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Professionals needed to carry out a strong government administration

PHILIPSBURG — Former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards observed during a Facebook-broadcast of the Aging with Grace-program hosted by Linda Richardson that the government “really needs to strengthen itself in various areas.” Richards gave a personal overview of the current state of affairs, after first noting that having the longest sitting More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Court justifies dismissal of VROMI’s Secretary-General Louis Brown

PHILIPSBURG — The Court for Civil Servants Affairs confirms in a ruling dated January 17 that the dismissal of Louis Brown as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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Justice chain function books create financial headache, or unrest within the police force

PHILIPSBURG — “My heartfelt congrats to all service members of the justice chain with the approval of the function books.” That text, accompanied by a picture of a smiling Minister of Justice Anna Richardson More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Draft COHO-law hits another stumbling block

PHILIPSBURG — Contrary to earlier optimistic reports, the draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) is not ready to be sent to the parliaments of the four countries More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 16th, 2021
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Lofty words but hardly any deadlines in policy plan for 2022

PHILIPSBURG — The draft 2022 budget closes with a deficit of 124.1 million guilders ($69.3). No surprises there. Revenue is projected to be 409.3 million ($228.7 million) and expenditures 533.5 million ($298 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
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Country package: retirement age to 66 in 2025

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten will increase the retirement age to 66 in 2025, “unless independent research shows that this is not necessary and there are alternative proposals with the same budgetary effect.” More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 10th, 2021
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Knops intends to send revamped draft kingdom law COHO this month to parliament

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) makes an effort to send the draft kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) this month to the parliaments of the Netherlands, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 29th, 2021
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Ombudsmen: Poverty in the Caribbean worrisome

GREAT BAY — The situation regarding poverty in the Caribbean part of the Netherlands seems to be “very worry some.” That was the consensus by these High Counsels of State during their deliberations that More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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Court declares cost-cutting ordinances constitutional

PHILIPSBURG – After careful consideration the Constitutional Court has rejected the Ombudsman’s request to void three temporary national ordinances that regulate cuts in the labor conditions for civil servants, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 25th, 2021
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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson: Function Book in the final phase of the legislative process

PHILIPSBURG — The Function Book of the Ministry of Justice is in the final phase of the legislative process towards its completion to become law, confirmed the Minister of Justice, Honorable Anna E. Richardson. More...






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