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Open letter regarding financial support WINAIR

~ An open letter from Supervisory board member Mr. Hans de Jong regarding the financial support provided to WINAIR ~ The granting of financial liquidity support by the Dutch Government in the form of a $3 million loan has apparently already brought about something in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The media, both in the Netherlands and in the Caribbean More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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The about-face of Prime Minister Jacobs

  By Hilbert Haar The government has finally done what it should have done months ago: sign an agreement with the kingdom about the conditions for the third tranche of liquidity support. While I have not seen the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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COHO – change is coming but St. Maarten has to pay for it

PHILIPSBURG – The so-called country package is an integral part of the agreement Prime Minister Jacobs signed on Tuesday with State Secretary Knops about the establishment of COHO – the Caribbean reform and More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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Government bends over backwards for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG / THE HAGUE – St. Maarten will receive the third tranche of liquidity support from the Netherlands – 61.2 million guilders ($34.2 million) – before the end of the year and the Netherlands More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Frontal collision: no deal about liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG / THE HAGUE – The government caused a frontal collision with the Kingdom Council of Ministers on Friday that makes it highly questionable that there will be a deal about continued liquidity support More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Knops maintains: human rights are St. Maarten’s responsibility

THE HAGUE – “It remains urgent that the detention situation in St. Maarten improves within the foreseeable future. The problem requires a decisive approach and the cabinet has offered assistance on several More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Aruba’s decision to borrow locally is “the same as printing money”

PHILIPSBURG – Aruba has reportedly a deal with a consortium of local banks for a loan in an attempt to get away from the conditions the kingdom has attached to the provision of liquidity support. Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Third tranche of liquidity support remains elusive

THE HAGUE – The outcome of the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting of Friday cannot come as a surprise to anyone. “As long as St. Maarten does not agree with the core of the package, a fruitful discussion More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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SMMC rectifies Dutch media report

CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has taken note of a media report from Omrop Fryslan that was published today in which a recently arrived rotational specialist has made statements which are not More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Dutch intervention in Aruba with RST and National Detective Agency raises eyebrows

PHILIPSBURG – Alarm bells ought to go off in the Council of Ministers after learning of the Dutch demand that Aruba gives the RST (Detective Cooperation Team) and the National Detective Agency the authority to More...





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