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Cash at home? The tax inspectorate wants to know

THE HAGUE — The Dutch desire to regulate everything becomes once more apparent from rules that apply to the amount of money citizens are allowed to have at home. The situation in St. Maarten is a lot more relaxed. There is some good news though: currently there is no limit to the amount of money Dutch citizens can keep at home. And here is the More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Taxi drivers express concerns about additional licenses

PHILIPSBURG -- Taxi permit holders are up in arms about the 120 licenses the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication issued at the end of last year. The permit holders published a More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
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Central Bank says it has become pro-active after Girobank disaster

PHILIPSBURG — The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) has learned some valuable lessons from the downfall of the Girobank and from the report Deloitte Netherlands produced about this situation. In More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 7th, 2024
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Container generators to arrive this month

PHILIPSBURG — Utilities Company GEBE has made a down payment for renting container generators with an output of 10 MegaWatt. Prime Minister Luc Mercelina stated in a press release that these containers are More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 29th, 2024
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Parliament hesitant about approving Ennia-solution

PHILIPSBURG — It is not at all certain that the parliament will approve the proposal to save Ennia from bankruptcy and thus protecting the interest of its policy holders. Finance Minister Marinka Gumbs More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 29th, 2024
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Finance Minister Gumbs criticizes Ennia-solution

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister Marinka Gumbs is highly critical of the proposed solution to keep insurance company Ennia out of bankruptcy. The Netherlands has made the interest rate St. Maarten has to pay More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 20th, 2024
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GEBE’s tariff-structure hampers energy transition

PHILIPSBURG -- The structure of the tariffs used by Utilities Company GEBE are a stumbling block on the road to energy transition, it appears from a report by TNO, the independent Dutch organization for scientific More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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Industry standards be damned!

Utilities company NV GEBE had to do something quick to answer to the growing frustration about the power cuts that have been plaguing everybody’s life on St. Maarten these days. So, they put out a press release. See: More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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GEBE no longer meets requirements of industry standards

PHILIPSBURG — Three diesel engines, or 30 percent of the total, have exceeded their technical lifespan of thirty years, Utilities Company GEBE stated in a press release in an attempt to clarify the issues More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
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The Marketplace will receive my full attention – Grisha

PHILIPSBURG — New Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT), Grisha Heyliger-Martin, has pointed out that one of her priorities will include the Marketplace. Speaking More...