Financial Statement 2017 of St. Maarten

P R E S S   R E L E A S E  Financial Statement 2017 of St. Maarten  Philipsburg – The General Audit Chamber presented its audit report entitled Compliance Audit: Financial Statements of St. Maarten 2017 to Parliament today. The General Audit Chamber is required by law to examine whether Government was legally compliant...

Personalized License Plates

Philipsburg – The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit: Implementation of personalized license plates” to Parliament today. The report highlights the possibilities of implementing an additional structural revenue stream; personalized license plates. Personalized license plates give the consumer the choice to pay an additional fee for a specialty license plate. The report...

The efficiency of renting office space.

Philipsburg – March 30th, 2021. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit: Efficiency of Government’s Office Space Policy to Parliament today. The report describes the analysis of the government’s office space/housing policy; what are the rental expenses and are the funds used efficiently? Are properties vacant and if so, why? Expenditure related...

The 36-hour work week option

Philipsburg – December 23rd, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit survey: The 36-hour work week option for civil servants” to Parliament today. A survey was distributed to civil servants of all ministries and the High Councils of State to gauge their level of interest on the topic of free time....

Mini audit on the possibilities of rapid testing on St. Maarten

The possibilities of rapid testing

Philipsburg – November 25th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit on the possibilities of rapid testing on St. Maarten” to Parliament today. The report presents findings, analysis, and focal points related to the possibilities of rapid COVID-19 testing. Since the start of the pandemic, the Government has expressed the need...

What happened to the statue of Lohkay?

Philipsburg – November 5th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “The Legend of Lohkay” to Parliament today. As the celebration of St. Maarten’s Day approaches, the report highlights the management of the country’s tangible cultural heritage. The statue of Lohkay, a female freedom fighter and heroine during the era of slavery, was placed in...

2019 APS Financial Statements Compliance Audit

Insufficient progress on APS’s domestic investment projects

Philipsburg – August 27th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled Compliance audit: 2019 Financial Statements of the General Pension Fund Sint Maarten (Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten – APS) to Parliament today. The report addresses findings and conclusions resulting from the review of the pension fund’s 2019 financial statement. The Fund’s coverage ratio...

Lower road tax income due to delayed plates?

Philipsburg – July 23nd, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit on the income from motor vehicle tax” to Parliament today. The report presents findings and conclusions about the collection of revenue from the motor vehicle tax, sometimes referred to as the ‘road tax’. An analysis of the evolution of motor...

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