Tag archive for ‘Corona-crisis’
Five Guilders
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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The Golden Guilder

On St. Maarten, banks and the government are advising the general population to use guilders as much as possible, as a way to save dollars. I agree wholeheartedly with this advice. Here is why. When the dollars More...

Cole Bay at Night - Photo provided by LNWAD
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Business survey paints dark scenario

PHILIPSBURG – Within three to six months 45 percent of workers currently employed in the private sector will lose their jobs. This appears from a survey among 580 businesses by the St. Maarten Hospitality and More...

Staatssecretaris Raymond Knops - cn js
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Confusion and uncertainty about help from The Hague

PHILIPSBURG – “We are one Kingdom, we are all in the same boat and will help each other,” said Minister Raymond Knops (CDA) of the Interior and Kingdom Relations ten days ago. But after the reunion More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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A nightmare scenario

By Hilbert Haar For anybody who thought St. Maarten would be able to weather the corona-virus crisis on its own, José Jardim, the interim president of the Central Bank presented some sobering numbers during a press More...