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14 May 2021 08:24 AM

Knops: St. Maarten Will Not Receive Fifth Tranche Until Situation At Airport Is Restored

The money will not be released until the St. Maarten government has taken forceful action to restore the situation at the airport.

THE HAGUE – Dutch caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops on Wednesday informed St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs that he has deferred the signing of the NAf Read more


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14 May 2021 08:20 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Addresses Halt Of Fifth Tranche Of Liquidity Support

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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09 May 2021 08:07 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Honors Mothers On Mothers Day

PHiLIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Mothers around the world are recognized as the backbone of the family and St. Maarten is no exception. Mothers throughout time have raised their children, while maintaining the home, managing careers – working inside or outside the home – as well as being involved in community activities. Some mothers also carry the awesome responsibility of being the sole parentand breadwinner in the family.Even as our roles and responsibilities as mothers continue to evolve with time, the mainstay of motherhood nurturing and supporting our children and their dreams with unconditional love and devotion continues to be the most important responsibility in a mothers life.

Mothers deserve daily recognition for the roles they play as first teachers, laying the foundation for their young charges in preparation for them to become productive citizens of our community Read more


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02 May 2021 06:02 PM

National Day Of Remembrance. Two Honorable Guests To Be Present

    

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (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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01 May 2021 09:17 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Encourages Smtf Graduates To Remain Lifelong Learners

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten TheSintMaarten Training Foundation (SMTF) hosted their final certificate ceremony for 200 plus students participatingin the course ofPublic 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)offeringtraining 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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29 Apr 2021 07:42 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Deben Abordarse Los Rumores De Fraude En El Festival Village

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El diputado independiente Christophe Emmanuel dijo el martes que todava est esperando respuestas de La Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs a las preguntas que envi desde el 18 de febrero del 2021 sobre temas relacionados con el Festival Village. Dijo, que desde entonces han suscitado muchos rumores de posibles acciones fraudulentas, tratos fraudulentos y otros actos sospechosos cometidos en las instalaciones por la junta y otros terceros Read more


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27 Apr 2021 08:13 PM

Pm & Com Express Their Gratitude And Show Appreciation To All Support Professionals With Worksho-Vational Session

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Friday, April 23,theSint Maarten Government administrative support professionals were invited to a virtual worksho-vational session with the theme, A Decisive Administrative ProfessionalinAn 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. 

The session, which was a hybrid of a workshop and motivational episodes, was facilitated by Thulani Munerenyu, a Human Capital Development Consultant of LILUVU Training and Consulting, a South African based company. 

The worksho-vational session was a way for the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers(COM) to express their gratitude and show appreciation to all support professionals especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic, where remote working was prevalent, the support role of these professionals had to evolve virtually, displaying their highly adaptive skills.

Munerenyu unpacked the Principles of Decisiveness and Ambition which he placed in a global and national context and then cascaded to an individual level Read more


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26 Apr 2021 05:48 AM

Uoc Dr. Moises Da Costa Gomez Sint Maarten Division Moves To Brooks Tower/Minister Of Ecys Drs. Samuel Shares Speaking Time With Initiator Of Law Program Gibson Sr

HARBOR VIEW, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – As they take steps to restart the law programme on Sint Maarten, the University of Curacao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez Sint Maarten Division in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport has taken steps to resume its law program on Sint Maarten.

As a result, the institution opened its new location at the Brooks Tower Building in Harbor View. This was done during an in person/virtual ceremony held on Friday, April 23rd Read more


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26 Apr 2021 05:27 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Clarifies Fire Department Recruitment Process

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobsprovides clarity onthe Fire Departmentrecruitment process.Similarly,toall other functions via government or for government owned companies, there is a recruitment processin which the requirementsfor the vacancyare 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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25 Apr 2021 10:01 AM

Mp Emmanuel: Pm Betrays St. Maarteners Once Again

~ Says Alliance clearly not for its voters ~

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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22 Apr 2021 12:03 AM

Council Of Ministers Tour Trust Fund Project Sites

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten –On Friday, April 16, the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) hosted the Council of Ministers on anexcursion to visit several activity project sites being executed under the Dutch sponsored Sint Maarten Trust Fund.

The trip, which touched on all seven projects currently being implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau, allowed the Ministers to receive a first-hand impression of both ongoing and completed projects.  The tour began with presentations on digital government improvements, an integrated social registry system and support to small businesses, including a testimonial of one of the recipients of the Enterprise Support Project Read more


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18 Apr 2021 03:00 PM

Sint Maarten Welcomes Over 100 Evacuees From Saint Vincentfor Onward Travel

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the management of Port St. Maarten welcomed 159 passengers aboard the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship who were evacuated from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to the eruption of La Soufrire volcano. Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Secretary General, Miguel De Weever and Foreign Affairs Department Acting Head Patrice Gumbs were all present to ensure any needed assistance was rendered to the passengers Read more


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08 Apr 2021 08:27 PM

Organized Confusion The At The PeopleS Expense

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In the midst of thehigh level of confusion around theplay on words liketrajectory,theconstant repositioning ofthis governing coalitionwith regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nationsand continued liquidity support, one thing remainsglaringly constant: Theeverydayplightandhopelessness felt by the average citizens of this country.

The obvious lack of strategic planning with regards to the petition to the U.N. and the seemingly unprepared demeanor for responses of State Secretary Knops, hit this coalition like a deer caught in the headlights of an eighteen wheeler container truck.We have yet to see any formal or formidable response or strategy moving forward, other than the Prime Minister refusing to sign on to the country package until liquidity support is reinstated. 

The debris of the collision is a direct reflection of the emotional state of the country Read more


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06 Apr 2021 08:32 PM

Mp Ottley Awaiting An Update On Protection For Local Contractors

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten on Thursday April 1st,Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottleysent a letter toPrime Minister Silveria Jacobs to urgently provide updates on a September 2020 motion that mandated her Government to establish a National Public Procurement Policy.

“We are talking about being able to redistribute the wealth locally, and Government being the largest purchaser of goods and services, can reshape the local market, ” said MP Ottley in a press release issued Monday.

MP Ottley says the Executive Branch of Government can use its powers of purchasing to redistribute the wealth by ensuring local contractors have the first option on bids,” said MP Ottley.

He suggested urgent attention be paid to the implementation of a procurement policy Read more


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06 Apr 2021 10:51 AM

Mp Ottley Awaiting An Update On Protection For Local Contractors

PHILIPSBURG on Thursday April 1st, Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottley sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to urgently provide updates on a September 2020 motion that mandated her Government to establish a National Public Procurement Policy.

“We are talking about being able to redistribute the wealth locally, and Government being the largest purchaser of goods and services, can reshape the local market, ” said MP Ottley in a press release issued Monday.

MP Ottley says the Executive Branch of Government can use its powers of purchasing to redistribute the wealth by ensuring local contractors have the first option on bids,” said MP Ottley.

He suggested urgent attention be paid to the implementation of a procurement policy Read more


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31 Mar 2021 07:03 AM

Sint Maarten And The Netherlands Meet Over Liquidity Support

Philipsburg On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representatives office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting was amicable, however, State Secretary Knops still needed more reassurance from the Parliament of Sint Maarten concerning support for the trajectory of the Kingdom Consensus Law COHO and the country package agreements finalized in December 2020.

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, During the meeting, State Secretary Knops agreed that the Government of Sint Maarten has lived up to the agreements Read more


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30 Mar 2021 10:32 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Travels Abroad Due To Family Reasons

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobs is travelling forunavoidablefamily related matters today, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran will assume responsibilityalong with the Council of Ministersduring her absence.Prime Minister Jacobs stated, Though I find it difficult to leaveat this time,as we are facing some challenges, there will be continuity of government and I trustin the Deputy Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to be able to handleall necessary ongoing matters.Prime Minister Jacobs will remainavailable virtually and she will keep in close contact with the Council of Ministers, the Parliament of St Read more


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29 Mar 2021 09:00 PM

Usp: Reactionary, Lack Of Principled Leadership A Detriment To The People

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party (US) said on Monday thattheir sentimentwith regards to the confusing manner in which the country is being governed has been echoed and confirmed by State SecretaryKnops with decisiveaction in the aftermath of the advice from the Council of State on the COHO legislation.

The USP board said the people of St Read more


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29 Mar 2021 08:45 PM

Government Of Sint Maarten Launches Multi-Purpose Shelters Project For Vulnerable Residents

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Friday,March 26,2021,the Government of Sint Maarten achieved a large milestone for the country as it pertains to disaster preparedness and resilience building. In the presence oftheDirector of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)Dr. Carissa Etienne, Headof the EuropeanUnionDelegation Responsible for Sint MaartenFernandoPonzCanto andother pertinent stakeholders, the 11thEuropean Development Fund B-Envelop Shelters project under the theme: building resilience by improving emergency response and disaster preparedness for the people of Sint Maarten, was launched.During the event, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs delivered the keynote address.The project will be funded fully by the European Union and will be executed and implemented by the Pan American Health Organization, the Americas arm of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

In December 2020, the Contribution Agreement was signed between the EU and PAHO, solidifying the projects actions and their mutual commitment to enhance the islands resilience Read more


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26 Mar 2021 11:31 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs And Prfet Gouteyron Discusssynchronization Of Current Health Protocols And Vaccination Strategy On St. Martin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobs attended a high-level meeting together withPrfetDlguforSaintMartinandSt.BarthsSergeGouteyronandhis supportstaff. Joining Prime Minister Jacobs were Head of the Department of Interior and Kingdom Affairs AngeliqueGumbs, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs PatriceGumbs, and support staff.During this meeting,thesynchronization of Dutch and French St Read more


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25 Mar 2021 10:58 PM

Govt Compulsively Lies About Coho Says Mp Emmanuel

~ PMs words betray current positions ~ 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – ndependent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has called the spinning of the government in the aftermath of the Council of State advice on the COHO as typically deceitful andsaid the Prime Minister of St. Maarten leads the pack when it comes to compulsive lying and political spinning.

At the same time, the MP re-iterated his own position that St. Maarten should not entertain COHO in any way shape or form Read more


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24 Mar 2021 05:19 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Commemoration Speech Of The 373Rd Anniversary Of The Treaty Of Concordia

Where over the world say where? Youll find an island there so lovely small. With nations Freewith People French and Dutch, they say, though talkin English much, as my St. Martin, as your St. Martin, Our sweet St. Maarten in the Sea.

Honorable and distinguished guests, people of St. Martin, good morning.

Today March 23, 2021, though having special significance for me, as the day I became a mother for the first time, it is the day that we celebrate Treaty of Concordia Day. As Madam VP Valerie Damaseau said, Since 2018, we have been working to make it more than about nice speeches Read more


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23 Mar 2021 01:28 AM

Successful Second Edition Of The Coast Guard Recruitment Day

SIMPSON BAY, Sint Maarten – The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard would like to thank the community of St. Maarten for attending the second edition of the recruitment day held last Saturday.

For the day, the Coast Guard opened her doors to all St. Maarten youngsters interested in becoming a Coast Guard officer. Many youngsters with their parents and guardians braved the torrential downpours and gusting winds that day and received information and were able to speak with Coast Guard officers about their work Read more


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21 Mar 2021 11:53 PM

Prime Minister Of St. Maarten, Silveria Jacobs On The Anniversary Of Covid-19 In St. Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten OnMarch17,2020, the first positive COVID-19 case was confirmed on St. Maarten; thus, we are justoverone year since the coronavirus cases came to our doorstep.Since then, weinstitutedone lockdown,followed by a phased reopening of essential services, businesses, medical services, schools, sports and arts facilities, as well asto the world.Today, we are welcoming visitors to our shoressafely,releasing more and more restrictions, and moving forward with our vaccination program,though we are stillinrecovery Read more


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