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Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Sep 2020 07:42 PM

Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance Through The Enterprise Support Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kennys Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance of the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29 th were acknowledged in the presence of Minister of Finance Irion Ardwell, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Ludmila de Weever and NRPB Director Claret Connor.

Each business opted for the projects Assets and Repair package and will only have to repay 35 percent of the total amount received Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 12:24 AM

Soab Gives Positive Report For Ssrp Income, Unemployment Programmes

Ardwell Irion.

~ All persons registered received assistance ~

PHILIPSBURG--Governments Accounting Bureau SOAB has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2020 06:40 PM

~All persons registered received assistance~

PHILIPSBURG:---The Governments accounting Bureau (SOAB) has returned a positive report to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program (SSRP - income and unemployment support programs for April, May, and June 2020), providing a clear indication that the programs initiated by Minister Irion are functioning and being managed properly Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2020 11:09 AM

~Government yield huge savings with cuts in phone bills.~

PHILIPSBURG:---Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that discussions with the Dutch Government regarding the funding for the SSRP and the conditions that the Dutch imposed on St. Maarten.
Irion said on Tuesday a meeting was held with the CFT and the government were informed that the cuts they made are not being recognized as cuts instead they must dig deep into the salaries of civil servants as requested by the Dutch Government Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Sep 2020 04:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, September 17, the Council of Ministers held a cooperation meeting with the Collectivit of Saint Martin at the Government Administration Building. Although this meeting was planned since earlier in the week, both governments are elated with the outcome of the unity march of Wednesday, September 16, that took place at the Cole Bay/Bellevue border checkpoint which led to the lifting of the border controls at the Bellevue and French Quarter checkpoints.

Present during the meeting were Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Ministers Egbert Doran, Anna Richardson, Ardwell Irion, Ludmila de Weever, drs Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Sep 2020 02:07 PM

Growing Backlog St. Maarten Annual Accounts Worries Cft

THE HAGUE – The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT is highly concerned about the lack of progress on the part of the St. Maarten government with regard to improving financial management and catching up on the backlog of the annual accounts.

The CFT expressed its concerns in a letter to St. Maarten Finance Minister Ardwell Irion dated September 2, which was published on the CFT website this week Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2020 01:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG The Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion, would like to thank Herbal Awareness SXM for extending an invitation for an audience on Friday, September 11th, 2020. During the meeting, one of the topics discussed was the structural and responsible legalization of adult recreational use of cannabis on the island. The organization positions itself as the peoples voice for cannabis legalization, with its core attributes being transparency and community representation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Sep 2020 06:24 PM

El Dinero Se Acabar En Octubre, Las Conversaciones Con El Gobierno Holands An Estn En Curso.

PHILIPSBURG: --- El Ministro de Finanzas, Ardwell Irion, dijo el mircoles que St. Maarten todava est en conversaciones con el gobierno holands mientras trabaja para asegurar el segundo tramo de respaldo de liquidez.

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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Sep 2020 05:20 PM

559 Companies Applied For June Payroll Support

PHILIPSBURG--Some 559 companies have applied for June business payroll support and payments have begun, said Finance Minister Ardwell Irion during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday.

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Source: SMN-News
09 Sep 2020 11:16 AM

Money Will Run Out In October, Talks With Dutch Government Still Ongoing.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that St. Maarten is still in discussions with the Dutch Government as he is working to secure the second tranche of liquidity support.
Irion said that even though his statements in parliament were taken out of context by some people, the money will run out by end of October if the funds are not received.
The Minister of Finance further explained that while there is a systematic government in St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Sep 2020 08:06 AM

Established Project Group To Move Forward With The Function Books Process

Philipsburg The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group is tasked with the finalization and legislative ratification of the function books of the Ministry of Justice and the placement of the personnel in the functions thereafter. The Project Group is comprised of a Steering Committee and a Workgroup with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of General Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance.

Each function book comprises of three parts; firstly, the functions and their job descriptions, secondly, the valuation and assignment of scales to the functions based on the weight of the function using the FuwaSXM framework, and third, the formation plan noting FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) per function Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Sep 2020 08:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group is tasked with the finalization and legislative ratification of the function books of the Ministry of Justice and the placement of the personnel in the functions thereafter. The Project Group is comprised of a Steering Committee and a Workgroup with representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of General Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance.

Each function book comprises of three parts; firstly, the functions and their job descriptions, secondly, the valuation and assignment of scales to the functions based on the weight of the function using the FuwaSXM framework, and third, the formation plan noting FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) per function Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Aug 2020 04:56 AM

Government Coffers Could Run Dry By End Of October

PHILIPSBURG--Based on current forecasts, the money that government has at its disposal will last until the end of October. This is what Finance Minister Ardwell Irion told Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Aug 2020 12:08 AM

Telem Group Taking Major Steps To Facilitate Virtual Learning Environment In St. Maarten Schools

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten – St. Maartens primary telecommunication provider, TelEm Group, is responding positively to its new role in the St. Maarten community – Virtual classroom provider.

TelEm Group recently upgraded five public schools with an unprecedented internet connection
package specially created for schools on the island, so that teachers can connect with students
in remote classroom scenarios.

According to TelEm Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Aug 2020 04:49 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maartens primary telecommunication provider, TelEm Group, is responding positively to its new role in the St. Maarten community - Virtual classroom provider.

 TelEm Group recently upgraded five public schools with an unprecedented internet connection package specially created for schools on the island, so that teachers can connect with students in remote classroom scenarios.

According to TelEm Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Mr. Michiel Parent, the key to the upgrades are faster upload speeds that enable students to receive instruction in real-time and also interact with their teachers.

Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Aug 2020 10:56 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The government of St. Maarten has engaged SOAB to begin evaluating all government-owned companies in order for the government to have a better insight on the value of each company so that shares can be sold to raise funds to sustain the country. SMN News has learned that one such company where shares will be sold is the TELEM Group of Companies.
SMN News learned that the government of St. Maarten is looking at every possible way to raise funds that will be used to assist during the COVID-19 outbreak and any other possible disaster that the country might face.
Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion confirmed that the council of ministers have taken a decision to evaluate government-owned companies with the possibility of selling shares Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Aug 2020 04:58 AM

Pfp Questions Irion On GovernmentS Plans Without Dutch Financial Support

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson on Monday submitted questions to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion about governments financial plans considering that Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops indicated last week that the Dutch government will not hold discussions with St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Aug 2020 09:51 PM

Pfp Questions Minister Of Finance On Way Forward

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The PFP Faction submitted questions to the Minister of Finance, the Honorable Ardwell Irion, on Monday, 17 August 2020. The faction referenced the letter sent by State Secretary Raymond Knops to the Dutch Second Chamber on 14 August 2020 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Aug 2020 10:30 AM

Payroll Support List Has Been Released

PHILIPSBURG--The Finance Ministry on Friday released the long-awaited list of businesses that received payroll support under the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP).

The list shows the businesses that received payroll support in April and May.

An average of NAf. 13 million per month in payroll support was subsidised by the government of St. Maarten, which assisted in paying more than 6,100 employees per month. Once again, we would like to thank our executing partners [Social and Health Insurances Ed.] SZV for their continued support through this process, said the Finance Ministry in a statement on Friday.

Persons who have not received their salary for April and May, but see their employers name on the list are requested to contact governments Labour Department.

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion reminds the public that applications for June payroll support is open until Friday, August 14 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Aug 2020 11:15 AM

St. Maarten Receives Naf.19.3M For Ssrp Support.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers press briefing that the State Secretary has released some NAF.19.3M as SSRP support, he said the funds should arrive in St. Maartens coffers by Friday this week. The Minister explained that St. Maarten has met all conditions set forth by the Dutch Government, however, St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Jul 2020 04:45 AM

Portal Soon Open For June Payroll Support

PHILIPSBURG--Businesses in need of payroll support for June can apply as of Friday, July 31, announced Finance Minister Ardwell Irion on Wednesday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Jul 2020 04:51 AM

Irion Clarifies That Cft Only Green-Lit SsrpS Payroll Support Programme

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion clarified in a press release on Friday that the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT only green-lit the country meeting the loan requirements for the June amendments to the business payroll support programme of the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP). It was earlier reported that St. M Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jul 2020 05:13 AM

St. Maarten Met Criteria For Liquidity Support, Says Irion

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday morning that the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT had confirmed on Tuesday that St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jul 2020 04:55 AM

Irion: St. Maarten On Target To Comply With Dutch Conditions

PHILIPSBURG--All-in-all, we are on track with most of the conditions, said Finance Minister Ardwell Irion during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday morning. He was referring to St. Maartens compliance with the Dutch conditions for liquidity support.

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