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Everything You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine to be in a Facebook Livestream on Thursday

By   /  February 10, 2021  /  COVID-19, Government, Health  /  Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine to be in a Facebook Livestream on Thursday

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour (Ministry VSA) Collective Prevention Services (CPS), will organize a panel discussion about the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout plan on Sint Maarten on Thursday. Various health experts will attend to provide information about the importance, safety, and procedures of the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan. The event will […]

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Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

By   /  February 5, 2021  /  Finance, Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~ PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs together with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion presented the three publicly debated legislative amendments to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on the cost cutting measures. The first being the Temporary National Ordinance to standardize the top incomes and reduce the […]

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Economic controls aimed at fairness and the public good to continue

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Economic controls aimed at fairness and the public good to continue

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of TEATT announced recently that it would step up general controls to ensure that businesses are adhering to St. Maarten’s economic rules and regulations. Many of these controls are in response to public complaints received for various infractions. TEATT has diligently worked to restore economic activities during the crisis, but […]

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Integrity Chamber continues introductory meetings with government-owned companies

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  Business, Government, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Integrity Chamber continues introductory meetings with government-owned companies

PHILIPSBURG (13 December 2020) – The Integrity Chamber Sint Maarten has wrapped up introductory meetings with the supervisory boards and management of the “big four” government-owned companies. These virtual meetings were aimed at sharing the tasks assigned to the Integrity Chamber based on its governing ordinance and to learn more about the companies. Separate meetings […]

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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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