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Source: SXMIslandTime
06 May 2021 01:21 AM

Mp Pantophlet: There Is No Better Time Than Now To End Abuse Of The Short-Term Contract

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The abuse of the short-term contract/ labor agreement better known as the 6-month contract has been disputed for years and National Alliance Member of Parliament, George Pantophlet in his role as legislator, is ready to tackle this head on with the support of the coalition.

In May of 2011, the initiators of the Draft amendment, the National Alliance supported by the United St Maarten People’s party, embarked upon a mission to address this very serious matter Read more


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25 Apr 2021 10:01 AM

Mp Emmanuel: Pm Betrays St. Maarteners Once Again

~ Says Alliance clearly not for its voters ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Friday said it is unbelievable that the Prime Minister of St. Maarten, an educator by profession, would openly label government as an equal opportunity employer when discussing qualified St. Maarteners getting first preference over non-St. Maarteners with employment. This is the ultimate betrayal of our people and everyone who voted for the National Alliance and who anticipated being prioritized by that party, the MP said.

The MP was reacting to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs explanation about what is happening at the Fire Department with the hiring of a Dutchman as Head of Repression Read more


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20 Apr 2021 05:55 PM

Samuel Must Explain Public Education Appointment, Says Mp Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday called on Minister of EducationRodolphSamuel to explain his reason behind relievingthe local acting Secretary General of the Department of Public Educationof her position and replacing herwith a non-St. Maartennational in government service.

The MP stressed that he has nothing against the person appointed and does not want his concerns misconstrued as anti-immigrant, but called the situation yet another example of this government treating St Read more


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08 Apr 2021 08:27 PM

Organized Confusion The At The PeopleS Expense

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In the midst of thehigh level of confusion around theplay on words liketrajectory,theconstant repositioning ofthis governing coalitionwith regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nationsand continued liquidity support, one thing remainsglaringly constant: Theeverydayplightandhopelessness felt by the average citizens of this country.

The obvious lack of strategic planning with regards to the petition to the U.N. and the seemingly unprepared demeanor for responses of State Secretary Knops, hit this coalition like a deer caught in the headlights of an eighteen wheeler container truck.We have yet to see any formal or formidable response or strategy moving forward, other than the Prime Minister refusing to sign on to the country package until liquidity support is reinstated. 

The debris of the collision is a direct reflection of the emotional state of the country Read more


Candidates in this article:
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UPP
PFP
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28 Mar 2021 11:08 PM

Personal Agendas, Lack Of Strategy At Center Of Current Crisis Pfp Calls On Coalition To Withdraw Petition To Un

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – PFP faction members Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson called on the current coalition to withdraw the petition submitted on March 9th to UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.`

As a faction, we repeat our rejection of this petition, PFP said on Sunday, 28 March 2021. On November 5th, 2020 Parliament established a Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization, following a proposal by MPs Solange Ludmila Duncan (NA) and Grisha Heyliger- Marten (UPP) Read more


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11 Mar 2021 09:00 AM

Leaders Should Lead By Example

PHILIPSBURG – Before taking the COVID-19 vaccine at the Belair Community Center on Wednesday morning, faction leader of the National Alliance (NA), Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlin said that our leaders should lead by example.

He wanted the public at large to know, that because he believes the vaccine is safe and necessary, he and his wife Gabrielle have taken the shot in the arm.

After taking the vaccine and waiting to see if there would be any reactions for like 20 minutes, MP Marlin told reporters, that the injection in his right arm was painless, he said.  Taking the vaccine was definitely more comfortable than taking the COVID-19 test twice. 

MP Marlin said that many of his contacts has responded to register for the vaccine.  Several of them told him, you go ahead, I wont be taking it, at the least, not now.  For this reason, I want my family and friends to know that we have taken the test and are feeling quite fine Read more


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05 Jan 2021 10:13 PM

Chris: Govt. And MpS Playing Dangerous Game With Dutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Members of Parliament are playing a dangerousand irresponsiblegame with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages withreforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP’s are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

“When you listen to MP’s supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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17 Dec 2020 08:06 PM

Covid-19 Relief Is Still Raising Funds

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The launch was on Sunday but the drive still continues. This is the slogan of the COVID-19 Relief Group who held its fundraising radio/telethon last Sunday at the University of St Martin. At the end of the day, 98 persons had donated a total of 4,476 US dollars and 4.359 guilders. The Group had expected to raise more funds so as to be able to assist more people who are in need. Seeing the limited amount that was raised the Group has decided to continue the drive and has begun to knock on the doors of companies and businesses.

Given the limited amount of funds raised thus far, the COVID-19 Relief Group has decided to only assist persons with food and medication at this Read more


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04 Dec 2020 12:52 PM

To The Leader And Board Of The National Alliance.

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten – When I joined the National Alliance it was premised on a party principle that elevated above all others: The Alliance was a political power that sought to serve the needs of the people first. The party was established with a significant and distinctive role – passionate about St. Maarten and her people. No other party occupied that space. I fully saw myself within this lofty ideal.

This is a historic time in St Read more


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05 Nov 2020 11:25 PM

Parliament Establish Historic Permanent Constitutional And Decolonization Committee Motion To Finalize Decolonization, Organize Rtc By July 2021

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – A joint proposal by MPs Solange Ludmila Duncan (NA) and Grisha Heyliger- Marten (UPP) to establish a Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization was approved unanimously during a public meeting of Parliament on Thursday.
Decades ago, the highest body in the world, the United Nations, made decolonization one of its core objectives Read more


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05 Oct 2020 10:12 PM

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Receives New Educational Materials For The Save St. Maarten Corals Project With The Assistance Of Virtual Concepts International And Dcna.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Nature Foundation. St. Maarten recently received a coral polyp model and created a poster about the state of St. Maartens Coral Reefs as new educational materials for presentations in coordination with the Save St. Maarten Corals Project. Both the coral polyp model and the poster will be used to help educate the public of the importance of coral reefs surrounding the island and what threats they are facing.

The coral polyp model was 3D printed by Dean Legg of Virtual Concepts International, located in Cole Bay Read more


Candidates in this article:
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USP
SMCP
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08 Jul 2020 06:16 PM

CountryS Strategic Assests At Risk

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic,” says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

“Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assests but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country.”

PJIAE’s restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports both the National Alliance and United People’s Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance especially during my tenure Read more


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SMCP
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18 Jun 2020 03:20 PM

Pm Jacobs Demands Respect Of State Secretary Knops

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday June 17th, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, drs. Raymond Knops. The word that caught my attention during the Prime Ministers report was the word respect, because she used it several times during her talk Read more


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HOPE
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15 May 2020 05:59 AM

Cost Cutting Measures Discussed With Unions Government Awaiting Further Feedback From Ccsu

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU). This was the second meeting held with the Unions to discuss cost-cutting measures. During the first meeting, Government made the following proposal: cut its own salary by another 5% which is a total 20% cut 10% off salaries over NA 8,000 Cut of vacation pay 2020 off salaries over NA 4000 Also included in the proposal is freezing or postponement of bonuses etc.


None of the proposed cost-cutting measures would apply to anyone making under NA 4.000, -, which the Minister of Finance stressed in his opening remarks during the press briefing earlier that Wednesday Read more


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UPP
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28 Mar 2020 09:50 PM

Remarks At The Swearing In Ceremony Of The New Governmnet By His Excellency Drs. Eugene B. Holiday Governor Of Sint Maarten

Prime-Minister, Ministers,
Good Morning,
On January 9, 2020, the people of Sint Maarten went to the polls and elected a new group of parliamentarians. In doing so creating the basis for the formation of a new government.

On January 16, 2020, based on the results of the elections, I named Ms. Silveria Jacobs as formateur to form a new government Read more


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27 Mar 2020 06:07 PM

Gobernador Recibe Informe Final S. Jacobs

HARBOUR VIEW – El 26 de marzo del 2020, Su Excelencia el Gobernador de Sint Maarten, El Dres. E.B. Holiday, recibi el informe final actualizado de la formadora Silveria Jacobs.

La formadora acept la comisin para formar un nuevo gobierno que cuenta con el apoyo de una amplia mayora en el Parlamento compuesto por la fraccin NA y la fraccin UP Read more


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26 Mar 2020 08:57 PM

Voting Under Pressure

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten In what is being viewed as an urgent push to get St. Maarten to pass the Penal Procedure Code, reports have begun to circulate of undue pressure being levied on parliamentarians to urgently pass the ordinance. The idea that Sint Maarten faces the possibility of being blacklisted allegedly has some members of Parliament advocating skipping the debate and proceeding to approve the concept ordinance Penal Procedure Code.

They just want to vote it into law, because it is said that this will save Sint Maarten from being black listed, Member of Parliament of the National Alliance, the Honorable drs Read more


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24 Feb 2020 11:18 PM

Mp Silveria Jacobs Resigns From Parliament However, Remains As Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs, currently serving as Prime Minister announced that she has officially resigned from Parliament as of Tuesday, February 18th. She had just returned from a week long working visit to the Netherlands, where it became clear that giving proper representation in Parliament would be a great challenge Read more


Candidates in this article:
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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
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10 Feb 2020 03:38 PM

Fifteen Members Of Parliament Took Oath/Rolando Brison Elected Chairman Of Parliament

HARBOR VIEW, Sint Maarten – The 15 persons elected to the parliament of Sint Maarten during the parliamentary elections on January 9th, are now official Members of Parliament. They were sworn in by the Governor, His Excellency drs. Eugene B. Holiday during a ceremony held at the Governors Office in Harbor View Monday morning.

The 15 law makers to take the oath of office Monday morning were from the National Alliance Silveria Jacobs, Jurendy Doran, William Marlin, Christopher Emmanuel, Ardwell Irion and Rudolphe Samuel. From the United Peoples Party are Rolando Brison, Grisha Marten Heyliger, Omar Ottley and Sidharth Bijlani Read more


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17 Jan 2020 09:28 AM

Governor Holiday Concludes Consultations And Appoints Formateur Jacobs

Harbor View – The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, following the outcome of the January 9, 2020 elections held consultations from January 10 through 14, 2020 to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government. The Governor, considering the ongoing discussion regarding compliance with the standards set forth by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), also convened a meeting with the political leaders and the bankers association to underscore the importance and urgency of handling this matter for Sint Maarten irrespective of which parties form the new government Read more


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UPP
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14 Jan 2020 07:26 AM

Christopher Emmanuel: I Am Not Jumping Ship

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – One of the Members of Parliament elect in the just concluded parliamentary election, Christopher Emmanuel who has not assigned his signature to the signed agreement between the National Alliance and the United Peoples Party, made it clear Monday afternoon that he has no intention of leaving the NA or jumping ship Read more


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12 Jan 2020 06:49 AM

The National Alliance And United PeopleS Party Signed A Coalition Agreement To Form The Next Government Of St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The agreement will see the two largest parties coming out of the January 9 Parliamentary election form a solid majority in the next Parliament of St. Maarten, and, most importantly, a stable government for the next four years.

Under the coalition agreement the National Alliance will appoint the Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Education, Minister of VROMI, Minister of Justice, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Prime Minister, Vice Chair of Parliament and 2nd Vice Chair of Parliament.

The United People Party will appoint the Minister of TEATT, Minister of VSA, Chairperson of Parliament and Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Read more


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11 Jan 2020 09:43 PM

National Alliance And United PeopleS Party Sign Agreement


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten- On Saturday, January 11th, the National Alliance and the United People’s Party signed an agreement indicating their willingness to form the next government.

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Candidates in this article:
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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
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10 Jan 2020 10:52 PM

Governor Holiday Holds Consultations Regarding The Election Results

Harbour View Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary elections. Governor Holiday also received the preliminary results of the January 9, 2020, parliamentary elections.

Interim Prime Minister Ms. S. Jacobs has, in view of the elections, made the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available. The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation into consideration and requested the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.

Based on the preliminary results the Governor decided to start consultations today with various persons to gather information to decide on the process for the formation of a new government Read more


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