MP Duncan Launches Project: Hope in Sight

Philipsburg – On Friday 22nd October 2021, MP Ludmila Duncan launched her first annual Project: Hope in Sight. The initiative offers free prescription eye wear to children 16 and under…

Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson: Function Book in the final phase of the legislative process

Philipsburg – The Function Book of the Ministry of Justice is in the final phase of the legislative process towards its completion to become law, confirmed the Minister of Justice,…

INVESTIGATION MITTE

On Friday October 22, 2021, the Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) arrested two people and conducted searches at two houses and at the addresses of two businesses on Sint Maarten under the…

Prime Minister Jacobs and GridMarket discuss first phase of approach for clean, resilient and affordable energy generation

Philipsburg – In keeping with government’s strategic initiative to have Sint Maarten transition to clean, resilient, and affordable energy generation, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs met with representative of GridMarket on…

NL: Nearly 700 packages of illegal “Covid-19 medicines” seized

ROTTERDAM – Customs officers in the Netherlands seized 665 packages containing illegal medicines touted online to treat Covid-19 during checks on postal and courier shipments. The packages, confiscated as part of…

Economic rebound does not ensure sustained economic recovery

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – Real GDP of Curaçao will increase marginally by 0.1% in 2021 but will accelerate to 6.2% in 2022. The outlook for Sint Maarten is more positive with a…

Economische opleving geen garantie voor duurzaam economisch herstel

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – Het reële bbp van Curaçao zal in 2021 marginaal stijgen met 0,1%, maar in 2022 versnellen tot 6,2%. De vooruitzichten voor Sint Maarten zijn positiever met een reële…

Statia proposes an increase of 10% minimum wage

With the support of the Central Dialogue and the input of the Island Council of St. Eustatius, the public and private sector propose an initial increase of the statutory minimum…

The 12th UNESCO Youth Forum will take place online on 19 November 2021, during the 41st session of the UNESCO General Assembly.

Building on the findings of the global initiative “Youth as Researchers on COVID-19”, this Forum will bring together young people from around the world to discuss how UNESCO’s mandate can…

Dutch Finance Min. must be held accountable for tax avoidance: European Parliament

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament (EP) voted in a resolution calling for more measures against tax evasion and money laundering, following the Pandora Papers. The EP stressed that politicians mentioned in…