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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Apr 2021 10:58 AM

Better Rehabilitation/Reintegration Programs Needed, Says Mp Ottley

PHILIPSBURGThe alarming rate of major crimes in St. Maarten has the attention of United People’s UP Party Member of Parliament Omar Ottley, who says better rehabilitation and or reintegration programs are urgently needed to reintegrate formerly convicted persons into society.

He also has some robbery prevention tips for businesses to apply in their daily operation immediately Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
12 Apr 2021 08:56 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The alarming rate of major crimes in St. Maarten has the attention of United People's UP Party Member of Parliament Omar Ottley, who says better rehabilitation/reintegration programs are urgently needed to reintegrate formerly convicted persons into society.

He also has some robbery prevention tips for businesses to apply in their daily operation immediately Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Mar 2021 08:45 PM

Government Of Sint Maarten Launches Multi-Purpose Shelters Project For Vulnerable Residents

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Friday,March 26,2021,the Government of Sint Maarten achieved a large milestone for the country as it pertains to disaster preparedness and resilience building. In the presence oftheDirector of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)Dr. Carissa Etienne, Headof the EuropeanUnionDelegation Responsible for Sint MaartenFernandoPonzCanto andother pertinent stakeholders, the 11thEuropean Development Fund B-Envelop Shelters project under the theme: building resilience by improving emergency response and disaster preparedness for the people of Sint Maarten, was launched.During the event, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs delivered the keynote address.The project will be funded fully by the European Union and will be executed and implemented by the Pan American Health Organization, the Americas arm of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

In December 2020, the Contribution Agreement was signed between the EU and PAHO, solidifying the projects actions and their mutual commitment to enhance the islands resilience Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2021 02:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Government of Sint Maarten achieved a large milestone for the country as it pertains to disaster preparedness and resilience building. In the presence of the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Dr. Carissa Etienne, Head of the European Union Delegation Responsible for Sint Maarten Fernando Ponz Canto and other pertinent stakeholders, the 11th European Development Fund B-Envelop Shelters project under the theme: building resilience by improving emergency response and disaster preparedness for the people of Sint Maarten, was launched Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2021 03:29 PM

Quality Sweepers And Maintenance B.V. Files Complaint At Ombudsman.

Questions solid waste tender 2021-2026 procedures, process and guidelines

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten-based local cleaning company Quality Sweepers and Maintenance B.V. (QSM) has filed an official complaint at St. Maarten Ombudsman. QSM was one of the 23 companies that participated in the Solid Waste Tender 2021- 2026 held on February 2nd, 2021.
The publication of a press release by MP Christopher Emmanuel on February 21, 2021, raised many doubts and questions, resulting in QSM losing all confidence in the bidding process and procedures Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Mar 2021 11:56 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The US$12 million Digital Government Transformation Project was approved by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund. This project aims to enhance the access, efficiency, and resilience of public services for citizens and businesses.

Given Sint Maartens vulnerability to natural disasters, business continuity and systems resilience are critical. Bringing key government services online can make the country more resilient to future disasters, while also making citizens and businesses daily lives easier, said Michelle Keane, World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund.

The project will finance digital platforms and associated institutional, regulatory reforms to lay the foundations for digital government Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Mar 2021 02:45 AM

Stay-Over Visitors Figures Show Recovery Is Underway

Ludmila de Weever Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications,

SINT MAARTEN, PHILIPSBURG The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) says that the number of stay-over visitors to the destination is on the increase and this is a sign that recovery of the tourism sector is underway.

In the months of November, December, and January the destination welcomed 32,669 stay over arrivals Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Mar 2021 02:45 AM

Stay-Over Visitors Figures Show Recovery Is Underway

Ludmila de Weever Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications,

SINT MAARTEN, PHILIPSBURG The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) says that the number of stay-over visitors to the destination is on the increase and this is a sign that recovery of the tourism sector is underway.

In the months of November, December, and January the destination welcomed 32,669 stay over arrivals Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
17 Mar 2021 02:45 AM

Stay-Over Visitors Figures Show Recovery Is Underway

Ludmila de Weever Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications,

SINT MAARTEN, PHILIPSBURG The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) says that the number of stay-over visitors to the destination is on the increase and this is a sign that recovery of the tourism sector is underway.

In the months of November, December, and January the destination welcomed 32,669 stay over arrivals Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Mar 2021 10:53 PM

Stay-Over Visitors Figures Show Recovery Is Underway

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) says that the number of stay-over visitors to the destination is on the increase and this is a sign that recovery of the tourism sector is underway.

In the months of November, December, and January the destination welcomed 32,669 stay over arrivals. December being the month that recorded the highest number of stay-over arrivals, welcoming 13,488 visitors in total. 

The breakdown of the arrivals of November, December, and January showcases that 55% of all arrivals were from the US, and 23% from France.

March 2021 marks one-year since the country closed its borders due to the COVID-19 outbreak which later became a global pandemic Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
15 Mar 2021 07:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) says that the number of stay-over visitors to the destination is on the increase and this is a sign that recovery of the tourism sector is underway.

In the months of November, December, and January the destination welcomed 32,669 stay-over arrivals. December is the month that recorded the highest number of stay-over arrivals, welcoming 13,488 visitors in total.

The breakdown of the arrivals of November, December, and January showcases that 55% of all arrivals were from the US, and 23% from France.

March 2021 marks one year since the country closed its borders due to the COVID-19 outbreak which later became a global pandemic Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Mar 2021 07:18 PM

Mp Gumbs Submits Request For Contraception Study To Ser

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten PFP Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs submitted a request to the Social Economic Council (SER) for a study on the availability and accessibility of contraceptive methodsto the St. Maarten population.

In her written request, Gumbs cited that St Read more


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Source: 721 News
09 Mar 2021 09:45 AM

20 Women Honored On Iwd For Exemplary Work In Their Community

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) Womens Desk, a division within Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) in collaboration with Prominent Women, honored 20 women on March 8, International Womens Day (IWD) who have done exemplary work in the community especially during the COVID 19 lock down.

The #ChooseToChallenge event was empowering, filled with laughter and cheer, enjoyed by all, and was well attended.

Considering the COVID-19 guidelines, the celebration was somewhat restricted/downscaled in an attempt to conduct the event efficiently as possible.

As such the following women were honored in the presence of the Minister of VSA, Richard Panneflek, a few guests, and the organizing committee.

The honorees were,
Ms Read more


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Source: 721 News
09 Mar 2021 09:17 AM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs International WomenS Day Commemoration Speech

Today March 8, 2021 on International Womens Day, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the accomplishments, and leadership of women all around the world. We have come a long way, from when we were not allowed to vote, make decisions or hold certain functions to breaking the molds set by men throughout history. We have seen women rise to the occasion, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and exhibit leadership skills in protecting their communities in governments around the world.

This years International Womens Day theme is Choose to Challenge raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Mar 2021 10:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG(DCOMM):--- Womens Desk, a division within Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) in collaboration with Prominent Women, honored 20 women on March 8, International Womens Day (IWD) who have done exemplary work in the community especially during the COVID 19 lockdown.
The #ChooseToChallenge event was empowering, filled with laughter and cheer, enjoyed by all, and was well attended.
Considering the COVID-19 guidelines, the celebration was somewhat restricted/downscaled in an attempt to conduct the event efficiently as possible Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
08 Mar 2021 02:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Today March 8, 2021, on International Womens Day, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the accomplishments, and leadership of women all around the world. We have come a long way, from when we were not allowed to vote, make decisions or hold certain functions to breaking the molds set by men throughout history. We have seen women rise to the occasion, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and exhibit leadership skills in protecting their communities in governments around the world Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Mar 2021 01:51 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs International WomenS Day Commemoration Speech

Today March 8, 2021 on International Womens Day, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the accomplishments, and leadership of women all around the world. We have come a long way, from when we were not allowed to vote, make decisions or hold certain functions to breaking the molds set by men throughout history. We have seen women rise to the occasion, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and exhibit leadership skills in protecting their communities in governments around the world. This years

International Womens Day theme is Choose to Challenge raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Mar 2021 07:30 PM

Unholy Scriptures Author Visits Mgdw

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – A motivational talk by the recently published book Unholy Scriptures author Mr. Reddeyez Skelet took place at the Marie Genevieve de Weever Primary School (MGDW) on Wednesday afternoon during their monthly staff meeting.

Mr. ReddEyez AKA “Skelet” is a businessman, artist, and motivational mentor from the island of St. Maarten/St.Martin. He is well known for his positive quotes on social media aimed at inspiring people to nurture a more optimistic view of life.

I am extremely proud of Skelet and appreciated the time he took out to speak to the staff of our school, remarked MGDW School Manager Stuart Johnson.

Johnson added, having special guest speakers at our staff meetings assist in building professional capacity, help to tap into supporting community-related activities and promote an overall awareness for the various talents within our country.

Having a candid discussion with the teachers, explaining them my own journey and explaining the motivation for my book was a great experience for me, stated Skelet.

In his daily guidebook, “Unholy Scriptures” he gives 101 motivational quotes along with tips and advice on what he preaches to his mentees Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Mar 2021 05:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  A motivational talk by the recently published book Unholy Scriptures author Mr. Reddeyez Skelet took place at the Marie Genevieve de Weever Primary School (MGDW) on Wednesday afternoon during their monthly staff meeting.

Mr. ReddEyez AKA "Skelet" is a businessman, artist, and motivational mentor from the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. He is well known for his positive quotes on social media aimed at inspiring people to nurture a more optimistic view of life.

I am extremely proud of Skelet and appreciated the time he took out to speak to the staff of our school, remarked MGDW School Manager Stuart Johnson.

Johnson added, having special guest speakers at our staff meetings assist in building professional capacity, help to tap into supporting community-related activities and promote an overall awareness for the various talents within our country.

Having a candid discussion with the teachers, explaining them my own journey and explaining the motivation for my book was a great experience for me, stated Skelet Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Feb 2021 09:55 AM

Telem Group Responds To Smcu.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Chief Executive Officer of TELEM Group of Companies Kendall Dupersoy penned a letter to the St. Maarten Communications Union (SMCU) after the employees of the company held a protest action on Wednesday. In his letter Dupersoy asked the SMCU if they enjoy playing the victim, he said whenever he talks to the union they consider it disrespectful.
The contents of the letter are below:

SMCU PRESENT

 February 17, 2021

  Kendall Dupersoy Executive Division Chief Executive Officer

Reference: CORP-006-2021

Description: Letter sent 12 February 2021 Ref Cost-Cutting Measures

 Dear SMCU,

 Do you enjoy playing the victim? Every letter is disrespectful, when I talk to you its disrespectful Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Feb 2021 04:23 PM

~With its theme; Passing on our legacy~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Philipsburg Jubilee Library commemorates Black History Observance by its Power of Knowledge Series. On February 17, 2021, from 7 pm - 8 pm, it will be presented for the first time as a virtual forum titled 'Passing On Our Legacy. The purpose of the event is to highlight St. Maarten's cultural history and its local contributors across generations. The Jubilee Library hopes to inform and inspire the public with its content.

This year it will be about oral history and testimony, featuring: Mr Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Feb 2021 09:58 AM

Philipsburg Jubilee Library Power Of Knowledge Series With Its Theme; Passing On Our Legacy

Philipsburg, February 12, 2021. The Philipsburg Jubilee Library commemorates Black History Observance by its Power of Knowledge Series. On February 17, 2021, from 7 pm – 8 pm, it will be presented for the first time as a virtual forum titled ‘Passing On Our Legacy. The purpose of the event is to highlight St. Maarten’s cultural history and its local contributors across generations. The Jubilee Library hopes to inform and inspire the public with its content.

This year it will be about oral history and testimony, featuring: Mr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Feb 2021 11:46 AM

ASA founder and director Merlyn Schaminee-Miguel.

~ Founder Merlyn speaks about experience through the years ~

SUCKER GARDEN--With music, dance, and an abundance of cake and popcorn, After School Activities (ASA)/No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in a festive atmosphere at its home at the Lions Den in Sucker Garden on Thursday.

  One of the pioneers in after-school care in St. Maarten, ASA got its start in the turbulent days post-Hurricane Luis Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Feb 2021 04:33 PM

Mp Buncamper Sends Letter To Minister Of Teatt Regarding PjiaeS Ceo Dismissal.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Faction leader of the United St. Maartens People Party Claudius Buncamper has sent a letter to the Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever regarding the dismissal of the Chief Executive Officer of PJIAE Brian Mingo.

Since December 3rd, 2020 a meeting was requested by five MPs including my person to discuss the companies hierarchy and structural composition, the protection of its assets, and an update on the project itself Read more


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