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Source: 721 News
19 Jan 2021 11:03 AM

The Parliament Of Sint Maarten Missed The Opportunity To Tell The WorldWhere It Stood On The Constitutional Future Of This Country.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten,During the opening session of therecently concludedIPKO meetings held on January 6thand 7th,St. Maarten wasunable to articulateaposition on the decolonization trajectorythat a majorityof Parliament has decided toundertake and so, opines United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament, Wescot-Williams, the Parliament of Sint Maarten has missed the opportunity to tell the world where it stood on the constitutional future of this country.

Thiswas not surprising because this articulation and defendingthe stanceon decolonization has not been forthcoming on St Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jan 2021 11:52 PM

Sarah: GovT. Needs To Make It Clear Where It Stands On Decolonisation Issue

Sarah Wescot-Williams

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
18 Jan 2021 10:26 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the opening session of the recently concluded IPKO meetings held on January 6th and 7th, St. Maarten was unable to articulate a position on the decolonization trajectory that a majority of Parliament has decided to undertake and so, opines United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament, Wescot-Williams, the Parliament of Sint Maarten has missed the opportunity to tell the world where it stood on the constitutional future of this country.

This was not surprising because this articulation and defending the stance on decolonization has not been forthcoming on St Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Jan 2021 10:06 AM

The Parliament Of Sint Maarten Missed The Opportunity To Tell The World Where It Stood On The Constitutional Future Of This Country

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 18 January 2021  During the opening session of the recently concluded IPKO meetings held on January 6th and 7th, St. Maarten was unable to articulate a position on the decolonization trajectory  that a majority of Parliament has decided to undertake and so,  opines United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament, Wescot-Williams, the Parliament of Sint Maarten has missed the opportunity to tell the world where it stood on the constitutional future of this country.

This was not surprising because this articulation and defending the stance on decolonization has not been forthcoming on St Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Dec 2020 12:01 AM

Wescot-Williams Requests Meeting On Consequences Of Endorsing Pro Soualiga

Sarah Wescot-Williams

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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UD
Source: 721 News
23 Nov 2020 05:26 AM

Mp Wescot-Williams: Pm Jacobs Cautions Parliament About Decolonization Chatter; Barking Up The Wrong Tree

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a letter dated November, the Prime Minister of St. Maarten apprised parliament of her most recent contact with State Secretary Knops regarding the continued liquidity support in the form of a third tranche. This interaction took place on November 11TH, as per the prime ministers letter.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this update, given governments lackluster performance in keeping parliament timely informed. However, the conclusion of the letter gives away the true reason behind this letter to parliament Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
22 Nov 2020 06:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a letter dated November, the Prime Minister of St. Maarten apprised parliament of her most recent contact with State Secretary Knops regarding the continued liquidity support in the form of a third tranche. This interaction took place on November 11TH, as per the prime ministers letter.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this update, given governments lackluster performance in keeping parliament timely informed. However, the conclusion of the letter gives away the true reason behind this letter to parliament Read more


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UPP
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PFP
Source: 721 News
10 Nov 2020 03:30 AM

Mp Heyliger-Marten Clarifies ParliamentS Approach Towards Decolonization

Understanding the process requires extensive reading and understanding of international law

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a statement issued on November 9th, the Faction Leader of the UPP and Second Vice-Chair of Parliament, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten responded to statements from the opposition parties in Parliament regarding the decolonization process.

In the first place, MP Heyliger-Marten stated, I would like to point out that, to a certain extent, I can understand the confusion that the UD and PFP factions are referring to Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Nov 2020 12:01 AM

Grisha Says Decolonisation Process Does Not Require Mandate From People For Approval

Grisha Heyliger-Marten

PHILIPSBURG--United Peoples (UP) party faction leader Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten responded on Monday to statements made by Party For Progress (PFP) and United Democrats (UD) regarding the decolonisation process Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Nov 2020 10:19 PM

Sarah Questions Matter With Dc Law Firm, Says Criminal To Tie Govt.S Hands

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams says the Parliamentary meeting to propose the establishment of a Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonisation for the Parli Read more


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UD
Source: 721 News
08 Nov 2020 10:44 AM

Ud Extends Us Election Congratulatory Message

Philipsburg — The United Democratic Party of Sint Maarten extends congratulations to President-Elect, Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamalah Harris of the United States of America. To all the American people for massively exercising their fundamental democratic right to elect their President and Senate and House representatives: You have demonstrated that the power of the people is by the ballot. History has been made showing that regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, barriers have been broken Read more

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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Oct 2020 11:33 PM

Sarah: Govt. Dead Wrong If It Thinks It Should Not Give Account To Parliament

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.


~ Questions legality of bond issue ~

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams is questioning the legality of the US $75 million bond issued on behalf of St Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Oct 2020 02:25 PM

Ud: Minister Doran Out Of Touch With Reality.


Philipsburg — The unveiling of a multi-million dollar project by the current Minister of VROMI demostrates the depth of how out of touch with reality this coalition Government is. The UD questioned, “What are the details of this project especially the source of funding and the overall projected cost?”
“One of this Minister’s core speaking points was always a Calibration department during his tenure as a Member of Parliament Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
14 Oct 2020 10:21 PM

Ud: Minister Doran Out Of Touch With Reality.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The unveiling of a multi-million dollar project by the current Minister of VROMI demonstrates the depth of how out of touch with reality this coalition Government is.

The UD questioned, "What are the details of this project especially the source of funding and the overall projected cost?"

"One of this Minister's core speaking points was always a Calibration department during his tenure as a Member of Parliament Read more


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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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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Oct 2020 11:42 PM

Sarah At A Loss As To Why Timeshare Protection Law Still Stuck In GovT.

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams


PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Sep 2020 04:11 PM

Sarah Calls On Dutch To Negotiate With France On Border Closures

PHILIPSBURG--The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop, United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams said in an appeal to Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok. She urged him to negotiate Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Aug 2020 08:16 AM

Sarah Queries The Justification Of Closed Door Meeting Requests By The Government; Should Not Become Norm.

Philipsburg St. Maarten, August 7, 2020 Last Tuesday afternoon was another closed door virtual meeting of Parliament with the Prime Minister in attendance to apprise Parliament of the negotiations with the Dutch Government regarding liquidity assistance and specifically the proposal by the Dutch Government to legislate a Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE). In the meeting, the Members of Parliament were informed of Governments first official response to the proposal put on the table by State Secretary R Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Aug 2020 05:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last Tuesday afternoon was another closed door virtual meeting of Parliament with the Prime Minister in attendance to apprise Parliament of the negotiations with the Dutch Government regarding liquidity assistance and specifically the proposal by the Dutch Government to legislate a Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE). In the meeting, the Members of Parliament were informed of Governments first official response to the proposal put on the table by State Secretary R. Knops regarding this CRE Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Aug 2020 12:20 AM

Ud Faction Wants To Know When The Public Meetings Regarding The Payment To Justice Workers; The Reopening Of The Country And The Ssrp Will Take Place Or Will Continue, As The Case May Be.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The UD faction queried these meetings, as they have been pending amongst the meetings of Parliament yet to be called and or to be continued. MP Wescot-Williams explains, While they all require the presence of ministers, some urgency should be given to meetings requested by members of parliament Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Aug 2020 04:55 AM

Sarah: Border Closure Should Be A Matter For The Kingdom

PHILIPSBURG--With the announcement by the Prfecture of St. Martin of another border closure in agreement with Frances Ministry of the Overseas, we can no longer pretend that this is strictly a local matter left up to the authorities in Marigot and Philipsburg, United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
20 Jul 2020 05:16 PM

Ud Leader, Mp Wescot-Williams Weighs In On The Proposed Caribbean Reform Entity, As Proposed By The Government Of The Netherlands.

No administrative entity can usurp the political authority vested in the democratically elected representatives of the countries.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In reacting to the accounts coming out of the Netherlands after the much-anticipated meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers on July 10th, MP Wescot-Williams commented that these accounts are differing in terms of what exactly was decided, if anything, and especially what can be expected in the coming weeks and months Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
20 Jul 2020 11:48 AM

Pop Should Get Off Pm And Teatt MinisterS Chairs.

PHILIPSBURG:--- With interest and some amusement, the United Democrats (UD) is taking note of the steady encroachment by the President of Parliament (PoP), Rolando Brison on the domains of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (TEATT).

In the PoP's most recent political act, he traveled to The Netherlands to accompany the Prime Minister Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jul 2020 07:39 AM

Ud Leader, Mp Wescot-Williams Weighs In On The Proposed Caribbean Reform Entity, As Proposed By The Government Of The Netherlands.

No administrative entity can usurp the political authority vested in the democratically elected representatives of the countries.

Philipsburg St. Maarten, July 19, 2020 – In reacting to the accounts coming out of the Netherlands after the much anticipated meeting of the Kingdom Council  of Ministers on July 10th, MP Wescot-Williams commented that  these accounts are differing in terms of  what exactly was decided, if anything,  and especially what can be expected in the coming weeks and  months Read more


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