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Incorporating Board of SMDF retire

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Incorporating Board of SMDF retire

PHILIPSBURG — After dedicating eight years to the establishment and operations of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF), the Fund’s three (3) incorporating Supervisory Board members are now retiring and passing the baton to their successors. Incorporated on May 30, 2012, SMDF was established to replace Antilliaanse Medefinancieringorganisatie (AMFO) when they ceased operations with the […]

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Minister of Justice receives update on Function Books

By   /  July 10, 2020  /  Justice, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice receives update on Function Books

On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, the Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, received a presentation via Zoom from the consultancy firm Balance, which was contracted by former Minister of Justice, Van Hugh Cornelius De Weever, to prepare the function books for the employees of the Ministry of Justice of Sint Maarten. Minister Richardson requested a […]

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Certificate of Conduct (CoC) Application

By   /  July 8, 2020  /  Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Certificate of Conduct (CoC) Application

The service of the Certificate of Conduct (CoC) also known as Police Record has been suspended since the COVID Lockdown. We apologize for the inconvenience this has resulted for the public that this service has not yet resumed.  As we return to normal services, the ministry will start accepting all applications from the public via […]

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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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LU students accepted to prestigious colleges

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on LU students accepted to prestigious colleges

Caption: Head of the schools College Counseling department Mark Beland. ~ LUPS students accepted to prestigious colleges ~ CAY HILL — Learning Unlimited Preparatory School (LUPS) will continue its proud academic streak of sending virtually 100% of its senior class off to four-year colleges and universities the world over. The LUPS senior class of 2020, […]

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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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MINISTER OF FINANCE SOUGHT COUNSEL ON THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING DUTCH CONDITIONS

By   /  July 4, 2020  /  Finance, Local News  /  Comments Off on MINISTER OF FINANCE SOUGHT COUNSEL ON THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING DUTCH CONDITIONS

Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion

IMF, Central Bank, High Council and Social Economic Council all solicited The Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion has sought the counsel on the impact of implementing the several infamous conditions on St. Maarten. Measures were presented to St. Maarten by the Kingdom Council of Ministers (KCOM), in order to qualify for the second and third […]

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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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Labor Affairs Unit to register SSRP Business Payroll – Labor Disputes

By   /  June 28, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Labor Affairs Unit to register SSRP Business Payroll – Labor Disputes

POND ISLAND — Division Labor Affairs & Social Services to host mass intake registration drive for employees who have not received their rightful salary payment in line with the SSRP Business Payroll Support Program launched by the Government of Sint Maarten in May 2020. The SSRP Business Payroll Support is an initiative put in place […]

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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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