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PFP demands explanations about “political games” with GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have expressed their concerns about developments at utilities company GEBE in a series of questions to prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and VROMI-Minister Egbert Doran. The questions revolve around the dismissal of interim director Mauricio Dembrook and the More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
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Passenger airliner makes emergency landing at Juliana Airport

~ Air Caraibes Airbus 332 blows out engine on take off ~ AIRPORT, December 28, 2021 -- An Airbus 332 with passengers on board en route to Paris Orly reportedly blew out an engine after taking off from the Princess More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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Justice chain function books create financial headache, or unrest within the police force

PHILIPSBURG — “My heartfelt congrats to all service members of the justice chain with the approval of the function books.” That text, accompanied by a picture of a smiling Minister of Justice Anna Richardson More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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TBO-budget almost doubles for next three years

PHIIPSBURG — Politicians with criminal intentions better fasten their seatbelts because outgoing State Secretary Knops has almost doubled the funding for TBO, the Team Bestrijding Ondermijning (the anti-corruption More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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New Dutch government wants to contribute to economic development

THE HAGUE — The fourth Rutte-cabinet wants to contribute to the economic development in St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao through guarantee regulations of the National Service for Entrepreneurial Netherlands More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Draft COHO-law hits another stumbling block

PHILIPSBURG — Contrary to earlier optimistic reports, the draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) is not ready to be sent to the parliaments of the four countries More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 16th, 2021
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Lofty words but hardly any deadlines in policy plan for 2022

PHILIPSBURG — The draft 2022 budget closes with a deficit of 124.1 million guilders ($69.3). No surprises there. Revenue is projected to be 409.3 million ($228.7 million) and expenditures 533.5 million ($298 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
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Country package: retirement age to 66 in 2025

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten will increase the retirement age to 66 in 2025, “unless independent research shows that this is not necessary and there are alternative proposals with the same budgetary effect.” More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Leaked GEBE-documents disqualify Daniel for position of CEO

PHILIPSBURG — A rather astonishing 66 pages of internal documents of utilities company GEBE – letter, emails and other documents – have been leaked to the media through SX Leaks from a Gmail address More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 10th, 2021
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Knops intends to send revamped draft kingdom law COHO this month to parliament

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) makes an effort to send the draft kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) this month to the parliaments of the Netherlands, More...






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