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Tag archive for ‘Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs’
By The Publisher On Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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Government responds to RMR moving of the goalpost for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – In the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting held this morning in the Netherlands, Sint Maarten’s Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus was present to deliver Sint Maarten’s position for More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Parliament flips but does not denounce the Pro Soualiga Foundation

PHILIPSBURG – In July a united Parliament rejected the Kingdom’s conditions for continued liquidity support, labeling the intention to establish a Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) as “a takeover of St. Maarten’s More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 12th, 2020
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Now or never: Knops demands hard guarantees in exchange for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – The Jacobs-government is facing a tough couple of days. Monday is the last opportunity to create sufficient political support for an agreement with the Kingdom about continued liquidity support. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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SHTA sounds the alarm and supports Caribbean Reform Entity

~ A StMaartenNews.com review of the open letter of the SHTA to the Prime Minister of St. Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG – That St. Maarten is in dire financial straits does not need further explanation. The COVID-19 More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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TelEm-director sends confusing proposal to Prime Minister Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG – In a rather confusing letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, TelEm director Kendall Dupersoy seemingly proposes a 30 percent increase of the maximum income for managers of all government-owned More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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PM Jacobs complaints about State Secretary Knops fall on deaf ears

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs complaints about the (alleged) behavior of State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops in a video conference on June 16 have fallen on deaf ears with Dutch Prime Minister Mark More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten calls PM Jacobs to Parliament on the subject of decolonization

PHILIPSBURG—Prime Minister, the honourable Silveria Jacobs, will have to say whether the Government of St. Maarten is prepared for the process of finalizing decolonization and assuming more autonomy to govern More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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What is reasonable?

By Hilbert Haar Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has appealed to labor unions to be more reasonable in their approach to the government since it has become clear that said unions are squarely opposed to the looming More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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PM Jacobs: “Unions should be more reasonable”

PHILIPSBURG – The government’s decision to accept the kingdom’s conditions for liquidity support is not going down well with civil servant and their unions. That much is clear from the meeting the unions More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Political storm brewing over “unconditional” letter of Minister Plenipotentiary

PHILIPSBURG – There is a political storm brewing over a letter Minister Plenipotentiary René Violenus sent to State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops on May 20, informing him that St. Maarten has accepted the requirements More...