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PM Jacobs refuses to sign implementation agenda and demands liquidity support first

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs demands that the Netherlands provides 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) in liquidity support to St. Maarten before she signs the implementation agenda of the country package. In a letter to the Second Chamber, State Secretary Raymond Knops maintains that he is waiting for a clarification of the position More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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Adjusted COHO-proposal before the summer to Parliament

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – The adjusted draft consensus kingdom law Caribbean Reform and Development Entity (COHO) will reach the parliaments of the Netherlands, St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao before the summer More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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The Hague freezes liquidity support

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten needs 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) in liquidity support for the second quarter of this year but the Kingdom Council of Ministers is not going to provide these funds More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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COHO draft law triggers questions about compatibility with Kingdom Charter

THE HAGUE — An earlier report on dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl about the advice concerning the draft kingdom law Caribbean Reform and Development Entity (COHO) stated incorrectly that the Kingdom Council of More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Council of State criticizes COHO draft law, but supports its objectives

This article is exclusively for subscribers. You will have to buy at least a Daily, Monthly, Yearly or Insider subscription in order to read this special StMaartenNews.com news report. Login if you already have More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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State Secretary Knops: “Fight against poverty is the responsibility of St. Maarten”

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) resolutely dismisses the notion that financial support for the inhabitants of St. Maarten is a form of suppression, racism and colonialism, as More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Knops hints at termination of liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) has confirmed in a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs what was already clear: the Parliament has put continued liquidity support at risk More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport

~ Political agreement no guarantee for smooth cooperation ~ THE HAGUE – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport. This appears from his answer to written question More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops: “St. Maarten has made too little progress”

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) and Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) share concerns about the dismal conditions in St. Maarten’s detention system and say that improvements More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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St. Maarten detention system needs enhanced supervision

PHILIPSBURG — Enhanced supervision by the (European) Committee of Ministers is “of vital importance to ensure structural improvement of the St. Maarten detention system in line with international human More...







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