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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Jul 2020 08:32 AM

Eoc Deactivated Thursday Afternoon

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Thursday afternoon after 4.00pm, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated by the Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs.

On Tuesday, the EOC was activated due to the presence of  a weather system known as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine which could have develop Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
30 Jul 2020 10:06 PM

Eoc Deactivated Thursday Afternoon

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Thursday afternoon after 4.00pm, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated by the Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs.

On Tuesday, the EOC was activated due to the presence of  a weather system known as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine which could have develop Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Jul 2020 09:59 PM

Eoc Deactivated Thursday Afternoon.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- On Thursday afternoon after 4.00 pm, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated by the Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs.

On Tuesday, the EOC was activated due to the presence of a weather system known as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine which could have developed into a tropical storm prior to reaching the Lesser Antilles Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Jul 2020 01:56 PM

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, which became Tropical Storm Isaias late last night, flooded several streets and blew down fences, road signs and tree branches in a wet and windy Wednesday. In photo: A blown-down fence in Simpson Bay.


PHILIPSBURG--Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, which became Tropical Storm Isaias late last night, flooded several streets and blew down fences, road signs and tree branches on a wet and windy Wednesday. Despite this minor damage, the country came through the weather system relatively unscathed.

In anticipation of heavy rains and winds blowing to tropical storm force, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Tuesday and the country was placed under a tropical storm warning as the system was expected to develop into a tropical storm.

Early Wednesday morning, Jacobs advised non-essential businesses to close at 11:00am and persons had to be off the road by 12:00pm Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Jul 2020 07:09 AM

Tropical Storm Warning Discontinued. Thursday Regular Business Day.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM:---  The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued as of 5.00 AM. Today, Thursday is a regular business day for the private sector.

Government services will also resume as normal and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Rodolphe Samuel, stated on Thursday that the scheduled examinations will continue.

Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs said early Thursday morning that the weather system which passed Sint Maarten on Wednesday has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias but poses no immediate threat to the island, however the population should continue to monitor and remain vigilant while going about your day as rainfall is expected.

At 5.00AM the storm was located more than 300 miles west southwest of Sint Maarten and continues to move further away.

Some rainfall bands from the system could continue to bring periodic showers accompanied with gusty winds and possible thunderstorms throughout the day Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Jul 2020 11:09 AM

Two Civil Servants Home Due To Possible Covid -19 Infection Pm Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Wednesday that due to the COVID-19 contact tracing two civil servants have been identified as persons that were in contact with someone that is infected by COVID-19. The Prime Minister said that these civil servants have not been tested positive they were sent home to self-quarantine Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Jul 2020 10:32 AM

Pjiae To Open As Planned On August 1St To Us Flights.

~ Internal border controls begin by French Authorities on Friday.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever announced at the Council of Ministers press briefing that the government of St. Maarten will go ahead and reopen its borders (Princess Juliana International Airport ) as of August 1st to flights coming from US ports. De Weever said the flights have been reduced, however, there are 5 flights that will be coming from Florida.

The Minister further explained that inspections were conducted at restaurants and hotels to ensure all businesses catering to tourists are prepared and have in place the necessary requirements based on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs also announced that the Prefete of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Jul 2020 06:50 AM

~ exams scheduled for today canceled.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Chair of the EOC and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in an update this morning on the weather conditions due to the passing of tropical storm 9 advised that all businesses closed their doors by 11 am today Wednesday as tropical storm 9 passes close to the island. St. Maarten remains under a storm watch.
The request for the military has been granted and is prepared for any eventualities as the storm passes.
Jacobs also announced that the CXC and CAPE examinations that were scheduled to take place today Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 have been canceled Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Jul 2020 05:33 AM

Competition, Lack Of Capacity Stalling Trust Fund Projects, Jacobs Tells Mps

PHILIPSBURG--Difficulties in attracting foreign companies to St. Maarten, fierce competition in the local market, and governments capacity constraints were among the reasons given by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs as to why projects under the St. Maarten Trust Fund have not been implemented in a timely manner.

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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Jul 2020 05:27 AM

Update: Eoc Activated As Country Goes Under Tropical Storm Warning

A catamaran entering Simpson Bay Lagoon on Tuesday morning to shelter from the effects of the potential tropical cyclone.

~ No business closures yet ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) around 1:00pm Tuesday, just two hours after the country was put under a Tropical Storm Warning by the Meteorological Department of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Jul 2020 07:51 PM

Eoc Activated As Country Goes Under Tropical Storm Warning

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) around 1:00pm today, Tuesday, just two hours after the country was put under a Tropical Storm Warning by the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS). Jacobs said mandatory business closures will likely take place tonight.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 07:51 PM

El Consejo De Ministros Se Renen Con Sus Homlogos Franceses Sobre Los Desarrollos De Covid-19

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – En una serie de reuniones celebradas el viernes 24 de julio por personal tcnico y hoy lunes 27 de julio con el Consejo de Ministros y sus homlogos franceses, discutieron los desarrollos actuales sobre COVID-19, as como el camino a seguir. Durante la primera reunin de hoy, con la Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs y Madame la Prfte Sylvie Feucher, ambas partes acordaron que despus de una evaluacin adicional durante esta semana actual, se llevaran a cabo discusiones de seguimiento Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 07:13 PM

El Coe Se Rene Para Discutir El Desarrollo Del Sistema Climtico Al Este De Las Antillas Menores

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El lunes por la tarde, La Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs convoc una reunin del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) en el Edificio de Administracin del Gobierno (GAB) con las 10 Funciones de Apoyo de Emergencia (FSE) para discutir un sistema meteorolgico en desarrollo actualmente al este de las Antillas Menores.

Aunque el EOC no se activ, el Primer Ministro quera que cada FSE proporcionara una actualizacin con respecto a su estado de preparacin para la temporada de huracanes del Atlntico 2020 y, en particular, el sistema meteorolgico que se aproxima.

La Primera Ministra y presidente del COE, Jacobs, hace un llamado a los residentes para que supervisen de cerca el progreso del sistema.

Segn la informacin compartida en la reunin, el martes por la tarde se har ms claro cmo se desarrollar el sistema meteorolgico, ya sea en una depresin tropical o tormenta tropical.

La informacin adicional se dar a conocer al pblico durante la tarde del martes en funcin del anlisis ms reciente del clima.

Segn el Departamento Meteorolgico de Sint Maarten (MDS), se pronostica que el sistema de baja presin comenzar a afectar partes de las Antillas Menores el mircoles o mircoles por la noche.

Segn la informacin del lunes, fue difcil evaluar si habra algn tipo de dao, pero podra esperar fuertes lluvias y posiblemente vientos, y por lo tanto el pblico debera estar preparado para tomar medidas.

Para aquellos que deseen obtener ms informacin sobre los peligros de huracanes y cmo prepararse para una tormenta / huracn, pueden visitar la pgina web del gobierno: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane, donde podrn descargar su “Gua de preparacin para la temporada de huracanes” Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 02:48 PM

Night Life Industry Develop Newcovid Protocol, Will Present To Govt.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – About 30 representatives of the bar, restaurant, casino and night life industry met on Monday to discuss implementing stricter COVID-19 measures and formalising an association for legally established industry members.

The bar, nightlife, restaurant and casino industry had come under scrutiny after an unsubstantiated recent viral message claimed that a cluster of COVID-19 infected persons was identified at a local club.
Images of filled-to-capicity entertainment venues also surfaced online resulting in increased public scrutiny.
While acknowledging that some in their industry can and should do better, the business owners stressed that most establishments have COVID-19 measures in place and is willing to do more to protect their patrons and the general public.

In that context, the business owners agreed to develop a new protocol and implement additional measures which they will also present officially to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Health Richard Panneflek and hope to secure their support on such Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2020 01:27 PM

Night Life Industry Develop New Covid Protocol, Will Present To Govt. .

PHILIPSBURG:--- About 30 representatives of the bar, restaurant, casino, and nightlife industry met on Monday to discuss implementing stricter COVID-19 measures and formalizing an association for legally established industry members.

The bar, nightlife, restaurant, and casino industry had come under scrutiny after an unsubstantiated recent viral message claimed that a cluster of COVID-19 infected persons was identified at a local club.

Images of filled-to-capacity entertainment venues also surfaced online resulting in increased public scrutiny.

While acknowledging that some in their industry can and should do better, the business owners stressed that most establishments have COVID-19 measures in place and is willing to do more to protect their patrons and the general public.

In that context, the business owners agreed to develop a new protocol and implement additional measures which they will also present officially to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Health Richard Panneflek and hope to secure their support on such.

These measures include, but are not limited to:
- Reduced capacity figures Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 05:57 AM

Council Of Ministers Meet With French Counterparts On Covid-19 Developments

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten In a series of meetings held on Friday, July 24th , by technical staff and today, Monday, July 27 th , with the Council of Ministers and its French counterparts, current developments on COVID-19 were discussed, as well as the way forward. During the first meeting today, with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Madame la Prfte Sylvie Feucher, it was agreed upon by both parties that after further evaluation during this current week, that follow up discussions would take place Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Jul 2020 05:47 AM

Eoc Meets To Discuss Developing Weather System East Of The Lesser Antilles

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) On Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs convened a meeting of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Government Administration Building (GAB) with the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) to discuss a developing weather system currently east of the Lesser Antilles.

Even though the EOC was not activated, the Prime Minister wanted each ESF to give an update with respect to their status of preparations and readiness for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and in particular the approaching weather system.   

Chair of the EOC Prime Minister Jacobs, is calling on residents to closely monitor the systems progress.

Based on information shared at the meeting, it will become clearer on Tuesday afternoon how the weather system will develop, whether into a tropical depression or tropical storm.

Additional information will be released to the public during the latter part of Tuesday based on the most recent analysis of the weather.

According to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS), the low-pressure system is forecast to begin affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday or Wednesday night.

Based on Mondays information, it was difficult to assess whether there would be any type of damage, but could expect heavy rains and possibly winds, and therefore the public should be prepared to take action.

For those who would like to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike, you can visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your Hurricane Season Readiness Guide and Hurricane Tracking Chart.

In addition, you can also download the Disasterprep Sint Maarten app for Android and Apple phones by going to the Google and Apple stores.

Listen to the Government Radio station 107.9FM – for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. 

For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2020 05:41 AM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- On Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs convened a meeting of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Government Administration Building (GAB) with the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) to discuss a developing weather system currently east of the Lesser Antilles.

Even though the EOC was not activated, the Prime Minister wanted each ESF to give an update with respect to their status of preparations and readiness for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and in particular the approaching weather system Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2020 05:31 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a series of meetings held on Friday, July 24th, by technical staff and today, Monday, July 27th, with the Council of Ministers and its French counterparts, current developments on COVID-19 were discussed, as well as the way forward. During the first meeting today, with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Madame la Prfte Sylvie Feucher, it was agreed upon by both parties that after further evaluation during this current week, that follow up discussions would take place Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Jul 2020 05:32 PM

If St Maarten Reopens Its Airport To The Usa, I Will Close The Border ---Sylvie Feucher

MARIGOT:--- Following the increase in the number of coronavirus cases on the Dutch side, the Prefette Sylvie Feucher indicated she will not close the border again, only "if the necessary measures were taken" on Sint Maarten.
Following the sharp increase in the number of positive cases on the Dutch side, the Prefette met on Monday morning with the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Silveria Jacobs Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Jul 2020 04:48 AM

Update: No Return To Lockdown But More Inspections, Says Govt.

PHILIPSBURG--Amid persistent and widespread rumours of another impending lockdown and reports of panic buying, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Friday night that the country will not return to a 24-hour curfew. However, businesses will be subject to greater scrutiny and more inspections.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Jul 2020 04:00 PM

The Council Of Ministers, Key Esf Coordinators, And Cps Representatives Meet To Discuss Covid-19 Developments

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Council of Ministers met today, July 25 th , in an urgent meeting with key ESF coordinators, and CPS representatives to discuss and address the rapid and alarming increase of COVID-19 cases over the past few days. As such, the Council of Ministers took the decision to take corrective measures to mitigate and contain the further spread of the virus in the community, while maintaining key services to the general public.

The Council of Ministers is very appreciative and would like to thank CPS for their tireless efforts in monitoring, and carrying out source and contact tracing which has proven to be very effective in informing the Government and the general public as to the latest COVID-19 developments Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jul 2020 07:39 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers met today, July 25th, in an urgent meeting with key ESF coordinators, and CPS representatives to discuss and address the rapid and alarming increase of COVID-19 cases over the past few days. As such, the Council of Ministers took the decision to take corrective measures to mitigate and contain the further spread of the virus in the community, while maintaining key services to the general public.

The Council of Ministers is very appreciative and would like to thank CPS for their tireless efforts in monitoring, and carrying outsources and contact tracing which has proven to be very effective in informing the Government and the general public as to the latest COVID-19 developments Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Jul 2020 09:05 AM

No Hay Retorno Al Cierre, Sin Embargo, La Adhesin Pblica Estricta A Las Medidas De Higiene Es Esencial

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Primer Ministra Silveria Jacobs por la presente aprovecha la oportunidad para informar al pblico en general en nombre del Concilio de Ministros que el Gobierno de St. Maarten contina monitoreando de cerca la situacin y est tomando todas las medidas necesarias para mitigar el rpido aumento de informado y confirmado casos positivo del COVID-19 en los ltimos das.

Mientras el Gobierno alienta a las personas que exhiben signos y sntomas a que continen presentndose para pruebas, cuarentenas y, cuando sea necesario, aislamientos, la Primer Ministra Jacobs expresa su preocupacin de que la complacencia de todos los interesados haya llevado a este resurgimiento de casos activos Read more


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