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Emmanuel asks about more cuts, how internal shifting will work

~ Says Irion trying to play word games ~ PHILIPSBURG — Civil servants possibly having to sustain more cuts to their salaries and benefits was one of the main areas of concern highlighted by Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel during the Central Committee meeting discussion on the country reform package on Monday. In total the MP asked 73 questions More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 15th, 2021
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Airport holding agreed with World Bank funding-conditions and still turned to Piper Jaffray

PHILIPBURG -- It is about time to get the facts straight about the Princess Juliana International Airport now that politicians use every opportunity to badmouth its management, the role of the World Bank, State More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport

~ Political agreement no guarantee for smooth cooperation ~ THE HAGUE – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport. This appears from his answer to written question More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops: “St. Maarten has made too little progress”

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) and Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) share concerns about the dismal conditions in St. Maarten’s detention system and say that improvements More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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Airport holding puts reconstruction funding at risk

Photo caption: SXM Airport. Photo by Duncan van Heyningen. PHILIPSBURG — The airport holding is putting financing for the terminal reconstruction project at risk if it continues with efforts to dismiss Chief More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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Financial Intelligence Unit’s powers are regulated by law

PHILIPSBURG — In the first quarter of 2025 St. Maarten will be evaluated by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). “We should have started with the preparations last year but unfortunately we More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Government sidelines unions with unilateral decisions about austerity measures

PHILIPSBURG — The government had decided to take decisions about COVID-19 related cost saving measures without the express approval of the unions that are represented in the CvV (Commissie van Vakorganisties More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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Government bends over backwards for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG / THE HAGUE – St. Maarten will receive the third tranche of liquidity support from the Netherlands – 61.2 million guilders ($34.2 million) – before the end of the year and the Netherlands More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Frontal collision: no deal about liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG / THE HAGUE – The government caused a frontal collision with the Kingdom Council of Ministers on Friday that makes it highly questionable that there will be a deal about continued liquidity support More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Knops demands that Parliament accepts legal basis for consensus kingdom law

PHILIPSBURG – The government will not have all its ducks in a row before the end of the year. That puts a big question mark behind the preparedness of State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) to More...







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