~ Government focusing on paying salaries. ~
PHILIPSBURG: — Civil Servants that are looking out for their vacation allowances as of June 15th will have to wait a bit longer as the government of St. Maarten is focusing on paying salaries as of now.
In response to a question posed by SMN News, the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said that St. Maarten agreed to the 12.5% cuts to get liquidity support as such government cannot move away from the agreements made with the Netherlands regarding cuts.
Minister Irion said that St. Maarten is in dire need of urgent ...