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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 Omar Ottley announced in a press release. The intention is to make EHAS more convenient by allowing vaccinated persons to receive an immediate More...

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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...

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...