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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - My Cabinet, my Management Team and all my colleagues in the Ministry of Finance join me in wishing the entire Sint Maarten a Happy and Healthy new year 2015.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Claret Connor says that in the first few months of 2015, Government will share many ideas and initiatives to trigger tangible economic growth and that most of these initiatives will be done in collaboration with the Private sector and Non-government organizations (NGOs) with a strong focus on service.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On Saturday, December 20th, 2014, former Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. Maurice Lake, as a special moment in the history of the country, wanted it documented at the Emilio Wilson Estate (EWE), that the purchasing of the property by the Government of Sint Maarten has been completed.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday, December 18th, four NGOs on St. Maarten received small grants, up to Naf. 5,000, for special social projects within their organization.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Curaçao's Minister of Finance Jose Jardim and U.S. Consul General James Moore signed today an intergovernmental agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters.

POINT BLANCHE, St. Maarten – The audited financial statements for the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers is part of the annual reporting that the government-owned company has to present in good order to the shareholder which is the Government of Sint Maarten, and is part and parcel of good corporate governance.

The Hague – Upon proposal of the Chairman of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, Prof. dr. Age Bakker has been re-appointed as per December 1st, 2014 as Chairman of the Board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten (College financieel toezicht - Cft).

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The House of Parliament met in a Central Committee session on Tuesday, December 09th.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Despite the huge efforts of Curaçao the past period to enhance its public finances, the Cft still sees a number of challenges for the coming period.

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