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Source: SMN-News
15 Jun 2021 09:49 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten, through the Office of Disaster Management, hosted a conference at the Government Administration Building with VNG International, the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten), and communication and public relations personnel and officers from the Department of Communication, the Ministers cabinet, and various branches of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) members.

The name of the conference is: Crisis communications for Communications advisors, PR officers and DCOMM and the training was provided by the VNG organization, which represents since 1950 all Dutch municipalities, including, since 1995, the public bodies Bonaire, St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2020 06:03 PM

Dcomm Intensifies Covid-19 And Hurricane Season Public Awareness Campaigns

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaigns for COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Observations have been made where there are some persons within the community who are not adhering to proper public health hygiene protocols in connection with the national COVID-19 emergency. 

Even though the state of emergency has been lifted and the country went through four phases of re-opening, residents and the business community must adhere to public health measures that have been put in place to protect the health of the nations communities.

The wearing of face coverings, proper hand hygiene, sneeze and cough etiquette, and social distancing are key to preventing a resurgence of the COVID-19 infection.

DCOMM Department Head Maurice Lake said on Tuesday that DCOMM has been active since February where COVID-19 is concerned, with a multi-level awareness campaign that further intensified over the past five-months.

The campaign includes multi-language Public Service Announcements (PSAs) via various mediums (broadcast media e.g Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Apr 2020 06:21 PM

Dcomm Intensifica La Campaa De Sensibilizacin Pblica Covid-19 En El Interior De Las Comunidades Y Distritos

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – El Departamento de Comunicacin (DCOMM) ha intensificado su campaa de sensibilizacin pblica para las comunidades y districtos.

El altavoz de promocin pblica de Eddy auto contina informando a travs de todos los distritos en ingls, espaol, francs y creole las medidas preventivas de COVID-19, la lnea directa de informacin CPS 914, mensajes de distancia social y sobre hacerse la prueba de la enfermedad por coronavirus.

El jefe del Departamento de DCOMM, Maurice Lake, dijo que es una forma muy efectiva de transmitir el mensaje a las comunidades desde el interiror del distrito en la isla y en diferentes idiomas, especialmente a aquellos que no tienen telfono o internet.

Obtener el apoyo de los lderes comunitarios informandoles de la comunidad latina y haitiana ha sido muy positivo y otra forma efectiva de llegar a las personas en esas reas Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Apr 2020 05:18 AM

Dcomm Intensifies Outreach Covid-19 Public Awareness Campaign Into Inner District Communities And Districts

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaign for inner district communities and districts.

Eddy Promo Public Speaker car continues to drive through all districts broadcasting in English, Spanish, French and the Creole languages COVID-19 preventive measures, the CPS information hotline 914, Social Distancing messages and about getting tested for the coronavirus disease.

DCOMM Department Head Maurice Lake, said that this was a very effective way of getting the message out to the inner district communities on the island and in their own language, especially to those who don’t have a phone or internet.

Getting support from the informal community leaders from the Spanish and Haitian communities has been very positive and another effective way in reaching out to the people in those areas.  This is one of the most effective ways.  They have a good relationship with their people.  We have had the experience where somebody got sick, they called their informal leader and then they reached out to 914 or the Ambulance service Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Apr 2020 09:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaign for inner district communities and districts.
Eddy Promo Public Speaker car continues to drive through all districts broadcasting in English, Spanish, French and the Creole languages COVID-19 preventive measures, the CPS information hotline 914, Social Distancing messages, and about getting tested for the coronavirus disease.
DCOMM Department Head Maurice Lake said that this was a very effective way of getting the message out to the inner district communities on the island and in their own language, especially to those who don't have a phone or internet Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Feb 2020 11:00 PM

The St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. Hosted Its Annual Motivation Day

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. hosted its annual Motivation Day in collaboration with the Student Care Department and the Business Department for the exam students on February 7th, 2020. The organizers were pleased and consider this event a great success. The students were engaged throughout the entire event and received vital information for future endeavors. The purpose of this annual event is to educate and motivate the students weeks before they sit for their National Exams.

This year, the aim was to foster positive awareness and growth of these students through educating them on relevant matters of importance to them Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Feb 2020 08:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. hosted its annual Motivation Day in collaboration with the Student Care Department and the Business Department for the exam students on February 7th, 2020. The organizers were pleased and consider this event a great success. The students were engaged throughout the entire event and received vital information for future endeavors. The purpose of this annual event is to educate and motivate the students weeks before they sit for their National Exams Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jan 2020 06:00 AM

Sitting at table (from left): Eldelmiro Jansen of the VROMI Ministry, DComm Head Maurice Lake, Central Voting Bureau Vice-Chairperson Tamara Richardson, Central Voting Bureau Chairperson Jason Rogers, Department of Civil Registry Head Kathy Snijders, Police Chief Inspector Benjamin Gout, Police Chief Carl John and Acting Police Spokesperson Ethelwoldus Josepha Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2018 09:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The leaders of six political parties submitted their lists to the Electoral Council on Friday paving the way for them to contest the upcoming Parliamentary Elections slated for February 26, 2018. They are SDM, SMCP, PPA, USP, NA and the UD.
The United People's Party and Democratic Party joined forces hoping to garner enough votes for a majority in Parliament Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Nov 2017 05:39 PM

~ Bringing the DP stalwarts back together ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Peoples Party headed by Theodore Heyliger and Democratic Party headed by Sarah Wescot Williams have decided to merge the two political parties to contest the February 2018 snap elections.
Stuart Johnson who is representing the United People’s Party submitted the credentials of the new political party “United Democratic Party (UDP) to the Electoral Council on Thursday for vetting.
SMN News has learned that the main reason the leaders of the two political parties came together was to bring the former members and stalwarts of the Democratic Party back together on one slate since the Democratic Party has been losing votes these past years while the UPP could not muster enough votes on its own to win an election outright Read more


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MAP
Source: 721 News
27 Oct 2017 12:16 AM

Solutions To Save Our Local University

Dear Editor,

As an Educator teaching 25 years at the University of St. Martin (USM), I would like to humbly give my advice and solution to the Minister of Education on how to save our University of St. Martin. I fully understand the situation our Government is being confronted with. The shortage of income for this year and the coming years for the entire country is something we all have to face and therefore it is impossible at this point and time to commit to any type of monetary assistance to the University, but we need to be creative in seeking a solution.

This is where creative financing comes into the picture within Government Read more


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PPA
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
22 Feb 2017 03:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Today, two months after the new Council of Ministers was sworn in, we still do not have a Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT). The blame for this has been placed on the vetting or screening process. However, in truth and in fact, the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of our parliament.

Now, the USP will have to present another candidate minister and the screening process will start all over again Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Feb 2017 10:42 AM

Coalition Government seems to be in shambles --- unconfirmed reports

PHILIPSBURG:--- The USP candidate Minister Cecil Nicolas has failed the screening process SMN News understands. Reliable sources within the current coalition said that USP leader Frans Richardson was informed of the screening results on Wednesday Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Jan 2017 10:51 PM

We Have A Long Way To Go In 2017

Mr. Editor,

I foresee 2017 as a very challenging year for St. Maarten in which it is going to define the future of our beautiful island and our leaders. We are right now in the eye of the storm, which is January where there is calm before the storm.

Mr. Editor, this letter is not to scare our people, but to prepare them for the hard and uncertain times we’re living in. These are times where we have to stay strong for the tough times that lie ahead of us. The good thing about going through the eye of the storm is that the tough times don’t last forever because we are resilient people that rise above these times.  But as good leaders we have to prepare our people and trust God during these difficult times Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Jan 2017 08:01 PM

My Person Of The Year 2016: The Ombudsman

Dear Editor,

I would like to congratulate all the person(s) who have been nominated by the different media houses on St. Maarten.

I believe any person(s) or organization that had been nominated as Person of the Year should play a key role within the public, private sectors and community in general.

As a Community Spirited person, if I had to vote for the Person(s) of the Year, I would have selected the Ombudsman and her team as the Person of the Year for 2016.

The Ombudsman was very active in all areas of the public by educating and explaining Government, Parliament and the general public of their roles within the community Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Nov 2016 12:38 AM

Time To Take Gebe To Another Level To Better Serve The Community

As a community-spirited person, I am not here to criticize or pass the blame, but to address the issues and come with solutions. NV GEBE needs to start thinking like a consumer and put themselves in the people’s position and address the issues as soon as possible with a permanent solution.

As we all know, load shedding should be something of the past. This is why the new Board and Management have accepted the challenge and now is the time to turn our local company around with a strategic plan for the next 5 to 10 years.

I have gotten so many calls from local business persons, acquaintances about what’s the issue with this constant load shedding Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Nov 2016 11:25 PM

Implement Short And Long-Term Solutions To Ease Traffic Situation On Both Sides

As the high tourist season is here and Christmas is just around the corner, I would like to advise both the Dutch and French Governments to start implementing short and long-term solutions to ease the traffic situation on both sides of the island.

I think it is high time we address our traffic bottlenecks with quick wins to ease the traffic congestion for the tourists during the Christmas season.

On the Dutch side, a short-term solution is to make the Ring Road drivable by fixing the road all around the pond and put proper signs from the Soualiga Roundabout, behind Ketty’s Snack to inform motorists they can use this alternative route to ease the traffic flow on the Pond fill.

You will be amazed that a lot of motorists don’t know the road is open for vehicular traffic, but the road needs to be fixed as soon as possible of potholes for the Christmas season.

Another short-term solution is to make a filter lane by the intersection by Zagersgut before you reach the bridge by the Seventh Day Adventist Church Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Nov 2016 05:14 AM

Implement Short And Long-Term Solutions To Ease Traffic Situation On Both Sides

As the high tourist season is here and Christmas is just around the corner, I would like to advise both the Dutch and French Governments to start implementing short and long-term solutions to ease the traffic situation on both sides of the island.

I think it is high time we address our traffic bottlenecks with quick wins to ease the traffic congestion for the tourists during the Christmas season.

On the Dutch side, a short-term solution is to make the Ring Road drivable by fixing the road all around the pond and put proper signs from the Soualiga Roundabout, behind Ketty’s Snack to inform motorists they can use this alternative route to ease the traffic flow on the Pond fill.

You will be amazed that a lot of motorists don’t know the road is open for vehicular traffic, but the road needs to be fixed as soon as possible of potholes for the Christmas season.

Another short-term solution is to make a filter lane by the intersection by Zagersgut before you reach the bridge by the Seventh Day Adventist Church Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Nov 2016 08:16 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As the high tourist season is here and Christmas is just around the corner, I would like to advise both the Dutch and French Governments to start implementing short and long-term solutions to ease the traffic situation on both sides of the island.
I think it is high time we address our traffic bottlenecks with quick wins to ease the traffic congestion for the Tourist during the Christmas season.
On the Dutch side, a short term solution is to make the Ring road drivable by fixing the road all around the pond and put proper signs from the Soualiga Roundabout, behind Ketty's Snack to inform motorists they can use this alternative route to ease the traffic flow on the Pond fill.
You will be amazed a lot of motorists don’t know the road is open for vehicular traffic but the road needs to be fixed as soon as possible of potholes for the Christmas season.
Another short term solution is to make a filter lane by the intersection by Zagersgut before you reach the bridge by the Seventh Day Adventist Church Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Nov 2016 07:58 PM

Start Making Firm Decisions And Governing In The General Interest Of Our People

As a former Member of Parliament, I must say that our ancestors must be turning over in their graves with the type of leadership and cooperation we displayed during our St. Martin Day Celebration by boycotting the people’s celebration.

France and Holland must be smiling to see the recent dispute between the French and Dutch local Governments where they are fighting over the border lines in which it is documented and written in the Dutch Side Cadastre registry. There is a court case decision on this.

The Captain Oliver dispute where the judge – based on the French documents – said that the water rights is owned by the Island Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Nov 2016 08:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As a former Member of Parliament, I must say that our ancestors must be turning over in their graves with the type of leadership and cooperation we displayed during our St. Martin Day Celebration by boycotting the people’s celebration.
France and Holland must be smiling to see the recent dispute between the French and Dutch local Government where they fighting over the border lines in which is documented and written in the Dutch Side cadastre registry. There is a court case decision on this.
The Captain Oliver dispute where the judge based on the French documents said that the water rights is owned by the Island Government of St Read more


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DP
PPA
Source: SMN-News
11 Nov 2016 08:31 PM

Lack Of Unity Apparent On St. Martin’S Day.

MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG:----The annual St. Maarten/St. Martin day celebration was this year blighted by a marked lack of unity as the absence of members of the St. Maarten Executive Council was apparent at the usually joint commemoration activity on November 11th.

A decision was taken by the afore mentioned Executive Council not to attend the celebratory activities which were held this year on the French St. Martin. Both sides of the island alternate the hosting of activities to observe St Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Oct 2016 12:58 AM

Usm Should Be National University

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Member of Parliament Maurice Lake would like to see the University become our National University, and for Government and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the SHTA and the entire community to support their regular classes and culture classes.

When I heard the University was offering to the general public classes about our own culture and history, I said that this is a great opportunity for Government and the Chamber of Commerce to assist the University by sending our civil servants in the Hospitality field, Ambassadors of our island and representatives of the business community to such a course to enhance our hospitality product and to better promote culture of our beautiful island.

We just had the Minister of Economics Affairs informing the public about 450 plus directors licenses that were given out during her term Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Oct 2016 10:16 PM

Mp Lake Wants Government To Make History By Making Culture Studies Mandatory Inbox

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Member of Parliament Maurice Lake would like to see the University become our National University and for Government and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the SHTA and the entire community to support their regular classes and culture classes.
 
When I heard the University was offering to the general public classes about our own culture and history, I said that this is a great opportunity for Government and the Chamber of Commerce to assist the University by sending our civil servants in the Hospitality field, Ambassadors of our island and representatives of the business community to such a course to enhance our hospitality product and to better promote culture of our beautiful island.
 
We just had the Minister of Economics Affairs informing the public about 450 plus directors licenses that were given out during her term Read more


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