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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Aug 2014 10:04 AM

Editorial -- Intriguing landscape

The voters have spoken. Compared to four years ago UP replaced NA as the largest party but fell short of a majority, while DP held steady after its setback in 2010 and newcomer US party not only got into Parliament but earned two seats, making for an intriguing new political landscape Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Aug 2014 10:04 AM

Frans: Our message was loud and clear!

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten party leader Frans Richardson reaffirmed his party's mission of continuing to make life better for the people of St. Maarten in his speech directly following this year's election's preliminary results. The party earned two seats.

"While some of them had counted us out, our message was loud and clear," Richardson said.

"Our message was clear, our message was loud, our message cannot change in this game Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SRP
Source: SMN-News
30 Aug 2014 09:59 AM
style="text-align: center;">Preliminary Results UPP – 7 Seats, NA – 4 seats, USp – 2 seats, DP – 2 seats --- NA, USp and DP signed working document

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Peoples Party got a resounding amount of votes from the voting population on Friday Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
SRP
Source: SXMIslandTime
30 Aug 2014 05:59 AM

St. Maarten Prepares For New Government

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Talks towards the formation of a new government for St. Maarten has already begun.

Seemingly there is some interest between the National Alliance party of MP William Marlin (four seats), the Democratic Party of PM Sarah Wescot-Williams (two seats) and the US party of MP Frans Richardson (two seats).

www.sxmislandtime.com learnt that an accord was signed at the Bute Hotel between the NA, DP and US political parties at five (5am) Saturday.

If this combination of political parties decide to form the next government, then the UP party of MP Theo Heyliger who got seven (7) seats in Friday's election would be left to occupy the opposition benches in the new Parliament of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Aug 2014 11:09 AM

US Party candidates call voters ‘to make a change’

CUL DE SAC--Voters were urged to head to the polls on Friday and make a change by voting for the United St. Maarten Party, headed by independent Member of Parliament Frans Richardson. The party leader and thirteen other candidates shared first final messages of campaign for Parliament at the party's final public meeting at the party's headquarters on Tuesday.

Richardson told supporters, "We are ready for change in this country." He called on voters "to send a message" to the "expired politicians" that the "time has come to get out of office."

He criticised the plans of the United People's (UP) party to build a new hospital as expensive and burdensome for the people as it will cost about US $300 million Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Aug 2014 11:09 AM

UP’s case to obtain copy of voting register thrown out

PHILIPSBURG--The Court on Tuesday declared United People's (UP) Party Association and its chairperson and Member of Parliament (MP) Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce inadmissible in the injunction it had filed to obtain a copy of the voting register.

Upon hearing the Judge's decision, UP's lawyers Peggy-Ann Brandon and Brenda Brooks announced they would immediately file a new and similar injunction against Country St Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
Source: Today SXM
26 Aug 2014 07:06 PM

Party Leaders Avoid Laser 101 Debate: Rhoda Arrindell (Up): “Stupid Grievances Downed First Wescot-Williams Cabinet”

St. Maarten – Party leaders declined to take part in what would have been the last political debate before the elections on Friday yesterday. Radio station Laser 101 had invited UP-leader Theo Heyliger, DP-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams, NA-leader William Marlin and USp-leader Frans Richardson Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
26 Aug 2014 09:03 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- After listening to the last political debate on Sunday night which was organized by AVS News one wonders who really is running the country at this present moment. The two political parties namely the UP and DP tried their utmost best to convince the people that they are the ones most capable of running the country for another four years, yet they did not admit they are the ones in charge right now at least until October 10th, 2014.
SMN News has been bringing you a review of the past four years to remind voters of some of the things that transpired when the three coalitions ran the affairs of the people this great nation.
Early 2011 shortly after the UP/ DP government took office, the biggest scandal that broke and had the country in uproar was when Member of Parliament Jules James who is working for Simpson Bay Resorts Management Company (SBRMC) laid off close to 200 workers that have been working for Pelican Resorts for years Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
SRP
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Aug 2014 09:22 AM

Party leaders delve into critical matters

BELAIR--Dollarisation, integrity, boosting the economy, and immigration were among the topics the leaders of the six political parties delved into during the third and final Arts Video Studios televised political debate in Belair Community Centre on Sunday ahead of Friday's Parliamentary Elections.

The first question posed to party leaders by moderator Paul De Windt, publisher of The Daily Herald, was the parties' stance on dollarisation of the country.

Social Reform Party (SRP) leader businessman Jacinto Mock, to whom the question was posed, said the country was not ready to make the US dollar its currency; this could only happen when St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Aug 2014 09:22 AM

Laser 101 to host 2nd political debate today

MADAME ESTATE--Laser 101 will host its second political discussion today, Monday, with representatives of four political parties contesting the Parliamentary Elections on Friday.

The discussion will be live on Philipsburg Broadcasting Network's radio station Laser 101.1FM from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The discussion was originally to feature the leaders of four of the six political parties in the elections. However, two party leaders could not attend due to conflicting schedules.

"We planned the discussion late so it is understandable that not everyone could make it," said Glenn Carty of the radio network Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
UPP
Source: SMN-News
25 Aug 2014 09:21 AM

UPP #22 Candidate Julian Rollocks Responds to his brother’s Allegations.

>PHILIPSBURG:--- The number 22 candidate on the United Peoples Party slate Julian Rollocks provided SMN News with a copy of a cashiers' check that he had a bailiff deliver to Cimmeran Marlin's lawyer. Rollocks admitted that he went to the radio station when his brother was on air doing an interview, he said he wanted to give his side of the story Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
UPP
CPA
SRP
HOPE
Source: Today SXM
22 Aug 2014 12:18 AM

Like Four Years Ago – The Results Next Friday Could Be Different: Today Newspaper Poll Gives Up Majority Of Votes

St. Maarten – The votes are in, and boy, did Chippie-users grab the opportunity to make their political preference known. Today’s partner in this project, telecom provider UTS received no less than 1,269 text messages from Chippie-users who responded to the poll.

While the pie charts show the results from different angles, it is important to read this figures in their correct context. For this, we will also use the results of an identical poll Today organized using the Chippie-network in 2010.

The raw numbers look like this: United People’s party 452 votes (55 percent), Democratic Party 143 votes (17 percent), National Alliance 119 votes (14 percent), United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
UPP
Source: Today SXM
19 Aug 2014 11:32 PM

Lively Political Debate On Laser 101: Connor (Up) Estimates Gray Economy To Be 50 Percent

St. Maarten – “The government has a debt of 500 million guilders to the Netherlands, and 200 million to creditors. The 2015 budget is expected to be around 465 million. Unemployment is 11.5 percent. It is your first day in office. What will you do?”

This is how moderator Glen Carty started the political debate on radio station Laser 101 on Saturday evening with participants Emil Lee (number 4-candidate Democratic Party), George Pantophlet (number 2-candidate National Alliance), Claret Connor (number 10-candidate United People’s Party) and Harlec Doran (number 6-candidate United Sint Maarten Party).

The lively debate outshone earlier debates on AVS and the political mixer at the St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Aug 2014 08:48 AM
style="text-align: center;">Laser 101 Offering Leaders of Political Parties to Debate the issues.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The first political debate hosted by Glen Carty on Laser 101.1 on Saturday evening was successful. Then four candidates George Pantophlet (NA), Claret Conner (UP), Emil Lee (DP) and Havic Doran (US) managed to share their views on the current issues affecting St Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
OSPP
SRP
Source: Today SXM
18 Aug 2014 05:17 PM

Level Of Political Debate Shta Mixer Disappoints

St. Maarten - The political mixer organized by the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel began with a disappointment when the leader of the United St. Maarten party did not show up. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who was expected to attend, was also absent. Five parties were represented: NA (Rodolphe Samuel), UP (Miguel De Weever), DP (Roy Marlin), SRP (Jacinto Mock) and OSPP (Lenny Priest).

Parties first got the opportunity to explain in broad strokes what they stand for Read more


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Source: SMN-News
18 Aug 2014 03:43 PM
style="text-align: center;">Laser 101 Offering Leaders of Political Parties to Debate the issues.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The first political debate hosted by Glen Carty on Laser 101.1 on Saturday evening was successful. Then four candidates George Pantophlet (NA), Claret Conner (UP), Emil Lee (DP) and Havic Doran (US) managed to share their views on the current issues affecting St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
Source: SMN-News
18 Aug 2014 03:43 PM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- With the date of St. Maarten's parliamentary elections drawing near, several female candidates contesting the elections will be engaged in the Phenomenal Women Political Debate on August 20, 2014. This major event, presented by the University of St. Martin (USM) in collaboration with the "Woman 2 Woman, Phenomenal Women" radio program, will be held at the University of St. Martin lecture hall from 6:00-9:00 pm, and promises to be a night filled with lively discussions from the female perspective.
To ensure the objectivity of this Debate, two phenomenal women were invited to participate as moderators Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
HOPE
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Aug 2014 03:33 PM

Number two candidates debate country matters

BELAIR--Coalition, government's essential duty to the people, reducing the country's debts, immigration and other topics were dealt with by the number two candidates on the slates of five parties contesting the August 29 Parliamentary Elections at the second Arts Video Studio (AVS) political debate in Belair Community Centre on Sunday evening.

Participating in the debate were Leona Marlin-Romeo (United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Aug 2014 09:58 PM

Phenomenal Women Political Debate Moderators

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – With the date of St. Maarten's parliamentary elections drawing near, several female candidates contesting the elections will be engaged in the Phenomenal Women Political Debate on August 20, 2014.

This major event, presented by the University of St. Martin (USM) in collaboration with the "Woman 2 Woman, Phenomenal Women" radio program, will be held at the University of St. Martin lecture hall from 6:00-9:00 pm, and promises to be a night filled with lively discussions from the female perspective.

To ensure the objectivity of this Debate, two phenomenal women were invited to participate as moderators Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
CPA
SRP
Source: Today SXM
13 Aug 2014 10:52 PM

Voting In Today Election Poll Now Open – Send A Free Text Message To Vote

St. Maarten – Starting today, Chippie-users will begin to receive text messages for Today’s election poll. Chippie-users will be able to express their political preference for the August 29 elections via a free text message. Today has once again chosen UTS as its partner for this project because the company has the largest mobile customer base in St. Maarten.
UTS makes the poll technically possible by putting its network at our disposal. The company will start today sending our text messages to thousands of Chippie-customers Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Aug 2014 12:56 PM

Romain Laville At Odds With Statement From Up Candidate

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Independent Member of Parliament, the Honorable Romain Laville, who has opted not to run for the August 29th parliamentary elections, has reacted bitterly at the statements of Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
USP
UPP
Source: Today SXM
12 Aug 2014 11:22 PM

Dp Removed Campaign Material In Belvedere, But: Roundabout Billboards Remain An Issue

St. Maarten – The police had to intervene and in the end, the Democratic Party yielded and took down its oversized political billboard at the Belvedere roundabout on Friday. Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte said that officers had checked the situation on Thursday and concluded that the billboard stood – as was obvious to everyone except the Democratic Party – on the roundabout.

On Wednesday, party-leader and Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams still declared that the situation did not fall within the description of a roundabout Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
UPP
Source: Today SXM
12 Aug 2014 11:17 PM

Up-Candidate Terry Peterson: “A Vote For Frans Means Four More Years Of Laville”

St. Maarten – “A vote for Frans (Richardson – ed.) and the US Party is a vote for another unstable Romain Laville government,” Terry Peterson, the number 8 candidate on the list of the United People’s party (UP)  stated in a press release yesterday Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
Source: SMN-News
09 Aug 2014 10:22 AM
>GREAT BAY:--- Tourism is St. Maarten's main source of income and as a result should be fiercely protected. With a one pillar economy such as this, economic shocks can be risky; therefore, competent persons need to be placed in these crucial positions to ensure stability and sustenance of our economy.
The Board of the United St. Maarten Party (USp) believes that with unpredictable economical influences like the worldwide economic depression that started in 2008 and peaked in 2009 and resulted in a global economic downturn, some of which still lingers, St Read more

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