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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Knops calls Minister Irion to order about bond issue

PHILIPSBURG – De 75 million guilders bond issue Finance Minister Ardwell Irion had in mind will not become a reality. State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops called Irion to order with a firm reminder that St. Maarten More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Minister Irion contests Cft’s take on article 16

PHILIPSBURG – Finance Minister Ardwell Irion disagrees with financial supervisor Cft about its opinion that, by floating a 75 million guilders bond with the Central Bank, St. Maarten violates article 16 of the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Cft objects to intended 75 million bond issue

PHILIPSBURG – Unless Finance Minister Ardwell Irion makes a U-turn, there will be a 75 million guilders bond issue for St. Maarten on October 21. It is an expensive attempt to get the country out of its financial More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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PFP Questions Minister of Finance on Way Forward

PHILIPSBURG – The PFP Faction submitted questions to the Minister of Finance, the Honorable Ardwell Irion, on Monday, 17 August 2020. The faction referenced the letter sent by State Secretary Raymond Knops to More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Audit Chamber: cut in vacation allowance is unlawful

PHILIPSBURG — Not paying civil servants their full vacation allowance is unlawful, the General Audit Chamber’s chairlady ad-interim Sheryl Peterson writes in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Smith questions spending of payroll support

PHILIPSBURG – After a long period of silence St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) leader Wycliffe Smith returned to the public domain with a letter (erroneously dated January 7, 2020) to Finance Minister Ardwell More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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MP Buncamper questions money transfers

PHILIPSBURG – Parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper has asked Finance Minister Ardwell Irion in a letter dated May 27 whether measures will be taken “to slow down or stop the flight of foreign currency.” MP More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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“Sint Maarten is Still Broke!” Cyntje speaks on St. Maarten’s budget

~ Adonis Cyntje speaks on St. Maarten’s budget ~ Dear Editor, During last week’s press briefing, the Minister of Finance informed one of the reporters about Sint Maarten’s current liquidity status. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings: “Time for drastic measures”

PHILIPSBURG - “We are close to one billion guilders in debt without having a good idea about how to pay it back if we look at our budget over the past almost ten years,” Finance Minister Perry Geerlings told More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Finance Minister says that motorists could have both stickers and number plates

PHILIPSBURG — There are conflicting reports coming from the Ministry of Finance regarding the issuing of the vehicle number plates and the stickers. The Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings in response to questions More...