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

By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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 Richardson visits Customs Administration of the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

By   2 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   2 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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19 COVID-19 recoveries today

By   2 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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Minister of Justice meets with Mayors of Municipalities, Public Prosecutor and District Chief of Police

By   2 months ago

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

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    Council of Ministers meet with CCSU members on the way forward

    By   4 days ago

    On Thursday, November 18, the Council of Ministers held a fruitful consultation meeting with the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) and its members of the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) union as well as a representative of NAPB. The […]

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    3 COVID-19 recoveries today

    By   4 days 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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    STB: #CaribbeanComeback Kicks Off Caribbean Tourism Month Awareness Activities

    By   4 days 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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    3 COVID-19 recoveries today

    By   4 days 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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    CPS advises community to take preventive measures to prevent Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

    By   4 days 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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    Minister Doran provides stepstep explanation of the Over the Bank Land Ownership

    By   5 days 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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    11 COVID-19 recoveries today

    By   6 days 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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    5 COVID-19 recoveries today

    By   6 days ago

    As of November 23rd, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty five (25). The total number of confirmed cases is four thousand five hundred sixty five (4565). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty five (25) people in […]

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    DCOMM airs Special on Rental Tribunal

    By   6 days ago

    The Department of Communication will premiere a special information program of the impartial organization?Rental Tribunal (RT), formerly known as well by the name of Rent(al) Committee. The program in summary provides valuable information about the rights and obligations of renters and owners, land or building owners and tenants, conducts research, and tries to solve conflicting […]

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    7 COVID-19 recoveries today

    By   6 days ago

    As of November 24th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty three (23). The total number of confirmed cases is four thousand five hundred seventy (4570). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty three (23) people in home […]

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      Minister Lawrence: Destination Investment Confidence Continues to Scale Up

      By   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   2 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   4 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   5 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   5 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   10 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   10 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 Richardson concludes work visit at the National Police Academy in Apeldoorn

          By   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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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          Minister of Justice meets with Mayors of Municipalities, Public Prosecutor and District Chief of Police

          By   2 months ago

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

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

          By   2 months ago

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

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

            By   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   4 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   4 months ago

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

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            Prime Minister Jacobs Back to School Message

            By   4 months ago

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

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              719today

              By   4 weeks 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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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              7 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   1 month ago

              As of October 23rd, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty three (43). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred seventy eight (4478). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty two (42) people […]

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              3 COVID-19 recoveries today

              By   1 month ago

              ?As of October 21st, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty six (46). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred sixty eight (4468). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty six (46) people […]

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              11 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   1 month ago

              The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten?s 75th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family strength during their time of grief. As of October 20th, there were eleven (11) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however […]

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              Active COVID-19 cases drop to 46

              By   1 month ago

              PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley, extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the two (2) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Much strength to the families during this time. As of October 18th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; […]

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                Public Service Announcements View All →

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

                By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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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                ODM: Calls on Residents and Businesses to Closely Monitor Tropical Storm Sam. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

                By   2 months ago

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

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

                By   2 months ago

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

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

                By   3 months ago

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

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

                By   3 months ago

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

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

                  By   1 month 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   4 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   4 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   4 months ago

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

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

                  By   4 months ago

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

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

                  By   4 months ago

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

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

                    By   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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   2 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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                    Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

                    By   3 months ago

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

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                    Summit event ‘Doing business in Sint Maarten well attended’

                    By   3 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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