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ADPS
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Aug 2020 06:14 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) August 05, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with a passing shower possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:28C / 82F

Sunset Today:6:45 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:52 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 14 mph Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2020 05:22 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs. Rodolphe Samuel, has taken the bold decision to keep schools closed and to start the new school year with online learning, until further notice. He communicated this to parents and guardians via a letter, dated July 31, 2020. But, are schools prepared to deliver education online?
Unfortunately, the Ministers decision came ten days prior to the official start of the new school year, which gives schools very little time to prepare Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
31 Jul 2020 06:49 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) August 01, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with slight haze and a few brief passing showers possible.

Forecast High: 33C / 91F Forecast Low: 28C / 82F

Sunset Today: 6:47 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:51 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:

Today through Saturday midday: Northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

A drier airflow into the region will aid in restricting precipitation during this forecast period Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
28 Jul 2020 06:15 PM

Potencial Ciclon Tropical Nueve Numero 1

CENTRO NACIONAL DE HURACANES MIAMI FL AL092020

TRADUCIDO POR EL SERVICIO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA SAN JUAN PR

1100 PM EDT lunes 16 de septiembre de 2019

...SE PRONOSTICA QUE EL DISTURBIO SE CONVIERTA EN TORMENTA TROPICAL ANTES DE ALCANZAR LAS ISLAS DE SOTAVENTO...

...SE EMITEN AVISOS DE TORMENTA TROPICAL...

RESUMEN DE LAS 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMACION

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LOCALIZACION...13.8 NORTE 53.7 OESTE

ALREDEDOR DE 585 MI...940 KM ESE DE ISLAS DE SOTAVENTO

VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

MOVIMIENTO ACTUAL...OESTE O 280 GRADOS A 23 MPH...37 KM/H

PRESION MINIMA CENTRAL...1007 MB...29.74 PULGADAS

VIGILANCIAS Y AVISOS

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CAMBIOS CON ESTA ADVERTENCIA:

Un Aviso de Tormenta Tropical esta en efecto para Puerto Rico, incluyendo Vieques, Culebra y las Islas Virgenes Americanas.

El gobierno de Antigua ha emitido un Aviso de Tormenta Tropical para Antigua, Barbuda, Islas Virgenes Britanicas, Montserrat, St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
28 Jul 2020 04:34 PM

AnguillaS Salt-Picking Event Called A Success

Heading out to the centre of the Salt Pond. Photos courtesy Clemvio Hodge.

Cakes of salt from the bottom of the pond.

ANGUILLA--Hundreds of the islands young and not so young flocked to the Road Bay Salt Pond in Sandy Ground on Saturday, July 25, to actively participate in the picking of salt, the culminating event of the three-day Salt Festival. As daylight broke, participants arrived to register for the activities, received their entry wrist band and waited for their ass Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
24 Jul 2020 05:23 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) July 25, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 6:00 AM SUNDAY, JULY 26TH

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with isolated showers possible.

Forecast High:31C / 88FForecast Low:26C / 79F

Sunset Today:6:50 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:48 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Easterly to northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 12 to 19 mph Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
UPLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
24 Jul 2020 04:23 PM

Central Bank Calling For Integrated Approach To Economic Recovery

CBCS interim president Jose Jardim during the virtual presentation of CBCS 2019 annual report.

St. Maartens economy will decline by 24.5 per cent this year, said Jardim (right). In 2021 a rebound of 10.3 per cent growth is expected. For monetary union partner Curaao, these prognoses are respectively minus 20.4 per cent and plus 6.6 per cent. To illustrate the growing dependence on their hospitality industry in both Dutch Caribbean countries, he explained that 41 per cent of foreign exchange earnings came from tourism in 2019, compared to just 14 per cent two decades ago.

~ Kingdom countries should work closely together ~

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG--The corona[virus Ed.] crisis combined with the spill-over effects of the economic crisis in Venezuela on Curaao and the impact of Hurricane Irma in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jul 2020 05:14 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) July 24, 2020

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

WEATHER:

This afternoon through tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Friday morning: Partly cloudy and breezy with a few showers.

Forecast High:31C / 88FForecast Low:25C / 77F

Sunset Today:6:50 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:48 A.M Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jul 2020 05:06 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) July 23, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Thursday midday: Fair to partly cloudy with a passing shower possible.

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

Sunset Today:6:50 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:48 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 09 to 17 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

Available low level moisture drifting in the trades wind flow may trigger some passing showers across the local area Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Jul 2020 05:20 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) July 21, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers.

Forecast High: 31C / 88F Forecast Low: 26C / 79F

Sunset Today: 6:50 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:47 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Northeast to east southeast with a light to moderate breeze of 05 to 15 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

Moisture and instability associated with a weak tropical wave passing through the region will generate occasional cloudy skies and trigger a few isolated showers across the local area Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jul 2020 05:04 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

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

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) July 17, 2020

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy with passing showers.

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

Sunset Today:6:51 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:46 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: Northeasterly to easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 06 to 14 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

Relatively low moisture levels in the atmosphere will act to restrict any significant precipitation despite the presence of an upper level trough in the region Read more


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jul 2020 05:34 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) July 08, 2020

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

WEATHER:

This afternoon through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with light haze, becoming cloudy at times with 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 Wednesday midday: East to east southeast with moderate breeze of 13 to 18 mph and higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave will account for increasing cloudiness and isolated showers across the local area Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
UPLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jul 2020 05:09 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) July 07, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy with light haze and a few passing showers possible.

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

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

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: East northeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 09 to 18 mph.

SYNOPSIS:

Moisture trailing a weak tropical wave may cause a few passing showers across the local area Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jul 2020 04:37 PM

Ncf Seizes Opportunity For Staycation In St. Eustatius

Students of New Challenges Foundation (NCF) and director Francine Foe (third right) with Deputy Government Commissioner Alida Francis (second row, left) and co-managers of The Old Gin House hotel and restaurant Marlies ten Hoopen (front row, left) and Sybolt ten Hoopen (front row, second right), with the other NCF students and teachers.

NCF students and teachers at the gala dinner during their staycation at The Old Gin House.

EUSTATIUS--New Challenges Foundation (NCF) students had to postpone several of their fundraising events as well as an educational trip due to the coronavirus pandemic Read more

Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2020 04:01 PM

Resignation Of Michael Somersall From The Sint Maarten Christian Party - Smcp

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Christian Party - SMCP is hereby announcing the resignation of Member and Candidate Mr. Michal Orlando Somersall who in keeping with the Articles of Association of SMCP submitted his resignation in writing on Thursday, the 25th of June 2020.
Michal Somersall has been a member of the Sint Maarten Christian Party since the 28th of July 2016 and contested elections as such in September of 2016, February of 2018, and January of this year 2020 Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jul 2020 03:51 PM

St. MaartenS Giants Remembered During Emancipation Day Ceremony

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs laying a wreath of flamboyant tree flowers at the Freedom Fighters Monument during the official Emancipation Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 1. (John van Kerkhof photo)

Rudolph Davis Dance Company performing the Ponum Dance during celebration of the 157th anniversary of emancipation from slavery at the Freedom Fighters Roundabout in Philipsburg on Wednesday morning Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jul 2020 03:47 PM

Apm Government Sworn Into Office

From left: Premier Ellis Webster and Governor Tim Foy.

From left: Kyle Hodge, Merrick Richardson, Kenneth Hodge, Premier Ellis Webster, Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Haydn Hughes and Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers.

Read more

Candidates in this article:
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jun 2020 05:14 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) June 27, 2020

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 6:00PM SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a brief local shower possible.

Forecast High:32C / 90F Forecast Low:26C / 79F

Sunset Today:6:52 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow:5:40 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Easterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 20 mph, with possible gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

Another surge of Saharan dust is expected to reach the Eastern Caribbean today through the next couple of days Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jun 2020 03:47 PM

Minister Girardin Co-Signs Convergence And Transformation Contract 2019-2022

French Overseas Territories Minister Annick Girardin (left) and President Daniel Gibbs sign the Convergence and Transformation Contract on Monday as Dpute for St. Martin and St. Barths Claire Guion-Firmin (right) looks on. (Robert Luckock photo)

French Overseas Minister Annick Girardin (foreground, third left) visited the site of the now-demolished former Thelbert Carti Stadium in French Quarter, the reconstruction of which the State is co- financing Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
UPLP
OSPP
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Jun 2020 05:19 PM

Public Weather Forecast For St. Maarten

DATE ISSUED: Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) June 23, 2020

WEATHER: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy.

Forecast High:32C / 90FForecast Low:28C / 82F

Sunset Today:6:51 P.M.Sunrise Tomorrow:5:38 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Easterly with a gentle to moderate of 10 to 18 mph, and possible higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:

An influx of thick Saharan dust will cause hazy and dusty conditions across the Caribbean island chain Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jun 2020 05:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government to establish that the prison system of Sint Maarten is taken over completely by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for a period of five (5) years at the expense of Country Sint Maarten.
Mr. van Dam sent a copy of this motion to our Members of Parliament with a letter explaining his reasons for submitting it Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jun 2020 04:11 PM

Will Parliament And Government Allow Dutch Takeover Of The Prison?

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government to establish that the prison system of Sint Maarten be taken over completely by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for a period of five (5) years at the expense of Country Sint Maarten.

Mr. van Dam sent a copy of this motion to our Members of Parliament with a letter explaining his reasons for submitting it Read more


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