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Source: 721 News
05 Aug 2022 08:41 AM

Ministry Of Teatt Launches Msme Development Program

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On August 2nd, 2022, The acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), Omar Ottley signed a service level agreement with 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 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: 721 News
04 Aug 2022 11:42 PM

Ottley Says Airlift To Reconvene Between Dominican Republic And St. Maarten

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten — 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 Director of St Read more

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Source: 721 News
04 Aug 2022 11:39 PM

Breast Abnormalities Screening Project To Be Held September 17Th 2022

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — 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: 721 News
30 Jul 2022 12:47 AM

Minister Vsa Meets Ilo Director Of The Decent Work Team And Office For The Caribbean

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — 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 on 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: 721 News
18 Jul 2022 11:09 AM

Ambulance Nurses Successfully Completed Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course

CAYHILL, Sint Maarten Last week the ambulance nurses of the Ambulance Department of Ministry 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 advance ambulance care Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Jun 2022 01:57 AM

Minister Ottley To Increase Basket Of GoodsTo 72 Items And Regulate Bread Price.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — 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 were last updated 14 years ago Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Jun 2022 03:51 PM

World Bank Visits Island For First Mission Week In Regards To Mental Health Project

Philipsburg, St. Maarten The minister of VSA discusses plans for the execution of activities associated with the mental health project.

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 Read more


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Source: 721 News
07 Apr 2022 11:42 PM

Cps World Health Day 2022 Our Planet Our Health. Clean Our Air, Water, And Food

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) The world is observing World Health Day 2022 on Thursday, April 7thunder the theme Our Planet Our Health. Clean our air, water, and food,

The World Health Organization (WHO) says in the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day (WHD) 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.

WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Apr 2022 08:19 AM

Szv Submits 2023 Draft Budget

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten The 2023 draft budget of Social & Health Insurances SZV was submitted to Minister of VSA, Mr. Omar Ottley on March 31st, 2022, before the deadline of April 1, as stipulated in the law. Director of SZV, Mr. Glen A. Carty presented the budget to the Minister, which sets an important tone on the future of SZV and the sustainability of the health care funds.

Glen A Read more

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Source: 721 News
01 Apr 2022 08:17 PM

Private Insured Employees Earning Up To Naf 120,000 Will Soon Switch To Szv Insurance.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On March 31, 2022, Parliament of Sint Maarten approved the amendment of the National Ordinance accident insurance (OV) and National Ordinance sickness insurance (ZV), by adjusting the wage limits. This means that employees who now have private insurance and annual wages between NAF 67,816.32 and NAf 120,000, may qualify for accident insurance and medical insurance from SZV. The amendment in the law will have no impact on persons who are now already SZV insured Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Mar 2022 06:52 AM

World Social Work Day

PHILIPSBURG, World Social Work Day is observed annually on the third Tuesday in March, this years observation falls on March 15th under the theme: Co-Building a new Eco-social world: Leaving no one behind. According to the International Federation of Social Workers, the theme presents a vision and action plan to create new global values, policies and practices that develop trust, security and confidence for all people and the sustainability of the planet.

World Social Work Day provides an opportunity for social workers and others in the social service sector to celebrate their achievements as well as to raise awareness and support the important role that social workers play in the lives of children, families, and communities Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Feb 2022 07:41 AM

Minister Ottley: Business Hours Extended To 3 Am

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten —On February 25th, the Minister of VSA Omar Ottley and the Minister of TEATT Roger Lawrence signed and published the ministerial regulation allowing business hours to be extended until 3AM.

Minister Ottley advises the public to take personal responsibility for your health and that of their loved ones, by adhering to the COVID-19 preventative health measures.

If you receive a positive result from a self test, isolate immediately Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Feb 2022 03:04 PM

Minister Ottley: St.Maarten Takes Steps Towards Their Back To Normalcy Strategy

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley announced that Sint Maarten will begin transitioning into the endemic phase of COVID-19. The Minister stated that recently the word endemic is being used as a term to reference exiting the pandemic. Minister Ottley stated that misconceptions about the word endemic may encourage a misplaced complacency Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Feb 2022 08:21 AM

Government Commits To Commercial Kitchen To Feed School Children And Vulnerable Persons.

PHILIPSBURGMinister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, Rodolphe Samuel commit to sustainability of commercial kitchen in the shelter project.

In 2020, the Government of Sint Maarten, under the 11th European Development Fund, B-Envelope, signed an agreement to execute a shelter project Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Feb 2022 01:09 PM

Minister Ottley: Business Hours Extension Forthcoming.

PHILIPSBURG On Wednesday February 9th, during the live Council of Ministers press briefing, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley announced that if the hospitalization and active numbers continue in its current trajectory, business hours will be extended to 1 am as soon as Friday February 11th.

The Minister then stated that while we have always been at the fore front of the COVID-19 realities, we now see the rest of the world speaking of the endemic nature of the virus and they are slowly lifting their COVID-19 protocols.

Minister Ottley announced that St Read more


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Source: 721 News
13 Jan 2022 07:30 AM

Nightlife Business Hours To Scale Back To 11 Pm.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maaretn — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley informs the public, that in accordance with his COVID-19 phased approach for the night life; business hours will be scaled back to 11 pm.

The phased approach is based on the hospital’s occupancy rate and capacity, to avoid a possible collapse of our health care system, while maintaining a balance in our economic activity on the island.

For clarity, the Ministerial Regulation goes into effect on Wednesday January 12th, with the understanding that all nightlife establishments must be closed by 11 pm.

Phase 1:

4 – 7 hospitalizations (20%), scale back to 1 am Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Jan 2022 09:34 AM

Emmanuel Asks Again What Is Happening With The Money For New Hospital Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Monday said that almost a month has gone by since he raised the alarm about ongoing construction of the St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH) and to date, there remains no clarity just more questions.

What is happening with the money for this project thats meant to pay stakeholders and finish the project? the MP asked after he personally visited the site on Monday and observed little to no work ongoing at the project site.

In December 2021 Emmanuel said it had been brought to his attention that something is amiss with the ongoing construction/expansion of the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Dec 2021 03:48 AM

Ombudsman Concludes Systemic Investigation Into Glucometers

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded the Systemic Investigation into the procurement procedure of SZV for the selection of medical aid equipment (glucometers). After providing a Preliminary Findings Report, the Final Report was submitted on 30 December 2021 to the Director of SZV, Mr. Glen Carty. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Mr. Omar Ottley, was also provided with a copy of the report.

On 26 May 2020, a complaint was filed by a member of the general public regarding alleged faulty glucose testers being allowed as the sole option under the insurance of SZV 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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