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Gambling industry-reform stalls in Curacao but is on schedule in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Curacao is not making any progress with the reform of its policy for games of chance, the third-quarter report about the execution of the country packages states. Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas warns in a reaction against rücksichtlos actions in this field. St. Maarten has its affairs with regard to the gambling industry in order. More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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Sarah: “Why is the draft budget 2022 delayed until November 2021?”

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 20 September 2021 – “In politics, what you say can come back to haunt you.” This is how MP Wescot-Williams introduced her statement regarding the budget 2022 for the country. MP More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 25th, 2021
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We as a country can manage our own Central Bank

Dear Editor, I am not a person of the media, but as a born St. Maartener and professional, I have decided to speak out on this matter as I am feeling very belittled and insulted by the comments made by MP More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 20th, 2021
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Online sales-tax: a fata morgana

By Hilbert Haar The idea to introduce a 7.5 percent tax on online purchases has triggered many questions. According to Minister Ardwell Irion (Finance) such a tax would “level the playing field” and encourage More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Financial situation social security funds is untenable, Cft says

PHILIPSBURG — The financial situation of St. Maarten’s social security funds is untenable, financial supervisor Cft writes in a reaction to the country’s second execution report for the year 2021. The More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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Sarah tables the unfair taxation of the mental health professionals on St. Maarten.

Philipsburg — Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams in a recent statement stated that “It has been some months now that the Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals (APAP) has approached More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 31st, 2021
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Central Bank-report details pandemic’s economic damage

PHILIPSBURG — Stay-over arrivals dropped by 66.7 percent in 2020 and cruise arrivals fell 77.3 percent last year, the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) states in its annual report. “Cruise More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 31st, 2021
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Central Bank annual report: Economy (maybe) back to pre-pandemic levels in 2024

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s real Gross Domestic Product declined by 22.4 percent in 2020. Curacao saw a drop of 19.3 percent it appears from the 2020 annual report of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 9th, 2021
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Emmanuel: Any recommendation for property tax is dead on arrival

~ Tackle tax reform before Dutch do it for you ~ PHILIPSBURG — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday said that the government of St. Maarten has to say once and for all if land More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 8th, 2021
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MP Buncamper issues statement about CFT: All smiles, but no answers

On Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 the parliament members of the Finance committee had a closed-door meeting with the CFT to be informed of the position of the CFT on the financial situation of the island. A presentation More...






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