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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2020 02:09 PM

MARIGOT:--- Members of the Souliga United Movement (SUM) and several other organizations announced on Tuesday at a press conference that they will begin a peaceful protest on Wednesday morning against the border controls that have been extended until October 1st, 2020 by the Prfet Dlgu Sylvie Feucher.
The group of activists called on everyone residing on St. Maarten/ St. Martin to join forces to protest the division of people and unity that has been orchestrated by the State. Persons are asked to use whatever means of transportation they have joined the protest action which will begin at the Cole Bay Round About to Bellevue checkpoint and from Agrement Round About for a meet up at the Bellevue checkpoint Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Aug 2020 12:17 PM

St. Martin/St. Maarten Is One Island, Representatives Should Work On Joint Solutions To Safeguard Economy During Covid-19 Pandemic.

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- The Presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry St. Martin and Chamber of Commerce and Industry St. Maarten in a joint press conference are calling on authorities to reopen the borders as the effects on the border controls are detrimental to businesses on both sides of the island.
President of CCISM Angele Dormoy said that the CCISM wrote a letter to the Prefecture and only recently received a response informing them that the health crisis with COVID-19 is far more important than the economic crisis due to COVID-19 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Aug 2020 06:19 AM

Chambers Of Commerce & Industry Of North And South Seek Joint Solution To Border Reopening

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Board and representatives from the Chambre Consulaire Interprofessionnelle de Saint Martin (CCISM), have sent a joint letter to the Governments, Parliament and Territorial Council of Sint Maarten and Saint-Martin with respect to the border closure that is having a negative impact on the economy of the island.

Part of the joint letter reads as follows: COVID-19 will never be snuffed out in our territory without joint actions by all stakeholders that are being severely impacted.  We will have to bear for a long time, the presence of the COVID-19 virus on our territory and closing the border will not stop the virus from circulating throughout our communities.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of both sides of the island are seeking for a more intensified joint approach to managing this public health crisis Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Aug 2020 09:26 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Board and representatives from the Chambre Consulaire Interprofessionnelle de Saint-Martin (CCISM), have sent a joint letter to the Governments, Parliament and Territorial Council of Sint Maarten and Saint-Martin with respect to the border closure that is having a negative impact on the economy of the island.
Part of the joint letter reads as follows: COVID-19 will never be snuffed out in our territory without joint actions by all stakeholders that are being severely impacted Read more


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