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Car wrecks cleanup campaign starts Monday, September 21, 2020

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  Environment, Local News  /  Comments Off on Car wrecks cleanup campaign starts Monday, September 21, 2020

POND ISLAND — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, announces that an island-wide cleanup of the car wrecks will begin on Monday, September 21, 2020. Car wrecks are an eyesore and negatively effects the Country’s environmental well-being. Since taking office, Minister Doran embarked on a […]

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UoC Legislative Writing Program

By   /  September 15, 2020  /  Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on UoC Legislative Writing Program

PHILIPSBURG — A total of nine persons, seven Civil Servants and two external candidates, have enrolled from Sint Maarten to participate in a one-year legislative course organized by the University of Curacao.  The program, slated to begin on September 14, 2020, is an online training for lawyers, to equip them with the knowledge of the […]

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Minister Doran: Country Sint Maarten intends to appeal Alegria’s court ruling

By   /  September 8, 2020  /  Environment, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran: Country Sint Maarten intends to appeal Alegria’s court ruling

    PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, Mr. Egbert Doran, has taken notice of the decision laid down by the Judge in the Court of First Instance dated Friday, September 4, pertaining to the injunction case of Alegria Real Estate N.V. against the Government of Sint Maarten. […]

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Employer Council proposes Candidates SER

By   /  September 4, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Employer Council proposes Candidates SER

PHILIPSBURG — The Employer Council St. Maarten has submitted six employer representative candidates for the next Social Economic Council (SER). The Employer Council hopes to speed up the appointment process of the new SER term, which it considers to be of great value in the current socio-economic crisis. Previously nominations were submitted in January for […]

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The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

By   /  September 2, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Island Life, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on The Hyacinth Richardson Foundation (HREAF) kicks off food assistance program

ST. PETERS — On Saturday, August 29, 2020, thirty-two families received two bags of groceries, bottled water, face masks, and COVID-19 awareness pamphlets compliments of Hyacinth Richardson Educational Awareness Foundation and Secours Populaire Français. The two organizations intend to give away 260 food bags during the week to families and senior citizens negatively impacted by […]

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SSSD informative workshop on hurricane preparedness

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on SSSD informative workshop on hurricane preparedness

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PHILIPSBURG — This interactive and informative workshop entitled, “Be Prepared, Not Scared?” aims to educate and empower parents and by extension the general public on learning and teaching the vital skill of being prepared for hurricanes, the importance of creating a family plan, and addressing psychosocial wellbeing. This workshop is being organized by SSSD for […]

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Ministerial Decree Extended for Businesses with Adjustments to Restaurant Closing Hours

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  Business, Hospitality, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministerial Decree Extended for Businesses with Adjustments to Restaurant Closing Hours

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of TEATT Ludmila de Weever has taken the decision, after discussion with the Council of Ministers, for commercial premises with licenses for clubs, adult entertainment, discotheques, bars, and lounges, such as cigar lounges to remain closed until September 15, 2020. This decision was not taken lightly, especially after consulting with various […]

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Insufficient progress on APS’s domestic investment projects

By   /  August 27, 2020  /  Finance, Local News  /  Comments Off on Insufficient progress on APS’s domestic investment projects

Philipsburg – August 27th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled Compliance audit: 2019 Financial Statements of the General Pension Fund Sint Maarten (Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten – APS) to Parliament today. The report addresses findings and conclusions resulting from the review of the pension fund’s 2019 financial statement. The Fund’s coverage ratio […]

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Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates

By   /  August 26, 2020  /  Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association and their legal representative. This includes biased references that are not based on facts, that no measures were taken to protect the inmate population from contracting the COVID-19 virus while incarcerated.  The […]

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Minister Doran meets with district cleaners

By   /  August 20, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran meets with district cleaners

~ Encourages residents to follow Pre-hurricane cleanup schedule ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, Mr. Egbert J. Doran, and staff members of the Department of Infrastructure Management, recently held a meeting with the directors of the district cleaners. The meeting was geared towards ascertaining the concerns and […]

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