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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Jan 2024 09:33 AM

Roxanne Howell Appointed, Sworn In As Secretary General Of Finance

Governor Ajamu Baly (left); newly appointed Secretary General Roxanne Howell (second left); Ernest Howell (third left); Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion (right).

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Finance on Monday announced the appointment and subsequent swearing-in of Roxanne Howell as the new Secretary General of Finance. Howells appoi Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Dec 2023 11:46 AM

Government Of Sint Maarten Signs Covenant With Ccsu.

~Secures increase in income/benefits for all Civil Servants~

PHILIPSBURG:---  The Government of Sint Maarten is pleased to share a breakthrough in the ongoing talks between the Union Negotiation Team (UNT) and the Government Negotiation Team (GNT). A crucial agreement was reached between the Ministry of General Affairs and the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU), marking considerable progress in achieving a mutual understanding where it pertains to employee benefits.

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Source: SMN-News
13 Dec 2023 05:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following the recent introduction meeting and presentation hosted by the Digital Leadership Team (DLT) of the Digital Government Transformation Project (DGTP), on Thursday, November 30th, 2023, at the Government Administration Building, Meeting Room #1, stakeholders expressed enthusiasm for the collaborative efforts underway to revolutionize government service departments which showcased the commitment of the DLT service delivery. Department and Section heads of Government Service Departments gathered to witness the unveiling of the Public Service Centers (PSC) Improvement Plan and its potential impact on working procedures within the respective service departments.

The agenda, featuring key components such as the formal introduction of the DLT, a brief overview of the Digital Government Transformation Project (DGTP), the approved digital strategy, and a detailed presentation of the PSC Improvement Plan which captivated participants and prompted engaging discussions during the Q&A session.

Notable additions to the event were messages from both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, members of the Project Oversight Committee (POC) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2023 09:33 AM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Silveria Jacobs; the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, Egbert Doran; the Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson; and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport, drs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Dec 2023 06:24 PM

~More than 300 registrants, 10 workshops, and opportunities to learn from local and international experts~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Held throughout November, now officially decreed by law as Financial Literacy Month, the SXM Financial Literacy Month surpassed expectations with more than 300 participants, including walk-ins. Islandpreneur and the Ministry of Finance are thrilled to announce the successful completion of this groundbreaking initiative aimed at bolstering financial knowledge and resilience within the community Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2023 07:43 PM

~ Says theres no legal impediment for citizens ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Rolando Brison on Monday raised a pressing concern regarding the withdrawal of services from St. Maarten by digital bank Revolut, apparently as a consequence of actions taken by local banks. MP Brison directed his question to the Minister of Finance, seeking intervention and clarity on the matter and expressing his apprehensions about the actions of local banks and the potential hindrance to local economic diversification.

It vexed the MP that the same banks, that offer no innovation of fintech services, are now obstructing opportunities for locals and stifling economic growth Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Dec 2023 12:36 AM

Government officials, stakeholders and invited guests at the inauguration of St. Maarten Tourism Bureaus new offices.

PHILIPSBURG--Government officials, tourism stakeholders, locals and visitors gathered on Frontstreet Friday evening to witness the inauguration of St. Maarten Tourism Bureaus (STBs) new offices in the St. Joseph Building.

The event also served as the platform for the unveiling of the destination's eagerly awaited logo a vibrant emblem that signifies a renewed commitment to promoting the island's unique charm, it was stated in a STB press release issued Sunday evening.

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Arthur Lambriex, alongside Tourism Director May-Ling Chun and the building owners, Luis Gioia and Angel Gioia, unveiled the new office and logo, marking a pivotal milestone for STB.

Lambriex praised the opening of the new state-of-the-art tourism office as a major milestone for the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Dec 2023 08:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  On the memorable evening of Friday, December 1st, government officials, tourism stakeholders, locals, and visitors gathered on Front Street to witness the grand inauguration of the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) new offices located in the St. Joseph Building. The event, brimming with festivity and significance, also served as the platform for the unveiling of the destination's eagerly awaited logo a vibrant emblem that signifies a renewed commitment to promoting the island's unique charm.

The Honorable Minister of Tourism, Arthur Labriex, alongside Tourism Director May-Ling Chun and the building owners, Luis Gioia and Angel Gioia, unveiled the new office and logo, marking a pivotal milestone for STB Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Nov 2023 02:57 PM

Info Session For National Career Fair Thursday At Govt. Building

PHILIPSBURG--Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and his cabinet have reached out to the Council of Ministers and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) regarding one of their economic outreach activities that has the potential of contributing to De Nationale Carrirebeurs (National Career Fair). 

  Violenus personally initiated constructive discussions with the Dutch company Memory Group, the main company for the National Career Fair that promotes Working in the Caribbean. 

  The main goal is to mobilise the diaspora of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2023 09:30 PM

Working In The Caribbean Information Session For The National Career Fair.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  Minister Plenipotentiary, Rene Violenus, and his cabinet have reached out both to the Council of Ministers and the Sint Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) regarding one of their economic outreach activities that has the potential of contributing to the labor market issue on Sint Maarten, namely De Nationale Carrirebeurs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2023 09:03 PM

Mp Akeem Arrindell Advocates Transition Of Ats To Government Oversight For Enhanced Tax Compliance.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a strategic move aimed at bolstering tax compliance and fortifying government revenues, Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has proposed the transition of the Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) from the Social and Health Insurances (SZV) to direct government oversight.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, MP Arrindell outlined his key recommendations to harness the potential of ATS and ensure its continued contribution to the economic growth of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Nov 2023 08:49 PM

~Financial Literacy Month Event Deemed a Success~


PHILIPSBURG:--- As part of the ongoing Financial Literacy Month, a highly informative information session titled, "Taxation Explained," was successfully hosted at the Government Administration Building on November 6th, 2023. This event, organized in collaboration with The Ministry of Finance and Ms. Ife Badejo of Islandpreneur, aimed to provide the public with comprehensive insights into various tax obligations and the critical role of the Tax Administration in promoting compliance and cooperation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Nov 2023 11:54 PM

Benae Dawkins Fitzpatrick, Deveshi Varidani Win 4Th Annual Courtney Gibson Spelling Bee

Winners Benae Dawkins Fitzpatrick (fourth left front row) and Deveshi Varidani (third left front row) are holding up their trophies along with the runners up in the two categories. They are flanked by Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, judges, announcer and representatives of the St. Maarten Guyanese Association and Tzu Chi Foundation.

 

PHILIPSBURG--St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2023 01:29 PM

~Says Marketplace project started years ago and is partially financed by a cruise line. ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- In response to questions posed by SMN News regarding the marketplace project that was announced by the Minister of TEATT Arthur Lambriex and was highlighted by a former cabinet staff of TEATT on Tuesday evening accusing the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion of holding up the project and playing politics with the peoples business Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2023 12:02 AM

Oranje School School Closed On Wednesday

Oranje School on Front Street.

~ Urgent measures for repairs and relocation to be implemented ~

FRONTSTREET--In an effort to prioritise the safety and well-being of pupils and faculty, Oranje School will undergo a one-day closure on Wednesday, November 1. The closure is necessary to carry out essential roof repairs, air-conditioning upgrades, and general maintenance.
The Minister of Justice made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday evening, highlighting the urgent need for electrical rewiring and repairs in some of the schools classrooms Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2023 10:21 PM

~Acting Ministers collaborate to strategize efforts on a proposal for repairs.~

PHILIPSBURG:---  Oranje School, a monumental public school of the primary division, will encounter a one-day closure on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. This urgent closure is due to essential roof repairs, air-conditioning, and general maintenance to ensure the safety and well-being of both students and faculty.

Some of the school's classrooms are currently in dire need of electrical rewiring, and repairs which caused discomfort and health concerns for the primary school teachers and students Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Oct 2023 11:39 PM

Residents Learn About New E-Wallet App Sen

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion (second left) at the onboarding session.

 

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Finance recently hosted an onboarding session with a room full of residents interested in being some of the first to try out the new e-wallet app SEN, by CX Pay.

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Source: SMN-News
26 Oct 2023 04:17 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of Finance hosted an onboarding session to a room full of citizens interested in being part of the first to try out SEN, by CX Pay, the new e-wallet app. The event was open to the public as well as civil servants, 85 of whom showed up to learn more about the apps features, functions, and capabilities.
The name SEN is a play of the colloquial Sint Maarten use of the word send, as in the app will be used to send money, from one use to another among other features Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Oct 2023 07:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The second annual Anti-Counterfeit and Intellectual Property conference opened with a resounding call for global collaboration, echoing throughout the Simpson Bay resort on Thursday, October 19, 2023. This remarkable two-day event was organized by the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, and supported by the Government of Sint Maarten, and DISOSA. It brought together 27 experts and industry leaders, all committed to addressing the dire concerns of counterfeit goods and safeguarding intellectual property rights.
Compelling statements were made by Gerardo Ortiz of Nike, who emphasized that counterfeit goods have evolved into a problem affecting all its consumers Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Oct 2023 02:21 PM

~ St. Maarten will only be responsible for 10% of the 600M Dutch Loan.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said in response to questions posed by members of the media regarding the Ennia bailout that all suggestions made by members of parliament last week were all brought up and suggested by him as the St. Maarten representative and they were all rejected by the Dutch Government.

Irion said that during the negotiations he was looking for the best possible deal that would protect the 10 percent policyholders on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Oct 2023 12:17 AM

Upcoming Budget Amendment Presentation Crucial For Ministry Of Justice Function Book

Minister of Justice Anna Richardson (third from left) and her team in the House of Parliament on Friday.

 

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Justices Function Book awaits enactment by National Decree, Justice Minister Anna Richardson informed on Friday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2023 09:37 AM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  Today, Friday, September 29, 2023, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, along with her dedicated team, aimed to provide a crucial status update to all justice personnel and the public regarding significant developments within the Ministry of Justice.

Unfortunately, due to the absence of a quorum at the scheduled Justice Committee of Parliament meeting, the presentation could not be delivered as intended. However, Minister Richardson remains committed to ensuring that vital information reaches the justice personnel promptly.

The History

After more than a decade without a completed Function Book for the Ministry of Justice, the current administration, under the leadership of Minister Richardson, successfully undertook and completed this crucial task Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Sep 2023 02:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Recently SOAB, represented by the director Sint Maarten Ms. Candia Joseph, presented their 2022 annual report to the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion. With the presentation of the annual report titled "Transformation," the foundation fulfills its obligation in the context of good governance.

As a government accountant, SOAB understands the importance of being accountable to the government and appointed officials Read more


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Source: 721 News
18 Sep 2023 12:36 PM

Small Businesses To Benefit From Access To Financing For 3 More Years.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Based on the success of the Enterprise Support Project and the evident need for further assistance to entrepreneurs in the local market, the National Recovery Project Bureau (NRPB) is pleased to announce that the project has been extended until June 2028. This extension will provide local businesses with more time to apply for grant funding, thereby fostering further growth and development in the sector.

With this extension, businesses can now apply for grants and low-interest loans until June 30, 2025 Read more


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