Financial supervisor Cft critical of 2020 budget

CFT Sint Maarten - 20191030

PHILIPSBURG — Financial supervisor Cft has expressed serious criticism about St. Maarten’s approved 2020 budget in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion dated May 20. The letter became public this week. The Cft urges St. Maarten to amend its budget, among others by budgeting for improvements at the Pointe Blanche prison and to include More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020
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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Salaries for ministers unchanged in 2020 draft budget

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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By The Publisher On Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Websites for dummies (UPDATED)

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings criticizes Dutch interference

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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