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More than 6,500 people under the poverty line on Saba, Statia and Bonaire

PHILIPSBURG — More than 6,500 inhabitants in Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, Statia and Bonaire) are living under the poverty line. This appears from a study by the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), entitled Monitor Broad Welfare and Sustainable Development Goals. The study deviates from listing income per capita by presenting the median More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Former Minister Tuitt dodged wage taxes as director of Aruban lottery-foundation

PHILIPSBURG – Former Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt is out of a job again, after the Aruban Court in First Instance dissolved his labor contract with FLDP (Fundashion Lotto da Deporte), an organization More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
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Miedema? Dutch government has never heard of him

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations does not know Jacob A. Miedema, the representative of a Dutch consortium that claims to be negotiating the refinancing of St. Maarten’s liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 5th, 2022
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Mysterious Dutch consortium interested in refinancing St. Maarten’s debt

PHILIPSBURG -- Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten has lit the fire under a discussion about the refinancing of debts that include Dutch liquidity loans and possibly also the loan from the European Investment More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
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Motions Dutch Second Chamber present open-door opportunities for Sint Maarten

~ Comments and Proposals on follow up to Motions presented in the Dutch Second Chamber by Member of Parliament Drs. Jorien Wuite and other Dutch MPs ~ The following are just specific reactions and responses to More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 6th, 2022
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Democracy gradually returns to Statia

ORANJESTAD — The Progressive Labor Party has appointed Glenville Schmidt and Derrick Simmons as Commissioners, marking the gradual return to democracy in Statia, after the Kingdom intervened in 2018 by sidelining More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 26th, 2022
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An eventful week: Governor’s Cup, royal decoration and traffic accident

Great Bay — After remaining undefeated in the preliminary matches, Teddy Berry emerged as the undisputed champion when the curtains went down on the 2022 Governor’s Cup Table Tennis competition Friday evening More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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Ansary puts ownership Mullet Bay into question

PHILIPSBURG — Who owns Sun Resorts and, by extension, Mullet Bay? That question was the cornerstone of a dispute in court between Hushang Ansary and the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten. Mullet Bay More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 2nd, 2022
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Law office loses fight for Dutch bank account

AMSTERDAM – ABN AMRO is entitled to terminate the Dutch bank account of VapEps, a law office established in Curacao with offices in Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands. VanEps wanted More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Details of Schotte’s agreement with Prosecutor’s Office remain confidential

PHILIPSBURG — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has made an agreement with Curacao’s former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte about the payment of 1.8 million guilders (a bit more than $1 million). The payment More...