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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Aug 2016 12:19 PM

Candidates “Endorsement Of Hope “

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As a new Party we need 146 signatures 1% of the last election total votes cast from persons to help support our list.

The endorsement is very important for new political parties that would like to have a fair opportunity to contest the elections to try to convey their message as a political association.

Without the support of the community we wont be able to contest the elections and have a chance to bring a new perspective to the political scene on the island that has been very turbulent over the last few years and are now dealing with the consequences there of in all the senses of the word.

The 3 candidates that will be postulating themselves on the HOPE list will be Lucrecia “Loekie” Morales, a new comer to the political scene Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Aug 2016 12:22 PM

The endorsement of lists in 2014, when each window was designated for a particular party. This will not occur for this election. On Tuesday, a voter can go to any window to endorse any list. (File photo)

~ Civil Registry closed for regular service Tues. ~

PHILIPSBURG--Voters heading to the Civil Registry Department on Tuesday to endorse the lists of the five new political parties will not have to select a specific window to do so any longer. They will be able to go to any window to sign for the party of their choice, giving their voting or support preference anonymity Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Aug 2016 05:07 PM

The St. Maarten Development Movement Launches Plan On Integrated Education

Great Bay/Philipsburg - The St. Maarten Development Movement (S.D.M.), launches its plan on education in the hope that it will stimulate debate in the community about where we need to take this important sector. The key facets of the plan are improving the curriculum, improving the quality of teachers and school buildings, creating more activities for students, and ensuring that all students whether leaving or staying in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Aug 2016 06:28 AM

Hope Launches Manifesto Ahead Of Nomination Day

PHILIPSBURG--Helping Our People Excel (HOPE), a new political party, presented its draft manifesto on Tuesday night in John Larmonie Centre, ahead of Nomination Day on Monday, August 8.

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Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: 721 News
01 Aug 2016 10:29 PM

Elshot Concern That Teacher Salary Scales Will Not Be Completed By New School Year.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) is hopeful that the matter of teacher scales will be finally addressed and completed in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

There will also be a request for the re-evaluation of the current scales.

President of the WITU Claire Elshot has requested a meeting with the Minister of Education the Honorable Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
01 Aug 2016 08:02 PM

Hope Political Party Invites Public To Manifesto Launch On August 2Nd.

PHILIPSBURG:--- HOPE, the political party with aim to Help Our People Excel (HOPE), has its Manifesto Ready, says party leader Mercedes “Elektra” van der Waals Wyatt in a press release on Monday.

“We are inviting the general public to the Draft Manifesto launch on Tuesday August 2nd at the John Larmonie Center at 7.30pm Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
31 Jul 2016 04:30 PM

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs issued a tribute with respect to civil servant Chantal Schaminee-Ringeling who worked at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports.

“Chantal Schaminee-Ringeling was a bright light full of energy, motivated with a bubbly and positive attitude, always ready to help everyone she could, with the ability to light up a room.

“Husband John, daughter Thalia, mom Carmen and brothers, her live spirit and positive energy could no longer be contained in this frail human form we inhabit, she now lives in the vast expanse of time and space and lives within each and everyone she has loved or touched in some special way.

“Today I'd like to offer words of comfort and hope through these words of scripture.
2 corinthians 4: 16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: 721 News
29 Jul 2016 01:25 AM

Dp To Start Radio Program ‘Voice Of Dp’

PHILIPSBURG – Voice of DP can be heard weekly on 98.1 Pearl FM, starting Tuesday, August 2, from 5:30pm-6:30 pm

Voice of DP will provide the St. Maarten electorate with vital information on the electoral process, and give them an opportunity to ask questions on a variety of issues Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2016 04:10 PM

The Democratic Party(Dp) Will Be Again Starting Its Radio Program, This Time Around, Named Voice Of Dp. Voice Of Dp Can Be Heard Weekly On 98.1 Pearl Fm, Starting Tuesday, August 2, From 5:30-6:30 Pm

PHILIPSBURG:--- VOICE OF DP will provide the St. Maarten electorate with vital information on the electoral process and give them an opportunity to ask questions on a variety of issues.. Interviews will be conducted with stakeholders as well as DP candidates.
“My aim is the same as it was when airing a similar program going into the election of 2014 Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
25 Jul 2016 08:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A message of hope permeated the air as DP and UPP family and friends commemorated the birthday of the late Dr. A. Claude Wathey, co-founder of the DP.

The annual wreath laying at the statue of the late Dr Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Jul 2016 07:10 PM

Hope’S Draft Manifesto Ready

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - HOPE, the political party with aim to Help Our People Excel, has its Manifesto Ready, says party leader Mercedes “Elektra” van der Waals Wyatt in a press release, yesterday.

We are inviting the general public to the Draft Manifesto launch on Tuesday August 2nd at the John Larmonie Center at 7.30pm.

The public has a say in our program, so we invite them to voice their concerns and ideas for solutions with us Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: 721 News
24 Jul 2016 03:48 PM

St. Maarten, Saba And Statia Give Boost To Coral Restoration Initiatives In The Caribbean

SINT MAARTEN, SABA, STATIA – Nature conservation organizations in St. Maarten, Saba, Statia and the Turks and Caicos islands will start within several weeks planting structures made from bamboo and rope in their marine parks, with the objective to regenerate coral species, the numbers of which have been severely depleted over the past decades.

The focus will be on Elkhorn and staghorn corals, species which are fast growing and relatively insensitive to sediment, a significant factor affecting coral on all of the islands Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
23 Jul 2016 04:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---Nature conservation organizations in St Maarten, Saba, Statia and the Turks and Caicos Islands will start within several weeks planting structures made from bamboo and rope in their marine parks with the objective to regenerate coral species, the numbers of which have been severely depleted over the last few decades. The focus will be on Elkhorn and staghorn corals, species which are fast growing and relatively insensitive to sediment, a significant factor affecting coral on all of the islands Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
HOPE
Source: Today SXM
20 Jul 2016 06:56 PM

Sarah Wescot: New Hospital On Gov’T’S Agenda

St. Maarten News —The construction of a new hospital is one of several projects in the pipeline for the current government, according to President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams. At press conference yesterday, Mrs. Wescot-Williams explained that there will be an announcement of the names of the companies who have won the bid for the new hospital Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
19 Jul 2016 08:06 PM

The Hague Netherlands:---On July 19th, 2016 the Director and acting Director welcomed the Minister Councillor at the Belgian Embassy in The Hague, Mrs. Emmanuelle De Foy, to the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary .
The Director of the Cabinet, Mr. Perry Geerlings, gave a brief synopsis of the role Sint Maarten plays within the Kingdom since obtaining its autonomous status Read more


Candidates in this article:
OSPP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
19 Jul 2016 01:31 AM

Ospp Congratulates I Can And Carl John

PHILIPSBURG – Congratulations were extended to the I Can Foundation on the occasion of their 20 year anniversary by the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP) and to Police Chief Carl John on being officially inaugurated.

“We congratulate the I Can Foundation and particularly president and founder Cassandra Gibbs. She is a clear example of putting others before self, putting country before self Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: Today SXM
18 Jul 2016 05:32 PM

Nature Foundation Starts Tagging Endangered Shark Species On St. Maarten

St. Maarten News —The St. Maarten Nature Foundation initiated their shark tagging program as part of the DCNA Save Our Sharks project funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. According to the Nature Foundation in a press release, this research is aimed to better understand the life characteristics of sharks in St Maarten waters including population structure, abundance and migration. 

Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake from Sharks4kids assisted the Nature Foundation with building gear, catching, handling and tagging the sharks Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2016 01:19 AM

Mp Emmanuel Congratulates Maho Resort Employees

PHILIPSBURG – Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Emmanuel congratulated employees of the Maho Resort, with the favorable outcome of their court injunction against Maho Resort and the Board of the WICSU/PSU.

“After being informed by a group of employees on June 12, of the pressing situation they were confronted with by both their employer Maho Resort and WICSU/PSU Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2016 01:16 AM

Letter To The Editor

As a God-fearing woman/wife/mother of three I decided to take up this new challenge to run for Parliament in the upcoming elections.

My reason for doing so is the fact that through the years I have seen a lot of changes in St. Maarten. Some good and some extremely bad that were not in the best interest of our people. St. Maarten has become a country of many surprises especially by those in whom we have put our trust.

For example, you can wake up any morning just to hear that the government has fallen Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
17 Jul 2016 05:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel congratulates the employees of the Maho Resort, with the favorable outcome of their court injunction against Maho resort and the Board of the WICSU/PSU.

“After being informed by a group of employees on June 12th, of the pressing situation they were confronted with by both their employer Maho Resort and WICSU/PSU Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jul 2016 06:20 AM

Hanson Recaps On Collectivité Projects In Bastille Day Speech

MARIGOT--Security, rehabilitation of Marigot town centre, the waterfront development project and other improvements formed part of President Aline Hanson’s general speech during the official Bastille Day ceremony on Thursday.

  She said the beautification of Marigot included opening up the alley next to the Methodist Church on Rue de la Liberté that leads to the waterfront, renovating the square outside the Post Office and demolishing the former Gendarmerie building on Rue de la Liberté, projects that will improve the circulation of pedestrians and open up better views to the waterfront.

  On the waterfront development, she said she was convinced St Read more


Candidates in this article:
OSPP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
15 Jul 2016 01:43 AM

Priest Calls Marlin’S Statement Unprofessional And Disrespectful

PHILIPSBURG – Statements from GEBE’S top superior to the effect that clients should wait until problems are resolved, as opposed to contacting the company for details, have been classed as disrespectful and unprofessional by leader of the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP) Lenny Priest.

An article in the Thursday, July 14, issue of The Daily Herald quoted Chairman of the supervisory board of GEBE Roy Marlin as saying, “There is no need for GEBE to come out and say, we’re having problems because the people see it and feel it,” in response to a question regarding why the company does not inform the public of what the situation is as it occurs Read more


Candidates in this article:
OSPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
14 Jul 2016 06:38 PM

Priest Calls Marlin’S Statement Unprofessional And Disrespectful.

PHILIPSBURG:--- atements from Gebe’s top boss to the effect that clients should wait until problems are resolved as opposed to contacting the company for details, have been classed as disrespectful and unprofessional by leader of the One St. Maarten People Party Lenny Priest.
An article in the Thursday July 14th issue of The Daily Herald quoted Roy Marlin—chairman of the supervisory board of Gebe—as saying “there is no need for Gebe to come out and say, we’re having problems because the people see it and feel it” in response to a question regarding why the company does not inform the public of what the situation is as it occurs Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Jul 2016 05:16 PM

Gun Discovered In Mp Burnt Out Jeep, Investigation On Going

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Police Force is conducting an in-depth investigation into a jeep and truck fire in South Reward this past Tuesday.

After the flames were put out by the St. Maarten Fire Department, an investigation was started after a gas bum was discovered inside of the Jeep which for which the owner of the jeep MP Christopher Emmanuel said he had no knowledge of Read more


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