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CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats by Cleaning Up Yards and Gardens

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Environment, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats by Cleaning Up Yards and Gardens

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on residents to make use of the opportunity to clean up their yards and surroundings in connection with the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and to help prevent mosquito breeding habitats. Waste disposal companies have announced […]

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Ministry of VSA and Justice sign policy to combat domestic violence, child abuse and gender based violence on Sint Maarten

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Community, Justice, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VSA and Justice sign policy to combat domestic violence, child abuse and gender based violence on Sint Maarten

On June 30th 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson together with the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley signed off on an official policy that was commissioned by both Ministries to strengthen government?s response to combat Domestic Violence (DV), Child Abuse (CA) and Gender based Violence […]

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Collective Food Program – St. Maarten update

By   /  July 13, 2021  /  Community, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Collective Food Program – St. Maarten update

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley would like to reiterate to the public that the Collective Food Assistance Program coordinated by the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) is still open and actively accepting new registrations. Persons who were previously beneficiaries of the Red Cross version of the program received a […]

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SMDF Presents Audited 2020 Annual Report to PM Jacobs

By   /  July 3, 2021  /  Government, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on SMDF Presents Audited 2020 Annual Report to PM Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG -– The St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) closed out the month of June by presenting its Audited Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020 to the Government of Sint Maarten via Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. As a self-governing organization that receives funds from the Government of Sint Maarten, SMDF […]

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CPS Closed for COVID-19 Testing on Friday but Open on Saturday. Baby Wellness Clinic Also Closed Friday

By   /  July 2, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Health, Social  /  Comments Off on CPS Closed for COVID-19 Testing on Friday but Open on Saturday. Baby Wellness Clinic Also Closed Friday

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), would like to inform the public that its offices at the Vineyard Office Complex will be closed on Friday, July 2nd for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. The Baby Wellness Clinic will also be closed on Friday, […]

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Friday last opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccine at Caribbean Cinemas. Belair Community Center Reopens on July 5 for Vaccines

By   /  June 30, 2021  /  COVID-19, Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Friday last opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccine at Caribbean Cinemas. Belair Community Center Reopens on July 5 for Vaccines

On June 15th, the Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay opened up as a temporary replacement for the Belair Community Center for the administering of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, is the last day that you can get your COVID-19 vaccine at the Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay. After the weekend, on Monday, July 5th, the […]

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MINISTER OTTLEY DONATES 300 CHILDREN FACE MASKS ON BEHALF OF THE MYLES CHRISTIAN TURNER FOUNDATION W.A.R.M

By   /  June 25, 2021  /  Civic, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on MINISTER OTTLEY DONATES 300 CHILDREN FACE MASKS ON BEHALF OF THE MYLES CHRISTIAN TURNER FOUNDATION W.A.R.M

on Thursday June 24th, The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley donated 300 children and young adults face masks to the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset and Lions Club International. The face masks for children and young adults were donated to the Ministry by Mr. Myles Christian Turner of the […]

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VMT to host Pop-up Vaccination in Dutch Quarter on Saturday at the De Weever Estate

By   /  June 25, 2021  /  Community, COVID-19, Health, Social  /  Comments Off on VMT to host Pop-up Vaccination in Dutch Quarter on Saturday at the De Weever Estate

The Vaccination Management Team (VMT) encourages everyone who hasn’t received their vaccination to come to the vaccination Pop-Up at the De Weever Estate in Dutch Quarter on Saturday, June 26th from 9:00 AM until supplies last. The VMT is pleased to see a steady number of persons who are coming for their first COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Emancipation Day 2021, will be celebrated with the theme ?No More Auction Block!?

By   /  June 24, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Culture, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Emancipation Day 2021, will be celebrated with the theme ?No More Auction Block!?

This year Emancipation Day on July 1st, will mark the 158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on Sint Maarten. The Minister of Culture Youth & Sport, Honorable drs. Rodolphe Samuel will be hosting the celebration event, which will take place on July 1st, starting at 7:30 am starting with an Ecumenical […]

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Minister Ottley takes next step to improve access to affordable prescription medication

By   /  June 22, 2021  /  Government, Health, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister Ottley takes next step to improve access to affordable prescription medication

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley has recently signed off on a draft legislation that will allow for measures to be taken by Social & Health Insurances SZV to improve the quality and minimize stock issues of prescribed medication, in addition to reducing the purchasing costs. Once the draft legislation […]

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