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Dutch and French St. Martin working towards enhanced cooperation on joint subjects

By   /  September 18, 2020  /  Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Dutch and French St. Martin working towards enhanced cooperation on joint subjects

PHILIPSBURG – On Thursday, September 17, the Council of Ministers held a cooperation meeting with the Collectivité of Saint Martin at the Government Administration Building. Although this meeting was planned since earlier in the week, both governments are elated with the outcome of the unity march of Wednesday, September 16, that took place at the […]

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Caribbean Wellness Day to be Observed on September 12

By   /  September 11, 2020  /  Island Life, Social  /  Comments Off on Caribbean Wellness Day to be Observed on September 12

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) will be observed across the region on Saturday, September 12 to promote good health and well-being of the whole of society, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) said on Thursday. The overall theme proposed for the next five […]

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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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Minister Doran: Four priority shelters completed

By   /  August 28, 2020  /  Community, Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran: Four priority shelters completed

~ Shelters officially handed over to managers ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, has the distinct pleasure to announce the completion of the works at the four priority shelters. The four shelters are the Dutch Quarter Community Center, the Rupert Maynard Community […]

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Priority shelter enhancements on target for late August

By   /  August 19, 2020  /  Community, Infrastructure, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Priority shelter enhancements on target for late August

PHILIPSBURG – Upgrades to designated facilities on St Maarten that are also used as hurricane shelters are fully underway as part of the Emergency Recovery Project 1 of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Four facilities that are used as official shelters, identified as priority by the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA) […]

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Income Support and Unemployment Support Recipients urged to apply

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Business, Economy, Finance, Labor, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Income Support and Unemployment Support Recipients urged to apply

~ Income and Unemployment deadline is August 22nd  ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the “Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers” and COVID-19 Unemployment Support. Both programs pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. In order […]

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Tzu Chi helps student pursue tertiary education

By   /  July 29, 2020  /  Civic, Education, Social  /  Comments Off on Tzu Chi helps student pursue tertiary education

PHILIPSBURG — Young St. Maartener Nikita Ambrose is now better equipped to start pursuing her tertiary studies in the Netherlands thanks to a donation she received from the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation earlier this month. Nikita is the daughter of one of Tzu Chi’s long-time recipient, the late Angela Ambrose, who passed away in November […]

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Tzu Chi donates 175 food containers for elderly lunch

By   /  July 29, 2020  /  Civic, Social  /  Comments Off on Tzu Chi donates 175 food containers for elderly lunch

CUL-DE-SAC — Elderly clients of the Home Away from Home Foundation are now receiving their lunches in their own individually marked reusable containers thanks to the donation of 175 food containers to the seniors’ group by the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation. Tzu Chi recently donated the food containers to the foundation for the lunch […]

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Incorporating Board of SMDF retire

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Incorporating Board of SMDF retire

PHILIPSBURG — After dedicating eight years to the establishment and operations of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF), the Fund’s three (3) incorporating Supervisory Board members are now retiring and passing the baton to their successors. Incorporated on May 30, 2012, SMDF was established to replace Antilliaanse Medefinancieringorganisatie (AMFO) when they ceased operations with the […]

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CPS acknowledges Caribbean Public Health Day and the role of CARPHA

By   /  July 8, 2020  /  Health, Social  /  Comments Off on CPS acknowledges Caribbean Public Health Day and the role of CARPHA

The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), hereby acknowledges ‘Caribbean Public Health Day (CPHD)’ which was observed on July 2nd, which marks the legal establishment of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). CPS would like to take this opportunity to commend CARPHA for […]

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