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St. Maarten urgently needs a national dementia plan

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten currently has an estimated 600 citizens living with dementia and over the next couple of decades the situation is projected to get much worse. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) says that by 2050 the number will have increased dramatically to 1,800. In the wider Caribbean numbers will increase on average by 155 More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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St. Maarten embraces strategic development goals – with words

PHILIPSBURG — The United Nations has made good intentions its core business, or so it seems. Case in point is the twelve strategic development goals (SDG) it formulated during a conference in Rio de Janeiro More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 1st, 2023
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Eva Lista-De Weever’s CPS named Organization of the Year

PHILIPSBURG — If there is one organization that deserves the spotlight for its performance in 2022 it is Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Services More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
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Minister Ottley wants to make EHAS more effective

PHILIPSBURG — Starting on August 1, vaccinated travelers to St. Maarten will be able to get pre-approval for entering the country by using EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System), Public Health Minister More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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MP Angelique Romou congratulates Young St. Maartener Kyeisha Laurence on being the first from St. Maarten to be accepted to the Prestigious Harvard Medical School

PHILIPSBURG — MP Romou says it goes without saying how extremely proud and elated she is about hearing the news that a young St. Maartener namely Kyeisha Laurence has been accepted to the prestigious Harvard More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
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SMGH hospital construction delays due to international developments

CAY HILL — Due to international developments, St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH) construction activities have slowed down over the recent weeks. As a lingering result of the pandemic, there have been delays More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Marcel Gumbs: “Friendships have broken up over vaccination-discussion”

PHILIPSBURG — Former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs and former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards both expressed their support for vaccination against COVID during a Facebook-broadcast of Linda Richardson’s Aging More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 17th, 2022
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MP Brison’s initiative law proposes a $30 health levy to tourists

PHILIPSBURG — Visiting tourists will be charged with a health levy of $30 every time they visit St. Maarten if an initiative law proposed by Member of Parliament Rolando Brison (UP) becomes a reality. Brison More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 3rd, 2021
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MP Romou questions the revocation of the licenses of two BIG-registered psychiatrists

~ Deeply concerned about the shortage of qualified psychiatrists on the island ~ PHILIPSBURG — The COVID 19 has resulted in devastating consequences to our country and our economy that was still recovering More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
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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 More...