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PPA
Source: SMN-News
06 Aug 2020 06:28 AM

Remote Controlled Bureaucracy, Debases 1648 Treaty Of Concordia.

PHILIPSBURG:--- PPA leader Gracita Arrindell states that the border blockade is being used increasingly as an instrument to control the free movement of our people. Once that Genie is out of the bottle its hard to put it back in. Theres a sea of difference between a border-blockade and border control 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:
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
PPA
USP
SMCP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jan 2020 03:54 PM

Los Mayores Ganadores De La Alianza Nacional Comienzan Las Conversaciones De Formacin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Los resultados preliminares de las elecciones parlamentarias interrumpidas que acaban de celebrarse el jueves 9 de enero estn en marcha y la Alianza Nacional (NA) y sus 22 candidatos acumularon un total de 4.694 votos.

El Partido UP es el siguiente en lnea con 3.232 votos. Los dos partidos ms grandes fueron seguidos por el Partido Unido de Sint Maarten (USP), que obtuvo 1.759 votos, el PFP recin llegado recibi 1, 408, SMCP reuni 752 y PPA obtuvo 326 votos.

Haba 111 candidatos representando los siete partidos polticos que participaron en las elecciones Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
SMCP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jan 2020 11:32 AM

National Alliance Biggest Winners Formation Talks To Start

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Preliminary results in the just concluded snapped parliamentary elections held on Thursday, January 9th are in and the National Alliance and its 22 candidates amassed a total of 4,694 votes.

The UP Party is next in line with 3,232 votes. The two largest parties were followed by the US Party who garnered 1,759 votes the new comer PFP received 1, 408, SMCP gathered 752 and PPA acquired 326 votes Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
UPP
SMCP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Jan 2020 07:32 AM

Political Leaders To Square Off In Debate Ahead Of Election

PHILIPSBURG, Sint. Maarten, PJD-2 Radio & SXM Daily News is hosting a Political Debate 2020 to introduce and present the parties Leaders who are contesting the upcoming Island/Parliamentary election on Sunday, January 5, 2020 which will allow them to give the general public their party’s ideologies and views on the relevant issues.

The debate will broadcast live via St. Maarten Cable TV channel 115 and via www.stmaartenmediacenter.com. And face book. Doors open at 7pm and everyone should be seated at 7.30pm because the live broadcast will start promptly at 8pm and end at 11pm.

The debate will be at the Musical Institute Building on Backstreet next to the alley leading to A.C Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
UPP
SMCP
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
03 Jan 2020 01:52 AM

Seven Political Leaders In The Political Debate 2020 Organized By Pjd-2 Radio & Sxm Daily News


PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN — PJD-2 Radio & SXM Daily News is hosting a Political Debate 2020 to introduce and present the parties Leaders who are contesting the upcoming Island/Parliamentary election on Sunday, January 5, 2020 which will allow them to give the general public their party’s ideologies and views on the relevant issues.

The debate will broadcast live via St. Maarten Cable TV channel 115 and via www.stmaartenmediacenter.com and facebook.

Doors open at 7pm and everyone should be seated at 7.30pm because the live broadcast will start promptly at 8pm and end at 11pm.

The debate will be at the Musical Institute Building on Backstreet next to the alley leading to A.C Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SMN-News
12 Feb 2018 10:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former St. Maarten Prime Minister William Marlin believes that the move by The Hague to dissolve the St. Eustatius Island Council, send the Executive Council and Acting Island Governor home and replace them with a Dutch Government-appointed Commissioner, is a dangerous precedent.

“It is sad that in the 21st Century, we still have this form of colonial developments in the region and so close to home where the elected representatives of an island is put aside by others”, Marlin said on Sunday, while responding to a question on the radio programme Breakfast with de Robert on The Voice of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
12 Feb 2018 06:14 PM

Alianza Progresista Del Caribe Condena Atropello De Holanda Contra El Gobierno De St Eustatius

La Alianza Progresista del Caribe (CPA), una asociación formada durante una reunión de COPPPAL en St Maarten, en mayo de 2017, con organizaciones miembros de los restantes países no autónomos en general, a nivel mundial y regional, con un énfasis particular en las islas de las antiguas Antillas Holandesas.

Entre nuestros miembros en crecimiento figuran Puerto Rico, San Andrés, Providenciales y las Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos, B.V.I., los territorios de ultramar franceses y holandeses.

El CPA ha seguido con consternación e incredulidad el trato dispensado por el gobierno holandés al pueblo de las antiguas Antillas Neerlandesas, especialmente las islas BES de Bonaire y San Eustaquio Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SMN-News
09 Feb 2018 03:44 PM

Cpa Condemns Dutch Overthrow Of Sint Eustatius Legitimate Elected Government.

St. Eustatius:--- The Caribbean Progressive Alliance (CPA), an association formed during a meeting of COPPPAL on St Maarten, in May 2017, with as members organizations from the remaining non-self-governing countries in general, globally and regionally, with a particular emphasis on the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles.
Counted among our growing members are Puerto Rico, San Andres, Providenciales and U.S Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
UPP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2018 09:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The leaders of six political parties submitted their lists to the Electoral Council on Friday paving the way for them to contest the upcoming Parliamentary Elections slated for February 26, 2018. They are SDM, SMCP, PPA, USP, NA and the UD.
The United People's Party and Democratic Party joined forces hoping to garner enough votes for a majority in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
29 Dec 2017 11:40 PM

That the financial state of the country is worrisome is a no-brainer. But we all should be alarmed.
This dismal picture is all the more clear with the presentation of the amendments to the 2017 budget by the Minister of Finance. These amendments have been in the make for some time, but the format had to be changed from one that amended a proposed pre-hurricane Irma amendment, to one that amended the approved budget 2017. At least, this is what government says.
However, Government’s tardiness with the 2017 budget amendment has more to do with government’s reluctance to concede
that while they engaged in a shouting match of “over my dead body”, the country financially was bleeding to death Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
HOPE
Source: Soualiganewsday
29 Dec 2017 03:15 PM

Sarah: “The Fall Of The Marlin Cabinet Justified By The Horrific Financial And Economic Outlook Of St. Maarten”

PHILIPSBURG - That the financial state of the country is worrisome is a no-brainer. But we all should be alarmed, Leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Friday.

“This dismal picture is all the more clear with the presentation of the amendments to the 2017 budget by the minister of Finance Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
SMCP
Source: 721 News
22 Dec 2017 03:16 AM

Sint Maarten Deserves A Stable Coalition Government

After the new interim UP/DP/Brownbill government is sworn in, Sint Maarten would have had seven coalition governments in seven years. This is an average of one government per year. If we also count the number of elections since 2010, including the upcoming February 2018, Sint Maarteners would have gone to the polls four times which boils down to an average of one election every two years.

For a small young country such as ours, having on average, a change of government every year and elections every two years is unacceptable Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SMN-News
19 Dec 2017 10:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday, December 18th, 2017 representatives of the University of St. Martin and the Ministry of Education finally arrived at an agreement and signed the MOU securing the continuity of education for students of the USM. This, after the representatives of the University of St. Martin had not seen it possible to sign the proposed MOU on December 11th, 2017. However, after hearing an interview by the Minister on the topic on December 12th, the University promptly contacted the Department of Education with a willingness to resume talks, which commenced on Wednesday, December 13th.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport was happy to do so and met with the Board of the University of St Maarten Foundation to revisit and discuss the MOU that had been presented to the Board by the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2017 01:01 AM

Minister Christopher Emmanuel To Coalition Partners “Anyone In Line With Dutch Position Should Not Be Part Of The Coalition.”

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — This is the statement that apparently caused the bombshell statement by the leader of the Democratic Party and Chairlady Sarah Wescot-Williams during a tension-filled parliamentary meeting on Friday last.

It was clear even before the Chairlady’s “announcement” on Friday that the ire of Democratic Party was invoked, when DP member Perry Geerlings in no uncertain terms disagreed with the Prime Minister’s handling of especially the request for aid from the Netherlands.

To make matters worse, Minister Emmanuel’s statement was reiterated on October 26, 2017, as follows: “I have said it before and I will say it again anyone agreeing with the conditions should not be part of this government Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
Source: SMN-News
29 Oct 2017 08:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- This is the statement that apparently caused the bombshell statement by the leader of the Democratic Party and Chairlady Sarah Wescot-Williams during a tension-filled parliamentary meeting on Friday last.
It was clear even before the Chairlady’s “announcement” on Friday that the ire of Democratic Party was invoked when DP member Perry Geerlings in no uncertain terms disagreed with the Prime Minister’s handling of especially the request for aid from the Netherlands.
To make matters worse, Minister Emmanuel’s statement was reiterated on October 26, 2017, as follows: “I have said it before and I will say it again anyone agreeing with the conditions should not be part of this government Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: 721 News
22 Aug 2017 11:53 PM

Mp Wescot Inquires About Gebe’S Electricity Supply And Load Shedding

PHILIPSBURG – With the recent spikes (again) in electricity outages/load shedding and GEBE’s statements regarding same, such as regular maintenance, unexpected stoppages, safety concerns, overheating and such, Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams urgently requested Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure Christophe Emmanuel to answer the following questions:

What do you think is the structural problem with respect to electricity supply on St Read more

Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
18 Aug 2017 08:39 PM

Mp Wescot Inquires About Gebe’S Electricity Supply And Load Shedding. Questions Initiatives For Alternative Forms Of Energy.

PHILIPSBURG:---With the recent  spikes (again) in electricity outages/load shedding and GEBE's statements regarding same, such as regular maintenance, unexpected stoppages, safety concerns, overheating and such, MP Wescot urgently requested Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure, the Honourable Mr. Christophe Emmanuel to answer the following questions:

nt spikes (again) in electricity outages/load shedding and GEBE's statements regarding same, such as regular maintenance, unexpected stoppages, safety concerns, overheating and such, MP Wescot urgently requested Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure, the Honourable Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: 721 News
15 Aug 2017 06:07 AM

Message Of Hon. Prime Minister Mr. William Marlin At The Opening Of The Basic Legal Course

St. Maarten, Monday, August 14, 2017.

Our governing program for 2016-2020 is entitled, “Stability for Prosperity”. It is anchored on five strategic objectives, all of which can only be achieved by upgrading our government apparatus.  We are not even one year into this governing period yet and we can see that various initiatives that are geared towards a profound transformation of our society are already taking shape. One of those initiatives is why we are gathered here today. Nobody knows the challenges that this coalition government faces better than the civil servants who do their utmost day in, day out, to give professional support to government Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
14 Aug 2017 08:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Our governing program for 2016-2020 is entitled, “Stability for Prosperity”. It is anchored on five strategic objectives, all of which can only be achieved by upgrading our government apparatus. We are not even one year into this governing period yet and we can see that various initiatives that are geared towards a profound transformation of our society are already taking shape. One of those initiatives is why we are gathered here today. Nobody knows the challenges that this coalition government faces better than the civil servants who do their utmost day in, day out, to give professional support to government Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
10 Aug 2017 04:16 AM

Inmates And Guards Fed-Up With Situation At Pointe Blanche Prison


Dear Editor,

Inmates and guards are fed-up with the current situation at the Pointe Blanche prison.

The prison is facing a great number of issues: lack of guards, malfunctioning locks, showers and toilets that are not functioning, rusted gates, poor health care, no dentist, no phone calls, all falling under this new management team, who seem incapable for the job.

Steven Carty and Wilfred Williams have been placed at the prison since February 2017, as the interim directors for a period of three months in order to have the situation at the prison “normalized,” which has been very unsuccessful.

The situation is very worrisome at the prison Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
26 Jul 2017 09:08 PM

Update: Hikers Find Partially Submerged Body In Water

UPDATE by French Prosecutor office:

OYSTER POND, French Saint Martin – At 12:25pm on Wednesday, July 26, hikers near the Whale Watch Observatory in Oyster Pond on the French side reported to Gendarmes the presence of a body that was partially submerged in the water, some 50m from the edge.

This lifeless, but recently deceased body, was of a man about 35 years old, 1.80m and of Latino ethnicity Read more


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