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Source: 721 News
28 Mar 2020 08:26 PM

Two Charter Flights To Repatriate Arubans, Auc Students And Staff Back Home

PHILIPSBURG St Maarten — On Saturday, March 28th, there are two (2) charter flights that are scheduled to land at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) to repatriate passengers to their home countries. Both requests for landing were submitted to the Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs, whereby an official approval was established.

The Government of Aruba requested a charter flight to repatriate Aruban nationals currently which are currently in 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: 721 News
24 Mar 2020 02:43 AM

Pm Jacobs: 22 Suspected Cases And 322 Quarantined As Of March 23, 2020

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Sunday that the country has two confirmed positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19, and both are in mandatory self-isolation at home and are recovering.

The first confirmed positive case came via the UK-Miami to the island and the second was a student returning from New York.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) over the weekend collected forms that were filled in by incoming passengers with residency on Sint Maarten, and an overview of the information was provided to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Monday.

These were the last flights to bring Sint Maarten residents back home before the closure of the countrys airspace on Sunday midnight for incoming passengers.

These persons had to register with CPS and as such have done so.

Totals as of: March 20 March 23

Self-quarantined 42 322

Self-isolation 40 57

Suspected cases 13 22

Positive 1 2

Negative 9 12

Pending 3 8

The numbers on Friday, March 20 were as of 8.00pm and by March 23 increased to final totals up to that day Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Mar 2020 02:00 AM

Primer Ministro Jacobs: 22 Casos Sospechosos Y 322 En Cuarentena Al 23 De Marzo De 2020

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – La Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs dijo el domingo que el pas tiene dos casos positivos confirmados de coronavirus COVID-19, y ambos se encuentran en un autoaislamiento obligatorio en casa y se estn recuperando.

El primer caso positivo confirmado lleg a travs del Reino Unido – Miami a la isla y el segundo fue un estudiante que regresaba de Nueva York.

Los Servicios de Prevencin Colectiva (CPS) durante el fin de semana recopilaron formularios que fueron llenados por los pasajeros entrantes con residencia en Sint Maarten, y el lunes se proporcion una descripcin general de la informacin al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (EOC).

Estos fueron los ltimos vuelos que llevaron a los residentes de Sint Maarten a casa antes del cierre del espacio areo del pas el domingo a la medianoche para los pasajeros que llegan Read more


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23 Mar 2020 12:55 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs National Address On Covid-19 March 22, 2020

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs National Address on COVID-19 MARCH 22, 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 Sunday, March 22nd, 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.

Firstly, Saturday, March 21st, 2020, a strategic meeting held with ESF 5, including Police and Immigration The official request was sent to His Excellency Governor E.B Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Mar 2020 06:27 PM

Government Must Release Number Of People In (Self) Quarantine

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The government of St. Maarten through the Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs must tell the people of St. Maarten how many people are in (self) quarantine in the country and where these people are from. If they are local (Sint Maartener’s) residents who have not travelled or residents who have recently returned home.

Why is the quarantine number hidden when countries like Curaao and rest of the world are freely giving the numbers of people who are positive and being monitored Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Mar 2020 06:03 PM

National National Address Covid-19 By Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs #3

National National Address COVID-19 By Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs #3

The post National National Address COVID-19 By Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs #3 appea Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Mar 2020 04:54 PM

Pjia And Port St. Maarten Defines Hygiene Protocol As Top Priority During Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Visit

Philipsburg — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs toured the Princess Juliana International Airport with management of PJIA on Thursday, March 19. The tour was requested in order for Prime Minister Jacobs to ensure that the protocols described within the EOC meetings are being followed. PJIA have implemented a hygiene protocol, installation of WHO travel tips posters and public service announcements as some of their initial heightened measures Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Mar 2020 07:41 PM

Council Of Ministers Meet With Winair Board Members Concerning Travel Restrictions

Philipsburg — On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs with the Council of Ministers met with the board of national carrier Winair. The board gave an update concerning how the travel restrictions imposed by Governments on both sides of the island have impacted their ability to fill their flights.

The recent closure of schools on both sides of the island has also had an impact on the scheduling of Winairs crew members Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Mar 2020 04:51 PM

Finance Minister, Bankers: Use Guilders, Save Foreign Exchange

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten Residents and businesses on St. Maarten are called on to help keep the foreign exchange reserves ((United states dollars) in balance by turning to the countrys little used official currency – the Netherlands Antilles guilder.

The severe drop in tourism means no more US dollars coming in, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion announced at the press conference with the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Mar 2020 02:34 PM

President Of The Witu Elshot-Aventurin Reacts On The Decision Of Government To Closed The School

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Press release from WITU: While preparing this Press Release with the intention to reach out to our members (teaching and non teaching staff) at all schools to express our concerns to them as educators of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, WITU learned of the decision taken by the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Ms. Silveria Jacobs to close all school on Dutch Sint Maarten as of Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 for the period of two weeks.

Over the past days we have had a number of our members with questions and concerns and WITU regret not being included in meetings with the EOC to be able to provide our members with insights and recommendations or to come up with appropriate responses to the pandemic in education Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Mar 2020 07:42 PM

Eoc Update: Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs On Travel Restrictions To St. Maarten (March 15Th, 2020)

EOC UPDATE: Date: 15th, March 2020 (Time – 2:35am)

The travel restrictions announced in Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs’s second National Address on March 14th, 2020 are hereby further clarified.

On March 17th, only incoming visitors from the USA, Canada, Europe, UK and Ireland are restricted to enter the country of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Mar 2020 08:01 AM

Spain And Germany Added To Travel Restrictions List

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Thursday that the travel restrictions list via air and sea to Sint Maarten has been further updated as of March 12, 2020 to include Spain and Germany which have large COVID-19 clusters.

On Wednesday the travel restrictions list was upgraded from 14 to 21 days.

Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (Peoples Republic), Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Singapore, Spain and Germany in the past 21 days, are not allowed to transit or enter Sint Maarten.

This does not apply to nationals of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (being from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Netherlands, St Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Mar 2020 07:33 AM

Schools On Dutch St. Maarten To Remain Open Until Further Notice

Philipsburg — The Government of St. Maarten has taken note of the notice by French President Emmanuel Macron and by extension the Prfet of St. Martin and St. Barths Ms. Sylvie Foucher related to school closures within all French territories. This decision does not affect schools on Dutch St. Maarten.

In previous discussions held with the Prfet, this topic was discussed at length, that given a situation where either sides of the island were to have (2 on Dutch St. Maarten or 3 on French Saint Martin) confirmed and unrelated cases requiring hospitalization, that closure of schools would be the first phase of shut down to prevent further spreading of the virus Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Mar 2020 07:27 AM

Prime Minister Jacobs Postpones Carnival 2020 Until Further Notice

Philipsburg — Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center Silveria Jacobs, has made the decision to postpone Carnival 2020 after emergency meetings held with the EOC and Members of Parliament on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The emergency EOC meeting was called due to the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that COVID-19 is considered a pandemic as of March 11, 2020.

PM Jacobs had also invited the MPs to be updated and give feedback on the current state of affairs Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Mar 2020 08:06 AM

Travel Restrictions To The Destination Stepped-Up From 14 To 21 Days. Eoc To Meet Thursday And Mps To Be Informed

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The travel restrictions which were issued by the Government of Sint Maarten have now been increased from 14 to 21-days, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs disclosed on Wednesday.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be meeting on Thursday and a meeting will be held with Members of Parliament (MPs) to provide them with an update on national preparations for COVID-19.

Jacobs said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared that the coronavirus COVID-19 is now an international pandemic Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Mar 2020 07:30 AM

Establishment Of Maximum Prices In Connection With The Coronavirus (Covid-19)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Prime Minister of St. Maarten and Chairlady of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs, hereby announces that in connection with the worldwide corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak, the possibility and expected impact and the activation of the EOC, that there is the need to protect the population against price gouging.

The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication has conducted and completed its review of the existing prices on the market as well as obtained the relevant information in order to establish the maximum prices on particular consumer goods Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Mar 2020 10:27 AM

Prime Minister Decides Not ToAllow Vessel To Birth At Port

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Reports reaching local media outlets indicate that Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs made a decision not to allow the disembarkation of passengers from Cruise Ship MS Aida Diva today Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the SXM Harbor.

Her decision is based on the failure of the local Agent for the Cruise Ship to provide a Health Declaration for the vessel before its arrival and within a specified timeframe Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Mar 2020 09:27 AM

Port St. Maarten Working To Further Enhance Procedural Details In Protocols After Aidadiva Experience

PORT ST. MAARTEN The cruise vessel AIDAdiva of AIDA Cruises was scheduled to berth and disembark its passengers at Port St. Maarten on Thursday, however, due to protocol infringements, the vessel was not allowed to do so. The Government of Sint Maarten did grant permission for the vessel to replenish its fuel supplies and the vessel departed for its next port of call.

A decision was taken by Prime Minister and Chairlady of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday night to deny the vessels request to make its scheduled port call due to the lack of proper procedures being followed during the past 24-hours based on existing protocols related to maritime health declarations.

AIDAdivas maritime health declaration as submitted did not indicate the presence of any infectious disease on board of the ship.

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Source: 721 News
05 Mar 2020 05:21 PM

Cruise Ship Aida Diva Not Allowed To Bert In St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Honorable Prime Minister and Chairlady of the EOC of St. Maarten, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, would like to inform the General Public & Stakeholders in particular, that the Cruise line Aida Diva was denied permission to berth at St. Maarten due to lack of proper procedures being followed during the course of the last 24 hours, as per agreed upon protocols.

The Aida Diva was expected to make a call on Port of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
01 Mar 2020 10:57 PM

Turnaround Operations Of Braemar Cruise Ship Dis/Embarking Passengers Underway

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The cruise ship Braemar of Fred Olsen cruise line, arrived at Port St. Maarten on Sunday and the turnaround operation has commenced. A turnaround entails when one set of passengers departs the ship and another set embarks.

Passengers from the vessel are in the process of being transported to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) where they will board charter flights at around 8.00pm.

This is a collaborative operation between Port St Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Feb 2020 09:16 PM

Government Awaiting Information From French Authorities While National Preparations For Covid-19 Continues

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Saturday morning the Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs chaired a specially convened Council of Ministers (COM) meeting with representatives from a number of Government ministries as well as with other stakeholders such as Port St. Maarten, Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) and the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC).

The meeting was called to get an update on the nations national preparedness and response plan for the coronavirus COVID-19 Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Jan 2020 12:15 AM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Meets With Postal Services St. Maarten Representatives To Address Current Issues.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — During the past week, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs met with Head of Postal Services St. Maarten Marinka Gumbs and accompanying representative, Ms Read more


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31 Jan 2020 12:11 AM

Union Napb Reacts To PmS Statement About Legality, Existence

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the civil servants union NAPB is taken aback with the statement of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, made in Wednesdays live Council of Ministers Press Briefing about the legality or better the existence of the union.

The prime ministers statement leaves the union only [to] believe that her cabinet is deliberately being misinformed about issues or those ones who are informing her are very evil, in doing so How dare the Prime Minister, to go live and gave such statement.

To refresh the memory of the prime minister, the union pointed out that a meeting was held with the labour mediator last year and the topics include the establishment of the legality of the unions representing workers on St Read more


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