Cft: “Curacao Budget 2017 developing inadequately”

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Willemstad – During its visit to Curaçao, the Board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Cft) indicated that the implementation of the 2017 budget was under great pressure. Revenue enhancing and tax mitigation measures are necessary to prevent a budget deficit in 2017. Challenges are related to lagging tax revenues en social funds More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Fairtransport sails relief for animals to St. Maarten

DEN HELDER – In the port of Den Helder 20 tons of relief goods is ready for St. Maarten; not for people, but for animals, Natasja Gibbs reports on Caribisch Netwerk. “Animals are often forgotten during a disaster, More...

Plasterk at Watertank
By webadmin On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Plasterk about Dutch assistance: “We are not just going to open a bank account”

GREAT BAY – After witnessing the arrival of the navy vessel Karel doorman, Minister Ronald Plasterk (Kingdom Relations) paid a visit to the reverse osmosis drinking water production facility near the Festival More...

Karel Doorman
By webadmin On Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman supply ship arrived in St. Maarten

GREAT BAY — Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman has arrived in St. Maarten. The joint support ship left a week and a half ago from Den Helder. Today it has docked at the port in Point Blanche with more than one million kilos More...

Jeanine Hennis
By webadmin On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Hennis cancels trip to St. Maarten

GREAT BAY – Minister Jeanine Hennis (Defense) has canceled a visit to St. Maarten because she has been called to the Dutch parliament for a debate about an incident in Mali whereby two Dutch soldiers were killed. More...

Bemanningsleden geven hulpgoederen af via FRISC 2
By webadmin On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Dutch Navy ships active in Dominica

DOMINICA — The Dutch Navy ships Zr.Ms. Zeeland and Zr.Ms. Pelican are currently active in Dominica. At the request of the Dominica Government they have been rendering emergency relief after the passage of More...

Karel Doorman being loaded in Den Helder
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Navy ship Karel Doorman to reach St. Maarten in two weeks

DEN HELDER — HMS Karel Doorman is headed for St. Maarten loaded with relief supplies, cranes, trucks, forklifts, construction material and personnel to assist with the relief efforts. The Dutch Navy ship is More...

Dutch Government Mission
By webadmin On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Government of Sint Maarten meets with Dutch Government Mission

PHILIPSBURG – On Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2017, the Government of Sint Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday and the full Council of Ministers – met with the mission team established by More...

Hurrican Irma Relief Efforts 5
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

NTR Caribbean Network participates in ‘Nederland helps St. Maarten’

HILVERSUM – NTR Caribbean Network, branch of the Dutch public broadcasting, will participate in the national action day “Nederland helps St. Maarten” on NPO 1 on Friday. The national Dutch television channel More...

King arrives on Saba
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

How Saba is coping post-Irma

THE BOTTOM – Following the hurricane Saba’s local government has been meeting with stakeholders to discuss a joint strategy in the aftermath of hurricane Irma. On Monday the Island Government met with grocery More...