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Finance Minister Perry Geerlings 20180717
By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Finance Minister clarifies claim of 2019 budget delay

PHILIPSBURG—Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings has every intention of delivering the final budget for 2019 to Parliament of St. Maarten before the December 15, 2018 deadline but says he will take the time necessary More...

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By Desk Editor On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Cft chairman Raymond Gradus: “Budget control and related risks is insufficient; without additional measures a new deficit for 2018 is unavoidable”

Willemstad — During its visit to Curaçao, the Board of financial supervision of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Cft) indicated that more insight and better management are needed in the execution of the budget. More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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An inexplicable oddity in the 2018 budget

By Hilbert Haar The 2018 budget contains a riddle that I have not been able to solve, despite several attempts to get clarity from those who submitted that budget to Parliament. So maybe there is someone out there More...

2018 Budget voting list Parliament
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Parliament approves 2018 budget

PHILIPSBURG – Parliament approved the 2018 budget on Tuesday evening shortly after 8 p.m. with 8 votes in favor and 5 votes against. Thus the government met the kingdom’s demand for an approved budget no later More...

Emerald case investigation
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Budget 2018: A patchwork of little known facts

PHILIPSBURG – The second day of the 2018 budget debate went through the motions on Tuesday morning and continued into the afternoon until the meeting was adjourned until 6.30 p.m. to give ministers the time to More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Kingdom puts pressure on deadline for 2018 budget

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Committee meeting about the 2018 budget continues on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. under pressure of a deadline set by State Secretary Raymond Knops who demanded on Wednesday morning an More...

Dump fire smoke - Photo provided by SHTA
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Dump gets hardly attention in draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) does not spend a word on the situation at the dump in the draft 2018 budget.  Under a heading that addresses More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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No new initiatives in draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The accumulated deficits on the national budget increase to a total of 486.2 million guilders in 2020. The government projects that 2021 will be the first year when the budget shows a slim surplus More...

CFT Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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CFT: “An adopted 2018 budget and get the economy rolling again are top priorities for Sint Maarten”

Philipsburg — The Cft board has visited St. Maarten and Saba this week. It was the first visit of Cft after the devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. On Saba we discussed financial and reconstruction More...

smmc hospital
By The Publisher On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Minister Lee approved budget financing for SMMC

Philipsburg — Minister Lee on Friday afternoon, January 12th, met with the Sint Maarten Consumer Coalition coordinators to address their concerns with the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) tariff increase More...