Tag archive for ‘ministers’
MP Solange Duncan (NA)
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Motion asks for modest paycuts but Parliament approves budget without it

PHILIPSBURG – Reluctantly, Parliament accepted a motion tabled by National Alliance MP Ludmilla Duncan to cut salaries of parliamentarians and ministers, while it rejected a further-reaching motion with the same More...

Salaries
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Salaries for ministers unchanged in 2020 draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget does not contain any indication that ministers and parliamentarians will take a ten percent salary cut. On the contrary, the listed salaries for all ministers – with the More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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The muddy waters of political pensions

PHILIPSBURG – For decades politicians in St. Maarten have been freewheeling towards their old age pension: from their already impressive salaries they never paid a penny for it. If Minister of Finance Ardwell More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Fooling the people

By Hilbert Haar Let’s have a closer look at our government’s solidarity initiative of and in particular at the decision to cut the salaries of ministers and members of parliament. Based on a letter from the More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Madness without borders

By Hilbert Haar “Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards;” That’s how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines solidarity. Ah, I did not More...

Council of Ministers - Silveria Jacobs II Cabinet
By The Publisher On Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Ministers and MPs agree to salary reduction

MINISTERS & PARLIAMENTARIANS AGREE TO SALARY REDUCTION IN SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE ~ Liquidity support 2019 becoming a reality ~ PHILIPSBURG – Current and previous Ministers back initiative to support island More...

Jacobs Cabinet 1 - Council of Ministers per 19 Nov 2019
By The Publisher On Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Playing dead

By Hilbert Haar The interim government led by Silveria Jacobs currently consists of five ministers – one from the United St. Maarten party (USp) and the rest are all with the National Alliance (NA). Until the More...

Formateur Jacobs forms new Interim Ministers Cabinet
By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Formateur Jacobs forms new Interim Ministers Cabinet

On September 22, 2019, a shift in the majority in Parliament took place resulting in the request to form a new government and in the decision of the outgoing government to dissolve parliament and call new elections More...

First Members of Parliament - 10-10-10
By The Publisher On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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MPs and Ministers have earned over 50 million guilders since 10-10-10

~ The political cost of autonomy since 10-10-10: more than 50 million guilders ~ PHILIPSBURG – Members of parliament and ministers have cost the St. Maarten tax payers more than 50 million guilders since the More...

Council of Ministers urgent press briefing - 23 Sep 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Council of Ministers accepts resignation of Prime Minister and Minister of Justice

PHILIPSBURG – On Thursday October 10th, the Council of Ministers accepted the resignation letters of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Minister of Justice Cornelius deWeever, thus reducing the number of Ministers More...