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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Apr 2021 12:05 AM

Sarah: Nearly Criminal To Mess With AirportS Reconstruction

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

~ Believes sacking will jeopardise PJIA ~

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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Apr 2021 12:02 AM

Sarah Says Country Can Run Out Of Liquidity In 2 Months

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams during the press conference.

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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2021 10:29 AM

Ud, Pfp Request Urgent Meeting On Dutch Relations

PHILIPSBURG--The United Democrats (UD) and Party For Progress (PFP) have requested that an urgent meeting of Parliament be called to discuss the relations between the Netherlands and St. Maarten.

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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
28 Mar 2021 11:54 PM

Wescot-Williams: A Blind Man Could Have Seen This Coming

Sarah Wescot-Williams

PHILIPSBURG-- A blind man could have seen this coming, United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Sunday in reaction to news that St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Mar 2021 05:33 PM

Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison and MP Sarah Wescot-Williams 

~ Sarah: Its difficult to accept as miscommunication ~

PHILIPSBURG--Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison apologised to United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams on Thursday for inaccurate statements he made on a radio station suggesting that Wescot-Williams had contracted a Dutch firm in Groningen for more than 20,000 euros to provide advice about how to handle the suspension of former MP Theo Heyliger.

  The information from Brison was incorrect, as 2,722 euros was the amount paid to the law firm Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Mar 2021 11:46 PM

Sarah Calls For Referendum To Be Held On Decolonization

Sarah Wescot-Williams during Thursdays press conference.

 ~ Also wants survey on what public feels is important ~

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Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Feb 2021 02:38 PM

Sarah: The Prime MinisterS Refusal To Discuss Implementation Of The Country Package Of St. Maarten Is Unacceptable.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 24 February 2021 Members of Parliament have received yet another postponement of a meeting to discuss the St. Maarten country package, the implementation agenda and the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO). From the latest response by the Prime Minister to discuss the COHO and the so-called country package, it is evident that the Government has no intention to discuss this very important program with the Parliament or the population at large, expressed United Democrats Member of Parliament, Sarah A Read more


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Source: 721 News
24 Feb 2021 08:57 AM

Sarah: The Prime MinisterS Refusal To Discuss Implementation OfThe Country Package Of St. Maarten Is Unacceptable

Philipsburg, St. Maarten,Members of Parliament have received yet another postponement of a meeting to discuss the St. Maarten country package, the implementation agenda and the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO). From the latest response by the Prime Minister to discuss the COHO and the so-called country package, it is evident that the Government has no intention to discuss this very important program with the Parliament or the population at large, expressed United Democrats Member of Parliament, Sarah A Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 08:21 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---Members of Parliament have received yet another postponement of a meeting to discuss the St. Maarten country package, the implementation agenda, and the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (COHO). From the latest response by the Prime Minister to discuss the COHO and the so-called country package, it is evident that the Government has no intention to discuss this very important program with the Parliament or the population at large, expressed United Democrats Member of Parliament, Sarah A Read more


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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

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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

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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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UD
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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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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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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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


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