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Source: 721 News
11 Jun 2024 03:49 PM

Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (Ursm) Denounces Misinformation By Mp Omar Ottley

Philipsburg The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) has taken note of the recent remarks and media statements made by MP Omar Ottley, proclaimed leader of the UPP Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
11 Jun 2024 12:10 AM

Minister Of Vsa Engages InAProductive Week Focused On Mental Health Initiatives

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Minister of VSA had a very informative week, beginning with a virtual meeting with the NRPB and the World Bank to discuss an update of the progress and pending next steps needed to ensure a positive outcome for the Mental Health Project. This meeting was crucial in setting the direction for future initiatives aimed at improving mental health services in Sint Maarten.

Following the virtual discussions, the Ministerof VSA Ms. Veronica Jansen-Webster, alongside the Minister of FinanceMs Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jun 2024 03:06 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Friday 7th June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 8th June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Saturday midday: Hot and humid daytime conditions, and a warm night.Forecast High: 32C / 90F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:47 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: Today through Saturday midday: Southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Moisture levels are slowly reducing over the area, welcoming stable weather this weekend Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
06 Jun 2024 09:07 AM

Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina Concludes Urgent Work Visit To Washington, Dc

Washington, DC The Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina has successfully concluded his urgent work visit to Washington, DC, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to secure support for St. Maartens development initiatives. During this urgent work visit, PM Dr. Mercelina’s presence at the high-level meetings proved to be a game changer, highlighting his commitment to both the international community and St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Jun 2024 12:21 PM

Generators No Longer Coming From Aruba, Curacao, Quantities Needed Not Available

Deputy Prime Minister Veronica Jansen-Webster.

PHILIPSBURG--The mobile generators that St Maarten was hoping to receive from sister islands Curacao and Aruba to help alleviate the energy crisis that the country currently faces will no longer be coming as the quantities that St Maarten needs is not available.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Jun 2024 12:00 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 5 June 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 6 June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers and possible thunder.Tonight through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy with brief local showers.Forecast High: 32C / 90F              Forecast Low: 27C / 81FSunset Today: 6:46 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Periodic clouds and isolated showers are expected across the local area today, due to lingering moisture and instability from a recent area of disturbed weather Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Jun 2024 10:59 AM

Lewis And Witu Board Hold Discussions On Overdue Issues

Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Lyndon Lewis (centre) with WITU members and members of his cabinet.

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


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 09:01 AM

Acting Minister Of Ecys Lyndon Lewis Meets With Witu

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Lyndon Lewis recently met with the board of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) to discuss several short- and long-term matters that require his attention.

Issues discussed included the repairs at the public schools, outstanding payments to teachers and school boards, proper placing of persons in correct scales with correct salaries among other things Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 08:52 AM

Brug Vows To Continue His Pledge To Take A Different Road

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Recently sworn in Member of Parliament Richinel Brug expressed in his first official press statement on Tuesday, 3rd June 2024 his dissatisfaction with all political parties. Over the past few weeks, there have been several political developments, some even making history, putting St. Maarten in a very unflattering spotlight Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2024 08:05 AM

Grisha Announces Return Of Air Caraibes From Orly, Paris To Sxm In December

GREAT BAY Starting from December 6, 2024, Air Caraibes, with its state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200, will launch a new direct service from Orly Airport (ORY) to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), said TEATT Minister Grisha Heyliger-Marten on Monday.

The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) also said that Air Caraibes is offering a limited-time special promotional fare of 640 to celebrate the inauguration of the new route Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
03 Jun 2024 09:51 AM

Acting Minister Of Vromi Veronica Jansen-Webster On The Gebe Energy Crisis

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Acting Prime Minister and Acting Minister of VROMI, Veronica Jansen-Webster, said, ” concerning the ongoing energy crisis impacting our island, at 4:01 PM, a complete blackout occurred at the GEBE power plant, marking a critical juncture in a series of unfortunate events that began with the failure of Engine 19 on May 5th.” This morning, the crisis escalated when a fire in the auxiliary boiler of Engine 9 caused additional outages, rendering Engines 8 and 9, along with the previously affected Engine 19, inoperative Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
31 May 2024 12:09 PM
DATE ISSUED: Friday 31st May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) 1st June 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy.Forecast High: 33C / 91F               Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:45 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Saturday midday: East to southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 4 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: A plume of Saharan dust is affecting the region and results in hazy conditions Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
31 May 2024 07:19 AM

Unions Meet With The Prime Minister And The Council Of Ministers

Philipsburg – On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, representatives from all the unions representing the public and private sector convened with the Council of Ministers (COM) upon invitation. The meeting, initiated by the COM, centered on crucial topics including Vacation Allowance, Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA), Justice Matters, payment to subsidized schools, Social & Health Insurance (SZV), Med Works, and the National Health Insurance (NHI). While commending the COM for extending the invitation, the unions expressed concerns regarding the current political atmosphere and sought clarity on the purpose of the meeting, considering the caretaker status of the government Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
30 May 2024 11:55 AM
 DATE ISSUED: Thursday, 30 May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) 31 May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy with light haze and brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:44 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: The humid atmosphere will allow for hot days and warm nights to persist Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
30 May 2024 07:59 AM

Patrice Underscores The Importance Of StrongGlobal Governance In Face Of Climate Change

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Kingdom of the Netherlands signals its commitment to the development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by sending a significant delegation to the 4th United Nations Conference on SIDS. Under the overarching theme of Charting the Course Toward Resilient Prosperity,” the conference aims to evaluate the progress of SIDS in achieving sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

For the first time, the Dutch delegation includes representatives not only from the four constituent countriesAruba, Curaao, Sint Maarten, and the Netherlandsbut also from the three special municipalities of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
30 May 2024 07:54 AM

Com Meets With Advisory Committee On Slavery, Atonement, And Reparations

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the Advisory Committee on Slavery, Atonement, and Reparations (ACSAR) had an introductory meeting with the Council of Ministers (CoM).

The meeting commenced with an honorary session dedicated to the ancestors of Sint Maarten, with the ritual performed by Nkosazzana Illis. Following this, the committee members explained the manner and reason for the Committee’s establishment and emphasized the importance of discussing slavery Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
29 May 2024 12:04 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, 29 May 2024 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 30 May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy with brief local showers possible.Forecast High: 33C / 91F              Forecast Low: 28C / 82FSunset Today: 6:44 P.M.                  Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:36 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly with a light to moderate breeze of 5 to 13 mph.SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture from a recent surface trough may produce a brief shower from time to time during this forecast period Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
28 May 2024 08:45 AM

Airport Reconstruction To Be Completed By October, Pjiae Tells Minister Of Teatt

GREAT BAY The reconstruction of the Terminal Building at Princess Juliana International Airport will be completed by this October, management of the airport assured Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication when she toured the facilities on Friday.

In her discussions with the airport management (PJIAE) team, the minister emphasized the critical importance of completing the terminal building which has been ongoing for the last seven years.

This project is vital not only for the residents of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
26 May 2024 03:25 PM

Minister Lewis Intervenes Amid Immigration Officer Shortage At Pjia

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Saturday, May 25, 2025, an unexpected shortage of immigration officers at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) due to a mass sick call, reportedly linked to unpaid overtime, prompted immediate action from the Ministry of Justice. Justice Minister the Honorable Lyndon Lewis, also a former immigration officer, personally visited the airport to assess the situation and lend a hand. Efforts to mobilize additional officers from the mobile unit were unsuccessful, leading the Minister to step in directly alongside his former colleagues on the front lines Read more

Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
URSM
ECE
Source: 721 News
25 May 2024 11:05 PM

Ursm Addresses Recent Political Developments Regarding Mp Maingrette

Philipsburg The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) has issued a statement regarding the recent actions of Independent Member of Parliament Kevin Maingrette Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2024 04:10 PM

PHILIPSBURGIn a letter to Prime minister Luc Mercelina, the Central Voting Bureau has announced a proposed postponement of Election Day to August 19, 2024, citing significant legal and practical concerns. The Bureau has suggested a revised timeline to ensure a fair, free, and transparent electoral process.

The revised election timeline, as proposed by the Central Voting Bureau:

Voter Registry Closure: Monday, June 3, 2024

Deadline for Registration of Political Parties: Monday, June 17, 2024

Postulation Day: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Election Day: Monday, August 19, 2024

Assembly of New Parliament: Friday, September 20, 2024

On May 21, 2024, a National Decree was signed calling for new elections under Article 59 of the Constitution, which mandates a three-month timeframe Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
HOPE
ND
ECE
Source: 721 News
24 May 2024 12:10 AM

Jansen-Webster Provides Update On Sinkhole At Cole Bay Hill

PHILIPSBURG Acting Minister of VROMI Veronica Jansen-Webster, in keeping with her remarks during the State of Affairs press briefing on Tuesday, 21 May 2024, provided an update on the status of the sinkhole that was identified on the A.J.C. Brouwers road.

First, I want to thank the public for their patience while the Department of Infrastructure Management has worked on identifying solutions for this problem, Jansen-Webster said in her statement Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
23 May 2024 12:57 AM

Jansen-Webster: Permanent Damage Caused In Vromi Over Last Four Years

Deputy VROMI Minister Veronica Jansen-Webster.


~ VROMI completely without leadership ~

PHILIPSBURG--At a press conference on Tuesday acting Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Veronica Jansen-Webster painted a grim picture of the situation encountered when the new government took office.

She said the conditions under which the ministry was managed over the last four years have left permanent damage in the organisation and on civil servants Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: The Daily Herald
22 May 2024 12:02 PM
 DATE ISSUED: Wednesday 22nd May 2024 @ 11:50 LST (15:50 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) 23rd May 2024WEATHER:This afternoon through Thursday midday: Cloudy with scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms are likely.Forecast High: 30C / 86F               Forecast Low: 26C / 79FSunset Today: 6:41 P.M.                   Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:37 A.M.SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: East to southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 8 to 18 mph and higher gusts in showers.SYNOPSIS: Unstable conditions associated with an upper-level trough results in cloudiness, rain-showers, and possible thunderstorms across the region Read more

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