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Source: 721 News
02 Mar 2022 07:34 AM

Immigration Border Protection Services Unveil New Look For Its Vehicles


Philipsburg In a bid to mark the one-year separation of the Immigration Border Protection Department (IBP) from the KPSM Police Force, the new look of the IBP vehicle was unveiled today, March 1, 2022.

The vehicle was unveiled in front of the Government Administration Building in the presence of Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, IBP Mobile Unit Head Officer Ryan Peterson, and the board of the Sint Maarten Police Force Pensioners and Retires Association.

Also in attendance were Prison Director Steven Carty, Quarter Master Jovanni Sprott and a representative of the Coast Guard along with other invited guests Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2022 10:19 PM

Esp Concluye Programa De Formacin En Habilidades Empresariales

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El equipo de proyecto del Enterprise Support Project (ESP) concluy con xito su primer programa de capacitacin en habilidades comerciales el jueves 17 de febrero de 2022. Como lo demuestra el nombre del programa, “Fundamentos de la pequea empresa”, este curso de 3 semanas tena como objetivo capacitar a un grupo selecto de 20 empresarios en las habilidades fundamentales necesarias para administrar una pequea empresa exitosa. Las sesiones fueron facilitadas por Prichard Sagan Gibson y Kate Bell de Goalmachine, quienes usaron ejercicios dinmicos y atractivos para discutir marketing, gestin financiera, cumplimiento tributario, redaccin de un plan de negocios y mantenimiento de una administracin slida, entre otros temas clave en el espritu empresarial.

Los participantes elegidos para este programa piloto fueron una combinacin de beneficiarios de ESP y pequeas empresas existentes Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Feb 2022 08:48 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Las Exenciones De Impuestos Para Los Privilegiados Y Los Sacrificios De Ingresos Son Injustos

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Eximir de impuestos al Banco Mundial, su personal y sus actividades no deben tratarse simplemente de cumplir con un tratado internacional, sino que deben verse desde la perspectiva de lo que esto le costara al pas y en el contexto de por qu no se est haciendo lo mismo por la gente de St. Maarten. As lo dice el diputado independiente Christophe Emmanuel en su crtica a la propuesta del Ministro de Finanzas Ardwell Irion de eximir al Banco Mundial de varios impuestos locales.

El diputado Emmanuel destac que una vez ms el Ministro de Finanzas compareci ante el Parlamento de St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2022 11:11 PM

Proposal To Exempt Us Customs, Border Protection From Wage, Income, Profit, Transfer And Road Taxes

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion

~ Will enable US Pre-Clearance ~

PHILIPSBURG--If a proposal tabled recently in Parliament by Finance Minister Ardwell Irion gets the green lig Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Feb 2022 01:03 PM

Jacobs Presenta Modificaciones A La Ley De Tarjetas De Identidad Para Personas Privilegiadas

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Finalmente se aprueba una enmienda a la ordenanza nacional sobre tarjetas de identidad para personas privilegiadas, presentada recientemente por la Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs al Parlamento, St. Maarten cumplir con las obligaciones internacionales y estar un paso ms cerca de poder acordar acuerdos del pas anfitrin con organizaciones como el Banco Mundial y otras organizaciones de las Naciones Unidas (ONU).

La presentacin de la enmienda fue cuestionada por algunos miembros del parlamento (MP) que estaban preocupados por el motivo por el cual se requeran tarjetas de identificacin especiales.

La enmienda presentada durante una reunin del Comit Central del Parlamento busca enmendar la ordenanza nacional sobre tarjetas de identidad para personas privilegiadas o tarjetas de identificacin tambin conocidas como “carnets” para “personas privilegiadas” afiliadas a organizaciones intergubernamentales (OIGs) como el Banco Mundial Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Feb 2022 10:42 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria E. Jacobs hosted the new Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitalization, Ms. Alexandra van Huffelen in her first in-person meetings during her introductory tour of St. Maarten today, Friday, February 18, 2022. The first meeting was held with the Prime Minister, followed by a meeting with the full Council of Ministers. This was followed by a meeting with the Minister of Finance. State Secretary Van Huffelen was accompanied by the Director-General of the Government Information Service Henk Brons, Director of Kingdom Relations/Countries at the Ministry of the Interior Saskia de Reuver, Dutch representative on St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Feb 2022 09:06 AM

La Primera Ministra De Sint Maarten Silveria E. Jacobs Recibe A La Secretaria De Estado Alexandra Van Huffelen Para Su Primera Reunin En Persona

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – la primera ministra de St. Maarten, Silveria E. Jacobs, recibi a la nueva Secretaria de Estado holandesa de Relaciones del Reino y Digitalizacin, la Sra. Alexandra van Huffelen, en su primera reunin en persona durante su visita introductoria a St. Maarten, el viernes 18 de febrero, 2022. La primera reunin se llev a cabo con la Primera Ministra, seguida de una reunin con el Consejo de Ministros en pleno. A esto le sigui una reunin con el Ministro de Hacienda Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Feb 2022 12:47 AM

Mp Emmanuel: Govt. Awarding Vacation Pay Illegally

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday disclosed to Parliament that he has been made aware that the government has paid out vacation pay to some civil servants, in direct contravention of the law (national ordinance) to cut the employment benefits and income of civil servants, (semi) public sector workers.

Calling it discriminatory, unfair and clearly illegal the MP explained that the vacation pay was paid out to persons who left government service, while those who are currently in government service are not receiving anything These abusive laws were passed and went into effect Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Feb 2022 10:56 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Gobierno Otorgar Pago De Vacaciones Ilegalmente

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El miembro independiente del Parlamento, Christophe Emmanuel, revel el jueves al Parlamento que se le inform que el gobierno ha realizado el pago de vacaciones a algunos funcionarios, en contravencin directa de la ley (ordenanza nacional) para recortar los beneficios laborales y los ingresos de los funcionarios pblicos. , (semi)trabajadores del sector pblico.

Calificndolo de discriminatorio, injusto y claramente ilegal, el parlamentario explic que el pago de vacaciones se pag a las personas que dejaron el servicio gubernamental, mientras que los que actualmente estn en el servicio gubernamental y no reciben nada Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Feb 2022 06:51 PM

Corruption Allegations In Building Permits Department, Backlog Creating Concerns.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Several persons who submitted applications for building permits and have been waiting for lengthy periods are alleging that civil servants within the Building Permits Department are allegedly demanding bribes in order to process their application.
Some persons that contacted SMN News said that they applied for their building permits for years now and there has been a backlog. These concerns SMN News learned were brought to the attention of the Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran but so far nothing tangible was done to address the situation.
They said civil servants that have to handle the dossier and evaluate the requests are allegedly demanding money outside of the regular fees to begin processing their requests.
On Wednesday SMN News asked the acting Minister of VROMI Ardwell Irion about the allegations and if it was discussed in the Council of Ministers Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Feb 2022 01:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Residents of the Dutch Quarter held a meeting a week ago to discuss the Dutch Quarter road project that remains stagnant for the past two years.
It is understood that the contractor VAN Boekel BV was underbid for the project thus the project could not be completed which also led to a court case.
Late 2019 during the election campaign former head of Maintenance of VROMI and now suspended Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper ensured Dutch Quarter Road was slightly paved in order to fill in the holes on the road, since then the project remained at standstill with sewage water plaguing the residents in that area Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Feb 2022 01:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---- Workers urged to file complaints if their salaries are--- by employers.
Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that the business support (SSRP) has concluded since September 30th, 2021 consequently if there are any cuts to salaries from October 2021 to the present are not based on the cuts that were mandated for the business payroll support Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Jan 2022 11:48 PM

Green Light For Motion For Cbcs To Vet, Create Banking Protection Law

UP MP Rolando Brison

PHILIPSBURG--A motion directing Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, as shareholder representative of the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS), to request that CBCS prioritise the vetting and/or creation of consumer banking protection laws for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jan 2022 11:51 PM

Brison Tables Five Draft Motions In Parliament

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UP MP Rolando Brison

~ Wants CBCS to create banking protection law ~

PHILIPSBURG--Requesting Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, as shareholder representative of the Central Bank of Curaao and St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 01:40 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Has First Meeting With State Secretary Alexandra Van Huffelen

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Today, January 20, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs held a fruitful meeting with the newly appointed State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Alexandra van Huffelen via video conference call together with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and their respective support staff Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 10:18 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On January 20, the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs held a fruitful meeting with the newly appointed State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Alexandra van Huffelen via video conference call together with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and their respective support staff Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jan 2022 12:39 AM

Irion: We Do Not Have Any Buffer

PHILIPSBURG--The countrys financial status as of December 2021 was not very bright. Finance Minister Ardwell Irion had told Members of Parliament (MPs) in response to questions posed during the Central Committee debate of the draft 2022 budget, that the country does not have any buffer.

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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Dec 2021 12:01 AM

Draft Budget Has Naf. 409.3M Income, 533.4M Expenses, Naf. 124.1M Deficit

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion and his support staffer Christian Grannum in Parliament on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion on Monday presented the draft 2022 bu Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Dec 2021 10:46 PM

Emmanuel: Coalition Seeking Greener Pastures On The Backs Of The People

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel is of the opinion that governments lack of empathy towards the people of St. Maarten and its disconnect from the common man has been re-enforced through its words and actions over the past few weeks. He said the insensitive words that the Council of Ministers continues to use towards people whose income they have cut is a sad indictment against themselves and the lack of care they have for people. People who have been made to suffer while coalition members show off in videos playing golf and eating lobster, the MP said.

The MP said Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in particular, behaves as if they didnt grow up on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Dec 2021 02:14 PM

~ High budget deficit says Minister of Finance~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Council of Ministers has approved the 2022 budget confirmed by Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on Wednesday. The Minister said that the budget will be sent to the parliament of St. Maarten by the end of this week after changes are made with two ministries. This however will increase the deficit that now stands at NAF 128M Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Nov 2021 12:40 AM

Council Of Ministers Meet With Ccsu Members On The Way Forward

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Thursday, November 18, the Council of Ministers held a fruitful consultation meeting with the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) and its members of the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) union as well as a representative of NAPB.

The meeting, which was chaired by CCSU Chair Mr. Rafael Boasman, served as an opportunity for the membership to be updated on the Constitutional Courts verdict which confirmed governments position surrounding the three temporary national ordinances and pose their questions concerning this.

The three temporary national ordinances were issued by the government on July 1, 2020, to cut the employment benefits of civil servants, (semi) public sector workers and political authorities Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Nov 2021 12:28 AM

Mp Buncamper Proposed Increase Tot, Decrease Profit Tax And Scrap Income Tax For Seniors

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — During Thursdays central committee independent member of parliament, Claudius Buncamper addressed the minister of finance, Ardwell Irion regarding the country packages related to the ministry of finance.

MP Buncamper noted that the tax reform has been on hold for quite some time and is still not ready and may take years before it is ready for implementation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Nov 2021 12:17 AM

Irion Gives Insight Into Reform Measures For Finance Ministry

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion on Thursday gave Members of Parliament (MPs) an insight into the reform measures for the Finance Ministry in the country package.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Nov 2021 08:23 PM

Council Of Ministers Meet With Ccsu Members On The Way Forward

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten On Thursday, November 18, the Council of Ministers held a fruitful consultation meeting with the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) and its members of the Windward Island Civil Servants Union (WICSU/PSU), Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU), and Algemene Bond van Overheid en Overige Personeel (ABVO) union as well as a representative of NAPB. The meeting, which was chaired by CCSU Chair Mr. Rafael Boasman, served as an opportunity for the membership to be updated on the Constitutional Courts verdict which confirmed governments position surrounding the three temporary national ordinances and pose their questions concerning this Read more


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