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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Sep 2023 11:28 AM

Tropical Storm Philippe Advisory Number 21

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172023

1100 AM AST Thu Sep 28 2023

 SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...18.6N 54.6W

ABOUT 560 MI...895 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Sep 2023 11:03 AM

...INTERESTS IN THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS, VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND PUERTO RICO SHOULD MONITOR ITS PROGRESS...

Tropical Storm Philippe Advisory Number 17

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172023

1100 AM AST Wed Sep 27 2023

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...17.5N 53.7W

ABOUT 620 MI...995 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S and

British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress

of this system.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Philippe was located near latitude 17.5 North, longitude 53.7 West Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Sep 2023 11:41 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The recently generated 2023 economic indicator table report for the first half of 2023 paints an encouraging picture of St. Maarten's economic landscape, showcasing growth and resilience across key indicators. 

Real GDP Estimate 

St. Maarten's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecasts a growth rate of 4.6% in 2021 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2023 02:49 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Over the weekend, MP Wescot-Williams traveled to Geneva on the invitation of the European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. In Geneva, the agenda will consist of an ICPD Consultation and the ICPD 2024 Steering Committee meeting.

Last May I attended the Caribbean African Dialogue: Investing in young peoples health and futures, ensuring equitable access to reproductive health information and services in Barbados Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Sep 2023 01:04 PM

Ennia Case Teaches: Structural Problems Require Structural Solutions

WILLEMSTAD (Source:Curacao Chronicle) – The issues surrounding Ennia, which concern both Curaao and the Netherlands, have sparked discussions and considerations about potential solutions and their consequences. According to econometricians Servaas Houben and Ronald Ketellapper, the main problem lies in the inadequate provisions and low capital buffers of Ennia Leven, resulting in the acute danger of pensions for approximately 30,000 residents of Curaao shrinking to twenty percent if the troubled insurer is not assisted with a substantial capital injection Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Sep 2023 12:23 PM

Mp De Weever: 554 Days With No Resolution To Gebe Crisis

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent member of Parliament Ludmila de Weever issued a media statement on the status of NV GEBE, St. Maartens sole electricity provider. De Weever, who has spoken passionately about the situation at GEBE since the March 2022 cyberattack, didnt mince words when she said that GEBE is a matter of national security Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Sep 2023 01:58 PM

Landmark Research Report On Legislative Function In Sint Maarten Approved.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs are pleased to announce the approval of the comprehensive research report titled, Legislative function in Sint Maarten. This landmark report was given the green light by the Council of Ministers at the end of July.
The research was conducted in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Leadership (CCL) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as stipulated in the Country Package. The primary objective of this ambitious project was to conduct a thorough analysis of the legislative function in Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2023 10:16 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands, attended a high-level side event yesterday on the critical importance of early warning systems. The event was hosted the Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations as a discussion on how to mitigate the impact of climate change-related disasters Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2023 12:13 PM

UN HEADQUARTERS, New York:--- The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, and the Executive Director of UN Women, H.E. Sima Sami Bahous, convened the highly anticipated 2nd annual meeting with women Heads of State and Heads of Government during High-Level Week. The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Silveria Jacobs was welcomed, with a member of her delegation, as a current woman Head of Government Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Sep 2023 01:26 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Library is excited to share the rescheduling of our Read to Me Dutch is Fun Puppet show for Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Sint Martin University, from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Peggy Nibte, a performer and a great storyteller, will serve as the puppeteer for the Dutch Is Fun Puppet Show.
Ms. Nibte was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, into a family of seven. She is the youngest of four girls and three boys. Her mother worked as a teacher, while her father served as a police officer Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Sep 2023 11:02 AM

Hurricane Nigel Advisory Number 13

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152023

1100 AM AST Mon Sep 18 2023

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...27.2N 51.4W

ABOUT 875 MI...1410 KM ESE OF BERMUDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Nigel was located near latitude 27.2 North, lon-gitude 51.4 West Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2023 09:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs embarked on a significant diplomatic journey, participating in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City. This historic visit underscores the importance of Sint Maartens presence on the global stage and emphasizes the vital role our island nation plays in addressing critical global issues Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Sep 2023 05:12 PM

Seven Ghost Commissioners At Ennia Collected Well Over 5.5 Million Dollars

The condo of former Central Bank President Emsley Tromp and his son Evan is situated in one of the two towers on Brickell Key Drive, Miami.

PHILIPSBURG--Evan Tromp (40) the son of former President of the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Emsley Tromp (63), received a total of NAf. 2,544,977 (US $1,413,876) from ENNIA Holding and ENNIA Investments. Wrongly, according to the September 12 verdict in ENNIAs appeal against shareholder Parman International, former director Hushang Ansary and other directors and supervisory directors.

Emsley Tromp managed the Central Bank from 1991 to 2017 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2023 03:23 PM

Ser Will Be Hosting A Symposium Themed Protect And Preserve Our Paradise, Sint MaartenS Ecological Treasures Unveiled.

HARBOR VIEW:--- The Social Economic Council (SER) will be hosting a symposium on Thursday afternoon, October 12th, 2023 at the Belair Community Center. The theme of the symposium is Protect and Preserve Our Paradise, Sint Maartens Ecological Treasures Unveiled. With this symposium, the SER has chosen to focus on the social and environmental impact and well-being of the community. The event will commence at 1 pm and conclude at 5.15 pm.

The SER is honored to present keynote speaker Professor Ellen van Bueren, a full-time professor from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology who is part of the Islanders at the Helm programme, international speaker Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2023 03:19 PM

In Line With The Rise In Interest Rates In The International Financial Markets: Cbcs Increases The Pledging Rate

Willemstad/Philipsburg:--- The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) decided to tighten its monetary policy stance further by raising the pledging rate1 by 25 basis points to 5.75%. This decision was taken in response to the increase of the Fed funds rate in July and a possible further increase in September. Even though gross official reserves and import coverage have increased in the first eight months of this year, they are still expected to decline towards the end of 2023. The decline will be, however, less pronounced than in 2022 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 09:08 PM

Court Of Appeal Rules In Favor Of Mer. Telem Ordered To Respect Arbitral Award.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Below is the free translation of the verdict pronounced in by the Court of Appeals.

CIVIL MATTERS FOR 2023 RULING: September 13, 2023

CASE NO.: SXM202200845 - SXM2022H00180

JOINT COURT OF JUSTICE

from Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten and from Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

ORDER

regarding:

the public limited company

SINT MAARTEN TELEPHONE COMPANY N.V.,

located in Sint Maarten,

defendant at first instance, now appellant, hereinafter referred to as: Telem,

representatives: mrs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 08:08 PM

Wib Announces Launch Of Bankomatiko+ Mastercard Debit Card.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Windward Islands Bank and Mastercard proudly launched Bankomatiko+ (Bankomatiko plus) Mastercard debit card, which will replace the current Bankomatiko/Maestro card. The launch took place at Emilios restaurant in the landmark Flamboyant rich Emilio Wilson estate. Several prominent members of the community as well as bank managers were invited to this event.
The new Bankomatiko+ Mastercard debit card brings more of the best to the cardholder with a number of additional benefits such as: Wider acceptance anywhere in the world; the possibility to also make online purchases with One Time Passcode (OTP) technology & continued earning of Fun Miles on all local purchases Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2023 03:37 PM

Allegations Of Mismanagement At Nipa, Students Are Forced To Leave Due To The Lack Of Teaching Staff, 2023 Graduates Still To Receive Their Diplomas.

~ WITU refused to represent its teachers at NIPA. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Several students at the National Institute of Professional Advancement (NIPA) have been left in limbo since the management of NIPA has refused to hire core teachers who would teach them level 3 in their career path. Many of the students found out this school year that they do not have the teachers to teach night classes or even some day classes.
The students who contacted SMN News said that while they were taught general subjects such as mathematics and English during the day classes, they do not have teachers to teach level 3 in the evenings Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Sep 2023 10:56 AM

Around Us $50,000 In Expenses For Every Ennia Holding Supervisory Board Meeting

Ennia claims a total of NAf. 18,624,924 has been awarded to supervisory directors in compensation and bonuses, as shown in this table from the judgment of September 12, 2023.

PHILIPSBURG--The Supervisory Board of Ennia Holding, which met three to four times a year, declared NAf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2023 05:37 PM

CAY HILL:---  For the second consecutive year, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), The Positive and Elektralytes Foundations, and St. Maarten Laboratory Services (SLS) have partnered to offer free prostate screenings during SMMCs Mens Health Awareness event taking place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. The event, geared towards raising awareness and the early detection of prostate cancer, offers insured and uninsured men above the age of forty (40) the opportunity to receive free prostate cancer screening as well as other health information and exams Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Sep 2023 04:38 PM

Four Year Sentence Handed Down For Cooler Fete Shooting

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has handed down an unconditional sentence of four year in youth detention in a case of attempted manslaughter and illegal firearms possession. The verdict delivered on Wednesday, pertains to a shooting that transpired near the Festival Village after the 2022 Cooler Fete event.

That incident left one person severely injured and the presence of a second person at the time in the shooting led to the two counts of attempted manslaughter and two counts of illegal firearm possession.

Convicted is JJR, who owing to his age at the time of the shooting, received a sentence in accordance with juvenile criminal law.

The court also sentenced JJR to pay NAf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2023 02:11 PM

Corporate Governance Trainee Program Applications Open.

~15 young professionals will be chosen from the applications~


PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance, Mr. Ardwell Irion, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Themis Institute for Governance and Leadership have collaborated once again for the second iteration of the Corporate Governance Trainee Program. The application process is now open for young professionals to join this years class Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Sep 2023 01:44 PM

Court Issues Interlocutory JudgmentAnsaryS Liability Upheld

Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) has taken note of the Common Court of Justices decision today on the appeal in the case of Ennia v. Ansary et al.

In todays interlocutory judgment, the Court upheld the liability of Ansary and others. The Court found Ennia’s claims to be admissible, entitling Ennia to damages amounting to at least NAf 250 million (USD 117 million, USD 11 million and NAf 25.8 million).

In order to address the remaining claims, the Court has determined that an investigation by an independent expert is necessary, while both parties will be required to provide additional information.

In particular, the investigation will focus on determining Mullet Bays fair value during the relevant years Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Sep 2023 06:35 PM

Court Issues Interlocutory JudgmentAnsaryS Liability Upheld.

Willemstad/Philipsburg:--- The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) has taken note of the Common Court of Justices decision today on the appeal in the case of Ennia v. Ansary et al.
In todays interlocutory judgment, the Court upheld the liability of Ansary and others. The Court found Ennia's claims to be admissible, entitling Ennia to damages amounting to at least NAf 250 million (USD 117 million, USD 11 million, and NAf 25.8 million).
In order to address the remaining claims, the Court has determined that an investigation by an independent expert is necessary, while both parties will be required to provide additional information.
In particular, the investigation will focus on determining Mullet Bays fair value during the relevant years Read more


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