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SMMC provides COVID-19 situational update

By   /  August 31, 2021  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on SMMC provides COVID-19 situational update

68 COVID-19 recoveries August 30, 2021; two more deaths recorded ~ Outpatient Department appointments continue to proceed as scheduled; non-urgent admissions remain halted ~ CAY HILL — During the past few weeks, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has seen a non-stop flow of admissions of COVID-19 patients, the vast majority of whom were unvaccinated. Eighteen […]

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COVID-19 infections increase rapidly

By   /  August 13, 2021  /  COVID-19, Government, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 infections increase rapidly

Omar Ottley

PHILIPSBURG — Minister Omar Ottley (Public Health) expressed his concerns about and his commitment to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic during last Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. Ottley recently said that hospital capacity would soon be overrun. “People said: how can you make such a statement? Some people even say that COVID is […]

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Ministries TEATT, VSA and Justice to Step Up Controls to Ensure Adherence to COVID-19 Public Health & Safety Protocols

By   /  April 4, 2021  /  Community, Economy, Government  /  Comments Off on Ministries TEATT, VSA and Justice to Step Up Controls to Ensure Adherence to COVID-19 Public Health & Safety Protocols

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry of TEATT), Ludmila de Weever, said over the weekend, that the Ministries TEATT, the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry of VSA), and the Ministry of Justice, will be stepping up controls of businesses making sure that they are adhering to the COVID-19 […]

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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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