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Source: SMN-News
20 Sep 2020 05:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On September 10th, 2020, members of the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset joined club President, Elisia Lake, and gathered at the Government Administration Building for the presentation of 67 tablet computers to various public schools on the island. Rotary Sunset launched its tablet/computer donation drive in August with hopes to provide the much-needed computer devices to students who were unable to attend online classes.

 Supporting basic education and literacy is one of Rotarys primary areas of focus and Rotary Sunset strongly believes in the right to sound education for every child Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Sep 2020 03:41 PM

Rotary Sunset Supports Online Learning With Tablet Donations

Philipsburg,St.MaartenOn September 10th, 2020, members of the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset joinedclubPresident, Elisia Lake,andgathered at the Government Administration Buildingfor the presentationof67tablet computers to various public schools on the island.Rotary Sunset launched its tablet / computer donation drive in Augustwithhopestoprovide themuch-neededcomputer devices to students who were unable to attend online classes.

Supporting basic education and literacy is one of Rotarys primary areas of focus and Rotary Sunset strongly believes in the right to a sound education for every child. The club has organized numerous projects to promote education and literacy with its annual Reading Slumber Fun, Read A Book A Day Free Little Libraries and TeachersAppreciation initiatives, among others Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Sep 2020 04:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, September 17, the Council of Ministers held a cooperation meeting with the Collectivit of Saint Martin at the Government Administration Building. Although this meeting was planned since earlier in the week, both governments are elated with the outcome of the unity march of Wednesday, September 16, that took place at the Cole Bay/Bellevue border checkpoint which led to the lifting of the border controls at the Bellevue and French Quarter checkpoints.

Present during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Ministers Egbert Doran, Anna Richardson, Ardwell Irion, Ludmila de Weever, drs Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Sep 2020 09:23 PM

Bell Realty Company Made Generous Contribution To The Education On Sint. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Bell Realty Company donated computers and printers to the seven public schools, as their contribution, towards education during this Corona Pandemic. This generous donation will assist the schools in providing online learning to the students attending the public schools on Sint Maarten.

One of the representative Mr. Russel Bell elaborated on the importance of education and the ability for students to be able to continue their education in spite of the current worldwide Covid Situation that requires a new Virtual reality. 

This family owned business has been in existence on Sint Maarten for 50 years and were elated to be able to contribute to  the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport with  this venture .

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports drs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2020 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Bell Realty Company donated computers and printers to the seven public schools, as their contribution, towards education during this Corona Pandemic. This generous donation will assist the schools in providing online learning to the students attending the public schools on Sint Maarten.
One of the representative Mr. Russel Bell elaborated on the importance of education and the ability for students to be able to continue their education in spite of the current worldwide COVID Situation that requires a new Virtual reality Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Sep 2020 03:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister and Chair of EOC, Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, instructed all educational institutions on the island to be closed to students and the public as of March 18, 2020. To continue the learning process, schools opted to conduct classes online (distance learning) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Sep 2020 11:00 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rodolphe Samuel announced on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers press briefing that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Annual Sport & Creative Industries Open House, will be presented as a virtual online event, via the Facebook pages of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the Department of Sports and the Department of Culture, on September 14th, 2020 at 10 am Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Aug 2020 04:49 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maartens primary telecommunication provider, TelEm Group, is responding positively to its new role in the St. Maarten community - Virtual classroom provider.

 TelEm Group recently upgraded five public schools with an unprecedented internet connection package specially created for schools on the island, so that teachers can connect with students in remote classroom scenarios.

According to TelEm Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Mr. Michiel Parent, the key to the upgrades are faster upload speeds that enable students to receive instruction in real-time and also interact with their teachers.

Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Aug 2020 11:36 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel urged all schools to make use of the forms provided to them in the Education Continuity Plan to report all cases of COVID-19 in the event a student or staff member are tested positive for the virus. Minister Samuel said guidelines were also given to the schools in the event positive cases of coronavirus have been identified.
The Minister in response to a question on the school bus drivers and how they are being financed during the COVID-19 pandemic said an agreement was made with the school bus drivers when they were called to transport examination students Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Aug 2020 10:37 AM

Government Waiting On Report From Health Professionals Before Moving Forward With Schools.

~ Distance Learning should be considered by private institutions.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The government of St. Maarten namely the Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel in response to a question on Wednesday Council of Minister's press briefing said that his Ministry never set out to close schools on St. Maarten but in fact has an education continuity plan in place where it is recommended that educational institutions move forward through distance learning Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Aug 2020 10:13 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Caribbean International Academy has dispatched a letter to the Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel and the Minister of Health and Labor Richard Panneflek inf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 03:59 PM

Government Departments Affected By Second Wave Of Covid-19 As Numbers Increase.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Several Government offices and services are being affected by the second wave of the COVOD-19 outbreak on St. Maarten. The Department of Immigration and Border Controls closed their doors because an immigration officer tested positive for the COVID-19, due to contact tracing four other persons working at the department are now under quarantine.
The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau also had to close its doors as someone in high standing also tested positive. SMN News understands that all employees of the Tourist Bureau were sent to be tested while the office is now closed.
The Inspectorate of Health and Labor located at the Vineyard Building is also closed as an inspector tested positive Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Aug 2020 01:55 PM

Pfp: Six Months In, A Brief Review

PHILIPSBURG Monday, August 10th marked six months since the sitting Parliament was sworn in. Among the returning and new faces are Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 11:02 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Management of Learning Unlimited has refused to follow the guidelines set down by the government when it comes to distance learning.
On Tuesday the Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek and Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel sent a letter to Learning Unlimited and Caribbean International Academy advising them that they too have to follow the restrictions set down by government even though they are a private institution Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Aug 2020 08:45 PM

Lu And Cia Warned Not To Open For Onsite Learning.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministers of Education Rodolphe Samuel and Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek dispatched a letter to the private institutions Learning Unlimited (LU) and the Caribbean International Academy (CIA) informing them that they are to remain closed for onsite education and instead proceed with distant learning Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Aug 2020 12:00 AM

Are Schools Ready To Start Online Learning In The New School Year?

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs. Rodolphe Samuel, has taken the bold decision to keep schools closed and to start the new school year with online learning, until further notice.

He communicated this to parents and guardians via a letter, dated July 31, 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2020 05:22 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs. Rodolphe Samuel, has taken the bold decision to keep schools closed and to start the new school year with online learning, until further notice. He communicated this to parents and guardians via a letter, dated July 31, 2020. But, are schools prepared to deliver education online?
Unfortunately, the Ministers decision came ten days prior to the official start of the new school year, which gives schools very little time to prepare Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Jul 2020 07:09 AM

Tropical Storm Warning Discontinued. Thursday Regular Business Day.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM:---  The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued as of 5.00 AM. Today, Thursday is a regular business day for the private sector.

Government services will also resume as normal and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Rodolphe Samuel, stated on Thursday that the scheduled examinations will continue.

Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs said early Thursday morning that the weather system which passed Sint Maarten on Wednesday has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias but poses no immediate threat to the island, however the population should continue to monitor and remain vigilant while going about your day as rainfall is expected.

At 5.00AM the storm was located more than 300 miles west southwest of Sint Maarten and continues to move further away.

Some rainfall bands from the system could continue to bring periodic showers accompanied with gusty winds and possible thunderstorms throughout the day Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jul 2020 03:27 PM

Samuel: Schools Will Open Depending On The CountryS Covid-19 Status

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PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel says that schools will open in August, all depending on the countrys curren Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jul 2020 11:37 PM

Twelve colourful murals now brighten up Philipsburg. In photo: Youngest artist Annabelle Verheij (16) with her mural SXM Strong. (John van Kerkhof photo)

PHILIPSBURG--Be The Change Foundation proudly presented a sneak peek into its @colormesxm mural project to participating artists, partners and sponsors. In recent weeks, the twelve participating artists and their volunteers put in lots of hard work to help bring colour and art to Philipsburg, and their results were unofficially unveiled on Friday afternoon.

Present for the official kick-off of the mural project were Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmilla de Weever.

Also in attendance were Director of Tourism May-Ling Chun, Head of the Culture Department Clara Reyes and Secretary-General for United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) in St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2020 06:28 PM

School Leaving Exercises Held on July 2, 2020

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten Academy PSVE hosted its school leaving exercises on Thursday, July 2, on the schools campus, with the theme SOAR-The World Awaits You, with 58 students, or 89% of the Form 4 students meeting the graduation criteria. This year, given the COVID-19 realities, the school modified its graduation program, hosting five independent school leaving programs to minimize face-to-face engagement as students were conferred with their school-leaving plaques and grade lists while creating memories of their last official day at school Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jul 2020 01:22 PM

St. Maarten Academy Psve Achieves 89% Pass Rate School Leaving Exercises Held On July 2, 2020

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – St. Maarten Academy PSVE hosted its school leaving exercises on Thursday July 2, on the schools campus, with the theme SOAR-The World Awaits You, with 58 students, or 89% of the Form 4 students meeting the graduation criteria. This year, given the COVID-19 realities, the school modified its graduation program, hosting five independent school leaving programs to minimize face-to-face engagement as students were conferred with their school leaving plaques and grades lists, while creating memories of their last official day at school Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Jul 2020 03:26 PM

Winner Aquilla Pemberton receives a Lenova Lap Top courtesy of Philipsburg Jubilee Library.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The overall winner, Aquilla Pemberton, a fourth form student of the Sint Maarten Academy, received a laptop from the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. Ms. G. Holiday was accompanied by the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports, the Honorable Rodolphe Samuel, who handed Aquilla her prize as seen in the photo Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jun 2020 05:08 AM

Minister Samuel Shares Status Of School Repairs

Minister of Education Rodolphe Samuel says the ministry is working on carrying out much-needed repairs on schools damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, prior to the start of the new school year. In photo: Martin Luther King Jr. School.

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Read more


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