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Solid waste collection tender was rigged, says MP Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG -- The tender for solid waste collection for the period 2021-2026 was not only unfair and not transparent, as the Ombudsman states in its report about its systemic investigation into this matter, it was also rigged. This appears from documents that were delivered anonymously to the faction of the Party for Progress; the PFP submitted these More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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The potential and benefits of geothermal energy for the islands (incl. St. Maarten)

~ The Leeward Islands Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion Hub Project and it’s benefits to Country Sint Maarten/St Martin ~ From our French-side correspondentMARIGOT — The Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 12th, 2022
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Real estate deals at the port are entangled in a complex web

PHILIPSBURG -- The role of financial manager Ron Elferink in real estate transactions at the port have remained unclear for a long time. When he was asked about it as a witness in the Zebec case on June 22, 2021, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 11th, 2022
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MP De Weever continues work with Cruise industry

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 11th, 2022, the Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever met with representatives from Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), namely Vice President of Destination More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Ministry of Finance receives updates on Republic Bank’s corporate responsibility plan

Republic Bank pledges a more proactive approach in the future. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten— The Ministry of Finance was recently the recipient of a courtesy visit from the General Managing Director of Republic More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 2)

2. Getting credit PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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Minister Ottley launches training program for aspiring entrepreneurs

PHILIPSBURG — Acting Minister of Tourism and Economy Omar Ottley signed a service level agreement with A&A Accounting for a training program that aims to help 25 aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Minister of Finance launches corporate governance traineeship

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of Finance is launching a pilot program for corporate governance and supervisory board member traineeship. The Ministry of Finance hopes to attract young professionals interested More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Reducing red tape improves the business climate

PHILIPSBURG — More than half of the respondents in a Central Bank-survey into the effect of red tape on business performance and economic development said that the costs of regulatory compliance have increased More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Evaluating politicians: “Everyone is selfish”

PHILIPSBURG — The boys and girls at Teen Times are having a lot of fun with their annual evaluation of local politicians. They do their homework on this topic, and they don’t mince their words either. For More...