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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 letter about continued liquidity support to the Second Chamber. In other words: St. Maarten does not have enough people to work on these improvements More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 14th, 2021
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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addresses halt of fifth tranche of liquidity support

Philipsburg – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs expresses grave concern for the future of relations within the Kingdom, when out of one side of their mouths, the Dutch Government claims it is looking out for the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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Knops withholds liquidity support and bashes Prime Minister Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Knops has put the fifth tranche of liquidity support on hold until the government has acted “sufficiently vigorous” to rectify the problems at Princess Juliana International More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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Audit Chamber report: Personalized License Plates

PHILIPSBURG -– The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit: Implementation of personalized license plates” to Parliament today. The report highlights the possibilities of implementing More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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St. Maarten requests follow up on loan agreement for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG -– Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs questions follow-through from the Netherlands on liquidity support and requests Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte’s intervention to address unnecessary More...






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