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Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2021 10:34 AM

Kenyo Baly, Cay Hill Get Youth Excellence Awards

MP Angelique Romou (centre) with the awardees and other persons.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou and the St. Martin Promoting Young Ambassadors (SMPYA) Foundation presented musicians Cay Hill and Kenyo Baly with the Artist Youth Excellence Awards for the month of April.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
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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Source: SMN-News
23 Apr 2021 07:30 PM

~ Says Alliance clearly not for its voters ~

PHILIPSBURG;--- 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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Source: SXMIslandTime
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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Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2021 04:09 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday called on Minister of Education Rodolph Samuel to explain his reason behind relieving the local acting Secretary-General of the Department of Public Education of her position and replacing her with a non-St. Maarten national 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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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Apr 2021 12:43 AM

Parents Urged To Be Vigilant Of Minors After Inappropriate Incident At Movies

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou said on Monday, April 12, that she had been approached about a statement made on social media concerning an incident of indecent behaviour of minors at Caribbean Cinemas last weekend.

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Source: 721 News
09 Apr 2021 03:04 AM

Organized Confusion The At The PeopleS Expense

Dear Editor,

In the midst of the high level of confusion around the play on words like trajectory, the constant repositioning of this governing coalition with regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nations and continued liquidity support, one thing remains glaringly constant: The everyday plight and hopelessness 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 Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
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


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
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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UPP
PFP
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM

Exclusive: Divide And Conquer, The Modus Operandi Of The Dutch Government.

~ New coalition soon to be formed, Sources ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Dutch Government has once again managed to blackmail the Government and people of St. Maarten when they decided on Friday to freeze the financial support that was promised to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, with this move, the Dutch Government through the Kingdom Council of Ministers managed to split the governing coalition in the parliament of St. Maarten since the United Peoples Party members are the ones behind the petition sent to the United Nations Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Mar 2021 11:34 PM

Jacobs, Marlin Clear The Air On Coho

NA leader and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and NA faction leader in Parliament William Marlin during Thursdays press conference.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
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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Source: SMN-News
10 Mar 2021 06:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- PHILIPSBURG:--- Before taking the COVID vaccine at the Belair Community Center on Wednesday morning, faction leader of the National Alliance, 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 on Wednesday Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
22 Feb 2021 10:26 AM

Mp Presents Athletes With Certificates Of Excellence

From left: Keacy Cartys father Keith Carty, MP Angelique Romou and Reshawn Eustace.

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Angelique Romou has presented certificates of excellence to athletes Keacy Carty and Reshawn Eustace for their recent sports achievements, locally and abroad.

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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Feb 2021 12:18 PM

Na: Vote For Cost-Cutting Laws Is A Vote To Put People Over Self

PHILIPSBURG--The National Alliance (NA) faction said it firmly believes that government and Parliament must provide for and safeguard the well-being of the people of St. Maarten. The partys comments come following Parliaments approval of the three cost cutting laws earlier this week.

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Source: 721 News
05 Feb 2021 10:46 AM

National Alliance Faction: Voting For These Laws Is Voting For The People Of Sint Maarten Over Self

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, Parliament approved all three laws pertaining to the enforcement of cost-cutting measures. This was not done without much reservation from Members of Parliament.

The Members of Parliament of the National Alliance faction firmly believes that Government and Parliament alike, must provide for and safeguard the well-being of the people of Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Feb 2021 11:25 PM

National Alliance Faction: Voting For These Laws Is Voting For The People Of Sint Maarten Over Self.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, Parliament approved all three laws pertaining to the enforcement of cost-cutting measures. This was not done without much reservation from Members of Parliament.
The Members of Parliament of the National Alliance faction firmly believes that Government and Parliament alike, must provide for and safeguard the well-being of the people of Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2021 04:21 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Govt. And MpS PlayingDangerous Game With Dutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game 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 with reforms. 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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Source: SXMIslandTime
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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Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2021 06:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game 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 with reforms. 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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Source: 721 News
21 Dec 2020 02:03 AM

Covid-19 Relief Group Is Still Raising Funds

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The launch was on Sunday but the drive still continues. This is now the slogan of the COVID-19 Relief Group (see attached photo of the organizers)who held its first 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 of money that was raised, the Group has decided to continue the drive and has begun to knock on the doors of companies and businesses.

Besides, because of 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 time Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
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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UPP
Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2020 02:17 PM

~UPP, PFP, and NA supports the signing of agreement and COHO

 PHILIPSBURG: --- The coalition partners that are supporting the government of St. Maarten give the Prime Minister of St. Maarten its blessings in the form of a verbal declaration to go ahead and sign the COHO law. The leader of the UPP faction was the first to give the Prime Minister the declaration State Secretary Raymond Knops wants when he demanded that she gets such prior to the December 18th meeting.

UPP supports the signing of COHO Law.

After making her position known, the UPP MP and Faction Leader Grisha Heyliger Marten gave the declaration that the State Secretary Raymond Knops is looking for, thereby Heyliger Martin then said I am sure of our Prime Minister of St Read more


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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2020 04:18 PM

State Secretary Knops (Bzk) Proposes Sint Maarten Ultimatum; Otherwise No Agreement On December 18.

The HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG:--- The negotiations between the Netherlands and Sint Maarten about an agreement on a multi-year aid and recovery program under Dutch supervision have progressed to such an extent that signing on December 18 is possible.
But then the government and Parliament of Sint Maarten must give 'The Hague' the confidence in black and white that they will comply with earlier agreements and the conditions attached to new loans. This is evident from the letter that State Secretary Knops (BZK) sent to Prime Minister Jacobs Read more


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