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Source: 721 News
24 May 2023 09:49 AM

When Will The Illegal Rip Off Finally Stop?

Several months ago, I wrote an article about the local banks ripping off cardholders on this island.The world, including St. Martin, is rapidly doing away with cash transaction and going over to electronic transaction.

So, I have decided to bring up this topic again, in hope that as elections are less than a year away, somebody who isdesirous of being elected, or re-elected, (including the minister of finance) will eventually do something about it.

Cardholders with US Dollars bank accounts are at the mercies of some of the banks on this island Read more

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Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2022 04:58 PM

The Banking Rip Offs Continue.

Not many of us who use the banking system understand it properly, and so, the banks continue to take advantage of the peoples lack of knowledge. There is a gross advantage being taken of our people by some of the banks on the island, and the Minister of Finance must ensure that the Central Bank looks into these illegal practices.

When non-RBC Bank clients use their debit card at an establishment with an RBC Bank card machine to process a US Dollars transaction, the account at cardholders bank is charged an amount higher than what the cardholder swiped for Read more

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Source: 721 News
17 Aug 2021 05:01 PM

Former Minister Gordon-Carty Presents Copy Of Her Book To Usp Leader Frans Richardson

St. Peters, Sint Maarten — Former USP Minister of VSA Pamela Gordon Carty presented a copy of her book, 2021 Financial Economic Social & Spatial Recovery Plan Part 1 to the Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) at a ceremony held at her office in St. Peters on Saturday August 14th, 2021.

In attendance was USP Faction Leader MP Buncamper, President of the party Agnes Brooks Mardenborough, Union Leaders Claire Elshot and Raymond Jessurun, Veteran Politician and Political Advisor to many Julian Rollocks, outspoken Political Commentator Edwin James and other invited guest.

The former Minister was the driving force behind the Pamela Policy passed in the National Gazette on February 5th, 2020 Read more

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Source: 721 News
25 May 2021 01:30 AM

Mp Buncamper Meets With W. Nisbeth Road Vendors.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday morning, Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, together with his faction staff Fernando Clark met with a number of vendors operating on the Ring Road side of the Walter Nisbeth Road.

During the meeting the vendors informed the MP that last April they were invited to a meeting with SG Miguel De Weever and Valya Pantophlet during which they were informed that they will be relocated to the festival Village on the tentative date of July 1st, after which they will no longer be permitted to operate from their present locations.

The vendors, who currently pay a yearly fee of Naf 1.200,= for their vending license, were granted permission to operate and conduct their business on several parcels of land on the Ring Road, which have been granted to individuals or entities Read more

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Source: 721 News
09 Jan 2018 11:36 PM

Correction: Prosecutor Confirms Lee Under Investigation

Philipsburg – In the article titled, “Prosecution confirms Lee under investigation”, published on January 9, 2018, it stated that Honorable Minister of VROMI, Christophe Emmanuel, filed a complaint against his colleague, Minister Lee, with the Prosecutor’s Office in early December 2017. This is false information.

Prior to the above mentioned article, the Daily Herald published on December 19, 2017, that during the radio program “Online with Fernando Clark”, Minister Emmanuel announced that he filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office against Minister Lee for misuse of his Government-issued fuel bonds for his business and placing his Government owned vehicle license plate on his personal vehicle post Hurricane Irma Read more

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Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2017 11:07 PM

Reabren Centros De Detención De Simpson Bay.

FOTO: Ministro de Justicia Rafael Boasman

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten. – Las instalaciones del Centro de Detención en Simpson Bay, fue reabierta el pasado viernes 27.

El edificio sufrió daños durante del paso del huracán Irma, de antemano ya la edificación necesitaba reparaciones antes de la tormenta, por lo que el ministerio aprovechó la oportunidad para completar las reparaciones necesarias.

Durante una breve ceremonia celebrada en las instalaciones, el Ministro de Justicia, Rafael Boasman, elogió a the Genie (ingenieros del ejército holandés) por su asistencia y cooperación para poner las instalaciones listas para su uso.

The Genie hizo reparaciones en el techo, el sistema de cámaras, los baños y las camas.

El Ministro agradeció the Genie en nombre del gobierno y el pueblo de St Read more

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Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2017 12:57 AM

Simpson Bay Detention Facilities Re-Opened.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday, October 27th, the detention facilities in Simpson Bay were re-opened for use.

The building suffered damage from Hurricane Irma and was in need of repairs prior to the storm, so the ministry made use of the opportunity to complete the necessary repairs.

During a brief ceremony held at the facilities, Minister of Justice, Rafael Boasman was full of praises to the Genie (engineers from the Dutch army) for their assistance and cooperation in getting the facilities ready for use.

The Genie made repairs to the roof, the camera system, the bathrooms and the beds.

The Minister thanked the Genie on behalf of the government and the people of St Read more

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Source: 721 News
27 Jun 2017 11:55 PM

Graduation At The Pointe Blanche Prison

POINTE BLANCHE – On Friday, June 23, 40 inmates of the Pointe Blanche Prison received their certificates for the various courses they followed and successfully completed during a graduation ceremony held at the facility.

Certificates were awarded to the graduates in the fields of Music, Christian education, preparations for GED, Mathematics, Computer classes and the English and Dutch languages.

Among the invited guests were: Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman; representing the Minister of Education was Shermina Powell; members of the commission of supervision of the prison Johannes Schols, Ludwina Hodge and Wilfred Manning; coordinator of education at the Miss Lalie Center Lenrich Wilson; and Public Relations Officer for the Minister of Justice Fernando Clark.

The ceremony started at 9:30am with an opening prayer by Reverend Elfreda Lake followed by words of welcome and inspiration to the graduates by Prison Directors Steven Carty and Wilfred Williams.

Minister Boasman addressed the graduates, urging them to make the right choices in life Read more

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Source: 721 News
08 Feb 2017 02:00 AM

First Calypso Tent For 2017 Season

PHILIPSBURG – RAW Promotions Foundation under the auspices of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF), in collaboration with the FCDSM, presents the first calypso tent for the 2017 Carnival season.

The official opening of Carnival in the north took place last Saturday, February 4, and was followed by the children’s candy parade on Sunday, February 5.

However, on Tuesday, February 21, the Carnival Village in Galisbay, Marigot will come alive when calypso fans will get a rare opportunity to see their favorite calypsonians perform in a calypso tent.

Performing will be ten calypsonians: King Beau Beau, The Mighty Phox, Empress Ebony, Lady Righteous, Doctor Ray, Sheera, The Mighty Pepper, The Chipman, His Majesty Baker Jr., and the reigning calypso monarch of St Read more

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Source: 721 News
09 Sep 2016 02:05 AM

Calypso Registration Deadline Closes Today Friday, Sept. 9

PHILIPSBURG – RAW Promotions Foundation, the organization in charge of organizing the 2017 Nagico Calypso competition, informed all calypsonians that the deadline to register for the

2017 Nagico calypso competition is Friday, September 9 at 5:00pm.

Registration forms can be obtained from the foundation’s president Fernando Clark, at WTN Cable/Xerox in the Obersi Building at Harbor View.

Thus far 19 calypsonians have registered for next year’s competition Read more

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Source: 721 News
31 Aug 2016 01:32 AM

Registration Deadline For Calypso Competition Extended

PHILIPSBURG – During a meeting held on Tuesday, August 23, between the Calypso Organizing Committee and the Calypsonians, it was agreed that the deadline for Calypsonians to sign up and register for the 2017 Nagico Calypso competition is Thursday, September 1.

The Calypso Organizing Committee has decided to move the deadline from Thursday, September 1, to Friday, September 9, to allow those Calypsonians who missed the August 23, meeting to sign up and register on or before the new deadline.

Registration forms can be obtained from the Committee’s president Fernando Clark at WTN Cable/Xerox office in the Obersi Building at Harbor View, Mondays to Fridays between 9:00am and 5:00pm Read more

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Source: 721 News
19 Aug 2016 08:50 PM

Invitation To All Calypsonians And Prospective Calypsonians To A Meeting

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has outsourced the organizing of the 2017 NAGICO Calypso Competition to Fernando Clark, who is in the process of finalizing a new foundation under which the NAGICO Calypso competition will be organized.

The Committee has started the ground work for the task at hand Read more

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Source: 721 News
26 Jul 2016 01:55 AM

Prosecutor’S Office To Be Regular Guest In Talk Show “View Point” Aired On 102.7 Fm

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of the Prosecutor’s Office St. Maarten made their first appearance on the live talk show “View Point” hosted by Fernando Clark on Thursday, July 21. The talk show airs on the Voice of St. Maarten Radio Network 102.7 FM daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Members of the Prosecutor’s Office will appear on the show at the end of each month as part of efforts to better connect with the community Read more

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