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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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SMDF Presents Audited 2019 Annual Report to PM Jacobs

By   /  July 7, 2020  /  Government, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on SMDF Presents Audited 2019 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 2019 to the Government of St. Maarten via Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. The audit, conducted by Stichting Overheidsaccountantsbureau (SOAB), provides a detailed overview of SMDF’s internal […]

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St. Maarten celebrates 157th Anniversary of Emancipation

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Culture, Government, Island Life, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten celebrates 157th Anniversary of Emancipation

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten will be celebrating its 157th Anniversary of Emancipation Day from slavery on July 1, 2020. This was announced by the Minister responsible for Culture, Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, at the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on Wednesday. He stated that this was the first public holiday that was established by the Parliament […]

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APS to expand homeownership options for Oryx Residences

By   /  June 24, 2020  /  Business, Infrastructure, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on APS to expand homeownership options for Oryx Residences

Cayhill — Pre-qualification appointments resume for Oryx Residences in Cay Hill, after COVID-19 measures pose delay in the sales and move-in process. The 62 units residential project of the General Pension Fund of Sint Maarten (APS) acquired the interest of over 500 persons, of which 339 are APS participants. APS is working with Banco di […]

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UTS celebrates new parents with paid leave

By   /  June 20, 2020  /  Business, Labor, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on UTS celebrates new parents with paid leave

~ 16 weeks paid leave for new mothers; 8 paid weeks for new fathers ~ PHILIPSBURG — As the world prepares to celebrate Father’s Day, the importance of paid parental leave is being underscored by leading telecommunications provider UTS. Since the introduction of the company’s ground-breaking parental leave policy, which provides paid maternity leave of […]

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Panneflek: FIGHT BACK, A collective neighborhood approach to Mosquito Control

By   /  June 16, 2020  /  Community, Government, Health, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Panneflek: FIGHT BACK, A collective neighborhood approach to Mosquito Control

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Honorable Minister Richard Panneflek announces that the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor will be executing a Vector Control Awareness Campaign with the slogan “FIGHT BACK, A Neighborhood approach to Mosquito Control” in the communities. The campaign will commence during […]

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IMA donates non-perishable and dry goods leading to 500 food baskets distributed to the most vulnerable

By   /  June 16, 2020  /  Civic, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on IMA donates non-perishable and dry goods leading to 500 food baskets distributed to the most vulnerable

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) has donated in total to-date 500 food packages for the most vulnerable in society. A team consisting of 30 plus volunteers packed and distributed food packages every weekend from May 16. The team worked in collaboration with the Government namely, the Secretary-General of the […]

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Facebook group Simply SXM donates tablets to students

By   /  June 9, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Education, Social  /  Comments Off on Facebook group Simply SXM donates tablets to students

~ Simply SXM donates 12 tablets to students from MPC and Sundial School ~ PHILIPSBURG — Twelve students from MPC and Sundial School couldn’t believe their luck when they heard they were to receive a tablet for their schoolwork. The sudden move to distance learning due to COVID-19 has actually been challenging for many students […]

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WIB donates to SMDF

By   /  June 9, 2020  /  Banking, Civic, Social  /  Comments Off on WIB donates to SMDF

The Windward Islands Banks donates to SMDF (NAF 110,000) to assist charitable COVID-19 community programs  Philipsburg – On June 8th 2020 the largest consumer and business bank of Sint Maarten, The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB), made a generous donation of NAF 110,000.00 to the Sint Maarten Development Foundation (SMDF) in support of COVID-19 food […]

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