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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2021 10:28 AM

Parliament Establishes 2016 Annual Accounts

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion during Mondays meeting.

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament on Monday unanimously approved the establishment of the draft national ordinance establishing the annual accounts for St. Maarten for the financial year 2016.

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Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM

Exclusive: Divide And Conquer, The Modus Operandi Of The Dutch Government.

~ New coalition soon to be formed, Sources ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Dutch Government has once again managed to blackmail the Government and people of St. Maarten when they decided on Friday to freeze the financial support that was promised to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, with this move, the Dutch Government through the Kingdom Council of Ministers managed to split the governing coalition in the parliament of St. Maarten since the United Peoples Party members are the ones behind the petition sent to the United Nations Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Mar 2021 11:44 PM

Follow-Up Meeting To Be Held With MoodyS On Downgrade

Ardwell Irion

PHILIPSBURG--On Wednesday, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said that a follow-up meeting will be held with Moodys Investors Service regarding the downgrade of the St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Mar 2021 11:54 PM

Dutch, French Talk Tax Cooperation, Possibility Of Tax Harmonisation

A scene during the meeting.

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch St. Maarten Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion and President of the Overseas Collectivit of French St. Martin Daniel Gibbs, together with their delegations, met on Friday, March 19, to discuss how the two sides of the island could achieve tax cooperation.

  With the support of the relative Departments of Foreign Affairs, both parties expressed the desire for research into areas of possible tax harmonisation, highlighted gaps in the systems, and presented possible solutions.

  During the meeting, there were discussions about a system whereby both governments can have access to certain data that would be beneficial to both parties and improve on leakage Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Mar 2021 01:27 PM

~Possibility of tax harmonization between both sides.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion and President of the Overseas Collectivity of St. Martin, Daniel Gibbs, together with their delegation, met on Friday, March 19th to discuss how both sides of the island could achieve tax cooperation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Mar 2021 11:48 PM

Goal For Airbnb To Collect 5 Per Cent Tax

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.

PHILIPSBURG--The intention of an agreement being hammered out with homestay vacation rental marketplace Airbnb, is that the latter will collect a 5 per cent tax from renters in St. Maarten and transfer this on a quarterly basis to the government of St. Maarten, Finance Minister Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Mar 2021 12:08 AM

Online Payments Soon For Road Tax, Work Permits

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion


PHILIPSBURG--Persons will soon be able to pay for their employment permits, motor vehicle (road) tax and electrical inspections online and receive a receipt right away.

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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Mar 2021 11:33 PM

Tax Inspector Working On Airbnb Agreement

Ardwell Irion

~ Tax Office severely understaffed ~

PHILIPSBURG--A dedicated tax inspector is currently working on an agreement with Airbnb. Finance Minister Ardwell Irion to Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
08 Mar 2021 12:41 AM

Cbcs Considering Legislation For Banks To Provide Basic Services

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.

 ~ Irion concerned about response time to open accounts ~

PHILIPSBURG--The Central Bank for Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS) is considering legislation to obligate commercial banks to provide basic bank services to natural persons, Finance Minister Read more


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Source: 721 News
03 Mar 2021 12:55 AM

Emmanuel Asks About More Cuts, How Internal Shifting Will Work

~ Says Irion trying to play word games ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Civil servants possibly having to sustain more cuts to their salaries and benefits was one of the main areas of concern highlighted by Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel during the Central Committee meeting discussion on the country reform package on Monday. In total the MP Emmanuel asked 73 questions about various aspects in the country reform package

The MP also took issue with the Minister of Finance for trying to use word games to deviate and mis-lead about hiring more people just a few weeks after cutting benefits and being instructed by the CFT to remove the budget 2021 post seeking to fill 155 vacancies Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Mar 2021 06:04 PM

~ Says Irion trying to play word games ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Civil servants possibly having to sustain more cuts to their salaries and benefits was one of the main areas of concern highlighted by Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel during the Central Committee meeting discussion on the country reform package on Monday. In total the MP asked 73 questions about various aspects in the country reform package

The MP also took issue with the Minister of Finance for trying to use word games to deviate and mislead about hiring more people just a few weeks after cutting benefits and being instructed by the CFT to remove the budget 2021 post seeking to fill 155 vacancies Read more


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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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