Tag archive for ‘economy’
Cooperative
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Combating Recession in the Caribbean through Cooperation

[Publisher’s note: The article below was first published in April under the title ‘THE economy opportunity of the moment‘. Erroneously, this article was republished under the above heading ‘Combating More...

Central Bank building Curacao Scharloo
By The Publisher On Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Central Bank warns against solidarity tax

WILLEMSTAD – The government’s plan to impose a solidarity tax on all income above the ceiling for healthcare and accident insurance premium (5,781 guilders or $3,230) will have a negative effect on the economy 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...

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...

Opportunities sign
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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THE economy opportunity of the moment

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In these difficult times when we know that economic hardships have to be countered and solutions need to be found, there are realistic opportunities.  There is one development model that More...

Minister Emil Lee - File Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Recommendations for Our Challenging Times Ahead

Dear Editor, In these challenging times, we must come together to help our country of St. Maarten and her people get through yet another crisis.  The impact of COVID-19 on St. Maarten likely will be far more devastating More...

Tourist in town on Front Street filled with cars - 20191128 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY — After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month’s rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities More...

shta - Crystal Pineapple Awards
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Changes to Accepted Payment Methods Have Negative Consequences

The business community on Sint Maarten is very much concerned with the decision by Management of The Receiver to eliminate the use of all checks as a means of payment. Like it or not, St. Maarten’s predominant More...

Arun Jagtiani - IRE Team
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Real estate agent urges government to resolve Kadaster ‘problem’ immediately

COLE BAY — In an interview with StMaartenNews.com, well-known real estate agent, Arun Jagtiani, founder, owner and broker of Island Real Estate Team lamented the present status of backlogs at the Kadaster More...

COCI Baker and Lint
By Desk Editor On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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COCI: New Businesses Opening while Closures are Down. Prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Executive Director Anastacio Baker, says that COCI statistics for the 1st Quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 revealed that More...