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Source: SMN-News
22 Sep 2022 01:19 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten added a top luxury resort brand to the list of vacation properties travelers can choose from as the Hilton Grand Vacation Club, officially rebranded the Flamingo and Royal Palm Beach Resorts on Wednesday.

Acting Minister of Tourism Economic Affairs Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), the honorable Omar Ottley hailed the rebranding of the two-timeshare resorts as a signal of great things to come for St Read more


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08 Sep 2022 12:57 PM

~Gives special recognition to SZV, ATS, and SMDF~

 PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ardwell Irion, recently presented the teams of Social & Health Insurances (SZV) and Audit Team St. Maarten (ATS) with special recognition for their collaboration in the execution of the Business Payroll Support (SSRP) program of 2020 - 2021 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Sep 2022 03:17 PM

~ Third Quarter of liquidity support approved by CFT.~


PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion confirmed that the CFT has approved the payment of vacation allowances to civil servants as long as the government of St. Maarten does not use the liquidity support they are receiving from the Netherlands to pay it.
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Source: SMN-News
05 Sep 2022 05:11 PM

~Secondary School Students can Win up to ANG 10 000 and an entrepreneurial exchange at #NYP22~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Student entrepreneurs in secondary schools can now apply to participate in the first-ever National Youth Pitch Competition. Students must work in teams of no more than four (4) students of the same school. Applications close on September 30. Thereafter a committee will score the applications and the five (5) highest scoring teams will move on to a six (6) week accelerator with experts who will coach them and help prepare them for the finals on November 20, 2022 Read more


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31 Aug 2022 02:18 PM

Irregularities At Receivers Office Under Investigation.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced that some irregularities have been found at the Receivers office that are now been investigated.
The Minister of Finance did not provide any information as to the type of irregularities but promised to give further information at a later date.

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31 Aug 2022 02:18 PM

Irregularities At Receivers Office Being Investigated, Civil Servant Suspended. (Updated)

~ Close to $100.00. missing, National Detectives investigated.~

PHILIPSBURG--A Civil Servant at the Government of St. Maarten Receivers Office has been suspended without pay after officials noticed that a large amount of cash was missing earlier this week. Sources say that about $100,000.00 went missing and the long-time civil servant has since been admitted.

According to a reliable source close to the investigation, the civil servant confessed to taking the undisclosed amount of cash from the daily intake at the Receiver's located inside the Government Administration Building in Philipsburg Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Aug 2022 09:51 PM

Exclusive: Mismanagement At Nv Gebe Results Into Bankruptcy CompanyS Time Deposits Reserves Were Tapped Into.

PHILIPSBURG:--- As the saga continues at the sole utility company NV GEBE, it appears that the company is buried in mountains of debts caused by the mismanagement and incompetence of the current temporary managers.
NV GEBE has had its fair share of trouble with the former Supervisory Board of Directors and their incompetence. The company also had rough patches with the former management team that is today campaigning and leaking information to various politicians and media personalities Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Aug 2022 10:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson met with mainly WITU members of Government subsidized school boards on Wednesday afternoon.

"The reality of their hardship caused by the non-payment of the vacation allowance was brought forward," Johnson said.

Present in the meeting were union colleagues of the WISCU/PSU, NAPB, SMCU, ABVO, and WIFOL in solidarity.

Johnson before delving into the outcomes of the general membership meeting referenced his concerns about the remarks made by Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran.

"I believe the Honorable Minister Doran owes teaching, non-teaching staff and by extension the nation an explanation or an apology," Johnson stated.

In the spirit of transparency, Minister Doran should explain the outcome of the meeting held with the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion regarding the solution of the vacation allowance payment which he alluded to during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on August 10, 2022.

He added, "it seems to be obvious from listening to remarks made in the recent Council of Ministers Press Briefing that he not only misspoke but gave a false hope to educators."

The WITU President expressed that, "in these challenging and financially difficult times you simply do not make such frivolous statements."

However, if Minister Doran has a solution we are eager to hear such Read more


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11 Aug 2022 07:24 PM

~Republic Bank pledges a more proactive approach in the future.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Finance was recently the recipient of a courtesy visit from the General Managing Director of Republic Bank Sint Maarten, Sterl Lyons, and the Republic Bank (EC) Limited Managing Director Mrs. Michelle Palmer-Keizer.
The Directors sat with Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion to discuss the recently launched, Power to Make A Difference (PMAD), Republic Banks approach to corporate social responsibility designed to transform communities and enable sustainable futures Read more


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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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Source: SMN-News
23 May 2022 04:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, May 20, the St. Maarten Youth Brigade (SMYB) held its 9th Annual Promotional Ceremony at the Cyrus Wathey Square in Philipsburg. This is the first promotional ceremony for SMYB under the theme Resilience, prospering in the face of adversity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna E Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2022 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert J. Doran and Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion held a job mixer on May 12, 2022, for persons interested in various positions within both ministries, and it has been a great success.
There was an average of 300+ persons who attended the event, which was held at the Government Administration Building room 1 from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 May 2022 12:27 PM

MARIGOT:---  The Honorable Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria E. Jacobs and members of the Council of Ministers consisting of Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport drs. Rodolphe Samuel attended their first official working meeting together with President Louis Mussington and the elected representatives of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin at the Htel de la Collectivit on May 5 Read more


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