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Kingdom Council drops demand for salary cuts

THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers has asked St. Maarten to establish the 2023 budget by March 31 and to make sure that it meets the requirements from the kingdom law financial supervision. This means that the budget must be balanced. State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen writes in a letter to the Dutch parliament, dated January 27, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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St. Maarten is in ruins

~ Or the silent ruination of St. Maarten without a word being uttered ~ By Terrance Rey You have to buy the Cusha Column subscription to access this column. Click here to do so>>> When you buy this subscription, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2023
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Government’s financial statements remain unreliable, Audit Chamber says

PHILIPSBURG — The government still has not put its financial household in order. According to the government’s accountants bureau SOAB the uncertainties in the financial statements add up to a whopping More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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D66-MP Wuite urges voters to register

PHILIPSBURG — Jorien Wuite, St. Maarten’s member of the Dutch parliament for D66 is urging citizens to register for the election of members of the Electoral College for non-residents. Members of this More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
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Register now for Dutch Electoral College elections

PHILIPSBURG – For the first time in history, citizens of the Caribbean part of the kingdom will have an opportunity to influence the composition of the Dutch First Chamber, aka as the senate. On March 15, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
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St. Maarten urgently needs a national dementia plan

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten currently has an estimated 600 citizens living with dementia and over the next couple of decades the situation is projected to get much worse. Alzheimer’s Disease International More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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Improving Crime Fund management remains a work in progress

PHILIPSBURG — In April 2019 the Law Enforcement Council made six recommendations for the improvement of the management and supervision of the Crime Fund. In November 2022 the Council completed a report that More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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St. Maarten embraces strategic development goals – with words

PHILIPSBURG — The United Nations has made good intentions its core business, or so it seems. Case in point is the twelve strategic development goals (SDG) it formulated during a conference in Rio de Janeiro More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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Minister prevents deportation – attorney Merx happy

~ Merx commends the minister, her staff and the immigration department ~ PHILIPSBURG — Attorney Cor Merx is more than happy with an intervention by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, her staff and the immigration More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 14th, 2023
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COHO off the table but country packages remain

PHILIPSBURG — The draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development) is definitely off the table, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced in a press release after the conclusion More...