Tag archive for ‘government’
Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 12 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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“Government favors businesses over citizens”

PHILIPSBURG -- The government’s decision to deny citizens an extension for the payment of road tax and to offer businesses a payment plan for turnover taxes is discrimination, Anti-Poverty Platform chairman Drs. More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Government cuts electricity budget for schools

PHILIPSBURG — The power consumption at public schools varies wildly it appears from the draft 2019 budget. The government intends to save more than 46,000 guilders ($25,720) in 2019 on the electricity bills More...

IMF headquarters in NY
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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A party for the happy few

By Hilbert Haar St. Maarten’s parliamentarians do not have a strong record when it comes to appreciating the contents of critical reports about the functioning of the government or about the dire straits the country More...

Audit Chamber Report 2016 Cover
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Audit Chamber: “Ministries are not in control of public funds”

PHILIPSBURG  – The government’s 2016 financial statements contain “material errors of profound influence,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its Compliance Audit, a document that was presented to More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Government seeking ways to address the influx of Venezuelans

PHILIPSBURG — There are ongoing discussions between the Netherlands and the governments of the French and the Dutch sides of the island on the influx of Venezuelans. According to reports millions of Venezuelans More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Government turns a deaf ear to Dock Maarten’s complaints about Bobby’s Marina

Authorities tolerate unfair competition at Great Bay Marina PHILIPSBURG – The dispute between Dock Maarten, Bobby’s Marina and Country St. Maarten is alive and kicking. Bobby’s Marina continues to operate More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin signs Grant Agreement for Debris and Landfill project

PHILIPSBURG – On Friday, December 21, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin signed the grant agreement with the World Bank for the Emergency Debris Management Project. This agreement provides US$ 25 million in funding More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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Questionable behavior

By Hilbert Haar The General Audit Chamber-report about Dutch assistance to St. Maarten in the wake of Hurricane Irma reveals that one of the island’s key state-owned enterprises – utilities company GEBE More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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St. Maarten still a billion short after Dutch recovery-aid

Philipsburg – The total cost for the execution of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) have been estimated at €1.9 billion ($2.15 billion). The €550 million ($622 million) the Netherlands More...

Knops Embarrassed
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Country embarrassment

The country is constantly being faced with dilemma after dilemma. It goes deeper than a few chats or accusations that transpired over the past months. What has boggled me is the mindset of so many educated persons More...