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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2024 12:12 AM

Dr. Richardson Presents Caretaker Pm Jacobs With Legal Reference Book

Dr. Linda Richardson (left) presenting her lifes work to caretaker Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

 

PHILIPSBURG--On Monday, Dr. Linda Richardson unveiled her latest literary contribution, Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceedings, to caretaker Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Feb 2024 11:52 PM

Unops Looking For Suppliers For Construction Of New Prison Facility

The Point Blanche prison (File photo)

 

PHILIPSBURG--Following the publication of an ad from United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) inviting companies to register for a February 16 workshop regarding a new prison facility in Point Blanche, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson announced on Wednesd Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Feb 2024 07:34 AM

Governor Baly Appoints Formateur Mercelina

HARBOUR VIEW, Sint Maarten Considering the results of the January 11, 2024 elections, the information received following the informateur consultations, His Excellency Governor Ajamu G. Baly, LL.M. has requested the leader of the URSM, Mr. Luc Mercelina, to take into consideration an assignment as Formateur Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
06 Feb 2024 06:49 AM

Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Launches Comprehensive Policy Handbook For Members

Philipsburg – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) proudly announces the release of its groundbreaking Policy Handbook, aimed at fortifying and streamlining operations for its esteemed members. This comprehensive handbook addresses vital areas including Communication Procedures, Membership Dues Payment Policy and Procedure, Membership Withdrawal Policy and Procedure, Legal Support, Reporting a Complaint, Frequency of General Meetings, and Board Meetings.

Under the leadership of President Stuart Johnson, the WITU remains committed to advocating for the rights and welfare of educators in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
29 Jan 2024 10:20 AM

Motoworld Introduces Gac Motor With Exclusive Launch Event

The Motorworld showroom welcomed hundreds of guests on Friday 26th January for the unveiling of GAC Motor, the newest automotive brand to be added under the companys umbrella. During this event, guests were introduced to the rich history of GAC Motor and were given the opportunity to explore the different models while enjoying demonstrations of the special features and options on offer.

Invited guests marveled at the innovative vehicles on display, with employees on hand who readily explained all of the features Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
29 Jan 2024 10:13 AM

Telem Group Announces Workforce Reduction In The Face Of Ongoing Financial Challenges

SINT MAARTEN, Philipsburg – TelEm Group of Companies today announced to employees that the company will be making a significant reduction in the companys workforce effective April 1, 2024.

The official announcement was made to TelEm Group employees in a general meeting at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024, by CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy and CFO Mr Read more


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DP
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USP
UPP
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PFP
Source: 721 News
26 Jan 2024 08:45 AM

New Four-Party Coalition Ursm Dp Pfp Now Speaks Up And Speaks Out

Urges Public to Remain Aware and Be Critical of Agitators

PHILIPSBURG In a joint statement issued Thursday January 25, 2024 evening, the eight MP-elects of the announced 4-party coalition consisting of the URSM, DP, PFP and N.O.W. parties denounced repeated attempts to distract the public from ongoing political discussions.

We remain committed and focused on continuing the formation of this coalition, the statement reads Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jan 2024 11:45 PM

Project Announced To Extend Potable Water Production Plant

From left: EEASM Director General Sebastien Gallego, SAUR Antilles Director Nicolas Touzet, President Louis Mussington, EEASM President Raphal Sanchez, and SAUR St. Martin Director Mlissa Nicolas at the press conference. (Robert Luckock photo)

 

MARIGOT--Water Authority tablissement des Eaux et de lAssainissement de Saint-Martin (EEASM) held a press conference at its headquarters in Hope Estate on Friday to announce an extension to the present drinking water production plant in Galisbay that will be built and commissioned in 2027 to significantly improve capacity.

With a provisional budget of 21 million euros, the aim is to increase daily production from 8,000m3 to around 14,000m3, explained Collectivit president Louis Mussington in his preamble Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 03:52 PM

Na Leader Votes

National Alliance (NA) leader, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her Godson cast their ballot at the Belvedere Community Center with the support of Jacobs' daughter mid-morning Thursday. Read more

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DP
NA
SPA
UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 12:58 PM

Dp Leader Votes

Democratic Party President Achken Roberto Richardson, along with a delegation of two dozen DP members, demonstrated their unwavering support for party leader Sarah Wescot Williams as she exercised her civic duty by casting her Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 12:32 PM
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, January 11, 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) January 12, 2024 

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... 

WEATHER:  
This afternoon through tonight: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers. 

Friday morning through midday: Fair to partly cloudy with brief showers possible. 

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

Sunset Today:5:54 P.M.                    Sunrise Tomorrow:6:47 A.M. 

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Friday midday: East-northeasterly to easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 05 to 16 mph. 

SYNOPSIS: 

Unstable conditions are expected to support cloudy periods and isolated showers through tonight Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
SPA
UPP
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
11 Jan 2024 07:32 AM

Men In Blue Do Cry

Dear editor,

While the NA/UPP coalition members in government are busy presenting their report card to the electorate, while pretending to be excellent, our country is in a state where our national security is at risk.

The Law Enforcement Council of Sint Maarten outlined in its last report dated November 2023 that the situation within the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2024 02:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Orco Bank Sint Maarten reaffirms its commitment to the local community with its second annual donation drive, gifting 25 shoe box presents to 25 specially selected students of the esteemed Asha Stevens Primary School.
In a bid to spread holiday cheer and foster a sense of joyous giving, Orco Bank Sint Maarten proudly extended its support to the Asha Stevens Primary School for the second consecutive year Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 10:27 AM

Prioritize The Sport Industry

~ a boost to our touristic economy ~

As sporting enthusiasts, we all have our particular sport that we are passionate about. One sport may attract more interest than the others, but sports in itself is globally healthy for the mind and body, as well as enjoyable pastime to all people that follow it.

How does drag racing impacts your country?

Drag racing can have various impacts on a country, both positive and negative, depending on factors such as regulation, infrastructure, and public perception Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2024 08:36 AM

National Recovery Program Bureau Completes Fifth Year Of Clean Financial Audits

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) reports the completion of its fifth consecutive year of clean financial audits of the projects it manages under the St. Maarten Trust Fund, which reflects the ongoing commitment to transparent and accountable management practices. This consistency in financial integrity has played a crucial role in supporting the island’s ongoing recovery and development efforts. The Trust Fund was established in 2018 and is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank.

Currently, the NRPB is managing eleven projects centered on recovery, resilience and sustainability collectively valued at over US $400 million Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
04 Jan 2024 04:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) reports the completion of its fifth consecutive year of clean financial audits of the projects it manages under the St. Maarten Trust Fund, which reflects the ongoing commitment to transparent and accountable management practices. This consistency in financial integrity has played a crucial role in supporting the island's ongoing recovery and development efforts. The Trust Fund was established in 2018 and is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank.

Currently, the NRPB is managing eleven projects centered on recovery, resilience and sustainability collectively valued at over US $400 million Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: SMN-News
04 Jan 2024 07:53 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten announced on Tuesday that the new Caribbean guilder currency will be enacted in 2024. Member of Parliament Rolando Brison expressed concerns about this announcement, emphasizing that the Central Bank cannot speak for the Parliament of St. Maarten. He also advised the bank to "hold its horses" when releasing any further information regarding this enactment.

The MP reacted to the press release from the Central Bank issued on Tuesday indicating that the Caribbean guilder will be introduced in Curaao and St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: SMN-News
02 Jan 2024 08:30 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS) Hon. Rodolphe Samuel, is pleased to announce that the works at Oranje School have been completed and welcomes back the pupils and teachers.
The work entailed Roof Repairs and the installation of Air Conditioning Units in all classrooms at the Oranje School.
I am pleased with the successful completion of the repairs and the installation of air conditioning units Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jan 2024 12:24 PM

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday 2nd January 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (16:00 LST) January 2nd, 2024


WEATHER:  
This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy. Isolated showers are possible.

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

Sunset Today:5:49 P.M.            Sunrise Tomorrow:6:44 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:

This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Northeast to easterly with a light to gentle breeze of 4 to 10 mph; becoming variable at times. 

SYNOPSIS:

The Atlantic high-pressure ridge supports a stable atmosphere, and wind speeds have decreased becoming light and variable at times Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: SMN-News
02 Jan 2024 11:23 AM

Teachers From Psve And Academy Questioned Stuart Johnson, President Of Witu, On His Support For Witu Members.

Cay HILL:--- On Thursday, December 7th, 2023, teachers of the FAVE school board requested a meeting with the WITU to discuss a few pressing issues. Among the issues were the COLA, the matter of the policy, as it pertains to legal support for which a 10% is now required as payment to the WITU, provided that the client supported by WITU has won the court case, and an unresolved matter concerning a few members that has been dragging on for almost a year now.
During the meeting, Mr. Mcwilkin, a former member of the WITU board, raised the question of the 10% remuneration fee associated with legal representation which the WITU has added Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
CPA
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
01 Jan 2024 08:50 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In the later part of 1989, Mr. Rudy Irion paid a visit to the home of Dr. Lloyd Richardson, to present a concept for a substance abuse rehabilitation program, which Mr. Irion had been challenged to create. The goal was to request that Dr. Richardson put together a board of directors and lead the charge of the rehabilitation program Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
ND
Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2023 09:48 AM

Choosing A Different Road In 2024

As this year comes to an end, I couldn’t help but reflect on the struggles our people have faced the past 4 years. It has been a rollercoaster ride filled with uncertainties, challenges, and heartbreaks. But amidst it all, we have seen incredible strength and resilience.

The pandemic turned our lives upside down. We have adapted to new ways of living and working. Many of us have lost loved ones or experienced profound loss in various aspects of life. The mental strain has been immense, testing our emotional well-being in unimaginable ways Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
SRP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2023 12:10 PM

~The hardest working Minister and MP: Minister of VSA Omar Ottley and MP Rolando Brison.~

PHILIPSBURG: --- It is that time of the year when the media around the world will make scorecards for people who stand out to the community they live in and the world at large Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2023 11:30 AM

~Legislative Package co-signed.~

PHILIPSBURG:---  In a momentous event, guests and online audiences gathered to witness the Minister of Justice co-sign the Justice legislative package. The official signing of the National Decrees was hosted at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. The signing of the National Decree containing General Measures for the Legal Position of officers with police tasks and the new police salary scales, along with the National Decree to enact the legal position and also enact the approved Function Book.

The journey to this significant milestone began in September 2020, when the Minister embarked on the journey of completing the legislative package Read more


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