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PFP questions Minister Jacobs, Doran about acting positions within government

PHILIPSBURG – In light of the apparent norm within the civil service of having one person fulfil multiple critical roles at the same time, Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson questioned Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 8th, 2021
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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 More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
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Minister Ottley’s insurance-plan draws criticism

PHILIPSBURG — The announcement by Minister Omar Ottley (Public Health) that he intends to increase the salary-ceiling for insurance under SZV from 67.816 to 120,000 guilders (from $37,886 to $67,039) per More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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PFP Calls for Implementation of Whistleblower Policy

~ Denounces Jacobs’ Approach to Censor Press and Public ~ PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson denounced recent statements made by Prime More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
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Controversy about Vineyard Heights triggers integrity-row

PHILIPSBURG -- The controversy over the Over the Bank - Vineyard Heights housing development is affecting Minister Egbert Doran (VROMI) and Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel, as well as the 54 applicants who applied for More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Ministry of VROMI Request Over the Bank Applicants to Submit Copies of Paperwork

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) has begun their own investigation into alleged signed draft decrees by former More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 19th, 2021
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Ombudsman starts systemic investigation into collection of solid waste tender 2021-2026

PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel has started a Systemic Investigation into the collection of solid waste tender 2021-2026.  On 25 and 31 March 2021 respectively, complaints were filed with the Ombudsman More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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Governor’s address: Focus on pandemic and economic recovery

PHILIPSBURG — Close to 4,000 infections, 183 people hospitalized and 57 deaths. Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday thus summarized the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community of St. Maarten during his More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 12th, 2021
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Cabinet of the Ministry of VROMI: After Court Case, Shareholder to continue to Address Current Situation at NV GEBE

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – NV GEBE and their two (2) remaining members of the Supervisory Board of Directors lost both of the cases they filed against Country Sint Maarten on Friday, September 10th, 2021, More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 12th, 2021
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GEBE’s supervisory directors contest Daniel-appointment in court – again

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance declared utilities company GEBE on Friday inadmissible in a lawsuit that aimed to force its sole shareholder - Country St. Maarten - to suspend the appointment of Sharine More...






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