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Source: SMN-News
21 Feb 2021 02:23 PM

~PWR Agency hosts a new signature event on February 25 to equip islandpreneurs to dominate online.~

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency aims to inspire and equip entrepreneurs with the skills to build thriving businesses through creating dynamic events and programs. Last year, due to the pandemic, the PWR Agency hosted more than 25 online programs reaching over 7500 persons around the world, with an average of 30% viewing from St. Maarten. Two of the most notable successes of 2020 were Islandpreneur Live, which had 650 registrants from 35 countries, and iFOUNDED Joint Pitch Competition, which gave two grand prize winners, from Curaao and St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Feb 2021 12:28 PM

Naf. 18.5 Million Collected From Licence Fees In 2020

CBCS building in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten received approximately NAf. 18.5 million from the foreign exchange licence fee in 2020, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion told Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Feb 2021 10:51 PM

El Mp Emmanuel Est Desconcertado Por El Intento De Irion De Contratar A 155 Trabajadores, Despus De Recortar Un 12,5%

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El diputado independiente Christophe Emmanuel dijo el mircoles que el ministro de Finanzas, Ardwell Irion, abofete a los funcionarios pblicos en la otra mejilla cuando intent incluir un puesto presupuestario en el presupuesto del 2021 para contratar a unos 155 nuevos trabajadores gubernamentales a tiempo completo, dos semanas despus de encabezar la campaa para recortar el prestaciones e ingresos de los actuales servidores pblicos.

No entiendo qu est haciendo este gobierno y este ministro de Hacienda Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Feb 2021 09:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday said Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion slapped civil servants across the other cheek when he attempted to include a budget post in the 2021 budget to hire some 155 new full-time government workers, two weeks after spearheading the drive to cut the benefits and income of current civil servants.

I do not understand what this government and this finance Minister are doing Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Feb 2021 07:28 AM

~ 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 employment benefits by 12.5% per July 1, 2020, within the (semi) public sector entities in order to meet the conditions set by the Government of the Netherlands for receiving the second tranche of liquidity support Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Feb 2021 06:52 AM

Parliament Approves All Three Laws Presented To Enforce Cost Cutting Measures

~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 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 Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2021 06:32 AM

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 employment benefits by 12.5% per July 1, 2020, within the (semi) public sector entities in order to meet the conditions set by the Government of the Netherlands for receiving the second tranche of liquidity support Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Feb 2021 11:36 PM

Mps Unanimously Pass Law For 25 Per Cent Reduction In Benefits

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs (at podium) addressing MPs as Finance Minister Ardwell Irion (sitting, back left) listens during Wednesdays meeting.

~ 1.3 million in annual savi Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Feb 2021 10:56 PM

Mps Pass Motion For Government To Present Evaluation In 6 Months

MPs during the meeting.

PHILIPSBURG--On Tuesday evening, Members of Parliament (MPs) passed a motion urging Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Finance Minister Ardwell Irion to Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Jan 2021 02:30 PM

Mps Discuss Draft Law To Cut Politicians Salaries, Benefits

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) discussed the draft Temporary National Ordinance on the amendment of the employment conditions of political authorities, which will reduce MPs and Ministers total employment packages by 25 per cent until further notice.

  A 25 per cent reduction in politicians employment packages was one of the conditions stipulated by the Dutch government for St. Maarten to receive the second tranche of liquidity support.

  The cut will be in two parts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jan 2021 10:08 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, January 25, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion attended a Central Committee meeting of Parliament where they were able to present the legislative changes to one of the three amending national ordinances for the agreed-upon cost-cutting measures to be enforceable Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Jan 2021 11:27 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs And Minister Of Finance Ardwell Irion Present Legislative Amendments For Top Income Earners At Semi-Public Entities To Parliament

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – On Monday, January 25, 2021,Prime MinisterSilveriaJacobsand Minister of FinanceArdwellIrionattended aCentralCommittee meeting of Parliament where theywere able topresent the legislative changes to one of the three amending national ordinancesfortheagreed uponcost cutting measures to be enforceable.The Temporary National Ordinance on the standardization of top incomes and adjustment of employment conditions at (semi) publicsector entitieswasdiscussed for implementation per the conditions for receiving the second tranche of liquidity support from the government of the Netherlands Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Jan 2021 11:22 PM

Jacobs Norm Law To Cap Renumerations Of Top-Earners Around Naf. 39,500 Per Month

House of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG--The total employment package of top-earners in government-owned companies and (semi-) public institutions will be capped at NAf. 39,519.73 per month under the Temporary National Ordinance on the standardisation of top incomes and adjustment of employment conditions at (semi-) public sector entities, Finance Minister Ar Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jan 2021 02:03 PM

St. Maarten Government Representatives Meet With State Secretary Knops

Philipsburg On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2021 01:50 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2021 04:21 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Govt. And MpS PlayingDangerous Game With Dutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages with reforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP’s are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

“When you listen to MP’s supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2021 06:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages with reforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP's are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

"When you listen to MP's supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Dec 2020 12:07 AM

Naf. 61.2M Transferred To St. MaartenS Account

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that St. Maarten had received a 61.2-million-guilder loan from the Netherlands on December 28.

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Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2020 02:17 PM

~UPP, PFP, and NA supports the signing of agreement and COHO

 PHILIPSBURG: --- The coalition partners that are supporting the government of St. Maarten give the Prime Minister of St. Maarten its blessings in the form of a verbal declaration to go ahead and sign the COHO law. The leader of the UPP faction was the first to give the Prime Minister the declaration State Secretary Raymond Knops wants when he demanded that she gets such prior to the December 18th meeting.

UPP supports the signing of COHO Law.

After making her position known, the UPP MP and Faction Leader Grisha Heyliger Marten gave the declaration that the State Secretary Raymond Knops is looking for, thereby Heyliger Martin then said I am sure of our Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Dec 2020 11:54 PM

Irion Counters Cft Letter That Govt.S Financial Management Is Inadequate

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that his ministry has made several improvements in a relatively short period of time, countering statements by the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT that governments financial management is severely inadequate.

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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Nov 2020 12:27 PM

Jacobs Holds Info Session On Cost- Cutting Measures With Civil Servants

Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs on November 6, held a virtual information session for civil servants to provide an update concerning governments cost-cutting measures as per the conditions for further liquidity support from the Netherlands.

The conditions, among other things, are a 12.5 per cent per cent reduction on the total salary package and employment benefits of civil servants, as well as a 25 per cent reduction on the total salary package and employment benefits of Members of Parliament and Ministers.

In its efforts to meet the second tranche conditions set by the Dutch government, St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Nov 2020 11:09 PM

2021 Plates Ordered, Solution For Future

File photo of the 2019 number plates, which were still used in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis (file photo).

PHILIPSBURG--Motorists in the country will get new number plates for their vehicles in 2021. Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said government is still looking into the possible solutions that can be used in the place of n Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Nov 2020 12:37 PM

~ State Secretary did not respond to St. Maarten~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday that there is still no agreement with the Dutch Government with regards the continued financial support. Jacobs said discussions are ongoing with the CFT and that St. Maartens Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion just last week sent another proposal to the CFT which would avoid the government from cutting the salaries of civil servants.
Jacobs explained that St Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 Oct 2020 09:45 PM

Article 25 Trumps Article 16 Of The Kingdom Law On Financial Supervision.

The conclusion I have come to after reading a letter dated October 19, 2020 sent by the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion to State Raymond Knops is that article 25 of the Kingdom Law on Financial Supervision trumps articles 16 of the same Law. A text from the advices of the Department of Judicial Affairs and Legislation from the Ministry of General Affairs both from St Read more


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