From left: Ministers Plenipotentiary Guillfred Besaril of Aruba (left), Rene Violenus of St. Maarten (centre) and Anthony Begina of Curaçao after Friday’s Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting. (Otti Thomas/Amigoe photo)
THE HAGUE--The governments of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten on Friday again sought attention for the challenges that they are facing during the coronavirus crisis. The three countries’ ministers of plenipotentiary were critical of the speed that The Hague is demanding in the execution of reform measures.
PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Bar Association said Friday that, taking note of a press release and various opinions expressed on social media by Bar Association Dean Geert Hatzmann in which he expressed his personal opinions about St. Maarten’s prison system and provided other political commentary on various matters, the Bar Association and its members were distancing themselves from these statements.
AIRPORT--Princess Juliana International Airport operating company PJIAE said in a press release on Sunday that it had to tap into “much-needed reserves” to meet the recent demands of airport workers.
Chief Executive Officer Brian Mingo concludes the meeting, as the other stakeholders look on.
PHILIPSBURG - After four hours of talks between airport management, an employee representative, and trade union ABVO on Friday, management agreed to pay employees 100 per cent of what’s due to them this month.
PHILIPSBURG--The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek has announced that as of Wednesday, July 1 the total number of COVID-19 cases on St. Maarten is now 78.