Tag archive for ‘subsidies’
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022

BES-islands get millions from the Netherlands

THE HAGUE — State secretary Alexandra van Huffelen (Kingdom Relations) makes €35 million available for the preservation and restoration of nature on the BES-islands. This comes on top of the structural More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Subsidies take up one third of 2021 budget

PHILIPSBURG — A third of the expenditures listed in the draft 2021 budget is earmarked for “subsidies, contributions and income transfers.” Out of the budget’s total of 613.1 million guilders ($342.5 More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020

Budget 2020: personnel costs keep going up

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget understandably shows significantly higher expenditures due to the COVID-19 crisis, but it seems that the government is unable to get a grip on its ballooning personnel costs More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Statia Farmers Most Heavily Subsidized

Dear Editor, Has it occurred to you that a handful of farmers in Statia are probably the most heavily subsidized farmers on earth? We read of how in various countries farmers get subsidies from their governments More...

Wycliffe Smith - USM board vice president
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Wycliffe Smith about university woes: “We relied on promises from ministers”

PHILIPSBURG – “Is the university open or not? And did the Minister of Education offer a rescue budget, yes or no?’ those were two of the pertinent questions NA-MP Rodolphe Samuel asked during a second meeting More...