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FCCA contributes 200 holiday gifts to school children

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, DCOMM) – The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Holiday Gift Project is an annual Project coordinated by the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau in collaboration with the FCCA. This event started many years ago.

Every year the FCCA donates 200 gifts to a selected school on St. Maarten. The schools chosen were the afternoon school programs namely:

  • Sister Magda Primary School
  • Sister Marie Laurence Primary School
  • Sister Borgia primary School
  • Sister Regina Primary School
  • St. Joseph Primary School

On Thursday December 6th, this event took place on board the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine where over two hundred children received gifts, entertainment and lunch aboard the ship.

Through this venture children throughout the Caribbean are treated to a very special Holiday as they received their gifts delivered by the cruise line.

“Christmas is one the greatest times of the year, and our Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau have been part of this tradition for a long time, and knowing that this program gives back to our youth brings not only joy too them but also to us who are able to make it happen,” says Director of Tourism May-Ling Chun.

The event was a huge success and students and teachers were very happy as you could see the joy and happiness of the kids.

Minister of TEATT the Honorable Stuart Johnson said that the continued support of our destination by our Cruise partners is especially heartfelt.

“The FCCA and several cruise lines have done a great many things that touch the lives of our people through social development outreach programs.

“I look forward both to the continued excellent working relationship with the FCCA as well as its continued support of St. Maarten and its people. This giving of gifts for the Holidays is an especially touching gesture from the FCCA and on behalf of the Government of St. Maarten and the Ministry of TEATT, I thank you,” Minister of Tourism Stuart Johnson said on Tuesday.

Director of Tourism May-Ling Chun wishes to thank the FCCA for their extra ordinary generosity bestowed and for once again bringing holiday cheer to the children of St. Maarten.

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'Divi Divi Air' makes its inaugural flight to St. Maarten via Curacao

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication (TEATT) the honourable Stuart Johnson was on hand at the Airport Monday at 11:30am to welcome the inaugural flight for Divi Divi Air from Curacao to St. Maarten.

Minister Johnson and Ground Handlers for the airline Halley Aviation Services and SXM Airport officials to witness the “water cannon salute” to the Boeing 737-800 aircraft by the Airport Fire Department and to welcome the captain and crew. Over sixty-seven passengers disembarked the maiden flight from Curacao.

Divi Divi Air and Corendon are jointly servicing the routes. Corendon is Holland’s third biggest tour operator.

Insel Air will now have a Code Share relationship with Divi Divi Air allowing prospective passengers to purchase Insel Air Tickets which according to Priscilla Molina-Halley, will be honoured by Divi Divi Airline out of St. Maarten. The Code Share Agreement with Insel Air and Divi Divi Air is for 40 seats on board their Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Minister Johnson said Monday, “The inaugural flight showed that there is a great deal of confidence in our destination. This is the kind of activity that investors have been hoping to see, especially given the hard work being done by the management at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) to get our Terminal Building reopened to accommodate larger arrivals and departures and get us back to the numbers of visitor arrivals we were experiencing pre-Irma.”

He said it is worth celebrating as this achievement is an indication that the island is moving forward.

Divi Divi Air has scheduled five (5) weekly flights between Curacao and St. Maarten. It will leave Curacao on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday at 10:00am, landing at Princess Juliana International Airport at 11:30am, and return to Curacao on those days leaving St. Maarten at 12:30pm and arriving at Hato International Airport 1:50pm.

The aircraft which Divi Divi Air has on Wet Lease has a capacity of 189 passengers. Germaine Durand of Divi Divi Air said there is a special promotional fare of USD$120 round trip to Curacao from St. Maarten with the lowest "regular rate" for the same trip is USD$188. 

The airline is presently in discussions to also fly from Curacao to Bonaire. Divi Divi Air will start its full-service flight from Curacao to Brazil with “very attractive rates” and "special on-board entertainment" on Saturday, December 15th. Captain Peter Nanninga who flew the inaugural flight said he had not flown to St. Maarten since 1984 and even though the island sustained severe damage in 2017 “the view coming in was magnificent. He said, "It is a beautiful island. I see why the people love coming here.”

Interested travellers can log on to www.dividiviair.com for more travel details. Divi Divi Air will leave Curacao a little later on Fridays departing at 4:10pm and landing in St. Maarten at 5:40pm. It departs St. Maarten on Fridays at 6:30 and arrives in Curacao at 8:00pm.

The two weekly flights scheduled to Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil departs Curacao at 10:50am on Saturdays and lands six hours later around 7:20pm in Brazil. The aircraft will overnight in Brazil weekly and return to Curacao on Sunday leaving Brazil at 9:35am and landing at Hato International at 2:00pm. On that same day it will then depart Curacao to St. Maarten at 4:10pm and land in St. Maarten at 5:40pm, then departs St. Maarten at 6:30pm landing in Curacao at 8:00pm.

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May-Ling Chun of STB and Minister of Tourism Stuart Johnson in cockpit of Boeing 737-800 Divi Divi Air inaugural flight from Curacao to St. Maarten Monday. 

Canon Salute Divi Divi Air

Water Canon Salute

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SMMC medical center releases first World Bank project tender

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) recently released the first of a series of World Bank funded projects that is up for public tender on December 19th, 2018.

The project consists of a complete technical design, delivery and installation of a new fully addressable Fire Detection and Alarm system for the existing SMMC building and Care Complex.

SMMC’s Manager Facilities, Erika v/der Horst stated: “In total we expect to have about 15 World Bank projects up for public tender. All projects are expected to be up for tender in the first half of the year 2019. The projects consist of the purchase of goods, several civil work projects in the field of construction, renovation and technical installation works and ICT projects”.

In order for a company to participate in one of the World Bank Projects, they are invited to register their company via the World Bank section on the SMMC website: smmc.sx/World-Bank/Projects

SMMC has launched a special unit that will oversee all procurement in relation to the World Bank projects which is called the “Project Management Unit (PMU)”, which will keep interested companies updated an informed when the projects come up for tender and will able to send them the tender documents directly.

For project information, interested companies can check the World Bank section on SMMC website under: smmc.sx/World-Bank/Projects or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Romeo Marlin acknowledges 70th Anniversary Universal Declaration of Human Rights

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - December 10th, 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

The Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States' commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid.

The Declaration lists 30 articles each outlining and addressing specific areas in upholding fundamental human rights. Prime Minister Romeo Marlin said, “Personally, there are three articles that really speak to me and I would like to share them with you.”

Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

“As a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Government of Sint Maarten strives to uphold all International Declarations, Treaties and Laws. In conclusion, I wish everyone a wonderful Human Rights Day 2018”, said Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin. 

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Allies & the History of Rights: Topics of IHRD 2018

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – On Monday, December 10, 2018 St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE SXM) and L’alliance en faveur de l’egalite (SAFE Lefdl) in collaboration with the University of St. Martin will be holding its 4th International Human Rights Day Lecture at 7:00pm in room 202.

The lecture, which was held annually in the first three years of the organization, was skipped last year due to circumstances beyond SAFE SXM’s control. This year two lectures of 15 minutes each will be delivered by Clara Reyes, who will focus on “The importance of being an Ally” and Cassandra Richardson, who will examine “The history of Human Rights Day, Women’s Rights and Sexual Orientation Rights”. After both presentations the floor will be opened up for questions from the audience.

The organizations SAFE SXM & SAFE Lefdl (entities which both work towards the empowerment of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, plus persons) will also make use of the event to launch the new French side chapter and introduce the members of that team.

Laurent Drouin Le May, who is the secretary of the Dutch side chapter and the president of the French side chapter explained the expansion of the organization saying, “When SAFE SXM started in 2013 the intention was for it to cover both sides of the island and every effort has been made to ensure that this is the case. However, over the years we saw the need to make more of a headway on the French side and this led to the idea that a French side chapter was necessary. I am proud to head this association and to continue to create an atmosphere in which the two organizations can work together as one for the LGBTQI+ community of our island.”

The public of St. Maarten and St. Martin is invited out to this event, which will end with snacks and drinks after the presentations and q&a.

“Every year we think it is important to connect with the LGBTQI+ community and the members of the public on this day. It is both the anniversary of the legal birth of our organization and a day that reminds us that as LGBTQI+ persons we must continue the work. It is important to remember that once not so long ago the idea of rights for LGBTQI+ persons or publically saying you were an ally to LGBTQI+ persons were no nos; this year we want to look at how far we have come, while still discussing how much further we have to go in the future,” Nadjesca Gumbs, SAFE SXM treasurer said.

“This is our fourth lecture starting with Denise Vijber from Curacao in 2014, discussing human rights in general and how it is linked to the recognition of rights for LGBTQI people, then we had Kenita Placide and Maria Fontenelle, of United and Strong St. Lucia, in 2015 discussing regional community building and the importance of local mobilizing and efforts and Desiree Croes, Member of Parliament from Aruba in 2016 discussing the Civil Union Bill and its approval in the parliament of that island.

Shifts in the board in 2017 and the impact of Hurricane Irma meant that we were not able to host a lecture in 2017, but we are back in 2018 and looking forward to the conversations that will come out of our two presentors Clara Reyes and Cassandra Richardson. We thank USM for the opportunity to partner with them once again and look forward to seeing everyone there,” Lysanne Charles, President of SAFE SXM said.

SAFE Ledfl board

SAFE Lefdl Board (l to r) Laurent Drouin Le May President SAFE Lefdl Secretary SAFE SXM, Elie Touze – Treasurer SAFE Lefdl, Ivan Puig Otero – Secretary SAFE Lefdl, Rudolph Davis – Member SAFE Lefdl

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Minister of Justice de Weever: Lets Orange Sint Maarten: #HearMeToo to Eliminate Violence against Girls & Women

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – November 25 marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and launched the global awareness campaign of 16-days of activism that will conclude on December 10, International Human Rights Day.

Minister Cornelius de Weever says: The 25th of every month has been designated as Orange Day by the UN Women campaign ‘Say No, UNiTE,’ which was launched in 2009 to mobilize civil society to magnify the impact of the campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

“Those who take part in the campaign all over the world are encouraged to wear a touch of orange in solidarity with the cause as the colour symbolizes a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls. The 2018 theme is Orange the World: #HearMeToo

“Every woman and girl deserve a life free from violence. I call on our communities to where a touch of orange starting today for the next several days as part of 16-days of activism, to also show your solidarity with Sint Maarten girls and women and those all around the world.

“Eliminating violence against Sint Maarten women and girls requires all of us to take action. I would like to commend the Safe Haven Foundation for its November Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign where it profiled the issue.

“Let us as a community work together in creating an environment of zero tolerance for any form of violence,” Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever said on Thursday as the world observes 16-days of activism that culminated on December 10.

Violence against women is as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer, and a greater cause of ill health than traffic accidents and malaria combined, according to figures of the United Nations (UN).

One in three women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner, UN figures show.

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

UN Women says Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

It further says that in general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing: intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide); Sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment); Human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation); female genital mutilation; and child marriage.

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Minister Johnson congratulates all those working in civil aviation on International Civil Aviation Day

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Friday, December 7th marks International Civil Aviation Day which was established in 1994 by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through Assembly Resolution A29-1, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organization, created on 7 December 1944.

The 2018 theme for International Civil Aviation day is “Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind.”

The theme reflects on the campaign of ICAO’s efforts to assist States in implementing ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

“The main goal of this work is to help ensure that SARP implementation is better harmonized globally so that all

States have access to the significant socio-economic benefits of safe and reliable air transport and can address safety, security and emissions-related issues,” according to ICAO.

Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson would like to commend all those working in the civil aviation arena for their resilience during these challenging times.

“An all-out effort is underway at SXM Airport Terminal Building to have part of the terminal building operational this month.  The process to migrate from the existing pavilions have begun and this will complete the Package One temporary operations of the reconstruction project.

“SXM Airport has seen aviation numbers increase, and this is testimony to all the hard work and effort being put in by all stakeholders.

“In the New Year which is just several weeks away, aviation traffic to the destination will further increase as airlines resume their normal schedules to the destination.  At the same time, we are also welcoming new airlift to the country.  The team at SXM Airport are ready for the increasing passenger traffic during the start of the high season it was reported on Thursday.

“Once again, our country’s on-going recovery and rebuilding effort is testament to the resilience of the Sint Maarten people, and I would like to take time out to commend you all for the hard work as we move our nation forward together.  Happy International Civil Aviation Day,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson said on Thursday.

“In 1996, pursuant to an ICAO initiative and with the assistance of the Canadian Government, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly by resolution officially recognized 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day and listed it as an official UN day.

“The purpose of the global celebration is to generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of States, and of the role of ICAO in promoting the safety, efficiency and regularity of international air transport.

“As the UN and world nations have now adopted Agenda 2030, and embarked on a new era in global sustainable development, the importance of aviation as an engine of global connectivity has never been more relevant to the Chicago Convention’s objectives to look to international flight as a fundamental enabler or global peace and prosperity, according to the UN.

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High Tourist Season Looks Bright at SXM Airport with Air Transat Returning this Month

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The 2018 high tourist season which runs from December through April 2019 looks very promising, according to the Management Board of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM. Long-haul airline flight frequency in the first quarter of 2019 will be at 81% of what it was in 2017, culminating in March 2019 at 98% of 2017.

According to the Winter program for 2018/2019, the Air Transat airline has announced that it will be returning to SXM Airport starting December 22, 2018. Air Transat was named the World’s best leisure airline in 2018. The many Canadian vacationers will have the pleasure of rediscovering St. Maarten/St. Martin, while islanders will enjoy a weekly direct flight to Montreal, as well as a weekly direct flight to Toronto, Canada. The Air Transat flight can carry a capacity of 149 to 189 passengers. Bookings are available via your local travel agency or online at www.airtransat.com.

Moreover, the Divi Divi airlines will be available for travelers seeking flights to Curacao from December 10, 2018. The airline has the capacity for 189 passengers and will be available for booking on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The Winter program for 2018/2019 also confirms Sunwing returning its operations in February 28, 2019 originating out of Montreal and Toronto, Canada for weekly flights on Thursdays.

The JetBlue flights to Fort Lauderdale has also caused a stir of interest, with flights originating out of Florida with daily flights starting on February 14, 2019, Valentine’s Day.

As is customary, the weekends will be the peak days in terms of scheduled aircraft movements and passengers. According to the Operations Management of the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), the peak hours for passenger volumes will be from 12:00pm through 5:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

During the month of August 2018, the airport saw an impressive influx of travelers with the arrival counts recorded at 35,623 and 37,706 departing passengers. The overall total passenger volume from January through September 2018 measures arrivals at 235,024 with departures at 268,344.

The Managing Board of SXM Airport is set to begin its migration process from the current pavilions in a week’s time frame. This will complete the Package One - Temporary Operations of the reconstruction project. The team is in full overdrive and determined to be ready for the increasing passenger traffic during the start of the high season.

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Tzu Chi founder says more relief being planned to help St. Maarten in its recovery process

SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - Tzu Chi Founder Master Cheng Yen said the international organization is currently planning more relief for St. Maarten to help the island in its recovery process from hurricanes Irma and Maria, which battered the island as a powerful storm in September 2017. 

She made the comments in a recent broadcast in which she reflected on the devastation the hurricanes caused as well as on a Commissioners Training Camp held in Taiwan, in which she certified a number of volunteers around the world as commissioners including three from St. Maarten. 

“With natural disasters happening so frequently we cannot wait idly,” Master Cheng Yen said in her broadcast. “Look at the series of hurricanes last year which brought devastation to many islands including St. Maarten.

“Their recovery is slow, which is why people around the world need to help them with love. Tzu Chi is planning how to bring relief to St. Maarten so that they can have more assistance in their recovery. This is what we are currently working on.” 

Tzu Chi international has already sent six containers of love rice to St. Maarten, four of which were sent after the 2017 hurricanes to help alleviate the burdens on households still struggling in the wake of the devastating storms. The latest container was received on November 15. Tzu Ci international also assisted with other relief efforts. 

The Tzu Chi founder said it was not easy to distribute rice on the island immediately after the hurricanes. To ensure that many households were helped, the local arm of the foundation was initially distributing three cups of rice to each family in need.

“Our volunteer there (in St. Maarten), Sandra Cheung, distributed three cups of rice. Because of the limited resources, each person could only have received three cups of rice. When giving out the three cups of rice, volunteers told the recipients to say good words when they received the first cup, do good deeds for the second cup and harbor good thoughts the third cup.

“They used this method to guide the people to head in the right direction, thus one day, St. Maarten will turn around, recover from the disaster and become prosperous again. Let us give them our well wishes,” she said. 

 The Tzu Chi founder made a passionate call for persons to join the effort to help others. She said there are volunteers from around the world who have known Tzu Chi since kindergarten and have served as young volunteers and who continue to serve Tzu Chi today. “They have been brought up with Tzu Chi’s values from young. They are developing wisdom and they walk the Buddha path of serving the world.” 

Although inspiring people to donate is hard, she added, volunteers have overcome such difficulties in order to “purify peoples’ hearts. You have to reach out and inspire people to give. What we want is not the donation.

“The donation is just for individuals to know about Tzu Chi providing them an opportunity to see that even spare change can help people in hardships around the world. Before they know about Tzu Chi, we don’t have a way to reach them. When we inspire people to donate, we want to also inspire them to give with love and to purify their hearts.” 

In the meantime, the three St. Maarten volunteers who were certified as Commissioners in Taiwan on November 21, are honored and grateful to have been certified. “After Irma, I lost my job and I lost my house, but I never lost hope. Master, I thank you for all your support to St. Maarten.

“I’ve been blessed to be sanctified by you… I thank you for all that you have done in the world and I promise you, myself and the audience that I will spread your teaching and Buddha’s teaching to the best of ability,” St. Maarten volunteer Angela Heyliger said during the certification ceremony in Taiwan. She was certified along with St. Maarten volunteers, Saskia Amatdawoed and Jane Sanchez. 

The three along with Tzu Chi St. Maarten Commissioner Sandra Cheung and volunteers Regina Janga and Chino Luisa visited Taiwan together and also participated in the Commissioners Training Camp, which preceded the certification ceremony. The group returned to St. Maarten on Sunday, November 25. 

During the visit, the group expressed their gratitude to Master Cheng Yen for the three months of free bread, food and stationary supplies that were donated to persons in need on the island after the monster storm last year and for her continuous support with the container of zinc sheets that is currently on its way to St. Maarten to assist persons who are still without a roof more than a year after the storm.

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SMMC officially breaks ground for new hospital

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - During a well-attended ceremony and in witness of the Governor of St. Maarten his Excellency Drs. Eugene Holiday, Deputy Prime Minister Wycliffe Smith, Minister of VSA Emil Lee and the Council of Ministers, Dutch Representative Chris Johnson, the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), Robert Jan James, the Board of Directors of SMMC Kees Klarenbeek and Dr. Felix Holiday and numerous Government officials and other dignitaries, ground was officially broken for the construction of the new hospital: St. Maarten General Hospital.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held at SMMC in close proximity of where the new hospital building will be erected during the coming three years, which is the area at the West side of the present SMMC building close to the G.A. Arnell Boulevard Road (opposite the Welgelegen Road roundabout).

SMMC General Director, Kees Klarenbeek, explained in a detailed presentation that the actual construction of the new hospital will start in March 2019 when soil and site preparations have been concluded: “we anticipate moving into the main building by December 2021 which will clear the way for demolition works to start on the present SMMC building and the additional wing, parking garage and helicopter pad to be constructed.

It hurts to have to say goodbye to the present building, but Irma has taught us that we need a hospital that can withstand 200+mph winds”.

His presentation featured a 3D animation that gave guests a virtual glimpse how the new hospital will look, walking inside, through the corridors and the outside of the state-of-the-art building.

SMMC Medical Director, Dr. Felix Holiday, emphasized that the trajectory towards the new hospital also includes the training and further upgrading of all staff in order to meet the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation standards.

According to Dr. Holiday: “Essential upgrading of hospital staff also includes meeting international safety and quality standards, which is a trajectory we have already embarked upon with the end goal in several years’ time: to be a JCI accredited institution, which will be a first in the Dutch Caribbean”.

Minister of VSA, Emil Lee, emphasized: “The fact that Irma passed before we began construction allowed us to reengineer the project with higher specifications. Allowing us to build what we believe will be one of the strongest buildings on the island, engineered not only for super hurricanes but also for earthquakes.

The fact that Recovery Funds were made available via the World Bank, has allowed for a grant to finance the strengthening of the new hospital as well as make provisions for improvements of the SMMC while the construction takes place.

A new hospital also means quality care, close to home resulting in less referrals abroad so healthcare costs for the country will go down and that money previously sent abroad will remain within the economy of St. Maarten”

The Deputy Prime Minister, Wycliff Smith, who attended the event on behalf of the Prime Minister who was abroad, Dutch Representative Chris Johnson, Glen Carty of SZV, SMMC Chairman of Supervisory Council and Alesandro Cambri of general contractor INSO also addressed the invited guests and congratulated SMMC management and staff with reaching this important milestone in the country’s history.

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