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Consumer protection remains elusive, in spite of existing laws

PHILIPSBURG — Curacao established its consumer foundation almost half a century ago, in 1975. The Fundashon pa Konsumidó provides information about price comparison and the quality of products and services and it also helps consumers access their rights. In St. Maarten the Windward Island Consumer Foundation of President Virgilio Brooks is dormant More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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Ballast Nedam wins bid for airport reconstruction project

PHILIPSBURG — Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam has won the bid for the airport terminal reconstruction project. The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE) hails de winner More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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US $1.7 million distributed to help restore local small business economy; businesses encouraged to apply

PHILIPSBURG — To date, US $1.7 million has been disbursed to enterprises within the St. Maarten small business community who have taken advantage of the combination grant/loan financial assistance offered More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Brison’s political interference with economic controls is an old story

PHILIPSBURG — President of Parliament MP Rolando Brison confirmed the worst fears of the authors of several integrity reports when he attempted to interfere with the work of economic control officers at More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Minister Richardson’s immigration policy under fire

PHILIPSBURG — Immigration remains a hot topic and it has come to the forefront once more after Justice Minister Anna Richardson’s announcement of a “strict enforcement” of relevant legislation. There More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island Tourism More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Force Majeure or not?

~ Legal jurisprudence needed whether lockdown is force majeure or not ~ PHILIPSBURG — We asked local accountants to provide us with their Top Three Tips for businesses on St. Maarten to survive this economic More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Employer Council St. Maarten identifies a number of issues with the SSRP program

PHILIPSBURG — The Employer Council St. Maarten issued a statement wherein it states that from the get-go, the SSRP was intended to enable employers to maintain employment relationships with as many employees More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Learning Unlimited defies Education Ministry’s closure-order

PHILIPSBURG – All public and private schools have to remain closed for onsite education, Education Minister Rodolphe Samuel wrote in a letter to all school boards on August 11, but that message was apparently More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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The potential of the yachting industry in the Caribbean

Whilst Caribbean economies claim to be looking out for opportunities to diversify their economies, in practice, they have been slow to grab the opportunity that is presented by yachting. By Robbie Ferron The yachting More...






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