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Court justifies dismissal of VROMI’s Secretary-General Louis Brown

PHILIPSBURG — The Court for Civil Servants Affairs confirms in a ruling dated January 17 that the dismissal of Louis Brown as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) is justified. A national decree dated June 28, 2021, confirms Brown’s dismissal for neglect of duty. As More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 19th, 2021
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Is St. Maarten’s minimum wage at the bottom of the pile? That depends on the pile

PHILIPSBURG — “A complete revamping for the economy boosting strategy is necessary, because it has not worked for the St. Maarten minimum wage earner.” That is the conclusion of Certified Risk Analyst More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Leaked GEBE-documents disqualify Daniel for position of CEO

PHILIPSBURG — A rather astonishing 66 pages of internal documents of utilities company GEBE – letter, emails and other documents – have been leaked to the media through SX Leaks from a Gmail address More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 5th, 2021
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Power struggle at GEBE turns ugly

PHILIPSBURG — Working at utilities company GEBE remains a minefield. That much is clear after the recent court case against Sharine Daniel and the even more recent dismissal of temporary manager Mauricio More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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Police officer scores decisive victory against justice ministry

PHILIPSBURG — A police officer with more than ten years of service to his name scored a decisive victory against the Ministry of Justice after a long battle about his promotion, first to police officer and More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 5th, 2021
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Court-ordered statement from N.V. GEBE

The Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten by judgement of 3 November 2021 ordered N.V. GEBE to place the following announcement on StMaartenNews.com: On the 2nd and 3rd July 2021, Mr. Bloem, attorney of the Supervisory More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 4th, 2021
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Court ruling reveals toxic atmosphere at GEBE

PHILIPSBURG -- “This is not a normal labor-case, but a battle in a war between two camps about who obtains the power in the company,” the Court in First Instance states in its November-3 ruling that concludes More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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Court declares cost-cutting ordinances constitutional

PHILIPSBURG – After careful consideration the Constitutional Court has rejected the Ombudsman’s request to void three temporary national ordinances that regulate cuts in the labor conditions for civil servants, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 25th, 2021
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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson: Function Book in the final phase of the legislative process

PHILIPSBURG — The Function Book of the Ministry of Justice is in the final phase of the legislative process towards its completion to become law, confirmed the Minister of Justice, Honorable Anna E. Richardson. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
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Minister Ottley’s insurance-plan draws criticism

PHILIPSBURG — The announcement by Minister Omar Ottley (Public Health) that he intends to increase the salary-ceiling for insurance under SZV from 67.816 to 120,000 guilders (from $37,886 to $67,039) per More...






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