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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Oct 2020 11:44 PM

Us Party Wants Funding For New Prison To Come From Trust Fund

Claudius Buncamper

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Members of Parliament (MPs) Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
29 Oct 2020 04:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On October 28, 2020 Members of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent a letter via email to the chairman of the Permanent Committee of Kingdom Relations, Mr Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Oct 2020 11:29 AM

Buncamper Urges GovT. To Relax Entry Requirements

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament Claudius Toontje Buncamper on Wednesday made a plea for government to relax the requirements to enter the country, to attract tourists back.

He made the call during an urgent public meeting on the short- and medium-term financial socio-economic outlook and solutions for St. Maarten. He said arrivals in the country are down by 70 per cent and this figure can plummet significantly if the country introduces rapid antigen tests at its ports of entry Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2020 03:56 PM

Na Upp Coalition Wants To Abolish Profit And Income Tax

~ plans to implement banking transaction tax.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever told parliament on Wednesday that the government is looking into abolishing profit and income tax while implementing a banking transaction tax. De Weever said abolishing profit and income tax will make St. Maarten far more attractive for investors than other islands in the region. The economic affairs minister said that the current taxing system is very burdensome to businesses that are suffering tremendously due to COVID-19 Read more


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DP
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HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
12 Oct 2020 06:11 PM

My colleagues and the people of St. Maarten a very pleasant good afternoon.
In commemorating October 10, 2010, instinctively as a public servant you start to think about your role. You are de facto part of the government and governing, so you reflect and look ahead from that premise. As public servants, however, there are times when you get so caught up in your bubble of working day and night for your people that occasionally you forget that the best gauge of information about your country is a five-minute discussion with any citizen Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
09 Oct 2020 01:00 AM

Mp Buncamper Questions The Whereabouts Of The Time Share Ordinance.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — A report in the daily media of a verdict from the Supreme Court that referred to the Time Share Ordinance of St. Maarten has prompted

United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) and faction leader, Claudius Toontje Buncamper to question the

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT), the honorable Ludmila de Weever on the exact whereabouts of the ordinance.

In his letter to the Minister, MP Buncamper stated that to this day there is no clear indication where the law is and when it will pass.

Research has shown that the law was passed in parliament in February 2017 and was forwarded to the governor for ratification.

The MP further stated that due some technical terms between the Dutch and English languages that did not correspond with each other, the law was sent back to government.

The MP fired off a number of questions to the Minister, asking what is the present status of the law and where exactly is it?

The MP also questioned if the necessary changes have been made to the ordinance as was indicated by for Minister Melissa Doncher-Arrindell in late 2017 to early 2018.

Is it the intention of the present government to still finalize the law and send it for ratification once the corrections are made?,

MP Buncamper queried in his letter to the minister, while he enquired about the intended timeline to have the law put on the books.

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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Oct 2020 11:25 PM

Mp Buncamper Wants To Know Whereabouts Of Timeshare Law

MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper.


~ Wants it put on books ~

PHILIPSBURG--Statements contained in a verdict from the Supreme Court that referred to the Timeshare Ordinance of St. Maarten have prompted United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper to question Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecom Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Oct 2020 08:58 PM

Mp Buncamper Questions The Whereabout Of The Time Share Ordinance.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – A report in the daily media of a verdict from the Supreme Court that referred to the Time Share Ordinance of St. Maarten has prompted United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) and faction leader, Claudius Toontje Buncamper to question the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT), the honorable Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
08 Oct 2020 05:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A report in the daily media of a verdict from the Supreme Court that referred to the Time Share Ordinance of St. Maarten has prompted United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) and faction leader, Claudius Toontje Buncamper to question the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT), the honorable Ludmila de Weever on the exact whereabouts of the ordinance.
In his letter to the Minister, MP Buncamper stated that to this day there is no clear indication where the law is and when it will pass Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Oct 2020 08:03 PM

Mp Akeem Arrindell Meets With Mental Health Foundation

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell met on Monday with representatives of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) to discuss the way forward his party wants to undertake to improve the overall
welfare of the island.

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USP
Source: SMN-News
07 Oct 2020 03:57 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell met on Monday with representatives of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF)
to discuss the way forward his party wants to undertake to improve the overall welfare of the island.
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USP
Source: 721 News
07 Oct 2020 03:44 PM

Mp Akeem Arrindell Meets With Mental Health Foundation.

CAYHILL, Sint Maarten — United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell met on Monday with representatives of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF)to discuss the way forward his party wants to undertake to improve the overall welfare of the island.

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Source: SMN-News
02 Oct 2020 03:58 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Julian Lake a well-known government civil servant who was arrested as a suspect in the Seabass investigation will spend another 8 days in pretrial detention. Lake was arrested on Tuesday even though the Seabass investigation began in 2019. Seabass investigation has to do with irregularities in the procurement of ICT projects in recent years. This investigation focuses on the Head of ICT for Country Sint Maarten, M.D. M.D. is suspected of abuse of his position in awarding public ICT tenders and of laundering the illegal proceeds Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Oct 2020 11:00 AM

Rainforest Adventures Files Request To Return Portion Of Leased Land To Govt.

MP Claudius "Toontje" Buncamper.

PHILIPSBURG--A request has been filed by Rainforest Adventures (RFA) to relinquish or give back a substantial part of the leased land it occupies to government, and United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius "Toontje" Buncamper wants all, or a substantial portion of the land to be used for agricultural purposes.

Although the precise dimensions of the piece of land that will be relinquished is still being concluded, it looks like it will be approximately 44 per cent of the property, Buncamper said in a press release on Wednesday Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
30 Sep 2020 08:11 PM

Mp Bucamper Commends Minister Of Vromi For Re-Acquiring Portion Of Rfa Land.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In reply to a letter received from MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP Faction in parliament, Minister of VROMI, Egbert Doran responded to the various questions posed and suggestions made by the MP.

MP Buncamper, referring in his letter to the property currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventure (RFA), questioned the Minister on, among other things, the illustrious plans for agriculture/reforestation of the Cul de Sac area and suggested that we take back at least two thirds of the lands, seeing the need to have land available for agriculture and that the property was acquired for such purposes, including a natural park.

The Minister informed MP Bucamper that there are no known plans for agriculture and that the agreed reforestation program was carried out between July 2017 and May 2018 Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2020 05:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In reply to a letter received from MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP Faction in parliament, Minister of VROMI, Egbert Doran responded to the various questions posed and suggestions made by the MP.
MP Buncamper, referring in his letter to the property currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventure (RFA), questioned the Minister on, among other things, the illustrious plans for agriculture/reforestation of the Cul de Sac area and suggested that we take back at least two-thirds of the lands, seeing the need to have land available for agriculture and that the property was acquired for such purposes, including a natural park.
The Minister informed MP Bucamper that there are no known plans for agriculture and that the agreed reforestation program was carried out between July 2017 and May 2018 Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Sep 2020 05:30 AM

Buncamper Questions Economic Recovery Plan

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent a letter to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever on Thursday whi Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
10 Sep 2020 05:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday the USP faction leader in parliament, MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper forwarded a letter to the Minister of TEATT, the honorable Ludmilla de Weever.
MP Buncampers letter to the minister is prompted from the fact that on August 25th, various MPs requested a meeting of parliament with the ministers of TEATT, VSA, and Finance, which never took place.
Unfortunately, the urgency of the said meeting has not been underscored and I have therefore decided to submit my questions to you in writing as time is not on our side Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Sep 2020 04:42 AM

Mps Question Richardson About Inmate Testing, Prison Conditions

PHILIPSBURG--The conditions at the Pointe Blanche prison and COVID-19 testing among inmates have come under scrutiny from United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Members of Parliament (MPs) Claudius Toontje Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
31 Aug 2020 04:04 PM

Usp Faction Dispatch Letter To Minister Of Justice On Prison Affairs.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following last weeks media reports that the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association expressed its concerns about the health conditions at the institution, United St. Maarten Party (USP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent a letter to Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Monday, requesting clarification on the concerns brought forward by the Inmates Association.
The association, represented by Sjamara Roseburg sounded, what is being referred to as an even louder alarm urging the powers-that-be to get serious about restructuring the prison system or risk facing a situation they will not be able to control Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Aug 2020 02:34 PM

Mp Buncamper Adopt Tolerance Policy For The Usage Of Soft Drugs And Cannabis.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, the honorable Anna Richardson on Thursday recommending the instituting of a tolerance policy on the usage of soft drugs and cannabis plants.

In his letter to the minister the MP outlined the uphill battle in dealing with the review and amendments of the laws pertaining to the legalization of the use of soft drugs and the use of medicinal cannabis Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
06 Aug 2020 04:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, the honorable Anna Richardson on Thursday recommending the instituting of a tolerance policy on the usage of soft drugs and cannabis plants.
In his letter to the Minister, the MP outlined the uphill battle in dealing with the review and amendments of the laws pertaining to the legalization of the use of soft drugs and the use of medicinal cannabis Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
27 Jul 2020 03:26 PM

Exclusive: National Recovery Program Bureau (Nrpb) Fired Contractor, Shelters Will Not Be Ready For Impending Storm Or Hurricane.

~NRPB hand-picked condemned contractor for double amount to repair 4 shelters.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the possibility of the island having to deal with either a tropical storm or category one hurricane as early as Wednesday St. Maarten will not have its hurricane shelters ready even though the Minister of VROMI announced two weeks ago that these shelters should be ready for the peak of the 2020 hurricane season. The peak season is known to be the end of August thru October of the year.
While the 2020 hurricane season is indeed an active one that begins way before the expected timeframe for the Lesser Antilles, governments, and the NRPB had 3 years to repair the shelters that were damaged since the passing of hurricane IRMA in September 2017 yet in 2020 these shelters are still in a dilapidated condition Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jul 2020 08:50 AM

Usp Calls Government Negligent, Wants Arrival Protocols Published

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – After what it termed “irresponsible decisions” taken by government, the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Friday called government negligent in safeguarding the safety and health of the people of St. Maarten.

The USP board called government’s decision to not compel a negative PCR test for persons returning on a repatriation flight as the “height of negligence” especially with these travellers being repatriated from Florida, the foremost horspot for Coronavirus infections in the US Read more


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