PM Jacobs complaints about State Secretary Knops fall on deaf ears

Minister Jacobs & State Secretary Knops

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs complaints about the (alleged) behavior of State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops in a video conference on June 16 have fallen on deaf ears with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He made clear that the matter falls under Knops’ responsibility. “That has not changed because of your letter and I have forwarded More...

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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...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs sends letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte

PHILIPSBURG -– On June 16th, 2020, State Secretary Knops held and chaired a meeting regarding several urgent matters, including the conditions for further liquidity support from the Kingdom Council. Prime Minister More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Payroll-distribution system ignores Cft-advice

PHILIPSBURG – The government – and government-owned companies in its wake – is playing with fire and is putting continued financial assistance from the Netherlands at risk by not following an advice from More...

Phased Re-Opening Chart updated May 16, 2020-page-001
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Many businesses allowed to reopen; adjusted curfew remains in place

PHILIPSBURG – The local economy is coming back to life with a bang after Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs allowed the reopening of most businesses per May 30 with the publication of the “regulation of May 29, More...

PM Silveria Jacobs National Address - March14 2020
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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PM Jacobs: “Unions should be more reasonable”

PHILIPSBURG – The government’s decision to accept the kingdom’s conditions for liquidity support is not going down well with civil servant and their unions. That much is clear from the meeting the unions More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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No protection for civil servants against lower salaries

PHILIPSBURG – Now that the government has accepted the Kingdom’s conditions for liquidity support, the salaries of civil servants and politicians are up for review: a 25 percent cut in the remuneration of politicians More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Collective lowering of salaries is not that simple

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – The kingdom’s demand that the government lowers the salaries of civil servants by 12.5 percent (as a condition for providing liquidity support) promises to result in a heated debate. More...

Phased Re-Opening Chart updated May 16, 2020-page-001
By The Publisher On Monday, May 18th, 2020
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State of emergency continues but businesses gradually reopen

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has extended the state of emergency by six weeks by ministerial decree. The six week period ends on June 21. Citizens are allowed to go shopping only on weekdays between More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Brutal package of conditions leaves government little choice

PHILIPSBURG – The Kingdom Council of Ministers had presented a brutal package of conditions for the release of continued liquidity support. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has labeled these conditions as an ‘indecent More...