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SMCP supports lowering MP salaries by 10%

PHILIPSBURG - In a press release today, St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP announced that it still stands firm on its position with regard to the reduction of the salaries of Members of Parliament. "Initially our reduction proposal was 15%....

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SMCP buckles to MP van Raak - MP Peterson playing both sides

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) reiterated its stance to bring down the salary of Members of Parliament (MPs). The coalition party's initial reduction proposal was 15 percent; now it is at 10 percent because SMCP believes the...

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Sarah on postponement budget debate 2019; unfortunate

Recap of the Parliament meeting of Friday, June 7, Unfortunate turn of events for the country Dear Editor, The draft budget for the country St. Maarten was received on November 15, 2018. This draft was subsequently retracted by the government on...

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No sense of urgency

By Hilbert Haar ~ Membership of parliament is supposed to be a full time job and our fifteen parliamentarians are handsomely paid for it. Yet, according to a proposal submitted by MPs Rolando Brison, Christophe Emmanuel and Jurendy Doran - one week .

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Job Vacancies

GREAT BAY, ST. MAARTEN - EBS has the following vacancies available for your consideration. Suitable candidates can send their resume along with copies of their diploma's and or certificates to or visit their office in the Orange...

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Port and Destination Ready for FCCA PAMAC. Itineraries...

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten and the destination are ready for the 2019 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) meeting that will take place from June 12-15.

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Heineken Regatta invites Sailors and Festival lovers to...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The organizers of the world-famous St. Maarten Heineken Regatta are excited about heading into its 40 th anniversary celebrations and are inviting all sailors, island visitors and music lovers to join them on the...

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CaribAvia also featuring local aviation professionals ...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The 4 th edition of the Annual Caribbean Aviation (CaribAvia) Meetup Conference which will take place from June 11-13 at the Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, will bring together a mixture of local, regional and...

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Nature Foundation Calls on Government Owned Companies...

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Last week, the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation again responded to two incidents of waste water entering into the marine and wetland environment, prompting the organization to request that Government mandate that...

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COCI reps wrap up successful working visit in Holland

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) working visit to the Netherlands for a 10-day period comes to an end this weekend as the three-person delegation prepares to return home. The working visit was...

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What does the new pension agreement really mean?

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - Agreement on reforming the Dutch pension system has been 10 years in the making, and still needs fleshing out in detail - a process which is likely to take several more years at least.

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

PHILIPSBURG -- NAGICO Insurances unveiled a new insurance product called the NAGICO Hurricane Xtra Policy. It's designed as a supplemental coverage to insure uncovered expenses that may arise following a hurricane as ...

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Apply for your Hurricane Pass. June 21 Deadline approaching

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season commenced on Friday, May 24 and the deadline for application processing is June 21, therefore, this serves as a reminder to those...

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CPS: Continue to Check your Child's Vaccination Status....

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is calling on parents and guardians to keep check of their child (ren's) vaccination status in order to make sure they remain up to date. CPS surveillance system continues to closely...

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ST. JOHN'S ESTATE - The Wizards, specializing in computer repairs and onsite services, is now the official reseller for an environmentally-friendly product that has a very unusual feature: A solar powered LED lantern that is a phone charger as...

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Voluntary Korps Sint Maarten Board meets with Prime Minister

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Friday June 7 th, the Voluntary Korps Sint Maarten (VKS) Board met with Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin at her office in the Government Administration Building.

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Johnson calls for serious discussion on ending plastic use

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The occasion of World Oceans Day Saturday, June 8th was marked here in St. Maarten with a call from Tourism Minister the honourable Stuart Johnson to revive serious discussions in Parliament on the establishment of a...

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Man Released From Barbados Prison After Being Forgotten

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday June 6, 2019 - Barbados' judicial system forgot Winston Adolphus Agard in prison for almost a decade. But after languishing on remand at Her Majesty's Prison, Dodds, without trial, he was allowed to go home...

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Barbados' Opposition Leader launches new political party

One year after he was voted into Parliament on a ticket of the ruling Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Opposition Leader, Bishop Joseph Atherley, has launched his socialist democratic People's Party for Democracy and Development (PPDD). Atherley said ...

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SXM Daily News - June 10, 2019
SXM Daily News June 10, 2019

SXM Daily News June 10, 2019

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

DATE ISSUED: Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) June 11, 2019 Tonight through Tuesday evening: Fair to partly cloudy and hazy with a passing shower possible. Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast...

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