Tag archive for ‘subsidy’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

European millions available for energy transition

PHILIPSBURG — “It is imperative for St. Maarten to look into renewable energy sources and alternative energy sources. The COVID-19 crisis has shown St. Maarten that making deep structural changes and reforms More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Still hope for university

PHILIPSBURG – There is still hope for the university of St. Martin. On Wednesday afternoon Minister Silveria Jacobs (Education) met with members of the USM board and presented a draft memorandum of understanding More...

Wycliffe Smith - USM board vice president
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Dramatic drop in revenue at USM

GREAT BAY – How to save the University of St. Martin (USM)? That was the central question during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on Tuesday morning. The number of students has dropped from 299 More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

University’s financial management under fire

PHILIPSBURG – Minister Silveria Jacobs (Education) expressed doubts about the University of St. Martin’s (USM) financial management at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. She has asked SOAB, the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

University of St. Martin (USM) to close doors in November if it does not get Government financial support

POND ISLAND — Yesterday the Board of the USM sent a letter to the Honourable Minister of Education Culture Youth & Sports, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, informing her that if the government of Sint Maarten does More...