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Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2020 07:11 PM

Exclusive: ProsecutorS Office Delays Swearing In Of Omar Ottley.

~Swearing imminent is their class justice at the Prosecutors Office.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliable information reaching SMN News states that the incoming Minister of VSA Omar Ottley may have to wait a bit longer than usual to be sworn in as Minister of VSA, while the other Ministers forming the National Alliance and United Peoples Party coalition may take office anytime soon Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Jan 2018 10:44 PM

Chairperson of Parliament, Members of Parliament
Prime-Minister, Ministers,
Préfète déléguée of Saint Martin and St. Barths
President of the Collectivity of Saint Martin
Distinguished Guests, Good Morning,

On November 2, 2017, a shift in the majority in Parliament took place creating the basis for the transfer of governing responsibility to a new team of Ministers. Today, almost two and half months later we have before us a council of ministers supported by the new majority in Parliament.
During the formation period for this interim cabinet, I consulted with various persons and named Mr Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Jan 2018 09:13 PM

Speech Governor Holiday Swearing-In Interim Ministers

Chairperson of Parliament, Members of Parliament

Prime-Minister, Ministers,

Préfète déléguée of Saint Martin and St. Barths

President of the Collectivity of Saint Martin

Distinguished Guests, Good Morning,

On November 2, 2017, a shift in the majority in Parliament took place creating the basis for the transfer of governing responsibility to a new team of Ministers. Today, almost two and half months later we have before us a council of ministers supported by the new majority in Parliament.

During the formation period for this interim cabinet, I consulted with various persons and named Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2017 01:25 PM

Exclusive: Emil Lee, Leona Marlin, And Claret Conner Failed Screening.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Emil Lee has failed the screening process due to the complaint filed by Minister Christopher Emmanuel. Emmanuel filed a complaint against Lee after SMN News released photographs showing that Lee had removed the government license plate from his vehicle and placed it on his personal vehicle Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Dec 2017 03:48 AM

Meyers Withdraws As Formateur

Harbour View – On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, met with from formateur Mr. Franklin Meyers.

The formateur based on a progress review of the formation process has decided to withdraw himself as formateur and return the commission to form a new government.

Governor Holiday has accepted the decision of Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Dec 2017 08:30 PM

F. Meyers Withdraws As Formateur.

HARBOUR VIEW:--– On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, met with from formateur Mr. Franklin Meyers. The formateur based on a progress review of the formation process has decided to withdraw himself as formateur and return the commission to form a new government.
Governor Holiday has accepted the decision of Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Dec 2017 09:27 PM

HARBOUR VIEW:--- On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, met with and received an update from formateur Mr. Franklin Meyers on the progress regarding the pending points of the formation. Considering that the background screening of candidate ministers is still ongoing the formateur, therefore, requested a further extension of his commission to form a new government.
Governor Holiday as a result and having assessed the situation extended the commission for Mr Read more


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Source: 721 News
15 Dec 2017 08:43 PM

Governor Holiday Receives Update On Formation From F. Meyers

Harbour View – On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, met with and received an update from formateur Mr. Franklin Meyers on the progress regarding the pending points of the formation.

Considering that the background screening of candidate ministers is still ongoing the formateur therefore requested a further extension of his commission to form a new government.

Governor Holiday as a result and having assessed the situation extended the commission for Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2017 05:46 PM

~Tax and other related issues~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Information reaching SMN News states that three of the eight candidate Ministers whose names were submitted for screening have failed the process.
SMN News learned those that failed are Franklin Meyers who was supposed to fill the vacant position of Prime Minister. It is understood that Meyers failed because of taxes for both him and his spouse, also a complaint was filed against Meyers by an RST agent who accused him of using violence during a house search at his brother’s residence.
The candidate for the Ministry of Justice Leona Marlin also failed the screening process due to the 2014 ship-jumping and nepotism related to the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2017 08:19 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The UP/DP/Brownbill government submitted the following names of persons who have to undergo the necessary screening in order for them to fill the positions as Prime Minister and Ministers in the interim.
According to well-placed sources, the following names of p Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Nov 2017 05:29 PM

HARBOUR VIEW:--- On November 7, 2017, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, requested the fraction leader of the United Peoples Party, Mr. Franklin Meyers, to form an interim government as formateur.
The Governor held consultations between November 3 and 6, 2017 with the leaders of the political parties that hold seats in Parliament, (the United Peoples Party, the National Alliance, the United St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 May 2017 08:12 AM

“I am proud to be a Guyanese but I chose St. Maarten as my home”

PHILIPSBURG:--- About 1,500 persons witnessed the grand opening of Motorworld state of the art showroom which officially opened on Friday, May 26th, 2017 (On Guyana’s 51st Independence.”)
Among those that attend the grand and spectacular ceremony were dignitaries from both sides of the island, Prime Minister William Marlin, Governor Eugene Holiday,  President of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams President of the Collectivity of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 May 2017 07:01 AM

PHILIPSBURG--The United People’s (UP) party will not have a representative at the upcoming Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation set for the Netherlands in mid-June. This announcement came on Wednesday from UP fraction leader Member of Parliament Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 May 2017 08:36 PM

Parliament calls Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan and Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman and Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan are now in the hot seat as the Public Prosecutor’s Office intends to play judge and jury with the formation of the Assets Recovery Team.
Even though former Minister of Justice Edison Kirindongo got the Council of Ministers to approve the implementation of the team, the same factions that formed that government, when the Council of Ministers signed off on the advice of the Prosecutor's Office, have teamed up with the United Peoples Party to call for an urgent meeting of Parliament, whereby current Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman and the Chief Prosecutor of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Apr 2017 11:11 PM

Exclusive: Will The Parliament Of St. Maarten Fail The People, Prosecutor Office Already Turned A Blind Eye.

What actions will Parliament take when they are being lied to by Ministers?

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, April 6th 2017, the Minister of VSA Emil Lee told the Parliament of St. Maarten that he did not give the director of SZV Glen Carty permission to spend money from the AOV funds to construct the new hospital, instead he said the decision was taken by the Minister of General Affairs (Prime Minister William Marlin and Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr.) a blatant lie told to the members of Parliament.
The two letters sent by the Director of SZV Glen Carty to Minister Emil Lee and his response will be published under this article for sake of transparency.
SMN News got hold of the letters Minister of VSA Emil Lee sent to SZV director Glen Carty dated August 5th, 2016 informing Carty that the Council of Ministers gave him the approval to use the AOV funds to create a capital reserve fund to the tune of NAF 144M for the construction of the New General Hospital including consultant fees Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Apr 2017 04:30 PM

Mp’S Fires More Questions To Minister Of Vsa On Gag Order Through An Mb To Inspectorate.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA Emil Lee provided some answers to the questions that was posed to him last week in the public meeting of parliament regarding health care on St. Maarten.
The Minister told parliament that he was not a signatory to the agreement signed between SZV and SMMC and therefore he could not provide parliament with that document Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Mar 2017 12:35 PM

Mp Meyers Fires Several Questions To Minister Of Vsa On Vamed Agreement And Working Conditions At Smmc

Leonard wants to know what Minister did to Inspectorate for releasing information to SMN News.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Franklin Meyers fired a number of questions to Minister of VSA Emil Lee on Friday morning during a meeting of parliament.
MP Meyers said since last year February 2016 he requested information from the Minister and again earlier in February 2017 he resubmitted those questions but only few days ago after the meeting was requested by the UPP members that he received some of the answers from the Minister Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Mar 2017 12:31 AM

Up Requests Urgent Meetings On New Hospital, Public Health And Prison

PHILIPSBURG – The United People’s (UP) Party Board announced on Wednesday, March 29, that the party’s parliamentary faction has called for two meetings of Parliament.

The UP faction has requested an urgent meeting via the President of Parliament to have the Minister of Public Health be present to provide information related to developments surrounding the proposed new General Hospital, the current state of affairs at the St Read more


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SMCP
Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2017 09:57 PM

Parliament’S Right To Question Government

One of Parliament’s roles is to supervise the functioning of government. And one of its tools to carry out this supervisory function is the right to ask questions as laid down in article 62 of the Constitution.

This entails parliamentarians submitting their queries in writing to the government via the President of Parliament. Article 63 of the Constitution mentions that a Member of Parliament may also invite the ministers to provide information. Article 62 of the Rules of Order of Parliament states that this invitation will be considered by the President of Parliament, if it is supported by at least one other member of parliament Read more


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SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Mar 2017 04:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- One of Parliament’s roles is to supervise the functioning of government. And one of its tools to carry out this supervisory function is the right to ask questions as laid down in article 62 of the Constitution. This entails parliamentarians submitting their queries in writing to the government via the President of Parliament. Article 63 of the Constitution mentions that a Member of Parliament may also invite the ministers to provide information. Article 62 of the Rules of Order of Parliament states that this invitation will be considered by the President of Parliament if it is supported by at least one other member of parliament Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Mar 2017 08:09 AM

Meyers Calls On Govt. To Explain How Shortfalls Will Be Addressed

PHILIPSBURG--Government needs to explain to Parliament as soon as possible how it intends to cover the shortfalls in revenue from dwindling cruise ship calls, said United People’s (UP) party deputy leader Member of Parliament (MP) Franklin Meyers< Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Jan 2017 06:22 PM

St. Maarten Parliament Passes A Law That Infringes On The Rights Of The People --- Mp Frans Richardson.

Kingdom must respect, PM, Parliament and its people.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Frans Richardson in his opening remarks on the floor of parliament on Thursday afternoon during the discussion on the appointment of a Quartermaster by the Minister of Interior and Foreign Affairs Ronald Plasterk said it’s a shame that the Kingdom has stopped so low when they chose not to inform the Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Dec 2016 07:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Franklin Meyers used most of his speaking time during the budget debate to speak out against the constant arrests taking place on St. Maarten. Meyers said right now only the “blacks” on St. Maarten is being targeted. He mentioned the names of the various owners of houses of repute that were arrested even though the government is making monies from the “girls” that comes to the island to work Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Oct 2016 06:40 PM

Incoming Ministers S Documents Submitted For Screening.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The seven Ministers that that is expected to take office by the end of October has submitted all the necessary documents for screening.
According to information provided to SMN News. The seven candidates are as follows:-

William Marlin --- Prime Minister
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