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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 11:51 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 09:07 PM

El Gobierno De St. Maarten En Pleno Apoyo A Los Proyectos De Reconstruccin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El Consejo de Ministros refuta la afirmacin de que St. Maarten se opone a la reconstruccin segn lo publicado por Koninkrijks.nu en su artculo del viernes 25 de septiembre. El artculo se bas en una carta del Secretario de Estado Knops a la segunda cmara. El Gobierno de St. Maarten considera que esta declaracin es incorrecta y engaosa para la gente de St. Maarten y el mundo en general.

Mientras se enfrenta a una pandemia mundial de COVID-19 y sus consecuencias, el Gobierno de St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 06:31 PM

Government Of St. Maarten In Full Support Of The Reconstruction Projects

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Council of Ministers refutes the claim that St. Maarten opposes reconstruction as published by Koninkrijks.nu in its article on Friday September 25. The article was based on a letter from State Secretary Knops to the second chamber. The Government of St. Maarten considers this statement incorrect and misleading to the people of St. Maarten and the world at large.

While dealing with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Sep 2020 12:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers refutes the claim that St. Maarten opposes reconstruction as published by Koninkrijks.nu in its article on Friday, September 25. The article was based on a letter from State Secretary Knops to the second chamber. The Government of St. Maarten considers this statement incorrect and misleading to the people of St. Maarten and the world at large.

While dealing with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, the Government of St. Maarten is doing everything possible to ensure that the recovery of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 12:49 AM

Govt. Fully Supports Reconstruction Projects

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers has refuted claims that St. Maarten opposes the reconstruction process as published by Koninkrijks.nu in an article on Friday, September 25.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Sep 2020 11:00 PM

Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs & Prfte Dlgue Sylvie Feucher Meet To Discuss Joint Health Protocols

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President of the Collectivit of Saint Martin Daniel Gibbs attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfte Dlgue of Saint-Martin and Saint Barths Sylvie Feucher along with her Secretary-General Mikael Dore and Director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Valerie Denux to discuss matters of public health in regards to COVID-19.

During the meeting, Director of the ARS Denux and Head of CPS Lista-de Weever discussed the status of COVID-19 on both sides of the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Sep 2020 09:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever, and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President of the Collectivit of Saint-Martin Daniel Gibbs attended a cooperation meeting held by Prfte Dlgue of Saint-Martin and Saint Barths Sylvie Feucher along with her Secretary-General Mikael Dore and Director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Valerie Denux to discuss matters of public health in regards to COVID-19.

During the meeting, Director of the ARS Denux and Head of CPS Lista-de Weever discussed the status of COVID-19 on both sides of the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2020 08:55 PM

MARIGOT:--- The President of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin, Daniel Gibbs, participated this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in the cooperation meeting organized in the prefecture, in the presence of the deputy Prefet Sylvie Feucher, the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Silveria Jacobs, the director from the Regional Health Agency of Guadeloupe and the Northern Islands, Valrie Denux and their respective teams.
Competent in matters of public health, the State and Sint Maarten authorities discussed the establishment of joint health protocols for both parts of the island as part of the fight against the spread of Covid19 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2020 11:25 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Wednesday that she will be meeting with the Prfet Dlgu on Wednesday afternoon with the staff of CPS. The meeting that was previously planned was deferred to today Wednesday to accommodate the Head of the ARS Valerie Denux who will be visiting St. Martin today and also be part of the meeting that is related to COVID-19.
Jacobs said the meeting on Wednesday will focus on a joint plan and a way forward for both sides to deal with COVID-19 moving forward.

In the meantime, the Prime Minister confirmed that St 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
16 Sep 2020 08:26 PM

Hundreds Took Part In Manifestation Demand Border Open

COLE BAY/BELLEVUE – On Wednesday, September 16th, scores of persons coming from both sides of the island took part in a peaceful manifestation. 

The protest was organized by the Soualiga United organization on the northern side of the island. The purpose of the march was to send a clear message to the Prefet, demanding that the border check points be lifted. 

The border closure established since Friday, July 31st and was supposed to have been lifted on Tuesday, September 15th; has been extended further, until October 1st Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Sep 2020 04:53 PM

~ Residents must take responsibility with social distancing.~

MARIGOT:--- Prfet Dlgu Sylvie Feucher buckled to the pressure of the people that united on Wednesday morning in a protest march against the border controls.
Around 4:30 pm the delegation representing the Soualiga United Movement exited the Prefecture and informed everyone there that the Prfet has agreed to remove all border point controls as of immediately however, the containers that were placed at Oyster Pond and Lowlands will be removed as early as Thursday, September 17th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Sep 2020 11:46 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Wednesday Council of Ministers press briefing that she will be meeting with the French counterparts on Thursday to further discuss the border controls that have been extended to October 1st, 2020.
Prime Minister Jacobs said she along with other members of the Council of Ministers attended the protest march on Wednesday morning that was organized by the Soualiga United Movement 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
09 Sep 2020 11:16 AM

Money Will Run Out In October, Talks With Dutch Government Still Ongoing.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that St. Maarten is still in discussions with the Dutch Government as he is working to secure the second tranche of liquidity support.
Irion said that even though his statements in parliament were taken out of context by some people, the money will run out by end of October if the funds are not received.
The Minister of Finance further explained that while there is a systematic government in St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Sep 2020 10:55 AM

Pm Held Meetings With French Counterpart Regarding Internal Border Controls.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that she had two meetings with her French counterpart regarding the continuation of the internal border controls. Jacobs said that the Prefette Sylvie Feucher is currently not on the island but the State representative did agree that the amount of COVID -19 cases are diminishing however, Feucher told her that she would have to seek further advice from the ARS before a decision is taken on the border controls Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Sep 2020 08:06 AM

Established Project Group To Move Forward With The Function Books Process

Philipsburg The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group is tasked with the finalization and legislative ratification of the function books of the Ministry of Justice and the placement of the personnel in the functions thereafter. The Project Group is comprised of a Steering Committee and a Workgroup with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of General Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance.

Each function book comprises of three parts; firstly, the functions and their job descriptions, secondly, the valuation and assignment of scales to the functions based on the weight of the function using the FuwaSXM framework, and third, the formation plan noting FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) per function Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Sep 2020 08:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group is tasked with the finalization and legislative ratification of the function books of the Ministry of Justice and the placement of the personnel in the functions thereafter. The Project Group is comprised of a Steering Committee and a Workgroup with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of General Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance.

Each function book comprises of three parts; firstly, the functions and their job descriptions, secondly, the valuation and assignment of scales to the functions based on the weight of the function using the FuwaSXM framework, and third, the formation plan noting FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) per function Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Sep 2020 07:10 AM

Sarah Again Raises The Issue Of The Borders Of St. Maarten/St. Martin

Philipsburg St. Maarten, September 6, 2020 With the opening line The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop, Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams through the local Government requests that Foreign Affairs Minister S. Blok, takes up his responsibility with his counterpart in Paris.

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

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the opening line The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop, Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams through the local Government requests that Foreign Affairs Minister S. Blok, takes up his responsibility with his counterpart in Paris.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
06 Sep 2020 08:02 AM

Advice From Council Of Advice Regarding Decolonization Questions Sets The Record Straight

Philipsburg St. Maarten, September 5, 2020 Another advice from our Council of Advice is in. This time it is the advice regarding the United NationsDecolonizationSt. Maarten, as presented to the Council by the Parliament of St. Maarten.

MP Wescot-Williams recently shared some insight on the matter: This dossier has been circulating in Parliament since 2018, consisting of numerous documents and in the view of some, it is making a case for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Sep 2020 06:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Another advice from our Council of Advice is in. This time it is the advice regarding the United NationsDecolonizationSt. Maarten, as presented to the Council by the Parliament of St. Maarten.

MP Wescot-Williams recently shared some insight on the matter: This dossier has been circulating in Parliament since 2018, consisting of numerous documents and in the view of some, it is making a case for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Sep 2020 10:39 PM

Govt. Must Consider Dutch Support, Says Shta In Open Letter To Jacobs

~ NAf. 545 million needed ~

PHILIPSBURG--Government must consider Dutch financial support because the brutal reality is that tourism will not bounce back quickly, the economy cannot sustain itself, societal reforms are necessary, and selling government assets will not guarantee a sound financial future.

This is what St. Maarten Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) said in an open letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Thursday Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Sep 2020 04:41 AM

Jacobs: Govt. Has Nothing To Gain By Withholding Advice From Mps

~ No laws breached ~

PHILIPSBURG--Government did not intentionally withhold from Parliament an advice rendered by the Council of Advice and it had nothing to gain by doing so, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday.

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