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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Nov 2021 12:15 AM

Cabinet To Decide On Zoning Plans To Expedite Processes, Doran Says

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran (National Alliance) intends to reserve the decision-making on zoning plans in St. Maarten to the Council of Ministers in 2022. In doing so, he assigns the decision-making power to himself, without the possibility of participation and advice from Parliament, members of the oppositio Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 Nov 2021 10:48 AM

~ MP Brison officially replaced as chair of parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The faction leader of the United Peoples Party (UPP) MP Grisha Marten Heyliger has been elected chairlady of parliament on Friday morning. Of the 15 members of parliament, 11 votes were cast. 9 of which was for MP Grisha Heyliger Marten while two voted in favor of MP Ludmilla de Weever Read more


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NA
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Nov 2021 12:15 AM

Judge Appointed Liquidator Based On Factually Incorrect Info, Doran Says

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Egbert Doran (National Alliance) called the October 7 convocation in the newspaper to the heirs of the late Alfred Richardson and Imelda Richardson-Vernom to report to the liquidator of the estate of the late Alfred Richardson factually incorrect.

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NA
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Nov 2021 12:10 AM

Plan Of Approach For Proper Use Of Crime Prevention Fund

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson (National Alliance) announced in Parliament on Wednesday that an Action Plan for the Crime Prevention Fund will be ready before the end of the month. A spending plan for the multim Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
15 Nov 2021 09:42 AM

Mp Emmanuel Urge Govt. Entities Not To Rush Into Cutting Income

~ Still no economic recovery plan ~

PHILPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel have urged government owned companies and related entities not to rush into enforcing cuts on its workers until it is determined how the government of St. Maarten plans on moving forward in implementing cuts to income and benefits. It is left to be seen if the National Alliance (NA) and the United People (UP) party will stay on this course of putting people in the poor house, the MP said.

The MP was reacting to a circulating brief apparently from TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy to the union representing TelEm workers SMCU, in which Dupersoy is informing the union that financial measures will have to be imposed in accordance to the three laws on reduction of income Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
15 Nov 2021 09:37 AM

Us Board Calls For Retraction Of Laws That Cut Workers Income And Benefits

It is forced suffering by a country upon its citizens

The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party has called for the complete retraction of the three laws that regulate cuts to income and benefits, stressing that government have failed in its basic obligations towards its people and are embarrassingly unable to motivate or defend the reason for the laws other than blaming the Netherlands.

The only thing we know for sure is that our people are suffering and times are getting harder Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
14 Nov 2021 04:46 PM

Us Board Calls For Retraction Of Laws That Cut Workers Income And Benefits.

It is forced suffering by a country upon its citizens

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party has called for the complete retraction of the three laws that regulate cuts to income and benefits, stressing that the government have failed in its basic obligations towards its people and are embarrassingly unable to motivate or defend the reason for the laws other than blaming the Netherlands Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
04 Nov 2021 05:15 PM

Brison Resigns As Parliament Chair, Will Evaluate Personal Life, Remain Up Leader

MP Rolando Brison during the live broadcast on Thursday.

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison has tendered his resignation as Chairperson of Parliament and will be taking time to reflect on himself as an individual, focus on his personal growth and re-evaluate his life, while continuing to attempt to raise the bar in Parliament.

  He will remain leader of the United Peoples (UP) party and will continue to serve as an MP Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
03 Nov 2021 01:57 AM

Us Board: Court Ruling Will Stifle Middle Class, Further Dutch Plans

~ Says Alliance now facilitator of hardships ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The United St. Maarten (US) party expressed disappointment with the verdict of the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances in connection with income and benefit cuts, despite the existence of laws that protect workers rights.

The party board is of the opinion that the court used convenient excuses and considerations to arrive at the underlying reason for its verdict: that it upheld the laws because St Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
02 Nov 2021 09:14 PM

Us Board: Court Ruling Will Stifle Middle Class, Further Dutch Plans

~ Says Alliance now facilitator of hardships ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The United St. Maarten (US) party expressed disappointment with the verdict of the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances in connection with income and benefit cuts, despite the existence of laws that protect workers rights.

The party board is of the opinion that the court used convenient excuses and considerations to arrive at the underlying reason for its verdict: that it upheld the laws because St Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
02 Nov 2021 08:31 PM

Us Board: Court Ruling Will Stifle Middle Class, Further Dutch Plans.

~ Says Alliance now the facilitator of hardships ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United St. Maarten (US) party expressed disappointment with the verdict of the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances in connection with income and benefit cuts, despite the existence of laws that protect workers rights.

The party board is of the opinion that the court used convenient excuses and considerations to arrive at the underlying reason for its verdict: that it upheld the laws because St Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
02 Nov 2021 01:09 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Court Ruling Is A Monument To Suffering Imposed By National Alliance Govt.

~ Questions if laws and rights dont matter ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel called the decisions by the Constitutional Court to uphold the three ordinances that in part deprive workers of St. Maarten, civil servants in particular, to income and rights that they are entitled to by law, a monument to the suffering imposed on our people by the National Alliance led government.

MP Emmanuel was the only MP who voted against the ordinances to cut the income and benefits of civil servants and workers of semi-government entities Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Oct 2021 11:56 PM

Us Party, Ud And Chris Call For BrisonS Immediate Resignation

UP faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten.

~ Grisha condemns statements ~

PHILIPSBURG--Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison of the United Peoples (UP) party cam Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Oct 2021 11:45 PM

I Am Sorry, Says Brison About Viral Video Remarks, It Was A Moment Of Frustration

Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison.

PHILIPSBURG--Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison has apologised for his remarks made in a spliced video recording that went viral Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
31 Oct 2021 08:37 PM

Emmanuel Calls For Mp BrisonS Immediate Resignation

~ Says PM also accountable to the people ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Referring to it as a clear and present danger to the legitimacy of Parliament and another failure of the current coalition, Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday dubbed the viral recording of the Chairman of Parliament Rolando Brison arrogant and shameful and called on the UP MP Brison to tender his resignation immediately.

MP Emmanuel, who has warned about MP Brisons public conduct on numerous occasions, said elected representatives are supposed to be leaders who act with integrity and accountability after earning the right to represent the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
30 Oct 2021 01:36 PM

United St. Maarten (Us) Board Calls On Mp Brison To Resign Immediately

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party has called on Chairperson of Parliament MP Rolando Brison to resign immediately as President of Parliament and not further shame and embarrass the country. The board also called on all factions in Parliament to show the people of St. Maarten that their highest body stands for integrity and end the soap opera antics of MP Brison and the consequences which St Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
30 Oct 2021 12:57 PM

Usp Calls On Mp Brison To Resign Immediately.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party has called on Chairperson of Parliament MP Rolando Brison to resign immediately as President of Parliament and not further shame and embarrass the country. The board also called on all factions in Parliament to show the people of St. Maarten that their highest body stands for integrity and end the soap opera antics of MP Brison and the consequences which St Read more


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NA
USP
Source: 721 News
29 Oct 2021 12:24 AM

Usp: Effective Governing Is Not Possible With Divisions In Coalition

PHIIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Tuesday questioned how the National Alliance (NA) led coalition government can govern effectively when issues that should be dealt with in coalition meetings are being resolved on the floor of Parliament through motions against sitting Ministers Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
26 Oct 2021 06:17 PM

Usp: Effective Governing Is Not Possible With Divisions In Coalition.

PHILIPSBURG:---The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Tuesday questioned how the National Alliance (NA) led coalition government can govern effectively when issues that should be dealt with in coalition meetings are being resolved on the floor of Parliament through motions against sitting Ministers Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
26 Oct 2021 09:29 AM

The Minister Of Vromi Lied To Parliament

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Documents from the Ministry of VROMI in the ongoing saga about government long lease land situated at Over The Bank, paints a contradictory picture than what was relayed to Parliament by Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran. In fact, the documents paints Doran as a liar.

Doran, on multiple occasions, told Parliament that information could not be found on the 50 plus persons who were granted land in long lease by former VROMI Minister Angel Myers. Doran stressed that nothing at all could be found anywhere in the government’s administration or from civil servants Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
20 Oct 2021 06:47 PM

Usp To Restructure Party Operations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- With an eye on the future and living up to its founding principles, the United St. Maarten (US) party is in the process of restructuring its board, party platform, and representation in preparations for the upcoming electoral cycle.

The board of the US said that it is vital for any political organization to re-examine and plan for the future, especially in changing times Read more


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NA
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Oct 2021 07:59 PM

Mp George Pantophlet- What Is The Fuss.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament George Pantophlet is asking the people of St. Maarten to allow him this brief distraction from his quest for debt cancellation, to address a very serious matter.

MP Pantophlet thought he misread the paragraph of an article appearing in The Daily Herald newspaper on Thursday entitled Sarah: Civil Code does not contain amendments made by Parliament.

What caught the MPs attention was the phrase: Then there is this constant fuss in Parliament about an initiative law amendment of 2011 by the NA [National Alliance] faction to address short term labor contracts that – in view of some MPs -is being frustrated.

After reading this, MP Pantophlet looked up the meaning of the word ‘fuss’ Read more


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NA
Source: SMN-News
15 Oct 2021 04:36 PM

What Is The Fuss?

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament George Pantophlet is asking the people of St. Maarten to allow him this brief distraction from his quest for debt cancellation, to address a very serious matter.

MP Pantophlet thought he misread the paragraph of an article appearing in The Daily Herald newspaper on Thursday entitled Sarah: Civil Code does not contain amendments made by Parliament Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
14 Oct 2021 02:31 AM

Mp Wescot-Williams: Short-TermLaborContractLawHitsAnotherSnag

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, —MP Wescot-Williamshas expressed her disappointment that the publication of the new Civil CodeBook as far as this regards employment contracts (shortterm contracts), the bookdoes not include any of the amendments made byParliament in 2019.

Now I can understand why the Minister of VSA was so evasive whenhe wasrecently asked about short term labor contracts, locally referred to as 6-months contracts, the MPstated Read more


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