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Aug 02nd
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Foreigner and Board Member of Kadastre Office wants to take up Director’s position.

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 Foreigner and Board Member of Kadastre Office wants to take up Director’s position.

MP Emmanuel says St. Maartener’s must hold key positions --- Calling for the Acting Head to be appointed as Director.

PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the Minister of VROMI and the two board members of the Kadastre office to appoint the acting head Marcia Peterson- Richardson as Director of the Kadastre office.
MP Emmanuel said its time that St. Maartener’s get the opportunity to take up key positions on St. Maarten, he said Peterson Richardson is already the acting head of the Kadastre office.
MP Emmanuel said based on information he received is that one of the board members that are currently working at one of the island’s bank wants to leave his job and take up the position as director while someone from the Netherlands who is heading the Kadastre office there called the Kadastre office on Friday informing them that he is going on retirement and he intends to apply for the vacant position at St. Maarten’s Kadaster Office. Emmanuel said that the person from the Netherlands went as far as telling the acting head of the department that he believes the former director Clemens Roos left the Kadaster’s Office in disarray and they would definitely need his assistance.
Emmanuel said he has nothing against people from other countries but St. Maarteners must be given the opportunity to work in key positions especially if they are qualified. MP Emmanuel said he went as far as checking to see if Peterson Richardson is qualified for the position. He said he obtained the young woman’s resume which he submitted for publication so that everyone could see that the person he is supporting is not just St. Maartener but a qualified St. Maarten female.

Marcia S. Peterson-Richardson

Airport Road 37, Simpson Bay
St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
Mobile: +1(721) 588 5002
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1991 – 1997
HAVO Diploma
Milton Peters College, St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean

1999 – 2003
Bachelor of Business Administration (HBO)
The Hague University of Professional Education, International Business and Management Studies, The Hague, the Netherlands

2012 – 2015
Master of Business Administration with Merit
The University of Liverpool, International Business and Management Studies, Liverpool, England

Other Certificates:

2009 – Linkels & Van Wilgen
Human Resource Manager and Highlights Antillean Labor Law

2010 – Bureau Educa R.R.R.
Introduction Course to Civil Law of the Netherlands Antilles, Phase 1 and 2


1997 - 1999 N.C. Wathey Insurances N.V.

Administrative Assistant and Cashier
• Process motor vehicle applications and amendments to policies.
• Cashier for policy payments.

2003 – 2008 NAGICO N.V.

Administrative Assistant of the Accounting Department

  • Record, update and reconcile all entries for the preparation of the Trial Balance & Fixed Assets Schedule. Tasks refer to Banking, Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, Purchase orders, and General ledger.
  • Cashier for all bank & internal payments and NAGICO Life policy payments.
  • Prepare various spread sheets for year-end-audit.
  • Maintain all files and records related to the job function.

2008 – present Stichting Kadaster- en Hypotheekwezen St. Maarten

Bookkeeper/Administrator 2008 – 2009

Financial Manager 2009 – present

  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Budget report.
  • Prepare Financial Statements for Management and the Supervisory Board.
  • Record all Accounts Payable transactions and make payments.
  • Reconcile Accounts Receivable account. Send monthly statements to all account holders with open balances. Report all delinquent debtors to the Director.
  • Prepare the monthly Payroll and make Tax and Social Premiums payments.
  • Reconcile all General Ledger Accounts.
  • Oversee the Annual Audit and provide assistance to the auditing acountant.
  • Approve and record all Certificates of Admeasurement.
  • Assist the Hypotheekbewaarder (Registrar) in the approval of Deeds and the maintenance of the Registry.
  • Assume the function of Deputy Director and Hypotheekbewaarder when necessary.

Human Resources Manager 2009 - present

  • Maintain all personnel files.
  • Prepare and conduct evaluations along with the management team.
  • Maintain a sufficient inventory level of office supplies.
  • Other related duties that are assigned by the Director.


  • Microsoft Office Applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Program
  • Payroll Pro Program
  • KadSys Land Registration System


English: Native proficiency
Dutch: Professional working proficiency

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 July 2015 21:10 )


CONCACAF Boys Under 15 Championship Tournament to be held on St. Maarten from August 7th – August 18th 2015.

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PHILIPSBURG:---  Friday July 24, 2015 members of the St. Maarten Soccer Association executive board met with the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transportation (TEATT) Claret Connor within his capacity as Minister of TEAT and as Minister representing the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports. The meeting was held to give the respective Ministries an update on the planning progress of the tournament.

The tournament, which has been held on Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands in the past will consist of 15 teams from across the region, and St. Maarten has been given the opportunity to join the regional football fraternity by hosting it this year. The island can estimate to receive around 1000 persons including players, coaches, staff, dignitaries and athlete family members who will all be based on St. Maarten over a two week period.
The Minister of ECYS championed the tournament as an excellent opportunity to not only develop soccer but all sports on the island and commended the St. Maarten Soccer Association and all other St. Maarten sporting associations currently active for taking on such endeavors.

Minister Connor lauded the executive board of the St. Maarten Soccer Association for accepting the responsibility of organizing such a large tournament and the significant economic impact that the tournament will have on the island during the off season. The Minister echoed the need for diversifying the nation's tourism product by placing emphasis on events such as regional tournaments as a positive development in our Sports Tourism niche market. Moreover, St. Maarten will have the opportunity to host this tournament for the next 4-5 years.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 July 2015 19:56 )

Stakeholders meet in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week. Family Fun Day on Saturday at Emilio Wilson Estate

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Stakeholders meet in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week. Family Fun Day on Saturday at Emilio Wilson Estate

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):---- Stakeholders met on Thursday in preparation for World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Stakeholders include Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, the Department of Labour within the aforementioned ministry, Educare Foundation, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Breastfeeding Committee, midwife R. Janga and the White & Yellow Cross District Nursing.

One of the first activities is set for August 1 which is Family Fun Day at the Emilio Wilson Estate from 12.00pm to 6.00pm. The general public is invited out to spend a relaxing afternoon with their family members on Saturday.

CPS along with the other stakeholders have a month-long public awareness campaign planned that includes a Breastfeeding March on August 7 starting at 5.30pm from the Court House in Philipsburg up Front Street to the Emmaplein and then down Back Street and up the alley by the House of Parliament ending at the Court House.

A Breastfeeding Café is set for August 12 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Baby Clinic; on August 22 from 10.00am to 11.30am there will be ‘Toddler Time’ at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library; and on August 28 starting at 7.30pm there will be an Expo at SMMC.

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old.

Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

World Breastfeeding Week also commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 July 2015 19:26 )

Permission granted to New Testament Church of God to carry out Maintenance work

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PHILIPSBURG:--- Ministry VROMI has given permission to the New Testament Church of God to carry out maintenance work on their building at Back Street #120 and on the façade of the building.
These works can commence between August 1 up to and including August 15. Work can only be carried out between 3.00am and 7.00am
During the maintenance period, the H. Beaujon Street and Cannegieter Street should be kept free of any obstructions to pedestrians or motorized vehicles. Works have to begin on the façade facing H. Beaujon Street.
The façade facing Cannegieter Street can be worked on from 3.00am to 4.00pm, as long as the safety of road users is ensured.
The relevant safety measures will have to be taken to safeguard pedestrians and road users. The areas must also be cleaned daily during the maintenance period.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 July 2015 18:43 )

Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence For Honky Tonk

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Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence For Honky Tonk

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honky-Tonk Bar with its lunch time kitchen has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Adviser. This beachside spot on the Broadwalk continues to draw crowds from the growing number of cruise ships that visit the Friendly Island.
Founded by co-owners Simon Healey and Pierre Hitie eight years ago, the establishment attracts a wide range of clientele that seek a different kind of beach experience. “There are many restaurants and bars on Philipsburg’s golden mile, but our punchy music, laid-back atmosphere and food are what move the crowd,” says Healey.
Healey believes that his “place is a space to relax from the structured facilities on board cruise ships. We walk our path and we are delighted that our customers want to tell everybody else about who we are and how we are.”
In addition to the regular popular punch drinks available at Honky Tonk is a rather unusual ‘shot’ inspired by Healey and bar tender Francis Prescott. Called ‘house on fire’, the ingredients of the shot are absolutely secret but set alight in the glass for a second - after which they create a vacuum that makes the glass stick to the bar tender’s hand.
Healey who comes from Manchester originally says that his bar has been successful: “because he has a great team that has to work very quickly with an endless smile and a human touch that customers find cool and comfortable before posting their glowing reports to Trip Advisor.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 July 2015 18:13 )

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