social, financial, economic and infrastructural restructuring for all residents Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
27 Dec 2023 06:55 AM

Dp: We Mourn With You And Wish You Strength To Restore Trust And Tranquility In Anguilla.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a press release over the weekend, the Democratic Party of St. Maarten reacted to the horrific killings that shocked the community of Anguilla mid-week. The DP leader, herself of Anguillan descent was clearly distressed at the news.

It is with profound sadness we learned of the senseless killings that occurred in Anguilla last week. The shock of this heartless act at an emotion-filled time of burial of a loved one reverberated throughout our communities Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Dec 2023 10:25 AM

Sunday Chat December 17, 2023 Starting @ 11:00Am

SUNDAY CHAT


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

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Source: 721 News
11 Dec 2023 11:11 AM

Julian Rollocks Jr. Completes Community I.T. Program


Sucker Garden, St. Maarten — In January of 2023, URSM candidate #9 Mr. Julian Rollocks Jr. initiated a computer literacy and training program at his headquarters in Sucker Garden. The oversubscribed computer training sessions, which consisted of children, young adults, and senior citizens, culminated last week after nearly a year in operation.

Mr Read more


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