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Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2022 12:49 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday that the government of St. Maarten found a solution within hours after heavy equipment operators took action for nonpayment of work. He said the contractors were paid for two months and that work will continue until government finalizes the tender process. Ardwell said the tender process took longer than the government would have liked while there was an unsuccessful tender that was sent back from the governors office, and this had to be corrected.
He said that the government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2022 12:22 PM

~ Prince Bernard Bridge and Fort Amsterdam are on the list.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of VROMI Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday that the government of St. Maarten intends to hold companies accountable for works they were paid for and it was not done or not completed.
The Minister said that it is unfortunate the government paid certain companies to conduct repair works and these works were not conducted Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Dec 2022 06:01 PM

~Ife was nominated by the U.S. Consulate and is the first St. Maartener to be selected for this premier program~

PHILIPSBURG:---  A delegation from the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Consulate Curacao traveled to the island of Sint Maarten during Global Entrepreneurship Week. In addition to other official courtesy meetings, the Chief of Mission and Consul General, the Honorable Ms. Bond, invited a handful of key stakeholders to dinner for an opportunity to share challenges pertaining to economic growth, explore commercial opportunities, and discover ways in which the U.S Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Nov 2022 09:56 PM

St. Maarten Academy Psve Recibe Una Mencin Honorfica Por Su Actuacin En El Concurso Nacional De Lanzamientos Juveniles Por Parte De La Primera Ministra Y El Ministro De Finanzas.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El concurso National Youth Pitch que tuvo lugar el domingo 20 de noviembre de 2022 fue organizado por el Ministerio de Finanzas e Islandpreneur.

Siete equipos de varias escuelas participaron en este intenso entrenamiento y competencia, pero Island Croppin, se destac por su idea en torno a la agricultura. Nuestra honorable Primera Ministra, la Sra. Silveria Jacobs, elogi a nuestra escuela por tener una solucin comercial sostenible para la isla Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Nov 2022 12:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The National Youth Pitch competition that took place on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 was organized by the Ministry of Finance and Islandpreneur.
Seven teams from various schools took part in this intense training and competition but Island Croppin stood out for their idea surrounding agriculture. Our honorable Prime Minister, Ms. Silveria Jacobs commended our school for having a sustainable business solution for the Island Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
21 Nov 2022 10:30 PM

MpcS Upcycl Dominates Youth Pitch Competition

The winners: From left: Finance Minister Ardwell Irion; National Youth Pitch Competition project manager Dr. Ife Badejo; Upcycl team members Jael Jong-A-Lock, Kymora Reed, Isaiah Peterson, and Rani Plattel (not in picture), Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and host King Vers.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Nov 2022 10:11 PM

MpcS Upcycl Gana Concurso Nacional De Pitch Para Jovenes. St. Dominic Gana El Como El Favorito De La Multitud

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – La final del primer Concurso Nacional de Mdula Juvenil se llev a cabo el 20 de noviembre con siete (7) equipos que representaban el 70% de las escuelas secundarias frente a cinco (5) jueces que competan por ganar ANG 10,000.

El Concurso Nacional de Lanzamientos para Jvenes fue diseado para desarrollar la educacin financiera, perfeccionar las habilidades empresariales y fomentar la cultura innovadora entre los jvenes. Estas finales, que se llevaron a cabo en el Edificio de la Administracin Gubernamental con ms de 100 personas en la audiencia.

Las finales tambin se transmitieron en vivo a las pginas de Facebook de Global Entrepreneurship Week Sint Maarten, Islandpreneur, TelEm y Government of Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Nov 2022 06:20 PM

~The National Youth Pitch Competition was a huge success. St. Dominic wins Crowd Favorite~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The finals of the first-ever National Youth Pith Competition was held on November 20 with seven (7) teams representing 70% of the secondary schools pitched in front of five (5) judges vying to win ANG 10 000. The National Youth Pitch Competition was designed to develop financial literacy, hone entrepreneurial skills and foster an innovative culture among the youth. These finals were held at the Government Administration Building with more than 100 persons in the audience Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 10:36 PM

Week Of Events Planned For Global Entrepreneurs Week

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion speaking to students.

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Finance is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 14-20. During this week, the ministry will be joining various other countries worldwide in coming together to host events geared towards creating solutions for worldwide economic growth Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Nov 2022 11:47 AM

~Week-long events planned for the Ministry~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Finance will be celebrating Global Entrepreneur Week, from November 14-20. During this week, the Ministry will be joining various other countries worldwide in coming together to host events geared towards creating solutions for worldwide economic growth. The focus of this week centers around the finals for the National Youth Pitch Competition, taking place on November 20.

Last Pitch Practice

The last pitch practice for the Youth Pitch Competition will take place on November 17, giving the students one last opportunity to practice their pitch Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Nov 2022 09:32 AM

Ministerio De Hacienda Celebra La Semana Mundial Del Emprendedor

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten El Ministerio de Finanzas celebrar la Semana Global del Emprendedor, del 14 al 20 de noviembre. Durante esta semana, el Ministerio se unir a otros pases de todo el mundo para organizar eventos orientados a crear soluciones para el crecimiento econmico mundial. El enfoque de esta semana se centra en las finales del Concurso Nacional de Lanzamientos Juveniles, que tendr lugar el 20 de noviembre.

Prctica del ltimo lanzamiento
La ltima prctica de lanzamiento para la competencia de lanzamiento juvenil se llevar a cabo el 17 de noviembre, lo que brindar a los estudiantes una ltima oportunidad para practicar su lanzamiento Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Nov 2022 12:36 AM

Seven Teams Pitch For Naf. 10,000 In Youth Pitch Competition Finals

 Ife Badejo and Finance Minister Ardwell Irion going over the finance assignment of a finalist team.

PHILIPSBURG--Seven teams will be pitching for a chance to win a NAf.10,000 cash prize in the National Youth Pitch Competition on November 20.

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Source: SMN-News
14 Nov 2022 04:21 PM

~Seven teams pitch to win ANG 10 000 at the Finals of the National Youth Pitch Competition on Nov. 20~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the largest entrepreneurship campaign in the world with national hosts in more than 180 countries and 20 000 local partner organizations. Powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and with the support of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, GEW 2022 celebrates 15 years of promoting entrepreneurship around the world. This year, throughout November 14 - 20th, countries will host activities under the key themes: of ecosystems, inclusion, education, and policy.

As a part of the GEW Dutch Caribbean, St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Nov 2022 09:45 AM

Dutch State Secretary Or Government Does Not Know Miedema.

~ Proposal to refinance loans seems like a scam.~

PHILIPSBURG:---Dutch State Secretary Alexandra Van Huffelen in a letter to the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion in response to his letter enquiring of the Dutch loan and guarantees said that Miedema is not known to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or anyone in the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Nov 2022 11:21 PM

Grisha Responds To Irion On Dutch-Based Consortium Interested In Refinancing Loans

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.

PHILIPSBURG--A Dutch-based financial consortium which was interested in exploring the possibilities of refinancing the liquidity support loans that St. Maarten has received from the Netherlands, became a topic of discussion recently after statements made by Finance Minister Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2022 12:57 PM

~ Presentation will be made to Parliament. ~

Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion informed parliament on Tuesday that the previous government of St. Maarten has decided to launch an investigation into the operation of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The Minister said that the Jacobs 2 cabinet decided to continue the process and the auditing of SCDF Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Oct 2022 11:37 PM

Irion Expects A Lot More Income Next Year Due To Task Force Efforts

PHILIPSBURG--With NAf. 1.2 million in outstanding long lease land fees and NAf. 500,00 in outstanding casino fees already realised, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion says he expects a lot more to come next year due to the efforts of the task force established to rake in outstanding fees for government.

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Source: 721 News
17 Oct 2022 09:51 AM

Chris: Taxing Pensions Of Seniors Is Borderline Criminal, Immoral

~ Questions existence of tax inspector quotas ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The taxing of senior citizens pensions and subsequent aggressive collection methods by tax authorities, “is downright criminal and immoral”, while large entities such as casinos are given much more leeway, says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel.

The MP was reacting to the announcement by Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion that casinos were sent a letter to pay their tax arrears, with no indication of deadlines and/or fines or liens as legal measures that would be applied.

“The government considers seniors, poor residents and small business owners as low lying fruit Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Oct 2022 11:42 PM

Chris: Gravar Las Pensiones De Las Personas Mayores Es Criminal E Inmoral

~ Cuestiona existencia de cupos de inspectores de Hacienda ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – La imposicin de impuestos a las pensiones de los jubilados y los subsiguientes mtodos agresivos de recaudacin por parte de las autoridades fiscales “es francamente criminal e inmoral”, mientras que a las grandes entidades como los casinos se les da mucho ms margen de maniobra, dice el parlamentario independiente Christophe Emmanuel.

El parlamentario reaccion al anuncio del Ministro de Finanzas, Ardwell Irion, de que a los casinos se les envi una carta para pagar sus impuestos atrasados, sin indicacin de plazos y/o multas o gravmenes como medidas legales que se aplicaran.

“El gobierno considera que las personas mayores, los residentes pobres y los propietarios de pequeas empresas son frutos bajos Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 Oct 2022 04:11 PM

~60 students, teachers, and parents were in attendance for the kick-off of the accelerator~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Application to the National Youth Pitch Competition closed on September 30. Sixteen (16) teams comprising a total of forty-nine (49) students in eight (8) of the ten (10) secondary schools applied. Teams consisted on average of three students and most schools entered multiple applications to the competition.

Business ideas range from retail to agritech (agriculture technology) to recreation to beauty to circular economy Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Oct 2022 08:54 AM

Los Casinos Recibieron Cartas Para Pagar Cuotas Pendientes

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Se han enviado cartas a los diversos casinos que operan en el pas para pagar sus tarifas de control de casino y tarifas de licencia pendientes.

Las cartas se enviaron entre el martes y el mircoles de esta semana a todos los casinos que operan en el pas, dijo el Ministro de Finanzas, Ardwell Irion, a los miembros del parlamento (MP) durante una reunin pblica el mircoles Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Oct 2022 11:17 PM

Letters Sent To Casinos To Pay Outstanding Fees

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion (standing) with some members of his team in Parliament on Wednesday. (Fiel Efenio photo).


PHILIPSBURG--Letters have been sent out to the various casinos operating in the country to pay up their outstanding casino control fees and licence fees.

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Source: 721 News
11 Oct 2022 09:37 PM

Szv Receives Its First Clean Audit Report

~ SZV’s financial statements comply with GAAP guidelines.~

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten For the first time, Social & Health Insurances SZV received a clean audit report for its 2021 financial statements. The clean audit report was issued on September 27, 2022, by the government audit bureau, Stichting Overheids Accountants Bureau (SOAB). A clean audit report also termed an ‘Approved Control,’ means that the auditors found that the financial reporting by SZV was accurate and transparent Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Oct 2022 08:35 PM

Szv Recibe Su Primer Informe De Auditora Limpia

~ Los estados financieros de SZV cumplen con las pautas GAAP.~

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten Por primera vez, Social & Health Insurances SZV recibi un informe de auditora limpia para sus estados financieros de 2021. El informe de auditora limpio fue emitido el 27 de septiembre de 2022 por la oficina de auditora del gobierno, Stichting Overheids Accountants Bureau (SOAB). Un informe de auditora limpia tambin denominado de ‘Control Aprobado’, significa que los auditores encontraron que los informes financieros de SZV eran exactos y transparente Read more


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