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St. Maarten second on investment climate index

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten is for the first time since its introduction in 2021 placed on the Caribbean Investment Climate Index, an initiative of the Economic Bureau Amsterdam. The index measures the investment climate in seventeen Caribbean countries and St. Maarten makes its first appearance in the second spot, behind index-leader Aruba. The More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, June 30th, 2023
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Consumer Price Index: life is becoming more expensive

PHILIPSBURG – The Consumer Price Index increased by 0.44 percent in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the last quarter in 2022. Compared to the first quarter of 2022, the increase is 3.48 percent. In More...

By Online Editor On Monday, May 8th, 2023
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Heyliger-Marten asks MinTEATT’s attention for St. Martin’s food security and economic diversification

On April 20th, 2023, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten sent a letter with questions and recommendations to the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) regarding St. Martin’s food More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 1st, 2023
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Government to collect tax from guests booking via AirBnB

“No additional laws are required to collect taxes related to Airbnb, those taxes can be collected under the current tax system,” said Finance Minister Ardwell Irion during the 2023 budget debate in Parliament, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 25th, 2023
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Lottery booths: how the government facilitates gambling addiction

PHILIPSBURG — The Social Economic Council (SER) sent its advice about the placement of lottery booths in low income areas to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on February 14. It is hampered by a lack of data. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
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Tax reform – Profit tax

Dear Editor, Having discussed this in the past and considering that this topic has been broached by a couple of other persons in the public domain, I would like to again bring this topic of matter up. It is the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
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SXM Airport: Demand for ultra-luxury air service in our region

~ DIRECT FLIGHT FROM QATAR AIRWAYS SHOWS DEMAND FOR ULTRA-LUXURY AIR SERVICE IN OUR REGION ~ SIMPSON BAY — The ultra-luxury carrier Qatar Airways performed a “Spectacular landing” at the Princess Juliana More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 19th, 2023
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Accountant Natasha Manuela on paying taxes

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday January 25th, Natasha Manuela, Managing Director of Prudential Tax Services, was interviewed on the Wendell Moore’s radio show about taxes — encouraging the public to file More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 13th, 2023
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Trade fairs

Dear Editor, After previously shining the light on ‘Call Centers’ as an avenue to diversify the economy, the topic today will surround ‘Trade Fairs’. See related article: Call centers as a way to diversify More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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Diversifying our economy with local call centers

  Dear Editor,   I hope one of the outcomes of the pandemic would be a real discussion on the dependence of our island’s economy on tourism.   Every election there has been much talk on the economy, but besides More...