AIRPORT – CEO of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) Brian Mingo stated his concern about the scheduled industrial action by the Windward Islands Civil Servant Union (WICSU/PSU) on Saturday, January 15. According to Mingo, the strike had a negative effect on the airport’s operations because it was planned during peak hours and could have serious financial implications.
UP Leader MP Rolando Brison.
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PHILIPSBURG--United People’s (UP) party leader Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison has initiated a draft national ordinance to introduce a health levy on tourists.
MARIGOT--Regional Health Agency ARS in its January 3-9 bulletin (week one) reported 2,561 new COVID-19 cases in St. Martin while as of January 10 (week two in progress), a further 805 cases have been registered from 3,156 tests for a total of 3,366 active cases in the territory.
PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rodolphe Samuel said during the Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday that the ministry will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make another decision on the way forward in three weeks.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs during Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing.
PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs left an introductory meeting with new Dutch State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation Alexandra van Huffelen on Monday with a “renewed sense of hope.”