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St. Maarten has 70 active cases

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA has confirmed four new COVID-19 cases as of Monday, August 3. This brings the total num­ber of positive COVCOVID-19ses to 150. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Ser­vices (CPS) is monitoring 68 persons who are in home isolation. VSA …

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Entrepreneurs in Statia, Saba call for more financial support

A group of concerned entrepre­neurs in St. Eustatius and Saba, including the recently revived Saba Business Association, have sent a letter to Government Com­missioner of St. Eustatius Marnix van Rij and Island Governor of Saba Jonathan Johnson in which they call for additional financial support to ward off the damage …

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Saba to explore feasibility of wind energy

The Public Entity Saba, the Saba Electric Company (SEC) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy are exploring ways to further expand the share of renewable energy. One of the options is wind energy. For this purpose, SEC has contracted Pondera Consult BV to carry out a feasibility …

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Saba prepares phased implementation single-use plastics ban

The Public Entity Saba is preparing the phased implementation of the single-use plastic products ban in 2021. A legislation proposal has been drafted and sent to the Island Council for deliberation. An official public consultation on the draft ordinance has been initiated. The ban will start with a prohibition on …

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St. Maarten: 66 active COVID-19 cases now recorded

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA confirms, via epidemiologist Dr. Raissa Tjon-Kon-Fat, that as of Sunday, August 2, there are 66 active cases of CO­VID-19 in St. Maarten. The total of confirmed cases now stands at 146. VSA Minister Rich­ard Panneflek expressed his deepest sympathy to …

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French side: Active COVID cases up to seven, ARS reports

Four new CO­VID-19 cases were iden­tified on the French side, regional health authority ARS reported in its weekly bulletin of July 25-31. Two of the four active cas­es confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test are from local community transmission and two were discovered from contact-tracing. The four patients are …

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Code orange for St. Maarten travel

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague raised its travel advisory for St. Maarten from yellow to orange, on Sunday morning. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons. The ministry decided to advise against vacation travel to St. Maarten and to recommend …

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Saba reopens after passing of Tropical Storm Isaias

The tropical storm warning issued in connection with the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias on Wednesday was lifted as of 5:00am Thursday, after a mad survey was completed. Nor­mal activities were resuming, Island Governor of Saba Jona­than Johnson said in a public statement on Thursday afternoon. Government services will reopen …

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