IMF: “Remove restrictions to hire foreign workers”

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Obscure Labor Tripartite Consensus Document from 2016 surfaces in new work permit policy debate ~ PHILIPSBURG – When representatives of employers, unions and government signed the Labor Tripartite Consensus Document on August 30, 2016, St. Maarten finally seemed to have established the foundation for the modernization of its labor market. By now, More...

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New Government Administration Building, update
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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The right to freedom of expression for civil servants – an overview

PHILIPSBURG – Where does the right to freedom of expression of civil servants begin and where does it stop? That question becomes relevant in the wake of the Facebook-rant by the head of the labor department, More...

CBCS Central Bank Head Offce in St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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SHTA questions the survival of the monetary union between Curaçao and St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — An ‘existential threat’ towards the St. Maarten economy is what the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) calls the possible increase of foreign exchange license fees in More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Content analysis of the SMCP Manifesto

~ Party manifesto available for download here ~ PHILIPSBURG – With its 17-page manifesto the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) heads with confidence into the parliamentary elections on January 9. “SMCP expects More...

Language Culture Identity St. Martin - Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Why (Which) Language of Instruction is Critical: The Role of Language Education in Nation-Building

Dear Editor, I have always argued that a sound education policy should be based on “a triad of effective teachers, involved parents, and committed students working from a curriculum explicitly designed to mold More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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European Commission waiting on St Maarten to present plan

PHILIPSBURG — A breakthrough in the joint wastewater management program for St. Maarten and St. Martin is long overdue. While government secured some €6.1 million from the 10th European Development Fund More...

Arrival Pavilion SXM Airport 20180323
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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The pros and cons of US Pre-clearance – Part 3

Part 3 in a multi-part series about US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten and the SXM Airport. Read the nuts and bolts of pre-clearance and what it will take to make things happen in this third installment. A review. LOGIN More...

Arrival Pavilion SXM Airport 20180323
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 29th, 2019
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The nuts and bolts of US Pre-clearance for St. Maarten – Part 2

Part 2 in a multi-part series about US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten and the SXM Airport. Read what exactly is pre-clearance and what it involves in this second installment. A review. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS More...

Arrival Pavilion SXM Airport 20180323
By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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The history of US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten – Part 1

Part 1 in a multi-part series about US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten and the SXM Airport. Read how it all started in this first installment. A review. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some articles More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Slowly but surely the Integrity Chamber is taking shape

By Hilbert Haar Part 3 about the final steps needed to be taken to finalize the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity More...