Tag archive for ‘World Bank’
Airport Refinancing Signing in Washington
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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Government signs long-overdue funding agreements for airport reconstruction

PHILIPSBURG – In February MP Frans Richardson of the United St. Maarten party (USp) declared during a debate about funding for the reconstruction of the airport terminal in parliament that “The agreement with More...

Sarah Wescot-Williams - Parliament
By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Public Discourse on the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

Philipsburg St. Maarten, November 12, 2019 – The administration of the Trust Fund by the World Bank continues to generate much discussion and tension. And while the recent report by the Ombudsman, titled “Home More...

World Bank Elephant on St. Maarten - cartoon
By The Publisher On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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At a snail’s pace

By Hilbert Haar Without further ado, former Finance Minister Michael Ferrier has pointed to the procedures the World Bank uses for the distribution of recovery-dollars from the trust fund to explain why post Hurricane More...

Dr. J. Foundation - Hurricane Irma Reintegration Program (23)
By The Publisher On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Former Minister Ferrier: “The trust fund is failing”

PHILIPSBURG – “If the rules allow hurricane victims to remain homeless after two years, something is not right about the rules,” former interim Finance Minister Michael Ferrier writes in a letter to the editor More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By Online Editor On Friday, November 1st, 2019
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Ferrier: It is never nice to say “I told you so”

Dear Editor, “I told you so” is a phrase used when a warning issued in the past is ignored, only to be proven correct in the present. It is never nice to say, “I told you so”, but if ever there was a good More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Government remains committed to agreement with World Bank about airport reconstruction

PHILIPSBURG – The government remains committed to the airport reconstruction financing agreement with the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. This appears from statements made by Prime Minister Leona More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Knops puts Van Raak at ease about parliament building

PHILIPSBURG – There is no proposal at the parliament in St. Maarten to use money earmarked for the reconstruction after Hurricane Irma for “a new expensive parliament, a futuristic project for a salt-crystal More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings 20180213
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Finance Minister confirms that funds from the World Bank could take six months

PHILIPSBURG—The Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings has stated that the only finance opportunity that the government negotiated is with the World Bank and the European Investment Bank is a package deal. The minister More...

President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams - 20181212 AB
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Time to Objectively Evaluate World Bank Program and Bottlenecks, says President of Parliament Wescot-Williams

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, February 4, 2019 – Amidst reports of accomplishments by the Government of St. Maarten as far as the Trust Fund is concerned, the debate continues as to the speed or lack there-of in More...

PM Leona Romeo Marlin presentation Parliament on Airport Financing 2019012101
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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MP Emmanuel announces motion of no confidence

~ Minister Johnson absent from airport-debate ~ PHILIPSBURG – On the fringes of the parliamentary debate about the financing of the airport’s reconstruction National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel called More...