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Application Opens for the First Ever National Youth Pitch Competition

~ Secondary School Students can Win up to ANG 10000 and an entrepreneurial exchange at #NYP22 ~ GREAT BAY, St. Maarten — Student entrepreneurs in secondary schools can now apply to participate in the first ever National Youth Pitch Competition. Students must work in teams of no more than four (4) students of the same school. Applications close on More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, September 2nd, 2022
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NV GEBE takes another two weeks to consider disconnections (Updated with Commentary)

~ “Financial situation critical” ~ PHILIPSBURG — Embattled utilities company NV GEBE is “counting on people to come in with their payments,” Temporary Manager Sharine Daniel said in an interview with More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 28th, 2022
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Parliament has no authority over GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — Utilities company GEBE is in a serious crisis, Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs acknowledged during a public meeting of Parliament on Friday, but the shareholder (the Council of More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
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Islandpreneur offers local businesses a window on the world

PHILIPSBURG — Local entrepreneurs have the tools for growth at their fingertips due to the activities of Islandpreneur, an initiative founded by Ife Badejo, president of the Foundation INFOBIZZ and founder More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 4)

4. Electricity and internet PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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MP De Weever: Issues at GEBE a matter of national security now

PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever sounded the alarm that the deafening silence coming from the management of GEBE is very concerning and requested an urgent public meeting. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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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 blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 8th, 2022
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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 ~ PHILIPSBURG — Ministers and parliamentarians swear allegiance to the Kingdom Charter and the Constitution More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 8th, 2022
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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 blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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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 a training program that aims to help 25 aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to More...