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Tag archive for ‘st. maarten’
By The Publisher On Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Former Minister Tuitt dodged wage taxes as director of Aruban lottery-foundation

PHILIPSBURG – Former Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt is out of a job again, after the Aruban Court in First Instance dissolved his labor contract with FLDP (Fundashion Lotto da Deporte), an organization More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
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Miedema? Dutch government has never heard of him

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations does not know Jacob A. Miedema, the representative of a Dutch consortium that claims to be negotiating the refinancing of St. Maarten’s liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 16th, 2022
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Cdr. Bud Slabbaert and the search for St. Maarten’s unique selling point

PHILIPSBURG — In his article ‘Positioning a Caribbean tourism destination’ Cdr. Bud Slabbaert basically points out that a destination must have a unique selling point; in other words, offer something More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
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Chief Prosecutor Buist: “We need more interpreters”

PHILIPSBURG — There is a shortage of court interpreters, especially in the Spanish language, Chief Prosecutor Hieke Buist said last week during the installation of Judge Gert Jan Wouters and the reinstallation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 8th, 2022
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Minister Irion: St. Maarten is the most compliant country with SSRP execution

~ Gives special recognition to SZV, ATS, and SMDF ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ardwell Irion, recently presented the teams of Social & Health Insurances (SZV) and Audit Team St. Maarten More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
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CFT gives green light for revoking salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG — The government has met the requirements that allow it to revoke the 12.5 percent salary cut for employees in the (semi) public sector. This appears from a letter CFT-chairman Raymond Gradus More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 4th, 2022
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Corruption-riddled UNOPS making international headlines

~ Involvement with new Point Blanche prison-project remains to be seen ~ PHILIPSBURG -- Plans for the development of a new prison in cooperation with UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, have More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Tourism remains the focal point of St. Maarten’s economy

PHILIPSBURG — Making St. Maarten less dependent on tourism? But how? That is the headline above an article published on the website of the Dutch newspaper NRC. The author, Denise Retera, poses the question More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 1st, 2022
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How Pott Rum disappeared from St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Fancy that. A foreign investor building a factory in St. Maarten where 29 out of 31 employees are Antillean. That’s not a pipedream: it really happened back in the late sixties of last century More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
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Central Bank projects strong economic growth

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s economy could grow by as much as 14.3 percent this year, but the Central Bank warns that the length and the intensity of the war in the Ukraine could have a mitigating effect. More...