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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


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 04:13 PM

Mp Buncamper Proposes That Government Initiate The Selling Of Shares Of Government Owned Companies To Uszv.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction leader of the USP Claudius Buncamper on Wednesday proposed to the government of St. Maarten that they put in place a Ministerial Decree that would allow the government to sell shares from its government-owned companies in exchange for $100M.
Buncamper agreed with the government of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 02:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- "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 assets 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


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
24 Jun 2020 03:56 PM

Mp Duncan Questions Vsa Minister On Unemployment Support, Labour Policies

MP Solange Ludmila Duncan

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Solange Ludmila Duncan on Tuesday, submitted questions to Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek on how objections to decisions regarding unemployment support within the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
18 Jun 2020 03:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, drs. Raymond Knops. The word that caught my attention during the Prime Ministers report was the word respect, because she used it several times during her talk Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Jun 2020 03:20 PM

Pm Jacobs Demands Respect Of State Secretary Knops

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday June 17th, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, drs. Raymond Knops. The word that caught my attention during the Prime Ministers report was the word respect, because she used it several times during her talk Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Jun 2020 03:44 PM

Duncan Wants Ser Advice On Taxing Monies Leaving Country

NA MP Solange Ludmila Duncan.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Solange Ludmila Duncan recently sent separate letters to General Affairs Minister Silveria Jacobs and Finance Minister Ardwell Irion questioning the impact of funds leaving St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
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


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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


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