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King holds conversations about medical care on Aruba and Sint Maarten during coronacrisis

By   /  October 15, 2020  /  Health, Kingdom Affairs  /  Comments Off on King holds conversations about medical care on Aruba and Sint Maarten during coronacrisis

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — His Majesty the King has spoken to personnel of organizations that provide medical care during the corona outbreak in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, via online video conversations on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The King spoke to, among others, the chairman of the General practitioners association on Aruba (HAVA) about […]

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The St. Maarten Police Department Bid Farewell to Dutch Police

By   /  August 5, 2020  /  Justice, Kingdom Affairs, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on The St. Maarten Police Department Bid Farewell to Dutch Police

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Police Department (KPSM) bid farewell to the Dutch Police officers and support staff. Post-Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Netherlands and other countries within the kingdom, provided extra manpower to secure the safety and security of the island. At the end of the direct assistance, it was agreed between St. Maarten […]

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Reform Entity: healthcare and education systems need improvement

By   /  July 14, 2020  /  Kingdom Affairs  /  Comments Off on Reform Entity: healthcare and education systems need improvement

PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) – if it ever becomes a reality – will take measures to reform the education systems in St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba and also look for ways to improve the healthcare system on the islands; all this, according to the document that outlines the intentions of the CRE, […]

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Reform Entity tackles chaos at Crime Fund

By   /  July 14, 2020  /  Kingdom Affairs  /  Comments Off on Reform Entity tackles chaos at Crime Fund

PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Reform Entity wants to contribute to strengthening the constitutional state, it appears from the document the Ministry of Home affairs and Kingdom Relations that outlines the entity’s plans for St. Maarten, Curacao and St. Maarten. One of the projects is to put management and control of the Crime Fund in order. […]

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Reform Entity: retirement age to 67 by 2025

By   /  July 14, 2020  /  Kingdom Affairs  /  Comments Off on Reform Entity: retirement age to 67 by 2025

PHILIPSBURG – The document authored by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations that outlines the measures the Caribbean Reform entity (CE) intends to implement in St. Maarten Curacao and Aruba pays keen attention to economic reform with a series of nine projects. And once more, many of these initiatives should have been taken […]

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Reform Entity wants to bring down public wage bill to 10 percent of GDP

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  Kingdom Affairs  /  Comments Off on Reform Entity wants to bring down public wage bill to 10 percent of GDP

PHILIPSBURG – Reading through the document that outlines the 59 measures the Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) has in mind to put St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba in better shape feels a lot like looking at an X-Ray that reveals in every embarrassing detail all the things successive governments should have done since 10-10-10 – but […]

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Knops issues tight deadlines for liquidity support conditions

By   /  July 11, 2020  /  Kingdom Affairs  /  Comments Off on Knops issues tight deadlines for liquidity support conditions

PHILIPSBURG – Government and Parliament will have their hands more than full in the next couple of weeks now that State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops has released the detailed conditions for continued liquidity support. St. Maarten must get a whole range of measures in place by mid-September and for some measures, the deadlines are even […]

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