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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 speaks with confidence about his company and does not shy away from tough questions about bonuses and cost-cutting measures, of which he says: More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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New lamp posts on Philipsburg boardwalk

PHILIPSBURG — Utility company GEBE has been commissioned by the Minister of VROMI to provide the boardwalk in Philipsburg with new lighting. From Walter Plantz Square to Bobby’s Marina, the ornamental lamp More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Governments of the Dutch, French side working on Doppler Radar Weather Station

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of St. Maarten and that of St. Martin has joined together to establish a Doppler weather radar (station) on the South side of the island. Head of the Meteorological Department, Walter More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Not going solar: how St. Maarten ignored its own energy policy

PHILIPSBURG – On April 24, 2014, the Council of Ministers approved a rather unique document: the National Energy Policy for Country Sint Maarten. The document has an ambitious subtitle: Towards a sustainable development. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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WAKING UP IN PARADISE?

By ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience. But I am sure that More...