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Central Bank issues warning about Pyramid Schemes

By   /  October 14, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Central Bank issues warning about Pyramid Schemes

Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) hereby warns the public about pyramid-like schemes. These schemes are currently promoted using the anxiety created by the economic stagnation and downturn caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These schemes are used as a cover to victimize unsuspecting or vulnerable persons trying to make […]

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Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

By   /  October 13, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

~ Inspections reveal drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites. One in four households have mosquito larvae ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Mosquito control is considered an essential health service, and the Collective Prevention Service’s (CPS) Vector Control Team was out surveying areas while adhering to current social distancing and […]

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COME center provides hot meals to the vulnerables

By   /  October 6, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Social  /  Comments Off on COME center provides hot meals to the vulnerables

PHILIPSBURG – As part of the collaborated COVID-19 Relief Program sponsored by Netherland’s Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), the COME Center in Philipsburg has been providing hot meals to some of the most vulnerable members of the community of St. Maarten. These members, which includes seniors, persons with a low income, and persons […]

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Panneflek expresses words of thanks to the Ambulance Department and RAV Ambulance Relief Support Team for COVID-19 relief

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Community, Health  /  Comments Off on Panneflek expresses words of thanks to the Ambulance Department and RAV Ambulance Relief Support Team for COVID-19 relief

POND ISLAND — The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Richard Panneflek announced that Relief Support was requested for the Ambulance Department by the Ministry of VSA through the Ministry of Public Health in the Netherlands (VWS). The request was approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs (BZK) and organized in […]

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CPS calls on the Community to Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall events

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS calls on the Community to Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall events

Due to daily rain events, the community is being reminded to take a proactive approach in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Source reduction is the key to decreasing the mosquito […]

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Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs raises the SDG flag

By   /  September 26, 2020  /  Community, Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs raises the SDG flag

POND ISLAND — On September 25th, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs raised the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) flag. On this commemorative day, the SDG flag is being raised throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Government of St. Maarten remains committed to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. This agenda serves as a tool for […]

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St. Maarten Commemorates SDGs Action Day

By   /  September 25, 2020  /  Community, Government, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten Commemorates SDGs Action Day

PHILIPSBURG — On the 25th of September 2015, all 193 UN Member States adopted the 2030 SDG Agenda, with at its core the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a non-binding declaration that addresses all current global ecological, social and economic challenges – from multidimensional poverty and intersectional inequality to climate change, responsible consumption […]

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The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

By   /  September 2, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Island Life, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

ST. PETERS — On Saturday, August 29, 2020, thirty-two families received two bags of groceries, bottled water, face masks, and COVID-19 awareness pamphlets compliments of Hyacinth Richardson Educational Awareness Foundation and Secours Populaire Français. The two organizations intend to give away 260 food bags during the week to families and senior citizens negatively impacted by […]

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CPS Vector Control Team continues with Small-Scale Community Awareness Project/Mosquito Control program

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS Vector Control Team continues with Small-Scale Community Awareness Project/Mosquito Control program

PHILIPSBURG — The Collective Prevention Services, a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labour, commenced on August 3rd, 2020, with a Small-Scale Community Awareness Project and Mosquito Control program. During the week of August 31 to September 4, the Vector Control Team will be visiting the districts of Ebenezer, Betty’s Estate […]

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Delay with printing of Hurricane and Disaster Passes

By   /  August 28, 2020  /  Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Delay with printing of Hurricane and Disaster Passes

PHILIPSBURG — The printing of the final batches of the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been delayed due to COVID-19 lockdown. Another delay was related to the quarantine and isolation of several members of the staff due to COVID-19. The processing and printing process were delayed by two months, but […]

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