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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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UPP
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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UD
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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DP
HOPE
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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DP
NA
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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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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UD
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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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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