State of Economy address at Cultural Center in Philipsburg


On behalf of the Island Government of Sint Maarten, the Department of Economic Policy & Research, under the auspices of the Commissioner of Economic Affairs Mrs. Maria Buncamper-Molanus presented the 2009 State of the Economy address,on Thursday May 14th, 2009 at the Philipsburg Community and Cultural Centre.

The presentation commenced at 7:30pm followed by a brief reception.


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The address focused on how the economy is performing thus far, and discussed dynamics within the economy such as inflation, government’s plans to mitigate the effects of the global economic turmoil, and plans to stimulate the economy.

Special guest speaker for the evening was Maria van der Sluijs-Plantz who gave a presentation on the development of the "International Financial Services" for Sint Maarten.




The Committee who organized the whole event