Caribbean Reform Entity has 59 measures in mind

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PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) the Kingdom wants to establish in the face of fierce resistance from St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba, wants to implement 59 measures in areas that cover government and finances, the economy, healthcare, education and the constitutional state. Highlights are the drive to move from direct to indirect taxes More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Nice move

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD -- Finally it has become clear what the Dutch State Secretary Knops means with his “lowering of 12.5 percent on the total package of labor conditions of all employees in the civil service More...

Ministers Plenipotentiary Curacao Aruba St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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New conditions for liquidity support are still unclear

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba are quite prepared to implement reforms, but not as fast as the Dutch government demands, the NOS reports. The tempo the Netherlands demands in exchange for assistance More...

IMF headquarters in NY
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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IMF-team paints dark picture of road to recovery

PHILIPSBURG —  St. Maarten’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will drop 25 percent this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This appears from a note written by a team of the International Monetary fund More...

New SSRP Conditions per 23 Jun 2020
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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New rules for payroll support

PHILIPSBURG – In a press release dated June 23 the Ministry of Finance has announced new rules for payroll support; they are retroactively effective per June 1. The new rules follow the recommendation by financial More...

Glenn Thode - CFT
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Glenn Thodé new member Cft Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Willemstad – Dr. Glenn A.E. Thodé has been appointed in the Council of Ministers of June 19th, 2020 as a member upon the proposal of the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba as of July 1st, 2020. More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Duncan: Cut the school subsidies by 12,5% and leave the schools alone (VIDEO)

PHILIPSBURG — In a personal interview with StMaartenNews.com, Chairman of the Board of the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) Roland E. Duncan called on the government to More...

CFT Sint Maarten - 20191030
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Financial supervisor Cft critical of 2020 budget

PHILIPSBURG — Financial supervisor Cft has expressed serious criticism about St. Maarten’s approved 2020 budget in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion dated May 20. The letter became public this More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Payroll support program shrouded in mystery

PHILIPSBURG – Based on current regulations, the government will not be able to publish the names of companies that have so far received payroll support. Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said during a press briefing More...

Wycliffe Smith
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Smith questions spending of payroll support

PHILIPSBURG – After a long period of silence St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) leader Wycliffe Smith returned to the public domain with a letter (erroneously dated January 7, 2020) to Finance Minister Ardwell More...