Tag archive for ‘Corona-crisis’
Karel Frielink
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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VISION

~ 30 May 2015 • Column by Karel Frielink ~ It’s a complaint often heard: the government lacks vision. What really is a vision? If it is about a country, in our case the Country of Curacao, a vision is an inspiring More...

Red Cross officials St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten

~ The Government of The Netherlands has asked the Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — The consequences of the corona pandemic can be felt everywhere. More...

Clifford Illis office
By The Publisher On Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Clifford Illis: Businesses and the middle class will be the hardest hit

PHILIPSBURG — When it comes to crisis analysis in post-disaster situations, Clifford Illis is our go-to expert. After hurricane Irma in 2017, Illis’ analysis of the subsequent insurance crisis that unfolded More...

Editorial - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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What’s next?

There is a meme on social media depicting COVID-19 as a tsunami wave while behind that wave is a bigger tsunami wave with the name “Recession”. We think this an appropriate way of how we see things developing More...

Attorney Co Merx - 2020040601 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Irma in herhaling: werkgevers handelen in strijd met de wet

PHILIPSBURG – De lockdown vanwege het coronavirus heeft tot een golf van ontslagen of inhoudingen op het salaris geleid. “Er is een soortgelijke situatie als na orkaan Irma, toen tal van werkgevers hun personeel More...

Attorney Co Merx - 2020040602 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Post Irma revisited: employers are breaking the law

PHILIPSBURG — The coronavirus lockdown has led to a wave of layoffs or salary deductions. “This is a similar situation to Hurricane Irma, when many employers did not pay their employees. Employees who brought More...

Five Guilders
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 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...