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Source: SMN-News
20 Feb 2016 05:06 AM

PHILIPSBURG – Atahlia Daye Rogers is a teacher at the Sundial School and has produced a film called ‘Mother Knows Best’. Daye-Rogers is a local Sint Maartener, an entrepreneur, a poet, a playwright, a script writer, and as of late a film producer.
‘Mother Knows Best’ is a featured film about a single mother, raising her daughter on the principles of the word of God. Haunted by the memories of the past, she is faced with the struggles of “modern day” motherhood.
Through it all, both mother and daughter have learned the true meaning of shame, regret, forgiveness, love, family and moving on.
“This project I have selected to give a donation from my initiative to give back to the community due to its educational and biblical contribution to society.
“I endorse this project as it promotes biblical principles and how to overcome adversity using this medium Read more


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HOPE
Source: Today SXM
19 Feb 2016 05:06 PM

Keacy Carty Gets A Fitting Hero’S Welcome

St. Maarten News – After arriving on the ATR-72, to the special reception in the VIP Hall at the Princess Juliana International Airport followed by a tremendous greeting in the arrival hall and finally driven away in an Audi A8 in a mini motorcade has marked the turning point in the life of Keacy Carty, a national hero.

Carty who was propelled into the spotlight after playing the leading role for the West Indies U-19 team that defeated India in the ICC U-19 World Cup finals is certainly the man of the moment at home as well as other parts of the cricketing world

Hundreds of cricket supporters as well as family members and fans loyal to the game of cricket made a special effort to be a part of a historic moment as they anxiously awaited his presence in the arrival hall at the PJIA.

Not even Carty could have imagined himself practically rubbing shoulders with high ranking ministers of the government including Prime Minister William Marlin when he was ushered into the VIP Hall shortly after his arrival shortly after 8 p.m Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Feb 2016 01:13 PM

Mp Marlin-Romeo Donates Atahlia Daye Rogers Local Film ‘Mother Knows Best’

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Atahlia Daye Rogers is a teacher at the Sundial School and has produced a film called ‘Mother Knows Best’.  Daye-Rogers is a local Sint Maartener, an entrepreneur, a poet, a playwright, a script writer, and as of late a film producer. 

‘Mother Knows Best’ is a featured film about a single mother, raising her daughter on the principles of the word of God. Haunted by the memories of the past, she is faced with the struggles of “modern day” motherhood Read more


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HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Feb 2016 01:09 PM

Mp Tamara Leonard Ask About Non-Receipt Of Answers From Budget Meeting

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament Tamara Leonard has sent a letter to Chairwoman of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams on 
Thursdayasking why she has not yet received answers from the Council of Ministers on questions she posed in last week’s Central Committee Meeting on the draft 2016 budget.

The MP asked in  her letter for an update on the answers and indicated answers are needed as soon as possible Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
18 Feb 2016 08:26 PM

Mp Marlin-Romeo Donates Atahlia Daye Rogers Local Film ‘Mother Knows Best’

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Atahlia Daye Rogers is a teacher at the Sundial School and has produced a film called ‘Mother Knows Best’.  Daye-Rogers is a local Sint Maartener, an entrepreneur, a poet, a playwright, a script writer, and as of late a film producer.

‘Mother Knows Best’ is a featured film about a single mother, raising her daughter on the principles of the word of God. Haunted by the memories of the past, she is faced with the struggles of “modern day” motherhood.

Through it all, both mother and daughter have learned the true meaning of shame, regret, forgiveness, love, family and moving on.

“This project I have selected to give a donation from my initiative to give back to the community due to its educational and biblical contribution to society.

“I endorse this project as it promotes biblical principles and how to overcome adversity using this medium Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Feb 2016 06:58 AM

Doran-York Fosters Ties With St. Maarten-Oriented Groups

THE HAGUE--Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague Henrietta Doran-York recently held an introductory meeting with Qualichi Faces Foundation, Unified St. Maarten Connection (USC) and Guidance Counsellors for St. Maarten students in the Netherlands. Doran-York hopes this is the start of closer ties among the foundations and with her o Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
15 Feb 2016 01:43 AM

Heyliger Congratulates Carty, West Indies Under-19 On Victory

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — “Keacy Carty has accomplished a tremendous victory; not only a personal and team victory, but one that highlights St. Maarten throughout the Caribbean and vast cricketing world,” says United People’s  (UP) party leader Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger of St Read more


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HOPE
Source: Today SXM
12 Feb 2016 05:24 PM

Dock Maarten: Investigate Harbor Director Mingo

St. Maarten News – Brian Deher, Managing Director of Dock Maarten NV, delivered a presentation to the Council of Ministers last Thursday, where he officially requested that government initiate a thorough investigation into the many issues that surround the Harbour Group of Companies, specifically the management decisions taken by CEO Mark Mingo and his aggressive and – taking into account the history of the case – incomprehensible stance against Dock Maarten’s Marina expansion project.

Today broke the story about the conflict between Dock Maarten and the harbor group of companies in an interview with Brian Deher that appeared on our front page on Friday, January 22.

“During Mr Read more


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HOPE
Source: Today SXM
12 Feb 2016 05:23 PM

Dutch-French St. Martin Cooperation To Boost Healthcare Service

St. Maarten News – Last week Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) initiated a stepped up level of cooperation between the Dutch and French sides of the island with regards to health care. “As St. Maarten continues with its plans for the development of a new hospital, determining the level of cooperation between the Dutch and French sides is a critical element of our development strategy,” Minister Lee states.

“Our hope is that instead of two independent hospitals, struggling to provide quality care in a sustainable manner, that we synchronize our strategies.”

A formal cooperation agreement has existed since 2014 and is known as the Observatory St Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
11 Feb 2016 01:02 AM

Minister Lee Strengthens Structural Solutions With French Side Health Care

PHILIPSBURG – Last week Minister Emil Lee initiated a stepped up level of cooperation between the Dutch and French sides of the island with regard to health care.

Left to right: Ramzy Dennaoui, Arnauld Benet, Jim Rosen, Sidiane Laker, Iris Blokpoel, Dr. Louis Jeffrey, Minister Emil Lee, Kees Klarenbeek, Fenna Arnell, Joanne Dekker

“As St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2016 06:43 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---- Last week Minister Emil Lee initiated a stepped up level of cooperation between the Dutch and French sides of the Island with regards to health care. “As St. Maarten continues with its plans for the development of a new hospital, determining the level of cooperation between the Dutch and French sides is a critical element of our development strategy” Minister Lee states.
“Our hope is that instead of two independent hospitals, struggling to provide quality care in a sustainable manner, that we synchronize our strategies.”
A formal cooperation agreement has existed since 2014 and is known as the Observatory St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2016 02:06 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Brian Deher, Managing Director of Dock Maarten NV, delivered a presentation to the Council of Ministers on Thursday February 8, 2016, where he officially requested that Government initiate a thorough investigation into the many issues that surround the Harbour Group of Companies, specifically the management decisions taken by CEO Mark Mingo and his aggressive and – taking into account the history of the case – incomprehensible stance against Dock Maarten’s marina expansion project.
According to Deher “During Mr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Feb 2016 02:59 PM

‘Shotgun Budget’ Tabled In Parliament By Gibson

Finance Minister Richard Gibson (right) with MP Maurice Lake

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament is faced with a “shotgun budget” as the draft 2016 budget was described by Finance Minister Richard Gibson Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Feb 2016 07:34 PM

‘Shotgun Budget’ Tabled In Parliament By Gibson

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament is faced with a “shotgun budget” as the draft 2016 budget was described by Finance Minister Richard Gibson. The Minister tabled the budget, totaling NAf 438,000 in the Central Committee meeting of Parliament on this morning.  

  There is “no time to do the budget as it should have been done” and to get all policies from the seven ministries covered, said the Minister Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
08 Feb 2016 05:09 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Head of New Projects Kurt Ruan told representatives that the project has been in the pipeline for quite a while. He said since these projects are financed by the European Development Fund (EDF) goes through a lengthy procedure. Ruan said he could remember that the current Prime Minister William Marlin was the one who signed off on this particular projects some years ago.
Ruan said the scope of work entails upgrading of Dutch Quarter main road which was identified by the EDF as a project that came into consideration for financing Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
07 Feb 2016 10:01 PM

Mp Tamara Leonard Request Info About Government Consultants

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten  – United People (UP) party Member of Parliament Tamara Leonard has requested a list of all consultants working for Government and their associated consulting fees and benefits (housing, allowances and transportation etc.) per ministry.

MP Leonard urged Government in the letter to provide the information requested prior to the start of the Central Committee meeting on the draft 2016 budget Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
07 Feb 2016 04:06 PM

Sint Maarten Police Is Seeking Information On Scotia Bank Robbery Suspect

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday, the 5th of February 2016, at approximately 11:20 am, a man walked into The Bank of Nova Scotia located in Philipsburg and handed one of the tellers a threatening note forcing the teller to hand over an undisclosed amount of money.

After receiving the money the suspect left unnoticed. By the time the alarm was raised the suspect had already left the establishment.

The attached photos are snapshots of the suspect. Even though the photos are of very poor quality, the hope is that someone who sees the suspect may still recognize him.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who have seen him around the time of the incident can contact the police tip line at 9300 (international callers can reach the tip line by dialing +1721 542-0345) or the Special Unit Robbery at 1721 542-2222 ext 204 or 205 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Feb 2016 11:39 AM

Mp Tamara Leonard Request Info About Government Consultants

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – United People (UP) party Member of Parliament Tamara Leonard has requested a list of all consultants working for Government and their associated consulting fees and benefits (housing, allowances and transportation etc.) per ministry.

MP Leonard urged Government in the letter to provide the information requested prior to the start of the Central Committee meeting on the draft 2016 budget Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
05 Feb 2016 08:05 PM

St. Maarten owed NAF 165M to both entities --- Parties agree to reduce the amount --- Building sold for NAF45M while another NAF15M have to spent on finishing it.

PHILIPSBURG:---Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Feb 2016 02:59 PM

St. Maarten Does Not Agree With Kingdom’S Proposal On Dispute Committee --- Pm Marlin.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister William Marlin in his remarks on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing announced that the government of St. Maarten does not agree with the proposal sent to him by the Kingdom Government on the formation of a ‘dispute committee”. Marlin said while the government of St. Maarten cannot agree with the proposal simply because it states that despite any advices the Kingdom is the one that will have the last word on any matters of dispute Read more


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HOPE
Source: Today SXM
26 Jan 2016 08:50 PM

Former Mp Laville Stands Trial For Threatening James And York

St. Maarten – Former Member of Parliament Romain Jules Laville stands trial tomorrow morning for firearm possession and for threatening his former fellow-faction member Jules James and, on a later date, steel pan icon Isidore York.

Officers of the National Detective Agency arrested Laville on March 26 of last year in the context of an investigation into alleged threats he made against former UP-parliamentarian Jules James on June 11, 2012 and against Isidore York on November 28 of the same year Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Jan 2016 08:04 PM

Mlk To Receive Professional Tennis Classes At Pdp Country Club

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Country Club at Port De Plaisance in collaboration with the school manager of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary have teamed up for a special physical education project.

The Cycle 2 classes of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School will be adding professional tennis classes to their physical education experience. The Physical Education Coach Kevin Dekkers along with the respective class teachers will assist during these special classes.

“I am elated to finalize this agreement which only serves in the best interest of our students by adding to their physical education opportunities while at our school,” remarked Stuart Johnson School Manager of the Dr Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jan 2016 09:56 AM

Mlk To Receive Professional Tennis Classes At Pdp Country Club

(Right to left): Stuart Johnson School Manager of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School, Managing Director of Marine Management & Consulting Jeffrey Dale Boyd, and Marc J. Morand General Manager of the Country Club at Port de Plaisance

Philipsburg -- The Country Club at Port De Plaisance in collaboration with the school manager of the Dr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Jan 2016 04:47 PM

Caribbean Unions Of Seventh Day Adventist Principals Workshop Held.

Maho:--- Honorable Minister Silveria Jacobs attended The Caribbean Union of Seventh Day Adventist Principals workshop held at the Maho Sonesta Resort. Under the theme of Aligning Hearts and Minds, the purpose of the workshop is to ensure that every Seventh Day Adventist school in the Caribbean Union promotes academic excellence in a spiritually charged environment.

Along with the Minister, in attendance were representatives from the Caribbean Union Conference, the North, South and East Caribbean Conference, the St Read more


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