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PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY [PPA] In The News Source: Today SXM

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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:
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Jul 2017 01:51 AM

Trinidad Pm Warns West Indies Cricket Could “Destroy” Caricom

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has warned that the situation regarding the state of West Indies cricket had the potential to “destroy” the regional integration grouping, CARICOM, because of the differences among the regional leaders on the issue.

Rowley said he was surprised when he did not see the matter of West Indies cricket on the agenda for the just concluded 38th meeting of Heads of Government in Grenada last week and “I tried to ask whether it could be put back on the agenda and interestingly enough when I raised it Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
PPA
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
06 Feb 2017 02:05 PM

Lost Bob Marley Tapes Restored After 40 Years In London Basement

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Lost recordings by Bob Marley found in a damp hotel basement in London after more than 40 years have been restored.

The tapes are the original, high-quality live recordings of the reggae legend’s concerts in London and Paris between 1974 and 1978. Tracks include No Woman No Cry, Jamming and Exodus.

They were at first believed to be ruined beyond repair, largely because of water damage.

Marley, who died in 1981, would have been 72 on Monday.

The tapes were found in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, north-west London, where Bob Marley and the Wailers stayed during their European tours in the mid-1970s.

They were discovered when Joe Gatt, a Marley fan and London businessman, took a phone call from a friend, who had found them while doing a building refuse clearance.

From the 13 reel-to-reel analogue master tapes, 10 were fully restored, two were blank and one was beyond repair Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
01 Feb 2017 03:42 AM

Haiti President-Elect Says Trump Business Background To Help Ties

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s incoming president said he believed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s business background would give him a better grasp of bilateral relations, as the impoverished Caribbean nation recovers from a devastating hurricane.

President-elect Jovenel Moise, a successful banana exporter, was declared winner this month of a vote initially held in 2015 that had to be rerun more than a year later, due to allegations of voter fraud. He is scheduled to be sworn in on Feb Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Jan 2017 06:41 AM

Jamaican Teacher Deported From Turks And Caicos Islands

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Jamaican teacher who was accused of child abuse in Turks and Caicos Islands has returned to Jamaica after she was deported.

But Gillian Mullings, the attorney for the accused, Suzette Codling, is criticising how immigrants are treated on the small Caribbean island.

The practice, Mullings revealed, is that if immigrants are poorly treated by employers and report it, they are deported to their homeland without the matter being heard by a tribunal.

She reasoned that this practice begets the building of a society which frowns upon ‘whistle-blowing’ Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
06 Dec 2016 07:57 PM

Successful Conference On Bonaire On The Political Future Of The Dutch Administrated Caribbean

BONAIRE - Recently Foundation Nos Kier Boneiru Bek organized a conference at Plaza Hotel which has put a foundation for a better future for the Bonerian peoples and of our other sister islands which are administrated by the Dutch. Following after the conference a gala-diner was held at Eddy's restaurant with keynote speaker Dr. Corbin. Both events were successful with good attendance and got from the participants and the public which followed the vents through the media that these were very informative and of international standards.

The delegation Aruba represented by Dr Gerrit Croes and of Curacao by Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
MAP
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Oct 2016 07:46 PM

Proposed Energy Strategy For Saint Lucia

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia - A new energy roadmap released today reveals a sustainable, reliable, cost-effective, and equitable electricity future for Saint Lucia. The Government of Saint Lucia (GoSL) and St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) with independent analysis from Rocky Mountain Institute – Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR), and Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) produced a joint strategy, with feedback from the public. The findings reveal opportunities for new investments and ownership structures to benefit customers Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Sep 2016 03:54 AM

Up And Na Top Parliamentary Electoral Count Tuesday {Updated Results Inside}

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Residents of the island went to the polls on Monday to elect some 15 persons to the House of Assembly.

Out of a total of 22, 302, some 13, 068 persons made use of the opportunity to cast their votes at the island’s 20 polling stations.

However, there were 373 invalid votes. Nine political parties were vying for seats in the Parliament of St. Maarten. Up to after 3 am this morning, the votes were still being tallied at the Main Voting Bureau, which was located at the House of Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Sep 2016 01:49 PM

Gracita: Personal Invitation To All Political Party Leaders For “Blue Economy” Model Presentation On Tuesday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — “I have personally invited all political party leaders in St. Maarten to attend the presentation of Prof. Gunter Pauli on ‘The Blue Economy’ model for St. Maarten,” at Belair Community Center, Cay Hill, on Tuesday, September 20, at 8 PM, said Gracita Arrindell.

“Along with the open invitation to the public, this is a unique opportunity for everyone, regardless of political affiliation, sentiments or views, to hear about and even start practicing the economic model by Prof 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
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
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:
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


Candidates in this article:
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:
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:
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


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:
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Mar 2016 05:57 PM

Obama Meets Castro In Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba – “This is a new day between our two countries,” President Obama said after meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro in Havana.

The two leaders agreed that there are still deep fissures between the two countries and that a healthy relationship between them will take work.

That uneasiness was apparent as soon as journalists began asking questions. Obama and Castro were not supposed to take questions, but a last minute change made that possible.

In Spanish, a journalist asked Castro why his country kept political prisoners.

Clearly miffed, Castro asked the reporter to hand over a list of political prisoners.

“If there are political prisoners, they will be released by nightfall,” Castro said.

Obama was diplomatic when he addressed Cuba’s human rights record Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Nov 2015 12:08 AM

Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Member of Parliament Maurice Lake commends the Marlin Cabinet for looking into projects that during the last minute before the swearing in of the new Cabinet, were signed off by the former Minister VROMI without a plan being in place. â€œThe new Minister of VROMI will also pay attention to these matters. As a representative of the people and a former Minister of VROMI, I was very amazed by the outgoing Minister of VROMI list of accomplishments in his thank you letter to the people since being Minister of TEATT and Minister of VROMI Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Nov 2015 06:40 PM

City Manager Announces Retirement Date, Service To Tallahassee Spans 25 Years

SISTER CITY TALLAHASSEE, united States of America - Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson announced that she will retire effective November 20, 2015.

“When I became City Manager in 1997, I made the commitment to always put people first and to focus on providing the best services possible to meet the needs of our community,” Favors Thompson said.

“Through my 25 years working for the city and through challenges and accomplishments, I’ve never wavered in my belief that a city’s greatest asset is its people Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Oct 2015 07:33 PM

Elderly Care Conference Very Succesful

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On September 25th and 26th a conference on elderly care was held for medical professionals. The conference was organized by a collaboration platform of the Ministry, Health Care institutions, the AUC and the NASKHO and hosted by the AUC in Cupecoy.

With an attendance of about 150 health care professionals, including participants from Statia and Saba, the conference was very successful Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Sep 2015 12:14 AM

Mp Tamara Leonard Call On Szv To Work On Local Specialists Referral As Soon As Possible

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – It is unacceptable for a visiting specialist, who benefits for the needs of St. Maarten patients, to treat those patients like they are less than human, says United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament Tamara Leonard.

The MP is outraged about reports she has received from patients who had appointments with visiting specialist Dr Read more


Candidates in this article:
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