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St. Maarten negotiations on the 3rd tranche of liquidity support start today

By   /  November 14, 2020  /  Finance, Government  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten negotiations on the 3rd tranche of liquidity support start today

POND ISLAND — The discussion on the third tranche of liquidity support commenced this morning, Friday, November 13, 2020, after the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting, wherein State Secretary Knops expressed the willingness of the Netherlands to engage in discussions with St. Maarten on the third tranche for liquidity support. St. Maarten has been […]

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CBCS is upgrading to the next generation of payments

By   /  October 27, 2020  /  Banking, Finance  /  Comments Off on CBCS is upgrading to the next generation of payments

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — The world of technology is rapidly advancing and is affecting more and more aspects of our lives. This also includes the way we do our daily payments such as groceries, gas, electricity bill, etcetera. Electronic payment is an essential part of our lives and our national payment system is the foundation of a […]

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Central Bank announces new bond issue for St. Maarten

By   /  October 14, 2020  /  Finance  /  Comments Off on Central Bank announces new bond issue for St. Maarten

~ Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten announces a new bond issue on behalf of the government of the Country of Sint Maarten ~ Willemstad/Philipsburg – On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, there will be a bond issue on behalf of the country of Sint Maarten, the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) […]

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Unfinished business: financial management still a priority

By   /  October 10, 2020  /  Finance  /  Comments Off on Unfinished business: financial management still a priority

Philipsburg – October 9th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Retrospective: 10 years General Audit Chamber” to Parliament today. The report presents findings and conclusions about the most influential audits of the General Audit Chamber, from the past decade. An analysis of the audits from the past reveals that on some topics, […]

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Commemorative coin on the occasion of ‘10 years of structural reforms’

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  Banking, Finance, Local News  /  Comments Off on Commemorative coin on the occasion of ‘10 years of structural reforms’

Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) issued a unique commemorative circulation coin to mark 10 years of structural reforms since October 10, 2010. The CBCS officially presented the coin to the prime ministers and the ministers of Finance of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In Curaçao, the officials received the coin […]

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Small businesses receive financial assistance through the Enterprise Support Project

By   /  September 30, 2020  /  Business, Finance, Local News  /  Comments Off on Small businesses receive financial assistance through the Enterprise Support Project

Philipsburg – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kenny’s Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance from the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29th, were acknowledged in the presence of Minister […]

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Positive report from SOAB for SSRP income, unemployment programs

By   /  September 29, 2020  /  Finance, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Positive report from SOAB for SSRP income, unemployment programs

~ All persons registered received assistance ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Government’s accounting Bureau (SOAB) has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program (SSRP – income and unemployment support programs for April, May, and June 2020), providing a clear indication that the programs initiated by […]

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Ministry of Finance seeks board members

By   /  September 23, 2020  /  Finance, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Finance seeks board members

~ Mortgage Guarantee Fund board to be established shortly ~ POND ISLAND — The Ministry of Finance is seeking members to join the board of the Mortgage Guarantee Fund. The St. Maarten Mortgage Guarantee Fund is of great importance to the housing industry and to the people of St. Maarten. This Fund will be able […]

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Income Support and Unemployment Support Deadline Approaches

By   /  September 10, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Finance  /  Comments Off on Income Support and Unemployment Support Deadline Approaches

Income and Unemployment deadline is September 15th The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the ‘Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers’ and COVID-19 Unemployment Support. Both programs pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. In order to receive continued Income […]

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Insufficient progress on APS’s domestic investment projects

By   /  August 27, 2020  /  Finance, Local News  /  Comments Off on Insufficient progress on APS’s domestic investment projects

Philipsburg – August 27th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled Compliance audit: 2019 Financial Statements of the General Pension Fund Sint Maarten (Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten – APS) to Parliament today. The report addresses findings and conclusions resulting from the review of the pension fund’s 2019 financial statement. The Fund’s coverage ratio […]

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