Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll support after the regulation that makes publication possible is in place. The list has already been sent to the Department of Labor Affairs and Social Services. The Ministry of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor (VSA) encourages employees who More...

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Kendall Dupersoy - Canto photo
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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TelEm-director sends confusing proposal to Prime Minister Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG – In a rather confusing letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, TelEm director Kendall Dupersoy seemingly proposes a 30 percent increase of the maximum income for managers of all government-owned More...

Milano Diamond Gallery
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Payday for jeweler’s former employee

PHILIPSBURG – KRK Corporation, the entity that operates Milano Diamond Gallery and Diamonds Are Forever in Philipsburg is on the ropes for a hefty payment to a former employee after the Common Court of Justice More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Airport workers strike on Emancipation Day – Photo Reportage

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Audit Chamber: cut in vacation allowance is unlawful

PHILIPSBURG — Not paying civil servants their full vacation allowance is unlawful, the General Audit Chamber’s chairlady ad-interim Sheryl Peterson writes in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. More...

Unified unions of St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Unions file complaint against salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (WICLU) has filed a complaint with the Attorney General about what it labels as “punishable acts of racial discrimination, embezzlement and theft.” More...

SER St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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A coup at the Social Economic Council (SER)

By Hilbert Haar When any government announces the “restructuring” of a board or of any organization that is supposed to be independent from the political decision makers, I always become a bit suspicious. The More...

WIHCUA SMMC protesters
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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SMMC CFO submits resignation

CAY HILL — Wednesday night, Windward Islands Health Care Union leader, Brunilda Illidge, informed StMaartenNews.com that the St. Maarten Medical Center’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Marco Meulenman, More...

New SSRP Conditions per 23 Jun 2020
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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New rules for payroll support

PHILIPSBURG – In a press release dated June 23 the Ministry of Finance has announced new rules for payroll support; they are retroactively effective per June 1. The new rules follow the recommendation by financial More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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What was the objective of the union’s protest march?

PHILIPSBURG -- The protest action organized by the Chamber of Labor Unions has raised some eyebrows, in particular those of political commentator Edwin James. With a big banner reading ‘Enough is enough’ spearheading More...