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UTS Management in Parliament - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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“Don’t send UTS to the cemetery”

PHILIPSBURG – “Make sure that you don’t send UTS to the cemetery and let it function as a real private company.” That was the message UTS-director Glen Carty had for members of the central committee More...

Minister of Finance Geerlings with CBCS Director Jose Jardim in Parliament - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Jardim: “We do our utmost to protect ENNIA’s policyholders”

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Bank will “do its utmost” to protect the interests of policyholders at troubled insurance company ENNIA, but there are no guarantees. That is the message members of the parliamentary More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, February 8th, 2019
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CFATF: Anti-money laundering system remains vulnerable

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten is the only member of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) that can be considered a risk to the framework of anti-money laundering and the fight against the financing More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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GEBE looks beyond cost cutting measures to the future

PHILIPSBURG – Utilities company GEBE is looking for a new insurance broker after it found out that its pre-Irma insurance covered damages caused by hail and snow but not damages caused by wind speed, the More...

St. Maarten Cable TV building
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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“Keeping Cable TV staff would have been detrimental to TelEm”

PHILIPSBURG – The central committee of parliament devoted a bit more than an hour to the continuation of a meeting that was held exactly a year ago on Tuesday. Topic of the meeting was the purchase of Cable More...

Parliament meeting - 4 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Opposition criticizes airport loans: “You have no deal”

PHILIPSBURG – Opposition members of parliament were firing on all cylinders during Monday afternoon’s continued meeting about the financing agreement for the airport-reconstruction. Prime Minister Leona More...

PM Leona Romeo Marlin presentation Parliament on Airport Financing 2019012101
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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MP Emmanuel announces motion of no confidence

~ Minister Johnson absent from airport-debate ~ PHILIPSBURG – On the fringes of the parliamentary debate about the financing of the airport’s reconstruction National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel called More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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USP: 2019 budget lacks transparency and details

~ Faction seeks postponement of debate ~ Philipsburg — The faction of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Tuesday said the draft 2019 country budget is rushed, even less transparent than the last, lacks More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings
By The Publisher On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Finance Minister confirms Draft Budget Amendment is on track

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, says the second Draft Budget Amendment 2018 will be presented to Parliament of Sint Maarten for approval by November 15th, as originally scheduled. The More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Turnover Tax will soon become a curiosity

Dear Sir, The report in your newspaper on tax reform discussions in parliament indicated that the view of the present government is to stick to the Turnover Tax model and to avoid working in the direction of a value More...