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Calls on Frontline Health Workers to Participate in PAHO Campaign ?Share Your Story?

By   /  October 15, 2021  /  Community, Health, Social  /  Comments Off on Calls on Frontline Health Workers to Participate in PAHO Campaign ?Share Your Story?

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the sustained burden the COVID-19 pandemic poses on the mental health of frontline workers, inviting them to share their stories and strategies to better manage and cope with this added challenge.   The […]

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World Food Day Guided tour and lecture at SXM Hillside Eco Resort

By   /  October 5, 2021  /  Government, Hospitality, Island Life, Social  /  Comments Off on World Food Day Guided tour and lecture at SXM Hillside Eco Resort

Great Bay-The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the SXM Hillside and Eco Resort (South reward) is hosting a free nature hike & guided tour of the botanical garden and lecture on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 06.30am to 10:00am. Participants will enjoy to a complimentary breakfast and refreshments.  The family friendly hike starts can […]

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Implementation Agendas in line with National Development Vision

By   /  September 28, 2021  /  Community, Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Implementation Agendas in line with National Development Vision

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? The Fourth Implementation Agenda was approved on Friday, September 24 in the Kingdom Council of Ministers. This agenda covers the period from October-November-December.   Implementation Agendas outline action-points that have to be taken by the Government of Sint Maarten and are therefore in line with the final decision-making in […]

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Official (re)opening ceremony sewing center Point Blanche Prison

By   /  September 17, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Official (re)opening ceremony sewing center Point Blanche Prison

Tuesday, September 14, was the official (re)opening ceremony of the sewing center at the Point Blanch prison. The sewing center at the Point Blanche prison has been closed for some years, but after minor renovations it has officially opened back its doors for the inmates residing at the Point Blanche prison. Present during the ceremony […]

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Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it?

By   /  September 14, 2021  /  Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it?

An informative panel discussion entitled: ?Addressing Youth Depression and Self Harm: What Parents Can Do about it.? The Workshop is being organized by the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport for the general public especially parents of primary and secondary school going children. Depression is one of […]

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Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

By   /  September 13, 2021  /  Community, Government, Island Life, Social  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

  PHILIPSBURG – Recently, the Minister of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), Egbert J. Doran along with members of the Ebenezer Community Council Foundation, visited the Ebenezer Community Space – one of six community spaces being established across Sint Maarten. Led by the Managing Director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) […]

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Public demonstration prohibited on Dutch Sint Maarten

By   /  August 21, 2021  /  Government, Justice, Social  /  Comments Off on Public demonstration prohibited on Dutch Sint Maarten

Saint-Martin Resistance organization notified the Minister of Justice of Sint Maarten, Anna E. Richardson that a protest against mandatory vaccination and health pass will be held on August 21, on French Saint Martin. The organization sought approval to cross from the Bellevue border and proceed towards the Union Road roundabout in order to turn around […]

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Varying factors fuel vaccine reluctance: Meeting with contracted researchers from Curacao

By   /  August 20, 2021  /  Government, Health, Social  /  Comments Off on Varying factors fuel vaccine reluctance: Meeting with contracted researchers from Curacao

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley met with research representatives contacted by the RIVM and VWS of the Netherlands, to discuss the findings of a randomized survey done to better understand the vaccine hesitancy amongst the Sint Maarten population. The Minister was eager to learn about the factors associated with COVID-19 […]

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Minister VSA meets with Director SMDF to discuss the food voucher program and senior registrations

By   /  August 19, 2021  /  Community, Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister VSA meets with Director SMDF to discuss the food voucher program and senior registrations

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley met with St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) Director, Ms. Makhicia Brooks to gain insight into the application process, as well as the approval criteria and grounds for denial of applications, especially those related to the seniors. The Minister took note of the complaints coming in […]

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Temporary ban on all pork products originating from the Dominican Republic due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever

By   /  August 6, 2021  /  Business, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Temporary ban on all pork products originating from the Dominican Republic due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever

The Inspectorate VSA is hereby informing the public that a temporary ban has been instituted on the importation of pork and all pork products originating from the Dominican Republic effective immediately. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in samples from pigs in the Dominican […]

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