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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Dec 2023 10:45 AM

United St. Maarten Party Unveils Ambitious 2024-2028 Agenda For National Improvement

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (USP) has laid out its comprehensive plan of action for the year 2024 and beyond. The party already initiated the execution of the outlined restructuring plan in 2022, emphasising its commitment to ongoing refinement and formulation in the subsequent years. The strategic execution and implementation of these plans are set to span the entirety of the p Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Dec 2023 12:11 AM

Com Approves Special Needs Education Policy

Minister Samuel holding the special needs education policy document during Wednesdays press briefing.



PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers has officially signed off on the special needs education policy, Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel said on Wednesday.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
21 Dec 2023 12:01 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Thursday 21st December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) December 22nd, 2023 

  

...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Friday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief isolated showers.  

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

Sunset Today: 5:42 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:39 A.M.   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Friday midday: Northerly with a light breeze of 4 to 7 mph Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Dec 2023 12:32 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) December 21, 2023

...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL THURSDAY DECEMBER 21 2023

WEATHER:    


This Afternoon, through Thursday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief shower possible.

Forecast High: 29C / 84F               Forecast Low: 23C / 73F

Sunset Today: 5:41 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:39 A.M.  

SURFACE WINDS: 

This Afternoon, through Thursday midday: Northerly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
19 Dec 2023 04:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, presented his Ministerial Regulation to the Council of Ministers where they unanimously passed his groundbreaking proposal to increase the minimum wage from Naf 9.95 to Naf 10.40 totaling a 4.5% increase, effective April 1, 2024. This is part of a broader initiative aimed at ensuring decent living standards for citizens, particularly those on the lower income scale that accounts for a large number, and addressing the challenges posed by the rising cost of living.

The proposed increase, from Naf 9.95 to Naf 10.40, represents an amount of Naf 1,801 ($1000.00) per month for workers Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
19 Dec 2023 12:16 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 19TH December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) December 20, 2023

WEATHER:    


This Afternoon, through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy. Brief isolated showers are possible.

Forecast High: 29C / 84F               Forecast Low: 24C / 75F

Sunset Today: 5:41 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:38 A.M.  

SURFACE WINDS: 

This Afternoon, through Wednesday midday: Easterly to northeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 5 to 12 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

The Atlantic high-pressure system will maintain stable conditions across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
19 Dec 2023 12:19 AM

National Alliance Unveils Ambitious Agenda For Sustainable St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--In a resolute stance for the prosperity and sustainability of St. Maarten, the National Alliance (NA) has outlined a comprehensive agenda for the first One Hundred (100) Days of its new term.

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Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
HOPE
ND
Source: SMN-News
18 Dec 2023 02:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Sunday, December 17th, the Simpsonbay basketball court shined brightly once again, thanks to the swift action taken by the Community Development and Humanitarian Family Affairs and the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley. Recognizing the longstanding issue of inadequate lighting at the ball court, Minister Ottley swiftly responded to the concerns voiced by the organizations within the Simpsonbay community.

Since the devastating hurricane Irma in 2017, the Simpsonbay basketball court has been without proper lighting, creating significant challenges for the players and limiting the court's usability during evening hours Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Dec 2023 12:03 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Monday, December 18, 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) December 19, 2023 

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy with brief isolated showers possible. 

Forecast High: 30C / 86F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79F 

   

Sunset Today: 5:41 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:38 A.M.   

  

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Tuesday midday: East Northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 10 to 18 mph, and possible higher gusts. 

  

SYNOPSIS:   

Shallow pockets of moisture drifting with the wind flow could produce brief isolated showers. 

Small craft operators and swimmers are advised to maintain caution Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
18 Dec 2023 11:46 AM

Government Of Sint Maarten Signs Covenant With Ccsu.

~Secures increase in income/benefits for all Civil Servants~

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Government of Sint Maarten is pleased to share a breakthrough in the ongoing talks between the Union Negotiation Team (UNT) and the Government Negotiation Team (GNT). A crucial agreement was reached between the Ministry of General Affairs and the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU), marking considerable progress in achieving a mutual understanding where it pertains to employee benefits.

Key Agreements:

I Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Dec 2023 11:19 AM

SantaS Elves Arrive On Motorbikes. Hundreds Of Children Get Gift, Spend Day

Hundreds of children received a free gift and enjoyed a day of laughter and fun at the seventh annual Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy International 1,000 Gifts Giveaway event on Sunday. In photo: Scores of children flock to Santa Claus after his grand arrival. Story on page .

CAY HILL--Hundreds of children received a free gift and enjoyed a day of laughter and fun at the seventh annual Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy International (DADA) 1,000 Gifts Giveaway event held at the Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Dec 2023 11:15 AM

Violenus: Try Not To Jump To Conclusions

St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus addressed students and other attendees during his speech at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on Friday, December 15.

THE HAGUE--Beware of quick conclusions and opinions, urged St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus last week during his speech at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, on Kingdom Day Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
17 Dec 2023 10:25 AM

Sunday Chat December 17, 2023 Starting @ 11:00Am

SUNDAY CHAT


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The post Sunday Chat December 17, 2023 — starting @ 11:00am appeared first on 721news.com | Sint Maarten News | SXM News.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2023 12:21 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Friday 15th December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) December 16th, 2023 

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. 

Forecast High: 30C / 86F               Forecast Low: 25C / 77F 

Sunset Today: 5:39 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:36 A.M.   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph, and higher gusts. 

SYNOPSIS:   

Moisture convergence, north of the island, will produce cloudy periods with showers during this forecast period Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
USP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2023 11:42 AM

Parliament Approves 2023 Budget Amendment, 2 Motions

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved the 2023 budget amendment as well as passed two motions tabled by United Peoples (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison.

  Only eight of the 15 MPs were present for Thursdays public meeting of Parliament in which the budget amendment was voted upon. Present were United Peoples (UP) party MPs Brison and Sidharth Cookie Bijlani, Party for Progress (PFP) MP Melissa Gumbs, National Alliance (NA) MPs George Pantophlet, Angelique Romou, Hyacinth Richardson and William Marlin and independent MP Ludmila de Weever Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2023 12:27 AM

Agreement On Employment Conditions Reached Between Unions And Rcn

Representatives of ABVO, ACOM, NAPB and STrAF and RCN.

 

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS--The unions in the sector consultation ABVO, ACOM, NAPB and STrAF along with the National Department Caribbean Netherlands RCN director representing the minister of Home Affairs and King Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2023 12:21 AM

Pm Advances Inclusive Foreign Policy In Meeting With Brandt

Yoka Brandt and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

 

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, Yoka Brandt, discussed their commitment to a further collaboration for an inclusive foreign policy of the Kingdom and of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2023 02:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last week, Prime Minister Jacobs and the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, Her Excellency Yoka Brandt, discussed their commitment to further collaboration for an inclusive foreign policy of the Kingdom and of Sint Maarten. Coordinated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DBB), the meeting highlighted the strong partnership between the Government of Sint Maarten and the United Nations through the support of the Permanent Mission and DBB Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2023 12:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a heartwarming display of community commitment, Lacroes Francisco, candidate #23 from the United People's Party, has integrated his election campaign with a festive spirit of giving. Through the Home (Helping Others Means Everything) Foundation, Lacroes orchestrated a generous donation of Christmas lunch to the pupils and staff of the Prince William Alexander School (PWAS).

Lacroes emphasized that the election season should not overshadow the holiday season, recognizing the importance of addressing immediate needs within the community Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
14 Dec 2023 12:38 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 14 December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 15 December 2023 

A SMALL CRAFT WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN 

UNTIL 6AM, SATURDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2023 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon: Partly cloudy and windy with brief local showers possible. 

Tonight through Friday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers. 

Forecast High: 30C / 86F             

Forecast Low: 25C / 77F 

   

Sunset Today: 5:39 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:36 A.M.   

   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon: Northeasterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 14 to 20 mph, and occasional higher gusts. 

Tonight through Friday midday: East-northeasterly with a moderate breeze of 13 to 18 mph, and possible higher gusts. 

  

SYNOPSIS:   

The atmosphere will remain stable today with limited shower activity and strong winds Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
13 Dec 2023 05:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following the recent introduction meeting and presentation hosted by the Digital Leadership Team (DLT) of the Digital Government Transformation Project (DGTP), on Thursday, November 30th, 2023, at the Government Administration Building, Meeting Room #1, stakeholders expressed enthusiasm for the collaborative efforts underway to revolutionize government service departments which showcased the commitment of the DLT service delivery. Department and Section heads of Government Service Departments gathered to witness the unveiling of the Public Service Centers (PSC) Improvement Plan and its potential impact on working procedures within the respective service departments.

The agenda, featuring key components such as the formal introduction of the DLT, a brief overview of the Digital Government Transformation Project (DGTP), the approved digital strategy, and a detailed presentation of the PSC Improvement Plan which captivated participants and prompted engaging discussions during the Q&A session.

Notable additions to the event were messages from both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, members of the Project Oversight Committee (POC) Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
13 Dec 2023 11:59 AM

Extreme Weather Events A Permanent Risk.

 ~Countries should develop national climate adaptation strategies ~

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG The Caribbean basin is the most exposed region to climate-related natural disasters. Hence, the occurrence of extreme weather events, which are expected to increase in frequency and severity due to climate change, can be considered a permanent risk to the economic outlook for Curaao and Sint Maarten, declared the president of the Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), Richard Doornbosch, in the CBCSs 2023 December Economic Bulletin Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Dec 2023 11:58 AM
 

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 13 December 2023 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 14 December 2023 

A SMALL CRAFT WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN 

UNTIL 6AM, SATURDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2023 

WEATHER:     

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy and windy with brief local showers possible. 

Forecast High: 30 C / 86F             

Forecast Low: 25C / 77F 

   

Sunset Today: 5:38 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:35 A.M.   

   

SURFACE WINDS:  

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Northeasterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 14 to 22 mph, and occasional higher gusts. 

  

SYNOPSIS:   

A stable atmosphere will limit shower activity, while a tight surface pressure gradient will continue to generate strong winds through the remainder of this week Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Dec 2023 10:03 AM

Richardson Updates On Issues Related To Justice Workers

Justice Minister Anna Richardson in Parliament on Tuesday.

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Tuesday made a presentation in Parliament in which sh Read more


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