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TORONTO, April 1, 2021 /CNW/ – Today, Royal Bank (“RBC”) Received the Required Approvals from Local Governments & The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for Sale of  Eastern Caribbean banking operations. Transaction closed today.

TORONTO, April 1, 2021 /CNW/ – Today, Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY) (NYSE: RY) (“RBC”) announced that it has received the required approvals from local governments and from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for the sale of its Eastern Caribbean banking operations. The transaction closes today.

Council Of Ministers Sint Maarten All 11 Videos March 31st 2021

Video 1 Todays Dutch Sint Maarten Government Press Briefing
Deputy Prime Minister Egberto Doran York Visited SHDF Belvedere yesterday. More fixed roofs and home repair at duplexes, which were the main concerns. The Towers are underconstruction renovated by end of year with funds. More progress. Working with the banks.
The Prime Minister had met with Kingdom about consensus law, country package etc. Yesterday Silveria Jacob’s informal meeting Knops with Sillie And Rolando friendly Ongoing discussion. Once Doran York is updated will let you know.

André Bosman And Ronald Van Raak Retired From Parliament Today: Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya, Where The Good Lord Split Ya

The Hague The Lower House today said goodbye to 69 parliamentarians, including 6 members of the Parliamentary Committee for Kingdom Relations: the veterans Ronald van Raak (SP) and André Bosman (VVD) and Antje Diertens (D66), Nevin Özütok (GroenLinks), Stieneke van der Graaf (Christian Union) and Chris van Dam (CDA) who have to leave the field after one term. In one fell swoop, the House loses more than 40 years of knowledge and experience in the field of kingdom relations.

DOCUMENTS With English Translation: Just In… Council of State, St Maarten Harshly Criticized In The Hague Today For Their Resistance To COHO

Relationship COHO – Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and government
According to the proposal, the COHO appears to perform its tasks with a high degree of independence. Large parts of the Independent Administrative Bodies Framework Act have been declared applicable. This does not alter the fact that on a number of important points the proposal gives the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations the authority to issue instructions or to limit or complete the powers of the COHO. For example, the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations can determine how the COHO should spend financial resources made ava

Four Bids received for Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project on March 23, 2021

There was widespread interest by international companies with submissions in the range between US $70m through US $99m. Reportedly, a sum of four (4) major bids has been submitted to the Project Management Unit (PMU), who respectfully presides over the entire Airport project. The companies included CCECC (Singapore), Ballast Nedam International (Netherlands), Cotton Global Solutions (United States), and Aecon Airport Construction Ltd (Canada).

MP Duncan Proposes Roundtable Discussion on Kingdom CharterSINT MAARTEN

the meeting also called on her colleagues to deliberate on matters at three levels; international, kingdom and local. “A majority in Parliament supported the international trajectory towards fixing our democratic deficits with the submission of a petition at the UN. Some are against and they have a right to be however there has also been debate and a lack of action taken at the Kingdom level with the Kingdom Charter being the key instrument in need of reform. For som

€15.2 MILLION New support for food aid for Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten

News release | 12-03-2021 | 2:30 PM
At the suggestion of State Secretary Knops of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Dutch cabinet is allocating an additional 15.2 million euros for the food aid program in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The inhabitants of the three islands have faced major challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent loss of tourism. The poverty problem has increased sharply on the islands.

King Willem-Alexander Spoke To Saba & Statia Government vía Video Conference Call Today

ORANJESTAD / THE BOTTOM – King Willem-Alexander spoke in separate video conversations on Wednesday afternoon, March 10, with the government commissioner of St. Eustatius and the Island Governor of Saba. The monarch was informed by government commissioner Marnix van Rij of St. Eustatius and Lieutenant Governor Jonathan Johnson of Saba about current events and developments on the islands. The King regularly receives the government commissioner, rulers and governors of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom to be informed about recent developments. Because unnecessary travel is discouraged due to the corona vi

Cft: Political authorities in Philipsburg do not pay (pension) contributions

The debt position of the Country of Sint Maarten increased in the fourth quarter of 2020 by 61 million guilders to 1,232 million (over 1.2 billion). This brings the government debt ratio to 67 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
The debt of the Sint Maarten public sector is estimated at 936 million and the debt ratio of the public sector at 51 percent of GDP. The calculation of the debt ratios is based on a GDP of Sint Maarten – the total size of the economy – of 1,835 million (over 1.8 billion). The Implementation Report up to and including the fourth quarter shows a provisional budget deficit of 197 million. This deficit is lower tha


Curaçao is in 29 place on the Corporate Tax Haven Index, the international list of tax havens. That is far below the Netherlands, which is in fourth place, after the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. The list is published every two years. Earlier, the Netherlands was also fourth. Aruba is in 56th place. Sint Maarten has not been investigated.
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Association Antillean Network (VAN) spread its wings to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.

The Hague Paul Comenencia, on behalf of Curaçao State Councilor of the Kingdom and former minister plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles, would like to see the Association Antillean Network (VAN) spread its wings to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.
Comenencia argued for this today in his lecture on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the network organization. Due to the corona measures, the anniversary was celebrated via a Zoom meeting. Comenencia emphasized the importance of the association, which he believes can increase even more if it grows into a kingdom-wide network.
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Customs Intercept Cocaine St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG:— During a routine control on March 5th, 2021, Customs Officers at the Princess Juliana International airport once again intercepted 3 heavy sports bags, with packages which raised suspicions by the officers. After intensive research, it resulted that the packages contained cocaine which was destined for Europe.
All the bags with contraband were confiscated. This case was turned over to the Alpha team, which is a joint team consisting o


Covid-19: new weekly drop in contamination in part Dutch
In a few days the number of active cases of covid-19 decreased in the Dutch part, from 27 on March 2 to 17 on March 7. Last week 13 new cases were recorded by the health authorities of Sint Maarten, this low level of contamination had not been observed since July last year, that is to say before the second wave appeared at the end of July. The total number of people who have been infected is 2,070 of whi

Curacao In Shock, 30 Years Jamaloodin For Hiring Hitman To Kill Then Prime Minister Wiels

Jamaloodin 30 years in prison: instigation of murder Helmin Wiels proven Willemstad – Former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin was yesterday sentenced by the judges of the Court to a prison sentence of 30 years, minus pre-trial detention, in accordance with the demand of the Public Prosecution Service (OM). Almost eight years after the murder of PS politician Helmin Wiels, his brother Aubert had a bittersweet feeling yesterday: I can finally breathe calmly in part because the person who

Answers To Written Questions About Ombudsman Report That More Attention Must Be Paid To Obstacles Facing Dutch Caribbean Students In The Netherlands

Caribbean students in the Netherlands. As a result of the results, I raised this issue with my fellow ministers from
Education of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In November 2019, in the Ministerial Four-Country Consultation on Education and Culture, we agreed to conduct a joint investigation into the less good study results of Caribbean students in (Dutch) secondary vocational education and higher education, the causes of this and possible solutions to this, so that measures can be taken jointly. can be taken to ensure that Caribbean students can do better in (Dutch) further education. This investigation has been completed and the draft report was on the agenda of the Ministerial Four-Country Consultation on

Captain Makes Clutch Decision Saves Superyacht ‘GO’ in St. Maarten’s CrashOne of 2 collisions between ‘GO” and the SXM yacht club dock.

Captain Makes Clutch Decision to Save Superyacht ‘GO’ in St. Maarten’s Crash
One of two collisions between ‘GO” and the St. Maarten’s yacht club dock. Last week the brilliantly turquoise superyacht GO made headlines for crashing into St. Maarten’s Yacht Club. Not once, but twice.
Naturally, internet ‘experts’ were quick to pounce. With a predictable lack of empathy most were quick to denounce the crash as being rooted in driver error. Surely no captain could crash one of

National Ombudsman and Ombudsman for Children investigate parenting problems as a result of poverty in the Caribbean Netherlands

Extra affected by poverty
Poverty in the Caribbean Netherlands is a major problem, according to two previous studies into poverty among the elderly and young adults . These groups of people, like single parents with children, seem to be particularly affected by poverty. That is why the National Ombudsman, partly together with the Ombudsman for Children, has been investigating the poverty issue in the Caribbean Netherlands since 2019.

COURT TRANSCRIPTS: Claudius Buncamper & Marietje BUNCAMPER CREATED A FAKE Company To Defraud. Rather Than Prison, They Got Parliament.

The couple founded the (fake) company Eco Green in December 2008. The criminal offenses of which both are suspected are related to the lease of a piece of land in Sint Maarten by that company to Sint Maarten Building Supplies (SBS) and the financial construction they have set up together with a notary. Part of the financial construction were the establishment of

Jaarverslag 2016 online / Annual report 2016 online / Relato anual 2016 online

Jaarverslag 2016 online / Annual report 2016 online / Relato anual 2016 online The annual reports 2016 of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten, Curaçao, the BES-islands and the Attorney-general’s office have been uploaded today on the website. You can read and download the documents by going to the link: http://www.openbaarministerie.org/…/OM_SXM_jaarverslag_2016… A upload e relatonan anual 2016 di Ministerio Públiko Kòrsou, Sint Maarten, islanan BES i Parket Prokuradó-general (PPG) riba wèpsait di Ministerio Públiko (OM). Por lesa i download e dokumentonan via e link: http://www.openbaarministerie.org/…/OM_Curacao_jaarverslag_… De jaarverslagen 2016 van het Openbaar Ministerie Curaçao, Sint Maarten, BES-eilanden en het Parket Procureur-generaal (PPG) zijn vanmorgen geüpload op de website van het OM. U kunt de documenten lezen en downloaden via de link:

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William heads to The Hague July 4

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William heads to The Hague July 4th PHILIPSBURG–Prime Minister William Marlin will lead a small delegation to The Hague on Tuesday, July 4, for the hearing before the Council of State.
The hearing has to do with the protest St. Maarten has filed against the Dutch Government over the dispute between St. Maarten and the Netherlands regarding the Integrity Chamber, the Dutch Government’s appointment of a quarter master and the instruction received by St. Maarten on this matter.

Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau attends Route Development for Tourism and Destinations course

Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau attends Route Development for Tourism and Destinations course

Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau Rolando Brison (left) and Senior Policy Advisor at the Cabinet of the Minister of Tourism Julian Lake (right) are in Miami, Florida attending the Route Development for Tourism and Destinations course hosted by Routes Latin America. This course shows destinations and tourism authorities how to boost tourist numbers through route development. Tourism authorities and destinations have an important role to play in route development. Airlines have said that the support offered by destination partners is one of the most important factors when deciding whether to launch a new route, and they prefer to deal collectively with stakeholders who have a unified approach. The course shows participants how to utilize their collective resources to beat the competition and win new air services. Brison and Lake are picture here with instructor David Appleby of Routes Latin America.

Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau attends Route Development for Tourism and Destinations course

Emmanuel: No contract given to Lake, no $900,000 for metre walls

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Emmanuel :PHILIPSBURG–Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure VROMI Christophe Emmanuel on Monday dismissed claims that a US $12,000 monthly contract had been given to former Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake to serve as advisor for the board of Utilities Company GEBE. He also debunked assertions that hefty contracts were given to clean around the metre walls of the utilities company.

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