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Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2024 07:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor marked a significant and historical milestone today, January 10, 2024. The signing of the Scope of Service Agreement signifies the realization of digitalizing the financial aid payments by MCB St. Maarten ( trading as WIB) on behalf of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor.

The task to have this come to fruition started some three (3) years ago, with a vision to create improved efficiencies for the financial aid process under the Division of Labor Affairs & Social Services, but most importantly, to usher in an era of higher client-centered services Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2024 10:56 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar E. C Ottley, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Felix Holiday as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). Minister Ottley expressed his joy in receiving the recommendations from the Supervisory Board, underscoring the significance of this appointment as a milestone in the history of SMMC, marking a new era of leadership and excellence in healthcare.

The selection of a new CEO follows a meticulous and thorough process undertaken by the Supervisory Board to identify the most qualified and fitting candidate for this crucial leadership role Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2023 12:10 PM

~The hardest working Minister and MP: Minister of VSA Omar Ottley and MP Rolando Brison.~

PHILIPSBURG: --- It is that time of the year when the media around the world will make scorecards for people who stand out to the community they live in and the world at large Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2023 11:24 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley, announced on Thursday, December 28th, that the retroactive and increased AOV pension payments have been disbursed.

Minister Ottley expressed his appreciation at the realization of this milestone, despite the lengthy process involved. As a result of this increase, St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Dec 2023 04:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, presented his Ministerial Regulation to the Council of Ministers where they unanimously passed his groundbreaking proposal to increase the minimum wage from Naf 9.95 to Naf 10.40 totaling a 4.5% increase, effective April 1, 2024. This is part of a broader initiative aimed at ensuring decent living standards for citizens, particularly those on the lower income scale that accounts for a large number, and addressing the challenges posed by the rising cost of living.

The proposed increase, from Naf 9.95 to Naf 10.40, represents an amount of Naf 1,801 ($1000.00) per month for workers Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Dec 2023 02:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Sunday, December 17th, the Simpsonbay basketball court shined brightly once again, thanks to the swift action taken by the Community Development and Humanitarian Family Affairs and the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley. Recognizing the longstanding issue of inadequate lighting at the ball court, Minister Ottley swiftly responded to the concerns voiced by the organizations within the Simpsonbay community.

Since the devastating hurricane Irma in 2017, the Simpsonbay basketball court has been without proper lighting, creating significant challenges for the players and limiting the court's usability during evening hours Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2023 05:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Government of Sint Maarten, represented by the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Professional Advancement (NIPA), represented by Drs. Peggy-Ann Dros-Richardson, Chairlady of the Board of NIPA, to establish the Ottley Opportunity Scholarshipan initiative aimed at enhancing educational opportunities and strengthening the local labor force Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 05:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  A historic collaboration was formalized today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of St. Maarten and the Collectivit de Saint-Martin. Minister Omar Ottley representing the Council of Ministers and President Louis Mussington, representing the respective entities, sealed the agreement at the Government building.

The participants, recognizing the critical need for equitable and resilient solutions in providing community drinking water on Saint Martin, have affirmed their commitment to collaborate on a groundbreaking project Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 03:57 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The recently held information session by the organizers of the National Career Fair on Working in the Caribbean was well attended.

Recently, representatives from various companies gathered at the Government Administration Building to receive details from Geert Nab, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Memory Group, and Mylene Van Puffelen, the Chief Operations Officer (COO), on the registration process and the creation of the Match & Meet profile designed for connecting profiles with potential employers Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Nov 2023 02:57 PM

Info Session For National Career Fair Thursday At Govt. Building

PHILIPSBURG--Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and his cabinet have reached out to the Council of Ministers and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) regarding one of their economic outreach activities that has the potential of contributing to De Nationale Carrirebeurs (National Career Fair). 

  Violenus personally initiated constructive discussions with the Dutch company Memory Group, the main company for the National Career Fair that promotes Working in the Caribbean. 

  The main goal is to mobilise the diaspora of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2023 09:30 PM

Working In The Caribbean Information Session For The National Career Fair.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  Minister Plenipotentiary, Rene Violenus, and his cabinet have reached out both to the Council of Ministers and the Sint Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) regarding one of their economic outreach activities that has the potential of contributing to the labor market issue on Sint Maarten, namely De Nationale Carrirebeurs Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Nov 2023 11:02 AM

Court Orders Olivier Arrindell To Rectify Insults About Prime Minister Jacobs And Minister Ottley

The two cabinet members with their respective verdicts

PHILIPSBURGThis morning the Court in First Instance found that Olivier Arrindells accusations of corruption and other defamatory statements about Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labour VSA Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Nov 2023 10:57 AM

~ Statements made against Ottley were made to harm Ottley. Ordered to rectify or face penalty ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- A packed courtroom with relatives and supporters of Minister of VSA Omar Ottley witnessed as the judge ruled against Olivier Arrindell on Friday morning.
Arrindell was ordered to make specific rectifications within 24 hours of the verdict being served to him or face a penalty of USD Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Nov 2023 06:31 PM

United People (UP) Party candidates and supporters arrived at the Parliament Building in luxury cars. One shiny SUV after another rolled past, with Minister Omar Ottley standing in the open roof of a black car waving the party flag. A sound truck played the UP Party song, which included Ottley's message: I am here to stay.

UP Party Leader Rolando Brison presented the Central Voting Bureau a full list of 23 candidates, according to Brison the most capable selection Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Nov 2023 05:31 PM

~ National Alliance with the largest turnout of supporters on Postulation Day. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- On January 11th, 2024, voters would have eight (8) political parties to choose from when they reach the polling stations to cast their votes.
The eight political parties lit up Philipsburg as they marched to the Parliament Building to submit their lists of candidates to the voting bureau that will be contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections.
At 9 am the Party for Progress (PFP) marched from Clem Labega Square chairing their leader Melissa Gumbs to submit the PFP lists of candidates Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Nov 2023 09:29 PM

All Bark, No Bite: Arrindell Fails To Provide Concrete Evidence Of Corruption By Ottley

As he left the Courthouse, Minister Omar Ottley told the media that he had been able to refute the allegations against him. 

~ During defamation case session ~  

PHILIPSBURG--The defamation case brought by Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor VSA Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Nov 2023 10:09 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a momentous move, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley has officially signed the National ordinance containing a general measure increasing the AOV/AWW pension. The ordinance, which had previously received approval from His Excellency Governor Baly on November 15th, will now be enacted to benefit pensioners Read more


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GS
Freedom
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UD
Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2023 12:17 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Minister of VSA Omar Ottley tells the court on Friday morning that he will not be a scapegoat or posterchild for corruption on St. Maarten, corruption that took place in the past or present Ottley addressed the court in the defamation case he brought against businessman Olivier Arrindell for slander and defamation. In addressing the court, he said the only thing he had was his name and he worked very hard for the assets he obtained in life Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2023 11:06 AM

PHILIPSBURG Minister Omar Ottley extends his deepest appreciation to the Division of Labor Affairs & Social Services and National Employment Services Center (NESC) for organizing an exceptional Job Fair and Entrepreneurship Expo on November 15th and 16th at the Belair Community Center. The minister was highly impressed with the impeccable organization of the event, which opened up more than 400 job vacancies, and even more enthralled by the tremendous turnout of job seekers.

The two-day event saw an incredible presence of over 600 entrepreneurs and job seekers Read more


Candidates in this article:
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Source: SMN-News
14 Nov 2023 03:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten stands together on World Diabetes Day 2023, emphasizing this years theme: "Access to Diabetes Care." Our community is committed to raising awareness and fostering a healthier lifestyle.

On this World Diabetes Day 2023, the Honorable Minister Omar Ottley extends heartfelt greetings to each of you. Today serves as a crucial reminder of the collective responsibility we bear in promoting a healthier future for our community.

Diabetes is a global challenge, but through unity, awareness, and informed action, we can make a significant impact Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Nov 2023 08:11 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has resumed its operations today after a temporary disruption caused by employee unrest. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley, has successfully intervened and initiated discussions between relevant stakeholders to address the concerns raised by the employees.

On Monday, November 13th, Minister Ottley held a virtual meeting with Ms Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Nov 2023 10:18 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Monday, November 6th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley, welcomed the Sint Maarten World Bank delegation, led by Country Manager Ms. Toyin Jagha, along with representatives from the National Recovery Planning Bureau (NRPB) to commemorate the successful achievement of the "Improving Mental Health Services" project "effective" status.

The term "Effective" status, as per World Bank terminology, signifies the formal inclusion of project financing into the project portfolio, indicating progress toward its implementation Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Nov 2023 07:24 PM

Minister Ottley Encourages The General Public To Register And Come Out To The How To Get A Job Workshop 2023.

PHILIPSBURG:--- More great news! The Honorable Omar Ottley, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), is inviting interested individuals to attend the "How to Get a Job" workshop 2023 on November 9th hosted by NESC and the Division of Labor Affairs. The workshop will take place in Room 1 of the Government Administration Building from 5 pm - 7 pm Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Nov 2023 11:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Shirley Hilaire has joined the United People's UP Party to contest the 2024 Parliamentary Elections on St. Maarten after serving for several years as executive assistant to Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and running as a United Democrat candidate.
Hilaire cited irreconcilable differences with "new blood" entering the Democratic Party whose approach and policies do not align with her beliefs as the main reason for leaving Read more


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