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Source: 721 News
22 May 2024 10:22 AM

Statement From Ursm On Mp Kevin MaingretteS Withdrawal From Coalition

PHILIPSBURG The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) publicly expresses its profound disappointment following the decision by Member of Parliament, Mr. Kevin Maingrette, to withdraw his support from the governing coalition. Mr Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
URSM
ECE
Source: 721 News
22 May 2024 10:14 AM

Ursm Celebrates The Admittance Of Richinel Brug To Member Of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG The leadership and board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) proudly announce the admittance of Mr. Richinel Brug as the newest incoming Member of Parliament once sworn Read more

Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
PFP
ECE
Source: 721 News
22 May 2024 10:09 AM

Current Political Developments

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG On May 20th, 2024, Member of Parliament Mr. Kevin Maingrette (NOW) withdrew his support from the URSM/PFP/DP/NOW-coalition government and subsequently declared himself an independent Member of Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
21 May 2024 11:55 AM
DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 21st May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 22nd May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:41 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East to southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 7 to 14 mph.SYNOPSIS: The high-pressure system maintains hot, and humid conditions, and gentle winds across the region Read more

Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
PFP
NOW
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 12:20 PM

Maingrette Withdraws Support From Coalition, Joins Forces With Up, Na

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Kevin Maingrette, who was elected on the slate of the Nation Opportunity Wealth (NOW), has officially withdrawn his support from the current "two-by-four" coalition government comprising United Resilient St Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 11:54 AM

Brug, Kotai Admitted To Parliament, Motion Submitted To Fire Pm, Teatt, Vsa Ministers

PHILIPSBURG--Richinel Brug (URSM) and Viren Vinod Kotai (DP) were finally admitted to Parliament during the fourth attempt on Mon Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 11:24 AM
 PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTENDATE ISSUED: Monday 20th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 21st May 2024 WEATHER:This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy. Isolated showers are possible. Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F Sunset Today: 6:40 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:38 A.M. SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 12 mph. SYNOPSIS: A high-pressure system continues to dominate and maintains gentle winds across the region Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 10:02 AM

New Training Centre Carifotef Inaugurated By Prefet Thursday

Meeting in progress at the CARIFOTEF training centre on Thursday. (Collectivit photo)

MARIGOT--Centre for Animation of Resources and Information on the Training and Observatory of Employment and Training of Saint-Martin (CARIFOTEF) was inaugurated on Thursday, May 16, in the presence of Prefet Vincent Berton, President of CARIFOTEF, Collectivit President Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 09:43 AM

Lewis Takes Action To Address School Issues

Acting Minister of Education Lyndon Lewis touring the Marie Genevieve DeWeever School and observing an area of overgrown perimeter foliage.

PHILIPSBURG--Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (ECYS), Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 08:51 AM

The Daily Herald Sets Record Straight After Jacobs' Accusation Of Fake News

The VDSM letter regarding the screening of candidate-minister Raeyhon Peterson includes the signature of VDSM head Leijgrave on page two.

PHILIPSBURG--Former Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, now an opposition Member of Parliament for the National Alliance party, has accused The Daily Herald of publishing an unsigned letter from the National Security Services VDSM regarding the screening of candidate minister Raeyhon Peterson on May 4, 2024 Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
17 May 2024 01:34 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

 

DATE ISSUED: Friday, 17 May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 18 May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief local showers possible.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F              

Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

Sunset Today: 6:39 P.M.                  

Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:38 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Saturday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 10 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

Generally fair weather will prevail across the local region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
16 May 2024 12:31 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Thursday 16th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 17th May 2024

WEATHER:

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

Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

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

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 11 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

A relatively stable atmosphere will continue to restrict precipitation across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
16 May 2024 12:08 AM

Lewis Moves To Address Heat Issues At Ruby Labega School

Acting Minister of ECYS Lyndon Lewis (second from right) met with the administration of Ruby Labega School and members of the WITU on Wednesday.

PHILIPSBURG--In an effort to address pressing issues affecting Ruby Labega School, Acting Minister responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
15 May 2024 05:46 PM

Ex-Cbcs President In Court On Charges Of Fraud, Money-Laundering And Bribery

Emsley Tromp

 ~ Lengthy prison sentence sought ~

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG--In a court appearance in Curaao on Tuesday, Emsley Tromp, former President of the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS), defended himself against allegations of fraud stemming from his involvement in the Curaao Fashion Group (CFG). Tromp emphasised that he has meticulously maintained a separation between his roles, establishing what he described as Chinese walls to ensure ethical integrity.

Tromp is a suspect in the Hercules case Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
15 May 2024 03:43 PM

Strategic Discussion On The Future Of Social & Health Insurances (Szv)

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten The honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina, alongside the Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA) Mrs. Veronica Jansen-Webster, Minister of Finance Ms Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
15 May 2024 12:06 PM
 

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 15th May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 16th May 2024

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Mostly fair.

Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81F

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

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 05 to 11 mph.

SYNOPSIS: 

The Atlantic high pressure system will continue to dominate the weather pattern across the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
14 May 2024 09:37 PM

Minister Of Justice, Lyndon C. J. Lewis Union Meeting

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Minister of Justice, Lyndon C. J. Lewis, convened a meeting with members of the Nationaal Algemeen Politiebond (NABP) and the Algemene Bond van Overheid & Overige Personeel Opgericht (ABVO) this Monday. The meeting, requested by the unions, served as an introductory platform for their boards and members to familiarize themselves with the Minister’s cabinet and receive an update on several pressing matters including the pending National Decrees for justice personnel. During the discussions, Minister Lewis, who has an extensive background in law enforcement and in handling HR legal issues related to the same, clarified the specifics of the phases Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
14 May 2024 09:24 PM

Grisha Commends Organizers Of Pazzazz Sxm Experience

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten, expressed heartfelt appreciation to both organizers and attendees of the recent Pazzazz SXM Experience. This dazzling event, held over the weekend, highlighted the island’s rich cultural tapestry and warm hospitality, creating unforgettable memories for all participants. During a signature moment of the festivities, Heyliger-Marten told the jubilant crowd, “Our island is a captivating blend of cultures, offering a unique fusion of European elegance and Caribbean vibrancy Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
14 May 2024 11:53 AM
 DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 14th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 15th May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze. Isolated showers are possible overnight.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:38 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:39 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Northeast to easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph.SYNOPSIS: A high-pressure system dominates, maintaining stable conditions and light to gentle winds across the region Read more

Candidates in this article:
Freedom
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 08:29 PM

I Will Not Pay Lip Service To Agriculture, Says Grisha

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten We have treated agriculture like a bastard child, said Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications. In her inaugural address last Friday, the minister said, The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how vulnerable we are when we depend almost exclusively on imported food to feed ourselves. I am announcing now that agriculture will receive the attention it deserves Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 01:33 PM

Cabinet Mercelina Prioritizes Inclusiveness And Communication With Public Servants

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday morning, May 10, 2024, the Council of Ministers (CoM) met with the newly proposed Employee Engagement Council (EEC), composed of 17 members from various departments and executing bodies within government. This initiative follows an independent employee satisfaction survey and recent exit interviews. The EEC analysed the survey results, which highlighted concerns over primary labor conditions, and has formulated 21 recommendations aimed at four specific target groups: colleagues, middle management, secretary generals, and political leaders, along with six general recommendations. Key priorities identified include enhancing open communication, implementing the full human resource cycle throughout the government, and increasing transparency through the publication of annual plans and quarterly progress reports, which are supported by monthly updates from middle management Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 01:18 PM

Grisha To Have Quick Scan Of Teatt, Says Economy Far From Its Best Shape

GREAT BAY Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), Grisha Heyliger-Marten, has signaled that she will have a quick scan done to give a more realistic picture of what our current (economic) situation actually is.

In her inaugural address Friday, May 3, 2024, the new TEATT minister, the 12th since 2010, said, it does not take a rocket scientist to see that our economy is far from its best shape.

True, we have faced some unprecedented challenges in the last decade, including the incredible devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and the global shutdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
13 May 2024 12:20 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Monday 13th May 2024 @ 11:45 LST (15:45 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 14th May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:37 P.M.                     Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:40 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Tuesday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph.SYNOPSIS: A high-pressure system dominates, maintaining stable conditions and generally gentle winds across the region Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 12:02 PM

Grisha Hears Market Vendors Concerns Over New Marketplace

GREAT BAY Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten, met Friday, May 10, 2024, with market vendors to hear their concerns about the proposed new marketplace.

The market project had already been awarded to J&J Construction for a total of Nafl 1.2 million, however many of the market vendors were not satisfied with the design.

During the meeting, the vendors highlighted the lack of storage facility for their wares, as well as the need for better lighting, bathrooms, and security Read more


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