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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2020 05:13 PM

Gendarmes Maintaining Controls On Cross-Border Travel, Two New Cases Confirmed.

~Dutch side COVID-19 patient admitted at LCF Hospital on Saturday.~

MARIGOT:--- The Prefecture of St. Martin and St. Barthelemy issued a press release on Sunday addressing the border controls that were lifted by the Dutch authorities even though there are still active COVID 19 cases on both sides of the island.
The press states that even though the French side began its deconfinement measures there is the resurgence of new cases, two of which were confirmed and another two probably cases, therefore, the Prefecture of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthlemy is strengthening its call for utmost vigilance to avoid the resumption of the epidemic.
Based on the data thus far including the new case brings the cumulative numbers to 40 confirmed cases since the first case including two active cases and two that are hospitalized in the COVID-19 unit that are awaiting results.
A new case was confirmed yesterday (Saturday, May 16th) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Apr 2020 01:37 PM

COLE BAY:--- As a long-standing corporate citizen, Motorworld Group stands with the community of St. Maarten/ St. Martin, and the world, during these trying times in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our commitment to the community has remained steadfast through the highs and lows of life. Therefore, Motorworld has gone above and beyond to purchase these masks and give them away free of charge to these major organizations that are working on the frontlines in order to protect their workers, our Frontline Heroes, and also, the community that they serve Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Apr 2020 10:41 AM

Caribbean Covid 19 Update

ST. KITTS & NEVIS


St. Kitts and Nevis Government to Extend 24-Hour Curfew from 6:00am Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 6:00am to Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 6:00am

Basseterre, St. Kitts (April 16, 2020) There are currently 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. A total of 239 persons have been tested, 14 of whom were confirmed positive with 188 persons confirmed negative, 37 test results pending and 0 deaths. 0 persons are quarantined in a government facility while 111 persons are currently being quarantined at home and 14 persons are in isolation Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Apr 2020 06:58 PM

Courrier Ministre Outre-Mer Renforts Covid-19.

Le Prsident de la Collectivit de Saint-Martin, Monsieur Daniel Gibbs, a adress, lundi 13 avril, un courrier la ministre des Outre-mer Annick Girardin, sollicitant le gouvernement au regard du dcret n2020-377, afin quil dploie des renforts consquents (moyens humains et matriels) auprs de lhpital Louis Constant Fleming de Saint-Martin, dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Covid-19.

Le centre hospitalier de Saint-Martin a pralablement identifi ses besoins et a fait part de sa demande de renforts, fin mars, selon les rgles prescrites, par lintermdiaire de lARS Guadeloupe 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: SMN-News
29 Mar 2020 04:06 PM

MARIGOT:--- The Prefecture of St. Martin registered its first COVID -19 death. The victim was involved in an accident a few days ago states the Prefecture along with the Directress of the Agence Regionale de Sante (ARS) and management of the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital.
The press release said one week ago the 61-year-old St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2020 09:18 AM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria Jacobs Updates On Covid-19 Developments March 27, 2020

People of St. Maarten, both here and abroad, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), in an update for today Friday, March 27th, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and Governments COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response measures.

Yesterday, Thursday, March 26th, 2020, I updated you on the joint controls being executed by the Police force of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2020 07:47 AM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria Jacobs Updates On Covid-19 Developments March 27, 2020.

PHILIPSBURG:---

People of St. Maarten, both here and abroad, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), in an update for today Friday, March 27th, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and Governments COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response measures.

Yesterday, Thursday, March 26th, 2020, I updated you on the joint controls being executed by the Police force of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Mar 2020 11:24 PM

Primera Ministra Y Presidente Del Coe Silveria Jacobs Actualiz Sobre Los Desarrollos De Covid-19 Para El 27 De Marzo Del 2020

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Gente de St. Maarten, tanto aqu como en el extranjero, por la presente me dirijo a ustedes, como Primera Ministra y Presidenta del COE (Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia), en una actualizacin para hoy viernes, 27 de marzo del 2020, como parte de el proceso para mantener informada a la comunidad de St. Maarten sobre los ltimos desarrollos y medidas de preparacin, prevencin, mitigacin y respuesta de COVID-19 del gobierno.

Ayer, jueves 26 de marzo del 2020, les inform sobre los controles conjuntos que ejecuta la Fuerza policial de St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Mar 2020 10:41 PM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria Jacobs Updates On Covid-19 Developments March 27, 2020

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – People of St. Maarten, both here and abroad, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), in an update for today Friday, March 27th, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and Governments COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response measures.

Yesterday, Thursday, March 26th, 2020, I updated you on the joint controls being executed by the Police force of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Mar 2020 10:07 PM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria Jacobs Updates On Covid-19 Developments March 27, 2020

People of St. Maarten, both here and abroad, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), in an update for today Friday, March 27th, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and Governments COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response measures.

Yesterday, Thursday, March 26th, 2020, I updated you on the joint controls being executed by the Police force of St. Maarten together with their French counterparts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Mar 2020 03:01 PM

Exclusive: -- 62-Year Old American Was On Yacht And Not A Visitor To St. Martin. (Updated)

~ Lots of Red tape to fly out COVID-19 patients. ~

MARIGOT: --- The American patient that was flown out to Miami on Thursday evening was not vacationing on St. Martin/ St. Maarten as reported by American media.
SMN News understands that the patient and his family and friends were on a yacht outside of St. Martin where he fell ill. According to well-placed sources, the patient was taken to the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital about three days ago where he was admitted and placed on a ventilator Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Mar 2020 05:38 AM

New Coronavirus Case On French Side, L.C. Fleming Hospital Adapts To Crisis

Louis Constant Fleming Hospital (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--The Prefecture and health agency ARS in its latest bulletin Tuesday disclosed the French side has one new confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 case. It is understood the patient is a female resident of St. Martin who is isolating at home. A test result is awaited Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Mar 2020 09:46 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- People of St. Maarten, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), in this official update concerning the COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response of the Government of St. Maarten. Our priority remains to educate the population and ensuring the protection and awareness of our front-liners who are in constant contact with the public.

COVID-19 is a global health crisis, which is affecting countries around the world Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Mar 2020 04:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- EOC was activated by the Government of St. Maarten since the two persons that are currently hospitalized at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital (LCF) and tested positive for the COVID-19 were on the Dutch side of the island.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said at a press conference on Sunday that the two passengers arrived on the island on February 21st, 2020 and were in transit to St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Mar 2020 12:54 PM

 PARIS/ MARIGOT:-- Residents on St. Martin should avoid shaking hands, kissing people when greeting them and also wash their hands constantly to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 says Dr. Jan Cedric Hansen who is a member of the Foundation des Catastrophes.
Dr. Hansen said at least 80% of persons infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) do not know they are infected and that these persons may just experience mild flu-like symptoms such as body aches, muscle pains, and fever, while there are some that will not have any symptoms Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Feb 2020 07:19 AM

French Couple Taken Off Airport After Being Flagged As Suspected Coronavirus Cases

Gendarmes and RFF paramedics talking to the couple suspected of showing coronavirus symptoms.

AIRPORT--A French married couple was stopped by French and Dutch authorities at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) because they were suspected of having symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. They were later transported to Louis Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Feb 2020 04:38 PM

Passengers With Symptoms Of Corona Virus Was At Pjiae. (Updated)

Passengers are taken to LCF for further testing and possible treatment.

AIRPORT:--- A couple was at the Princess Juliana International Airport  on Friday where they were placed in isolation and  interviewed by the Marechaussee and Gendarmes because they are suspected of having symptoms of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) 
SMN News learned the couple arrived on St. Martin via a ferry boat on February 22nd and was staying on the French side of the island until today February 28th when they were expected to depart St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Feb 2020 05:16 PM

Dr. Daniel Balk of Harvard Medical Faculty demonstrates point-of-care ultrasound techniques to Dr. Luc Mercelina of Louis Constant Fleming Hospital and Dr. Yelena George and Emiko Bird-Lake of SMMC.

St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Dec 2017 12:20 AM

~ Irma and Maria showed the vulnerabilities of Caribbean Islands ~

ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN:--- The 2017 hurricane season was undoubtedly the worst season in decades, especially since the monster hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated several Caribbean Islands that depend solely on tourism. Some of the islands/ countries that were crushed are Barbuda, St. Martin/St. Maarten, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Puerto Rico.
When it comes to St. Maarten/St. Martin hurricane Irma showed how important it is to not place all of one's eggs in one basket, and even though an eye opener for many, politicians on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2017 05:46 PM

~Tax and other related issues~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Information reaching SMN News states that three of the eight candidate Ministers whose names were submitted for screening have failed the process.
SMN News learned those that failed are Franklin Meyers who was supposed to fill the vacant position of Prime Minister. It is understood that Meyers failed because of taxes for both him and his spouse, also a complaint was filed against Meyers by an RST agent who accused him of using violence during a house search at his brother’s residence.
The candidate for the Ministry of Justice Leona Marlin also failed the screening process due to the 2014 ship-jumping and nepotism related to the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Sep 2017 04:50 PM

Exclusive: An Assessment On Healthcare On St. Maarten.

SZV funds being drained; Bricks and Blocks will not improve the Quality of Care on St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In this article SMN News will go into details to highlight the current status on quality of Healthcare on St. Maarten and what the Minister of Public Health Emil Lee has done thus far to change the gloom and doom facing the people of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Jul 2017 09:15 PM

Persons Insured By Szv Has To Pay Cash At Lfc. Lack Of Payment By Obs.

PHILIPSBURG/Marigot:--- Patients that are ensured by SZV St. Maarten will not be able to see a doctor even in emergency cases at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital (LCF) unless they pay the 75 Euros consultation fee cash or 100 Euros as an initial deposit if they are to be hospitalized. Management of LCF implement the new rules as of July 24th, 2017 after they were not paid by the Association Observatoire de la Santé of Saint Martin (OBS) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2017 09:32 PM

French Quarter:--- A young man is currently nursing serious injuries at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital. The youth who was riding a scooter somehow hit into an oncoming vehicle. Commandant of the Gendarmerie Sebastien Manzoni said the cause of the accident is still unknown but confirmed that the scooter rider has been seriously Read more


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