Tag archive for ‘taxes’
By The Publisher On Friday, August 28th, 2020

Laws need to be put in place to protect pensioners

~ Seniors are ready to unite; taxation on pension income a serious issue ~ PHILIPSBURG — Senior citizens who are pensioners are ready to unite as taxation on pension income is become an intolerable issue More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 8th, 2019

Labor Union against pensioners paying taxes

~ advises on alternatives ~ PHILIPSBURG—“In my opinion pensioners should not be paying wage taxes or income taxes,” said President of WIFOL Theophilus Thompson. According to him they have already contributed More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Geerlings offers payment plan on unpaid taxes to ease the pressure on businesses

PHILIPSBURG — Times are still “tough for everyone” and in recognition of this reality, Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, has decided to offer an extension of the deadline for payment of More...

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on Caribbean female leadership
By The Publisher On Monday, July 16th, 2018

Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is More...

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on Caribbean female leadership
By Desk Editor On Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The big To-Do about failing Caribbean airlift

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In past three weeks, politicians and industry leaders at a number of summits in the Caribbean have expressed the urgent need for better air connections and more reasonable prices. Sorry folks. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Emerald-suspects ducked 4 million in taxes

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance handled the cases of four suspects in the Emerald-investigation on Tuesday and the demands from the prosecution against all four were identical to those issued in February More...

By Online Editor On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Talking taxes

Our government has been hinting off and on of the possible implementation of additional taxes. These notifications don’t exactly lend confidence to the business community but more particular scares the dickens More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Casinos start to pony up

GREAT BAY – “I promised some months ago in parliament not to raise the taxes on car license plates,” Minister of Finance Richard Gibson said yesterday. Based on legislation that has been put in place an agreement More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 25th, 2016

A Big No No

Finance Minister Gibson came out with a clear statement yesterday about flat rate and indirect taxes. That’s a big non-no, he said, and it won’t happen on my watch, because that approach only benefits the rich. It More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Direct vs Indirect Taxes

All over the internet you come across the same statement: “In 1939 St. Maarten was declared a duty-free port”. Literally, every wiki site and encyclopedic source online about the history of St. Maarten More...

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