Tag archive for ‘criticism’
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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UD board: Serious times require strong forward-thinking leadership

“We are in serious times, that require strong forward-thinking leadership,” says UD board PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United Democrats (UD) held an urgent meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Financial supervisor Cft critical of 2020 budget

PHILIPSBURG — Financial supervisor Cft has expressed serious criticism about St. Maarten’s approved 2020 budget in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion dated May 20. The letter became public this More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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MP Brison: “Central Bank has not done near enough”

PHILIPSBURG – “The Central bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten has not done near enough to assist the people of St. Maarten,” chairman of parliament MP Rolando Brison said during the meeting of parliament about More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Draft 2020 budget meets with criticism

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget closes with a deficit of 263.2 million guilders ($147 million). Expenditures total 610.5 million and revenue 347.3 million. The Council of Advice is critical of the budget: More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Cracks in the coalition

By Hilbert Haar The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) is among the private sector organizations that chose the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) not even a week ago “to speak on its behalf More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Former Minister Ferrier: “The trust fund is failing”

PHILIPSBURG – “If the rules allow hurricane victims to remain homeless after two years, something is not right about the rules,” former interim Finance Minister Michael Ferrier writes in a letter to the editor More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings criticizes Dutch interference

PHILIPSBURG - Finance Minister Perry Geerlings criticized the Kingdom for interfering in St. Maarten’s affairs by attaching conditions to the provision of badly needed liquidity support but at the same time he More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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WIVoice, The Critical Voice of the People

WIVoice came on to the social media scene as a group on June 28, 2016, and has been a fixture on Facebook’s social media platform ever since. The group serves as a medium for the voice of the people of St. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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There is a need to prioritize recovery projects on the French side

MARIGOT—Examining the reconstruction of the French side of the island compared to the Dutch Side it will seem that hurricanes of 2017 apparently happened on the French side, said Senator Guillaume Arnell. In More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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From balloons to lampoons

By Hilbert Haar Environmental issues have taken central stage in St. Maarten ever since Barbara Cannegieter et al filed a lawsuit against the government over the persistent fires at the dump. Add the Pride’s Foundation’s More...