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Three New Positive COVID-19 Cases. 66 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 11th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to sixty- six (66). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and ten (710).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty- four (64) people in home isolation.  Two (2) patients remains hospitalized, one (1) patient is at the St. Maarten Medical Center and the other patient is at the Louis Constant Fleming hospital on the French side. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22). 

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at six hundred and twenty- two (622). One hundred and twenty- eight (128) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1094 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4701 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. 

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 10th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to sixty- three (63). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and seven (707).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty- one (61) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are currently hospitalized, both are Dutch side residents. One (1) patient is at the St. Maarten Medical Center and the other patient is at the Louis Constant Fleming hospital on the French side. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at six hundred and twenty- two (622). One hundred and twenty- one (121) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1084 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4694 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 9th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of two (2) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty- nine (59). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and three (703).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- nine (59) people in home isolation. No patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center due to COVID. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to six hundred and twenty- two (622). One hundred and twenty- one (121) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1084 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4684 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

As we continue to aim for zero active cases, please play your part and wear your masks, practice the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gathering’s.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 8th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery of twenty- eight (28) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty- seven (57). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and ninety- nine (699).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- seven (57) people in home isolation. No patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center due to COVID. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22). 

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to six hundred and twenty (620). One hundred and thirty- three (133) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1079 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4674 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Acting together, we can continue to slow down the spread of the virus by wearing your masks, practicing the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gathering’s.  

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American Airlines, STB, SHTA host digital Travel Agent conference

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Wednesday, October 8th, American Airlines, STB and SHTA hosted a digital conference for American travel agents. Over 200 travel agents from the United States participated in a digital showcasing of St. Maarten as a tourism destination.

Presentations were made on the current travel information; how visitors can get to St. Maarten, what measures are in place pertaining to COVID19 and what activities and amenities are available. The main part of the presentation was a general presentation highlighting the island; from activities to hotels and restaurants.

Travel Agent and Tour Operator Maduro Travel and Destination Management Company Artemia provided specific information on events, packages and on island activities and tours. 

For various travel agents it was a renewed getting to know destination St Maarten, for others a first introduction. In addition, the conference offered an in-depth digital Question & Answer opportunity for all taking part with a seven-person panel answering questions directly behind the scenes to provide as much clarity on what visitors can expect when traveling to St. Maarten. Many questions pertained to procedures and protocols whilst traveling and after arrival, others to the current status of rebuilding in the wake of hurricane Irma. 

The partners are grateful to American Airlines for providing St. Maarten with this opportunity upon the request of the Island. The conference was inspired by an earlier event by the City of Miami. St. Maarten is the first destination in the region to host such an event. The partners hope that the conference, right before the high season, will provide a stimulus for extra bookings in a challenging year for the island economy. 

As reactions from the travel agents in the accompanying chat were enthusiastic, the partners are planning follow-up sessions with other countries and more travel agents. Those interested can contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Nine New Positive COVID-19 cases. 84 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 7th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty- four (84). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and ninety- eight (698).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- four (84) people in home isolation. No patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center due to COVID. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and ninety- two (592). One hundred and eighty- three (183) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1079 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4672 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to reassure you that we are in this together”. Minister Panneflek said. We appreciate all efforts in following the implemented guidelines to keep yourself, your loved ones and our community safe.

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Reckless driving results in an unnecessary road accident

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Central Dispatch directed the police patrol to the Airport Road on Sunday evening October 4th, 2020 at around 8:20 pm for an accident whereby a vehicle had flipped over on it’s top.

At the location, the police patrol encountered the red Hyundai I-20 with the license plate M-1773 flipped over.

According to the information gathered the driver of this vehicle with the initials A.S.K. had been driving recklessly, lost control of the vehicle which resulted in the vehicle turning over mid-drive.

The driver suffered only minor injuries and was treated on the scene by paramedics. The traffic department is investigating the cause of this accident.

The Sint Maarten Police Force would again like to remind all road users that the roadways are not your own. Please drivers for yourself as well as others as it can result in the loss of not only your life but those around you, the police appealed to motorists.

Avoid senseless accidents by following the road rules set in place to ensure the safety of all, the police statement concluded. (KPSM) 

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PARMAN INTL SAYS: ONCE AGAIN MR. JOSE JARDIM OF CBCS MISLEADS THE PUBLIC

SINT MAARTEN (MULLET BAY) – “In a press-release issued on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Mr. Jose Jardim of the CBCS has once again accused Mr. Ansary to have created “intransparent structures outside of the vision of the CBCS to cause damages to ENNIA, a Company owned 95% by the Ansary family, in the amount of Naf 700 million guilders”, a press release submitted for publication by Parman International B.V. on Friday said.

“This allegation is absurd and is once again hereby categorically denied in all of its implications.

Once again we draw the attention of Mr. Jardim, as well as the highest authorities of government and the general public of both islands, to the undeniable fact that no shareholder, supervisory director, including Mr. Ansary, has ever had the signature authority, in any shape form or manner, to transfer any amount, large or small, from any accounts of ENNIA to another account. There have been absolutely no exceptions and no way to get around this. The only way for funds to move out of any ENNIA account to the account of any other individual, shareholder, supervisory directors or a third person, was for two managing-directors of ENNIA, with joint signature authority to instruct ENNIA’s banks to transfer any amount to the account of a shareholder or any other persons.

“We have called a number of times publicly and privately on Mr. Jardim to provide us and the public with evidence supporting these allegations. He made a definitive commitment several times to Mr. Richard Gibson Sr. to do so, first within one week, then asked for an extension of another week and has failed to deliver in the last few months. In spite of this total failure Mr. Jardim keeps repeating this absurd allegation in different forms at all times, rather than conscientiously withdrawing these false accusations, which tends to inadvertently undermine the credibility of the respected institution that he represents at this time.

“As for Mr. Jardim’s reference to the mysterious “intransparent structures outside of the vision of the CBCS”, our categoric response is that it is absolutely untrue.

“Once again, we call on Mr. Jardim to disclose the details of his mysterious discovery and to display the documentary evidences of its validity for public verification.

“Mr. Jardim’s new initiative to impersonate as a manager of ENNIA in a new lawsuit, is a smoke screen to distract attention from his total failure to carry out the mandate he asked for and received from the Emergency Court on July 6, 2018.

“On that date the CBCS informed the court that ENNIA was financially sound and all that was needed to be done was to restructure the companies within a period of 6 months at a cost of Naf. 100.00.--, which was subsequently increased to Naf. 500.00.--. Today, the CBCS has exceeded the time frame of 6 months by more than 18 months, as well as the limited budget of Naf. 500.000.—, by what is estimated to be in excess of many millions of dollars. We have had absolutely no accounting of who the beneficiaries of these enormous expenditures have been and what precise services they have rendered to deserve high compensations, in the absence of any real emergency at ENNIA, any claims by third party creditors outside of the ordinary course of business, any lawsuits, other than the CBCS impersonating as the manager of the companies that we own 100% of.

“In the same period the CBCS has lost many more millions of dollars in asset value and a significant market share held by ENNIA, threatening the interest of the policy holders who have never in our time had a problem with the Company other than in the ordinary course of business and job security of the employees who have had the benefit of more than 100% pay raise in about ten years.

“It is of critical importance in the examination of all the above information to note that total assets of ENNIA delivered to us in January 2006 by its previous owners, Delta Lloyd, was no more than 900 million guilders. All additional equity contributions thereafter have been made by the injection of assets and/or generation of profits, by no one other than the US shareholders. Total amount of profits generated in our time has substantially exceeded the distribution of dividends, and other contributions to shareholders, management members, supervisory board members and others.

“In the light of the foregoing realities, it is of crucial importance and a highly welcome move by the CBCS to expedite the process of restructuring, with the support and participation of US shareholders and qualified management members. It is our belief that this can be completed in no more than two weeks to the satisfaction of the CBCS at the same time as it addresses the daunting social, economic and financial challenges of the Corona environment,” the Parman International B.V. press release concludes.

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Arrest Team brings in Suspect for involvement in Middle Region Shooting

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - On Wednesday, September 30th,2020 the Detectives arrested a suspect with the initials C.B. in connection with an ongoing investigation into a shooting that took place on the Middle Region Road on Monday, September 28th,2020. 

During this incident that took place, approximately 11.10 am, in the morning, the victim with the initials O.R.M., 32 years of age, was shot after having an altercation with the suspect on the Middle Region road.

The arrest was carried out in the area of Cole Bay without incident by the police arrest team. The suspect is being held at the police station pending further investigation. (KPSM)

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Three New Positive COVID-19 Cases. 75 Active Cases. One person in Isolation. 75 persons in Home Isolation

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 6th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total active cases to seventy- five (75). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and eighty- nine (689).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- four (74) people in home isolation. One (1) patient remains isolated and is being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and ninety- two (592). One hundred and eighty- three (183) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1079 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4650 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek thanks the community for taking COVID-19 seriously. The sacrifices being made by wearing masks in public daily, cancelling mass gathering’s and social distancing from your friends and family are not in vain. These are highly important as we are doing all we can to slow down the spread of the virus.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 5th, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of twenty (20) persons; bringing the total active cases to seventy- two (72). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and eighty- six (686).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy (70) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to five hundred and ninety- two (592). One hundred and eighty- one (181) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1066 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4642 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 4th there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total active cases to eighty- five (85). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and seventy- nine (679).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- two (82) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and seventy- two (572). Two hundred and forty (240) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1052 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2751 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 3rd, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty- four (84). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and seventy- eight (678).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty (80) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and seventy- two (572). Two hundred and forty (240) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1047 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2747 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

As we continue to work towards flattening the curve, please remain cautious when in public places and use your masks, practice the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gathering’s.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 2nd, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of five (5) persons; bringing the total active cases to eighty (80). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and seventy- four (674).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- six (76) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to five hundred and seventy- two (572). Two hundred and thirty- five (235) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1041 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2742 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of October 1st, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery of ten (10) persons; bringing the total active cases to seventy- nine (79). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and sixty- eight (668).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- four (74) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to five hundred and sixty- seven (567). Two hundred and six (206) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1041 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2726 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek advises the public to continue using their masks in public places, practice the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gathering’s for the safety of yourself, your loved ones and the community.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 30th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty- eight (88). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and sixty- seven (667).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- four (84) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22). 

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and fifty- seven (557). Two hundred and six (206) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1041 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2725 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek emphasizes on the importance of being vigilant; by wearing our masks, practicing social distancing, sanitizing your hands frequently, washing your hands with soap, and refraining from mass gathering’s. Collectively we will flatten the curve. 

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MP Buncamper commends Minister of VROMI Doran for re-acquiring portion of RFA land

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In reply to a letter received from United Sint Maarten Party (US) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper of the US Faction in parliament, Minister of VROMI, Egbert Doran responded to the various questions posed and suggestions made by the MP.

MP Buncamper, referring in his letter to the property currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventure (RFA), questioned the Minister on, among other things, “the illustrious plans for agriculture/reforestation of the Cul de Sac area” and suggested that “we take back at least two thirds of the lands”, seeing the need to have land available for agriculture and that the property was acquired for such purposes, including a natural park.

The Minister informed MP Buncamper that there are no known plans for agriculture and that the agreed reforestation program was carried out between July 2017 and May 2018. In the development agreement between RFA and country St. Maarten it is stated that RFA together with country St. Maarten will jointly develop a number of programs, one being for the reforestation of all indigenous plants and trees on St. Maarten.

There is no mention of agricultural plans or programs in the Development Agreement. However, the reforestation programs was realized when RFA and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) worked together on a BEST 2.0 European funded project. The project resulted in the reforestation of three sites on St. Maarten, one being the grounds of RFA on which some 300 indigenous trees were planted and are being maintained by RFA.

Minister Doran, in his response, also informed the MP that a request was filed by RFA to relinquish or give back a substantial part of the leased land to government. Although the precise dimensions of the piece of land that will be relinquished is still being concluded, it looks like it will be approximately 44% of the property.

The department of domain affairs is in the final stages of handling the request. The Minister emphasized that property of RFA was not acquired for agricultural purposes; the Development Agreement states that it is for the purpose of an “Eco-Adventure and Nature Park”. RFA falls within two zoning areas: “Nature” and “Green Park”.

MP Buncamper commended Minister Doran for re-acquiring part of the property and hopes that, if not all, a substantial part of it will be used for agriculture.

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POSITIVE REPORT FROM SOAB FOR SSRP INCOME, UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Government’s accounting Bureau (SOAB) has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program (SSRP - income and unemployment support programs for April, May and June 2020), providing a clear indication that the programs initiated by Minister Irion are functioning and being managed properly.

The programs were put in place to locally absorb, as best possible, the unexpected economic and social shock delivered to world economies by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The purpose was to provide financial assistance to businesses that are severely affected and to create a social safety net for citizens who risked losing their jobs. The income support program includes income support to sole proprietors, vendor license holders, independent bus and taxi drivers who are facing revenue losses due to COVID-19.

The SOAB was tasked by Minister Irion to verify if the administration, internal review and payments of the programs by the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) were executed in accordance to the specific articles of the Ministerial Degree related to this government initiative.

To complete its objective as assigned by the Minister, SOAB had to undertake several administrative actions including, but not limited to:

  • Determining if all persons that have received income and unemployment support, received the amount of NAf 1, 150, their eligibility, documents submitted ect.
  • Determine if rejected applicants for support were indeed denied due to non-compliance of requirements.
  • Determine if SMDF used and applied stipulated criteria.
  • Assess SMDF manner of disbursement of funds from the programs ect
  • If separate bank accounts were created and maintained for both programs
  • If communication with applicants was thorough and detailed with relevant information.

Key to the report was SOAB’s determination that all persons that have received income or unemployment support from SMDF for the period mentioned above, have received the amount of NAf 1,150 as stipulated in the Ministerial decree. The SOAB managed to verify this by obtaining an overview of the bank transactions that includes all funds distributed up until July 27, 2020.

In total there were 340 individual approved applicants for the income and support program from April to July of which SOAB tested 174 (51%) approved applicants. This sample accounted for NAf 483,000 (50%) of the total amount distributed by government to the SMDF for this program. There were 282 applicants for the unemployed program for the same period of which SOAB tested 143 of the approved applicants (50%). This sample accounted for NAf 430,100 (50%) of the total amount distributed by government to the SMDF for the unemployment program.

The SOAB also verified the total amount of subsidy SMDF received from government for the SSRP programs, to the tune of NAf 7,687,380 from the government of St. Maarten. “We received the general ledger of the SMDF in which the transactions pertaining to both the income and unemployment programs are recorded. We noted that all selected applicants for both the income and unemployment support programs were recorded in the ledger,” the SOAB informed the Minister.

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14 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases. Eight Recoveries. 80 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 29th, there were fourteen (14) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of eight (8) persons; bringing the total active cases to eighty (80). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and fifty- nine (659).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- six (76) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and fifty- seven (557). One hundred and ninety- six (196) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1041 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2710 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek encourages all to remain positive as we work towards our goal of reducing the spike. Remain vigilant and continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, sanitize your hands frequently, wash your hands with soap, and refrain from mass gatherings.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 28th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery of seventeen (17) persons; reducing the total active cases to seventy- four (74). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and forty- five (645).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy (70) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten is five hundred and forty- nine (549). One hundred and seventy- one (171) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1034 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2686 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek hereby informs the public that we have retrospectively received negative results from the lab of 702 persons who were tested; hence the sharp increase in the number of persons tested throughout the community.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 27th, there were eleven (11) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to ninety (90). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and forty- four (644).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- six (86) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22). 

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and thirty- two (532). One hundred and thirty- five (135) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1029 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1985 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. 

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 26th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to seventy- nine (79). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and thirty- three (633).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- five (75) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and thirty- two (532). One hundred and twenty- two (122) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1026 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1960 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek urges all to keep the faith, hold strong and do not lose sight of our goal to flatten the curb. Continuous practice of the implemented guidelines will result in a COVID free Sint Maarten.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 25th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of fifteen (15) persons; reducing the total active cases to seventy- three (73). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and twenty- seven (627).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty- nine (69) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten is five hundred and thirty- two (532). One hundred and twenty- two (122) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

CPS has tested 1013 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1946 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

In continuous efforts to control the spread of the virus, wear your masks, practice social distancing, sanitize your hands frequently, wash your hands with soap, and refrain from mass gatherings.

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