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Source: 721 News
23 Nov 2022 11:49 PM

Public Announcement By The Leader Of Usp Mrs. Pamela Gordon-Carty

Pamela Gordon-Carty, Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP)

Rsidents of Country Sint Maarten, It was brought to our attention that there is a negative campaign being put together to try and discredit members of the USP. We in return will not respond or lower our standards to give life to any false accusations.

We will also not launch a slander campaign in response either, not because we cant but because we choose not to Read more


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HOPE
Source: 721 News
23 Nov 2022 11:47 PM

Three MpS Request Urgent Meeting On Status Of Telem

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of Parliament Solange L. Duncan (Faction Duncan), Melissa Gumbs (PFP), and Grisha Heyliger-Marten (Faction Heyliger-Marten) recently sent a request to the second Vice-Chair of Parliament William Marlin for an urgent public meeting on the status of TELEM.

The meeting request includes three main agenda points, which are:

The original SOAB report of 2021 on TELEM Update on the financial status and overall fiber to the home project. The state of affairs related to the concerns about the working environment at TELEM as expressed by the Telecommunications Union.

Since the previous update, over one year ago, there has been little to no update or movement on Telem’s fttH project Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
22 Nov 2022 02:47 PM

Addisson Boston Will Be Contesting The 2023 Election As A Usp Candidate

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Monday, November 21st 2022, the United Sint Maarten Party announced that they have accepted the request of Mr. Addisson Boston to be a member and candidate on their list for the upcoming election 2023.

Mr. Boston, a young professional with a stellar track record who is also a business man hales from the district of Dutch Quarter.

The district of Dutch Quarter is one of the most diverse district in St. Maarten. It has produced some of St. Maarten finest athletes that have represented St Read more


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Source: 721 News
20 Nov 2022 10:28 AM

Live Video: Sunday Chat November 20, 2022

A united community will never be defeated Uniendo el Pueblo de St Maarten, jamas puede ser vencido
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Source: 721 News
15 Nov 2022 01:03 PM

The Guccad Sint Maarten Launch

Philipsburg The Global United Christian Congress of Africa and the Diaspora (GUCCAD) was officially launched on November 9, 2022 at the beautifully decorated Sky Vogue Restaurant in Philipsburg. President of GUCCAD Sint Maarten, Pastor Nigel Brooks, said that this organization offers the African diaspora in Sint Maarten a unique opportunity to unite with their brothers and sisters in Africa.

Quite a number of people, dressed in colorful African attire, from both sides of the island, attended the inauguration of the Sint Maarten branch of GUCCAD International which has branches in the US A and in Africa Read more


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DP
UD
Source: 721 News
11 Nov 2022 09:59 PM

The Much Anticipated Dp Meeting Has Been Postponed Until Further Notice

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Democratic Party (DP) leader MP Sarah Wescot on Friday informed the general public that the much anticipated DP meeting this Saturday has been postponed until further notice.

However, the DP leader explained the postponement is only for a short period, as we allow the many events scheduled for the same date to take precedence and truth be told, t Read more


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UD
Source: 721 News
11 Nov 2022 09:54 PM

Mp George Pantophlet: Irresponsible Behavior

There is no plausible argument for the irresponsible behavior displayed on Monday November 7, 2022 by the so called representatives of the people of St. Maarten who were present but did not sign in to allow the meeting to discuss the Unity Flag to be held. It is an insult to the persons who were present and more so an act of self above country when it comes to the people of St. Maarten both North and Southern side.

To add insult to injury, when it was decided to hold an informal meeting or gathering these perpetrators decided to attend and some even took pictures which is total hypocrisy Read more


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MAP
Source: 721 News
10 Nov 2022 12:15 PM

St. MartinS Day Ursm Speech Time To Unify Our Nation

On this special day, two words parade across my mind going back and forth. Theseare Unit and Unify.

Unit means ONE

Unify means make or become united

In his song, Lino and the Hardway wrote, All I see around me, one island, one people, one destiny. Come together, work together as one. Lino must have known what unity looked and tasted like to write a song such as this. For it screams of a united heart and mind of the people of North and South St. Martin. A border-free country bonded together in friendship and brotherhood, a unit of shared cultures, united as one.

Celebrating St Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Nov 2022 11:59 AM

Emmanuel : Report Identified Pjia Paint Damage Since 2017

The management of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) received the final inspection report on the super structure of the airport on December 4, 2017, according to the report compiled by ABT, a European multidisciplinary engineering firm contracted by PJIA.

With that information in hand, Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel doubled down on his vehement critique of PJIA management and main contractor Ballast Nedam who announced this week that the airport reconstruction will again be delayed.
He said the final report of EBT proves that PJIA management and Ballast Nedam continues to lie to the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
10 Nov 2022 11:51 AM

The United St. Maarten Party Wishing All Residences A Happy St. MaartenS Day


Fellow St. Maarteners,

As we celebrate another St. Maartens Day, the United St. Maarten Party would like to first take this opportunity to extend a very Happy and Blessed St. Maartens Day to you and your families. May the Lord Almighty continue to bless our island paradise and keep sweet Soualiga in his grace and under his protection forever. November 11th also marks Veterans Day in the United States Read more


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Source: 721 News
08 Nov 2022 01:26 AM

Chris: Facebook Is Governing The Country, Still No Governing Accord

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday evening said it has become evident that social media giant Facebook is the government of St. Maarten. Emmanuel drew this conclusion after two Ministers of the Council of Ministers spent more time on Facebook during Saturday nights downpour than seeing to the peoples business at that moment or being proactive from before.

Emmanuel said that the weather system that caused havoc on Saturday into Sunday, was forecasted days prior to Saturday Read more


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DP
Source: 721 News
08 Nov 2022 01:20 AM

Sarah Reveals More Of Her Call For Back To Basics Of The Democratic Party

We currently have a hostage situation in our government.

The meeting of the Democratic Party (DP), scheduled for November 12th is in essence a membership meeting, required according to the partys constitution. The organizing committee saw it fit to also seize the opportunity to offer non-registered members and past members the opportunity to not only (re)register, but also to register their social and political interests Read more


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NA
USP
PFP
Source: 721 News
08 Nov 2022 01:20 AM

Member Of Parliament Of The Pfp Faction Melissa D. Gumbs Speaks Out !

Please permit me some space to address the general public. You see, theres bound to be the usual political rhetoric about what the opposition did on Monday, 7 November 2022, in not granting quorum for the CC meeting about the unity flag, so let me be ahead of the circus.

The coalition showed up in full force to remove a President of Parliament who was actually acting in an unbiased manner: scheduling meetings requested by both coalition and opposition members of Parliament. Note that there are meetings on the docket since 2021 that have not been called, as outlined by the dismissed President of Parliament, MP Grisha Marten.

Some members of this new coalition, of which we have yet to see formal proof, only show up when called by one person to do so, and they vote as they are told to vote, too Read more


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DP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
02 Nov 2022 10:45 AM

Dp Is Back! Membership Meeting On November 12

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Democratic Party of St. Maarten (DP), the oldest political party in the country, is gearing up to once again offer the island’s residents knowledgeable and experienced representation that will stand on the party’s founding principles that values hope and dreams for a vibrant future and a decent standard of living for all St. Maarteners. It is time for the DP to once again give light in all this darkness, so our people can move on.

Popularly called The Red Machine, the party will host its general membership meeting on November 12 at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg at 6:30pm Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2022 04:58 PM

The Banking Rip Offs Continue.

Not many of us who use the banking system understand it properly, and so, the banks continue to take advantage of the peoples lack of knowledge. There is a gross advantage being taken of our people by some of the banks on the island, and the Minister of Finance must ensure that the Central Bank looks into these illegal practices.

When non-RBC Bank clients use their debit card at an establishment with an RBC Bank card machine to process a US Dollars transaction, the account at cardholders bank is charged an amount higher than what the cardholder swiped for Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Oct 2022 10:06 PM

Emmanuel: Fire Fighters Are The Latest Workers Who Are Not Priority For Govt.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Telling protesting fire-fighters to go come back, is typical attitude of the government of St. Maarten who cannot seem to understand its people, and the protection of its people, should always come first. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday after personnel of the Fire Department was told by the Prime Minister that she is busy in another meeting come back tomorrow.

Mind you, these are men and women who run into fires to save lives and are forced to do so, God forbid, with equipment that is old, useless and unsafe Read more


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Source: 721 News
27 Oct 2022 10:02 PM

St. Maarten Drunk Driver Saga Part 1

On Saturday the 15th of October I was on my way to cheer for the St. Maarten ladies volleyball team in the ECVA competition. Unfortunately, I never made it to the game as I was struck by what would later turn out to be a drunk driver. Without diving into too much details, the police were on the scene quite promptly and all required information was taken from both parties. During the interaction with the Police the intoxicated driver was not allowed to operate his vehicle any further. This was reassuring to me as I was under the impression that once intoxicated, i.e Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Oct 2022 01:06 AM

Ottley Meets With Local Farmer In Continued Effort To Improve Local Agri-Produce Market

PHILIPSBURG — Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication (TEATT), the honorable Omar Ottley, kicked off his first in a planned series of discussions with local stakeholders who either produce locally or import agricultural products.

He held his first meeting on Wednesday October 19, as part of his commitment to improving the local produce market Read more


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Source: 721 News
22 Oct 2022 12:50 AM

Ludson Evers: Telem Referendum Illegal

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Referendum which is to be held today Wednesday is said to be illegal. This was pointed out by the President of the St. Maarten Telecommunication Union Ludson Evers who stated that the Chief Executive Officer for TELem Kendall Dupersoy is pushing for the referendum because he refuses to meet with the union.

The Chief Executive Officer wants the managers to be represented separately by another union of his choice which is apparently his reason for the referendum Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Oct 2022 11:29 AM

Mp Emmanuel: Giving Back Money You Illegally Took Should Not Be Celebrated

Proudly boasting that passing a law to put money back in the pockets of civil servants, after you illegally used another law to take the money in the first place, is a shameful spin to put on your biggest failure as a government, said Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Monday after Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs put lipstick on a pig to once again fool the people of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
21 Oct 2022 11:24 AM

Suspended Mp Buncamper Shine Some Light On His Case

On June 3rd 2022, I presented a compelling and detailed analysis to the Parliament of Sint Maarten identifying how article 50 sub 2b of our Constitution has proven to be in violation of International Treaties and specifically Human Rights of a higher order, to which Sint Maarten is bound.

These international treaties and human rights as such outrank article 50 sub 2b of the Sint Maarten Constitution in the legal hierarchy and render the application of article 50 sub 2b of the Sint Maarten Constitution moot, under the given circumstances.

Article 50 sub 2b of our Constitution regulates the suspension of Members of Parliament, who have not been irrevocably and as such definitely sentenced for certain crimes.

Safeguarding the rights and obligations granted to countries bound to treaties is the responsibility of the Parliament of Sint Maarten as this countries legislative body, tasked with creating and amending the laws of this nation Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Oct 2022 05:44 PM

Grisha Grateful For Majority Support To Remain President Of Parliament

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — In a short press statement released on Monday morning, President of Parliament, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten expressed her appreciation for the majority of Parliament supporting her to continue as President of Parliament.

I am very thankful and honored to have received majority support from my colleagues to continue my work as President of Parliament, Heyliger-Marten stated after the meeting Read more


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Source: 721 News
17 Oct 2022 09:51 AM

Chris: Taxing Pensions Of Seniors Is Borderline Criminal, Immoral

~ Questions existence of tax inspector quotas ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The taxing of senior citizens pensions and subsequent aggressive collection methods by tax authorities, “is downright criminal and immoral”, while large entities such as casinos are given much more leeway, says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel.

The MP was reacting to the announcement by Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion that casinos were sent a letter to pay their tax arrears, with no indication of deadlines and/or fines or liens as legal measures that would be applied.

“The government considers seniors, poor residents and small business owners as low lying fruit Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Oct 2022 09:56 PM

Emmanuel Launches Now Party, Says The Time Is Now To Rise Like A Phoenix

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Monday, October 10, launched his party Nation, Opportunity, Wealth (NOW) and signaled with absolute certainty that it will contest the next Parliamentary elections. The time is NOW, the MP proclaimed as he addressed a filled-to-capacity hall at the John Larmonie Center.

Emmanuel didnt choose October 10 because it was Constitution Day, but because it is his late mothers birthday. His mother Lillian, who was killed at just 38 years old by a speeding driver, was remembered during the course of the evening by Emmanuels aunts and other speakers who credited her for the complete and positive influence over Emmanuels life Read more


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