Mingo: Airport personnel cost has to be reduced

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AIRPORT — The outcome of an analysis, with the goal to secure the business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis, brought the executive team of the PJIA operating company, PJIAE, to the difficult conclusion that personnel cost has to be reduced. That is the core message of a two-page letter sent to the staff of PJIAE by the management team. The More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Dupersoy: “Forensic audit would bring TelEm to a screeching halt”

PHILIPSBURG – TelEm-director Kendall Dupersoy hit back at union leader Ludson Evers in an interview broadcast on the Lady Grace breakfast show. “If we discuss issues concerning TelEm then let’s be honest More...

Agreement TelEm with Union on Cost-Cutting Measures
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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TelEm and union reach agreement on cost-cutting measures

POND ISLAND — After what can be described as a short but intense back and forth of letter correspondences, TelEm Group and the St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has reached an agreement regarding cost-cutting More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Cost-cutting measures become bone of contention

PHILIPSBURG – In a letter to the Second Chamber dated May 19 State Secretary Raymond Knops wrote that one of the conditions for providing liquidity support to St. Maarten is a “decrease of 12,5 percent of the More...

Report Small Island Big Challenges Cover
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Report describes St. Maarten’s “silent crisis”

PHILIPSBURG – The Economic Bureau Amsterdam produced at the request of the Dutch parliament a report about performance, opportunities and solutions for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, entitled Small Islands, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten: “Round Table Conference (RTC) in June 2021 to finalize decolonization”

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament and Faction Leader for the United People’s Party the honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten is calling on the Dutch Government to finalize the decolonization process that More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Union wants forensic audit at TelEm reinstated

PHILIPSBURG – TelEm’s top managers paid themselves hefty bonuses in December of last year, union-leader Ludson Evers confirmed to StMaartenNews.com. While there was an agreement about a bonus of 50 percent More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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SMCU union rejects TelEm’s pay cut proposal

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has labeled the proposal of salary cuts by the management of telecom provider TelEm an “indecent proposal.” Chairman Ludson Evers and Secretary Sherman More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Central Bank allows moratorium on all loans

PHILIPSBURG — The Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten already took steps to counter the effects of the corona-virus crisis in March. At least one of these measures seems to be at odds with statements More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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French authorities confirmed closing border control posts

BELLEVUE — Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, French authorities finally announced officially the closing of their border control posts and the lifting of checks at the Bellevue crosspoint and at the French Quarter More...