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USP
Source: 721 News
15 Feb 2018 01:02 AM

Usp Board: Leader Maintains His Innocence, Candidates Will Push On

ST PETERS, Sint Maarten — The board of the United St. Maarten Party, in reaction to the detention of its leader MP Frans Richardson, on Wednesday said their leader maintains his innocence and expects to be fully vindicated of all chargers. The board and candidates stands behind its leader and his family and awaits with confidence the outcome of any trial before a court of law.

The timing of the arrest has however not gone unnoticed, so close before an election Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
14 Feb 2018 09:30 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party, in reaction to the detention of its leader MP Frans Richardson, on Wednesday said their leader maintains his innocence and expects to be fully vindicated of all charges. The board and candidates stand behind its leader and his family and await with confidence the outcome of any trial before a court of law.

The timing of the arrest has however not gone unnoticed, so close before an election Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
14 Feb 2018 01:58 PM

Update: Frans Richardson And Janhendrik Boekaar Arrested By Member Of The Tbo Team

~ Two arrests on Sint Maarten, one home seized ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The anti-corruption team TBO executed two searches in homes and one in a company on Sint Maarten. Two suspects were arrested. One home was seized.

Member of Parliament (MP) Frans Richardson

The arrest of F.G. R. (1968) is the result of the research “Emerald”, an investigation into fraud and corruption in the port of Sint Maarten Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
11 Feb 2018 05:12 PM

Frans Asks Gebe To Expedite Restoration To Parts Of Cay Bay.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Frans Richardson is calling on GEBE to at least explain to residents of Cay Bay why they are still without electricity 6 months after the passing of hurricane Irma.

Richardson said while he fully compliments the staff and management of GEBE for the work they have done in restoring St Read more


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USP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: 721 News
08 Feb 2018 11:36 PM

Sint Maarten Christian Party Is The Only Party That Published Manifesto In Timely Manner

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten —  The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties they are required to make their manifestos public in a timely manner.

In order for the public to make well-informed decision, the political program of a party should be published around the date of postulation. To date only one party, the Sint Maarten Christian Party, has presented their manifesto for the 2018 elections to the public.

According to the articles of association of the respective political parties the publication dates of their manifestos are:

–          US Party: latest February 1, 2018

–          NA: around January 5, 2018

–          SDM: latest January 5, 2018

–          SMCP: latest January 27, 2018 Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
07 Feb 2018 07:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In light of the current ongoing fires at the Philipsburg landfill, the United St. Maarten (US) party is once again pointing out that the constant instability of government has effectively stalled any progress at the landfill.

Party leader Frans Richardson explained that every time government falls for whatever so-call reasons, efforts that underway stopped and the reset button is hit by every new incoming government with its own ideas.

“When will there be a start, so this reoccurring problem can stop? Only when we stop playing politics with people’s lives and get serious about governing Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
06 Feb 2018 12:17 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Monday questioned what the role of the Post Office will be in distributing voting cards for the February 26 Parliamentary election.
Richardson was reacting to information from the Prime Minister and Civil Registry that voting cards would be distributed via the community centers in the various districts, with several voting districts grouped together Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
UD
Source: SMN-News
19 Jan 2018 06:30 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Friday said the leader of the United Democrats (UD) MP Sarah Wescott-Williams continues to insult the people by persisting with manipulative ways to sow confusion in the country.

Richardson also wondered when Wescot-Williams was appointed as a Minister since she feels free to speak for the Council of Ministers and more specifically the Prime Minister Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
18 Jan 2018 05:28 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United St. Maarten (US) party will host the first of many town hall meetings for the 2018 campaign on Tuesday, January 23. The meeting will be held at the Rupert Maynard Community Center in St. Peters from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Leader of the US MP Frans Richardson said although the party is still very young, but going into its third campaign, the principle of going to the people remains the same Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
10 Jan 2018 10:23 PM

~ Says tourism must work for more people ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Rolando Brison, on Wednesday shared his plans and insight into his campaign slogan “Making Tourism Work For You” that primarily focused on St. Maarten’s tourism product and how it can and should benefit every citizen directly, through job creation and/or economic gains. Brison, current Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) is contesting the upcoming Parliamentary Elections on February 26 with the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: 721 News
09 Jan 2018 06:55 PM

Four Parties Participate In Endorsement Of The List On Monday 

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The endorsement of the list of candidates took place – as per article 23 of the Electoral Ordinance – today, January 8th 2018 as of 9am thru 4pm.

Of the six political parties that submitted a list of candidates, only four were required to be endorsed. The National Alliance and the United St. Maarten Party were exempted from this requirement, as they received one or more seats during the previous Parliamentary election Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2018 10:08 PM

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The endorsement of the list of candidates took place - as per article 23 of the Electoral Ordinance – today, January 8th 20, 8 as of 9am thru 4pm.
Of the six political parties that submitted a list of candidates, only four were required to be endorsed. The National Alliance and the United St. Maarten Party were exempted from this requirement, as they received one or more seats during the previous Parliamentary election Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
07 Jan 2018 05:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson describes the list of the party as “one in which the people of St. Maarten can see themselves reflected” and one that is ready and capable to govern.
Speaking over the weekend, Richardson lauded the fact that once again the USP has given capable young professionals the opportunity to seek higher office to continue serving St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2017 06:29 PM

~ A waste of time and focus on country ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Thursday asked the people of St. Maarten to remember who manipulated the country into the chaos and instability that it is currently in, with a DP/UP/Brownbill coalition unable to form a government Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
26 Nov 2017 07:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Sunday said that anyone rejoicing over the unprecedented moves by the Dutch government to oust Prime Minister William Marlin is condoning a dangerous, self-defeating precedent that will be used again against St Read more


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DP
USP
Source: SMN-News
03 Nov 2017 04:54 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Friday said that his party will not utilize the customary roadside billboards in the run-up to the January Parliamentary elections.

Richardson said that he believes the work put in by the USP in 9 months in office and the clear message that the party will have for the people of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
Source: 721 News
01 Nov 2017 10:24 PM

Frans Urges Public Not To Fall For The Pretentious Games Of The Dp

~ Says DP manipulated young MP ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party is imploring the people of St. Maarten not to fall for the “pretentious saintly act” being put on display by the leader of the Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2017 08:20 PM

~ Says DP manipulated young MP ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party is imploring the people of St. Maarten not to fall for the “pretentious saintly act” being put on display by the leader of the Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2017 08:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Wednesday said the Minister of VSA Emil Lee should be held fully accountable for his failure to properly organize the relief effort following hurricane Irma.
Richardson said he cannot understand how the media have not attached accountability where it should go instead of letting Lee throw civil servants from his Ministry under the bus as the failures Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
Source: SMN-News
01 Nov 2017 07:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party said it is very disappointed in MP Chanel Brownbill for the decision he took despite having stood by him through everything and involved him in even more. Brownbill ran on the slate of the US party in the last Parliamentary Elections.
The board explained that all effort was made to surround MP Brownbill, a new MP, with the assistance and guidance he needs to be successful in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
31 Oct 2017 10:22 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Information reaching SMN News states that Prime Minister of St. Maarten and Leader of the National Alliance William Marlin will submit a Ministeriële Beschikking (MB) to the governor to as early as tomorrow to dissolve the Parliament of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
20 Oct 2017 10:24 PM

Frans: Shta Should Guard Its Tone In Addressing Its Government Partner

~ Govt. will not be irresponsible in talks with Dutch ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson believes the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) should guard its tone and refrain from levying insults towards Parliament and the government of St. Maarten. Richardson’s US party holds the political responsibility for the Ministry of Tourism and Economic Affairs and that of Justice.

He said St Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
20 Oct 2017 06:56 PM

~ Govt. will not be irresponsible in talks with Dutch ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson believes the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) should guard its tone and refrain from levying insults towards Parliament and the government of St. Maarten. Richardson’s US party holds the political responsibility for the Ministry of Tourism and Economic Affairs and that of Justice.

He said St Read more


Candidates in this article:
MAP
Source: SMN-News
14 Sep 2017 09:18 PM

Caribbean Tourism Organization (Cto) Hurricane Irma - Update 5.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados:--- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) continue to provide updates from their members in the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean following the impact Hurricane Irma.

Relief efforts are underway in a handful of the countries and both CTO and CHTA have set-up funds to assist in the efforts. CTO’s Relief Fund helps families and countries rebuild after hurricanes. For more information on CTO’s Relief Fund or to make a donation, visit www.gofundme.com/hurricane-relief-fund-cto Read more


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