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Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 09:01 AM

Acting Minister Of Ecys Lyndon Lewis Meets With Witu

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Lyndon Lewis recently met with the board of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) to discuss several short- and long-term matters that require his attention.

Issues discussed included the repairs at the public schools, outstanding payments to teachers and school boards, proper placing of persons in correct scales with correct salaries among other things Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 08:52 AM

Brug Vows To Continue His Pledge To Take A Different Road

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Recently sworn in Member of Parliament Richinel Brug expressed in his first official press statement on Tuesday, 3rd June 2024 his dissatisfaction with all political parties. Over the past few weeks, there have been several political developments, some even making history, putting St. Maarten in a very unflattering spotlight Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 08:05 AM

Grisha Announces Return Of Air Caraibes From Orly, Paris To Sxm In December

GREAT BAY Starting from December 6, 2024, Air Caraibes, with its state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200, will launch a new direct service from Orly Airport (ORY) to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), said TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten on Monday.

The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) also said that Air Caraibes is offering a limited-time special promotional fare of 640 to celebrate the inauguration of the new route Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 07:18 AM

Former Member Of Parliament Claude Peterson To Contest Snap Election With Sam Party

PHILIPSBURG — Former Member of Parliament and Engineer, Claude Chacho Peterson, has decided to run as a candidate in the upcoming snap elections on August 19th, 2024, with the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) led by former Member of Parliament and Minister, Frankie Meyers.

Former MP Chacho Peterson: “Frankie and I have kept in touch over the years since being in a parliamentary coalition together in 2018-2019. Frankie was always true to his word towards me and this created a bond based on mutual respect, a love for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jun 2024 12:20 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Monday 3rd June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL:  Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 4th June 2024 WEATHER:This Afternoon through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy and breezy with isolated showers and possible isolated thunderstorms. Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79F Sunset Today: 6:46 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M. SURFACE WINDS: This Afternoon through Tuesday midday: East southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph and occasional higher gusts. SYNOPSIS: There is an increased chance of showers across the local area due to high moisture levels and instability associated with a westward moving Tropical Wave Read more

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Source: 721 News
03 Jun 2024 09:51 AM

Acting Minister Of Vromi Veronica Jansen-Webster On The Gebe Energy Crisis

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Acting Prime Minister and Acting Minister of VROMI, Veronica Jansen-Webster, said, ” concerning the ongoing energy crisis impacting our island, at 4:01 PM, a complete blackout occurred at the GEBE power plant, marking a critical juncture in a series of unfortunate events that began with the failure of Engine 19 on May 5th.” This morning, the crisis escalated when a fire in the auxiliary boiler of Engine 9 caused additional outages, rendering Engines 8 and 9, along with the previously affected Engine 19, inoperative Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
31 May 2024 12:09 PM
DATE ISSUED: Friday 31st May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 1st June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:45 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 4 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: A plume of Saharan dust is affecting the region and results in hazy conditions Read more

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Source: 721 News
31 May 2024 07:22 AM

Council Of Ministers And Nv Gebe Meet To Discuss Load Shedding

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The Council of Ministers (CoM) convened a meeting with NV GEBE representatives to address the ongoing load-shedding issues affecting the community.

The meeting centered on gaining insight into the current challenges and discussing NV GEBEs near-term and strategic solutions to ensure a dependable and sustainable energy supply for all residents and businesses.

During the CoM meeting, the operational status of NV GEBE’s power generation plant was reviewed Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 May 2024 07:19 AM

Unions Meet With The Prime Minister And The Council Of Ministers

Philipsburg – On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, representatives from all the unions representing the public and private sector convened with the Council of Ministers (COM) upon invitation. The meeting, initiated by the COM, centered on crucial topics including Vacation Allowance, Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA), Justice Matters, payment to subsidized schools, Social & Health Insurance (SZV), Med Works, and the National Health Insurance (NHI). While commending the COM for extending the invitation, the unions expressed concerns regarding the current political atmosphere and sought clarity on the purpose of the meeting, considering the caretaker status of the government Read more

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Source: 721 News
31 May 2024 07:01 AM

Ursm Calls Out UppS Misleading Tactics On Gebe Crisis

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – The Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) expresses profound disappointment regarding the United People’s Party’s (UPP) continuous misleading statements, which serve only to gain political mileage amid the GEBE power outage crisis. While Honorable Omar Ottley, Leader of the UPP, demands transparency and action from the Council of Ministers, it is essential to recall that the root causes of the current outages are deeply embedded in the mismanagement and negative political interference during the four years of governance by the party now in opposition Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
30 May 2024 11:55 AM
 DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 30 May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 31 May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy with light haze and brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:44 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: The humid atmosphere will allow for hot days and warm nights to persist Read more

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Source: 721 News
30 May 2024 07:59 AM

Patrice Underscores The Importance Of StrongGlobal Governance In Face Of Climate Change

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Kingdom of the Netherlands signals its commitment to the development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by sending a significant delegation to the 4th United Nations Conference on SIDS. Under the overarching theme of Charting the Course Toward Resilient Prosperity,” the conference aims to evaluate the progress of SIDS in achieving sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

For the first time, the Dutch delegation includes representatives not only from the four constituent countriesAruba, Curaao, Sint Maarten, and the Netherlandsbut also from the three special municipalities of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 May 2024 07:54 AM

Com Meets With Advisory Committee On Slavery, Atonement, And Reparations

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the Advisory Committee on Slavery, Atonement, and Reparations (ACSAR) had an introductory meeting with the Council of Ministers (CoM).

The meeting commenced with an honorary session dedicated to the ancestors of Sint Maarten, with the ritual performed by Nkosazzana Illis. Following this, the committee members explained the manner and reason for the Committee’s establishment and emphasized the importance of discussing slavery Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 May 2024 07:46 AM

Gumbs, Arrindell Prepare For Sint Maarten Students-Housing Remains Critical Issue

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Minister Plenipotentiary Patrice Gumbs and Deputy Minister Gracita Arrindell met last week with the Head Division Study Financing Mr. Antonio Aventurin on issues surrounding education, education financing, and particularly the status of students in the Netherlands Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 May 2024 12:04 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 30 May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:44 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture from a recent surface trough may produce a brief shower from time to time during this forecast period Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
28 May 2024 12:09 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 28th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 29th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief isolated showers possible.

Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

Sunset Today: 6:43 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

Lingering moisture and weak instability associated with a surface trough may cause brief isolated showers during this forecast period Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 May 2024 08:53 AM

Szv Boosts Library Operations With Donation Of Card Printers

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten Social & Health Insurances SZV has donated two fully equipped card printers to the Sint Maarten Library. As SZV continues transitioning to provide more digital public services, these card printers will no longer be needed at SZV. However, in its commitment to supporting vital community resources, SZV believes the printers would be a valuable asset for the library’s operations.

We are grateful for the generous donation of the card printer, which will greatly enhance our library and better serve our community! – Mr Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 May 2024 08:49 AM

Dcomm Documentalist Participates InDutch Caribbean Heritage Platform Conference

Philipsburg In their 10th year of existence, the Dutch Caribbean Heritage Platform, held their 4th conference, with this years theme of Awareness. The biannual conference was held on Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius, from May 5-May 9.

Present at the conference were participants from the BES islands and the rest of the Dutch Caribbean (Sint Maarten, Curacao, and Aruba), including participants from Anguilla.

The DCH platform was founded on the basis of strengthening cooperation among the Dutch Caribbean islands, exchanging knowledge, networking, and learning and sharing information, practices, and activitieswith the support of ErfgoedAcademie, a Dutch institute, founded in 1986, for heritage education.

The Department of Communication (DCOMM) Documentalist, Lee Williams attended the conference, which began on Sunday evening with a soft opening where Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Lyndon Lewis gave a short opening remark Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 12:34 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Monday, 27th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 28th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Tuesday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with light haze and isolated showers.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79F

Sunset Today: 6:43 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Tuesday morning: Easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 6 to 13 mph and possible higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS: 

Moisture trailing a tropical wave coupled with unstable conditions will cause cloudy periods, showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms across the region Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2024 08:54 AM

Minister Confirms Overtime Payment For Immigration Amidst Strike, Staffing Crisis

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Finance Marinka Gumbs has confirmed that the overtime payment for airport immigration workers, initially due in April, was included in the May 2024 salary payment. This delay in payment was a result of information regarding overtime not being submitted timely to the payroll administrators, which impacted payroll pr Read more


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ECE
Source: 721 News
25 May 2024 11:05 PM

Ursm Addresses Recent Political Developments Regarding Mp Maingrette

Philipsburg The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) has issued a statement regarding the recent actions of Independent Member of Parliament Kevin Maingrette Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2024 04:10 PM

PHILIPSBURGIn a letter to Prime minister Luc Mercelina, the Central Voting Bureau has announced a proposed postponement of Election Day to August 19, 2024, citing significant legal and practical concerns. The Bureau has suggested a revised timeline to ensure a fair, free, and transparent electoral process.

The revised election timeline, as proposed by the Central Voting Bureau:

Voter Registry Closure: Monday, June 3, 2024

Deadline for Registration of Political Parties: Monday, June 17, 2024

Postulation Day: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Election Day: Monday, August 19, 2024

Assembly of New Parliament: Friday, September 20, 2024

On May 21, 2024, a National Decree was signed calling for new elections under Article 59 of the Constitution, which mandates a three-month timeframe Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2024 01:00 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 24th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 25th May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Partly to occasionally cloudy.Tonight, through Saturday midday: Partly to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:42 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.SYNOPSIS: Relatively stable conditions and gentle to moderate winds persist, as a high-pressure system dominates Read more

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HOPE
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PFP
Source: 721 News
24 May 2024 12:04 AM

Sam Ready For Snap Elections, Will Push To Ensure Place On Ballot

SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten – The Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) has been observing the slow-paced development, the discontent in the community and the deterioration of the island’s standing at home and in the wider world.

SAM’s team together with leader veteran politician and former minister/MP Franklin Meyers has been putting in the groundwork and preparing for a future election.

“The time came earlier than any of us, including the sitting government, could have anticipated Read more


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