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Dispute about union-referendum at TelEm

PHILIPSBURG — Government mediator Marcellina Loblack has called a referendum at telecom provider TelEm for Wednesday, October 19. Employees have the choice to be, or not to be, represented by the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU). Ludson Evers, president of the St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has called this referendum illegal More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 4)

4. Electricity and internet PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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Union fights Telem over merit max bonus

PHILIPSBURG — The court order to reinstate the group savings plan is not the only financial headache telecom provider TelEm is facing. The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) is also demanding, through More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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TelEm has to reinstate group savings plan

PHILIPSBURG — Telecom provider TelEm was wrong when it terminated its group savings plan per February 1, 2021, for employees who were employed at the company before May 25, 2010. The Court in First Instance More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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Roger Lawrence sworn in as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 26, 2021, former Senior Manager of Port St. Maarten Roger Lawrence was ceremoniously sworn in as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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Is the economic growth projection too pessimistic?

PHILIPSBURG — Is the projection of 3 percent economic growth this year on the low end and therefore too pessimistic? That’s what MP Claudius Buncamper wants to know from Minister Ludmilla de Weever (Tourism More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 19th, 2021
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TelEm awaits new proposal from union

PHILIPSBURG -- The spat between TelEm CEO Kendal Dupersoy and SMCU-leader Ludson Evers has calmed down a bit after Dupersoy retracted the first paragraph of a letter he sent to the union that began with the sarcastic More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Relationship between TelEm and union deteriorates

~ TelEm CEO admits to ghetto tone in letter to SMCU ~ PHILIPSBURG -- The relationship between TelEm’s Chief Executive Officer Kendal Dupersoy and Ludson Evers, the President of the St. Maarten Communication Union More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 7th, 2021
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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 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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An opportunity to shine

By Hilbert Haar The much anticipated meeting of Parliament about the financial status of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) has not yet provided much clarity but especially questions asked by MP Claudius More...