Medical providers complain about payments


PHILIPSBURG — Doctors and Pharmacists have complained that they are not being paid on time for services rendered to the patients who carry the Social Insurance (SZV) cards. According to them, in some cases they have to wait as long as three months before they are being paid for the previous months. This backlog in the payments is now very frustrating More...

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Kids at Sea photo
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Kidz At Sea recent sponsor visit from Essilor Vision Foundation

PHILIPSBURG — On June 21st through 23rd, Kidz at Sea Foundation welcomed a team of Essilor of America employees and volunteer eye care professionals to St. Maarten to perform free eye exams to those in need. More...

SMMC Eye Care Center specialists
By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

SMMC launches state of the art Eye Care Clinic on September 3rd, 2018

CAY HILL — In line with St. Maarten Medical Center’s (SMMC) continuing mission of providing ‘Quality Care, Close To Home’, a new medical specialty Ophthalmology (Eye Care) will be available at SMMC More...

MHF Award Presentation Winners Within the Dark Essay Competition
By The Publisher On Saturday, August 11th, 2018

MHF presents winners at “Within the Dark” Award Ceremony

CAY HILL — On Friday, August 3rd, 2018, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) presented Shola Scott, a journalism graduate, and Sara Bharwani, a student from Learning Unlimited, with their prizes and Certificates More...

Presentation building permit SMCC new hospital - 20180808
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

SMMC submits request for building permit for new hospital

Philipsburg — The process to the realization of the new St Maarten General Hospital is another step closer to reality as the SMMC submitted its application with supporting documentation for the building permit. Minister More...

szv jeep cars vehicles
By The Publisher On Monday, July 23rd, 2018

SZV staff Christian and Hassell sworn in as bailiffs

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Monday July 23rd, 2018) — On Tuesday July 16th, SZV staff members Mr. Abraham O. Christian and Mr. Richard R. G. Hassell were officially sworn in as bailiffs (belasting deurwaarder) More...

Recall Notice
By The Publisher On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Recall frozen vegetables originating from Hungary

PHILIPSBURG — Once again, the Inspectorate of Health, operating under the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs & Labor (VSA), has issued a recall notice. This time for frozen vegetables products. The Hungarian More...

By Desk Editor On Sunday, July 15th, 2018

CPS: Prevent Drowning this School Holiday Season

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising parents and guardians More...

By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

CPS: Stay cool and hydrated as extremely hot weather can cause illness

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards that have a significant impact on society, Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry More...

By Desk Editor On Monday, July 9th, 2018

CPS Advises: Ensure your Vaccination Status is Up-to-Date for Summer Vacation Travel Abroad

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Considering circulated news about various infectious and vaccine preventable diseases internationally and regionally, citizens are requested to take preventive actions. There More...