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Source: 721 News
07 Sep 2023 08:23 AM

Witu Is Concerned About The Proposed National Health Insurance For St. Maarten

Philipsburg The President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), Stuart Johnson, has voiced serious concerns about the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) in St. Maarten. Mr. Johnson’s concerns highlight issues related to public awareness, the quality of healthcare services, access to preventative care, medication policies, and the impact on the vulnerable in our country.

One of the primary concerns raised by Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Sep 2023 07:57 PM

Upp Party Board Pays Tribute To The Legacy Of Roberto Arrindell.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United People's Party (UPP), extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Roberto "Celestino" Arrindell, an influential presence in the St. Maarten community who will be laid to rest today. In celebrating the life of Roberto Arrindell, UP Part President Eugene Heyliger acknowledged Arrindells multifaceted contributions that enriched the island's cultural and educational landscape.
In a statement issued by UP Party, the Board conveyed its deep sorrow at the passing of Roberto Arrindell, underscoring Arrindell's roles as a community advocate, educator, and cultural luminary Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Sep 2023 07:55 PM

Witu Is Concerned About The Proposed National Health Insurance For St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:---  The President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), Stuart Johnson, has voiced serious concerns about the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) in St. Maarten. Mr. Johnson's concerns highlight issues related to public awareness, the quality of healthcare services, access to preventative care, medication policies, and the impact on the vulnerable in our country.

One of the primary concerns raised by Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
05 Sep 2023 10:30 PM

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA:--- Minister of Justice Anna Richardson spoke at the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin American and the Caribbean Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Sep 2023 05:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Monday afternoon, the Marie Genevieve de Weever Primary School (MGDW) held a heartwarming ceremony to honor and celebrate the exceptional contributions of Mrs. Anna Grantham-Halley, who served as the School Manager from 2015 to 2020. The event served as a token of appreciation for her dedicated service to Public Education.

A commitment to excellence marked Mrs. Grantham-Halley's tenure at MGDW, tireless dedication to the well-being of students, and a passion for education.

Stuart Johnson, the current School Manager of MGDW, led the heartfelt tribute to Mrs Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Sep 2023 05:05 PM

Wilson Has Questions Regarding National Health Insurance

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Sunday, August 20, the United Sint Maarten Party (USP) candidate Gromyko Wilson, sounded the alarm on the intention of Government to pass the National Health Insurance (NHI) law by January 1, 2024. Wilson warned that this law may not be in the interest of the community.

Government is pushing to get the opinion of different stakeholders in the community, like the Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions (WICLU) and SER Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Sep 2023 08:56 PM

Deadline Extended For Emotional Freedom Techniques Course To Sept 5Th.

~BE EQUIPPED TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY~

PHILIPSBURG:---  In light of the many challenging issues that our families, individuals, and communities face daily, Dr. N. Erna Mae Francis Cotton visionary of Victorious Living and the counseling program developer at the GHBU, St. Maarten Campus designed a Masters Level counseling degree program in 2015 to meet the growing socio-emotional and psychological needs in our community. The program covers topics such as effective grief counseling, suicide prevention and assessment, effective marriage counseling, and effective techniques for working with children.
Francis-Cotton, who also co-developed the Grief Counseling curriculum for the University of West Indies BSC in Social Work program, recognizes the significance of providing practical and evidenced-based tools for counselors to effectively help their clients to heal Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Sep 2023 02:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- I am writing to address some pressing concerns and propose potential solutions for the dedicated justice workers who tirelessly serve our nation's pursuit of justice. It has come to my attention that the financial challenges faced by these individuals are becoming increasingly unsustainable, jeopardizing their well-being and the integrity of the justice system itself. Justice workers play a pivotal role in maintaining the rule of law and upholding justice in our society. However, they often face significant challenges that affect their livelihoods and the integrity of the justice system itself.

Thus this article explores various solutions and strategies to support justice workers, from financial incentives and subsidies to addressing concerns related to education and union representation.

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Source: SMN-News
03 Sep 2023 02:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  September 1, 2023, is the day by which constitutionally the countrys budget 2024 should be at the Parliament. In the next few days on September 12th, a new parliamentary year will be upon us with the constitutional obligation for the Governor or someone designated by him to present the governments intentions for the year 2024, the DP leader stated in a release issued on September 1st.

This crop of ministers is famous for scorning our high councils of state on numerous occasions, and they continue to thumb their noses at the parliament Read more


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Source: 721 News
01 Sep 2023 09:24 PM

Deadline Extended For Emotional Freedom Techniques Course To Sept 5Th

BE EQUIPPED TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY

Great Bay, Sint Maarten — In light of the many challenging issues that our families, individuals and communities face daily, Dr. N. Erna Mae Francis Cotton visionary of Victorious Living and the counseling program developer at the GHBU, St. Maarten Campus designed a Masters Level counseling degree program in 2015 to meet the growing socio- emotional and psychological needs in our community. The program covers topics such as effective grief counseling, suicide prevention and assessment, effective marriage counseling, and effective techniques for working with children.

Francis-Cotton, who also co-developed the Grief Counseling curriculum for the University of West Indies BSC in Social Work program, recognizes the significance of providing practical and evidenced-based tools for counselors to effectively help their clients to heal Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Aug 2023 04:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- MINISTRY OF Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (TEATT) held its Closing and Certification Ceremony of the SME Entrepreneurship Development Program (SEDP) and launched the Sint Maarten Entrepreneurship Development Center (SEDC) on Friday, August 25th, 2023.

The structured one-year Business Support and Entrepreneurship Development Training Program which targeted both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs funded by the Department of Economy, Transportation and Telecommunication (ETT) and executed by A & A Accounting and HPS Consulting, cumulated with a grand successful finale on Friday, August 25, 2023, at the Belair Community Center.

A sense of accomplishment was felt during the evening as the participants in the program displayed their products and/or services and vividly networked with all invited guests.

Over the one-year training and coaching period, the program boasts of its Key milestones achieved
The number of existing businesses registered with the program grew from 43% (16) to 92% (42) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Aug 2023 04:07 PM

Court Grants Gebe Its Request To Terminate Hr Manager Clifford Sasso.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The court of first instance granted NV GEBE its request to terminate its Human Resource manager Clifford Sasso who was placed on suspension.
The verdict was read in open court on Wednesday, August 30th 2023.
Based on the verdict GEBE is allowed to end its working relationship with Clifford Sasso since the company had issued several warning letters to Sasso prior to the last suspension.
NV GEBE must compensate Sasso for his years of service. He is to be paid NAF 264.801.00
Below is the decision of the court both in English and Dutch.

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COURT IN THE FIRST INSTANCE OF SINT MAARTEN
Case number: SXM202300375
Decision dated 30 August 2023
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the limited liability company N.V Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Aug 2023 01:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- NV GEBE was hit with another blow on Wednesday morning when the Court of First Instance delivered its verdict in favor of former Temporary manager Sharine Daniel who was also the companys head internal auditor for more than ten years.
In the decision rendered on Wednesday, the court said that NV GEBE did not prove its case neither did they submit and or substantiate the accusations they brought against Daniel, one being she stole property from the company and is responsible for the March 16th, 2022 cyber attack.
Based on the decision the court ordered that NV GEBE reinstate Sharine Daniel as the Head Internal Auditor seven days after it is notified of the courts decision Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Aug 2023 11:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Tina Hamm, an 11-year breast cancer survivor, was the guest speaker at the fourth monthly meeting of the Breast Cancer Support Group held on August 24, 2023.  The topic was The Journey from Loss to Purpose.

Ms. Hamm (mstinahamm@gmail.com) passionately brought her experience as a luxury travel concierge, podcaster, author, and international motivational speaker to a room filled with survivors (long and short-term), as well as supporters, caregivers, and a few women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 Aug 2023 05:46 PM

Brug Submits National Decree For Government Subsidized School Food Program

PHILIPSBURG Unified Resilient Sint Maarten Movement (URSM) prospective candidate Richinel Brug submits in accordance with article 7 of the Law on Compulsory Education a National Decree containing general measures regulating a Government subsidized school food program for students Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
28 Aug 2023 05:41 PM

Joining The Party For Progress

Dear fellow Sint Maarteners,

I want to start by addressing those of you who might be feeling indifferent about casting your vote as we stand at the crossroads of another crucial election season. It’s not uncommon to hear the sentiment that all politicians are the same, and that regardless of who you vote for, nothing truly changes. I understand this feeling of disillusionment, as I, too, have felt the despair that many of us on the island feel.

Instead of merely complaining about it, I chose to take action several years ago and started writing articles that focused on raising awareness on crucial topics such as integrity, accountability, good leadership, and vision Read more


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Source: 721 News
25 Aug 2023 02:12 PM

Pfp, De Weever Reaffirms Motion Of Disapproval With Over-The-Bank Verdict

PHILIPSBURG PFP members of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson and Melissa Gumbs, as well as independent member of Parliament Ludmila de Weever, reaffirmed the passing of the motion of disapproval towards Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, following the verdict handed down in the Over the Bank case Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
23 Aug 2023 10:40 PM

Paco Isenia Declares Candidacy For Upcoming Parliamentary Elections With Ursm.

EMPOWERING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO BELIEVE IN A BRIGHT FUTURE

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten– An aspiring young professional, dedicated to fostering positive change and championing the aspirations of the next generation, URSM Candidate Paco Isenia, is proud to announce his candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections with the Unified Resilient Sint Maarten Movement (URSM) Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
23 Aug 2023 03:07 PM

Government Wins Case In Over The Bank Land Issuance Saga.

PHILIPSBURG:---   On August 22, 2023, the Court in First Instance rendered its verdict in the Over the Bank case. In that judgment, the Court determined that Country Sint Maarten is not bound by the (draft) decrees issued by then Minister Meyers and/or that the Over the Bank group could not derive any legally justified expectation from the documents provided by then Minister Meyers due to the violations established with the public order and/or principles of good governance (including the principle of transparency) Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Aug 2023 10:34 AM

Pfp Proposal To Remove Curtain From Voting Booth Approved By Com

Gumbs pleased with progress, awaits next steps

PHILIPSBURG Party for Progress member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs expressed satisfaction for the update received from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in Parliaments Central Committee meeting of August 17th Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
20 Aug 2023 09:42 PM

~15 graduates are now better equipped to serve on Supervisory or Managing Boards~


PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ardwell Irion, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and the Themis Institute for Governance and Leadership celebrated the successful completion of a collaboration towards the Corporate Governance Trainee Program for Young Professionals Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
18 Aug 2023 08:37 PM

Attorney At Law Sjamira Roseburg Sponsors Breakfast Program At Psve

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Attorney at Law, and URSM candidate, Ms. Sjamira Roseburg has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and committed herself to donate daily breakfasts to the PSVE school for the entire 2023/2024 school year and beyond.

The intent of the breakfast program is to assist those students whose families are facing financial hardships. The MOU, which set forth a firm commitment to maintain the breakfast program in conjunction with PSVE and the Rotary Club of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
18 Aug 2023 03:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, and the Honorable Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion, accompanied by their support staff, recently concluded a significant milestone by presenting computed calculations for Justice employees to His Excellency Ajamu Baly, the Governor of Sint Maarten.

This presentation marks the final stage in the comprehensive process led by the Minister of Finance, leading up to the submission of a budget amendment to the Parliament of Sint Maarten.

The legislative journey encompasses several vital steps Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
16 Aug 2023 09:24 PM

Mp Akeem Arrindell Calls For TransparencyAnd Accountability In Justice Department

PHILIPSBURG Sint Maarten — In response to mounting concerns about the state of the justice workforce, particularly within the Customs Department, Member of Parliament, the Honorable Akeem Arrindell, has taken proactive steps to address the issues affecting this crucial sector. Recognizing the significance of a well-functioning justice system, Arrindell has written a letter to the Honorable Anna Richardson, Minister of Justice, requesting comprehensive clarifications on pressing matters.

According to MP Arrindell, Over the past 2 to 3 years, the Customs Department has faced a significant staff shortage, with approximately 20 officers leaving their positions Read more


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