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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jan 2021 02:03 PM

St. Maarten Government Representatives Meet With State Secretary Knops

Philipsburg On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2021 01:50 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Jan 2021 10:41 AM

Emmanuel Tells Ipko:Parliament Has No Info

~ Says PM continue with misleading word games ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday told his colleagues attending the virtual IPKO that he could not engage in any discussion with them on the COHO because the Parliament of St. Maarten has to date not received any information about the COHO. The session in which Emmanuel was participating had specifically the COHO as the topic of discussion.

His statement prompted chairman of the session Jan Patenotte to ask “have you asked your government” to which Emmanuel responded “over and over and over again.” He went on to reiterate his principle stance that he will not support the COHO, an entity that was forced on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jan 2021 08:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG The Government of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Christian Council, St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church will host the annual National Day of Prayer. The annual event is held on the second Sunday in January, which falls on, January 10th, 2021.

This years event with the theme Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done will be a virtual video presentation due to the ongoing COVID-19 protocols that discourage large social gatherings Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jan 2021 08:28 PM

~ Says PM continue with misleading word games ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday told his colleagues attending the virtual IPKO that he could not engage in any discussion with them on the COHO because the Parliament of St. Maarten has to date not received any information about the COHO. The session in which Emmanuel was participating had specifically the COHO as the topic of discussion.

His statement prompted the chairman of the session Jan Patenotte to ask "have you asked your government" to which Emmanuel responded, "over and over and over again." He went on to reiterate his principle stance that he will not support the COHO, an entity that was forced on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jan 2021 11:29 PM

Jacobs Lays Rumours About Dutch Takeover To Rest

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

~ Knops arrives for working visit ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday dismissed talk that there will be a Dutch tak Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2021 11:39 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced at the Council of Ministers press briefing that St. Maarten will be leading the discussions that are to take place with BZK and its visiting delegation that is expected to start this week, as the State Secretary will be arriving on St. Maarten today Wednesday, January 6th. Jacobs said that four persons will be arriving with the State Secretary and while he will leave the following day, two of the persons will remain on St Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2020 11:15 PM

The Government Of Sint Maarten Cautions The General Public ToExerciseSafety During TheHolidays

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Government of Sint Maarten hereby cautions the general public to remain safe amidst the holiday festivities. It is important that the health protocols are followed when out in public areas and at home, that fireworks are used in a safe manner, and that persons making use of the public roads do so safely while looking out for others.

Ensure to move smart when out in public by avoiding large crowds, wearing your mask, washing your hands, andmaintaining a social distance of two meters from others.Exercise similar caution at home, especially when entertaining and allowing visitors in your home.

Thisresponsiblebehaviorwillallow us to continue diminishing our COVID-19 active cases on the island.In doing so,we can all contribute to ensuring thatSint Maartens medical capacityisnot threatened, and our economy can continue to make a much-needed come-back.A lack of adherence to the health protocols could lead to fines and even closure of businesses, and possibly more restrictions in movement for our residents and visitors alike Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Dec 2020 10:23 PM

The Government Of Sint Maarten Cautions The General Public To Exercise Safety During The Holidays

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten – The Government of Sint Maarten herebycautionsthe general publicto remain safeamidst the holiday festivities.It is important that the health protocols are followed when out in public areasand at home,thatfireworks are used in a safe manner, and that personsmaking use of the public roads do so safely while looking out for others.

Ensure to move smart when out in public by avoiding large crowds, wearing your mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a social distance of two meters from others. Exercise similar caution at home, especially when entertaining and allowing visitors in your home. 

This responsible behavior will allow us to continue diminishing our COVID-19 active cases on the island. In doing so, we can all contribute to ensuring that Sint Maartens medical capacity is not threatened, and our economy can continue to make a much-needed come-back. A lack of adherence to the health protocols could lead to fines and even closure of businesses, and possibly more restrictions in movement for our residents and visitors alike Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Dec 2020 03:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of Sint Maarten hereby cautions the general public to remain safe amidst the holiday festivities. It is important that the health protocols are followed when out in public areas and at home, that fireworks are used in a safe manner, and that persons making use of the public roads do so safely while looking out for others.

Ensure to move smart when out in public by avoiding large crowds, wearing your mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a social distance of two meters from others Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Dec 2020 11:56 PM

Knops To Visit St. Maarten, Bonaire, Aruba Jan. 3 To 7

PM Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will be visiting St Maarten, Bonaire and Aruba during the first week of the new year.

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Source: 721 News
24 Dec 2020 08:04 PM

Government Of Sint Maarten Presents Its Civil Servants Christmas Special

Philipsburg Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs invites families and friends at home and abroad to share in the Christmas messages brought to you by the Government of Sint Maarten civil servants. The virtual Civil Servants Christmas Special will be available for viewing on December 24th, at 9:00 am and rebroadcasted on Christmas Day via the Department of Communication (DCOMM) media outlets (SXMGOV Facebook & YouTube) and via Sint Maarten Cable TV Channel 115 on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

In this time of COVID-19, and in the remnants of the echoing after effects and continued building back period after Hurricanes Irma, and Maria, citizens of our friendly island have faced many challenges Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Dec 2020 06:58 PM

Pm Jacobs And State Secretary Knops Signs The Third Tranche Of Liquidity Support

~ Country Package agreements & extension of NAf 50 million loan secured ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Sint Maarten was able to secure and finalize the necessary agreements for the third tranche of liquidity support after meeting additional conditions that were set during the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting held on Friday, December 18. On Monday, December 21, the government of Sint Maarten sent a clarification letter to State Secretary Knops responding to the additional requirement and confirmation was received from BZK to move forward with the agreements which were finalized in a virtual signing on both sides of the Atlantic this morning, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Leading up to the RMRmeeting,preparations had been made on a technical level, in order forState Secretary Knops to deliver a positive adviceto theRMRforSt Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Dec 2020 11:31 AM

Civil Servants Christmas Special Airs Today, Thurs.

Joshua Bell of the Ministry of General Affairs performing a song.

 PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs urges everyone to tune in to the virtual Civil Servants Christmas Special, which will be aired today, Thursday, December 24, at 9:00am and rebroadcast on Christmas Day via the Department of Communication (DCOMM) media Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Dec 2020 11:26 PM

Stricter Measures To Be Enforced If Warranted, Businesses Violating Rules Face Closure, Fines

TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever.

~ PM, De Weever call for COVID-19 protocols to be adhered to ~

PHILIPSBURG--While government does not want to go this route, it is prepared to enforce stricter measures and have the country placed under a state of emergency again if this becomes necessary, Prime Minister (PM) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Dec 2020 11:15 PM

Jacobs: Businesses That Paid Vacation Pay On April 30 DonT Have To Pay Again

PHILIPSBURG--Businesses that will open on the public holiday on Monday, December 28, do not have pay their workers vacation pay if they already did so on April 30, said Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday.

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Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2020 07:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs invites families and friends at home and abroad to share in the Christmas messages brought to you by the Government of Sint Maarten civil servants. The virtual Civil Servants Christmas Special will be available for viewing on December 24th, at 9:00 am and rebroadcasted on Christmas Day via the Department of Communication (DCOMM) media outlets (SXMGOV Facebook & YouTube) and via Sint Maarten Cable TV Channel 115 on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

In this time of COVID-19, and in the remnants of the echoing after-effects and continued building back period after Hurricanes Irma, and Maria, citizens of our friendly island have faced many challenges Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2020 03:39 PM

~ Says real story, details coming soon ~

PHILIPSBURG:---Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday appealed to residents to be vigilant and attentive to the new country status the Silveria Jacobs led government has placed the people under and the serious consequences to come, while he does his part to inform them every step along the way.

He stressed that his obligation as an elected member of Parliament is to always be forthcoming with the people of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
23 Dec 2020 02:58 PM

Chris To Residents: Be Vigilant AndAttentive Under New Country Status

~ Says real story, details coming soon ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday appealed to residents to be vigilant and attentive to the new country status the Silveria Jacobs led government has placed the people under and the serious consequences to come, while he does his part to inform them every step along the way.

He stressed that his obligation as an elected member of Parliament is to always be forthcoming with the people of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2020 11:49 AM

Businesses That Violate Health Protocols Will Be Fined Naf.5000.00--- Minister De Weever.

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Council of Ministers have called on all business owners to respect the health protocols in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus or face a fine of NAF5,000.00 the statements came after the head of the Collective Preventive Services (CPS) made their advice known to government regarding the spread of the virus.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced that CPS has been hinting that there are clusters and a spread of the virus in various sectors and as such stricter measures may have to be implemented.
Jacobs said if the spread continues the government will gave to take the decision to implement stricter measures and face and a possible shut down on the already crippled economy Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Dec 2020 08:53 PM

Third Tranche Of Liquidity Support Approved

~Country Packageagreements &extension ofNAf 50 million loansecured ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Sint Maarten was able to secure and finalize thenecessaryagreements for the third tranche of liquidity supportafter meetingadditional conditions thatwere set during theKingdom Council of Ministers(RMR)meeting held on Friday, December 18.On Monday, December 21, the government of Sint Maarten sent aclarificationletter to State Secretary Knops responding to the additional requirement and confirmation was receivedfrom BZKto move forward with the agreementswhich werefinalizedin a virtual signing on both sides of the Atlantic this morning, Tuesday,December 22, 2020.

Leading up to the RMR meeting, preparations had been made on a technical level, in order for State Secretary Knops to deliver a positive advice to the RMR for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Dec 2020 02:52 PM

~ Country Package agreements & extension of NAf 50 million loans secured ~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Sint Maarten was able to secure and finalize the necessary agreements for the third tranche of liquidity support after meeting additional conditions that were set during the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting held on Friday, December 18. On Monday, December 21, the government of Sint Maarten sent a clarification letter to State Secretary Knops responding to the additional requirement, and confirmation was received from BZK to move forward with the agreements which were finalized in a virtual signing on both sides of the Atlantic this morning, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Leading up to the RMR meeting, preparations had been made on a technical level, in order for State Secretary Knops to deliver positive advice to the RMR for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Dec 2020 02:33 PM

Pm Jacobs: Gov't Satisfied With Signing After Much Deliberation

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs signing the agreements.

PHILIPSBURG--The government of St. Maarten is satisfied that after much deliberation over the weekend, a signing ceremony was held today securing and finalising the necessary agreements for the third tranche of liquidiy support for the country.

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Source: SMN-News
21 Dec 2020 03:46 PM

~ Says Pro Soualiga employed in Parliament ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel criticized PM Silveria Jacobs on Monday for deflecting from the fact that she has a political deficit within her coalition and trying to place blame on other members of Parliament.

Emmanuel was reacting to the PMs statement that a letter has been sent to Holland distancing her government from the Pro Soualiga Foundation and its decolonization efforts Read more


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