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Source: SMN-News
16 Apr 2020 02:24 PM

~ No Social distancing at Sunny Foods, smaller supermarkets taking more precautions.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The opening of supermarkets on Thursday can be considered a recipe for disaster as shoppers have not been adhering to the guidelines set forth by the government when it comes to social distancing.
The smaller Chinese Supermarkets took several measures to ensure persons shopping at their supermarkets wore a mask, some of them have security guards at the entrance spraying alcohol on the hands of the shoppers before they enter the supermarkets Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Apr 2020 04:44 AM

Supermarkets, Bakeries, Gas Stations Banks, Pharmacies Open Today, Friday

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

Supermarkets, bakeries, gas stations

banks, pharmacies open today, Friday

~ Residents should stay home if no urgent need to be out ~

PHILIPSBURG--Supermarkets and grocery stores, bakeries, banks, gas stations and pharmacies are allowed to open from 8:00am Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Apr 2020 05:25 PM

Positive Cases Up By One For Dutch Side

PHILIPSBURG--The number of positive coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Dutch St. Maarten went up by one on Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 53 and active cases to 39.

According to figures from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, as of April 14 the total number of persons in self-quarantine stood at 90; 161 in self-isolation; and 161 tested, of whom 92 are negative, 15 are pending results, one is inconclusive and 53 are positive Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Apr 2020 01:08 PM

Seniors Will Be Able To Shop During First Hour.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Some of the shops that will open their doors on Thursday are supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, cooking gas companies, and banks. This is based on the adjusted national decree. While these businesses will be opened as of Thursday the lockdown remains in effect and only persons that need essential items are allowed to leave their homes.
During the first hour, the elderly will be given priority to shop says Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs during the virtual Council of Ministers of meeting on Wednesday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Apr 2020 08:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Tuesday evening that some banks on St. Maarten have agreed to open their doors on Tuesday to allow persons with checks to change those checks.
Those banks that will open are Windwards Island Bank (9 am to 3:30 pm) ORCO Bank, Republic Bank and BCEM (8:30 to 12 noon) and FCIB Bank (8:30 to 1 pm).
Chinese Supermarkets that opened in the various districts that opened their shops on Tuesday were helpful to the community who managed to purchase much-needed items.
The Department of Social Services was able to deliver the 1,500 boxes to the needy, deliveries of the other boxes that were requested will resume at a later date.
While the EOC has submitted a proposal to allow Supermarkets and Banks and gas stations to reopen so that persons in the community could conduct essential business Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 06:43 PM

Draft 2020 Budget To Com This Week

PHILIPSBURG--The draft 2020 budget is expected to be submitted to the Council of Ministers (COM) this week for approval, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion told The Daily Herald on Monday.

After approval by the Council of Ministers the budget will be sent to Parliament for handling, Irion said.

The draft budget stands at NAf. 486 million, slightly higher than the 2019 budget which stood at NAf Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 03:42 PM

Report In Spanish On Monday EveningS National Address By Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG--La Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs anunci el lunes por la noche que se est preparando un decreto ministerial para permitir la reapertura de los supermercados a partir del jueves 16 de abril.

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Source: SMN-News
14 Apr 2020 10:10 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Omar E. C. Ottley submitted a proposal asking the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and her staff to allow people to shop within their districts. Ottley stated that the proposal is aimed at alleviating the tension surrounding the population's outcry and unrest as it pertains to access to food while protecting our citizens and encouraging social distancing.

Ottley explained that the intention is to block key entry points for each district, no one in or out for a specific time frame, this will allow persons living in these districts to purchase groceries and return home within the assigned time frame Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Apr 2020 06:16 AM

Ottley: Proposes District Shopping

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Member of Parliament Omar E. C. Ottley submitted a proposal asking the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and her staff to allow people to shop within their districts. Ottley stated that the proposal is aimed at alleviating the tension surrounding the population’s outcry and unrest as it pertains to access to food, while protecting our citizens and encouraging social distancing.

Ottley explained that the intention is to block key entry points for each district, no one in or out for a specific time frame, this will allow persons living in these districts to purchase groceries and return home within the assigned time frame Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 04:55 AM

Supermarkets To Reopen To Public On Thursday

Some residents collecting their groceries from a delivery driver on Monday.

~ Residents can only shop in their own area ~

PHILIPSBURG--Government is aiming to reopen supermarkets to the general public as of this Thursday, April 16, but only to allow residents to shop in their respective districts in what Prime Minister Silveria Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Apr 2020 09:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced on Monday evening that a Ministerial Decree is being prepared to allow supermarkets to reopen as of Thursday, April 16th.
Jacobs said that when the supermarkets reopen their doors there will be specific guidelines as to how residents will be allowed to shop. She said persons will not be allowed to go out to linger or to visit friends and families as the shutdown is needed to flatten the curve on the spread of COVID-19 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Apr 2020 03:24 AM

Sale Of Alcohol Suspended To Reduce Domestic Abuse

Prime MinisterSilveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--Reducing the possibilities of domestic abuse occurring in homes during the currently two-week lockdown was the primary reason behind the move by authorities to temporarily suspend the sale and purchase of alcohol.

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Source: SMN-News
12 Apr 2020 08:56 PM

St. Maarten will have to accept conditions for financial assistance from the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG:--- Patients that are suffering from diabetes and hypertension and are running out of food supply should call 711 to get emergency delivery says Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in responding to questions posed by SMN News. Dr. Felix Holiday Medical Director of St Read more


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

Banks Making Arrangements To Assist Seniors With Pension Payments

PHILIPSBURG--Banks in the country are currently making special arrangements to assist senior citizens, who are supposed to be paid their pensions next week.

The arrangement will include seniors being able to visit the bank. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said also that efforts are also being made for persons who had been paid, but were unable to access their funds, to have access Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Apr 2020 03:01 AM

Persons With Disaster Passes Allowed To Shop At Supermarkets

~To allow shops to focus on delivering to persons who cannot leave homes~


PHILIPSBURG--Persons in possession of a disaster pass and emergency workers, who are allowed to be on the road as they are working, will be able to shop directly at supermarkets and grocery stores.

Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Apr 2020 08:00 PM

~ Disaster Pass Holders allowed to enter Supermarkets to shop.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Field testing for the COVID-19 is currently on hold as the test kits St. Maarten was expecting to arrive on Friday and Saturday did not arrive announced Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Saturday evening. Jacobs said that tests that are taken have to be sent to Guadeloupe for analysis Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Apr 2020 03:57 AM

Lives Of Food Delivery Volunteers Being Threatened

Jacobs holds up part of the banner that will be posted on vehiclesdelivering food to the needy in the various districts.

~711 number soon for persons to register for aid by phone~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Friday evening condemned the threats being made to the lives of persons who are going into the various districts to deliver food packages to persons in need.This comes one day after the PM said persons had been attempting to steal the food packages during deliveries Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Apr 2020 03:29 AM

Dutch Side Records 9Th Covid-19 Death, Five Persons Now Recovered

Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--The ninth person in Dutch St. Maarten who tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 passed away at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on Thursday evening, while a total of five persons have now recovered from the highly infectious virus.

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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Apr 2020 02:50 AM

Shutdown Can Be Extended If Necessary

PHILIPSBURG--The two-week shutdown introduced to stem the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus COVID-19 can be extended if it has to be, Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs said on Friday evening.

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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Apr 2020 02:41 AM

Jacobs Urges Landlords To Be Patient, Says Tenants With Income Should Pay Their Rent

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs on Friday called on landlords to be patient with their tenants who have lost their jobs noting that the unemployed will be receiving assistance from government, which they can use to pay bills such as their rents.

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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Apr 2020 10:10 PM

Jacobs Blunt Message Goes Viral

The no-nonsense tone of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, in pleading with St. Maarteners to take social distancing seriously in the fight against the new coronavirus COVID-19, has gone viral on Twitter, and was featured most notably on CBS News, Buzzfeed News and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

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Source: SMN-News
10 Apr 2020 08:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced that one of the COVID-19 patients that were hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) passed away on Thursday night. Jacobs said so far, there are now 9 deaths recorded on the Dutch side of the island while 5 persons recovered from COVID-19. Jacobs said there is still one person in critical condition.
The Prime Minister said those that passed away had other underlying conditions Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Apr 2020 06:55 PM

Vks Supporting Enforcement Of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

VKS officers about to go out for patrol on March 22. This was to remind businesses to close at 6:00pm.

PHILIPSBURG--While much has been said about the Royal Dutch Marine Corps and the St. Maarten Police Force KPSM enforcing business closures and the 24-hour curfew all measures instituted by Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs to halt the local spread of coronavirus COVID-19 comparatively little is spoken of the role of the St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Apr 2020 02:10 AM

Cbcs Receives Naf. 50.2 Million Liquidity Support For St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--The Central Bank for Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) has received the NAf. 50.2 million in liquidity support from the Netherlands, Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs said on Thursday evening.

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