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Source: SMN-News
15 Jul 2021 11:47 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Steering Committee (SC) of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund for Reconstruction, Recovery, and Resilience met in Philipsburg today to discuss the allocation of remaining funds to activities prioritized by the Government of Sint Maarten. To date, the trust fund has committed US$311M to 10 existing projects and US$30M for projects under preparation. The SC discussed the allocation of additional financing to existing projects and of remaining trust fund resources available (around US$55M) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jul 2021 09:54 AM

Mental Health, Sports Facilities And Housing To Get Trust Fund Monies

Back row (from left): Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and NRPB Director Claret Connor. Front row (from left): World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and Steering Committee members Marcel Gumbs (St Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Jul 2021 02:43 PM

Us $45 Million In Additional Financing Allocated To Erp-1

Philipsburg World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Director Claret Connor on Tuesday afternoon signed a grant agreement allocating US $45 million in additional financing to the Emergency Recovery Project (ERP-1).

ERP-1 is one of the flagship projects of the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the NRPB.

The signing took place in the presence of Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs directly after a meeting with the Council of Ministers, World Bank representatives, and NRPB officials at the Government Administration Building.
The additional funding is necessary to complete the wide range of activities under ERP-1, which include repairs to homes, schools, and critical Government buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017 Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 May 2021 12:27 PM

Emmanuel Urge Pm Not To Bend Her Knee To Schiphol

~ Blackmail to fire locals unacceptable ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday once again urged Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to let Schiphol go and not accept the indignity of having her entire country bow down to an institution like Schiphol. The MP said if there was any time the PM would have his support on anything, this would be it Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 May 2021 04:52 PM

~ Blackmail to fire locals unacceptable ~

PHILIPSBURG:---Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday once again urged Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to let Schiphol go and not accept the indignity of having her entire country bow down to an institution like Schiphol. The MP said if there was any time the PM would have his support on anything, this would be it Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM

Exclusive: Divide And Conquer, The Modus Operandi Of The Dutch Government.

~ New coalition soon to be formed, Sources ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Dutch Government has once again managed to blackmail the Government and people of St. Maarten when they decided on Friday to freeze the financial support that was promised to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, with this move, the Dutch Government through the Kingdom Council of Ministers managed to split the governing coalition in the parliament of St. Maarten since the United Peoples Party members are the ones behind the petition sent to the United Nations Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Mar 2021 02:25 PM

Emmanuel: Prime Minister Must Explain Her Position On Petition

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs must explain her position on the petition submitted to the United Nations and added that the Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison as well as the initiator of the petition Grisha Marten-Heyliger, is busy undermining their own initiative.

MP Emmanuel reminded all Parliamentary factions that he had forewarned that they were playing a dangerous game with the Dutch government Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Mar 2021 06:44 PM

Emmanuel: Prime Minister Must Explain Her Position On Petition.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs must explain her position on the petition submitted to the United Nations and added that the Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison as well as the initiator of the petition Grisha Marten-Heyliger, is busy undermining their own initiative.

MP Emmanuel reminded all Parliamentary factions that he had forewarned that they were playing a dangerous game with the Dutch government Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Mar 2021 03:11 AM

The Facts Regarding Sint Maarten Decolonization, Puerto Rico Is Fully Decolonized, But Not An Independent Country

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Parliament of St. Maarten’s recent petitionto the United Nations regarding racial bias on the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles has come under great scrutiny by varying members of the public. As a matter of fact, the topic of decolonization seems to have caused a lot of anxiety, as well as, confusion amongst the general public which is quite understandable. When discussing and analyzing decolonization, it is imperative to focus on the facts presented by the United Nations, the United Nations Charter, and the Kingdom Charter. What Then Is Decolonization? In his letter of September 15, 2015, to the Dutch Prime Minister, Marcel Gumbs, along with the Prime Ministers of Aruba and Curacao recalled that the United Nations had great doubts about whether or not the Kingdom Charter had really brought about decolonization Read more

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Source: 721 News
12 Mar 2021 08:05 AM

Parliament Follows Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs Decolonization Initiative While Adopting Dutch Jurists Claims Of Racism In The Caribbean

Former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In September of 2015, former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs became one of the first St. Maarteners to question the Netherlands regarding the United Nations’ doubts as to whether the Kingdom Charter had decolonized the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles.

He went on to profess that the United Nations had serious doubts regarding the sincerity of The Netherlands to decolonize the former Netherlands Antilles Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Mar 2021 11:59 PM

Emmanuel Questions Construct Trust Fund Steering Committee

~ Says Marcel Gumbs a failure for St. Maarten ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday said that considering the lack of progress on Trust Fund projects for St. Maarten, the entire construct of the Trust Fund Steering Committee should be re-evaluated. He also questioned if the three members of this committee will be replaced considering the slow progress on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Mar 2021 04:48 PM

~ Says Marcel Gumbs a failure for St. Maarten ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday said that considering the lack of progress on Trust Fund projects for St. Maarten, the entire construct of the Trust Fund Steering Committee should be re-evaluated. He also questioned if the three members of this committee will be replaced considering the slow progress on St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Mar 2021 04:29 PM

Emmanuel Questions Construct Trust Fund Steering Committee

~ Says Marcel Gumbs a failure for St. Maarten ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday said that considering the lack of progress on Trust Fund projects for St. Maarten, the entire construct of the Trust Fund Steering Committee should be re-evaluated. He also questioned if the three members of this committee will be replaced considering the slow progress on St Read more


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Source: 721 News
09 Feb 2021 12:50 PM

Former Pm Marcel Gumbs Questions Whether Netherlands Antilles Were Ever Decolonized

In aletteraddressed to Prime Minister Rutte in September of 2015, former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, along with former Prime Ministers Eman of Aruba and Whiteman of Curacao questioned whether the Netherlands Antilles were ever decolonized. In theletter, all three Prime Ministers reminded Mr. Rutte that the United Nations had serious doubts about the sincerity of the Dutch State to decolonize these islands and questioned whether the Kingdom Charter had decolonized the islands.

The honorable Prime Ministers pointed out that the UN General Assembly had warned of the danger of abusing the position of governor to violate the autonomy of the islands Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Jan 2021 07:28 AM

Aging With Grace Show Talks Covid-19 Vaccines

Top epidemiologists share insights and answers questions on Facebook Live Show

Great Bay, St. Maarten Aging with Grace is an online show aired on Facebook Live every Sunday at 3:00 pm and hosted by Drs. Linda Richardson, a community leader who has successful had careers in linguistics, education, and political advisory. Started in April 2020 during the emergency lockdown at the onset of the pandemic, this show is designed to empower seniors to live their best life while providing a blueprint for youngers on how to do same Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Jan 2021 04:06 PM

~Top epidemiologists share insights and answers questions on Facebook Live Show~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Aging with Grace is an online show aired on Facebook Live every Sunday at 3:00 pm and hosted by Drs. Linda Richardson, a community leader who has successfully had careers in linguistics, education, and political advisory. Started in April 2020 during the emergency lockdown at the onset of the pandemic, this show is designed to empower seniors to live their best life while providing a blueprint for youngers on how to do the same Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Nov 2020 06:53 AM

Letter To The Editor: Know Better?

Michael Ferrier: Know Better? Do Better. Most of the questions you ask, you should ask yourself or the same people you endorse:

1. Fix the potholes in our roads.

Perhaps if you paid the NAF 1.4 millionyou owe to the government we wouldn’t have an issue of potholes. You really think people forgot about this, and you begging the Council of Ministers back then to right it off?

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Source: SMN-News
08 Oct 2020 01:30 PM

Usm To Launch 10-10-20 Lecture Series For Critical Reflection.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday, 10 October, the University of St Martin (USM) will begin a virtual lecture series dedicated to the significance of the political disintegration of the Netherlands Antilles and Sint Maarten receiving its autonomous country status ten years ago. 10-10-20: A Reflection on St. Maartens Constitutional Journey will host 4 lectures and critical dialogue in collaboration with the Ml podcast group.

The idea to create a space for critical reflection on the 10th anniversary of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2017 06:06 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prior to the election on September 26, 2016, two expressions dominated politics and the news, namely “ship-jumping” and “electoral reform”. Electoral reform was the reason for the fall of the Marcel Gumbs Government in 2015. Electoral reform led to the snap election that was scheduled for February 9, 2016. Electoral reform was also the reason why this election was cancelled, because the honorable Prime Minister William Marlin insisted that his government needed more time to be able to initiate legislative reform in order to address the phenomenon of ship-jumping that was so prevalent among our parliamentarians Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Jul 2017 04:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On July 1st, Parliament went on a four-week recess and will resume on Monday, July 31st. In December/January upcoming, Parliament will also take a two-week recess. I hope that our MPs are aware of the fact that a parliamentary recess is not a holiday and that they can be called back to work during their recess.

The website of the Dutch Second Chamber or Parliament describes its recess as follows: “during the recess periods, the Second Chamber does not convene. Members of the Chamber can study various files and documents and prepare themselves for the next session of meetings Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2017 09:01 PM

Family living in deplorable conditions while SMHDF plays games.


PHILIPSBURG:--- Homeowner Priscilla Jack Johnson and her family have been living a nightmare for the past four years, ever since she purchased a stand-alone home from SMHDF located in Belvedere. Jack told SMN News in an exclusive interview that the moment she moved into the home she bought from SMHDF her nightmare began. The mother of two young children said in February 2013 she bought the home for Naf. 248, 400.00 from SMHDF while she paid the notary fees which amounted to $7,678.87 Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Apr 2017 08:27 AM

The Laws Of St. Maarten Books In English Are “Going Like Hot Bread”

 

PHILIPSBURG – The Laws of St. Maarten is a set of five books just published here. And the attractive, reader-friendly design publications are “going like hot bread” at Van Dorp bookstores and from the InfoMedia distributors, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).

Each volume of The Laws of St. Maarten describes the book project on its cover as, “a five-volume English ‘Translation of the Official Publication’ of the Constitution and other laws established for governing St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Apr 2017 08:47 PM

GREAT BAY:--- The Laws of St. Maarten is a set of five books just published here. And the attractive, reader-friendly-design publications are “going like hot bread” at Van Dorp bookstores and from the InfoMedia distributors, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Each volume of The Laws of St. Maarten describes the book project on its cover as, “a five-volume English ‘Translation of the Official Publication’ of the Constitution and other laws established for governing St Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Apr 2017 12:27 AM

Info Media Foundation Presents Laws To Council

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Info Media Foundation represented by Keith Franca presented the Council of Ministers with the English translation of the 38 Organic Laws of St. Maarten.

Prime Minister William Marlin stated at the presentation that we are heading in the right direction as a country with these 38 Organic Laws now available in English, because we are an English speaking society, and there is a disconnect between the laws of the country, which are in Dutch and the community speaks English.

“Currently there is a motion at Parliament to make English more prominent in government, in official publications and in our society,” said Prime Minister Marlin.

Franca stated that the English version of the 38 Organic Laws was the brainchild of Marcel Gumbs, and has been made possible through the House of Nehesi Publishers and Ennia Insurances, along with review by the Department of Legal Affairs.

The English version of the 38 Organic Laws is a five volume set of books that are vision friendly and the letter type and size is easy to read Read more


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