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BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

By   /  October 14, 2021  /  Business, Hospitality, Island Life, Labor, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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Minister Ottley signs off updated incidental work instruction that strengthens local labor resources.

By   /  October 6, 2021  /  Business, Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley signs off updated incidental work instruction that strengthens local labor resources.

?The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby informs the public that the legal framework established in the National Ordinance on foreign labor and the National Decree constituting general measures on foreign labor remains in full effect.   For applications concerning projects, the legal framework must be considered and applied in […]

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Employers to request testing of their employees

By   /  September 7, 2021  /  Business, Health, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Employers to request testing of their employees

The Ministry of VSA and the Ministry of TEATT recently published additional COVID-19 measures by ministerial regulation. These additional measures, allows employers to request testing of their employees, whether they are vaccinated or not. Presently, the number of active COVID-19 infections on Sint Maarten is alarmingly high and the SMMC has reached its maximum capacity. […]

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Constitutional Court to deliberate and present judgement within a reasonable time

By   /  August 23, 2021  /  Government, Labor, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Constitutional Court to deliberate and present judgement within a reasonable time

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten, sat on Friday, August 20, in the case of the Ombudsman versus the Government of Sint Maarten in connection with three ordinances that were adjusted based on conditions from the Kingdom Government in order for Sint Maarten to receive financial support due to […]

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Minister of Justice hosts information session for CCSU about sick-leave, re-integration and disability pension for Justice

By   /  August 20, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice hosts information session for CCSU about sick-leave, re-integration and disability pension for Justice

On August 16th, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson welcomed representatives of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) to a follow-up information session on the topic of existing policies and procedures related to sick-leave registration, re-integration, chronic illness and disability pension for civil servants. Speakers included the Social & Health Insurances […]

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Ministerial Regulation (MR) imposes up to 4 months detention or 5,000 ANG fines for 11 PM closure violators

By   /  August 15, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministerial Regulation (MR) imposes up to 4 months detention or 5,000 ANG fines for 11 PM closure violators

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley is reminding the General Public of the COVID-19 measures that are still obligatory. In just a week, the active COVID numbers surged to 300 plus persons; 18 patients are currently hospitalized at SMMC, and 290 persons are in home isolation. To date, 39 persons […]

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Council of Ministers and Union members meet to discuss alternative measures to meet conditions for personnel deductions

By   /  August 2, 2021  /  Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers and Union members meet to discuss alternative measures to meet conditions for personnel deductions

On July 26, the Honorable Ministers of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs; Justice, Anna Richardson; Finance, Ardwell Irion; TEATT, Ludmila de Weever; and Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs. Rodolphe Samuel; met with the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) members; WICSU-PSU, WITU, ABVO with representatives of NAPB to continue the discussion on the 12.5% cost-cutting […]

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Indigo Bay Development one step closer

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Business, Hospitality, Labor, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Indigo Bay Development one step closer

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, (VSA) Omar Ottley signed a scope of service agreement (SOS) with Indigo Shores Developments B. V. The SOS brings the vision of this luxurious hotel one step closer to reality. The scope of service agreement ensures not only economical benefits for Sint Maarten but also the […]

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Government meets with the Unions over vacation allowance

By   /  July 1, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Government meets with the Unions over vacation allowance

~ To await Constitutional Court decision ~ On Tuesday, June 29th, the Honorable Ministers of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs; Justice, Anna Richardson; Finance, Ardwell Irion; Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs. Rodolphe Samuel; and Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley met with the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) members; WICSU-PSU, WITU, ABVO […]

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Ministry of Justice & Unions: NAPB-ABVO-NRPB

By   /  July 1, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Justice & Unions: NAPB-ABVO-NRPB

On Saturday June 26th, 2021 representatives of the NAPB,ABVO unions and a member of the Lands recherché joint with a representative of the Ministry of Justice in a work session on the function books relating to different divisions within the Ministry of Justice. During this work session the function books were reviewed once again and […]

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