Tag archive for ‘bureaucracy’
By The Publisher On Friday, August 5th, 2022

Reducing red tape improves the business climate

PHILIPSBURG — More than half of the respondents in a Central Bank-survey into the effect of red tape on business performance and economic development said that the costs of regulatory compliance have increased More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 4th, 2019

At a snail’s pace

By Hilbert Haar Without further ado, former Finance Minister Michael Ferrier has pointed to the procedures the World Bank uses for the distribution of recovery-dollars from the trust fund to explain why post Hurricane More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018


We can’t help the feeling that it is going to be a while before St. Maarten sees the funds from the World Bank allocated to where it is badly needed. In our report on the World Bank, we read too many big words More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Unwill or ignorance

Everyone is free to have an opinion about prostitution, but the way the bureaucracy is stifling the private businesses in this sector is simply unacceptable. It feels a bit like struggling through the stifling bureaucracy More...