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Government ignores recommendations to update its prostitution-policy

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten structurally ignores recommendation from the Law Enforcement Council. In 2016, the Council issued six recommendation to improve the country’s policies towards prostitution. Seven years later, none of these recommendations have been executed, the Council notes in a report about human trafficking and prostitution that More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
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Almost one in five households live under the poverty line

PHILIPSBURG — At least 19 percent of St. Maarten’s population has a monthly income of 1,000 guilders ($558.66) or less, it appears from an analysis of the local labor market by the Economic Bureau Amsterdam More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
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Minister Richardson: “Decision is vital to meet the pressing needs of the Pointe Blanche prison”

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Justice Anna Richardson has reacted in a hurry to criticism from the police union NAPB about her decision to make the police force responsible for the detention center at police More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 6th, 2023
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Detention center becomes responsibility of the police force – union threatens with strike

PHILIPSBURG — The NAPB – the National General Police Union – has reacted with dismay to the decision by Justice Minister Anna Richardson to transfer the responsibility for the detention center More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 26th, 2023
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Call for keeping Ennia-expert Grimm on board

WILLEMSTAD – Ennia’s Chief Executive Officer Lesley Ann Harms-Brodie has urged Central Bank President Richard Doornbosch and Minister of Finance Javier Silvania to keep Elisabeth Grimm on board for the More...

By Online Editor On Monday, October 9th, 2023
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Frederica Green-Brazier recognized as CIBC FirstCaribbean “Customer Service Hero”

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten October 8th, 2023. ‘Team Service’ is an essential reminder that no matter where frontline reps work, their job titles, or how they serve customers, everyone is on the same More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 2nd, 2023
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Retroactive payments to justice personnel amount to almost $25 million

PHILIPSBURG — Retroactive payments to personnel of the justice ministry are going to cost the government 44,588,500 guilders ($24.9 million) it appears from a press release issued by the ministry. Making More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 4th, 2023
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GEBE has to reinstate Sharine Daniel as Head Internal Auditor, court rules

PHILIPSBURG — Utilities company GEBE has to admit Sharine Daniel to her work as Head Internal Auditor before September 6, the Court in First Instance ruled on Wednesday, August 30. The company had gone to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 4th, 2023
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GEBE has to compensate former human resources manager

PHILIPSBURG — Utilities company GEBE is paying a hefty price for the dissolution of its labor contract with human resource manager Clifford Sasso. The Court in First Instance allowed the termination of the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
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Implementing justice function book will cost more than 40 million

PHILIPSBURG — Implementing the justice function book will cost the government more than 40 million guilders ($22.3 million) this year, it appears from a press release issued by the Ministry of Justice. The More...