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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Dec 2021 11:10 AM

Minister Ottley: Scale Back Of Business Hours Will Be Linked To Covid-19 Hospitalization

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten –The Minister of Public Health, SocialDevelopment and Labor, Omar Ottley stated that while we are noticing an increase in active cases on St. Maarten, the public should not panic. Panic causes sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, and this is when things tend to go out of control.

Minister Ottley urges the public to remember to adhere to the health protocols, administer health passes for establishments, wear your mask, sanitize frequently, limit mass gatherings and get vaccinated / boostered. 

“While I am the Minister of Public Health, I am also the Minister of Labor, and with the country facing dire financial strain, we just cannot afford any lock downs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Dec 2021 08:58 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- 

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley stated that while we are noticing an increase in active cases on St. Maarten, the public should not panic. Panic causes sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, and this is when things tend to go out of control.

Minister Ottley urges the public to remember to adhere to the health protocols, administer health passes for establishments, wear your mask, sanitize frequently, limit mass gatherings, and get vaccinated / boostered.

"While I am the Minister of Public Health, I am also the Minister of Labor, and with the country facing dire financial strain, we just cannot afford any lockdowns Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Dec 2021 11:47 PM

Ottley Says Colombia No Longer Accepts Unvaccinated Patients

~ Urges persons to get COVID-19 vaccination ~

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley urges persons to take note that Colombia is not accepting patients who are not vaccinated.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Dec 2021 09:28 PM

** Travel Requirements Scheduled To Change As Of January 1St 2022; Applicable For Persons 18 Years And Up **

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Omar Ottley hereby informs the publicthat, given the rapid worldwide spread of the Omicron variant, SintMaarten will be implementing various protective measures.

With Omicron fast becoming the dominant variant in numerous countries, the following changes to Sint Maarten’s entry protocols will go into effect as from Saturday January 1st 2022 for all incoming travelers to Sint Maarten. 

Unvaccinated persons will require a 48 hour PCR test, while persons who received both doses of an approved COVID vaccine will require a 48 hour PCR test or a 24 hour antigen test Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Dec 2021 04:13 PM

Finso Promised To Pay Contractors And Vendors In Time For Christmas.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Labor and Public Health Omar Ottley confirmed on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that he received confirmation from the contractors of the New General Hospital that they will try to make the overdue payments to contractors and vendors before the Christmas Holiday.
The Minister also confirmed that several persons contacted him raising concerns about the non-payment from FINSO Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Dec 2021 04:31 AM

Emmanuel Wants Ottley To Investigate Disturbing Reports At Hospital Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Monday said that it has been brought to his attention that something is amiss with the ongoing construction/expansion of the St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH) and has called on Minister of Health Omar Ottley to investigate the matter and inform Parliament and the public accordingly.

Emmanuel said for the past few weeks little to no work has been executed at the project site, with key players in the project reportedly unhappy with the fact that they have not been paid Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Dec 2021 10:06 AM

Minister Ottley And His Team Bring Christmas Cheer To Dutch Quarter

VSA Minster Omar Ottley spent the day Saturday helping to bring holiday cheer to children, families and the elderly during a special Community Fun Day at the De Weever property in Dutch Quarter. Ottley is pictured handing out gifts to excited children at the event.

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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Dec 2021 12:06 AM

First Omicron Case Detected On Island

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley urges all persons who are not vaccinated, to seriously consider doing so.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Dec 2021 01:43 AM

Unemployment Key Focus For Ministry, Says Ottley

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley says combatting unemployment remains a focal point for the ministry next year.

Ottley gave Members of Parliament (MPs) an overview of the ministrys plans of approach with regard to unemployment in St. Maarten in Parliaments Central Committee meeting on Tuesday.

Ottley said this plan consists of a comprehensive approach in key areas: improvement of the regulatory environment, focus on creating job opportunities and creation of an online portal.

The ministry is implementing the labour legislation and policy-approved Civil Code New Title 10, Book Seven of the Civil Code, replacing Book 7A Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2021 11:30 PM

Unemployment Key Focus For Ministry, Says Ottley

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley says combatting unemployment remains a focal point for the ministry next year.

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Source: 721 News
15 Dec 2021 07:49 PM

Minister Ottley And Simpson Bay Resort Signs Off On Food And Beverages Training Center

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Monday December 13th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley was invited to deliver a speech at the launching of the Simpson Bay Resort’s food and beverages training center. Minister Ottley signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the Simpson Bay resort on Friday December 10th, which branches off of the Ministers incidental work policy with the aim to strengthen the local work force.

The MOU documents the collaboration agreement between the Simpson Bay Resort and VSA’s National Employment Service Center (NESC), to facilitate the proper training for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2021 07:53 PM

Your Invited To The Community Fun Day Event On December 18.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- Minister Omar Ottley and the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA), proudly announce and invite the public to a Community Fun Day on Saturday, December 18 at the De Weever Property in Dutch Quarter.

The family fun day kicks off at 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM. There will be a childrens corner, lots of popcorn, cotton candy, a bouncy castle, face painting, Santa Claus, and visitors can win various prizes Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Dec 2021 07:39 PM

Minister Ottley And Simpson Bay Resort Signs Off On Food And Beverages Training Center

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Monday December 13th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley was invited to deliver a speech at the launching of the SimpsonBay resorts food and beverages training center. Minister Ottley signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the Simpson Bay Resort on Friday December 10th, which branches off of the Ministers incidental work policy with the aim to strengthen the local work force.

The MOU documents the collaboration agreement between the SimpsonBayResort and VSA’s National Employment Service Center (NESC), to facilitate the proper training for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2021 03:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, December 13th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley was invited to deliver a speech at the launching of the Simpson Bay Resort's food and beverages training center. Minister Ottley signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the Simpson Bay Resort on Friday, December 10th, which branches off of the Ministers incidental work policy with the aim to strengthen the local workforce.

The MOU documents the collaboration agreement between the Simpson Bay Resort and VSA's National Employment Service Center (NESC), to facilitate the proper training for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Dec 2021 11:11 AM

Simpson Bay Resort Inaugurates Food And Beverage Training Centre

Minister of Labor Omar Ottley (third from left) with Simpson Bay Resort/Royal Resorts CEO Rodrigo Gamboa Guzman (fourth left), General Manager Marcel Javois and Project Director Jozef ONiel (both standing at the rear), and food and beverage management and staff at the training centre inauguration. (Robert Luckock photo)

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Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2021 09:04 PM

Minister Ottley Emphasizes Importance Of Creating Sustainable Health Care Programs

~End of year virtual tripartite meeting of Government SMMC SZV~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Monday December 6, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley chaired the virtual Government SMMC SZV Tripartite meeting, closing off the 2021 scheduled sessions. The purpose of the Tripartite meetings is to exchange information between the parties and discuss, in an early stage, those topics that impact the sustainability of the healthcare cost for Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Dec 2021 09:34 PM

Minister Vsa Says While He Understand Mp RomouS Queries; Her Comments Are Misleading And Lacks Facts

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Minister of VSA Omar Ottley saysmembers of Parliament are apart of the legislative branch, who have the authority to amend laws that they may consider negatively affecting the countrys progress.Member of Parliament MP Angelique Romou should change the National Ordinance on Healthcare Institutions (landsverordening zorginstellingen) if she wants to help the two Mental Healthcare Psychiatrists who have taken Government to Court.The Ministersaid the main challenge is that the existing Ordinance does not permit establishing a Psychiatric practice without a collaboration agreement with the Mental Healthcare Foundation.

“It is disheartening when persons, especially those who have access to the facts, peddle half-truths to the public. Despite the challenges with the law, I have been trying to find ways and means of helping the Psychiatrists.”

The Minister referred to comments made in the local media by MP Romou regarding the revocation of a Ministerial Decree that previously granted two Psychiatrists Drs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Dec 2021 09:15 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Omar Ottley says members of Parliament are a part of the legislative branch, who has the authority to amend laws that they may consider negatively affecting the countrys progress. Member of Parliament MP Angelique Romou should change the National Ordinance on Healthcare Institutions (landsverordening zorginstellingen) if she wants to help the two Mental Healthcare Psychiatrists who have taken Government to Court Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Dec 2021 01:39 AM

Minister Ottley Reacts To Mp RomouS Misleading Comments That Lack Facts

PHILIPSBURG--It is disheartening when persons, especially those who have access to the facts, peddle half-truths to the public, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley stated in a press release that was sent out on Wednesday evening.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Dec 2021 07:54 PM

Minister Ottley Emphasizes Importance Of Creating Sustainable Health Care Programs

~End of year virtual tripartite meeting of Government  SMMC  SZV~ 

PHILIPSBURG, SintMaarten On Monday December 6,Minister of VSA Omar Ottleychairedthe virtualGovernment SMMC SZV Tripartitemeeting, closing off the 2021 scheduled sessions. The purpose of theTripartitemeetings is to exchange information between the parties and discuss,in an early stage,those topics that impact the sustainability of the healthcare cost for Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Dec 2021 12:58 PM

No Information Forthcoming On Lance Thomas's Death.

~ Minister of Justice and VSA have no information on questionable death of Mental Health Patient.~

 PHILIPSBURG:---- The investigation surrounding the death of Mental Health patient Lance Thomas has become a public secret even though the Landsrecherche conducted an investigation. Minister of Justice Anna Richardson said in response to questions on Wednesday that as the Minister of Justice she does not interfere or meddle in the investigations, she said the Prosecutor told her that they would inform the bereaved family of Lance Thomas on the outcome of the investigation Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
06 Dec 2021 10:16 AM

Minister Ottley And Ballast Nedam International Project Signs Sos Agreement; First Job Fair Scheduled For December 18Th 2021

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Friday December 3rd, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley and Ballast Nedam Internationals representative Mr. Jeroen Hanneveld signed the scope of service agreement (SOS) for the Princess Juliana International Airport reconstruction project. This SOS stems from Minister Ottleys incidental work instruction.

On September 30th 2021 Minister Ottley signed off on a work instruction that strengthens the relationship between large scale project owners/contractors and the Department of labour affairs.  The SOS ensures that investors and/or contractors utilizes the local resources to its capacity before sourcing foreign assistance Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Dec 2021 07:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, December 3rd, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley, and Ballast Nedam Internationals representative Mr. Jeroen Hanneveld signed the scope of service agreement (SOS) for the Princess Juliana International Airport reconstruction project. This SOS stems from Minister Ottleys incidental work instruction.

On September 30th, 2021 Minister Ottley signed off on a work instruction that strengthens the relationship between large-scale project owners/contractors and the Department of labour affairs Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Dec 2021 10:52 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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