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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 Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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CIBC FirstCaribbean to sell its banking assets in four OECS countries and Aruba

Bridgetown, Barbados 12th October 2021. FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited (“FCIB More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 5th, 2021
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St. Maarten shows strong growth in stay-over arrivals

PHILIPSBURG — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to its knees, but the latest numbers issued by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) show that St. Maarten is getting out of this slump More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Aruba’s decision to borrow locally is “the same as printing money”

PHILIPSBURG – Aruba has reportedly a deal with a consortium of local banks for a loan in an attempt to get away from the conditions the kingdom has attached to the provision of liquidity support. Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Dutch intervention in Aruba with RST and National Detective Agency raises eyebrows

PHILIPSBURG – Alarm bells ought to go off in the Council of Ministers after learning of the Dutch demand that Aruba gives the RST (Detective Cooperation Team) and the National Detective Agency the authority to More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Knops issues tight deadlines for liquidity support conditions

PHILIPSBURG – Government and Parliament will have their hands more than full in the next couple of weeks now that State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops has released the detailed conditions for continued liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Knops: “We need to take measures to safeguard autonomy”

THE HAGUE -- The meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers did not result in any decisions about the establishment of the consensus Kingdom law Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE). State Secretary Knops made clear More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Caribbean Reform Entity has 59 measures in mind

PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) the Kingdom wants to establish in the face of fierce resistance from St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba, wants to implement 59 measures in areas that cover government More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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New conditions for liquidity support are still unclear

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba are quite prepared to implement reforms, but not as fast as the Dutch government demands, the NOS reports. The tempo the Netherlands demands in exchange for assistance More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Just Imagine……

Recently, businessman and political commentator, Michael J. Ferrier, wrote a letter to the editor asking “We are all in this together, right?” and in his article, he referenced an opinion piece published More...