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PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY [PPA] In The News 2016

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PPA
Source: 721 News
26 Dec 2016 11:38 PM

Bobby Ingesloten Voor Diefstal

SURINAME — Bobby B. (24) is op donderdag 22 december door de politie van Uitvlugt ingesloten.

Een jongeman deed eerder op de dag aangifte van diefstal tegen hem. Volgens verklaring van de aangever heeft zijn zwager Bobby enkele goederen uit zijn appartement weggenomen.

De aangever woont in een ander appartement niet ver van de verdachte. Bobby nam op een onbewaakt moment ongevraagd de sleutels van het appartement van de aangever weg Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
21 Dec 2016 04:50 AM

*** Update***: Man Loses Life In Traffic Accident

UPDATE POLICE REPORT: Road fatality

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday, December 21, at 1:45am, a fatal car accident took place at the intersection of the Hulda B. Richardson/Oyster Pond/Bishop Hill roads.

The driver, a 56-year-old male with initials C.S.T., born in Suriname, was traveling in a beige 2012 Suzuki Vitara P-8938, on Hulda B. Richardson Road where the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, resulting in the vehicle landing on its left side.

The Fire Department was called in for assistance to cut parts away from the vehicle in order to get the victim out Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2016 09:33 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---- I must commend our parliamentarians for raising the budget debate in the Central Committee a notch higher this year. Compared to the debate on the 2016 Budget, Parliamentarians were better prepared to deal with details, to ask critical questions and to consequently carry out one of their very important functions, namely to control and monitor Government.
Parliamentarians were in their right to call out the NA-DP-USP-Lake-Matser caretaker Government and Ministers on the 2016 expenditures of the country Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
09 Dec 2016 03:06 AM

Minister Jacobs Attends “I Am King” Youth Forum

BELAIR – The Youth Department in collaboration with the Division Educational Innovation (DEI) is coordinating and executing a series of events falling under the “I Am King” project.

The “I Am King” project was launched in 2015, and the “I Am King” Youth Forum was held on Wednesday December 7, at the Belair Community Center, where Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs was in attendance Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: 721 News
09 Dec 2016 02:59 AM

Copppal Rejects Possible Attempt To Recolonize Dutch Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO/ KRALENDIJK РThe Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean COPPPAL, rejected by a communiqu̩, the possible attempts to recolonize the so-called Dutch Antilles as a violation of the agreement signed at the United Nations in 1954, urging the Netherlands to initiate a process of decolonization and self-determination of the people under its control.

“In a meeting led by Manolo Pichardo, president of the entity, in Bonaire, the islanders expressed their fear of what they define as redeployment actions such as: Financial Supervision, Judicial and the massive entry of European Dutch to the islands with the right to vote, because this could have a decisive impact on matters concerning the natives,” said the document.

Also present at the meeting was Rudy Croes, vice president and coordinator of the COPPPAL decolonization commission, where Statia and Bonaire rejected – by referendum – the current status of the Dutch colonial municipality.

According to the statement, COPPPAL, demands to put Bonaire, Statia and Saba on the list of the Committee of Decolonization of the United Nations of Non-Self-Governing Territories that do not have its own government Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
HOPE
Source: 721 News
06 Dec 2016 11:53 PM

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

Kralendijk, BONAIRE – Recently, Foundation Nos Kier Boneiru Bek organized a conference at Plaza Hotel, which addressed a better future for Bonerian people, and for the other sister islands administrated by the Dutch.

After the conference, a gala dinner was held at Eddy’s restaurant with keynote speaker Dr. Corbin. Both events were successful and participants said that the conference was very informative and of international standard.

The Aruba delegation represented by Dr 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:
DP
PPA
Source: SMN-News
11 Nov 2016 08:31 PM

Lack Of Unity Apparent On St. Martin’S Day.

MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG:----The annual St. Maarten/St. Martin day celebration was this year blighted by a marked lack of unity as the absence of members of the St. Maarten Executive Council was apparent at the usually joint commemoration activity on November 11th.

A decision was taken by the afore mentioned Executive Council not to attend the celebratory activities which were held this year on the French St. Martin. Both sides of the island alternate the hosting of activities to observe St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Nov 2016 11:40 AM

Ombudsman Wants Solution For Duped Statia Employees

National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen.

THE HAGUE--National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen urged Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk on Tuesday to find a solution for all government employees, including teachers in the Caribbean Netherlands, whose pension money has disappeared.

  According to Van Zutphen, no difference should be made in the treatment of government employees and teachers, whether they work for the National Government Service Caribbean Netherlands RCN, the governments of Bonaire, St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2016 07:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Arrindell has stated that the tone and content, which consisted of innuendos, accusations, and condemnations made toward her in the editorial written by Mr. Hilbert Haar in which he stated that it appeared that she has been lying about the candidacy of Mr. Rolando Brison as the Interim Director of the Sint Maarten Tourism Authority Foundation (STA), and that contrary to what the Minister claimed in August, Mr Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
24 Oct 2016 06:51 PM

Gracita Calls On St. Maarten People To Continue Supporting Hurricane Relief For Haiti

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (October 24, 2016)—“The loss of human life and the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in southwestern Haiti on October 4 are no longer among the hot news of the day. But we can still help to relieve the hardships that the storm piled on the people of our fellow Caribbean country,” said drs. Gracita Arrindell, leader of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA).

Arrindell, who personally responded to calls earlier this month from relief organizers to contribute hurricane relief goods for Haiti, said that she has faith in the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: SMN-News
24 Oct 2016 01:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:----- “The loss of human life and the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in southwestern Haiti on October 4 are no longer among the hot news of the day. But we can still help to relieve the hardships that the storm piled on the people of our fellow Caribbean country,” said drs. Gracita Arrindell, leader of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA).

Arrindell, who personally responded to calls earlier this month from relief organizers to contribute hurricane relief goods for Haiti, said that she has faith in the St 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:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Sep 2016 06:26 PM

Personal Votes Individual Candidates Sxm Parliamentary Election 2016

Click party name for total and Individual votes tally pdf

1 OSPP

2  UP

3  USp

4 SDM

5 Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
27 Sep 2016 05:15 AM

Another Coalition Government For St. Maarten --- Stability Not Guaranteed With New Elections.

Alleged vote buying rampant on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The early elections called by the Governor St. Maarten, when it was requested by former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, did not change anything for St. Maarten, instead it opens the door for more instability. Another very unfortunate situation the election called on September 26th created was vote buying by at least one particular political party who also even refused to comply with the laws laid down by the Minister of Justice 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:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
UPP
CPA
SMCP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
27 Sep 2016 12:17 AM

Voting Is Showing Politicians Their ‘Report Card,’ Says Residents

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Voters in today’s election say they are deciding to hold their leaders accountable by going to the polls. More than 20,000 people could cast the vote in Monday’s parliamentary election, the second in two years.

For resident Jefferson George, voting today meant exercising his right and guaranteeing himself a say in how the island is run.

“Now that I vote I can have a say, I can complain. If I didn’t vote, I would just have to accept what they give,” George told 721news.com.

He was among the trickle of voters trooping into the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex in Cay Hill after 1:00pm Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Sep 2016 05:55 AM

It’S Election Day

By Alita Singh

PHILIPSBURG--The fate of the country of St. Maarten, just two weeks shy of its sixth birthday, and its 59,800 plus residents from more than 115 countries lies in the hands of 22,302 people. Those voters, privileged by birth or naturalisation with the Dutch nationality, head to the polls today, Election Day, to cast their ballots for one of the 125 candidates across the slates of nine political parties.

The number of eligible voters may change this morning when the Court of First Instance hands down its decisions on several petitions filed by people with Dutch nationality who registered in the Civil Registry after the Voters Register was closed on June 11 Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Sep 2016 12:13 AM

Ppa To Put People First

COLE BAY--People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) is determined that the electorate will vote for a change and elect a number of its candidates to parliament when voters go to the polls today, Monday.

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Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
25 Sep 2016 09:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The anticipation as to which political party will take over power will come to an end on Monday night into early Tuesday morning as voters on St. Maarten will be heading to the polls to cast their votes to elect 15 members of parliament.
Contesting the election are nine political parties, namely:- DP, NA, UP, USP, OSPP, PPA, SDM, SMCP and HOPE.
SMN News will be bringing you the live updates as it begin on Monday morning from the house of parliament.
At around 11pm readers of this news site could watch the life announcement that will be made by the main voting bureau, as well as the interviews given by those that postulated themselves for this year’s parliamentary election Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2016 05:29 PM

The Grand Finale- Bigger And Better with an All-Star Panel.

Concordia:---- Recent guests on Fresh with the Y2X Crew, Jennifer Richardson da Silva of NA, May- Ling Chun of UP, Marinka Gumbs of DP, Angelina Williams of PPA, Anna Rabess-Richardson of USP, Mulrose Toulon of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: 721 News
21 Sep 2016 08:55 PM

Y2x Crew: This Week Is All About Girl Power

CONCORDIA РRecent guests on Fresh with the Y2X Crew, Member of Parliament (MP) Cornelius de Weever, Ren̩ Violenus of the National Alliance (NA), Joslyn Richardson of One St 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:
PPA
OSPP
Source: 721 News
14 Sep 2016 02:10 AM

Stop Playacting At Being Mp’S

I read with interest statements from UP Party MP Franklin Meyers that St. Maarten’s citizens have not benefited from the political changes since 10-10-10 and this statement raised my eyebrows. The people did not benefit because every proposal that was submitted by the OSPP to help the people– make them business owners in their country, help them become home owners, put our young people to work, etc Read more


Candidates in this article:
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