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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addresses halt of fifth tranche of liquidity support

Philipsburg – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs expresses grave concern for the future of relations within the Kingdom, when out of one side of their mouths, the Dutch Government claims it is looking out for the welfare of the people of St. Maarten and continuously seeks ways and means to move the goal post even after conditions have been met and agreements More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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No satisfaction for BearingPoint in dispute about tax transformation

PHILIPSBURG — After the change of government in 2019 nothing has been done about plans to transform the country’s tax system. “The current government does not consider fiscal transformation opportune,” More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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St. Maarten requests follow up on loan agreement for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG -– Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs questions follow-through from the Netherlands on liquidity support and requests Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte’s intervention to address unnecessary More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
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Report recommends external review of airport investments

PHILIPSBURG — The airport’s financial performance for fiscal year 2018 resulted in a 16.4 million guilders ($9.16 million) overdraft. The total bank withdrawal led to a 12.6 million guilders ($7 million) More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Office space mini audit leaves many questions unanswered

PHILIPSBURG — The General Audit Chamber submitted its mini audit “Efficiency of government’s office space” to Parliament on Tuesday, March 30 with a rather embarrassing conclusion: the auditors were More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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The Hague freezes liquidity support

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten needs 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) in liquidity support for the second quarter of this year but the Kingdom Council of Ministers is not going to provide these funds More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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High level meeting held with Steering Committee

Steering Committee Agrees on the Importance of Maintaining Focus on Rehabilitating Critical Infrastructure March 5, 2021—The Steering Committee of the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Emmanuel asks about more cuts, how internal shifting will work

~ Says Irion trying to play word games ~ PHILIPSBURG — Civil servants possibly having to sustain more cuts to their salaries and benefits was one of the main areas of concern highlighted by Independent MP More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 15th, 2021
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Airport holding agreed with World Bank funding-conditions and still turned to Piper Jaffray

PHILIPBURG -- It is about time to get the facts straight about the Princess Juliana International Airport now that politicians use every opportunity to badmouth its management, the role of the World Bank, State More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport

~ Political agreement no guarantee for smooth cooperation ~ THE HAGUE – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport. This appears from his answer to written question More...






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