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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 06:36 AM

Departure Of Airport Cfo Is Unofficial, Says Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--The departure of recently appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), Gerben Stavast, is still unofficial, said Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs at the live Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 05:50 AM

Forensic Care Stakeholders Request Urgent Government Intervention

From left: SJIB Acting Director Cynthia Filemon, Turning Point Foundation President Lloyd Richardson, MHF Interim Director Eileen Healy, and Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol.

~ Taskforce formed ~

PHILIPSBURG--Representatives of the Prosecutors Office, Turning Point Foundation, Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten SJIB, Mental Health Foundation (MHF), the St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 05:44 AM

Mps Weigh In On Screening Process

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and members of her delegation in Parliament on Friday.

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday weighed in on the current screening process for ministers in St. Maarten, with some expressing concerns about the process and making suggestions on how the country should move forward if i Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2020 05:11 AM

Mp Peterson: If You Have Nothing To Hide, You Should Have No Issue Being Screened

MP Raeyhon Peterson

PHILIPSBURG--Party For Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson minced no words in expressing his position on the screening of m Read more


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DLP
OSPP
Source: The Daily Herald
21 Feb 2020 06:40 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED:Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) February 22, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy with brief local showers possible.

Forecast High:30C / 86F Forecast Low:24C / 75F

Sunset Today:6:16 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:6:36 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East-southeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 15 mph and possible higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

A dry and stable atmosphere with Saharan dust is expected to restrict significant shower activity across the region Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Feb 2020 08:36 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The management board of GEBE has paid former Supervisory Board member Louis Wever for five months even though he resigned from the post when his son Chris Wever was appointed Minister of VROMI on August 30th, 2019. Louis Wever was obliged to resign from his post to avoid a conflict of interest. However, removing himself from the board did not affect him financially since he was paid for 5 months by the current management board led by Kenrick Chittick.
SMN News learned that GEBE Finance Department made the discovery two days ago and has informed the management board that is busy trying to cove up the mismanagement of the companies finances Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Feb 2020 05:36 AM

St. Maarten Faces Blacklisting If Draft Ordinance On General Taxes Not Passed

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten faces being blacklisted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU) if the draft national ordinance amending the National Ordinance on General Taxes with regard to international obligations is not passed.

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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Feb 2020 05:28 AM

Plastic Ban Another Step Closer To Reality

MPs listening to a presentation by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--A ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the initiative ordinance amending the General Police Law in connection with the introduction of a ban on the use of plastic bags passed through Parliaments Central Committee on Thursday Read more


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ADPS
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 06:17 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED:Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) February 21, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN THROUGH 6AM FRIDAY MORNING

WEATHER: This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with local showers possible.

Forecast High:30C / 86F Forecast Low:24C / 75F

Sunset Today:6:15 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:6:37 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: East-northeasterly with a gentle to fresh breeze of 10 to 18 mph and occasional higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

Although Saharan dust affecting the Eastern Caribbean will restrict significant shower activity, pockets of moisture moving into the region may cause brief showers from time to time Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 04:08 PM

Amsterdam Youth Mayor Makes Courtesy Call To Parliament Chair

Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison and Avianka Aventurin-Denloye.

PHILIPSBURG--Youth Mayor of the City Council of Amsterdam Avianka Aventurin-Denloye paid a courtesy call to Chairperson Parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 03:46 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs Meets With Members Of The Ccsu

~ Discussions held on pension reform legislation and Fire Department function book ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs met with members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) on Friday, February 7, to discuss the draft pension reform legislation and the St. Maarten Fire Department Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Feb 2020 12:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Inspector Keturah Brown a well-known police officer on St. Maarten was appointed Secretary-General of Justice by outgoing Minister of Justice Egbert Jurendy Doran. Brown assumed her new position today February 20th, 2020 as Russell Ursula vacates the position.
The appointment to the position was done on February 19th Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Feb 2020 09:16 AM

La Alcalde Juvenil De Amsterdam Hace Una Visita De Cortesa Al Presidente Del Parlamento De Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El lunes 17 de febrero de 2020, la Alcaldesa de la Juventud del Ayuntamiento de Amsterdam, la Sra. Avianka Aventurin-Denloye, realiz una visita de cortesa al Presidente del Parlamento, el Sr. Rolando Brison, en el edificio del Parlamento en Philipsburg.

Durante la reunin, ambas partes discutieron sucintamente los siguientes temas: 1- Los planes del gobierno para los jvenes Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Feb 2020 09:08 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Meets With Ccsu On Pension Reform Legislation & Function Book Of The Fire Department

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her capacity as Minister of General Affairs, met with the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) on Friday, February 7th, 2020. The
purpose of this meeting was to discuss the draft Pension Reform Legislation and the Function Book of the Sint Maarten Fire Department.

During this meeting, the Members reiterated their concerns pertaining to the draft Pension Reform Legislation that is being debated in Parliament Read more


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MJP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 06:25 AM

Mussington: WeVe Lost Control Of The Management Of Semsamar

Opposition Councillors Louis Mussington and Bernadette Davis. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--Opposition leader and Movement for Justice and Prosperity (MJP) President Louis Mussington spoke out Tuesday to reporters on what he described as the devastating consequences of implementing a new management structure for Semsamar which ironically, he said, led to operational cost skyrocketing, chiefly due to high salaries of new executives, compared to cost before 2018.

Mussington claimed a victory when the administrative court ruled in his favour on February 13 and annulled two Territorial Council deliberations that he had challenged Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Feb 2020 06:24 AM

Area 31 Toastmasters Host Open House With Guest Speaker.

Event is free to the public

 PHILIPSBURG:--- A new Toastmasters club is on the horizon in St. Maarten as Area 31 is expanding by chartering a new club.
The public is invited to its open house to meet members and watch a special guest speaker, Brenda Maynard, Program Quality Director, District 81. talk about the importance of communication skills for todays professional.
The objective of the open house is to highlight the benefits of Toastmasters and encourage the public to join a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Feb 2020 06:21 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her capacity as Minister of General Affairs, met with the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) on Friday, February 7th, 2020. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the draft Pension Reform Legislation and the Function Book of the Sint Maarten Fire Department.

During this meeting, the Members reiterated their concerns pertaining to the draft Pension Reform Legislation that is being debated in Parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Feb 2020 06:19 AM

Pfp, Ud, Us Party Want Cfatf Meeting Urgently Reconvened

PHILIPSBURG--The combined opposition factions in Parliament have submitted a request to Chairman of Parliament Rolando Brison to urgently reconvene the plenary public meeting on the pending Penal Procedure Code and Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) recommendations.

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DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
19 Feb 2020 06:20 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED:Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) February 20, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN THROUGH 6PM THURSDAY EVENING

WEATHER: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with passing showers.

Forecast High:30C / 86F Forecast Low:24C / 75F

Sunset Today:6:15 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:6:37 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-northeast to east with a gentle to fresh breeze of 10 to 18 mph and occasional higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

The dominant Atlantic high pressure system will continue to generate brisk winds Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Feb 2020 02:15 PM

Youth Mayor Of Amsterdam Pays Courtesy Visit To The President Of Parliament Of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten- On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Youth Mayor of the City council ofAmsterdam Mrs. Avianka Aventurin-Denloye paid a courtesy visit to the President of Parliament, Mr. Rolando Brison at the Parliament building in Philipsburg.

During the meeting both parties discussed succinctly the following topics; Governments plans for the youth, challenges being faced with the youth, preparations for the youth traveling abroad for higher education and brain-drain Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Feb 2020 12:37 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Issues Correction Of Press Statement: Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Updates On Visit To The Netherlands.

In a recent press release from the Cabinet of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, it was stated that she held several visits in the Netherlands with public officials including Chairman of the Second Chamber Mr. Jan Anthonie Bruijn. However, his official post is Chairman of the First Chamber of the Dutch Government.

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Source: SMN-News
19 Feb 2020 09:59 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Youth Mayor of the City council of Amsterdam Mrs. Avianka Aventurin-Denloye paid a courtesy visit to the President of Parliament, Mr. Rolando Brison at the Parliament building in Philipsburg. During the meeting both parties discussed succinctly the following topics; Governments plans for the youth challenges being faced with the youth, preparations for the youth traveling abroad for higher education and brain-drain.

During the meeting, the Honorable President of Parliament, Mr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Feb 2020 05:23 AM

Gibbs Opens Social Policies And Integration Conference

Opening of the conference in Hotel de la Collectivit.

MARIGOT--President Daniel Gibbs and third Vice-President Annick Ptrus officially opened the first Social Policies and Integration Conference in Hotel de la Collectivit on Tuesday morning.

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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Feb 2020 05:12 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Congratulates Leonald Connor School On 100 Years

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Member of Parliament Rudolph Samuel and Education Department Head Shermina Powell at the church service.

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria JacobsRead more


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