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Minister of VSA presented with Sint Maarten 2020 Labor Market Needs Assessment Survey Report

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of VSA presented with Sint Maarten 2020 Labor Market Needs Assessment Survey Report

POND ISLAND — On Monday, November 16th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Richard Panneflek and President and Research coordinator of Sint Maarten Institute for Public Policy Studies (SIPPS), Mr. Julio R. Romney met to discuss SIPPS findings of our recent Labor Market needs. Sint Maarten Institute for Public Policy Studies […]

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Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Justice, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Justice has taken note of a report in the press related to Monday’s rulings of the Court in Civil Servants Matters regarding several police officers. With the exception of one case, these court cases are all related to unanswered requests by the officers to be placed in a function that […]

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INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

By   /  November 18, 2020  /  Business, Health, Infrastructure, International News, Local News  /  Comments Off on INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

~ SMGH construction continues as normal under new ownership ~ CAY HILL — It is with pleasure that SMMC has taken note of the news emerging from Italy that INSO, the general contractor for the St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH), has been sold to the Fincantieri Group recently. The sale includes Fincantieri’s commitment to take […]

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Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

By   /  November 12, 2020  /  Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

PHILIPSBURG – Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in mid-2021, repairs to the roofs, doors, and windows of approximately 200 private […]

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Minister of Education received reports from four school boards informing of seven cases of COVID-19

By   /  November 9, 2020  /  COVID-19, Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Education received reports from four school boards informing of seven cases of COVID-19

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Monday, November 9, 2020, makes exactly three weeks since schools on St. Maarten began the phased implementation of in person instruction. The process began with Exam students and Special Education Students on October 19th, 2020, and continued with the return of vulnerable students as per October 26th, 2020. Students of these three […]

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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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Adjusted opening hours at Main Landfill/Irma Landfill on upcoming Holidays

By   /  November 8, 2020  /  Local News, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Adjusted opening hours at Main Landfill/Irma Landfill on upcoming Holidays

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of VROMI announces that the main landfill as well as the Irma landfill will have adjusted opening hours during the upcoming holidays. These holidays are as follows: St. Maarten’s Day on Tuesday, November 11th, 2020. Christmas Day on Friday, December 25th, 2020. New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1st, 2021. […]

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November 17 is the deadline for applying for a fireworks license

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Local News  /  Comments Off on November 17 is the deadline for applying for a fireworks license

Those who are interested in importing, transporting, selling, or having a firework show at year-end needs to apply at the Fire Department at least six weeks before the activity. Those interested in applying for a Fireworks license for this year’s end celebrations should do so before November 17, 2020. Permits are needed to carry out […]

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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson to prioritize completion of Domestic Violence Policy

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  Justice, Local News, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson to prioritize completion of Domestic Violence Policy

PHILIPBURG — Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson has prioritized Domestic Violence in her tenure and has set the enactment of the Domestic Violence (DV) Policy to a high level of importance. Minister Richardson called for a taskforce between the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA). The […]

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Ministry of VROMI issues public notice: Great Bay Channel open for Pumping Operation /Advises against swimming in Great Bay

By   /  October 31, 2020  /  Environment, Island Life, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI issues public notice: Great Bay Channel open for Pumping Operation /Advises against swimming in Great Bay

GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), informs the general public that the Department of Infrastructure Management will open up the pumps in efforts of lowering the water in the Fresh Pond, due to excess rain we are experiencing. The pumps will be in operation for […]

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