Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

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PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll support after the regulation that makes publication possible is in place. The list has already been sent to the Department of Labor Affairs and Social Services. The Ministry of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor (VSA) encourages employees who More...

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SER St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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A coup at the Social Economic Council (SER)

By Hilbert Haar When any government announces the “restructuring” of a board or of any organization that is supposed to be independent from the political decision makers, I always become a bit suspicious. The More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Heyliger-Marten: “Local lenders must show confidence in local businesses”

PHILIPSBURG — At a time when local and global economies are facing economic hardship and the US stock market is showing instability, Faction Leader for the United People’s Party in Parliament, the honourable More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten tells Government “Put our local heavy equipment to work first”

PHILIPSBURG— Faction Leader for the United People’s Party in Parliament of St. Maarten, the honourable Grisha Heyliger-Marten, is demanding that government “put our local contractors and companies More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Audit report: business license process is cumbersome

PHILIPSBURG – The business license process at the Economic License Department is cumbersome but there is plenty of room for improvement, it appears from the General Audit Chamber’s report entitled ‘Audit More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Mingo: Airport personnel cost has to be reduced

AIRPORT — The outcome of an analysis, with the goal to secure the business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis, brought the executive team of the PJIA operating company, PJIAE, to the difficult conclusion More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Cost-cutting measures become bone of contention

PHILIPSBURG – In a letter to the Second Chamber dated May 19 State Secretary Raymond Knops wrote that one of the conditions for providing liquidity support to St. Maarten is a “decrease of 12,5 percent of the More...

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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...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Many businesses allowed to reopen; adjusted curfew remains in place

PHILIPSBURG – The local economy is coming back to life with a bang after Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs allowed the reopening of most businesses per May 30 with the publication of the “regulation of May 29, More...

National Recovery Planning Bureau NRPB office building - 20200223 JH
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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NRPB negotiates extension of trust fund deadline

PHILIPSBURG – “A high-level overview of the Trust Fund, applicable procedures, ongoing projects and challenges.” This is how the National Reconstruction Program Bureau (NRPB) describes the Focus Audit on More...