Soualiga Newsday Latest News https://www.soualiganewsday.com Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:39:52 -0400 en-gb CARIBBEAN AIRLINES SUPPORTS HER EXCELLENCY’S ‘KIND SOLES PROJECT’ https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26amp%3Bview%3Ditem%26amp%3Bid%3D27452%3Acaribbean-airlines-supports-her-excellency%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98kind-soles-project%E2%80%99%26amp%3BItemid%3D504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26amp%3Bview%3Ditem%26amp%3Bid%3D27452%3Acaribbean-airlines-supports-her-excellency%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98kind-soles-project%E2%80%99%26amp%3BItemid%3D504

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines continued its partnership with Guyana’s First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Sandra Granger, to transport ‘Shoe that Grows’, in support of the First Lady’s Kind Soles project.

Through the ‘Kind Soles Project’ Mrs. Granger has donated over 2000 pairs of the expandable shoes to the children of indigenous tribes in Guyana, making it possible for them to walk long distances to school, so they can continue their education.

The “Shoe that Grows” is a sturdy footwear designed to expand several sizes and can last a child up to three years or more. On Tuesday September 17, representatives from the airline handed over several hundred pairs of the special footwear to Her Excellency, donated by the Crown Heights Lions Club of New York USA and other donors from the Diaspora.

Ms. Dionne Ligoure, Caribbean Airlines’ Head of Corporate Communications in commenting on the initiative said: “Caribbean Airlines is grateful for the opportunity to support this worthy initiative by Her Excellency, Mrs Granger and Rethink, which makes a positive difference to the lives of children in Guyana’s hinterland.

Many indigenous children in Guyana walk long distances to school, and these shoes are ideal for their journeys. Caribbean Airlines is a long-standing partner of the people of Guyana and we are committed to supporting initiatives like these which bring a measure of relief and hope to communities.”

Guyana is an important destination for Caribbean Airlines and the airline operates an average of six daily flights, including non-stop service between New York and Guyana with seamless connections to other Caribbean and North American destinations.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:39:55 -0400
Dutch State Secretary Knops visits the Caribbean. Meets with Sint Maarten Parliament on Wednesday https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27451:dutch-state-secretary-knops-visits-the-caribbean-meets-with-sint-maarten-parliament-on-wednesday&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27451:dutch-state-secretary-knops-visits-the-caribbean-meets-with-sint-maarten-parliament-on-wednesday&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Dutch State Secretary R.W. Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations) will pay a working visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten from Sunday, September 22nd till Wednesday, September 25th.

On Tuesday, September 24, the Dutch State Secretary Knops, will assess the concrete results of the reconstruction of the island. To this end he will speak in parliament and he will visit a number of projects that are made possible with Dutch money, including the restoring of houses.

During his visit to St. Eustatius there will be a town hall meeting on Monday. The State Secretary will then give an explanation to the residents of Statia about the state of affairs regarding the restoration of the administrative order on the island.

The island’s administration was taken over in March 2018 due to gross neglect of duties the island had to cope with.

State secretary Knops will visit Saba on Tuesday, where he will review the activities following the hurricane damage on the port. (RCN Caribbean Netherlands)

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:25:27 -0400
Beacon Hill Road Partly Impassable. One lane available. Family physicians, Clinics and Drugstores https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27443:beacon-hill-road-partly-impassable-one-lane-available-family-physicians,-clinics-and-drugstores&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27443:beacon-hill-road-partly-impassable-one-lane-available-family-physicians,-clinics-and-drugstores&Itemid=504

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry VROMI would like to inform the public and especially the residents of the BEACON HILL area that Beacon Hill road located at the end of the SXM Airport runway is currently impassable due to the sand that has been accumulated on the road from the heavy sea surge caused by Hurricane Jerry.

The Ministry of VROMI has assets in place and is busy clearing one lane of the time of Beacon Hill road in order to allow residents to reach their property.

The Police Department will be assisting with traffic control in the area when the cleaning is ongoing.

This area will be monitored by Ministry VROMI in the event that the road is made inaccessible again due to the heavy sea surge in collaboration with the Police Department.

In reiterating the initial message of Friday morning, all businesses are to close by 2.00pm.

The following businesses are allowed to be open until 4.00pm namely, Pharmacies, Clinics, Family Physicians, Supermarkets, Restaurants & Hardware Stores.

Persons are urged to visit the Government website to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to adequately prepare for a storm/hurricane strike.

Visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to view the Hurricane Readiness Guide and download your “Hurricane Tracking Chart.” Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. And for official weather-related updates visit the website of Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, www.meteosxm.com

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:06:59 -0400
EOC decides as precautionary measure to close schools, businesses and government. Three Shelters to Open at 3.00PM https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27442:eoc-decides-as-precautionary-measure-to-close-schools,-businesses-and-government-three-shelters-to-open-at-3-00pm&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27442:eoc-decides-as-precautionary-measure-to-close-schools,-businesses-and-government-three-shelters-to-open-at-3-00pm&Itemid=504

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – After an assessment of the Friday morning forecast regarding Hurricane Jerry from the National Hurricane Center and the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS), heavy rainfall is expected starting late Friday afternoon and going into Friday night. Hurricane Jerry is expected to pass 140 miles from the country at it closest.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) chaired by Prime Minister Hon. Leona Romeo Marlin, in an EOC meeting on Friday morning, has taken the following decisions as a precautionary measure and for public safety:

All schools as well as afterschool community programs are to close by 2.00pm;                                                                  

All businesses are to close by 2.00pm. The following businesses are allowed to be open until 4 p.m. namely, Supermarkets, Restaurants & Hardware Stores.

In addition, exception is being made for the operations of the Airport, Harbour and Hotels, however management is asked to use their discretion considering the risks involved.

Government offices will close at 2.00pm; only emergency services and other relevant departments related to the aforementioned will remain open.

Three shelters will open at 3.00pm for those whose homes are not storm-ready; these shelters are the St. Peters Community Center; the Christian Fellowship Church in Cole Bay; and the Dutch Quarter Community Center (Dacca Road/Zorg en Rust);

The aforementioned measures are being taken in order to ensure that the public is safe with respect to the anticipated heavy rainfall associated with the passing of Hurricane Jerry.

Weather conditions according to MDS are expected to deteriorate late Friday afternoon and into Friday night with an improvement by midday Saturday.

Persons should remain indoors due to the risk associated with possible street flooding in low lying areas, as well as possible rock falls and landslides along hill side roads.

Remaining off the road network will also facilitate the first responders and the Ministry of VROMI to deal with any possible emergencies that should arise.

Additional information will be forthcoming during the course of the day or when necessary.

The country remains under a Tropical Storm Watch.

The potential impact for the country according to MDS, is total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 4 inches. Most of the significant showers are expected by late Friday into Saturday.

Persons are urged to visit the Government website to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to adequately prepare for a storm/hurricane strike.

Visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to view the Hurricane Readiness Guide and download your “Hurricane Tracking Chart.” Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. And for official weather-related updates visit the website of Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, www.meteosxm.com

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:44:14 -0400
UPDATE: Friday is a Regular School and Business Day. No Closures due to Hurricane Jerry. To pass 150 miles from the country https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27427:update-friday-is-a-regular-school-and-business-day-no-closures-due-to-hurricane-jerry-to-pass-150-miles-from-the-country&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27427:update-friday-is-a-regular-school-and-business-day-no-closures-due-to-hurricane-jerry-to-pass-150-miles-from-the-country&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Thursday evening the Prime Minister Hon. Leona Romeo Marlin provided an update with respect to Hurricane Jerry and what it would mean for the Sint Maarten community.  Read her national address to the nation below:

My Fellow Sint Maarteners and Visitors,

The Emergency Operations Center was officially activated on Thursday afternoon.  During that meeting we discussed the latest information available and, in a statement, issued by the Office of Disaster Management, additional information would be forthcoming as of 6.00pm.

Based on an assessment of the 5.00pm information from the National Hurricane Center and the advice of the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) on Thursday afternoon regarding Hurricane Jerry, the following decisions have been taken:

Friday, September 20 will be a normal business and school day.

Regarding Hurricane Shelters, there is no need to open the shelters as according to Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten, Hurricane Jerry is forecast to pass approximately 150 miles north, northeast from the country on Friday night.

The aforementioned actions have been closely discussed and synchronized with the authorities of the French side of the island.

The country remains under a Tropical Storm Watch which means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

The potential impact for the country according to the MET OFFICE from Hurricane Jerry is that the total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 4 inches. Some rainfall is possible later tonight into early Friday with most of the significant showers expected by late Friday into Saturday.

Flooding and/or rockslides are possible in flood-prone areas and along hillsides. Residents and users of these areas are advised to be vigilant.

Gusty winds could accompany showers Friday through Saturday. From Friday evening it is possible for storm force gusts to be experienced as the system moves north of the local area.

Swells up to 12 feet are possible during the passage of Hurricane Jerry, mainly along the north and eastern shores of the country. A gradual deterioration in sea conditions can be expected from tonight and will be more visible by Friday afternoon. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Beach erosion is possible in vulnerable areas. Sea-bathers are advised to stay away from the sea during the passage of Hurricane Jerry.

I would like to reassure the nation, that the Government has taken stock of its state of preparedness for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and I also urge you to do the same. 

I would like to remind residents and business owners, to use the opportunity to revisit your business, household and family preparedness plans and be ready to take quick action when the need arises.

Persons are urged to visit the Government website to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to adequately prepare for a storm/hurricane strike. Visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to view the Hurricane Readiness Guide and download your “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”  Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. And for official weather-related updates visit the website of Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, www.meteosxm.com

The EOC will be meeting on Friday morning to review the latest weather information regarding Hurricane Jerry.  Additional information will be provided by the Office of Disaster Management on Friday.

Thank you

May God Bless Sint Maarten.

PM L ROMEO MARLIN 2019 new

Prime Minister Hon. Leona Romeo Marlin

 

ARCHIVE - GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Prime Minister Hon. Leona Romeo Marlin officially activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) after 2.00pm on Thursday in a meeting with the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) and associated partners.

Tropical Storm Jerry has been upgraded to a Hurricane and is the fourth hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The country remains under a Tropical Storm Watch at this point in time, however this status could be upgraded later today.

An announcement will be made at 6.00PM via all media by the Prime Minister with respect to the status of schools, businesses and the public sector, after a weather forecast assessment with information from the National Hurricane Center at 5.00pm has been analyzed.

The EOC has been working diligently with the authorities of the French side of the island in order to synchronize measures for Sint Maarten/Saint Martin.

Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson advises the population to continue to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Jerry and to review their Disaster Emergency Kits.

The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) in its Thursday Special Weather Bulletin said Hurricane Jerry was located over 500 miles east southeast of the country.

MDS further states in its bulletin that on its current track, Hurricane Jerry is expected to pass approximately 120 miles to the north, northwest of the country on Friday night.

The MDS adds that the effects of the system could begin by Friday.

MDS will be monitoring the system and will keep the public updated accordingly.

The community and new residents are urged to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”

Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.

For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:50:40 -0400
Prime Minister addresses nation concerning Tropical Storm Jerry https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27412:prime-minister-addresses-nation-concerning-tropical-storm-jerry&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27412:prime-minister-addresses-nation-concerning-tropical-storm-jerry&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – On Wednesday afternoon the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) met chaired by Prime Minister Hon. Leona Romeo Marlin regarding Tropical Storm Jerry.

On Wednesday evening the Prime Minister delivered the following address to the nation:

My Fellow Sint Maarteners and Visitors,

The Emergency Operations Center met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss Tropical Storm Jerry.

As of 5.00pm on Wednesday, the country is now under a Tropical Storm Watch.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Jerry is forecast to pass near St. Maarten on Friday. Jerry is forecast to become a Hurricane on Thursday.

The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten says that Tropical Storm Jerry should pass approximately 115 miles to the north of the country on Friday night based on the tracking information of Wednesday afternoon.

I can fully understand that people are anxious at this point in time with the approaching storm. The Government has taken stock of its state of preparedness for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and I also urge you to do the same.

I would like to remind residents and business owners, since we are in the midst of the hurricane season, to use the opportunity to revisit your business, household and family preparedness plans and be ready to take quick action when the need arises.

Tropical Storm Jerry is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the country. On Thursday, based on updated information provided by the MET DEPT, information will be provided with respect to the status of schools on Friday. An announcement will also be made with respect to the Hurricane Shelters whether those will be open as a precautionary measure.

In addition, contractors and builders are urged to review and implement their tropical storm/hurricane plans in order to secure construction and building sites. Marine/boat yards should also review and implement their plans to secure the aforementioned as well as storage and wholesale depots.

As a precautionary measure, the Sint Maarten Police Force on Thursday will move into a higher state of preparedness. Assistance has also been requested for the Marine detachment on the island to be ready to assists our Police Force should it become necessary in order to maintain public order.

The various Emergency Support Functions are ready for the passing of Tropical Storm Jerry.

Persons are urged to visit the Government website to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to adequately prepare for a storm/hurricane strike. Visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to view the Hurricane Readiness Guide and download your “Hurricane Tracking Chart.” Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. And for official weather-related updates visit the website of Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, www.meteosxm.com

Thank you

May God Bless Sint Maarten.

EOC Wed in Session Ref TS Jerry pix2 SN

 

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:16:37 -0400
Fire Dept./ODM: Tropical Storm Jerry Forms. EOC Convenes Wednesday afternoon https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27404:fire-dept-odm-tropical-storm-jerry-forms-eoc-convenes-wednesday-afternoon&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27404:fire-dept-odm-tropical-storm-jerry-forms-eoc-convenes-wednesday-afternoon&Itemid=504

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson said on Wednesday that the 10th-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles – Tropical Storm (TS) Jerry. 

A meeting of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been convened for the latter part of Wednesday afternoon allowing for disaster management officials to review the 5.00pm assessment forecast from the National Hurricane Center.  A statement will be released to the public after the conclusion of the meeting.

Office of Disaster Management (ODM) advises the population to continue to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Jerry and to review their Disaster Emergency Kits.

The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) in its Wednesday morning Special Weather Bulletin said TS Jerry was located over 800 miles southeast of the country.

MDS further states in its bulletin that TS Jerry is forecast to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday.  On its current track, TS Jerry is expected to pass approximately 105 miles to the north of the country on Friday night.

The MDS adds that the effects of the system could begin by Friday and watches and warnings will be issued later today.

MDS will be monitoring the system and will keep the public updated accordingly.

The community and new residents are urged to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”

Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. 

For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:09:56 -0400
Fire Dept./ODM calls on public to monitor the progress of Tropical Depression #10 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27388:fire-dept-odm-calls-on-public-to-monitor-the-progress-of-tropical-depression-10&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27388:fire-dept-odm-calls-on-public-to-monitor-the-progress-of-tropical-depression-10&Itemid=504

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson is calling on the populace to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Depression #10 (TD#10) which formed on Tuesday morning.

The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) issued a Special Weather Bulletin on Tuesday morning, stating that TD#10 was over 1200 miles east southeast of the country.

MDS further states in its bulletin that TD#10 will approach the northern Leeward Islands either Thursday night or Friday, and that the system is forecast to become a hurricane by the time it approaches the northern Leeward Islands.

Once TD#10 reaches tropical storm/hurricane status within the next few days, it will be called Imelda.

MDS will be monitoring the system and will keep the public updated accordingly, and it also request the public to do the same.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is prepared and stands ready to convene should the weather system’s forecasted track pose a direct threat to the country.

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) reminds residents and business owners since we are in the midst of the hurricane season, to use the opportunity to revisit your business, household and family preparedness plans and be ready to take quick action when the need arises – be storm ready!

The community and new residents are urged to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”

During the season, weather authorities issue watches and warnings with respect to a tropical storm or hurricane. Residents should be familiar with these terms.

A Tropical Storm Watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 34 to 63 knots (kt) (39 to 73 miles per hour (mph) or higher and poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, and/or coastal flooding. The watch does not mean that tropical storm conditions will occur. It only means that these conditions are possible.

A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 kt (39 to 73 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, and/or coastal flooding.

A Hurricane Watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, and/or coastal flooding. The watch does not mean that hurricane conditions will occur. It only means that these conditions are possible.

A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, and/or coastal flooding. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.

The remaining storm names for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season are: Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.

Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.

For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com

Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Are You Ready? Be prepared this hurricane season! The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:57:59 -0400
Minister of VROMI Wever foils creative attempt to light dump with flare gun https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27365:minister-of-vromi-wever-foils-creative-attempt-to-light-dump-with-flare-gun&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27365:minister-of-vromi-wever-foils-creative-attempt-to-light-dump-with-flare-gun&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Hours after giving a presentation on the Philipsburg Dumpsite, Minister of VROMI Christopher Wever foiled what appears to be an attempt by unknown person(s) to start a new dump fire.

Many persons in the Philipsburg area including Minister Wever who was driving along the Walter Nisbeth Road in Philipsburg around 6:30 pm on Saturday spotted the flare in the sky before it landed at the Dumpsite.

Wever, who is the Minister of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) and responsible for the upkeep of the Philipsburg Dumpsite quickly sprang into action and drove to the Dumpsite to investigate. While on his way, the Minister alerted the authorities of what he had just witnessed.

Upon reaching the landfill, the Minister and the supervisor of the company who secures the landfill searched to find the flare, which was still burning at the time. The Minister and supervisor of the security company were able to use buckets of water to dispose of the flare properly. They did so to avoid a major fire outbreak, which was the likely intent of the person who shot it into the air just moments before.

The Philipsburg Dumpsite has been a cause of concern throughout the community for a very long time. Besides the Philipsburg Dumpsite being "an eyesore" since it sits in the centre of Philipsburg, the Dutch St. Maarten Capital, there have been numerous dumpsite fires over the past few years, in particular, some of which many felt were malicious.

Wever said, Sunday "We will find a permanent solution for the waste disposal needs on our island, but these malicious act of lighting the dumpsite are counterproductive to our efforts," 

Wever issued a call for an investigation to determine who fired the flare gun into the Dumpsite.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:54:31 -0400
Man arrested for arson https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27348:man-arrested-for-arson&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27348:man-arrested-for-arson&Itemid=504

MADAME ESTATE - On Friday September 13th, 2019, approximately 1.50 am, the police patrol of Philipsburg was directed to the Madame Estate area, where a car was supposedly set on fire, police announced on Friday. 

At the scene the patrol encountered a man with the initials K.G.A.S.  who was suspected of committing arson. The suspect who is well known to the police was arrested and brought over to the police station in Philipsburg.  He was incarcerated pending further investigation. (Sint Maarten Police Force) 

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:01:28 -0400
Parliament redesigned website launched https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27311:parliament-redesigned-website-launched&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27311:parliament-redesigned-website-launched&Itemid=504

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Parliament of Sint Maarten launched its redesigned Website, www.sxmparliament.org 

This redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features while offering a more comprehensive understanding of the structure and organization of the Parliament of Sint Maarten. The website also offers updated information on news and press releases, upcoming meetings of Parliament, Members of Parliament profiles and legislative updates such as; national ordinances, amendments, motions etc.  

The redesigned website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced content on all parliamentary related business. 

Parliament is excited about the launch of the new website and the information it provides to the public. The public is encouraged to visit and explore the Parliaments website to stay abreast with the Parliament of Sint Maarten. 

Parliament also launched its very first informative video titled; ‘What is Parliament?” on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the reception on the occasion of the Opening of the New Parliamentary Year 2019-2020 at the Sheer restaurant. 

The Video is the first of a series of videos to be launched every few weeks. The animated explainer video elucidates the history of the Parliament of Sint Maarten and the role of the Parliament as Supervisor of the Government and Co-legislator.

The series of videos will be launched via all Parliament’s social media platforms. To stay abreast on parliamentary activities be sure to follow us on social our social media platforms.  

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:34:18 -0400
Student arrested with knives. Police appeals to parents and guardians for cooperation due to serious ongoing situation https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27309:student-arrested-with-knives-police-appeals-to-parents-and-guardians-for-cooperation-due-to-serious-ongoing-situation&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27309:student-arrested-with-knives-police-appeals-to-parents-and-guardians-for-cooperation-due-to-serious-ongoing-situation&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (REWARD/ST. PETERS) - The police department of St. Maarten is urging, cooperation from parents and guardians concerning the serious ongoing situations with their minor children that’s taking place in and around the secondary school in St. Peters and South Reward area, police announced on Wednesday.

On Wednesday September 11th, 2019 about 12.00 pm, the Philipsburg patrol was sent to one of the secondary schools in South Reward where a student, supposedly was in possession of a dangerous type of knife.  

At the scene the patrol encountered a male student with a curved knife in his possession, and the student was arrested, and the knife confiscated.

During a routine check on the clothing of the suspect another knife was found; this weapon was also confiscated for further investigation. The student was brought to the police station and handed over to the juvenile department. (Sint Maarten Police Force)

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:19:31 -0400
Kristen Laurence: New "star" on Island Real Estate Team https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27264:kristen-laurence-new-star-on-island-real-estate-team&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27264:kristen-laurence-new-star-on-island-real-estate-team&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Island Real Estate (IRE) Team is proud to introduce Kristen Laurence as their newest agent on the team. She officially signed her independent contractor agreement on September 2nd, 2019.

Although she has been unofficially part of the team for the past two years as an assistant to one of the veteran and top producing agents, Sacha van den Bosch.  Kristen has made the decision to use the knowledge and training passed down from who she calls her mentor, Sacha, to lead her own way in the market as she tries to become another top producing real estate agent on the IRE Team.

Kristen had quiet an unpredictable start to her introduction to real estate, as she started just days before hurricane Irma hit St. Maarten.  She passed on opportunities to leave the devastated island and instead chose to continue with what she originally signed up for, being an assistant and learning as much as she could about real estate, no matter the circumstances.

"It was the absolute best decision to stay on board with Sacha and the Island Real Estate Team, as they took me under their wing and allowed me to grow from what started out as just a part-time job, to a passion in a field that I absolutely love and am now ready to build a career in."

Kristen becomes the twelfth Independent Contractor (Agent) to join the Island Real Estate Team and provide real estate services under this local brand that was created ten years ago by Arun Jagtiani.  "I'm very excited by Kristen's growth, because it makes me realize we have created an environment within our office, that allows us to develop young local talent and create career opportunities.  This job is much harder than most people realize, but I believe Kristen has the integrity, passion, and thick skin that is needed to be successful in this industry."

You can contact Kristen with any real estate interests - buying, selling, or renting. She is committed to take the time with her clients and make them aware of what the local real estate market has to offer.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:09:16 -0400
Lions Club in the process of Launching 2019 – 2020 Lions Peace Poster Competition https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26amp%3Bview%3Ditem%26amp%3Bid%3D27247%3Alions-club-in-the-process-of-launching-2019-%E2%80%93-2020-lions-peace-poster-competition%26amp%3BItemid%3D504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26amp%3Bview%3Ditem%26amp%3Bid%3D27247%3Alions-club-in-the-process-of-launching-2019-%E2%80%93-2020-lions-peace-poster-competition%26amp%3BItemid%3D504

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - The St. Maarten Lions Club has contacted all school managers and or directors as well as after school art program directors with respect to its next project, the peace poster.

The Lions Club stated that they, “…recognize the importance of promoting and instilling peace amongst our island’s youth as well as recognizing their hard work in their educational growth.

“Hence, the St. Maarten Lions Club will be hosting their annual “Lions International Peace Poster Competition. Attached are the guidelines that should be adhered to participate in the competition.

“The target group for this project is the group 7 and 8 of the primary schools and the form 1 students of the high schools. All participants must be between the ages of 11 and 13 (Birthdates must fall between November 16, 2005 – November 15, 2008). This years’ theme for the competition is “Journey of Peace”

“Our club has teamed up with Ms. Tess Verheij, director of the Waste Factory who will guide the students and prepare them for this years' Peace Poster Competition.

“We are cordially inviting you to the launching of this year’s Peace Poster scheduled for September 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm place the Lions Civic Center next to the Yuppie Gas Station in Sucker Garden. We will provide additional information on the competition during the launch.”

lions peace

 

 

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Sun, 08 Sep 2019 15:58:14 -0400
SSSD hosts free workshop entitled “Crafting a College Entrance Essay and Motivation Letter” on September 12 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26amp%3Bview%3Ditem%26amp%3Bid%3D27223%3Asssd-hosts-free-workshop-entitled-%E2%80%9Ccrafting-a-college-entrance-essay-and-motivation-letter%E2%80%9D-on-september-12%26amp%3BItemid%3D504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26amp%3Bview%3Ditem%26amp%3Bid%3D27223%3Asssd-hosts-free-workshop-entitled-%E2%80%9Ccrafting-a-college-entrance-essay-and-motivation-letter%E2%80%9D-on-september-12%26amp%3BItemid%3D504

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) is hosting a free workshop for secondary school students and recent graduates entitled “Crafting a College Entrance Essay and Motivation Letter.”

Secondary students and their parents are encouraged to attend. This workshop will be held on September 12, 2019 at the Student Support Services Division’s office (above the Gatsby store next to the Windward Islands Bank in Philipsburg) from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

Students who are interested in attending college to further their education will often find that they need to submit a college entrance essay or a motivation letter to the college of their choice.

This is an integral part of many colleges and universities application process. Colleges and universities are looking for students who stand out among the rest; and as such, entrance essays and motivation letters are one of the ways that students can position themselves to stand out from among the sea of applicants that colleges and universities receive each year.

According to SSSD officials, the goal of this workshop is to equip students with the ability to craft an informative and unique essay or motivation letter that will hopefully increase their chances of being accepted to the college or university of their choice.

It is important to note that colleges and universities consider many different factors when choosing an applicant to attend their school. However, a well-crafted entrance essay or motivation letter coupled with good grades and successful completion of the application can put a student in a great position to receive the coveted acceptance letter from their choice school(s).  

The “Crafting a College Entrance Essay and Motivation Letter” workshop will be held at the SSSD office from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Persons interested in attending are urged to contact the SSSD’s office at 543-1235 and ask to speak to one of the Career Guidance Counselors to reserve a spot as space is limited.

SSSD provides a variety of services to students referred by schools. These consist of psychological services, counseling services, social work services, educational diagnostic services and speech & language pathology services. SSSD also offers career guidance services, parent support groups and parent information sessions.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 06 Sep 2019 18:08:52 -0400
NIPA and Smart Concepts 721 Sign MoU https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27208:nipa-and-smart-concepts-721-sign-mou&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27208:nipa-and-smart-concepts-721-sign-mou&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) and Smart Concepts 721 have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Both parties are excited at the prospects that such a partnership will bring. Smart Concepts 721 is specialized in home and business automation services.

Thus, NIPA students will gain experience in consultations, sales, installation, programming, and maintenance of products such as air conditionings, cameras, shutters, and garage gates while completing their internship at the establishment.

NIPA intends to continue to build relationships and partnerships with businesses in St. Maarten to contribute to student success by providing them with quality education and relevant experience.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 06 Sep 2019 19:23:20 -0400
Man arrested for attempted break-in at Karakter Beach bar https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27184:man-arrested-for-attempted-break-in-at-karakter-beach-bar&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27184:man-arrested-for-attempted-break-in-at-karakter-beach-bar&Itemid=504

SIMPSON BAY - On Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 at 05.00 am the patrol from the Simpson Bay Police Sub Station was dispatched to Karakter Beach bar for a breaking and entering of the premises.

At the restaurant in Simpson bay the patrol encountered two persons attempting to force their way into the Restaurant.

By arrival of the police the two suspects tried fleeing the area. One of the suspects was later arrested after a short foot chase and brought over to the Police Station in Philipsburg and handed over to the detective department.

The second suspect managed to flee the scene. The investigation into this attempted breaking and entering is ongoing. (Sint Maarten Police Force)

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:47:12 -0400
UPDATED: Man found stabbed to death on Well Road Cole Bay Ruled as Suicide https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27182:updated-man-found-stabbed-to-death-on-well-road-cole-bay-ruled-as-suicide&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27182:updated-man-found-stabbed-to-death-on-well-road-cole-bay-ruled-as-suicide&Itemid=504

COLE BAY - UPDATE - The investigation into the death of the man found on well road on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 has been closed officially, police announced on Thursday.  After a short investigation carried out by the forensic and detective departments it became clear this was a suicide case. The body has been released to the family.    

ARCHIVE - On Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 at 06.45 am the central dispatch received a call concerning a man lying on the ground on the Well road. According to the caller the victim was not showing any signs of life.  The patrol from Simpson Bay was directed to well-road, police said in a statement.

At the scene the patrol encountered the body of an unknown man with wounds on his upper body. He was lying face up, behind one of the power houses of G.E.B.E on the Well road. 

The personnel from the ambulance service and the detectives were immediately dispatched to the location. The doctor, who arrived later on the scene pronounced the death of the victim.

Up to press time the cause of death of the victim was not clear. The identity of the victim is known to the police however will not be released at this time. The investigation is ongoing. (Sint Maarten Police Force)  

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:27:12 -0400
Joint controls held at Point Blanche prison leads to weapons and drugs https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27180:joint-controls-held-at-point-blanche-prison-leads-to-weapons-and-drugs&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27180:joint-controls-held-at-point-blanche-prison-leads-to-weapons-and-drugs&Itemid=504

POINT BLANCHE - Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 at 06.00 am, the personnel of the Point Blanche Prison together with KPSM (Sint Maarten Police Force) conducted a cell search in the house of detention, police said on Wednesday in a statement.

During the prison cell search, different makeshift weapons and drugs was found. The weapons and drugs were confiscated and held for further investigation. (Sint Maarten Police Force)

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:58:00 -0400
Are they Ready? Hurricane Season pet and livestock preparations https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27144:are-they-ready-hurricane-season-pet-and-livestock-preparations&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27144:are-they-ready-hurricane-season-pet-and-livestock-preparations&Itemid=504

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – It’s hurricane season, and if you leave your pets behind, they could get injured or get lost, therefore, you should have a ‘pet plan’ storm-ready plan in place to keep your pet happy and comfortable.

Pets are an important member of your household.

During a disaster, what’s good for you and your family is also good for your pet (s) and therefore, you should have a storm-ready plan in place should a hurricane threaten our country, Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Monday.

Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Be prepared!

First, a pet (s) should never be chained outdoors during the passing of a storm/hurricane. Hurricane shelters cannot accept pets, therefore, if you plan to leave your home, you need to make plans in advance.

If you plan to leave your home before a hurricane strike and are not able to take your pets with you, you should put your pet (s) in the safest room and leave adequate water and food for several days.

If you do not want to leave your pet home alone, make alternative arrangements with family or friends, and also check with your veterinarian/animal hospital.

Your pet plan and basic survival kit should have the following: food for a minimum of seven days or more; water for seven days or more; medicines/medical record; registration/vaccination documents.

A pet first aid kit (cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves; and cleaning alcohol for a wound).

Collar or harness with an ID tag and a leash; a crate or pet carrier (e.g. for a cat) in case you need to evacuate your home.

Sanitation: depending on the type of pet you have, make sure you have sufficient litter, paper towels, plastic trash bags, and household chlorine bleach.

ODM is urging livestock owners to review their plans on how they will secure their livestock in the event of a hurricane strike.

Livestock owners should make sure that their animal holding areas and other infrastructure are able to sustain a hurricane strike. Any loose material that is currently not in use should be securely fastened in order to avoid damage to property and endangering human lives during the passing of a hurricane.

The following tips should be taken into consideration: Don’t keep your cattle in a barn or stable structure. This is to prevent injury from flying debris. If the barn/stable collapses, cattle have no chance to save themselves. Relocate livestock to a predetermined safe area and ensure that they have access to hay, pasture, clean water, and a safe area or high ground above flood levels.

If you have chicken cages, these should be reinforced. Medical supplies and a first aid kit should be kept on hand.

Store drinking water for a number of days. Also have an adequate supply of feed.

The community and new residents are advised to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”

Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.

For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com

Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Are You Ready? Be prepared this hurricane season!

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Mon, 02 Sep 2019 16:22:09 -0400
Category 5 Hurricane Dorian is comparable to Irma with 185mph sustained winds and 220mph gusts https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27131:category-5-hurricane-dorian-is-comparable-to-irma-with-185mph-sustained-winds-and-220mph-gusts&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27131:category-5-hurricane-dorian-is-comparable-to-irma-with-185mph-sustained-winds-and-220mph-gusts&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN/BAHAMAS – Hurricane Dorian is an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane comparable to Hurricane Irma of September 2017. Dorian has sustained wind speeds of 185 miles with wind gusts of over 220 miles per hour (mph).

Residents from the Abacos and Grand Bahama islands – the most northern islands of the Bahamas – were told to evacuate the islands several days before as Dorian was heading directly for them.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) out of Miami on Sunday evening in its hourly reports said: “This is a life-threatening situation. Residents in the Abacos should continue to stay in their shelter as the eastern eyewall of Dorian remains over the area. Residents in eastern Grand Bahama will begin to experience the western eyewall soon.”

Dorian is bringing a storm surge of 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels with higher destructive waves.

According to Senior Research Associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Brian McNoldy, 2019 marks the fourth consecutive year with a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, “which has never happened before during the reliable record (Matthew ’16, Irma ’17, Maria ’17, Michael ’18, Dorian ’19). Only in 2004-2007 were there more Category 5s in such a short span; there were seven during those four years.”

The next named storm: Fernand

The next named storm is expected to form this week in the eastern Atlantic Ocean east of the Lesser Antilles, the NHC giving the weather system an 80 per cent chance for development.

“It will be called Fernand. According to the NHC Sunday night report, “An area of low pressure located about 100 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms.

“This system is gradually becoming better organized, and environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development during the next several days. A tropical depression is likely to form by the middle of the week while the system moves generally northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

“Heavy rainfall is possible over portions of the southern Cabo Verde Islands during the next day or two, and interests on those islands should monitor the progress of this system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

SOUALIGA NEWSDAY WEATHER WATCH

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Sun, 01 Sep 2019 20:10:06 -0400
First COCI Grow Your Business Workshop Attracts Full House https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27128:first-coci-grow-your-business-workshop-attracts-full-house&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27128:first-coci-grow-your-business-workshop-attracts-full-house&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The first St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) “Grow Your Business with COCI Workshop,” 2019 Training Courses Series that took place on August 29, was a huge success leading to a full house of over 50 individuals. The presenter was Edsel Gumbs, a Loan Officer at Qredits whose presentation was about the Loan Acquisition Technique.

“The workshop went really well. It was a very dynamic session, intensive, informative, and at the end of the session everyone got a certificate. The facilitator was on point. It was a very clear and interactive presentation.

“We had a mixture of entrepreneurs in attendance, from seasoned businesspersons, to startups. Everybody had the opportunity to learn from each other and they are looking forward to the next one.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire COCI team that made this workshop a reality especially Venecia Herbert and Nicolas Dorset. We are looking forward to organizing the next one in September and we expect it to attract a lot of interests,” Anastacio Baker, COCI Executive Director said.

Gumbs spoke about acquiring a business loan and addressed the main questions of the loan procedure process; start-up cost calculation; financial projection; loan security; about the market; management and staff; and how to manage your taxes and finances.

The COCI grow by learning training courses are crucial for personal and professional business development and an opportunity for individuals to acquire new skills, improve their existing knowledge and abilities which allows them to continue to grow their business in a sustainable manner.

A workshop will be organized once a month with the next one scheduled for September 26 about the legal system for businesses to be facilitated by Attorney Jason Rogers.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:17:44 -0400
CG Greenberg Hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week Pre-Event https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27106:cg-greenberg-hosted-global-entrepreneurship-week-pre-event&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27106:cg-greenberg-hosted-global-entrepreneurship-week-pre-event&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - U.S. Consul General Allen Greenberg and Fundashon Negoshi Pikiña (FNP) hosted a networking event to create awareness for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on Curacao and Bonaire, which will be held November 18-24, 2019.

During the event Jeff Hoffman accepted the nomination to be the Goodwill Ambassador of the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week Curacao. The U.S. Consulate General is proud to be part of the GEW events, which is the world's largest celebration of innovations and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.

GEW empowers roughly 25 million people through more than 25,000 activities and is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of 10,000 partner organizations. Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, published author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy-winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning TV show.

He has been the founder of multiple startups, has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of several well-known companies, including Priceline.com. uBid.com, and ColorJar.

us consulate ins1 fri30

 

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:01:16 -0400
CPS advises Health Care Providers to Monitor Ebola and to be on Alert https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27096:cps-advises-health-care-providers-to-monitor-ebola-and-to-be-on-alert&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27096:cps-advises-health-care-providers-to-monitor-ebola-and-to-be-on-alert&Itemid=504

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) is closely monitoring developments as it relates to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Africa especially after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within Ministry VSA, has requested Health Care Providers to review and update their EVD Preparedness and Response plans and to closely monitor EVD developments.

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) considers the risk of Ebola to the Caribbean to be extremely low at this time.

Ebola, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. This EVD outbreak has a fatality rate of 50 per cent. Case fatality rates have varied from 25 to 90 per cent in past outbreaks.

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.

According to the WHO, EVD first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in what is now Nzara, South Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, DRC. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.

“The 2014–2016 outbreak in West Africa was the largest Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in 1976. The outbreak started in Guinea and then moved across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

“The current 2018-2019 outbreak in eastern DRC is highly complex, with insecurity adversely affecting public health response activities.

“Vaccines to protect against Ebola are under development and have been used to help control the spread of Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“Early supportive care with rehydration, symptomatic treatment improves survival. There is no licensed treatment proven to neutralize the virus but a range of blood, immunological and drug therapies are under development.”

WHO aims to prevent Ebola outbreaks by maintaining surveillance for Ebola virus disease and supporting at-risk countries to develop preparedness plans.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:13:59 -0400
Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary to hold SMILE pre-event https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27073:cabinet-of-the-minister-plenipotentiary-to-hold-smile-pre-event&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27073:cabinet-of-the-minister-plenipotentiary-to-hold-smile-pre-event&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - On the 10th of September, in collaboration with SHTA, the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten will host a special lunch meeting. This meeting will help in preparing interested European based companies and NGO’s who will visit Sint Maarten during the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event (SMILE).

This event will also cater to Sint. Maarteners based in Europe who may be interested in scaling their business or establishing stronger commercial ties with Sint Maarten. SMILE will take place on the 25th and 26th of October at the University of St. Martin and is meant for companies, investors, NGO's, policy advisors and individuals interested in expanding their business in Sint Maarten.

Minister Plenipotentiary Jorien Wuite is looking forward to kicking off the SMILE activities with this pre-event at her Cabinet.” The topics of innovation, bottom-up societal initiatives and sustainable development that stimulate Sint Maarten’s economy are close to our hearts at the Cabinet. By providing a bridge between European based investors and St. Maarten companies with the SMILE platform, we hope to positively contribute to the economic recovery”.

SMILE will be held on October 25th- 26th at the University of St. Martin. The event was created in 2018 to highlight innovative and sustainable companies, NGO projects and to facilitate business to business networking. Last year’s edition attracted over 300 visitors from 89 organizations representing 9 countries.

The event once again enjoys the committed involvement of its founder the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), ORCO Bank, Global Resourcing, 360º of Innovation (Aruba) and the University of St Martin (USM).

Like last year, SMILE will provide updates, tips and suggestions on taking part in World Bank tenders, for domestic and foreign companies. SMILE serves as a platform for specialized foreign companies looking to form joint ventures with Sint Maarten companies in order to participate in in the recovery. Cooperation with Sint Maarten companies provides direct advantages to foreign companies.

As was the case in 2018, fees are kept very low by the organizers and free entry is offered to non-profit organizations.

For this edition, content will once again be organized around the two main themes of innovation and sustainability, and workshops on marketing, funding and human resource management will also take place. Some of the workshop topics are; the power of marketing on islands, the future of work, connectivity, AI- and blockchain opportunities, renewable energy and waste solutions.

In order to facilitate more business opportunities for organizations, SMILE will also provide a very interesting trade show for organizations that want to share their products and/or services.

Speakers from Aruba, France, the Netherlands and the United States have already confirmed, and details will be communicated at a later date. Businesses and NGO’s interested in SMILE as a participant or that want to acquire a spot as an exhibitor, can obtain more information at 5420108 or via events@shta.com.  Information will be continuously updated at www.shta.com/SMILE.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 28 Aug 2019 17:24:49 -0400
WANTED: ACTORS OF ALL STAGES OF EXPERIENCE, BACKSTAGE ASSISTANTS and ART and CRAFT volunteers! https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27062:wanted-actors-of-all-stages-of-experience,-backstage-assistants-and-art-and-craft-volunteers&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27062:wanted-actors-of-all-stages-of-experience,-backstage-assistants-and-art-and-craft-volunteers&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - The Behind the Beyond Community Theatre is now on a talent search for the start of its new theatrical season 2019-2020 – and wants to hear from seasoned, beginner and novice actors interested in taking part in a brand-new production by renowned director, Albina Matuzko. 

The production is a Non-Musical comedy with heaps of freak characters – and “GUARANTEED Fun!” during the period of rehearsal and later in front of a live audience. 

Albina says anyone with experience on stage at any time in their lives are more than welcome to come to rehearsals and to meet cast members, but she is also keen to find some new talent which she knows in out there. 

“You DON'T NEED to have stage EXPERIENCE, as our acting technique is pure Magic!  If you the shyest person in the world, then Behind the Beyond season 2019-2020 is exactly the place you should be,” said the director.  

To make it even easier, there will be NO AUDITIONs… Just come along to the First meeting of the Behind the Beyond Community Theater at the St. Dominic School, South reward, on August 31!  

Pre-production comedic acting skills training (based on the production play) will take place on Saturdays 10-12:30 till December 14th and is mandatory for all cast members. 

REQUIRED: COMMITMENT to two rehearsals a week from January, 2019: on Saturdays and an evening through the week.   

Membership Fee for the entire production year includes training, space rent, production costs.  

Students of high schools, 15+ have a special price!  

Sponsorship and discounts are discussible as an exchange for some extra production tasks.  

More information or questions: btbtheatresxm@gmail.com. Or what's app: +17215226883  

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:40:39 -0400
WINAIR: DUE TO TROPICAL STORM DORIAN OUR FLIGHT SCHEDULE MAY BE DISRUPTED https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27057:winair-due-to-tropical-storm-dorian-our-flight-schedule-may-be-disrupted&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27057:winair-due-to-tropical-storm-dorian-our-flight-schedule-may-be-disrupted&Itemid=504

Update 04: August 28, 9.00am
BVI Airport Authority has announced closure of their airports due to the TS Dorian.

WM 045 from St. Maarten to Tortola has been canceled 
WM 049 from St. Maarten to Tortola has been canceled 
WM 046 from Tortola to St. Maarten has been canceled 
WM 048 from Tortola to St. Maarten has been canceled 

Passengers have been contacted, or can contact our reservations department for rebooking.
Passengers with connecting flights, please contact your travel agent or our reservation department, as your connection may be affected or not possible. Contact our reservations department +1 721 545-4237 for more information

Update 03: August 28, 8.30am
St. Maarten and surrounding islands are experiencing rain and wind due to the effect of TS Dorian. We strive to operate our flight schedule as normal as possible, however delays may occur.

Passengers are advised to check in no later the 90 min prior to scheduled departure. You will receive updates at the airport if delays do occur

Update 02: August 27, 4.30pm

WM 7104 from St. Maarten to Dominica has been rescheduled to August 28, 12:00pm.
Passengers are advised to check in no later than 10.30am


WM7103 from St.Maarten to San Juan has been canceled for August 28.
It is rescheduled to August 29, 2:00pm
Passengers are advised to check in no later than 11.30am


WM7251 from San Juan to St. Maarten has been canceled for August 28.
It is rescheduled to August 29, 4:00pm
Passengers are advised to check in no later than 1:30pm


-WM808 from St. Maarten to Santo Domingo has been canceled for August 28.
It is rescheduled to August 29, 5:30pm
Passengers are advised to check in no later than 3:30pm


-WM807 from Santo Domingo to St. Maarten has been canceled for August 28.
It is rescheduled to August 29, 8:00pm
Passengers are advised to check in no later than 6:30pm

Passengers with connections to other destinations, please check alternatives. Contact our reservations department +1 721 545-4237 for more information

Update 01: Today August 27 the following flight(s) are canceled:

- WM 7104 from St. Maarten to Dominica

Our operations department is working diligently to reschedule this flight at a later date, weather permitted. Passengers can contact our reservations department for rebooking: +1 721 545-4237

This advisory will be updated during the day if more flights get affected due to the weather conditions.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:30:11 -0400
UPDATED STATEMENT RE: CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY TROPICAL STORM DORIAN AUGUST 26th and 27th https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27047:updated-statement-re-caribbean-airlines-flights-affected-by-tropical-storm-dorian-august-26th-and-27th&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27047:updated-statement-re-caribbean-airlines-flights-affected-by-tropical-storm-dorian-august-26th-and-27th&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines advises that due to Tropical Storm Dorian, the following flights for Tuesday August 27, 2019 were cancelled: FLIGHT ROUTING AUGUST 27, 2019 BW 412 BW 413 BW 414 Port-of- Spain to Barbados Barbados to Port-of-Spain Barbados to Port-of-Spain.

Please be advised that passengers affected by the cancellation of the aforementioned services as a result of the Tropical Storm, will be re- accommodated on the following flights: FLIGHT ROUTING TIME AUGUST 27th, 2019 BW 3400 Barbados to Port-of-Spain Departure: 11:00pm (Local Time) Arrival: 11:55pm FLIGHT ROUTING TIME AUGUST 28th, 2019 BW 3401 Port-of-Spain to Barbados Departure: 3:35 am (Local Time) Arrival: 4:30 am

Passengers are advised to contact our reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service.

To minimize inconvenience to customers holding confirmed tickets for travel during the period August 26 – 28, 2019, Caribbean Airlines is allowing persons whose travel plans are impacted by the tropical storm to rebook without change fees, subject to the following conditions: 1. Waiver of all fees for tickets rebooked in the same cabin, for travel up to September 08, 2019. 2. It is mandatory that customers contact Caribbean Airlines BEFORE the scheduled date of travel. 3. Full refund of fare paid, for travel up to September 08, 2019. The refund must be requested by September 02, 2019. 4. ALL changes MUST be made through Caribbean Airlines Call Centres or at Caribbean Airlines Ticket Offices 5. Caribbean Airlines WILL NOT be responsible for arrangements or transportation to/from an alternate airport or hotel/overnight expenses incurred by affected passengers.

These waivers include travel to OR from the following Airports ONLY: · Piarco International Airport, Trinidad · Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados · Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica · VC Bird International Airport, Antigua

Customers are advised to visit www.caribbean-airlines.com and check their FLIGHT STATUS before going to the airport or call the Caribbean Airlines Call Centres for further details: USA, Canada & St. Maarten + 1 800 920 4225 Caribbean & Guyana + 1 800 744 2225 Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname + 1 868 625 7200 Caracas + 58 212 335 7405 Jamaica (International calls) + 1 800 523 5585 Jamaica (Local calls) + 1 888 359 2475 All other locations + 1 800 523 5585.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:17:09 -0400
Nine U.S. Coast Guard Vessels to be Relocated to Curacao Out of Precaution https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27045:nine-u-s-coast-guard-vessels-to-be-relocated-to-curacao-out-of-precaution&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27045:nine-u-s-coast-guard-vessels-to-be-relocated-to-curacao-out-of-precaution&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Starting August 27, the U.S. Coast Guard will temporarily relocate Coast Guard Surface Action Group vessels from Puerto Rico to Curacao related to the predicted path of Tropical Storm Dorian, the U.S. Consulate in Willemstad, Curacao said in a statement on Tuesday.

As many as nine vessels might relocate to Curacao until the weather permits their return to normal duties. The U.S. government expresses its appreciation to the government of Curacao for its assistance in this matter. Our thoughts are with the people who reside in the path of Tropical Storm Dorian, the U.S. Consulate statement concludes.

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:48:35 -0400
CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY TROPICAL STORM DORIAN ON AUGUST 26th and 27th https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27027:caribbean-airlines-flights-affected-by-tropical-storm-dorian-on-august-26th-and-27th&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27027:caribbean-airlines-flights-affected-by-tropical-storm-dorian-on-august-26th-and-27th&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines advises that due to Tropical Storm Dorian, the following flight for Tuesday August 27, 2019 has been cancelled: FLIGHT ROUTING AUGUST 27, 2019 BW 414 Barbados to Port-of-Spain.

Please be advised that passengers affected by the cancellation of flights BW 455 - Kingston to Barbados and BW 454 Barbados to Kingston Jamaica on August 26th, will be re- accommodated on the following services: FLIGHT ROUTING AUGUST 27th, 2019 BW 3455 BW 3454 Kingston to Barbados Barbados to Kingston.

Passengers are advised to contact our reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service. To minimize inconvenience to customers holding confirmed tickets for travel during the period August 26 – 28, 2019, Caribbean Airlines is allowing persons whose travel plans are impacted by the tropical storm to rebook without change fees, subject to the following conditions: 1. Waiver of all fees for tickets rebooked in the same cabin, for travel up to September 08, 2019. 2. It is mandatory that customers contact Caribbean Airlines BEFORE the scheduled date of travel. 3. Full refund of fare paid, for travel up to September 08, 2019.

The refund must be requested by September 02, 2019. 4. ALL changes MUST be made through Caribbean Airlines Call Centres or at Caribbean Airlines Ticket Offices 5. Caribbean Airlines WILL NOT be responsible for arrangements or transportation to/from an alternate airport or hotel/overnight expenses incurred by affected passengers.

These waivers include travel to OR from the following Airports ONLY: · Piarco International Airport, Trinidad · Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados · Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica · VC Bird International Airport, Antigua.

Customers are advised to visit www.caribbean-airlines.com and check their FLIGHT STATUS before going to the airport or call the Caribbean Airlines Call Centres for further details: USA, Canada & St. Maarten + 1 800 920 4225 Caribbean & Guyana + 1 800 744 2225 Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname + 1 868 625 7200 Caracas + 58 212 335 7405 Jamaica (International calls) + 1 800 523 5585 Jamaica (Local calls) + 1 888 359 2475 All other locations + 1 800 523 5585

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:47:16 -0400
Gasoline and Diesel Prices to be adjusted on Tuesday https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27011:gasoline-and-diesel-prices-to-be-adjusted-on-tuesday&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=27011:gasoline-and-diesel-prices-to-be-adjusted-on-tuesday&Itemid=504

PHILIPSBURG – On Tuesday, August 27, fuel pump prices will be adjusted for gasoline and diesel. 

The current price of unleaded gasoline is Naf.2.036 per liter, will be adjusted to the new price of Naf.1.921 per liter.

The current price of diesel is Naf.1.587 per liter, will be adjusted to the new price of Naf.1.524 per liter.

The Government of Sint Maarten regulates the prices of petroleum products by imposing a maximum price at which wholesalers and retailers can sell these products in the country to motorists.

At the international level, the prices of crude oil have experienced adjustments and local prices follow the international trend, and therefore prices are adjusted to reflect this. 

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Sun, 25 Aug 2019 16:57:47 -0400
Fun Miles, Motorworld, Caribbean Auto partnered-up to offer St. Maarten more https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26977:fun-miles,-motorworld,-caribbean-auto-partnered-up-to-offer-st-maarten-more&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26977:fun-miles,-motorworld,-caribbean-auto-partnered-up-to-offer-st-maarten-more&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Thinking of buying a new car? Think Fun Miles and car dealership giants Motorworld and Caribbean Auto! The three have penned an agreement to work together for the benefit their customers. As of Saturday, August 24, Fun Miles cardholders can save and redeem their Fun Miles at Motorworld and Caribbean Auto.

The launch of this partnership will feature significantly at Saturday’s Hot Summer Car Show with cardholders being able to earn 12,000 Fun Miles, and other special gifts with the purchase of a new car.

Fun filled event!

Motorworld’s Hot Summer Car Show, which is usually a fun filled event, will have an added attraction, “Fun Teamers” will be at the show, adding chances to win at their Plinko game and offering services that allow customer to register for new cards, reset old pins and of course chances to win more free miles. The Car Show will be held at Motorworld’s showroom in Cole Bay.

Wonderful addition for cardholders

Area Manager for St. Maarten Cassandra Chun, said “Adding a partner like Motorworld and Caribbean Auto is big, our cardholders will be very happy. This is a major addition to the diversity of our list of partners. Fun Miles is always looking for opportunities for our cardholders to get the best deals and in doing so, adding more Fun to daily life.

By partnering up Motorworld and Caribbean Auto, we can add more cardholders to our base as well, offer more cross promotions, which means Fun, Fun and more Fun, the possibilities are endless! She said “Fun Miles is always on the lookout for innovative ways to bring benefits to cardholders and partners alike”, “Fun Miles is happy to be able to bring this additional benefit to our cardholders and also, to bring car dealership giants Motorworld and Caribbean Auto into our already long list of amazing companies.”

Gift Choices coming Saturday

Tariq Amjad, Managing Director, Motorworld Group of Companies, comprised of Motorworld, Caribbean Auto and Audi said, "Within Motorworld Group we truly appreciate our long-standing and loyal customers. Through partnership with Fun Miles and this loyalty card program, we strive to further enhance the additional benefits and rewards that we can provide to our customers. By joining this esteemed group of partners and participants, we trust that this will add value to customers’ ongoing investments in our quality vehicles, parts and services.” He added, "To launch the Fun Miles partnership, we are offering the option of 12,000 Fun Miles as one of the gift choices to all customers who purchase a vehicle at the Hot Summer Car Show this Saturday." 

The many benefits of Fun Miles

Fun Miles is the Caribbean's largest and most popular reward points program. Consumers save Fun Miles simply by making purchases at the many partner companies. These saved Fun Miles have actual value, just like a currency. They can be redeemed for free products and services from those same partners, such as Travel Planners, St. Maarten Building Supplies, Petro Plus, Kooyman, KFC, UTS, Nowhere Special, and many more. See funmiles.net for a full overview.

How to join Fun Miles

Persons interested in becoming a cardholding member can register for Naf.5/US $3. After this one-time-only fee for the card, cardholders can start saving miles immediately after registering the card online. Additional information can be given by calling Fun Miles customer service at tel. 543-3301, visiting funmiles.net, or going to facebook.com/funmiles

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:02:29 -0400
The Hot Summer Car Show at Motorworld This Saturday Features Hot Deals on Hot Rides https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26974:the-hot-summer-car-show-at-motorworld-this-saturday-features-hot-deals-on-hot-rides&Itemid=504 https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26974:the-hot-summer-car-show-at-motorworld-this-saturday-features-hot-deals-on-hot-rides&Itemid=504

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Motorworld, Caribbean Auto and Audi 6th Annual Hot Summer Car Show is highly anticipated as the biggest automobile showcase, with the best sales in the Caribbean. The Car Show will be held this Saturday, August 24th from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, as Motorworld's showroom on Welfare Road in Colebay comes alive with excitement and, is set to impress with hot deals on several brand new hot rides!

"Our Annual Hot Summer Car Show is the main event of the year that we all look forward to. This year’s Car Show is hotter than ever and provides us with the opportunity to showcase our hottest new models, at discounted prices and mind-blowing promotions on all your favorite brands from Motorworld, Caribbean Auto and Audi,” says Tariq Amjad, Managing Director of the Motorworld Group of Companies. 

The hot deals include a variety of new 2019 models with selections to meet diverse customers’ needs. The different brands and models that are currently being featured on sale include the following models from the select dealerships:

Caribbean Auto:

  • Volkswagen Polo - $1,000 OFF
  • Mazda CX-3 - $1,500 OFF
  • Ford Escape - $2,000 OFF
  • Audi Q5 - $1,500 OFF

Motorworld:

  • Hyundai Creta - $1,200 OFF
  • Hyundai Tucson - $2,000 OFF
  • Honda HR-V - $1,200 OFF
  • Jeep Wrangler - $1,200 OFF

In essence, the entire fleet is on sale with major discounts up to $6,000, which are available for one day only. 

Additionally, participating banks include: Windward Islands Bank, RBC Bank, PSB and First Caribbean International Banks, along with low interest rates on auto loans and affordable finance packages. The first two monthly payments will be guaranteed by Motorworld. Moreover, Windward Islands Bank is offering the third month free ONLY on August 24th, upon purchase of a vehicle, which requires a written proforma from Motorworld Group. 

This allows customers to take advantage of the car promotions, with the peace of mind that the first 2-3 months of payments are already covered, courtesy of Motorworld and, the participating banks. Zero down payment (100% financing) is also available from select banks. 

The required information for auto loan applications can be sourced from www.motorworldsxm.com/financing. All interested customers are encouraged to organize these documents in advance, and bring along the necessary paperwork in order to take advantage of the finance packages that the banks will be making available at the Car Show. On-the-spot financing is available as several banks will be offering their best rates on this day ONLY. Therefore, customers are provided with the opportunity to benefit from the most competitive and affordable finance packages on Saturday.   

In addition, customers who purchase on Saturday will receive a free gift of their choice from one of the following items, such as 43” TV, 15” Laptop, Apple iPad, Samsung A70 or 12,000 Fun Miles. 

Fun Miles will be joining as the newest partner of Motorworld Group of Companies, and provide their subscribers with the opportunity to redeem miles towards the purchase of their dream vehicles, or to save 12,000 Fun Miles, once selected as the gift of choice from Motorworld.  

UTS Secure will also be onsite to showcase their GPS Tracking and anti-theft system, and will be providing free prizes and give-aways. Nagico Insurances will also be there to provide insurance quotations on the spot. With these major partners onsite, auto safety and security can all be arranged immediately as a top priority.    

In addition, this year’s Hot Summer Car Show will feature the Cash Cube to allow Motorworld’s loyal customers to WIN FREE CASH & PRIZES, upon purchase of a vehicle, sign-up for a test drive, and/or completion of a customer survey.

“The dedicated team from Motorworld and Caribbean Auto are extremely excited about interacting with their valued customers, and also driven to share the wonderful promotions available, for everyone to leave feeling satisfied. We are always ready and willing to serve and put a smile on the faces of our customers,” shares Rena Amjad, CEO, Motorworld Group of Companies.   

The entire community is invited to attend the Hot Summer Car Show and Family Fun Day, with a program organized to be an enjoyable experience for everyone. There will be free food and drinks all day. There will be a kiddie area onsite with complimentary popcorn, cotton candy and fun team activities by Fun Miles for the entire family to enjoy. Entertainment will be provided by DJ King Kembe, King Rumer, Kenyo, and MC Sponge, along with a selection of DJs to keep the lively atmosphere for an engaging and fun auto shopping experience.

In addition, live broadcasts from Laser 101, SOS Radio and Island 92 will be taking place onsite to keep the community informed. 

The Annual Hot Summer Car Show is a day not to be missed in St. Maarten/ St. Martin. Motorworld, Caribbean Auto and Audi's wide fleet of vehicles will be all on sale. Also, top products and services will be available from the Parts, Service and Body Shop Departments, which will all be accessible and ready to serve each customer's unique needs. 

motorworld ins1

 

 

 

]]>
info@soualiganewsday.com (Roddy) Soualiga Newsday Latest News Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:29:50 -0400