A united Parliament says NO to Dutch conditions for liquidity support

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliament stands firm behind the decision of the Council of Ministers to reject the establishment of a Caribbean Reform Entity as a condition for continued liquidity support. All fifteen MPs voted on Wednesday in favor of a motion that rejects the conditions presented in the draft Kingdom law Caribbean Reform Entity. The Kingdom More...

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