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Source: SMN-News
08 Sep 2020 05:47 PM

Continuation Plenary Public Session Of Parliament About Decisions Regarding The Opening Of The School Year Per August 10, 2020.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public Session on Wednesday.
The Public meeting which was adjourned on Wednesday, August 6, 2020, will be reconvened on Wednesday at 14.00 hrs.; in a virtual setting. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports will be in attendance.

The agenda points are:
1. Decisions regarding the opening of the school year 2020/2021 per August 10, 2020, and the preparedness of schools to start the school year Read more


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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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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Sep 2020 07:10 AM

Sarah Again Raises The Issue Of The Borders Of St. Maarten/St. Martin

Philipsburg St. Maarten, September 6, 2020 With the opening line The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop, Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams through the local Government requests that Foreign Affairs Minister S. Blok, takes up his responsibility with his counterpart in Paris.

MP Wescot- Williams: The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Sep 2020 06:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the opening line The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop, Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams through the local Government requests that Foreign Affairs Minister S. Blok, takes up his responsibility with his counterpart in Paris.

MP Wescot- Williams: The ongoing saga at our borders has to stop Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
06 Sep 2020 08:02 AM

Advice From Council Of Advice Regarding Decolonization Questions Sets The Record Straight

Philipsburg St. Maarten, September 5, 2020 Another advice from our Council of Advice is in. This time it is the advice regarding the United NationsDecolonizationSt. Maarten, as presented to the Council by the Parliament of St. Maarten.

MP Wescot-Williams recently shared some insight on the matter: This dossier has been circulating in Parliament since 2018, consisting of numerous documents and in the view of some, it is making a case for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Sep 2020 06:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Another advice from our Council of Advice is in. This time it is the advice regarding the United NationsDecolonizationSt. Maarten, as presented to the Council by the Parliament of St. Maarten.

MP Wescot-Williams recently shared some insight on the matter: This dossier has been circulating in Parliament since 2018, consisting of numerous documents and in the view of some, it is making a case for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
26 Aug 2020 03:34 PM

Continuation Urgent Plenary Public Session Of Parliament About The Lack Of Implementation Of The Various Approved Programs And Projects Of The Trust Fund.

Continuation urgent Plenary Public session of Parliament about the lack of implementation of the various approved programs and projects of the Trust Fund, the upcoming hurricane season, the lack of approval of various programs that are beneficial to the economic reform and growth of the country and the Reconstruction Funds for Sint Maarten

The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on August 27, 2020.
The Public meeting which was adjourned on July 28, 2020, will be reconvened on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 15.00 hrs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Aug 2020 06:20 PM

Plenary Public Session Of Parliament About Discussion On Constitutional Affairs In Connection With Written Questions To The Prime Minister On The Decolonization Process Of The Dutch Islands.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public Session on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The Public meeting is scheduled for 11.00 hrs. and will be held in a virtual setting. The Minister of General Affairs will be in attendance.
The agenda point is:
Discussion on Constitutional Affairs in connection with written questions to the Prime Minister on the decolonization process of the Dutch islands (IS/929/ 2019-2020 dated June 8, 2020 and IS/1099/2019-2020 dated August 5, 2020)

This meeting was requested by MP G.S Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Aug 2020 11:59 AM

Mp S.A. Wescot-Williams Requests A Meeting Of Faction Leaders To Discuss Urgent Changes To The Rules Of Order To Better Serve The People In These Unprecedented Times

Philipsburg St. Maarten, August 25, 2020 It would appear that in the past months, the agenda of Parliament is dictated by the Government. Several crucial meetings are still pending, questions by Members of Parliament still awaiting answers, yet urgent meetings at the behest of Government are called and rushed. Information promised during these meetings is not always forthcoming, stated MP Wescot-Williams.

The MP continued to state in a release issued on Sunday, August 23rd, that: Granted, we are experiencing extraordinary times, but it is especially now that the Parliament of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Aug 2020 10:17 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- It would appear that in the past months, the agenda of Parliament is dictated by the Government. Several crucial meetings are still pending, questions by Members of Parliament still awaiting answers, yet urgent meetings at the behest of Government are called and rushed. Information promised during these meetings is not always forthcoming, stated MP Wescot-Williams.

The MP continued to state in a release issued on Sunday, August 23rd, that: Granted, we are experiencing extraordinary times, but it is especially now that the Parliament of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Aug 2020 07:13 PM

Permanent Committee Of Kingdom Affairs And Inter-Parliamentary Relations (Ckair) Scheduled To Meet On Tuesday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations (CKAIR), will meet on August 25, 2020.
The CKAIR Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 10.00 hrs. and will be held in a virtual setting.
The agenda point is:
Discussion on the draft Consensus Kingdom law Caribbean Reform Entity as presented by the Dutch Government and possible steps by Parliament to present a position to the other countries in the Kingdom (IS/1123/2019-2020 dated August 13, 2020)

This meeting was requested by MP S.A Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Aug 2020 02:03 PM

Members Of Parliament Want Information On Government Owned Companies.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament Wescot-Williams, Gumbs, Heyliger-Marten, and Buncamper have requested a meeting of Parliament to get information regarding the (financial) state of the government-owned companies.

The Members of Parliament wish to be updated as to the financial position of these companies and therefore requested a meeting to this effect with the management and boards of these companies Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Aug 2020 01:55 PM

Parliament should use its own avenues to express its concerns and seek consensus on the way forward.

 PHILIPSBURG:--- In a recent statement, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams stated that its imperative that the Parliament of St. Maarten verbalizes its position regarding this new entity very clearly. It is one thing to argue the point of autonomy and autonomous competencies of the Dutch Caribbean countries, its another thing to dissect the proposal as to its workability in our democratic system Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Aug 2020 01:35 PM

Mp Sarah Wescot-Williams Requests Meeting Of The Kingdom Affairs Committee Of Parliament To Take Proactive Steps With Respect To The Draft Cre (New Entity) Kingdom Law

Parliament should use its own avenues to express its concerns and seek consensus on the way forward.

Philipsburg St. Maarten, August 18, 2020 In a recent statement, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams stated that its imperative that the Parliament of St. Maarten verbalizes its position regarding this new entity very clearly. It is one thing to argue the point of autonomy and autonomous competencies of the Dutch Caribbean countries, its another thing to dissect the proposal as to its workability in our democratic system Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Aug 2020 05:28 PM

Continuation Urgent Plenary Public Session Of Parliament About The Lack Of Implementation Of The Various Approved Programs And Projects Of The Trust Fund.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on August 13, 2020.

The Public meeting which was adjourned on July 28, 2020, will be reconvened on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 14.00 hrs. The meeting will be held in a virtual setting. The Council of Ministers will be in attendance.

The agenda points are:
2. The lack of approval of various programs that are beneficial to the economic reform and growth of the country.
3. The Focus Audit done by the General Audit Chamber of Sint Maarten in May 2020 referencing The Reconstruction Funds for Sint Maarten (IS/888/2019-2020 dated May 29, 2020)

This meeting was requested by MP C.A Read more


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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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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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Source: SMN-News
05 Aug 2020 05:29 PM

Plenary Public Session Of Parliament Regarding Decisions Regarding The Opening Of The School Year Per August 10, 2020.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public Session on August 06, 2020. The Public meeting is scheduled for 10.00 hrs. and will be held in a virtual setting.
The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports will be in attendance.

The agenda points are:

1. Decisions regarding the opening of the school year 2020/2021 per August 10, 2020 and the preparedness of schools to start the schoolyear.
2. St. Maarten students abroad in general and those traveling to the Netherlands this week in particular (IS/1093/2019-2020 dated August 3, 2020)

This meeting was requested by MP S.A Read more


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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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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Aug 2020 12:39 PM

Mp Wescot-Williams: St. Maarten/St. MartinS Border Closure Has Taken On An European Context And Should Be Elevated To A Kingdom Level.

Philipsburg St. Maarten, August 2, 2020 – MP Wescot-Williams: With the announcement by the Prfecture of Saint Martin of another border closure in agreement with the Ministry of Overseas France, dubbed as a traffic restriction between the 2 parts of the island, we can no longer pretend that this is strictly a local matter, left up to the authorities in Marigot and Philipsburg.

To further exacerbate and move this away from the local authorities is the decision by the Prfecture of St Read more


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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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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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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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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jul 2020 04:49 AM

SmdfS Incorporating Board Retires After 8 Years In Service

Former St. Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (second left) watches as Marinka Gumbs (right) signs the notarial deed that established the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) Read more


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