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St. Maarten now accepting Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test

By   /  December 8, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten now accepting Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test

The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card is the newest rapid antigen test approved for entry to St. Maarten as of Wednesday, December 9th. Travelers to St. Maarten are reminded to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on www.stmaartenentry.com and upload their negative RT-PCR test within 5 days […]

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Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

By   /  November 26, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

PHILIPSBURG – “The pandemic will last for a while longer and the challenge is to find the right balance between health and the economy,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its mini audit The Possibilities of Rapid Testing on St. Maarten. “Rapid testing is not a panacea. Regular testing can lead to a false sense […]

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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) would hereby like to provide the general public with an update regarding schools’ readiness to resume operations on campus

By   /  October 15, 2020  /  Education  /  Comments Off on The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) would hereby like to provide the general public with an update regarding schools’ readiness to resume operations on campus

PHILIPSBURG — On October 6th, 2020, the Ministry of ECYS provided advice to all Public, Subsidized, and Private Schools regarding the manner in which students should return to school campuses. The letter highlighted the fact that due to the current number of COVID-19 cases in St. Maarten and due to the fact that St. Maarten […]

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NAGICO Insurances informs of one COVID-19 Positive Case & Business Continuity Procedures

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Business, COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on NAGICO Insurances informs of one COVID-19 Positive Case & Business Continuity Procedures

PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – The Management of NAGICO Insurances advises that we have received notice of one confirmed COVID-19 case at the Company’s Philipsburg Office. We have taken immediate action in the best interest of our staff, customers, and partners. Our Philipsburg Office will be closed on 1st and 2nd October 2020 to facilitate the […]

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SMMC halts non-emergency medical procedures, Policlinics to continue

By   /  August 19, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on SMMC halts non-emergency medical procedures, Policlinics to continue

CAY HILL — In light of the resurgence of active COVID-19 cases on St. Maarten, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has temporarily halted all non-emergency medical procedures and surgeries until further notice. This is in an effort to accommodate the recent influx of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization over the past few days and create additional […]

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Fire department Chief addresses COVID-19 rumors

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Fire department Chief addresses COVID-19 rumors

CAY HILL — Fire Chief Clive Richardson would like to address social media rumors with respect to COVID-19. Richardson said on Tuesday that he does not have COVID-19. “It is overly concerning that individuals would spread social media rumors of such a nature that the Fire Chief has COVID-19. This is emphatically not the case,” […]

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Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Health, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

PHILIPSBURG — Two staff members at the Pointe Blanche Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members have had no direct contact with inmates, and therefore pose no immediate threat to prisoners. Management of the prison has launched their contingency plan of acquiring more personnel in order to avoid any disruption of the house […]

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Adult Entertainment Industry Voluntarily Closes to Help Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

By   /  August 15, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Adult Entertainment Industry Voluntarily Closes to Help Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

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POND ISLAND — Considering the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases on St. Maarten, the adult entertainment industry has volunteered to close their businesses and cease operations in the interest of protecting the community from the further spread of the virus. These businesses and their operations will remain closed until the end of the month. They […]

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Fire department implements COVID-19 response measures

By   /  August 15, 2020  /  Community, COVID-19, Health, Local News, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Fire department implements COVID-19 response measures

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collection Prevention Services (CPS) has identified one firefighter who tested positive for COVID-19, Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Friday.  The officer is currently at home under quarantine and contact tracing is being carried out by the staff of CPS. Additional measures at the Fire Department will be […]

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Successful re-opening during wake of COVID-19

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Aviation, Health, Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on Successful re-opening during wake of COVID-19

PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Richard Panneflek proudly announced that St. Maarten successfully re-opened its borders to international travelers on Saturday 1st August 2020. All visitors were greeted by trained staff, who were tasked to perform temperature checks and verification of test results. Out of the 700 […]

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