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Three COVID-19 recoveries on Friday. No New Positive Cases. 20 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - As of November 26th, there were no positive cases recorded. Three (3) persons have recovered, bringing the total active cases to twenty (20). The total number of confirmed cases remains at four thousand five hundred seventy-three (4573).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty (20) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred seventy eight  (4478). Eleven (11) people remain in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 68,695.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Ottley urges the public to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - As of November 25th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty-three (23). The total number of confirmed cases is four thousand five hundred seventy-three (4573).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty-three (23) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred seventy five   (4475). Fifteen (15) people remain in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 68,695.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

For your safety and the safety of your loved ones, wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.

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Concordia Cup 2021 – Saint Martin retains cup

SINT MAARTEN (MULLET BAY) - The annual event of the Concordia Cup golf tournament was held last weekend. Started in 2005 and held every year, this tournament is based on golf’s “Ryder Cup“and pits Dutch side St. Maarten Golf Association ( SMGA ) players and French side Saint Martin ( Les Tamarins ) players. The event is held over two days with 18 players per team.

Scoring is 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw, 0 point for a loss.

On Saturday morning 36 players started play in a “shot gun “formula (all starting at the same time from different holes) on the green fairways of the Mullet Bay Course in teams of “ 2 against 2 “ for 9 matches. The lowest score of the 2 being the one that counts against the opponent’s lowest score. Les Tamarins players started well with the end result of 6 points against SMGA’s 3 points.

On Saturday afternoon all players were out on the course with a different format. In teams of 2, the players had to hit the same ball alternately until the end of the hole. Yet again Les Tamarins played well gaining another 6 points over their opponents 3 points.

Sunday morning the format was 18 individual matches. SMGA players had to win 12 out of the 18 matches to win back the cup. A daunting task and one that sadly did not come to fruition, with Les Tamarins gaining a successful 12 wins against 6. Thus, Les Tamarins golfers retained the Concordia Cup 2021 with a 24-to-12-point win.

May-Ling Chun of the Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau presented the trophy to the French.

Since 2005 this 2021 Concordia Cup is the 17th annual tournament. Presently the Dutch side has won 10 and the French side 7. The French side has won the cup for the last 3 years so the future years will be exceptionally interesting.

Keith Graham (President SMGA) thanked the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau as a main sponsor and Mullet Bay Golf Course and its staff as well as Heavenly Water for its contribution. Jean Paul Clerk (President Les Tamarins) thanked SMGA for the organization and Mullet Bay Golf Course and its staff as well as Francois Anton.

The Concordia Cup tournament, although very competitive, is played based on friendship and in good spirits and all players look forward to continuing this prestigious tournament for many more years.

For more information on this tournament or membership please contact the Golf Shop at the Mullet Bay Golf Course or check out the SMGA Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/St.MaartenGolfAssociation

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Five New Positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. 23 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - As of November 24th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty-three (23). The total number of confirmed cases is four thousand five hundred seventy (4570).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty-three (23) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred seventy-two (4472). Sixteen (16) people remain in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Please continue to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.

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Four New Positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 25 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - As of November 23rd, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty-five (25). The total number of confirmed cases is four thousand five hundred sixty-five (4565).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty-five (25) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred sixty-five (4465). Thirteen (13) people remain in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Remain vigilant when in public, wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.

ARCHIVED - SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - As of November 22nd, there were no positive cases recorded. Eleven (11) persons has recovered, bringing the total active cases to twenty-six (26). The total number of confirmed cases remains at four thousand five hundred sixty-one (4561).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty-six (26) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred sixty (4460). Sixteen (16) people remain in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Ottley urges all unvaccinated persons to do your research and consider getting vaccinated.

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COCI Gives Update on Board of Director Positions and Nominations

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) would like to inform its Registrants that during the postulation period that ended on Tuesday November 16th, 2021, eight (8) persons submitted their postulation forms for the three (3) vacancies on its Board of Directors. For the Large Business Sector, there are two (2) vacancies and for the Small Business Sector, there is one (1) vacancy on its Board of Directors.

For the Large Business Sector, six (6) persons postulated themselves, and for the Small Business Sector, six (6) persons postulated themselves.

The screening of the candidate’s submission forms were conducted by the Election Committee members, Messer: Cleophas Richardson, Mryna Lynch, John Hodge and Tyrone Yates.

Six (6) nomination forms were returned to the nominees, four (4) Large and two (2) Small for revision of shortcomings/defaults. The deadline for resubmission was Friday November 19th 2021 at 12:00 noon.

Upon the results of the re-submittance of the nomination of candidates for the Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Three nomination forms did not meet the requirements for the Large Business Sector.

Two nomination forms did meet the requirements for the Small Business Sector.

Three (3) candidates were nominated for two (2) positions on the Board of Directors representing the Large Business sector. They are: Peggy Ann Brandon, Jennifer Carty, and Benjamin Ortega.

Six (6) candidates were nominated for the one (1) position on the Board of Directors representing the Small sector. They are: Michel Arrindell, Ifelola Badejo, Amanda S.Vital-Bedminisier, Jennifer Carty, Edsel Gumbs and Paulina Nzinga Lake.

Chamber of Commerce General Election for the Board of Director will be held on Friday December 3rd, 2021, from 8:30am until 12:00 noon.

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BEARINGPOINT’S TAX ADMINISTRATION PERFORMANCE SUMMIT RETURNS WITH SUCCESS. Event welcomes tax administrations from 10 countries worldwide

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - This week, BearingPoint Caribbean hosted its third annual Tax Administration Performance Summit, welcoming 10 tax administrations from the Caribbean and the Pacific. The successful summit was hosted in-person at the BearingPoint office as well as virtually for remote participants.

Delegates from Dominica, Anguilla, Turks & Caicos, Fiji, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea (among others) attended the three-day event. A wide array of topics, ranging from trends and innovation in revenue administration to IT solution adoption, were addressed in meetings and discussions.

The event was cohosted by C2D Services, the Canadian-based implementation partner of BearingPoint Caribbean responsible for data cleansing & migration, training, and coaching, change management, and communications support for tax administrations.

The participants attended demonstrations of the Multi Tax Solution (MTS) and the Multi Data Exchange Solution (MDES). The demos provided valuable insights and a detailed understanding of the two solutions developed by BearingPoint, which form part of the Public Services Suite.

The MTS helps to modernize tax administration operations, while the MDES enables the international exchange of tax information between jurisdictions. A special session was organized in collaboration with Justin Zake, the head of IMF’s TADAT Secretariat, the organization that focuses on the performance assessment of tax administrations around the world.

The attendees were treated to a demo of the TADAT dashboard module, a tool that was developed by BearingPoint in close collaboration with the TADAT Secretariat. The TADAT dashboard monitors the tax administration’s performance with a real-time overview using the objective standards of TADAT.

Avinash Grootens, Managing Director of BearingPoint: “We were excited to welcome all our participants after detailed and careful planning. We had to postpone the event last year due to COVID-19, so it is of great value to connect with these 10 tax administrations and exchange experiences and best practices.

Ultimately, our aim is to grow our business with more tax administration clients in the Caribbean, Pacific, and globally. Right now, we are well projected to achieve these targets, expanding our client portfolio and growing from our current 13 tax administrations to 25+ customers worldwide. Such an event also brings visibility to the opportunities Curaçao has to offer regarding IT as an export sector.”

To that effect, the participants also visited Blue NAP Americas, the multi-tenant Tier-IV certified data center. The participants were hosted by CEO Danilo Zabala and were extremely impressed by the state-of-the-art facility catering to clients in North, Central, and Latin America.

BlueNAP is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. BearingPoint hosted its first-ever Tax Administration Performance Summit in 2018 in St. Kitts. The second edition was held in Curaçao in 2019.

ABOUT BEARINGPOINT

BearingPoint Caribbean is a software development company that specializes in the digitalization of governments in the domains of Tax, Social Security, and Permits & licensing. For more than 35 years, BearingPoint’s mission has been to help small-scale countries reach their full potential. We use our expertise and knowledge to transform Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and developing countries and partner with them to move forward. Our team of 100+ highly skilled professionals deliver services to our clients through our international solution center. For more information about BearingPoint, please visit our website.

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Three New Positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday. 37 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of November 20th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, one (1) person has recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-seven (37). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand five hundred sixty-one (4561).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty-seven (37) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred forty-nine (4449). Eighteen (18) people remain in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 66,320.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

For your safety, wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.

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Four New Positive COVID-19 cases on Friday. 35 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of November 19th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-five (35). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand five hundred fifty-eight (4558).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty-five (35) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred forty-eight (4448). Eighteen (18) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 66,320.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Please continue to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.

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Six New Positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday. 35 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of November 18th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, eight (8) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-five (35). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand five hundred fifty-four (4554).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty-five (35) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred forty-four (4444). Twenty (20) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 66,320.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, contact CPS at 914 and stay at home.

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Two New Positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. 37 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of November 17th, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, one (1) person has recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-seven (37). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand five hundred forty-eight (4548).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty-six (36) people in home isolation. One (1) patient remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand four hundred thirty-six (4436). Seventeen (17) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 66,320.

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Remember that it is critical for persons to come forward for testing. If you have been informed by CPS to isolate or quarantine, please adhere to the guidelines and do so.

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