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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


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2020 08:57 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Eligible voters will be heading to the polls on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 to cast their votes to elect 15 Members of Parliament. The anticipation as to which political party will take over power will come to an end Thursday night into early Friday morning. Contesting the election are seven political parties, namely: United Democrats (UD), United People's Party (UPP), United St 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:
NA
PPA
USP
UPP
SMCP
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
03 Jan 2020 01:52 AM

Seven Political Leaders In The Political Debate 2020 Organized By Pjd-2 Radio & Sxm Daily News


PHILIPSBURG, ST. 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 facebook.

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


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Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Dec 2019 10:21 AM

Up Releases Party Platform, Says Improving Quality Of Life Is Key

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Leader of the United People (UP) party MP Roland Brison on Sunday released his party’s platform document which re-iterates the UP’s commitment to improving the quality of life for the people of St. Maarten. He said should the people place their confidence in the green party on January 9, an UP government will operate under the core principles of open government, integrity, improved accountability, transparency, sustainable development, social inclusion, equality and the upholding of the constitution of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 03:05 AM

Government Saves Millions Of Naf On Water Purchase.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — “The amount of water that has to be purchased under the current ‘take or pay’ clauses of the purchasing agreements have resulted in substantial financial losses for the country. Seven Seas Water was approached to see if Sint Maarten could get some relief from the minimum take or pay clause and their response was both immediate and positive.” – Emil Lee, Minister VSA.

Emil Lee as the Minister of VSA, who is responsible for the supply of safe drinking water, began an investigation into the financial situation of the government’s position as owner of the public water supply as part of the post-Irma assessments Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 02:01 AM

New General Hospital Will Come With International Quality Standards.

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten —  With the financing agreements for the new general hospital signed on Friday February 23rd, it is important for the general public to understand how health care will be improved. Although the new hospital is critical for the country, the agreement by all parties to work towards JCI or Joint Commission International Accreditation is also an important milestone accomplishment.

Acquiring the financing for the new hospital was one of the many phases outlined in the business plan that was developed by the Tripartite members; Ministry of VSA, SMMC and SZV Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 01:57 AM

Ministry Of Vsa Offers Persons Impacted By Irma With Temporary Housing Alternative 

 

Minister Lee inspects Temporary Emergency Housing with Dr. J Foundation

PHilipsburg, Sint Maarten –  Last week, the Minister of Public Health, Emil Lee announced the commencement of an Emergency Transitional Housing Program to be managed in by the Dr. J. Foundation. Minister Lee recently took a tour of the facility together with Dr Read more


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Source: 721 News
26 Feb 2018 01:12 AM

Carty Stepping Down From Szv December 31St, 2018

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — With several systemically vital assigned tasks nearing completion and the SZV 3.0. strategic plan in full execution phase, the Director of SZV Glen Carty sees that his priority task as turnaround specialist is nearing completion. In consultation with Minister Lee, Carty will step down as Director on December 31st, 2018. Carty was appointed by the Governor by National decree on August 1st, 2016, after successfully completing the required Category A screening of the National Security of Sint Maarten.

“Glen’s contributions to the Country and SZV have been tremendous and greatly appreciated.  Both Glen and I agreed that with the hospital entering another phase of its development and the progress made on SZV’s strategic plan, it makes sense to begin the recruitment process for a new General Director.  I have asked that Glen stay on until the end of the year to allow for a proper and transparent transition.” – Emil Lee, Minister VSA

Minister of Public Health, Emil Lee will discuss the recruitment procedures for the new Director of SZV with the Supervisory Board of SZV and support the recruitment process to be carried out by the Supervisory Board Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 07:07 PM

Government Saves Millions Of Naf On Water Purchase.

PHILIPSBURG:--- “The amount of water that has to be purchased under the current ‘take or pay’ clauses of the purchasing agreements have resulted in substantial financial losses for the country. Seven Seas Water was approached to see if Sint Maarten could get some relief from the minimum take or pay clause and their response was both immediate and positive.” – Emil Lee, Minister VSA.
Emil Lee as the Minister of VSA, who is responsible for the supply of safe drinking water, began an investigation into the financial situation of the government’s position as owner of the public water supply as part of the post-Irma assessments Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 06:07 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the financing agreements for the new general hospital signed on Friday, February 23rd, it is important for the general public to understand how health care will be improved. Although the new hospital is critical for the country, the agreement by all parties to work towards JCI or Joint Commission International Accreditation is also an important milestone accomplishment.
Acquiring the financing for the new hospital was one of the many phases outlined in the business plan that was developed by the Tripartite members; Ministry of VSA, SMMC and SZV Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2018 06:04 PM

Ministry Of Vsa Offers Persons Impacted By Irma With Temporary Housing Alternative

Minister Lee inspects Temporary Emergency Housing with Dr. J Foundation

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last week, the Minister of Public Health, Emil Lee announced the commencement of an Emergency Transitional Housing Program to be managed in by the Dr. J. Foundation. Minister Lee recently took a tour of the facility together with Dr. Judith Arndell to inspect the progress of the renovations currently taking place Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
14 Feb 2018 02:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party Frans Richardson and Director of Windward Roads Janhendrik Boekaar have been detained by members of the TBO team.
The Spokesperson of the Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that raids were conducted and two persons were detained Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: 721 News
29 Jan 2018 02:13 AM

Mp Leonard Request An Urgent Meeting To Tackle The Issue Of Laborers From Abroad

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten —Member of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard of the United People’s Party (UP) will along with the Assistance of other MPs request an urgent meeting of Parliament with the Hon. Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, E Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Jan 2018 08:39 PM

Mp Leonard Calls Minister Of Vsa To Parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard of the United People’s Party (UP) will along with the Assistance of other MPs request an urgent meeting of Parliament with the Hon. Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, E Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
UPP
UD
Source: 721 News
24 Jan 2018 10:02 PM

Marinka Gumbs: The Way I See It….

As I ponder over the latest campaign rhetoric, coming out of the USP camp, I wonder about the use of some words and terms by the USP’s political leader. I want to give the author and the presenter of the latest USP release the benefit of the doubt, because surely had both these persons given any serious thought to the use of the word MANIPULATION, as an accusation directed to members of the United Democrats, the USP would have refrained from the word manipulation. Imagine, accusing others of manipulation and this coming from the one who is best known to have orchestrated the “Carnival Coupe” Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
UPP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2018 09:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The leaders of six political parties submitted their lists to the Electoral Council on Friday paving the way for them to contest the upcoming Parliamentary Elections slated for February 26, 2018. They are SDM, SMCP, PPA, USP, NA and the UD.
The United People's Party and Democratic Party joined forces hoping to garner enough votes for a majority in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
UPP
HOPE
UD
Source: Soualiganewsday
04 Jan 2018 11:08 PM

History Made With The Launch Of The United Democrats

PHILIPSBURG - Leaders of the United People's Party (UP) and the Democratic Party (DP) have unified under one banner and founded the United Democrats, a powerhouse political movement formed to take St. Maarten through the critical reconstruction phase the island faces in 2018.

The newly formed party, United Democrats is the historical joining of UP Honorable Member of Parliament Theodore Heyliger and DP Honorable President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams.

"If we take a look at the unaddressed realities since the passage of Hurricane Irma, of our crippled economy and our people desperately needing leadership and hope, all lead to the coming together of the United Democrats."

Leading the United Democrats will be MP Theodore Heyliger, with MP Sarah Wescot-Williams as the number two candidate.

St Read more


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