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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Apr 2020 03:50 AM

One More Victim Succumbs To Covid-19, Positive Cases Climb To 71, Recoveries 22

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.


PHILIPSBURG--Dutch St. Maarten recorded its eleventh coronavirus COVID-19 death when a person lost their battle to the highly infectious illness at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Monday night.

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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Apr 2020 06:40 PM

1 More Positive Case Pushes Total Covid-19 For Dutch Side To 68

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten recorded one additional positive COVID-19 case on Monday, April 20, bringing the total number of positive cases to 68 and the current number of active cases to 46.

Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center Silveria Jacobs said in a national address on Monday evening that as of 4:00pm there were still 98 persons in self-quarantine and 87 in self-isolation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Apr 2020 06:24 PM

First Patient Transferred To Medical Pavilion, Country Gets 1St Hospitainer

CAY HILL--St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) made the first step to free up space at the medical facility over the weekend when the first COVID-19 patient was transferred to the mobile medical pavilion on Saturday, April 18.

Prime Minister (PM) and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs said in Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2020 09:12 PM

Usm President Concerned About Collapse In Education.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the University of St. Martin (USM) Dr. Antonio Carmona Bez expressed his sincere concern for what he called the collapse of the public education system in Sint Maarten, highlighting the fact that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 many schools have practically closed with no plan for communication between teachers and students.
I am sincerely concerned that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and the central government is allowing for the collapse of the public education system, affecting all children, parents, and communities Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Apr 2020 05:15 AM

Prime MinisterS National Covid 19 Address

PRIME MINISTER OF SINT MAARTEN

Minister-President van Sint Maarten

National Address

Date: April 19, 2020

Prime Minister & Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs National Address on COVID-19 Developments April 19, 2020

People of Sint Maarten here and abroad, I hereby address you as Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Apr 2020 02:27 PM

~ COVID-19 deaths now stand at 10~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten has extended the lockdown for the next three weeks through a national decree which was published on Sunday, April 19th.
The amended National Decree allows supermarkets and other essential services will remain open three days per week. The movement of people will be done in two zones, namely Zone A or Zone B.
Attestations that were previously issued are automatically renewed, however, residents from St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Apr 2020 05:11 AM

Smmc Set To Transfer Covid-19 Care To Medical Pavilion, Icu Hospitainer

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Public Health Department Head Fenna Arnell with SMMCs Board of Directors, Dr. Felix Holiday, Dr. Marco Meuleman and other SMMC staff members after inspecting the Mobile Medical Pavilion at St. Maarten Medical Center.

CAY HILL--The Mobile Medical Pavilion (MMP) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hospitainer at St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Apr 2020 04:50 AM

State Of Emergency Proposed To Be Extended By Three Weeks

PM Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--The state of emergency St. Maarten is currently under to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is proposed to be extended by another three weeks.

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Source: SMN-News
17 Apr 2020 07:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The EOC and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs is satisfied with the reaction of the St. Maarten community who were given the opportunity to shop on Thursday and Friday as the lockdown continues for the next three weeks.
Prime Minister Jacobs in response to a questioned by SMN News said that St. Maarten already spent over NAF2.4 million at CPS that is busy with the testing and monitoring of COVID-19 patients Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Apr 2020 07:46 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Allows Essential Services To Open For Two Days

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In an ongoing effort to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 virus on St. Maarten, Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs declared a State of Emergency on St. Maarten on April 4, 2020, during her National Address with immediate effect as of April 5, 2020. This state of emergency
instituted a total lockdown of Dutch St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Apr 2020 04:59 AM

Cps Fears Public Underreporting Covid-19 Symptoms Due To Worries Of Repercussions

~ Medical team visits 109 homes Wednesday ~

CAY HILL--The Health Ministrys Collective Prevention Services (CPS) believes that residents with symptoms associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 are underreporting their statuses due to fears of repercussions, Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Silveria JacobsRead more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Apr 2020 08:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Thursday evening that six new cases of COVID-19 are now added to the list. Currently, are 89 positive cases since the testing begins some weeks ago. 189 persons have been tested, 108 were negative, 17 cases are pending, there are 41 actives cases on St. Maarten. Jacobs said that it is expected that the positive cases will go up in the coming days, however, she said that CPS visited Cay Hill on Wednesday and Thursday and met with almost 200 persons but only one person was showing signs and symptoms Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Apr 2020 04:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In an ongoing effort to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 virus on St. Maarten, Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs declared a State of Emergency on St. Maarten on April 4, 2020, during her National Address, with immediate effect as of April 5, 2020. This state of emergency instituted a total lockdown of Dutch St Read more


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

Waivers Signed By Authorities No Longer Needed For Domestic Travel

~ Forms can be signed by employer, traveller ~

PHILIPSBURG--Persons travelling within Dutch St. Maarten will no longer require waivers signed by authorities to travel. Waivers signed by authorities will only be needed for persons with an urgent need to travel across the border to French St. Martin, Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Apr 2020 02:24 PM

~ No Social distancing at Sunny Foods, smaller supermarkets taking more precautions.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The opening of supermarkets on Thursday can be considered a recipe for disaster as shoppers have not been adhering to the guidelines set forth by the government when it comes to social distancing.
The smaller Chinese Supermarkets took several measures to ensure persons shopping at their supermarkets wore a mask, some of them have security guards at the entrance spraying alcohol on the hands of the shoppers before they enter the supermarkets Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Apr 2020 04:44 AM

Supermarkets, Bakeries, Gas Stations Banks, Pharmacies Open Today, Friday

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

Supermarkets, bakeries, gas stations

banks, pharmacies open today, Friday

~ Residents should stay home if no urgent need to be out ~

PHILIPSBURG--Supermarkets and grocery stores, bakeries, banks, gas stations and pharmacies are allowed to open from 8:00am Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Apr 2020 05:25 PM

Positive Cases Up By One For Dutch Side

PHILIPSBURG--The number of positive coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Dutch St. Maarten went up by one on Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 53 and active cases to 39.

According to figures from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, as of April 14 the total number of persons in self-quarantine stood at 90; 161 in self-isolation; and 161 tested, of whom 92 are negative, 15 are pending results, one is inconclusive and 53 are positive Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Apr 2020 01:08 PM

Seniors Will Be Able To Shop During First Hour.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Some of the shops that will open their doors on Thursday are supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, cooking gas companies, and banks. This is based on the adjusted national decree. While these businesses will be opened as of Thursday the lockdown remains in effect and only persons that need essential items are allowed to leave their homes.
During the first hour, the elderly will be given priority to shop says Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs during the virtual Council of Ministers of meeting on Wednesday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Apr 2020 08:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Tuesday evening that some banks on St. Maarten have agreed to open their doors on Tuesday to allow persons with checks to change those checks.
Those banks that will open are Windwards Island Bank (9 am to 3:30 pm) ORCO Bank, Republic Bank and BCEM (8:30 to 12 noon) and FCIB Bank (8:30 to 1 pm).
Chinese Supermarkets that opened in the various districts that opened their shops on Tuesday were helpful to the community who managed to purchase much-needed items.
The Department of Social Services was able to deliver the 1,500 boxes to the needy, deliveries of the other boxes that were requested will resume at a later date.
While the EOC has submitted a proposal to allow Supermarkets and Banks and gas stations to reopen so that persons in the community could conduct essential business Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 06:43 PM

Draft 2020 Budget To Com This Week

PHILIPSBURG--The draft 2020 budget is expected to be submitted to the Council of Ministers (COM) this week for approval, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion told The Daily Herald on Monday.

After approval by the Council of Ministers the budget will be sent to Parliament for handling, Irion said.

The draft budget stands at NAf. 486 million, slightly higher than the 2019 budget which stood at NAf Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 03:42 PM

Report In Spanish On Monday EveningS National Address By Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG--La Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs anunci el lunes por la noche que se est preparando un decreto ministerial para permitir la reapertura de los supermercados a partir del jueves 16 de abril.

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Source: SMN-News
14 Apr 2020 10:10 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Omar E. C. Ottley submitted a proposal asking the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and her staff to allow people to shop within their districts. Ottley stated that the proposal is aimed at alleviating the tension surrounding the population's outcry and unrest as it pertains to access to food while protecting our citizens and encouraging social distancing.

Ottley explained that the intention is to block key entry points for each district, no one in or out for a specific time frame, this will allow persons living in these districts to purchase groceries and return home within the assigned time frame Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Apr 2020 06:16 AM

Ottley: Proposes District Shopping

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Member of Parliament Omar E. C. Ottley submitted a proposal asking the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and her staff to allow people to shop within their districts. Ottley stated that the proposal is aimed at alleviating the tension surrounding the population’s outcry and unrest as it pertains to access to food, while protecting our citizens and encouraging social distancing.

Ottley explained that the intention is to block key entry points for each district, no one in or out for a specific time frame, this will allow persons living in these districts to purchase groceries and return home within the assigned time frame Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 04:55 AM

Supermarkets To Reopen To Public On Thursday

Some residents collecting their groceries from a delivery driver on Monday.

~ Residents can only shop in their own area ~

PHILIPSBURG--Government is aiming to reopen supermarkets to the general public as of this Thursday, April 16, but only to allow residents to shop in their respective districts in what Prime Minister Silveria Read more


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