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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jan 2020 07:32 PM

Court Orders Justice Minister To Make New Decision On Function, Salary Scale

PHILIPSBURG--The Minister of Justice was ordered by the judge in the Civil Servants Court to make a new decision on the request of a civil servant at the Immigration Department pertaining to her function and salary scale. Country St. Maarten was ordered to pay the NAf. 700 cost of these legal proceedings, the Court decided on Friday.

The case was filed by member of the Immigration Department Rignalda Soraida Stefania, who has been a civil servant since 1992. She was assisted in this ca Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Jan 2020 05:45 PM

Plenary Public Meeting Of Parliament About Question Hour Related To The Sale Of Uts.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on Monday, January 20, 2020.
The Public session is scheduled for 10.00 - 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance will be present.
The agenda point is:
Question hour: Questions from MP S.A. Wescot-Williams directed to the Minister of Finance related to sale of UTS (IS/281/2019-2020 dated November 12, 2019)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.
The parliamentary session will be carried live on St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Jan 2020 10:44 AM

Sarah: Looking Forward To Hear The Emergency Operating CenterS (Eoc) Recommendations On Earthquake Preparations And Mitigation.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Recent reports from the region regarding earthquakes and elevated seismic activity should be of concern to all of us, Member of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams stated recently.

A statement from Mr. Clive Richardson of Sunday, January 12th, 2020, did not address or allay my concerns, and given the reports and the inquietude amongst the population, Ive posed questions to Prime Minster Silveria Jacobs, as the one responsible for disaster management., the MP said.

The Member of Parliament posed the following questions to the Prime Minister in a recent letter.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Jan 2020 09:28 AM

Governor Holiday Concludes Consultations And Appoints Formateur Jacobs

Harbor View – The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, following the outcome of the January 9, 2020 elections held consultations from January 10 through 14, 2020 to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government. The Governor, considering the ongoing discussion regarding compliance with the standards set forth by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), also convened a meeting with the political leaders and the bankers association to underscore the importance and urgency of handling this matter for Sint Maarten irrespective of which parties form the new government Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Jan 2020 06:49 PM

Sarah: Looking Forward To Hear The Emergency Operating CenterS (Eoc) Recommendations On Earthquake Preparations And Mitigation.


Philipsburg St. Maarten, Recent reports from the region regarding earthquakes and elevated seismic activity should beofconcern to all of us, Member of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams stated recently.

A statement from Mr. Clive Richardson of Sunday, January 12th, 2020, did not address or allay my concerns, and given the reports and the inquietude amongst the population, Ive posed questions to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, as the one responsible for disaster management., the MP said.

The Member of Parliament posed the following questions to the Prime Minister in a recent letter.

What is the view of Government regarding these increasing seismic activities? Do these notwarrant increased alertness? What has Government put in place to mitigate the potential threat of an earthquake to our island? Does the plan include schoolsand other public places? What is the disaster management plan for earthquakes? Please share any other information regarding this matter that could be helpful to the population as a whole and may I suggest an urgent communication plan, if not yet in place.

These questions were not posed to create panic, but to be assured that the Government of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SMN-News
16 Jan 2020 05:22 PM

Governor Holiday Concludes Consultations And Appoints Formateur Jacobs.

Harbour View:--- The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, following the outcome of the January 9, 2020 elections held consultations from January 10 through 14, 2020 to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government. The Governor, considering the ongoing discussion regarding compliance with the standards set forth by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), also convened a meeting with the political leaders and the bankers association to underscore the importance and urgency of handling this matter for Sint Maarten irrespective of which parties form the new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Jan 2020 07:26 AM

Christopher Emmanuel: I Am Not Jumping Ship

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – One of the Members of Parliament elect in the just concluded parliamentary election, Christopher Emmanuel who has not assigned his signature to the signed agreement between the National Alliance and the United Peoples Party, made it clear Monday afternoon that he has no intention of leaving the NA or jumping ship Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2020 12:57 PM

~ Says UPP have always been the demise of the NA, UPS was his preferred choice.~

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel broke the silence on Monday on the  "Straight Talk" on SOS radio hosted by Fernando Clark.
Emmanuel said his main concern for not signing the coalition agreement was because he has questions regarding the loyalty of coalition partners.
The UPP has always been the demise of the National Alliance, Emmanuel said.
Emmanuel further explained that the UPP has always undermined the National Alliance government, while the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2020 12:10 PM

People Progressive Alliance: The Voters Have Spoken.

PHILIPSBURG:--- People Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell, stated: following the outcome of the January 9th snap elections, we offer our congratulations to the parties that obtain one seat or more in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2020 06:59 AM

Gracita Arrindell

PHILIPSBURG--Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell on Sunday expressed hope that the incoming Members of Parliament (MPs) and new Council of Ministers continue working on pending core issues including much-needed electoral reform that doesnt tolerate any more delays.

She said in a press release on Sunday that most importantly, we need political stability, and continuity in government.

PPA was not successful in its bid to obtain a seat in the new Parliament during last Thursdays snap parliamentary elections.

Arrindell congratulated the parties that obtained seats in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2020 06:36 AM

NA and UP representatives signing the agreement on Saturday evening.

~ Emmanuel mum on reasons for not signing ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and National Alliance leader Silveria Jacobs said the Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2020 12:59 AM

Ppa Hopes New Parliament, Ministers Address Core Issues

Gracita Arrindell

PHILIPSBURG--Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell on Sunday expressed hope that the incoming Members of Parliament (MPs) and new Council of Ministers continue working on pending core issues including much-needed electoral reform that doesnt tolerate any more delays.

She said in a press release on Sunday that most importantly, we need political stability, and continuity in government.

PPA was not successful in its bid to obtain a seat in the new Parliament during last Thursdays snap parliamentary elections.

Arrindell congratulated the parties that obtained seats in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
13 Jan 2020 12:47 AM

Governor Holiday Holds Consultations Regarding The Election Results

Harbour View Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of the January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.

Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.

Based on the preliminary results the Governor decided to start consultations today with various persons to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2020 12:36 AM

Update: Jacobs Says Na, Up Coalition Reflects Wishes Of Electorate

NA and UP representatives signing the agreement on Saturday evening.

~ Emmanuel mum on reasons for not signing ~

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and National Alliance leader Silveria Jacobs said the Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Jan 2020 06:49 AM

The National Alliance And United PeopleS Party Signed A Coalition Agreement To Form The Next Government Of St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The agreement will see the two largest parties coming out of the January 9 Parliamentary election form a solid majority in the next Parliament of St. Maarten, and, most importantly, a stable government for the next four years.

Under the coalition agreement the National Alliance will appoint the Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Education, Minister of VROMI, Minister of Justice, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Prime Minister, Vice Chair of Parliament and 2nd Vice Chair of Parliament.

The United People Party will appoint the Minister of TEATT, Minister of VSA, Chairperson of Parliament and Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: 721 News
12 Jan 2020 01:30 AM

Na And Up Came To A Agreement To Form The Government

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The National Alliance and United Peoples Party on Saturday, January 11 signed a coalition agreement to form the next government of St. Maarten. The agreement will see the two largest parties coming out of the January 9 Parliamentary election form a solid majority in the next Parliament of St. Maarten, and, most importantly, a stable government for the next four years.

Under the coalition agreement the National Alliance will appoint the Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Education, Minister of VROMI, Minister of Justice, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Prime Minister, Vice Chair of Parliament and 2nd Vice Chair of Parliament.

The United People Party will appoint the Minister of TEATT, Minister of VSA, Chairperson of Parliament and Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary.

Prime Minister and leader of the National Alliance Silveria Jacobs said in no uncertain terms that the NA/UP coalition government reflects the wishes of the people as they have been clamoring over the past years for the two largest parties to come together.

The National Alliance campaigned strongly on stability and providing leadership of integrity and honesty Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2020 10:25 PM

The new Government of St. Maarten will comprise a combination of the two parties that gained the most votes in last Thursdays snap parliamentary elections.

The National Alliance (NA) and United Peoples (UP) party on Saturday evening signed a coalition agreement to form the next government for St. Maarten. Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Jan 2020 09:43 PM

National Alliance And United PeopleS Party Sign Agreement


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten- On Saturday, January 11th, the National Alliance and the United People’s Party signed an agreement indicating their willingness to form the next government.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
PFP
Source: SMN-News
11 Jan 2020 09:10 PM

~Demands were being made for VROMI and USP was his preference. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- A coalition agreement has been signed with five members of the National Alliance and the United Peoples Party (NA/UP) Saturday afternoon. Those that signed on behalf of the National Alliance are Silveria Jacobs, Ardwell Irion, William Marlin, Rodolphe Samuel, and Egbert Jurendy Doran.
SMN News learned that MP Christopher Emmanuel did not sign the agreement as his preference is to work with the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jan 2020 11:46 PM

Wycliffe Smith.

PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) on Friday said it is proud of the work that it has done in Parliament and in government to serve the people of St. Maarten and expressed hope that the new coalition and opposition will put aside their differences and work together in the interest of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jan 2020 11:29 PM

Re-elected UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--The United Democrats (UD), which secured one of the 15 seats in the next Parliament for St. Maarten, is open to engage in talks for the formation of the next gov Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jan 2020 10:52 PM

Governor Holiday Holds Consultations Regarding The Election Results

Harbour View Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of the January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.

Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.

Based on the preliminary results the Governor decided to start consultations today with various persons to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jan 2020 10:44 PM

Smcp Congratulates Winning Parties

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) would like to thank the voters of Sint Maarten for going out and exercising their democratic right and voting in the next parliament. The election took place peacefully and orderly. As we know, the ballot is the way the people speak and certainly the people have spoken today. SMCP certainly respects the voice and the decision of the people Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2020 06:01 PM

Harbour View:--- Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.
Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation Read more


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