Monday, February 17, 2020

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – January 30, 2020: Mrs. Christine Samuel-Moore spends quite a lot of time on the phone, talking to her friend. She was looking for some winning numbers for her favourite Caribbean Lottery Pick 4 game, and their regular phone calls gave her an idea.

January 29, 2020  SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The St Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is reminding the business community to register to participate in Europe’s biggest event for emigrants, the “Emigration Expo 2020” which will be kicking off within the next two weeks.

January 28, 2020 Philipsburg—Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs met with the commander of the Royal Dutch Marechaussee (RDM) Hans Leijtens during a recent working visit to St. Maarten. The introductory meeting was held together with the Minister of Justice Egbert Doran and Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice Russell Ursula.

January 29, 2020  -During the past week, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs met with Head of Postal Services St. Maarten Marinka Gumbs and accompanying representative, Ms. Wilsonto address the current issues that PSS is being faced with.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, January 29, 2020 – St. Dominic High recently celebrated its twenty-fifth year in education and was the recipient of an extra special gift. A financial boost by CIBC FirstCaribbean was given to the school’s Erasmus Exchange Program, the library and computer lab, and an upgrade of the surround system, making it more conducive for the students and members of the public who hold community meetings there.

January 27, 2020  SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is reminding interested entrepreneurs to register for its next “Grow Your Business with COCI Workshops set for Thursday, January 30.

February 16, 2020  AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage. John reached out to his fans on Instagram on Sunday, apologizing for ending his show at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium early. “I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible,” he wrote. “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had. Thank-you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight’s performance. I am eternally grateful. Love, Elton xx”

February 2, 20202  MIAMI (AP) — Descending from the air, Lady Gaga kicked off a pre-Super Bowl concert by mimicking her entrance to her Super Bowl halftime performance three years ago, which earned her rave reviews. Headlining the big sports stage was a recurring theme of her Miami concert Saturday night, and the pop star sent a message to Sunday’s featured performers: “I better hear no lip-syncing tomorrow!” Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will join forces to perform at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium, when the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

MIAMI (AP) — Fat Joe brought New York hip-hop to Miami for an energetic pre-Super Bowl concert a day ahead of the big game. The Bronx rapper was joined by fellow New Yorkers 50 Cent and Remy Ma for the Pepsi Super Splash Pool Party on Saturday at Clevelander South Beach. Joe performed a number of hits, including the Grammy-nominated smashes “What’s Luv?,” “Lean Back” and “All the Way Up.” Ma surprised the audience, rapping on the latter two songs, while her rapper-husband, Papoose, freestyled onstage, earning cheers from the crowd. 50 Cent, who is from Queens, got the loudest applause from the hyped crowd when he performed “What Up Gangsta” and his debut hit, “In Da Club.”

MIAMI (AP) — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious” saga. Diesel and the cast spoke of the memory of their late screen partner at a special event surrounding the upcoming release of the franchise’s ninth chapter, “F9: Fast and Furious 9.” The recent death of Kobe Bryant reminded Diesel of the loss of his friend. “I can’t make a ‘Fast’ without Pablo in my thoughts, in my everyday activity, in my approach to every scene,” Diesel said, invoking his affectionate nickname for Walker. “His spirit must live in this saga, because his spirit, in so many ways, is what drives me to continue the saga.”