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Immigration Department, KPSM and Customs Sint Maarten crack down on boardwalk barkers

By   5 months ago

On January 27, 2022, the Immigration and Border Protection Services (IBP), the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and Customs Sint Maarten carried out successful joint controls in the Philipsburg area together with the Coast Guard and the Inspectorates of TEATT and VSA. This collaboration was initiated by IBP as the department has been receiving numerous […]

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CDFHA Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

By   7 months 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   7 months 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   7 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   7 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   8 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   8 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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    Sint Maarten to Host Third Ministerial Forum on School Safety in the Caribbean

    By   3 days ago

    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) will be hosting the Third Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Ministerial Forum from June 28 ? 30, 2022. This event was originally planned for 2021, but due to developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be postponed, but in its place, a virtual pre-ministerial […]

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    Youth Health Care Kicks Off its 5th Annual Breastfeeding Photo Contest

    By   3 days ago

    The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Youth Health Care from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), this week kicks off its 5th Annual Breastfeeding Photo Contest. The contest is in connection with World Breastfeeding Week 2022.  The contest runs until August 4, 2022.  The theme is ?Step Up for Breastfeeding. Educate […]

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    Department of Culture invites the community to learn the ?Ponum Dance? in prep for the Emancipation Day ?Diamond 26 Run For Freedom?

    By   3 days ago

    In preparation for this year?s 159th Emancipation Day celebration on July 1st, the Department of Culture is inviting all interested citizens and persons residing on Sint Maarten to learn the Ponum Dance as part of the festivities that includes the reenactment of the ?Diamond 26 Run For Freedom.? The free Ponum Dance workshop will be […]

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    CPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Open June 30. Three days Available for Vaccines in the First Week of July

    By   3 days ago

    The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), would like to inform the public, that the CPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will only be open on Thursday, June 30 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. During the first week of July 04 – 08, the CPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will resume a three-day […]

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    ODM advises residents to monitor media for Waste Haulage Company Schedules for Pre-Hurricane Clean-Up

    By   3 days ago

    The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is calling on residents to monitor the print media (Daily Herald) for the pre-hurricane clean-up schedules of Waste Haulage Companies. Hurricane forecasters have already indicated that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be a busy one. The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) […]

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    Successful closure 4e Vierlandenoverleg Volksgezondheid op Aruba

    By   3 days ago

    New agreements for improving healthcare in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands have worked together intensively to cope as well as possible with the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. These experiences in times of crisis have made it extra clear how important good cooperation is for improving health […]

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    Minister Richardson urges visitors to respect immigration laws of St. Maarten

    By   1 week ago

    ~ Court of First Instance rules in favor of Minister of Justice ~ Philipsburg ? On Friday, June 17th, 2022, the Court of First Instance rendered its decision denying a request to suspend the decision of the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson regarding the detention and deportation of a woman of Venezuelan nationality […]

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    Relief on Gas prices to go into effect tomorrow

    By   1 week ago

    The Ministers of Finance, Justice, and the acting Minister of TEATT, Omar Ottley, would like to inform the public that the long-awaited relief on gas prices will go into effect on Tuesday June 21, 2022. The relief consists of a reduction in the import duty (formally referred to as excise tax in the price build […]

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    CPS Calls on Men and Boys to Live healthier and active lives

    By   1 week ago

    The lack of physical activity is seen as a threat to one?s health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, not enough people are active on a daily basis and are not getting enough exercise. Some of the consequences of inactivity are overweight or obesity. Physical activity is good for health and […]

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    School Safety Youth Forum, a needed voice towards education resilience

    By   1 week ago

    The Third Caribbean Safe School Initiative Ministerial Forum, which will be taking place in Sint Maarten from 28 to 30 June 2022, has recognized youth as a key partner in advancing resilience and reducing risk, and it seeks to encourage youth to collaborate in the identification of emerging issues. The 2022 Youth Forum under the […]

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      Recall Jif Peanut Butter

      By   1 month ago

      The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), […]

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      Minister Lawrence: Destination Investment Confidence Continues to Scale Up

      By   8 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   10 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   10 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   10 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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        Prime Minister Jacobs profiles Trust Fund financial allocations

        By   5 months ago

        The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Hon. Silveria Jacobs in the House of Parliament on Wednesday provided information to Members of Parliament (MPs) during the parliamentary session that is handling the draft 2022 national budget about the Trust Fund portfolio which comprises ten (10) projects that are currently in implementation as well as three (3) […]

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        Minister Irion clarifies Tax Reform concerns

        By   9 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   10 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   10 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   10 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   11 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   12 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   1 year 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   1 year 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   1 year 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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          Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visits US-based Victim Service Unit

          By   2 months ago

          The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson recently returned from a short family vacation to the United States. While there, Minister Richardson took notice of an advertisement of the New Castle County Police Crime Service Unit in the State of Delaware. Having the Ministry of Justice at heart and with the Victim Support Services […]

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          Immigration Department, KPSM and Customs Sint Maarten crack down on boardwalk barkers

          By   5 months ago

          On January 27, 2022, the Immigration and Border Protection Services (IBP), the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and Customs Sint Maarten carried out successful joint controls in the Philipsburg area together with the Coast Guard and the Inspectorates of TEATT and VSA. This collaboration was initiated by IBP as the department has been receiving numerous […]

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          IMPORTANT NOTICE /CERTIFICATES OF CONDUCT APPLICATIONS UPDATE

          By   5 months ago

          The Public Service Center Department hereby informs that Certificates of Conduct applications processed at the following locations can be collected! Intake location: Philipsburg Applications processed between July 1 – December 15, 2021. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Mondays-Fridays) Intake location: Simpson bay Applications processed between August 1 – December 10, 2021. Between the […]

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          Minister of Justice Richardson visits Asha Stevens Hillside Christian School and reviews Safety & Security

          By   5 months 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 Anna E. Richardson pursuing establishment of Justice Substations with APS

          By   7 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   7 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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            Minister of Justice Richardson visits Asha Stevens Hillside Christian School and reviews Safety & Security

            By   5 months 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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            CDFHA Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

            By   7 months 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   8 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   9 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   9 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   10 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   10 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   10 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   10 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   11 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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              SARS2 (COVID-19) ? Beyond the Pandemic

              By   3 months ago

              As Sint Maarten transitions to endemic SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) transmission, a number of public health changes are underway. 1) As of 15th March 2022, Minister VSA relaxed the mask mandate ? this means that masks are not legally required in any situation on Sint Maarten, however business owners can choose to implement their own mask policy. […]

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              2 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   7 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   7 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   7 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   7 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   8 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   8 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   8 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   8 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   8 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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                Unite for Safety. Clean your hands

                By   2 months ago

                The slogan for World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD) 2022 observed annually on May 5 was ?Unite for Safety. Clean your Hands.? The campaign theme is a health care system where ?quality and safety climate or culture? values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control. The campaign objectives are to recognize that people of all levels […]

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                CPS Healthy Weight & Nutrition: Make Consuming a healthy diet in 2022 a Priority

                By   5 months ago

                Obesity is preventable. Every year 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 health matters.   As the first month of the New Year comes to an end next week, for those […]

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                IMPORTANT NOTICE /CERTIFICATES OF CONDUCT APPLICATIONS UPDATE

                By   5 months ago

                The Public Service Center Department hereby informs that Certificates of Conduct applications processed at the following locations can be collected! Intake location: Philipsburg Applications processed between July 1 – December 15, 2021. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Mondays-Fridays) Intake location: Simpson bay Applications processed between August 1 – December 10, 2021. Between the […]

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                This Holiday Season: Shop Smart, Shop Safe

                By   7 months 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   7 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   7 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   7 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   8 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   8 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   9 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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                  Unite for Safety. Clean your hands

                  By   2 months ago

                  The slogan for World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD) 2022 observed annually on May 5 was ?Unite for Safety. Clean your Hands.? The campaign theme is a health care system where ?quality and safety climate or culture? values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control. The campaign objectives are to recognize that people of all levels […]

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                  CPS Healthy Weight & Nutrition: Make Consuming a healthy diet in 2022 a Priority

                  By   5 months ago

                  Obesity is preventable. Every year 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 health matters.   As the first month of the New Year comes to an end next week, for those […]

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                  IMPORTANT NOTICE /CERTIFICATES OF CONDUCT APPLICATIONS UPDATE

                  By   5 months ago

                  The Public Service Center Department hereby informs that Certificates of Conduct applications processed at the following locations can be collected! Intake location: Philipsburg Applications processed between July 1 – December 15, 2021. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Mondays-Fridays) Intake location: Simpson bay Applications processed between August 1 – December 10, 2021. Between the […]

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                  This Holiday Season: Shop Smart, Shop Safe

                  By   7 months 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   7 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   8 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   10 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   10 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   10 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   10 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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                    COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

                    By   7 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   7 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   8 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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   9 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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