“In questioning and strongly objecting to this modus operandi of the presidium of Parliament in the meeting of this morning [Wednesday], which regretfully was closed-door, reference was constantly made of the motion of November of last year. It seems to be that the supporters of that motion of last year regarding decolonisation are of the opinion that their president/presidium of Parliament has carte blanche where it pertains to contacting services and firms based on that moti
United Democrats (UD) MP Sarah Wescot-Williams rejected and strongly opposed petition submitted by States to United Nations
This petition ends with a request to essentially re-examine the Coho (Caribbean Body for Reform and Development). The parliament and the presidium of the parliament, by endorsing this presentation of the Choharis Law Group of Washington, have actually endangered the provided and agreed liquidity support for Sint Maarten ”, says the assistant government member. “Why am I so convinced of this? The agreement between the Prime Minister and State Secretary for the Interior a
The Dutch corona support is a return to colonial times. So says Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in The Washington Post.
The Dutch corona support is a return to colonial times. That says Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in The Washington Post. The newspaper quotes the Prime Minister of Saint Martin as saying it is about a racial settlement in the Caribbean. Jacobs thereby refers to the conditions her island had to agree to in order to receive corona support. This week, Sint Maarten filed a petition with a UN special rapporteur on racism, accusing the Netherlands of racial discrimination and violations of international rights. https://curacao.nu/coronasteun-sint-maarten-is-terugkeer-naar-koloniale-tijd/
The Prosecutor’s Office wants to seize from former Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Heyliger more than US $17 million in what it deems to be criminal proceeds. The prosecutor announced this during a brief sitting of the Court of First Instance on Wednesday morning.
It is a projection and not the expected outcome,” says a spokesman. And: ,, It concerns the operating income and costs; the operational budget. Not for Central Bank duties. Our foreign exchange position is excellent. The newspaper Sint Maarten reported about it based on answers from Finance Minister Ardwell Irion to the States in Philipsburg. To the explains the press officer that “as a result of the corona crisis, interest rates on the international market have fallen sharply.” As a result, the interest income of the CBCS decreased, which resulted in a decrease of the interest income of approximately 18 million guilders in 2020. ” According to the Central Bank in Scharlo
MOODY Ba3 rating assigned to Princess Juliana International Airport’s (“PJIA”) reflects short-term challenges such as: (i) tight liquidity, (ii) breach of two covenants that require waivers from investors, (iii) debt service payments that will continue to be made
RACIAL RECKONING UPDATE: St Maarten vs. The Netherlands Feud Makes It In Washington Post. FULL STORY
She needed a financial lifeline. Four thousand miles away, Mother Holland was prepared to throw one — but with strings attached. What followed would be a racial reckoning in the Caribbean: A bitter dispute between Sint Maarten’s Dutch overseers in Europe and local politicians representing an island populated predominantly by Afro-Caribbeans and other people of color.
Cruise Industry, preparing it’s Caribbean comeback. Will they be welcomed back?
The States of Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao and Sint Maarten) are former territories of the Netherlands, but they have significant autonomy. However, they depend on the defense provided by the Netherlands, which also administers foreign policy.
St Maarten Weather Right Now: Monday Morning March 8th 2021
“To take the vaccine or not, will always be your own choice. But, I do ask that everyone does research on the facts and make your choice based on these facts and your medical condition. Together, we can slow the spread of this virus. The vaccine is finally available to us, let’s make good use of this chance we have to create a new and safe way of life on our island.” – Mr. Glen A. Carty, Director of SZV
On 26 February 2021, the first G20 Finance Ministers and Bank Governors meeting was held under the Italian Presidency. In advance of this meeting, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented a report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Bank Governors. Subsequently, the OECD held one of their regular Tax Talks webcasts.
PORT INVESTIGATION ST MAARTEN: THE REQUEST FOR AN INQUIRY WAS REFUSED BY LOCAL JUSTICE.
Port investigation: St Maarten prosecutor’s office denies Supreme Court in The Hague
The Sint Maarten public prosecutor’s office on Thursday lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court in The Hague following the refusal by the justice of Sint Maarten to open an investigation into the Sint Maarten Harbor Group.
CPS administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors, persons with underlying conditions to avoid spillage
Due to the fact that an unexpected number of people did not show up for their appointment, and the number of persons 60 years and older that registered for the vaccine is growing slower than expected, more vials with the Covid-19 vaccine were defrosted at the start of this week than can be used for eligible seniors who have registered.
Many New Covid 19 Variants discovered in St Maarten
Prime Minister Jacobs on-hand to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. Residents encouraged to register. The COVID-19 vaccines from the Netherlands arrived in St. Maarten on Friday, February 19, 2021, and was received by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. Accompanying the Prime Minister were Acting Minister of VSA, Ludmila de Weever, Special Envoy to the Dutch Caribbean for COVID-19 Vaccine, Dr. Marc Sprenger, and head of the Representation of the Netherlands in Sint Maarten, Chris Johnson. In the first shipment, St. Maarten has received a little over 8000 vaccines to sta
Two men arrested after traffic accident. One female driver assaulted – Personnel of the detective department are investigating an incident that took place on Union road, next to the Old Three Restaurant, on Friday evening February 19th, 2021, at approximately 11.00pm, the police said in a statement on Monday.
SMMC staff receive COVID-19 vaccine22 Feb 2021. Staff of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) were among the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Auxiliary Care Facility (ACF) located across SMMC.
Fight against #narcotrafic: the Gendarmes intercepts a go-fast carrying 500 kilos of cocaine! 👇🏽 ➡️ On the night of Monday, February 8, 2021, the Gendarmes surveillance frigate detected a suspicious boat without […]
This Week 44,050 Vaccines Delivered To BES Islands (Bonaire, Eustatius, Saba) and CAS (Curacao, Aruba, St Maarten) Islands.
44,050 Vaccines Delivered To BES (Bonaire, Eustatius, Saba) and CAS (Curacao, Aruba, St Maarten). This week, 44,050 vaccines will be delivered to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. These include both Moderna and BioNTech / Pfizer vaccines. The advice of the Health Council is also followed on the islands. Vaccinations of the elderly (over 60) and care workers will start. About 94 thousand islanders fall into this group. The first vac
JVO Law Enforcement Meeting Of Ministers 2 OM Cariben: Prosecutors Trained In St Maarten, Aruba, Curacao, Police Data Sharing
For example, the JVO expressed support for the process professionalization OM Cariben, including the project to be local annually train prosecutors (from the islands). In addition
agreements made about the law courses in Aruba and Curaçao,
so that graduates of the universities of Aruba and Curaçao have equal access
have to select and train for the professions of lawyer, judge and
public prosecutor in the Netherlands. These agreements promote the exchange of
these professionals within the Kingdom and contribute to the quality and
JVO Law Enforcement 1: Judicial Four Party Consultation Between 4 Justice Ministers Within Dutch Kingdom. Data Protection, Sharing Information
PART OF COUNTRY ST MAARTEN, ARUBA, CURACAO ‘PACKAGES’: Minister Grapperhaus informs the House of Representatives about the commitment to law enforcement and about the main points of the JVO.
Page 1 of 4: The Judicial Four Party Consultation (JVO) took place on 14 January 2021, the semi-annual consultations between the four justice ministers of the countries in the
Chapter 1 Article 1 General Provisions: The Netherlands, St Maarten, Curacao & Aruba Sign Protocol On Strenghtening Dutch Caribbean Borders
11 December 2020 Extension of the mutual arrangement of Sint Maarten and the Netherlands as
referred to in Article 38, first paragraph, of the Statute of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands to strengthen the border control of Sint Maarten
concluded between the Netherlands and Sint Maarten for the period of 1
January 2021 to July 1, 2021;
22 December 2020 Mutual arrangement for the Sint Maarten National Package between Sint Maarten and
The Netherlands as referred to in Article 38, first paragraph, of the statute of
Kingdom of the Netherlands to be implemented
to the measures described in the country package
including condition H.11 Strengt
Do you enjoy playing the victim? Every letter is disrespectful, when I talk to you it’s disrespectful. You know what is disrespectful? When you constantly make untrue statements in the media and to staff when you know the opposite is true. Your constant bullying of staff and management is what is disrespectful. Publishing of private letters in your members WhatsApp chat is disrespectful. Respect earned is the respect given, when you as a union behave in respectful manner, is only then you can claim disrespect from anyone.
“We the Unions find it very disheartening that after a year of explaining to the Prime Minister the difference of a meeting with the Committee for Civil Servant Union (CCSU) and the Unions is not the same. In meeting with the unions, the interest of ALL workers is represented.
UPDATE: JOSÉ DANIEL YAJURE NAMED BY VENEZUELAN PRESS VICTIM KILLED IN STABBING IN ST MAARTEN, OTHER VENEZUELAN HANGING ON TO LIFE
Seeing what happened, Yajure came to his defense and hit the attacker on the head with a board. This act cost him his life, as he received several stab wounds and bled to death. The doctors could do nothing to save him.
All persons that need to contact the immigration department in Simpson Bay Police Station are asked to call +1 721 54 22222 ext 657 or 658 for assistance.
PROSECUTORS ORDER THE PROSECUTION OF ANOTHER ST MAARTEN POLITICIAN THIS ONE TIED TO RUBY CASE OF BID RIGGING.
The Court of Appeals of Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and the BES-islands (the “Court”) ordered the prosecution of an individual with political authority on Sint Maarten. The order relates exclusively to a limited number of crimes of which he is suspected.
Based on the Constitution of Sint Maarten and the National Ordinance for Prosecution of Individuals with Political Authority, the Public Prosecutor’s Office can only prosecute individuals with political authority after an order to that effect has been issued by the Court.
Further to the results of an extensive criminal investigation codenamed “R
DUTCH CARIBBEAN NATURE ALLIANCE PUBLISHES 2021 HURRICANE SEASON MANUAL FOR ST MAARTEN, SABA, STATIA FULL MANUAL BELOW
This Natural Disaster Response Manual was produced for the Dutch Caribbean islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten after those islands were heavily impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The manual is heavily based on the experiences of the Park Management Organizations the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation (NFSXM), the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) and STENAPA St. Eustatius and aims to give the tools necessary to effectively respond to natural disasters in terms of preparation, response and restoration. The funding for the manual is part of the emergency financial support given to the NFSXM, SCF and STENAPA by the DCNA Trust Fund as a response to the 2017 Hurricane Season.
When Is KPSM Police Going To Do Something About These Chicken Fckrs In And Out Of Peoples Yard. This Is How Disease Spread From Animal To Human
I thought they were stupid, cruel teenagers trespassing and grabbing fowls to torture and kill them. Now I’m hearing it’s worse. They are using then for gratification. Then they want to hide their faces. The only abuse going on is these boys with the chickens and the parents who let them run the street assaulting animals and people. If I hit them on my property I would be arrested. But they can jump in yards and assault humans and animals alike, until they jump in the WRONG yard. The police dept is FULLY aware of the assaults and abuse on animals, but God forbid they have to get off their fat asses for anything other t
Sint Maarten still has a draft budget – that is to say: not yet approved by Parliament – and this shows for the year 2021 revenues of a total of 369 million guilders and costs of 540 million and thus a deficit of 171 million.
The multi-year estimate also shows shortages for the years 2022 to 2024. The Financial Supervision Council (Cft) notes that these estimates of shortages are ‘circumscribed with more than average uncertainty’ and that deviation from the central standard is reserved to the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom (RMR) in The Hague. For comparison with previous years: in the cor
The Police Patrol and Ambulance department were sent to White Sands road in Beacon Hill, on Monday February 15th 2021, at approximately 12.00 pm where they encountered a female victim who was lying on the ground in her home and not showing any signs of life.
St Maarten Casinos Have 9 Months to Pay, But According To Casino Bosses The SXM Government Owes Them More At The Poker Tables, Than They Owe In Taxes
Yes, I did ask the Casino bosses personally, and you know I am one of the few to actually interview Head Mafioso in Charge Francesco Corallo…. According to the casino bosses and […]
Below is the latest from the Central Bank of Sint Maarten and Curacao. 68 pages of PDF, too many for me to download. But you can by just clicking on the report […]
I TOLD YOU! ST MAARTEN MINISTER OF FINANCE RICHARD GIBSON NEEDS TO TAKE A PAYDAY LOAN ST MAARTEN IS IN DEEP DEBT
When I posted the PDF document below, maybe I did not get everything in the translation exact, but the gist is true. After I posted the PDF, they came out with all […]
Government has issued and signed off on a number of requests for licences and amendments to licences in various categories over the past months. Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications […]