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As of November 1st 2021; fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten

By   /  October 20, 2021  /  Health, Tourism, Travel  /  Comments Off on As of November 1st 2021; fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley announced during press briefing that as of November 1st 2021, fully vaccinated persons will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten. This will only be applicable for travelers that are fully vaccinated with the approved vaccines of the RIVM and the […]

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8 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

By   /  October 19, 2021  /  Health  /  Comments Off on 8 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten?s 74th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Peace and healing go out to the family. As of October 19th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) […]

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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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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2021

By   /  October 11, 2021  /  Government, Health  /  Comments Off on WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2021

World Mental Health Day is observed yearly on the 10th of October , the aim of commemorating this day is to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of Mental Health.    The theme of this year?s awareness campaign is ?Mental health care for all: let?s make it a reality?. […]

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Minister Ottley visits the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF)

By   /  September 29, 2021  /  Government, Health  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley visits the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF)

On Monday September 27th, the Honorable Minister Ottley and his cabinet staff visited the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation. He was welcomed by members of the board and the Operations Manager of the Foundation, Mrs. Bregje Boetekees. Mrs. Boatekees gave an overview of the origins of the foundation, which started in elderly care almost […]

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Minister Ottley invited to serve as member of the Committee on Credentials at PAHO/WHO Directing Council

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  Government, Health, International News  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley invited to serve as member of the Committee on Credentials at PAHO/WHO Directing Council

The Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 73rd Session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas, has invited the Honorable Omar Ottley, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour to serve as a member of the Committee on Credentials of the 59th Session, from September […]

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Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it?

By   /  September 14, 2021  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it?

An informative panel discussion entitled: ?Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it.? The Workshop is being organized by the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport for the general public especially parents of primary and secondary school going children. Depression is one of […]

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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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Caribbean Wellness Day Sept. 11: ?In it Together! Building Healthy Communities?

By   /  September 12, 2021  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Caribbean Wellness Day Sept. 11: ?In it Together! Building Healthy Communities?

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) will be observed across the region on Saturday, September 11 to promote good health and well-being of the whole of society, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) said on Friday. The overall theme is ?In it Together! Building […]

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