fbpx

Paper trails and money trails

We don’t understand why the airport is asking employees to provide information about payments made to them while an internal audit – or even a forensic audit – should be able to provide them with the answers. How does a company the size of the SXM Airport not know how much monies were paid to employees or by company directors More...

by The Publisher | Published 3 months ago
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
0 Comments

Commonalities and consequences

It is a sign of the times when we see convicted former Port CEO Mark Mingo after five years of radio silence giving an interview about his conviction in the Court of First Instance on SOS Radio 95.9FM with host More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
0 Comments

Cooperation, cooperation, cooperation

Former Lt. Governor, former APS Chairman of the Board, former member of the Law Enforcement Council, Managing Director of Seven Seas and present member for St. Maarten on the Progress Committee, Franklyn Richards More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 1st, 2021
0 Comments

Pressure mounts for Brison to resign. What will Parliament do?

Over the weekend, following the spreading of a recording of MP Rolando Brison making derogatory remarks regarding fellow UP party member and faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten, via social media, several parties More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 24th, 2021
0 Comments

St. Maarten has money

St. Maarten has money. Lots of money. Yet we are beggars in our own country. Just to give you an example, according to the latest annual report the MOT (Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties, or Financial Intelligence More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 14th, 2021
0 Comments

The at-arm’s-length fallacy

There is a false belief that because government should remain at arm’s length from government-owned companies, the management and the supervisory board members are untouchable. Wrong! If management and/or More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
0 Comments

It’s their money at stake; not ours

One would wonder why Royal Schiphol Group (RSG) is making such a big stink about the airport. But one must remember, Schiphol is synonymous with The Netherlands which is part of the European Union. The $100 million More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 4th, 2021
0 Comments

Time to open Pandora’s Box

~ Now is the time for a full forensic audit at the SXM Airport ~  More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
0 Comments

Is ANG 3000 the new minimum wage?

The explanatory notes (memorie van toelichting) of the new law for the admission and expulsion of foreigners describe why a person should have an income of 36,000 ANG to bring in a spouse as follows. “Twee More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 30th, 2020
0 Comments

Loopholes

There are so many loopholes in our laws that we can rightfully be called the land of the lawless. Time to plug those loopholes. Do you agree? Leave a comment below…  More...