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World Antibiotic Awareness Week: United to preserve antimicrobials

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on World Antibiotic Awareness Week: United to preserve antimicrobials

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020 kicked off on November 18 and runs through November 24 under the theme: ‘United to preserve antimicrobials’. The one-week period is being observed all around the world and by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) with the intent to increase awareness so all persons can be attentive on the use of […]

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CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

By   /  November 17, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

It’s that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more prevalent, and the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising persons with underlying conditions – at risk – to consult with their physician about getting their annual […]

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World Diabetes Day 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on World Diabetes Day 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes

World Diabetes Day, marked every year on November 14 was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. Nurses are vital in the fight against diabetes, as they help patients understand, and cope with the condition. People […]

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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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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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Lower the risk of developing breast cancer

By   /  October 27, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Lower the risk of developing breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the leading cancers affecting women. Every October, the nation and countries around the world profile breast cancer during ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ where a wealth of information is shared on how to prevent it and promote the importance of early detection, and at the same time recognize the courage of […]

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Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer

By   /  October 20, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer

That was the theme for World Hypertension Day that was observed over the weekend on Saturday, October 17 under the banner: ‘Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!’ Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for illness and premature death from cardiovascular disease, according to the Caribbean Public Health […]

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Central Bank issues warning about Pyramid Schemes

By   /  October 14, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Central Bank issues warning about Pyramid Schemes

Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) hereby warns the public about pyramid-like schemes. These schemes are currently promoted using the anxiety created by the economic stagnation and downturn caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These schemes are used as a cover to victimize unsuspecting or vulnerable persons trying to make […]

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Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

By   /  October 13, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

~ Inspections reveal drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites. One in four households have mosquito larvae ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Mosquito control is considered an essential health service, and the Collective Prevention Service’s (CPS) Vector Control Team was out surveying areas while adhering to current social distancing and […]

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MINISTER Panneflek Your Mental Health matters

By   /  October 10, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on MINISTER Panneflek Your Mental Health matters

PHILIPSBURG — World Mental Health Day is internationally recognized on October 10th of each year. Many people underestimate the severity of mental health issues until they have been directly impacted by a tragedy. According to the World Health Organization, close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder. Through research, it is becoming […]

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