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Minister Ottley’s insurance-plan draws criticism

PHILIPSBURG — The announcement by Minister Omar Ottley (Public Health) that he intends to increase the salary-ceiling for insurance under SZV from 67.816 to 120,000 guilders (from $37,886 to $67,039) per January 1, 2022, has drawn criticism from insurance companies and from the Employer Council. They warn that the measure would lead to job losses, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 19th, 2021
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Travel Requirements to be Adjusted as of October 1st. More Travel Opportunities from the Latin American Market

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – As of October 1st, 2021, the banned travel countries list will be eliminated, and these countries will be placed in a new ‘very high risk,’ category that will have the following More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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NAGICO Insurances has launched a project to help promote safety awareness in school

PHILIPSBURG — Given the emergence of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant, NAGICO Insurances has launched a project to help promote safety awareness in schools. The awareness campaign will see More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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Sarah tables the unfair taxation of the mental health professionals on St. Maarten.

Philipsburg — Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams in a recent statement stated that “It has been some months now that the Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals (APAP) has approached More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 6th, 2021
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Minister Ottley: Nightlife set to scale back to 11pm

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley held a meeting with club nightlife business owners, beach bar owners, directors and managers from Dutch Sint Maarten. The More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 26th, 2021
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How many more lives must we lose irresponsibly?

[Publisher’s note: Achken Roberto Richardson writes a letter to the editor after reports were published that a mental healthcare patient was found dead in one of the police cells and a statement by Attorney-at-law More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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SMMC Supervisory Board notifies Minister VSA, that “The Australian doctor,” is just a candidate for the CEO position

PHILIPSBURG— Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley met with the Supervisory Board Representatives, Mr. Robert-Jan James and Mr. Jim Rosen, of the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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Procedures allow vaccination tourism

PHILIPSBURG — Has St. Maarten become a hotspot for vaccine tourism? That question came up recently after reports that the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation in St. John’s Estate is vaccinating walk-ins, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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Introducing St. Maarten’s new dental hygienist: Esmee Bakker

By Terrance Rey Esmee Bakker is an oral hygienist or what is known as a dental hygienist. She is 41 years of age, married and has two sons, 6 and 9 years old. Esmee is a new dental hygienist on the island of St. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Mismanagement at MHF continues

CAY HILL — During a presentation in Parliament on Monday, November 17, 2020, Dr. Kitty Pelswijk described how psychiatric care in St. Maarten is rather uncertain. “One psychiatrist is currently at home More...






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