World Bank trust fund disbursed $21 million in first six months

Former Labor Office Building - front

PHILIPSBURG -- Sint Maarten needs $2.3 billion for the next seven years to overcome the impact of Hurricane Irma. This estimate was already published last summer in the country’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), but it has now been adopted in the first interim report of the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund. More...

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Electoral Reform Committee
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin resumes discussions on Electoral Reform

PHILIPSBURG – On March 22nd, the newly formed workgroup on electoral reform met for the first time led by Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin. As outlined in the Governing Program “Building a Sustainable Sint More...

Bingo Balls
By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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No control on number games since 2009

PHILIPSBURG — Gamblers who put their money on number games whereby the numbers are drawn with bingo balls could have a problem on their hands. Minister Stuart Johnson (Tourism and Economic Affairs) told the More...

PM Leona Romeo-Marlin - 20 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Prime Minister to look into the high cost of rents

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 More...

Lights on at government building 20180131 - HH-min
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...