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Government spent millions, but effectiveness support programs remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG — The government paid out millions of guilders through its stimulus and relief program (SSRP) in 2021, but the Audit Chamber has been unable to establish whether this program was effective. ”During the investigation it became evident that it is difficult, if not impossible, to establish whether the SSRP was effective. Mass layoffs More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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A vision plan for Quarter Development? Where have we heard that before?

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers recently approved a “vision plan” for the development of what is now called the Quarter Development, situated next to the A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facility. Minister More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 6th, 2022
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Minister Ottley intends to tackle abuse of short-term contracts even more

PHILIPSBURG — Minister Omar Ottley (Public Health, Social Development and Labor) is not satisfied with the changes to the Civil Code that aim to put an end to the abuse of short-tem labor contract. The changed More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 11th, 2022
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Government maintains majority support in Parliament

~ Two new MP’s support the coalition~ PHILIPSBURG — In a joint statement issued by the leadership of the National Alliance (NA) and United People’s (UP) Party it has been confirmed, that it was a success; More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 26th, 2022
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Education reform is a work in progress

PHILIPSBURG — Minister Rodolphe Samuel (Education, Culture, Youth and Sports) has addressed the ten recommendations established in the Interim Education Review Report to arrive at the following conclusion: More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
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Caribbean students don’t do well in the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — Every year around 1,600 students from the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles travel to the Netherlands to study at institutions for MBO, HBO or WO-diplomas. Those journeys do not always More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 18th, 2022
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Finance Minister Ardwell Irion successfully tackles backlog of financial statements

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister Ardwell Irion is diligently working on the backlog of annual financial statements. On Wednesday, he presented these statements for the years 2019 and 2020, accompanied by an More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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Solid waste collection tender was rigged, says MP Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG -- The tender for solid waste collection for the period 2021-2026 was not only unfair and not transparent, as the Ombudsman states in its report about its systemic investigation into this matter, it More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Ombudsman gives VROMI-ministry bad report card

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and infrastructure (VROMI) gets a very bad report card in the 2021 annual report of the Ombudsman. “The Ombudsman continues to be More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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Minister Ottley launches training program for aspiring entrepreneurs

PHILIPSBURG — Acting Minister of Tourism and Economy Omar Ottley signed a service level agreement with A&A Accounting for a training program that aims to help 25 aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to More...