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Source: SMN-News
10 Aug 2022 05:16 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley announced on Wednesday that an RFP for the cannabis legislation has been signed off. For this project, there will be a collaboration between the justice ministry and the ministry of education.
Ottley said to begin the process a workgroup will be formed to start the studies on the use and production of cannabis locally Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Aug 2022 01:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Omar Ottley confirmed on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that SZV has opted to pull away from Panama and resume sending its patients to Colombia since that country has since reopened its borders.
Ottley said in 2020 when Colombia closed its borders due to the pandemic St. Maarten had to seek alternatives for its patients that needed further medical care overseas and Panama was their only option Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
07 Aug 2022 08:36 PM

Brison Lauds The Work Of Former Minister Of Teatt R. Lawrence.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's (UP) Party and Member of Parliament Rolando Brison says, "Within less than a year, Minister of TEATT Roger Lawrence made significant strides towards improving the economic reality for St. Maarten."
He said the UP Party was happy to have had the experience Lawrence brought from the corporate world to the Ministry of TEATT (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Aug 2022 09:51 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On August 2nd, 2022, The acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), Omar Ottley signed a service level agreement with a local entity, A&A Accounting, Business Support & Training Center to launch a training and business support program geared towards the development of micro, small and medium enterprises on the Island (MSMEs).

The training and business support program, which is scheduled to commence in September 2022, was conceptualized based on the National MSME Policy Framework and is designed as a sustainable solution to help strengthen and grow MSMEs and to overcome temporary liquidity problems, protect jobs and, at the same time, allow efficient business continuity and operations with the view to better position MSMEs to cope with the economic fallout.

The program which is expected to run for one year in the first instance will allow for the training of 25 existing and aspiring MSMEs and it will cover two components:
Component 1 is based on the support through the St Maarten Enterprise Recovery Project Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Aug 2022 02:06 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor in collaboration with the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and the Positive Foundation is pleased to announce the return of our breast abnormalities screening program for women.

This initiative started in 2017, to educate the community about breast abnormalities while empowering women to use key strategies to proactively monitor their health. The program experienced great success prior to COVID-19 and the organizers are excited to relaunch these health screenings with the communitys support Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Aug 2022 12:49 PM

Winair Nor Civil Aviation Did Not Inform Government On The Dispute With The Dominican Republic.

~ Ball is in WINAIR court, following procedures to obtain a commercial license.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley confirmed on Wednesday that the government of St. Maarten was not officially informed of the decision taken by Civil Aviation St. Maarten to ban all carries from the Dominican Republic on Monday.
Ottley said that the director of Civil Aviation is mandated to take such decisions, but he should have informed then cooler heads would have prevailed because he would have intervened prior to the matter escalating.

Ottley said WINAIR has an agreement with the Dominican Republic for chartered flights, however, there were some miscommunications with the parties involved, he said in the first letter sent out by Civil Aviation, he as the Acting Minister of TEATT and Foreign Affairs was copied, however that letter has nothing to do with the ban Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2022 10:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Aviation Authorities of the Dominican Republic and St. Maarten have resolved the issues affecting airlifts between the two countries following the intervention of Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley on Tuesday. Based on the resolution Ottley has given the approval for the Director of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2022 06:39 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, August 1st, the community was astounded by a letter that has been sent to the Dominican Republic by the St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authority informing that all flights between the two countries will be canceled as of August 5th, 2022.
Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication, Omar Ottley found this short notice and extended travel between St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2022 09:18 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley, met with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Director of the Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, Mr. Dennis Zulu, during a recent courtesy visit to Sint Maarten.
This visit was a great opportunity to further deepen cooperation with the ILO in bringing further emphasis to the Decent Work Agenda.

Labor-related matters such as; labor market information system (LMIS), replacing the Cessantia fund with the introduction of an unemployment benefit system, wages and productivity, short-term labor agreement amendments, training, and employment creation, promotion, and improvement of the labor dispute settlement system, and more were discussed in which technical assistance from the ILO will be requested to further enhance policy development and or legislation as it relates to the labor market of Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Jul 2022 12:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following previous announcements of a new basket of goods, which increased from 12 to 72 items, the Ministry of TEATT hereby informs the public that the new basket will be going into effect on Monday, August 1, 2022.
The new basket, which is being regulated by Ministerial Regulation, allows for more flexible adjustments in the future. Revocation of the National decree containing general measures which regulate the current basket of 12 items, has been approved by the Council of Advice and is presently in the final stages of the revocation process.
The initial timeline to have the new basket of goods implemented was originally July 1st, 2022 Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
26 Jul 2022 06:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau announced the renewal of contracts with the three agencies that execute the public relations, marketing communications, and digital marketing for the destination, as of July/ August 2022.

Following the upward trend of arrivals since 2021 and with some concerning challenges with lower occupancy for the summer, the tourism bureau is pleased to work with the Marketing and PR agencies again. The marketing team will work with Diamond PR, Big Idea Advertising, and USP PR Marketing to leverage a marketing budget and strategically drive travel in target markets like the Northeast (NY, NJ, and CT), Atlanta, Charlotte, Florida, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and California Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Jul 2022 09:16 AM

CAY HILL:--- Last week the ambulance nurses of the Ambulance Department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor successfully completed an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training course in collaboration with Curacao Heart Foundation (CHF). The CHF is an International Training Center (ITC) of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC).
Ambulance Department Head Drs. Cylred Richardson says that this specific training is ongoing for his staff in an effort to keep the skills of our ambulance nurses sharp and up to par in the daily delivery of advanced ambulance care Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2022 01:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley said that the government of St. Maarten is still awaiting documents from business owners in order to establish the maximum prices for controlled goods.
Asked by SMN News if the government took into consideration the landing tax that businesses pay for each container with imported goods along with their other expenses to operate a business on the island Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2022 10:01 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten, just like the rest of the world is currently facing a mental healthcare crisis, while already burdened with the community wide impact of the aftermath of hurricane Irma and more recently the impact of the Covid pandemic. Recently, the Association for Psychologists and Allied Professionals Sint Maarten (APAP SXM) met with the Minister of Health, Social Welfare and Labour (VSA), the Honourable Omar Ottley and his team regarding the state of mental health needs and licensed services available on Sint Maarten Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jun 2022 06:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- "It's time for the Government to have its own bank," which, according to Leader of the United Peoples Party, MP Rolando Brison, will alleviate many challenges experienced by persons within the community when they try to open new accounts or keep the existing bank accounts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jun 2022 08:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministers of Finance, Justice, and the acting Minister of TEATT, Omar Ottley, would like to inform the public that the long-awaited relief on gas prices will go into effect on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
The relief consists of a reduction in the import duty (formally referred to as excise tax in the price build-up model) from NAf 29 cents to NAf 15.5 cents per liter.
As a result of this, the previously published prices for the sale of gasoline will drop from NAf 3.294 to 3.145 per liter, resulting in a savings of roughly NAf 15 cents per liter.
Considering that the import duty (or excise tax) is not applied to diesel, the price of diesel will remain unchanged at NAF 2.562 per liter Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Jun 2022 01:21 PM

Minister Ottley, Szv And Svb Curaao Share Insights On Improving Insurance Access.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of VSA, Mr. Omar Ottley recently visited the offices of the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) in Curaao as part of a regional stakeholder tour. Minister Ottley was accompanied by the Director of Social & Health Insurances (SZV) Mr. Glen A. Carty and his delegation, addressing topics such as voluntary insurance for sole-proprietors, legislative changes, and medical care packages Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Jun 2022 08:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Legislation requiring mandatory driving license road tests to be carried out using only manual transmission vehicles will soon become a thing of the past. Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley recently signed the LBHAM to amend the existing (landsbesluit inrichting rijexams). The existing legislation mandates that the road test for prospective drivers be carried out in manual transmission vehicles only.
However, once the relevant departments and the Council of Advice vet the proposed amendment to the LBHAM, persons taking their driving exams can decide if they want to take their road test using an automatic or manual transmission vehicle.
Ottley said, "The challenges experienced by persons taking driving examinations were reviewed by the Ministry Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Jun 2022 12:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Basket of Goods controlled by the Government will increase to 72 items by the Ministry of Tourism Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (TEATT).

TEATT has also revised the cost and weight control policy on Bread. Its goal is to ensure that price control on Bread does not exclude imported loaves of Bread in the same weight category.
According to the acting Minister of TEATT, Omar Ottley, The Basket of Goods or Commodity goods was last updated 14 years ago Read more


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MAP
Source: SMN-News
14 Jun 2022 09:40 AM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (Ministry VSA) has finalized a new 10-year strategic plan for chronic diseases.

It is called the Multisectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD MAP) 2021-2030. The NCD MAP was presented to the Ministries of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports, the Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Finance by the Minister of VSA Hon Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Jun 2022 09:13 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- An expedited agreement was signed by the acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transport (TEATT) Omar Ottley and the SHTA. The St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) will launch an Expedia campaign in conjunction with the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB).

A campaign agreement was officially signed on Thursday, June 9th by Minister Omar Ottley in the presence of Executive Board member Ricardo Perez of the SHTA, Director May-ling Chun, and Section Head Marketing Department Gianira Arrindell of STB Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Jun 2022 01:08 PM

Law On Importation On Over-The-Counter Medication Are Outdated.

~ The law has a kink that has to be addressed --- Ottley.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of VSA Omar Ottley and the Inspectorate told members of parliament on Friday that St. Maarten is working with an old Dutch law that is outdated when it comes to the importation of medicine.
The Members of Parliament committee on health discussed the:- 
1) the re-introduction of semi-pharmaceutical products like Vicks, Bengay, alcolado, and others into supermarkets
2) the legalization of CBD products in St Maarten.

During the debate, the minister said the law has a kink and he can only deal with the problems based on the law available to him Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
10 Jun 2022 10:39 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley, welcomed World Bank representatives Ana Holt, Johanne Angers, Marcelo Bortman, and Alyssa Khan to his office to discuss the delegations trip. The group is currently here on the travel they refer to as a mission. The aim of this trip is to gain perspective and insight into St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jun 2022 02:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday, June 10th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley commenced his Anti-gang and positivity advice school tour. Minister Ottley had the honor to speak to the students of the St. Dominic high school. He was joined by members of the Community Development Family and Humanitarian Affairs and Ex detainee turned entrepreneur, singer, and social activist, Mr Read more


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