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St. Maarten Rejects ‘New Entity’ under Consensus Kingdom Law in Kingdom Council of Ministers Meeting

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten Rejects ‘New Entity’ under Consensus Kingdom Law in Kingdom Council of Ministers Meeting

THE HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs arrived in the Netherlands on Friday morning to participate in the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting together with the Prime Ministers of Aruba and Curacao and the Plenipotentiary Ministers from the three Dutch Caribbean countries. The purpose of the visit was to defend St. Maarten’s position regarding the […]

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Attends Kingdom Council of Ministers Meeting In The Netherlands

By   /  July 10, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Attends Kingdom Council of Ministers Meeting In The Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG – Based upon the approved motion passed in the Parliament of Sint Maarten on July 8, Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs left for The Netherlands earlier today to join our Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus in the Kingdom Council of Ministers’ meeting in The Hague on July 10, 2020. The motion was approved with 15 […]

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Hurricane Season already sees 5th storm form. Is a stark reminder for residents and business community to be prepared

By   /  July 8, 2020  /  Government, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Hurricane Season already sees 5th storm form. Is a stark reminder for residents and business community to be prepared

The fifth named storm – Edouard – of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed over the past weekend south of Newfoundland, Canada, and this is a stark reminder to be prepared, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Tuesday. Edouard according to weather forecasters is the earliest storm on record to form so early […]

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Council of Ministers in Disagreement with Dutch Proposed New Entity

By   /  July 7, 2020  /  Finance, Government  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers in Disagreement with Dutch Proposed New Entity

PHILIPSBURG – Twenty-four hours after receiving the long-awaited documentation concerning the “New Entity” proposed by the Dutch Government, the Council of Ministers, in its meeting of today, unanimously agreed that the proposed Consensus Kingdom Law and other relevant documents related to the entity are unacceptable as presented. This comes, a mere four days before Aruba, […]

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SMDF Presents Audited 2019 Annual Report to PM Jacobs

By   /  July 7, 2020  /  Government, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on SMDF Presents Audited 2019 Annual Report to PM Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) closed out the month of June by presenting its Audited Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2019 to the Government of St. Maarten via Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. The audit, conducted by Stichting Overheidsaccountantsbureau (SOAB), provides a detailed overview of SMDF’s internal […]

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LABOR AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICES TO USE SSRP DISTRIBUTION LIST TO HELP EMPLOYEES

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Finance, Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on LABOR AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICES TO USE SSRP DISTRIBUTION LIST TO HELP EMPLOYEES

~ List to be made public shortly ~ The Ministry of Finance has shared the list of employers that have received Payroll Support from the St. Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP) with the Labor Affairs & Social Services in order for them to better assess labor complaints. Division Labor Affairs & Social Services encourages […]

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

By   /  July 3, 2020  /  Culture, Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

Fellow St. Maarteners, Residents of our beloved island, Distinguished Guests, Online viewers, Ladies, and Gentlemen. Good Morning, In 1863, when the institution that was slavery, was officially abolished on the southern side of St. Martin, our ancestors on whose shoulders we stand today had already liberated themselves by making it economically unfeasible for it to […]

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Investigating High Food Prices Top Priority For Ministry of TEATT

By   /  July 1, 2020  /  Economy, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Investigating High Food Prices Top Priority For Ministry of TEATT

The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT) is looking into why food prices on the island remain persistently high in comparison to Aruba and Curaçao, despite having similar economies. One of the ministry’s priorities is to prevent price gouging and to promote fair competition. The ministry reviewed a recent study on price […]

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs concerned about “New Entity” being proposed

By   /  June 27, 2020  /  Finance, Government  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs concerned about “New Entity” being proposed

PHILIPSBURG — A four-country consultation between the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba, and St. Maarten was held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with the main agenda point being the new entity proposed by the Netherlands as a condition for the 3rd Tranche of COVID-19 liquidity support. Documentation for said entity, however, remains pending. The new entity formed […]

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The Council of Ministers meets with the WICLU to clarify the cost-cutting conditions

By   /  June 26, 2020  /  Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on The Council of Ministers meets with the WICLU to clarify the cost-cutting conditions

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs called for an urgent meeting with the Council of Ministers and the Windward Islands Collective Labor Union (WICLU). The meeting was requested to provide clarity and answer any outstanding questions to the unions. This meeting also served to inform the Council of Ministers regarding the ongoing manifestations in […]

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