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Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2022 10:36 PM

To the educators of St.Maarten,

This week, our country acknowledges and commends you for your diligent efforts on behalf of our students. Teachers have one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs because they literally shape and change lives. We honor and thank you for the crucial part you play in assisting children and enhancing the future of our country, especially during Teacher Appreciation Week.

However, I believe Teacher Appreciation Week needs a new place in our countrys calendar of events Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
01 Oct 2022 07:43 PM

Witu Enva Una Serie De Preocupaciones A La Primera Ministra Y Al Ministro De Educacin

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – El presidente del Sindicato de Maestros de las Islas de Barlovento (WITU), Stuart Johnson, envi un correo electrnico a la Honorable Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs y al Ministro de Educacin Rudolph Samuel sobre una serie de preocupaciones que afectan al sector educativo en St Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Sep 2022 02:38 PM

Witu Sends A Number Of Concerns To Pm And Minister Of Education

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson sent an e-mail earlier today to both the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Education Rudolph Samuel covering a number of concerns affecting the education sector in St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Sep 2022 02:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson sent an e-mail earlier today to both the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Education Rudolph Samuel covering a number of concerns affecting the education sector in St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2022 03:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Teachers at the St. Maarten Academy are being forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement that was given to them on Tuesday. The teachers have until Friday to sign and turn in the non-disclosure agreement.
SMN News understands that the non-disclosure agreement presented to teachers is to avoid the Ministry of Education from interfering with matters that do not concern the government or Ministry.
According to one school board member just recently the Ministry of Education including the Minister of Education barged into a meeting and demanded information on a case of alleged sexual misconduct involving a teacher Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Aug 2022 10:22 AM

Witu Demands An Explanation From Doran

Philipsburg — President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson met with mainly WITU members of Government subsidized school boards on Wednesday afternoon.

“The reality of their hardship caused by the non-payment of the vacation allowance was brought forward,” Johnson said.

Present in the meeting were union colleagues of the WISCU/PSU, NAPB, SMCU, ABVO and WIFOL in soalidarity.

Johnson before delving into the outcomes of the general membership meeting referenced his concerns about the remarks made by Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran.

“I believe the Honorable Minister Doran owes teaching, non-teaching staff and by extension the nation an explanation or an apology,” Johnson stated.

In the spirit of transparency, Minister Doran should explain the outcome of the meeting held with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion regarding the solution of the vacation allowance payment which he alluded to during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on August 10, 2022.

He added, “it seems to be obvious from listening to remarks made in the recent Council of Ministers Press Briefing that he not only misspoke but gave a false hope to educators.”

The WITU President expressed that, “in these challenging and financially difficult times you simply do not make such frivolous statements.”

However, if Minister Doran has a solution we are eager to hear such Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Aug 2022 10:32 PM

Witu Exige Una Explicacin De Doran

Philipsburg , Sint Maarten — El presidente del Sindicato de Maestros de las Islas de Barlovento (WITU), Stuart Johnson, se reuni principalmente con miembros de WITU de las juntas escolares subvencionadas por el gobierno el mircoles por la tarde.

“Se present la realidad de sus dificultades causadas por la falta de pago de la asignacin de vacaciones”, dijo Johnson.

En la reunin estuvieron presentes compaeros sindicales de WISCU/PSU, NAPB, SMCU, ABVO y WIFOL en solidaridad.

Johnson, antes de profundizar en los resultados de la reunin general de miembros, hizo referencia a sus preocupaciones sobre los comentarios hechos por el viceprimer ministro Egbert Doran.

“Creo que el Honorable Ministro Doran le debe al personal docente, no docente y, por extensin, a la nacin una explicacin o una disculpa”, afirm Johnson.

En aras de la transparencia, el Ministro Doran debe explicar el resultado de la reunin sostenida con el Ministro de Finanzas Ardwell Irion sobre la solucin del pago de la asignacin de vacaciones a la que aludi durante la Rueda de Prensa del Consejo de Ministros del 10 de agosto de 2022.

Agreg que “parece ser obvio al escuchar los comentarios hechos en la reciente conferencia de prensa del Consejo de Ministros que no solo se equivoc sino que dio una falsa esperanza a los educadores”.

El presidente de WITU expres que, “en estos tiempos desafiantes y financieramente difciles, simplemente no se hacen declaraciones tan frvolas”.

Sin embargo, si el Ministro Doran tiene una solucin, estamos ansiosos por escucharla Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Aug 2022 10:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson met with mainly WITU members of Government subsidized school boards on Wednesday afternoon.

"The reality of their hardship caused by the non-payment of the vacation allowance was brought forward," Johnson said.

Present in the meeting were union colleagues of the WISCU/PSU, NAPB, SMCU, ABVO, and WIFOL in solidarity.

Johnson before delving into the outcomes of the general membership meeting referenced his concerns about the remarks made by Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran.

"I believe the Honorable Minister Doran owes teaching, non-teaching staff and by extension the nation an explanation or an apology," Johnson stated.

In the spirit of transparency, Minister Doran should explain the outcome of the meeting held with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion regarding the solution of the vacation allowance payment which he alluded to during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on August 10, 2022.

He added, "it seems to be obvious from listening to remarks made in the recent Council of Ministers Press Briefing that he not only misspoke but gave a false hope to educators."

The WITU President expressed that, "in these challenging and financially difficult times you simply do not make such frivolous statements."

However, if Minister Doran has a solution we are eager to hear such Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Aug 2022 08:59 AM

El Proyecto De Regreso A La Escuela Fresh N Cool Del Club De Leones De Sint Maarten Trajo Sonrisas A Los Instructores Y A Muchos Alumnos Alegres.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El pasado lunes, 8 de agosto de 2022, los miembros del Club de Leones de Sint Maarten y el Club Leo de Omega South dieron la bienvenida a los instructores y a muchos alumnos alegres de St. Joseph School y Marie Genevieve De Weever School de regreso a sus aulas para el primer da del nuevo ao escolar.

Los estudiantes que regresaron y los estudiantes de primer ao estaban notablemente emocionados con el nuevo ao escolar y todas sus perspectivas.
El director Stuart Johnson de la escuela Genevieve de Weever dio la bienvenida al honorable Ministro de Educacin, Dres Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Aug 2022 08:05 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last Monday, August 8th, 2022, members of the Sint Maarten Lions Club and Omega South Leo Club welcomed instructors and many cheerful pupils of the St. Joseph School and the Marie Genevieve De Weever School back to their classrooms for the first day of the new school year. Returning students and first-year students alike were noticeably thrilled about the new school year and all of its prospects.

Principal Stuart Johnson of the Genevieve de Weever School welcomed the honorable Minister of Education, Drs Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Aug 2022 10:58 PM

Witu Hace Una Splica Urgente A La Primera Ministra Jacobs A Travs De Una Carta

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – El martes 9 de agosto de 2022, el Sindicato de Maestros de las Islas de Barlovento (WITU, por sus siglas en ingls) present una carta dirigida a la Honorable Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs titulada, Discriminacin creada entre los maestros por falta de pago de vacaciones para subsidiar la escuela.

El presidente de WITU, Stuart Johnson, declar en su carta: Como presidente de WITU, me gustara llamar su atencin sobre lo siguiente y solicitar su intervencin en este asunto para traer igualdad, paz y tranquilidad entre la fraternidad docente en nuestro amado pas Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Aug 2022 06:25 AM

Witu Makes An Urgent Plea To Pm Jacobs Via Letter

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Tuesday, August 9th,2022 the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) submitted a letter addressed to the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs titled, Discrimination created among the teachers with non-payment of vacation allowance to subsidize school.

President of the WITU Stuart Johnson stated in his letter, As President of the WITU, I would like to bring the following to your attention requesting your intervention in this matter to bring equality, peace, and tranquility among the teaching fraternity in our beloved country.

As we stand at the beginning of the new school year 2022-2023, the board of the WITU is deeply concerned about the fact that to date the teaching and non-teaching staff employed at the various Government-subsidized schools boards with the exception of the Protestant Christian Schools (3%), have not received their vacation allowance as yet.

Johnson continued in his letter stating, In representing and looking after the best interest of all concerned, WITU held various meetings with the stakeholders to come to a consensus and solution as it pertains the vacation allowance that was paid since June 15th, 2022 to civil servants and employees of the public education.

Needless to say that this has created a sense of discrimination and lack of equality in the education field to teaching and non-teaching staff.

Even though WITU can empathize with the school boards, the fact is that one school board has paid 3% Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Aug 2022 06:07 AM

Witu Host Creative Exchange Event

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) hosted a creative exchange for its members on Friday, August 5th. President of the WITU Stuart Johnson said, “Assisting our members in any way possible will remain one of the primary goals for our members.” Members of the WITU had the opportunity to make educational posters for their classrooms or offices with resources made available by the WITU. The event took place at the WITU’s office from 12 pm until 6 pm with complimentary snacks and drinks. “Preparing classrooms for the start of each school year is a costly out-of-pocket expense many teachers face; this has not gone unnoticed by WITU Read more

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Source: SMN-News
09 Aug 2022 01:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) submitted a letter addressed to the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs titled, Discrimination created among the teachers with non-payment of vacation allowance to subsidize school.

President of the WITU Stuart Johnson stated in his letter, As President of the WITU, I would like to bring the following to your attention requesting your intervention in this matter to bring equality, peace, and tranquility among the teaching fraternity in our beloved country.
As we stand at the beginning of the new school year 2022-2023, the board of the WITU is deeply concerned about the fact that to date the teaching and non-teaching staff employed at the various Government-subsidized school boards with the exception of the Protestant Christian Schools (3%), have not received their vacation allowance as yet.
Johnson continued in his letter stating, In representing and looking after the best interest of all concerned, WITU held various meetings with the stakeholders to come to a consensus and solution as it pertains to the vacation allowance that was paid since June 15th, 2022 to civil servants and employees of the public education Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Aug 2022 07:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the WITU Stuart Johnson said, "Assisting our members in any way possible will remain one of the primary goals for our members."

Members of the WITU had the opportunity to make educational posters for their classrooms or offices with resources made available by the WITU.

The event took place at the WITU's office from 12 pm until 6 pm with complimentary snacks and drinks.

"Preparing classrooms for the start of each school year is a costly out-of-pocket expense many teachers face; this has not gone unnoticed by WITU Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2022 06:48 PM

Witu Desanimada Por El Impago Del Bono Vacacional

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – El presidente del Sindicato de Maestros de las Islas de Barlovento (WITU), Stuart Johnson, no se anduvo con rodeos al expresar: “Me entristece profundamente el manejo general del pago del subsidio de vacaciones que afecta a los empleados de la junta escolar subsidiada”.

Explic adems: “La precedencia establecida por el Gobierno y la clara inequidad que ha causado realmente est afectando la calidad de la educacin en nuestro pas”, dijo Johnson.

El 8 de julio, la WITU particip en una reunin con los consejos escolares y el Ministro de Educacin, Dr Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2022 11:50 PM

Witu Disheartened By The Nonpayment Of The Vacation Allowance

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson minced no words by conveying, “I am profoundly saddened by the overall handling of the vacation allowance payment affecting subsidized school board employees.” He further expounded, “The precedence set by Government and the clear inequity it has caused is truly affecting the quality of education in our country,” Johnson said. On July 8, the WITU participated in a meeting with school boards and the Minister of Education, Drs Read more

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Source: SMN-News
18 Jul 2022 03:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson minced no words by conveying, "I am profoundly saddened by the overall handling of the vacation allowance payment affecting subsidized school board employees."

He further expounded, "The precedence set by Government and the clear inequity it has caused is truly affecting the quality of education in our country," Johnson said.

On July 8, the WITU participated in a meeting with school boards and the Minister of Education, Drs Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Jul 2022 09:49 AM

Witu And School Boards Submit Letter To The Minister Of Education

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) and the various school boards of St. Maarten submitted their letter to the Minister of Education drs. Rudolph Samuel on Monday afternoon concerning paying the vacation allowance for subsidized school board employees.

Now more than ever is not the time to even consider making any budget cuts in Education, on the contrary investments need to be made. Imagine in these economically challenging times, you would think relief would be granted Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Jul 2022 09:47 PM

Witu Y Las Juntas Escolares Envan Una Carta Al Ministro De Educacin

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — El Sindicato de Maestros de las Islas de Barlovento (WITU) y las diversas juntas escolares de St. Maarten enviaron su carta al Ministro de Educacin, dres. Rudolph Samuel el lunes por la tarde sobre el pago de la asignacin de vacaciones para los empleados de la junta escolar subvencionada.

Ahora ms que nunca no es el momento de siquiera considerar hacer recortes presupuestarios en Educacin, por el contrario, se deben hacer inversiones. Imagnese en estos tiempos econmicamente difciles, pensara que se otorgara alivio Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Jul 2022 05:44 PM

Witu And School Boards Submit Letter To The Minister Of Education.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) and the various school boards of St. Maarten submitted their letter to the Minister of Education drs. Rudolph Samuel on Monday afternoon concerning paying the vacation allowance for subsidized school board employees.

Now more than ever is not the time to even consider making any budget cuts in Education, on the contrary investments need to be made. Imagine in these economically challenging times, you would think relief would be granted Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Jun 2022 11:39 PM

Witu Meets Urgently With Subsidised School Boards

President of WITU Stuart Johnson.

PHILIPSBURG--Government-subsidised school boards sat in an urgent virtual meeting with President of Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart JohnsonRead more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jun 2022 06:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson held an urgent virtual meeting with the Government subsidized school boards.

"The payment of the vacation allowance throughout all schools on St.Maarten has my full attention and I will not stop until everyone receives what is rightfully due to them," Johnson stated.

Present in the meeting was representatives of the SVOBE, SKOS, MAC, CBA, SPCOBE, and NIPA School boards.

The meeting was held on ZOOM on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

One of the main concerns coming out of the meeting was that school boards feel they are being held hostage with no communication forthcoming from Government, Johnson said.

Why is the Government not responding to the school boards or even to the WITU? Johnson questioned.

You write letters and receive no response which is totally unacceptable, he added.

The 12.5% cut to the annual subsidy of the Government subsidized school boards is having a severe effect on the quality of education and the working morale of staff members.

Government should be leading by example! Johnson stated.

"One of the concerns expressed by School Boards is that they received several letters of instruction from the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jun 2022 01:35 PM

St. Maarten Academy Teachers Will Not Be Paid 2022 Vacation Allowance.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Over 100 teachers of the St. Maarten Academy both sections will not be receiving their 2022 vacation allowance confirmed member of the Academy Board Roland Duncan.
Teachers of the St. Maarten Academy were paid their vacation allowance in 2020 and 2021 despite the government having a law that states that no vacation allowance should have been paid from 2020 Read more


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