Tag archive for ‘COVID-19’
NAGICO building - 20200511
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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NAGICO Branch Office to reopen on Wednesday following Government’s announcement of Reopening Plan

PHILIPSBURG — NAGICO Insurances will reopen to the public as of Wednesday; May 13, following the announcement by the Prime Minister and Head of EOC, Silveria Jacobs on Sunday, of government’s plan to More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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SMMC releases its COVID-19 response video

CAY HILL — In keeping the general public of St. Maarten and surrounding islands informed about the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic so far, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) released a 2- minute More...

SMMC Mobile Medical Pavilion and ICU Tent
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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SMMC expects surge in local COVID patients

CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is preparing for more suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients that need to be admitted to the hospital. Based on case studies and data analysis from other COVID-19 More...

Editorial - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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What about testing?

With the declaration of a state of emergency last night during the Prime Minister’s online press briefing the island is on lockdown 24/7, effectively a police state for two weeks. While the purpose of this More...

Opinion - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Zero Hour: Our Region in the Face of the Pandemic

By Alicia Bárcena Ibarra* Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We More...

Minister Emil Lee - File Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Recommendations for Our Challenging Times Ahead

Dear Editor, In these challenging times, we must come together to help our country of St. Maarten and her people get through yet another crisis.  The impact of COVID-19 on St. Maarten likely will be far more devastating More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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After Social Distancing, let’s talk Economic Rapprochement for the island

Not all catastrophes produce a Renaissance. It is striking how big the problems for the private sector already are. The middle class, the backbone of the economy, is in danger of collapsing under the pressure of More...

Courthouse in Philipsburg - 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Behandeling strafzaken achter gesloten deuren

PHILIPSBURG – De behandeling van een groot aantal rechtszaken is uitgesteld omwille van COVID-19. Strafzaken die de komende week wel doorgang vinden, zijn niet langer openbaar. “De behandeling vindt plaats More...

Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Treatment of criminal cases behind closed doors

PHILIPSBURG — The handling of a large number of lawsuits has been postponed due to COVID-19. Criminal cases that will continue in the coming week are no longer public. “The treatment takes place behind More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 on French Saint Martin

~ Population reminded to step-up with handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquettes ~ POND ISLAND — The Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs on Sunday morning activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in connection More...