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5 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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PHILIPSBURG — As of October 26th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of five (5) persons; causing the active cases to remain at fifty-seven (57). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and eighty-nine (789). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring […]

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4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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PHILIPSBURG — As of October  25th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to fifty-seven (57). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and eighty-four (784). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty (50) people in home isolation. Six (6) patients are hospitalized […]

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4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

By   3 days ago

PHILIPSBURG — As of October 23rd, there were four  (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery of three (3) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty-three (53). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and eighty (780). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-seven (47) […]

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21 COVID-19 recoveries today 

By   4 days ago

PHILIPSBURG — As of October 22nd, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery of twenty-one (21) persons; decreasing the total active cases to fifty-two (52). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and seventy-six (776). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-five (45) […]

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7 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

By   5 days ago

PHILIPSBURG — As of October 21st, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of six (6) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty-six (66). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and sixty-nine (769). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty-nine (59) […]

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6 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

By   6 days ago

PHILIPSBURG — As of October  20th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to sixty-five (65). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and sixty-two (762). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty-seven (57) people in home isolation. Eight patients are hospitalized (8) […]

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3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

By   1 week ago

PHILIPSBURG — As of October 19th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of six (6) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty-nine (59). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and fifty-six (756). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty-four (54) […]

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4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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PHILIPSBURG — As of October 18th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of five (5) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty-two (62). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and fifty-three (753). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty-seven (57) […]

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9 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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PHILIPSBURG — As of October 16th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of two (2) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty-five (65). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and forty-six (746). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty-two (52) […]

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3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

By   1 week ago

PHILIPSBURG — As of October 17th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of five (5) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty- three (63). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and forty- nine (749). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring […]

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    Single-use plastics cross-border venture

    By   6 days ago

    Philipsburg – On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, representatives from both sides of the island met to discuss the mutually beneficial campaign to combat single-use plastic. Senior Policy Advisor, Ms. Nikima Hickinson from the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations(BAK) took the opportunity to share the many successful activities derived from the single-use plastic pilot project […]

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    Positive updates on Development Policy Operation (DPO)

    By   2 weeks ago

    ~ Successful completion to release 15 million ~ PHILIPSBURG – The proposed First Public Finance, Social Insurance and Resilience Development Policy Operation is the first in a series of two operations that aim to support Sint Maarten’s comprehensive approach to a sustainable and resilient financial future.  The Government of Sint Maarten and the Netherlands agreed […]

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    Minister Doran intends to bring life to Philipsburg

    By   2 weeks ago

    ~ Plans to develop 114 quality residential units ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Egbert J. Doran, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, presented his vision to address the dire need for affordable housing, by embarking on a project to bring life into Philipsburg with the construction of 114 quality residential units, […]

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    St. Maarten commemorates 1st decade of Country Status with Virtual Events

    By   2 weeks ago

    On behalf of the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs hereby invites the people of St. Maarten to join and take part in the Virtual Commemoration of Constitution Day under the theme ‘Decadal Growth and Progress’, on October 12th, 2020 at 10:00 am via Government of Sint Maarten Facebook page. Today, Saturday, October 10, […]

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    Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs 10th Anniversary of 1010 Commemoration Speech on Decadal Growth & Progress

    By   2 weeks ago

    People of St. Maarten, it is my honor and pleasure to address you today on the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of St. Maarten attaining Country status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands; a Decade since we embarked on a brand new journey as a Constituent State. Affectionately called 10-10-10, it is the start of […]

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    Minister Doran denies Alegria’s water rights

    By   3 weeks ago

    PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, denied the request of Alegria Real Estate N.V. (hereafter: Alegria) for rights to a water parcel. Minister Doran stated that as basis for Alegria’s request for rights to a water parcel, Alegria […]

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    PM Jacobs honors Educators in honor of Teachers’ Appreciation Day 2020

    By   3 weeks ago

    GREAT BAY — October 5th each year is the day that Teachers are Internationally recognized for the role they play in the development of children and youth as well as learners of all ages. On behalf of the Council of Ministers, I take the time to honor educators here on St. Maarten and all around […]

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    Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

    By   4 weeks ago

    GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), hereby alerts the public that the Department of Infrastructure Management, will commence with the lowering of the water in the Great Salt Pond by pumping it into Great Bay starting on Monday, October 5 until Sunday, October 11.  The […]

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    CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

    By   4 weeks ago

    POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Jacobs and the Council of Ministers have made several attempts to meet with the CCSU and particularly the secretariat of the CCSU whose role is to serve as an impartial mediator between Government and the unions. The Minister of General Affairs as was requested by the CCSU members in their […]

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    8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

    By   4 weeks ago

    PHILIPSBURG — As of September 30th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty-eight (88). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and sixty-seven (667). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty-four (84) people in home isolation. Three patients remain hospitalized (3) […]

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      Minister of TEATT unveils economic recovery plan

      By   4 days ago

      PHILIPSBURG -– The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever unveiled her economic recovery plan yesterday to the Parliament of Sint Maarten. The plan is called “A Path to Economic Recovery & Sustainable Growth.” The Minister described it as deliberately practical and built on three broad pillars designed first to […]

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      SXM Airport launches second cost-reduction program

      By   5 days ago

      ~ PJIAE LAUNCHES SECOND COST-REDUCTION PROGRAM TO GUARANTEE BUSINESS CONTINUITY ~ As airlines have dramatically reduced flights to SXM due to the current pandemic, PJIAE Management is preparing its second cost reduction program in order to survive the COVID-19 crisis and guarantee its operations and business continuity. AIRPORT ROAD — While recovering from the financial […]

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      Ministry of Education receives sanitizing stations from NAGICO

      By   2 weeks ago

      ~ NAGICO donates Hand Sanitizing and Temperature Check stations to all Public Schools and school supplies for Public School students ~ PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – In preparation for the reopening of schools to in-class instructions, NAGICO Insurances has donated automated hand sanitizing and temperature check stations to all seven (7) Public Schools and school supplies […]

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      NAGICO Insurances Head Office reopens on Monday

      By   3 weeks ago

      PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – The Management of NAGICO Insurances hereby advises that our Head Office in Philipsburg will reopen on Monday, October 5th to the public. However, out of an abundance of caution, our Medical and Claims Department will remain closed, and services from those departments will be available online only. Following the recent confirmation […]

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      NAGICO Insurances informs of one COVID-19 Positive Case & Business Continuity Procedures

      By   4 weeks ago

      PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – The Management of NAGICO Insurances advises that we have received notice of one confirmed COVID-19 case at the Company’s Philipsburg Office. We have taken immediate action in the best interest of our staff, customers, and partners. Our Philipsburg Office will be closed on 1st and 2nd October 2020 to facilitate the […]

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      COCI, Ministry VSA and Ministry TEATT Collaborate in providing further information about COVID-19 Mitigation Policies

      By   4 weeks ago

      SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – In an effort to continue informing the general public and especially the business community as well as to curb the miscommunication between employers and employees as it pertains to the protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has collaborated with the Ministry of Public Health, Social […]

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      Small businesses receive financial assistance through the Enterprise Support Project

      By   4 weeks ago

      Philipsburg – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kenny’s Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance from the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29th, were acknowledged in the presence of Minister […]

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      Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Netherlands rules in favor of Alegria in TOCA timeshare case

      By   1 month ago

      The Hague/Philipsburg, 25 September 2020 — Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ruled in favor of Alegria in the TOCA timeshare case. On 25 September 2020, the Supreme Court handed down it’s ruling (ECLI:NL:HR:2020:1499) in the case of the TIMESHARE OWNERS AT CARAVANSERAI ASSOCIATION (TOCA) and others v. ALEGRIA REAL ESTATE B.V. (Alegria). […]

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      Training Professionals International Firm (TPI) has launched TPI Prep for Teachers

      By   1 month ago

      Sint Maarten— September 15, 2020 —  Training Professionals International Firm (TPI) has launched TPI Prep for Teachers to equip participants with the training and tools to transition to online learning models, necessitated by the ongoing Covid19 pandemic concerns for health and safety in classroom settings. “We are training teachers in necessary skills such as classroom […]

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      Ministerial Decree Extended for Businesses with Adjustments to Restaurant Closing Hours

      By   2 months ago

      PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of TEATT Ludmila de Weever has taken the decision, after discussion with the Council of Ministers, for commercial premises with licenses for clubs, adult entertainment, discotheques, bars, and lounges, such as cigar lounges to remain closed until September 15, 2020. This decision was not taken lightly, especially after consulting with various […]

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        Central Bank announces new bond issue for St. Maarten

        By   2 weeks ago

        ~ Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten announces a new bond issue on behalf of the government of the Country of Sint Maarten ~ Willemstad/Philipsburg – On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, there will be a bond issue on behalf of the country of Sint Maarten, the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) […]

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        Unfinished business: financial management still a priority

        By   2 weeks ago

        Philipsburg – October 9th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Retrospective: 10 years General Audit Chamber” to Parliament today. The report presents findings and conclusions about the most influential audits of the General Audit Chamber, from the past decade. An analysis of the audits from the past reveals that on some topics, […]

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        Commemorative coin on the occasion of ‘10 years of structural reforms’

        By   3 weeks ago

        Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) issued a unique commemorative circulation coin to mark 10 years of structural reforms since October 10, 2010. The CBCS officially presented the coin to the prime ministers and the ministers of Finance of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In Curaçao, the officials received the coin […]

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        Small businesses receive financial assistance through the Enterprise Support Project

        By   4 weeks ago

        Philipsburg – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kenny’s Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance from the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29th, were acknowledged in the presence of Minister […]

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        Positive report from SOAB for SSRP income, unemployment programs

        By   4 weeks ago

        ~ All persons registered received assistance ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Government’s accounting Bureau (SOAB) has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program (SSRP – income and unemployment support programs for April, May, and June 2020), providing a clear indication that the programs initiated by […]

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        Ministry of Finance seeks board members

        By   1 month ago

        ~ Mortgage Guarantee Fund board to be established shortly ~ POND ISLAND — The Ministry of Finance is seeking members to join the board of the Mortgage Guarantee Fund. The St. Maarten Mortgage Guarantee Fund is of great importance to the housing industry and to the people of St. Maarten. This Fund will be able […]

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        Income Support and Unemployment Support Deadline Approaches

        By   2 months ago

        Income and Unemployment deadline is September 15th The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the ‘Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers’ and COVID-19 Unemployment Support. Both programs pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. In order to receive continued Income […]

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        Insufficient progress on APS’s domestic investment projects

        By   2 months ago

        Philipsburg – August 27th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled Compliance audit: 2019 Financial Statements of the General Pension Fund Sint Maarten (Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten – APS) to Parliament today. The report addresses findings and conclusions resulting from the review of the pension fund’s 2019 financial statement. The Fund’s coverage ratio […]

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        Government’s counterproposal rejected in Kingdom Council of Ministers Meeting

        By   2 months ago

        POND ISLAND — The counterproposal for COVID-19 third tranche of liquidity support had been finalized by the Council of Ministers ahead of the August 14, 2020, Kingdom Council of Ministers (Rijks Ministerraad) meeting. To receive the third tranche of liquidity support, the Netherlands’ proposal included the ‘new entity’ responsible for managing the 3rd tranche, amongst […]

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        Income Support and Unemployment Support Recipients urged to apply

        By   2 months ago

        ~ Income and Unemployment deadline is August 22nd  ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the “Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers” and COVID-19 Unemployment Support. Both programs pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. In order […]

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          Minister Richardson observes Police and Prison Officers Week

          By   2 weeks ago

          On Friday October 9, 2020 the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) kicked off their annual celebration with the planting of a tree in remembrance and honor of fallen police officers. Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson who attended the celebrations and was present at the tree planting ceremony participated by assisting in planting a […]

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          Established Project Group to Move Forward with the Function Books Process

          By   2 months ago

          POND ISLAND — The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group is tasked with the finalization and legislative ratification of the function books of the […]

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          Ministry of Justice to commence bid for electronic ankle bracelets

          By   2 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG – Earlier this year, on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, a covenant was signed between the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office, the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM), and Foundation Judicial Institute St. Maarten (SJIB) in order to facilitate electronic monitoring (EM) in the justice system. This form of digital incarceration is one where electronic […]

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          Ministry of Justice Making Strides to Improve Point Blanche Prison

          By   2 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, along with her support staff, held a meeting with Point Blanche prison guards in the presence of unions WICSU/PSU and ABVO to discuss a number of urgent matters related to the Prison and House of Detention. The prison officers expressed specific concerns related to an outdated […]

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          Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates

          By   2 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association and their legal representative. This includes biased references that are not based on facts, that no measures were taken to protect the inmate population from contracting the COVID-19 virus while incarcerated.  The […]

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          Introductory Meeting held with Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and CCSU Secretariat

          By   2 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, along with her support staff, and Personnel and Organization representative Luud Hakkens, held an introductory meeting with the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) Secretariat on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The purpose of the meeting was for Minister Richardson and her team to familiarize themselves with […]

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          Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

          By   2 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG — Two staff members at the Pointe Blanche Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members have had no direct contact with inmates, and therefore pose no immediate threat to prisoners. Management of the prison has launched their contingency plan of acquiring more personnel in order to avoid any disruption of the house […]

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          Immigration Department is Closed Until Further Notice

          By   3 months ago

          A.T. ILLIDGE ROAD — The Ministry of Justice hereby informs the general public that due to circumstances beyond their control, related to COVID-19, the Immigration Department is closed as of Monday, August 10, 2020, until further notice! As soon as the office reopens, affected applicants will be contacted with an invitation to schedule a new […]

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          Minister of Justice Anna Richardson visits Prosecutor’s Office

          By   3 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and her support staff visited the Prosecutor’s office last week, Friday, July 31, 2020. During the visit, Minister Richardson met with the entire team of the Prosecutor’s Office. The purpose of the visit was to understand the systems in place and to identify the challenges this office currently […]

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          The St. Maarten Police Department Bid Farewell to Dutch Police

          By   3 months ago

          PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Police Department (KPSM) bid farewell to the Dutch Police officers and support staff. Post-Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Netherlands and other countries within the kingdom, provided extra manpower to secure the safety and security of the island. At the end of the direct assistance, it was agreed between St. Maarten […]

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            Minister of Education provides further update on schools’ readiness for Oct. 19

            By   1 week ago

            PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport would hereby like to provide the general public with a further update regarding schools’ readiness to resume face-to-face instruction on upcoming Monday, October 19th, 2020. As of today, October 16th, 2020, the safety plans and inspection reports of several other schools were approved by the […]

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            The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) would hereby like to provide the general public with an update regarding schools’ readiness to resume operations on campus

            By   2 weeks ago

            PHILIPSBURG — On October 6th, 2020, the Ministry of ECYS provided advice to all Public, Subsidized, and Private Schools regarding the manner in which students should return to school campuses. The letter highlighted the fact that due to the current number of COVID-19 cases in St. Maarten and due to the fact that St. Maarten […]

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            Ministry of Finance and SMDF launch Workforce Development Program

            By   2 weeks ago

            PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) has recently launched the Workforce Development Program (W4D), a program that offers free online courses until the end of the year via the e-learning website, Coursera. The courses range from high school level to Master’s degree level and are grouped […]

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            Ministry of Education receives sanitizing stations from NAGICO

            By   2 weeks ago

            ~ NAGICO donates Hand Sanitizing and Temperature Check stations to all Public Schools and school supplies for Public School students ~ PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – In preparation for the reopening of schools to in-class instructions, NAGICO Insurances has donated automated hand sanitizing and temperature check stations to all seven (7) Public Schools and school supplies […]

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            Minister of Education commemorates World Teachers Day

            By   3 weeks ago

            WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY ~ LEARNING IN CRISIS, RE IMAGINING THE FUTURE ~ The Minister of Education, from the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic has maintained, that education must continue. The most valuable important contributor to ensuring that education continues is the TEACHER. And teachers, took the charge of learning new technical skills and teaching and […]

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            Workshop on ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ to be held on Sept. 24

            By   1 month ago

            PHILIPSBURG — Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is continuing to equip students, who want to continue their studies abroad, with the proper information despite the global pandemic. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, a free online workshop entitled ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ will be held […]

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            Bell Realty Company makes generous contribution to education on Sint Maarten

            By   1 month ago

            PHILIPSBURG — The Bell Realty Company donated computers and printers to the seven public schools, as their contribution, towards education during this Corona Pandemic. This generous donation will assist the schools in providing online learning to the students attending the public schools on Sint Maarten. One of the representative Mr. Russel Bell elaborated on the […]

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            Training Professionals International Firm (TPI) has launched TPI Prep for Teachers

            By   1 month ago

            Sint Maarten— September 15, 2020 —  Training Professionals International Firm (TPI) has launched TPI Prep for Teachers to equip participants with the training and tools to transition to online learning models, necessitated by the ongoing Covid19 pandemic concerns for health and safety in classroom settings. “We are training teachers in necessary skills such as classroom […]

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            UoC Legislative Writing Program

            By   1 month ago

            PHILIPSBURG — A total of nine persons, seven Civil Servants and two external candidates, have enrolled from Sint Maarten to participate in a one-year legislative course organized by the University of Curacao.  The program, slated to begin on September 14, 2020, is an online training for lawyers, to equip them with the knowledge of the […]

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            SSSD hosting time management workshop to help students

            SSSD

            By   2 months ago

            For many students time management can be a challenge and time lost cannot be regained. Some students have indicated that they do not have enough time to get done what needs to be done but Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is here to help. (SSSD) is […]

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              Minister of TEATT unveils economic recovery plan

              By   4 days ago

              PHILIPSBURG -– The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever unveiled her economic recovery plan yesterday to the Parliament of Sint Maarten. The plan is called “A Path to Economic Recovery & Sustainable Growth.” The Minister described it as deliberately practical and built on three broad pillars designed first to […]

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              Government’s efficiency in providing social assistance to be improved with new ISRS system to be developed

              By   5 days ago

              ~ Increased efficiency with post-disaster social assistance aim of Integrated Social Registry System ~ PHILIPSBURG -– The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), through the assistance of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund, has started the process of designing and developing an Integrated Social Registry System (ISRS). Once completed, this system will be […]

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              Minister Doran: Electrical Inspection goes online today

              By   2 weeks ago

              PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, announces the official launch of the digital electrical inspection form online. The project was part of an existing effort to transition the ministry’s services online, led by project lead Emmalexis Velasquez, Public Relations Officer at the Ministry […]

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              NAPB Police Union Message for Police Day

              By   2 weeks ago

              PHILIPSBURG — On the occasion of the celebration of 10-10-2020, the police union, Nederlandse Antillen Politiebond, NAPB, wishes to extend the following message to all police officers. 2020 has been a difficult year for law enforcement. It started out as a hero for COVID-19. All of a sudden everything changes, because of the actions of […]

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              Commemorative coin on the occasion of ‘10 years of structural reforms’

              By   3 weeks ago

              Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) issued a unique commemorative circulation coin to mark 10 years of structural reforms since October 10, 2010. The CBCS officially presented the coin to the prime ministers and the ministers of Finance of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In Curaçao, the officials received the coin […]

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              Minister of Education commemorates World Teachers Day

              By   3 weeks ago

              WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY ~ LEARNING IN CRISIS, RE IMAGINING THE FUTURE ~ The Minister of Education, from the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic has maintained, that education must continue. The most valuable important contributor to ensuring that education continues is the TEACHER. And teachers, took the charge of learning new technical skills and teaching and […]

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              NAGICO Insurances Head Office reopens on Monday

              By   3 weeks ago

              PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – The Management of NAGICO Insurances hereby advises that our Head Office in Philipsburg will reopen on Monday, October 5th to the public. However, out of an abundance of caution, our Medical and Claims Department will remain closed, and services from those departments will be available online only. Following the recent confirmation […]

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              Four cases of fish poisoning reported to CPS

              By   4 weeks ago

              PHILIPSBURG — The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising the public to pay attention to proper food handling procedures when preparing meals as the public health agency has received reports of four cases of fish poisoning during the Epidemiological weeks 36 […]

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              Small businesses receive financial assistance through the Enterprise Support Project

              By   4 weeks ago

              Philipsburg – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kenny’s Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance from the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29th, were acknowledged in the presence of Minister […]

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                Public Service Announcements View All →

                Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer

                By   7 days ago

                That was the theme for World Hypertension Day that was observed over the weekend on Saturday, October 17 under the banner: ‘Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!’ Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for illness and premature death from cardiovascular disease, according to the Caribbean Public Health […]

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                Central Bank issues warning about Pyramid Schemes

                By   2 weeks ago

                Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) hereby warns the public about pyramid-like schemes. These schemes are currently promoted using the anxiety created by the economic stagnation and downturn caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These schemes are used as a cover to victimize unsuspecting or vulnerable persons trying to make […]

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                Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

                By   2 weeks ago

                ~ Inspections reveal drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites. One in four households have mosquito larvae ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Mosquito control is considered an essential health service, and the Collective Prevention Service’s (CPS) Vector Control Team was out surveying areas while adhering to current social distancing and […]

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                MINISTER Panneflek Your Mental Health matters

                By   2 weeks ago

                PHILIPSBURG — World Mental Health Day is internationally recognized on October 10th of each year. Many people underestimate the severity of mental health issues until they have been directly impacted by a tragedy. According to the World Health Organization, close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder. Through research, it is becoming […]

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                CPS calls on the Community to Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall events

                By   4 weeks ago

                Due to daily rain events, the community is being reminded to take a proactive approach in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Source reduction is the key to decreasing the mosquito […]

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                Due to hot weather, CPS urges population to prevent heat related illnesses

                By   4 weeks ago

                With the extreme heat that the country has been experiencing during the past couple of weeks, residents and visitors are requested to take measures to prevent heat-related illnesses, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion or heat […]

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                COCI, Ministry VSA and Ministry TEATT Collaborate in providing further information about COVID-19 Mitigation Policies

                By   4 weeks ago

                SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – In an effort to continue informing the general public and especially the business community as well as to curb the miscommunication between employers and employees as it pertains to the protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has collaborated with the Ministry of Public Health, Social […]

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                St. Maarten Commemorates SDGs Action Day

                By   1 month ago

                PHILIPSBURG — On the 25th of September 2015, all 193 UN Member States adopted the 2030 SDG Agenda, with at its core the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a non-binding declaration that addresses all current global ecological, social and economic challenges – from multidimensional poverty and intersectional inequality to climate change, responsible consumption […]

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                Workshop on ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ to be held on Sept. 24

                By   1 month ago

                PHILIPSBURG — Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is continuing to equip students, who want to continue their studies abroad, with the proper information despite the global pandemic. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, a free online workshop entitled ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ will be held […]

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                Certificates of Conduct Delay Notice

                By   2 months ago

                POND ISLAND — The MINISTRY OF JUSTICE hereby informs you that the application process for requesting certificates of conduct is experiencing a prolonged delay due to staff shortages. The entity responsible for providing the information for the processing of requests for certificates of conduct is currently securing the additional staff needed to get operations back […]

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                  Community Reminded to remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after Rainfall events

                  By   7 days ago

                  PHILIPSBURG — Over the weekend there was substantial rainfall, and the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is reminding the community to remain proactive in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard or place of business. Source reduction is the key to […]

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                  MINISTER Panneflek shares the importance of Handwashing on Global Handwashing Day

                  By   2 weeks ago

                  PHILIPSBURG— Global Handwashing Day, recognized on October 15th, is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme, “Hand Hygiene for All” seeks to raise awareness of making soap and water available globally, especially in public […]

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                  Central Bank issues warning about Pyramid Schemes

                  By   2 weeks ago

                  Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) hereby warns the public about pyramid-like schemes. These schemes are currently promoted using the anxiety created by the economic stagnation and downturn caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These schemes are used as a cover to victimize unsuspecting or vulnerable persons trying to make […]

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                  Due to hot weather, CPS urges population to prevent heat related illnesses

                  By   4 weeks ago

                  With the extreme heat that the country has been experiencing during the past couple of weeks, residents and visitors are requested to take measures to prevent heat-related illnesses, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion or heat […]

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                  Workshop on ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ to be held on Sept. 24

                  By   1 month ago

                  PHILIPSBURG — Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is continuing to equip students, who want to continue their studies abroad, with the proper information despite the global pandemic. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, a free online workshop entitled ‘Applying to Schools in the Netherlands’ will be held […]

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                  Income Support and Unemployment Support Deadline Approaches

                  By   2 months ago

                  Income and Unemployment deadline is September 15th The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the ‘Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers’ and COVID-19 Unemployment Support. Both programs pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. In order to receive continued Income […]

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                  Theoretical driving exams suspended until September 21

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), hereby announces that due to circumstances beyond its control theoretical driving exams are suspended until September 21, 2020. This administering of practical driving exams will continue as normal. Those candidates impacted by this will be contacted by the department and the […]

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                  Tourism Sector and Business Community Reminded to Be Prepared for the Busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

                  By   2 months ago

                  PHILIPSBURG — National Disaster Coordination and Fire Chief Clive Richardson on Monday, reminded the business community and the tourism sector to be prepared as the country has just entered the peak period of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising the country’s tourism sector and business community, to review […]

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                  Coronavirus data to be available on the Government Website COVID-19 Page

                  By   2 months ago

                  The Government of Sint Maarten would like to inform the public that the current Coronavirus data which provides more details, will be made available on the COVID-19 Page on the Government website. You can check the website page on a daily basis for updates. The information was recently simplified in the graphics form and press […]

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                  EOC Assesses Weather Threat and Reviews National Preparations. Country remains under a Tropical Storm Watch

                  By   2 months ago

                  GREAT BAY — On Thursday afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Egbert Doran chaired the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting at the Government Administrative Building that was called to assess the approaching weather system, Tropical Depression #13 and the status of national preparations. The EOC meeting brought together several of the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). […]

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                    Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

                    By   4 weeks ago

                    GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), hereby alerts the public that the Department of Infrastructure Management, will commence with the lowering of the water in the Great Salt Pond by pumping it into Great Bay starting on Monday, October 5 until Sunday, October 11.  The […]

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                    Caribbean Wellness Day to be Observed on September 12

                    By   2 months ago

                    Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) will be observed across the region on Saturday, September 12 to promote good health and well-being of the whole of society, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) said on Thursday. The overall theme proposed for the next five […]

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                    The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

                    By   2 months ago

                    ST. PETERS — On Saturday, August 29, 2020, thirty-two families received two bags of groceries, bottled water, face masks, and COVID-19 awareness pamphlets compliments of Hyacinth Richardson Educational Awareness Foundation and Secours Populaire Français. The two organizations intend to give away 260 food bags during the week to families and senior citizens negatively impacted by […]

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                    Dutch St. Maarten Reopens To US Visitors, French St. Martin Remains Closed

                    By   3 months ago

                    GREAT BAY — St. Maarten continues with plans to reopen today, August 1st, to the U.S. Market. Considering this, a decision has been made by Madam Préfète Sylvie Feucher to close the French-Dutch Border as per July 31st, at noon. The French-Dutch internal borders are being controlled; however, for work and other medical reasons, persons […]

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                    Minister Doran states that the Alegria Hotel issue was handled before his tenure

                    By   3 months ago

                    ~ Ministry is busy with a full evaluation ~ The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, Mr. Egbert Doran, stated that the issue in regards to the issuance of the water parcel to the Alegria Hotel has his full attention.  Minister Doran, who has been corresponding with the Nature Foundation, said […]

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                    July 18 Set for Repatriation Flight Organized to Bring Students and Residents Home

                    By   4 months ago

                    In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Relations (DBB), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (ECYS), and the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), a repatriation flight has been arranged with Spirit Airlines for students and residents to return to St. Maarten. The flight will depart from Hollywood International Airport […]

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                    ROTARY CLUB MID ISLE INSTALLS NEW BOARD FOR ROTARY YEAR 2020-2021

                    By   4 months ago

                    On June 27,2020, The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Mid Isle had its annual Change of Board (COB) ceremony. Considering the economic state that our island is in and the fact that we are still not fully COVID free, the club decided to do this year’s COB in a smaller setting for Mid Isle members […]

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                    “FIGHT BACK” Mosquito Awareness Open House and Unused Tire Drop Off at Cole Bay Community Help Desk

                    By   4 months ago

                    The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (Ministry VSA) is executing a Vector Control Awareness Campaign with the slogan “FIGHT BACK, A Neighborhood approach to Mosquito Control” in the communities. The campaign started last week with the official announcement by the Minister of Public Health, […]

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                    St. Maarten celebrates 157th Anniversary of Emancipation

                    By   4 months ago

                    PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten will be celebrating its 157th Anniversary of Emancipation Day from slavery on July 1, 2020. This was announced by the Minister responsible for Culture, Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, at the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on Wednesday. He stated that this was the first public holiday that was established by the Parliament […]

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                    Illegal Parking in Philipsburg will no longer be tolerated. Hefty fines to be issued

                    By   4 months ago

                    PHILIPSBURG) – Over the past few days, the Sint Maarten Police Force Patrols (KPSM), has observed a huge increase in illegal parking on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg, the law enforcement agency said on Thursday in a statement. We would like to, through this press release, warn the general public that if your vehicle is parked […]

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