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PFP
Source: 721 News
23 Jan 2022 09:52 AM

Government, Majority Of Mps Show Blatant Disregard For Sint Maarten Constitution, Says Pfp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The eight Members of Parliament (MPs) who voted against a proposal to suspend voting on the countrys 2022 budget until after the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting have shown their blatant disregard for the Sint Maarten Constitution. This is what Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson had to say following Fridays public meeting of Parliament.

The proposal in question was brought forward by MP Gumbs on Friday afternoon during Parliaments handling of the countrys draft 2022 budget Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jan 2022 10:38 PM

Government, Majority Of Mps Show Blatant Disregard For Sint Maarten Constitution, Says Pfp

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The eight Members of Parliament (MPs) who voted against a proposal to suspend voting on the countrys 2022 budget until after the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting have shown their blatant disregard for the Sint Maarten Constitution. This is what Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson had to say following Fridays public meeting of Parliament.

The proposal in question was brought forward by MP Gumbs on Friday afternoon during Parliaments handling of the countrys draft 2022 budget Read more


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DP
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Jan 2022 11:38 AM

Knops Disappointed Not To Be In New Government

THE HAGUE--Caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops said on Friday that he was disappointed to a certain extent to not be reappointed in the new Dutch Rutte IV government which will be sworn in today, Monday.

  Knops (50) would have liked to stay on, and in the corridors during the formation period he was mentioned as a possible candidate to become the next minister of defence. However, that portfolio is going to current caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Kajsa Ollongren.

  I would have loved to continue with a whole lot of energy, he told the media just before the last Council of Ministers meeting of the caretaker Rutte III government on Friday Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2022 08:40 PM

~Calls again on Central Bank to finalize draft legislation on consumer banking protection.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison has taken note of numerous calls from both consumers and the business community of how the convenience and effectiveness of the banking sectors policies have hit an all-time low Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2021 11:24 PM

Paris Court Of Justice Throws Out 6-Year Case Against Semsamar

SEMSAMAR President Yawo Nyuiadzi (centre), Director General Laurent Pinsel (left) and lawyer Sbastien Schapira (right) discuss the dismissal of the SEMSAMAR case.  (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT--The St. Martin-based mixed capital company SEMSAMAR has learnt that a six-year investigation into the companys alleged misappropriation Read more


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MAP
USP
Source: 721 News
05 Dec 2021 11:47 PM

Pamela Gordon Carty Usp Leader: Mp ArrindellS Departure Lacked Integrity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordon-Carty on Sunday said while she was not surprised by the declaration by MP Akeem Arrindell as an independent member of Parliament, she would have preferred that the MP used a more integer manner of walking away from the party regardless of the reason that has been expressed.

The US board had already earlier in the weekend stated that Arrindells excuse to Parliament and the public was void of the truth Read more


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MAP
USP
Source: SMN-News
05 Dec 2021 06:54 PM

Us Leader: Mp ArrindellS Departure Lacked Integrity.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordo Carty on Sunday said while she was not surprised by the declaration by MP Akeem Arrindell as an independent member of Parliament, she would have preferred that the MP used a more integer manner of walking away from the party regardless of the reason that has been expressed.
The US board had already earlier in the weekend stated that Arrindells excuse to Parliament and the public was void of the truth Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Nov 2021 10:11 PM

Pamela Gordon-Carty Elected New Political Leader Of Usp

~ Nicholas new board President ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Former Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty was elected as the new political leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday, November 28, and immediately made it clear that the party, in or out of government, will not allow the people of St. Maarten to acceptcrumbs inexchange any longer.

Re-emphasizing that the US has always been and remain on the path to realizing independence for St. Maarten, the new leader said the people must come together and decide that they will no longer tolerate their children to suffer in a St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2021 12:28 PM

~ Nicholas new board President ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty was elected as the new political leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday, November 28, and immediately made it clear that the party, in or out of government, will not allow the people of St. Maarten to accept crumbs in exchange any longer.
Re-emphasizing that the US has always been and remains on the path to realizing independence for St. Maarten, the new leader said the people must come together and decide that they will no longer tolerate their children to suffer in a St Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Nov 2021 05:20 AM

Frans Disappointed, Outraged Over Misleading Statements, Blocking Of Suspect Questioning

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Former Member of Parliament Frans Richardson on Wednesday said he is disappointed in the justice system and outraged at the misleading statements and devious tactics that are used to convict persons in a court of law and in the court of public opinion.

Richardson, who was sentenced in the Court of First Instance on Tuesday to twelve months and payment of criminal proceeds, said the verdict did not come as a complete surprise considering the same judge who convicted him in the Emerald case, presided over this Aquamarine II case Read more


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NA
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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NA
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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Source: 721 News
02 Nov 2021 12:38 PM

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Shamed Herself

Dear Editor,

If you are on social media these days you would have immediately noticed that the people of St. Maarten are sharing pictures, videos and speeches of the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley. Popular saying goes that you should never lift a politician too high, but Mottley is on a roll as a global leader. Compared to St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, the PM in Barbados must seem heaven sent to many here Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Oct 2021 03:31 PM

Minister Ottley: Payments To Paramedics Up To Date, Ozr Cards Will Be Accepted

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development VSA Omar Ottley in a press release issued on Friday expressed shock and disappointment in response to an October 28 public notice of the Paramedic Association Sint Maarten (PASM) stating that OZR insured clients would have to pay out of pocket for therapies as of November 1.

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Source: SMN-News
29 Oct 2021 05:20 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of VSA, Mr. Omar Ottley expresses shock and disappointment in response to the October 28 public notice of the Paramedic Association Sint Maarten (PASM).

The notice of the association stated that OZR insured would have to pay out of pocket for therapies as of November 1. Minister Ottley would like to give peace of mind to OZR insured patients that their respective therapies will not have to be paid for out of pocket and will continue to be covered by their insurance.

In the week of October 18, Minister Ottley met with representatives of the PASM to address their grievances, to which reasonable agreements were made through positive dialogue and a commitment to work collectively on long-term solutions Read more


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Source: 721 News
29 Oct 2021 12:40 AM

Emmanuel: Vromi Minister Must Address Leaked Document Of Over The Bank Land

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday said it is disappointing, but still very typical, that Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran has not publicly addressed leaked documents that appear to contradict everything he has been telling Parliament and the public about long lease land at the area known as Over The Bank.

Earlier this week a media outlet published what appears to be an authentic list of the 50 or so persons who were initially granted a parcel of land in long lease at Over the Bank Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Oct 2021 08:20 PM

Emmanuel: Vromi Minister Must Address Leaked Document Of Over The Bank Land

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Independent MP Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday said it is disappointing, but still very typical, that Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran has not publicly addressed leaked documents that appearto contradicteverything hehas been telling Parliament and the public about long lease land at the area known as OverTheBank.

Earlier this week a media outlet published what appears to be an authentic list of the 50 or so persons who were initially granted a parcel of land in long lease at Over the Bank Read more


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NA
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: 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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NA
Source: SMN-News
13 Oct 2021 09:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- MP Wescot-Williams has expressed her disappointment that the publication of the new Civil Code Book as far as this regards employment contracts (short term contracts), the book does not include any of the amendments made by Parliament in 2019.
Now I can understand why the Minister of VSA was so evasive when he was recently asked about short-term labor contracts, locally referred to as 6-months contracts, the MP stated Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Oct 2021 02:14 PM

Open Letter To Our Prime Minister

Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs,

It is with much irritation I followed the press briefing of Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and noticed the change of your personality right in front of my eyes. In my opinion you should have one face: you either respect the democracy of our country or choose somewhere else where democracy does not reign.

I was completely flabbergasted watching and listening to this person that I believed was someone of principles and I am now very disappointed in your stands Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
24 Sep 2021 10:43 AM

Minister Doran Publicly Apologises For Insulting Ombudsman Mossell

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran has publicly apologised for his letter to Ombudsman Gwendolyn Mossel.

  Doran had been urged to do so by Members of Parliament (MPs), who unanimously called his letter abominable.

  On Tuesday, Doran wrote to the ombudsman, who had asked the minister questions about Vineyard Heights/Over The Bank and announced a systemic investigation into the allocation of pieces of land, saying that he suspected that the ombudsman was not impartial in this matter.

  These properties and the allocations of same that you are seeking clarification on are directly tied into person that you were/are legally and/or physically involved with Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2021 07:11 PM

Pond Island:---Telecommunication provider, TelEm Group, proudly announces the launch of TelTV+ - a brand-new IPTV High-Definition television service for the St. Maarten community.

Featuring 150 channels and a host of power-packed features for all tele-viewing tastes, TelTV+ is designed to be affordable and will be catering to all age groups and a diverse St. Maarten community.

 TelEm Group has been working diligently for the past year to first select, purchase, develop and test its new IPTV system in order to revolutionize television viewing in St Read more


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