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By The Publisher On Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 2)

2. Getting credit PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 1)

1. The Licensing system PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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PFP: VROMI Minister is playing stalling tactics to avoid accountability

PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson are not surprised by the deliberate stalling tactics played by the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
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Road tax disappears unlawfully into general budget

PHILIPSBURG — In 2009 a detailed draft report estimated there was a road network maintenance backlog worth at least 360 million guilders ($201.1 million). During the following twelve to thirteen years, the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 1st, 2022
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Guilty by doing nothing

By Hilbert Haar The parliament is supposed to control the government. Right? Says so in the constitution. But the parliament has no clue about the way the government is spending tax payers money – and apparently More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
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Central Bank President Doornbosch: “Promote job creation through public investments”

PHILIPSBURG — “Unlock private investments and promote job creation through public investments.” That is one of the recommendations Richard Doornbosch, President of the Central bank of Curacao and St. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 28th, 2021
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UN Committee urges the Netherlands to promote equality

PHILIPSBURG — “Formal equality does not equate material equality.” That is one of the conclusions of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination after the evaluation of the Dutch 22nd More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 27th, 2021
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MP Wescot-Williams on the Report of the Rental Tribunal (Rent Committee)

~ Suggests Areas for Improvement of this Vital Service to Renters and Landlords Alike ~ Philipsburg — During the 2021 budget debates, MP Wescot-Williams questioned how the Rental Tribunal “rent committee” More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
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Audit Chamber presents devastating report about 2017 financial statements

PHILIPSBURG — The country’s 2017 financial statements contain “numerous errors and uncertainties,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its compliance audit St. Maarten Financial Statements 2017. “Expenditures More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 11th, 2021
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Franklyn Richards joins Progress Committee

PHILIPSBURG — Former Lt. Governor and former member of the Law Enforcement Council Franklyn Richards is the successor of attorney Jason Rogers as St. Maarten’s member of the Progress Committee. This appears More...