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Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs initiates National Food Bank project

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs initiates National Food Bank project

PHILIPSBURG — On March 14, 2020, St. Maarten closed its borders, due to the effects of COVID-19 and a partial restriction was announced. With the island still bearing the effects of the pandemic such as business closures, the economy has drastically declined and it is further projected to have continued adverse effects on the major […]

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Travel entry requirements updated to allow rapid antigen tests

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Government, Health, Travel  /  Comments Off on Travel entry requirements updated to allow rapid antigen tests

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministers of TEATT Ludmila de Weever and VSA Richard Panneflek have updated the entry requirements to include antigen testing with an effective date of November 25th. Travelers to St. Maarten are required to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on www.stmaartenentry.com and upload their […]

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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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Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs St. Martin Day Speech

By   /  November 11, 2020  /  Culture, Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs St. Martin Day Speech

Good Morning Fellow St. Martiners here and abroad and to all the listening and viewing public. ‘Sweet St. Martin – Soualiga – Oualichi – St. Martin is my home – Where over the world say where?’ Choisy, Wathey, Fleming, Richardson, Flanders, Woods, Van Heyningen, York, Illidge, Lake, Jacobs, Peters, Cannegieters, De Weevers, Hazel, Hodge? names […]

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris

“On behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten, I hereby congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election victory as the next President and Vice-President of the United States of America. This election is particularly important given that the outcome has resulted in not only the first female Vice-President but also the first person […]

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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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Minister Panneflek: Condolences to the family of retired Civil Servant Vivienne Monsanto

By   /  November 8, 2020  /  Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Panneflek: Condolences to the family of retired Civil Servant Vivienne Monsanto

PHILIPSBURG — It is with profound sadness that the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Richard Panneflek and the Ministry, offer their heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Vivienne Monsanto. Vivienne, affectionately known as Viv or Mama was a long-serving Civil Servant. Employed since October 1, 1978, she worked as […]

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Monitoring committee meeting held between the Government of St. Maarten and French counterparts

By   /  November 8, 2020  /  French Side News, Government  /  Comments Off on Monitoring committee meeting held between the Government of St. Maarten and French counterparts

POND ISLAND — On Thursday, November 5, 2020, a monitoring committee meeting was held between the governments of Dutch and French St. Martin and the office of the Préfet of Saint Barths and Saint Martin. Present and giving opening remarks during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, President of the Collectivité of Saint Martin, […]

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs reminds the community not to become complacent

By   /  November 8, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs reminds the community not to become complacent

PHILIPSBURG — The government of St. Maarten continues to allow for more businesses to open and fully operate in a safe and responsible manner. While St. Maarten continues to get accustomed to our ‘new normal’, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs would like to remind the community that COVID-19 is still being spread throughout our community. It […]

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Appeals court rules in favor of Country Sint Maarten in Alegria court case

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  Environment, Government, Infrastructure, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Appeals court rules in favor of Country Sint Maarten in Alegria court case

~ Minister Doran calls this a huge win for the people of Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, October 30th, 2020, the Court of Appeals rendered their judgement in favor of Country Sint Maarten in its case against Alegria Real Estate N.V. to suspend the judgement rendered on September 4th, 2020. On September 4th, […]

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