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Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2021 06:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Over the past 24 months, the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) has obtained several pieces of heavy equipment machinery, all of which helps to improve the daily management of the countrys landfill.
The machinery, procured through the St. Maarten Trust Fund under the Emergency Debris Management Project (EDMP), includes a front-end loader, a bulldozer, an alternative daily cover (ADC) silo, and applicator, and, most recently, a new solid waste compactor worth US $740,000.
With the countrys current financial constraints, the purchase and delivery of this equipment provide cost-saving to the Government of Sint Maarten, as it replaces the machinery that the VROMI Ministry was previously renting from third parties Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Jul 2021 01:02 AM

World Bank Country Director Burunciuc Pledges Commitment To St. Maarten

Philipsburg Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the projects under execution via the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB).

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, This is Burunciucs first official visit to St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Jul 2021 10:36 PM

World Bank Country Director Burunciuc Pledges Commitment To St. Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten  Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and WorldBank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the projects under execution via the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB). 

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, This is Burunciucs first official visit to St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Jul 2021 09:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the projects under execution via the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB).

Prime Minister Jacobs stated, This is Burunciucs first official visit to St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jul 2021 09:54 AM

Mental Health, Sports Facilities And Housing To Get Trust Fund Monies

Back row (from left): Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and NRPB Director Claret Connor. Front row (from left): World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and Steering Committee members Marcel Gumbs (St Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Jul 2021 02:43 PM

Us $45 Million In Additional Financing Allocated To Erp-1

Philipsburg World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Director Claret Connor on Tuesday afternoon signed a grant agreement allocating US $45 million in additional financing to the Emergency Recovery Project (ERP-1).

ERP-1 is one of the flagship projects of the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the NRPB.

The signing took place in the presence of Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs directly after a meeting with the Council of Ministers, World Bank representatives, and NRPB officials at the Government Administration Building.
The additional funding is necessary to complete the wide range of activities under ERP-1, which include repairs to homes, schools, and critical Government buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Jul 2021 11:55 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and NRPB Director Claret Connor on Tuesday afternoon signed a grant agreement allocating US $45 million in additional financing to the Emergency Recovery Project (ERP-1).

ERP-1 is one of the flagship projects of the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the NRPB.

The signing took place in the presence of Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs directly after a meeting with the Council of Ministers, World Bank representatives, and NRPB officials at the Government Administration Building.

The additional funding is necessary to complete the wide range of activities under ERP-1, which include repairs to homes, schools, and critical Government buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Jun 2021 10:22 PM

Dcomm Airs Shipwreck Recovery & Salvaging Project.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Department of Communication will air on cable tv and post a special video program on the current Shipwreck Recovery & Salvaging project that is currently ongoing in and around the Simpson Bay lagoon and the Mullet Bay pond.

The Shipwreck Recovery & Salvaging project was initiated through the Government of St. Maartens efforts to build back better after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, on September 6, 2017.

DCOMM spoke to several stakeholders involved in the project to get an insight into what the project is and how it was progressing.

In the SRS Special, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), Egbert J Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Jun 2021 02:14 PM

Repairs Completed At Sr. Regina Primary School

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — With the necessary operational repairs now complete, the students at Sr. Regina Primary School will finish off the 2020/2021 school year in refurbished buildings that are safer, watertight, and more hurricane resilient.

The works at Sr. Regina were part of the school repairs activities under Emergency Recovery Project I of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund, which is funded by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank and implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB).

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel and his supporting staff, representatives of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), NRPB Director Claret Connor, and representatives of Foundation Catholic Education St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Jun 2021 11:45 PM

Repairs Completed At Sister Regina Primary

Stakeholders receiving a tour of a refurbished classroom. In foreground, from left: ILACO Project Director and Manager Ravindra Patandin, NRPB Director Claret Connor, Sr. Regina School Vice-Principal Joanne Arrundell, and ECYS Minister Rodolphe Samuel.

PHILIPSBURG--With the necessary operational repairs now complete, Sr Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2021 11:43 PM

Enhancements, Minor Repairs To Hurricane Shelters Completed

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley; Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert Doran and NRPB Director Claret Connor look at the newly installed groundwater reservoirs at one of the shelters visited.

PHILIPSBURG--Families seeking refuge at designated hurricane shelters in the country will enjoy a bit more comfort during their stay now that minor repairs and upgrades have been completed as part of the Shelter Repairs Activity of the Netherlands financed St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Apr 2021 12:03 AM

Council Of Ministers Tour Trust Fund Project Sites

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten –On Friday, April 16, the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) hosted the Council of Ministers on anexcursion to visit several activity project sites being executed under the Dutch sponsored Sint Maarten Trust Fund.

The trip, which touched on all seven projects currently being implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau, allowed the Ministers to receive a first-hand impression of both ongoing and completed projects.  The tour began with presentations on digital government improvements, an integrated social registry system and support to small businesses, including a testimonial of one of the recipients of the Enterprise Support Project Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Mar 2021 11:56 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The US$12 million Digital Government Transformation Project was approved by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund. This project aims to enhance the access, efficiency, and resilience of public services for citizens and businesses.

Given Sint Maartens vulnerability to natural disasters, business continuity and systems resilience are critical. Bringing key government services online can make the country more resilient to future disasters, while also making citizens and businesses daily lives easier, said Michelle Keane, World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund.

The project will finance digital platforms and associated institutional, regulatory reforms to lay the foundations for digital government Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Mar 2021 11:54 AM

Revan Hosts Dreams To Reality Entrepreneurship Info Workshop

From left: COCI Director Jude Houston, NRPB Director Claret Connor; event host Khalil Revan; NRPB Project Manager Elozona Ochu; COCI representative Benjamin Ortega and Edsel Gumbs of Qredits.

PHILIPSBURG--Building on his passion to assist young potential entrepreneurs, businessman Khalil Revan, in collaboration with Shoreline Beach Bar, hosted a business information workshop last Thursday Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Feb 2021 11:46 PM

Agreement Signed To Start School Repair Programme

From left (front): Director of NRPB Claret Connor, Minister of ECYS Rodolphe Samuel and Director of WWRI Pierre Montesant as they sign the agreement.

PHILIPSBURG--Director of th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Feb 2021 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Monday, February 22nd, the Director of the National Recovery Bureau (NRPB) Claret Connor, the Honorable Minister in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs. Rodolphe Samuel and the Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure (WWRI), Pierre Montesant, signed the school repair program agreement Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2021 01:33 PM

School Repair Programme Agreement Signed

POND ISLAND, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – On Monday, February 22nd, the Director of the National Recovery Bureau (NRPB) Claret Cornor, the Honorable Minister in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS), drs Rudolphe Samuel and the Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure (WWRI), Pierre Montesant, signed the school repair programme agreement.

The document, which now paves the way for repairs to commence at three of the islands schools damaged during the passage of hurricane Irma on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, took place Monday afternoon at the Government Building on Pond Island Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Dec 2020 01:02 AM

Isolation Units Now Allow For Safe Transport Of Contaminated Patients

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Ambulance Departments ability to safely transport patients suspected of being contaminated by naturally occurring disease outbreaks, pandemics or industrial accidents has been strengthened with the addition of seven new patient isolation units. These units were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) through the Dutch funded St. Maarten Trust Fund.

The Emergency Recovery Project 1 (ERP1) of the Trust Fund, in addition to the repair of public buildings and private and public homes, provides for first responders emergency equipment and priority vehicles Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Dec 2020 08:59 PM

Solation Units Now Allow For Safe Transport Of Contaminated Patients

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten –The Ambulance Departments ability to safely transport patients suspected of being contaminated by naturally occurring disease outbreaks, pandemics or industrial accidents has been strengthened with the addition of seven new patient isolation units. These units were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) through the Dutch funded St. Maarten Trust Fund.

The Emergency Recovery Project 1 (ERP1) of the Trust Fund, in addition to the repair of public buildings and private and public homes,  provides for first responders emergency equipment and priority vehicles Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Dec 2020 12:11 AM

Banco Di Caribe, Nrpb Back Small And Medium Business

From left: Head of the Representation of the Netherlands Chris Johnson and NRPB Director Claret Connor.

PHILIPSBURG--Banco di Caribe (BdC) has joined forces with the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) on the Enterprise Support Project (ESP) to continue to support small and medium-size businesses in St. Maarten. An agreement was Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Nov 2020 03:04 AM

Resources 4 Community Resilience Launches Us$452K In Local Projects

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) project was officially launched during a Zoom meeting and Facebook livestream on Wednesday November 18. The ceremony was hosted by radio personality Kevin Suppa Petrona (who is also the local R4CR Communication and Outreach expert) and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager). The R4CR program is a grant scheme that focuses exclusively on financing and strengthening local Civil Society Organization (CSOs).

The program is financed by the Government of the Netherlands via the St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Nov 2020 12:05 PM

Resources 4 Community Resilience Launchesus$452K In Local Projects

Philipsburg- Sint Maarten – The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) projectwasofficially launchedduring a Zoom meetingand Facebook livestreamonWednesday November 18.The ceremony washosted by radio personality Kevin SuppaPetrona(who isalso the localR4CRCommunication and Outreach expert)and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager).The R4CR program isa grant schemethatfocuses exclusivelyonfinancing and strengthening local Civil Society Organization (CSOs). The program isfinanced by the Government of the Netherlands via the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Nov 2020 05:14 AM

Home Repairs Continue, Enters Into Accelerated Pace

Philipsburg Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in mid-2021, repairs to the roofs, doors, and windows of approximately 200 private homes will be completed. To date, fifty-one homes have been finalized and another ten homes are slated to be done before the years end.

The pilot project and minor works homes took a lot longer than anyone anticipated Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Oct 2020 11:32 AM

Process To Design Integrated Social Registry System Starts

From left: Computech NV Managing Partner Alain Roper, NRPB Director Claret Connor, VSA Minister Richard Panneflek and VSA Secretary General Joy Arnell.

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA, through the assistance of the St Read more


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