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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 May 2020 07:47 PM

Prime Minister Jacobs Issues National 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Message

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On the eve of the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued her national message to the nation.

My Fellow Sint Maarteners, Another hurricane season is before us. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season traditionally begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 May 2020 07:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On the eve of the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued her national message to the nation.

My Fellow Sint Maarteners,
Another hurricane season is before us. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season traditionally begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 May 2020 05:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The government of St. Maarten held its Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour today, May 29, 2020. Members of the Council of Ministers visited various entities that ensured the people of St. Maarten were kept safe at home. These courageous persons provided the emergency and essential services that have been needed from the onset of the COVID-19 period and activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). At each location, the respective Minister, under which these entities fall, gave words of thanks for their commitments in ensuring that the government could mitigate and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
30 May 2020 05:07 PM

Government Of St. Maarten Hosts Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The government of St. Maarten held their Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour today, May 29, 2020. Members of the Council of Ministers visited various entities that ensured the people of St. Maarten were kept safe at home. These courageous persons provided the emergency and essential services that has been needed from the onset of the COVID-19 period and activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). At each location, the respective Minister, under which these entities fall, gave words of thanks for their commitments in ensuring that the government could mitigate and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Ministers, accompanied by children who aspire to be in these various professions also presented them with a certificate of appreciation Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 May 2020 12:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Scores of Civil Servants including police officers turned up at the Government Administration Building to protest the proposed cut in vacation pay for the years 2020 and 2021.The Chamber of Labor Unions already indicated to the Government of St. Maarten that they were not going to accept cuts in their salaries and or vacation pay to meet the demanded cuts laid down by the Dutch Government.
Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion gave the unions his last proposal on Monday where he indicated that the government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
28 May 2020 05:36 AM

Govt. To Meet Directly With Civil Servants On Dutch Conditions

PM Silveria Jacobs

~ Jacobs: proposal to unions reasonable, fair ~

PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers will be meeting directly with civil servants on the conditions imposed by the Dutch government on St. Maarten for the liquidity support loan for the country to, amongst other things, finance the St. Maarten Stimulus Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 May 2020 08:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs reached out to the civil servants by letter on Wednesday explaining to them the current financial situation the country is faced with due to COVID-19.
Below the full content of the letter.

PRIME MINISTER S. JACOBS Letter to Civil Servants
COST CUTTING MEASURES

Dear Civil Servants,

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential.. Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 May 2020 12:21 PM

Government To Honor Frontline Workers, Parents Ask For Children Participation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The -Government will be honoring Frontline Heroes on Friday announced Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs at the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on Wednesday. Parents are hereby informed that children with frontline career day costume to send it by email to the government of St. Maarten. Emails should be sent to pmtalks@sintmaartengov.org, the names of the child must also be included in the email Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 May 2020 11:15 AM

Task Force Formed To Collect Land Lease Fees, Businesses First To Be Targeted.

~ government still working with unions to seal an agreement.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion met on Tuesday to begin putting a task force in place that will go after delinquent businesses that have not been paying government years of lease land fees Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 May 2020 06:39 AM

Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public for today, Monday,May25, 2020,as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and the Governments COVID-19 containment, mitigation and response measures.

Based on the latest available data provided by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Epidemiologist Dr Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
26 May 2020 05:31 AM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria JacobsUpdates On Covid-19 Developments May 25, 2020

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public for today, Monday,May25, 2020,as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and the Governments COVID-19 containment, mitigation and response measures.

Based on the latest available data provided by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Epidemiologist Dr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 May 2020 04:16 AM

Returning Residents Might Have To Foot Bill To Stay In Quarantine Facility

Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--Given governments precarious financial situation, residents who want to return to the country might have to cover the costs involved in staying in governments quarantine facility for the mandatory period of fourteen days.

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Source: The Daily Herald
25 May 2020 04:17 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Justice Minister Anna Richardson with some of the union representatives at the meeting.

PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers on Friday outlined to the unified unions of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 May 2020 11:12 PM

Council Of Ministers Dialogue On Dutch Loan Conditions With Unions

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Late Friday afternoon into evening, May 22, 2020, the Council of Ministers met with the unified unions of St. Maarten in order to clarify the proposal made by the Dutch Government and
approved by the Kingdom Council on May 15, 2020, related to the much-publicized 12.5% personnel cost-cutting condition and other conditions within the Dutch COVID-19 support proposal which will negatively affect civil servants. The unions represented workers in the private and public sectors namely, WITU, WICSU-PSU, ABVO-SXM, NAPB Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 May 2020 08:22 PM

~ Government has no money to pay for quarantine facility.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten is now moving towards its recovery phases from the COVID-19 pandemic announced Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Saturday at the EOC press conference.

Jacobs said that it is now 11 days since St. Maarten registered a positive case of the COVID-19, currently, there are no patients at the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 May 2020 02:26 PM

~ wanted to know who typed up his C-waiver signed by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.~

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- Dr. Michel Petit who practiced medicine for over 32 years on St. Maarten had an embarrassing experience on Saturday at the Bellevue border with an officer of the PAF in the presence of Prefet Sylvie Feucher. Dr. Petit told SMN News that he obtained his C-waiver from the Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 May 2020 11:52 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Late Friday afternoon into evening, May 22, 2020, the Council of Ministers met with the unified unions of St. Maarten in order to clarify the proposal made by the Dutch Government and approved by the Kingdom Council on May 15, 2020, related to the much-publicized 12.5% personnel cost-cutting condition and other conditions within the Dutch COVID-19 support proposal which will negatively affect civil servants.

The unions represented workers in the private and public sectors namely, WITU, WICSU-PSU, ABVO-SXM, NAPB Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 May 2020 03:46 PM

Prfecture Indicated Border At Oyster Pond, Cupecoy Would Remain Closed

Containers at Oyster Pond. (Photo John Halley)

MARIGOT--The sight of containers blocking the road at Oyster Pond and Cupecoy after Dutch-side Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs lifted border controls created quite a stir on social media. Containers were replaced at the Oyster Pond border on Wednesday reportedly by the French authoritie Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 May 2020 06:01 AM

Pm Jacobs Explains How Two Acceptance Letters Ended Up Being Sent To Dutch GovT.

Silveria Jacobs addressing MPs during the meeting.

~ Some MPs disgruntled over unconditional acceptance ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs explained to Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday how two letters ended up being sent to the Kingdom government regarding St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 May 2020 09:42 PM

Council Of Ministers To Deliberate Dutch Proposal For Financial Assistance With Parliament

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Council of Minister of St. Maarten has received a proposal from the Kingdom Council of Ministers on the liquidity support for St. Maarten to be able to carry out the Sint Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP).

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra and State Secretary Raymond Knops, in a hastily called meeting with the Prime Ministers of the Dutch Caribbean via video conference, verbally outlined the intentions of the Netherlands to assist the countries in this time of crisis and beyond Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2020 04:42 PM

St. Maarten Accepts Dutch Proposal Providing It Does Not Trample On Laws

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--Although St. Maarten believes that the take it or leave it, proposal from the Kingdom government as liquidity support in the form of a loan for St. Maarten, is a slap in the face of the country, government has accepted the proposal as long as it does not infringe on local and kingdom la Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 May 2020 10:57 AM

French And Dutch Will Not Be Meeting Today Wednesday, Health Ministry Working On Agreement.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The French and Dutch authorities will not be meeting today Wednesday as was planned. SMN News asked Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to explain if the two sides are still cooperating since the Dutch side removed law enforcement on Sunday from the borders.
Jacobs said that from the inception St. Maarten wanted to close off the borders in France just like she did with China and the US, Jacobs said the Dutch Government pleaded with her not to shut off the EU flights and instead St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 May 2020 10:38 AM

~ Unions will be incorporated on how to cut civil servants salaries.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced at the weekly press briefing that the government of St. Maarten have accepted the conditions set down by the Kingdom Council (Dutch Government) in order for St. Maarten to receive the loan they requested from the Kingdom to assist its people during the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Jacobs said that the country informed the Kingdom that the government accepts the condition as long as it does not trample on the other laws that guide the country.
Jacobs said the decisions taken by the government was done in the best interest of its people in mind, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic that affects everyone and every country.
Jacobs further explained that several of the conditions were already being implemented by the government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 May 2020 06:47 PM

Jacobs: Some Dutch Conditions Unattainable, Do Not Consider Country's Economic Position

PHILIPSBURG--Some of the conditions proposed by the Dutch government for financial aid for St. Maarten are "unattainable" for the timeframe proposed and do not consider the country's economic position, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Tuesday.

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