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Rebellious casino-dealer gets royal compensation

PHILIPSBURG — A 59-year old casino-dealer with a rather checkered work-history gets more than 100,000 guilders gross from her now former employer as compensation for the termination of her labor contract, the Court in First Instance ruled in June. The employee, who entered service with the casino in 1991, collected 29 warnings from her employer More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 18th, 2022
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Kingdom decides Friday about retraction of salary-cut for civil servants

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom Council of Ministers decides next Friday, June 24, whether St. Maarten gets permission to terminate the 12.5 percent pay-cut for civil servants. For a positive outcome, the government More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
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Conditions for retracting 12.5 percent salary cut remain a mystery

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom Council of Ministers will take a decision about the eight conditions St. Maarten will have to meet in exchange for permission to drop the 12.5 percent salary cut for government employees More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 20th, 2022
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Peterson: Clarity Needed on SG Function in VROMI

~ Legality of Nearly Two Years’ Worth of Documents Could Be in Question ~ PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, 17 May 2022, PFP member of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson sent questions to the Minister of VROMI, Egbert More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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St. Maarten Academy had to rehire unjustly fired teacher – or pay

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Academy has to reinstate a teacher French or otherwise pay compensation of 84,000 guilders ($46,927), the Court in First Instance ruled on February 23. The school dismissed the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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Union fights Telem over merit max bonus

PHILIPSBURG — The court order to reinstate the group savings plan is not the only financial headache telecom provider TelEm is facing. The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) is also demanding, through More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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TelEm has to reinstate group savings plan

PHILIPSBURG — Telecom provider TelEm was wrong when it terminated its group savings plan per February 1, 2021, for employees who were employed at the company before May 25, 2010. The Court in First Instance More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 18th, 2022
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Avoid salary-reductions at all cost, labor union says

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has asked Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in a letter dated February 16 to provide a template or a format that makes clear to government-owned companies More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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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 More...

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...