Expired anti-virus license made cyber attack possible

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PHILIPSBURG – The cyber attack that paralyzed the government organization for several days on Monday, April 2, occurred because the license for the anti-virus software had expired, Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo said on Wednesday during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament. “It has been paid but during the attack it was not up and More...

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Dump fire smoke - Photo provided by SHTA
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Dump gets hardly attention in draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) does not spend a word on the situation at the dump in the draft 2018 budget.  Under a heading that addresses More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Civil service remains understaffed

PHILIPSBURG – The government organization currently employs 1,822 civil servants, but all departments struggle with staff shortages it appears from an overview in the draft 2018 budget. If all positions the civil More...

Jim Rosen - Emil Lee - Franklin Richards - Miklos Giterson - Water Contract
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Amended water contract saves millions

PHILIPSBURG – Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) has negotiated an amendment to the contract with public drinking water supplier Seven Seas, in close cooperation with VROMI-Minister Miklos Giterson, Finance Minister More...

VNP Rep Chris Johnson presentation Trust Agreement to PM Leona Marlin-Romeo - 20180412 VNP
By The Publisher On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Trust Fund agreement officially presented to Prime Minister Leona M. Marlin-Romeo

Philipsburg – On behalf of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Chris Johnson, head of the Dutch Representation Office on St. Maarten, presented Prime Minister Leona M. Marlin-Romeo a copy of More...

PM Leona Marlin-Romeo & Governor & Ferrier - 15 Jan 2018 - Photo by Roland Brison
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin travels to Washington DC for Trust Fund of 580 Million US Dollars

PHILIPSBURG – A delegation of the World Bank is visiting Sint Maarten this week to help with the preparation of the early priority projects. The World Bank delegation is focused on disaster preparedness and emergency More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Government discusses salary cuts for ministers and parliamentarians

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers approved the draft 2018 budget on Wednesday morning and its now on its way to the Council of Advice, the Board financial supervision (Cft) and the General Audit Chamber More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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A lot of hogwash

By Hilbert Haar Khadija Arb, the chairlady of the Second Chamber in The Hague was not amused when she spotted Peter Kwint, a member of the Socialist Party faction on Wednesday. Where is your jacket? Arib asked. Kwint More...

New Government Administration Building
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Government continues all efforts to restore public services

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of General Affairs hereby provides an update regarding the resumption of the following services. The Civil Registry Department in Philipsburg at the Government Administration Building More...

PM Leona Marlin Romeo working visit Curacao
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 8th, 2018
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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin completes successful working visit to Curacao

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin returned to Sint Maarten over the weekend following a successful working visit to Curacao. While in Curacao, the Prime Minister Romeo Marlin attended the meeting More...