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100’s Of Licenses Issues As St Maarten Government Continues to Sell Out Its People And Land

Government has issued and signed off on a number of requests for licences and amendments to licences in various categories over the past months.
Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) Ingrid Arrindell on Wednesday provided a breakdown on the numbers. She said also that a moratorium was put in place on car rental licences effective September 16.

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ingrid arrindell st maarten government continues to sell out its people

Ingrid Arrindell St Maarten government continues to sell out its people

Issued in the past months were 699 directors licences; 514 licences for businesses and branches; 232 public transportation licences primarily for help drivers and assistant drivers; 82 operational licences; 74 restaurant and operational licences; 49 real estate businesses licences; 44 management and administration licences; 44 consultancy licences; 40 restaurant and branch licences; 24 car rental licences; 11 cleaning services (import and export) licences; nine yachting and marine services licences and five gaming industry licences – two for tele-bingo and three amendments to existing lottery licences.

In the meantime a moratorium on taxi licences, in place since 2014, is still in effect. Arrindell said, however, that three persons had appealed the denial of their licences and based on a decision from the appeals committee; these persons had been granted taxi licences.

Arrindell said the issuing of licences is one of the primary activities of the Ministry.
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