Cft budget advice: civil servants and politicians have to pony up

New Government Administration Building, update

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten has to take more measures to create a budget surplus, the Board financial supervision (Cft) writes in its advice about the 2020 budget to Finance Minister Perry Geerlings. The financial supervisor notes that expenditures are budgeted 16 million guilders too high and that lower pension premium payments for civil servants More...

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Rolando Brison MP
By Online Editor On Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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MP Brison still opposes move of casino to vicinity of sundial, library

~ Moving one casino cannot revitalize Philipsburg ~ PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Rolando Brison on Wednesday stressed that he remains firmly against the move of a casino from its current location on More...

CFT Sint Maarten - 20191030
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Room for government revenue to grow, Cft chairman says

PHILIPSBURG – The revenue St. Maarten generates could be much higher “if the increase in tax compliance as a result of restructuring the tax administration is achieved,” Raymond Gradus, the chairman of the More...

Government and Unions of Civil Servants in Curaçao
By Online Editor On Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Government and Unions of Civil Servants in Curaçao reach Agreement on Priority List for the next six months

~ To achieve more efficiency and effectiveness in the functioning of public administration and to reduce personnel expenses ~ Willemstad, October 30, 2019 – During an informal meeting that took place on the 29th More...

MP Christophe Emmanuel and his attorney Zylena Bary - 20191026
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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“Domain Affairs is devoid of long lease policies”

PHILIPSBURG – “I am completely innocent of these trumped-up charges,” National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel said in an interview with 721news anchor Gromyko Wilson, shortly after he was released from custody. More...

Opinion - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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The law on long lease

By Hilbert Haar The Christophe Emmanuel case begs a lot of questions. The first one is of course whether a crime was committed at all. From the currently available information it is hard to answer this question More...

St. Maarten Government Flag
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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European Commission waiting on St Maarten to present plan

PHILIPSBURG — A breakthrough in the joint wastewater management program for St. Maarten and St. Martin is long overdue. While government secured some €6.1 million from the 10th European Development Fund More...

St. Maarten Government Flag
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Action needed to secure EDF-funding

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten is lagging far behind other Caribbean nations in terms of EU-support. The government has failed to take the steps necessary to establish, with the European Community, the cooperation More...

New Government Administration Building, update
By The Publisher On Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Council of Ministers take decision to extend contracts of NV GEBE Managing Board of Directors

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday afternoon, October 21st the Council of Ministers during an extraordinary general meeting of the Shareholder took the decision to extend the contracts of the Managing Board of Directors More...

Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of VROMI
By Online Editor On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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Ombudsman meets with Secretary General of VROMI to discuss concerns within the Ministry

PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of VROMI, Mr. Louis Brown, Acting Head of the Inspectorate Department, Mr. John Davis, and Acting Head of More...