Tag archive for ‘2020 draft budget’
MP Emmanuel - legalize weed now
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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MP Emmanuel: Legalize marijuana now

PHILIPSBURG – Ten thousand people in St. Maarten are smoking marijuana and they spend $20 to $30 a day on it, MP Christophe Emmanuel said during his plea for legalizing the soft drug the budget debate. If Emmanuel’s More...

Rising personnel costs
By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Budget 2020: personnel costs keep going up

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget understandably shows significantly higher expenditures due to the COVID-19 crisis, but it seems that the government is unable to get a grip on its ballooning personnel costs More...

Salaries
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Salaries for ministers unchanged in 2020 draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget does not contain any indication that ministers and parliamentarians will take a ten percent salary cut. On the contrary, the listed salaries for all ministers – with the More...

BTP building
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Government intends to buy BTP-building for $4.7 million dollars

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget contains a remarkable line item that reveals the government’s intention to purchase the building of Bureau Telecommunication and Post on Cannegieter Street for 8 million guilders More...

Government Building Closed - 20200224 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Draft 2020 budget meets with criticism

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget closes with a deficit of 263.2 million guilders ($147 million). Expenditures total 610.5 million and revenue 347.3 million. The Council of Advice is critical of the budget: More...

New Government Administration Building, update
By The Publisher On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Cft budget advice: civil servants and politicians have to pony up

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten has to take more measures to create a budget surplus, the Board financial supervision (Cft) writes in its advice about the 2020 budget to Finance Minister Perry Geerlings. The financial More...