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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Jun 2024 12:34 PM
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 20 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 21 June 2024 WEATHER:
This Afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy with brief local showers possible. Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82F Sunset Today: 6:50 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:38 A.M. SURFACE WINDS: Today through Friday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph. SYNOPSIS:
A relatively stable atmosphere be maintained across the region Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Jun 2024 11:33 AM

Solar Energy Best Option For St. Maarten, Tno Concludes, But No Clear Plans In Sight

PHILIPSBURG--Solar energy appears to be the best option for increasing renewable electricity in St. Maarten, according to TNO, which studied the energy transition in Aruba, Curaao, and St. Maarten.

TNO, founded in 1932, is established by law as the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, an independent non-profit research institute.

Given that the demand peak in St. Maarten is between 10:00am and 2:00pm, solar panels are an attractive option, as their production peak aligns with this period Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Jun 2024 01:33 AM

Mp Emmanuel: 650 Thousand For SchoolRepairs Vanished, Calls For Investigation

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has called on the Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Lyndon Lewis to investigate the disappearance of over Naf 650,000 that was meant for the reconstruction and repairs of schools. MP Emmanuel said it has come to his attention that this is the primary reason why repairs at seven schools, since the passing of Hurricane Irma, are still not completed Read more

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Source: 721 News
20 Jun 2024 01:00 AM

Grisha Steps In To Aid Winair Increase Flights To CuracaoAmid Jetair Bankruptcy Impact

GREAT BAY Hundreds of passengers who were bound for St. Maarten are currently stranded in Curaao, because of the unexpected bankruptcy of JetAir, which was to fly them to Princess Juliana International Airport.

There are also numerous travelers in St. Maarten eager to visit family and friends in Curaao who have been affected by the demise of JetAir.

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten swung into immediate action upon receiving information from the CEO of WINAIR regarding a critical situation affecting air travel between St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Jun 2024 12:06 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 20th June 2024 WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Hot and humid despite general cloudiness. Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82F Sunset Today: 6:50 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:38 A.M. SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph. SYNOPSIS: Stable conditions are expected, as relatively drier air affects the region Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Jun 2024 09:52 AM

Grisha Discusses Product Enhancement With Shta

TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten (fourth right), flanked by SHTA Executive Board members.

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten met with the Executive Board of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Jun 2024 09:20 AM

Bocce Champion Receives New Book About Slavery

Bocce champion Jurgen Leon (left) receiving the book from author Walter Hellebrand (centre), with Leons mother Maya Pandt looking on.

ST. EUSTATIUS--Jurgen Leon, a gold and bronze medallist at the recent Special Olympics in the Netherlands, received a copy of the newly released book From Slavery to Freedom.

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Source: 721 News
19 Jun 2024 08:20 AM

Teatt Minister Says Port St. Maarten Efficiency Directly Linked To Food Security

GREAT BAY The islands heavy dependence on food importation makes port efficiency directly linked to food security, said TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten.

At a meeting last Friday, the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), told Alex Gumbs, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Port St Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Jun 2024 08:16 AM

A Robust Maintenance Program Needed At Cargo Facility, Says Grisha

GREAT BAY Hon. Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) and the Port St. Maarten Group of Companies have agreed on the necessity to implement a robust maintenance program at the Cargo facility to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and cost management.

At a meeting held recently, the port made a commitment to prioritize the issue of maintenance and will work closely with the Ministry of TEATT to ensure that its operations align with St Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Jun 2024 08:14 AM

Sint Maarten Prepares For Reconstruction Of Sint Maarten Library

Sint Maarten The NRPB is pleased to announce that several pre-demolition activities have commenced in preparation for the reconstruction of the Sint Maarten Library, formerly known as the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. These preliminary steps include issuing several tenders, erecting fencing to section off the location, and ensuring safety once demolition begins.

On behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten, the NRPB implements the Fostering Resilient Learning Project (FRLP) to address the island’s educational needs after the destruction caused during the 2017 hurricane season Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Jun 2024 08:09 AM

Consistent With Global Market ExpectationsCbcs Keeps The Pledging Rate Unchanged

Willemstad/Philipsburg The Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) decided to maintain its current monetary policy unchanged. Hence, the pledging rate will remain at 5.75%. 1 This decision is based on the Federal Reserves (Fed) decision to leave its target policy rate unchanged until more confidence is gained that inflation is moving sustainably toward its 2% target. In addition, although the import coverage, which is the main operational target of the monetary policy conducted by the CBCS, is expected to drop slightly to 4.6 months in 2024, it will remain well above the norm of 3 months Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jun 2024 01:05 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 18th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) 19th June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:50 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:38 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 12 mph, becoming variable at times.SYNOPSIS: A tropical wave is affecting the island Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jun 2024 10:15 AM

Hillside School Wins Top Waste Management Practices Award

From left: Blondel Sprott, Superintendent HCS; Claude Javois, founder Green Dream Projects; Asha Stevens founder and Chief Executive Director; Shermel Grant, School Manager of Helmich Snijders HCS; and Chananda Rombley, School Manager of Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jun 2024 10:14 AM

Ilo Requests That Govt. Establish Clear Criteria For Employer Rep.

VSA Minister Veronica Jansen-Webster with members of the St Maarten delegation at the ILO conference.

PHILIPSBURG--The International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) has requested St Maarten to establish clear criteria for the representation of employers and workers organisations thr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jun 2024 09:11 AM

Power Barge Too Expensive, No Longer Being Considered

Caretaker Prime Minister Dr. Luc Merclina (centre) flanked by Ministers Veronica Jansen-Webster (left) and Grisha Heyliger-Marten (right).

~ Containerised energ Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Jun 2024 12:17 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Monday, 17 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) 18 June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:50 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 12 mph, becoming variable at times.SYNOPSIS: Increased moisture associated with an approaching tropical wave will produce isolated showers towards the end of the forecast period Read more

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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 12:14 PM

Distribution Of Additional License Plates Announced By Minister Of Finance

GREAT BAY The Minister of Finance, Marinka Gumbs, is pleased to announce that additional license plates have been received and are now ready for distribution.

The distribution process will take place from Monday, June 17 to Wednesday, June 19. Individuals with temporary plates are requested to come forward to exchange them for the correct plates.

Please note that temporary plates must be handed in at the time of collecting the new plates Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:43 AM

Political Party Sam Approved For Participation In Parliamentary Snap Elections

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The newly formed political party, Soualiga Action Movement (SAM), has officially been approved by the Electoral Council to participate in the upcoming Parliamentary snap elections scheduled for August 19, 2024. The leadership of SAM was formally notified of this significant milestone via letter, marking the beginning of SAMs journey towards reshaping the political landscape of St. Martin.

Party leader Franklin Meyers expressed his enthusiasm about this achievement, emphasizing SAMs commitment to presenting a roster of candidates who have St Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:37 AM

Winair Acquires Twin Otter Aircraft To Enhance Operations

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten Winair announces a significant milestone in its history, transitioning from a fully leased fleet to ownership with the acquisition of a Twin Otter DHC6 aircraft. This investment marks a strategic move towards greater operational control and efficiency, solidifying the company’s commitment to providing exceptional service in the Caribbean.

Demonstrating the aircraft’s importance to our operations and the current economic climate, a strong business case was presented to our shareholders Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:36 AM

Mp Kotai: Aps Funding Possible Solution To Gebe Crisis

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament Viren Kotai (Democratic Party) proposes seeking funding from the General Pension Fund (APS) to acquire new generators for the ailing utilities company GEBE. Kotai will present the proposal and other points during the parliamentary meeting scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024, about the ongoing GEBE crisis.

Kotai said in a press statement on Sunday, “By collaborating with the Council of Ministers (COM), APS, and GEBE, we can address the funding needs for new generators.” He emphasized that APS, as a government-funded pension fund, and GEBE, being entirely government-owned, make this collaboration both logical and feasible.

According to MP Kotai, GEBE has not invested in new engines, resulting in inadequate electricity production amidst the growing demands of the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:19 AM

Minister Lewis Meets With School Bus Operators

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Minister of Justice, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport the Honorable Lyndon Lewis described his meeting with school bus operators on Sunday as very fruitful and one of the final steps towards finalizing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the operators. The SLA is important to professionalize the school bus transport system up to improved and acceptable standards.

It also means the eventual realization of the school bus management system to streamline and optimize the management of the school transportation services Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:10 AM

Teatt Minister Holds Strategy Meeting To Coordinate Fcca Conference

GREAT BAY The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a conference, hosted by St. Maarten from October 21 to 25, 2024. The conference is expected to attract between 800 and 900 participants.

Noting that some stakeholders like the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), were unaware of this conference until recently, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication, Grisha Heyliger-Marten held a strategic planning meeting Friday with representatives of Port St Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:05 AM

Grisha Discusses Product Enhancement With Shta Executive Board

GREAT BAY Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications, Grisha Heyliger-Marten met with the Executive Board of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) on Friday, June 14, 2024.

During the meeting, part of the ministers continued efforts to engage all stakeholders in her plans to revitalize the islands economy, she outlined her primary goals, focusing on product enhancement and beautification efforts to improve St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jun 2024 12:40 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 14th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 15th June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:49 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 10 mph; becoming variable and calm at times.SYNOPSIS: A trough is affecting the region by increasing moisture levels, and triggering showers Read more

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