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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
12 Oct 2020 02:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As we mark the 10th anniversary of the day St. Maarten became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands on October 10, 2010, otherwise known as 10-10-10 that Chinese saying comes to mind: A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

How far have we traveled on this journey? What is our destination? And when and why did we take that first step? We would have to search our history to find the answers to these and other relevant questions. But let me say, without any fear of contradiction, that we have journeyed far, however, we still have much farther to go, if we are to reach the Promised Land.

Contrary to what some people might argue, our journey as a nation did not start with the two referenda we held in 1994 and the year 2000 respectively: it actually started over 400 years ago when our ancestors were kidnapped, uprooted from their motherland and forcibly brought here to the New World as enslaved labor.

We have been struggling since then for freedom and have scored some significant victories that allow us today to contemplate the future with hope Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Oct 2020 09:52 PM

Once Again Mr. Jose Jardim Of The Central Bank Of Curacao And Sint Maarten (Cbcs) Misleads The Public.

 PHILIPSBURG:--- In a press release issued on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Mr. Jose Jardim of the CBCS has once again accused Mr. Ansary to have created non-transparent structures outside of the vision of the CBCS to cause damages to ENNIA, a Company-owned 95% by the Ansary family, in the amount of Naf. 700 million guilders.

This allegation is absurd and is once again hereby categorically denied in all of its implications.
Once again we draw the attention of Mr. Jardim, as well as the highest authorities of government and the general public of both islands, to the undeniable fact that no shareholder, supervisory director, including Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2020 04:15 PM

Hushang Ansary And Richard Gibson Sr Wants To Resolve Ennia Differences Mutually.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Ambassador Hushang Ansary and attorney Richard Gibson are accusing former Interim President of the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Jose Jardim of acting in bad faith and laid critical accusations against him in the ongoing Ennia saga. In a leaked document from a trusted and well-informed source, Gibson and Ansary have directed a letter to Jardim in response to the latters request for a zoom meeting to possibly resolve the Ennia issue on Wednesday, September 16.
If the intention towards a resolution is serious the letter reads, then Gibson and Ansary are both interested Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Feb 2018 10:28 PM

William: Europe Trip Waste Of Taxpayers Monies, 50 Mil Loan Brokered By Na-Led Govt.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Former Prime Minister William Marlin says the recent trip to Europe by Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Interim Prime Minister Leona Marlin Romeo was a total waste of tax payers’ monies as the 50 million guilders loan agreement signed days ago between St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Feb 2018 08:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former Prime Minister William Marlin says the recent trip to Europe by Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Interim Prime Minister Leona Marlin Romeo was a total waste of taxpayers’ monies as the 50 million guilders loan agreement signed days ago between St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2017 01:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The CFT advised the Kingdom Council of Ministers to issue an instruction to the government of St. Maarten for the 2018 budget. A letter dated December 22nd, 2017 was sent to the chairlady of Parliament regarding the advice given by the CFT to the Kingdom Council of Ministers.
Even though the CFT gave the advice to the Kingdom Council of Ministers up to the time this article was written no instruction has been issued.
SMN News contacted Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Nov 2017 03:14 PM

~ Lee makes position available ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The new majority of the Parliament of St. Maarten voted in favor on a motion of non-confidence against six Ministers, namely Prime Minister William Marlin, Ministers Silveria Jacobs, Rafael Boasman, Christopher Emmanuel, Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher and Richard Gibson Sr., while no motion was brought against DP appointed Minister Emil Lee who it was said made his position available.
The now opposition voted against the motion of non-confidence brought against the six Ministers Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2017 07:13 PM

~ Its time to compare St. Maarten’s recovery to other islands including French St. Martin ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. announced on Wednesday that if the current majority in parliament should pass a motion of non-confidence against the government he will submit his resignation immediately.
Gibson said that he has set a record by balancing three budgets which no one thought was possible Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Oct 2017 05:17 PM

CAY HILL:--- On Friday, October 6th the final Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting was held at the Fire & Ambulance Building, marking the end of the emergency response to Hurricane Irma. The next phase will be the road to recovery, which entails the rebuilding of Sint Maarten.

The EOC was called in to action on September 1st in preparation for the approaching Hurricane Irma. Since that time the EOC has met regularly and at the peak of the response at least once daily. The EOC c Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Oct 2017 10:33 PM

Final Emergency Operations Meeting Held At Fire & Ambulance Building

CAY HILL –  On Friday October 6th the final Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting was held at the Fire & Ambulance Building, marking the end of the emergency response to Hurricane Irma. The next phase will be the road to recovery, which entails the rebuilding of Sint Maarten.

The EOC was called in to action on September 1st in preparation for the approaching Hurricane Irma. Since that time the EOC has met regularly and at the peak of the response at least once daily. Th Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Aug 2017 03:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament George Pantophlet says that he must applaud the Minister of Finance Richard Gibson and his cabinet for making it possible to have consecutive balanced budgets for 3 years, no small feat and also presenting it on time to Governor drs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Aug 2017 02:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. announced on Wednesday that St. Maarten has made history by being able to submit a balanced budget that got positive comments from the CFT on time. Gibson Sr. said article 100 of the country’s constitution clearly states that the country must submit its budget to parliament by September 1st Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
15 Aug 2017 06:07 AM

Message Of Hon. Prime Minister Mr. William Marlin At The Opening Of The Basic Legal Course

St. Maarten, Monday, August 14, 2017.

Our governing program for 2016-2020 is entitled, “Stability for Prosperity”. It is anchored on five strategic objectives, all of which can only be achieved by upgrading our government apparatus.  We are not even one year into this governing period yet and we can see that various initiatives that are geared towards a profound transformation of our society are already taking shape. One of those initiatives is why we are gathered here today. Nobody knows the challenges that this coalition government faces better than the civil servants who do their utmost day in, day out, to give professional support to government Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
14 Aug 2017 08:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Our governing program for 2016-2020 is entitled, “Stability for Prosperity”. It is anchored on five strategic objectives, all of which can only be achieved by upgrading our government apparatus. We are not even one year into this governing period yet and we can see that various initiatives that are geared towards a profound transformation of our society are already taking shape. One of those initiatives is why we are gathered here today. Nobody knows the challenges that this coalition government faces better than the civil servants who do their utmost day in, day out, to give professional support to government Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Jul 2017 03:30 PM

Premiums will increase which the private sector has problems with --- Finance Minister --- SHTA objecting to high cost.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Health Emil Lee reacted to the statements made by the SHTA on the implementation of the National Health Insurance ( NHI) which they also requested be postponed. Minister Lee made clear that he do believe the discussion on the NHI is a good discussion because everyone deserves to have quality healthcare Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Jun 2017 01:13 PM

Minister Gibson: Reforming And Simplifying Our Tax System

PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. addressed members of the press in Wednesday’s, June 14, Council of Ministers Press Briefing.

He announced that the division of the assets of the Netherlands Antilles resulted in St. Maarten receiving its share of NAf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Jun 2017 04:51 PM

IT Problems may delay finalization of budget 2018 --- Minister Gibson Sr. --- SZV and APS not yet paid.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. announced on Wednesday that while in Curacao last week he received a receipt from the government of Curacao showing that they have deposited NAF.59M which has been derived from the division of assets from the former Netherlands Antilles Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Jun 2017 02:01 AM

Minister Gibson: We Are Not Producing Sufficient Revenues To Cover The Needs Of All Ministries

 

PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. addressed members of the press in Wednesday’s, June 7, Council of Minister’s Press Briefing.

He announced that the Moody’s report is out and had been published. The Moody’s report is a tool for international investors and others to be able to evaluate the obligations that St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jun 2017 06:06 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. announced at the weekly Council of Ministers Press Briefing that the Moody’s report is now published and St. Maarten got the same rating as 2016. He said that in the published report St. Maarten got a BAA2 rating. Gibson Sr. explained that the Moody’s report set the tone for countries to know what they need to do in order to upgrade their credit worthiness.
The BAA2 ratings mean that St Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
04 Jun 2017 04:32 AM

Minister Boasman: ‘Hectic And Rough’ 1St Quarter

PHILIPSBURG – Acting Prime Minister and Minister responsible for the Ministry of Justice Rafael Boasman addressed members of the media in Wednesday’s, May 31, Council of Ministers Press Briefing.

After announcing that Prime Minister William Marlin was off-island, he went on to inform that he had received the draft of the 1st quarter report of the Progress Committee Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 May 2017 08:12 AM

“I am proud to be a Guyanese but I chose St. Maarten as my home”

PHILIPSBURG:--- About 1,500 persons witnessed the grand opening of Motorworld state of the art showroom which officially opened on Friday, May 26th, 2017 (On Guyana’s 51st Independence.”)
Among those that attend the grand and spectacular ceremony were dignitaries from both sides of the island, Prime Minister William Marlin, Governor Eugene Holiday,  President of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams President of the Collectivity of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 May 2017 04:19 PM

The time to come clean now says Minister Gibson Sr.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. announced on Wednesday that his Ministry is busy preparing a legislation which will soon be presented to the Council of Ministers. This legislation is aimed at getting residents to fully disclose their income taxes. The Minister said each year the country have been struggling to balance its budget simply because government does not have enough funds to cover its expenses Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 May 2017 05:13 AM

PHILIPSBURG--Actual pension reforms in St. Maarten are one step closer to being implemented following the signing of an agreement between the general pension fund administrator APS and St. Maarten’s Finance Minister Richard Gibson, Sr.

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Source: SMN-News
21 May 2017 07:21 PM

Life expectancy of participants looked at

PHILIPSBURG:--- Actual pension reforms in St. Maarten are one step closer to being implemented, following the signing of an agreement between the general pension fund administrator, APS, and St. Maarten’s Finance Minister, Richard Gibson Sr.
The agreement was signed on Friday last, at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, as a major highlight of the APS 2017 pension seminar, held at the same venue.
Signing on behalf of APS were APS board officials, Mr Read more


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