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Adjusted draft COHO law in September to Parliament

PHILIPSBURG — The prime ministers of St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba have reached an agreement with the Netherlands about adjustments to the draft law COHO (Caribbean Reform and Development Entity). On September 3, the new draft is on the agenda of the Kingdom Council of Ministers. After its approval, the draft law will be submitted to the parliaments More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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Shareholder fires airport board members

PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Ministers has fired Glenn Daniel and Rochelle Hodge from their positions on the supervisory board of directors of the Princess Juliana International Airport Holding Company (PJIAH). More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
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Audit Chamber presents devastating report about 2017 financial statements

PHILIPSBURG — The country’s 2017 financial statements contain “numerous errors and uncertainties,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its compliance audit St. Maarten Financial Statements 2017. “Expenditures More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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Finance ministry focuses on cost-cutting measures

PHILIPSBURG — Cost-cutting measures top the list of priorities at the Ministry of Finance, it appears from Minister Ardwell Irion’s presentation about the 2021 budget to Parliament. Focus points are fuel More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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Kingdom imposes conditions on sixth tranche of liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s capacity is, in terms of quantity and quality “a serious stumbling block” for the execution of improvements, State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) writes in a More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Knops releases liquidity support

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) released the fifth tranche of liquidity support to St. Maarten. The Netherlands will transfer 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) by the end of More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 14th, 2021
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Corporate Governance Council has reservations about appointment Daniel as GEBE-CEO

PHILIPSBURG -- The Corporate Governance Council expressed concerns in its advice on the possible appointment of Sharine Daniel as the next Chief Executive Officer of utilities company GEBE that are somewhat surprising, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Politicians and civil servant must contribute to pension system and SZV-funds, Cft advises

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten ought to amend legislation as soon as possible so that civil servants and politicians start paying a 10 percent contribution towards healthcare costs, financial supervisor Cft writes More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Audit Chamber has its financial management under control

PHILIPSBURG — The General Audit Chamber shows in its 2020 annual report that its financial management is in good shape and that the organization lives up to promise to deliver its annual report to parliament More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
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Venomous exchange with Knops yields no results

PHILIPSBURG — The battle between Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and outgoing State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) about the payment of the fifth tranche of liquidity support has at times taken More...






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