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Source: SMN-News
16 Sep 2020 09:30 AM

~checkpoint dismantled, as marchers looked on, checkpoints will remain in place, no deal says Ministry of Overseas Affairs.~

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:--- Hundreds of people most of them wearing black clothing marched on Wednesday morning as they protest against the border controls that are manned by the Gendarmes and Police Aux Frontiers.
The march which was organized by the Soualiga United Movement and supported by several other nongovernmental organizations and Foundations saw a large number of people marching against the checkpoints that have been destroying the economic activity on both sides at the island.
Politicians from both sides of the island joined the protesters Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2020 02:09 PM

MARIGOT:--- Members of the Souliga United Movement (SUM) and several other organizations announced on Tuesday at a press conference that they will begin a peaceful protest on Wednesday morning against the border controls that have been extended until October 1st, 2020 by the Prfet Dlgu Sylvie Feucher.
The group of activists called on everyone residing on St. Maarten/ St. Martin to join forces to protest the division of people and unity that has been orchestrated by the State. Persons are asked to use whatever means of transportation they have joined the protest action which will begin at the Cole Bay Round About to Bellevue checkpoint and from Agrement Round About for a meet up at the Bellevue checkpoint Read more


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PPA
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
04 Jun 2017 06:47 PM

MARIGOT:--- Drs. Martin Wilson has left his political party the MJP to endorse Jacques “Billy D” Hamlet for deputy in the French Parliament. Wilson said he is simply “honoring his word” to Hamlet who supported the Alliance for Hope, Justice, and Prosperity (MJP) in the territorial election of March 2017 on French St. Martin.
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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
03 Apr 2017 01:39 PM

Marigot:--- The current opposition Territorial Council members will lose a number of rights since neither of the two opposition parties has enough seats in the council to form a group. The law requires that a group must have 5 seats in order for them to gain certain benefits which are paid by the Collectivity.
Some of the benefits the opposition will lose are the right to an office, office equipment, fees, documentation, mail service and a personnel member to manage or assist them. Another right the current opposition members will lose is a page in the Bulletin Territorial.
As it is now Alain Richardson, MVP will only contest and vote his conscience as he can be considered as an independent member of the council Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2017 11:15 PM

St. Martin marks history with two political parties in opposition.

MARIGOT:--- The voter's turnout in the second round of the territorial council election remained low on Sunday even though the three political parties that contested the elections pleaded with voters to go out and cast their votes. Of the 20285 voters that are registered to vote only 9,166 persons voted a mere 45.2%. Of that amount, 8857 were valid votes, with 166 blank votes and 183 invalid votes.
Team Daniel Gibbs 2017 captured 5,696 votes Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Mar 2017 06:19 AM

Richardson: ‘Lining Up Behind Mussington Is Never Going To Be Credible With The People’

MARIGOT--Head of the Marche vers le Progrès (MVP) list Alain Richardson said last night that voters will be fooling themselves if they believe in the alliance of Louis Mussington Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Mar 2017 01:24 AM

Mussington And Charville Unite In Bid To Topple Team Gibbs In Second Round

MARIGOT--In a development widely expected following last Sunday’s result in the first round of the Territorial Council Election, Louis Mussington’s Movement for Justice and Prosperity (MJP) and J Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
21 Mar 2017 05:42 PM

MARIGOT: --- The Leader of MJP Loui Mussington has changed his party name to Alliance for Hope, Prosperity, and Justice as he formed a new list with the leader of HOPE Jules Charville. Mussington told SMN News late Tuesday afternoon that he did everything possible to form a list based on the way the people voted and he also wanted to include MVP since they were the third highest vote getter but the leader of MVP did not go along with his proposal because he is leading the list Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jan 2017 06:52 AM

Hope Party Officially Confirms Jules Charville As Presidential Candidate

MARIGOT--The Hope Party officially has confirmed the candidacy of Jules Charville for President of the Territorial Council of St. Martin at the elections on March 19 and 26, 2017.

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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Jun 2016 04:57 AM

Hope Party Launched Ahead Of 2017 Territorial Election

MARIGOT--With the 2017 Territorial Elections a matter of ten months away, independent Councillor Jules Charville’s Hope Party became the first structured party to officially declare it will present a list for next year’s election at a public meeting in the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening.

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Source: The Daily Herald
03 Jul 2015 06:23 AM

Charville: ‘Bay of Marigot project lacks detail, precise information’

MARIGOT--Independent Councillor Jules Charville said Thursday, disclosure that the main impact studies for the current version of the Bay of Marigot Project will be passed onto the investor throws it into a different light, not least in terms of cost, and is contrary to the belief these studies would have been done before the investor came on board.

As it stands following last Thursday's Territorial Council vote, where the project was presented by Philippe Ricochin from Cabinet Tropisme, the estimated 300-million-euro project now moves from the diagnostic/ preparation phase to a bidding phase Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
26 Jun 2015 06:23 AM

Ambitious Marigot Bay project advances to the bidding phase

MARIGOT--The Territorial Council adopted the main elements of the current Marigot Bay waterfront project on Thursday, the first time the project has been voted on. Much has been written on the project already and now with the major study phases completed the project moves to the bidding phase for an investor in a few months’ time, it was understood.

It was disclosed that the project is now estimated at close to 300 million euros. The majority voted 16 for, the opposition abstained and independent Councillor Jules Charville voted against.

“The development of modern berthing facilities for yachts and cruise ships, and the expansion and modernisation of our existing interisland ferry terminal, will collectively help St Read more


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RSM
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
08 May 2015 06:23 AM

Charville appeals to François Hollande to understand ‘crisis’ facing St. Martin

MARIGOT--Independent Councillor and President of True Hope for St. Martin Jules Charville says he hopes President François Hollande will understand that behind a bright façade the community of St. Martin is in "deep suffering," and despite the change of status, "our ill-prepared community, with no support to adjust to new circumstances has lost its footing.

"The crisis affecting our community since July 2007, is unprecedented," Charville stated Read more


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RSM
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
08 May 2015 06:23 AM

Charville appeals to François Hollande to understand ‘crisis’ facing St. Martin

MARIGOT--Independent Councillor and President of True Hope for St. Martin Jules Charville says he hopes President François Hollande will understand that behind a bright façade the community of St. Martin is in "deep suffering," and despite the change of status, "our ill-prepared community, with no support to adjust to new circumstances has lost its footing.

"The crisis affecting our community since July 2007, is unprecedented," Charville stated Read more


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HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Mar 2015 06:25 AM

Minville family in crisis over domain land debacle

MARIGOT--The Minville family of Sandy Ground is facing expulsion from their property. In addition, the Appeals Court of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, has condemned the family to pay large sums of money to Société des Hôtels Caraïbes for occupying the land. The family insists the land rightfully belongs to them and has written to the Minister of Justice requesting that he intervene in the matter.

The penalties imposed include 135,000 euros for past occupation between May 25, 2000, and January 25, 2014, and 700 euros per month retroactive to December 25, 2013, until the property is evacuated, as well as 6,000 euros relating to Article 700 of the Civil Procedure Code.

A press conference was convened on Friday by a support committee that included True Hope for St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Dec 2014 06:22 AM

Majority adopts Urban Code at Council meeting

MARIGOT--The majority party adopted the new Urban Code at the year’s last Territorial Council meeting on Thursday despite the Opposition voicing several concerns before abstaining on the vote. The Code will now come into effect on March 1, 2015.

The vote followed the public meeting and presentation on December 4 with the specialist and editor of the Code, Philippe Baffert. On December 5 technicians correlated the Urban Code project with the Plan Local Urbanisme (PLU) and on December 9 the urbanism commission harmonised further aspects of the Code.

Since April 2012 St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Nov 2014 06:22 AM

Report: Turnover tax at 4% earned less revenue than 2%

MARIGOT--The Collectivité recouped less revenue from the increase of Taxe Général sur le Chiffres d'Affaires (TGCA) to four per cent than it did when it was at two per cent, Independent Territorial Councillor Jules Charville has disclosed, citing a 2013 report.

He warned that now the TGCA has been imposed across the board to all services at four per cent the result will be more business closures, more unemployment, and significantly more people applying for the Revenu Solidarité Active (RSA) benefit, potentially bumping its cost to the Collectivité up to 20 million euros per year from 16 million.

"People could either not pay the four per cent for whatever reason or businesses closed because they were in trouble," he explained Read more


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