Friday, April 03, 2020

February 29, 2020  GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On Saturday morning the Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs chaired a specially convened Council of Ministers (COM) meeting with representatives from a number of Government ministries as well as with other stakeholders such as Port St. Maarten, Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) and the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC).

French Quarter—February 27, 2020—Classroom walls at Omer Arrondell Primary School in French Quarter have gotten a lot more exciting. The Les Fruits de Mer association donated copies of 24 panels from Amuseum Naturalis to the school. The educational panels cover a variety of local nature and heritage topics and will rotate through the different classes.

Soualuiga Road, Pond Island, February 26, 2020. Postal Services Sint Maarten (PSS) urges residents to take steps to ensure that they place mail receptacles at the entrances of their homes or places of business.  Interim Director of PSS, Marinka Gumbs, stated that the common complaints from our postal workers regarding mail delivery regard the lack

February 29, 2020 GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The cruise ship Braemar of Fred Olsen cruise line, which is currently out at sea, has requested an emergency turn around operation at Port St. Maarten. A turnaround entails when one set of passengers departs the ship and another set embarks.

6February 27, 2020  Pond Island - TelEm Group has been named the official telecommunications provider for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2020. The announcement was made Tuesday, during a sponsorship signing ceremony between the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, the organizers of the event, and TelEm Group CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy.

February 26, 2020  -SXM DOET is looking for volunteers again to complete over 90 community projects happening on March 13 & 14.An estimated 1500 volunteers are needed to help a variety of organizations complete a number of positive and fun community activities.

February 23, 2020 PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows throughout awards season. “We are such a beautiful people, this is just a reminder of all the beautiful things that we can do,” said Lizzo as she accepted the night’s last and biggest award, leaping and dancing off the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as the show ended.

February 21, 2020  LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia’s new streaming service will debut with some extra “Friends.” The company announced Friday that the entire original “Friends” cast will reunite for an unscripted special that will be available on HBO Max when the service debuts in May. A reunion has been long-sought by fans of the NBC series, which ended its 236-episode run in 2004. HBO Max will also carry every episode of the sitcom, which has proved enduringly popular, including with young audiences who discovered the show when it was available on Netflix. The show made Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer into household names and won six Emmy Awards.

February 23, 2020 SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo’s Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old.  Prins says she first realized she wanted to be a woman at a Carnival party at age 11, when, like the other boys, she was allowed to dress like a girl as part of the burlesque festivities. Now, in the final minutes of Saturday, she became the first transgender woman to lead the drum section of a top samba school in either of the renowned Carnival parades put in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  Prins, 40, was hand-picked to be “godmother” of the Colorado do Brás samba school’s drum section, an iconic role fought over by dozens of models and TV celebrities. Her duty was to dance infectiously for 65 minutes in front of the drummers, using her legs to drive their rhythm while judges assessed the school’s parade.

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.”