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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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St. Maarten has money

St. Maarten has money. Lots of money. Yet we are beggars in our own country. Just to give you an example, according to the latest annual report the MOT (Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties, or Financial Intelligence More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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Knops disappointed after visit to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops is disappointed on several levels after his visit to St. Maarten last week. His experiences with the islands of Statia and Saba were much more positive. This appears More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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ABN-AMRO pacifies clients in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The ABN-AMRO bank has temporarily withdrawn its intention to terminate relationships with clients who live outside of the European Economic Area. The measure would have affected account holders More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 30th, 2021
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Ministry recruits waste-management advisors

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations intends to hire three advisors on a one-year contract for the development of a waste processing strategy in St. Maarten. The ministry has opened More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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St. Maarten and the Netherlands meet over liquidity support

Philipsburg –- On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representative’s office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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Now we’re in the dog house

By Hilbert Haar Is anybody surprised about the decision by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to freeze liquidity support for St. Maarten? I saw this coming along time ago. The inevitable you-know-what has hit the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Understanding racism

By Hilbert Haar Let me begin with full disclosure. I am white. I was born in the Netherlands and therefore I have the Dutch nationality. I have not lived in that country for more than 25 years and I have come to More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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St. Maarten detention system needs enhanced supervision

PHILIPSBURG — Enhanced supervision by the (European) Committee of Ministers is “of vital importance to ensure structural improvement of the St. Maarten detention system in line with international human More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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CDA-faction has doubts about St. Maarten’s reliability

THE HAGUE – Members of the CDA-faction in the Second Chamber have their doubts about St. Maarten’s commitment to the conditions attached to Dutch liquidity support. This appears from the minutes of a written More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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Government bends over backwards for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG / THE HAGUE – St. Maarten will receive the third tranche of liquidity support from the Netherlands – 61.2 million guilders ($34.2 million) – before the end of the year and the Netherlands More...