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Resources 4 Community Resilience launches US$452K in local projects

By   /  November 20, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Social  /  Comments Off on Resources 4 Community Resilience launches US$452K in local projects

PHILIPSBURG —  The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) project was officially launched during a Zoom meeting and Facebook livestream on Wednesday November 18. The ceremony was hosted by radio personality Kevin “Suppa” Petrona (who is also the local R4CR Communication and Outreach expert) and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager). The R4CR program is […]

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INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

By   /  November 18, 2020  /  Business, Health, Infrastructure, International News, Local News  /  Comments Off on INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

~ SMGH construction continues as normal under new ownership ~ CAY HILL — It is with pleasure that SMMC has taken note of the news emerging from Italy that INSO, the general contractor for the St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH), has been sold to the Fincantieri Group recently. The sale includes Fincantieri’s commitment to take […]

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Wever, STM donate hand sanitizers to Catholic School Board

By   /  November 15, 2020  /  Civic, Education, Health  /  Comments Off on Wever, STM donate hand sanitizers to Catholic School Board

PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister Christopher Wever and Stanley Lint of STM Shipping on Friday donated 1,100 12oz bottles of hand sanitizers to the Catholic School board. Also donated was a 55-gallon drum in order to refill the bottles. The donation was made in collaboration with Andrew Cadwell of Cadwell Inc. located in Florida. It was […]

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KPSM called in to rule out foul play in attempted/suicide case

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Police News  /  Comments Off on KPSM called in to rule out foul play in attempted/suicide case

PHILIPSBURG — Police patrols were directed to two cases over the last few days to investigate an attempted suicide and a suicide incident that took place during the course of the week. On Monday, November 9th, a man attempted to take his own life and another case on Thursday, November 12th, where a woman had […]

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Inclement weather interrupts flag hoisting on St. Martin Day

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Culture, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Inclement weather interrupts flag hoisting on St. Martin Day

PHILIPSBURG — As St. Martiners, we feel a sense of pride, and are elated and proud to see the St. Maarten flag flying high at the Bell’s Lookout Point, especially on St. Martin Day. As such, preparations were made to raise the flag on St. Martin Day. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather expected and […]

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10 COVID-19 recoveries today

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Comments Off on 10 COVID-19 recoveries today

PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) Richard Panneflek extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 24th Covid-19 victim who passed away. He wishes the family peace and strength during this difficult time. As of November 13th, there were nine (9) persons who tested […]

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St. Maarten negotiations on the 3rd tranche of liquidity support start today

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Finance, Government  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten negotiations on the 3rd tranche of liquidity support start today

POND ISLAND — The discussion on the third tranche of liquidity support commenced this morning, Friday, November 13, 2020, after the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting, wherein State Secretary Knops expressed the willingness of the Netherlands to engage in discussions with St. Maarten on the third tranche for liquidity support. St. Maarten has been […]

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Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

By   /  November 12, 2020  /  Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

PHILIPSBURG – Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in mid-2021, repairs to the roofs, doors, and windows of approximately 200 private […]

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Government holds cost-cutting measures info-session with civil servants

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Government holds cost-cutting measures info-session with civil servants

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, November 6, 2020, Minister of General Affairs Silveria E. Jacobs held an information session for all civil servants. This virtual meeting was to provide an update concerning government’s cost-cutting measures as per the conditions for further liquidity support from the Netherlands. The conditions among others being the 12.5% reduction on the […]

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COVID-19 trend on St. Maarten to date

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 trend on St. Maarten to date

PHILIPSBURG — As of November 9th, CPS reports an increase in the 7-day moving average. The average has increased from a short-term trend of 5-per day to 8-per day. While these numbers are still small, it reflects a 60% increase in cases over the last 10 days. The island has also sadly experienced an additional […]

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