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CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

By   /  November 17, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS Reminder Advises persons with underlying medical conditions to get their flu shot

It’s that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more prevalent, and the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising persons with underlying conditions – at risk – to consult with their physician about getting their annual […]

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COVID-19 trend on St. Maarten to date

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 trend on St. Maarten to date

PHILIPSBURG — As of November 9th, CPS reports an increase in the 7-day moving average. The average has increased from a short-term trend of 5-per day to 8-per day. While these numbers are still small, it reflects a 60% increase in cases over the last 10 days. The island has also sadly experienced an additional […]

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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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Four cases of fish poisoning reported to CPS

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Environment, Local News  /  Comments Off on Four cases of fish poisoning reported to CPS

PHILIPSBURG — The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising the public to pay attention to proper food handling procedures when preparing meals as the public health agency has received reports of four cases of fish poisoning during the Epidemiological weeks 36 […]

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CPS calls on the Community to Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall events

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Community, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS calls on the Community to Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall events

Due to daily rain events, the community is being reminded to take a proactive approach in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Source reduction is the key to decreasing the mosquito […]

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Due to hot weather, CPS urges population to prevent heat related illnesses

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Due to hot weather, CPS urges population to prevent heat related illnesses

With the extreme heat that the country has been experiencing during the past couple of weeks, residents and visitors are requested to take measures to prevent heat-related illnesses, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion or heat […]

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COVID-19 now risen to 66 cases

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 now risen to 66 cases

PHILIPSBURG — As of August 2nd, at 4:00PM, the ministry of VSA was informed by Dr. Ra├»ssa Tjon-Kon-Fat, that we currently have 66 active cases on Sint Maarten. The new total of confirmed cases now stands at 146. Minister Panneflek expresses his deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and friends of the patient who has […]

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CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall event

By   /  July 28, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community  /  Comments Off on CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats after a Rainfall event

With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season in full swing, the country is expecting rainy weather conditions between Tuesday night and Wednesday, and therefore, you are being requested to remove mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, […]

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The Council of Ministers, Key ESF Coordinators, and CPS representatives meet to discuss COVID-19 developments

By   /  July 26, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on The Council of Ministers, Key ESF Coordinators, and CPS representatives meet to discuss COVID-19 developments

POND ISLAND — The Council of Ministers met Saturday, July 25th, in an urgent meeting with key ESF coordinators, and CPS representatives to discuss and address the rapid and alarming increase of COVID-19 cases over the past few days. As such, the Council of Ministers took the decision to take corrective measures to mitigate and […]

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CPS reminds members of the community to strictly adhere to COVID-19 Hygiene Measures

By   /  July 14, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on CPS reminds members of the community to strictly adhere to COVID-19 Hygiene Measures

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is reminding residents and visitors to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 Prevention Measures that have been promoted to protect public health against the COVID-19 virus. The community must stay aware of the continued risk to contract the virus […]

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