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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Jul 2016 10:36 AM

Priest Calls Marlin’S Statement Unprofessional And Disrespectful

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten—Statements 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


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jul 2016 06:15 AM

Gebe Power Fully Restored For Now

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 PHILIPSBURG--Utilities company GEBE says power has been restored in all districts and hopes that there will be no more mechanical issues with GEBE generators, the Supervisory Board announced during a press conference Wednesday morning.

  Board Chairman Roy Marlin thanked the public for their patience during these past days with several outages.

  Three engines started to malfunction on Friday while two others were being overhauled.

  Cay Bay power plant Manager Kenrick Chittick gave a lengthy presentation about the number of generators GEBE has and the challenges it has faced over the year Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

Hiv Infections On The Rise In The Caribbean

GENEVA – The United Nations says HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean has risen, warning also that the decline globally among adults has stalled for at least five years.

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Prevention Gap Report, issued here on Wednesday, reveals that “after years of steady decline, the Caribbean saw a nine per cent rise among adults.”

In launching the report, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé told reporters that, globally, new HIV infections among adults and children have been reduced by 40 percent since the peak in 1997,but lamented that the decline among adults has stalled for at least five years.

The report reveals that an estimated 1.9 million adults have become infected with HIV every year for at least the past five years and that new HIV infections among adults are rising in some regions.

The UN said the Caribbean is second to sub-Saharan Africa for the prevalence of HIV infections.

“We are sounding the alarm Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jul 2016 05:58 AM

Trustfull Joins Up As New Candidate

CAY HILL--Healthcare professional Dione Trustfull has joined the United People’s (UP) party as a new candidate for the September 26 Parliamentary Elections. This is her first-ever bid for a parliamentary seat.

Trustfull (45) is Case Manager and Coordinator of the Ambulant Care Team of the Mental Health Foundation Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
13 Jul 2016 12:13 AM

The Silver Lining Of A Disastrous Six Years Of Country Status!

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Today, after I washed towels, cleaned my fan, made milk pops for the kids (well, actually I fight for them also) and cooked lunch for my family, of course I started reflecting on St. Maarten and the problems facing us as a people. These thoughts are ever present in my mind.

In the past 6 years, we had 5 governments, which included various combinations of the same groups of persons, which have failed to demonstrate the moral fortitude and maturity required to run this new status.

Initially everyone, including myself, saw this as a ridiculous situation and a political nightmare, but I think we need to start to see it as a “blessing” in disguise Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jul 2016 06:43 AM

Prosecutor Confirms Wendy Died Of ‘Multiple’ Stab Wounds

MARIGOT--Guadeloupe Prosecutor Samuel Finielz confirmed to journalists on Monday that Wendy Montulet (22), the young Belgian tourist who went jogging on Saturday, July 9, and never returned to her hotel, died of multiple puncture and slash wounds, consistent with those inflicted by a knife.

That was the preliminary finding of cause of death from the doctor on the scene. Finielz, who was speaking to the press by video link from Guadeloupe, was guarded with his information in view of the sensitivity of the case and in respect for the family.

He declined to disclose details of the weapon and how many stab wounds or their location on the body Read more


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OSPP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
12 Jul 2016 12:46 AM

Educator And Musician Leroy Vlaun Will Run With Ospp

PHILIPSBURG – Musician and educator Leroy W. Vlaun, has joined the political arena and is set to contest the September 2016 elections on the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP) slate, according to an announcement from Party leader Lenny F. Priest.

This latest OSPP candidate is no stranger to many on the island since he has been a music educator at the MAC elementary School for the past 30 years and at the St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
11 Jul 2016 05:11 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- 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. 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


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OSPP
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jul 2016 06:26 AM

Leroy Vlaun To Run With Ospp

PHILIPSBURG--Musician and educator Leroy Vlaun has joined the political arena and is set to contest the September 26 elections on the slate of the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP), party leader Lenny Priest announced in a press release on Sunday.

  Vlaun has been a music educator at Methodist Agogic Centre (MAC) for the past 30 years, and at St Read more


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OSPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
10 Jul 2016 08:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Musician and educator Leroy W. Vlaun, has joined the political arena and is set to contest the September 2016 elections on the One St. Maarten People Party slate, according to an announcement from Party leader Lenny F. Priest. This latest OSPP candidate is no stranger to many on the island since he has been a music educator at the MAC elementary School for the past 30 years and at the St Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
08 Jul 2016 12:14 AM

Rotary Sunrise Inaugurates New President At Change Of Board Ceremony

PHILIPSBURG – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten Sunrise installed new president Okama Ekpe Brook, and 13 board members at a dinner ceremony on Sunday, July 3, at the Melange International Grill Restaurant in Port-de-Plaisance.

The event was attended by 70 Rotarians, family and friends. Also in attendance was Assistant District Governor Rotarian Jasmine Sally and immediate past Assistant Governor Louis Wever and spouse Amanda Wever Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2016 08:10 PM

Rotary Sunrise Inaugurates New President At It’S Change Of Board Ceremony In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise installed it’s new president Okama Ekpe Brook and 13 board members at a dinner ceremony on Sunday July 3, 2016 at the Melange International Grill Restaurant. Port De Plaisance.
The event was attended by some 70 Rotarians, family and friends. Also in attendance was Assistant District Governor Rotarian Jasmine Sally and the immediate past Assistant governor Louis Wever and spouse, Mrs Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jul 2016 04:40 PM

Rotary Sunrise Inaugurates New President At It’S Change Of Board Ceremony In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise installed it’s new president Okama Ekpe Brook and 13 board members at a dinner ceremony on Sunday July 3, 2016 at the Melange International Grill Restaurant. Port De Plaisance.

The event was attended by some 70 Rotarians, family and friends. Also in attendance was Assistant District Governor Rotarian Jasmine Sally and the immediate past Assistant governor Louis Wever and spouse, Mrs Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
04 Jul 2016 05:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Fifty two young persons were honored at the GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony held at the University of St. Martin last Thursday evening, June 30. Nominations for the awards were received from seven high schools for the students they wished to recognize for their outstanding performance in each of five categories. The participating high schools were: St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Milton Peters College, St. Maarten Academy – Academic Section, MAC Comprehensive Secondary, St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Jul 2016 11:08 AM

Five Young Kings And Five Young Queens For 2016 Gifted Royalty Awards

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Fifty two young persons were honored at the GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony held at the University of St. Martin last Thursday evening, June 30.

Nominations for the awards were received from seven high schools for the students they wished to recognize for their outstanding performance in each of five categories.

The participating high schools were: St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Milton Peters College, St. Maarten Academy – Academic Section, MAC Comprehensive Secondary, St Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
04 Jul 2016 01:30 AM

10 Young Kings And Queens Selected For Gifted Royalty Awards

PHILIPSBURG – Some 52 young persons were honored at the GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony held at the University of St. Martin (USM0 Thursday evening, June 30.

Nominations for the awards were received from seven high schools for the students they wished to recognize for their outstanding performance in each of five categories. The participating high schools were: St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Milton Peters College, St. Maarten Academy-Academic Section, MAC Comprehensive Secondary, St Read more


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SMCP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
03 Jul 2016 08:52 PM

Is Sint Maarten Legalizing Prostitution?

On January 28, 2016, an article in The Daily Herald reported that effective immediately and due to a court ruling, which stated that the old resident and work permits issued to exotic dancers by the St. Maarten Government amounted to “conspiracy in human slavery,” according to international standards, no new permits would be issued to club owners.

The ruling basically says that the St. Maarten government for decades has been involved as a conspirator in committing crimes in the area of human slavery Read more


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SMCP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
03 Jul 2016 04:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On January 28, 2016 an article in the Daily Herald reported that effective immediately and due to a court ruling, which stated that the old resident and work permit issued to Exotic Dancers by the Sint Maarten Government amounted to “conspiracy in human slavery” according to international standards, no new permits would be issued to club owners.
The ruling basically says that the Sint Maarten government for decades has been involved as a conspirator in committing crimes in the area of human slavery Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
02 Jul 2016 10:40 AM

Remember Emancipation,
When, Where and Why?
by His Excellency Governor E.B. Holiday
Delivered on the Occasion of the Observance of the
153rd anniversary of Emancipation Day

July 1, 2016
Emilio Wilson Estate,
Sint Maarten

My Fellow Sint Maarteners,
Good Afternoon,
And happy Emancipation Day. I say happy because today we celebrate a triumph of freedom, symbolizing an end of an unpleasant and the beginning of a new promising chapter in our history.
Since 2012, I have talked to you on various topics for Emancipation Day Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
02 Jul 2016 10:37 AM

Fellow St. Maarteners,
Residents of our beloved island,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

Good afternoon.
As we gather here once again on these haloed grounds of the Emilio Wilson Park, with the flamboyant tree or July tree in full bloom, we should remember when this place was a plantation where, according to some accounts, One Tete Lokhay, that female freedom fighter of immortal memory, came ransacking for food to feed some of our enslaved ancestors she had helped escape into freedom.

We all know the price she had to pay for her courage and bravery: they cut off one of her breasts to deter others from following in her footsteps.

She may not have saved as many enslaved ancestors as Harriet Tubman did with the Underground Railroad, however, I'm sure like Tubman, she could have saved many more had they realized they were enslaved.

Emancipation is about freedom and freedom is the birthright of every human being Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
30 Jun 2016 10:09 PM

Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

Black National Anthem
"Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as the list'ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us,
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet Come to the place for which our fathers died

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forgot Thee, Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land."
- James Weldon Johnson

Having learned this song as a young adult during Caribbean History, it touches my soul every time I hear it and I am reminded of the battle that was fought for freedom.
Today July 1st 2016 as we celebrate Emancipation Day for only the 5th time- I call on all people to remember the atrocities of the past, of how a people were enslaved and fought to be free, declared themselves free and today can say we have achieved what our ancestors have dreamed, prayed and fought for Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
30 Jun 2016 10:06 PM

Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

Black National Anthem
"Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as the list'ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us,
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet Come to the place for which our fathers died

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forgot Thee, Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land."
- James Weldon Johnson

Having learned this song as a young adult during Caribbean History, it touches my soul every time I hear it and I am reminded of the battle that was fought for freedom.
Today July 1st 2016 as we celebrate Emancipation Day for only the 5th time- I call on all people to remember the atrocities of the past, of how a people were enslaved and fought to be free, declared themselves free and today can say we have achieved what our ancestors have dreamed, prayed and fought for Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
Source: 721 News
30 Jun 2016 06:26 PM

Award And Promotion Day Ceremony At Mlk Primary

DUTCH QUARTER – The staff and students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School celebrated in grand style on Wednesday morning, June 29, during a special award and promotion day ceremony.

“I am so proud of the great strides our school continues to make notwithstanding the unique challenges we face at times. Also, I wish to thank the staff for their commitment and unwavering support,” remarked School Manager of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School Stuart Johnson.

The Award and Promotion Day ceremony was to highlight student achievement in the areas of academics, sports, music and behavior.

Another highlight in the program was a gospel presentation by the G.I.F.T.E.D Foundation and a presentation by Community Police Officer Arcella Leonard.

“We hope today’s special ceremony shall inspire our students to continue excelling both inside and outside of the classroom Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
30 Jun 2016 06:26 PM

Award And Promotion Day Ceremony At Mlk Primary

DUTCH QUARTER – The staff and students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School celebrated in grand style on Wednesday morning, June 29, during a special award and promotion day ceremony.

“I am so proud of the great strides our school continues to make notwithstanding the unique challenges we face at times. Also, I wish to thank the staff for their commitment and unwavering support,” remarked School Manager of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School Stuart Johnson.

The Award and Promotion Day ceremony was to highlight student achievement in the areas of academics, sports, music and behavior.

Another highlight in the program was a gospel presentation by the G.I.F.T.E.D Foundation and a presentation by Community Police Officer Arcella Leonard.

“We hope today’s special ceremony shall inspire our students to continue excelling both inside and outside of the classroom Read more


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