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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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Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2023 05:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley, convened a quarterly meeting at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on November 2nd to follow up on the progress of the construction process of the St. Maarten General Hospital. The meeting witnessed a presentation by Finso representative, highlighting the processes, bottlenecks, and outcomes achieved thus far.

The construction of the technologically advanced building is currently in full swing, with the wastewater treatment plant being simultaneously developed Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Nov 2023 12:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Recognizing the importance of outdoor sports and the positive impact they have on physical health and social well-being, Minister Omar Ottley has prioritized this project to revitalize the community's recreational spaces. The project includes the replacement of damaged backboards and nets on all outdoor community basketball courts across the island, ensuring that residents of all ages can enjoy the sport in well-maintained facilities.

Minister Omar Ottley emphasizes that the initiative is a significant step towards promoting a healthier and more active lifestyle in the community Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2023 11:41 PM

ItS Been Long Enough Sarah Wants Ottley To Take Urgent Action On Vaping

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams

 

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2023 11:45 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Thursday, October 26, the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, led by the Honorable Minister Omar Ottley, hosted a symposium focused on the transition from active labor to retirement. The information session was to inform the stakeholders of the data received based on the research carried out on the labor market Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Oct 2023 11:54 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On October 19th, the Honorable Omar Ottley, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) approved the implementation of the Nutri Kids healthy program by Ambrosia. The 3-month pilot project, slated to begin on November 13th, entails a Grab & Go healthy breakfast program for the students of Martin Luther King, Genevieve de Weever, and Leonard Connor elementary schools Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Oct 2023 10:30 AM

Ottley Responds To 116 Questions From Civil Servant Unions Regarding Healthcare Reform

From left: Sharon Cannegieter, VSA Minister Omar Ottley and Claire Elshot-Aventurin.

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley has responded Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Oct 2023 12:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG;--- In a remarkable display of accountability and transparency, the Honorable Omar Ottley, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), fulfilled his commitment on Tuesday by responding to a comprehensive list of 116 questions posed by civil servants represented by their unions just last week. This open and constructive dialogue marks a significant step in implementing the eagerly awaited SAAHA "Ottley Care."

On Tuesday, Minister Omar Ottley met with the union representatives from the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU) and submitted via email the answers to the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Oct 2023 12:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---: An extraordinary display of engagement and collaboration by a group of civil servants who submitted a letter with 116 questions to Minister Omar Ottley, highlighting their concerns and questions regarding the eagerly awaited Ottley Care (SAAHA), was met with enthusiasm and appreciation at the Government Administration Building on Tuesday, October 10th Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Oct 2023 01:16 AM

St. Maarten Is Capable Of Creating Its Own Cannabis Law, Mp Peterson Says

PHILIPSBURG--Indications that a foreign private company will draft cannabis legislation for country St. Maarten and will assist each relevant ministry with the legislative changes needed to make the legislation a reality, as per Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor VSA Omar Ottleys statements, have Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Oct 2023 10:08 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Tuesday, October 3rd, the honorable Minister of VSA Omar Ottley sent an urgent letter to SZV asking to review the National Ordinance old age pension and ensure that we have not taken the same course of action as our sister country Curacao. The correspondence had been made earlier in the week with my colleague in Curacao to verify the queries pertaining to the conflict between withhold tax/ premium debt and article 18 of the National Ordinance old age pension, said Minister Ottley.

The letter read:

Dear Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Oct 2023 03:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- After 3 months of rigorous training the second cohort of the Womens Basic Self-Defense Training came to an end on Thursday, October 05 at the Aziana Restaurant, Bobbys Marina. The celebrants enjoyed a relaxed and fulfilled evening in the presence of the Minister of VSA Hon. Omar Ottley, and the Dept. Head of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs/Womens Desk Chantale George-Groeneveldt Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2023 01:16 PM

~ November 6 -8 Symposium: The Future of Sustainable Healthcare in Sint Maarten ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of VSA, in collaboration with SZV Social & Health Insurances, is thrilled to announce an unprecedented symposium with the goal of formulating a five-year vision on sustainable healthcare in Sint Maarten. The event will take place from November 6 8, 2023, at the Belair Community Center and seeks to harmonize the efforts of all key players in the local health sector to navigate the numerous challenges and carve a path toward a robust and sustainable healthcare future.
Minister of VSA, Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Oct 2023 04:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- What if I told you - that I am not the only guilty one?" asks 11-year-old actor Venndy Isaac in the new film What If I Told You?

Over the weekend, on Caribbean Youth Day, fifty students, ages 6 to 14, celebrated the premiere of the short film 'What If I Told You?' with their teachers, parents, supporters, and dignitaries. The film, written by teacher Rosan Hartley Gayle and acted by students of the MAC John A. Gumbs Campus (MAC JAG), touches on the importance of the support of parents, teachers, and the wider community in a child's development.

The script was first performed by students, including lead character Venndy, at a Spoken Word Competition at the Mens Mental Health Awareness event in May Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2023 06:25 PM

Patient In Dominican Republic Had Surgery At Smmc.

~ Doctor mocks patient at SMMC. No agreement in place between the Dominican Republic and St. Maarten.~


PHILIPSBURG/ Dominican Republic:--- The St. Maarten resident Egbert Hector Richardson who is currently a patient at CEDIMAT Dominican Republic went overseas on his own to seek further medical treatment after having surgery at the St. Maarten Medical Center.


Edison Adamus the Director and Pastor of Key to Freedom said that Richardson lives at Key to Freedom since he is in rehabilitation for substance abuse.
He explained that Richardson had a hernia and he was operated upon at the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Sep 2023 01:31 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, September 21st, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley, the National Sports Institute (NSI), and Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA), proudly announced the next phase to their island-wide community basketball court enhancement project.

The purpose of the project is to repair and restore the backboards and basketball nets on the outdoor basketball courts in Dutch St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Sep 2023 02:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The political landscape in St. Maarten is buzzing with excitement as a fresh face enters the arena with a bold vision for the future. Juanly Abel-Ramirez, a dynamic and forward-thinking candidate, has officially announced her candidacy on the United People's Party (UP) slate, and she's bringing a message of proactivity, innovation, and change.
"I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the Parliamentary Election in 2024 with the United People's Party," said Abel-Ramirez on Tuesday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Sep 2023 09:02 PM

~(SMDC) Sees 60 plus patients on its first day.~

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Friday, September 15th the SMDC officially opened its doors to the public. The center will offer after-hour general practitioners (GP) service to the general public, Monday through Friday 6 pm - 12 am, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm, and on Sunday 10 am - 12 pm. The initiative was brought to the Ministry of VSA by Doctors Michael and Danny Dennaoui as an initiative that would improve access to quality health care. The project was approved by the Minister of Public Health, Social Development Labor, Omar Ottley with hopes that it would alleviate the long waits at the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Sep 2023 08:17 PM

Investments In Mental Health Sector Will Improve Access And Service Delivery

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Sint Maartens healthcare sector will receive a significant investment in the coming years through the Improving Mental Health Services Project with a goal to sustainably improve the entire mental healthcare chain. The project will seek to improve access and quality in service delivery and contribute to the construction of a new mental health facility geared towards future demand.

Recognizing the urgent need for more effective and accessible mental healthcare, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Omar Ottley is pleased that this project is well on its way to successful implementation.

Mental health is a critical aspect of our overall well-being, and it is imperative that the national mental health system is robust and adequately resourced to meet the growing demand for mental health services Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Sep 2023 06:38 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maartens healthcare sector will receive significant investment in the coming years through the Improving Mental Health Services Project with a goal to sustainably improve the entire mental healthcare chain. The project will seek to improve access and quality in service delivery and contribute to the construction of a new mental health facility geared towards future demand.

Recognizing the urgent need for more effective and accessible mental healthcare, Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA) Omar Ottley is pleased that this project is well on its way to successful implementation.

Mental health is a critical aspect of our overall well-being, and it is imperative that the national mental health system is robust and adequately resourced to meet the growing demand for mental health services Read more


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