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Source: 721 News
27 Jul 2021 08:13 AM

Consensus Kingdom Law Amendments Near Completion

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Prime Ministers of St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba have been participating in Four-Country Ministerial Consultations together with Demissionary State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations Knops since July 15th to discuss the remaining items of concern of the countries on the proposed amendments to the Consensus Kingdom Law.

In March of this year, the Council of State confirmed many of the concerns of Sint Maarten and the other countries pertaining to the content of the law.Since then, fromMarch26th until July 19th, many adjustments have been made and discussions have taken place on a technical level to come to principal agreements on the best way to address these concerns raised and finalized in the proposed further report.

On Thursday, July 22nd, the second Ministerial Consultation took place on the remaining points of concern Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Jul 2021 04:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Ministers of St. Maarten, Curacao, and Aruba have been participating in Four-Country Ministerial Consultations together with Demissionary State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations Knops since July 15th to discuss the remaining items of concern of the countries on the proposed amendments to the Consensus Kingdom Law.

In March of this year, the Council of State confirmed many of the concerns of Sint Maarten and the other countries pertaining to the content of the law Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Jul 2021 01:00 AM

DcommS Emancipation Day Special : No More Auction Block!

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On July 1st, the Government of St. Maarten commemorated the end of Slavery with their annual Emancipation Day ceremony and activities. This is the 158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on Sint Maarten. The theme this year is No More Auction Block!

The Department of Communication has put together a Special of this days event, and it premiered on the St. Maarten Government YouTube/SXMGOV channel as well as Facebook at SXM Gov.

To commemorate this remembrance, the end of slavery, an Ecumenical Service was held at St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jul 2021 11:30 PM

Emmanuel Asks About DoncherS Reported Resignation, New Board

Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel.

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday publicly called on Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs to clarify reports that airport holding company Managing Director Dexter Doncher has resigned and whether she has appointed two new members to the airport holdin Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Jul 2021 06:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday publicly called on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to clarify reports that the Managing Director of the airport holding company Dexter Doncher has resigned and if she has appointed two new members to the airport holding board.
For transparency's sake, the MP said, it behooves the PM to clarify the status of Doncher and if he received the opportunity to be heard after she suspended him Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Jul 2021 09:27 PM

DcommS Emancipation Day Special

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On July 1st, the Government of St. Maarten commemorated the end of Slavery with their annualEmancipation Dayceremony and activities. This is the158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on Sint Maarten.The theme this year isNo More Auction Block!

The Department of Communication has put together a Special of this days event, and it premiered on the St. Maarten Government YouTube/SXMGOV channel as well as Facebook at SXM Gov.

To commemorate this remembrance, the end of slavery, an Ecumenical Service was held at St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Jul 2021 06:38 PM

DcommS Emancipation Day Special.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On July 1st, the Government of St. Maarten commemorated the end of Slavery with their annual Emancipation Day ceremony and activities. This is the 158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on Sint Maarten. The theme this year is No More Auction Block!

The Department of Communication has put together a Special of this days event, and it premiered on the St. Maarten Government YouTube/SXMGOV channel as well as Facebook at SXM Gov.

To commemorate this remembrance, the end of slavery, an Ecumenical Service was held at St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
16 Jul 2021 07:10 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Monday, July 12, 2021, through Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the Honorable Minister Anna E. Richardson hosted a Conference commemorating Justice Week 2021 at the Simpson Bay Resort. The conference served as an opportunity for each department and external partners of the Ministry to discuss topics related to their operations which included their legal basis, year plans, the budget, challenges, plan of actions aimed at improving the functionality and effectiveness of the same Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Jul 2021 01:02 AM

World Bank Country Director Burunciuc Pledges Commitment To St. Maarten

Philipsburg Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the projects under execution via the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB).

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, This is Burunciucs first official visit to St Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Jul 2021 12:57 AM

Minister Of Justice Anna E. Richardson Pleased With The Results Of Justice Conference

Philipsburg On Monday, July 12, 2021 through Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the Honorable Minister Anna E. Richardson hosted a Conference commemorating Justice Week 2021 at the Simpson Bay Resort. The conference served as an opportunity for each department and external partners of the Ministry to discuss topics related to their operations which included their legal basis, year plans, the budget, challenges, plan of actions aimed at improving the functionality and effectiveness of same. Present at the conference was the Coast Guard, Court of Guardianship, the Police Force of Sint Maarten, National Detectives, Customs, the Admissions and Expulsions section of the Immigration Department, Financial Intelligence Unit Sint Maarten and the Foundation Judicial Institutes Sint Maarten (SJIB).

During the three-day conference, each department delivered presentations to a selected panel tasked with providing critical and structured feedback based on the agenda points Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jul 2021 11:10 PM

World BankS Burunciuc Pledges Commitment To St. Maarten

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs standing together with World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc (left) and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane (right).

PHILIPSBURG--New World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Programme Manager Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Jul 2021 10:36 PM

World Bank Country Director Burunciuc Pledges Commitment To St. Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten  Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and WorldBank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the projects under execution via the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB). 

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, This is Burunciucs first official visit to St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Jul 2021 09:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the projects under execution via the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB).

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, This is Burunciucs first official visit to St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Jul 2021 06:58 PM

World Bank Country Director Lilia Burunciuc Visits Sint Maarten In Her First Official Mission.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The new World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, Lilia Burunciuc, has concluded a four-day visit to Sint Maarten. This was her first visit to the region since her appointment on July 1, 2021, Ms. Burunciuc met Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Sint Maartens Council of Ministers, the National Recovery Program Bureau, and other partners Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jul 2021 09:54 AM

Mental Health, Sports Facilities And Housing To Get Trust Fund Monies

Back row (from left): Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and NRPB Director Claret Connor. Front row (from left): World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and Steering Committee members Marcel Gumbs (St Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Jul 2021 02:43 PM

Us $45 Million In Additional Financing Allocated To Erp-1

Philipsburg World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Director Claret Connor on Tuesday afternoon signed a grant agreement allocating US $45 million in additional financing to the Emergency Recovery Project (ERP-1).

ERP-1 is one of the flagship projects of the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the NRPB.

The signing took place in the presence of Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs directly after a meeting with the Council of Ministers, World Bank representatives, and NRPB officials at the Government Administration Building.
The additional funding is necessary to complete the wide range of activities under ERP-1, which include repairs to homes, schools, and critical Government buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Jul 2021 11:55 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and NRPB Director Claret Connor on Tuesday afternoon signed a grant agreement allocating US $45 million in additional financing to the Emergency Recovery Project (ERP-1).

ERP-1 is one of the flagship projects of the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the NRPB.

The signing took place in the presence of Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs directly after a meeting with the Council of Ministers, World Bank representatives, and NRPB officials at the Government Administration Building.

The additional funding is necessary to complete the wide range of activities under ERP-1, which include repairs to homes, schools, and critical Government buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Jul 2021 07:42 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Prime Minister Jacobs condemns the act of violence against freedom of speech and stands in solidarity with the people of the Netherlands. The shooting of celebrity Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter Peter R. de Vries occurred on Tuesday, July 7th, in Amsterdam city sending shockwaves throughout the Kingdom. De Vries remains in critical condition.

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs stated, Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2021 02:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---Lion Alphons Gumbs has been appointed as the new District Zone Chairperson of Zone 2B for the Sint Maarten Lions Club for the Lionistic year 2021-2022. The announcement was made on Saturday, June 26th at the Paradise Event Hall, Cay Hill as the curtains came down on the celebration of the 50th Anniversary year of the Sint Maarten Lions Club, under the theme 50 years of dedicated service and commitment to our community, with the Installation Ceremony of the Board of Directors of the Sint Maarten Lions Club, St Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Jul 2021 08:38 AM

Government Of Sint Maarten Extends Condolences To The Haitian Community

Philipsburg It is with great sadness and shock that the Council of Ministers learned about the tragic assassination of the President of Haiti, Honorable Jovenel Mose at his residence early this morning. The assassination of President Mose is a loss not just for Haiti but for its diaspora.

The Government of St. Maarten stands in solidarity with St. Maartens Haitian community and wishes them much strength during this turbulent time. A speedy recovery is extended to Haitis First Lady Ma Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2021 09:46 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- It is with great sadness and shock that the Council of Ministers learned about the tragic assassination of the President of Haiti, Honorable Jovenel Mose at his residence early this morning. The assassination of President Mose is a loss not just for Haiti but for its diaspora.

The Government of St. Maarten stands in solidarity with St. Maartens Haitian community and wishes them much strength during this turbulent time. A speedy recovery is extended to Haitis First Lady Martine Mose who was injured during the attack Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2021 12:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, July 5th, a Ministerial Consultation was held with all four Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom for the first time in the past years. The high-level meetings came about on the request of St. Maarten as a result of the meetings recently held in The Hague. The intention is to foster positive relations within the kingdom based on the understanding of each partners unique circumstances. Each Prime Minister gave updates concerning economic, political, financial, and health developments within their respective countries and agreed to continue to meet on a quarterly basis.

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs stated, Though Prime Minister Rutte made it clear that the Ministerial Consultations held between the Caribbean countries with the State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations will continue, this dialogue offers the opportunity for direct contact with colleague Prime Ministers in the Netherlands should the need arise for further escalation Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Jul 2021 11:51 PM

Prime Ministers Of The Dutch Kingdom Hold First Ministerial Consultation

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Monday, July 5th, a Ministerial Consultation was held with all four Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom for the first time in the past years. The high-level meetings came about on request of St. Maarten as a result of the meetings recently held in The Hague. The intention is to foster positive relations within the kingdom based on understanding of each partners unique circumstances. Each Prime Minister gave updates concerning economic, political, financial and health developments within their respective countries and agreed to continue to meet on a quarterly basis.

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs stated, Though Prime Minister Rutte made it clear that the Ministerial Consultations held between the Caribbean countries with the State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations will continue, this dialogue offers the opportunity for direct contact with colleague Prime Ministers in the Netherlands should the need arise for further escalation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jul 2021 11:49 PM

Prime Ministers Initiate Quarterly Consultations

The Ministerial Consultation was held during a virtual meeting on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG--At the request of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, a ministerial consultation with all four prime ministers of the Dutch Kingdom took place on Monday, July 5. The reason was recently-held meetings in The Hague, in the Netherlands.

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