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Resources 4 Community Resilience launches US$452K in local projects

By   /  November 20, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Social  /  Comments Off on Resources 4 Community Resilience launches US$452K in local projects

PHILIPSBURG —  The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) project was officially launched during a Zoom meeting and Facebook livestream on Wednesday November 18. The ceremony was hosted by radio personality Kevin “Suppa” Petrona (who is also the local R4CR Communication and Outreach expert) and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager). The R4CR program is […]

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Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs initiates National Food Bank project

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Government, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs initiates National Food Bank project

PHILIPSBURG — On March 14, 2020, St. Maarten closed its borders, due to the effects of COVID-19 and a partial restriction was announced. With the island still bearing the effects of the pandemic such as business closures, the economy has drastically declined and it is further projected to have continued adverse effects on the major […]

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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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Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

By   /  November 12, 2020  /  Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

PHILIPSBURG – Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in mid-2021, repairs to the roofs, doors, and windows of approximately 200 private […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness

By   /  November 8, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Social  /  Comments Off on Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic violence awareness month 2020 is here. Domestic violence was already an epidemic before COVID-19, but the health crisis has caused an alarming spike in incidents of abuse. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone regardless of race, religion, culture or social status. It’s not just hitting but also stalking, threats, manipulation, shouting, etc. […]

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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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Sint Maarten Trust Fund Supports Education and Child Protection Systems

By   /  October 27, 2020  /  Community, Education, Social  /  Comments Off on Sint Maarten Trust Fund Supports Education and Child Protection Systems

  PHILIPSBURG — The Child Resilience and Protection Project, a new US$5 million project funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, has been approved. The Trust Fund is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank. The project was developed under the leadership of the Ministry […]

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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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Government’s efficiency in providing social assistance to be improved with new ISRS system to be developed

By   /  October 21, 2020  /  Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Government’s efficiency in providing social assistance to be improved with new ISRS system to be developed

~ Increased efficiency with post-disaster social assistance aim of Integrated Social Registry System ~ PHILIPSBURG -– The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), through the assistance of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund, has started the process of designing and developing an Integrated Social Registry System (ISRS). Once completed, this system will be […]

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Ministry of Finance and SMDF launch Workforce Development Program

By   /  October 14, 2020  /  Education, Social  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Finance and SMDF launch Workforce Development Program

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) has recently launched the Workforce Development Program (W4D), a program that offers free online courses until the end of the year via the e-learning website, Coursera. The courses range from high school level to Master’s degree level and are grouped […]

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