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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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Monitoring committee meeting held between the Government of St. Maarten and French counterparts

By   /  November 8, 2020  /  French Side News, Government  /  Comments Off on Monitoring committee meeting held between the Government of St. Maarten and French counterparts

POND ISLAND — On Thursday, November 5, 2020, a monitoring committee meeting was held between the governments of Dutch and French St. Martin and the office of the Préfet of Saint Barths and Saint Martin. Present and giving opening remarks during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, President of the Collectivité of Saint Martin, […]

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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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CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Jacobs and the Council of Ministers have made several attempts to meet with the CCSU and particularly the secretariat of the CCSU whose role is to serve as an impartial mediator between Government and the unions. The Minister of General Affairs as was requested by the CCSU members in their […]

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UoC Legislative Writing Program

By   /  September 15, 2020  /  Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on UoC Legislative Writing Program

PHILIPSBURG — A total of nine persons, seven Civil Servants and two external candidates, have enrolled from Sint Maarten to participate in a one-year legislative course organized by the University of Curacao.  The program, slated to begin on September 14, 2020, is an online training for lawyers, to equip them with the knowledge of the […]

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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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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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Policy Platform mini-series

By   /  June 9, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Policy Platform mini-series

As part of a mini-series, the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BAK) organized a policy platform meeting on Thursday 4th June, at the Government’s Administration Building. The objective of this first meeting series was to lay a foundation as it regards the basic functioning of government and its services. Six presentations were given on […]

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Prime Minister Jacobs issues National 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Message

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  Weather  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Jacobs issues National 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Message

On the eve of the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued her national message to the nation. My Fellow Sint Maarteners, Another hurricane season is before us. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season traditionally begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. […]

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Government of St. Maarten Hosts Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour

By   /  May 30, 2020  /  Government  /  Comments Off on Government of St. Maarten Hosts Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour

The government of St. Maarten held their ‘Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour’ today, May 29, 2020. Members of the Council of Ministers visited various entities that ensured the people of St. Maarten were kept safe at home. These courageous persons provided the emergency and essential services that has been needed from the onset of the COVID-19 […]

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