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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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CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

By   /  November 17, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

It’s that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more prevalent, and the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising persons with underlying conditions – at risk – to consult with their physician about getting their annual […]

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Friday’s Quake a Reminder to be Earthquake/Tsunami Ready

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Environment, Weather  /  Comments Off on Friday’s Quake a Reminder to be Earthquake/Tsunami Ready

National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that Friday’s, November 13th earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 at 4.35pm, is a stark reminder that members of the community have to be earthquake/tsunami ready. According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, the earthquake was measured at a depth of 31 […]

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A Back to School Message from the Ministry of Justice and KPSM

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Community, Education, Justice, Police News  /  Comments Off on A Back to School Message from the Ministry of Justice and KPSM

As our students are being welcomed back to their respective school premises today, Monday, November 16th, 2020, the Ministry of Justice is placing certain measures into effect for the overall benefit and protection of the community at large, before, during and after school hours. In addition to the necessity for everyone to adhere to the […]

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World Diabetes Day 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on World Diabetes Day 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes

World Diabetes Day, marked every year on November 14 was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. Nurses are vital in the fight against diabetes, as they help patients understand, and cope with the condition. People […]

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