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Tag archive for ‘cost-cutting measures’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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Court declares cost-cutting ordinances constitutional

PHILIPSBURG – After careful consideration the Constitutional Court has rejected the Ombudsman’s request to void three temporary national ordinances that regulate cuts in the labor conditions for civil servants, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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Finance ministry focuses on cost-cutting measures

PHILIPSBURG — Cost-cutting measures top the list of priorities at the Ministry of Finance, it appears from Minister Ardwell Irion’s presentation about the 2021 budget to Parliament. Focus points are fuel More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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Gracita: Now it not the time to demand 12,5% civil servant’s cut

“PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL TREATMENT VIOLATED”                           Philipsburg, November 19. 2020. Gracita Arrindell said: the billion dollar question facing government and our citizens More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Stop Government Phone Abuse

Dear Editor, People need to be made seriously and individually accountable. It must hurt them ultimately in their own pocket if they so wish to abuse the  phone system at their place of work. Read: Unpaid Advice: More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Unpaid Advice: How Government Can Cut Phone Costs

PHILIPSBURG — “St Maarten’s Government Crazy Phone Bills” is the headline heading up an article on the website of our colleague in the media business, Mervin Hanley of THG News Today. That More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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CCSU members files official complaint against Government of St. Maarten

GREAT BAY — The members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU), known in Dutch as the GOA, filed an official complaint with the Ombudsman against the Government of St. Maarten on Friday August 21, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Exclusive interview with TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy

~ "By the hook or the crook, you need to partner with a larger company." ~ PHILIPSBURG – Don't let anybody fool you when it comes to Kendall Dupersoy, the Chief Executive Officer of telecom provider TelEm. He More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Nice move

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD -- Finally it has become clear what the Dutch State Secretary Knops means with his “lowering of 12.5 percent on the total package of labor conditions of all employees in the civil service More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Audit Chamber: cut in vacation allowance is unlawful

PHILIPSBURG — Not paying civil servants their full vacation allowance is unlawful, the General Audit Chamber’s chairlady ad-interim Sheryl Peterson writes in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Follow the money

By Hilbert Haar If I assume that the finance ministry is putting together the country’s budgets to the best of its abilities the conclusion must be that there is definitely something wrong. Maybe not with those More...






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