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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Aug 2016 06:34 AM

Dp Disgruntled With New Island Council Deadlock

ST. EUSTATIUS--Tuesday’s meeting of the Island Council of St. Eustatius met the same fate as the two other meetings called by the opposition Democratic Party (DP) to discuss the state of the island’s finances. For the second time in a row parties failed to agree on the agenda, after which the meeting was declared closed.

Tuesday morning’s meeting was called on the request of the DP in connection with the letter of July 19, sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations concerning the Island Government’s finances.

Acting Island Governor Julian Woodley chaired the meeting Read more


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PPA
CPA
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Aug 2016 06:43 AM

Ppa, Cpa Join Forces For Sept. 26 Elections

PHILIPSBURG--The orange party People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) and the gold party Concordia Political Alliance (CPA) have joined forces for the September 26 Parliamentary Elections.

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DP
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Jul 2016 11:30 PM

Donald Trump – The Lie Of ‘Truthful Hyperbole’

By Sir Ronald Sanders – CNS Contributor

WASHINGTON, DC – For anyone following the US Presidential campaigns, it has been a volatile voyage with great uncertainty about whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will eventually emerge triumphant.

We still aren’t into the season of direct debates between the two and the unleashing of their denigration of each other, although throughout the primaries we had a good sense of just how nasty it will become, mostly from Trump who has verbally assaulted just about everybody except himself and his family.

But this week the tide began to surge away from Donald Trump.   The Republican Party Convention was a spectacle of division, pettiness, racism and lynch-mobbing when it wasn’t Trump trotting out his tiresome one-liners.  Meanwhile, the Democratic Party Convention was sizzling with ideas; vibrant with new directions (fashioned by Bernie Sanders and now integral to the Party’s platform); and energised by powerful argument, analysis and values spoken with conviction and magnetism by Sanders, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

No one listening to Trump declaring himself ‘the greatest’; claiming that he knows just about everything better than everyone else; and that he will fix everything that he alleges is wrong with America, can help to wonder, as Bernie Sanders did, whether he is running ‘to be President of the United States or to be a dictator’.  There is no doubt, given the personalities he admires, such as Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-un, that the dictator style appeals to him.  It also seems to come very easy to him to attach demeaning terms to his opponents.  Thus, ‘little Marco’ (Rubio); ‘lying Ted’ (Cruz) and ‘corrupt Hillary’ (Clinton).

For some time, there seemed to be a reluctance to call him out by his political opponents, especially those he beat for the Republican Party nomination.  The one exception to that general pattern has been President Barack Obama, who, even before he took to the hustings in support of Hillary Clinton, had been unhesitant – even determined – to expose Trump as an ill-informed braggart who posed a real danger to the ethos of the American nation.

Here’s the passage from Obama’s speech at the Democratic Party Convention that pigeon-holes Trump and lays him intellectually and morally bare: “America is already great Read more


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PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jul 2016 04:47 AM

Ppa Plans Real Estate Tax And Flat Income Tax Levy

PHILIPSBURG--A 2.5 per cent “real estate” tax and the levying of a flat ten per cent income tax are proposed by People’s Progressive Party (PPA), headed by former Member of Parliament (MP) Gracita Arrindell, in its manifesto themed “Strong, Safe and Secure St Read more


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PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Jul 2016 05:19 PM

Ppa Releases Manifesto Monday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Peoples Progressive Alliance {PPA} Monday gave an outline of their parties manifesto for governing.

This was presented by the leader of the PPA Drs. Gracita Arrindell who stated that the party believes that the purchasing power must be returned to the people including the pensioners Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
Source: 721 News
24 Jul 2016 03:58 PM

Dp Statia: Statia Government In Financial And Organizational Mess

ORANJESTAD, St Eustatius — On July 19, Statia’s Executive Council has been put on a yet more stringent form of financial supervision.

The implemented prior financial supervision, imposed on the PLP/UPC government last year, has been extended with a total stop on most new financial obligations, a so-called “verplichtingenstop.”

While under the previous supervision, government was not allowed to make any payments prior to approval of the minister, in the new situation government is prohibited to make any payments, which they were not already previously legally obligated to prior to July 15.

DP Statia saw this coming for some time already Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
OSPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jul 2016 06:22 AM

Lenny Priest: “Back And Forth Bickering Between Na And Up Over Gebe But No Solution In Sight”

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It is the people of St. Maarten who are continuing to suffer while the heated debate over who is most responsible for the current Gebe woes continues between the National Alliance and the United People Party, notes leader of the One St. Maarten People Party Lenny Priest who opined that workable solutions are what the country needs and not “high school antics from elected officials.”

Priest was reacting to recent media statements on the situation at Gebe from the board of the NA who alleged ‘it seems every time that government or government owned companies needs to make a significant purchase some family or friend is involved in some way or the other’ and to statements by the UP alleging that it was the NA who stopped the purchase of the engine needed by Gebe.

“This constant back and forth between the largest political parties over what has happened at Gebe under their tenure with accusations of nepotism and the like levied against each other is in no way a solution to the problem Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
Source: 721 News
21 Jul 2016 03:05 AM

“Back And Forth Bickering Between Na And Upp Over Gebe, But No Solution In Sight!”

PHILIPSBURG – It is the people of St. Maarten who are continuing to suffer while the heated debate over who is most responsible for the current GEBE woes continues between the National Alliance (NA) and the United Peoples Party (UPP), noted leader of the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP) Lenny Priest, who opined that workable solutions are what the country needs and not “high school antics from elected officials.”

Priest was reacting to recent media statements on the situation at GEBE from the board of NA who alleged “it seems every time that government or government-owned companies needs to make a significant purchase some family or friend is involved in some way or the other,” and to statements by the UPP alleging that it was the NA who stopped the purchase of the engine needed by GEBE.

“This constant back and forth between the largest political parties over what has happened at GEBE under their tenure with accusations of nepotism and the like levied against each other is in no way a solution to the problem Read more


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PPA
Source: Today SXM
20 Jul 2016 06:50 PM

Ppa Introduces New Candidate Anique Liu

St. Maarten News —People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell announced on Sunday that Anique Liu will be contesting the September 26 parliamentary elections. “We are pleased to have Anique join the P.P.A Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
OSPP
Source: SMN-News
20 Jul 2016 05:52 PM

Back And Forth Bickering Between Na And Up Over Gebe But No Solution In Sight.

PHILIPSBURG: --- It is the people of St. Maarten who are continuing to suffer while the heated debate over who is most responsible for the current Gebe woes continues between the National Alliance and the United People Party, notes leader of the One St. Maarten People Party Lenny Priest who opined that workable solutions are what the country needs and not “high school antics from elected officials.”
Priest was reacting to recent media statements on the situation at Gebe from the board of the NA who alleged ‘it seems every time that government or government owned companies needs to make a significant purchase some family or friend is involved in some way or the other’ and to statements by the UP alleging that it was the NA who stopped the purchase of the engine needed by Gebe.
“This constant back and forth between the largest political parties over what has happened at Gebe under their tenure with accusations of nepotism and the like levied against each other is in no way a solution to the problem Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: Today SXM
18 Jul 2016 05:10 PM

Male And Female Patients Placed In The Same Ward At St. Maarten Hospital

St. Maarten News —It has become quite obvious that the St. Maarten Medical Center is in dire need of space for patients since they are currently placing male and female patients in the same ward. When the institution was contacted, they informed this newspaper that they need to get the questions submitted to them on this issue in writing before they can give a comment on the issue.

The former United People’s Party leader Theo Heyliger had said in his campaign during the last elections that he would have had the new hospital built urgently Read more


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PPA
Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2016 01:06 AM

Ppa Welcomes Anique Liu As A Candidate

PHILIPSBURG – “Second time, right time,” said Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) political leader Gracita Arrindell on Anique’s Liu re-entry into the political arena.

“We are pleased to have Anique join the PPA team as we further prepare to contest the upcoming Parliament elections on September 26 Read more


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PPA
Source: 721 News
14 Jul 2016 01:20 AM

Suspect Arrested In Wendy Montulet’S Killing

Capitaine Emmanuel MAIGNAN

MARIGOT, Saint Martin –

Gendarmes Captaine Emmanuel Maignan and Prosecutor Samuel Finielz, during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, July 13, explained that they received information from several witnesses on the description of the culprit, which led to his arrest.

The suspect apparently had black and blonde hair, and allegedly stabbed and sexually assaulted Wendy Montulet last week.

While conducting investigations, detectives saw the man, who is from French St Read more


Candidates in this article:
MAP
PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
12 Jul 2016 06:45 AM

Ppa Presents ‘Clear Vision’ For September 26 Election

SUCKER GARDEN--People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) held its first party congress Saturday, at the Lion’s Community Centre in Sucker Garden. In her congressional speech, party leader Gracita Arrindell rallied supporters behind the PPA’s goals in the run-up to the September 26 parliamentary election.

PPA joined forces with the United People’s (UP) party in the 2014 election, but will be contesting the upcoming election on its own Read more


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PPA
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2016 07:46 PM

Wyatte will be seeking justice and damages through the courts.

PHILIPSBURG: --- “Today it’s me, tomorrow could be you” that is how Elsidro Ricardo Wyatte puts it after he was released from police detention and gave an exclusive interview to SMN News.
Wyatte said on Monday he saw his photograph, and name on Facebook and 721 news stating he is wanted by Interpol. The father of one said he immediately called the police namely former head of Interpol St. Maarten Randolph Bloieman and informed him of what he saw on Facebook and 721 news Read more


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PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2016 06:30 PM

Ppa To Hold Congress This Weekend

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - One of the Parties to contest the September 26th 2016 parliamentary elections, the People Progressive Alliance (PPA) and they will be hosting their congress on Saturday, July 9th.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Lion’s Den in Sucker and will start at 3 pm.

During the congress, the party will also be electing new board members as well Read more


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PPA
Source: Today SXM
05 Jul 2016 08:54 PM

Philip Van Delden Returns To Ppa’S Slate

St. Maarten News – The People’s Progressive Alliance has announced that former candidate Philip Van Delden has returned to the PPA slate ahead of the September 2016 elections. In a statement from the party, Van Delden said he is a down to earth person.

“Now the question is who Philip is? I am the son of this soil, another down to earth person who grew up with the people of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: Today SXM
04 Jul 2016 08:12 PM

Ppa Convention On July 9

St. Maarten News – The Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) will hold its first party Convention on Saturday July 9 at the Lions Community Center in Sucker garden from 3 to 7 p.m.

“we are extending a warm welcome to all candidates, their families, friends, supporters, well wishers and citizens who desire to see and help bring about much needed positive change to St. Maarten,” party leader Gracita Arrindell said in a press statement Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
04 Jul 2016 01:23 AM

Philip Van Delden Returns To The Ppa Slate   

PHILIPSBURG – In a statement Philip Van Delden said: “To God be the Glory. I’m Reinier Philip Maarten van Delden, I herewith annouce my candidacy on the PPA slate. My name was given to me by my father, Reinier Oswald van Delden, the former Lieutenant Governor of St. Maarten. He gave me this name to honor St. Maarten, which he so loved Read more


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DP
PPA
UPP
Source: 721 News
22 Jun 2016 10:17 PM

Gracita Arrindell Leads Ppa In Elections

~ Has orange become  the new green? ~

Source: Today Newspaper

GREAT BAY – “Lack of leadership, not sticking to commitments and turning their back on the people of St. Maarten,” said Gracita Arrindell yesterday about her reasons for leaving the United People’s Party and returning to the revived People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) as its leader for the September 26 parliamentary elections Read more


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PPA
Source: Today SXM
22 Jun 2016 09:34 PM

“Tax Inspectorate Is Understaffed, Under Equipped And Under Trained”

St. Maarten News – Finance Minister Richard Gibson repeated in a meeting of parliament yesterday that the country needs to diversify and expand its economy to build resistance against inevitable external shocks. He mentioned the development of hydroponics, fishery, the medical industry and education as viable options.

Minister Gibson repeated his warnings about de-risking and the potential loss of correspondents banking and pointed again to local banks that want certain customers – especially casinos – to close their accounts, because they do not want to accept the risks associated with this type of customer anymore.

To improve the country’s financial position it will have to invest in its tax inspectorate, the minister said Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Jun 2016 08:55 PM

Up Welcomes Ppa To Political Process For September 2016 Parliamentary Elections

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The United People's Party (UP) Board President Sylvia Meyers, would like to congratulate the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) Drs. Gracita Arrindell for joining the political process in order to participate in the September 2016 parliamentary elections.

Meyers added that Arrindell was a member of the UP and ran with the party twice as the #2 candidate on the party slate, and on both occasions the former Member of Parliament lacked in votes to justify the position that she was given such as the first President of the Parliament of Sint Maarten.

“This is not a lack of leadership as brought forward by Arrindell during her press conference that the UP is lacking, far from it, it was about putting the best people in the top positions to run our country.  The UP is about opportunity for the people along with the improvement in the quality of life of all the people, and not just a few. 

“The unfortunate insinuations and mudslinging by the PPA lacks any substance.  The UP Party leader Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger, has displayed leadership throughout his political career, and with the most recent being, putting together a two-thirds majority in parliament of 10-seats in order to provide a stable government for the people of the country to prosper.

“However unfortunately, there were those who decided to take another path and the 10-seat two-thirds majority became history.  The UP Party remains committed to the people of the country, and the people are well aware of who turned their backs on them and Sint Maarten, and will decide their fate at the September polls Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
UPP
Source: Today SXM
21 Jun 2016 05:13 PM

Gracita Arrindell Leads Ppa In Elections: Has Orange Become The New Green?

St. Maarten News – “Lack of leadership, not sticking to commitments and turning their back on the people of St. Maarten,” said Gracita Arrindell yesterday about her reasons for leaving the United People’s Party and returning to the revived People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) as its leader for the September 26 parliamentary elections Read more


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PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
21 Jun 2016 05:09 AM

Gracita Leaves Up Due To Lack Of Leadership

~ To contest election under PPA ~

PHILIPSBURG--People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) party leader Gracita Arrindell says she resigned from United People’s (UP) party in 2015 due to the party’s lack of leadership, its failure to live up to its commitments and its turning its back on the people Read more


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