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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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


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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