Thursday, April 02, 2020

February 2, 2020   SINT MAARTEN (PORT ST. MAARTEN) – Preparations are well underway for Port St. Maarten’s Townhall meeting for Tuesday, February 4 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at the Homeporting Terminal in Point Blanche at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities, which is a collaborative effort with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Sunday February 2nd, 2020) — After a successful airing of Season 1 of Social & Health Insurances SZV’s radio show entitled “Me & SZV” on 98.1 Pearl FM in 2019, SZV has expanded the broadcast of the show on two additional radio stations. Season 2 will premiere on Monday February 3rd at 4pm on 102.7FM PJD2 radio, Tuesday February 4th at 6pm on 98.1FM Pearl radio and Wednesday February 5th at 12pm noon on 96.3FM Oasis radio. Interested listeners also have the option to listen to the show and other interviews with SZV representatives online via www.szv.sx > SZV radio.

The Central dispatch directed the police and the fire department to Fort Willem On Saturday morning February 1st 2020, about 10.00 am where a house was on fire. At the residences number 30 in fort Willem, the police patrol encountered a small apartment that was on fire and the and an apartment close vicinity by which was danger if being damaged by flames.

Sunday, February 02, 2020 -PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten received the ‘PAMAC Distinguished Marketing Partner Award’ while representatives attended the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council Cruise Summit (PAMAC).

Theme: Passing on our Legacy. The annual Black History Observance month starts on February 1st, 2020. It beganas a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Black History month is a time to reflect on what it means to be an African descendant. It is also a timeto reflect back on the activists and organizers of the past who fought for racial equality for everyone. For this occasion, PJL acknowledges our local heroes for their role of bringing awareness to the community during the month of February for the last years.

February 2, 2020   Philipsburg—Representatives from the Harbor, the Ministries of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) and Tourism, Economics Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunications, (TEATT) held a conference call with the President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise

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.”