Tag archive for ‘General Audit Chamber’
By The Publisher On Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Pension fund toys with plan to reduce pensions

PHILIPSBURG – The General Pension Fund APS is not financially sound and never has been, it appears from a compliance audit published by the General Audit Chamber. While the APS coverage ratio significantly improved More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Dramatic drop in road tax revenue

PHILIPSBURG – Revenue from the road tax fell sharply in the first quarter of the year – from 9.1 to 5.7 million guilders it appears from a mini audit conducted by the General Audit Chamber. The report was submitted More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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NRPB negotiates extension of trust fund deadline

PHILIPSBURG – “A high-level overview of the Trust Fund, applicable procedures, ongoing projects and challenges.” This is how the National Reconstruction Program Bureau (NRPB) describes the Focus Audit on More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 20th, 2019
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Integrity Chamber: a work in progress

By Hilbert Haar Part 2 about the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Why St. Maarten has an Integrity Chamber

By Hilbert Haar Part 1 of the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. Log in here on StMaartenNews.com to read this full review or become a patreon on https://www.patreon.com/posts/29984975 More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Prime Minister of Sint Maarten responds to reports of the General Audit Chamber and the World Bank

PHILIPSBURG -– On December 14th, the General Audit Chamber of the Netherlands released a focus study on the contribution of the Netherlands to the recovery and reconstruction of Sint Maarten. This report recognizes More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 25th, 2018
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How politics failed in the BTP-case

By Hilbert Haar When I read that the anti-corruption taskforce (TBO) has started an investigation into the shenanigans at the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) I was not in the least surprised. Finally, I More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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MP CLAUDE CHACHO PETERSON VISITS THE ST. MAARTEN GENERAL AUDIT CHAMBER

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday, August 20th, Member of Parliament and SMCP Faction Leader, Mr. Claude “Chacho” Peterson and Faction Staff Mr. Benjamin Bell, met with the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ronald Halman and More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Sensitive positions

The lackadaisical attitude of government and parliament towards reports from the General Audit Chamber is more than worrisome. When a serious report presents serious shortcomings there ought to be at least one Member More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Worrisome

The report from the General Audit Chamber about administrative appointments makes clear that this process leaves a lot to be desired. What is even more serious is that six out of seven ministers did not respond More...