TelEm-director sends confusing proposal to Prime Minister Jacobs

Kendall Dupersoy - Canto photo

PHILIPSBURG – In a rather confusing letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, TelEm director Kendall Dupersoy seemingly proposes a 30 percent increase of the maximum income for managers of all government-owned companies. The kingdom’s condition for receiving further liquidity support is a lowering of these salaries by 12.5 percent. Dupersoy refers More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Supervisory Board of Directors Telem Group request Shareholders Meeting with the Council of Ministers

POND ISLAND — The Supervisory Board of Directors of the Telem Group of Companies has recently requested a shareholders meeting with the Council of Ministers; specifically, with the Shareholder Representative More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, June 5th, 2020

Dupersoy: “Forensic audit would bring TelEm to a screeching halt”

PHILIPSBURG – TelEm-director Kendall Dupersoy hit back at union leader Ludson Evers in an interview broadcast on the Lady Grace breakfast show. “If we discuss issues concerning TelEm then let’s be honest More...

Agreement TelEm with Union on Cost-Cutting Measures
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020

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...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020

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...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020

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...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Union wants forensic audit at TelEm reinstated

PHILIPSBURG – TelEm’s top managers paid themselves hefty bonuses in December of last year, union-leader Ludson Evers confirmed to While there was an agreement about a bonus of 50 percent More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

SMCU union rejects TelEm’s pay cut proposal

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has labeled the proposal of salary cuts by the management of telecom provider TelEm an “indecent proposal.” Chairman Ludson Evers and Secretary Sherman More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

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...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 1st, 2020

Telem sends letter to union; all salaries to be cut by 12,5%

~ TelEm threatens collective layoffs if no agreement with the union can be reached ~ POND ISLAND — In a letter dated June 1, 2020, CEO of the Sint Maarten Telecommunication Operating Company N.V. (TelEm), More...