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Tag archive for ‘economy’
By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island Tourism More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 11th, 2020
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MP Buncamper questions Minister of TEATT on Economic Recovery plan

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday the USP faction leader in parliament, MP Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper, forwarded a letter to the minister of TEATT, the honorable Ludmilla de Weever. MP Buncamper’s letter to More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Getting to a better place

By Hilbert Haar It always had to come to this. Protecting public health is an obvious priority to anybody with half a brain but what about protecting the economy? It is a horrendous dilemma. I recently saw a cartoon More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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The potential of the yachting industry in the Caribbean

Whilst Caribbean economies claim to be looking out for opportunities to diversify their economies, in practice, they have been slow to grab the opportunity that is presented by yachting. By Robbie Ferron The yachting More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...