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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby announces that the tender date for the public tender “District Cleaning 2016 – 2018” has been postponed until further notice.

Originally the bids had to be submitted at the office of Ministry VROMI on upcoming Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., however due to the Carnival holidays, the date has been extended.

Those interested in tendering should pay keen attention to the ‘Government Info Page’ in the newspapers on which a new date will be announced within short.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The permanent Committee of Parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT), will meet on May 9th  with representatives from the Port of Sint Maarten and Florida -Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

The Committee meeting is set for Monday at 3.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is Update on the state of affairs of the cruise industry.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs is now registering persons that are interested to take part in the “Taking total control through budgeting” program.

The free program starts on Thursday May 12th 2016 at the Yogesh Building and takes place on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8pm thereafter.

For more information or to register, call 548-4633, 547-4911, 542-2802, 542-1122 or 542-9925.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season which starts June 1 and runs through November 30, commences on May 3.

There have been some changes to the pass system for 2016.  No passes will be distributed to business owners and hotel staff. 

The Simpson Bay Public Service Center (PSC) near the Simpson Bay Bridge is also an additional customer service point where the application form can be submitted.  The PSC will also be a pick-up location for the approved pass.   

The pass will allow the bearer to access the public road to assess possible damage to their property and to continue their operations which are vital for society as soon as possible.  This can only take place during certain hours that will be stipulated and announced by the Prime Minister in a curfew situation.

Potential applicants have until May 27 to present all relevant information related to the process of requesting a Hurricane Pass.

Passes are issued to the following crucial disaster relief organizations: Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Support Services, Crucial governmental organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations involved in disaster management such as St. Maarten Medical Center, Red Cross, WIMA, WIENS, White & Yellow Cross, National Security Service VDSM, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Sea Rescue, Shelter Management, Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten, and Ministers and their drivers.

The following categories also qualify for the requesting of a pass for essential personnel: Government personnel without a disaster pass; NV GEBE, Seven Seas Water, Telecom and Internet providers, Cable TV and Satellite providers, Princess Juliana International Airport (including airline personnel), Port St. Maarten, SOL, Texaco, Gas stations, and medium and large sized supermarkets.  Passes will be valid for two years.

(Sub) contractors and their staff, hired by the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), who are involved in the clean-up after a storm, will be provided with special passes through the ministry.

The Hurricane Pass application procedure is only intended for key personnel of crucial organizations as listed.  

The Office of Disaster Management that falls under the Ministry of General Affairs is handling the application process for the passes on behalf of the Prime Minister.

The Hurricane Pass system is a mechanism to maintain public order during emergency situations.  The Prime Minister assesses the damage in conjunction with Emergency Disaster Management entities of the Government after a disaster has occurred and can impose a curfew if the extent of the damage poses a threat to the safety and security of the community.

After a disaster has struck, and a curfew has been imposed, the public roads can only be accessed by emergency crews.  The Prime Minister will ensure that the curfew is limited to the essential time that is needed to execute emergency and disaster relief and recovery efforts.

An application form can be requested by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The application form has to be completed and submitted to the offices of the Fire Department & Disaster Management, to the attention of the secretary located at Jackal Road 5 (Office hours Monday-Friday 9.00AM to 4.00PM), Cay Hill or at the Simpson Bay Public Service Center, (Monday-Friday 8.30AM to 12.00PM and 1.00PM to 3.30PM) Airport Road 6, before May 27, 2016, with all necessary documents attached.

Applicants will be informed by email or telephone when to pick up the pass at the aforementioned addresses.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -

Road closures

In connection with the Grand carnival Parade May 1st, the Second Day parade May 2nd and the closing Jump-Up May 3rd the Police Department is announcing the following road closures:

 

Grand Carnival Parade May 1st:

This parade will start at 10.00 a.m. at the entrance of Sint John’s Estate on L.B. Scot road.

The route is as followes: Sint John Estae road/ L.B. Scot road/Bush road/Walter Nisbet road/Percey Labega Street/Longwall road/Kerkhof steeg/Front Street/Emmaplein/Welvaartbrug/ Buncamper road/Freedom Fighter round about/Walter Nisbet road/Salt Pickers round about/ Soualiga Boulevard in front of the Festival Village.

At 06.00 a.m.

Front Street and all connecting alleys will be closed.

At 08.30 a.m.:

*L.B. Scot road closed at Gladiola road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Sint Peters.

*L.B. Scot road closed at Arbutus road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Churchill round about.

At 10.40 a.m.:

L.B. Scot road closed at Church Hill round about. No traffic in the direction of Gladiola road.

At 11.20 a.m.

*A.J.C. Brouwers road closed at Church Hill round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Bush road.

*Zagersgut road closed at Bush road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Bush road.

At 11.40 a.m.:

Prins Bernard Bridge closed at Walter Nisbet road. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Bush road.

At 12.20 p.m.:

Long wall road and A.Th. Illidge road closed at Prins Bernard Bridge. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Walter Nisbet road.

At 12.30 p.m.:

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Percey Labega Street. No traffic in the direction of Prins Bernard Bridge.

*Cannegieter Street closed at Percey Labega Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Percey Labega Street.

*Back Street closed at Kerkhof Straat. No traffic allowed in the direction of Kerkhof Straat.

*Longwall road closed at Percey Labega Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Kerkhof Straat.

At 01.30 p.m.:

Little Bay road closed at Fort Willem road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Kerkhof Straat en Front Street.

At 03.30 p.m.:

*Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard closed at Welvaart Brug. No traffic allowed in the direction of Buncamper road.

* Buncamper road closed at Freedom Fighter round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard.

At 04.10 p.m.:

*Suckergarden road closed at Freedom Fighter round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Walter Nisbet road

*Nisbet road closed at Salt Picker round about. No traffic allow3d in the direction of the Freedom Fighter round about.

At 04.40 p.m.:

*Soualiga Bouleverd closed at Rock Salt drive. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Pickers round about.

*Peterson Street closed at Salt Picker round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Picker round about.

* Walter Nisbet road closed at Codville Webster road. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Salt Pickers round about.

When the parade reaches its final destination in front of the Festival Village all streets and roads will once again be open to all traffic.

Second Day Carnival Parade May 2nd

The parade will start at 12.00 p.m. on the Soualiga Boulevard in front of the Festival Village. The route is as follows: Soualiga road/ Salt Pickers round about/ Walter Nisbet road/ Percy Labega Street/ Longwall road/ Kerkhofsteeg/ Front Street/ Emmaplein/ Welvaart brug/ Freedom Fighter roun about/ Walter Nisbet road/ Salt Picker round about/ Soualiga road and ending in front of the Festival Village.

At 11.20 a.m.:

*A.Th. Illidge road and Longwall road closed at Prins Bernard Brug. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Walter Nisbet road.

*Walter Nisbet road closed at the Percy Labega Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Prins Bernard Bridge.

At 12.00 p.m.:

*Longwall road closed at Percy Labega Street. No traffic allow in the direction of Kerkhofsteeg.

*Cannegieter street closed at Manzanilla steeg. No traffic allowed in the direction of Percy Labega Street.

*Little Bay road closed at Fort Willem road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Kerkhof steeg and Front Street.

*Back street closed at Manzanilla Steeg. No traffic allowed in the direction of Kerkhof steeg.

At 04.00 p.m.:

*Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard closed at Welvaart brug. No traffic allowed in the direction of Buncamper road.

*Buncamper road closed at Freedom Fighter round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard.

At 04.20 p.m.:

*Suckergarden road closed at Freedom Fiighter round about. No traffic in the direction of the Walter Nisbet road.

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Salt Picker round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Freedom Fighter round about.

*Soualiga Boulevrad closed at Rock Slat drive. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Picker round about.

*Peterson Street closed at Salt Pickers Round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Salt Pickers round about.

* Walter Nisbet road closed at Codville Webster road. No traffic in the direction of Salt Pickers round about.

All streets and roads will reopen to traffic when the parade has reached its final destination.

Closing Jump Up May 3rd 2016

The Jump up will start at 08.00 p.m. on the Welgelegen road. The route is as follows: Welgelegen road/ A.J.C. Brouwers road/ Church Hill round about/ Bush road/ Prins Bernard Bridge/ Walter Nisbet road/ Salt Picker round about/ Soualiga Boulevard in front of the Festival Village.

At 07.00 p.m:

*Welgelegen road closed at A.J.C. Brouwers road. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Welgelegen road.

*Welgelegen road closed at Puma road. No traffic allowed in the direction of A.J.C. Brouwers road.

* A.J.C. Brouwers road closed ant Panther road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Church Hill round about.

*A.J.C. Brouwers road closed at Church Hill round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of A.J.C Brouwers road.

At 07.30 p.m.:

*L.B. Scot road closed at Church Hill round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Church Hill round about.

*Zagersgut road closed at Bush road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Bush road.

At 08.00 p.m.:

*Bush road closed at Prins Bernard Bridge. No traffic allowed in the direction of Church Hill round about.

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Percy Labega Steet. No traffic allowed in the direction of Prins Bernard Bridge.

* Manzanilla steeg closed at Walter Nisbet road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Walter Nisbet road.

At 09.30 p.m.:

Tamarinde steeg closed at Walter Nisbet road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Walter Nisbet road.

At 10.00 p.m.:

J. Richardson street closed at Wlater Nisbet road. No traffic allowed in the direction of the walter Nisbet road.

At 10.30 p.m.:

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Hensey Boujon Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Prins Bernard Bridge.

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Salt Pickers round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Walter Nisbet road.

*Peterson street closed at Salt Picker round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Picker round about.

*Soualiga Boulevard closed at Rock salt drive. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Picker round about.

Traffic will be opened once the jump up has reached its final destination.

     On behalf of the Police Force of Sint Maarten have a safe and joyful Carnival 2016.

 

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, hereby makes known that the public tender for mosquito fogging cycle 2016 has been extended to Friday, May 6.

Potential interests have until May 6 at 12.00PM to submit their bids with respect to this public tender.  Those who have already submitted do not have to resubmit their documents.

The tender entails to contract a private company that has the necessary equipment, chemicals and staff to execute fogging activities on the Dutch side of the island.

The terms of reference are available at CPS attention of Maria Henry whose office is located at the Buncamper Road #33, Pondfill; telephone 542-2078 or 542-3003.

The aim is to award the project by Friday, May 13.

For more information about the tender procedure, you can contact CPS Maria Henry via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Questions must be submitted in writing.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that there will be a road closure on May 1 in the area of Windward Islands Banks.  A road crossing will be constructed in connection with UTS cables. 

On May 2, the road near the basketball court near the Sister Regina School, part of the lane will closed to traffic for a road crossing related to UTS cables.

Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Central Committee will meet in a session on April 28, 2016.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Thursday at 9.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point are approval of reports on the Draft Kingdom Law amending the Kingdom Law on nationality in connection  with the retraction of the nationality in the interest of national security and the Draft Kingdom Law amending the Passport Kingdom Law in connection  with the automatic expiration of travel documents of persons who are subject to a travel ban.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

PHILIPSBURG, St. MaartenIn connection with upcoming “Jouvert Morning” which is scheduled for Wednesday April 27th 2016 the police department is informing the general public of the following road closures. The event will start at 04.00 a.m.

At 03.30 a.m.

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Hensley Boujon Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt pickers round about.

* Suckergarden road closed at Freedom Fighter round about. No traffic allowed on Walter Nisbet road.

* Soualiga Boulevard closed at Rock Salt drive. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Pickers Round about.

* Peterson Street closed at E. Camille Richardson Street. No traffic allowed towards Salt Picker round about.

At 03.40 a.m.

Buncamper road closed at Freedom Fighters round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of in the direction of Freedom Fighters round about.

At 04.00 a.m.

Sucker garden road closed at Guana Bay road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Freedom Fighters round about.

At 04.30 a.m.

Sucker garden road closed at Arch road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Guana Bay road.

At 05.00 a.m.

*Arch road closed at Soualiga Boulevard. No traffic allowed in the direction of Sucker garden road.

*Soualiga Boulevard closed at pendant Cactus road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Sucker garden road.

At 05.20 a.m.

*Arch road closed at Guadeloupe road. No traffic allowed in the direction of Sucker garden road.

*Arch road closed at A.Th. Illidge road. No traffic allowed in the direction of the Sucker garden road.

At 06.00 a.m.

A.Th. Illidge road closed at Sol Gas Station. No traffic allowed in the direction of Zagersgut road.

At 06.40 a.m.

*A. Th. Illidge road closed at Cottage round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Arch road.

* Zagergut road closed at Cottage round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of A. Th. Illidge road.

At 06.50 a.m.

A.Th. Illidge road closed at Prins Bernard Bridge. No traffic allowed in the direction of Cottage round about.

At 07.30 a.m.

*Long wall road closed at Prins Bernard Bridge. No traffic allowed in the direction of Walter Nisbet road.

*Bush road closed at Prins Bernard Bridge. No traffic allowed in the direction of Walter Nisbet road.

At 08.00 a.m.

Walter Nisbet road closed at Percy Labega street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Prins Bernard Bridge.

At 08.30 a.m.

Walter Nisbet street closed at Tamarinde steeg. No traffic allowed in the direction of Prins Bernard Bridge.

At 09.10 a.m.

Walter Nisbet road closed at Hensley Boujon Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Prinse Bernard Bridge.

At 09.40 a.m.

*Walter Nisbet road closed at Salt Pickers round about. No traffic allowed in the direction of Prins Bernard Bridge.

*Soualiga Boulevard closed at Rock Salt drive. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Pickers round about.

At 09.50 a.m.

Walter Nisbet road closed at Voges Street. No traffic allowed in the direction of Salt Pickers round about.

When the “Jouvert Jump up” has arrives at its final destination all streets and roads will again be open to traffic.

                                       HAVE A SAFE AND VERY ENJOYABLE JOUVERT

 

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations (CKAIR), will meet on April 26. The Minister of Justice will be present for the handling of agenda points 3 and 4.

The CKAIR Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 3.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points to be discussed are:

1.  Approval Decision lists CKAIR Parliamentary Year 2015-2016, no. 9 and 10

2.  Incoming documents

3.  Voorstel van Rijkswet tot wijziging van de Rijkswet op het Nederlanderschap in verband met het intrekken van het Nederlanderschap in het belang van de nationale veiligheid, met toebehoren (IS/392/2015-2016 d.d. 28 december 2015)

4.  Voorstel van Rijkswet tot wijziging van de Paspoortwet in verband met het van rechtswege laten vervallen van reisdocumenten van personen aan wie een uitreisverbod is opgelegd (IS/393/2015-2016 d.d. 28 december 2015)

5.  Preparation IPKO and Tripartite June 2016

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