• 02/10/2021 - 14:03

    School repairs set to kick off with first three schools; Sr. Regina, St. Joseph and Leonald Conner Operational repairs to nineteen schools, prioritized by the  Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (MECYS) are set to begin under the School Repairs activity of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Working in close collaboration with MECYS, various school boards and school managers, the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) has been intensively preparing to ensure a smooth process with as minimal disruption as possible to students, parents and teachers.

  • 02/03/2021 - 13:29

    THE BOOK BUS - Philipsburg Jubilee Library on wheels brings books closer to community The ‘book bus’ satellite branch of the Philipsburg Jubilee library (PJL) is a blessing for anyone who loves to read and could benefit from easier access to reading materials, especially now that COVID-restrictions limit the number of people allowed in the library. The vehicle no longer runs but the interior was refurbished and now serves as a mini library.

  • 12/23/2020 - 18:19

    The Sint Maarten Rapid Housing Sector Assessment:5 KEYS TO IMPROVING LIVING CONDITIONS

  • 11/20/2020 - 14:58


  • 11/05/2020 - 12:28

    Sint Maarten Trust Fund Supports Education and Child Protection Systems Photo courtesy of UNICEF NL - by Adam Watkins/Chizzilala

  • 10/26/2020 - 17:47

    Sint Maarten Trust Fund Supports Education and Child Protection Systems PHILIPSBURG, October 26, 2020— The Child Resilience and Protection Project, a new US$5 million project funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, has been approved. The Trust Fund is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank.

  • 10/15/2020 - 05:58

    NGOs can apply for small grants through R4CR The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) Project was launched in August 2020 to improve the capacity of Sint Maarten’s Civil Society Organizations and support reconstruction and resilience at the community level.

  • 09/09/2020 - 12:31

    SMMC enforces COVID care facility for greater storm resilience, in part funded by the SXM Trust Fund In an effort to weather any possible storms, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has made arrangements for its COVID care facilities that are located outside SMMC, to be made more storm resilient. The new care facilities are referred to as the SMMC Auxiliary Care Facility (ACF).

  • 08/18/2020 - 18:55

    World Bank Program Manager for SXM Trust Fund Michelle Keane shares opening remarks at ESP launch Highlights of SXM Trust Fund Program Manager Michelle Keane’s speech during the virtual launch of the Enterprise Support Project, August 11th 2020  

  • 08/11/2020 - 18:02

    Sint Maarten Trust Fund Launches Enterprise Support Project PHILIPSBURG, August 11, 2020—The US$35 million Enterprise Support Project was officially launched today. The project is funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience Trust Fund, financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the National Recovery Program Bu