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Source: Today SXM
13 Jun 2016 12:28 PM

Heirs Fight Politician Mock Over Back Street Property

St. Maarten News – Hope-politician Jacinto Mock and his wife Teresita are fighting in court with the joint heirs of Preston Levi Richardson over the ownership of a property on Back Street. The Court in First Instance ordered yesterday that parties appear on the location of the contested property on August 26.

On February 24, 2015, the court granted Teresita Mock a declaratory judgment that she had become the owner of the property per November 1, 2003 through prescription.

The Richardson heirs demanded that Mock vacate the property and a declaratory judgment that Mock had enriched herself at the expense of Richardson Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
07 Jun 2016 05:44 PM

Nature Foundation and Dutch Universities Cooperate to Learn More about Endangered Sint Maarten Sea Turtle Population

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is collaborating with the University of Groningen (NL) and IMARES Wageningen UR (NL) on a Dutch Caribbean sea turtle project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Green and hawksbill turtles are observed feeding in the waters of St. Maarten with both species also nesting on St. Maarten along with the leatherback turtle Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
07 Jun 2016 05:28 PM

Nature Foundation And Dutch Universities Cooperate To Learn More About Endangered Sint Maarten Sea Turtle Population

The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is collaborating with the University of Groningen (NL) and IMARES Wageningen UR (NL) on a Dutch Caribbean sea turtle project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Green and hawksbill turtles are observed feeding in the waters of St. Maarten with both species also nesting on St. Maarten along with the leatherback turtle.

Green and hawksbill turtles are needed for healthy seagrass and coral reef ecosystems, which are highly valuable ecosystems from an economic, cultural and scientific point of view Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jun 2016 06:57 AM

French-Side, Dutch-Side Hospitals Discuss Sharing Skills, Resources

MARIGOT--The health authorities of both sides of the island met Saturday in the Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital to further discuss cooperation and the sharing of skills and resources between the two hospitals, the main ingredients for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Those taking part in the meeting from the French side included Director of the Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital Roland Toussaint, Director of Agence Regional de la Santé (ARS) Patrice Richard, Territorial Délégué for the ARS Pascal Godefroy, President of the Health Observatory Dr Read more


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DP
NDP
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jun 2016 06:37 AM

Dispute Regulation’S Legal Format Still Under Discussion

THE HAGUE--Deliberations of the four Parliaments on Thursday to arrive at a common proposition for the Kingdom Law to establish a Dispute Regulation (“geschillenregeling”) for the Kingdom didn’t yield concrete results, other than the fact that parties decided to further explore the options, with the possibility of appointing the Council of State as the body to handle disputes.

Much to the chagrin of the Dutch Caribbean Parliamentary delegations, the Dutch delegation didn’t feel compelled to indicate during the Inter-Parliamentary Consultation for the Kingdom IPKO where it stood on the two law proposals that are now on the table for a Dispute Regulation ahead of the actual handling in the Second and First Chambers.

Establishing a position of the IPKO at this point was important, said Chairperson of the St Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
03 Jun 2016 06:21 AM

Poets To Set “Fyah” To Usm’S Gazebo

GREAT BAY – On Saturday, June 4, at 12:00pm, St. Maarten’s rising and veteran poets are scheduled to take the mic at the University of St. Martin (USM) for “Fyah Under the Gazebo.”

Now in its third year, the open mic event forms part of the annual St. Martin Book Fair organized by Conscious Lyrics and House of Nehesi Publishers. This particular segment is coordinated in collaboration with “Soualigan Fyah: Youth Poetry” and will be co-hosted by poets Sjorensly Valies and Lysanne “GoddessEye” Charles-Arrindell.

The annual “gazebo reading” provides poets with the opportunity to have their presence felt and voices heard during the third day of the book fair Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
02 Jun 2016 02:14 AM

Minister Lee Meets With Minister Victorina

Willemstad, CURAÇAO – During his recent trip to Curaçao, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Emil Lee met with the Minister of Public Health, Environment and Nature in Curaçao Siegfried Victorina, to understand what lessons had been learned in regard to the construction of their new hospital and health care cooperation within the Kingdom

“In our desire to spend the people’s money wisely, we should learn from others what they did right and what they did wrong Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
01 Jun 2016 05:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During his recent trip to Curacao, Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Emil Lee met with the Minister of Public Health, Environment & Nature in Curacao Siegfried Victorina to understand what lessons had been learned in regards to the construction of their new hospital and health care cooperation within the Kingdom
“In our desire to spend the people’s money wisely, we should learn from others what they did right and what they did wrong Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
01 Jun 2016 05:05 PM

Studying in the USA shows more returns on government investments.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs told members of the media on Wednesday that government is not phasing out study financing for the Netherlands as perceived by several persons. The Minister said that over the years and based on data collected it has proven that students who studied in the United States of America have excelled far more than those that chose to study in the Netherlands Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Jun 2016 04:57 AM

Hope Party Launched Ahead Of 2017 Territorial Election

MARIGOT--With the 2017 Territorial Elections a matter of ten months away, independent Councillor Jules Charville’s Hope Party became the first structured party to officially declare it will present a list for next year’s election at a public meeting in the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening.

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PPA
HOPE
Source: 721 News
31 May 2016 01:01 AM

***Breaking News***: Major Break In “Zucchini” Murder Case

~Two prime suspects are detained in Dominica~

Deyanida Clarisa Faynete

SINT MAARTEN/DOMINICA – There was a major break in the “Zucchini case” after a news website published the pictures and names of six persons, who were arrested in Dominica, for armed robbery at Jewelry International, located at Fort Young Hotel in Dominica.

Out of the six persons arrested, three of them are from St. Maarten and out of the three, two are wanted as prime suspects in the case called by the Prosecutor’s Office as “Zucchini.”

On March 18, 2014, the young lady Deyanida “Clarisa” Faynete (19) was shot in Dutch Quarter Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
25 May 2016 05:16 PM

GEBE  Supervisory Board of Directors lost court case.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Shareholder representatives of GEBE will be holding their shareholders meeting on Thursday morning May 26th 2016 as ordered by the Court of First Instance and they will dismiss the three remaining members of the supervisory board of directors namely, Rene Richardson, Ed Gumbs, and Zylena Barry. The shareholder will then appoint the seven new members of the board namely:-

1. Oral Gibbes
2. Tazio Bervoets
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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
25 May 2016 05:42 AM

Johnson Apologises For Plagiarised Post

PHILIPSBURG--Secretary-General of the board of the United People’s (UP) party Stuart Johnson has apologised for plagiarising the words of US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in a message on poverty posted on his “public figur Read more


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OSPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
23 May 2016 07:16 PM

South Reward:--- Many of our students in high school in the exam classes are busy with their final exams. We have wished all of them on our radio program “Another View” and via the media much success. Some of our students have applied for study financing and hoping to receive it upon successfully completing their final exams. This means that many of them will be leaving to go abroad to further their studies or to attend the University of St. Maarten and the NIPA. However, the majority of those graduates will remain on the island seeking employment for a year, some until they decide to further their studies Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
21 May 2016 06:10 AM

Stuart Johnson Plagiarises Parts Of Sanders Speech In Poverty Message

PHILIPSBURG--Stuart Johnson appears to have plagiarised parts of a speech on poverty made by US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, in a message on the same subject that he posted on his public figure Facebook page and signed as potential United People’s (Read more


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UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
15 May 2016 06:26 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Maurice Lake has put all rumors to rest at a press conference on Sunday when he joined the leader and members of the United People’s Party (USP) and announced that he will be contesting the September 26th elections on the USP slate Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
11 May 2016 09:00 AM

Parliament Debating No Confidence Motion In Government

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The leader of the main opposition Barbados Labour Party, (BLP), Mia Mottley, Tuesday described the Freundel Stuart government as being “incompetent,” accusing it also of running the country by “stealth” and bringing the island to its knees economically and otherwise.

Mottley, piloting a motion of no confidence in the government, said that the circumstances in which Barbados has found itself cannot be borne for much longer.

“We cannot have a gover Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
11 May 2016 08:27 AM

Dutch & French Side Hospital Cooperation Steadily Increasing

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The recent fire at the French side hospital which caused four wards to be evacuated , is a validation that the French and Dutch side hospitals need to work together, and increase their level of cooperation in healthcare.

Minister of Public health, Social Development & Labor Emil Lee stated: “The recent fire at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital in Marigot has made a number of beds unavailable Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
10 May 2016 07:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The recent fire at the French side hospital which caused four wards to be evacuated , is a validation that the French and Dutch side hospitals need to work together, and increase their level of cooperation in healthcare.
Minister of Public health, Social Development & Labor Emil Lee stated: “The recent fire at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital in Marigot has made a number of beds unavailable Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
10 May 2016 12:11 AM

Minister Lee Encourage Children To Come For Free Eye Exams

PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Emil Lee encouraged parents to take their children for free eye testing and glasses at the White & Yellow Cross located in St. Johns Estate.

In support of the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH), the Rotary club of St. Maarten organized an eye examination program to support their initiative in St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 May 2016 08:37 PM

Minister Lee Encourages Kids To Come For Free Eye Exams And Glasses

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Emil Lee, would like to encourage parents to take their kids for free eye testing and glasses at the white & Yellow cross located in St. Johns Estate.

In support of the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH),the Rotary club of St.Maarten organized an eye examination program to support their initiative on Sint Maarten which Is to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to those who cannot afford it Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
09 May 2016 05:53 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Emil Lee, would like to encourage parents to take their kids for free eye testing and glasses at the white & Yellow cross located in St. Johns Estate.
In support of the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH),the Rotary club of St.Maarten organized an eye examination program to support their initiative on Sint Maarten which Is to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to those who cannot afford it Read more


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HOPE
Source: Today SXM
09 May 2016 12:19 PM

St. Maarten Carnival Director Mike Granger Looks Back

SCDF-Director Mike Granger. Photo contributed.

“We are not a bunch of know-it-alls”

St. Maarten News – “Much of the growth and success of Carnival over the last five years can be attributed to the fact that young, local entrepreneurs were given an opportunity to be part of Carnivals in the various facets of the festival,” says Mike Granger, director of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation SCDF. “Across the board, key aspects of Carnival are now managed by young adults.”

With the conclusion of Carnival 2016, the public has been heaping praise on the SCDF for its steadfast stance on putting local artists and entrepreneurs first in Carnival, Granger notes Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
07 May 2016 12:32 AM

Letter To Editor: Thank You, St. Maarteners

“Is that your ninth notebook already Teacher? Teacher Jodi, you write too much!” That is the comment of one of the 6th graders when I pull out my notebook. Over the past nine months he has kept trace of my work and has explained to others who I am and what I do. “She is learning from us about living on St. Maarten, how we learn and how we teach. And she writes down all the crazy things we say. This is her ninth book!”

This 6th grader is one of the future citizens of St. Maarten, who has been teaching me about living together on this beautiful island Read more


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