On alert: St. Maarten taking precautions after China virus outbreak

Press Conferene Ministry Health Coronavirus - 20200125 JH

PHILIPBURG — Interim Minister of Public Health, Labour and Social Affairs (VSA) Pamela Gordon-Carty is confident in the St. Maarten surveillance system for the deadly Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). “There is no reason to panic. While the immediate risk of infection from the virus to the general public remains low, we are taking all precautions necessary.” More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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CPS Closely Monitoring new flu respiratory virus 2019-nCoV

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is closely monitoring international health More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Embezzling former courthouse branch manager has to pay back more than $1 million

PHILIPSBURG – The suspension and subsequent dismissal of the former branch manager of the courthouse in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, is justified, the Common Court of Justice said in a ruling dated January More...

CBCS Central Bank Head Offce in St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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SHTA questions the survival of the monetary union between Curaçao and St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — An ‘existential threat’ towards the St. Maarten economy is what the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) calls the possible increase of foreign exchange license fees in More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Fire Dept./ODM: Puerto Rico Earthquakes and Tsunami Public Information

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that due to the continued earthquake activity along the southern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Matser’s conviction for tax fraud stands

PHILIPSBURG – Former Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has found no reprieve at the Supreme Court in The Hague where he contested his 2017 conviction for tax fraud. The Supreme Court judges – Willem van Schendel, More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Doran winner, Smith biggest loser in parliamentary elections

PHILIPSBURG – Interim Minister of Justice Jurendy Doran, candidate number 5 on the list of the National Alliance leads the top-ten of vote getters in Thursday’s parliamentary elections. Doran improved his score More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 10th, 2020
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Man drowns in Great Bay

PHILIPSBURG – The lifeless body of a man who regularly swims in Great Bay near Holland House was floating in the water this afternoon. A jet ski driver spotted the body and took immediate action. Joseph Carty, More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Hundreds of illegal Venezuelans leave St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Four months before the introduction of the planned visa requirement for Venezuelans in the Dutch Caribbean, more than half of the group of illegal Venezuelans on St. Maarten has left to return More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Tax Department offers new “Online Declarations” possibilities

PHILIPSBURG — The 2019 income tax returns and the 2020 monthly tax forms will soon be available via the online service provided by the Tax Office. Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion met with the Head Tax Administration More...