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Minister Lawrence meets with BIP SXM

By   1 day ago

The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT), Mr. Roger Lawrence and his support staff met with the Supervisory Board, Director and the team of the Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (the Bureau/BIP SXM) for an introductory meeting. During the meeting, the Supervisory Board, Director and the team members of […]

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Minister Richardson visits Customs Administration of the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

By   2 days ago

On Friday September 23, 2021, Minister Richardson had an introductory meeting with the acting director of Enforcement policy and International policy at Dutch Customs Mrs. Irene Uitermark and Dutch Customs’ strategic Policy Advisor International Affairs Mr. Bert De Haas at the Head of Office of the Customs Administration in the city of Rotterdam. Dutch Customs […]

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Compliance with recommendations to Justice Ministry

By   2 days ago

On Friday September 17, 2021 the Ministry of Justice held a meeting with the Department Heads and Management of the different organization within the Ministry. In this meeting the SG and the Department of Judicial Affairs addressed the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Council, Progress Committee and Integrity Chamber. Since 2011 the Law Enforcement Council […]

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19 COVID-19 recoveries today

By   5 days ago

As of September 22nd , there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nineteen (19) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred fifty nine (159). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred sixty one (4161). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one […]

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Minister of Justice meets with Mayors of Municipalities, Public Prosecutor and District Chief of Police

By   5 days ago

On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson along with her support staff met with the Mayor of Leiden Henri Lenferink, the District Chief of Police Marieke Bosch, and the Public Prosecutor Fleur Simonis. The meeting was arranged for Minister Richardson to gain an understanding of how the “triangle” meeting […]

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Minister visits the Care- and Security House in Haaglanden to discover their structure

By   5 days ago

The Hague: As her work visit continues, on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, Minister Richardson visited the Care- and Security House in Haaglanden or the ?Zorg- en veiligheidshuis Haaglanden?. The Care- and Security House is a network organization that brings the justice and care organizations such as the police, the municipalities, the prosecution service, the youth […]

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Minister Irion clarifies Tax Reform concerns

By   1 week ago

Minister of Finance seeks to alleviate confusion and encourage healthy discussions In light of recent presentations, it bodes well that the community is creating a dialogue regarding the recent tax suggestions, as this was the desired effect. The Ministry of Finance has presented the suggestions in Parliament with the hopes of prompting an open discussion […]

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Official (re)opening ceremony sewing center Point Blanche Prison

By   2 weeks ago

Tuesday, September 14, was the official (re)opening ceremony of the sewing center at the Point Blanch prison. The sewing center at the Point Blanche prison has been closed for some years, but after minor renovations it has officially opened back its doors for the inmates residing at the Point Blanche prison. Present during the ceremony […]

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STB attends Air Canada Vacations’ Virtual 2021. Airline returns December 18

By   2 weeks ago

The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) attended Air Canada Vacations Virtual 2021 #ACVDreamMakers Event on September 9th where it launched its 2021/2022 collection. During the virtual event, the travel trade was informed about current travel developments and Air Canada Vacations also revealed their Sun brochure promoting sunny skies and pristine beaches for the upcoming winter […]

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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson establishes the Victim Support Sint Maarten Foundation

By   2 weeks ago

PHILIPSBURG – On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, the Victim Support Sint Maarten Foundation (VSS) was officially established under the leadership of the Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson. The Foundation’s board members include Ms. Cassandra Richardson as President, Ms. Roxanne Howell as Treasurer and Mr. Isaac Harold Richardson as Secretary. VSS was established to supervise […]

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    28 COVID-19 recoveries today.

    By   21 hours ago

    The Minister of Public Health,  Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of the three (3) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Strength and prayers go out to the families during this time.   As of September 27th, there were twenty two (22) persons who tested […]

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    Implementation Agendas in line with National Development Vision

    By   21 hours ago

    GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? The Fourth Implementation Agenda was approved on Friday, September 24 in the Kingdom Council of Ministers. This agenda covers the period from October-November-December.   Implementation Agendas outline action-points that have to be taken by the Government of Sint Maarten and are therefore in line with the final decision-making in […]

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    ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

    By   1 day ago

    GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson from the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Monday, major Hurricane Sam will pass over 300 miles at its closest point northeast of Sint Maarten late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) and therefore poses […]

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    Minister Lawrence meets with BIP SXM

    By   1 day ago

    The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT), Mr. Roger Lawrence and his support staff met with the Supervisory Board, Director and the team of the Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (the Bureau/BIP SXM) for an introductory meeting. During the meeting, the Supervisory Board, Director and the team members of […]

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    Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

    By   2 days ago

    On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended a disaster management meeting convened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach of Hurricane Sam. Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in coming days before it nears the Leeward […]

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    Minister Richardson visits Customs Administration of the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

    By   2 days ago

    On Friday September 23, 2021, Minister Richardson had an introductory meeting with the acting director of Enforcement policy and International policy at Dutch Customs Mrs. Irene Uitermark and Dutch Customs’ strategic Policy Advisor International Affairs Mr. Bert De Haas at the Head of Office of the Customs Administration in the city of Rotterdam. Dutch Customs […]

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    Compliance with recommendations to Justice Ministry

    By   2 days ago

    On Friday September 17, 2021 the Ministry of Justice held a meeting with the Department Heads and Management of the different organization within the Ministry. In this meeting the SG and the Department of Judicial Affairs addressed the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Council, Progress Committee and Integrity Chamber. Since 2011 the Law Enforcement Council […]

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    Royal Netherlands Marechaussee welcomes Minister of Justice to Education, Training and Knowledge center

    By   4 days ago

    On Thursday September 23, 2021, in her pursuit to forge relationships and seek opportunities for Sint Maarten youth in the Kingdom, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visited the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee?s Education, Training and Knowledge center in Apeldoorn, better known as the OTC. At the OTC Minister Richardson and her delegation received a warm […]

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    Minister Richardson pays a visit to State Secretary Knops

    By   4 days ago

    The main items on the agenda of the meeting between Minister Richardson and State Secretary Knops on Thursday September 23, 2021 were the status of the discussions with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in connection with building a new prison, the Plan of Approach for the Pointe Blanche prison, measure H.11 of […]

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    Government and NRPB on SMHDF funding request

    By   4 days ago

    The Government of Sint Maarten would like to address the two articles regarding the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) that were published in The Daily Herald earlier this week. In these articles, SMHDF expressed its disappointment about the funding allocation decisions of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Since the inception of the Trust Fund […]

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      Minister Lawrence meets with BIP SXM

      By   1 day ago

      The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT), Mr. Roger Lawrence and his support staff met with the Supervisory Board, Director and the team of the Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (the Bureau/BIP SXM) for an introductory meeting. During the meeting, the Supervisory Board, Director and the team members of […]

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      Minister Lawrence visits local brewery. Aims to promote local production

      By   4 days ago

      A moment of curiosity captured Giovanni Johnson, who went from a delivery driver at SXM beer to now being in the final steps of becoming the first local brewmaster for SXM beer. Giovanni shared his story; ?One day, I stopped behind the brewery and saw the brewmaster standing on a platform throwing something inside a […]

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      Flow supports Vaccination Fair with Free Chippie credit

      By   2 weeks ago

      – Company collaborates with Ministry of Health to encourage vaccination    –   Flow & the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor have partnered to encourage vaccinations on St. Maarten in the drive to reach the 85% vaccination goal. The Telecoms operator will participate in the CPS Vineyard Office Park Vaccination Pop-up Fair this […]

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      Summit event ‘Doing business in Sint Maarten well attended’

      By   3 weeks ago

      DEN HAAG/PHILIPSBURG — On June 23, 2021, the Sint Maarten House in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organized the first virtual Summit event ‘Doing business in Sint Maarten’. During this event, RVO gave a presentation about promising partnership opportunities between Dutch and Sint Maarten entrepreneurs regarding what is needed for […]

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      New TEATT Minister Promotes Agri-Tourism. Fast tracking business license process a priority

      By   3 weeks ago

      Sunday, September 5, recently sworn in Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Roger Lawrence met with the management team of Sint Maarten?s newest five-star luxury boutique hotel ?The Morgan? to discuss key areas pertaining to responsible tourism. The hotel grows its own crops to offer guests a farm-to-table experience. In a […]

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      Employers to request testing of their employees

      By   3 weeks ago

      The Ministry of VSA and the Ministry of TEATT recently published additional COVID-19 measures by ministerial regulation. These additional measures, allows employers to request testing of their employees, whether they are vaccinated or not. Presently, the number of active COVID-19 infections on Sint Maarten is alarmingly high and the SMMC has reached its maximum capacity. […]

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      MP Ludmilla De Weever: “St. Maarten experienced the fastest-growing stayover tourism recovery…”

      By   3 weeks ago

      ~ Former Minister of TEATT and now Member of Parliament Ludmilla De Weever says: “St. Maarten experienced the fastest-growing stayover tourism recovery since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic.” ~ PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten is clearly on the rebound as the arrival numbers are on the rise and practically going through the roof and […]

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      Winair: Air Antilles has announced today that all flights will resume as normal

      By   4 weeks ago

      Simpson Bay, August 31, 2021 – Winair would like to inform its customer that Air Antilles has announced today that all flights will resume as normal. As per the release of Air Antilles the following was communicated: The responses provided to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) by our company on the evolution of […]

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      Prime Minister Jacobs meets with Ballast Nedam International Projects CEO

      By   4 weeks ago

      On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs held an introductory meeting with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V., Mr. Roy van Eijsden. Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V. (BNIP) was chosen as the General Contractor for the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project and officially signed the agreement with PJIAE N.V. on […]

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      Roger Lawrence sworn in as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication

      By   1 month ago

      Today, Thursday, August 26, 2021, former Senior Manager of Port St. Maarten Roger Lawrence was ceremoniously sworn in as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) at the cabinet of His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday. Lawrence was put forth by the United People?s (UP) party as candidate minister after former Minister of TEATT […]

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        Minister Irion clarifies Tax Reform concerns

        By   1 week ago

        Minister of Finance seeks to alleviate confusion and encourage healthy discussions In light of recent presentations, it bodes well that the community is creating a dialogue regarding the recent tax suggestions, as this was the desired effect. The Ministry of Finance has presented the suggestions in Parliament with the hopes of prompting an open discussion […]

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        Winair audited annual accounts for 2020 approved

        By   1 month ago

        On Thursday, August 19, a shareholders meeting of Winair Airline was held with all shares represented as Winair?s board presented the audited annual accounts for fiscal year 2020. Present at this meeting were the Sint Maarten shareholder represented by the Council of Ministers, the representative of the Netherlands shareholder, the Executive Board and the Supervisory […]

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        Winair presented audited annual accounts for fiscal year 2020 during shareholder’s meeting

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        Simpson Bay –  On August 19th, 2021, Winair’s board conducted its annual general meeting of shareholders presenting the audited annual accounts for fiscal year 2020. The report was delivered with a clean or unqualified opinion by the auditors, indicative of the boards’ continued commitment for high quality and timely financial reporting. Present at this meeting […]

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        Prime Minister Jacobs updates Parliament on country package and implementation agenda

        By   1 month ago

        On Wednesday, August 18, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs updated Members of Parliament (MPs) on the country package and the implementation agenda during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament. Information concerning the country package and implementation agenda had already been shared with the MPs during parliamentary meetings held on March 1, April 19, May […]

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        Agreement Bill Kingdom Act Caribbean Body for Reform and Development

        By   2 months ago

        The Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten have reached an agreement on bringing the bill for the Kingdom Act on the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO) into procedure. In recent months, the parties have had various rounds of discussions about the recommendations of the Council of State and the Caribbean Advisory Councils. These […]

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        Audit Chamber report on Financial Statement 2017 of St. Maarten

        By   3 months ago

        Philipsburg – The General Audit Chamber presented its audit report entitled Compliance Audit: Financial Statements of St. Maarten 2017 to Parliament today. The General Audit Chamber is required by law to examine whether Government was legally compliant and effective in its spending of St. Maarten’s public funds. The 2017 financial statements should have been drafted […]

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        St. Maarten to receive 5th tranche of liquidity support

        By   3 months ago

        The Government of St. Maarten has learned via the media that the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) of the Netherlands will be paying the much-needed NAf 39 million of liquidity support to St. Maarten as soon as possible. Government has taken note of a letter sent on June 17, by caretaker State […]

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        Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

        By   8 months ago

        ~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~ PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs together with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion presented the three publicly debated legislative amendments to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on the cost cutting measures. The first being the Temporary National Ordinance to standardize the top incomes and reduce the […]

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        APS lends IGY Marinas USD 16 million for expansion

        By   8 months ago

        CAYHILL — Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) and IGY Marinas agreed on the terms of a loan for the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol (IDS) in Simpson Bay. The loan will enable IDS to increase their clientele, complete the restaurant enhancement project in the marina, and refinance existing agreements to more favorable conditions. It […]

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        St. Maarten negotiations on the 3rd tranche of liquidity support start today

        By   11 months ago

        POND ISLAND — The discussion on the third tranche of liquidity support commenced this morning, Friday, November 13, 2020, after the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting, wherein State Secretary Knops expressed the willingness of the Netherlands to engage in discussions with St. Maarten on the third tranche for liquidity support. St. Maarten has been […]

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          Minister Richardson visits Customs Administration of the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

          By   2 days ago

          On Friday September 23, 2021, Minister Richardson had an introductory meeting with the acting director of Enforcement policy and International policy at Dutch Customs Mrs. Irene Uitermark and Dutch Customs’ strategic Policy Advisor International Affairs Mr. Bert De Haas at the Head of Office of the Customs Administration in the city of Rotterdam. Dutch Customs […]

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          Compliance with recommendations to Justice Ministry

          By   2 days ago

          On Friday September 17, 2021 the Ministry of Justice held a meeting with the Department Heads and Management of the different organization within the Ministry. In this meeting the SG and the Department of Judicial Affairs addressed the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Council, Progress Committee and Integrity Chamber. Since 2011 the Law Enforcement Council […]

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          Royal Netherlands Marechaussee welcomes Minister of Justice to Education, Training and Knowledge center

          By   4 days ago

          On Thursday September 23, 2021, in her pursuit to forge relationships and seek opportunities for Sint Maarten youth in the Kingdom, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visited the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee?s Education, Training and Knowledge center in Apeldoorn, better known as the OTC. At the OTC Minister Richardson and her delegation received a warm […]

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          Minister Richardson pays a visit to State Secretary Knops

          By   4 days ago

          The main items on the agenda of the meeting between Minister Richardson and State Secretary Knops on Thursday September 23, 2021 were the status of the discussions with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in connection with building a new prison, the Plan of Approach for the Pointe Blanche prison, measure H.11 of […]

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          19 COVID-19 recoveries today

          By   5 days ago

          As of September 22nd , there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nineteen (19) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred fifty nine (159). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred sixty one (4161). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one […]

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          Minister of Justice meets with Mayors of Municipalities, Public Prosecutor and District Chief of Police

          By   5 days ago

          On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson along with her support staff met with the Mayor of Leiden Henri Lenferink, the District Chief of Police Marieke Bosch, and the Public Prosecutor Fleur Simonis. The meeting was arranged for Minister Richardson to gain an understanding of how the “triangle” meeting […]

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          Minister visits the Care- and Security House in Haaglanden to discover their structure

          By   5 days ago

          The Hague: As her work visit continues, on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, Minister Richardson visited the Care- and Security House in Haaglanden or the ?Zorg- en veiligheidshuis Haaglanden?. The Care- and Security House is a network organization that brings the justice and care organizations such as the police, the municipalities, the prosecution service, the youth […]

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          Minister of Justice travels to the Netherlands for a work visit

          By   6 days ago

          Minister Richardson visits the Lelystad Youth Penitentiary and the Youth Protection Services in Amsterdam On Saturday, September 17th 2021, the Minister of Justice Ms. Anna E. Richardson and support staff traveled to the Netherlands for a work visit. At Schiphol airport the Minister Richardson was welcomed by the Minister of Plenipotentiary, Mr. Violenus and his […]

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          Minister of Justice visits the prisons in Almelo and Zwolle in the Netherlands

          By   6 days ago

          The Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, visited the penitentiary institutions (hereafter PI) in Almelo and the Penitentiary Psychiatric Center (hereafter PPC) section in PI Zwolle on Tuesday September 21st, 2021. With Dutch (financial) support, Sint Maarten intends to replace the Point Blanche prison and House of detention with a prison that is built in […]

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          Official (re)opening ceremony sewing center Point Blanche Prison

          By   2 weeks ago

          Tuesday, September 14, was the official (re)opening ceremony of the sewing center at the Point Blanch prison. The sewing center at the Point Blanche prison has been closed for some years, but after minor renovations it has officially opened back its doors for the inmates residing at the Point Blanche prison. Present during the ceremony […]

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            Time Management workshop being held by SSSD on Sept. 28

            By   2 days ago

            Many students are challenged by the constraint of time and if time is not managed properly it can be detrimental to their success. Realizing that lost time cannot be regained and that students need all the assistance they can get to be successful, the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, […]

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            Four St. Maarten civil servants achieve certification as certified legislative lawyers

            By   4 weeks ago

            On Tuesday, August 31, four civil servants of the Department of Legal Affairs graduated from the University of Curacao?s School of Law Sint Maarten Division. The ?Certified Legislative Lawyer? course completed by the civil servants was organized by the Caribbean Center for Legislation in Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Aruba. The aim of the course is […]

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            ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ workshop to be held on Sept. 9

            By   4 weeks ago

            Students looking to continue their studies in the Netherlands are urged to sign up for and attend the free online workshop organized by Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and entitled ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’. This workshop is aimed at students from all the sections of […]

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            23 Safety Emergency Teams of schools attend Safe school training

            By   4 weeks ago

            23 of the 24 Safety and Emergency Teams (SETs) of our Primary and Secondary school were trained as part of the School Safety Initiatives of the Ministry of Education, Culture Youth & Sport. The 1-day ?Safe School Virtual Training? was aimed to support School Safety Teams in the implementation of the school safety guidelines, providing […]

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            SMDF to Donate more than 250 Uniforms to Vulnerable Students

            By   1 month ago

              PHILIPSBURG – While the idea of back-to-school shopping can bring schoolchildren much excitement, in this particular climate it can also create added strain and financial pressure to their parents or guardians. As the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) empathizes with those facing financial strain and recognizes the implications of this on a student’s access […]

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            Applying to Schools in the USA and Canada

            By   1 month ago

            Free Workshop Entitled College or University 101: The US and Canadian Systems The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs will be holding a free online workshop on Thursday, August 19, 2021 for persons seeking to continue their education in the United States and Canada. This online […]

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            One thousand students registered for school bus service

            By   2 months ago

            PHILIPSBURG — The government has reintroduced school bus cards “to improve the service in school-bussing,” Minister Rodolphe Samuel (Education, Culture, Youth and Sports) said at last Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. So far, a thousand students have registered for the cards. All students, registered or not, will be able to use the school bus […]

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            Prime Minister Jacobs Back to School Message

            By   2 months ago

            As this marks the first week of school for most students, we as a community can agree that education is essential for the betterment of our society and a better life for our children. The government of St. Maarten is committed to this reality. It is indeed important that our children get the opportunity as […]

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            Fire Department recruits successfully pass all examinations

            By   2 months ago

            The Fire Department recently increased their team of firefighters with 13 new recruits after all successfully passed and completed the examination process on March 31st, 2021. The Fire Department received over 100 applications of which those applicants had to complete a general knowledge test and perform a physical test. Out the 100+ applicants, 20 were […]

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            Free resume and cover letter workshop to be facilitated by Mr. Mose Harris IV

            By   3 months ago

            The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM) will be offering a free resume and cover letter writing workshop facilitated by Professional Development Consultant Mr. Mose Harris IV on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. This workshop will be held at USM in […]

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              16 confirmed COVID-19 cases September 25th, 2021

              By   2 days ago

              The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 63rd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family comfort and strength during their time of grief. As of September 25th, there were sixteen (16) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however […]

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              17 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   4 days ago

              As of September 23rd, there were seventeen (17) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eleven (11) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred sixty five (165). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred seventy eight (4178). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred […]

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              19 confirmed COVID-19 cases September 24th, 2021

              By   5 days ago

              The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 62nd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family strength during this time. As of September 24th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eighteen (18) […]

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              48 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   6 days ago

              The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 60th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family much strength during this time. As of September 20th , there were twenty six (26) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; […]

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              29 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   6 days ago

              The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 61st COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family peace during their time of loss. As of September 21st , there were twenty nine (29) persons who tested positive for […]

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              29 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   1 week ago

              As of September 17th , there were seventeen (17) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however twenty nine (29) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred seventy one (171). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand seventy (4070). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred sixty […]

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              21 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   1 week ago

              As of September 18th , there were twenty one (21) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seventeen (17) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred seventy five (175). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand ninety one (4091). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred […]

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              23 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   2 weeks ago

              As of September 16th , there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however twenty three (23) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred eighty three (183). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand fifty three (4053). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred […]

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              22 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   2 weeks ago

              The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 58th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family strength and healing during their time of grief. As of September 14th , there were twenty two (22) persons […]

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              49 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   2 weeks ago

              As of September 12th , there were twenty (20) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however forty nine (49) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred ninety (190). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand nine hundred ninety nine (3999). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one […]

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                Public Service Announcements View All →

                Time Management workshop being held by SSSD on Sept. 28

                By   2 days ago

                Many students are challenged by the constraint of time and if time is not managed properly it can be detrimental to their success. Realizing that lost time cannot be regained and that students need all the assistance they can get to be successful, the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, […]

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                ODM: Calls on Residents and Businesses to Closely Monitor Tropical Storm Sam. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

                By   4 days ago

                The 18th -named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season Tropical Storm (TS) Sam, is expected to become the seventh hurricane of the season on Friday. TS Sam is expected to become a major hurricane over the weekend. On Thursday according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS), TS Sam was located over 1600 […]

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                ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Hurricane Season Not Yet Over

                By   2 weeks ago

                The hurricane season runs through November 30 two and half months still to go. Currently there are a number of weather systems in the eastern Atlantic Ocean between the Lesser Antilles and Africa, and therefore for the remaining 10+ weeks of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, residents and businesses are advised to remain vigilant and […]

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                Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it?

                By   2 weeks ago

                An informative panel discussion entitled: ?Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it.? The Workshop is being organized by the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport for the general public especially parents of primary and secondary school going children. Depression is one of […]

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                Richardson: Remain Vigilant. It’s Your Personal Responsibility to Be Prepared this Hurricane Season!

                By   4 weeks ago

                Fire Chief and National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson, is once again appealing to the community of Sint Maarten to be prepared as the country is now in the peak period of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At this point in time, Hurricane Larry, the 12th named storm system of the season, is located in the […]

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                ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ workshop to be held on Sept. 9

                By   4 weeks ago

                Students looking to continue their studies in the Netherlands are urged to sign up for and attend the free online workshop organized by Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and entitled ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’. This workshop is aimed at students from all the sections of […]

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                Traffic Alert: Reminder Temporary Road Closure at the Junction Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road

                By   1 month ago

                Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces a temporary road closure at the junction of Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road from Saturday, August 28 from 4:00 am until Monday, August 30, 5:00 am, in connection with the ongoing road repair project. Traffic flow from the direction […]

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                Food Safety Tips that Minimize Potential for Foodborne Illnesses during the Hurricane Season

                By   1 month ago

                Eight storm systems have already formed for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and it is not yet over, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday. ?The country is now in the peak period of activity in the hurricane season. We can expect more storm/hurricane activity and therefore everyone must be prepared and ready […]

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                Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

                By   1 month ago

                The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), says that even though World Breastfeeding Week recently came to an end, women should continue to breastfeed throughout the year. ?The benefits of breastfeeding and nurturing mother-infant interaction to prevent infection and promote health and development are especially […]

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                ODM: Your pets and livestock also need to be a part of Hurricane Season Planning

                By   1 month ago

                The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) which falls under the Ministry of General Affairs said on Thursday, that households and livestock owners also need to plan for their pets and cattle/goats this hurricane season. ODM adds, if you leave your pets behind, they could get injured or get lost, therefore, you should have a storm-ready […]

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                  ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

                  By   2 weeks ago

                  The 13-named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season Mindy, formed this week in the Gulf of Mexico, which indicates that the season continues as we move through the fourth month of the six-month hurricane season. According to weather forecasters, the 13th named storm average formation date is October 25th, so for this season it […]

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                  CPS to host Vaccination Pop-up on Saturday, August 28th, at the CPS Vineyard Office Park

                  By   1 month ago

                  On Saturday, August 28th, there will be a vaccination Pop-up at Collective Prevention Services (CPS), located at the Vineyard Building, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. CPS would like to encourage all residents of Sint Maarten, 12 years and older, who have not been vaccinated, to come out to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. All persons […]

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                  Traffic Alert: Temporary Road Closure at the Junction Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road

                  By   1 month ago

                  Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces a temporary road closure at the junction of Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road from Saturday, August 28 until Monday, August 30 between the hour of 4:00 am and 5:00 am, in connection with the ongoing road repair project. Traffic […]

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                  Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

                  By   1 month ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), says that even though World Breastfeeding Week recently came to an end, women should continue to breastfeed throughout the year. ?The benefits of breastfeeding and nurturing mother-infant interaction to prevent infection and promote health and development are especially […]

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                  Traffic Alert: Partial Closure of C.A. Cannegieter Street

                  By   2 months ago

                  Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces that there will be a partial closure of a section of C.A. Cannegieter Street on Sunday, August 08, 2021.   A section of C.A. Cannegieter Street will be closed for motorised traffic from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm from the intersection Gevangenisstraat until […]

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                  ODM calls on Boat Owners/Mariners to Review Hurricane Season Preparatory Plans

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Weather & Climate Research in its Atlantic seasonal hurricane activity forecast released on Thursday still foresees an above-average 2021 hurricane season. Boat owners/mariners are being advised by the ODM to once again review their hurricane preparatory plans, so they can be ready […]

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                  CPS Only Location for COVID-19 Vaccines

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), would like to inform the public that its offices at the Vineyard Office Complex is the only location that will be open for the administering of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. During the month of August, CPS […]

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                  Construction firms, Builders and Trenching Contractors must be Prepared & have Storm-Ready Plans

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Ministry of General Affairs Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management (ODM), is appealing to the building sector, to have storm-ready plans in place for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Construction activities, trenching and excavation works, are taking place throughout the country, and at building and construction sites, materials and debris laying around could pose a […]

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                  CPS Closed for COVID-19 Vaccinations on Monday. All Other Services are Available at CPS

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), would like to inform the public that its offices at the Vineyard Office Complex will be closed on Monday, July 26th for COVID-19 vaccinations. All other services offered by CPS remain open such as COVID-19 testing, […]

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                  Vaccination Pop-Up for Saturday Canceled

                  By   2 months ago

                  The cabinet of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), would like to inform the general public that the scheduled COVID-19 vaccination Pop-Up for Saturday, July 24th has been canceled. The Ministry VSA Collective Prevention Service (CPS) calls on the community to maintain COVID-19 Public Health Preventive measures such as correctly […]

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                    Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

                    By   2 days ago

                    On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended a disaster management meeting convened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach of Hurricane Sam. Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in coming days before it nears the Leeward […]

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                    Minister Lawrence visits local brewery. Aims to promote local production

                    By   4 days ago

                    A moment of curiosity captured Giovanni Johnson, who went from a delivery driver at SXM beer to now being in the final steps of becoming the first local brewmaster for SXM beer. Giovanni shared his story; ?One day, I stopped behind the brewery and saw the brewmaster standing on a platform throwing something inside a […]

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                    Destination Continues to See Tourism Sector Growth. U.S. Market Leads National Recovery

                    By   1 week ago

                    The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) said on Sunday that for the summer months of June, July and August 2021, the destination received in total 80,006 visitor arrivals. 72% of arrivals during the summer months originated from the US, 13% from France, 13% from the rest of Europe, 1% from the Caribbean, and 2% from […]

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                    Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

                    By   2 weeks ago

                      PHILIPSBURG – Recently, the Minister of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), Egbert J. Doran along with members of the Ebenezer Community Council Foundation, visited the Ebenezer Community Space – one of six community spaces being established across Sint Maarten. Led by the Managing Director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) […]

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                    Summit event ‘Doing business in Sint Maarten well attended’

                    By   3 weeks ago

                    DEN HAAG/PHILIPSBURG — On June 23, 2021, the Sint Maarten House in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organized the first virtual Summit event ‘Doing business in Sint Maarten’. During this event, RVO gave a presentation about promising partnership opportunities between Dutch and Sint Maarten entrepreneurs regarding what is needed for […]

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                    New TEATT Minister Promotes Agri-Tourism. Fast tracking business license process a priority

                    By   3 weeks ago

                    Sunday, September 5, recently sworn in Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Roger Lawrence met with the management team of Sint Maarten?s newest five-star luxury boutique hotel ?The Morgan? to discuss key areas pertaining to responsible tourism. The hotel grows its own crops to offer guests a farm-to-table experience. In a […]

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                    Minister Ottley: "First Community Day was a success"

                    By   4 weeks ago

                    On August 27th 2021 Minister of VSA, Omar Ottley, held his first community day. The Minister announced in his August 4th press briefing, that on the last Friday of each month, he will prioritize meetings with members of the community to share ideas on how he can better assist the community and discuss issues that […]

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                    Traffic Alert: Reminder Temporary Road Closure at the Junction Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road

                    By   1 month ago

                    Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces a temporary road closure at the junction of Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road from Saturday, August 28 from 4:00 am until Monday, August 30, 5:00 am, in connection with the ongoing road repair project. Traffic flow from the direction […]

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                    Traffic Alert: Temporary Road Closure at the Junction Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road

                    By   1 month ago

                    Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces a temporary road closure at the junction of Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road from Saturday, August 28 until Monday, August 30 between the hour of 4:00 am and 5:00 am, in connection with the ongoing road repair project. Traffic […]

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                    Minister Ottley: ? No permission given for 2:00 AM closure?

                    By   1 month ago

                    Minister of VSA, the Honorable Omar Ottley denies rumors of him giving a popular night club the permission to stay open until 2:00 AM. It is disheartening that certain political figures are quick to spread misleading rumors with zero facts. The Minister signed a Ministerial Regulation containing COVID guidelines and protocols, with 11:00 PM business […]

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