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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 of St. Maarten when they take office. However, history shows that when it comes to making rules and regulations, politicians have a More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Minister of Finance launches corporate governance traineeship

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of Finance is launching a pilot program for corporate governance and supervisory board member traineeship. The Ministry of Finance hopes to attract young professionals interested More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Reducing red tape improves the business climate

PHILIPSBURG — More than half of the respondents in a Central Bank-survey into the effect of red tape on business performance and economic development said that the costs of regulatory compliance have increased More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Airport installs new members to supervisory board

PHILIPSBURG — The Princess Juliana International Airport Exploitation Company (PJIAE) installed three new members to its supervisory board this week: Marion Kan, Justin Woods and Anisa Dijkhoffz. This was More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 1)

1. The Licensing system 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 Monday, August 1st, 2022
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When opportunity knocks

By Hilbert Haar Our story about the Pott rum factory shows that it is possible to have foreign investors come to the island that offer meaningful employment to locals. But the complaint is more often than not, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 18th, 2022
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Gibson defiant about bribery-insinuations

PHILIPSBURG — The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) and the ENNIA companies say that there are “indications of bribery” of former Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. But Gibson states More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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Supervisory directors have serious responsibilities

PHILIPSBURG — The fraud that has recently come to light at the harbor as well as at the airport begs the question what the role of the supervisory boards has been in these matters. Or rather: what their role More...