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Real estate deals at the port are entangled in a complex web

PHILIPSBURG -- The role of financial manager Ron Elferink in real estate transactions at the port have remained unclear for a long More...

MP De Weever continues work with Cruise industry

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 11th, 2022, the Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever met with representatives More...

Ministry of Finance receives updates on Republic Bank’s corporate responsibility plan

Republic Bank pledges a more proactive approach in the future. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten— The Ministry of Finance was recently More...

Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 2)

2. Getting credit PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling More...

Minister Ottley launches training program for aspiring entrepreneurs

PHILIPSBURG — Acting Minister of Tourism and Economy Omar Ottley signed a service level agreement with A&A Accounting for More...

Minister of Finance launches corporate governance traineeship

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of Finance is launching a pilot program for corporate governance and supervisory board member traineeship. More...

Reducing red tape improves the business climate

PHILIPSBURG — More than half of the respondents in a Central Bank-survey into the effect of red tape on business performance More...

Evaluating politicians: “Everyone is selfish”

PHILIPSBURG — The boys and girls at Teen Times are having a lot of fun with their annual evaluation of local politicians. They More...

Paper trails and money trails

We don’t understand why the airport is asking employees to provide information about payments made to them while an internal audit – or even a forensic audit – More...

Commonalities and consequences

It is a sign of the times when we see convicted former Port CEO Mark Mingo after five years of radio silence giving an interview about his conviction in the Court of First Instance More...

Cooperation, cooperation, cooperation

Former Lt. Governor, former APS Chairman of the Board, former member of the Law Enforcement Council, Managing Director of Seven Seas and present member for St. Maarten on the More...

Just call

By Terrance Rey Mullet Bay will be sold for the third time in its history. First, the Mullet Bay property was sold to a stately gentleman named Kamal Asultani. He always reminded More...

Landgrab

Land grabLiterally anything is possible in St. Maarten. This time my column is about an example of how one can legally become the owner of a piece of land in an illegal way More...

Identify your customer

By Hilbert Haar The Financial Action Task Force aims to inspire countries to take adequate measures against money laundering More...

Does the goal justify the means?

By Hilbert Haar The jungle of rules facing foreign entrepreneurs in St. Maarten has a long history. The fear of More...

Real estate deals at the port are entangled in a complex web

PHILIPSBURG -- The role of financial manager Ron Elferink in real estate transactions at the port...

MP De Weever continues work with Cruise industry

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 11th, 2022, the Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever...

Discrimination of non-Antilleans is a time-tested practice

~ Non-Antilleans must apply for a business license when registering a sole-proprietorship in St. Maarten ~...

Second Annual Justice Week Conference a Success for St. Maarten

Philipsburg – The Ministry of Justice held the second annual Justice Week Conference 2022 hosted by the Honorable More...

Justice chain function books create financial headache, or unrest within the police force

PHILIPSBURG — “My heartfelt congrats to all service members of the justice chain with the approval of the function books.” That..

Twelve police officers win victory against ministry

~ Police officers score decisive victory against justice ministry ~ UPDATED version of the previously published article online at: Police officer..

Discrimination to the fullest

Dear Sir/Madam, With regards to your Corporate Governance Supervisory Board Member Traineeship advertisement, More...

Richard Gibson Sr. response to article in Antilliaans Dagblad

Saturday morning July 16, 2022, the Curacao newspaper Antilliaanse Dagblad published an article on its front page with a photo of..

Doing a Good Thing Wrong Is No Good

~ Op-Ed on Media Policy by Ralph Cantave ~ On Tuesday, May 3, the world celebrated International Press Freedom Day, which..

Ombudsman gives VROMI-ministry bad report card

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and infrastructure (VROMI) gets a very bad report card in the..

A missed opportunity

By Hilbert Haar Maybe it is just me but I was severely scratching my head when I read the questions in..

Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 3)

3. Paying taxes PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling..
 

Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 3)

3. Paying taxes PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling..

Ministry of Finance receives updates on Republic Bank’s corporate responsibility plan

Republic Bank pledges a more proactive approach in the future. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten— The Ministry of Finance was recently the recipient..

MP De Weever continues work with Cruise industry

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 11th, 2022, the Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever met with representatives from Royal..
 
Smack on the hand with gavel

Court freezes Over the Bank long lease decisions

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance criticized successive ministers of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI) for the..

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Its Time SXM, Kreative Juices and Carnival Foundation Fundraising Partnership in support of Queen Pageant Participants

PHILIPSBURG — Its Time SXM, Kreative Juices and the Pageantry Committee of the Carnival Development Foundation have come together to organize..