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Minister of Justice Richardson pays work visit to INTERPOL Headquarters

FRANCE (LYON) - On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson paid a courtesy work visit to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Headquarters in Lyon, France together with Senior Legal Policy Advisor of Judicial Affairs Ms. Geertje van Haperen. This work visit was an initiative of Minister Richardson in a bid to strengthen INTERPOL Sint Maarten and intensify the working relationship with INTERPOL. Minister Richardson and Ms. Van Haperen were warmly welcomed by INTERPOL Acting Executive Director, Partnerships and Planning, Ms. Roraima Andriani.

INTERPOL provides a range of expertise and services to their member countries such as forensics, analysis, and assistance in locating fugitives around the world. This expertise supports national efforts in combating crimes across three global areas; terrorism, cybercrime and organized crime. It is crucial that there is coordination among all the different players in maintaining a global security architecture.

During the visit, Minister Richardson participated in meetings with several INTERPOL officials where she was able to discuss an extensive array of topics and receive presentations on INTERPOL’s efforts in the Caribbean region and worldwide. INTERPOL officials informed Minister Richardson of the Framework of INTERPOL as an organization, the available possibilities using the online training platform for INTERPOL employees and Law enforcement officers, and INTERPOL’s upcoming activities worldwide.

Minister Richardson also received highlights on the ongoing project to establish INTERPOL’s Liaison Office in Barbados, as well as presentations on INTERPOL’s efforts in combatting human smuggling, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and illegal firearms trafficking. INTERPOL plays an important role in supporting Sint Maarten. To this effect, INTERPOL officials informed Minister Richardson of the statistics about INTERPOL Sint Maarten and discussed the positioning of the organization within Sint Maarten’s Ministry of Justice.

“As Minister of Justice, I am thankful to INTERPOL and the role they play in supporting Sint Maarten to tackle international crime. As such, I take this time to thank Ms. Andriani and the various INTERPOL officials for their warm welcome and the opportunity to discuss the ways in which we can strengthen INTERPOL Sint Maarten through cooperation. During my work visit in Geneva to attend the Kingdom’s Universal Periodic Review session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on November 15, 2022, together with the Ministers of Justice of Curaçao and Aruba, we took the opportunity to hold our second Justice Tripartite meeting between the Caribbean countries where we were also able to discuss best practices related to INTERPOL Curaçao and INTERPOL Aruba. In addition, I am looking forward to the follow-up meeting with INTERPOL to be scheduled surrounding INTERPOL’s role in anti-counterfeiting; a matter of priority for the Ministry of Justice,” stated Minister Richardson.

INTERPOL in Sint Maarten

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Philipsburg is part of the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) and plays a fundamental role to maintain national and regional security. The NCB coordinates the operational side of Sint Maarten’s law enforcement action relating to global and regional criminal investigations, particularly as it relates to organized drug trafficking and fugitive investigations.

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ST. MAARTEN LIONS HELP TO DECORATE THE ELDERLY CARE CENTER

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - It is that special time of the year again when members of the Sint Maarten Lions Club and volunteers joined the staff at the St. Maarten Home on Tuesday evening to string Christmas lights and put up the decorations for the Holiday Season.

Everyone was in the festive spirit as some of the residents watched with excitement while the entrance, activity hall, and surrounding buildings of the Elderly Care Center, situated at the back of the St. Maarten Home, were transformed with the beauty of the colorful lights.

Some other residents helped to place a decoration on their Christmas trees and they did not hesitate to share their fond memories of the days when they were “stronger and able to do more decorating.”

President of the Sint Maarten Lions Club, Lion John Schaminee remarked: “It is a joy and pleasure for our Lion members to be spending time with our seniors creating the Christmas atmosphere. We are always ready to serve them as they are a very important and valued part of our community. We can see by the big smiles on their faces that they are also having a very good time.”

Ms. Merian Pantophlet, Activity Co-ordinator at the St. Maarten Home expressed her sincere gratitude to the Lions for coming out to help with this Project. She added: “Now that the main decorations are up, the clients, workers, and volunteers can add the finishing touches to finalize our Christmas Village which is scheduled to officially open later this week.”

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PFP, Duncan request meeting to continue process to adopt Parliament’s Code of Conduct

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson and independent MP Solange Duncan have requested a Central Committee meeting of Parliament to continue the process to adopt a Code of Conduct that MPs will be required to adhere.

There is a draft Code of Conduct already on the table. The draft was spearheaded by MP Gumbs, who until November 24 had been chairlady of Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee for Integrity.

This draft had been deliberated in a Central Committee meeting of Parliament more than a year ago, but had been kicked back to the Ad Hoc Committee because several coalition MPs, chief among them being MP William Marlin of National Alliance (NA), wanted more examples of Parliamentary integrity provisions from countries in the Caribbean region to be embedded into Sint Maarten’s Code of Conduct for Parliamentarians. This request came as a surprise to MP Gumbs, who, as mentioned in the meeting, did incorporate examples from the region.

“At the time, I began to realize the lengths that coalition MPs will go to stall progress within Parliament and the country. I had already given the MPs what they wanted, but it was not seen as sufficient. It wasn’t what was written in the Code of Conduct. What seemed to matter is who wrote it down,” said MP Gumbs. “But I’m not a person to quit because of obstacles, and I’m not afraid to work hard to improve the conduct of our highest elected officials.”

MP Gumbs worked for the next year to fine tune the draft based on the alleged concerns of members of Parliament. She invited Sint Maarten’s Youth Parliament to collaborate on a new draft, and met with the Youth Parliamentarians on Saturdays. Together, they looked at integrity laws in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as integrity provisions in the Dutch Kingdom.

An important amendment that came out of this collaboration was a new article in the Code of Conduct to empower the Integrity Chamber and the Office of the Ombudsman as impartial bodies to decide on sanctions and fines to MPs who breach the Code of Conduct.

“This is needed because, without it, it is Parliament policing the behavior of its own members. If recent events are any indication, I have no confidence in coalition MPs to sanction its own members for integrity breaches, as they do not hold their members accountable, whether for corruption allegations, abuse of power, or drug scandals,” said MP Gumbs.

Now, with the MPs’ requested meeting, they hope to continue the process to adopt the Code of Conduct to finally have some level of accountability in the country’s highest elected body.

“I took note of MP Brison’s comments on a recent radio program, which serve only to embarrass himself, where he said that the new chairlady of the Ad Hoc Committee for Integrity may achieve more in a few days than I have in two years. And yes, she may, but only to this delusional coalition who regularly take credit for the work of others, whether members of Parliament or former Ministers. If the coalition again fails to approve the trajectory that the Committee for Integrity has agreed on for the draft Code of Conduct, then one thing will be made very clear. That it is not about the content, but who is bringing about the needed change. How will we ever progress as a country if we still stoop to these immature political shenanigans?” concluded MP Gumbs.

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SER welcomes judgment in the appeal case between ECSM and the Government

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Social Economic Council (SER) is very pleased with the court ruling last week Wednesday, November 23, 2022, by the Joint Court of Appeals of Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten in the appeal case between the Employers Council Sint Maarten (ECSM) against the judgement of the Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten of January 17, 2022, and the Government of Sint Maarten/Minister of General Affairs regarding the appointment of a member and an acting member to the SER.   

The SER has two employers’ representatives namely, the ECSM and the Soualiga Employers Association (SEA). The ECSM is an umbrella organization consisting of The Sint Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA), the Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), the Indian Merchants Association (IMA) and the Sint Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA).

The SEA is an umbrella organization representing, the St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association, the Taxi Association, as well as small and medium hotel sector representatives among others.

Following media reports that the Minister of General Affairs had mandated the Secretary-general of the SER to convene the advisory body for a first meeting and to hold an election to appoint a chairperson and a vice-chairperson, the ECSM requested the Minister of General Affairs in a letter dated 25 August 2021 to withdraw that mandate and to annul the election because not all members of the SER were yet appointed. In the letter of 31 August 2021, the Minister of General Affairs replied to the ECSM that the Secretary-general of the SER is temporarily mandated to act as a 'tie-breaker' in the event that there is no unanimous vote. The Secretary-general of the SER is not mandated to act as a representative of the employers' circle. The mandate will not be revoked, according to the letter of 31 August 2021.

In a letter dated 23 September 2021, the Minister of General Affairs corrected the letter of 31 August 2021 in the sense that the Secretary-general of the SER has no voting rights and was never mandated to act as a 'tie-breaker'. The mandate was only intended to allow a first meeting of the SER for the period 2020-2023 to take place. That meeting took place on 19 August 2021 and on 23 August 2021 the members of the SER elected a chairperson. The task given to the Secretary-general has thus ended, according to the letter of 23 September 2021.

By judgment of 17 January 2022, the Court of First Instance declined jurisdiction to hear the action brought by the ECSM against the letter of 31 August 2021. The ECSM appealed against that decision. The ECSM argued that the letter of 31 August 2021 is a decision. According to ECSM, the letter has direct legal effect because the SER had to issue an opinion on many policy documents, while the SER has still not been compiled in the manner prescribed in the National Ordinance Social Economic Council SER (hereinafter Lv SER). The seat for the third member of the employers' representation has not yet been filled (i.e. was then). For that reason, the letter must (also) be regarded as a refusal to appoint that third member. The Court of First Instance considered that the letter of 31 August 2021 is not a decision as referred to in Article 3 of the National Ordinance on Administrative Jurisdiction (hereinafter: the Lar). In view of its wording and content, the letter is not aimed at any legal effect, but contains communications of an informative nature. Pursuant to Article 3, first paragraph of the Lar, a decision is a written decision of an administrative body containing a legal act under public law that is not of general application. For a legal act to be governed by public law, it must have its basis in public law.

On the basis of the documents in the case, the Court of Appeals finds that the Minister of General Affairs requested the Secretary-general of the SER to convene the SER in a letter dated 21 July 2021. However, in view of the Lv SER the Minister of General Affairs does not have the authority to request the Secretary-general to convene the SER. Pursuant to Article 13 of the Lv SER, the power to convene the SER belongs exclusively to the chairman of the SER. For that reason alone, the Minister's request to the Secretary-general of the SER is not based on a public law basis and therefore does not concern a legal act under public law. This means that the letter of 21 July 2021 is not a decision within the meaning of Article 3, first paragraph of the Lar. The letter of 31 August 2021 is therefore not a decision.

Contrary to what the ECSM has argued the letter cannot be considered a refusal by the Minister of General Affairs to appoint the third member of the employers' representation. That letter therefore does not provide an access to justice for the ECSM to submit to the Court of first instance the legality of the failure to appoint a third member of the employers' representation. The Court of First instance rightly declined jurisdiction to hear the ECSM's appeal against the letter of 31 August 2021. The arguments of ECSM did not succeed.

In the meantime, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the SER was copied on a letter to the Minister of General Affairs, in which the ECSM once again is claiming all 3 seats of the employer representatives for 2023-2026 term. Despite the ruling of the Joint Court of Appeals of June 29, 2022, in which the Court ruled ‘In view of the foregoing, the Court finds that the government acknowledge that the Soualiga Employers Association and the Employers Council of Sint Maarten both are representative organizations of employers on St. Maarten. They were therefore both allowed to make a nomination for a member and an acting member, and the acting members have also been appointed. That is why the Court cannot follow the ECSM in its argument that it is in Article 12 of the Constitution of St Maarten enshrined fundamental right to freedom of association was violated. After all, the ECSM was not forced to join SEA, but is just independently regarded as SEA, as a representative organization of employers. Article 3 of the Lv SER does not preclude both the ECSM as SEA can be representative because that article, according to the text, assumes more representative organizations of employers and therefore not of only one representative organization of employers. That means also that it may differ per term of office which organizations belong to employers that can be considered representative’. The current term of the Board will end on April 30, 2023.

The ECSM has lost two court cases in appeal. It would behoove ECSM to respect the verdicts of the Joint Court of Appeals and to stop imposing its way on the Government of St. Maarten and by extension the SER. Both verdicts strengthens the fact that Government can appoint more than one employer representatives to the Board of the SER for the term 2023 - 2026.

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US Party - PJIA Liability clause needs to be exercised by Government

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Board of the United St. Maarten party questioned the functioning of the holding company of the Princes Julianna International Airport (PJIA) in the face of the deplorable state of affairs at the airport. “The holding company (PJIAH) is supposed to protect the asset (PJIA) on behalf of the shareholder (government), but it has been silent and uninvolved while the airport managing and supervisory boards sinks PJIA deeper and deeper in debt,” said President of USP Mr. Cecil Nicholas.

The airports managing board has been hit with its third resignation of a Schiphol referred CFO under the watch of the supervisory board and CEO of the managing board Mr. Brian Mingo.

USP questioned the high rate of resignations and the plundering finances under the supervision of individuals touted by PJIA to be the best in their respected fields with stellar resumes used as justification by CEO Brian Mingo and the supervisory board for their acquisition. “Their enthusiasm to have these CFO’s as part of the managing board team was publicized and marketed as the best thing for the airport during this critical time of reconstruction, but responses to their resignations doesn’t seem to disburse the same level of energy and enthusiasm,” continued Nicholas.

The USP board questioned the sudden resignation of current CFO Ben Van der Klift in light of questionable blunders, setbacks and failure to deliver a semblance of any progress in the reconstruction of the airport. “Is his resignation motivated by efforts to protect his reputation against what is beginning to look like the worst construction scandal to ever hit St. Maarten?” asked Nicholas

Reconstruction cost has steadily increased since the awarding of the 90 million dollar contract to Ballast Nedam. In February of this year, the airport and NRPB announced the approval by the World Bank of an additional 20 million dollars for contingency, third party work and insurance, as unforeseen cost overruns. Reconstruction plans that were part of the tender were changed after the bid was won, which increased cost further, and the recent set back of having to reapply fire retardant coating to the internal beams is estimated to cost between 10 to15 million dollars. “The question that still remains unanswered is how such an important aspect noted in the original assessment of the damage to the building was omitted from the tender and in the reports compiled by engineers employed by Ballast Nedam,” queried Nicholas.

“The main artery that supplies life blood to this country and its people is being jeopardized without accountability. At this point the shareholder should be considering a resolution for holding the managing board as well as the supervisory board financially liable for their lack of action to stop or address the hemorrhaging and unimaginable ballooning cost of this project,” continued Nicholas.

The board implored parliament to question the composition of the airport’s project management team which does not include experienced structural engineer Derek Hillman a well-qualified structural engineer currently employed at PJIA, who played a pivotal role in the construction of the original building. They insisted that the timeline of the completion and delivery of the engineering reports compiled by the airport project management team be analyzed and compared to reports compiled by Ballast Nedam in house engineers to find out who knew what and when. Blunders of this magnitude is not normal and the financial consequences should not fall on the backs of the tax payers.

“Ballast Nedam cannot be absolved of its oversights if any, because it’s highly paid engineers should have known based on their own in house analysis that the airports description of the scope of works to be completed fell way short of what needs to be executed in order to complete the project,” lamented Nicholas.

In July 2021, the holding company (PJIAH) was revamped with a new managing director and new board members in an effort to improve good corporate governance. Since then their only calculated action to date, November 2022 was the firing of Mikey Hyman as COO of the airports managing board.

“The claim by government at the time was that both decisions was necessary because of serious breaches of corporate duties, rules and regulations. Ironically, with all that has been taking place at the airport since the revamping of the Holding company last year, there has been no signs of life, comments or actions since the firing of Mikey Hyman. We find it hard to believe that in the face of the resignation of multiple CFO’s and cost over runs almost equaling the 80 plus million dollars it took to construct the original building from scratch, that there hasn’t been any breaches of corporate duties, rules and regulations,” Nicholas said.

“The shareholder (Government) has tools at its disposal to stop the bleeding and correct the wrongs that have already taken place. The question remains why they haven’t exercised the people’s right to accountability by either holding the supervisory board and the managing board financially liable for their blundering and very costly bad decisions. Or retract the Concession to operate the airport from this failed managing and supervisory board team. Awarding the Concession to a well put together crisis management team and a new supervisory board at this point, would reflect responsible leadership by Government. It is very obvious that the supervisory board is not doing its job of accepting ownership of the tragedy taking place and supervising the managing board ran solely by CEO Brian Mingo and a revolving door of CFO’s. Their silence on the miscalculations and the resignations of three CFO’s speaks volume,” concluded Nicholas.

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Chris: Crookedness abound at PJIA, failed govt. created shameful mess

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Following news that yet another airport CFO has resigned, Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel laments that "four CFO's later, multiple construction excuses, unexplained delays, exorbitant spending by the CEO, fleecing of the trust fund money, and the egregious dismissal of the COO who only cared about the airport and its employees, has made St. Maarten and its once prestigious international airport the laughing stock of the Caribbean." He added that the airport re-construction project is the perfect example of a failed government mired in its own shameful mess and mired in crookedness.

The MP questioned how much longer the government of St. Maarten would permit "this disgrace" to exist before taking appropriate action. The “disgrace” he referred to was the “incompetence” of airport CEO Brian Mingo, his mismanagement of the airport re-construction project and the persistent lies he is either complicit in or has allowed airport general contractor Ballast Nedam to perpetuate on the people of St. Maarten.

The MP’s comments were prompted on Friday after reports surfaced on Friday that airport CFO Ben ven der Klift has resigned his position. If true, Van der Klift will be the fourth CFO under Mingo to have resigned. First came Ravi Daryanani after a short stint, then Gerben Stavast, then Leendert (Leo) van der Meiden and now Van der Klift.

“Four CFO’s have all left in the most crucial financial time of the airport. In the meantime, the airport project has gone from 90 million to almost 160 million with nothing to show for it. Ballast Nedam is the only contractor I know that has almost doubled its contract value, without completing anything significant from that contract. So more money is being demanded with no clear reasons and the people, who overlook the money, are quitting. What else do we need to see to take some decisive action at the airport?” Emmanuel asked.

He also pointed out that in during the tenures of the now departed four CFO’s, Mingo has failed to ensure that a local counterpart was adequately prepared as is required in multiple airport contracts. “Years now we have been talking about a local counterpart and all we get is replacement Dutch men who turn and run when they realized the mess they are in and the failure of the leadership they are under,” Emmanuel said.

He continued: “The only thing we get from the government are statements that they are waiting on the airport to provide them with answers. How long now? The PJIAE board and management feed the government all sorts of lies and the government says ok, until the next disaster. To date we cannot hear why the airport is delayed, why additional funding was needed and exactly when we will stop suffering this embarrassment, five years after hurricane Irma,” Emmanuel said.

The MP is calling on the prosecutor’s office again to take the initiative as it did at the harbor and conduct an investigation at the airport and into the management of same. He said the latest lie of “unexpected” painting challenges being the reason the airport will be delayed again is ludicrous and blatantly deceitful considering the painting issues were outlines in a 2017 report.

“So nothing could have been unexpected, they knew. It is incompetence and it is fleecing of available money. Today, another CFO has left without explanation, and the government is fidgeting while the nation's reputation and economy are damaged. Today, we have people in tents, lengthy processing lines, irate staff members, and management that intimidates staff members who express their opinions. No wonder we are the laughing stock of the Caribbean,” Emmanuel concluded.

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GOVERNOR BALY VISITS PRINCESS JULIANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - On Tuesday 22 November  2022, Princess Juliana International Airport welcomed His Excellency Governor Ajamu Baly for an introductory visit. Welcoming His Excellency were Brian Mingo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Ben van der Klift, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PJIAE N.V. 

Following a mandatory safety briefing by Ballast Nedam International Airport (BNIP), Governor Baly was given an in-depth presentation about the redevelopment efforts, a budgetary overview, and future innovations of the state-of-the-art terminal building.

CEO Brian Mingo: ‘On behalf of the Management Board and shareholders I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the Governor for his introductory visit. It is really important for us to show the progress we have made thus far, but also to share the challenges that lie ahead of us. Together with Ballast Nedam International Projects (BNIP) we are fully committed to deliver the new departure hall before the season next year in 2023’. 

“Under the circumstances and taking into consideration the challenges and setbacks, I’m optimistic about the progress being made at the Princess Juliana International Airport,” stated His Excellency Governor Baly.

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 Group photo at the former Departure Hall of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

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Police officers receive bulletproof vests from U.S. Veterans

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) received much needed body armor for all its police officers.

This project came together with the cooperation of two individuals who were instrumental in the process of making this donation possible, namely Mr. Jonathan Bobbett and his Team Leader Mr. Jason Brisebois who are veterans of the American military.

Aside from providing the vests to KPSM personnel, a two-day seminar and demonstration was conducted by the supplier regarding how best to maintain the bulletproof vests to prolong their service life.

The Management Team of KPSM would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals who made it possible for police personnel to be able to operate in a safer environment. (KPSM)

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Reminder to Register on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to Participate in the Color Walk ‘22

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – Persons interested in participating in the “Color Walk ‘22” must register at Kooyman between 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, on Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27 during the same time or on Saturday, November 26 at CostPro.

The ”Color Walk ‘22” is in connection with upcoming World AIDS Day which is observed each year on December 1st. The theme is: “Equalize.” The equalize slogan is a call to action.

The “Color Walk ‘22” will take place on Sunday, December 11 at 5:00 AM until 9:00 AM. The route will be from the Kooyman parking lot to the CPS office at the Vineyard Building in Philipsburg.

Participants will receive a package with a T-Shirt, and a Backpack with water and a colour powder pack plus free giveaways once they complete registration. The package can be picked up on December 3 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the offices of CPS, Vineyard Building.

During the cool down session after the walk at CPS, breakfast will be provided; a health and HIV screening will be available from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (Ministry VSA), has joined forces with Kooyman along with other stakeholders to organize the “Color Walk ’22.”

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TelEm Fiber, Sol Antilles launch Fuel the Season Campaign

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Fiber staff were on the forecourt of the Sol Antilles gas stations in Point Blanche and Sucker Garden Road Wednesday, inviting customers to sign up to join St. Maarten’s premier fiber cable network and the chance to win one year of Triple Play service and ANG 4,000 gas.

The “Fuel the Season” co-branding campaign kicked off Wednesday with Sol Antilles customers invited to apply for fiber optic connections in areas where TelEm Fiber services are available. Once signed up, they receive a whopping $50 Top-up. For the purchase of ANG 50 gas, motorists get a chance to win the triple pay prize and a year’s supply of gas to the value of ANG 4,000.

The campaign will name weekly winners of various prizes including Top-Up, Groceries and Restaurant vouchers until December 21, 2022, when the top prize winners will be announced.

In the coming weeks and months, TelEm Group will be increasing its presence at various locations around St. Maarten, including gas stations that are visited by thousands of motorists each day.

“Motorists can already top up their mobile TelCell phones at Sol gas stations and recently, we have introduced kiosks so that Sol Antilles customers can purchase sim cards on demand,” says TelEm Residential Manager, Marketing & Sales, Julie Zambrini.

Julie says there’s much more in the offing with Sol that the company will be revealing soon, but for now, Wednesday’s introductory “getting to know you” promotion was to inform visiting motorists about the company’s Fiber Cable service and whether or not it is available in their respective areas.

The “Fuel the Season” promotion in Point Blanche, at the Sol location across from the Fairway Supermarket, drew in a few customers despite some rainfall, but the larger number of visitors could be seen at the Sol Yuppie gas station location, where TelEm staff also manned a “Spin the Wheel” game to present gas-buying customers with some fun prizes.

Yuppie station owner, Mr. Samuel, welcomed the visit by TelEm staff, noting a long-time relationship with the company over the years. With Sol Antilles having recently announced plans to shift to more solar energy solutions, Mr. Samuel sees connections with the technologies also being advanced by the TelEm Group as a win-win for both companies.

According to the Residential Manager, marketing & Sales, Sol Antilles customers can look forward to future promotions of this kind with more surprises in store for them as they fill up their tanks with Sol Antilles.

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TelEm sales representatives, Joheim Gittens and Mikayela Sorhaindo were at the Sol Antilles gas station in Point Blanche, Wednesday, encouraging motorists and passers-by to sign up for TelEm Fiber service.

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