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BIP SXM submits the Audited Financial Statement 2020 for approval to the Minister of TEATT

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Business, Government  /  Comments Off on BIP SXM submits the Audited Financial Statement 2020 for approval to the Minister of TEATT

The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (the Bureau or BIP SXM) met with the Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT), Ms. Ludmila de Weever last Friday, July 16th, 2021, to present the audited Financial Statement 2020 and to discuss other pending items. The Bureau is pleased to announce […]

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Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Honorable Silveria Jacobs Nelson Mandela Day Message

By   /  July 18, 2021  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Honorable Silveria Jacobs Nelson Mandela Day Message

I greet you on behalf of the government and people of St. Maarten on this momentous occasion of the global celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. I am grateful to the organizers for the invitation to have the honor to share this platform with illustrius dignitaries from the Caribbean and the Americas. Today, we celebrate […]

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World Bank Country Director Burunciuc pledges commitment to St. Maarten

By   /  July 16, 2021  /  Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on World Bank Country Director Burunciuc pledges commitment to St. Maarten

?Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the […]

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Prime Minister of Sint Maarten condemns shooting of journalist De Vries in the Netherlands

By   /  July 9, 2021  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister of Sint Maarten condemns shooting of journalist De Vries in the Netherlands

Prime Minister Jacobs condemns the act of violence against freedom of speech and stands in solidarity with the people of the Netherlands. The shooting of celebrity Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter Peter R. de Vries occurred on Tuesday, July 7th, in Amsterdam city sending shockwaves throughout the Kingdom. De Vries remains in critical condition. […]

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Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor makes a decision in favor of students going abroad to study, civil servants and the Public

By   /  July 9, 2021  /  Education, Government, Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor makes a decision in favor of students going abroad to study, civil servants and the Public

Minister Ottley along with VMT and the Ministry of VSA has set up extra community vaccination pop-ups and is urging all students who are going abroad in the pursuit of higher studies to come out on July 9th and 10th 2021, to receive their first or second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. This decision should […]

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Government of Sint Maarten extends condolences to the Haitian community

By   /  July 8, 2021  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Government of Sint Maarten extends condolences to the Haitian community

It is with great sadness and shock that the Council of Ministers learned about the tragic assassination of the President of Haiti, Honorable Jovenel Moïse at his residence early this morning. The assassination of President Moïse is a loss not just for Haiti but for its diaspora. The Government of St. Maarten stands in solidarity […]

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Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom hold first Ministerial Consultation

By   /  July 8, 2021  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom hold first Ministerial Consultation

On Monday, July 5th, a Ministerial Consultation was held with all four Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom for the first time in the past years. The high-level meetings came about on request of St. Maarten as a result of the meetings recently held in The Hague. The intention is to foster positive relations within […]

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Minister Anna E. Richardson continues to build bridges with Curaçao?s Justice Ministry

By   /  July 8, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Anna E. Richardson continues to build bridges with Curaçao?s Justice Ministry

The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visited the Military Academy Marine Kazerne Suffisant today, Tuesday, July 6th, in Curaçao. Minister Richardson was welcomed by Mr. Frank Boots – Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean who doubles as the Director of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard at the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Steven […]

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Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

By   /  July 6, 2021  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

~ ?No More Auction Block!? ~ 158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on July 1st, 1863 Good morning to everyone here in this space and within the sound of my voice. Last evening, I heard one of our Honorable Members of Parliament on the floor of Parliament, and she?s here today, […]

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Nightlife curfew re-extended to 2am

By   /  July 4, 2021  /  Business, Government, Island Life, Local News  /  Comments Off on Nightlife curfew re-extended to 2am

As of June 28, 2021, the number of reported active cases dropped to less than 50. The intended goal was to achieve the 85% vaccination rate on Dutch Sint Maarten. However, the number of vaccinated adults within the Sint Maarten population has increased sufficiently. In this regard, the Minister has deemed these figures to be […]

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