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Constitutional Court to deliberate and present judgement within a reasonable time

By   /  August 23, 2021  /  Government, Labor, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Constitutional Court to deliberate and present judgement within a reasonable time

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten, sat on Friday, August 20, in the case of the Ombudsman versus the Government of Sint Maarten in connection with three ordinances that were adjusted based on conditions from the Kingdom Government in order for Sint Maarten to receive financial support due to […]

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Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

By   /  February 5, 2021  /  Finance, Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~ PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs together with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion presented the three publicly debated legislative amendments to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on the cost cutting measures. The first being the Temporary National Ordinance to standardize the top incomes and reduce the […]

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Government holds cost-cutting measures info-session with civil servants

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Government holds cost-cutting measures info-session with civil servants

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, November 6, 2020, Minister of General Affairs Silveria E. Jacobs held an information session for all civil servants. This virtual meeting was to provide an update concerning government’s cost-cutting measures as per the conditions for further liquidity support from the Netherlands. The conditions among others being the 12.5% reduction on the […]

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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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GAP BETWEEN PARTIES IS CLOSING

By   /  May 29, 2020  /  Finance  /  Comments Off on GAP BETWEEN PARTIES IS CLOSING

The Unions and the government have been meeting regularly to discuss how to best move forward with necessary cuts. The last proposal was delivered to the unions on Monday, May 25th, which entailed a vacation pay cut of 50% for 2020 and 2021, leaving salaries untouched. Other cuts like uniforms, travel costs, and overtime for […]

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COST-CUTTING MEASURES DISCUSSED WITH UNIONS

By   /  May 15, 2020  /  Finance, Government  /  Comments Off on COST-CUTTING MEASURES DISCUSSED WITH UNIONS

Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion

Government awaiting further feedback from CCSU On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants […]

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MINISTERS CUT SALARIES BY 20%

By   /  May 9, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on MINISTERS CUT SALARIES BY 20%

The council of ministers decided in a meeting on Wednesday, May 6th that they would cut their salaries by 20%. Before the financial impact of COVID-19, Parliamentarians and Ministers had already agreed to a 10% cut on their salary in February. During the budget debate, MP Ludmila Duncan had her motion approved for an additional […]

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