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Tag archive for ‘government’
By The Publisher On Saturday, November 5th, 2022
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Mysterious Dutch consortium interested in refinancing St. Maarten’s debt

PHILIPSBURG -- Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten has lit the fire under a discussion about the refinancing of debts that include Dutch liquidity loans and possibly also the loan from the European Investment More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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Mark Mingo suggests introduction of Co2-tax

PHILIPSBURG — Mark Mingo is back and he wants everybody to know that he is not going anywhere. Despite his trials leading up to his acquittal for complicity in robbing the port of millions of dollars, Mingo More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 11th, 2022
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Government maintains majority support in Parliament

~ Two new MP’s support the coalition~ PHILIPSBURG — In a joint statement issued by the leadership of the National Alliance (NA) and United People’s (UP) Party it has been confirmed, that it was a success; More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
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CFT gives green light for revoking salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG — The government has met the requirements that allow it to revoke the 12.5 percent salary cut for employees in the (semi) public sector. This appears from a letter CFT-chairman Raymond Gradus More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 9th, 2022
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Stone-cold fact-finding

By Hilbert Haar It took me some time straighten this out in my mind, but I think I’ve got it now. Imagine that you manage an organization that needs to rent office space. Lots of office space. Let’s say, 47 More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Press release policy

By Hilbert Haar The media accreditation policy the Department of Communication announced recently has local journalists up in arms. Good. They demand a meeting with the Council of Ministers to discuss their concerns More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Journalists demand postponement of accreditation policy

PHILIPSBURG -- Seven journalists affiliated with The Daily Herald and five other media workers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in which they express their concerns about the media More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Govt’s current Media Policy sets dangerous dictator-like precedent of press censorship, says PFP

Faction Requests Committee General Affairs Meeting to Discuss PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson took aim at the recently published Media Accreditation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Boycott the press briefing

By Hilbert Haar If something gets me really going, it is a government that imposes all kinds of silly rules on journalists. DCOMM certainly got me going with the publication of its media policy. Don’t get me More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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DCOMM media policy triggers widespread criticism

PHILIPSBURG -- The Department of Communications has published a media policy that is going to affect journalists who want to attend the weekly press briefing of the Council of Ministers, government press conferences, More...