“I am very pleased with the signing of the agreements between the World Bank and the European Investment Bank to finance the reconstruction of Princess Juliana International Airport. Tourism is the backbone of Sint Maarten`s economy, so restoring the airport`s full capacity is essential for our country`s economic recovery and development,” said Sint Maarten`s Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. With regard to the agreement concluded by Curaçao, the Government has not noticed any substantial changes in the content of the Kingdoms Act. The Government of Saint-Maarten will not make decisions outside of a mandate it received in a recent request from Parliament. If the government has all the information, it will have Parliament and the Community informed. In the event of dismissal after obtaining the necessary agreement or in the event of termination of the employment contract by the Court of First Instance, it is possible that it will be decided that (severance) compensation must be granted to the worker. The above-mentioned notice period for the employer may be extended, but may only be reduced in a collective agreement. If the contract is terminated with the agreement of the Director of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, the duration of the termination procedure may be deducted from the notice period. However, the minimum notice period must be at least one month. If an employer wishes to extend workers` notice, then the employer`s notice period should be twice as long as the worker`s notice period. PHILIPSBURG- St. Maarten is “very, very close” to an agreement with the Netherlands to boost liquidity for the country, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday.
Referring to Curacao, which has signed an agreement with the Netherlands, and Aruba, which has agreed to the terms, Jacobs said St. Maarten is not yet at this stage, but he looks forward to starting negotiations in that direction as soon as the Netherlands is ready to do the same. Today, March 23, 1648, Robert de Lonvillliers, knight and master of this place, governor of the island of Saint-Maarten, on behalf of His Christian Majesty (that is to say the King of France) and Martin Thomas, also governor of the island in question, on behalf of the Prince of Oranie and the Estates General of Holland, and Henri de Lonvilliers, M. von Benevent, Savin and Courpon, Chevalier, Maître de La Tour, lieutenant-colonel of the island, and David Coppins, lieutenant of a Dutch company, and Pitre van Zeun Hus (Pieter van Zevenhuizen?), likewise, the lieutenant of a company of the aforementioned company, who, on both sides, agreed:1. . . .