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Source: 721 News
10 Sep 2016 02:15 AM

Esté Preparado Para Las Elecciones De Este Año: Sintonice Fresco Con La Tripulación Y2x

Traducido por Máximo Castro

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.- Es tiempo de elecciones otra vez. El 26 de septiembre está a la vuelta de la esquina. La pregunta es, “¿estás listo (a)?”

Youth 2 Xtreme (Y2X), el ala juvenil de Victorious Living Foundation, tiene las herramientas que necesitas para estar listo para las próximas elecciones. Y2X presenta: Elecciones de 2016 en su programa de radio semanal, FRESCO, a través de Youth Radio 92.5FM.

Durante esta serie de programas sobre las elecciones, los candidatos de diversos partidos políticos tienen la oportunidad de debatir sobre temas importantes, como la educación y la salud, así como demostrar al pueblo de San Martín que ellos son la elección correcta para las elecciones de este año.

Los invitados recientes para esta serie de elecciones incluyen a: Chasen Williams del Partido Democrático (DP); Pastor Wycliffe Smith y Claude Peterson, del Partido Cristiano St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
SDM
Source: 721 News
09 Sep 2016 02:07 AM

Be Prepared For This Year’S Election: Tune Into Fresh With The Y2x Crew

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — It is election time again. September 26 is just around the corner. The question is, “are you ready?”

Youth 2 Xtreme (Y2X), the youth wing of Victorious Living Foundation, has the tools you need to be ready for the upcoming election. Y2X presents: Election Series 2016 on their weekly radio program, FRESH, on Youth Radio 92.5FM.

During this election series, candidates from various political parties have the opportunity to debate on important topics, such as education and health as well as to prove to you, the people of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
SDM
Source: SMN-News
08 Sep 2016 05:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- It is election time again. September 26th is just around the corner. The question is, ARE YOU READY?
Youth 2 Xtreme (Y2X), the youth wing of Victorious Living Foundation, has the tools you need to be ready for the upcoming election. Y2X presents Election Series 2016 on their weekly radio program, FRESH, on Youth Radio 92.5 FM. During this election series, candidates from various political parties have the opportunity to debate on important topics, such as education and health as well as to prove to you, the people of Sint Maarten that they are the right choice for this year’s election.
Recent guests for this election series included: Chasen Williams of the Democratic Party (DP), Pastor Wycliffe Smith and Claude Peterson of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Sep 2016 05:53 PM

Parties Awarded Numbers And Colours For Ballot

St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) leader retired pastor Wycliffe Smith presents his party's request for brown to the Main Voting Bureau. 

List Numbers and Colours for Sept. 26 Parliamentary Elections

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Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
02 Sep 2016 11:25 AM

OSPP almost missed getting their color.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The One St. Maarten People’s Party (OSPP) Lenny Priest almost missed his party color since he showed up to the meeting on Friday morning just seconds before the Voting Bureau announced that they would follow the law and assign the political party one of the five remaining colors since no one from the OSPP did not attend the 9am meeting submit in writing the color they wanted for this year’s election Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
SDM
Source: 721 News
01 Sep 2016 07:40 AM

Toastmasters Invite Political Parties To Table Topics-A-Thon

PHILIPSBURG – The Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club (SCTMC) is inviting all toastmasters and the community of St. Maarten to its Table Topics-a-Thon on Wednesday, September 7.

All political parties were invited to participate by submitting the name of a candidate who is contesting the elections for the first time. This program provides a great opportunity for toastmasters and the wider community to get to know these candidates.

The Table Topics-a-Thon will be held at the University of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
Source: 721 News
01 Sep 2016 07:22 AM

From Newspaper Boy To Member Of Parliament: Who Is Robert Budike And What Are His Plans?

My Roots
Born in Zwolle, the Netherlands, on January 30, 1971 of Surinamese descent, I was the third of 4 boys. I grew up in Suriname (Zorg & Hoop, Clevia, Geyersvlijt). I migrated to the Netherlands to complete my studies in 1992 and from the year 2000 I have been living and working in
St. Maarten.

My Motivation to postulate
Did it not occur to you that every time the National Alliance is in power, whether it is for a short or for a longer period, they accomplish! The National Alliance is set and focused to achieve their goals Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Aug 2016 07:41 AM

“From News Paper Boy To Member Of Parliament”: Who Is Robert Budike And What Are His Plans?

Born in Zwolle, the Netherlands, on January 30, 1971 of Surinamese descent, I was the third of 4 boys. I grew up in Surinam (Zorg & Hoop, Clevia, Geyersvlijt). I migrated to the Netherlands to complete my studies in 1992 and from the year 2000 I have been living and working in
St. Maarten.

My Motivation to postulate

Did it not occur to you that every time the National Alliance is in power, whether it is for a short or for a longer period, they accomplish! The National Alliance is set and focused to achieve their goals: they are the goal getters Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: 721 News
22 Aug 2016 09:13 PM

Von Panel Discussion With Party Leaders

PHILIPSBURG – JCI LIVE Soualiga known as a global leadership organization is once again holding its Voice of the Nation (VoN) Panel Discussion.

This time the topic will be on Environmental Sustainability. All 9 registered political parties’ leaders have been invited to participate in this Assembly to be held on Saturday, September 3, from 7:00pm at the University of St. Martin (USM).

The parties are: NA, DP, USP, UPP, SDM, SMCP, PPA, HOPE AND OSPP Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
SMCP
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Aug 2016 07:46 PM

Jci Live Soualiga Holds Panel Discussion

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - JCI LIVE Soualiga known as a global leadership organization is once again holding its Voice of the Nation (VoN) Panel Discussion.

This time the topic will be on Environmental Sustainability. All nine (9) registered Political Parties’ leaders have been invited to participate in this Assembly to be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 7pm at the University of St. Martin The parties are as follows NA, DP,US, UP,SMD,SMCP,PPA,HOPE AND OSSP.

This is the third time JCI LIVE Soualiga will be holding this event.

The first discussion panel was on “Poverty and its Social Effects” in January and the second on “Education and its Economical Effect” in May.

The objectives of these discussions is to bring matters and issues that are plaguing our community to the forefront.

To see how our electorates feel about these matters Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
SMCP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
22 Aug 2016 05:07 PM

Jci Live Soualiga Global Organization.

PHILIPSBURG:--- JCI LIVE Soualiga known as a global leadership organization is once again holding its Voice of the Nation (VoN) Panel Discussion. This time the topic will be on Environmental Sustainability. All nine (9) registered Political Parties’ leaders have been invited to participate in this Assembly to be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 7pm at the University of St. Martin The parties are as follows NA, DP,US, UP,SMD,SMCP,PPA,HOPE AND OSSP Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
19 Aug 2016 09:03 PM

Up Show Unity At Team Building Event

PHILIPSBURG – As part of the United People’s (UP) Party’s groundwork to deliver a stable government to the people of St. Maarten, after more than five years of instability, 23 UP candidates contesting the September 26 Parliamentary elections held a team building session in Simpson Bay, Sunday, August 14.

The party issued a press release following the event, stating that the team building event was a huge success. It was a “common purpose” exercise geared towards improved productivity, motivation and establishing a closer bond, especially with the new members of the UP family.

Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo said after Sunday’s event “today was one of the best political team activity I ever had.” She encouraged her colleague candidates on the UP slate to continue this momentum Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
19 Aug 2016 01:50 PM

Number 15th candidate on USP taken off the list.

PHILIPSBURG: --- The members of the voting bureau, chaired by Attorney at law Jason Rogers announced on Friday that a total of nine political parties will contest the September 26th parliamentary elections. All nine political parties that submitted their lists had to make corrections with the three-day time frame stipulated by law.
Rogers said that all the political parties had errors on their list, and they were given the time to make those corrections.
The nine political parties that will be on the ballots are UPP, HOPE, SMCP, OSPP, PPA, SDM, DP, USP and the NA.
In outlining the changes the chairman of the voting bureau said that the errors range from minors errors such addresses and date of births not correctly filled in, some parties that to place an amount of NAF 2000, in the name of voter but they did in the name of the party Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Aug 2016 09:41 PM

Hope Gets A Second Chance For Signatures

POND ISLAND--Helping Our People Excel (HOPE) may yet get on the ballot for the September 26 Parliamentary Elections.

  The party, headed by former radio personality Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt, has been given three days, starting Tuesday, to get 80 more signatures of endorsement for its slate of three-candidates.

  Van der Waals-Wyatt told The Daily Herald she was informed on Monday of the additional time by the Main Voting Bureau Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Aug 2016 10:22 PM

Hope Hoping For Another Chance To Convince Voters, Thankful For The Support Given Tuesday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The five political parties, who needed to have their list endorsed by 146 eligible voters, were out at 9am Tuesday at the census office seeking to attract voters.

The parties seeking list endorsement were the PPA, SDM, OSPP, HOPE and the SMCP Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
HOPE
SDM
Source: 721 News
09 Aug 2016 09:13 PM

Smcp – Sdm – Ppa And Ospp Obtain More Than 146 Endorsement Signatures

~ HOPE Party did not reach the 146 signature on Tuesday ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Monday August 8th, the representatives to the Central Voting Bureau of nine (9) political parties have submitted the list of candidates of their respective political parties.

As per article 23, paragraph 1 Electoral Ordinance, the lists would need to be endorsed on Tuesday, August 9th 2016, between 09.00hrs and 16.00hrs with an amount of signatures equal to 1% of the valid votes casted during the last Parliamentary Election Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Aug 2016 07:49 PM

Smcp Gets Needed Signatures To Be On Ballot.

PPA has 75

SDM 77

OSPP 76

HOPE 38

Read more

Candidates in this article:
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: Soualiganewsday
09 Aug 2016 06:43 PM

POND ISLAND - On August 8th 2016, the representatives to the Central Voting Bureau of nine (9) political parties have submitted the list of candidates of their respective political parties. As per article 23, paragraph 1 Electoral Ordinance, the lists would need to be endorsed on August 9th 2016, between 09.00hrs and 16.00hrs with an amount of signatures equal to 1% of the valid votes casted during the last Parliamentary Election.

The requisite amount of signature is 146. Those parties that have obtained 1 or more seats during the previous Parliamentary Election are exempted from being endorsed, as per paragraph 4 of the aforementioned article.

Below, please find the result of today’s endorsement:

Political PartyEndorsement  UPExemptedHOPE66SMCP221OSPP150PPA165SDM191DPExemptedUS PartyExemptedNAExempted

On Friday, August 12th 2016, the Central Voting Bureau will meet to examine the lists that were submitted and shall also take note of the endorsement list of each political party that needed to be endorsed (Article 28, paragraph 1 Electoral Ordinance) Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
09 Aug 2016 02:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Of the five political parties that had to secure 146 signatures at the Census Office on Tuesday to qualify their list to contest the September 2016 Parliamentary elections. The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) surpassed the amount by 1:00pm on Tuesday. The leader of the SMCP Wycliffe Smith told SMN News that at 1:30pm his party got 165 signatures and people were still in the line and some more on their way to endorse his party Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SRP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: 721 News
08 Aug 2016 11:51 PM

Nine Political Parties Postulate For September Elections

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – On Monday, August 8th postulation day, nine (9) political parties postulated to contest the September 26th parliamentary election.

The parties are the

United People’s Party (UP) 23, Helping our People Excel (HOPE) 3, St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) 9, One St Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
08 Aug 2016 06:58 PM

Hope leader became emotional as she made a statement.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Of the nine political parties that submitted their list to the voting bureau on Monday, only three of them handed in a list with a full slate of 23 candidates. They are the United Peoples Party (UPP), United St. Maarten’s People Party (USP), and the National Alliance (NA).
St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Aug 2016 05:07 AM

Ppa 14 Committed To 'Strong Stable, Secure St. Maarten'

PHILIPSBURG--People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) will contest the September 26 Parliamentary Elections with a slate of 14 candidates, who are committed to getting elected and working to make St. Maarten “strong, stable and secure.

Read more

Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: 721 News
08 Aug 2016 03:00 AM

Ppa Launch List Of 14 Candidates Sunday

Edward Gumbs

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Peoples Progressive Alliance Sunday presented their slate of 14 candidates to the general public of St. Maarten at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg.

Leader and number one candidate drs.

Gracita Arrindell told those present for the presentation on Sunday that this is the year for the people of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Aug 2016 12:22 PM

The endorsement of lists in 2014, when each window was designated for a particular party. This will not occur for this election. On Tuesday, a voter can go to any window to endorse any list. (File photo)

~ Civil Registry closed for regular service Tues. ~

PHILIPSBURG--Voters heading to the Civil Registry Department on Tuesday to endorse the lists of the five new political parties will not have to select a specific window to do so any longer. They will be able to go to any window to sign for the party of their choice, giving their voting or support preference anonymity Read more


Candidates in this article:
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