In memory of the late Louis Duzanson

Louis Duzanson book launch party 2000 HNP photo

“IN MEMORY OF THE LATE MR. LOUIS DUZANSON” PHILIPSBURG — Gracita Arrindell, former President of Parliament states that, “it is with deep sorrow we mourn the passing of our former colleague, the late Mr. Louis Duzanson, former head of the department of General affairs Island Territory St. Maarten.” “Mr. Duzanson was loved and highly More...

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Government Administration Building - 20200223 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 19th, 2020
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Payroll support is not for everyone; a deadline set for April 22

PHILIPSBURG – The specifics of the payroll support the government will extend to the private sector will throw many a company into a tailspin. There is a list of fourteen categories of companies that are excluded More...

Government Building Flags Half-mast
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Flags flying half-mast at government buildings

~ In solidarity with the pain and suffering that many on the island are enduring during this period, the Council of Ministers has decided that the flags at government buildings on St. Maarten will fly at half-mast More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, April 17th, 2020
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How to get payroll assistance and soft loans

PHILIPSBURG – Companies that need help due to the effect of the corona-virus crisis can get several forms of assistance if the Netherlands honors the requests set forth in the ministry of finance’s Stimulus More...

Minister Silveria Jacobs
By The Publisher On Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Allows Essential Services To Open For Two Days

PHILIPSBURG — In an ongoing effort to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 virus on St. Maarten, Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs declared a State of Emergency on St. Maarten on April 4, 2020, More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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The muddy waters of political pensions

PHILIPSBURG – For decades politicians in St. Maarten have been freewheeling towards their old age pension: from their already impressive salaries they never paid a penny for it. If Minister of Finance Ardwell More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Prime Minister Jacobs: “Shops will reopen on Thursday”

PHILIPSBURG — As of Thursday April 16th, Government will allow more residents to access grocery stores and supermarkets within their neighborhoods. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs (NA) announced the easing More...

Minister Silveria Jacobs
By The Publisher On Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Prime Minister & Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs National Address on COVID-19 UPDATES APRIL 9, 2020

PHILIPSBURG — People of St Maarten, both here on St. Maarten and abroad, I hereby address you as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC for today’s update on April 9, 2020. As part of the process to keep More...

Minister Raymond Knops Video Press Conference - 2020040901
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Kingdom approves call for financial support – with VIDEO

PHILIPSBURG – The Kingdom Council of Ministers will honor the requests for financial support from the BES-islands, Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, Minister Raymond Knops (Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations) said More...

Council of Ministers - Silveria Jacobs II Cabinet
By The Publisher On Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Ministers and MPs agree to salary reduction

MINISTERS & PARLIAMENTARIANS AGREE TO SALARY REDUCTION IN SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE ~ Liquidity support 2019 becoming a reality ~ PHILIPSBURG – Current and previous Ministers back initiative to support island More...