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Cft Curacao & Sint Maarten
By Edition On Thursday, October 25th, 2018

St. Maarten: Concrete measures are needed for financial recovery

Challenges to prevent debt position from becoming unsustainable PHILIPSBURG - Sint Maarten recently presented the Financial Recovery Plan. According to that plan, budget surpluses will be accomplished as of 2021 More...

By Edition On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Statia versus Netherlands case postponed until November 20

ORANJESTAD - The government of the Netherlands was granted a four-week postponement of the court case filed against it by the ousted former Island Government of St. Eustatius. The hearing is scheduled for November More...

By Edition On Friday, October 19th, 2018

Dutch Caribbean SERs meet with Curaçao PM

WILLEMSTAD - The Social Economic Councils SERs in the Dutch Caribbean countries of the Kingdom, met with Curaçao Prime Minister Eugène Rhuggenaath on Friday, October 12, to achieve a sustainable policy in the More...

CFt BES (Large)
By Edition On Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Cft chairman Raymond Gradus: “Bonaire is not adequately implementing legislation, threat of escalation ensues”

KRALENDIJK - The Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Cft) has called on both the Executive Council and the Island Council to demonstrate more decisiveness. The Cft has been stating for More...

By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Mongui Maduro Library open on Saturday October 20

WILLEMSTAD - On Saturday, October 20, the Mongui Maduro library located in Rooi Catootje will be open to the public. By popular request, this library is now also open on every third Saturday of the Month from 10.00 More...

By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Curaçao asks the Netherlands for expertise in getting public finances in order

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The government of Curaçao called in the help of the Netherlands to get public finances in order. Due to an imminent financial shortage, an urgent measure from the Kingdom Council of Ministers More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 8th, 2018

Blok is going to demand attention for Venezuela in Europe

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Kingdom Stef Blok is going to draw attention to the influx of Venezuelan refugees to Curaçao and Aruba. He will do this at the meeting of all Ministers More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Dutch Parliament asks about recovery funds

THE HAGUE - The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament has submitted a number of questions regarding St. Maarten’s reconstruction in anticipation of the 2019 budget More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Marine and Coast Guard intercept 900 kilos of cocaine at sea

WILLEMSTAD - After a chase of more than seven hours, the station ship of the Royal Navy Zr.Ms. Friesland, in collaboration with Coast Guard Caribbean Area, intercepted about 900 kilos of cocaine. This happened on More...

Sint Maarten Government
By Edition On Monday, October 1st, 2018

St. Maarten to receive NAf. 32.6M in Dutch liquidity support soon

PHILIPSBURG - Government will soon receive NAf. 32.6 million as liquidity support to ensure that it meets its obligations for the remainder of the year, now that Finance Minister Perry Geerlings has signed the national More...