Tag archive for ‘conditions’
Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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Gordon-Carty objects to liquidity support conditions

PHILIPSBURG – In a statement issued à titre personnel, former Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has spoken out against the acceptance of the Dutch conditions for liquidity support, saying More...

Minister of VSA Pamela Gordon-Carty
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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Pamela Gordon-Carty: No to unconditional proposal

Dear Editor, As former Minister of VSA of the recent interim cabinet, I’m deeply baffled and at the same time saddened at the direction my country Sint Maarten is being driven into. International human rights More...

Government Building Flags Half-mast
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Political storm brewing over “unconditional” letter of Minister Plenipotentiary

PHILIPSBURG – There is a political storm brewing over a letter Minister Plenipotentiary René Violenus sent to State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops on May 20, informing him that St. Maarten has accepted the requirements More...

Raymond Knops
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Dutch parliament backs up conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE – Members of the Dutch parliament support the conditions State secretary Drs. Raymond Knops has imposed on Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten for the provision of liquidity support, but some parliamentarians More...

Opinion - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Under duress

By Hilbert Haar Motions are the political banana peel of the political arena. In St. Maarten they seldom result in the desired action expressed in a motion and only in extreme cases (like with a motion of no confidence) More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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An unthinkable scenario

By Hilbert Haar The conditions attached to the provision of continued liquidity support have put the government in a rather awkward position. Demanding a 25 percent salary cut for ministers and parliamentarians More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Brutal package of conditions leaves government little choice

PHILIPSBURG – The Kingdom Council of Ministers had presented a brutal package of conditions for the release of continued liquidity support. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has labeled these conditions as an ‘indecent More...

Central Bank of Curacao & St. Maarten CBCS
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Time to split up the monetary union of Curacao & St. Maarten?

~ Is it a good time now to take up the 2013 SER advice to split up the monetary union between Curacao and St. Maarten? ~ By Hilbert Haar The conditions the Kingdom wants to impose on Curacao for more liquidity More...

State Secretary Raymond Knops - 2020042401
By The Publisher On Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Knops maintains: Solidarity is a two-way street

THE HAGUE – “The vulnerability of the economies of the Caribbean islands is significant, not only because of the dependency on tourism but – in the case of St. Maarten – also because of the aftermath of More...

Parliament meeting Tuesday 21 April 2020 - SSRP
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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MPs discuss stimulus plan

“No loans but grants and no conditions” ~ PHILIPSBURG – No loans but grants, and above all no conditions. Those were some of the sentiments expressed by parliamentarians during a digital central committee More...