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Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2022 08:38 PM

Pop Job On The Line Again Next Week Thursday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- It seems that the current President of Parliament United Peoples(UP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten will have to deal with her job being on the line on Thursday, October 27. According to a schedule sent out by parliament on Friday, a public meeting will handle the agenda points, Incoming documents, Ratification of the decision list of the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) held from September 27-30, 2022 in the Hague, the Netherlands (IS/048/2022-2023 dated September 30, 2022) and Thank the Chair for her services thus far and relieve her from her duties (IS/026/2022-2023 dated September 20, 2022)
The latter agenda point was requested by MP W.V Read more


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MAP
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HOPE
Source: SMN-News
16 Oct 2022 04:04 PM

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Caribbean marketplace is cluttered with twenty-plus territories positioning themselves pretty much in the same way and offering similar benefits. Smart positioning will make one tourist destination stand out from the rest. It makes the difference from being average to becoming a dominant market player.

Positioning is one of the most powerful marketing concepts. It creates an identity or image of a destination in the mind of tourists in terms of an awareness that distinguishes it from competing destinations Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
09 Sep 2022 12:46 PM

~ UPP Founder holding  MP Sidhardt Cookie Bijlani hostage to maintain his wife as chair of parliament.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The coalition of 8 has selected the faction staff and policy advisor to Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell to take up the position as Minister of TEATT that has been vacated by former Minister Roger Lawrence.
Lambriex is the son of Leo Chance former Manager of SEL Maduro and Sons who worked for several years at SEL Maduro and Sons and at Port of St Read more


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UPP
UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Sep 2022 02:18 PM

Government Mum On Current Majority In Parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs remains mum on the majority her government has in the Parliament of St. Maarten. The Prime Minister was asked on Wednesday about the possible fall of her government since former Minister and now Member of Parliament Ludmilla de Weever declared herself as an Independent Member of Parliament last week.

Jacobs said that the weekly press conference is not for political topics but said that her government does have a majority in parliament.
During the recess Leader of the United Peoples Party, Rolando Brison went ahead and seek the support of the two independent members of parliament Akeem Arrindell and Chanel Brownbill Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
26 Jul 2022 06:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau announced the renewal of contracts with the three agencies that execute the public relations, marketing communications, and digital marketing for the destination, as of July/ August 2022.

Following the upward trend of arrivals since 2021 and with some concerning challenges with lower occupancy for the summer, the tourism bureau is pleased to work with the Marketing and PR agencies again. The marketing team will work with Diamond PR, Big Idea Advertising, and USP PR Marketing to leverage a marketing budget and strategically drive travel in target markets like the Northeast (NY, NJ, and CT), Atlanta, Charlotte, Florida, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and California Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
02 Jul 2022 05:05 PM

Negotiations To Broaden Coalition Ongoing.

~ 4 MPS off-island signed prior to leaving. ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Some members of parliament namely those from the current National Alliance and United Peoples Party (NA/UP) coalition continue to meet in order to strengthen their coalition after MP Solange Ludmilla Duncan resigned from the National Alliance.
The formation meetings began after an urgent meeting of parliament was called on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, where the Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran was invited to discuss the most recent report from the Ombudsman Read more


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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
04 May 2022 04:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Protocol having been established, I would like to simply say good afternoon, goede middag, bon tardi, to all of you here with us today and viewing online.

It is an honor for me to on behalf of the host country and Sint Maarten delegation at this IPKO to give you a presentation today on the State of Affairs of Sint Maarten.

I would like to pause here to mention MP William Marlin, a veteran politician and mentor to many of us in Parliament, myself included, who is not with us today due to a medical procedure abroad but sends his warmest regards to you all Read more


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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
28 Feb 2022 05:11 PM

Sint Maarten Youth Parliament Hosts Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate And Open House.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Youth Parliament and IslandGalTing will be hosting the first-ever Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7 pm. The event will be virtual and live-streamed on Youtube. The Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate will feature five members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, each representing a faction. Our participants are MP Ludmilla Duncan of the National Alliance Faction, MP Rolando Brison of the United People's Party Faction, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of the United Democrats Faction, MP Melissa Gumbs of the Party for Progress Faction, and MP Chanel Brownbill of the United St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
10 Feb 2022 04:14 PM

Usp: Something Is Afoul At Pjia, Says Management And Board Are Failures.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Cecil Nicholas said it is as clear as day that something is afoul with the ongoing reconstruction project of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Jan 2022 08:50 PM

Gordon-Carty: Civil Servant Exodus Due To Victimization, Hopelessness.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Pamela Gordon-Carty on Wednesday decried the amount of civil servants that are leaving government service and placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the National Alliance/UP coalition government. She said the government has created an atmosphere of hopelessness and victimization which is directly contributing to the exodus of public servants.

While I want to wish the entire population of country St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
18 Jan 2022 12:31 PM

Usp: Ferrier Is The Kettle And Pot Having A Conversation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Tuesday reacted to Michael Ferriers criticism of the party as the proverbial kettle having a conversation with the pot, with both knowing each other well. The party board asked the public to consider the source of the criticism and dismissed Ferrier as a condemned crook who for some reason is still seeking to be relevant on the political landscape of St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
16 Jan 2022 05:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Sunday said it is astounded by the governments lackadaisical approach towards what is happening at the hospital project, and questioned the status and security of the contract signed for the hospital project with INSO, now FINSO. The many financial setbacks reported at the project should be raising alarms within government, President of the USP Cecil Nicholas said.

The now confirmed reports about contractors and sub-contractors not being paid as well as the report of the recent resignation (forced or otherwise) of a financial executive attached to the project, is very concerning to our party in particular after the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2022 07:40 PM

Usp Questions The Blind Execution Of Legislation That Legislates The Legislator.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of The United St. Maarten Party (USP) board Cecil Nicholas said his board was baffled by Thursdays public meeting of Parliament which dealt with the suspension of MP Claudius Buncamper, dubbing the meeting amusing.

Todays meeting which should have been opened and closed without fan fair because the law is clear was turned into a circus with legislators basically elucidating on the interpretation of the law Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2022 11:18 AM

Voting Bureau To Decide Who Will Replace Suspended Mp Buncamper.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten in a public meeting on Thursday said that the Voting Bureau will decide who will be replacing suspended MP Claudius Buncamper. Buncamper was suspended since he was convicted on December 23rd, 2021.
Members of Parliament in their debate said that the letter sent by the Prosecutor General recommended that the convicted member of parliament be suspended based on Article 50-2-b Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
03 Jan 2022 05:51 PM

Usp Questions The Continuous Use Of The Term Lack Of Capacity.'

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Tuesday said that the new practice of casually throwing our people under the bus by the Prime Minister and her government with words like lack of capacity needs to be stopped.

The party was responding to the PMs statement that she was not surprised by the conclusion of the fourth quarter execution report of the country packages Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2021 12:25 PM

~ Buncamper filed an appeal, but will be suspended from Parliament~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper has been convicted in the Ruby case that was filed by the Prosecutors Office.
The court convicted the longtime civil servant to 32 months imprisonment and has banned him for a period of 7 years as a civil servant, while his wife Maria Buncamper Molanus has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2021 12:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the season and the projected increase in passenger arrivals to St. Maarten, the board of the United St. Maarten Party is concerned with the lack of measures in place to manage passenger experience and questions the much-talked-about benefits of the strategic Alliance with Schiphol Airport.

After all, the CEO of PJIA Brian Mingo makes it a habit to highlight Schiphols level of expertise and experience as far surpassing our local capacity Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
20 Dec 2021 06:46 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Cecil Nicholas on Monday said his board is baffled over why to date the mandatory 12.5% cut imposed by government on civil servants and workers of government-owned companies, specifically GEBE and Telem, has not been followed up with an instruction to ensure that the savings be used as a supplement to directly offset the bills of every citizen in the country Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
12 Dec 2021 05:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party Party (USP) will seek further clarification into what it deems as a serious constitutional issue after both of its MPs, Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, declared themselves as independent members of Parliament, leaving the party with no representation in Parliament.

The board recently met with Dr Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2021 03:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Companies should make qualifications, skills, and experience the basis for their job recruitment, placement, training, and advancement of their staff at all levels and not discriminate via race. So says the leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Pamela Gordon-Carty in reaction to a vacancy ad that circulated on social media on Monday seeking a waitress who must be white.

 The US leader, who is also a former Minister of VSA who established the Pamela Policy, called on the current Minister of VSA to look into this matter 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: SMN-News
04 Dec 2021 07:34 PM

Usp Not Surprised By Mp Arrindell, Deficit In Electoral Structure Persists.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Saturday said the announcement by MP Akeem Arrindell that he was breaking from the US was a plan monts in the making by the MP, and once again highlights the deficits in the countrys electoral structure Read more


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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
03 Dec 2021 11:40 AM

~ USP has no representation in the parliament of St. Maarten.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction leader of the United St. Maarten Peoples Party (USP) has declared himself an Independent Member of Parliament on Friday morning.
MP Arrindell made the notification during a public meeting of parliament on Friday morning. In addressing parliament Arrindell said that he was heavily ridiculed by the President of the USP board Cecil Nicolas during a live talk show, that video was played so that members of parliament and the general public could see his reasons for leaving the USP Party Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
30 Nov 2021 10:00 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Political and social activist Shujah Reiph has urged the United St. Maarten Party (USP) to approach independence for the territory with confidence.
Reiph was the guest speaker at the USP congress last Sunday at John Larmonie Center, where the party membership elected Pamela Gordon-Carty as the new political leader.
The theme of Reiphs speech was Independence The way forward Read more


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