Published On: Sun, Feb 11th, 2018

Bulletin Board Notices & Announcements

health screening

Community Mobile Dental Consultations available on Tuesday

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Community dental care will be available from the mobile dental bus on Tuesday, February 13 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg where Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is located.

Dentist Hilda Guevara will be volunteering her tie to carry out the consultations.

Dental caries is a major public health problem globally and is the most widespread noncommunicable disease (NCD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

It is also the most prevalent condition included in the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study, ranking first for decay of permanent teeth (2.3 billion people) and 12th for deciduous teeth (560 million children).

Dental caries can be prevented by avoiding dietary free sugars. Moreover, dental caries is largely preventable through simple and cost-effective population-wide and individual interventions, whereas treatment is costly, and is often unavailable in low- and middle-income countries.

In low-income countries, the majority of dental caries goes untreated. Teeth affected by caries are often extracted (pulled out) when they cause pain or discomfort.

Severe dental caries can impair quality of life. For example, dental caries may cause difficulties in eating and sleeping, and in its advanced stages (abscesses), it may result in pain and chronic systemic infection.

Dental caries is also associated with adverse growth patterns. Further, tooth decay is a frequent cause of absence from school or work.

Use the opportunity on Tuesday to get your teeth checked.


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Dutch Quarter Sewage Pit Maintenance on February 17

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that on Saturday, February 17 sewage pit maintenance will be carried out in Dutch Quarter.

These maintenance works will be carried out between 7.00AM and 11.00AM on February 17.

The works will be carried out from the vicinity of the former Dr. Bryson Clinic on the A.T. Illidge road to the Jean ‘Tata’ Brooks round-a-bout.

Motorists are advised to be observant of traffic safety directional signs.

Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause.

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Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Affairs

Home Repair relief program

Great Bay — Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs Department (CDFHA) in collaboration with the Salvation Army will embark on its home repair relief program in February 2018. In light of the abovementioned, CDFHA & the Salvation Army  are in need of contractors, skilled workers i.e. carpenters, masons, helpers, and site supervisors to participate in the home repair relief program. Interested contractors and persons are encouraged to visit and register at any of the following Community Help Desks in St. Peters, Dutch Quarter and Cole bay or call 1721-5500118 or 1721-5204318.