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Luc Mercelina


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Source: 721 News
12 Jul 2024 02:48 AM

Prime Minister Dr. Luc MercelinaS Meets New State Secretary Mr. Zsolt Szab

The Hague The Honorable Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Dr. Luc Mercelina, has successfully concluded a historic and successful meeting with Mr. Zsolt Szab, the newly appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of The Netherlands. This significant event marks the first official meeting of Mr. Szab in his new role, highlighting the pivotal importance of the relationship between St Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
09 Jul 2024 07:28 AM

Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina Meets With The Mayor Of The Hague

The Hague The Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina, held a significant meeting with the Mayor of The Hague, Jan Hendrikus Cornelis van Zanen during his important working visit to The Netherlands. The discussions focused on critical issues affecting students from Sint Maarten, including housing and technical assistance for professionals.

Housing for Students

One of the key topics discussed was the urgent need for housing solutions for Sint Maarten students studying in The Hague Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jul 2024 06:07 AM

Mercelina: Down Payment Made, Generators Should Arrive Mid-July

Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina

PHILIPSBURG--Utilities company NV GEBE has made the initial down payment for the rental of ten-megawatt (MW) container generators and the generators are expected to be delivered to the country by mid-July provided there are no unforeseen delays.

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Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
08 Jul 2024 04:39 AM

A Message From Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina On Hurricane BerylS Impact

Philipsburg — “Hurricane Beryl has tested our resilience in the Caribbean region, but in the face of this adversity, our unity and strength shine through,” declared Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina.

He added, “You are not just enduring this storm; you are standing together, stronger than ever.”

“I urge everyone to extend a helping hand to those in distress and I wholeheartedly applaud our local community initiatives to support those affected,” emphasized Prime Minister Mercelina Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
ECE
Source: 721 News
30 Jun 2024 09:21 AM

Pfp: Reaction To Supreme Court Opinion

Failures to Protect Constitution and Autonomy of Country Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – Disappointed was the sentiment within the Party for Progress (PFP) after the Supreme Court in the Netherlands issued their opinion on the Braam case in Curacao. The disappointment, however, is not with the opinion that has been issued, but with the fact that St. Maartens democratic process was interfered with by the Cabinet of the Governor Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jun 2024 12:41 PM

Load-Shedding To Ease In Five Weeks, 10Mw Container Generators To Be Rented For $1.9M

Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina addressing MPs on Tuesday.

~ 20mw to be leased to own for $7.7M ~

PHILIPSBURG--Consumers in St Maarten are expected to get relief in about five weeks from the frequent load-shedding currently gripping the country, thanks to a decision taken to rent 10-megawatt (mw) container generators and lease Read more


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

Chris Says GovtS Reliance On GebeFor Power Crisis Solution Problematic

~ Lack of renewable energy solution glaring ~

MP Christophe Emmanuel, the lone Member of Parliament to propose a solution to the GEBE power crisis, stated on Tuesday that he must distance himself from the St. Maarten government’s approach to dealing with the matter. The MP said he is critical of the method because the government relies too heavily on information provided by GEBE and the lack of a plan to finally shift to renewable energy sources. GEBE lies to the people of St. Maarten to protect itself Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2024 11:37 AM

Winair Acquires Twin Otter Aircraft To Enhance Operations

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten Winair announces a significant milestone in its history, transitioning from a fully leased fleet to ownership with the acquisition of a Twin Otter DHC6 aircraft. This investment marks a strategic move towards greater operational control and efficiency, solidifying the company’s commitment to providing exceptional service in the Caribbean.

Demonstrating the aircraft’s importance to our operations and the current economic climate, a strong business case was presented to our shareholders Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
Source: 721 News
13 Jun 2024 03:15 PM

Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina Reaffirms Commitment To Workers Covenant

Philipsburg The Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina dispatched a crucial letter on Tuesday to the board and members of the WICSU-PSU and WITU. This letter serves to reaffirm the Government’s unwavering commitment to the covenant signed on April 29, 2024, reassuring that the sanctity of the agreement would be upheld with all due diligence required. In this letter, Prime Minister Mercelina underscored the Government’s steadfast belief in the vital role that the workers of St Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jun 2024 09:49 AM

Pm Outlines Options, Price Tags To Fix Power Crisis, Reaches Out To World Bank, Dutch Govt. For Help

Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina speaking to reporters at the bi-weekly press briefing on Wednesday.

~ Talking to consortium, looking into Capex funds ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister (PM) Dr. L Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
URSM
ECE
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
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
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Jun 2024 11:04 AM

Com Talks Tax Reform, General Health Insurance, Prison With Van Huffelen

Dutch State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen and Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina.

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation Alexandra van Huffelen met with Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina, Governor Ajamu Baly and the Council of Ministers (CoM) during her working visit to St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
31 May 2024 07:22 AM

Council Of Ministers And Nv Gebe Meet To Discuss Load Shedding

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The Council of Ministers (CoM) convened a meeting with NV GEBE representatives to address the ongoing load-shedding issues affecting the community.

The meeting centered on gaining insight into the current challenges and discussing NV GEBEs near-term and strategic solutions to ensure a dependable and sustainable energy supply for all residents and businesses.

During the CoM meeting, the operational status of NV GEBE’s power generation plant was reviewed 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
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:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
Source: 721 News
15 May 2024 03:43 PM

Strategic Discussion On The Future Of Social & Health Insurances (Szv)

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten The honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina, alongside the Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA) Mrs. Veronica Jansen-Webster, Minister of Finance Ms Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 01:33 PM

Cabinet Mercelina Prioritizes Inclusiveness And Communication With Public Servants

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday morning, May 10, 2024, the Council of Ministers (CoM) met with the newly proposed Employee Engagement Council (EEC), composed of 17 members from various departments and executing bodies within government. This initiative follows an independent employee satisfaction survey and recent exit interviews. The EEC analysed the survey results, which highlighted concerns over primary labor conditions, and has formulated 21 recommendations aimed at four specific target groups: colleagues, middle management, secretary generals, and political leaders, along with six general recommendations. Key priorities identified include enhancing open communication, implementing the full human resource cycle throughout the government, and increasing transparency through the publication of annual plans and quarterly progress reports, which are supported by monthly updates from middle management Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
HOPE
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
13 May 2024 10:21 AM

No Debt Restructuring

The new government has been sworn in. There is still a discussion ongoing as to the two other members Christoph Emanuel and Rayeon Peterson as to whether they will be sworn in as Ministers.The Parliament at present consists of 13 Members, hopefully sooner than later the other two seats will be filled by Richniel Brug and Viren Vinod Kotai whose credentials are to be approved. In his presentation the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Dr. Luc Mercelina raised the matter of the countrys debt burden and the importance of the Dispute Regulation, the latter being thrown back and forth for some 14 years now with no end in sight.

Although important, I am of the opinion that Debt cancellation has to be a priority Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
11 May 2024 08:25 PM

Prime Minister MotherS Day Message 2024

Honorable Mothers of St. Maarten,

On this special day, I extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all the mothers of our beloved St. Maarten. Your tireless dedication, unwavering love, and selfless sacrifices are the foundation upon which our society thrives.

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on the immense contributions mothers make to our families, communities, and nation. Your nurturing spirit, resilience, and strength inspire us all to strive for a better tomorrow.

As Prime Minister, I am humbled by the opportunity to express my sincere thanks to each and every mother in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: 721 News
07 May 2024 04:45 PM

Pm Mercelina Goes On A Surprise Visit To Gebe Power Plant

Philipsburg — On Tuesday, the Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina, accompanied by Acting Minister of Public Works and Minister of Health Veronica Jansen-Webster, made a surprise visit to the GEBE Power Plant in Cay Bay Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
06 May 2024 11:44 PM

Mercelina: Szv Will Collapse If Sustainable Health Care Financial System Not Developed

Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina

 

PHILIPSBURG--New Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina says the Social and Health Insurances SZV will collapse if a sustainable hea Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
ECE
Source: 721 News
27 Apr 2024 02:59 PM

Statement From Formateur Dr. Luc Mercelina Regarding Proposed Candidate Ministers

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — “In response to recent media coverage referencing a statement from his Excellency Governor A. Baly indicating the presence of seven candidate ministers, Formateur Dr. Luc Mercelina issues this corrective statement to clarify the accurate count of ministerial candidates,” stated the press release.

It has come to the attention of the Formateur that there may have been confusion regarding the proposed number of candidate ministers expected for May 3 Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
NA
SPA
ND
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Apr 2024 09:41 AM

Ursm: Politicisation Of Formation Efforts Only Hinders Progress, Disrupts Stability

URSM leader Dr. Luc Mercelina.

PHILIPSBURG--The Unified Resilience St. Maarten Movement (URSM) on Thursday suggested that t Read more


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