The Government of Anguilla, through the House of Assembly, intends to give the Goods and Services (GST) Bill its second and third readings on Tuesday, July 27, thereby ensuring its passage. It is understood that the Opposition Members will not be supporting the Bill. The GST Tax is expected to come into operation on July […]
The regular cleaners of the Island Harbour Bay have just embarked on the tedious task of removing, by hand, the mass amount of seaweed that has been littering the beach for several days. In doing so, they have set an example to other communities in Anguilla where mounds of seaweed, washed ashore on the beaches, […]
Straks al zeker van een medaille? De Red Lions spelen op de Olympische Spelen om 3u30 onze tijd tegen India voor een plek in de finale. Het duel is een heruitgave van de kwartfinale op de Spelen van Rio in 2016. België won toen met 3-1. Zetten onze Belgische hockeymannen een nieuwe stap richting goud? Volg het hieronder live!
Overheden en bedrijven zetten in hun klimaatplannen te veel in op het beplanten van enorme oppervlaktes met bomen, in plaats van te mikken op een reductie van fossiele brandstoffen en te investeren in hernieuwbare energie. Dit gaat ten koste van landbouwgrond en dreigt dus de voedselprijzen de hoogte in te jagen. Dat stelt de ngo Oxfam in het vandaag gepubli […]
This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks The Netherlands among the top ten happiest of 155 countries surveyed. The U.S., on the other hand, ranked 18th this year, a four-spot drop from last year’s report. The Netherlands scores well when it comes to social trust and support. Due to the situation surrounding the corona virus, […] The post Why The Nether […]
The Government of Sint Maarten remains committed to the continuity of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project. The internal changes within the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company’s management staff (PJIAE NV) have no bearing on this commitment. This means that the project will continue according to the current financing agreement in place. Adherence to corporate governance guidelines at Princess Juliana International Airport is a primary concern of the Government when conducting policy toward its companies. As sole shareholder representative of the Princess Juliana International Airport Holding Company (PJIAH NV), the Council of Ministers will look into whether the proper procedures were followed with the dismissal of PJIAE NV’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brian Mingo, in accordance with the Corporate Governance Code. As per the European Investment Bank (EIB) Financing Agreement and the World Bank (WB) Agreement, PJIAE must inform the EIB & WB of the termination of the CEO’s contract and his replacement on the management board, thereby reconfirming its commitment to the continuity of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project. On April 8th, the supervisory board and management of PJIAH met with members of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (MinBZK), to negotiate the Cooperation Agreement between PJIAH, PJIAE, MinBZK, and Royal Schiphol Group, which expires on August 1st, 2021. The Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project will continue as per all signed agreements. The restoration of the Princess Juliana International Airport to its full potential remains a high priority for the government and people of Sint Maarten. Its timely completion is critical in fully restoring the country’s damaged economy as a result of the devastating 2017 hurricanes and the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic. The government will ensure the agreements with the World Bank and the European Investment Bank are upheld.