Jessurun: Important to boost people’s immune system

Claire Elshot & Raymond Jessurun - 20200326 SMAPP-SMCC

PHILIPSBURG – Poor people in St. Maarten run a high risk of contracting severe symptoms of the corona-virus (COVID-19) according to Drs. Raymond Jessurun of the St. Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform and the St. Maarten Consumers Coalition. Jessurun expressed his concerns during a press conference last week Thursday, on March 26. Jessurun said that 94 More...

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Former Labor Office Building - front
By The Publisher On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

IMF: “Remove restrictions to hire foreign workers”

Obscure Labor Tripartite Consensus Document from 2016 surfaces in new work permit policy debate ~ PHILIPSBURG – When representatives of employers, unions and government signed the Labor Tripartite Consensus More...

PM Jacobs inspects Fire Department - Dec 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Prime Minister Jacobs meets with CCSU on Pension Reform legislation & Function Book of the Fire Department

PHILIPSBURG—Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her capacity as Minister of General Affairs, met with the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) on Friday, February 7th, 2020. The purpose of this More...

Minister Emil Lee 20190714
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Former Minister Emil Lee: “New policies should be based on facts and consultation”

PHILIPSBURG – “New policies should be based on facts on consultation with stakeholders such as the labor tripartite and higher councils such as the Social Economic Council (SER),” former Minister of Public More...

Minister of Labor Pamela Gordon-Carty in Parliament 20200217
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Minister Gordon-Carty talks about work permit policy and abuse

“We don’t need data for it because we can see it.” says Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty on the issue of work permit policy and abuse. PHILIPSBURG – Members of parliament agreed about one thing during Monday More...

Labor Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty
By The Publisher On Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Minister Gordon-Carty’s new conditions for an employment permit

PHILIPSBURG – There is a lot of discussion about the new work permit policy Labor Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty put into place per February 7. The Hospitality and Trade Association, the Timeshare Association, More...

Sarah Wescot-Williams - U 2 Can Move founder
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 13th, 2020

MP Wescot-Williams: Where does NESC fit in the legal organization of the country?

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams: VSA Minister’s Decision Regarding Work Permits is Haphazard and Uncoordinated. PHILIPSBURG — MP Wescot: “Where does this National Employment Service Center fit in the legal organization More...

Police Station Philipsburg
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

CCSU approves new salary scales for the St. Maarten Police Department

Philipsburg — On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) received a request, from the Honorable Minister of Justice, to approve the proposed amendments to the National More...

First Members of Parliament - 10-10-10
By The Publisher On Monday, November 18th, 2019

MPs and Ministers have earned over 50 million guilders since 10-10-10

~ The political cost of autonomy since 10-10-10: more than 50 million guilders ~ PHILIPSBURG – Members of parliament and ministers have cost the St. Maarten tax payers more than 50 million guilders since the More...

New Government Administration Building, update
By The Publisher On Monday, October 21st, 2019

Council of Ministers take decision to extend contracts of NV GEBE Managing Board of Directors

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday afternoon, October 21st the Council of Ministers during an extraordinary general meeting of the Shareholder took the decision to extend the contracts of the Managing Board of Directors More...