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Source: SMN-News
15 May 2022 10:22 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The headlines have been buzzing with excitement for the opportunities that lay ahead for St. Maarteners. An initiative that has been championed and pioneered by Minister of Justice Ms. Anna Richardson has had a successful sign-off. The agreement formed between The Government of St. Maarten and Royal Caribbean International will present job opportunities for our people.

The Royal Caribbean Group is a major international cruise liner known for its hiring of multinational/cultural persons Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
08 May 2022 07:09 PM

~Parliament mandate is needed to allow adjustment to TOT rate on fuel~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's Party MP Rolando Brison has drafted an urgent amendment to the Turnover Tax (TOT) National Ordinance aimed at creating the legal basis for government adjusting the TOT rate on fuel by national decree, containing general measures Read more


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UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
05 May 2022 06:06 PM

Court Orders Minister Ottley To Allow Psychiatrists To Open New Care Facility

PHILIPSBURG--The court has ordered Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley (United Peoples Party) to allow two BIG-registered psychiatrists, whose licences he revoked, to work in St. Maarten as owner and treating doctors at the new healthcare institution PsyCare BV in Cay Hill.

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UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
04 May 2022 04:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Protocol having been established, I would like to simply say good afternoon, goede middag, bon tardi, to all of you here with us today and viewing online.

It is an honor for me to on behalf of the host country and Sint Maarten delegation at this IPKO to give you a presentation today on the State of Affairs of Sint Maarten.

I would like to pause here to mention MP William Marlin, a veteran politician and mentor to many of us in Parliament, myself included, who is not with us today due to a medical procedure abroad but sends his warmest regards to you all Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2022 05:41 PM

Consumer Banking Law still needed regarding Paypal access, Protection Agency, and Cap bank fees

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison sees the initiative of the Central Bank to implement a 10-day limit for the opening of bank accounts for all natural persons as a good first step. I dont think its a coincidence that within just a few months after the Consumer Banking Protection Motion was passed and the initiative law for consumer banking protection was sent to CBCS for vetting, we see elements of this law being implemented in practice.
The MP pointed out that the agreement between CBCS and the Bankers Association to implement a 10-day limit for opening a basic bank account for natural persons seems to be a copy of Article 2 sub 1 of the Draft Law.

A bank that offers payment accounts to consumers in St Read more


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UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2022 11:14 PM

La Diputada Wescot-Williams Quiere Que El Banco Central De Curazao Y St. Maarten Haga Una Declaracin Pblica Urgente Sobre Las Criptomonedas, La Moneda De Curso Legal Y La Supervisin Financiera.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Le correspondera al Banco Central de Curazao y St. Maarten (CBCS), que en el pasado reciente advirti contra los peligros potenciales de las criptomonedas, informar al pblico de la unin monetaria (Curazao y St. Maarten) sobre su postura actual sobre este asunto altamente tcnico. Adems, el CBCS debe estar a la vanguardia educando e informando a la poblacin del gremio en materia de digitalizacin financiera y prudencia, ya que todos estamos siendo bombardeados con propuestas y ofertas de la magia de los sistemas digitalizados y los criptoactivos, dijo la diputado Wescot.

El CBCS no hace mucho, anunci el lanzamiento de su sistema de pago instantneo Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2022 08:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- it would behoove the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS), that in the recent past cautioned against the potential pitfalls of cryptocurrencies, to inform the public of the monetary union (Curacao and St. Maarten) on its present stance on this highly technical matter. Moreover, the CBCS should be at the forefront of educating and informing the population of the union on the matter of financial digitalization and prudence, as we all are being bombarded with proposals and offers of the magic of digitalized systems and crypto-assets, MP Wescot stated.

The CBCS not too long ago announced its Instant Payment System rollout Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
22 Mar 2022 07:53 PM

~Urgent letter of complaint sent by SMCU~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Concerns over several yet to be addressed issues at St. Maarten's flagship telephone Company TELEM between staff and management, still have the attention of President of Parliament the Honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten, who has sent a second request to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs reminding her of the September 29, 2021 request for the SOAB Audit documents of TELEM.

Since the first wave of complaints reached Parliament, Member of Parliament for the United People's Party MP Heyliger-Marten took notice of the employees' concerns and insisted that Government provide information.

On Tuesday the Court of First Instance in St Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Mar 2022 05:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison has been invited by the Committee of Health of the Parliament of Curacao to present his draft law on a National Health Levy.

The session was originally scheduled to be on zoom, but as the MP had a personal trip scheduled in March to Curacao, he will be presenting in person in the Legislative Hall of the Curacao Parliament.

"The health levy is an important way to secure tourism, secure our healthcare fund as recommended by CFT and keep the funds being paid by tourists directly in our territory Read more


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UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
20 Mar 2022 03:34 PM

~Brisons entire salary to be paid and converted to Bitcoin Cash~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party and Member of Parliament Rolando Brison believes the country should continue to find a responsible and effective manner to delve into the ever-growing cryptocurrency phenomenon and has requested updates from the Minister of Finance on his plans for using blockchain technology in government Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
08 Mar 2022 02:31 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's Party Rolando Brison is singing the praises of the St. Maarten EHAS team for their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 global pandemic and appealing to Minister of Health Omar Ottley to consider establishing a permanent department "to develop, review and implement health guidelines for all incoming passengers."

Brison says the (EHAS) Electronic Health Authorization System team along with United People's Party UP Ministers Panneflek, de Weever, and Ottley are the "unsung heroes that have saved the economic viability of St Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
07 Mar 2022 09:12 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament for the United Peoples Party the honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten sings praises to women as part of her celebration of International Womens Day.
In a press release issued to local media on Monday evening, MP Heyliger-Marten said as women we all have this unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Mar 2022 02:15 PM

~ UPP Faction Leader took a stance for SXM at Parlatino meeting in matters of Foreign Relations. ~

PHILIPSBURG: ---- Member of Parliament and Leader of the United Democrats Sarah Wescot Williams told reporters on Monday that she is still very much dissatisfied with the answers provided to the parliament of St. Maarten last week regarding the amended petition that was submitted to Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance and The Working Group of Experts On People of African Descent Read more


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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
28 Feb 2022 05:11 PM

Sint Maarten Youth Parliament Hosts Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate And Open House.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Youth Parliament and IslandGalTing will be hosting the first-ever Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7 pm. The event will be virtual and live-streamed on Youtube. The Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate will feature five members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, each representing a faction. Our participants are MP Ludmilla Duncan of the National Alliance Faction, MP Rolando Brison of the United People's Party Faction, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of the United Democrats Faction, MP Melissa Gumbs of the Party for Progress Faction, and MP Chanel Brownbill of the United St Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Jan 2022 07:34 AM

Up Party Goes Digital To Get Community Feedback

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The United Peoples UP Party has launched three online polls to gauge the pulse of the public. UP is building various digital platforms and stepping up its use of technology to aid in its promise to deliver a new, cleaner, more transparent politics that engages all citizens and gets them involved in St. Maartens redevelopment.

When it comes to innovation and creativity, the UP Party continues to lead the way.

The first three polls launched are SXM Business Owners Survey: HTTPS:www.bit.ly/UPP2022BusinessSurvey, UPP Anonymous National Anthem Poll:www.bit.ly/UPP2022-NationalAnthemand UPP Feedback form:www.bit.ly/uppfeedback.

Each poll provides citizens with a unique opportunity to speak directly to the elected officials in both Government and Parliament on a wide range of subjects Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
30 Jan 2022 07:24 PM

Up Party Goes Digital To Get Community Feedback.

PHILIPSBURGThe United Peoples UP Party has launched three online polls to gauge the pulse of the public. UP is building various digital platforms and stepping up its use of technology to aid in its promise to deliver a new, cleaner, more transparent politics that engages all citizens and gets them involved in St. Maartens redevelopment.

When it comes to innovation and creativity, the UP Party continues to lead the way. The first three polls launched are SXM Business Owners Survey: HTTPS: www.bit.ly/UPP2022BusinessSurvey, UPP Anonymous National Anthem Poll: www.bit.ly/UPP2022-NationalAnthem and UPP Feedback form: www.bit.ly/uppfeedback Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 06:03 PM

Up Faction Presents Budget Amendment 2020.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Peoples Party Faction submitted a budget amendment and four motions on Friday as they continue to debate the 2022 budget. While there RMR has not given its approval for St. Maarten to submit a budget with a deficit it is expected that will be done in early February. 

Below you will find the summary for the budget amendment: Strengthen the high councils and advisory bodies:
The Ombudsman, Council of Advice, General Audit Chamber, SER, and the National Security Service all receive an increase of up to 50,000 Nafl Each

The Ministry of VSA is given 200,000 to buy self-test to offer free of charge to Pensioners, those on onderstand and others with limited financial means to buy tests

The Ministry of TEATT will get funds to train more inspectors to the BAVPOL level, strengthening the law enforcement ability of the department Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jan 2022 12:36 PM

Parliament Missing Documents Created Storm In Parliament.

~ Documents going missing is a concern for parliament~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Two files containing documents from the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) that were sent to the Parliament of St. Maarten some two years ago that are now missing created some confusion in the Parliament of St. Maarten.
On Wednesday Member of Parliament, Christopher Emmanuel questioned why all members of parliament did not receive the documents that were sent to parliament some two years ago when UPP Faction Leader Rolando Brison was the chairman Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
19 Jan 2022 09:06 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United People's Party is looking towards increased cooperation between the Legislative and Executive branches of the Government as key to implementing hard lessons learned from COVID-19 and the Island's economic reality ahead of the handling of St. Maarten's 2022 Budget.

In a press release issued on the eve of the budget for 2022, the UP Party outlined how its elected and appointed representatives intend to deal with several policy matters in Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

In close consultation and cooperation with its coalition party, the National Alliance NA, the UP-Party faction in Parliament will bring motions, amendments to current laws which LBham can change, and initiatives for new laws to the floor of Parliament, starting during the budget debate Read more


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UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Jan 2022 10:23 PM

Brison Initiates National Tourism Health Levy

Law still at council of advice, hopefully with parliament soon for approval
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Leader of the United Peoples Party, MP Rolando Brison has initiated a National Ordinance introducing a Health Levy on all tourists. The law, which he drafted himself, codifies the existing mandatory insurance for arriving tourists but adds a basic accident insurance Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2022 08:53 PM

~Law still at council of advice, hopefully with parliament soon for approval.~


PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party, MP Rolando Brison has initiated a National Ordinance introducing a Health Levy on all tourists. The law, which he drafted himself, codifies the existing mandatory insurance for arriving tourists but adds basic accident insurance 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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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
03 Dec 2021 11:40 AM

~ USP has no representation in the parliament of St. Maarten.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction leader of the United St. Maarten Peoples Party (USP) has declared himself an Independent Member of Parliament on Friday morning.
MP Arrindell made the notification during a public meeting of parliament on Friday morning. In addressing parliament Arrindell said that he was heavily ridiculed by the President of the USP board Cecil Nicolas during a live talk show, that video was played so that members of parliament and the general public could see his reasons for leaving the USP Party Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 Nov 2021 10:48 AM

~ MP Brison officially replaced as chair of parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The faction leader of the United Peoples Party (UPP) MP Grisha Marten Heyliger has been elected chairlady of parliament on Friday morning. Of the 15 members of parliament, 11 votes were cast. 9 of which was for MP Grisha Heyliger Marten while two voted in favor of MP Ludmilla de Weever Read more


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