Tag archive for ‘salaries’
Salary Seppuku Cartoon
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Between a rock and a hard place, but worse

By Hilbert Haar The expression caught between a rock and a hard place does not begin to describe the situation St. Maarten finds itself in now that the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put conditions in place for More...

Raymond Jessurun
By The Publisher On Monday, March 18th, 2019

Jessurun: salary cut politicians will affect civil servants

PHILIPSBURG - A cut in the salaries of ministers and parliamentarians means a cut in the salaries of civil servants too. That is the opinion of the chairman of the Anti-Poverty Platform. Drs. Raymond Jessurun. LOGIN More...

Administration building
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Civil service operates at 70 percent

PHILIPSBURG — The civil service currently employs 1,685 people divided over seven ministries and there are 710 vacancies. If all vacancies were filled, the civil service would be 2,395 strong. This appears More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Income parliamentarians under attack again

PHILIPSBURG – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not done yet with attempts to address the high remuneration of members of parliament in St. Maarten. This appears from answers to questions from SP-MP Ronald More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Today for me, tomorrow for you

It still remains a mystery why the roles and functioning of supervisory boards of directors are so confusing when the corporate governance codes, rules and regulations are available for all to study. And when in More...

Politicians Pointless
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Local parliamentarians more than 4,000 times more expensive than their Dutch colleagues

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE -  “It is difficult to explain why parliamentarians and ministers n St. Maarten – the smallest country in the Kingdom – receive the highest salaries,” State Secretary Raymond Knops More...

Postal workers at government building 20171127 - HH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Government covers salaries for post office employees

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers agreed on Tuesday to make money available to cover the salaries of the post office employees for November and December, Minister of General Affairs Rafael Boasman said on More...

Postal workers march 20171127 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Post office closes down if salaries remain unpaid

PHILIPSBURG – The Postal Services does not have money to pay salaries over the month of November and this may lead to a suspension of all post office activities. “As long as the employees don’t get their More...

Emil Lee 20170621 HH
By Online Editor On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Lee: We can no longer tax salaries to fund health care

GREAT BAY—Minister of VSA Emil Lee in his argument supporting national health insurance, has said that taxing health care from people’s income is not sustainable. The minister wants a more sustainable method More...