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Unite for Safety. Clean your hands

By   /  May 10, 2022  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Unite for Safety. Clean your hands

The slogan for World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD) 2022 observed annually on May 5 was ?Unite for Safety. Clean your Hands.? The campaign theme is a health care system where ?quality and safety climate or culture? values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control. The campaign objectives are to recognize that people of all levels […]

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Free Rapid HIV Testing at the Cole Bay Community Helpdesk

By   /  December 6, 2021  /  Health, Social  /  Comments Off on Free Rapid HIV Testing at the Cole Bay Community Helpdesk

The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) in collaboration with the St. Maarten Aids Foundation offered free & confidential HIV testing at the Cole Bay Community Help Desk on Saturday November 27, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Scores of persons visited the Community Help Desk and took advantage of the […]

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COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

By   /  December 1, 2021  /  Community, Infrastructure, Island Life, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) through the Department of Sport and its executive arm, the National Sports Institute (NSI) collaborated with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) in the development of the community spaces at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex (RISC) and the Melford Hazel […]

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December 1 World AIDS Day: End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics

By   /  December 1, 2021  /  Community, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on December 1 World AIDS Day: End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics

World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1st. The theme is: ?End inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.? The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on global leaders and citizens to rally to confront the inequalities that drive AIDS and to reach people who are currently not receiving essential HIV services. The Collective Prevention […]

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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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