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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Source: 721 News
21 Jan 2016 09:53 PM

Leonard, Meyers, Marlin-Romeo Request Urgent Parliament Meeting About Police Insurance

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten –– United People’s (UP) party Members of Parliament Tamara Leonard and Franklin Meyers along with independent MP Leona Marlin-Romeo have requested an urgent Central Committee meeting on insurance coverage for police officers and their families, the regulation of officers’ positions and security measures for the country.

Come and enjoy a great BBQ at mambo’s We serve chicken,ribs, fry snapper fillet , chicken and shrimps brochettes with creole sauce …all that served with rice and peas or fries and 2 differents sides of salads Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Jan 2016 08:20 PM

Public Health Ordinance Passed By Parliament On January 15Th, 2016

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — MP Wescot-Williams reflected on the public meetings held at Parliament last week on the now passed public health ordinance which was presented by Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Mr. Emil Lee (DP) and the team of his ministry.  MP Wescot-Williams understands how the talks came to be dominated by the  debate on the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jan 2016 08:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, January 18th the Democratic Party of St. Maarten (DP) held its first press conference for the New Year. Party Leader, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, touched on a number of important topics during her talk with reporters, as outlined below.

Public Health Ordinance passed by Parliament on January 15th, 2016
MP Wescot-Williams reflected on the public meetings held at Parliament last week on the now passed public health ordinance which was presented by Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Mr Read more


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Source: Today SXM
19 Jan 2016 07:47 PM

“Electoral Reform Is A Race Against Time”

St. Maarten – Bringing about electoral reform that is applicable to the September 26 elections is “a race against time,” DP-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams said at a party press conference yesterday afternoon.

“The proposals I made to parliament will be part of the research,” the DP-leader said Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Jan 2016 06:04 PM

Tamara Leonard Lash Back At The Dutch Prosecutors

~To the Dutch, who look down on us~

Member of Parliament for Sint Maarten Ms. Tamara Leonard

After drinking my Bushtea to deal with the stomach ache I have been suffering from reading on how Dutch politicians and Dutch media depict St. Maarten in the light of the IPKO meetings;  It’s time I speak my mind. I am addressing this to those Dutch people who look down on us Read more


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Source: Today SXM
07 Jan 2016 06:12 PM

St. Maarten Prime Minister Wants Voting Rights For Students In Holland

Prime Minister William Marlin with Education Minister Silveria Jacobs at yesterday’s press briefing. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten News – Prime Minister William Marlin will travel to the Netherlands on Sunday for a week-long visit where he will meet with Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk and the vice-chair of the Council of State, Piet Hein Donner Read more


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Source: Soualiganewsday
07 Jan 2016 11:06 AM

PHILIPSBURG—St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE) Foundation extends best wishes to the island’s population for the new year and hopes to continue dialogues on and for equality for all people in 2016.

SAFE is a L(esbian), G(ay), B(i-sexual) & T(ransgender) organization, which was established in 2013 and focuses on human rights and empowerment. 

According to the SAFE board, 2015 had been a year full of activities geared towards stimulating conversations between the foundation and all segments of society concerning human rights and overcoming stigma & discrimination Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Dec 2015 07:50 PM

Academy Closes Year By Graduating 81

CUL DE SAC, St. Maarten - St. Maarten Academy’s academic campus closed the calendar year with a bang by graduating 81 of its students who successfully completed their CSEC examinations, offered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) in May/June.

The ceremony was held on December 16, 2015 at the Belair Community Centre under the theme, “Education: The Passport to Our Future”.

Clifford Francois emerged as valedictorian and recapped the years of hard work that brought him and his fellow graduates the successes they have achieved Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Dec 2015 06:18 PM

Mp Lake Wants Update On Emilio Wilson Estate

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake has sent a letter to Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Angel Meyers, via the President of Parliament seeking an update about plans for Emilio Wilson Estate. 
 â€œThe Estate is of invaluable natural, cultural, historical and social significance Read more

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Source: Today SXM
16 Dec 2015 05:50 PM

New Parties Come With Joint Statement About Elections

St. Maarten – The five newly established political parties will come with a joint statement about the decision to move the elections from February 9 to September 26, Christian Party leader Wycliffe Smith told this newspaper yesterday evening. He declined to make an individual comment on the situation, but it stands to reason to assume that the five parties are not happy with the outcome of the process.

The Christian Party, Hope, led by Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt (aka Elektra),MAP, led by Peter Gittens, SMD, led by Benjamin Ortega and Beyond St Read more


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Source: Today SXM
16 Dec 2015 05:47 PM

Nagico 2016 Calendar Features Artwork From Local Students

NAGICO Insurances CEO Dwayne Elgin presents winners Carina Alcin and Tracey Aloma with a copy of the 2016 calendar displaying their handy work and a gift certificate for Boolchands. Photo contributed

St. Maarten – Nagico Insurances launched its 2016 calendar, entitled My Heritage, My Culture – a compilation of art submitted by students from across the Caribbean, two (2) of whom are from St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Dec 2015 08:09 PM

Carpha Continues To Battle Dengue And Chikungunya And Prepares For Zika

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Vector borne diseases, such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika, continue to emerge in the Caribbean, threatening health, tourism, social and economic development. 

According to Dr. Joy St. John, Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at CARPHA “in the last decade, the Caribbean has been wrestling with wave after wave of vector borne diseases Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Dec 2015 07:01 PM

Upnext Starts To Give Back

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - UPNext, the youth wing of the United People (UP) party, have begun their annual holiday tradition of giving back to the less fortunate children in the community.

This past weekend the group visited Antonia Hodge and the Hope Outreach Home in St. Peters to deliver gifts, setup and decorate a Christmas tree, also provided by UPNext.

The group will visit a number of children's homes in the coming days.

The expressed thanks to the businesses and individuals who continue to work with them as they try to give St Read more


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