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Emmanuel wants all govt. decisions, documents regarding BTP building

PHILIPSBURG — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Friday questioned Minister of TEATT Ludmila DeWeever about the financial status of the Bureau of Telecommunication & Post, in particular government’s role over the years with the much talked about BTP building in Philipsburg and “who owes who” in the process. Emmanuel More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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MP Buncamper questions Telem subcontractor working with illegals

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, Member of Parliament, (MP) Claudius Buncamper, of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in Parliament, sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressing the local sub-contractors More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Take the survey: Online Shopping, is St. Maarten ready?

PHILIPSBURG – On behalf of one of our local business partners, we are asking our readers to take the following online survey to determine the interest in ‘Online Shopping’ on St. Maarten. Survey: More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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PFP leader Gumbs Questions MinTEATT On BTP Matters

PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs sent questions to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transportation Ludmila de Weever on Tuesday, September 28, 2020, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Exclusive interview with TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy

~ "By the hook or the crook, you need to partner with a larger company." ~ PHILIPSBURG – Don't let anybody fool you when it comes to Kendall Dupersoy, the Chief Executive Officer of telecom provider TelEm. He More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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TelEm and union reach agreement on cost-cutting measures

POND ISLAND — After what can be described as a short but intense back and forth of letter correspondences, TelEm Group and the St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has reached an agreement regarding cost-cutting More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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The bottom line

By Hilbert Haar It cannot surprise anyone that the government’s cost-cutting measures in exchange for receiving liquidity support from the Netherlands have become the center of an epic controversy, especially More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Cost-cutting measures become bone of contention

PHILIPSBURG – In a letter to the Second Chamber dated May 19 State Secretary Raymond Knops wrote that one of the conditions for providing liquidity support to St. Maarten is a “decrease of 12,5 percent of the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Troubled TelEm

PHILIPSBURG – Telecom provider TelEm is in deep trouble, it appears from a letter it sent to the labor unions on Monday (June 1) about the decision to cut employee-salaries by 12.5 percent. The real situation More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...






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