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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...