Prime Minister to look into the high cost of rents

PM Leona Romeo-Marlin - 20 Mar 2019

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin has promised to look into the high cost of rentals by home owners which is spiraling out of control following the hurricanes of 2017. Marlin in her capacity of Minister of General Affairs said at a recent press conference that it has been brought to her attention by the Rent Committee since there More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Government wants to establish a bodyguard unit – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG — The government wants to renovate and equip the waiting room and the conference room of the Council of Ministers on the fourth floor of the government building for 800,000 guilders (close to More...

Hole in the bucket
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There is a hole in the budget

POND ISLAND — The draft 2019 budget closes with a deficit of 67.2 million guilders. The government projects 478.8 million in expenditures this year and 411.6 million guilders in revenue. The tax office project More...

Finance Minister Perry Geerlings 20180717
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Geerlings offers payment plan on unpaid taxes to ease the pressure on businesses

PHILIPSBURG — Times are still “tough for everyone” and in recognition of this reality, Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, has decided to offer an extension of the deadline for payment of More...

Minister of Tourism Stuart Johnson - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019

St. Maarten closer to finalizing Pre-Clearance

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten is now closer to providing pre-clearance for aircrafts to the United States of America at the Princess Juliana International Airport, said Minister responsible for Tourism Stuart More...

COM ministers 27 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

COM ministers willing to reduce their salary

PHILIPSBURG — In regards to the recent report that indicated that the Dutch Government is prepared to stop the liquidity support to St. Maarten if members of Parliament do not reduce their salaries, Deputy Prime More...

Council of Ministers Press Photo - Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Coalition partners support Theo

PHILIPSBURG — The arrest of the leader of the United Democrats Member of Parliament Theodore Heyliger by the Anti-Corruption Task Force (TBO) on Tuesday morning at his home has drawn support from the coalition. Minister More...

IMF headquarters
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019

IMF: Political stability critical for business investment decisions

PHILIPSBURG – Cumbersome regulations, red tape, weak governance, antiquated tax and labor laws, skill mismatches, restrictive labor markets, high energy costs, infrastructure bottlenecks and political volatility More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 20180213
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Finance Minister says that motorists could have both stickers and number plates

PHILIPSBURG — There are conflicting reports coming from the Ministry of Finance regarding the issuing of the vehicle number plates and the stickers. The Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings in response to questions More...

PM Leona Romeo Marlin at Press Briefing 07 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, February 8th, 2019

Prime Minister ably defends herself in light of the vote of no confidence

PHILIPSBURG—Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin in her address to the people of St. Maarten on the vote of no-confidence against her government by the National Alliance faction in the Parliament said that she More...