Repairs to police station get priority

Police Station Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG – The first emergency repairs funded by the trust fund at the World Bank will begin in June, Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo announced during Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. There is a budget of $55 million for the first project – emergency repairs, disaster preparedness and utilities. Under this program fall More...

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Henk Kamp
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Henk Kamp succeeds Dekker in Cft

PHILIPSBURG – Sybilla Dekker steps down as member of the Board financial supervision (Cft) for Curacao and St. Maarten and the Cft BES. Henk Kamp will succeed her in the Cft for Curacao and St. Maarten. On april More...

2018 Budget voting list Parliament
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Parliament approves 2018 budget

PHILIPSBURG – Parliament approved the 2018 budget on Tuesday evening shortly after 8 p.m. with 8 votes in favor and 5 votes against. Thus the government met the kingdom’s demand for an approved budget no later More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Minister Ferrier proposes freeze on hiring consultants

PHILIPSBURG – The list of cost cutting measures Minister of Finance Mike Ferrier released on Tuesday to Members of Parliament contains six proposals that could save the country annually 20.9 million guilders ($11.7 More...

Emerald case investigation
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Budget 2018: A patchwork of little known facts

PHILIPSBURG – The second day of the 2018 budget debate went through the motions on Tuesday morning and continued into the afternoon until the meeting was adjourned until 6.30 p.m. to give ministers the time to More...

MP Wycliffe Smith
By The Publisher On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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MP Smith takes parliament to task

PHILIPSBURG – “This budget will not win any stellar awards,” MP Wycliffe Smith (St. Maarten Christian Party) said on Monday during the first day of the 2018 budget debate. “It shows a deficit, it is not More...

New Government Administration Building
By The Publisher On Friday, May 4th, 2018
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Government turns to EU for additional funding

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Committee of Parliament continued on Thursday with the handling of the 2018 budget in a setting that began in the morning, continued into the afternoon and, after an adjournment trundled More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Kingdom puts pressure on deadline for 2018 budget

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Committee meeting about the 2018 budget continues on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. under pressure of a deadline set by State Secretary Raymond Knops who demanded on Wednesday morning an More...

CFT Sint Maarten chairman Gradius
By The Publisher On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Cft urges Minister Ferrier to hire technical assistance

PHILIPSBURG – Financial supervisor Cft  urges Minister Mike Ferrier (Finance) to hire technical assistance to increase the capacity at the finance department, including the tax inspectorate. “Possibly technical More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Minister Ferrier criticizes World Bank involvement

PHILIPSBURG – Finance Minister Mike Ferrier criticized in veiled terms the involvement of the World Bank in St. Maarten’s post-Irma recovery process when he presented the draft 2018 budget to the central committee More...