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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Jul 2020 08:49 AM

Coci Appoints Jude Houston As New Executive Director

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) The Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), through its president Benjamin Ortega is pleased to announce and welcome the appointment of its new Executive Director, Jude Houston.

The Board of Directors contracted consulting firm, BDO with a special task focused on the recruitments of their New director and other Critical functions noted within the COCI organizational chart Read more


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30 Jul 2020 10:44 PM

Coci Appoints Jude Houston As New Executive Director

PHILIPSBURG, Sunt Maart 9 The Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), through its president Benjamin Ortega is pleased to announce and welcome the appointment of its new Executive Director, Jude Houston.

The Board of Directors contracted consulting firm, BDO with a special task focused on the recruitments of their New director and other Critical functions noted within the COCI organizational chart Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Jul 2020 05:55 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), through its president Benjamin Ortega is pleased to announce and welcome the appointment of its new Executive Director, Jude Houston.
The Board of Directors contracted consulting firm, BDO with a special task focused on the recruitments of their New director and other Critical functions noted within the COCI organizational chart Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jul 2020 06:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Earlier in the week of July 20, the President of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Benjamin Ortega and Ad interim Director and Operations Manager Ruth Patrick, reminded clients of COCI about the need to practice social distancing with a banner outside the office building that displays COCIs slogan on Stronger Together yet advocating But six (6) feet apart as a key measure to protect public health Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Jul 2020 04:43 PM

Coci Introduces Stronger Together But 6 Feet Apart Campaign In Promoting Health Measures To Prevent Covid-19

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Earlier in the week of July 20, the President of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Benjamin Ortega and Ad interim Director and Operations Manager Ruth Patrick, reminded clients of COCI about the need to practice social distancing with a banner outside the office building that displays COCIs slogan on Stronger Together yet advocating But six (6) feet Apart as a key measure to protect public health.

Decal stickers on the outside as well as the inside of the office added to the public health advisory of the chamber.

Both Ortega and Patrick are appealing to the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2020 02:19 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) May 20 webinar about being export ready was a great success President of the Supervisory Board of COCI Benjamin Ortega said on Sunday.
More than 58 companies and persons from the business community registered for the online seminar Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 May 2020 05:28 AM

Rvo And Coci May 20 Webinar On Export-Ready Opportunities A Great Success

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) May 20 webinar about being export ready was a great success President of the Supervisory Board of COCI Benjamin Ortega said on Sunday.

More than 58 companies and persons from the business community registered for the online seminar.  There were also 30+ persons in attendance.

The registered businesses received a wealth of information on what export and being export ready entailed and what instruments have been designed to assist entrepreneurs.

The webinar also covered support in the form of coaching for companies Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
13 May 2020 05:11 AM

Coci Says To Send Concerns And Complaints About Ssrp & Four-Phase Economic Re-Opening Plan To The Chamber

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) The Government has put together the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP) to deal with the fallout of the closing of the countrys borders and the lockdown since mid-March.

The objective of the SSRP according to the Government is to absorb the economic and social impact caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Businesses that are severely affected will need financial assistance and for those who risk losing their jobs, the creation of a social safety net is essential, the SSRP website says.

There is Direct Support for businesses and individuals who are impacted by the pandemic; Government Related Liquidity for the Government and Government owned entities; Additional Healthcare Expenses which is urgent support for healthcare needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Chamber has taken note of the published phases of the Economic Re-Opening Plan and would like the general public to know that the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 May 2020 05:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---The Government has put together the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP) to deal with the fallout of the closing of the countrys borders and the lockdown since mid-March.
The objective of the SSRP according to the Government is to absorb the economic and social impact caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Businesses that are severely affected will need financial assistance and for those who risk losing their jobs, the creation of a social safety net is essential, the SSRP website says.
There is Direct Support for businesses and individuals who are impacted by the pandemic; Government-Related Liquidity for the Government and Government-owned entities; Additional Healthcare Expenses which is urgent support for healthcare needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 May 2020 05:47 AM

Coci Supervisory Board Salutes The Heroes On The Front Lines In The Private Sector

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) President of the Supervisory Board of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Benjamin Ortega, on behalf of the COCI board and management, recognizes and salutes the heroes on the front lines, the essential workers who go out on a daily basis providing key services during the national state of emergency to members of the community during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

We have the front liners in the healthcare field such as the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, the emergency medical responders, the police, marines and other law enforcement officials, who have been at the fore front of this international emergency.

But, we also have many workers in the private sector who are also on the front line working in supermarkets, cashiers, shelf-packers, the cleaners, management, delivery bus drivers, gas station attendants, security guards, and other key private sector service providers who have been allowed to work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aforementioned and many more, during the past two-months have provided the citizens of the country essential services to keep the country going while the majority of residents remained safely at home at the request of the Governments Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in order to save lives and protect our health care sector from being overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.

We can imagine that this has been a very stressful time having to leave their families at home and go to work when the nation is at home, especially when you do not want to catch the disease and bring it back home to the family. 

On behalf of the Chamber Board, we are thankful for the hard work that our essential workers have been doing during this pandemic, and we fully understand the sacrifice involved in faithfully serving our community.  Thank You once again for your services to our community, President of the COCI Board Benjamin Ortega said on Sunday.

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been closed during the lockdown period but remained working in providing services to registrants Read more


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

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the Supervisory Board of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Benjamin Ortega, on behalf of the COCI board and management, recognizes and salutes the heroes on the front lines, the essential workers who go out on a daily basis providing key services during the national state of emergency to members of the community during the COVID-19 global pandemic Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Apr 2020 05:13 PM

Ortega Calls On Business Sector And Community To Stand Together

Benjamin Ortega.

PHILIPSBURG--President of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) Board Benjamin Ortega on Tuesday called on the public and the business commu Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Apr 2020 07:06 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday, April 14 President of the Supervisory Board of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Benjamin Ortega, called on the general public and the business community to stand together during this time of distress due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The world is upside down. Even more than ever Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Mar 2020 08:03 AM

Coci: St. Maarten Business Community: Now Is The Time To Prepare For Covid-19

SINT MAARTEN — PHILIPSBURG The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is widely spreading to other countries around the world and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). At this point in time, Dutch St. Maarten remains free of COVID-19.

President of the COCI Board Benjamin Ortega on behalf of the board is calling on the business community to prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 by preparing contingency plans and to look at the economic/financial impact on their business operation for the next second and third quarter year periods of 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Mar 2020 06:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is widely spreading to other countries around the world and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). At this point in time, Dutch St. Maarten remains free of COVID-19.
President of the COCI Board Benjamin Ortega on behalf of the board is calling on the business community to prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 by preparing contingency plans and to look at the economic/financial impact on their business operation for the next second and third quarter year periods of 2020 Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Mar 2020 07:01 AM

Chamber Invites Businesses To Participate In Hub Santo Domingo 2020

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) From March 17 until March 19, the Dominican Republic multi-sector trade fair Hub Santo Domingo 2020 will take place, and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is inviting Chamber registrants to participate in the business to business event and exhibition.

Hub Santo Domingo 2020 is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo and the Center for Export and Investment (CEI-RD). The two-day B2B event will bring together over 1000 business representatives from the Dominican Republics capital city, and there will be approximately 300 exhibitors from regional and international markets.

This is a collaborative effort that includes the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT) and the Social Economic Council of Sint Maarten (SER).

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Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Mar 2020 10:50 PM

Chamber Invites Businesses To Participate In Hub Santo Domingo 2020

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten From March 17 until March 19, the Dominican Republic multi-sector trade fair Hub Santo Domingo 2020 will take place, and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is inviting Chamber registrants to participate in the business to business event and exhibition.

Hub Santo Domingo 2020 is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo and the Center for Export and Investment (CEI-RD).  The two-day B2B event will bring together over 1000 business representatives from the Dominican Republics capital city, and there will be approximately 300 exhibitors from regional and international markets.

This is a collaborative effort that includes the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT) and the Social Economic Council of Sint Maarten (SER).

St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Mar 2020 03:37 PM

Coci Attends Regional Conference In Suriname

President of the COCI Board Benjamin Ortega (back row, second left) with other representatives of the region and from BRICS countries.

PHILIPSBURG--Representatives of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) recently returned from attending the two-day Caribbean Chambers of Commerce CARICHAM-BRICS plus Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Mar 2020 06:46 PM

Coci Attends Caricham Brics+ Conference 2020 In Suriname

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Representatives from the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) recently returned from attending the Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM)-BRICS+ Conference 2020 which took place in Suriname. Coordination for the conference was taken care by the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The BRICS+ refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.  

On the first day of the two-day conference, there were two presentations.  The first one was themed: Access to Finance and Opportunities for CARICHAM Members.  Presentations were given by representatives from the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, and the Caribbean Development Bank.

The second presentation was themed: Strengthen Business Relationship between CARICHAM and the BRICS+ countries.  Presentations were given by representatives of the BRICS as well as Indonesia with emphasis placed on doing business with the aforementioned countries.

The second day of the conference was dedicated to doing business in the Caribbean with several Caribbean Chambers of Commerce making presentations Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Mar 2020 06:46 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Representatives from the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) recently returned from attending the Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM)-BRICS+ Conference 2020 which took place in Suriname. Coordination for the conference was taken care of by the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The BRICS+ refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
On the first day of the two-day conference, there were two presentations Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Mar 2020 08:58 PM

Chamber Has Fruitful Meeting With Minister Of Vsa Regarding Changes To Labour Employment Policy

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Board recently had a very fruitful meeting with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Pamela Gordon Carty regarding Ministry VSAs change in the labour policy to reduce unemployment on St. Maarten.

The Chamber recently sent a letter to the Minister where it says it has taken note of various articles in the media in particular business associations that have expressed their discontent with the aforementioned policy Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Mar 2020 05:02 PM

Coci Meets With Vsa Minister On Employment Policy Changes

VSA Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty (fourth left) and COCI President Benjamin Ortega (fifth left) with COCI board members and VSA Ministry officials.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Mar 2020 08:30 AM

Chamber Has Fruitful Meeting With Minister Of Vsa Regarding Changes To Labour Employment Policy

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Board recently had a very fruitful meeting with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Pamela Gordon Carty regarding Ministry VSAs change in the labour policy to reduce unemployment on St. Maarten.

The Chamber recently sent a letter to the Minister where it says it has taken note of various articles in the media in particular business associations that have expressed their discontent with the aforementioned policy Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Mar 2020 05:43 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Board recently had a very fruitful meeting with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Pamela Gordon Carty regarding Ministry VSAs change in the labor policy to reduce unemployment on St. Maarten.
The Chamber recently sent a letter to the Minister where it says it has taken note of various articles in the media in particular business associations that have expressed their discontent with the aforementioned policy Read more


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