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IPKO :“I feel your pain,”‘ Chairperson of the St. Maarten Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams said Thursday. addressing representatives of Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire. “Continue your efforts for issues that are important to your people. Nobody knows these issues better than the people who were elected. In St. Maarten we also hear gentle sounds about new structures. But I think there are topics that deserve much more atten­tion of the parliament.”

IPKO :“I feel your pain,”‘ Chairperson of the St. Maarten Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams said Thursday. addressing representatives of Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire. “Continue your efforts for issues that are important to your people. Nobody knows these issues better than the people who were elected. In St. Maarten we also hear gentle sounds about new structures. But I think there are topics that deserve much more atten­tion of the parliament.”

Wescot-Williams made her comments during the sec­ond day of the Inter-Parlia­mentary Consultation for the Kingdom IPKO in The Hague. It was an historic meeting, as it was the first time since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antil­les that all six Caribbean Islands were present at the IPKO.

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Saba and St. Maarten Youth Participate in Inter-Island Games

On Saturday, June 10th, the Child Focus youth soccer team from Saba traveled to St. Maarten on the Dawn II for a friendly competition against soccer teams from St. Maarten. The invitational games were organized by Child Focus Foundation and the St. Maarten Football Association. The teams played three games of which all three were won by the Saban team.

On Saturday, June 10th, the Child Focus youth soccer team from Saba traveled to St. Maarten on the Dawn II for a friendly competition against soccer teams from St. Maarten. The invitational games were organized by Child Focus Foundation and the St. Maarten Football Association. The teams played three games of which all three were won by the Saban team.

The first match was in the under 13 category, against the Soualiga Club, where Saba won 1-0, with the winning goal made by John Mosquera.

The second game was in the under 11 category against the Veendam team, where Saba won 4-0. The winning goals in game two were made by Lemar Ryner, Thabio Nicholson, Jadrien Casallas and Greco Bautista.

The third match was against the Veendam team, in the under 13 category. Saba won the last match 4-1 with the winning goals being scored by Shaedan Abraham and Edwin Germaine.

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Saba and St. Maarten Youth Participate in Inter-Island Games

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The St. Maarten teams played strong middle field and the defense was resolute. The team from Saba has been coached by Alejandro Londono, Errol Bent and Orlando Mc Pherson since September. The teams have shown significant development and increased interest in the sport.

Sudesh Singh, president of the St. Maarten Football Association expressed his interest in Saba becoming an extension of the association. The coaches have expressed their goal to build a program of continuity by collaborating with the St. Maarten Football Association to organize future matches. Upon their arrival back to the harbor in Saba, the team was greeted with enthusiastic supporters.

Child Focus Foundation would like to thank Public Entity Saba for sponsoring the cost of the boat trip on the Dawn II. The Child Focus staff would like to congratulate all the players and commend the coaches and parent volunteer, Tara Every on their outstanding work. On May 26th the Child Focus chess club also visited St. Maarten to participate in a chess tournament against students from St. Dominic High School. Sebastian Alkema won 1st place in the junior division and Kyle Buchanan won second place in the senior division.

Child Focus hopes to continue these shared collaborations with schools and organizations in St. Maarten, which encourage children to advance in their skills and build good sportsmanship.

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Javois wins Députée seat for St. Martin & St. Barths

MARIGOT–Les Républicains candidate Claire Javois convincingly defeated her running opponent Inès Bouchaut-Choisy in the Legislative Election run-off on Saturday to become the Députée in the Paris National Assembly for the St. Martin and St. Barths constituency, a mandate that will run for five years.

Javois :MARIGOT–Les Républicains candidate Claire Javois convincingly defeated her running opponent Inès Bouchaut-Choisy in the Legislative Election run-off on Saturday to become the Députée in the Paris National Assembly for the St. Martin and St. Barths constituency, a mandate that will run for five years.
Javois captured more votes than Bouchaut-Choisy at all 19 polling stations in St. Martin with the exception of the Elie Gibbs School in Grand Case. Even in St. Barths, a normally Bouchaut-Choisy-held territory, she won more votes than her rival in the five polling stations there.
In total for the two islands, Javois won 3,462 votes (54.73 per cent) while Bouchaut-Choisy received 2,864 (45.27 per cent). There were 25,414 registered voters but a turnout at the polls of only 6,636 (26.11 per cent). Blank votes amounted to 185 and invalid votes 125, leaving the actual amount of valid votes cast at 6,326.
In St. Martin Javois obtained 2,663 votes (53.99 per cent) to Bouchaut-Choisy’s 2,269 (48.01 per cent). Registered voters were 20,215. From the 5,169 votes cast, 124 were blank, 113 invalid, leaving actual votes cast at 4,932 (24.40 per cent).
The Préfecture noted a turn-out percentage of 22.51 at 5:00pm for both islands compared to 26.73 in 2012
In a victory statement issued Saturday evening, Javois said: “I want to warmly commend Inès Bouchaut-Choisy. Despite our differences during the election campaign, it ended in the greatest serenity and respect for our respective views and beliefs and I sincerely thank her for this.
“The election is over and tomorrow the work starts. I am sure Inès, representative for St. Barths in the Economic, Social and Environmental advisory council is ready to work with the new Députée for St. Martin and St. Barths. In advance I am delighted at this prospect.
“Tonight I want to thank all the voters who went to the polling stations to support democracy. As was evident in all the overseas territories, voter participation was low. Regardless of your choice at the ballot box on Saturday, know that I will be the Parliamentarian at the service of St. Martin and St. Barths people, without any partisan consideration.
“I want to thank with the utmost sincerity all those who placed their trust in me and who gave me the most votes for our constituency. I wish to thank my substitute Micheline Jacques for all the work she has accomplished to defend our candidacy.
“A word also for my campaign team; you are formidable, wonderful people and I am more than honoured to be with you. Thank you for supporting me throughout this campaign with your tireless energy, calm temperament, and positive outlook.
“I would like to thank all those who endorsed me during the campaign, especially Marthe Ogoundélé whose precious confidence and trust placed in me went against the wishes of her own party. Thank you Marthe for showing political courage which I will always remember. I am honoured.Latest Caribbean Tropical Storm Updates
“Finally thank you to the Presidents of our two islands and the Senator of St. Barths whose confidence in me has meant so much. This victory, first of all represents your projects for St. Martin and St. Barths. The voters have largely confirmed the objectives of our Collectivités expressed in March. What remains now is to consolidate those projects at the legislative level. That is my role, to channel your projects through the National Assembly as forcefully as possible.
“I am conscience of the responsibility resting on my shoulders this evening. You can count on me and my firm commitment to carry them through at the highest level. The past few months have seen a succession of campaigns and elections. This is now over, and I am convinced our Collectivités from now on need political stability and peace.
“The people of St. Martin and St. Barths can be reassured that the Palais Bourbon tomorrow has a loyal Députée, working in harmony with local executives, who will defend their projects and fight for our specific peculiarities and differences to be heard and understood.”Source Daily Herald

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Minister Plenipotentiary Henriette Doran-York meets Head UNSC taskforce.

Minister Den Haag – June 16th 2017 the Minister Plenipotentiary, Henrietta Doran-York, met with the Head of the task force for the United Nations Security Council Marriët Schuurman.

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Their meeting,  centered around the  subject of  preparations for  2018, at that time the Kingdom of the Netherlands will hold a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
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Minister Doran-York, felt that the Dutch Antilles/West Indies, should be better represented and more visible during this term. Something lacking currently.

Doran-York discussed various issues and key points at the meeting.

The environment and climate were one of the main issues.

 

Schuurman, the task force leader concurred Doran-York’s assessment, and is said to be looking forward for further cooperation with St Maarten and other Dutch Antillian islands.

Minister Plenipotentiary, Doran-York felt that the meeting was fruitful.
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Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPKO) Was Very Productive

The Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPKO) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which took place between June 14 and 16 in The Hague was finalized yesterday with the signing of the list of actions.

President of Parliament William MIllerson explained that for the majority of the Curaçao delegation this was their first time participating in the IPKO. “For u, it was important to see that there was mutual respect during the meetings,” said Millerson. He also explained that on Tuesday the Curaçao delegation had an activity at the Curaçao House in The Hague where they had the chance to meet several Curaçaoans living in the Netherlands. “Everything was very successful.”

The Curaçao delegation also visited the Elemental Water Makers, the Nuon Solar project and the Clean Ocean Foundation which was very interesting for the island.

The delegations of all four countries in the Kingdom, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands met during the conference. They signed several documents about cooperation in several areas between the countries. During the conference, it became clear that the cooperation between the countries in the Kingdom is extremely important. The leader of the Curaçao delegation, Ana-Maria Pauleta MP indicated that it is a priority for Curaçao to cooperate more with Aruba, Sint Maarten and the BES islands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

The topics discussed during the IPKO were Climate Change, Sustainability, Youth, Education, Economic Opportunities in the Kingdom, Medical Care, Discrimination and Government Integrity. They also talked about the situation in Venezuela and the effects the crisis in the South American country has for its neighbors, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

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Dutch Sint Maarten Police Seeking Assistance in “Copper” Murder Case

The police department is again reaching out to the public for their assistance in the ongoing “Copper” investigation.

Police Department seeks help from community in the “Copper” murder case

The police department is again reaching out to the public for their assistance in the ongoing “Copper” investigation.

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This investigation is regarding the shooting of the man known as Jimenez in Sucker garden on January 25th 2016. The victim Jimenez lost his life as a result of this shooting.

This case is still under investigation and the police needs more information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. A plea for the assistance from the public has been prepared in the English and Spanish language.
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The police force of Sint Maarten is requesting the assistance form the public to help solve the shooting incident which took place on January 25th 2016 in Sucker Garden whereby the man Jimenez, a Dominican national, was gunned down by an unknown assailant(s).

Anyone who may have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) can call the anonymous tip line number of the police department. The number is #9300. If you prefer to use a direct line please call 54-22222 ext. 106 . Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Spanish:
El cuerpo policial de Sint Maarten esta pidiendo la asistencia de la comunidad encuanto el assesinato del 25 de enero 2016, en Sucker Garden, en qual el senor Jimenez de la Republica Dominicana fue abatido a tiros.

Personas que tienen alguna informacion sobre este assesinato pueden llamar el numero anonimo del departamento de la policia #9300. Si desean usar la linea directo pueden llamar al numero 54-22222 ext 106. Tu cooperacion va a ser muy apreciada.

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150 Photos Dutch Sint Maarten Parliament Opening 2016-2017

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday give his annual address to the people of Sint Maarten. In attendance were the Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament and other invited guests

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His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday give his annual address to the people of Sint Maarten. In attendance were the Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament and other invited guests.

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Dutch Sint Maarten Acquittal for Masbangu suspects

Dutch Sint Maarten Acquittal for Masbangu suspects. The Court of First Instance of St. Maarten on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 acquitted the four suspects in the Masbangu investigation of all the charges of vote buying.

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Acquittal for Masbangu suspects

The Court of First Instance of St. Maarten on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 acquitted the four suspects in the Masbangu investigation of all the charges of vote buying. The prosecutor’s Office had asked for a three (3) months jail sentence fully suspended, 200 hours of community service and deprivation of the to vote as well the right to be elected for R.H. (62). Against the suspects R.C.H.J. and A.R.W.M. the Prosecutor’s Office had asked for a jail sentence of three (3) months fully suspended, 150 hours of community service and deprivation of the right to vote while for C.J.L.C. the Prosecutor’s Office asked for a jail sentence of three (3) months fully suspended, 180 hours of community service and deprivation of the right to vote. The Prosecutor in charge of the Masbangu investigation is currently off island. Upon his return a decision will be taken about a possible appeal against the court verdicts.

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St Maarten KPSM Police Public Warning

The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election. Latest from the Sxm Kpsm Sint Maarten Police Department

PUBLIC WARNING

The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election.

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The police department on a daily basis receives official complaints from contact person of the different political parties regarding the destruction of their property. This criminal act is in violation of Article 2: 334 of the Penal Code and the political parties in question have requested criminal investigations into these cases.

The police department has taken these cases very seriously, just like every other case, and will do in depth investigations to determine who is/are responsible for these criminal acts.