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Source: SMN-News
14 May 2021 08:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Friday said that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs illegally suspended Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAH) holding board Dexter Doncher and in the process violated the same corporate governance rules that she used to suspend him.
The MP explained that the Prime Minister sent Doncher a letter notifying him of his suspension at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12 Read more


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14 May 2021 07:19 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs expresses grave concern for the future of relations within the Kingdom, when out of one side of their mouths, the Dutch Government claims it is looking out for the welfare of the people of St. Maarten and continuously seeks ways and means to move the goal post even after conditions have been met and agreements signed. In the case of the recent move by the State Secretary of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Knops to further delay the 5th tranche of liquidity support of 39 million Euros, Prime Minister Jacobs sees this as uncalled for and totally against a legally established decision and the rules of order of the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting.

The 5th tranche of liquidity support was first delayed in March 2021 when the agenda point for liquidity was removed for other unrelated reasons (need for assurances from parliament as to their stance on the Caribbean Entity for Reform and Development (COHO)) which was later resolved and approved after being placed on the subsequent RMR agenda Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 May 2021 05:31 PM

~ Political talks begin with USP, and incoming UP MP.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers officially suspended the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Holding Company Dexter Doncher. Doncher was informed of the suspension by letter late Wednesday night after the Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting and voted. Dexter Doncher was given a warning letter two days prior to the three months suspension.

The Council of Ministers wanted to fire Doncher who followed the instructions of the government to officially dismiss the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Princess Juliana International Airport, Brian Mingo on April 7th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 May 2021 05:31 PM

~ Political talks begin with USP, and incoming UP MP.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers officially suspended the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Holding Company Dexter Doncher. Doncher was informed of the suspension by letter late Wednesday night after the Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting and voted. Dexter Doncher was given a warning letter two days prior to the three months suspension.

The Council of Ministers wanted to fire Doncher who followed the instructions of the government to officially dismiss the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Princess Juliana International Airport, Brian Mingo on April 7th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 May 2021 04:41 PM

~ Says Doncher the latest scapegoat for govt. failures ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said the two things became very clear when State Secretary Raymond Knops once again blackmailed St. Maarten in return for liquidity: The Dutch government recognizes that they are dealing with a weak St. Maarten government and an even weaker Prime Minister and the professed integrity of the Dutch government is worthless.
In the aftermath of the letter, Emmanuel said the PM and her government put their weakness on full display when they suspended the Chairman of the airport holding board Dexter Doncher for doing what they (the government) supported all along, claiming corporate governance failures which, the MP said, ironically implicates the government for the failure of oversight Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 May 2021 03:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---The Government of St. Maarten has received the first batch of requested vehicles under the Emergency Recovery Program 1 of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. The vehicles were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB). The vehicles, many of which are replacing stock damaged during the passing of Hurricane Irma, will be used by the different ministries for various operational government services.

Amongst the procured items are four ambulances, three fire trucks, one thirty-seater bus, and ten command vehicles for the Ambulance and Fire Department Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 May 2021 12:09 PM

St. Maarten Is Yet To Receive Liquidity Support From Dutch Government.

~ Government sends letter to PM Rutte. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Wednesday that St. Maarten is yet to receive the NAF39M that was promised by the Netherlands. The NAF39M is the 3rd tranche of the liquidity support that was expected earlier this year but was delayed due to the petition filed by the parliament of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 May 2021 11:51 AM

Prime Minister Threatens To Suspend Pjiah Managing Director.

~ Coalition partners disagree, PM seeking legal advice on the appointment of SBOD members.~

PHILIPSBURG:---Information reaching SMN News states that the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs has threatened to suspend or either fire the managing director of Princess Juliana International Airport Holding Company Dexter Doncher Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 May 2021 03:16 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---

The late Hubert Benjamin Hughes passed away on Friday, May 7, surrounded by his family. His political career began in 1976, where he was first elected to the House of Assembly and served as Chief Minister of Anguilla on three occasions. Hughes was a great friend of the St. Maarten people.

On behalf of the Council of Ministers, I extend my deepest condolences to the government, the people of Anguilla, the friends and family of the former Chief Minister of Anguilla, Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 May 2021 03:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Fifteen police officers from the Class of 2015 attended their graduation ceremony on May 7, 2021. The graduation was held in front of the Police Headquarters in Philipsburg. In attendance were His Excellency, Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, the Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, Vice-Chair of Parliament MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, and Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol amongst other government officials, department heads, family members, and friends of the graduates.

As customary, after receiving their diplomas, the Minister of Justice and the Chief of Police have the honor of pinning the officers by switching their shoulder lapels 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
07 May 2021 08:24 PM

~ Questions if Knops using PJIA for liquidity support ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday called on Minister Silveria Jacobs to explain to the public why the cooperation agreement with Schiphol Airport is being renewed after two years of performance failure by Schiphol and demands that basically would lead to the complete takeover of the airport Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 May 2021 10:30 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs questions follow-through from the Netherlands on liquidity support and requests Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte's intervention to address unnecessary delays and have the loan agreement for the liquidity support sent to St. Maarten without any further delays.

St. Maarten has largely complied with all the conditions placed by the government of the Netherlands, and thus, the current delay is inexplicable.

In March 2021, the first delay of the fifth tranche of liquidity support was due to the questions of the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) surrounding the support for this trajectory from the Parliament of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 01:19 PM

~ Government yet to deliberate the Henderson International verdict. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Council of Ministers is yet to deliberate the verdict delivered on Tuesday against the local and Kingdom Government with the contract that was taken away from Henderson International in late 2017 and granted to Smith & Orloff Associates by former Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin cabinet.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said that while the Council of Ministers was notified of the verdict the COM did not get a chance to deliberate and make a decision on its way forward.
SMN News asked the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance if the Jacobs 2 cabinet will consider holding the Ministers personally liable for the decisions they took that have since impacted government coffers Read more


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04 May 2021 10:18 PM

WILLEMSTAD:--- The Monument for the Fallen Antillean on Adriaan Lacl Boulevard in Oranjestad is the permanent memorial location on Aruba. This monument was erected in memory of all Antilleans who were killed by acts of war during the Second World War. The plaque contains 129 names of fallen Antilleans during the Second World War. Also in Willemstad, Curaao, and Kralendijk, Bonaire, there is a monument with the same plaque. A number of dignitaries were present at the ceremony, such as Governor Boekhoudt and (outgoing) Prime Minister Wever-Croes Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 May 2021 04:57 PM

National Day Of Remembrance. Two Honorable Guests To Be Present. .

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- On Tuesday, May 4, the Government of Sint Maarten will recognize National Remembrance Day, (Dodenherdenkingsdag) similar to the other countries within the Dutch Kingdom.
During this national day of commemoration, all Dutch victims civilians and soldiers who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peace-keeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War are commemorated.
The regular commemoration ceremony that will commence at 5:30 p.m Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Apr 2021 10:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Training Foundation (SMTF) hosted their final certificate ceremony for 200 plus students participating in the course of Public Health and Hospitality on Thursday, April 29, 2021. These courses were started after Hurricane Irma and were the first component of the Emergency Income Support and Training Project EISTP; one of the Trust Fund projects under implementation at the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) offering training to unemployed persons. Over the period of just over three years some 2000 students have made use of this opportunity and received certification and pins for courses in public health and hospitality.

In the presence of the Board, management, and staff of the SMTF, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressed the graduates, as the keynote speaker Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Apr 2021 10:36 PM

~ Looks forward to working as legislator ~

Philipsburg Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic, and Transportation (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever has decided to take up her seat in Parliament. After careful consideration during this delicate time and after close consultation with the many who keep St. Maartens best interests at heart, I decided to accept the parliamentary seat in accordance with article 105, paragraph 2 of the Electoral Ordinance, Minister De Weever stated.

On April 21st, the Central Voting Bureau (CVB) informed the Minister that she was elected to Parliament and had the option of choosing to take up her seat Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Apr 2021 05:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday said he is still awaiting answers from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to questions he submitted since February 18, 2021, on issues surrounding the St. Maarten Festival Village. Issues, he said, that has since raised many rumors of possible fraudulent actions, underhanded deals, and other suspicious acts being committed at the facility by the board and other third parties.

He said it would behoove the PM to provide the answers to some 40 questions that he submitted to begin to shed light on the operations of a facility that has dissolved into a public eyesore Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Apr 2021 07:48 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- On Friday, April 23, the Sint Maarten Government administrative support professionals were invited to a virtual worksho-vational session with the theme, A Decisive Administrative Professional in An Ambitious Country.
This theme was derived from one of the National Development Vision 2030, which Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs launched on July 16, 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Apr 2021 07:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on April 21st, National Administrative Professionals Day, formally known as Secretaries Day or better known as Admin Day, which is observed on the last full week in April of each year. It is a week to thank and recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

On behalf of the Council of Ministers, the Government of St. Maarten recognizes and celebrates all administrative professionals for their contribution in the workplace Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Apr 2021 07:30 PM

~ Says Alliance clearly not for its voters ~

PHILIPSBURG;--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Friday said it is unbelievable that the Prime Minister of St. Maarten, an educator by profession, would openly label government as an equal opportunity employer when discussing qualified St. Maarteners getting first preference over non-St. Maarteners with employment. This is the ultimate betrayal of our people and everyone who voted for the National Alliance and who anticipated being prioritized by that party, the MP said.
The MP was reacting to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs explanation about what is happening at the Fire Department with the hiring of a Dutchman as Head of Repression Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Apr 2021 02:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs provides clarity on the Fire Department recruitment process. Similarly, to all other functions via government or for government-owned companies, there is a recruitment process in which the requirements for the vacancy are placed online as per the function book. Suitable candidates are then called in for an interview in front of a selection committee and evaluated.

All persons were given an equal opportunity to apply for the position of Head of Repression at the Fire Department regardless of nationality, race, or gender, so long as they met the requirements Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2021 02:23 PM

~Acting Head of DPE replaced by Guyanese national, ~ management team insulted in the meeting. ~

PHILIPSBURG: ---  Civil Servants working in the Department of Education are expressing concern over what is described as a rift between the management team and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Rodolphe Samuel.
The members of the management team had requested a meeting with the Minister to discuss communication, capacity, management, motivation, and the working environment some weeks ago Read more


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