THE HAGUE--One of the proposed measures of the reform packages for Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten is to increase the pensionable age from 65 to 67 in the next five years.
State Secretary Raymond Knops after the July 10 Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting where it was decided to make another 25.2 million available for food parcels for needy families in Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten. (Suzanne Koelega photo)
THE HAGUE--The Kingdom Council of Ministers last Friday decided to extend the humanitarian aid to Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, and to make another 25.2 million euros (NAf. 50.8 million) available for food parcels for needy families.
St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs as she arrives at the Binnenhof on Friday morning for a meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers. Directly behind her is St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus. (Suzanne Koelega photo)
~New deadline set for July 15~
THE HAGUE--As expected, no agreement was reached during the meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers today, Friday regarding the new entity to channel future liquidity support and to implement reforms.
Justice Minister Anna Richardson (second right) and her support staff in a virtual meeting with UNOPS representatives.
PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson and her support staff met virtually with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on Monday to discuss the construction of a new detention facility at Pointe Blanche.
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.
~ Parliament meeting postponed ~
PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs donned her face mask and boarded an Air France flight at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on Thursday afternoon. Her urgent travel to the Netherlands for Friday’s Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting resulted in the indefinite postponement of Thursday’s Parliament meeting on the lack of implementation of various St. Maarten Trust Fund programmes and projects.