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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 CuraƧao, 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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Council of Ministers Commends Unity Among Unions

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers Commends Unity Among Unions

The Government of St. Maarten has been informed of a series of manifestations that have been ongoing this week. Permission for these manifestations was requested and they have been granted. The government was also informed concerning the willingness of union members to partake in these meetings and manifestations. During the past two days, Prime Minister […]

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

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Health, Island Life, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on “FIGHT BACK” Mosquito Awareness Open House and Unused Tire Drop Off at Cole Bay Community Help Desk

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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INTRODUCTION OF NEW CONDITIONS FOR THE CONTINUED FINANCING OF BUSINESS PAYROLL SUPPORT

By   /  June 24, 2020  /  Business, Economy, Finance  /  Comments Off on INTRODUCTION OF NEW CONDITIONS FOR THE CONTINUED FINANCING OF BUSINESS PAYROLL SUPPORT

The Sint Maarten Stimulus Support and Relief Program (SSRP) will be following new regulations starting June 1st, 2020. On May 13th the Netherlands sent conditions for receiving liquidity support for COVID-19. This included adjustments in the current SSRP structure and execution. The Payroll Support Plan will subsidize a maximum of 60% of wages at SZV […]

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Denied SSRP support can be appealed

By   /  June 24, 2020  /  Finance, Local News, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Denied SSRP support can be appealed

Substantiation as to why decisions should be overturned necessary The Government of Sint Maarten would like to remind the public that their denied applications for SSRP can be appealed with the executing bodies. SZV is the executing authority for the Business Payroll Support. Employers who have been denied payroll or lockdown support can submit their […]

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