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SMCU union leader Ludson Evers - 20200602
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Union wants forensic audit at TelEm reinstated

PHILIPSBURG – TelEm’s top managers paid themselves hefty bonuses in December of last year, union-leader Ludson Evers confirmed to StMaartenNews.com. While there was an agreement about a bonus of 50 percent More...

SMCU union meeting at WIFOL building - 20200602
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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SMCU union rejects TelEm’s pay cut proposal

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has labeled the proposal of salary cuts by the management of telecom provider TelEm an “indecent proposal.” Chairman Ludson Evers and Secretary Sherman More...

CBCS Central Bank Head Offce in St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Central Bank allows moratorium on all loans

PHILIPSBURG — The Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten already took steps to counter the effects of the corona-virus crisis in March. At least one of these measures seems to be at odds with statements More...

Border checkpoint at Bellevue - Photo le Pelican
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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French authorities confirmed closing border control posts

BELLEVUE — Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, French authorities finally announced officially the closing of their border control posts and the lifting of checks at the Bellevue crosspoint and at the French Quarter More...

29-05-2020-Bellevue-1 French side Border Controls - Photo by FaxInfo
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Exposé report: Reasons for the continued French side border controls after May 17

~ What the French side wanted to learn from their border controls ~ PHILIPSBURG – When opportunity knocks, governments have a tendency to spring into action. This train of thought offers possible explanations More...

TelEm Satelite Dish
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Troubled TelEm

PHILIPSBURG – Telecom provider TelEm is in deep trouble, it appears from a letter it sent to the labor unions on Monday (June 1) about the decision to cut employee-salaries by 12.5 percent. The real situation More...

TelEm Group building
By The Publisher On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Telem sends letter to union; all salaries to be cut by 12,5%

~ TelEm threatens collective layoffs if no agreement with the union can be reached ~ POND ISLAND — In a letter dated June 1, 2020, CEO of the Sint Maarten Telecommunication Operating Company N.V. (TelEm), More...

Police at border Cole Bay Bellevue - Fly4U SXM
By The Publisher On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Why does the French continue monitoring the borders?

~ Why is the French side border controls still in place? What are they looking for? How long will it last? ~ From our French side Correspondent GREAT BAY — It has been exactly two weeks since the government More...

29-05-2020-Bellevue-1 French side Border Controls - Photo by FaxInfo
By The Publisher On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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French side border controls remain in place

PHILIPSBURG – It is currently unclear how long the French side of the island will keep its border controls in place but one thing is certain: according to a report in FaxInfo, children living on the Dutch side More...

Incoming Members of Parliament 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Opposition request meeting with Prime Minister regarding NRPB

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, May 29th, 2020, Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper sent an email to the President of Parliament, MP Rolando Brison, requesting an urgent meeting regarding the still pending NRPB More...