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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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Isolation units now allow for safe transport of contaminated patients

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Isolation units now allow for safe transport of contaminated patients

PHILIPSBURG — The Ambulance Department’s ability to safely transport patients suspected of being contaminated by naturally occurring disease outbreaks, pandemics or industrial accidents has been strengthened with the addition of seven new patient isolation units. These units were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) through the Dutch funded St. Maarten Trust Fund. The […]

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Seven Seas Water donates to Sundial School breakfast program

By   /  December 4, 2020  /  Civic, Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on Seven Seas Water donates to Sundial School breakfast program

~ Seven Seas Seas sponsors 300 faces masks for kindergarten schools ~ Great Bay, Saint Martin — In continuing what has now become an annual tradition for Seven Seas Water (St. Maarten), the company recently made a monetary donation to the Sundial School for its breakfast / lunch program. The Sundial School breakfast program was […]

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Ombudsman concludes investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Legal Matters, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Ombudsman concludes investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force

 PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded an investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and its execution in practice. The absence of a parking policy plan is addressed in the report as well.  In the report the Ombudsman concludes that parking in Philipsburg is not adequately organized. There is […]

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Further inquiry to take place into allegations against police officers

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Justice, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Further inquiry to take place into allegations against police officers

  POND ISLAND — in recent weeks an alarming number of serious accusations were levied against members of the Sint Maarten Police Force, claiming their alleged involvement in selling and driving of seized stolen vehicles. The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson has observed these serious and what she has deemed as potentially damaging […]

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Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

By   /  November 26, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

PHILIPSBURG – “The pandemic will last for a while longer and the challenge is to find the right balance between health and the economy,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its mini audit The Possibilities of Rapid Testing on St. Maarten. “Rapid testing is not a panacea. Regular testing can lead to a false sense […]

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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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