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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jun 2024 12:40 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 14th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 15th June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:49 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 10 mph; becoming variable and calm at times.SYNOPSIS: A trough is affecting the region by increasing moisture levels, and triggering showers Read more

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GS
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ECE
Source: 721 News
14 Jun 2024 12:30 AM

Sint Maarten Secures Scholarships From India

The Hague — The Government of Sint Maarten has been awarded two training slots for participation in the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program. Operated by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ITEC is a program that offers both onsite and online courses and trainings. It also provides for exchange of technical expertise and capacity building.

In this pilot stage, Sint Maarten will have access to the short-term courses. The Government, through the Department of Foreign Relations, has been lobbying with the Indian Government through its Embassies in Venezuela, Panama, and the Netherlands for inclusion in the program.

Over the last few years, engagement with the Indian Government increased significantly, and the Cabinet (Sint Maarten House) worked tirelessly to support and nurture this relationship Read more


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GS
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SPA
UPP
ND
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ECE
Source: 721 News
14 Jun 2024 12:13 AM

Gevmin Announces Sint Maarten Diaspora Database Project

THE NETHERLANDS — In the margins of the annual Interparliamentary Kingdom consultations (IPKO), the Ministers Plenipotentiary Patrice Gumbs and Deputy Gracita Arrindell hosted a reception for the Members of Parliament and members of the Sint Maarten community at the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary (Sint Maarten House), earlier this week, under the theme Connecting Horizons: Strengthening the Sint Maarten Community Abroad.

Chosen by the President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams, the theme reflects the growing call for engagement with the Sint Maarten communities abroad (the diaspora) and the Government at home.

In his address, Minister Plenipotentiary Gumbs acknowledged the differences between the communities, but that opportunities existed if we found ways to bridge the gap Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Jun 2024 03:19 PM

Minister Jansen-Webster Calls For Adherence To International Labor Standards

Philipsburg The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Mrs. Veronica Jansen-Webster, has issued a compelling call to action, urging all employers in St. Maarten to fully recognize and uphold the rights stipulated in the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 87. Known as the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, this critical international standard guarantees workers the right to form and join organizations of their choosing without fear of retaliation or punishment. Convention 87 is a cornerstone of international labor law, ratified by numerous countries, including St Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jun 2024 12:08 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Thursday 13th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 14th June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Friday midday: Hot and humid, with isolated showers.Forecast High: 33 C / 91 F              Forecast Low: 28 C / 82 FSunset Today: 6:49 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: Northeast to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 6 to 12 mph.SYNOPSIS: A relatively stable atmosphere and gentle winds support hot and humid conditions across the region today Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jun 2024 01:24 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday 12th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 13th June 2024 WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Hot and humid daytime conditions, and a warm night. Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82F Sunset Today: 6:48 P.M.                    Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M. SURFACE WINDS: Today through Thursday midday: Northeast to easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 06 to 15 mph. SYNOPSIS: Stable conditions and gentle to moderate winds persist, supporting hot and humid conditions Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jun 2024 12:14 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, 11 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 12 June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy, hot & humid, with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:48 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 16 mph.SYNOPSIS: Patches of low-level clouds moving in the mostly gentle wind-flow may cause brief local showers, particularly during the overnight hours Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jun 2024 08:48 AM

Rhoda Arrindell Now Heading Caribbean Studies Association

New Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) President Dr. Rhoda Arrindell (left) and new CSA Vice President Dr. Raymond Laureano Ortiz (right) at the CSA conference closing gala in St. Lucia.

PHILIPSBURG--Local linguist, educator and author Dr. Rhoda Arrindell is now the President of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), having formally took over the post from Okama Ekpe Brook at the closing gala of the associations annual conference in St Read more


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GS
NA
SPA
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
10 Jun 2024 02:45 AM

Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, New President Of Caribbean Studies Association

CASTRIES, St. Lucia On Friday, June 7, the 48th Annual Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference concluded with the Award Ceremony and Closing Gala at the Razmataz Tandoori restaurant in St. Lucia.

After presenting awards and recognizing individuals, including past presidents, for their decades of service to CSA, outgoing president Okama Ekpe Brook handed over the presidency to Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, an educator, author, and leading linguist of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
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ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jun 2024 03:06 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 7th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 8th June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Saturday midday: Hot and humid daytime conditions, and a warm night.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:47 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Saturday midday: Southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Moisture levels are slowly reducing over the area, welcoming stable weather this weekend Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
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SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Jun 2024 09:07 AM

Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina Concludes Urgent Work Visit To Washington, Dc

Washington, DC The Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina has successfully concluded his urgent work visit to Washington, DC, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to secure support for St. Maartens development initiatives. During this urgent work visit, PM Dr. Mercelina’s presence at the high-level meetings proved to be a game changer, highlighting his commitment to both the international community and St Read more


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ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Jun 2024 12:00 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 5 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 6 June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers and possible thunder.Tonight through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy with brief local showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F              Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:46 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Periodic clouds and isolated showers are expected across the local area today, due to lingering moisture and instability from a recent area of disturbed weather Read more

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HOPE
HOPE
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Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 10:05 PM

Grisha Welcomes Frontier Airlines From San Juan, Puerto Rico To Sxm

GREAT BAY Hon. Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), welcomed Frontier Airlines from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Princess Juliana Intl. Airport on its maiden flight 244 Monday afternoon.

This flight marks a new frontier for us in our efforts to expand our airlift and connectivity, the minister said in her welcoming address.

The San Juan route, she continued, was once the gateway especially to the US for us Read more


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NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Jun 2024 12:39 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, 4 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 5 June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday evening: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers and possible thunder.Forecast High: 31C / 87F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:46 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday evening: Southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph, and occasional higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: Abundant moisture and instability associated with a nearby tropical disturbance will account for cloudy skies, sporadic showers, and possibility of thunder Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
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SPA
ND
UD
ECE
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


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


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
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


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
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


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
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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SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
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

Candidates in this article:
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SPA
ND
UD
ECE
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

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
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


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
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

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