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Everything You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine to be in a Facebook Livestream on Thursday

By   /  February 10, 2021  /  COVID-19, Government, Health  /  Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine to be in a Facebook Livestream on Thursday

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour (Ministry VSA) Collective Prevention Services (CPS), will organize a panel discussion about the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout plan on Sint Maarten on Thursday. Various health experts will attend to provide information about the importance, safety, and procedures of the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan. The event will […]

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

By   /  February 5, 2021  /  Finance, Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

~ 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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Economic controls aimed at fairness and the public good to continue

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Economic controls aimed at fairness and the public good to continue

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of TEATT announced recently that it would step up general controls to ensure that businesses are adhering to St. Maarten’s economic rules and regulations. Many of these controls are in response to public complaints received for various infractions. TEATT has diligently worked to restore economic activities during the crisis, but […]

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St. Maarten now accepting Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test

By   /  December 8, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten now accepting Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test

The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card is the newest rapid antigen test approved for entry to St. Maarten as of Wednesday, December 9th. Travelers to St. Maarten are reminded to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on www.stmaartenentry.com and upload their negative RT-PCR test within 5 days […]

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Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

By   /  November 23, 2020  /  Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

POND ISLAND — On Friday, November 20th, 2020, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosted a meeting with Unions representing members within law enforcement to discuss various pressing matters. After receiving word that the Unions were in a space of uncertainty regarding various issues, Minister Richardson on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 sent an […]

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Minister of VSA presented with Sint Maarten 2020 Labor Market Needs Assessment Survey Report

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of VSA presented with Sint Maarten 2020 Labor Market Needs Assessment Survey Report

POND ISLAND — On Monday, November 16th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Richard Panneflek and President and Research coordinator of Sint Maarten Institute for Public Policy Studies (SIPPS), Mr. Julio R. Romney met to discuss SIPPS findings of our recent Labor Market needs. Sint Maarten Institute for Public Policy Studies […]

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Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Justice, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Justice has taken note of a report in the press related to Monday’s rulings of the Court in Civil Servants Matters regarding several police officers. With the exception of one case, these court cases are all related to unanswered requests by the officers to be placed in a function that […]

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week: United to preserve antimicrobials

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on World Antibiotic Awareness Week: United to preserve antimicrobials

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020 kicked off on November 18 and runs through November 24 under the theme: ‘United to preserve antimicrobials’. The one-week period is being observed all around the world and by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) with the intent to increase awareness so all persons can be attentive on the use of […]

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Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs initiates National Food Bank project

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs initiates National Food Bank project

PHILIPSBURG — On March 14, 2020, St. Maarten closed its borders, due to the effects of COVID-19 and a partial restriction was announced. With the island still bearing the effects of the pandemic such as business closures, the economy has drastically declined and it is further projected to have continued adverse effects on the major […]

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Travel entry requirements updated to allow rapid antigen tests

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Government, Health, Travel  /  Comments Off on Travel entry requirements updated to allow rapid antigen tests

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministers of TEATT Ludmila de Weever and VSA Richard Panneflek have updated the entry requirements to include antigen testing with an effective date of November 25th. Travelers to St. Maarten are required to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on www.stmaartenentry.com and upload their […]

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