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Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2021 04:21 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Govt. And MpS PlayingDangerous Game With Dutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages with reforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP’s are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

“When you listen to MP’s supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
05 Jan 2021 10:13 PM

Chris: Govt. And MpS Playing Dangerous Game With Dutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Members of Parliament are playing a dangerousand irresponsiblegame with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages withreforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP’s are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

“When you listen to MP’s supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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NA
Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2021 06:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages with reforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP's are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

"When you listen to MP's supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: 721 News
21 Dec 2020 02:03 AM

Covid-19 Relief Group Is Still Raising Funds

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The launch was on Sunday but the drive still continues. This is now the slogan of the COVID-19 Relief Group (see attached photo of the organizers)who held its first fundraising radio/telethon last Sunday at the University of St Martin. At the end of the day, 98 persons had donated a total of 4,476 US dollars and 4.359 guilders. The Group had expected to raise more funds so as to be able to assist more people who are in need. Seeing the limited amount of money that was raised, the Group has decided to continue the drive and has begun to knock on the doors of companies and businesses.

Besides, because of the limited amount of funds raised thus far, the COVID-19 Relief Group has decided to only assist persons with food and medication at this time Read more


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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Dec 2020 08:06 PM

Covid-19 Relief Is Still Raising Funds

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The launch was on Sunday but the drive still continues. This is the slogan of the COVID-19 Relief Group who held its fundraising radio/telethon last Sunday at the University of St Martin. At the end of the day, 98 persons had donated a total of 4,476 US dollars and 4.359 guilders. The Group had expected to raise more funds so as to be able to assist more people who are in need. Seeing the limited amount that was raised the Group has decided to continue the drive and has begun to knock on the doors of companies and businesses.

Given the limited amount of funds raised thus far, the COVID-19 Relief Group has decided to only assist persons with food and medication at this Read more


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NA
USP
UPP
Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2020 02:17 PM

~UPP, PFP, and NA supports the signing of agreement and COHO

 PHILIPSBURG: --- The coalition partners that are supporting the government of St. Maarten give the Prime Minister of St. Maarten its blessings in the form of a verbal declaration to go ahead and sign the COHO law. The leader of the UPP faction was the first to give the Prime Minister the declaration State Secretary Raymond Knops wants when he demanded that she gets such prior to the December 18th meeting.

UPP supports the signing of COHO Law.

After making her position known, the UPP MP and Faction Leader Grisha Heyliger Marten gave the declaration that the State Secretary Raymond Knops is looking for, thereby Heyliger Martin then said I am sure of our Prime Minister of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2020 04:18 PM

State Secretary Knops (Bzk) Proposes Sint Maarten Ultimatum; Otherwise No Agreement On December 18.

The HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG:--- The negotiations between the Netherlands and Sint Maarten about an agreement on a multi-year aid and recovery program under Dutch supervision have progressed to such an extent that signing on December 18 is possible.
But then the government and Parliament of Sint Maarten must give 'The Hague' the confidence in black and white that they will comply with earlier agreements and the conditions attached to new loans. This is evident from the letter that State Secretary Knops (BZK) sent to Prime Minister Jacobs Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
06 Dec 2020 11:22 PM

Mp Emmanuel Leaves Na Fraction And Declare Himself Independent

When I joined the National Alliance it was premised on a party principle that elevated above all others: The Alliance was a political power that sought to serve the needs of the people first. The party was established with a significant and distinctive role – passionate about St. Maarten and her people. No other party occupied that space. I fully saw myself within this lofty ideal.

This is a historic time in St Read more


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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Dec 2020 12:52 PM

To The Leader And Board Of The National Alliance.

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten – When I joined the National Alliance it was premised on a party principle that elevated above all others: The Alliance was a political power that sought to serve the needs of the people first. The party was established with a significant and distinctive role – passionate about St. Maarten and her people. No other party occupied that space. I fully saw myself within this lofty ideal.

This is a historic time in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
04 Dec 2020 10:19 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel finally decided to take the next step and declared himself as an Independent Member of Parliament. Emmanuel also announced during the Central Committee meeting that he has since resigned from the National Alliance.
MP Emmanuel said that when he joined the National Alliance it was a vision that no longer exists Read more


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NA
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Nov 2020 11:45 PM

Emmanuel, Peterson Accuse Each Other Of Abuse Of Power

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) Christophe Emmanuel of National Alliance (NA) and Raeyhon Peterson of Party for ProgressRead more


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NA
Source: SMN-News
21 Nov 2020 01:28 PM

Exclusive: Stolen Car Seller Linked To Tax Office Scandal.

~Residents speaking out about alleged illegalities. ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The suspect that was arrested by police for allegedly selling a stolen vehicle in 2018 that was eventually confiscated by police has been accused by several persons who contacted SMN News of running a racket at the Tax Department where she works as a consultant.
Several government workers said the individual was an employee of the tax office but left her job about 3 years ago and began working as a consultant. The angered civil servants said that the suspect was responsible for the COHIER  Register at the tax department Read more


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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
05 Nov 2020 11:25 PM

Parliament Establish Historic Permanent Constitutional And Decolonization Committee Motion To Finalize Decolonization, Organize Rtc By July 2021

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – A joint proposal by MPs Solange Ludmila Duncan (NA) and Grisha Heyliger- Marten (UPP) to establish a Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization was approved unanimously during a public meeting of Parliament on Thursday.
Decades ago, the highest body in the world, the United Nations, made decolonization one of its core objectives Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
NA
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Nov 2020 11:31 AM

Mps Accuse Civil Servants Of Undermining Ministers, Forging Documents, And Writing False Statements

Some MPs during Wednesdays meeting.

~ Doran: We do have some rotten apples ~

PHILIPSBURG--Several Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday accused a small number of civil servants of undermining the authorities and even sabotaging ministers, and called for this category of government workers to be uprooted and weeded out.

However, Party for Progress (PFP) MP Raeyhon Peterson says a minister can only be undermined if he or she allows it Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2020 10:52 PM

Mp Heyliger-Marten Congratulates EmanuelSays, Screening Process Must Be Screened

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten —The true essence of democracy must include resecting the rights of the people of the Country to elect whom they wish to serve as their leaders and government officials. So says Faction Leader in Parliament for the United People’s Party the honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten who sang high praise for MP Christopher Emanuel of the National Alliance who was vindicated by the Court of Appeal for being wrongfully detained on October 22, 2019, by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Heyliger said on Friday, “It hurts that you have damaged the reputation of a son of the soil without any recourse Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Oct 2020 11:29 AM

Buncamper Urges GovT. To Relax Entry Requirements

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament Claudius Toontje Buncamper on Wednesday made a plea for government to relax the requirements to enter the country, to attract tourists back.

He made the call during an urgent public meeting on the short- and medium-term financial socio-economic outlook and solutions for St. Maarten. He said arrivals in the country are down by 70 per cent and this figure can plummet significantly if the country introduces rapid antigen tests at its ports of entry Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2020 06:19 PM

Mps Calls On Government To Reopen All Ports Now To Rebound Economy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- I told you so, says Member of Parliament Omar Ottley when he was pushing the government to begin rapid testing as visitors arrive on the island for the COVID-19 tests.
Ottley told the Ministers that attended the parliament meeting on Wednesday that they to reopen all business on St. Maarten so that money could circulate Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
12 Oct 2020 06:11 PM

My colleagues and the people of St. Maarten a very pleasant good afternoon.
In commemorating October 10, 2010, instinctively as a public servant you start to think about your role. You are de facto part of the government and governing, so you reflect and look ahead from that premise. As public servants, however, there are times when you get so caught up in your bubble of working day and night for your people that occasionally you forget that the best gauge of information about your country is a five-minute discussion with any citizen Read more


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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
05 Oct 2020 10:12 PM

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Receives New Educational Materials For The Save St. Maarten Corals Project With The Assistance Of Virtual Concepts International And Dcna.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Nature Foundation. St. Maarten recently received a coral polyp model and created a poster about the state of St. Maartens Coral Reefs as new educational materials for presentations in coordination with the Save St. Maarten Corals Project. Both the coral polyp model and the poster will be used to help educate the public of the importance of coral reefs surrounding the island and what threats they are facing.

The coral polyp model was 3D printed by Dean Legg of Virtual Concepts International, located in Cole Bay Read more


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NA
Source: SMN-News
05 Oct 2020 05:19 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Nature Foundation. St. Maarten recently received a coral polyp model and created a poster about the state of St. Maartens Coral Reefs as new educational materials for presentations in coordination with the Save St. Maarten Corals Project. Both the coral polyp model and the poster will be used to help educate the public on the importance of coral reefs surrounding the island and what threats they are facing.
The coral polyp model was 3D printed by Dean Legg of Virtual Concepts International, located in Cole Bay Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2020 03:55 PM

~ Begonia investigation to take another stage.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is due to appear in court on Tuesday as the Prosecutors Office seeks permission from the appeals court to prosecute the re-elected Member of Parliament.
Emmanuel is a suspect in the Begonia investigation. The former Minister of VROMI was arrested on October 22nd, 2019 when his name was submitted for screening since he was a candidate Minister for the Jacobs 1 interim government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2020 03:55 PM

~ Begonia investigation to take another stage, Case postponed to October 6th.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is due to appear in court on Tuesday as the Prosecutors Office seeks permission from the appeals court to prosecute the re-elected Member of Parliament.
Emmanuel is a suspect in the Begonia investigation Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Sep 2020 04:48 AM

Marlin: Do We Grow As A Country Or Remain One Of The Colonial Children?

PHILIPSBURG--The proposed Caribbean Reform Entity loomed large in Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlins message during the closing of the Parliamentary year on Monday. The National Alliance (NA) faction leader questioned whether his colleagues will fight for St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2020 06:16 PM

CountryS Strategic Assests At Risk

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic,” says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

“Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assests but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country.”

PJIAE’s restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports both the National Alliance and United People’s Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance especially during my tenure Read more


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