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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Nov 2022 10:46 AM

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Evrima Docks In Port St. Maarten For First Time

Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley (second from left), port representatives and the ships agent welcomed the Evrima on Sunday.   

PHILIPSBURG--The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection superyacht Evrima made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten on Sunday. Captain Duncan and crew were greeted and welcomed by Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley and port management with the traditional exchange of plaques Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Nov 2022 10:29 AM

Bus Drivers Request Increase In Bus Fares Starting January

United Bus Drivers Association president Claude Omeus.

PHILIPSBURG--From January 2023, bus passengers will pay more for a bus ride if it is up to United Bus Drivers Association. President Claude Omeus said the increase is necessary due to the high cost of living on the island.

  I dont think it is unreasonable for us to finally get the increase in fares, as maintaining our buses is not cheap also, said Omeus, stressing that the cost of living continues to skyrocket while gas prices are increased almost bi-weekly.

  Bus drivers have taken note of the announcement by Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley about the increase in minimum wage Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 12:33 AM

Mou Inked To Lower Travel Cost In Dutch Caribbean

From left: Brian Mingo (PJIA); V. Oedjaghir (Airport EUX); M. Van der Scheer (Airport Bonaire); Edison Rijna (Lt. Governor of Bonaire); B. Gijsbers (Dutch Ministry Infrastructure and Water Management; J. Meijs (Airport AUA); M. Hassell (Airport Saba); D. Oduber (Minister of Tourism AUA); Minister Omar Ottley; U. Arends (Minister of Transport AUA); and J Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Nov 2022 06:23 PM

We The People Movement Files Complaint With Ombudsman Against Two Ministers

Maurice Connor (right) is being attacked by a man with a hammer after coming to the aid of a woman who was being threatened by his assailant (left).

  PHILIPSBURG--Following a complaint from We the People movement, the Ombudsman requested both Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley to respond to a 1,010-signature petition for justice and against racism no later than November 10, 2022 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Nov 2022 10:40 PM

Us $250M, 250-Room 5-Star Resort, Condominium Coming To Indigo Bay

From left: Troy DAmbrosio (Head of Construction Management for Altree Developments); Natalie Leibowitz (Senior Manager Finance and Developments for Altree Developments); Acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley; Zev Mandelbaum (President and CEO of Altree Developments) and Marc van de Bilt (Director Indigo Shores Development).

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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Oct 2022 11:44 PM

Wholesalers Recommend Price Control On Freight For Products

From left: Sunny Khatnani (DIVICO), Steven Huang (Sunny Foods), MP Sidharth Cookie Bijlani, Minister Ottley, Mr. Umesh (CC1), Peter Gittens (Cost Pro), Danny Ramchandani (Fairway Mark It) and Anil Sabnani (Carrefour Market).


PHILIPSBURG--Concerns about the quality of produce from the Dominican Republic (DR) and whether the DR would have the volume needed to satisfy the demand for fruit and vegetables for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Oct 2022 10:51 AM

Taxi Association Objects To Alleged Lifting Of Moratorium

 PHILIPSBURG--The Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association has been informed that Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley plans to lift the moratorium on taxi permits.

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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Oct 2022 11:11 PM

Ottley Tells Shta No More Ehas Starting November

From left: Wyb Meijer, Keith Graham, Paul Henriquez, Minister of VSA Omar Ottley, Ricardo Perez, Anne-Marie Brooks and Kenrick Housen.



PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley assured the St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Oct 2022 11:56 PM

Request For Assistance To Produce Cannabis Among Issues Discussed By Ottley, Wyatte

From left: Denicio Wyatte, Minister Omar Ottley, and Ms. Boasman.


PHILIPSBURG--A long-standing request from Eco St. Maarten Agricultural Research and Development Foundation President Denicio Wyatte for governments help in producing medicinal and recreational cannabis for local consumption and export to other markets was amongst issues discussed when Wyatte met with Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley on Wednesday, October 19 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Oct 2022 01:21 AM

Ehas Has Only Consultants, No Employees, Ottley Says

The first paragraph of the contract that was given to each employee, with the specific employees name blocked out.

 PHILIPSBURG--Whereas the contracts of the thirty public health officers assigned to handle applications at St. Maartens Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) stated that they are employees of the Government of St. Maarten, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley said on Wednesday that these employees are in fact consultants Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Oct 2022 11:41 PM

Ehas Workers Contest Their Dismissal By Minister Ottley

PHILIPSBURG--The lawyer of two of five workers at St. Maartens Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS), whose employment was terminated by Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley on Saturday, has summoned the minister to respect the permanent status of their employment, based on the Civil Code. Minister Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Oct 2022 12:05 AM

Removal Of Ehas Requested To Avoid Losing Out On Visitors

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) recently sent an urgent request to Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley to fully remove the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) before the start of the high tourist season in November as it presents a hurdle for visitors.

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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Oct 2022 12:56 AM

Design For Philipsburg Marketplace Revealed

The approved architectural renderings for the Philipsburg Marketplace. The design boasts enhanced structures with removable components to prepare for a possible hurricane, and on-site storage for the vendors.

 PHILIPSBURG--Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley presented architectural renderings for the Philipsburg Marketplace, designed by DAM Caribbean on the instructions and under the supervision of Port St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Oct 2022 01:06 AM

GovT Accused Of Abuse Of Short-Term Ehas Workers

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Omar Ottley has twelve of thirty public health officers who are managing the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) currently working without a contract, after they completed three consecutive six-month contracts earlier this year.

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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Oct 2022 11:57 PM

Smmc, Finso Agree On Adjusted Terms And Sign Letter Of Intent

SZV Director Glen Carty, VSA Minister Omar Ottley (third from left), SMMC Medical Director Dr. Felix Holiday (fourth from left) with SMMC Supervisory Council Chairperson Sandy Offringa (far right) and FINSO and SMGH representatives after signing of the letter of intent.

 ~ Inflation, supply chain disruptions result in adjusted terms for SMGH construction ~

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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Sep 2022 10:53 PM

Inaugural Arajet Airlines Flight Lands At Princess Juliana International Airport

Posing next to the Arajet Boeing 737 Max-8 on its arrival Tuesday were (from left) Halley Aviation Supervisor Johanna de Windt, PJIA CFO Ben van der Klift, Arajet CFO Mark Breen, Arajet spokesperson Nacin Yala, Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley, Arajet Lead Agent Jasper Dore and Priscilla Halley, also of Halley Aviation. (Robert Luckock photo).

AIRPORT--Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) officially welcomed Arajet Airlines from the Dominican Republic with a symbolic inaugural ceremony on Tuesday Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Sep 2022 11:56 AM

Flamingo Beach Becomes Hilton Vacation Club At Ribbon-Cutting

Assisting with the ribbon-cutting for the newly re-branded Flamingo Beach as a Hilton Vacation Club were (from left) Minister Omar Ottley, Flamingo Area Manager Mervin Leblanc, Minister Ardwell Irion and Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Sep 2022 11:56 PM

Ehas Slated To End March 2023

PHILIPSBURG--The Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) project is slated to end March 2023, says Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley.
The project was an initiative of the Ministry of VSA to reopen the economy during the pandemic. Not knowing the extent of COVID-19 and its impact on the nation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Sep 2022 01:38 PM

Flamingo Beach Becomes Hilton Vacation Club At Ribbon-Cutting

Assisting with the ribbon-cutting for the newly re-branded Flamingo Beach as a Hilton Vacation Club were (from left) Minister Omar Ottley, Flamingo Area Manager Mervin Leblanc, Minister Ardwell Irion and Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Sep 2022 11:35 PM

Covid Insurance No Longer Mandatory Starting Oct. 15

~ EHAS to be phased out by 2023 ~

PHILIPSBURG--COVID-19 insurance will no longer be mandatory for persons travelling to St. Maarten as of October 15, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley announced during Wednesdays live Council of Ministers press briefing.

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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Sep 2022 11:23 PM

Minister Ottley And Port Ceo At Unveiling Of Sun Princess

From left: Port St. Maarten Group CEO Alexander Gumbs, Carnival Corporation & plc CEO Josh Weinstein, Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley and Holland America Group President Jan Swartz.

PHILIPSBURG--Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Omar Ottley and Port St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Sep 2022 12:01 AM

Minister Omar Ottley Spearheads St. Maarten Cannabis Cultivation

A bud on a marijuana plant 

 
 
PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Omar Ottley welcomes proposals for the exploration of a regulated and legalized cannabis industry. Both local and international firms are invited to present their vision to the minister.

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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Legislation Regulating Short-Term Contracts To Take Effect October 1

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley told Members of Parliament (MPs) in the continuation of the Committee of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor of Parliament meeting on Friday that the legislation regulating short-term contracts is expected to go into effect October 1.

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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Aug 2022 10:51 PM

Government Receives Support From Eu In Post-Disaster Coordination

From left: Team Leader Marilise Turnbull, Minister VSA Omar Ottley, Community Emergency Response Specialist Ignacio Cristbal, Community Evacuations and Mass Care and Distribution specialist Herman Bergsma.

PHILIPSBURG--The government of St. Maarten has received support from the European Union (EU) with the Technical Assistance for Disa Read more


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