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Source: SMN-News
12 Dec 2023 03:19 PM

BARBADOS:--- In a landmark move towards fostering collaboration and solidarity, the Anguilla Teachers' Union (ATU) and the Windward Island Teachers Union St. Maarten (WITU) have officially entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The signing ceremony took place today in Barbados, solidifying a commitment to joint initiatives that will benefit teachers in both territories.
The purpose of this MOU is to establish a comprehensive framework for cooperation and collaboration, promoting the interests and welfare of teachers in Anguilla and St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Dec 2023 10:35 AM

Philipsburg Transforms Into "Maagical" For A Festive Weekend Extravaganza.

Madame Estate:--- This holiday season, Philipsburg is set to become a winter wonderland as Xtratight Entertainment proudly presents "Philipsburg becomes Maagical," a joyous event taking place from Friday, December 15, to Sunday, December 17, on the Boardwalk. The community is invited to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit and kick off the festive season with a weekend full of entertainment, shopping, and family-friendly activities.
Friday Night Concert - The festivities begin on Friday evening with an electrifying concert featuring a killer lineup of DJs and live bands Read more


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HOPE
HOPE
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Source: SMN-News
12 Dec 2023 10:21 AM

Sint Maartener At Un Climate Summit Calls For Equitable, Climate-Resilient Future Ahead Of Final Negotiations

 DUBAI:--- United Nations Climate Conference, COP28, is set to come to a close this week as countries negotiate the next set of climate change goals. Among the attendees of the conference is Riddhi Samtani, a youth activist from Sint Maarten part of Island Innovations Caribbean Climate Justice Leaders Academy (CCJLA) cohort. Representing her community on the global stage, Samtani has participated in speaking engagements and discussions with other delegates and heads of state, including Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Curaao Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas.

Having youth delegated from underrepresented communities is key to developing inclusive climate policies, something Samtanis sponsors NAGICO Insurances and Grant Thornton are keen to support as it aligns with their companys corporate social pillars Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2023 05:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Government of Sint Maarten, represented by the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Professional Advancement (NIPA), represented by Drs. Peggy-Ann Dros-Richardson, Chairlady of the Board of NIPA, to establish the Ottley Opportunity Scholarshipan initiative aimed at enhancing educational opportunities and strengthening the local labor force Read more


Candidates in this article:
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NDP
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UPP
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UD
Source: SMN-News
10 Dec 2023 06:24 PM

~More than 300 registrants, 10 workshops, and opportunities to learn from local and international experts~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Held throughout November, now officially decreed by law as Financial Literacy Month, the SXM Financial Literacy Month surpassed expectations with more than 300 participants, including walk-ins. Islandpreneur and the Ministry of Finance are thrilled to announce the successful completion of this groundbreaking initiative aimed at bolstering financial knowledge and resilience within the community Read more


Candidates in this article:
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USP
UPP
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Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:50 AM

Mp Arrindell Urges Swift ActionOn Escalating Armed Robberies

PHILIPSBURG — In a recent correspondence to the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has voiced his concerns regarding the alarming rise in armed robberies plaguing Sint Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:36 AM

Dcna Steps Into A New Era Of Governance With Two-Tier Board System Implementation

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) proudly announces a significant milestone in its organizational developmentthe implementation of a two-tier board system.

On December 4th 2023 the DCNA board, represented by its chairperson Hellen van der Wal and secretary Kai Wulf, signed the new Articles of Incorporation at the notary on St Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Dec 2023 06:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A new project aims to assess key land areas for biodiversity in St. Maarten. The foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) has been selected to conduct the terrestrial baseline biodiversity assessment, as part of the CORENA project. The CORENA project (Coastal Resilience and Needs Assessments) was initiated by the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) and is being executed in partnership with the Nature Foundation, through the European Union-supported RESEMBID grant programme.

The objective of the CORENA project is to provide information to guide sustainable management of various habitats found in Sint Maarten, with several components Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Dec 2023 12:16 PM

Ursm Unveils 10-Year Vision For Country St. MaartenS Autonomy

Candidates and supporters of Unified Resilient St Maarten Movement

PHILIPSBURG--Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) has laid out an ambitious roadmap for the next decade, presenting a comprehensive manifesto that addresses key sectors and outlines transformative projects for the future of Country St Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 06:21 PM

Mp Arrindell Urges Swift Action On Escalating Armed Robberies.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a recent correspondence to the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has voiced his concerns regarding the alarming rise in armed robberies plaguing Sint Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
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UPP
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UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 12:41 PM

Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (Dcna) Steps Into A New Era Of Governance With Two-Tier Board System Implementation.

BONAIRE:--- The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) proudly announces a significant milestone in its organizational developmentthe implementation of a two-tier board system. On December 4th, 2023 the DCNA board, represented by its chairperson Hellen van der Wal and secretary Kai Wulf, signed the new Articles of Incorporation at the notary on St Maarten Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
DP
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UPP
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UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Dec 2023 03:32 PM

Cbcs Leaves Pledging Rate Unchanged.

~In line with market expectations on the development of the US target policy rate~


Willemstad/Philipsburg The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) decided to pause its monetary policy tightening by leaving the pledging rate1 unchanged. This decision is predicated on the expectation that the Fed will leave its target policy rate unchanged as U.S.
inflation continues to decline. Furthermore, the development in the monetary unions gross official reserves and import coverage are broadly in line with expectations Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 07:43 PM

~ Says theres no legal impediment for citizens ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Rolando Brison on Monday raised a pressing concern regarding the withdrawal of services from St. Maarten by digital bank Revolut, apparently as a consequence of actions taken by local banks. MP Brison directed his question to the Minister of Finance, seeking intervention and clarity on the matter and expressing his apprehensions about the actions of local banks and the potential hindrance to local economic diversification.

It vexed the MP that the same banks, that offer no innovation of fintech services, are now obstructing opportunities for locals and stifling economic growth Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 05:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  A historic collaboration was formalized today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of St. Maarten and the Collectivit de Saint-Martin. Minister Omar Ottley representing the Council of Ministers and President Louis Mussington, representing the respective entities, sealed the agreement at the Government building.

The participants, recognizing the critical need for equitable and resilient solutions in providing community drinking water on Saint Martin, have affirmed their commitment to collaborate on a groundbreaking project Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 03:57 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The recently held information session by the organizers of the National Career Fair on Working in the Caribbean was well attended.

Recently, representatives from various companies gathered at the Government Administration Building to receive details from Geert Nab, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Memory Group, and Mylene Van Puffelen, the Chief Operations Officer (COO), on the registration process and the creation of the Match & Meet profile designed for connecting profiles with potential employers Read more


Candidates in this article:
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HOPE
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UD
Source: 721 News
04 Dec 2023 10:19 PM

Usp President Cecil Nicholas Officially Announces His Candidacy

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The USP established in 2014 has been a contender in every election since it was established, winning 2 seats in every election held since, with 3 seats being the highest awarded to the party in the 2016 election campaign.

Nicholas a founder and first president of the US Party first ran in 2016 at the bottom of the list as candidate number 19. In this upcoming election, he is running as the number 2 candidate behind his new leader Mrs Read more


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UD
Source: 721 News
01 Dec 2023 11:58 AM

We Can Change Tomorrow, By Investing Today In The Safety Of Women & Girls

Mrs. Tomaro Pilgrim

Peridot Foundation states: We are truly excited to welcome Mrs. Tomaro Pilgrim our guest speaker and her spouse Mr. Osrick Pelgrim to our shores.

Together with Ms. Zoya Hyman, psychologist, this years domestic violence awareness program will be a must event to attend. United Nations theme for 2023: UNITE! INVEST TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS is a call for action

Our program will be held at the Los SanFernandos event hall, located at the airport boulevard road#29 in Simpsonbay next to the Republic bank Read more


Candidates in this article:
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RSM
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PFP
Source: 721 News
01 Dec 2023 11:29 AM

Pfp: Upholding Electoral Integrity And Fair Play In Sint Maarten Elections Is Critical

PHILIPSBURG – The Party for Progress (PFP) raised serious concerns about the continued disregard for the election and campaign guidelines issued by the Minister of Justice on Sint Maarten. This issue not only questions the integrity of the electoral process but also poses safety risks.

People have reached out to us, including candidates on other parties, regarding the placement of billboards and flags too close to or even in the roundabouts, PFP Deputy Leader Marvio Cooks states Read more


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Source: 721 News
01 Dec 2023 11:25 AM

Up Party: Where Are The 1,000 Homes?

Dear Editor,

In a country where affordable housing is a pressing issue, the failure to deliver on such a crucial commitment demands scrutiny and explanation. There is a necessity to underscore the actuality of the unfulfilled promise of 1,000 homes made by the United Peoples Party (UP) in the 2019 election season.

The reality is stark: not a single home has been built despite the UP Party’s unequivocal pledge Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
30 Nov 2023 05:03 PM

Busy 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes To An End. We Must Be Thankful Says Richardson.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end on Thursday, November 30th.

There were 20 named storms, of which seven (7) became hurricanes, and of those three (3) became major hurricanes (Category 3+ on the Saffir-Simpson Scale). An average season has 14 named storms; seven hurricanes; and three major hurricanes.

There was no storm activity between July 26 and August 19. From August 20 until October 6, the vast number of storms formed starting with Emily all the way down to Philippe.
Bret and Cindy both formed in mid-June.
Hurricane Lee was the seasons only Category 5 hurricane who achieved such a status in the open ocean east of the Leeward Islands.

In late October, Category 1 Hurricane Tammy, was another system that barely missed the Leeward Islands Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UD
Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2023 09:51 PM

~Congratulates bureau staff for execution ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The crucial role that MP Roland Brison played in securing funding through a Naf 5 million budget amendment that he initiated is further highlighted as a significant milestone in the revitalization of St. Maarten's tourism industry with the opening of the new headquarters of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau on December 1, 2023. A new national brand will be unveiled in conjunction with the inauguration.

MP Brisons groundbreaking amendment in the 2023 budget, never before done for the tourism sector, earmarked over 5 million guilders for capital expenditures and investments, emphasizing the need for rejuvenation in the tourism sector Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UD
Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2023 06:50 PM

~Presents Five-Point Platform dubbed #BlairCares~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The youngest candidate on the United Peoples Party UPP list Kimberly A. Blair (25), a distinguished graduate of Mercy University in Criminal Justice with a Forensics concentration, steps into St. Maarten's political arena with a committed vision and a comprehensive platform aimed at addressing critical issues in justice and education.
Having returned to St Read more


Candidates in this article:
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DP
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UPP
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UD
Source: SMN-News
28 Nov 2023 05:58 PM

58 Women From Across The Caribbean Region Graduate Cohort 2 Of The Ebb Programme For Women Entrepreneurs Republic Bank And Bdp Associates Champion Her Success

Port of Spain, Trinidad:--- Fifty-eight successful participants of Cohort 2 of the Entrepreneurs Business Builder (EBB) programme graduated in a moving virtual ceremony hosted by Republic Bank in collaboration with EBB partner BDP Associates
Under the theme, Championing HER Success" the event celebrated and encouraged the graduating women entrepreneurs to continue in the pursuit of their goals, by championing their own success.

The programme, which was launched earlier this year on International Womens Day, saw more than 500 women entrepreneurs submitting their applications for selection Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
28 Nov 2023 11:42 AM

Youth Activist From Sint Maarten Travels To Un Climate Conference Thanks To Local Support From Nagico, Grant Thornton.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Riddhi Samtani, a youth activist and Sint Maartener will be representing the island at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai from November 30, 2023, to December 12, 2023. Part of the 35-strong Caribbean Climate Justice Leaders Academy (CCJLA) founded earlier this year by Island Innovation and the Open Society Foundations (OSF), Samtani was one of 10 cohort members selected to take part at COP28. While in Dubai the group will participate in panel discussions, meet international delegates, and interact with other young climate leaders, providing them with additional skills and experience they can leverage to further their own work in the Caribbean.

Keen to support local activists representing their communities on the international stage, is NAGICO Insurances, a leading insurer in the Caribbean that paid almost 1 Billion USD to the Caribbean community after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and contributed significantly to an improved and more resilient region Read more


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