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Source: SMN-News
02 Apr 2020 04:39 PM

Breaking News: Smmc Records Its First Covid-19 Related Death.

~ A total shutdown needed in order for St. Maarten to manage this pandemic.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten has recorded its second COVID-19 related death. The first victim died at home while the second died at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). SMN News understands that a COVID-19 patient passed away just after 3 pm on Thursday. Sources say the patient is a 47-year-old male had lived in Cole Bay where he operated a bar. 

 News learned that the fact the patient was not able to have visitors due to the restrictions in place, some staff members at SMMC were visibly shaken Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Apr 2020 04:12 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister and Chair of EOC, Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, instructed all schools on the island to be closed to students and the general public as of March 18, 2020.
As a result of the closure, most schools turned over to digital/online educational platforms to continue the learning process for their students Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Apr 2020 04:00 PM

Pm Jacobs Fights Off Tears Speaking About First Suspected Covid-19 Death

PM Jacobs during Wednesdays briefing.

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Silveria Jacobs choked up and visibly fought off tears as she spoke about the first suspected coronavirus COVID-19 death recorded in the country on Tuesday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Apr 2020 03:57 PM

Pfp And Sarah Walk Out Of Virtual Parliament Meeting

PHILIPSBURG--The virtual public meeting on the airports reconstruction, finances and chief financial officer (CFO) on Wednesday ended prematurely when Members of Parliament (MPs) Sarah Wescot-Williams of United Democrats (UD), Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Apr 2020 03:56 PM

Panneflek Prepared For The Road Ahead

Minister Richard Panneflek

~ Says, Lets combat COVID-19 together ~

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek says he is prepared to tackle the challenges ahead.In a press release on Wednesday Panneflek expressed his sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Apr 2020 03:52 PM

Meeting On Stimulus Package Off, Mps To Send Questions In Writing

PHILIPSBURG--The virtual parliamentary session on the stimulus package scheduled for 1:00pm on Wednesday was not held after faction leaders agreed that questions on the subject will be sent in writing to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, Chairperson of Parliament Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Apr 2020 11:55 AM

St Maarten Anti Poverty Platform / St Maarten Consumers Coalition.

Press conference Thursday April 2, 2020

Topic 1: No COVID 19 measures to take the poor and needy out of poverty!

Topic 2: Did employer organizations demand the same package as for businesses in the NL?

Topic 3: COVID 19 relief measures for all consumers poor, needy or rich

Topic 4: Windward Island Chamber of Labor Unions proposals for a COVID 19 stimulus package

Topic 1: No COVID 19 measures to take the poor and the needy out of poverty!

As Anti-Poverty Platform we mentioned last week how Finance Minister Ardwell Irion at the government press briefing said that details of the stimulus package being put together to cushion the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 are still to be ironed out Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
01 Apr 2020 09:18 PM

Panneflek: LetS Combat Covid-19 Together

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Honorable Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek expresses his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of Dutch, Sint Maartens first Covid-19 victim. He wishes the family strength and courage as they navigate through this challenging time of loss.

Minister Panneflek emphasizes that this crisis poses a very great threat to the health and lives of our people, yet many are not taking this virus seriously Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Apr 2020 07:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- The meeting of parliament called to discuss the reconstruction of the Princess Juliana International Airport and the resignation of the Dutch appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PJIAE ended abruptly on Wednesday when the members of parliament representing the Party for Progress Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson left parliament abruptly without informing the chair.
The Parliament of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Apr 2020 05:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek expresses his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of Dutch, Sint Maartens first COVID-19 victim. He wishes the family strength and courage as they navigate through this challenging time of loss.

Minister Panneflek emphasizes that this crisis poses a very great threat to the health and lives of our people, yet many are not taking this virus seriously Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Apr 2020 04:53 PM

Mps Fire Questions About The Functioning Of Pjiae.

 PHILIPSBURG: --- Members of Parliament fired several questions at the Prime Minister and Management of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) on Wednesday.
Management of PJIAE shared their plan with parliament on the plans they have in place for the continued reconstruction of the PJIAE terminal building.
MP Christophe Emmanuel questioned whether management is really waiting on government to provide a letter before the World Bank releases funds to them. He asked if the World Bank or the European Investment Bank released any funds prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emmanuel said he wants to know if PJIAE or the World Bank is waiting on any letter or if they are busy renegotiating with COGAN in order to grant the Schiphol Group the Project Management of PJIAE.
Emmanuel said he wants the Chief Executive Officer Brian Mingo to tell parliament if these renegotiations are taking place and if not he should explain to parliament why he along with a representative from the Schiphol Group traveled to Texas in February 2020 and if they did he also wants Mingo to inform parliament about the purpose of that meeting.
Other MPs also questioned the management team about the plans they have in place for other businesses that do business at PJIAE Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Apr 2020 04:21 PM

Richardson: Persons On The Public Roads At Night Risk Being Arrested

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson warned on Tuesday that persons making use of public roads between 8:00pm and 6:00am risk being arrested.

She emphasised that all persons utilising the public roads must be in possession of a valid form of identification (ID) and either a professional travel waiver, personal trave Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Apr 2020 04:48 AM

Pm Explains Travel Documents, Blank Copies Available At Govt. Building

PHILIPSBURG--Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Monday evening sought to give clarity on the documents persons need to carry when being on the road in light of the restrictions in place to help combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2020 04:08 PM

~From today, suspending home installations, repairs~.

PHILIPSBURG:--- TelEm Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Kendall Dupersoy, has assured company technicians and engineers working in the field that their decision not to enter a home to complete a customer installation for fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus, is supported by management as part of the companys current Coronavirus Contingency Plan.

The CEO was responding to questions from one media body yesterday, suggesting that TelEm Group is sending its technical workers into customer homes without proper protection, therefore putting them as the risk of being infected from the Coronavirus - The comment was made prior to new government guidelines that go into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Seeing that these new measures have been put into place by Government, we will be suspending all home installations and repairs for the rest of this week and possibly longer, said Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2020 06:56 PM

MARIGOT:--- The French side of the island recorded its second COVID-19 death on 2nd COVID-19 death recorded on the French side.Monday a release from the Prefecture states.
The second victim is an 80-year-old man who was hospitalized at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital and later transferred to CHU in Guadeloupe.
In the meantime there have been 18 confirmed cases on Saint Martin, 7 of which are hospitalized, 6 confined at home, 1 repatriated, 2 cured with 2 deaths.
Meanwhile, the Southside of the island has 327 in self-quarantine, 123 in self-isolation (these are persons with symptoms,) 41 tested of that amount 6 are positive, two are hospitalized, 27 negatives and 15 are pending, one of the latter is also hospitalized.

Authorities on both sides called on residents to stay home, on Sunday mandatory restrictions were issued where residents must walk with the necessary attestations while on the public roads Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 03:23 PM

Gibbs Pledges Up To 6M Euros In Emergency Financial Measures

President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs.

MARIGOT--President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs has expanded on the announcement of aid measures by President of the Republic Emmanuel Macr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 03:22 PM

Two Charter Flights Repatriated Arubans, Auc Students, Staff

AIRPORT--Two charter flights repatriated Aruba nationals and students and staff of American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine via Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on Saturday, March 28.

Both requests for landing were submitted to and approved by Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Silveria Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 03:01 PM

Jacobs during her meeting with health care professionals on Saturday.

Some health care professionals at their meeting with the prime minister.

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs hit the ground running after she was sworn in on Saturday; as she had a meet Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 05:29 AM

Mps Discuss Stimulus Package In Closed-Door Session Today

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) will discuss the basic points of governments stimulus package to alleviate the burden caused by the effects of COVID-19 in the country. This will take place in a closed-door Parliament Central Committee meeting with Finance Minister Ardwell Irion today, Monday, March 30.

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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 05:17 AM

Governor Urges New Ministers To Take Up Role With Sense Of Urgency

From left: Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel; Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek; Minister of Tour Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 05:12 AM

Prime Minister Implements Curfew On Dutch Side As Of Monday, March 30

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs speaks at a joint press conference on Sunday. Looking on are Prfte Sylvie Feucher (right), Dutch-side Justice Minister Anna Richardson (second left, seated) and Police Chief Carl John (left) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2020 05:01 AM

Update: Three New Covid-19 Cases On Dutch Side, 1 Not Travel-Related

PHILIPSBURG--The number of St. Maartens coronavirus COVID-19 cases has risen to six, Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Silveria Jacobs said in a national address on Saturday night.

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Source: 721 News
29 Mar 2020 06:42 PM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria JacobsUpdates On Covid-19 Developments March 28, 2020

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On, Saturday, March 28, 2020, Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs held a meeting with the members and stakeholders of ESF 6 which was led by Public Health.

In this meeting, representatives of the St. Maarten Medical Centre SMMC, the Ambulance Department, and General Practitioners (GPs) were present Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2020 04:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs with Prefette Sylvie Feucher held a press conference on Sunday afternoon where they announced that special measures are going into effect on March 30th, 2020. 

Feucher and Jacobs have decided to put stricter controls at the border whereby only persons crossing over on either side for work or medical will be allowed to cross the border.  Jacobs said the Dutch side will now have attestations in the English Language for persons to circulate on the public roads while the French side will have it in the French language Read more


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