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Source: SMN-News
09 Nov 2023 06:26 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  A pivotal meeting took place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Government Building, which concluded with overwhelming enthusiasm and support from the dedicated correctional officers of the Prison and the House of Detention in Point Blanche. This gathering hosted by the President, Sharon Cangieter, and the Board of the Windward Islands Civil Servants (WICSU-PSU) union marked a momentous turning point in the justice system.

In the presence of the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E Read more


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Source: 721 News
09 Nov 2023 09:34 AM

Sint Maarten Community Fights Back Gebe

PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN — After receiving numerous verbal and social media complaints about the harsh collection method of GEBE and taking into account that there is no active Consumers League in Sint Maarten, Mr. Gromyko Wilson approached a local independent consultancy firm, (Prudential Tax Services), specialized in International Corporate Standards Auditing with the petition to prepare a community pilot case against the collection policies and procedures of GEBE.

This is the first time a Community legal claim will be filed against a Federal Institution in a matter related to their collection method in the Dutch Kingdom.

It is no secret that GEBE was victim to cyber hacking and an administrative chaos manifested itself thereafter Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Nov 2023 08:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The tiny temporary terminal structure at Princess Juliana International Airport
has left the business community and people in general concerned about the Airports ability to handle the traffic that is to be expected as St. Maarten hits the peak of its tourism season.
The small temporary facility has Member of Parliament and Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison bewildered, with many questions in a bid to understand the logic behind the Airport Managements decision Read more


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Source: 721 News
07 Nov 2023 03:48 PM

Us-Party Unprecedented Means Of Communication By Chris Is Deceitful

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the US-Party in an invited comment expressed disappointment in an article released by the leader of the start-up political party NOW, but was not surprised.

President of the US Party board, Mr. Cecil Nicholas said, He was not surprised by the misleading content, and underlying tone of hypocrisy and deceitfulness that motivated the article.

The leader of the NOW party publicly reminded that, He has always stood by the USP and was supportive of the party joining any governing coalition he was a part of.

Chris further stated, When he was a member of the National Alliance, he did not sign the governing accord between the National Alliance and United People Party strictly out of principle and a sense of loyalty to the USP.

Nicholas, questioned Chris definition of the words, principle and loyalty Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Nov 2023 03:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Sint Maarten will work to advance its progress towards sustainable and resilient management of the islands coastal and marine environment through a 633,000 research-based project supported by the RESEMBID grant programme.

The Coastal Resilience Needs Assessment (CORENA) project is a partnership between the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (VROMI), and the non-profit conservation organization Nature Foundation St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 06:51 PM

Decision By Minister Of Justice Will Have Serious Consequences To CountryS Security. Possible Strike Looming, Says Napb.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following a recent decision by the Minister of Justice, it has been ordered that the detention center, at the Police station Philipsburg, will be officially transferred to the police with effect from November 11, 2023, specifically under the executive support department. This transfer means that we as a police organization will bear full responsibility for the management and operations of the detention center. It is essential that we make this transition smooth and efficient to ensure the safety and security we provide to our community.

The board of the N.A.P.B Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Nov 2023 01:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former United Peoples Party candidate Melisa Molanus has joined the National Alliance to contest the January 11th parliamentary elections.
Molanus who joined the political arena for the first time first announced her candidacy on the UPP but then withdrew her cand Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 09:52 PM

Highlights From The Big Live Nature Quiz Kids Edition.

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) recently hosted the annual Big Live Nature Quiz (BLNQ) Kids edition.  With 185 teams, each comprising of one to four students in primary school grades 5 and 6 (equivalent to group 7 and 8 in the Dutch school system) competing from the six Dutch Caribbean islands, the event brought nature in the classrooms and connected the islands. Aruba emerged victorious as the winning team, demonstrating their nature knowledge and teamwork in an exciting competition.

Fostering Nature Education and Island Connections

On November 2, 2023, the DCNA hosted the Big Live Nature Quiz-Kids Edition, an engaging and educational event designed for primary school students in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaao, Saba, St Eustatius, and St Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 06:02 PM

PHLIPSBURG:--- As the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, and someone who has held public office in this great nation, I stake my reputation on passion and dedication to service in the political arena. I have never wavered in my integrity and service to the people of St. Maarten. Because of this, I initially had no intention to respond to the ridiculous allegations being made against me.
Contrary to what has been promoted by Mr. Arrindell, this civil case is to ensure the freedom of speech as guaranteed by our constitution in article 10, cannot lead to a violation of other human rights an individual has, such as the right to privacy and family life Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 11:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Shirley Hilaire has joined the United People's UP Party to contest the 2024 Parliamentary Elections on St. Maarten after serving for several years as executive assistant to Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and running as a United Democrat candidate.
Hilaire cited irreconcilable differences with "new blood" entering the Democratic Party whose approach and policies do not align with her beliefs as the main reason for leaving Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Nov 2023 12:49 PM

Cibc Firstcaribbean Has Announced That It Is Rebranding To Cibc

Re-brand to be completed during the banks new financial year

Bridgetown, Barbados —As it enters a new financial year, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited has announced that the leading Caribbean bank is re-branding its business to adopt the name of its parent, CIBC. Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mark St. Hill, made the announcement to his staff this morning.

St. Hill noted that the adoption of the CIBC brand is a show of confidence of the banks parent bank, and a sign of its commitment to the Caribbean region Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 09:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- A third candidate who was supposed to be on the United Peoples Party (UPP) slate has resigned. SMN News learned that Melisa Molanus who announced earlier this year that she was running on the UPP slate has resigned from the party,  however, in the resignation letter Molanus did not give any particular reason for her resignation Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 06:06 PM

Businessman Oliver Arrindell Did Not Appear In Case Brought Against Him Pm Jacobs.

 ~ Defense admits that Arrindell went too far. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Court of First Instance had to make two courtrooms available on Friday afternoon to accommodate members of the public who showed up at the Courthouse in support of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs who filed a civil case against businessperson Olivier Arrindell for slander and defamation.
Arrindell who is currently in Congo Africa, was supposed to attend the hearing virtually but he did not do so because he claimed that his internet connection in Africa was not stable Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 05:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley, convened a quarterly meeting at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on November 2nd to follow up on the progress of the construction process of the St. Maarten General Hospital. The meeting witnessed a presentation by Finso representative, highlighting the processes, bottlenecks, and outcomes achieved thus far.

The construction of the technologically advanced building is currently in full swing, with the wastewater treatment plant being simultaneously developed Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Nov 2023 07:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Rolando Brison, Member of Parliament and leader of the United People's Party, is raising critical concerns about the potential consequences of proposed financial regulations from the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Nov 2023 12:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Recognizing the importance of outdoor sports and the positive impact they have on physical health and social well-being, Minister Omar Ottley has prioritized this project to revitalize the community's recreational spaces. The project includes the replacement of damaged backboards and nets on all outdoor community basketball courts across the island, ensuring that residents of all ages can enjoy the sport in well-maintained facilities.

Minister Omar Ottley emphasizes that the initiative is a significant step towards promoting a healthier and more active lifestyle in the community Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2023 04:43 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in the third quarter of 2023 to 109.44, which represented an increase of 0.69% when compared to the previous quarter. Additionally, when comparing consumer prices in the past year quarter three of 2022 to quarter three of 2023 the results show a notable increase of 2.00%.

A Comparison of 2023 Q3 with 2023 Q2 revealed the highest Increases were in restaurants and hotels.

In the third quarter of 2023, prices rose in 10 of the 12 expenditure categories when compared to the second quarter of 2023 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2023 12:02 AM

Oranje School School Closed On Wednesday

Oranje School on Front Street.

~ Urgent measures for repairs and relocation to be implemented ~

FRONTSTREET--In an effort to prioritise the safety and well-being of pupils and faculty, Oranje School will undergo a one-day closure on Wednesday, November 1. The closure is necessary to carry out essential roof repairs, air-conditioning upgrades, and general maintenance.
The Minister of Justice made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday evening, highlighting the urgent need for electrical rewiring and repairs in some of the schools classrooms Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2023 10:21 PM

~Acting Ministers collaborate to strategize efforts on a proposal for repairs.~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Oranje School, a monumental public school of the primary division, will encounter a one-day closure on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. This urgent closure is due to essential roof repairs, air-conditioning, and general maintenance to ensure the safety and well-being of both students and faculty.

Some of the school's classrooms are currently in dire need of electrical rewiring, and repairs which caused discomfort and health concerns for the primary school teachers and students Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2023 07:50 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Educating individuals on the principles of Corporate Governance continues to be the top priority for the Council of Ministers. Recently the second pilot program for young professionals was launched. In the virtual kick-off session, the Minister of Finance, who has been at the forefront of this initiative, delivered the introductory remarks. During the first in-person session, the Prime Minister, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, extended a warm welcome to the 16 selected candidates Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2023 03:25 PM

MULLET BAY:--- Wilson Charles, from Antigua, turned out to be the best player in the two-day tournament played this past weekend with a winning cumulative score of 157 low gross.
The consistency with which Wilson played and the excellent second day performance under rainy and windy weather conditions lead him to come out on top as the number one of 61 participating players to win the 27th edition of the St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament.

The prize for Tournament Overall Low Net was won by Alexandre Bourdon of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2023 03:19 PM

NEW YORK/PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten is fully dependent on tourism, particularly on the overall value of its stayover visitors and their economic contribution, which the Minister TEATT, Mr. Arthur Leo Lambriex, believes has been overlooked for too long. When the minister took office in early 2023, he initiated contact with all airline stakeholders to stress their importance to Sint Maartens economy and to ensure them that the Minister himself would do his utmost best to improve the industry Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Oct 2023 08:36 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a heartwarming display of unwavering commitment to giving back to the community, popular Carnival band leader Omar Mr. Oezy Ottley of the TG Band, kept his word and on Sunday, October 29 and donated the entire sum of the Band Clash prize from Carnival 2023 to the Jason A. Peterson Foundation. Ottleys act of generosity comes as a testament to his belief that giving back transcends personal gain.
The prize of US $1,000 was won by Ottley and the TG Band in a fiercely competitive competition in Carnival Village Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Oct 2023 12:04 AM

Prosecutor: Mcb Waives Naf 25 Million In Deemed Proceeds From Old Swipe Case

Willemstad, Curaao – The Prosecutors Office OM announced today that it has agreed with Maduro & Curiels Bank N.V. (MCB) that MCB will waive the proceeds of so-called dollar swiping by its clients. It concerns 25 million Antillean Guilders over the period 2007-2015 in Curaao. The prosecutor will not prosecute MCB for its role in ‘dollar swiping’ by its clients.

The Breton investigation took place under the direction of the OM . It was conducted by the Special Police Taskforce RST with support from the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service FIOD and the Netherlands Police.

The Breton investigation concerned whether MCB took sufficient measures more than a decade ago to prevent illegal dollar swiping by its clients Read more


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