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USP
Source: SMN-News
19 May 2020 06:32 PM

Hatchet Conditions Placed On St. Maarten For Liquidity Support.

~Take it or leave it stance from Dutch Government~

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her address to parliament on Tuesday said that St. Maarten and the other Prime Ministers of the Kingdom namely Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten were left out of the discussions on the conditions that the Kingdom will impose for the requested loan from the Dutch Government.
Jacobs said St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 May 2020 05:59 AM

Cost Cutting Measures Discussed With Unions Government Awaiting Further Feedback From Ccsu

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU). This was the second meeting held with the Unions to discuss cost-cutting measures. During the first meeting, Government made the following proposal: cut its own salary by another 5% which is a total 20% cut 10% off salaries over NA 8,000 Cut of vacation pay 2020 off salaries over NA 4000 Also included in the proposal is freezing or postponement of bonuses etc.


None of the proposed cost-cutting measures would apply to anyone making under NA 4.000, -, which the Minister of Finance stressed in his opening remarks during the press briefing earlier that Wednesday Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
14 May 2020 08:18 PM

Cost Cutting Measures Discussed With Unions.

Government awaiting further feedback from CCSU

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU). This was the second meeting held with the Unions to discuss cost-cutting measures. During the first meeting, Government made the following proposal:
cut its own salary by another 5% which is a total 20% cut
10% off salaries over NA 8,000
Cut of vacation pay 2020 off salaries over NA 4000
Also included in the proposal is freezing or postponement of bonuses etc.

None of the proposed cost-cutting measures would apply to anyone making under NA 4.000, -, which the Minister of Finance stressed in his opening remarks during the press briefing earlier that Wednesday Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SMCP
HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
08 May 2020 06:38 PM

St Maarten Anti Poverty Platform / St Maarten Consumers Coalition.

1. What is the governing program of this NA-UP government?
2. Will the Kingdom Council of Ministers amend the St Maarten Support and Relief Plan ?
3. What are the measures the Council of Ministers will present to Parliament next week?
4. Preliminary thoughts as union leader on the measures proposed by the Minister of Finance
5. How many homes have been build back better and stronger?
Topic 1. What is the governing program of this NA-UP government?
For us as Anti-Poverty Platform we are of the opinion that one of the objectives of a governing program and of the annual budgets should be that the more than 13,000 households have to be taken out of poverty Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
04 May 2020 03:37 PM

Na Mp Romou Applauds Decision To Grant Financing For Summer Classes

NA MP Angelique Romou.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou on Sunday applauded governments move to give the green light for study- financing recipients abroad to follow summer classes as the coronavirus situation is still unfolding locally and internationally.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
28 Apr 2020 03:55 PM

Duncan Wants Poverty Line Study Conducted In 6 Months

MP Solange Ludmila Duncan.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Solange Ludmila Duncan has requested Minister of Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek to conduct a poverty-line Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Apr 2020 05:36 AM

Emmanuel Questions Opening Of Business Where Worker Died, Another Tested Covid-19 Positive

NA MP Christophe Emmanuel.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday questioned why authorities allowed a business to open where one worker has reportedly passed away and another has reportedly tested positive for the highly infectious coronavirus COVID-19.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
PFP
Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2020 09:34 PM

Mp Buncamper Requests Urgent Public Meeting With The Minister Of Public Health, Social Development And Labour (Vsa).

PHILIPSBURG:--- USP MP Claudius Buncamper requested an urgent meeting of Parliament where he is calling the Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2020 09:50 PM

Remarks At The Swearing In Ceremony Of The New Governmnet By His Excellency Drs. Eugene B. Holiday Governor Of Sint Maarten

Prime-Minister, Ministers,
Good Morning,
On January 9, 2020, the people of Sint Maarten went to the polls and elected a new group of parliamentarians. In doing so creating the basis for the formation of a new government.

On January 16, 2020, based on the results of the elections, I named Ms. Silveria Jacobs as formateur to form a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2020 09:22 PM

Prime-Minister, Ministers,

On January 9, 2020, the people of Sint Maarten went to the polls and elected a new group of parliamentarians. In doing so creating the basis for the formation of a new government.
On January 16, 2020, based on the results of the elections, I named Ms. Silveria Jacobs as formateur to form a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Mar 2020 06:07 PM

Gobernador Recibe Informe Final S. Jacobs

HARBOUR VIEW – El 26 de marzo del 2020, Su Excelencia el Gobernador de Sint Maarten, El Dres. E.B. Holiday, recibi el informe final actualizado de la formadora Silveria Jacobs.

La formadora acept la comisin para formar un nuevo gobierno que cuenta con el apoyo de una amplia mayora en el Parlamento compuesto por la fraccin NA y la fraccin UP Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Mar 2020 08:57 PM

Voting Under Pressure

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten In what is being viewed as an urgent push to get St. Maarten to pass the Penal Procedure Code, reports have begun to circulate of undue pressure being levied on parliamentarians to urgently pass the ordinance. The idea that Sint Maarten faces the possibility of being blacklisted allegedly has some members of Parliament advocating skipping the debate and proceeding to approve the concept ordinance Penal Procedure Code.

They just want to vote it into law, because it is said that this will save Sint Maarten from being black listed, Member of Parliament of the National Alliance, the Honorable drs Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2020 07:11 PM

Exclusive: ProsecutorS Office Delays Swearing In Of Omar Ottley.

~Swearing imminent is their class justice at the Prosecutors Office.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliable information reaching SMN News states that the incoming Minister of VSA Omar Ottley may have to wait a bit longer than usual to be sworn in as Minister of VSA, while the other Ministers forming the National Alliance and United Peoples Party coalition may take office anytime soon Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
16 Mar 2020 12:50 PM

Dutch Should Take Their Responsibility And Monitor Borders ---Mp Buncamper.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Several Members of Parliament expressed their concerns on the effects of the COVID- 19 a pandemic that has worldwide concerns causing many countries to shut down.
MP Claudius Buncamper called on the Dutch Government to monitor the borders because they asked for border control and it is now their competency. MP Buncamper said that he is concerned about the influx of Venezuelans that managed to secure refugee statuses on the French territory but crosses the border to work and live illegally on the Dutch side Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Mar 2020 06:00 PM

Anti-Poverty Platform Questions If Na-Up Coalition Will Increase Pension For Seniors

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform questions whether the incoming National Alliance (NA)/United Peoples (UP) party governing coalition will make an effort to provide senior citizens in St. Maarten with a minimum of US $1,500 on a monthly basis.

According to the platform on Thursday, senior citizens in the Netherlands receive a pension of up to 1,228 euros a month Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Mar 2020 01:49 AM

Back For A While

Anna Richardson was on Wednesday sworn in as a National Alliance Member of Parliament (MP). She attended her first meeting since being sworn in on Wednesday. Richardson is expected to have a short stint as an MP as she is also a candidate minister undergoing screening for the new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
DLP
NA
USP
OSPP
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Mar 2020 05:50 PM

Doran: Time Has Run Out On Cfatf Recommendations

Justice Minister Egbert Doran (second right) answering MPs questions on CFATFs recommendations and other related laws on Wednesday, February 26.

MPs listening to Justice Minister Egbert Dorans answers on Wednesday, February 26.

PHILIPSBURG--Time has run out to implement the recommendations of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), said Justice Minister Egbert Doran at last weeks meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament.

He said this in response to Members of Parliament (MPs) questioning the urgency and timeline necessary to comply with the recommendations and other related laws during a previous meeting of the Central Committee.

This meeting was a continuation of the Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 18.

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of United Democrats (UD) asked during the previous meeting whether St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Feb 2020 01:58 AM

Jacobs Resigns As Mp, Will Be Replaced By Anna Richardson

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Silveria Jacobs has resigned from her legislatures position in Parliament and will continue to serve as Prime Minister in the interim cabinet.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Feb 2020 11:18 PM

Mp Silveria Jacobs Resigns From Parliament However, Remains As Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs, currently serving as Prime Minister announced that she has officially resigned from Parliament as of Tuesday, February 18th. She had just returned from a week long working visit to the Netherlands, where it became clear that giving proper representation in Parliament would be a great challenge Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2020 08:57 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs, currently serving as Prime Minister announced that she has officially resigned from Parliament as of Tuesday, February 18th. She had just returned from a weeklong working visit to the Netherlands, where it became clear that giving proper representation in Parliament would be a great challenge Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Feb 2020 06:17 AM

Mps Select Rogers, Gumbs For General Audit Chamber Chair

National Alliance MP Ardwell Irion and United St. Maarten Party MP Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Feb 2020 03:38 PM

Fifteen Members Of Parliament Took Oath/Rolando Brison Elected Chairman Of Parliament

HARBOR VIEW, Sint Maarten – The 15 persons elected to the parliament of Sint Maarten during the parliamentary elections on January 9th, are now official Members of Parliament. They were sworn in by the Governor, His Excellency drs. Eugene B. Holiday during a ceremony held at the Governors Office in Harbor View Monday morning.

The 15 law makers to take the oath of office Monday morning were from the National Alliance Silveria Jacobs, Jurendy Doran, William Marlin, Christopher Emmanuel, Ardwell Irion and Rudolphe Samuel. From the United Peoples Party are Rolando Brison, Grisha Marten Heyliger, Omar Ottley and Sidharth Bijlani Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
HOPE
PFP
Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2020 03:08 PM

~ MP Rolando Brison elected Chair of Parliament, Vice-Chair MP William Marlin, 2nd Vice-Chair Rodolphe Samuel.


PHILIPSBURG:--- Of the 15 Members of Parliament that cast their votes to elect the chairman of parliament, 12 voted in favor of MP Rolando Brison, while one voted for Grisha Heyliger Marten and one blank Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
29 Jan 2020 06:02 AM

First Set Of Documents On Candidate Ministers Turned Over To Governor

PHILIPSBURG--Formateur National Alliance (NA) leader Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has handed in the first batch of documents of candidate ministers to Governor Eugene Holiday and expects to receive an update within a week.

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