Parliament authorizes 50-million guilders loan

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PHILIPSBURG – The Parliament approved on Thursday the ministerial regulation that authorizes Finance Minister Mike Ferrier to enter into a 50-million guilders ($27.9 million) loan agreement with the Netherlands. The money will be used to shore up the country’s collapsed liquidity-position. With the approval of financial supervisor Cft, the government More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Wescot-Williams and Richardson put electoral reform back on the agenda

PHILIPSBURG – Electoral Reform, a pet project of more than one politician since the fall of the second Wescot-Williams cabinet is back on the agenda for two reasons. The first one is that MP Wescot-Williams brought More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Bi-weekly question hour takes off in March

PHILIPSBURG – Parliament will begin to host a bi-weekly question hour with members of the government after the February 26 elections at the beginning of March, President of parliament MP Sarah Wescot-Williams More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Civil code amendment “not a watered-down version”

PHILIPSBURG – The draft ordinance containing amendments related to labor contracts to the civil code is not “a watered down version of an initiative-law submitted to parliament in the past,” President of More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Post-Irma insurance premiums to go up 30 to 60 percent

PHILIPSBURG – Post Hurricane Irma insurance premiums are likely to go up between 30 and 60 percent according to Dwayne Elgin, chairman of the St. Maarten Insurance Association. Elgin mentioned the percentages More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Continuation Urgent Central Committee meeting of Parliament about the current situation at the dump including possible solutions

PHILIPSBURG – The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent Central Committee meeting on February 9, 2018. The minister of General Affairs as well as the minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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MP Leonard links Buncamper to kickbacks

PHILIPSBURG – Member of Parliament Tamara Leonard launched an unprecedented attack on Claudius Buncamper, head of infrastructure management at the VROMI-ministry, during Wednesday’s central committee meeting More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Giterson about dump: “We need immediate action”

PHILIPSBURG – “We need real solutions and we need immediate action,” VROMI-Minister Miklos Giterson said on Wednesday during the central committee meeting about the dump fires, whereby he once more referred More...

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By webadmin On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Cable TV debate focuses on TelEm

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Committee dealt on Monday afternoon with the situation of the workers at St. Maarten Cable TV. While Cable TV employees were present in the tribune, the debate was more about TelEm’s More...

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By webadmin On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Opposition keeps finding fault with labor legislation

PHILIPSBURG – The tripartite committee  unanimously supports changes to the civil code geared towards better rules for labor contracts, but opposition MPs of the National Alliance still found fault with the More...