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Government committed: SG Brown approved Alegria’s right of long lease

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance overruled in September the government’s objections to granting a right of long lease to Alegria Real Estate. The lease agreement is about a parcel of 13,525 square meters (roughly 200 by 65 meters) of water in an area called Burgeaux Bay adjacent to the Alegria Resort. In a press release issued after the More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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SOAB finds nothing wrong with execution support programs

PHILIPSBURG – The government accountants bureau (Soab) audited Finance Minister ardwell Irion’s income and unemployment support programs and found that these programs are mostly executed conform the rules established More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Unpaid Advice: How Government Can Cut Phone Costs

PHILIPSBURG — “St Maarten’s Government Crazy Phone Bills” is the headline heading up an article on the website of our colleague in the media business, Mervin Hanley of THG News Today. That More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Medical liability issue gets attention from government

PHILIPSBURG — The government, led by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, wants a St. Maarten version of the Dutch Individual Health Care Professions Act (Wet BIG). This is stated in the NA-UP Governing Program More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Council of Advice does not support the government’s position

~ Council of Advice: “A Consensus Kingdom Law can be a useful solution” ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Advice sent its advice about the draft consensus kingdom law Caribbean Reform entity (CRE) already on More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
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Government still struggles with conditions for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten has a fundamental difference of opinion with financial supervisor Cft about the conditions attached to the second tranche of liquidity support, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said during More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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A closer look at the effects of pension reform

PHILIPSBURG – Media reports about the reform of the pension system, combined with an advice from financial supervisor Cft have caused some confusion about the real state of affairs. Minister Panneflek announced More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Exclusive interview with TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy

~ "By the hook or the crook, you need to partner with a larger company." ~ PHILIPSBURG – Don't let anybody fool you when it comes to Kendall Dupersoy, the Chief Executive Officer of telecom provider TelEm. He More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Caribbean Reform Entity has 59 measures in mind

PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) the Kingdom wants to establish in the face of fierce resistance from St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba, wants to implement 59 measures in areas that cover government More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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PM Jacobs complaints about State Secretary Knops fall on deaf ears

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 More...