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Source: SMN-News
19 Mar 2021 11:56 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The US$12 million Digital Government Transformation Project was approved by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund. This project aims to enhance the access, efficiency, and resilience of public services for citizens and businesses.

Given Sint Maartens vulnerability to natural disasters, business continuity and systems resilience are critical. Bringing key government services online can make the country more resilient to future disasters, while also making citizens and businesses daily lives easier, said Michelle Keane, World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund.

The project will finance digital platforms and associated institutional, regulatory reforms to lay the foundations for digital government Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Mar 2021 11:54 AM

Revan Hosts Dreams To Reality Entrepreneurship Info Workshop

From left: COCI Director Jude Houston, NRPB Director Claret Connor; event host Khalil Revan; NRPB Project Manager Elozona Ochu; COCI representative Benjamin Ortega and Edsel Gumbs of Qredits.

PHILIPSBURG--Building on his passion to assist young potential entrepreneurs, businessman Khalil Revan, in collaboration with Shoreline Beach Bar, hosted a business information workshop last Thursday Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Feb 2021 11:46 PM

Agreement Signed To Start School Repair Programme

From left (front): Director of NRPB Claret Connor, Minister of ECYS Rodolphe Samuel and Director of WWRI Pierre Montesant as they sign the agreement.

PHILIPSBURG--Director of th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2021 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Monday, February 22nd, the Director of the National Recovery Bureau (NRPB) Claret Connor, the Honorable Minister in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs. Rodolphe Samuel and the Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure (WWRI), Pierre Montesant, signed the school repair program agreement Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2021 01:33 PM

School Repair Programme Agreement Signed

POND ISLAND, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – On Monday, February 22nd, the Director of the National Recovery Bureau (NRPB) Claret Cornor, the Honorable Minister in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs Rudolphe Samuel and the Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure (WWRI), Pierre Montesant, signed the school repair programme agreement.

The document, which now paves the way for repairs to commence at three of the islands schools damaged during the passage of hurricane Irma on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, took place Monday afternoon at the Government Building on Pond Island Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Dec 2020 01:02 AM

Isolation Units Now Allow For Safe Transport Of Contaminated Patients

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Ambulance Departments ability to safely transport patients suspected of being contaminated by naturally occurring disease outbreaks, pandemics or industrial accidents has been strengthened with the addition of seven new patient isolation units. These units were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) through the Dutch funded St. Maarten Trust Fund.

The Emergency Recovery Project 1 (ERP1) of the Trust Fund, in addition to the repair of public buildings and private and public homes, provides for first responders emergency equipment and priority vehicles Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Dec 2020 08:59 PM

Solation Units Now Allow For Safe Transport Of Contaminated Patients

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten –The Ambulance Departments ability to safely transport patients suspected of being contaminated by naturally occurring disease outbreaks, pandemics or industrial accidents has been strengthened with the addition of seven new patient isolation units. These units were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) through the Dutch funded St. Maarten Trust Fund.

The Emergency Recovery Project 1 (ERP1) of the Trust Fund, in addition to the repair of public buildings and private and public homes,  provides for first responders emergency equipment and priority vehicles Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Dec 2020 12:11 AM

Banco Di Caribe, Nrpb Back Small And Medium Business

From left: Head of the Representation of the Netherlands Chris Johnson and NRPB Director Claret Connor.

PHILIPSBURG--Banco di Caribe (BdC) has joined forces with the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) on the Enterprise Support Project (ESP) to continue to support small and medium-size businesses in St. Maarten. An agreement was Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Nov 2020 03:04 AM

Resources 4 Community Resilience Launches Us$452K In Local Projects

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) project was officially launched during a Zoom meeting and Facebook livestream on Wednesday November 18. The ceremony was hosted by radio personality Kevin Suppa Petrona (who is also the local R4CR Communication and Outreach expert) and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager). The R4CR program is a grant scheme that focuses exclusively on financing and strengthening local Civil Society Organization (CSOs).

The program is financed by the Government of the Netherlands via the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Nov 2020 12:05 PM

Resources 4 Community Resilience Launchesus$452K In Local Projects

Philipsburg- Sint Maarten – The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) projectwasofficially launchedduring a Zoom meetingand Facebook livestreamonWednesday November 18.The ceremony washosted by radio personality Kevin SuppaPetrona(who isalso the localR4CRCommunication and Outreach expert)and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager).The R4CR program isa grant schemethatfocuses exclusivelyonfinancing and strengthening local Civil Society Organization (CSOs). The program isfinanced by the Government of the Netherlands via the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Nov 2020 05:14 AM

Home Repairs Continue, Enters Into Accelerated Pace

Philipsburg Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in mid-2021, repairs to the roofs, doors, and windows of approximately 200 private homes will be completed. To date, fifty-one homes have been finalized and another ten homes are slated to be done before the years end.

The pilot project and minor works homes took a lot longer than anyone anticipated Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Oct 2020 11:32 AM

Process To Design Integrated Social Registry System Starts

From left: Computech NV Managing Partner Alain Roper, NRPB Director Claret Connor, VSA Minister Richard Panneflek and VSA Secretary General Joy Arnell.

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA, through the assistance of the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Oct 2020 06:32 PM

Increased Efficiency With Post-Disaster Social Assistance Aim Of Integrated Social Registry System

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), through the assistance of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund, has started the process of designing and developing anIntegrated Social Registry System (ISRS).Once completed,this systemwill be a primary resource in effectively providing social assistance to the vulnerable residents of our communities.

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the presence of the Minister of VSA, the Honorable Richard Panneflek, a contract was signed between the Director of the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Claret Connor, and Mr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 11:55 PM

Representatives of Qredits with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion (third left), Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech (fourth left) and TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever (fifth left) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 07:42 PM

Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance Through The Enterprise Support Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kennys Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance of the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29 th were acknowledged in the presence of Minister of Finance Irion Ardwell, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Ludmila de Weever and NRPB Director Claret Connor.

Each business opted for the projects Assets and Repair package and will only have to repay 35 percent of the total amount received Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 06:59 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten passed the draft motion presented by Member of Parliament Omar Ottley that was presented weeks ago when the NRBP accompanied by the Prime Minister of St. Maarten appeared in Parliament. On Monday during the continuation of the meeting, 13 Members of Parliament voted in favor of the draft motion that is geared towards providing work to local contractors and or businesses on St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Sep 2020 08:52 PM

Taxi Drivers Encouraged To Apply For Financing Through Trust FundS Enterprise Support Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday, September 16 approximately thirty taxi drivers attended a virtual information session on financing options available for small enterprises. The session was organized by the National Recovery Program Bureaus (NRPB) Enterprise Support Project (ESP) team in collaboration with the board of the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association who had further involvement from the Airport Taxi Association and Downtown Taxi Association.

The ESP team met virtually with the members of the various taxi associations, providing insight on the project and how each member could individually apply for a combination of loans and grants up to US$150,000 (One Hundred & Fifty Thousand) Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Aug 2020 07:22 PM

Priority Shelter Enhancements On Target For Late August

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Upgrades to designated facilities on St Maarten that are also used as hurricane shelters are fully underway as part of the Emergency Recovery Project 1 of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Four facilities that are used as official shelters, identified as priority by the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor (VSA) are on target to be completed this month. Upgrades to nine other facilities that are also used as shelters will be completed by early 2021 Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
11 Aug 2020 06:18 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The US$35 million Enterprise Support Project was officially launched today. The project is funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience Trust Fund, financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) on behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten. The project aims to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through direct financial assistance to contribute to the restoration of economic activity in Sint Maarten.

Micro, small, and medium enterprises are key for the islands economic recovery and for job creation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 May 2020 04:10 PM

Trust Fund Projects Suspended Since Covid-19 Restrictions

NRPB Director Claret Connor.

PHILIPSBURG--The majority of the Trust Fund construction projects under implementation in St. Maarten have been suspended since the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown measures government introduced in early April.

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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Feb 2020 04:38 PM

Minister Irion (sitting left) with PJIA CEO Brian Mingo (sitting right) with representatives of NRPB, Irions cabinet and other officials.

Minister Irion (left) and PJIA CEO Brian Mingo (right) with another official in Luxembourg.

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion joined a delegation from the National Recovery Programme Bureau (NRPB) and Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company PJIAE to the Headquarters of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg on January 31.

The main purpose of the high-level visit was to cross the Ts and dot the Is on the US $50 million loan that the Government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2020 12:38 PM

Luxembourg trip a success.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, January 31ST, the Minister of finance, Ardwell Irion joined a small delegation of the NRPB and PJIAE to the Headquarters of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. The main purpose of this high-level visit was to cross the Ts and dot the Is on the 50 million US Dollars loan that the Government of Sint Maarten has signed with the European Investment Bank for Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Feb 2020 04:07 AM

Vromi Gets $555,000 Bulldozer To Improve Landfill Management

From left are: VROMI Department of Infrastructure Head Claudius Buncamper; VROMI Senior Policy Advisor and focal point Mark Williams; VROMI Minister Christopher Wever and NRPB Director Claret Connor Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Feb 2020 01:59 AM

Bulldozer Delivered To Vromi Ministry Will Improve Landfill Management

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) is the proud owner of a bulldozer, purchased through the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. The bulldozer is deemed vital in the continued improvement of the management of the landfill being spearheaded by the VROMI Ministry.

The bulldozer, with a value of 555 thousand US dollars, along with a preventative maintenance plan, follows the purchase of Alternative Daily Cover materials and silo and applicator equipment Read more


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