Gordon-Carty objects to liquidity support conditions

Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty

PHILIPSBURG – In a statement issued à titre personnel, former Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has spoken out against the acceptance of the Dutch conditions for liquidity support, saying that she is “deeply baffled” by the situation and stating that during her brief tenure she identified “24 revenue-generating measures More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Collective lowering of salaries is not that simple

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – The kingdom’s demand that the government lowers the salaries of civil servants by 12.5 percent (as a condition for providing liquidity support) promises to result in a heated debate. More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

St. Maarten informal economy grounded to a halt

~ St. Maarten’s underground economy has been grounded to a halt. StMaartenNews.com brings you an analysis ~ The current population of St. Maarten is 42,797 as of Tuesday, May 4, 2020, based on the latest More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Pandemic drives up food prices

PHILIPSBURG – Price increases in supermarkets trigger a storm of complaints on social media. Food shoppers post pictures of items that cost a lot less two weeks ago than they do now. “They are killing More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020

‘The Public Prosecution Service on St. Maarten has known what was going on for years’

PHILIPSBURG — “Those who end up in the mill can be ground through it.” That is the view of lawyer Robbert de Bree, who points out that his client JanHendrik Boekaar, dismissed director of Windward More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020

Request for double acquittal in LARIMAR case

PHILIPSBURG — The ten days he spent in the police cell were “horrible,” said Ron Elferink, CFO of shipping company Intermar. Along with Intermar owner and CEO George Pelgrim, he is suspected of More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Sulvaran: “The public prosecutor has trampled on the rights of Heyliger”

PHILIPSBURG – Theo Heyliger is prosecuted on the basis of statements by a suspect who is protected by the Public Prosecution and who receives benefits as a crown witness while the legislation of St. Maarten More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Theo Heyliger: ‘I never accepted money from Maasdam’

PHILIPSBURG – Defendant in the Larimar case Theo Heyliger remembers that building consultant Ronald Maasdam brought stroopwafels for him from the Netherlands. But envelopes with banknotes, no, he never received More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

“Don’t pay Theo? That question did not arise.” – COURT REPORT UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG — “A deal was a deal,” says Ronald Maasdam, crown witness in the Larimar case, about paying bribes to Theo Heyliger and the late Roy Marlin. For years, the Dutch building consultant More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

IMF: “Remove restrictions to hire foreign workers”

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 More...