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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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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jul 2020 09:45 PM

The Governance Of The Country Is Spinning Out Of Control, While The Government Seems To Know Only One Mode: Reactionary!

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The United Democratic (UD) party continues to observe with much concern the ongoing developments and the Government reactionary management of the affairs of the country.

UD Leader MP Sarah Wescot was chided by the coalition members for notvoting along with them on the motion in support of the governments acceptance of the Corona liquidity assistance and the conditions attached to this assistance by the Netherlands.

Coalition members beat their chest, boasting that these conditions could never be honored if unlawful.
Government nevertheless proceeded to act and react, oblivious to the questions by the UD as to the legality of their actions to secure the assistance from the Netherlands.

It is shameful that our own General Audit Chamber had to publicly chastise the government on a matter that is so obvious, namely tinkering with the vacation allowance of the civil servants with total disregard for relevant laws and regulations.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg Read more


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DP
UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jul 2020 08:47 PM

GovernmentS Management Of Thecountry (Or Lack Thereof) A Growing Concern, Says Ud.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “The overall governing of the country and our constitutional future and relationships remain a major concern and should be continuous topics for the Parliament of St.Maarten,” stated the United Democratic Party (UD).

For the past weeks we have seen leaders, members and candidates of the political parties represented in this coalition government express views on a variety of issues which are in direct conflict with the modus operandi of the governing body and the parties themselves Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2020 08:41 AM

The Governance Of The Country Is Spinning Out Of Control, While The Government Seems To Know Only One Mode: Reactionary.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Democratic (UD) party continues to observe with much concern the ongoing developments and the Government reactionary management of the affairs of the country.

UD Leader MP Sarah Wescot was chided by the coalition members for not
voting along with them on the motion in support of the governments acceptance of the Corona liquidity assistance and the conditions attached to this assistance by the Netherlands.

Coalition members beat their chest, boasting that these conditions could never be honored if unlawful.

Government nevertheless proceeded to act and react, oblivious to the questions by the UD as to the legality of their actions to secure the assistance from the Netherlands.

It is shameful that our own General Audit Chamber had to publicly chastise the government on a matter that is so obvious, namely tinkering with the vacation allowance of the civil servants with total disregard for relevant laws and regulations.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jul 2020 05:10 AM

Ud: Government Is Leading Country Into An Abyss Of Unprecedented Proportions

PHILIPSBURG--The way government is managing the country is a growing concern for the United Democrats (UD). The party said on Monday that recent events demonstrate that the government of St. Maarten is not up to the task and by default is leading this nation into an abyss of unprecedented proportions.

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DP
UD
Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2020 02:02 PM

"Government's Management Of The Country (Or Lack Thereof) A Growing Concern", Says Ud.

PHILIPSBURG: --- "The overall governing of the country and our constitutional future and relationships remain a major concern and should be continuous topics for the Parliament of St.Maarten," stated the United Democratic Party (UD).

For the past weeks, we have seen leaders, members, and candidates of the political parties represented in this coalition government express views on a variety of issues that are in direct conflict with the modus operandi of the governing body and the parties themselves.

Under normal circumstances, this would be reason enough for the coalition parties to declare at best a lack of confidence in the ability of the St Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Jun 2020 06:38 AM

We Are In Serious Times, That Require Strong Forward Thinking Leadership , Says Ud Board


Philipsburg — The board of the United Democrats (UD) held an urgent meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the latest developments. and issues affecting our people and our country.


One of the main premises of the meeting was to hear from the party leader, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams and get the boards perspective on some key issues, we as a people are faced with today.
“We surely have not been blind to the issues plaguing our people and our country for the past months Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
17 Jun 2020 09:52 AM

We Are In Serious Times, That Require Strong Forward Thinking Leadership ," Says Ud Board

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United Democrats (UD) held an urgent meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the latest developments. and issues affecting our people and our country.

One of the main premises of the meeting was to hear from the party leader, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, and get the boards perspective on some key issues, we as a people are faced with today.

"We surely have not been blind to the issues plaguing our people and our country for the past months 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:
USP
UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2020 10:36 AM

Factions Of Pfp, Usp And Ud Call For Urgent Meeting To Debate Conditions Imposed On Stimulus/Relief Plan Assistance

Philipsburg St. Maarten, May 19, 2020 – The St. Maarten parliamentary factions of PFP, USP and UD have called for an urgent meeting of Parliament to debate the request from the Government of St. Maarten for financial assistance in connection with its stimulus and relief plan (SSRP), and the Kingdom Governments response to this request Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
19 May 2020 04:57 AM

Factions Request Urgent Meeting On Govt. Response To Dutch Conditions

PHILIPSBURG--Party For Progress (PFP), United Democrats (UD) and United St. Maarten Party (US Party) have requested an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss governments response to the conditions laid down by the Kingdom government for financial assistance for St. Maarten to cover the cost of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SMCP
HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
08 May 2020 06:38 PM

St Maarten Anti Poverty Platform / St Maarten Consumers Coalition.

1. What is the governing program of this NA-UP government?
2. Will the Kingdom Council of Ministers amend the St Maarten Support and Relief Plan ?
3. What are the measures the Council of Ministers will present to Parliament next week?
4. Preliminary thoughts as union leader on the measures proposed by the Minister of Finance
5. How many homes have been build back better and stronger?
Topic 1. What is the governing program of this NA-UP government?
For us as Anti-Poverty Platform we are of the opinion that one of the objectives of a governing program and of the annual budgets should be that the more than 13,000 households have to be taken out of poverty Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
14 Apr 2020 06:46 PM

Sarah: Dialogue Between Govt., Parliament Urgently Needed

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

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


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UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Apr 2020 03:57 PM

Pfp And Sarah Walk Out Of Virtual Parliament Meeting

PHILIPSBURG--The virtual public meeting on the airports reconstruction, finances and chief financial officer (CFO) on Wednesday ended prematurely when Members of Parliament (MPs) Sarah Wescot-Williams of United Democrats (UD), Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Mar 2020 04:04 PM

Ud, Pfp And Us Party Mps Request Meeting On Tax Reform

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD), Party For Progress (PFP) and United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Members of Parliament (MPs) have submitted a request for a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on the issue of tax reform.

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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Mar 2020 05:54 AM

Environmental Ngos Submit Letter To Parliament In Support Of Plastic Ban

Nina Bijnsdorp (left) of Green Initiatives and Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern (right) of St. Maarten Nature Foundation presenting a letter to Parliament in support of the single-use plastic ban. The draft law initiator MP Sarah Wescot-Williams was on hand to receive the letter.

PHILIPSBURG--Several local environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Monday submitted a letter to Members of Parliament (MPs) in support of the proposed law banning single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam Read more


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DLP
NA
USP
OSPP
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
03 Mar 2020 05:50 PM

Doran: Time Has Run Out On Cfatf Recommendations

Justice Minister Egbert Doran (second right) answering MPs questions on CFATFs recommendations and other related laws on Wednesday, February 26.

MPs listening to Justice Minister Egbert Dorans answers on Wednesday, February 26.

PHILIPSBURG--Time has run out to implement the recommendations of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), said Justice Minister Egbert Doran at last weeks meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament.

He said this in response to Members of Parliament (MPs) questioning the urgency and timeline necessary to comply with the recommendations and other related laws during a previous meeting of the Central Committee.

This meeting was a continuation of the Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 18.

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of United Democrats (UD) asked during the previous meeting whether St Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
14 Feb 2020 06:08 AM

Sarah Says Decision On New Work Permit Policy Hasty, Uncoordinated

Sarah Wescot-Williams

PHILIPSBURG--Hasty, uncoordinated and haphazard were terms used by United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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