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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Jul 2020 09:36 PM

St. Maarten Rejects New Entity Under Consensus Kingdom Law In Kingdom Council Of Ministers Meeting

The Hague Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs arrived in the Netherlands on Friday morning to participate in the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting together with the Prime Ministers of Aruba and Curacao and the Plenipotentiary Ministers from the three Dutch Caribbean countries. The purpose of the visit was to defend St. Maartens position regarding the proposed Entity for the 3rd Tranche of COVID-19 liquidity support.

During the meeting, all countries stood their grounds in not accepting the conditions attached to the loan as presented by the Netherlands because it infringes on their autonomy Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Jul 2020 05:47 PM

The Hague:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs arrived in the Netherlands on Friday morning to participate in the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting together with the Prime Ministers of Aruba and Curacao and the Plenipotentiary Ministers from the three Dutch Caribbean countries. The purpose of the visit was to defend St. Maartens position regarding the proposed Entity for the 3rd Tranche of COVID-19 liquidity support.

During the meeting, all countries stood their grounds in not accepting the conditions attached to the loan as presented by the Netherlands because it infringes on their autonomy Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Jul 2020 02:57 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs To Attend Kingdom Council Of Ministers Meeting In The Netherlands Today

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Based upon the approved motion passed in the Parliament of Sint Maarten on July 8, Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs left for The Netherlands earlier today to join our Minister
Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus in the Kingdom Council of Ministers’ meeting in The Hague on July 10, 2020.

The motion was approved with 15 votes for and 0 votes against supporting the decision of the Government of Sint Maarten to reject the conditions as presented in the Concept Rijkswet Caribische Hervormingsentiteiten and to present a counter proposal to the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

During her closing remarks in Parliament, Prime Minister Jacobs stated, ‘I am willing to stand on the frontlines for the people of St Read more


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DLP
UPLP
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jul 2020 05:03 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, July 10, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) July 11, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with light haze and a passing shower possible.

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

Sunset Today:6:52 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:44 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Easterly to east northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

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


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jul 2020 04:53 PM

Curaao, St. Maarten Reject Dutch Package

St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs as she arrives at the Binnenhof on Friday morning for a meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers. Directly behind her is St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jul 2020 04:10 PM

First Phase In Preparing Function Books Is Complete, Says The Justice Ministry

Justice Minister Anna Richardson (left) receiving an update on the function books from consultancy firm Balance.

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Source: SMN-News
10 Jul 2020 09:19 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Based upon the approved motion passed in the Parliament of Sint Maarten on July 8, Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs left for The Netherlands earlier today to join our Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus in the Kingdom Council of Ministers' meeting in The Hague on July 10, 2020.

The motion was approved with 15 votes for and 0 votes against supporting the decision of the Government of Sint Maarten to reject the conditions as presented in the Concept Rijkswet Caribische Hervormingsentiteiten and to present a counter-proposal to the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

During her closing remarks in Parliament, Prime Minister Jacobs stated, 'I am willing to stand on the frontlines for the people of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jul 2020 05:29 AM

Richardson, Unops Discuss Construction Of New Prison

Justice Minister Anna Richardson (second right) and her support staff in a virtual meeting with UNOPS representatives.

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna RichardsonRead more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jul 2020 05:17 AM

Jacobs Boards Flight To The Netherlands

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

~ Parliament meeting postponed ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs donned her face mask and boarded an Air France flight at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on Thursday afternoon Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Jul 2020 01:32 PM

Postponement Continuation Urgent Plenary Public Session Of Parliament About The Lack Of Implementation Of The Various Approved Programs And Projects Of The Trust Fund, The Upcoming Hurricane

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Public meeting to be held today, Thursday, July 09, 2019, at 14.00 hrs with as agenda points:
1. The lack of implementation of the various approved programs and projects of the Trust Fund and the upcoming hurricane season and jumpstarting the economic activities of the country
2. The lack of approval of various programs that are beneficial to the economic reform and growth of the country.
3. The Focus Audit is done by the General Audit Chamber of Sint Maarten in May 2020 referencing The Reconstruction Funds for Sint Maarten (IS/888/2019-2020 dated May 29, 2020)
This meeting was requested by M.P Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Jul 2020 06:40 AM

Parliament Unanimously Rejects The Reform Entity

~ Jacobs to Netherlands ~

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament on Wednesday unanimously rejected the Caribbean Reform Entity proposed by the Dutch government as a condition for Curaao, Aruba and St. Maarten to receive the third tranche of liquidity support. Parliament also approved Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to travel to the Netherlands to Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Jul 2020 04:46 AM

Majority Of Rain Forest Adventures Land Should Be Retaken For Agriculture

Claudius Buncamper

~ Says MP Buncamper ~

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) of the United St. Maarten Partys (US Party) faction Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 09:39 PM

Parliament Of St. Maarten Passed Motion To Reject The Conditions Of The Dutch Government.

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The parliament of St. Maarten has unanimously agreed on a motion to reject the conditions set forth by the Dutch Government for support to support the SSRP. All 15 MPs voted in favor of the motion. 
The Members of Parliament also agree that the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs should travel to the Netherlands and defend the country at the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting that is scheduled for Friday, July 10th 20220.
Draft Motion below.

DRAFT MOTION

 The Parliament of Sint Maarten in its meeting of today, Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, Considering:
That on July 7th, 2020 the Prime Minister of St Read more


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NA
USP
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2020 06:16 PM

CountryS Strategic Assests At Risk

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic,” says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

“Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assests but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country.”

PJIAE’s restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports both the National Alliance and United People’s Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance especially during my tenure Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2020 06:09 PM

Reopening To Us Pushed Back Another Two Weeks

PHILIPSBURG--The countrys reopening to the United States (US) has been pushed back another two weeks and is tentatively scheduled for August 1, said Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday morning.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2020 06:03 PM

Dcomm Intensifies Covid-19 And Hurricane Season Public Awareness Campaigns

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaigns for COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Observations have been made where there are some persons within the community who are not adhering to proper public health hygiene protocols in connection with the national COVID-19 emergency. 

Even though the state of emergency has been lifted and the country went through four phases of re-opening, residents and the business community must adhere to public health measures that have been put in place to protect the health of the nations communities.

The wearing of face coverings, proper hand hygiene, sneeze and cough etiquette, and social distancing are key to preventing a resurgence of the COVID-19 infection.

DCOMM Department Head Maurice Lake said on Tuesday that DCOMM has been active since February where COVID-19 is concerned, with a multi-level awareness campaign that further intensified over the past five-months.

The campaign includes multi-language Public Service Announcements (PSAs) via various mediums (broadcast media e.g Read more


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DLP
UPLP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2020 05:28 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) July 09, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST MAARTEN UNTIL 6AM THURSDAY, JULY 09, 2020

WEATHER:

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

Forecast High: 32C / 90F Forecast Low: 25C / 77F

Sunset Today: 6:52 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:43 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph and higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

The Atlantic high pressure ridge with drier air in wake of a tropical wave will result in an improvement of weather condition Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 04:13 PM

Mp Buncamper Proposes That Government Initiate The Selling Of Shares Of Government Owned Companies To Uszv.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction leader of the USP Claudius Buncamper on Wednesday proposed to the government of St. Maarten that they put in place a Ministerial Decree that would allow the government to sell shares from its government-owned companies in exchange for $100M.
Buncamper agreed with the government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2020 03:46 PM

Gibbs Welcomes Sbastien LecornuS Appointment As Overseas Minister

Sbastien Lecornu (publicsenat.fr photo)

MARIGOT--President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs has welcomed the appointment of Sbastien Lecornu (34) as Minister of French Overseas Territories, succeeding Annick Girardin who is now Minister of the Sea.

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DLP
UPLP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2020 03:44 PM

Police Make Arrest In Statia Shooting Case

Suspect in the June 13 shooting on Kapelweg in St. Eustatius A.M. (second left) being escorted to a police vehicle.

Members of the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee moments before forcing the door to the suspects home.

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USP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 03:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last Tuesday Member of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the minister of VROMI (Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure) the honorable Egbert Doran, in which the MP expressed his concerns with the current situation with the land at Emilio Wilson Estate which is currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventures Read more


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NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 02:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- "No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic," says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

"Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assets but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country."

PJIAE's restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports, both the National Alliance and United People's Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance, especially during my tenure Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 11:08 AM

St. Maarten Has No Plan B To Secure Funds Should The Dutch Government Pull Out.

~ Government working on diversification and phased reopening.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has decided that they will not accept the draft law to establish a Caribbean Reform Entity on the overseas countries namely St. Maarten, Curacao, and Aruba.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday that prior to accepting the conditions set forth by the Dutch Government the Government of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jul 2020 10:07 PM

Council Of Ministers In Disagreement With Dutch Proposed Entity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Twenty-four hours after receiving the long-awaited documentation concerning the New Entity proposed by the Dutch Government, the Council of Ministers, in its meeting of today, unanimously agreed that the proposed Consensus Kingdom Law and other relevant documents related to the entity are unacceptable as presented.

This comes, a mere four days before Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten are required to make a political commitment to accept the conditions for the 3 rd Tranche of COVID-19 liquidity support in the extra Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting to be held on July 10 Read more


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