Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a high-level meeting together with Préfet Délégué for Saint Martin and St. Barths Serge Gouteyron and his support staff. Joining Prime Minister Jacobs were Head of the Department of Interior and Kingdom Affairs Angelique Gumbs, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs, and support staff. During this meeting, the synchronization of Dutch and French St. Martin’s current health protocols and vaccination strategy, travel restrictions, and the Platform for the realization of the proposed St. Martin United Congress were discussed.
The Hague The National Council of Ministers has today decided to no longer provide liquidity support to Sint Maarten as long as the States do not unambiguously confirm that they support the agreement previously concluded with the Jacobs cabinet. This means that the Netherlands will not transfer the 39 million guilders that the Sint Maarten government needs to be able to meet its payment obligations to Philipsburg for the time being.
The Minister of Justice launches Justice Sector Essay Contest **
In an effort to introduce secondary students to the criminal justice sector on Sint Maarten, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, has invited secondary schools to participate in the Justice Sector Essay Contest which aims to encourage students to pursue a career in the criminal justice field.
Collective Prevention Services and Ministry VSA would like to inform the public that COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to anyone 18 years and older.
KNOP’S COHO PROPOSAL -ALL 51 PDF DOCUMENTS Translated To English: Proposal Of Kingdom Act On The Caribbean Body For Reform And Development COHO. Articles And EM
Articles 9 and 13, paragraph 1, of the Autonomous Administrative Bodies Framework Act, a member of the board cannot also be: a. Governor; b. minister or state secretary; c. King’s Commissioner or Commissioner; d. member of the States General or of the States of Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten; e. mayor or alderman or island governor or island commissioner; f. member of the Advisory Board of Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten; g. member of or state councilor of the Council of State of the Kingdom; h. member of the General Audit Chamber of a country within the Kingdom; i. ombudsman or deputy ombudsman of a country within the Kingdom; j. member of the Aruba Financial Supervision Board or of the Curaçao and Sint Maarten Financial Supervision Board; k. the Kingdom Representative of the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; l. member of the Law Enforcement Council; or m. civil servant at a ministry or a subordinate institution, service or company of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten or the Netherlands. Article 10 (board regulations) 1. The
Irate Minister Knops Forced To Publish Confidential Advice, After Documents Were Leaked And Posted Here Yesterday: YOU CAN FIND THE LEAKED DOCUMENTS BELOW WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION
On 11 March, the Council of State of the Kingdom issued advice on the Kingdom Act establishment of the COHO. In a consultation between State Secretary Knops and the three prime ministers of
the Landen was agreed on 18 March, as under the law with advice from the Council
of State is customary, that the advice is confidential and is only published when
the bill and the joint response to it from the four countries to the House of Representatives
and the States are sent.
Because the confidential advice is apparently already leaked and widely distributed, which we
Aruba hospital can hardly handle the influx of corona patients anymore
The Horacio Oduber Hospital in Aruba can hardly handle the influx of corona patients. On Wednesday, five new patients were admitted to the corona ward and one person to intensive care. This means that the number of corona patients here has risen to 41 and the critical limit has been reached. Chairman of the Board of Directors Jacco Vroegop sounded the alarm the day before
On Tuesday, March 23rd, during the meeting between the four ministers responsible for public health of the Four Countries in the Kingdom, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (Ministry VSA), Richard Panneflek, decided in consultation with the Netherlands that Sint Maarten will now offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents 18+ residing on the Dutch
The advice resembles the criticism made by the countries of Curaçao. Aruba and Sint Maarten themselves have previously given up on the Coho plans. This involves hundreds of millions of euros that the Netherlands wants to invest for the improvement of government, education, health care and the protection of the rule of law.
PHILIPSBURG – Copa Airlines does not fly between Panama and Sint Maarten for the time being. The airline sees a dip in the demand for tickets due to corona. A large number of other destinations, including some in the US, are not being served for the time being.