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Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2020 06:19 PM

Mps Calls On Government To Reopen All Ports Now To Rebound Economy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- I told you so, says Member of Parliament Omar Ottley when he was pushing the government to begin rapid testing as visitors arrive on the island for the COVID-19 tests.
Ottley told the Ministers that attended the parliament meeting on Wednesday that they to reopen all business on St. Maarten so that money could circulate Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
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


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
08 Oct 2020 06:58 PM

~ Richard Panneflek to take up deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary Post.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Chairman of Parliament Rolando Brison will give up his position in Parliament to take up the post as Minister of Health and Social Affairs (VSA) Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2020 03:55 PM

~ Begonia investigation to take another stage.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is due to appear in court on Tuesday as the Prosecutors Office seeks permission from the appeals court to prosecute the re-elected Member of Parliament.
Emmanuel is a suspect in the Begonia investigation. The former Minister of VROMI was arrested on October 22nd, 2019 when his name was submitted for screening since he was a candidate Minister for the Jacobs 1 interim government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2020 03:55 PM

~ Begonia investigation to take another stage, Case postponed to October 6th.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is due to appear in court on Tuesday as the Prosecutors Office seeks permission from the appeals court to prosecute the re-elected Member of Parliament.
Emmanuel is a suspect in the Begonia investigation Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 02:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- "No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic," says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

"Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assets but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country."

PJIAE's restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports, both the National Alliance and United People's Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance, especially during my tenure Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Jun 2020 05:38 AM

Heyliger-Marten Repeats Demand For Decolonization Following Ipko

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Whether the recently held IPKO Meeting with the Kingdom Partners will yield fruit is too early to say but departing Members from The Netherlands are now sure that Member of Parliament and Faction Leader for the United Peoples Party Grisha Heyliger-Martens mission to right the wrongs of the Kingdom Charter are only just beginning.

On Sunday Heyliger-Marten issued a statement in which she confirmed that partners within the Kingdom had, and continue to have unresolved disputes since the inception of the Kingdom Charter (het Statuut) in 1955.
Since then, Holland has been using its size and power to impose its will on its Caribbean partners within the Kingdom Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
UPP
UD
Source: SMN-News
11 Jun 2020 03:21 PM

Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform/Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition.

Press conference Thursday June 11, 2020
Topic 1: How positive was the meeting of Chamber of Labor Unions with the Council of Ministers?
Topic 2: Protection of Registered Workers on Our Labor Market
Topic 3: Full implementation of human rights for all citizens
Topic 4: Maintaining the purchasing power of wages and salaries and the Cost of Living Adjustment
Topic 5: Kingdom Government and local government are co-authors of the Social pandemic
Topic 1: How positive was the meeting of Chamber of Labor Unions with the Council of Ministers?
Finally on Tuesday June 9th the Council of Ministers honored the request of the unified unions in the Windward Island Chamber of Labor Unions for a dialogue Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
15 May 2020 05:25 PM

Heyliger Convicted For 5 Years, All Suspects Found Guilty In Larimar Case.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The former Leader of the United Peoples Party and MP Theodore Heyliger was found guilty as charged in the Larimar case. Heyliger was sentenced to 5 years of prison time. The court found Heyliger guilty of accepting bribes from Ronald Maasdam who was a consultant on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2020 09:50 PM

Remarks At The Swearing In Ceremony Of The New Governmnet By His Excellency Drs. Eugene B. Holiday Governor Of Sint Maarten

Prime-Minister, Ministers,
Good Morning,
On January 9, 2020, the people of Sint Maarten went to the polls and elected a new group of parliamentarians. In doing so creating the basis for the formation of a new government.

On January 16, 2020, based on the results of the elections, I named Ms. Silveria Jacobs as formateur to form a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2020 09:22 PM

Prime-Minister, Ministers,

On January 9, 2020, the people of Sint Maarten went to the polls and elected a new group of parliamentarians. In doing so creating the basis for the formation of a new government.
On January 16, 2020, based on the results of the elections, I named Ms. Silveria Jacobs as formateur to form a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2020 07:11 PM

Exclusive: ProsecutorS Office Delays Swearing In Of Omar Ottley.

~Swearing imminent is their class justice at the Prosecutors Office.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliable information reaching SMN News states that the incoming Minister of VSA Omar Ottley may have to wait a bit longer than usual to be sworn in as Minister of VSA, while the other Ministers forming the National Alliance and United Peoples Party coalition may take office anytime soon Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
06 Mar 2020 12:00 PM

Exclusive: Stephanie Carty Appointed Head Of Marketing And Communication Of Uszv. (Updated 2)

~ Conflict of Interest and Nepotism since USZV has no Supervisory Board. ~ Where are Governor Holiday and Government.?~Advertising monies spent on Carty's Radion stations.~ 

PHILIPSBURG: --- Director of USZV Glen Carty has allegedly appointed his daughter Stephanie Carty as head of marketing and communication of USZV. Carty supersedes Sharon Holder who worked at USZV for years. While Jennifer Carty contacted SMN News and denied the appointment saying her sister is working for her, sources within USZV says that the new marketing and communication director will not be working within the walls of USZV.
With the appointment that was allegedly made, it behooves the Minister of VSA and the Council of Ministers to question the alleged appointment is a blatant conflict of interest and nepotism since appointing his daughter to a high-ranking position should not be allowed, besides that, the COM and the Minister of VSA should also question how much money Carty is spending at his family's radio stations where he owns shares on advertising while other local media are being sidelined.
Another situation that is existing under the nose of the Council of Ministers is the fact that four of the Supervisory Board members' terms have expired and USZV does not have a functioning board based on its articles of incorporation Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Feb 2020 03:38 PM

Fifteen Members Of Parliament Took Oath/Rolando Brison Elected Chairman Of Parliament

HARBOR VIEW, Sint Maarten – The 15 persons elected to the parliament of Sint Maarten during the parliamentary elections on January 9th, are now official Members of Parliament. They were sworn in by the Governor, His Excellency drs. Eugene B. Holiday during a ceremony held at the Governors Office in Harbor View Monday morning.

The 15 law makers to take the oath of office Monday morning were from the National Alliance Silveria Jacobs, Jurendy Doran, William Marlin, Christopher Emmanuel, Ardwell Irion and Rudolphe Samuel. From the United Peoples Party are Rolando Brison, Grisha Marten Heyliger, Omar Ottley and Sidharth Bijlani Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
24 Jan 2020 05:31 AM

Will Na-Up Prioritize The Eradication Of Poverty, Asks The Consumers Coalition

Claire Elshot and Raymond Jessurun of the St. Maarten Consumers Coalition.

PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Consumers Coalition voiced their concerns with the new National Alliance (NA)-United People's Party (UP) coalition and their priority where it involves the eradication Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: 721 News
21 Jan 2020 05:54 AM

Mp-Elect Heyliger-Marten: Szv Must Improve Its Service To Senior Citizens

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Member of Parliament elect for the United People’s Party (UPP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten has issued a call for the Social & Health Insurance institution SZV to address the technical issue negatively affecting the printing of Social Insurance Cards and increase the life of the cards from two (2) to five (5) years for Senior Citizens.

Heyliger-Marten believes one key area of improving the social wellbeing of our society is by adapting global best practices when caring for our Senior Citizens Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jan 2020 10:29 PM

Mp-Elect Heyliger-Marten: Szv Must Improve Its Service To Senior Citizens

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Member of Parliament elect for the United People’s Party (UPP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten has issued a call for the Social & Health Insurance institution SZV to address the technicalissue negatively affecting the printing of Social Insurance Cards and increase the life of the cards from two (2) to five (5) years for Senior Citizens.

Heyliger-Marten believes one key area of improving the social wellbeing of our society is by adaptingglobal best practices when caring for our Senior Citizens Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Jan 2020 07:26 AM

Christopher Emmanuel: I Am Not Jumping Ship

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – One of the Members of Parliament elect in the just concluded parliamentary election, Christopher Emmanuel who has not assigned his signature to the signed agreement between the National Alliance and the United Peoples Party, made it clear Monday afternoon that he has no intention of leaving the NA or jumping ship Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2020 12:57 PM

~ Says UPP have always been the demise of the NA, UPS was his preferred choice.~

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel broke the silence on Monday on the  "Straight Talk" on SOS radio hosted by Fernando Clark.
Emmanuel said his main concern for not signing the coalition agreement was because he has questions regarding the loyalty of coalition partners.
The UPP has always been the demise of the National Alliance, Emmanuel said.
Emmanuel further explained that the UPP has always undermined the National Alliance government, while the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
13 Jan 2020 12:47 AM

Governor Holiday Holds Consultations Regarding The Election Results

Harbour View Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of the January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.

Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.

Based on the preliminary results the Governor decided to start consultations today with various persons to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: 721 News
12 Jan 2020 01:30 AM

Na And Up Came To A Agreement To Form The Government

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The National Alliance and United Peoples Party on Saturday, January 11 signed a coalition agreement to form the next government of St. Maarten. The agreement will see the two largest parties coming out of the January 9 Parliamentary election form a solid majority in the next Parliament of St. Maarten, and, most importantly, a stable government for the next four years.

Under the coalition agreement the National Alliance will appoint the Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Education, Minister of VROMI, Minister of Justice, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Prime Minister, Vice Chair of Parliament and 2nd Vice Chair of Parliament.

The United People Party will appoint the Minister of TEATT, Minister of VSA, Chairperson of Parliament and Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary.

Prime Minister and leader of the National Alliance Silveria Jacobs said in no uncertain terms that the NA/UP coalition government reflects the wishes of the people as they have been clamoring over the past years for the two largest parties to come together.

The National Alliance campaigned strongly on stability and providing leadership of integrity and honesty Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
PFP
Source: SMN-News
11 Jan 2020 09:10 PM

~Demands were being made for VROMI and USP was his preference. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- A coalition agreement has been signed with five members of the National Alliance and the United Peoples Party (NA/UP) Saturday afternoon. Those that signed on behalf of the National Alliance are Silveria Jacobs, Ardwell Irion, William Marlin, Rodolphe Samuel, and Egbert Jurendy Doran.
SMN News learned that MP Christopher Emmanuel did not sign the agreement as his preference is to work with the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jan 2020 10:52 PM

Governor Holiday Holds Consultations Regarding The Election Results

Harbour View Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of the January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.

Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.

Based on the preliminary results the Governor decided to start consultations today with various persons to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2020 06:01 PM

Harbour View:--- Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.
Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation Read more


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