Minister Lawrence calls on Public Transportation Sector to Strictly Adhere to COVID-19 Public Health Measures

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (Minister of TEATT) Hon. Roger Lawrence is calling on the public transportation sector to continue to be…

Quit using the Boardwalk as a parking lot !!!!

Over the last few days, the police again received reports about the parking situationon the Boardwalk in Philipsburg. On several occasions, warnings have been issuedto drivers of vehicles not to…

Suspect arrested in connection with Ginger Island Road

Police has arrested a suspect in connection with the October 15 Ginger Island Roadshooting.On Thursday, December 30, in the vicinity of Oyster Pond at approximately2:00pm, police arrested E.M. for whom…

Minister Ottley displays the effects of The Delta variant vs The
Omicron variant
While there are many persons understands Minister Ottley’s
gradual approach toward the Omicron variant, there are still
those that question this approach and call for scale back or
lockdown. The Minister stresses on safety first, and encourages
everyone to do their best to avoid contamination during the
festive season.
The Omicron variant is on St. Maarten and is spreading at a
rapid pace. It is spreading so fast, that the active cases are
increasing drastically, averaging an increase of 90 per day.
Although, we are seeing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant
right now, we should also look at the potency of this variant, and
take into consideration that the laboratories and CPS are
experiencing a drastic increase in daily testing.
The decision to link the business hours to the number of
hospitalizations, is to ensure economic activity while avoiding a
collapse of our health care system.
Minister Ottley would like to draw a comparison between the
impact of the Delta variant versus the Omicron variant , on our
Health Care capacity.

The above chart is from 16 August 2021, which represents theDelta variant, totaling 308 active cases and 17 hospitalizations.The bottom chart represents the Omicron variant whichillustrates 326 Active cases and…

55 persons to receive NAF 200.00 food vouchers based on funds raised during previous Thanksgiving & Prayer Services

PHILIPSBURG – During the Thanksgiving & National Day of Prayer Services that are heldannually on the first Sunday in December following the hurricane season and the secondSunday in January respectively…

Girobank will charge a monthly NAf 10 administration fee

Willemstad, – As of January 1, 2022, Girobank N.V. will start charging each current account and/or savings account – with balances less than NAf 1,200,000 a monthly administration fee of…

Press statement weapon policy and application procedure weapon licenses

The Minister of Justice herewith makes the following announcement:Currently the Ministry of Justice is reviewing the weapon policy that was established in 2016 1 and isfurther streamlining the application process…

Overheidsschuld blijft stijgen

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — ‘De overheden van zowel Curaçao als Sint Maartenhebben in 2021 een lager tekort op hun lopende begroting geboekt dan in 2020’, verklaartRichard Doornbosch, President van de Centrale Bank…

Economic growth is projected to accelerate across the monetary union in 2022

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG: The monetary union of Curaçao and Sint Maarten experiencedmoderate growth in 2021 following an unprecedented contraction in 2020 caused by the COVID-19pandemic, according to estimates of the Centrale Bank…

Public debt continues to rise

Willemstad/Philipsburg – “The governments of both Curaçao and Sint Maarten recorded a lowerdeficit on their current budget in 2021 compared to 2020,” Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten(CBCS) president…