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LABOR AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICES TO USE SSRP DISTRIBUTION LIST TO HELP EMPLOYEES

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Finance, Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on LABOR AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICES TO USE SSRP DISTRIBUTION LIST TO HELP EMPLOYEES

~ List to be made public shortly ~ The Ministry of Finance has shared the list of employers that have received Payroll Support from the St. Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP) with the Labor Affairs & Social Services in order for them to better assess labor complaints. Division Labor Affairs & Social Services encourages […]

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MINISTER OF FINANCE SOUGHT COUNSEL ON THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING DUTCH CONDITIONS

By   /  July 4, 2020  /  Finance, Local News  /  Comments Off on MINISTER OF FINANCE SOUGHT COUNSEL ON THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING DUTCH CONDITIONS

Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion

IMF, Central Bank, High Council and Social Economic Council all solicited The Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion has sought the counsel on the impact of implementing the several infamous conditions on St. Maarten. Measures were presented to St. Maarten by the Kingdom Council of Ministers (KCOM), in order to qualify for the second and third […]

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New COVID-19 positive case

By   /  July 3, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on New COVID-19 positive case

The Honorable Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek, would hereby like to inform the general public of Sint Maarten that as of Wednesday, July 1st 2020, the total number of COVID-19 cases on Sint Maarten is 78. However, we have received information that a person who was admitted to St. Maarten Medical Center on  Wednesday, July […]

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

By   /  July 3, 2020  /  Culture, Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

Fellow St. Maarteners, Residents of our beloved island, Distinguished Guests, Online viewers, Ladies, and Gentlemen. Good Morning, In 1863, when the institution that was slavery, was officially abolished on the southern side of St. Martin, our ancestors on whose shoulders we stand today had already liberated themselves by making it economically unfeasible for it to […]

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Reminder to driving schools, instructors and existing and prospective students

By   /  July 2, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Transportation  /  Comments Off on Reminder to driving schools, instructors and existing and prospective students

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), would like to remind all driving schools, instructors and existing and prospective students of the following. Every business should have a COVID-19 Prevention & Safety Plan. The Government of Sint Maarten has issued Guidelines to assist business to prepare their own […]

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Final Inspection of School Busses Underway until July 10

By   /  July 2, 2020  /  Education, Transportation  /  Comments Off on Final Inspection of School Busses Underway until July 10

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), informs all school bus operators who have not yet submitted their school buses for inspection, that a final inspection period which commenced on June 29 will continue up to and including July 10, 2020. This inspection will cover all routine electrical […]

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Investigating High Food Prices Top Priority For Ministry of TEATT

By   /  July 1, 2020  /  Economy, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Investigating High Food Prices Top Priority For Ministry of TEATT

The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT) is looking into why food prices on the island remain persistently high in comparison to Aruba and Curaçao, despite having similar economies. One of the ministry’s priorities is to prevent price gouging and to promote fair competition. The ministry reviewed a recent study on price […]

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Labor Affairs Unit to register SSRP Business Payroll – Labor Disputes

By   /  June 28, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Labor Affairs Unit to register SSRP Business Payroll – Labor Disputes

POND ISLAND — Division Labor Affairs & Social Services to host mass intake registration drive for employees who have not received their rightful salary payment in line with the SSRP Business Payroll Support Program launched by the Government of Sint Maarten in May 2020. The SSRP Business Payroll Support is an initiative put in place […]

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ODM reminds residents and business community to be prepared for the hurricane season

By   /  June 26, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM reminds residents and business community to be prepared for the hurricane season

Hurricane Season Are You Ready PSA

This week we all were reminded once again, that all residents as well as the business community must be prepared for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Friday. On June 23rd the fourth named storm of the season ‘Tropical Storm Dolly’ formed north of Bermuda. Based on historic […]

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The Council of Ministers meets with the WICLU to clarify the cost-cutting conditions

By   /  June 26, 2020  /  Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on The Council of Ministers meets with the WICLU to clarify the cost-cutting conditions

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs called for an urgent meeting with the Council of Ministers and the Windward Islands Collective Labor Union (WICLU). The meeting was requested to provide clarity and answer any outstanding questions to the unions. This meeting also served to inform the Council of Ministers regarding the ongoing manifestations in […]

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