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DP
Source: SMN-News
13 May 2022 10:44 AM

Politicians Are Giving False Hope To The People As Preparation For The Elections?

The protest of Last May 5th ended by the protest-leaders giving a manifest to the same political leaders, that have no power to decide since 10-10-10 and that has agreed to put the Bonaire peoples in the Dutch Constitution in 2017 under unequal rights and are the keepers the peoples in this colonial status. Is this not manipulation of the peoples, then what is?

NKBB outright public warning, that the peoples initiative protesting was hijacked from the people by same traditional political leaders made an nationwide impact and raised the awareness on the Bonaire people that became very reluctant Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
26 Apr 2022 07:54 AM

Pfp Wants Answers About Failed Dutch Quarter Sewage Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — A.Th. Illidge Road – the main road in Dutch Quarter – has been in a deplorable state for many years, and the infamous Dutch Quarter Sewage Project has not made the situation any better.

This is the reason why Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson sent a letter to Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert J Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
11 Apr 2022 09:14 AM

Gordon-Carty: Questions The Morals, Values And Principles Of Our Current Leadership

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The leader of the United St. Maarten Party Pamela Gordon-Carty, stated on Sunday that she noticed with great disappointment that the governing coalition has abandoned standards, turned a blind eye on principles and continuously tramples on the morals of country St. Maarten and its people.

Abuse has increased at all levels, tolerance levels have slid backward, while injustice, fear, and dishonesty supersede transparency Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Apr 2022 09:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Law Enforcement Council (Raad voor de Rechtshandhaving, hereafter: the Council) is charged with the general inspection of organizations within the justice chain on Curaao, St. Maarten, and the BES islands. The Council is also charged with the general inspection of the quality and effectiveness of the judicial cooperation between the countries.

Since its establishment on July 7, 2010, the Council has been diligently carrying out its duties and published a large number of inspection reports Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Apr 2022 11:49 AM

No Information Provided To Parliament Regarding The Dismissal Of PjiaeS Coo.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers and Minister of TEATT did not expect the dismissal of the Chief Operating Officer of PJIAE  Michel Hyman since the shareholder requested information from the Holding Board of PJIAE. Due to the sensitivity of the case and possible court cases, the Minister told the parliament of St. Maarten he is unable to share detailed information.

Minister of TEATT Roger Lawrence told the Parliament of St. Maarten that documentation regarding the dismissal of Michel Hyman Read more


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Source: SMN-News
01 Apr 2022 10:32 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel expressed disappointment with the Minister of TEATT Roger Lawrence.
Emmanuel said that in December 2021 and January 2022 he posed several questions to the Minister regarding the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) and he also reminded the Minister in February 2022.
Emmanuel said that only this morning moments before the parliamentary meeting begins he received the answers from the Minister Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Mar 2022 06:59 PM

Witu Union Reacts To Mp Emmanuel

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson reacted to Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel via a press release on Monday morning.

Johnson minced no words in saying, “MP Emmanuel needs to know which direction he should take his concerns and do not so at the expense of the unions.”

There is much concern about the selective payout by Government but it hasn’t gone unnoticed by WITU.

“As a responsible union, we are addressing all matters in a professional way by ensuring all due diligence takes place Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Mar 2022 09:14 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson reacted to Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel via a press release on Monday morning.
Johnson minced no words in saying, "MP Emmanuel needs to know which direction he should take his concerns and do not so at the expense of the unions."
There is much concern about the selective payout by Government but it hasn't gone unnoticed by WITU Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Mar 2022 03:38 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten will be meeting on Thursday to discuss the amended petition that was sent on February 17th, 2022 by the Coharis Law Firm to the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance and The Working Group of Experts On People of African Descent.
Based on the information provided to SMN News, members of parliament were not informed that a second petition was filed on their behalf. They were only made aware when the news broke in Curacao by the lawyers representing St Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 09:52 AM

Government, Majority Of Mps Show Blatant Disregard For Sint Maarten Constitution, Says Pfp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The eight Members of Parliament (MPs) who voted against a proposal to suspend voting on the countrys 2022 budget until after the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting have shown their blatant disregard for the Sint Maarten Constitution. This is what Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson had to say following Fridays public meeting of Parliament.

The proposal in question was brought forward by MP Gumbs on Friday afternoon during Parliaments handling of the countrys draft 2022 budget Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 10:38 PM

Government, Majority Of Mps Show Blatant Disregard For Sint Maarten Constitution, Says Pfp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The eight Members of Parliament (MPs) who voted against a proposal to suspend voting on the countrys 2022 budget until after the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting have shown their blatant disregard for the Sint Maarten Constitution. This is what Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson had to say following Fridays public meeting of Parliament.

The proposal in question was brought forward by MP Gumbs on Friday afternoon during Parliaments handling of the countrys draft 2022 budget Read more


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DP
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jan 2022 11:38 AM

Knops Disappointed Not To Be In New Government

THE HAGUE--Caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops said on Friday that he was disappointed to a certain extent to not be reappointed in the new Dutch Rutte IV government which will be sworn in today, Monday.

  Knops (50) would have liked to stay on, and in the corridors during the formation period he was mentioned as a possible candidate to become the next minister of defence. However, that portfolio is going to current caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Kajsa Ollongren.

  I would have loved to continue with a whole lot of energy, he told the media just before the last Council of Ministers meeting of the caretaker Rutte III government on Friday Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2022 08:40 PM

~Calls again on Central Bank to finalize draft legislation on consumer banking protection.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison has taken note of numerous calls from both consumers and the business community of how the convenience and effectiveness of the banking sectors policies have hit an all-time low Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2021 11:24 PM

Paris Court Of Justice Throws Out 6-Year Case Against Semsamar

SEMSAMAR President Yawo Nyuiadzi (centre), Director General Laurent Pinsel (left) and lawyer Sbastien Schapira (right) discuss the dismissal of the SEMSAMAR case.  (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--The St. Martin-based mixed capital company SEMSAMAR has learnt that a six-year investigation into the companys alleged misappropriation Read more


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MAP
USP
Source: 721 News
05 Dec 2021 11:47 PM

Pamela Gordon Carty Usp Leader: Mp ArrindellS Departure Lacked Integrity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordon-Carty on Sunday said while she was not surprised by the declaration by MP Akeem Arrindell as an independent member of Parliament, she would have preferred that the MP used a more integer manner of walking away from the party regardless of the reason that has been expressed.

The US board had already earlier in the weekend stated that Arrindells excuse to Parliament and the public was void of the truth Read more


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MAP
USP
Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2021 06:54 PM

Us Leader: Mp ArrindellS Departure Lacked Integrity.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordo Carty on Sunday said while she was not surprised by the declaration by MP Akeem Arrindell as an independent member of Parliament, she would have preferred that the MP used a more integer manner of walking away from the party regardless of the reason that has been expressed.
The US board had already earlier in the weekend stated that Arrindells excuse to Parliament and the public was void of the truth Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Nov 2021 10:11 PM

Pamela Gordon-Carty Elected New Political Leader Of Usp

~ Nicholas new board President ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Former Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty was elected as the new political leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday, November 28, and immediately made it clear that the party, in or out of government, will not allow the people of St. Maarten to acceptcrumbs inexchange any longer.

Re-emphasizing that the US has always been and remain on the path to realizing independence for St. Maarten, the new leader said the people must come together and decide that they will no longer tolerate their children to suffer in a St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2021 12:28 PM

~ Nicholas new board President ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty was elected as the new political leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday, November 28, and immediately made it clear that the party, in or out of government, will not allow the people of St. Maarten to accept crumbs in exchange any longer.
Re-emphasizing that the US has always been and remains on the path to realizing independence for St. Maarten, the new leader said the people must come together and decide that they will no longer tolerate their children to suffer in a St Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Nov 2021 05:20 AM

Frans Disappointed, Outraged Over Misleading Statements, Blocking Of Suspect Questioning

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Former Member of Parliament Frans Richardson on Wednesday said he is disappointed in the justice system and outraged at the misleading statements and devious tactics that are used to convict persons in a court of law and in the court of public opinion.

Richardson, who was sentenced in the Court of First Instance on Tuesday to twelve months and payment of criminal proceeds, said the verdict did not come as a complete surprise considering the same judge who convicted him in the Emerald case, presided over this Aquamarine II case Read more


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NA
USP
Source: 721 News
03 Nov 2021 01:57 AM

Us Board: Court Ruling Will Stifle Middle Class, Further Dutch Plans

~ Says Alliance now facilitator of hardships ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The United St. Maarten (US) party expressed disappointment with the verdict of the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances in connection with income and benefit cuts, despite the existence of laws that protect workers rights.

The party board is of the opinion that the court used convenient excuses and considerations to arrive at the underlying reason for its verdict: that it upheld the laws because St Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
02 Nov 2021 09:14 PM

Us Board: Court Ruling Will Stifle Middle Class, Further Dutch Plans

~ Says Alliance now facilitator of hardships ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The United St. Maarten (US) party expressed disappointment with the verdict of the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances in connection with income and benefit cuts, despite the existence of laws that protect workers rights.

The party board is of the opinion that the court used convenient excuses and considerations to arrive at the underlying reason for its verdict: that it upheld the laws because St Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
02 Nov 2021 08:31 PM

Us Board: Court Ruling Will Stifle Middle Class, Further Dutch Plans.

~ Says Alliance now the facilitator of hardships ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United St. Maarten (US) party expressed disappointment with the verdict of the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances in connection with income and benefit cuts, despite the existence of laws that protect workers rights.

The party board is of the opinion that the court used convenient excuses and considerations to arrive at the underlying reason for its verdict: that it upheld the laws because St Read more


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Source: 721 News
02 Nov 2021 12:38 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Shamed Herself

Dear Editor,

If you are on social media these days you would have immediately noticed that the people of St. Maarten are sharing pictures, videos and speeches of the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley. Popular saying goes that you should never lift a politician too high, but Mottley is on a roll as a global leader. Compared to St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, the PM in Barbados must seem heaven sent to many here Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Oct 2021 03:31 PM

Minister Ottley: Payments To Paramedics Up To Date, Ozr Cards Will Be Accepted

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development VSA Omar Ottley in a press release issued on Friday expressed shock and disappointment in response to an October 28 public notice of the Paramedic Association Sint Maarten (PASM) stating that OZR insured clients would have to pay out of pocket for therapies as of November 1.

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