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Rafaela committed to European support for overseas territories

Following the COVID-19 crisis, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Samira Rafaela of Re­new Europe/D66 has taken several actions to protect and defend the interests of the Overseas Countries and Ter­ritories (OCTs), including the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. In her contact with the Eu­ropean Commission, Rafaela has advocated …

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New pavillion for COVID-19 patients

The St. Maarten Medical Center has increased its capacity with the setup of a pavilion at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex. This pavilion will be used by the hospital as additional space for isolation units of COVID-19 confirmed and suspected patients in need of medium and temporary care. The pavilion …

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Law proposal to extend St. Eustatius intervention

The Hague considers an extension of the intervention in the St. Eustatius government necessary. A law proposal has been prepared. It aims to prolong the current facilities and to arrange a transition regime with four phases that should – in a couple of years – result in a regular government …

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St. Maarten’s COVID-19 cases jump to 16, first death recorded

Dutch St. Maarten’s confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases almost tripled on Tuesday with sixteen confirmed cases and with the first COVID-19 death recorded. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said in a briefing late Tuesday evening that the person who died on Tuesday was a suspected case who was under self-isolation at home. …

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Two Persons Test Positive for Covid-19 on St. Eustatius

There are two positive cases of the Covid-19 virus on St. Eustatius. This fact was communicated earlier this evening by Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij. Both infected persons had traveled on March 15th from the Netherlands to St. Eustatius and were in quarantine since their arrival on the island. An …

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