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Source: 721 News
14 May 2021 08:41 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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Source: 721 News
13 May 2021 06:27 PM

Emmanuel Not Surprised By Actions Of Weak Pm Jacobs, Sneaky Knops

~ Says Doncher the latest scapegoat for govt. failures ~

Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel

PHILIPDBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said that 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 failure of oversight Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 May 2021 12:33 PM

Kpsm Officers Graduate, Class Of 2015 (Bpo-2)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday, May 7, 2021, 15 police officers from the Class of 2015 attended their graduation ceremony held in front of the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg.

The graduation was attended to by His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten Drs. Eugene Holiday, Prime minister the Honorable Silveria Jacobs and the Minister of Justice the honorable Anna Richardson, Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol, government officials and department heads, representatives of several local associations and communities, colleagues, family members and friends.

Police Chief Carl John, the police management team and representatives from the Nederlands Politie Academy (N.P.A.) proudly congratulated all of the graduates for their academic achievements and expressed sincere thanks to the family-members for the support they have given them while they were in training.

KPSM continues to train its personnel to the highest level possible to give the foundation on which to build a carrier offering the highest level of professional police service 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: 721 News
29 Apr 2021 09:46 PM

Minister De Weever Shifts Focus To Parliament, Looks Forward To Working As Legislator

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — 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: 721 News
09 Apr 2021 03:04 AM

Organized Confusion The At The PeopleS Expense

Dear Editor,

In the midst of the high level of confusion around the play on words like trajectory, the constant repositioning of this governing coalition with regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nations and continued liquidity support, one thing remains glaringly constant: The everyday plight and hopelessness 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 Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Apr 2021 11:38 AM

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 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 Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Mar 2021 05:25 PM

Sint Maarten And The Netherlands Meet Over Liquidity Support

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 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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Source: 721 News
30 Mar 2021 09:28 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Why Is The Pm Running From Saying Yes Or No?

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday questioned why Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs is running from answering yes or no on the question of the UN petition on decolonization.

Emmanuel noted that every time the Prime Minister is addressing the subject she uses a word salad to confuse the people and never gives a clear answer about where she stands on the petition.

I have asked the Prime Minister, in Parliament and publicly to tell the people if she supports the petition yes or no Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Mar 2021 09:21 PM

Emmanuel Questions What Pm Meant With Enough Liquidity

~ Still waiting on Finance Minister ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — A statement on St. Maartens liquidity position by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and a non-statement by Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the same subject, is resulting in more confusion from the NA/UP government, said Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday, adding that the game of making general and empty statements by government continues to do a disservice to the country.

MP Emmanuel pointed out that on Monday, as quoted in The Daily Herald, the Prime Minister boastfully said that the country is not flat on its back when it comes to finances and that we do have for sure enough liquidity for us to continue to have this discussion Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Mar 2021 04:44 PM

Prime Minister Silveria JacobsTravels Abroad Due To Family Reasons

Philipsburg Sint Maarten — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs is travelling for unavoidable family related matters today, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran will assume responsibility along with the Council of Ministers during her absence.

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, Though I find it difficult to leave at this time, as we are facing some challenges, there will be continuity of government and I trust in the Deputy Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to be able to handle all necessary ongoing matters.

Prime Minister Jacobs will remain available virtually and she will keep in close contact with the Council of Ministers, the Parliament of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Mar 2021 03:13 AM

Who Will Rescue The People From The Pm

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The Council of State has reviewed the COHO consensus law which was propped up by the honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and has found it wanting. The Councils findings will lead many in the governing coalition to begin their high-stepping, back-patting, and congratulatory nods for their perceived personal / political victory.

However, the real question is how does their personal / political victory translate into tangible relief for the citizens of this country during this COVID-19 pandemic Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Mar 2021 02:48 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Recognizes World Poetry Day

Philipsburg Celebrated each year on March 21, 2021, is one of our societys most beloved forms of art and cultural expression, Poetry. Poetry brings us together on various continents and is a suitable form of expression for every walk of life. Our very own local poets depict our pain, struggles, triumphs and joys and express the diversity of culture within our community through their poignant words.

This day is observed in respect and celebration of poetry by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Read more


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Source: 721 News
25 Mar 2021 03:20 PM

Emmanuel On Coho: I Told You So ~ Says Govt An Embarrassment Onto Itself ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday had only four words in response to reports that the Council of State has determined that the COHO is in contravention of the Kingdom Statuut: I told you so. And Ive been telling the government and the people of St. Maarten so since November 2020. This government is careless and an embarrassment unto itself.

MP Emmanuel is the only Member of Parliament who has vehemently stated his position against the COHO and the only MP to vote against the three laws cutting income and benefits of civil servants and workers at government owned entities Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Mar 2021 05:38 AM

Mp Ottley: Petition To The Un Is Not A Call For Independence

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottley says the 2021 Parliament has exposed the untruth of the so-called 10-10-10 and St. Maarten’s autonomy, causing the main actors in that deal to “falsely claim that the March 9, 2021, Petition to the United Nations is a call for Independence.”

In a press release issued on Sunday, Ottley asked, “If since 10 10 10 the past Parliament and Governments of St Maarten have been telling the people that we are Autonomous and achieved self-governance, why did it take the parliament of 2021 to discover that this is not true?”

He said those scribes of the 10 10 10 agreement should have told the people of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Mar 2021 05:38 AM

Mp Ottley: Petition To The Un Is Not A Call For Independence

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Member of Parliament for the United People’s Party MP Omar Ottley says the 2021 Parliament has exposed the untruth of the so-called 10-10-10 and St. Maarten’s autonomy, causing the main actors in that deal to “falsely claim that the March 9, 2021, Petition to the United Nations is a call for Independence.”

In a press release issued on Sunday, Ottley asked, “If since 10 10 10 the past Parliament and Governments of St Maarten have been telling the people that we are Autonomous and achieved self-governance, why did it take the parliament of 2021 to discover that this is not true?”

He said those scribes of the 10 10 10 agreement should have told the people of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2021 12:39 AM

Sint Maarten Recovery And Resilience Trust Fund

Steering Committee Agrees on the Importance of Maintaining Focus on Rehabilitating Critical Infrastructure

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Steering Committee of the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund met virtually and was joined by Prime Minister Jacobs, Minister of Finance Irion of Sint Maarten and State Secretary Knops of the Netherlands in a High Level Meeting Read more


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Source: 721 News
07 Mar 2021 08:46 PM

Emmanuel Questions Government About Eye-Sore Festival Village

~ And US $4.2 million owed to Sheriff Security ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has written to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs about the St. Maarten Festival Village and, according to the MP, the public eyesore it has become as well as general operation questions surrounding the government foundation that runs the Festival Village, Stichting Overheids Gebouwen (SOG).

The facility has been sitting in an eye-sore state since Hurricane Irma with no visible repairs having taken place Read more


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Source: 721 News
25 Feb 2021 11:07 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Airline Handlers Letter Is Biggest Indictment Of Pjia Ceo

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said that a letter from the St. Maarten Airline Handlers Association (SAHA) and its Airline Operating Committee (AOC) is the biggest indictment yet presented against CEO of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Brian Mingo.

When the representative of all major airlines, your most important stakeholder, decries working conditions that go against basic principles in aviation, then it is past time that you pack up and leave or the airport holding board finalizes his dismissal, the MP said.

On February 22, the AOC sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs drawing her attention to what it termed an urgent matter regarding the airports reconstruction project Read more


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Source: 721 News
25 Feb 2021 10:23 PM

Government Of St. Maarten Encourages The Community To Take A Stand Against Violence

Philipsburg On Wednesday, February 24th, a Candelight vigil was held in the honor of the late Rhonda Thomas, a school teacher of the Methodist Agogic Center who was brutally murdered on February 14, 2021, in a domestic violence case. Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport drs. Rodolphe Samuel were amongst the attendees at the event held at the Carib Lumber Ball Park to show their support for ending violence against women and girls.

Prime Minister Jacobs shared a few words with attendees calling them to action Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Feb 2021 08:18 PM

Prime MinisterSilveriaE.Jacobs Meets With CcsuMembership

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs held a fruitful meeting together with the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The membership included representatives of the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) union, and was chaired by CCSU Chair Mr Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2021 06:32 AM

Parliament Approves All Three Laws Presented To Enforce Cost Cutting Measures

~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~

Philipsburg Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs together with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion presented the three publicly debated legislative amendments to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on the cost cutting measures. The first being the Temporary National Ordinance to standardize the top incomes and reduce the employment benefits by 12.5% per July 1, 2020, within the (semi) public sector entities in order to meet the conditions set by the Government of the Netherlands for receiving the second tranche of liquidity support Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Jan 2021 02:03 AM

Mp Emmanuel: This Is A BadGovernment, It Has To Go

~ Says some MPs are travesty of representation ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday said it may be easy for other MPs to dismiss him as forceful in defending the people of St. Maarten, but he gets the distinct feeling that the same MPs are completely disconnected from the people and they have to go.

MP Emmanuel said he cannot fathom how MPs supporting the currently Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs can accept laws that will hurt their people Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Jan 2021 11:58 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs Meets Prfet Dlgu Serge Gouteyron To Discuss Synchronizing Measures To Safeguard Public Health

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of TEATT Ludmila de Weever, and a delegation including the Ministry of VSA, attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfet Dlgu for St. Martin and St. Barths Serge Gouteyron together with Secretary-General Julien Marie and Regional Health Agency (ARS) Territorial Director Paul Guibert to discuss measures each are taking to safeguard public health as it relates to COVID-19.

Collective Prevention Services (CPS) and the ARS have been meeting weekly to update and discuss response measures to the pandemic such as the synchronization of communication in preparation for the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine Read more


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