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Opinion: Bare minimum (wage)

The bare minimum, as calculated by independent MP Romain Laville, is somewhere around 2,000 guilders a month. Taking this number as our measuring stick, we arrive at an hourly minimum wage of 11.53 guilders, or $6.45. As the table on this page sho

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Minimum wages in US Dollars around the Caribbean

Minimum wage in US dollars Country Hour Week Month 1 France $12.09 $483.60 $2,095.60 2 Netherlands $10.93 $437.20 $1,894.53 3 Sint Maarten $4.78 $191.20

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American airport expert speaks at PJIA symposium “Grow or die, that’s the hard truth”

St. Maarten – It’s the “fastest, best connected businesses and places will win” in a globally competitive economy. “Grow or die, that’s the hard truth. If the airport doesn’t expand its market share, the island will suffer,” Dr. John

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Cost of living and immigration dominate minimum wage debate

St. Maarten – The venom was in the tail of the first round during yesterday’s meeting of parliament where the minimum wage was on the agenda, when National Alliance MP Hyacinth Richardson remarked: “We have to get away from the situation whereb

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Employees get protection when company changes hands

GREAT BAY – The Council of Ministers has approved a change to the civil code that will offer protection to employees of companies that are sold to a new owner. Labor Minister Cornelius de Weever said yesterday in answer to a question by independent