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US Party board members assist with Relief for Dominica

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Lloyd Paul and Cecil Nicholas, both board members of the United St. Maarten Party (USP), are among a group of individuals who have come together in an effort to raise support for the storm stricken Caribbean Island Dominica. Together with former member of Parliament, Romaine Laville, Mr. Serrant and others who have strong ties to Dominica, ...

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Reshuffling and Appointment New Members Gumbs cabinet

HARBOUR VIEW, St. Maarten – On September 2nd, 2015, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the final report regarding the reshuffling and appointment new ministers of the current Marcel F. Gumbs cabinet. The Prime Minister has nominated the following persons for appointment as new Ministers: Mr. R.A. Boasman, Minister of Public Health, Social Development & ...

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Bare property on steep incline prone for land slippage

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – There are persons who have become fearful of a major landslide event in Cay Hill/Belair. A cleared piece of property on a steep incline located behind the local software company Antek is the area of concern. The cleared land is now being viewed as a land slide risk based on the incline of the property and ...

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State Secretary Dijksma and commissioner Silberie sign Memorandum of Understanding on the development of sustainable agriculture and horticulture on Bonaire

BES Islands – State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma, and Bonaire commissioner Gerald Gilberie, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the development of sustainable agriculture and horticulture on Bonaire. Agreements between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Public Entity Bonaire (PEB) regarding the capacity development at the PEB’S LVV (Dienst Landbouw, Veeteelt en Visserij; Agriculture, Animal Husbandry ...

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MP’s questions need for IPKO consultations

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Members of the Parliament of St. Maarten are now questioning the need for the IPKO consultations based on its perceived effectiveness and the financial constraints of the Country St. Maarten. On Monday the Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations met to discuss the preparations for the upcoming January meeting of the IPKO. This meeting ...

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DP saddened by passing of Linda Johnson

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten –The Democratic Party has with much sadness taken note of the passing of Linda Johnson. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her husband, children and extended family and friends. Linda was a dear and beloved friend of the DP leader and many DP members. She was a dedicated worker and a loving mother. She loved life and ...

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Stop Mosquitos from Breeding by Eliminating Stagnant Water

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on the community to take action to prevent mosquito breeding.  The current rainfall has the potential to increase the number of mosquitos and therefore action is needed. Preventative measures are needed and will go ...

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State Secretary Dijksma heaves Silver Quality Coast Award flag on Saba

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Monday afternoon State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma, heaved the Silver Quality Coast Award flag in front of the Saba Tourist office in Windwardside. She was accompanied by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Kingdom Representative Gilbert Isabella, Director of the tourist office, Glenn Holm and the staff of the tourist office. “Saban may be proud with ...

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Neonatal Screening

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – A meeting is being requested by the Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo to discuss the implementation of a mandatory neonatal screening for all babies born on Sint Maarten. What is Neonatal Screening? It is referred to as the Neonatal heel prick screening tests or as the Guthrie tests. It looks for developmental, endocrine, ...

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