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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Minister of Health Pamela Gordon Carty - Dr. Earl Best - Maria Henry (CPS)
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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After seven years Keith Franca returns to consulting – with a plan to visit seven islands

PHILIPSBURG – After a seven year-tenure Keith Franca (64) left his position as managing director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) per the end of 2019. His successor is 30-year old Makhicia Brooks. Franca 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...

Council of Ministers and Integrity Chamber President and members - 20200122
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Council of Ministers has introductory meeting with Integrity Chamber

PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Ministers met with the newly-established Integrity Chamber of Sint Maarten for an introductory meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Present were the three current members Mrs. More...

Finance Minister Irion wih CBCS management board
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Finance Minister Irion meets with Central Bank board

PHILIPSBURG — During the course of this week Minister of Finance, the honorable Ardwell Irion, met with member of the supervisory board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Dennis Richardson More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Rent Committee: Evictions without permission is a criminal offense

PHILIPSBURG — The waning economy is responsible for more people being unable to pay the rent and being evicted from their home. Only a few of them are aware that they have rights as a tenant, says Leyton More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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The downside of the monetary union

By Hilbert Haar The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) rightly sounded the alarm about Curacao’s intention to increase the foreign exchange license fee, warning that this could lead to a devaluation More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Jetair to start scheduled service on the St. Maarten-Curacao route February 2

PHILIPSBURG — Jetair has received its permit from the Sint Maarten authorities to start two weekly flights to and from Curaçao, the airline said on Thursday in a press statement. “The 1st commercial flight More...

Laid back wedding on Great Bay beach - 2020011603
By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Laid-back wedding at Great Bay Beach

GREAT BAY — Rebecca Brooks and Thomas Graziano from New York chose St. Maarten to celebrate their anniversary. They got married on November 11th. When they saw online that 11-11 is St. Maarten’s Day, they More...