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MINISTER Panneflek shares the importance of Handwashing on Global Handwashing Day

By   /  October 15, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Health  /  Comments Off on MINISTER Panneflek shares the importance of Handwashing on Global Handwashing Day

PHILIPSBURG— Global Handwashing Day, recognized on October 15th, is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme, “Hand Hygiene for All” seeks to raise awareness of making soap and water available globally, especially in public […]

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MINISTER Panneflek Your Mental Health matters

By   /  October 10, 2020  /  Health, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on MINISTER Panneflek Your Mental Health matters

PHILIPSBURG — World Mental Health Day is internationally recognized on October 10th of each year. Many people underestimate the severity of mental health issues until they have been directly impacted by a tragedy. According to the World Health Organization, close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder. Through research, it is becoming […]

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SMMC gives tour of ACF to Prime Minister, Minister VSA and VSA Inspectorate

By   /  October 6, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on SMMC gives tour of ACF to Prime Minister, Minister VSA and VSA Inspectorate

CAY HILL — Ahead of the transfer of care to the new storm-resilient Auxiliary Care Facility (ACF), St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) gave a tour to the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Richard Panneflek and the Inspectorate of Health Dr. Earl Best on Monday, October […]

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Panneflek expresses words of thanks to the Ambulance Department and RAV Ambulance Relief Support Team for COVID-19 relief

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Community, Health  /  Comments Off on Panneflek expresses words of thanks to the Ambulance Department and RAV Ambulance Relief Support Team for COVID-19 relief

POND ISLAND — The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Richard Panneflek announced that Relief Support was requested for the Ambulance Department by the Ministry of VSA through the Ministry of Public Health in the Netherlands (VWS). The request was approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs (BZK) and organized in […]

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Panneflek: Happy World Teachers’ Day

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Panneflek: Happy World Teachers’ Day

POND ISLAND — The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs (VSA) Richard Panneflek would like to express his appreciation to all teachers today, Monday, October 5, 2020, on World Teachers’ Day.  Amid a global pandemic, our teachers have become more vital, as they continue to adjust, shape, and teach through distance learning. […]

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COVID-19 active cases has decreased to 259

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 active cases has decreased to 259

PHILIPSBURG — As of August 31st, St. Maarten has confirmed thirteen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19), however there was a recovery of 21 persons; reducing the total active cases to 259. The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 476. Of the active cases, the Collective […]

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COVID-19 has now risen to 244 confirmed active cases

By   /  August 25, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 has now risen to 244 confirmed active cases

PHILIPSBURG — As of August 24th St. Maarten has confirmed twelve new cases of persons (12) who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of positive cases now stand at 408. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 234 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public […]

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No Planned or Scheduled Lockdown Issued by Government

By   /  August 11, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on No Planned or Scheduled Lockdown Issued by Government

POND ISLAND — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Richard Panneflek hereby informs the general public that the government has not taken a decision to issue a planned lockdown, contrary to rumors circulating within the community. For official news and updates, please continue to monitor the Official Government of Sint Maarten Facebook […]

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St. Maarten prepares to welcome international passengers with rigorous screening steps at PJIA

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Aviation, Health, Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten prepares to welcome international passengers with rigorous screening steps at PJIA

SIMPSON BAY — As St. Maarten re-opens its borders to international travelers in the wake of the Corona Virus global pandemic, Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA), the honorable Richard Panneflek would like to remind all incoming traveler to Sint Maarten must complete the online Health Authorization Form via www.stmaartenentry.com no later […]

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No decision made on lockdown

By   /  July 25, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Comments Off on No decision made on lockdown

~ three new cases confirmed by CPS ~ PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor (VSA), the honourable Richard Panneflek, deflated rumours circulating on Friday of a pending lockdown of St. Maarten. “I would like to make it clear that no decision to lockdown the island has been made contrary to the […]

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