Tag archive for ‘report’
Former Labor Office Building - front
By The Publisher On Monday, May 6th, 2019

World Bank trust fund disbursed $21 million in first six months

PHILIPSBURG -- Sint Maarten needs $2.3 billion for the next seven years to overcome the impact of Hurricane Irma. This estimate was already published last summer in the country’s National Recovery and Resilience More...

Parliament & Courthouse Building 20180704 TR
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Parliament to discuss police and prison in Central Committee meeting on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, at 10am Parliament is scheduled to discuss the Progress Committee St. Maarten’s report on the police department and the prison and the proposed measures More...

MOT Director Lygia Stella in Parliament 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 21st, 2019

MOT handles billions in unusual financial transactions

PHILIPSBURG – In 2017 and 2018, St. Maarten’s Financial Intelligence Unit (MOT) received close to 53,000 reports about unusual financial transactions with a combined worth of 29.7 billion guilders ($16.6 More...

IMF headquarters in NY
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019

A party for the happy few

By Hilbert Haar St. Maarten’s parliamentarians do not have a strong record when it comes to appreciating the contents of critical reports about the functioning of the government or about the dire straits the country More...

IMF headquarters
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019

IMF: Political stability critical for business investment decisions

PHILIPSBURG – Cumbersome regulations, red tape, weak governance, antiquated tax and labor laws, skill mismatches, restrictive labor markets, high energy costs, infrastructure bottlenecks and political volatility More...

SXM Airport ribbon cutting ceremony opening temp terminal building
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 20th, 2018

This does not add up

By Hilbert Haar Oh, oh, St. Maarten managed to generate some bad publicity again and the attempts by Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin to explain herself do not come across as utterly convincing. The story is this More...

St. Maarten Academy PSVE School Courtyard
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Academy school board gets most of the blame for dispute with teachers

PHILIPSBURG – The situation at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) remains volatile now that the board led by former Justice Minister Roland Duncan has refused to remove More...

Ombudsman Sint Maarten Nilda Arduin
By The Publisher On Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Ombudsman concludes Systemic Investigation regarding Disaster Management Plan

Philipsburg — The Ombudsman recently concluded a Systemic Investigation, initiated after the hurricanes of  September 2017, regarding the state of preparedness of the government of Sint Maarten pursuant More...

By Desk Editor On Monday, July 16th, 2018

Ombudsman presents 2017 Year Report to Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday July 13th, Ombudsman Nilda Arduin presented the 2017 Ombudsman Year Report to Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin at the Government Building. Under the theme “Gearing towards Excellence” More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Post-Irma financial predicament

By Hilbert Haar The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association has put its finger on a very sore spot with its analysis of the country’s post-Irma financial predicament. That we are – financially speaking More...