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COVID-19 has now risen to 144 confirmed.

covidstats13082020PHILIPSBURG:--- As of August 13th, St. Maarten has confirmed fifteen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 263.

Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 135 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated “we now have one hundred and forty-four (144), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19.” Seven patients are currently hospitalized and two patients are isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 17.

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten is 102. Three hundred and sixty-five (365) people are now 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.

In a continued effort to control the spread of the virus, CPS has tested 532 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1105 people throughout the community. As the numbers of positive cases continue to increase, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

If you have been exposed to someone with the virus or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please remain at home and contact your family doctor immediately. For any questions or concerns, call CPS at emergency number 914.

Please avoid mass gatherings, continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, sanitize your hands as frequently as possible, and wash your hands with soap. We are aiming for a COVID free St. Maarten, and together we can accomplish this goal if we follow the mandatory guidelines.

TelEm Group congratulates Dr. Sharine Daniel on academic achievement

sharinekendall13082020PHILIPSBURG:---  TelEm Group of Companies CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy, has congratulated Ms. Sharine Daniel, now Dr. Daniel, on successfully completing her Doctorate in Accounting from Walden University, USA, recognizing the contribution the company made to her historic achievement.

Mr. Dupersoy, along with TelEm Group’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was interviewed for Dr. Daniel’s Thesis: “Communication Strategies Used to Improve Performance in a Diverse Workforce”

“TelEm is pleased to have contributed to this historical achievement by Ms. Daniel. Her accomplishment is something that the entire island should be proud of having blazed the trail that can now be followed by those coming behind,” said Mr. Dupersoy Thursday when Dr. Daniel visited the company to express thanks for the company’s contribution to her final thesis.


Five Cruise Ships arrive for Repatriation and Provisioning Operations.

carnivalcruise13082020POINTE BLANCHE:--- Five cruise ships are visiting the country between Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14 for crew repatriation and provisioning operations.
The ships belong to the cruise lines Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Lines. On Thursday, August 13, three ships were in port, namely, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Legend, and Carnival Liberty.
On Friday, August 14, Independence of the Seas will be port at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility. Vision of the Seas is currently anchored offshore.
Port St. Maarten is a strategic port in the Northeastern Caribbean. Due to its international flight connections with airports around the world, St. Maarten has displayed its ability to facilitate crew repatriation operations safely and efficiently.
Additional services offered by the destination during these challenging economic times are fuel bunkering and food provisioning. Cruise lines also make use of the aforementioned which is an economic contribution for the national economy.
The country’s infrastructure such as its homeporting facility and services at Port St. Maarten makes it easy for a cruise ship to have travel documents of crews processed and then taken directly to the Airport to board their international flight.
The repatriation of crew will be carried out based on the ports strict “Sterile Port Protocol” that falls under the scope of the Ordinance Public Health which is part of the International Health Regulations as issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).
This protocol ensures public health safety and security at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities for all incoming vessels at the port.

Robber targets supermarket on the A.J.C Brouwers Road.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at a supermarket on the A.J.C Brouwers road on Wednesday night, August 12th, 2020, around 09.40 pm. On the scene, the officers were informed that 2 male suspects, dressed in dark clothing, entered the establishment of brandishing firearms and demanded daily earning. After gathering an undisclosed amount of money the suspects fled on foot in the direction of L.B Scott Road.

The police force is asking the community of Sint Maarten and businesses to be vigilant during this period. We are urging the community to come forward with any
Information that they may have regarding this or any other crime committed. The detectives investigating this armed robbery case are asking anyone
with information about this robbery to contact the Sint Maarten Police Force, at +1 721- 542 2222 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300 (free of charge).
You can also visit the website at to report crime anonymous via the tip contact form. Or you can leave a Private Message via our Facebook page
(Police Force of Sint Maarten -Korps Politie Sint Maarten) if you know or suspect.


KPSM Press Release.


Police looking for assistances in connection with a serious assault that took place on Sunday august 9th 2020 .

PHILIPSBURG:--- Personnel of the Detective department are investigating a serious assault with a machete that had taken place in the Down Street area on Sunday night, August 9th, 2020. At the Down Street location, the officers encountered a man with the initials S.B.O, on the ground suffering from a severe laceration on his back and torso. The victim was treated on the scene, by paramedics and rushed to the Sint Maarten Medical Center in serious condition. The only information police received up to now, is that the victim was attacked by a Machete-wielding man. The detective department is asking for public assistance in connection with this ill-treatment that took place around 10.00 pm in the evening.
The detectives investigating this case are asking anyone with further information into what took place, to contact the Sint Maarten Police Force, at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300 (free of charge). You can also visit the website at to report crime anonymous via the tip contact form. Or you can leave a Private Message via our Facebook page (Police Force of Sint Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten) if you know or suspect something.

KPSM Press Release.

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