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Source: SMN-News
27 Jul 2022 12:25 PM

Ministry Of Vromi Investigating The Issuance Of Contract To Repair Prins Bernard Bridge.

~Possible Bid Rigging detected~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Acting Minister of VROMI Ardwell Irion said that the government of St. Maarten is busy investigating the contract that was issued to Soualiga Infrastructure to repair the walkway of the Prins Bernard Bridge, this contract he said was awarded by the former Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel in 2017.
Irion said that after conducting preliminary research government determined that the contract was awarded to the companion of the former Ministers chief of staff Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jul 2022 10:15 AM

Shadani Fleming Wins Plate Design Contest, Plate To Be Used From 2023

The winning number plate design

PHILIPSBURG--Local graphic designer Shadani Flemings simple design of a number plate depicting an aircraft, sunrise, and palm trees has won hearts of the public and landed her the winning spot of the number plate design competition. 

  The winning plate design will be used as of 2023 and the following years. Flemings design received more than 1,000 of the popular votes and she was notified and awarded the prize of NAf. 1,000.

  Flemings winning artwork featured a clean design with a red, white, and blue gradient background Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
26 Jul 2022 06:02 AM

~The public has chosen Shadani Flemings design as the winner.~

PHILIPSBURG:---  For the past few weeks, the Ministry of Finance organized a design competition to choose what will be the artwork used for the Sint Maarten License plate. Three submissions for license plates were posted to the Sint Maarten Government Facebook page and citizens were encouraged to vote for their favorite.

Each submission was posted with a caption explaining the concept of the designs. During the Facebook poll, there were over 2000 votes cast Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Jul 2022 10:54 PM

Irion Says Liquidity Support Can Be Disbursed After Cft Approval

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.


PHILIPSBURG--The NAf. 14 million liquidity support for the third quarter of 2022 that St. Maarten has requested can be disbursed once approved by the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT.

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Source: SMN-News
20 Jul 2022 02:49 PM

Minister Of Vromi Seeks Legal Advice On How To Deal With Mp Implicated In Alegria Case.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Acting Minister of VROMI Ardwell Irion in response to questions regarding the letter that was released on Tuesday implicating a member of parliament in the Alegria court case that ends up in court.
SMN News asked the acting Minister of VROMI who is a member of the Council of Ministers said that he is aware that the Minister only last week received the letter that was part of a file for a court case and he is looking into all options on how to move forward Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Jul 2022 11:06 PM

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.


Minister Egbert Doran.

~ Doran believes it was done by design to create confusion ~

PHILIPSBURG--A hand-written note from a former commissioner for land swap with no supporting legal documentation; promissory letters, promissory e-mails, notes on an old paper with a signature, and word of mouth promises given to persons to occupy government land with no documentation are some of the situations that exists as it relates to governments long lease land.
Finance Minister Ardwell Irion believes some families had been duped with some of these situations, while Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran said in his opinion the situation seemed to have been done by design to create confusion in the future and not looking out for what may come.
Irion and Doran alluded to the challenges in response to a question on the efforts to collect outstanding Erfpacht cannon fees for long lease land during last Wednesdays Council of Ministers press briefing.
Irion said this process is continuing and government is in the process of adding two legal persons to a task force to address the matter Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jul 2022 11:09 PM

Irion Pushing To Lower Rental Costs As Part Of Cost Reduction

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.


PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion is pushing to lower the cost that is forked out on rent as part of efforts to lower costs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Jul 2022 03:38 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion told reporters on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers' press briefing that decisions taken by former commissioners regarding long lease land left the government with no cannon fees.
Ardwell said that since taking office he encountered letters and emails that were sent to people that are basic promises without proper paperwork.
He said in at least two cases a former commissioner indulged in land swapping but never issued to the persons that have been occupying government lease land with no long lease or deed in place Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jul 2022 12:41 AM

Naf. 12M Casino Fees, 6M Controller Fees Outstanding

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion

PHILIPSBURG--A total of NAf. 12 million in casino fees and NAf. 6 million in controller fees is currently outstanding and government is looking to collect these arrears.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Jul 2022 12:14 PM

Wilson Dice Que La Primera Ministra Jacobs Debe Rendir Cuentas Por Sus Acciones Ilegales.

Insta al Parlamento y a la Cmara de Integridad a que rindan cuentas

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El domingo 26 de junio del 2022, Gromyko Wilson hizo uso de su plataforma de redes sociales para denunciar las acciones ilegales y discriminatorias tomadas por la Primera Ministra (PM) Silveria Jacobs el 15 de junio del 2022, cuando la PM Silveria Jacobs, el Ministro Ardwell Irion , la ministra Anna Richardson y el ministro Rudolph Samuel se opusieron a la ordenanza aprobada en el Parlamento (y ratificada por el Tribunal Constitucional) que contena medidas temporales de covid-19 para funcionarios pblicos y similares (Tijdelijke Landsverordening Covid-19 bezuinigingen arbeidsvoorwaarden overheidsdienaren).

Esta ordenanza regula especficamente el porcentaje de vacaciones que los servidores pblicos tenan derecho a recibir entre julio del 2019 y julio del 2021 Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Jun 2022 01:01 AM

Wilson Says Prime Minister Jacobs Must Be Held Accountable For Her Illegal Actions.

Urges Parliament & the Integrity Chamber to hold them accountable

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Sunday June 26, 2022, Gromyko Wilson made use of his Social Media platform to denounce the illegal and discriminatory actions taken by Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs on June 15, 2022, when the PM, Minister Ardwell Irion, Minister Anna Richardson and Minister Rudolph Samuel went against the ordinance passed in Parliament (and ratified by the Constitutional court) containing temporary covid-19 measures for civil servants and the likes (Tijdelijke Landsverordening Covid-19 bezuinigingen arbeidsvoorwaarden overheidsdienaren).

This ordinance specifically regulates the percentage of vacation allowance civil servants were entitled to receive between July 2019 and July 2021 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 06:46 PM

~10 experts from around the world focus on the future of islands at Islandpreneur Live~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Islandpreneur Live 2022 commences on June 27 and will continue with a week of activities through to July 1. These activities include in-person masterclasses (June 27 -29) with experts covering topics such as tourism, public relations, resilience, innovation, and adaptive strategies to thrive. Masterclasses include Lela Simmonds, Business Development Manager at Port of St. Maarten Group of Companies, Haddy Folivi, a global public relations specialist based in the United Kingdom, and Elly Moesquit, Supervision Specialist of the Centrale Bank van Curaao en Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jun 2022 02:11 PM

El Apoyo Financiero Para Las Pequeas Empresas Se Expande A Medida Que Obna Se Une Al Proyecto Esp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Las pequeas empresas del pas tienen an ms vas de crecimiento y apoyo con la incorporacin del Ontwikkelingsbank van de Nederlandse Antillen (OBNA) como la institucin financiera ms nueva en asociarse con el Proyecto de Apoyo Empresarial (ESP) del Fondo Fiduciario de Sint Maarten.

Con un acuerdo subsidiario firmado el 30 de mayo del 2022, OBNA se une al Banco di Caribe, Qredits y Windward Islands Bank (WIB) como socios de la ESP.

El crecimiento sostenible de la economa de Sint Maarten no puede ocurrir sin un sector de pequeas empresas vibrante y prspero Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jun 2022 03:23 PM

La Primera Ministra Silveria E. Jacobs Viaja A Aruba Para Reuniones De Consulta De Cuatro Pases

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – Hoy, domingo 19 de junio del 2022, la Honorable Primera Ministra Silveria E. Jacobs, el Honorable Ministro de Finanzas Ardwell Irion y su personal de apoyo viajarn a Aruba para asistir a reuniones de consulta de cuatro pases con los Primeros Ministros de Aruba y Curazao y la secretaria de Estado Alexandra van Huffelen Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Jun 2022 02:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Today, Sunday, June 19th, 2022, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, the Honorable Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, and their support staff are traveling to Aruba to attend four-country consultation meetings with the Prime Ministers of Aruba and Curaao and State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen. These consultation meetings which begin on Monday, June 20th, will serve as the platform to confirm the direction necessary in order to answer the questions and concerns expressed by the Parliaments of the Kingdom through their various reports on the Consensus Kingdom Law on the Entity for Reform and Development (COHO).

In preparation for these consultation meetings, technical teams of the countries traveled to Curaao in May for pre-discussion where they identified the areas for which further discussion and consensus are necessary on a political level Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Jun 2022 06:11 PM

~Innovative and financially sound businesses are key to economic recovery and growth~

PHILIPSBURG:---  In the past five (5) years, St. Maarten has seen unprecedented challenges. From the devastation of Hurricane Irma to the ongoing pandemic, the community has seen severe socio-economic challenges. As a learning organization, the Ministry of Finance strives to develop its staff and community through education in areas of finance and innovation as it is critical to economic resilience and development, both personally and for the nation.

For this reason, the Ministry has helped to steer a variety of programs such as the Enterprise Support Project, which among other things provides loans and grants to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to stimulate capital investments in this core group of our society Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Jun 2022 11:47 PM

Ministry Disagrees With Cbcs On Application Of Exchange Rate

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion


PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Finance is not in agreement with statements made by the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS) regarding the application of the exchange rate for the guilder to the United States dollar.

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Source: SMN-News
08 Jun 2022 01:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced at the Council of Ministers press briefing that he has taken note of the articles on June 2nd and June 5th, 2022 on the use of the official exchange rate by businesses, and the Ministry is not in agreement with the suggestion for a business to unilaterally decide on the exchange rate between the Antillean Guilder and the dollar of the United States of America.

There is a law in place that regulates the exchange rate of the Caribbean guilder (which is now still the Antillean Guilder until the Caribbean Guilder is implemented) and the dollar of the United States of America Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jun 2022 09:49 AM

Szv Preparacin Para La Construccin Del Edificio De Oficinas & Unidad De Bienestar

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El Gobierno de Sint Maarten ha firmado un memorando de entendimiento con SZV para transferir 6,400 M2 de terreno arrendado en Cay Hill al Social & Seguros de Salud (SZV) para comenzar con la fase 1 del desarrollo del rea del Complejo Deportivo Raoul Illidge (RISC). La fase uno (1) incluye la construccin del edificio de oficinas SZV, la solucin de estacionamiento y un edificio de bienestar comunitario.

El nuevo edificio de oficinas estar preparado para el futuro Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Jun 2022 01:11 PM

~Government to transfer lease land to SZV, MOU signed.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of Sint Maarten has signed an MOU with SZV to transfer 6400 M2 of lease land in Cayhill to Social & Health Insurances (SZV) to commence with phase 1 of the development of the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex (RISC) area. Phase one (1) includes constructing the SZV office building, parking solution, and a community wellness building.
The new office building will be future-ready. Were offering more digital services now, and well be ready for the global changes 10 20 years from now Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
30 May 2022 07:05 PM

El Aeropuerto Internacional Princess Juliana Celebra Una Exitosa Transaccin De Refinanciamiento De Deuda

Saln Mimosa Sky, St. Maarten – El Aeropuerto Internacional Princess Juliana (PJIAE) celebr la finalizacin exitosa de la refinanciacin de su prstamo del 2012, con un prstamo nuevo y ms favorable por un monto de USD 90 millones. Es un hito importante para el aeropuerto y est en lnea con la estrategia de PJIAE de reconstruir el aeropuerto para el futuro de St. Maarten. Se llev a cabo una recepcin de celebracin en el saln Mimosa Sky en Rhine Road, a la que asistieron muchas partes interesadas del aeropuerto.

Ben van der Klift, director financiero de PJIAE N.V.: Este es un importante paso adelante y otro voto de confianza en PJIAE N.V Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 May 2022 06:54 PM

Mimosa Sky Lounge:---  Today, Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) celebrated the completion of the successful refinancing of its 2012 loan, with a new and more favorable loan in the amount of USD 90 million. It is an important milestone for the airport and is in line with PJIAEs strategy to rebuild the airport for the future of St. Maarten.
A celebratory reception was held at the Mimosa Sky lounge on Rhine Road, whereby many stakeholders of the airport were in attendance.

Ben van der Klift, Chief Financial Officer of PJIAE N.V.: This is an important step forward and another vote of confidence in PJIAE N.V Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 08:25 PM

SIMPSON BAY:--- The members of the Council of Ministers namely Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, acting Minister of TEATT Omar Ottley, and Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran hailed the refinancing of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) a success Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 May 2022 12:25 PM

~ Government will continue to fight for relief.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that the Kingdom government has indicated through the State Secretary that the Kingdom wants to impose 8 more conditions in order to remove the 12.5% cuts that were imposed on St Read more


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