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Source: 721 News
20 Jul 2024 08:29 AM

NowCandidate Mark Mantle ProposesHealth Wellness Tariff To Support Elderly

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Mark Mantle, a candidate for the NOW (Nation opportunity Wealth) party in the upcoming elections, wants to improve the wellbeing of the elderly through a new health wellness tariff. This initiative aims to increase future revenues and ultimately boost pension funds for seniors.

Mantle’s proposal includes the introduction of two levies: a cigarette Levy: $2.00 per pack and an alcohol Levy: $1.00 per unit Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Jul 2024 12:10 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 19th July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 20th July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Variably cloudy, and hazy with scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible.This evening through Saturday midday: Warm, breezy, and hazy.Forecast High: 31C / 88F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:51 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:47 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph, and higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: A tropical wave is affecting the region Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jul 2024 12:34 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Thursday 18th July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 19th July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Friday midday: Hot and hazy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:51 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:47 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Friday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph with higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: A plume of Saharan dust is reducing both air quality and visibility, while limiting showers across the region Read more

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Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2024 06:27 AM

Learie Hall Advocates For Cultural Preservation And Orange Economy

As the modern world continues to evolve, preserving our culture and investing in the arts and entertainment sector has become increasingly crucial, especially for the youth. Learie Hall, Candidate #8 on the NOW Slate, emphasizes that the vitality of our cultural heritage not only enriches the community but also positions it as a vibrant tourism destination.

Hall is dedicated to creating new opportunities for young artists, dancers, and entertainers and urges the youth to act by voting and choosing him as their next member of Parliament to be their voice and advocate.

Hall believes that St Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2024 06:22 AM

Szv And Minister Of Public Health Sound Alarm For Urgent Health Financing Reform

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Over the years, Social & Health Insurances SZV has been flexible in its policies to include measures that allow director majority shareholders (DMS) who fall outside the scope of the law to still get access to medical insurance. However, in recent cases where SZV attempted to collect unpaid premiums for the registered insured, the Court of First Instance reminded SZV that premiums for sickness, accident, and severance insurance could only be collected for the registered insured, as defined by the respective ordinances Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2024 06:13 AM

Emmanuel: We Must Be Tired Of Seeing People Live Like This

~ Outlines vision for St. Maarten’s future ~

MP Christophe Emmanuel, leader of the Opportunity Wealth Party (NOW), made a compelling statement on Wednesday, addressing the pressing needs of the people of St. Maarten and highlighting his partys unwavering commitment to wealth creation and economic prosperity.

“Any politician with a heart must be tired of seeing their people live stagnant lives in their own country,” MP Emmanuel stated Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2024 06:10 AM

Minister Lewis Strongly Condemns All Forms Of Violence

The Honorable Minister of Justice, Lyndon Lewis was briefed by the Acting Chief of Police, inspector Shadira Gysbertha regarding a distressing shooting incident that occurred *yesterday evening*. The event left four victims; three were urgently transported to Sint Maarten Medical Center for medical attention, while tragically, one individual was found deceased at the scene. “It appears that these heinous acts may have been politically motivated,” as one of the victims includes Olivier Arrindell, the leader of the Oualichi Movement for Change (OMC) party. Minister Lewis strongly condemns all forms of violence, particularly if it was driven by political motives. “We are committed to conducting a thorough investigation into this matter, and we will ensure that those responsible are held accountable under the law Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Jul 2024 12:21 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 17 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 18 July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and hazy with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 26C / 79FSunset Today: 6:51 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:46 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-southeasterly to easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 17 mph, and higher gusts possible.SYNOPSIS: Patches of moisture moving across the local area may cause brief local showers from time to time, with a low possibility of thunder this afternoon Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jul 2024 10:55 PM

Ottley Lauds Achievements Of Local Bodybuilder Calvin Mardembrough

Calvin Mardembrough.

PHILIPSBURG--United People's Party (UP) leader Member of Parliament Omar Ottley has lauded the achievements of rising star in the world of bodybuilding, Calvin Mardembrough.

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Source: 721 News
16 Jul 2024 12:26 PM

Gromyko Says ItS Time To Appoint The New Ser Board

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Nation Opportunity and Wealth (NOW) candidate #16, Gromyko Wilson has expressed in his weekly podcast My2cents on Facebook. He calls on the Prime Minister Luc Mercelina to once and for all finalize the appointments of the board of the Social Economic Council (SER).

The appointment of a new Social Economic Council (SER) board is a critical step that the government of Sint Maarten must take in order to address the challenges facing the country Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jul 2024 11:52 AM
 DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, 16 July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 17 July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F              Forecast Low: 26C / 79FSunset Today: 6:51 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:46 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East-southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 16 mph, and higher gusts possible.SYNOPSIS: Moisture and slight instability associated with a passing tropical wave will account for cloudy skies, isolated showers, and a low chance of thunder Read more

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Source: 721 News
16 Jul 2024 11:33 AM

Wilson Sounds The Alarm On The New Szv Policy That Will Negatively Affect Directors

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In the Facebook livestream My2cents podcast, Gromyko Wilson, the number 16 candidate on the Nation Opportunity & Wealth (NOW) sounds the alarm on the new SZV policy that is expected to go into effect September 1st.

In his live streaming Mr. Wilson explains the negative impact this policy will have on the health insurance of directors and their families Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Jul 2024 11:07 AM

Wilson Warns Gebe Against Water Disconnections In Households With Children And Seniors

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Gromyko Wilson, an advocate for social justice and a candidate (#16) on the Nation Opportunity and Wealth (NOW) warns the current GEBE management and the government of Sint Maarten against disconnection of water in households with children and seniors.

Wilson highlights the recent court verdict in the Netherlands as jurisprudence in handling these cases going forward on Sint Maarten.

In the verdict of March 19th, 2024, the Judge ruled that water disconnections due to default in payment is illegal based on the Human rights Organizations Defense for Children when minors are part of the households in question.

Wilson goes further to plead for the application of this verdict to not only households with minors but also senior citizens Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Jul 2024 10:03 PM

Grisha Advocates Return To Previous System Of GovernmentTo Reduce Political Instability

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten Electoral reform should not only address the topic of integrity and so-called ship-jumping; it should first and foremost focus on what appears to be the main cause of political instability on all islands of the former Netherlands Antilles since 10-10-10. This is the opinion expressed recently by Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten.

According to the minister, the main cause of political instability is the switch to a dualistic system of Government.

Before 10-10-10, with one or two exceptions, (coalition) Governments on the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles always lasted a full term of four years Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Jul 2024 09:56 PM

Langlais: Environment, Energy Solutions Requires Political Will

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Marie Claire Langlais, #14 on the NOW (Nation Opportunity Wealth) party list, pointed out over the weekend that the island faces unprecedented challenges in the midst of a global climate crisis, and that the environment should not be an empty election talking point. Additionally, she stressed that being realistic about sustainable energy solutions requires political will.

Langlais asserts that St Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Jul 2024 09:52 PM

Caribbean Airlines Inaugural ServiceTo Puerto Rico Takes Flight

Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago, —Caribbean Airlines inaugural flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico left the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad at 10.50 a.m. on Sunday July 14. This new route is part of the airline’s strategic plan to enhance connectivity within the Caribbean region. Flights to San Juan will operate three (3) times per week (Sunday, Tuesday & Friday) from the airline’s base in Trinidad, with convenient connections to other destinations.

The first flight to San Juan was marked with celebrations for the passengers, who received goody bags with Caribbean Airlines branded items and were entertained by the talented Leandra Head Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Jul 2024 09:17 PM

Arrival Of Containerized Generators Marks Significant Progress Towards Energy Stability

Philipsburg The Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina is pleased to announce the safe arrival of the containerized generators on the island. This crucial delivery represents a significant step forward in ensuring a stable and reliable energy supply for the residents of our island.

Under the presence of NV GEBE’s management Troy Washington, SoEnergy International and Harbor personnel, the generators were successfully offloaded without incident last Sunday afternoon Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jul 2024 01:00 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Monday 15th July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 16th July 2024 WEATHER:This Afternoon: Sunny and warmTonight, through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with slight haze and isolated showers possible.  Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F  Sunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:46 A.M Read more

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High Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Celebrating the outcome.


THE HAGUE--Same-sex couples are now permitted to marry immediately in Aruba and Curaao, as decided by the High Court in the Netherlands on Friday. It affirmed an earlier ruling by the Joint Court of Justice for the Dutch Caribbean.

The latter determined on December 6, 2022, that marriages between people of the same sex must be permitted in Aruba and Curaao. Both governments turned to the High Court, which has now rejected their appeals.

The case was brought by Fundacion Orguyo Aruba and Human Rights Caribbean (HRC) in Curaao Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jul 2024 01:45 PM

Mp Maingrette's Home, Office Searched, Suspected Of Taking Bribes, Misusing Position

PHILIPSBURG--The Criminal Investigation Team RST, under the direction of the examining judge on Friday conducted searches at the home and workplace at the Parliament Building of Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Kevin Maingrette. Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jul 2024 12:49 PM
DATE ISSUED: Friday 12th July 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 13th July 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Hazy and breezy. Isolated showers are possible.This evening through Saturday midday: Variably cloudy and hazy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79FSunset Today: 6:52 P.M.                    Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:45 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East to northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 17 mph and higher gusts.SYNOPSIS: Generally unstable conditions are expected across the region due to an incoming tropical wave Read more

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Source: 721 News
12 Jul 2024 02:52 AM

Victim Support Services Report On Six Months Service

On July 10th, Victim Support Services St. Maarten hosted a presentation for the Honorable Minister of Justice Lyndon Lewis and various stakeholders, reviewing the organization’s services over the past six months.

Victim Support Services St. Maarten provides optimal assistance to individuals affected by serious assaults, human trafficking, or severe accidents.

Minister Lewis delivered an introductory speech, emphasizing his unwavering commitment to the organization Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Jul 2024 02:48 AM

Prime Minister Dr. Luc MercelinaS Meets New State Secretary Mr. Zsolt Szab

The Hague The Honorable Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Dr. Luc Mercelina, has successfully concluded a historic and successful meeting with Mr. Zsolt Szab, the newly appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of The Netherlands. This significant event marks the first official meeting of Mr. Szab in his new role, highlighting the pivotal importance of the relationship between St Read more

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Source: 721 News
12 Jul 2024 02:44 AM

Minister Of Finance, Marinka Gumbs Caribbean Literature Day Message

Happy Caribbean Literature Day to all our St. Martin authors, poets, book lovers and in particular to House of Nehesi Publishers, a leading publisher in the region whose original idea it was to have a special day like this set aside to celebrate our creative geniuses.

Im proud to note that Caribbean Literature Day started in St. Martin 5 years ago and has been steadily spreading all over the world ever since.

The importance of reading cannot be overemphasized. We are all familiar with the saying, Readers are leaders Read more


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