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Source: SXMIslandTime
05 Dec 2021 08:49 PM

Cdfha Hosts First Annual Interscholastic Speech Competition

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday, December 1st, The Department of Community Development, Family, and Humanitarian Affairs (CDHFA) hosted its first annual interscholastic speech competition themed Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility. commemorating World AIDS Day 2021.

In his opening remarks, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley commended the participants for taking up the challenge, and he emphasized the importance of the youth being involved in spreading awareness of the disease, HIV/AIDS. 

Six gifted young ladies representing three secondary schools gave memorable speeches, but there could be only one winner Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2021 06:49 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, December 1st, The Department of Community Development, Family, and Humanitarian Affairs (CDHFA) hosted its first annual interscholastic speech competition themed Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility. commemorating World AIDS Day 2021.

In his opening remarks, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley commended the participants for taking up the challenge, and he emphasized the importance of the youth being involved in spreading awareness of the disease, HIV/AIDS Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Nov 2021 12:11 AM

Travel Restrictions In Effect For South Africa

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley says travel restrictions from South Africa will go into effect as of today, Monday, November 29, and new entry requirements for the Netherlands will follow.

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27 Nov 2021 09:37 PM

Travel Restrictions In Effect For South Africa And New Entry Requirements For The Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG,Sint Maarten The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA),Omar Ottleyhereby informs the public that effective Monday November 29th, travel restrictions from South Africawill go into effectand new entry requirements for the Netherlands to follow.

Minister Ottley announced that he sent a request to restrict flights and passengers arriving or traveling from South Africa within a 14 day period Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2021 06:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley hereby informs the public that effective Monday, November 29th, travel restrictions from South Africa will go into effect and new entry requirements for the Netherlands to follow.

Minister Ottley announced that he sent a request to restrict flights and passengers arriving or traveling from South Africa within a 14 day period Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Nov 2021 12:24 AM

Lu Hosts Successful Health Fair

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Learning Unlimited hosted a successful health fair on Tuesday, November 23 to afford its students the opportunity to engage and learn from various health care professionals.

The fair was part of the schools Health Week and its efforts to show the students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Various health care professionals took part in the fair and came prepared with hand-on tools so that the students would have a good impression of what their respective professions entails.

In attendance were Nutritionist Swinda Richardson, Integrative Health Coach Nolan Nantom, Eye Specialist Benny Oosterhof, Medical Doctor Dr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Nov 2021 06:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Learning Unlimited hosted a successful health fair on Tuesday, November 23 to afford its students the opportunity to engage and learn from various health care professionals.
The fair was part of the schools Health Week and its efforts to show the students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Various health care professionals took part in the fair and came prepared with hands-on tools so that the students would have a good impression of what their respective professions entail Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Nov 2021 05:55 PM

Community Day Moves To Monday November 29Th.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottleywould like to inform the public, that due to his obligation to Parliament on Friday November 262021, community day will be moved to Monday November

The post Community day moves to Monday November 29th. appeared first on SXM Islan Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Nov 2021 09:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley was honored to be the invited guest at the Learning Unlimited Preparatory School (LUPS) and the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA).
Minister Ottleys visit to LUPS was a part of their healthcare day celebration, whereby the students learned about the different roles in the healthcare world Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Nov 2021 05:30 AM

Seven Seas Water Group Says It Is Proud To Start Scholarship Fund For Sint Maarten

PHILIPBURG, Sint Maarten — Seven Seas Water Group, a multi-national provider of Water-as-a-Service (WaaS) solutions, said it was very proud of the initiation of the scholarship fund for Sint Maarten, the Desalination Resource Development Program (DRDP).

We are extremely proud to launch this developmental program and further invest in the community, says Henry Charrab, CEO of Seven Seas Water Group. Our company and the government of Sint Maarten share the same vision of growing and supporting local capacity by investing in the people Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Nov 2021 03:25 PM

Tampa, Fla.:--- Seven Seas Water Group, a multi-national provider of Water-as-a-Service (WaaS) solutions, said it was very proud of the initiation of the scholarship fund for Sint Maarten, the Desalination Resource Development Program (DRDP).
We are extremely proud to launch this developmental program and further invest in the community, says Henry Charrab, CEO of Seven Seas Water Group. Our company and the government of Sint Maarten share the same vision of growing and supporting local capacity by investing in the people Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2021 11:45 AM

Government In Negotiations With Seven Seas For Ownership.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Omar Ottley who is also responsible for drinking water confirmed on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that he is in negotiations with Seven Seas Water since the government of St. Maarten is supposed to take over the ownership of the water plant by 2025. Ottley said the contract has a number of amendments that he could not elaborate on but said because of these amendments government has to prepare itself for the takeover, thus just recently an agreement was signed with Seven Seas to offer scholarships to persons that are interested in water production and distribution Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2021 11:30 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Omar Ottley issued a stern warning to businesses especially nightlife to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol or face the consequences of having measures implemented for the lack of implementing the COVID-19 protocols.
Ottley said that the moment there are 4546 positive cases since March 2020 to present of that amount 4435 persons recovered while 75 persons are now deceased Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Nov 2021 12:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, November 15th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley, and the Director of Seven Seas, Mr. Franklyn Richards signed the Agreement for the Desalination Resource Development Program (DRDP) to officially launch a fund to provide scholarships and internships for Sint Maarteners. This program was created for persons who demonstrate the knowledge and traits in the field of water production, distribution, and other relevant technical fields, which is an added value for the continuity of energy and water production.

This program will allow Sint Maarten to strengthen its local resources in order to one day own and operate its own water production facility Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
15 Nov 2021 08:42 AM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 is here. Womens desk in its role to empower women and by extension the family is embarking on Teen Dating Violence (TDV) awareness sessions under the theme: Behind the Mask targeting high school students. This initiative commenced with a kick-off session at the MAC- CSE with the 3rd and 4th form students.

As a result of stress arising by the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a global increase of relational violence Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
14 Nov 2021 04:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 is here. Womens desk in its role to empower women and by extension the family is embarking on Teen Dating Violence (TDV) awareness sessions under the theme: Behind the Mask targeting high school students. This initiative commenced with a kick-off session at the MAC- CSE with the 3rd and 4th form students.
As a result of stress arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a global increase in relational violence. This campaign aims to prevent relational violence among teens by bringing awareness on the prevalence of TDV, warning signs, healthy ways to cope and respond.
Even as the world has become more virtual, digital abuse has also increased dramatically Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Nov 2021 02:44 PM

Employer & Employee Survey

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley is committed to creating a balance between flexibility, job security and curbing the misuse of short-term contracts. In order to do so, it is imperative that data be gathered to support possible amendments to legislation to prevent the issues arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts and investigate the possibilities for more flexibility within the dismissal law. 

Below are two links to a survey for Employers and Employees Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Nov 2021 07:28 PM

Employer & Employee Survey

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley is committed to creating a balance between flexibility, job security and curbing the misuse of short-term contracts. In order to do so, it is imperative that data be gathered to support possible amendments to legislation to prevent the issues arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts and investigate the possibilities for more flexibility within the dismissal law.

Below are two links to a survey for Employers and Employees Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Nov 2021 11:36 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Omar Ottley confirmed on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that the draft BIG Legislation is in its final stages.
Ottley said when he took office some seven months ago he was presented with a draft law but draft law does not adequately fit St. Maarten and its needs. This draft was prepared by the Inspectorate in 2017 but was never presented to parliament for approval and implementation.
The Minister of VSA explained that the draft that was presented to him had to be adjusted in several areas to fit St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Nov 2021 11:20 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley is committed to creating a balance between flexibility, job security, and curbing the misuse of short-term contracts. In order to do so, it is imperative that data be gathered to support possible amendments to legislation to prevent the issues arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts and investigate the possibilities for more flexibility within the dismissal law.

Below are two links to a survey for Employers and Employees Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Nov 2021 11:39 PM

Mecys & Unicef The Netherlands Sign Mou And Plan For 2022

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) and UNICEF the Netherlands, has been signed by the minister, Drs. Rodolphe E. Samuel, and Executive Director, Suzanne Laszlo. The signing was witnessed by Sasja Bkkerink, Programs and Public Affairs Director, (UNICEF NL). The MOU formalizes the parties long standing working relationship to improve the situation for children and youth on Sint Maarten. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley, was also present to express his support.

The MoU also applies to the Child Resilience and Protection Project (CRPP) funded by the Government of the Netherlands through the Sint Maarten Trust Fund managed by the World Bank Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Nov 2021 10:21 PM

Business Hours Extended To 3:00Am As Of This Friday

TEATT Minister Roger Lawrence on Wednesday.

PHILIPSBURG--Operators in the nightlife industry can breathe a sigh of relief, as they will be able to operate much later as of this Friday, November 5.

  Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Minister Roger Lawrence announced on Wednesday that operating hours will be extended to 3:00am as of November 5.

He said looking at the current number of COVID-19 cases and the trajectory, in collaboration with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley, plans are afoot to extend the opening time Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2021 01:15 PM

Business To Open Until 3 Am As Of Friday.

~ Businesses closed on November 11th~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Economic Affairs (TEATT) Roger Lawrence announced on Wednesday that businesses will be allowed to reopen until 3 am on Friday, November 5th, 2021. The Minister said the decision to reopen until 3 am was done in conjunction with the Minister of Labor and Health Omar Ottley Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2021 04:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, (October 29th) Member of Parliament (MP) of the United St. Maarten (US) Party, Akeem Arrindell fired off letters to Minister of VSA, Omar Ottley, and Minister of Justice Anna E Read more


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