State of emergency: island on 24/7 lockdown

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PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared the state of emergency for St. Maarten on Saturday. The measure goes into force on Sunday, April 5, for a period of two weeks. Nobody will be allowed to be on the road, or even near a public road. Supermarkets are closed and religious gatherings are prohibited. The state of emergency is regulated More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Report: use World Bank Trust Fund money for emergency economic response

PHILIPSBURG – Use the balance of the World Bank Trust Fund to finance a $200 million emergency economic response to support the local economy. That is the focus of a proposal by a private sector task force to More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Movement restricted, curfew in effect; travel waiver needed

Prime Minister & Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs Updates on COVID-19 Developments MARCH 29, 2020: People of St. Maarten, both at home and abroad, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Governor swears in Jacobs II Cabinet with no handshaking

HARBOR VIEW — While observing social distancing protocols, members of the new Jacobs II cabinet were sworn in today, Saturday, March 28, 2020, by His Excellency, the Governor, drs Eugene B. Holiday, in the More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Governor receives final report from formateur Silveria Jacobs

Harbour View – On March 26, 2020, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the updated final report from formateur S. Jacobs. The formateur has accepted the commission to form More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Stimulus Plan only contains proposals

PHILIPSBURG – Plans for emergency measures to mitigate the effects of the corona-virus so far do not include the key recommendations proposed by private sector organizations. The government published its so-called More...

SXM Corona Virus Daily Stats
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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322 persons under self-quarantine; 22 tested; 2 positive

Prime Minister Jacobs provides overview of weekend arrivals of Sint Maarten residents who returned home GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Sunday that the country has two More...

PM Silveria Jacobs National Address - March14 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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EOC UPDATE: Travel Restrictions to St. Maarten

EOC UPDATE: Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Travel Restrictions to St. Maarten (March 15th, 2020) The travel restrictions announced in Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs’s second National Address on March More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Travel restrictions to St. Maarten stepped-up from 14 to 21 days

~ Travel restrictions to the destination stepped-up from 14 to 21 days. EOC to Meet Thursday and MPs to be informed ~ GREAT BAY – The travel restrictions which were issued by the Government of Sint Maarten have More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 on French Saint Martin

~ Population reminded to step-up with handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquettes ~ POND ISLAND — The Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs on Sunday morning activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in connection More...