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CDFHA Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

By   1 month ago

On Wednesday, December 1st, The Department of Community Development, Family, and Humanitarian Affairs (CDHFA) hosted its first annual interscholastic speech competition themed ?Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.? commemorating World AIDS Day 2021. In his opening remarks, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley commended the participants for taking up the challenge, and he emphasized the importance of the […]

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Minister Ottley and Ballast Nedam International project signs SOS agreement; first job fair scheduled for December 18th 202

By   1 month ago

On Friday December 3rd, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley and Ballast Nedam International?s representative Mr. Jeroen Hanneveld signed the scope of service agreement (SOS) for the Princess Juliana International Airport reconstruction project. This SOS stems from Minister Ottley?s incidental work instruction. On September 30th 2021 Minister Ottley signed off […]

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Minister of Justice reacts to court ruling in connection with KPSM Class of 2011

By   2 months ago

The Minister of Justice has taken note of the court decisions rendered yesterday in favor of Police officers, seeking to obtain correction of a National Decree issued earlier this year, under a penalty to be granted by the court. Even though this decision is not rendered against the Minister of Justice, the underlying matter is […]

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COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

By   2 months ago

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) through the Department of Sport and its executive arm, the National Sports Institute (NSI) collaborated with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) in the development of the community spaces at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex (RISC) and the Melford Hazel […]

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Ministry of VROMI takes Rainfall Mitigation Measures. Interruption in Great Bay Beachgoing Activities

By   3 months ago

The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) is advising against beach going activities at the Great Bay Beach for the next few days due to the temporary opening of the Great Bay Channel which took place at 6:00PM October 18, 2021, through 12:00AM midnight. The decision to open the […]

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Further study options to be outlined ‘My PBL, PKL and TKL Education and Beyond’

By   3 months ago

Workshop Slated for Oct. 19, 2021. Rather than complaining, it is wiser to research what options there are for continuing your education. This is applicable especially to graduates from Sundial school, Milton Peters College VSBO, and the St. Maarten Academy PSVE. Consequently the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & […]

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BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

By   3 months ago

On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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Minister Richardson visits the National Forensic Institute in the Netherlands

By   4 months ago

On Monday, September 27th, 2021, Minister Richardson was received by the Director of the National Forensic Institute (hereafter NFI), Mr. Marc Elsensohn, and the senior advisor and account manager for the Caribbean Ms. Judy van Overveld. The National Forensic Institute is one of the world?s leading accredited forensic laboratories and one of its kind in […]

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Minister Richardson asks Minister Grapperhaus to expand cooperation beyond KPSM

By   4 months ago

On Monday September 27, 2021, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, accompanied by the Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus visited Minister of Justice and Security in the Netherlands Mr. Ferdinand Grapperhaus. In closing of her meetings with her Dutch counterparts, Minister Richardson paid a visit to Minister Grapperhaus. There she reflected on the positive experience that […]

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Minister Lawrence meets with BIP SXM

By   4 months 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 of Justice Richardson visits Asha Stevens Hillside Christian School and reviews Safety & Security

    By   1 day ago

    Minister of Justice Hon. Ana Richardson visited the Asha Stevens Hillside Christian Schools on Friday, January 14. ?After receiving an email and invitation on Thursday, January 13th, from the Executive Assistant at the Asha Stevens Hillside Christian Schools to witness an alarming practice that the school is seeking assistance with, I opted not to delay […]

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    Minister of Justice Tours Ministry and Introduces Course Coordinator

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    On Monday, January 17th, 2022, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson toured the agencies of the Ministry accompanied by the newly instated Course Coordinator, Ms. Miralda Martina and support staff. Since taking office, Minister Richardson took note of the grievances of many frustrated staff members who expressed that they lacked the completion of […]

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    Minister of Justice signs contract with new Electronic Monitoring provider

    By   1 week ago

    On Monday, January 10, 2022, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson signed a three-year contract with a new Electronic Monitoring (EM) provider company named Buddi Ltd. Buddi Ltd. is a company based in the United Kingdom, with extensive experience around the globe in the field of EM equipment (ankle bracelets) and monitoring software. […]

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    Nightlife business hours to scale back to 11 pm

    By   1 week ago

    ?The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley informs the public, that in accordance with his COVID-19 phased approach for the night life; business hours will be scaled back to 11 pm. The phased approach is based on the hospital’s occupancy rate and capacity, to avoid a possible collapse of our health […]

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    Prime Minister Jacobs sends formal congratulatory message to Mark Rutte

    By   1 week ago

    The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Hon. Silveria Jacobs sent a formal congratulatory message to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte who was sworn in on Monday, January 10 along with members of his cabinet. The new cabinet of the Dutch Government is the fourth to be led by Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs […]

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    Zero tolerance COVID-19 protocols inspection to resume on Monday January 10th 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    Minister Ottley hereby announces that as of January 10th, 2022 there will be an increase in inspections for compliance with COVID-19 protocols within the business sector.  Inspections will be carried out on both daytime and night-time businesses, to ensure that the established guidelines are being followed. With the increase in the number of positive cases […]

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    Prime Minister Jacobs seeks meeting with new Dutch State Secretary for Kingdom Relations Van Huffelen

    By   2 weeks ago

    The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Hon. Silveria Jacobs is seeking a virtual meeting with the new Dutch State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalizing Alexandra van Huffelen once she has been sworn in. The new Dutch Government coalition comprises of the following political parties, VVD, D66, CDA and the ChristenUnie. The new cabinet of […]

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    The Inspectorate of Public Health of the Ministry VSA warns against the illegal practices of commercial rapid antigen Covid test sites and the sale of antigen Covid self-tests

    By   2 weeks ago

    Given the very steep increase in Covid-19 cases and the fact that the highly infectious Omicron variant is becoming the dominant strain on Sint Maarten, people resort to rapid self-testing. Rapid antigen (Ag) self-testing has its advantages and disadvantages. The tests are cheap, an individual can easily apply the test and results are obtained in […]

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    Ministry of VROMI Urges Public to Use Online Service Options due to COVID-19 Spike

    By   2 weeks ago

    The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) would hereby like to inform the general public of the following online communication means amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases, as an alternative to limiting face-to-face contact and mitigating potential interruptions in executive functions and client support. Please contact one of the […]

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    Minister Doran: Front Street Emergency Road Repairs starts Wednesday

    By   2 weeks ago

    The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) Egbert Doran, said on Tuesday that emergency road repairs on Front Street will commence Wednesday, January 5, 2022. These emergency repairs are expected to be completed by mid-January barring any unforeseen circumstances and ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists including […]

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      Minister Lawrence: Destination Investment Confidence Continues to Scale Up

      By   3 months ago

      Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Minister TEATT) Hon. Roger Lawrence met with Divi Little Bay Beach Resort President Marco Galaverna and General Manager Anne-Marie Brooks on Saturday October 16th, who outlined the ongoing construction that will be completed in early 2022. ?We?re thrilled to add Oceans at Divi Little Bay to our […]

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      BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

      By   3 months ago

      On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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      Minister Ottley signs off updated incidental work instruction that strengthens local labor resources.

      By   3 months ago

      ?The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby informs the public that the legal framework established in the National Ordinance on foreign labor and the National Decree constituting general measures on foreign labor remains in full effect.   For applications concerning projects, the legal framework must be considered and applied in […]

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      11 PM Business closure to be extended

      By   4 months ago

      ?The Ministerial Regulation to scale back the hours of nightlife, which was signed by the Ministries of TEATT and VSA, will be extended.  Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley stated that the announcement of an October 1st reopening was an optimistic one, as he hoped that St. Maarten would have […]

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      Minister Lawrence meets with BIP SXM

      By   4 months 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 months 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   4 months 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   4 months 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   4 months 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   4 months 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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        Minister Irion clarifies Tax Reform concerns

        By   4 months 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   5 months 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

        By   5 months ago

        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   5 months 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   5 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   7 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   7 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   12 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   12 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   1 year 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 of Justice Anna E. Richardson pursuing establishment of Justice Substations with APS

          By   2 months ago

          During late November, the Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson engaged in a fruitful meeting with Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) Director Nadya Croes-Van Putten and a member of her staff to discuss the Ministry of Justice?s interest in acquiring Justice Substations throughout St. Maarten, possibly financed with the help of APS. During the engagement, […]

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          Minister of Justice reacts to court ruling in connection with KPSM Class of 2011

          By   2 months ago

          The Minister of Justice has taken note of the court decisions rendered yesterday in favor of Police officers, seeking to obtain correction of a National Decree issued earlier this year, under a penalty to be granted by the court. Even though this decision is not rendered against the Minister of Justice, the underlying matter is […]

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          Minister Richardson concludes work visit at the National Police Academy in Apeldoorn

          By   4 months ago

          Philipsburg ? On Wednesday, September 29, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visited the National Police Academy in Apeldoorn, Netherlands as her last stop before returning to Sint Maarten. Minister Richardson received a warm welcome from Team Chief and Project Leader for Education in the Dutch Caribbean Region, Mr. Rob Appelhof and Sector […]

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          Minister Richardson visits the National Forensic Institute in the Netherlands

          By   4 months ago

          On Monday, September 27th, 2021, Minister Richardson was received by the Director of the National Forensic Institute (hereafter NFI), Mr. Marc Elsensohn, and the senior advisor and account manager for the Caribbean Ms. Judy van Overveld. The National Forensic Institute is one of the world?s leading accredited forensic laboratories and one of its kind in […]

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          Minister Richardson asks Minister Grapperhaus to expand cooperation beyond KPSM

          By   4 months ago

          On Monday September 27, 2021, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, accompanied by the Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus visited Minister of Justice and Security in the Netherlands Mr. Ferdinand Grapperhaus. In closing of her meetings with her Dutch counterparts, Minister Richardson paid a visit to Minister Grapperhaus. There she reflected on the positive experience that […]

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

          By   4 months 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   4 months 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 months 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 months 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   4 months 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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            CDFHA Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

            By   1 month ago

            On Wednesday, December 1st, The Department of Community Development, Family, and Humanitarian Affairs (CDHFA) hosted its first annual interscholastic speech competition themed ?Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.? commemorating World AIDS Day 2021. In his opening remarks, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley commended the participants for taking up the challenge, and he emphasized the importance of the […]

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            Further study options to be outlined ‘My PBL, PKL and TKL Education and Beyond’

            By   3 months ago

            Workshop Slated for Oct. 19, 2021. Rather than complaining, it is wiser to research what options there are for continuing your education. This is applicable especially to graduates from Sundial school, Milton Peters College VSBO, and the St. Maarten Academy PSVE. Consequently the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & […]

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            Empowering youth with tools be successful in the workforce

            By   4 months ago

              PHILIPSBURG ? It is not uncommon for many students to defer their tertiary education and pursue work opportunities after secondary school. Unfortunately, many of these graduates are often not properly equipped with the knowledge to secure jobs.  In response to this, The Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport […]

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            Time Management workshop being held by SSSD on Sept. 28

            By   4 months 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   5 months 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   5 months 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   5 months 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   5 months 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   5 months 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   5 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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              2 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   2 months ago

              As of November 27th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty (20).The total number of confirmed cases remains at four thousand five hundred seventy five (4575). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty (20) people in home isolation. […]

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              3 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   2 months ago

              As of November 25th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty three (23). The total number of confirmed cases is four thousand five hundred seventy three (4573). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty three (23) people in […]

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              3 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   2 months ago

              As of November 26th, there were no positive cases recorded. Three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty (20). The total number of confirmed cases remains at four thousand five hundred seventy three (4573). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty (20) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are […]

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              11 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   2 months ago

              As of November 22nd, there were no positive cases recorded. Eleven (11) person has recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty six (26). The total number of confirmed cases remains at four thousand five hundred sixty one (4561). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty six (26) people in home isolation. Zero (0) […]

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              719today

              By   3 months ago

              As of November 1st, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty seven (27). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred ninety eight (4498). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty four (24) people […]

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              COVID-19 third dose available for patients with weak immune systems

              By   3 months ago

              *Pfizer vaccine works well, boosters not yet needed for general public* Studies have shown us that, the vaccine offers excellent protection for the fully vaccinated even after 8 months! We can see this first hand on St. Maarten, where the death rate is 1.6% due to COVID-19 disease, and only 0.04% were fully vaccinated. We […]

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              9 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   3 months ago

              As of October 28th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty (30). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred eighty eight (4488). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty seven (27) people in […]

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              4 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   3 months ago

              As of October 27th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty seven (37). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred eighty six (4486). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty four (34) people […]

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              4 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   3 months ago

              As of October 26th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty nine (39). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred eighty four (4484). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty eight (38) people […]

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              6 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   3 months ago

              As of October 25th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty nine (39). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred eighty (4480). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty eight (38) people in […]

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                This Holiday Season: Shop Smart, Shop Safe

                By   1 month ago

                Every year the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), as part of its annual calendar of observances, highlights and creates awareness about safe holiday experiences for the entire family. The 2021 holiday season is here, and CPS advises to shoppers to adhere to […]

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                December 1 World AIDS Day: End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics

                By   2 months ago

                World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1st. The theme is: ?End inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.? The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on global leaders and citizens to rally to confront the inequalities that drive AIDS and to reach people who are currently not receiving essential HIV services. The Collective Prevention […]

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                STB: #CaribbeanComeback Kicks Off Caribbean Tourism Month Awareness Activities

                By   2 months ago

                The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB), kicked-off in early November a number of activities marking Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) 2021 under the theme, ?Caribbean Comeback.? STB is celebrating the entire month of November with several focused Tourism Educational Programs, Activities and Documentaries. Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Hon. Roger Lawrence said that tourism is […]

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                CPS advises community to take preventive measures to prevent Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

                By   2 months ago

                The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, is calling on the community and in particular parents and guardians, day care centers and play schools, to take preventive measures to mitigate Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) by taking extra measures to prevent the […]

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                Recent rainfall could increase mosquito population. Residents advised to Check Gardens/Yards for Breeding Habitats

                By   3 months ago

                The country has been experiencing rainfall events for several days, and the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on residents to help stop the spread of mosquitoes by preventing them from breeding in your backyard or garden after these events. The best […]

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

                By   3 months ago

                Even though tropical storm activity has subsided during the past couple of weeks, that does not mean the hurricane season is over, Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Monday. There is still six weeks to go as the season runs through November 30. Residents and businesses are advised to remain vigilant and prepared, the […]

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                “Our future is at hand- let’s move forward together”; Happy Global Handwashing Day

                By   3 months ago

                PHILIPSBURG? Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15th every year in efforts to educate and encourage the public to embrace the benefits of properly washing  their hands with water and soap.   Hand washing is a simple, cost effective and yet a very impactful intervention to significantly maintain ones health and keep the germs […]

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                SXMGOV Radio 107.9FM on TELEM TelTV +

                By   3 months ago

                  Philipsburg ? The SXMGOV Radio, the Government of Sint Maarten’s Official Radio Station, managed and operated by the Department of Communication, has added another avenue to broadcast the government?s latest news and general information on plans, policies, events, and endeavors from the Council of Ministers, the Ministries, and the departments.  The public can tune […]

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                ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

                By   4 months 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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                Time Management workshop being held by SSSD on Sept. 28

                By   4 months 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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                  This Holiday Season: Shop Smart, Shop Safe

                  By   1 month ago

                  Every year the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), as part of its annual calendar of observances, highlights and creates awareness about safe holiday experiences for the entire family. The 2021 holiday season is here, and CPS advises to shoppers to adhere to […]

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                  CPS advises community to take preventive measures to prevent Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, is calling on the community and in particular parents and guardians, day care centers and play schools, to take preventive measures to mitigate Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) by taking extra measures to prevent the […]

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

                  By   3 months ago

                  Even though tropical storm activity has subsided during the past couple of weeks, that does not mean the hurricane season is over, Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Monday. There is still six weeks to go as the season runs through November 30. Residents and businesses are advised to remain vigilant and prepared, the […]

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

                  By   4 months 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   5 months 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   5 months 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   5 months 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   6 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   6 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   6 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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                    COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

                    By   2 months ago

                    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) through the Department of Sport and its executive arm, the National Sports Institute (NSI) collaborated with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) in the development of the community spaces at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex (RISC) and the Melford Hazel […]

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                    Minister Doran provides step by step explanation of the Over the Bank Land Ownership

                    By   2 months ago

                    The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure Egbert Doran has taken note of two (2) articles that were published recently in The Daily Herald regarding the Over the Bank/Vineyard Heights properties. Minister Doran would have liked to be given the opportunity to also provide his comments for this to be included […]

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                    Minister of VSA, Omar Ottley was delighted to attend the kickoff of World Food Day at Emilio Wilson Park

                    By   3 months ago

                    The event is sponsored by the Edwardo Richardson Memorial Agriculture Foundation and is today October 17th from 9AM – 8PM. Come out and show your support.  Minister Ottley is extremely proud of the oraganizers and hope that the country can gravitate more into agriculture. Source: sintmaartengov.org

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                    BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

                    By   3 months ago

                    On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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                    World Food Day Guided tour and lecture at SXM Hillside Eco Resort

                    By   4 months ago

                    Great Bay-The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the SXM Hillside and Eco Resort (South reward) is hosting a free nature hike & guided tour of the botanical garden and lecture on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 06.30am to 10:00am. Participants will enjoy to a complimentary breakfast and refreshments.  The family friendly hike starts can […]

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                    11 PM Business closure to be extended

                    By   4 months ago

                    ?The Ministerial Regulation to scale back the hours of nightlife, which was signed by the Ministries of TEATT and VSA, will be extended.  Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley stated that the announcement of an October 1st reopening was an optimistic one, as he hoped that St. Maarten would have […]

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                    ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

                    By   4 months 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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                    Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

                    By   4 months 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 months 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   4 months 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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