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Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations to Meet about formulation of questions for Kingdom Council of State

PHILIPSBURG – ThePermanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations of Parliament will meet in session on March 2.

The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meeting is set for Monday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The two point agenda for the meeting is the decision list regarding committee parliamentary business for the 2014-2015 period no.6; formulation of questions to the Kingdom Council of State.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and parliament’s website www.sxmparliament.org

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SXM Airport Sponsors Claudette Alexander

SIMPSON BAY, SXM Airport—Thanks in part to the sponsorship of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, Claudette Alexander, perhaps the island’s only female aviation mechanic, will be attending a conference organized by Women in Aviation International (WAI) from March 5 – 7 in Dallas, Texas.

“When we read about her invitation to this conference, and her need for financial assistance with part of her travel expenses, we decided we wouldn’t wait for her to contact us, but we went ahead and called her to offer our help,” said Kalifa Hickinson, SXM’s Communications Specialist.

“We saw if fit to sponsor Ms. Alexander as it falls within SXM Airport’s policy to promote the advancement of individuals, especially in the aviation industry, given that this is our core business,” Hickinson added.

Alexander, who works as an aviation mechanic at the L’Esperance Airport in Grand Case, was delighted at the assistance. She leaves St. Maarten on Monday, March 2, 2015.

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Permanent Committee of ECYS to Meet with Minister Bourne-Gumbs on Friday morning is open to the public

PHILIPSBURG – TheHouse of Parliament’s permanent Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) that will be held on Friday morning is open to the public, and is no longer a closed door session.

The meeting will be with the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, and relevant department representatives, regarding the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA).

The committee will meet at 10.00am on Friday, in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda for the meeting is the challenges experienced by students at NIPA with courses, instructors, and accreditation programs as well as the lack of communication.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberation.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com.

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Attempted robbery

FRONT STREET - Several police patrols and detectives were sent to Little Europe on Front Street on Tuesday February 24th where three men, all wearing helmets and dark clothing, attempted to rob the establishment as it was about to open its door for business.

When the culprits noticed that the police was alerted with what was going on they fled the scene on a scooter.

A search by police to locate the possible suspects was carried out by police however without any positive results.

This case is under investigation by the Special Robbery Unit. (Police Force Sint Maarten)

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Businessman Ferrier comments on Harbour Security Contract

COLE BAY – Businessman Michael Ferrier has taken note of a Daily Herald story in the February 24, 2015 edition which reports that the Harbour Group of Companies intends to pay security company Checkmate US$ 2.2 million more in 2015 than they got for their services in 2014.

“Just around election time last year, Checkmate was sold and rumors of who was (were) the buyer(s) abounded. Some names thrown out as possible new shareholders were: Oneil Arrindell, Mark Mingo, Frans Richardson. Personally I do not think Mark Mingo, the CEO of the Harbour Group of companies, nor Member of Parliament Frans Richardson would be that naive to think that their financial involvement with a company that supplies services to the Government Owned Harbour Group of Companies would not raise all kinds of red flags.

“So I am discounting that, although for transparency sake, it behooves the Harbour Group of Companies to request Checkmate Security Company to disclose who the ultimate owners are (the humans, not the companies).

“And being that the Harbour Group of Companies is Government owned, when an existing contract has to change so much that the cost to the client (The Harbour Group) increases by 300%, should the Harbour Group not put the security contract out on bid again, thereby offering all security companies a chance to bid on what is obviously a very lucrative contract?

“I again quote Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs' words in his New Year message: "Good governance and integrity are priorities to ensure the needs of the community are met with the utmost of honesty and fairness, in order for St. Maarten to get where it needs to be".

“The Harbour Group of Companies being a Government owned group of companies should be held to the same standards the Prime Minister spoke about. Be transparent: tell us in detail why the cost goes up by 300% and who the ultimate owners of the Checkmate Security Company are. And as Checkmate is also at the airport, will the contract there also increase as dramatically?” Businessman Michael Ferrier said.

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180 CCTV Cameras to be installed in High Frequented Tourists Areas

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO – The Parliament of Sint Maarten Permanent Committee on Justice will meet in session on Thursday to discuss a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system for the country to combat crime.  In the meantime, Curacao’s Minister of Justice Hon. Nelson Navarro, is moving ahead with a Naf.6.2 million guilder CCTV project that is being provided by the Chinese Government.

A Memorandum of Understanding according to reports has already been signed for the project.  The object of the project is to enhance security on the island in the fight against crime.

The United Kingdom is considered the leader in CCTV community security.

The cameras will first be installed in high frequented tourist areas such as Punda and Otrobanda.

The Chinese company assisting with the project is Inspur Group Ltd.

Initially the project was to be implemented January 1, 2015, but it has been delayed.

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Permanent Committee of Justice to Meet Thursday about Cameras to Combat Crime

PHILIPSBURG – TheMinister of Justice Hon. Dennis Richardson will be present for a Permanent Committee of Justice meeting of the House on February 26.

The Permanent Committee of Justice meeting is set for Thursday at 9.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is a presentation on the camera system that would be used to combat crime in general on Sint Maarten.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com.  

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Final Carnival booth holder meeting on Wednesday night

PHILIPSBURG - All booth holders for Carnival 2015 are invited to a meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday night, February 25. The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has labelled the meeting as “very important” and the last one for booth holders before Carnival opens.

The meeting will be held at 7:30pm at the Government Administration Building. Several issues will be discussed that are important for booth holders. Most notably: the payments for their booths which carry a deadline of March 16.

As usual, the SCDF has a long waiting list of persons desirous of operating a booth in Carnival Village. With this in mind, the foundation sticks to its strict deadlines of registration and payment to ensure that it has all 79 of its booths leased out as April rolls around. Failure to meet these deadlines could result in booths being allotted to other persons.

“Besides that, we need them to be up to date on new developments, fire and food safety inspections, the specials that corporate sponsors offer to booth holders ect. This is the last meeting for booth holders before Carnival so it’s important that all make an effort to attend,” the SCDF said. (SCDF)

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Soccer Games at Johan Cruijff Court continues on February 28.

BELVEDERE – Here are the results of the St. Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation (SMSEF) games that were held on Saturday, February 21 at the Johan Cruijff Court in Belvedere.

Game 1: Category 11+U

Leonald Connor vs Sr. Regina United: result 10 - 0 (at halftime 5 - 0)

Top scorer Leonald Connor: Tyrese Whyte with 7 goals and 1 assist. Tyrese scored 5 goals in the first half. Raphael Coco-Belliard was instrumental in getting the score going with 2 assists early in the game. Raphael scored a goal in the second half as well. Sr. Regina United was only able to field the minimum required 4 players versus a full Leonald Connor squad. The team put-up a good fight but was unable to keep up with the pace set by Leonald Connor with no fresh legs available to catch a breather.

Game 2: Category 11+U

Learning Unlimited Legends vs Sr. Magda FC: official result 0 - 2: (forfeit Learning Unlimited)

Learning Unlimited did not have enough players to start.  A friendly game was played instead.  Learning Unlimited did end the game with a complete squad. The result of the friendly was a 2 – 7 win for Sr. Magda FC. Goal scorers Sr. Magda FC: Jamir Cuvalay with 4 goals and Ceth Codrington with 2 goals.

Game 3: Category 11+U

Learning Unlimited Goal Machines vs Hillside Christian: result 10 - 0 (at halftime 5 - 0)

Top scorers Learning Unlimited Goal Machines: Jan Lucas van der Plas with 5 goals, Noah Ledee with 2 goals and 3 assists and Devin Liao with 2 goals.

Game 4: Category 11+U

Sr. Regina Goal Getters vs Dr. Martin Luther King: result 18 – 0 (at halftime 10 - 0)

Top scorers Sr. Regina Goal Getters: Reshawn Eustase with 6 goals and 2 assists and William Mulder with 5 goals and 4 assists. Special mention is made of Daryl Cannegieter who scored 1 goal and made 1 assist.

Game 5: Category Girls 13+U

Hillside Christian All Stars vs Sr. Magda: result 6 – 1 (at halftime 2 - 1)

Top scorer Hillside Christian All Stars: Desreena Boston with 6 goals. Zanzi Brook was instrumental with 3 assists.

Sr. Magda’s goal keeper Kathlyn Vlaun got injured just before halftime and was unable to continue. Sr. Magda did not manage to score in the game, however Hillside Christian made an own goal assisting Sr. Magda in getting rid of the nil.

Game 6: Category 13+U

SXM Schools United 13+U vs Ruby Labega: result 1 – 13 (at halftime 0 - 6)

Goal scorer SXM Schools United 13+U: Gilmar Blackman after an assist from Jean Jacques Craane.

Top scorers Ruby Labega: Ricardo Somers with 6 goals and 2 assists and Malik Marsdin, Eldon Morgan and Jamal Taylor all with 2 goals.

Game 7: Category 9+U

Sr. Magda Energetics vs Sr. Magda Athletics: result 0 – 5 (at halftime 0 -5)

Top scorer Sr. Magda Athletics: Gianni Fer with 2 goals. The other goal scorers were Miguel Gittens, Salim Fleming and Amani Vanterpool all with 1 goal. All the goals were scored in the first half.

Sr. Magda Energetics, after a firm talking to by their coach, improved their game in the second half tremendously as a collective preventing Sr. Magda Athletics from scoring any more goals. However, the team was unable to find the back of the net on the other side of the field.

Game 8: Category 9+U

Learning Unlimited vs Charles Leopold Bell: result 6 – 3 (at halftime 4 - 3)

Top scorer Learning Unlimited: not known at press time.

Goal scorers Charles Leopold Bell: Bernardo Nisbeth-Lopez with 2 goals and 1 assist and Davare Gray with 1 goals and 1 assist.

Game 9: Category 7+U

Leonald Connor vs Learning Unlimited Strikers: result 4 – 2 (at halftime 2 - 0)

Goal scorers Leonald Connor: Anthoney Sulal with 2 goals and Kyle Watson with 1 goal. The fourth goal was an own goal by Learning Unlimited Strikers in the first half.

Top scorer Learning Unlimited Strikers: not known at press time.

Game 10: Category 7+U

Sr. Regina vs Dr. Martin Luther King: official result 2 – 0 (forfeit)

Dr. Martin Luther King did not have enough players to start. A friendly game was played instead in which both teams showed good sportsmanship. The Dr. Martin Luther King players combined with some of the extra Sr. Regina’s players to form a team and they won the friendly game with 2 – 1.

Game 11: Category 7+U

Sr. Magda Greenboys vs Sr. Magda Rockstars: result 2 – 5 (at halftime 0 - 3)

Goal scorers Sr. Magda Greenboys: Elaijah Baker and Jayden Blomont

Top scorer Sr. Magda Rockstars: Hjalmar Cuvalay with 4 goals and 1 assist. The 5th goal was scored by newcomer Jeremiah Telemacque.

Sr. Magda Greenboys was only able to field the minimum required 4 players to play due to sickness and injuries. Sr. Magda Rockstars on the other hand was nearly complete. Both teams still managed to make it an attractive game for the spectators.

Games will continue on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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Plenary Session of Parliament scheduled for Tuesday Related to the Penal Code

PHILIPSBURG – A Plenary Session of the House of Parliament will take place in public on February 24.  The Minister of Justice Hon. Dennis Richardson will be present for the sitting of the House.

The Plenary Session is set for Tuesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda for the meeting are incoming documents; a draft National Ordinance to change the State Regulation and other national ordinances with respect to the implementation of the Penal Code based on the ruling of the Constitutional Court.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberation. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com

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