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Source: Today SXM
26 Jul 2016 07:30 PM

National Alliance Congress 2016: Marlin And Jacobs Returned As Party Leader And Deputy

St. Maarten News —Members of the National Alliance has returned William Marlin and Silveria Jacobs as the leader and deputy leader respectfully with a unanimous vote at the party congress Sunday Read more


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13 Jun 2016 12:29 PM

School Bus Operators Defrauded Government

St. Maarten News – School bus operators defrauded the government between 2003 and 2006 for more than one million guilders, by invoicing for trips they did not make, Minister Silveria Jacobs told the parliament on Thursday.

There are currently 36 entities with 66 school buses that serve 26 different routes.

Last year, the Read more


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21 Apr 2016 07:47 PM

St. Maarten Nectar Launches Zika-Campaign In Schools

St. Maarten News – St. Maarten Nectar, local producer of natural cosmetics and Bug 0% repellents launched its fight against the Zika virus – and specifically its mosquito bite prevention campaign. This is an island-wide program which encourages children to develop healthy bite prevention habits.

The campaign was launched with the placement of over 100 posters in public areas around the community like supermarkets and drugstores on the island. The company stressed its “Protect-Repel-Eliminate” message at various schools and playschools and donated diffusers as part of its social corporate responsibility program.

The management of St Read more


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19 Apr 2016 05:39 PM

Minister Jacobs Launches Education On The Move

Minister Jacobs (center) with the team involved in Education on the Move. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop

St. Maarten News – Education Minister Silveria Jacobs launched her Education on the Move initiative on Friday. The program aims to stimulate participation of all stakeholders in education. “There are comments about what is happening in education, but some fail to realize that education is everyone’s business,” the minister said.

The ministry wants to use the campaign to make the necessary changes Read more


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18 Apr 2016 04:32 PM

Happy St. Maarten Carnival To All

St. Maarten News – The Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs extends to the entire community of St. Maarten as well as to our visitors a happy and safe Carnival in a brief press statement.

“48 Years of evolving Carnival celebrations have kept segments of our culture alive and it is the hope of the Minister that even more core cultural aspects receive the recognition they deserve during this our largest cultural celebration of the year and years to come.

All stakeholders in Carnival, from the SCDF, the promoters and sponsors, booth-holders, the participants, the spectators and law enforcement are key to the success of this three week event Read more


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18 Apr 2016 04:19 PM

Early Childhood Development Conference Works On Policy

Minister Jacobs (left) listens attentively during the conference. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News  – The launch of the early childhood development participatory policy planning conference took place at the Nipa last Wednesday. The two day conference discussed the topics needed to form this policy for St. Maarten and the benefits of expanding investments in it. Education Minister Silveria Jacobs made welcome statements and introductions.

The Department of Youth Affairs is responsible for monitoring the Rights of the Child and therefore assumed the responsibility for the role of ensuring that laws and policies for early childhood development are established Read more


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11 Apr 2016 11:50 AM

St. Maarten Students Mark Border Partition With Friendly Island Race

Celebration at the end of the friendly race. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News – To observe the anniversary of the partition of the island of St. Maarten / St. Martin, the students of the M.A.C. Browlia Maillard Campus, and the Aline Hanson School in Sandy Ground participated in a friendly running race to reenact aspects of the legend or myth of how the island was divided.

The activity, which was held last Wednesday from 8.30 to 10.30 a.m., saw the participation of more than 160 students from both the northern and southern side of the island Read more


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29 Mar 2016 04:58 PM

Swimmers Return Without Medals But With A Wealth Of Knowledge

Photo: Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs, second from left poses with some of the returning swimmers at L’Espérance Airport outside Grand Case yesterday afternoon. Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten News – Somebody once said ‘competition is important, but winning isn’t as vital’ however failure to win a medal in any sport provides the impetus for an individual or a team to do better the next time they have to compete.

For the swimming delegation that represented both sides of the island during the Carifta Games in Martinique, it was a learning experience and despite the fact they were unable to secure medals, they were able to set personal best records while competing with some of the best swimmers in the region.

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs was not there in her official capacity, but she was there to support her son and the rest of the team Read more


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19 Feb 2016 05:06 PM

Keacy Carty Gets A Fitting Hero’S Welcome

St. Maarten News – After arriving on the ATR-72, to the special reception in the VIP Hall at the Princess Juliana International Airport followed by a tremendous greeting in the arrival hall and finally driven away in an Audi A8 in a mini motorcade has marked the turning point in the life of Keacy Carty, a national hero.

Carty who was propelled into the spotlight after playing the leading role for the West Indies U-19 team that defeated India in the ICC U-19 World Cup finals is certainly the man of the moment at home as well as other parts of the cricketing world

Hundreds of cricket supporters as well as family members and fans loyal to the game of cricket made a special effort to be a part of a historic moment as they anxiously awaited his presence in the arrival hall at the PJIA.

Not even Carty could have imagined himself practically rubbing shoulders with high ranking ministers of the government including Prime Minister William Marlin when he was ushered into the VIP Hall shortly after his arrival shortly after 8 p.m Read more


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17 Feb 2016 05:19 PM

Minister Jacobs Wants To Welcome Keacy Carty Back Home In Style

St. Maarten News – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs extends congratulations  on behalf of the government and the entire community to Keacy Carty and the West Indies U19 team on the West Indies win in the U19 World Cup Cricket finals Sunday morning in Bangladesh.

“The team surpassed expectations by reaching the finals, defeating the home team of Bangladesh on Thursday.  They faced favorite India in the finals but were able to secure the win with 52 runs not out batted in by our very own St Read more


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01 Feb 2016 07:27 PM

Ministry Launches Study Into Education Needs

St. Maarten News – The ministry of education has hired consultancy company I. M. Brace to conduct a study of labor market and community needs. This study will form the basis for the 2017 study financing priority list. The study is a 3-month project and Minister Silveria Jacobs expects a final report in April, she said at a press conference yesterday morning.

From a practical point of view, the study will look no further than the next five years, I.M Read more


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26 Jan 2016 08:46 PM

Minister Jacobs Welcomes Moot Court Team Back Home

St. Maarten News – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs was on hand at the airport with many supporters to welcome the local Moot Court Competition team that returned from the Netherlands on Saturday night with a third place finish out of 16 teams from around the world.  

The St. Maarten team consisted of students: Tatia Brunings, Manaar Mohammed, Hilda Soares and Hailey Greaux of St Read more


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25 Jan 2016 07:04 PM

Minister Jacobs Delivers First Pitch To Open Softball Season

St. Maarten News: The opening of the 2016 Softball season lacked the usual fanfare during the opening ceremony, but thanks to the presence of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs who delivered the first pitch, it did have an element of class.

In her brief remarks to the teams that were assembled on the outfield, Minister Jacobs expressed her satisfaction on seeing so many young players Read more


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07 Jan 2016 06:12 PM

St. Maarten Prime Minister Wants Voting Rights For Students In Holland

Prime Minister William Marlin with Education Minister Silveria Jacobs at yesterday’s press briefing. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten News – Prime Minister William Marlin will travel to the Netherlands on Sunday for a week-long visit where he will meet with Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk and the vice-chair of the Council of State, Piet Hein Donner Read more


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23 Dec 2015 07:55 PM

Open Government

Our government wishes to be open and transparent. We have seen some examples of this given by Public Health Minister Emil Lee and only last week, Education Minister Silveria Jacobs confirmed that she is on the same page – actually, that the whole government is on the same page.

Well, let’s test those statements against an initiative that came up in the Netherlands and that seems to fit St Read more


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26 Nov 2015 06:25 PM

Pm Marlin: “First Electoral Reform” No Elections In February

Ministers Silveria Jacobs, William Marlin and Emil Lee (l.t.r.) at the first press briefing of the new cabinet Read more


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24 Nov 2015 06:04 PM

Samuel And Richardson Return To Parliament

Rodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson (third and second from right) wait to be sworn in. Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten – Rodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson took the empty seats of National Alliance faction leader William Marlin and Silveria Jacobs yesterday afternoon in parliament, after a small committee of three, consisting of MPs Leona Marlin-Romeo, Dr Read more


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29 Oct 2015 04:08 PM

“Saying That Elections Will Stop Ship Jumping Is Lying To Voters”

St. Maarten – Parliamentarians bitched and moaned about rules and regulations yesterday all the way until the final vote on the two motions the new majority presented yesterday morning. It was a losing battle for the opposition UP and its faithful independents and in the end, it did not change anything at all.

Independent MP Cornelius de Weever started with an attack on the new president of parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams Read more


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28 Oct 2015 05:33 PM

University Reminds Government Of Promise To Increase Subsidy

St. Maarten – On May 20 the Board of the University of St. Maarten Foundation, assisted by its management team, discussed the developments of the University with the parliamentary committee of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Affairs. During that meeting, which was chaired by MP Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Education Rita Bourne-Gumbs made two public promises Read more


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27 Oct 2015 05:40 PM

Parliament Discusses The Dissolution Of Parliament

St. Maarten – Parliament meets on Wednesday morning at 10.a.m. to discuss the dissolution of parliament. On the same day, the minister of the Marcel Gumbs cabinet are at the Governor’s cabinet to sign their resignation letters. Governor Holiday has confirmed that he will subsequently sign the national decree to dissolve the parliament.

National Alliance MPs George Pantophlet, Silveria Jacobs and Christophe Emmanuel requested the meeting in a letter dated October 20.

The meeting will be broadcast live on St Read more


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22 Oct 2015 11:35 AM

Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs: “I Will Not Back Down”

Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs (left) makes his position perfectly clear while Ministers Hassink, Sams and Connor look on. Photo Today / Andrew Dick

St. Maarten – “I will not back down,” Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs told this newspaper yesterday afternoon while he was walking back to the government building, where earlier yesterday he shed his light once more on the constitutional crisis that holds the country in a deadly embrace.

Professor Arjen van Rijn repeated yesterday in the Antilliaans Dagblad his firm position on the constitutional crisis: when the parliament hits, the cabinet is allowed to hit back Read more


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01 Oct 2015 04:01 PM

St. Maarten Government Falls Again: Fifth Cabinet In Five Years In The Making

UP-leader Theo Heyliger (left) and MP Silvio Matser on 10-10-14 when they were still political allies. Now the political marriage is over: “I cannot take the internal abuse anymore,” Matser said yesterday Read more


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30 Sep 2015 01:35 PM

St. Maarten Government Falls – Three Coalition Members Defect

Picture: St. Maarten Parliament

NEWSFLASH!! St. Maarten– The Gumbs government fell shortly after 12.30 p.m. today (Wednesday, September 30, 2015) after the parliament passed a motion of no-confidence submitted by Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams with an 8-7 vote Read more


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24 Sep 2015 01:08 PM

Meeting About Zebec-Deal Continues: Opposition Questions Deal, Coalition Praises Harbor

St. Maarten – Parliament will have to wait until this afternoon for answers to the questions it posed yesterday in a public meeting about the settlement between the Harbor Group of Companies and real estate developer Zebec over the failed Harbor Village project.

As Today reported on Monday, September 14, social insurance agency SZV borrowed the harbor $10 million on a short 3-month loan to settle the dispute with Zebec.

Yesterday’s meeting did not bring anything new to light Read more


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