Monday, February 17, 2020

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 > SZV radio.

The “Me & SZV” radio show is produced by SZV as an informative program for the public. In each episode, SZV and guests discuss developments surrounding the future of SZV, customer interest items featured in the segments “Hot Topic” and “The Customer is Always Right!”, as well as community health & wellness matters. The radio show is hosted by SZV representatives Parveen Boertje – Chief Customer Officer and Charonne Holder – Senior Communications Advisor.

The first episode of Season 2’s radio show features President of the Heart & Stroke Foundation Ms. Martha Thewet, Cardiologist at the SMMC Dr. E. Bird-Lake and General Practitioner Dr. T. Bell of the Soualiga Medical Practice. Both SZV and the Heart & Stroke Foundation are campaigning for awareness of Heart Disease on Sint Maarten in the month of February. The radio interview captures discussions surrounding the importance of awareness, preventative measures, medical assistance and awareness events for 2020.

Featured guests of Season 1 episodes of Me & SZV include: Director of SZV Mr. Glen A. Carty, Former Minister of VSA Mr. Emil Lee, representing the Windward Islands Medical Association and the Sint Maarten Medical Association Dr. A. Raghosing & Dr. M.A. Mercuur, President of the Sint Maarten AIDS Foundation Mrs. Judith Bell, President of the Home Away from Home Foundation Mrs. Patricia Flanders, APAP Association President Dr. Caroline van Oost and Vice-President Mrs. Zuleima Violenus, Mrs. Bregje Boetekees of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, Ms. Mimi Hodge of the Sister Basilia Center and many more.  

Me & SZV airing dates and times:
102.7 FM PJD2: Every 1st & last Monday at 4:00pm

98.1 FM Pearl: Every 1st & last Tuesday at 6:00pm
96.3 FM Oasis: Every 1st & last Wednesday 12:00pm noon
All episodes of Season 1 onwards are available 24/7 online via > SZV radio

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.”