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Source: 721 News
30 Jul 2021 07:22 AM

Land Or Property Tax For Who All Exactly?

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — July 29 th 2021 Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper is questioning who the suggested property tax will apply to. This quarry comes at the heels of the presentation in Parliament by CFT which stated that Property Tax should be implemented in St. Maarten. I was somewhat surprised at the hard stances several MPs have already taken regarding the land tax or property tax issue Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Jul 2021 12:17 AM

Buncamper: Govt Should Explore Property Tax For Non-Residents

PHILIPSBURG--There are no restrictions on non-residents owning or purchasing property, said Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper (US Party). This group enjoys the benefits that the country provides. He would like the gover Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
29 Jul 2021 06:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper is questioning who the suggested property tax will apply to. This quarry comes at the heels of the presentation in Parliament by CFT which stated that Property Tax should be implemented in St. Maarten. I was somewhat surprised at the hard stances several MPs have already taken regarding the land tax or property tax issue Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
28 Jul 2021 06:30 AM

~Open letter to Government~

PHILIPSBURG:---  July 26th, 2021 - Its with much dismay that I read about the events that are surrounding the most recent dismissal of the Managing Director of the PJIAH and the 2 board members of the PJIAH. In a simple term, I would say its disgraceful. Disgraceful because government professes to be transparent, integer, and honest, but makes these decisions for which the motive is questionable for more reason than one.
Lets start with the first reason, was the process in accordance with CORPORATE GOVERNANCE regulations, or is this a means to an end? Were Corporate Governance rules not established to prevent political victimization of members of supervisory boards and managing boards when governments change? Is this an unwritten or unannounced condition to funding? Or is there something else that fails the test of transparency? I can guarantee that this episode is far from over.
I call on the dismissed board members to take this to court including the Managing director of PJIAH and to also file a formal complaint at the Integrity Chamber, after all sine this chamber was born under forceful conditions, and we are now also paying for, we might as well have them look into this latest questionable move of the Jacobs Cabinet Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
27 Jul 2021 08:43 AM

Corporate Governance For Whom Exactly

Open letter to Government

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — July 26 th 2021 – Its with much dismay that I read about the events that are surrounding the most recent dismissal of the Managing Director of the PJIAH and the 2 board members of the PJIAH. In a simple term I would say its disgraceful. Disgraceful because government professes to be transparent, integer and honest, but makes these decisions for which the motive is questionable for more reason than one.

Lets start with the first reason, was the process in accordance with CORPORATE GOVERNANCE regulations, or is this a means to an end? Were Corporate Governance rules not established to prevent political victimization of members of supervisory boards and managing boards when governments change? Is this an unwritten or unannounced condition to funding? Or is there something else that fails the test of transparency?
I can guarantee that this episode is far from over.

I call on the dismissed board members to take this to court including the Managing director of PJIAH and to also file a formal complaint at the Integrity Chamber, after all sine this chamber was born under forcefully conditions, and we are now also paying for, we might as well have them look into this latest questionable move of the Jacobs Cabinet Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2021 07:55 PM

Mp Buncamper Sends Letter To Minister Of Finance.

The Minister of Finance
Mr. Ardwell Irion,
Government Administration Building,
Soualiga Road # 1,
Philipsburg,
St. Maarten.

Subject: APS local investment questions.

Honorable Minister Irion,
I would like to receive some information on the ROI of the local investments made by the General Pension Fund dating back from when e came country on 10-10-10.
In many discussions and in the reports of the General Audit Chamber the picture painted doesnt truly show a good investment climate locally when it comes to investing, or that the investments made arent really followed up on and thus hampering a proper return on investment Read more


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USP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
22 Jun 2021 10:27 PM

~ Says budget full of vanity projects ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel and MP Claudius Buncamper of the USP faction on Tuesday were critical of the 2021 budget presented by the UP/NA Coalition government, condemning it as a roadmap of vanity projects with no realistic options to solve the issues that matter to people most.

"On top of being nine months late, this budget is remarkable for what it doesn't mention, the MPs said Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
25 May 2021 02:18 AM

Mp Buncamper Requests Committee Meeting To Address The Situation At Nipa

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday, Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament submitted a letter to the chairlady of the Committee of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports (ECYS) in parliament MP Angelique Romou, requesting that a meeting of the committee be convened and that the board of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) be invited to attend said meeting.

In his letter to MP Romou, MP Buncamper stated that he believes that it is prudent to hear from the NIPA board and management on how they see their position in the field of education Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
25 May 2021 01:30 AM

Mp Buncamper Meets With W. Nisbeth Road Vendors.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday morning, Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, together with his faction staff Fernando Clark met with a number of vendors operating on the Ring Road side of the Walter Nisbeth Road.

During the meeting the vendors informed the MP that last April they were invited to a meeting with SG Miguel De Weever and Valya Pantophlet during which they were informed that they will be relocated to the festival Village on the tentative date of July 1st, after which they will no longer be permitted to operate from their present locations.

The vendors, who currently pay a yearly fee of Naf 1.200,= for their vending license, were granted permission to operate and conduct their business on several parcels of land on the Ring Road, which have been granted to individuals or entities Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
24 May 2021 04:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament submitted a letter to the chair lady of the Committee of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports (ECYS) in parliament MP Angelique Romou, requesting that a meeting of the committee is convened and that the board of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) is invited to attend said meeting Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
24 May 2021 10:11 AM

Ring Road Vendors To Pay 9 Times More After Relocation

MP Buncamper addressing the Ring Road vendors.

~ Buncamper raises concerns with ministers ~

PHILIPSBURG--On Friday, United St. Maarten Party (US Party) faction leader Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper and his faction staffer Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
21 May 2021 05:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday morning, Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, together with his faction staff Fernando Clark met with a number of vendors operating on the Ring Road side of the Walter Nisbeth Road Read more


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NA
USP
UPP
Source: SMN-News
13 May 2021 05:31 PM

~ Political talks begin with USP, and incoming UP MP.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers officially suspended the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Holding Company Dexter Doncher. Doncher was informed of the suspension by letter late Wednesday night after the Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting and voted. Dexter Doncher was given a warning letter two days prior to the three months suspension.

The Council of Ministers wanted to fire Doncher who followed the instructions of the government to officially dismiss the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Princess Juliana International Airport, Brian Mingo on April 7th Read more


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NA
USP
UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
13 May 2021 05:31 PM

~ Political talks begin with USP, and incoming UP MP.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers officially suspended the Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Holding Company Dexter Doncher. Doncher was informed of the suspension by letter late Wednesday night after the Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting and voted. Dexter Doncher was given a warning letter two days prior to the three months suspension.

The Council of Ministers wanted to fire Doncher who followed the instructions of the government to officially dismiss the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Princess Juliana International Airport, Brian Mingo on April 7th Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
06 May 2021 01:26 AM

Mp Buncamper Concerned About Boat Wrecks Removal From Lagoons

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP faction in parliament, on Wednesday forwarded a letter to the council of ministers expressing his concern about the progress of the ongoing cleaning of boat wrecks in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and its shorelines and the Oyster Pond while the 2021 Atlantic hurricane seasonapproaches.While hepraised the organization for the decommissioning for the wrecks, the MP stated that it is unfortunatethatthe wrecks on the French part of thelagoonare notpart of this program andthat he isextremely concerned that the environmental aspect of the works will not meet its potential long term goal.The MP alsonoted that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts in 26 days and the water in the lagoon shows no regards to the border Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
05 May 2021 06:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP faction in parliament, on Wednesday forwarded a letter to the council of ministers expressing his concern about the progress of the ongoing cleaning of boat wrecks in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and its shorelines and the Oyster Pond while the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season approaches. While he praised the organization for the decommissioning of the wrecks, the MP stated that it is unfortunate that the wrecks on the French part of the lagoon are not part of this program and that he is extremely concerned that the environmental aspect of the works will not meet its potential long term goal.

The MP also noted that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts in 26 days and the water in the lagoon shows no regard to the border Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
16 Apr 2021 09:33 AM

Arrindell: We Have To Act Now To Address Mental Health Issues

MP Akeem Arrindell

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Apr 2021 11:44 PM

Mp Akeem Arrindell: We Must Act Now On Mental Health In Our Community.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell is very concerned about the current state of affairs pertaining to the mental health of persons in our community. It is now of utmost urgency that this phenomenon is addressed and the necessary measures taken to improve on the health and social welfare of the most vulnerable Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
15 Apr 2021 06:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell is very concerned about the current state of affairs pertaining to the mental health of persons in our community. It is now of utmost urgency that this phenomenon is addressed and the necessary measures are taken to improve the health and social welfare of the most vulnerable Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Apr 2021 01:18 PM

Mp Bucamper Suggests Stiffer Penalties For Convicted Sexual Abusers

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – With the surfacing of yet another case of alleged sexual abuse of minors, MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP faction in parliament expresses his concerns with the unwarranted incident.

What is frightening is that people in whom parents place their trust with their children are often the ones suspected of these crimes MP Buncamper noted. The penalty for those found guilty of such heinous crimes are often found to be too lenient to society, considering that their victim(s) is/are scarred for life. Buncamper insists that: Stiffer penalties must be applied to those convicted of rape, child abuse, making and distribution of child pornography. The possibility exists that pedophiles maybe walking around us in our midst, holding jobs that require them to interact with children. MP Buncamper says that he will support a screening method to determine if an applicant applying for a job that involves interaction with children has a record of abusing children. He disclosed that former Member of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard started the process to amend the laws regarding child abuse and rape Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
09 Apr 2021 05:43 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the surfacing of yet another case of alleged sexual abuse of minors, MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP faction in parliament expresses his concerns with the unwarranted incident.
What is frightening is that people in whom parents place their trust with their children are often the ones suspected of these crimes MP Buncamper noted. The penalty for those found guilty of such heinous crimes is often found to be too lenient to society, considering that their victim(s) is/are scarred for life Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Mar 2021 09:00 PM

Usp: Reactionary, Lack Of Principled Leadership A Detriment To The People

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party (US) said on Monday thattheir sentimentwith regards to the confusing manner in which the country is being governed has been echoed and confirmed by State SecretaryKnops with decisiveaction in the aftermath of the advice from the Council of State on the COHO legislation.

The USP board said the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Mar 2021 08:53 PM

Mp Buncamper Questions Minister Of Finance On Taxes Levied On Pension Income.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Pensioners being taxed on theirpension income is a great concern toMP ClaudiusToontjeBuncamper, leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in parliament, whoon Monday sent a letter to the minister of Finance,ArdwelIrion, regarding the levying of income taxes on pension. In his letter to the minister MP Buncamper mentionedthat pensioners are dissatisfied with wage/income tax being levied to their already low pension income, especially in these challenging times when the pension might be their only source of income Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2021 06:15 PM

Usp: Reactionary, Lack Of Principled Leadership A Detriment To The People.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party (US) said on Monday that their sentiment with regards to the confusing manner in which the country is being governed has been echoed and confirmed by State Secretary Knops with decisive action in the aftermath of the advice from the Council of State on the COHO legislation.
The USP board said the people of St. Maarten are now left wondering about the way forward, while the Prime Minister continues to issue strange and confusing statements on the COHO Read more


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