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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 06:39 PM

Pjiae And Minister Of Teatt Provided Vague Answers To Parliament.

~MPs demanded that their questions be answered, MP Ottley asked the PJIAE Management to take the podium to provide real answers. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Members of Parliament described the 48 pages of answers to questions posed to the Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever provided to them on Wednesday regarding the reconstruction of the PJIAE terminal and operational projections for 2021 as vague and unacceptable.
Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel lamented that most of his questions were not answered while the Minister said the answers to the questions are confidential Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Feb 2021 12:06 AM

Open Letter To Civil Servants, Workers Of Government Companies

My people,

The script was very familiar on Wednesday evening when I was the only Member of Parliament who voted against cutting your benefits and in some cases salaries.

I have asked over 100 questions about these cuts to civil servant benefits and in some cases salaries. I have gotten carefully worded non-answers which clearly show that these decisions were not based on any tangible studies, reports, union involvement, nothing. While other MPs were satisfied to vote for cuts based on very little and with no information about when your rights will be restored to you, I simply could not Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Feb 2021 02:18 PM

Open Letter To Civil Servants, Workers Of Government Companies

My people,

The script was very familiar on Wednesday evening when I was the only Member of Parliament who voted against cutting your benefits and in some cases salaries.  

I have asked over 100 questions about these cuts to civil servant benefits and in some cases salaries. I have gotten carefully worded non-answers which clearly show that these decisions were not based on any tangible studies, reports, union involvement, nothing. While other MPs were satisfied to vote for cuts based on very little and with no information about when your rights will be restored to you, I simply could not Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Jan 2021 06:35 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Unions ConfirmThat Government Lied

~ Says cuts against basic human rights ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Sunday said that President of WICLU Claire Elshot-Aventurin confirmed what he has been saying all along; that the Prime Minister and her government lied when they said they invited the unions to discuss legislation that would see workers salaries and benefits cut.

Elshot-Aventurin was also quoted in the media as saying that it is not true that the unions refused to return for further negotiations which led to government being forced to deviate from the requirement that it needed an agreement for the salary cuts Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Jan 2021 06:33 PM

Chris: Unions Confirm That Government Lied

~ Says cuts against basic human rights ~

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Sunday said that President of WICLU Claire Elshot-Aventurin confirmed what he has been saying all along; that the Prime Minister and her government lied when they said they invited the unions to discuss legislation that would see workers salaries and benefits cut.

Elshot-Aventurin was also quoted in the media as saying that it is not true that the unions refused to return for further negotiations which led to government being forced to deviate from the requirement that it needed an agreement for the salary cuts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Jan 2021 06:15 PM

 ~ Says cuts against basic human rights ~

PHILIPSBURG:-- -Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Sunday said that President of WICLU Claire Elshot-Aventurin confirmed what he has been saying all along; that the Prime Minister and her government lied when they said they invited the unions to discuss legislation that would see workers salaries and benefits cut.

Elshot-Aventurin was also quoted in the media as saying that it is not true that the unions refused to return for further negotiations which led to government being forced to deviate from the requirement that it needed an agreement for the salary cuts Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Jan 2021 02:03 AM

Mp Emmanuel: This Is A BadGovernment, It Has To Go

~ Says some MPs are travesty of representation ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday said it may be easy for other MPs to dismiss him as forceful in defending the people of St. Maarten, but he gets the distinct feeling that the same MPs are completely disconnected from the people and they have to go.

MP Emmanuel said he cannot fathom how MPs supporting the currently Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs can accept laws that will hurt their people Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jan 2021 07:08 PM

 ~ Says some MPs are a travesty of representation ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday said it may be easy for other MPs to dismiss him as forceful in defending the people of St. Maarten, but he gets the distinct feeling that the same MPs are completely disconnected from the people and they have to go.
MP Emmanuel said he cannot fathom how MPs supporting the current Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs can accept laws that will hurt their people Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jan 2021 04:40 PM

Emmanuel Says Govt Owes Public More Info On Carnival

PHILIPSBURG, Sint maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is of the opinion that government owes the people a better explanation about why itgreen lightedCarnival 2021. The MP said he is aware of the clause that the event could be called off if the situation warrants it, but to just announce such a large event in a pandemic without proper explanation is unacceptable, he said.

The MP made sure to point out that he does not hold the decision against the SCDF Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jan 2021 04:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is of the opinion that government owes the people a better explanation about why it green-lighted Carnival 2021. The MP said he is aware of the clause that the event could be called off if the situation warrants it, but to just announce such a large event in a pandemic without proper explanation is unacceptable, he said.

The MP made sure to point out that he does not hold the decision against the SCDF Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jan 2021 02:52 PM

Mp Emmanuel, Usp Faction Call For Meeting On Coho

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent MP Christopher Emmanuel, supported by the MPs representing the USP Faction in Parliament Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, has forwarded a letter to the Chairperson of Parliament requesting a Central Committee meeting to discuss the Caribbean Body for Reform & Development (COHO), the law supporting this entity and the country packages.

The letter reads as follows: 

On Tuesday, December 21, 2020, the Prime Minister Of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Dec 2020 09:43 PM

Emmanuel Says Pm Deflecting From The Political Deficit In Her Coalition

~Says ProSoualigaemployed in Parliament ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel criticized PM Silveria Jacobs on Monday for deflecting from the fact that she has a political deficit within her coalition and trying to place blame on other members of Parliament.

Emmanuel was reacting to the PMs statement that a letter has been sent to Holland distancing her government from the Pro Soualiga Foundation and its decolonization efforts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Dec 2020 03:46 PM

~ Says Pro Soualiga employed in Parliament ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel criticized PM Silveria Jacobs on Monday for deflecting from the fact that she has a political deficit within her coalition and trying to place blame on other members of Parliament.

Emmanuel was reacting to the PMs statement that a letter has been sent to Holland distancing her government from the Pro Soualiga Foundation and its decolonization efforts Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Dec 2020 08:31 AM

Chris To Residents: Expect Attack On Standard Of Living

~ Civil servants should reject years of salary cuts ~

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Tuesday said that residents of St. Maarten should be prepared for an attack on their way of life and civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut across the board 12.5% for six or seven years to please State Secretary Knops who lives across the Atlantic and has an election to win in 2021.

MP Emmanuel minced no words in telling the public that their government is about to place a burden of suffering upon them the likes of which they have never known and make them dependent residents Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Dec 2020 04:21 AM

Mp Emmanuel To Residents: ExpectAttack On Standard Of Living

~ Civil servants should reject years of salary cuts ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Tuesday said that residents of St. Maarten should be prepared for an attack on their way of life and civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut across the board 12.5% for six or seven years to please State Secretary Knops who lives across the Atlantic and has an election to win in 2021.

MP Emmanuel minced no words in telling the public that their government is about to place a burden of suffering upon them the likes of which they have never known and make them dependent residents Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Dec 2020 12:17 AM

Emmanuel: Civil Servants Should Reject Salary Cuts

MP Christophe Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Emmanuel said on Tuesday that civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut by 12.5 per cent as outlined in the Dutch governments conditions for the second tranche of liquidity support.

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Source: SMN-News
15 Dec 2020 12:28 PM

~ Civil servants should reject years of salary cuts ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Tuesday said that residents of St. Maarten should be prepared for an attack on their way of life and civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut across the board 12.5% for six or seven years to please State Secretary Knops who lives across the Atlantic and has an election to win in 2021.

MP Emmanuel minced no words in telling the public that their government is about to place a burden of suffering upon them the likes of which they have never known and make them dependent residents Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2020 02:17 PM

~UPP, PFP, and NA supports the signing of agreement and COHO

 PHILIPSBURG: --- The coalition partners that are supporting the government of St. Maarten give the Prime Minister of St. Maarten its blessings in the form of a verbal declaration to go ahead and sign the COHO law. The leader of the UPP faction was the first to give the Prime Minister the declaration State Secretary Raymond Knops wants when he demanded that she gets such prior to the December 18th meeting.

UPP supports the signing of COHO Law.

After making her position known, the UPP MP and Faction Leader Grisha Heyliger Marten gave the declaration that the State Secretary Raymond Knops is looking for, thereby Heyliger Martin then said I am sure of our Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Dec 2020 10:19 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel finally decided to take the next step and declared himself as an Independent Member of Parliament. Emmanuel also announced during the Central Committee meeting that he has since resigned from the National Alliance.
MP Emmanuel said that when he joined the National Alliance it was a vision that no longer exists Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
02 Dec 2020 04:42 PM

Parliament, Govt Need To Tackle Prosecutors Abuse

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Monday said it stands behind USP MP and faction leader Claudius Buncamper in calling for a fair trial for his latest fight with the prosecuting authority on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Dec 2020 04:09 PM

Parliament, Govt Need To Tackle Prosecutors Abuse.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Monday said it stands behind USP MP and faction leader Claudius Buncamper in calling for a fair trial for his latest fight with the prosecuting authority on St. Maarten and questioned when is St Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Oct 2020 07:19 PM

Permission To Prosecute Mp Christopher Emmanuel Denied

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Appeal Court handed down its decision today on the request filed by the Public Prosecutor seeking permission to prosecute Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel.

The Public Prosecutor petitioned the Court for this permission on April 21, 2020 during the Lockdown in Sint Maarten. The case was handled on October 6th 2020 via teleconference.

MP Emmanuel accompanied by his attorneys Peggy Ann Brandon and Safira Ibrahim presented the position to the Court that the request should not be granted because while the prosecutor had ample time to investigate, no real effort was undertaken between January and October of this year to complete the investigation.

Requests filed by the defense with the Minister of VROMI to get information and documentation on all long lease issuances over the years were never responded to Read more


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Source: SMN-News
29 Oct 2020 06:45 PM

~ Prosecution simply does not have a case says Appeals Court~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel represented by The Law Firm won his case against the Prosecutors Office who was seeking to Prosecute him in the Begonia Investigation.
The Appeals Court ruled against the Prosecution on Thursday denying the Prosecutions request to prosecute Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2020 06:19 PM

Mps Calls On Government To Reopen All Ports Now To Rebound Economy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- I told you so, says Member of Parliament Omar Ottley when he was pushing the government to begin rapid testing as visitors arrive on the island for the COVID-19 tests.
Ottley told the Ministers that attended the parliament meeting on Wednesday that they to reopen all business on St. Maarten so that money could circulate Read more


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