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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Mar 2024 02:07 AM

Outgoing State Secretary At Parliament

Caretaker State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitization Alexandra Van Huffelen, accompanied by a delegation of support staff and head of the Dutch Representation Office in Philipsburg VNP Chris Johnson, visited the House of Parliament and met with the President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and faction leaders on Mon Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Mar 2024 10:57 PM

Tourism Office Promotes Destination In Colombia

St. Martin Tourism Offices promotion managers Emile Louisy (right) and Christopher Rodriguez (left) with Colombian travel agents.


MARIGOT--St. Martin Tourism Office carried out major promotional campaigns in South Americas second largest country from February 28 to March 8.

The tourism office notes Colombias dynamic economy and demographic dynamism makes it a prime target for destination St. Martin. With a population of 51 million, Colombia is a market waiting to be conquered with opportunities offered by Copa Airlines since the resumption of SXM-Panama rotations.

To continue to position itself in the Colombian market the tourism office took part in the Vitrina Turistica Tradeshow, the countrys most important tourism fair, organised every year by the Colombian Association of travel agencies ANATO in Bogot Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
14 Mar 2024 12:04 AM

Jacobs Advocates For Domestic Violence Prevention At Un Forum

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs (left) at the forum.

 

PHILIPSBURG--Caretaker Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs advocated for domestic violence prevention at the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters earlier this week.

Jacobs led the delegation to the forum, which included Chef de Cabinet Jessica Weeks, Department Head of Community Development, Family and Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) Chantale George-Groeneveldt and Women's Desk Policy Worker at Staff Bureau Tatia Brunnings.

Jacobs spoke on behalf of the Kingdom during the High-Level Group of Friends for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
13 Mar 2024 10:20 AM

Huhcf Adult Literacy Graduation 2024

In a heartwarming ceremony filled with pride, determination, and celebration, the Hearts United Holistic Care Foundation marked the successful completion of its Adult Literacy Program for the second time. On March 7th, 2024, amidst cheers and applause, 19 students donned blue graduation gowns and silver stoles, symbolizing their achievement and dedication to self-improvement. The event, held at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg, was a testament to the transformative power of education and the unwavering commitment of both students and educators.

The journey of these remarkable individuals began in June 2022, when they embarked on a path to literacy and empowerment Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Mar 2024 12:03 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Monday 11th March 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

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

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 8PM TONIGHT

WEATHER:

This afternoon and evening: Fair to partly cloudy.

Tonight, through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy. Isolated showers are possible.

Forecast High: 30C / 86F               Forecast Low: 25C / 77F

Sunset Today: 6:22 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:23 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

Today through Tuesday midday: Southeasterly to easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 12 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.

SYNOPSIS: 

A generally stable and drying atmosphere is suppressing precipitation Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
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SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2024 10:47 AM

Sundial School Staff Enjoy 7Th Annual Retreat At Royal Palm

Sundial School staff went on their 7th annual retreat with their School Coach on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The Retreat started after the passing of Hurricane Irma to facilitate teachers and staff of Sundial School strengthening interpersonal connections. The yearly activity is highly anticipated and facilitated by the School Coach who plans and organizes this annual event.

The Retreat this year remained on island. Staff were hosted by the Royal Palm Beach Hotel in Simpson Bay in the Porte Cochere Room Read more


Candidates in this article:
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SPA
UPP
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Mar 2024 10:30 AM

Gebe Looking Into Leasing Mobile Engine Capacity To Cover Shortfall In Electricity

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs (standing) and GEBE representatives Troy Washington and Dennis Richardson with members of the PMs cabinet and the Council of Ministers Secretariat during Thursdays meeting.

PHILIPSBURG--Utilities company GEBE was reviewing the possibility of leasing additional mobile engine capacity to cover the short Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2024 12:12 AM

Dr. Richardson Presents Caretaker Pm Jacobs With Legal Reference Book

Dr. Linda Richardson (left) presenting her lifes work to caretaker Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

 

PHILIPSBURG--On Monday, Dr. Linda Richardson unveiled her latest literary contribution, Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceedings, to caretaker Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Feb 2024 11:52 PM

Unops Looking For Suppliers For Construction Of New Prison Facility

The Point Blanche prison (File photo)

 

PHILIPSBURG--Following the publication of an ad from United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) inviting companies to register for a February 16 workshop regarding a new prison facility in Point Blanche, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson announced on Wednesd Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
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
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
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:
GS
NA
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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


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USP
UPP
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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:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jan 2024 11:45 PM

Project Announced To Extend Potable Water Production Plant

From left: EEASM Director General Sebastien Gallego, SAUR Antilles Director Nicolas Touzet, President Louis Mussington, EEASM President Raphal Sanchez, and SAUR St. Martin Director Mlissa Nicolas at the press conference. (Robert Luckock photo)

 

MARIGOT--Water Authority tablissement des Eaux et de lAssainissement de Saint-Martin (EEASM) held a press conference at its headquarters in Hope Estate on Friday to announce an extension to the present drinking water production plant in Galisbay that will be built and commissioned in 2027 to significantly improve capacity.

With a provisional budget of 21 million euros, the aim is to increase daily production from 8,000m3 to around 14,000m3, explained Collectivit president Louis Mussington in his preamble Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 03:52 PM

Na Leader Votes

National Alliance (NA) leader, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her Godson cast their ballot at the Belvedere Community Center with the support of Jacobs' daughter mid-morning Thursday. Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 12:58 PM

Dp Leader Votes

Democratic Party President Achken Roberto Richardson, along with a delegation of two dozen DP members, demonstrated their unwavering support for party leader Sarah Wescot Williams as she exercised her civic duty by casting her Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 12:32 PM
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, January 11, 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) January 12, 2024 

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... 

WEATHER:  
This afternoon through tonight: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers. 

Friday morning through midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief showers possible. 

Forecast High:30C / 86F                Forecast Low:24C / 75F 

Sunset Today:5:54 P.M.                    Sunrise Tomorrow:6:47 A.M. 

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Friday midday: East-northeasterly to easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 05 to 16 mph. 

SYNOPSIS: 

Unstable conditions are expected to support cloudy periods and isolated showers through tonight Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
SPA
UPP
ND
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:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2024 02:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Orco Bank Sint Maarten reaffirms its commitment to the local community with its second annual donation drive, gifting 25 shoe box presents to 25 specially selected students of the esteemed Asha Stevens Primary School.
In a bid to spread holiday cheer and foster a sense of joyous giving, Orco Bank Sint Maarten proudly extended its support to the Asha Stevens Primary School for the second consecutive year Read more


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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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:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
04 Jan 2024 04:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- 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:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: SMN-News
04 Jan 2024 07:53 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten announced on Tuesday that the new Caribbean guilder currency will be enacted in 2024. Member of Parliament Rolando Brison expressed concerns about this announcement, emphasizing that the Central Bank cannot speak for the Parliament of St. Maarten. He also advised the bank to "hold its horses" when releasing any further information regarding this enactment.

The MP reacted to the press release from the Central Bank issued on Tuesday indicating that the Caribbean guilder will be introduced in Curaao and St Read more


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