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Tag archive for ‘conditions’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Payroll-distribution system ignores Cft-advice

PHILIPSBURG – The government – and government-owned companies in its wake – is playing with fire and is putting continued financial assistance from the Netherlands at risk by not following an advice from More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Payroll support program shrouded in mystery

PHILIPSBURG – Based on current regulations, the government will not be able to publish the names of companies that have so far received payroll support. Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said during a press briefing More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Cost-cutting measures become bone of contention

PHILIPSBURG – In a letter to the Second Chamber dated May 19 State Secretary Raymond Knops wrote that one of the conditions for providing liquidity support to St. Maarten is a “decrease of 12,5 percent of the More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...





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