Published On: Wed, Oct 1st, 2014

Temporary moratorium on permits for convenience stores and minimarkets

PalmWILLEMSTAD – The Ministry of Economic Development announced that per today, October 1, 2014 till December 31, 2016, it will not possible to request a new permit for a convenience store or money-market on the island.

This moratorium has been introduced because of various complaints received at the Ministry. The complaints are for the quantity of stores, the behavior of the owners and the location of the various convenience stores and minimarkets.

The Ministries of Finance, Urban Planning and Economic Development will form a working group to do the necessary investigation to come with a sustainable solution to this problem.

The Ministry of Economic Development asks everyone to take good note of this announcement.

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