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Minister Irion contests Cft’s take on article 16

PHILIPSBURG – Finance Minister Ardwell Irion disagrees with financial supervisor Cft about its opinion that, by floating a 75 million guilders bond with the Central Bank, St. Maarten violates article 16 of the consensus kingdom law financial supervision (Rft). “Article 16 is vague,” Irion said during Wednesday’s Council of Minister Press briefing. More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Cft objects to intended 75 million bond issue

PHILIPSBURG – Unless Finance Minister Ardwell Irion makes a U-turn, there will be a 75 million guilders bond issue for St. Maarten on October 21. It is an expensive attempt to get the country out of its financial More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Audit Chamber report reveals abuse of public funds

PHILIPSBURG –- Successive governments since 10-10-10 have been epic failures. That’s not an opinion, but a statement based on findings of the General Audit Chamber that are published in its report Retrospective More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Minister Doran denies Alegria’s water rights

POND ISLAND — On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, denied the request of Alegria Real Estate More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Union leader Claire Elshot disappointed with statements Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG — President of WITU and member of CCSU, Mrs. Claire Elshot, is disappointed with the statements made by the Minister of General Affairs in the Council of Ministers Press briefing of September More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Government committed: SG Brown approved Alegria’s right of long lease

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance overruled in September the government’s objections to granting a right of long lease to Alegria Real Estate. The lease agreement is about a parcel of 13,525 square More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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SOAB finds nothing wrong with execution support programs

PHILIPSBURG – The government accountants bureau (Soab) audited Finance Minister ardwell Irion’s income and unemployment support programs and found that these programs are mostly executed conform the rules established More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Unpaid Advice: How Government Can Cut Phone Costs

PHILIPSBURG — “St Maarten’s Government Crazy Phone Bills” is the headline heading up an article on the website of our colleague in the media business, Mervin Hanley of THG News Today. That More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Medical liability issue gets attention from government

PHILIPSBURG — The government, led by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, wants a St. Maarten version of the Dutch Individual Health Care Professions Act (Wet BIG). This is stated in the NA-UP Governing Program More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Council of Advice does not support the government’s position

~ Council of Advice: “A Consensus Kingdom Law can be a useful solution” ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Advice sent its advice about the draft consensus kingdom law Caribbean Reform entity (CRE) already on More...