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Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2020 05:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In reply to a letter received from MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP Faction in parliament, Minister of VROMI, Egbert Doran responded to the various questions posed and suggestions made by the MP.
MP Buncamper, referring in his letter to the property currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventure (RFA), questioned the Minister on, among other things, the illustrious plans for agriculture/reforestation of the Cul de Sac area and suggested that we take back at least two-thirds of the lands, seeing the need to have land available for agriculture and that the property was acquired for such purposes, including a natural park.
The Minister informed MP Bucamper that there are no known plans for agriculture and that the agreed reforestation program was carried out between July 2017 and May 2018 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2020 12:31 PM

Exclusive: Com Selected Three New 3 Faces To Replace Gebe Management Board.

~ Robert Jan James chosen CEO for NV GEBE.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers selected three new candidates to replace the management board of N.V GEBE. Those selected are Robert Jan James for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Randel Hato as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jimmy Timmer as the Chief Operations Officer (COO).
SMN News learned that the Supervisory Board of Directors submitted their advice with two candidates for each position. The advice which was recently signed off was handled by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday also got the approval of the Corporate Governance Council Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 11:55 PM

Representatives of Qredits with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion (third left), Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech (fourth left) and TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever (fifth left) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 11:51 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 09:07 PM

El Gobierno De St. Maarten En Pleno Apoyo A Los Proyectos De Reconstruccin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El Consejo de Ministros refuta la afirmacin de que St. Maarten se opone a la reconstruccin segn lo publicado por Koninkrijks.nu en su artculo del viernes 25 de septiembre. El artculo se bas en una carta del Secretario de Estado Knops a la segunda cmara. El Gobierno de St. Maarten considera que esta declaracin es incorrecta y engaosa para la gente de St. Maarten y el mundo en general.

Mientras se enfrenta a una pandemia mundial de COVID-19 y sus consecuencias, el Gobierno de St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 07:42 PM

Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance Through The Enterprise Support Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kennys Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance of the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29 th were acknowledged in the presence of Minister of Finance Irion Ardwell, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Ludmila de Weever and NRPB Director Claret Connor.

Each business opted for the projects Assets and Repair package and will only have to repay 35 percent of the total amount received Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Sep 2020 06:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The case brought against Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper that was scheduled for today September 29th, 2020 has again been postponed to October 13th. 2020.
MP Buncamper is a suspect in the ongoing investigation that involves the Landfill. The contractor Robelto and Sons, along with Leroy Lapaix are all being investigated by the Prosecutors office for the management of the landfill that caught fire several times over the years Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 06:31 PM

Government Of St. Maarten In Full Support Of The Reconstruction Projects

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Council of Ministers refutes the claim that St. Maarten opposes reconstruction as published by Koninkrijks.nu in its article on Friday September 25. The article was based on a letter from State Secretary Knops to the second chamber. The Government of St. Maarten considers this statement incorrect and misleading to the people of St. Maarten and the world at large.

While dealing with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Sep 2020 12:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers refutes the claim that St. Maarten opposes reconstruction as published by Koninkrijks.nu in its article on Friday, September 25. The article was based on a letter from State Secretary Knops to the second chamber. The Government of St. Maarten considers this statement incorrect and misleading to the people of St. Maarten and the world at large.

While dealing with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, the Government of St. Maarten is doing everything possible to ensure that the recovery of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 12:49 AM

Govt. Fully Supports Reconstruction Projects

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers has refuted claims that St. Maarten opposes the reconstruction process as published by Koninkrijks.nu in an article on Friday, September 25.

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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 12:24 AM

Soab Gives Positive Report For Ssrp Income, Unemployment Programmes

Ardwell Irion.

~ All persons registered received assistance ~

PHILIPSBURG--Governments Accounting Bureau SOAB has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 06:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten passed the draft motion presented by Member of Parliament Omar Ottley that was presented weeks ago when the NRBP accompanied by the Prime Minister of St. Maarten appeared in Parliament. On Monday during the continuation of the meeting, 13 Members of Parliament voted in favor of the draft motion that is geared towards providing work to local contractors and or businesses on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 06:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the Peoples Progressive Party Gracita Arrindell states said in a press release that The Dutch Parliament supported the establishment of a new Caribbean Reform entity including the conditions set by PM Mr. Mark Rutte Cabinet III for short term and temporary liquidity support for the governments of Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 06:40 PM

~All persons registered received assistance~

PHILIPSBURG:---The Governments accounting Bureau (SOAB) has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program (SSRP - income and unemployment support programs for April, May, and June 2020), providing a clear indication that the programs initiated by Minister Irion are functioning and being managed properly Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 10:50 AM

Continuation Urgent Public Meeting Of Parliament About The Reconstruction Funds For Sint Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in the continuation of urgent Public meeting no. 27; Parliamentary Year 2019-2020 on Monday, September 28, 2020.

The Public meeting which was adjourned on September 25, 2020 will be reconvened today Monday, September 28, 2020 at 14.00 hrs. and will be held in a virtual setting. The Minister of General Affairs will be in attendance.

The agenda point is:

3. The Focus Audit 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 MP C.A Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Sep 2020 04:51 PM

 MARIGOT: --- Third Vice President of the Collectivity of St. Martin Annick Petrus Petrus Ferga have been elected snatrice of St. Martin on Sunday. The Senate election was held on Sunday morning at the Prefecture of St. Martin. Contesting the elections were outgoing senator Guillaume Arnell and Marthe Ogundele Tessi Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Sep 2020 06:30 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran has sent the Secretary-General of VROMI Louis Brown home as he is officially suspended. The suspension came after a tense relationship due to the outcome of the court case filed by the Alegria Real Estate.
SMN News learned that Brown went on vacation then sick leave prior to being suspended Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Sep 2020 11:18 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs Raises The Sdg Flag

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On September 25th,2020,Prime MinisterSilveriaE.Jacobs raised the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) flag. On this commemorative day,the SDG flag is being raised throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Government of St. Maarten remains committed to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

This agenda serves as a tool for development for St. Maarten and the rest of the world. Furthermore, the SDG day is an opportunity to show-case and appreciate organizations and persons that contribute to the sustainable development of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Sep 2020 11:00 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs & Prfte Dlgue Sylvie Feucher Meet To Discuss Joint Health Protocols

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President of the Collectivit of Saint Martin Daniel Gibbs attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfte Dlgue of Saint-Martin and Saint Barths Sylvie Feucher along with her Secretary-General Mikael Dore and Director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Valerie Denux to discuss matters of public health in regards to COVID-19.

During the meeting, Director of the ARS Denux and Head of CPS Lista-de Weever discussed the status of COVID-19 on both sides of the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Sep 2020 07:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On September 25th, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs raised the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) flag. On this commemorative day, the SDG flag is being raised throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Government of St. Maarten remains committed to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. This agenda serves as a tool for development for St. Maarten and the rest of the world. Furthermore, the SDG day is an opportunity to showcase and appreciate organizations and persons that contribute to the sustainable development of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Sep 2020 10:29 PM

2 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten –The Honorable Minister ofPublic Health Social Development and Labour (VSA)Richard Panneflek expressed hisdeepest sympathies to thefamily and friends ofthe person who succumbed toCovid-19. Hewishesthe familymuchstrengthduring their time of grief.

As of September 24th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; unfortunately there was another death  recorded, bringing the total deaths to twenty- two (22) and the total active cases toseventy- nine (79). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and eighteen (618). 

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 74 people in home isolation Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2020 09:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever, and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President of the Collectivit of Saint-Martin Daniel Gibbs attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfte Dlgue of Saint-Martin and Saint Barths Sylvie Feucher along with her Secretary-General Mikael Dore and Director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Valerie Denux to discuss matters of public health in regards to COVID-19.

During the meeting, Director of the ARS Denux and Head of CPS Lista-de Weever discussed the status of COVID-19 on both sides of the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2020 09:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Honorable Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) Richard Panneflek expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the person who succumbed to Covid-19. He wishes the family much strength during their time of grief.

As of September 24th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; unfortunately, there was another death recorded, bringing the total deaths to twenty- two (22) and the total active cases to seventy- nine (79) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Sep 2020 10:32 PM

22 Nuevos Casos Confirmados De Covid-19

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El Honorable Ministro de Salud Pblica Social Desarrollo y Trabajo (VSA) Richard Panneflek expres su
ms sentido psame a la familia y amigos de la persona que hoy sucumbi a Covid-19. Dese mucha fuerza a la familia
durante su tiempo de duelo.

Al 23 de septiembre, haba veintids (22) personas que dieron positivo para COVID-19, hubo una recuperacin de cinco (5) personas; llevando el total de casos activos a setenta y ocho (78) Read more


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