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How Dutch is Ballast Nedam?

PHILIPSBURG — Ballast Nedam is generally recognized as a Dutch construction company. There is however nothing Dutch about the chairman of the board or about Ballast Nedam’s parent company. The chairman of the board is Cenk Düzyol. The immediate parent company of Ballast Nedam is Renaissance Construction B.V. and the ultimate parent company More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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Kingdom imposes conditions on sixth tranche of liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s capacity is, in terms of quantity and quality “a serious stumbling block” for the execution of improvements, State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) writes in a More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Knops releases liquidity support

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) released the fifth tranche of liquidity support to St. Maarten. The Netherlands will transfer 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) by the end of More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Schiphol’s continued assistance at the airport still hangs in the balance

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs stated in a press release dated May 30 that the Royal Schiphol Group has “confirmed their willingness to continue with the cooperation and support at the airport More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 29th, 2021
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Kingdom demands action in exchange for liquidity support

THE HAGUE — The Kingdom Council of Ministers supported in its meeting of Friday, May 28, the decision of State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) to freeze the fifth tranche of liquidity support More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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Knops disappointed after visit to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops is disappointed on several levels after his visit to St. Maarten last week. His experiences with the islands of Statia and Saba were much more positive. This appears More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 14th, 2021
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Open Letter to Dutch State Secretary Knops

Dear State Secretary Knops, We have taken note of your letter sent to Prime Minister Jacobs in regards to the suspension of the fifth tranche of liquidity support (Naf 39 million) due to very worrying developments More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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ABN-AMRO pacifies clients in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The ABN-AMRO bank has temporarily withdrawn its intention to terminate relationships with clients who live outside of the European Economic Area. The measure would have affected account holders More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 30th, 2021
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Ministry recruits waste-management advisors

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations intends to hire three advisors on a one-year contract for the development of a waste processing strategy in St. Maarten. The ministry has opened More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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Political mess in the Netherlands potentially good news for Caribbean countries

StMaartenNews.com publishes a review of the present political situation in The Netherlands and how this potentially can be good news for the Dutch Caribbean countries of the Kingdom. This article is published exclusively More...






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