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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Dec 2015 07:50 PM

Academy Closes Year By Graduating 81

CUL DE SAC, St. Maarten - St. Maarten Academy’s academic campus closed the calendar year with a bang by graduating 81 of its students who successfully completed their CSEC examinations, offered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) in May/June.

The ceremony was held on December 16, 2015 at the Belair Community Centre under the theme, “Education: The Passport to Our Future”.

Clifford Francois emerged as valedictorian and recapped the years of hard work that brought him and his fellow graduates the successes they have achieved Read more


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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Dec 2015 06:55 PM

Minister Of Education Jacobs Tells St. Dominic’S High School Graduates That Sint Maarten Needs Them In Order To Grow

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs Silveria Jacobs, was recently present for the graduation ceremony at the St. Dominic’s High School (SDHS).

The theme of the SDHS graduation was: “Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, while others just gargle” - Robert Anthony.

Minister Jacobs during her speech congratulated the graduates on behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports which continuously strives to meet the needs of the youth in these very important areas Read more


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03 Dec 2015 09:49 PM

2015 Thanks Giving Day Service Themed “Give Thanks At All Times!"

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Under the theme, “Give Thanks At All Times!,” the 17th Annual Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, December 6, 2015 in front of the Government Administration Building.

The ecumenical service will begin at 4:30 PM with Praise and Worship led by the New Testament Baptist Church.

The Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Nov 2015 10:52 PM

Nipa High On Education Ministers Agenda

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, the Honorable Silveria Jacobs told journalists on Wednesday that the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) is one of her priorities.

The Ministers statement came during the Council of Ministers press briefing.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Nov 2015 08:20 PM

Education Minister Attends International Day Of The Child Activities

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister with the responsibility for Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, the Honorable Silveria Jacobs has been reflecting on some of the activities that she has been engaged in, since taking office on Thursday of last week.

One of those activities was the International Day of the child.

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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Nov 2015 07:45 PM

Usm Among Priorities For New Education Minister

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - New Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Silveria Jacobs, took the oath of office on Thursday afternoon.

Jacobs who is a former Minister of the National Alliance, took the oath of office on Thursday afternoon at the Governor’s office in Harbor View.

Speaking to our news department and in outlining the tasks ahead, the now former Member of Parliament of the National Alliance spoke of some of the priority areas that she was forced to leave behind in the past and her new priorities as well.

Former National Alliance MP's Jacobs and Marlin vacated their seats in Parliament to serve in the Executive of Government and they will be replaced in Parliament by former MP's of the National Alliance Hyacinth Richardson and drs Read more


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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: SMN-News
28 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Government promised to increase USM subsidies.

>PHILIPSBURG:---- On the 20th May 2015 the Board of the University of St. Maarten Foundation (BUSMF), assisted by its management team, discussed the developments of the University of St. Martin (USM) with the parliamentary committee of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Affairs. During that meeting, which was chaired by the Honorable Member of Parliament, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, the Honorable Minister of Education, Mrs Read more

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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Oct 2015 05:24 PM

Usm And Partners Discuss Development

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On the 20th May 2015 the Board of the University of St. Maarten Foundation (BUSMF), assisted by its management team, discussed the developments of the University of St. Martin (USM) with the parliamentary committee of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Affairs.

During that meeting, which was chaired by the Honorable Member of Parliament, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, the Honorable Minister of Education, Mrs Read more


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Source: Today SXM
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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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Government has ‘autonomous right’ to dissolve Parliament

~ Governor wrote in 2013 letter ~

PHILIPSBURG--“The right to dissolve Parliament by national decree is a constitutional and autonomous right of the Government,” wrote Governor Eugene Holiday in a letter dated May 16, 2013, to then-Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams when she tried to stopped the then-National Alliance (NA)-led Council of Ministers from invoking Article 59 of the Constitution.

The letter came to light this week as political tension intensified between the newest NA-led coalition with a majority in Parliament and the UP/De Weever/Marlin-Romeo-supported Council of Ministers, after the crumbling of the United People’s (UP) party-led coalition.

The current Marcel Gumbs Cabinet has held tight to the view that it is its right to dissolve Parliament in the face of the shifted majority in Parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Protest against Ministers draws only a small crowd

PHILIPSBURG--The angry sentiments expressed on radio and in some quarters of the community against the Marcel Gumbs Cabinet for not resigning in the face of the September 30 motion of no confidence passed by the new National Alliance (NA)-led coalition did not translate into a large turnout for the protest in front of the Government Administration Building on Wednesday morning.

Some people on the scene are planning to return to the site again today, Thursday, for similar action Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Protest against ministers draws only small crowd

PHILIPSBURG--The angry sentiments expressed on radio and in some quarters of the community against the Marcel Gumbs Cabinet for not resigning in the face of the September 30 motion of no confidence passed by the new National Alliance (NA)-led coalition did not translate into a big turnout for the protest in front of the Government Administration Building on Wednesday morning Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Do we serve democracy by not holding new elections?

Dear Editor,

Much has been said about the matter of a motion of no confidence in the members of the Gumbs I cabinet by the Parliament of St. Maarten. There has also been much said about that same cabinet's choice not to resign and call for new elections. The prevailing question is "Even if there is an election, what fundamental difference will it make, especially in the light of the fact that the laws relating to the exact process after such a motion of no confidence is passed have yet to be created, and the fact that there will still be no rules to prevent the ship jumping that has led to this point and preceded other changes in government?" This letter seeks to advance two arguments in favor of these new elections Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Oct 2015 06:22 AM
style="text-align: center;">Uninsured Police Officers called to protect Ousted Council of Ministers

PHILIPSBURG:--- Heavy equipment’s were used early Wednesday morning to block the entrance of the Government Administration Building. The drivers of three heavy equipment arrived in the area of the Government Administration Building shortly before 5am where they parked their vehicles blocking the entrance towards the Government Administration Building and left.
Around 6:30 am the night watch- commander Officer Gomes along with some police officers walked towards the Government Administration and began questioning bystanders and the security guards as to who parked the heavy equipment’s that were blocking the streets Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Oct 2015 09:55 PM

Emergency Meeting Of The Parliament Called For 6Pm Thursday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Eight members of Parliament signed a letter Thursday which calls for an Emergency meeting of Parliament to handle a few appointment matters.

The main agenda point for the meeting is the appointment of a Chairperson, a First Deputy Chairperson and a Second Deputy.

The letter which was addressed to all members of Parliament also states that in view of recent developments during meetings of Parliament including the Central Committee which was held on Wednes Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

William to meet Governor today

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) leader Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlin will be meeting with Governor Eugene Holiday today, Monday, on the formation of the new majority coalition in Parliament.

  The meeting is on request of Governor Holiday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Governor will not sign Resolution to call new elections --- What type of stand-off do we have now? (UPDATED)

style="text-align: center;">Several Candidates selected to be screened for Ministerial Posts.

PHILIPSBURG:--- According to information provided to SMN News the Governor of St. Maarten drs. Eugene Holiday convoked Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs to his office on Friday where he informed him that he will not be signing the resolution for new elections since there is a majority in Parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Oct 2015 06:23 AM

Sarah confirms she will assume Chairmanship of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG--Democratic Party (DP) leader Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams confirmed on Friday that she will be assuming the position of the new Chairperson of Parliament.

DP forms part of the new eight-seat-majority coalition in Parliament Read more


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