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Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2021 09:43 PM

2Nd Day Inter Expo Congress

THE NETHERLANDS — On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Ten Years after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles Congress and Trade Mission, continued at the Nieuwspoort in The Hague.

On Thursday the Congress opened with a presentation by Ms. Gerlien Croes, Member of the Parliament of Aruba, who discussed the strengthening of our Kingdom relations based on European values and standards. She mentioned that we are small islands with big challenges and explained that change requires support and that the EU offers an alternative, known as the next EU generation.

During her presentation it was questioned why we do not make use of the possibilities that are already offered based on our OCT status and look at a new status which does not have to be a UPG status, but a yet to be determined OCT plus.MP Gerlien Croes made it clear that the way forward was not with reforms by means of liquidity support Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Dec 2021 07:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the 31st Congress and Trade Mission regarding Ten Years after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, continued at the Nieuwspoort in The Hague in which a delegation of the Parliament of Sint Maarten is currently participating. Today the Congress started with a presentation by Ms. Gerlien Croes, Member of the Parliament of Aruba, who discussed the strengthening of our Kingdom relations based on European values and standards. She mentioned that we are small islands with big challenges and brought forward that change requires support and that the EU offers an alternative Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Dec 2021 11:47 PM

Pamela Gordon Carty Usp Leader: Mp ArrindellS Departure Lacked Integrity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordon-Carty on Sunday said while she was not surprised by the declaration by MP Akeem Arrindell as an independent member of Parliament, she would have preferred that the MP used a more integer manner of walking away from the party regardless of the reason that has been expressed.

The US board had already earlier in the weekend stated that Arrindells excuse to Parliament and the public was void of the truth Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2021 06:54 PM

Us Leader: Mp ArrindellS Departure Lacked Integrity.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordo Carty on Sunday said while she was not surprised by the declaration by MP Akeem Arrindell as an independent member of Parliament, she would have preferred that the MP used a more integer manner of walking away from the party regardless of the reason that has been expressed.
The US board had already earlier in the weekend stated that Arrindells excuse to Parliament and the public was void of the truth Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Nov 2021 02:26 PM

Sarah Insists On Answers From Minister Doran Regarding Mullet Bay

AlsoInquiresRegarding the Mullet Bay Inquiry to Give Mullet Bay Back to the People.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 10 November 2021 With the Mullet Bay beach very much in the news lately, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams is attempting to get answers to her questions which were evaded by the Minister of VROMI in the public meetings dealing with Governments policies on the granting of long lease land.

In her letter to the Minister, the MP reminded the Minister of her attempts to get some clarity with respect to what is taking place at Mullet Bay beach Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Apr 2021 07:55 PM

Frontier Airlines Announces Plans To Begin St Maarten Service This Summer With Nonstop Miami And Orlando Flights

SAINT MAARTEN  Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today announced plans to begin service at Princess Juliana International Airport(SXM) in St. Maarten with nonstop Miami and Orlando flights beginning in July 2021.

Were overjoyed to add St Maarten to our route map this summer with nonstop Miami and Orlando flights,said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial, Frontier Airlines. St. Maarten is a premier vacation destination known for its sun-filled outdoor activities and amazing scenery Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Apr 2021 03:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today announced plans to begin service at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten with nonstop Miami and Orlando flights beginning in July 2021.

Were overjoyed to add St Maarten to our route map this summer with nonstop Miami and Orlando flights, said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial, Frontier Airlines. St. Maarten is a premier vacation destination known for its sun-filled outdoor activities and amazing scenery Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Dec 2020 03:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Lions Club was chartered on December 12th, 1970, and will celebrate 50 years this coming Saturday. The idea for starting a Lions Club on Sint Maarten was initiated by the late Lion Donny Bakhuis, who was a government auditor and visited the island for work from the Federal Government in Curacao. The Club was eventually chartered by the Bonaire Lions Club with Lion Ben Vlaun serving as its first Lion President with 22 Charter members.

Since this was the first service club on the island in 1970 it took some time for the community to understand and accept this service club concept, because it was not a religious, fraternal, or political organization Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Nov 2020 09:36 AM

Minister Of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs Initiates National Food Bank Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On March 14, 2020, St. Maarten closed its borders, due to the effects of COVID-19 and a partial restriction was announced. With the island still bearing the effects of the pandemic such as business closures, the economy has drastically declined and it is further projected to have continued adverse effects on the major economic pillar, tourism.

The government of St. Maarten has, for the short-term, initiated food boxes for persons in need. Due to the overwhelming need for sustenance, lack of capacity and limited resources, a more sustainable plan is warranted to support vulnerable groups Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Nov 2020 08:45 PM

Minister Of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs Initiates National Food Bank Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On March 14, 2020, St. Maarten closed its borders, due to the effects of COVID-19 and a partial restriction was announced. With the island still bearing the effects of the pandemic such as business
closures, the economy has drastically declined and it is further projected to have continued adverse effects on the major economic pillar, tourism.

The government of St. Maarten has, for the short-term, initiated food boxes for persons in need. Due to the overwhelming need for sustenance, lack of capacity and limited resources, a more sustainable plan is warranted to support vulnerable groups Read more


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MAP
Source: SMN-News
16 Oct 2020 07:44 AM

~Sheryl Grant: There is a paradigm shift- The New Cultural Currency is called Community~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Its time for us to wake up; stand up; and unapologetically be the leaders that God has called us to be. There is a paradigm shift from an old-world regime: capitalism, Me, Myself and I, says Sheryl Grant, founder of Sheryl Grant Enterprises which focuses on supporting and empowering underrepresented business leaders and entrepreneurs.
She passionately continued, The new world is the digital world and the new cultural currency or new money is called community Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Oct 2020 02:21 PM

Uwi And Usm Sign Mou Marking Historic Solidarity In The Caribbean

Antonio Carmona Baez, President of USMand Sir Henry Beckles, Vice-Chancellor UWI.

POND ISLAND-- University of St. Martin (USM) and University of the West Indies (UWI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) marking a historic partnership between the two universities.

USM after a decade of working in close partnership with UWI Open Campus, expressed an interest in joining UWI global system which includes joint centres with ten international universities, USM announced in a press release on Saturday.

The UWI Council discussed the concept note and approved it in principle earlier this year, asking Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and his team to develop a road map with a full proposal for further consideration.

That process began with the signing of an MOU between the two universities on Wednesday, October 7.

Vice-Chancellor of UWI, Professor Sir Beckles and Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet, President of the Board of USM met virtually to sign the MOU which marked a historic partnership, not only between the universities, but significantly for the framework for collaboration and regional development now established between the Dutch Caribbean and English-speaking territories of UWI.

As an Economic Historian, Professor Sir Beckles brought context to the importance of the occasion, noting that after 528 years almost to the date, of Christopher Columbus entry into the region on October 12, 1492, that this is A historic and courageous project that seeks to reverse the legacies of the Columbus project, to put those legacies behind us so that we can go forward as one people, one sovereign nation, one civilization Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Oct 2020 01:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The University of St Martin (USM), after a decade of working in close partnership with The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus, expressed an interest in joining The UWI global system which includes joint centres with ten international universities. The UWI Council discussed the concept note and approved it in principle earlier this year, asking Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, and his team to develop a road map with a full proposal for further consideration Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Jun 2020 08:13 AM

Islandpreneur Live 2020 Attracts 650 People In 35+ Countries

Organizers to start Islandpreneur Network based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Great Bay, St. Maarten Islandpreneur Live 2020 was a success. This 3 day virtual summit attracted 650 registrants from more than 35+ countries,  of which the majority were Caribbean countries.  Unexpected, were those who attended the summit from India, Brazil, Morocco, and Austria. A world map highlighting where registrants came from and a listing of the countries were shared on the last day of the summit.

Hosted by Ife Badejo of Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency, this summit was designed to empower Caribbean entrepreneurs to thrive in the digital world and be more resilient.  The organizing team included Dwayne Griffith, Chief Impact Officer of PWR Agency, Kerai Kreative Style who focused on strategic marketing, and Optimize Curacao who designed the website and managed its search engine optimization (SEO).  Shekina Dare from Central Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, played an improtant role as well in the organization of the event, helping to secure speakers Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jun 2020 06:43 PM

Organizers start Islandpreneur Network based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Islandpreneur Live 2020 was a success. This 3-day virtual summit attracted 650 registrants from more than 35+ countries, of which the majority were Caribbean countries. Unexpected were those who attended the summit from India, Brazil, Morocco, and Austria. A world map highlighting where registrants came from and a listing of the countries were shared on the last day of the summit.

Hosted by Ife Badejo of Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency, this summit was designed to empower Caribbean entrepreneurs to thrive in the digital world and be more resilient Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Feb 2018 01:28 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, the Board of the Sint Maarten Christian Party signed a declaration stating that the Party’s MPs will begin the process towards eradicating of poverty on Sint Maarten when elected to Parliament. Witnessing the signing ceremony were members of the Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform (SMAPP) Raymond Jessurun and Claire Eshot and Alberto Bute.

I am sure that there will be people who will immediately label the signing of this document as another political gimmick leading up to the February 26 elections Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Feb 2018 06:54 PM

Smcp Signs Declaration Eradication Of Poverty

On Saturday, February 3rd 2018, the Board of the Sint Maarten Christian Party signed a declaration stating that the Party’s MPs will begin the process towards eradicating of poverty on Sint Maarten when elected to Parliament. Witnessing the signing ceremony were members of the Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform (SMAPP) Raymond Jessurun and Claire Eshot and Alberto Bute.

I am sure that there will be people who will immediately label the signing of this document as another political gimmick leading up to the February 26 elections Read more


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Source: Soualiganewsday
01 Jan 2018 09:04 PM

New Year’S Message From President Of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams

PHILIPSBURG – Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) and President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams said in her New Year’s Day message: ‘Don’t let the disaster that befell us get the better of us.’ “It would take more than a few words to adequately describe the year which has become last year and a year we have put behind us Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Dec 2017 02:12 AM

St. Maarten At Funding Mission And Energy Summit Cooperation With French St. Martin Seen As Way Forward

Great Bay, St. Maarten – Cooperation with the French side of St. Maarten is a key component for St. Maarten, in its ongoing rebuilding and development efforts. This is a prevalent sentiment of St. Maarten following its recent attendance of high level meetings held in Brussels.

At the invitation of the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA), St. Maarten attended the 3rd Ministerial Energy Summit in Brussels, on December 6th and 7th. Utilizing the opportunity presented by this invitation, St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Dec 2017 10:57 PM

Cooperation with French St. Martin seen as way forward

GREAT BAY:--- Cooperation with the French side of St. Maarten is a key component for St. Maarten, in its ongoing rebuilding and development efforts. This is a prevalent sentiment of St. Maarten following its recent attendance of high-level meetings held in Brussels.

At the invitation of the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA), St. Maarten attended the 3rd Ministerial Energy Summit in Brussels, on December 6th and 7th Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Oct 2017 12:16 AM

Solutions To Save Our Local University

Dear Editor,

As an Educator teaching 25 years at the University of St. Martin (USM), I would like to humbly give my advice and solution to the Minister of Education on how to save our University of St. Martin. I fully understand the situation our Government is being confronted with. The shortage of income for this year and the coming years for the entire country is something we all have to face and therefore it is impossible at this point and time to commit to any type of monetary assistance to the University, but we need to be creative in seeking a solution.

This is where creative financing comes into the picture within Government Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Oct 2017 12:12 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, October 23rd, the interim report of the workgroup National Recovery Plan (NRP) for the reconstruction and recovery of Sint Maarten will be available after 3:00 PM on the website www.sxmemergency.org, the website that Government launched shortly after the passing of Hurricane Irma.

The interim report entitled Interim Report National Recovery Plan provides a preliminary analysis of the economic impact expected due to the loss of the country’s main business activities and infrastructure Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2017 09:18 PM

Caribbean Tourism Organization (Cto) Hurricane Irma - Update 5.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados:--- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) continue to provide updates from their members in the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean following the impact Hurricane Irma.

Relief efforts are underway in a handful of the countries and both CTO and CHTA have set-up funds to assist in the efforts. CTO’s Relief Fund helps families and countries rebuild after hurricanes. For more information on CTO’s Relief Fund or to make a donation, visit www.gofundme.com/hurricane-relief-fund-cto Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Aug 2017 11:29 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The much anticipated 2nd edition of Where’s Where in St. Maarten (WWSM) was released to the public in an official launch held at the Jubilee Library in Philipsburg on Friday, August 18th. The first copies of “Where’s where in St. Maarten” were offered to the Director of the library, Mrs. Monique Alberts and Assistant Circulation Supervisor, Daniel Helligar. To highlight the community aspect of WWSM, several community leaders spoke at the event such as Rhoda Arrindell, Cassandra Richardson and vice president of the University of St Read more


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