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“Our future is at hand- let’s move forward together”; Happy Global Handwashing Day

By   /  October 15, 2021  /  Community, Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on “Our future is at hand- let’s move forward together”; Happy Global Handwashing Day

PHILIPSBURG? Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15th every year in efforts to educate and encourage the public to embrace the benefits of properly washing  their hands with water and soap.   Hand washing is a simple, cost effective and yet a very impactful intervention to significantly maintain ones health and keep the germs […]

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Calls on Frontline Health Workers to Participate in PAHO Campaign ?Share Your Story?

By   /  October 15, 2021  /  Community, Health, Social  /  Comments Off on Calls on Frontline Health Workers to Participate in PAHO Campaign ?Share Your Story?

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the sustained burden the COVID-19 pandemic poses on the mental health of frontline workers, inviting them to share their stories and strategies to better manage and cope with this added challenge.   The […]

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Implementation Agendas in line with National Development Vision

By   /  September 28, 2021  /  Community, Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Implementation Agendas in line with National Development Vision

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? The Fourth Implementation Agenda was approved on Friday, September 24 in the Kingdom Council of Ministers. This agenda covers the period from October-November-December.   Implementation Agendas outline action-points that have to be taken by the Government of Sint Maarten and are therefore in line with the final decision-making in […]

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ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

By   /  September 27, 2021  /  Community, Island Life, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson from the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Monday, major Hurricane Sam will pass over 300 miles at its closest point northeast of Sint Maarten late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) and therefore poses […]

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Government and NRPB on SMHDF funding request

By   /  September 24, 2021  /  Community, Government, Infrastructure  /  Comments Off on Government and NRPB on SMHDF funding request

The Government of Sint Maarten would like to address the two articles regarding the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) that were published in The Daily Herald earlier this week. In these articles, SMHDF expressed its disappointment about the funding allocation decisions of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Since the inception of the Trust Fund […]

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Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

By   /  September 13, 2021  /  Community, Government, Island Life, Social  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

  PHILIPSBURG – Recently, the Minister of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), Egbert J. Doran along with members of the Ebenezer Community Council Foundation, visited the Ebenezer Community Space – one of six community spaces being established across Sint Maarten. Led by the Managing Director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) […]

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Flow supports Vaccination Fair with Free Chippie credit

By   /  September 12, 2021  /  Business, Community, Health  /  Comments Off on Flow supports Vaccination Fair with Free Chippie credit

– Company collaborates with Ministry of Health to encourage vaccination    –   Flow & the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor have partnered to encourage vaccinations on St. Maarten in the drive to reach the 85% vaccination goal. The Telecoms operator will participate in the CPS Vineyard Office Park Vaccination Pop-up Fair this […]

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Minister Ottley: "First Community Day was a success"

By   /  August 30, 2021  /  Community, Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley: "First Community Day was a success"

On August 27th 2021 Minister of VSA, Omar Ottley, held his first community day. The Minister announced in his August 4th press briefing, that on the last Friday of each month, he will prioritize meetings with members of the community to share ideas on how he can better assist the community and discuss issues that […]

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Traffic Alert: Reminder Temporary Road Closure at the Junction Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road

By   /  August 28, 2021  /  Community, Infrastructure, Island Life, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Traffic Alert: Reminder Temporary Road Closure at the Junction Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road

Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces a temporary road closure at the junction of Middle Region Road and Hulda B. Richardson Road from Saturday, August 28 from 4:00 am until Monday, August 30, 5:00 am, in connection with the ongoing road repair project. Traffic flow from the direction […]

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Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

By   /  August 23, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), says that even though World Breastfeeding Week recently came to an end, women should continue to breastfeed throughout the year. ?The benefits of breastfeeding and nurturing mother-infant interaction to prevent infection and promote health and development are especially […]

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