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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


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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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USP
Source: SMN-News
29 Mar 2021 02:46 PM

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

PHILIPSBURG:--- Pensioners being taxed on their pension income is a great concern to MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper, leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in parliament, who on Monday sent a letter to the minister of Finance, Ardwel Irion, regarding the levying of income taxes on pension. In his letter to the minister, MP Buncamper mentioned that pensioners are dissatisfied with wage/income tax being levied on 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: 721 News
29 Mar 2021 02:15 PM

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

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Pensioners being taxed on their pension income is a great concern to MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper, leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in parliament, who on Monday sent a letter to the minister of Finance, Ardwel Irion, regarding the levying of income taxes on pension.

In his letter to the minister MP Buncamper mentioned that 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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PFP
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM

Exclusive: Divide And Conquer, The Modus Operandi Of The Dutch Government.

~ New coalition soon to be formed, Sources ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Dutch Government has once again managed to blackmail the Government and people of St. Maarten when they decided on Friday to freeze the financial support that was promised to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, with this move, the Dutch Government through the Kingdom Council of Ministers managed to split the governing coalition in the parliament of St. Maarten since the United Peoples Party members are the ones behind the petition sent to the United Nations Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
26 Mar 2021 03:03 AM

Usp MpS Get Presentation On Ats.

PHILIPISBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of Parliament (MPs) of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius Toontje Buncamper and theirsupport staff met with the Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) on Tuesday, February 24, 2020 to gather some more information of theworks the ATS is presently carrying out and is capable of carrying out.

During the meeting a presentation was given on the purpose, the functions and the intentions of the Audit Team Sint Maarten, which was established on the Island by the Social & Health Insurances (SZV) in January 2016with the aim of replacing the SBAB

(Stichting Belasting Accountant Bureau) in order to save on travel and accommodation costs and to attract and retain St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Mar 2021 10:48 PM

Usp MpS Get Presentation On Ats

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Membersof Parliament (MPs) of the United St. Maarten Party (USP)Akeem ArrindellandClaudius Toontje Buncamperand their support staffmet withtheAudit Team Sint Maarten(ATS)onTuesday,February 24, 2020to gather some more information of the works the ATS is presently carrying out and is capable of carrying out.

During the meeting a presentation was given on the purpose, thefunctionsand the intentionsof theAudit Team Sint Maarten, whichwas established on the Islandby the Social & Health Insurances(SZV)inJanuary 2016with the aim of replacing the SBAB (Stichting BelastingAccountant Bureau)in order to save on travel and accommodation costs and to attract and retain St.Maarten-born experts in the interest ofcontinuity.

The main objective of the Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) is to increase compliance and to promote regular payment of the social security premiums, ensuring in this way that all companies pay their fair share of taxes in accordance with the Social Security Ordinances. Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) collaborates with various public and private entities, bringing them up to date with the social laws, and in complete compliance with their social premium payments. ATSs task is to control the social premiums by way of checking the businesses on behalf of SZV Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Mar 2021 03:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament (MPs) of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius Toontje Buncamper and their support staff met with the Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) on Tuesday, February 24, 2020, to gather some more information of the works the ATS is presently carrying out and is capable of carrying out.

During the meeting, a presentation was given on the purpose, the functions, and the intentions of the Audit Team Sint Maarten, which was established on the Island by the Social & Health Insurances (SZV) in January 2016 with the aim of replacing the SBAB (Stichting Belasting Accountant Bureau) in order to save on travel and accommodation costs and to attract and retain St Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Mar 2021 11:07 PM

Usp: The People Deserve Better Than Current Confused Leadership

PHILISBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday said the NA/UP coalition has successfully managed to confuse the entire population about its position regarding the UN petition as well as that regarding the Caribbean Reform Entity known as COHO.

The US board pointed out that the coalition has yet to clearly explain to the people what its long-term plan is after the results of this petition is announced, no matter which side of the fence it falls Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
21 Mar 2021 05:24 PM

Usp: The People Deserve Better Than Current Confused Leadership.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday said the NA/UP coalition has successfully managed to confuse the entire population about its position regarding the UN petition as well as that regarding the Caribbean Reform Entity known as COHO.

The US board pointed out that the coalition has yet to clearly explain to the people what its long-term plan is after the results of this petition is announced, no matter which side of the fence it falls. Worse yet, the US board said, there is obviously a very clear split about COHO between the Prime Minister and the coalition MPs.

The governing coalition is clearly sitting on opposite sides of the discussion and the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Mar 2021 07:45 AM

Usp Congratulates Garrick Richardson

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of theUnited St. Maarten Party (USP) on Friday congratulated Garrick Richardson for his appointment as the new Secretary General of Parliament. Richardson has been active in the position for quite some time as Acting Secretary General. Parliamentapproved his appointment on Friday, March 19.

The party described Richardson as a dedicated public servant and an example of what a young person can achieve in their country once given the opportunity.

We our young and brightest people leave home to go study abroad, most are all filled with anticipation of coming back home to serve and apply the knowledge they have acquired Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
19 Mar 2021 03:07 PM

Emmanuel And Usp Congratulates Garrick Richardson.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Friday said the appointment of Garrick Richardson as Secretary-General of Parliament was well deserved, and that Richardson is an efficient professional with whom he has had the pleasure of working.

Richardson was appointed on March 19 after holding the position in an acting capacity for some time. MP Emmanuel said Richardson has an extensive and impressive education and professional background.

Richardson holds a Masters Degree of Law, a Masters Degree of Legislation and a Bachelors of Law from the University of Tilburg and Hoogeschool Leiden Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
25 Feb 2021 08:19 PM

Member Of Parliament (Mp) Claudius Toontje Buncamper Expressed His Disappointment With The Dearth Of Answers Provided By The Minister Of Teatt

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Member of Parliament (MP) ClaudiusToontje Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, expressed his disappointmentwith thedearth ofanswers provided by the minister of TEATTduring WednesdaysCentral Committee meetingof parliament,to his questions posedduringthe adjourned meeting of Monday, February 15th.The lack of response to the questions asked was justified by the ministerand the airports managementas due to confidentiality,which frustrateda number ofMembers of Parliament, including MP Buncamper.

Wednesdays meeting did not yield the long awaited information regarding the airports terminal reconstruction project and the operational projections for 2021. Instead,many of the questions posed remained unanswered or were answered in a wishy-washy manner. The meeting was subsequently adjourned until a later date when the minister and the airport management will return to parliament to provide the answers to the questions posed by the members of parliament.

MP Buncamper questions the role of the State of the Netherlands in regards to the management of the airport. On January 31 the Director for Kingdom Relations/Countries on behalf of the State of the Netherlands, State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, sent a letter to the airports CEO, Brian Mingo, stating: I write to you to express our intention to continue the cooperation between PJIAH, PJIAE, Schiphol and the State of the Netherlands Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
25 Feb 2021 05:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper, faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) in parliament, expressed his disappointment with the dearth of answers provided by the minister of TEATT during Wednesdays Central Committee meeting of parliament, to his questions posed during the adjourned meeting of Monday, February 15th. The lack of response to the questions asked was justified by the minister and the airports management as due to confidentiality, which frustrated a number of Members of Parliament, including MP Buncamper.
Wednesdays meeting did not yield the long-awaited information regarding the airports terminal reconstruction project and the operational projections for 2021 Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
22 Feb 2021 03:58 PM

Emmanuel: Govt. Willfully Stalling By Postponing Coho Meeting Again

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — With a second postponement of the Central Committee meeting to discuss the Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development (COHO), Independent Member Of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has questioned why government is now clearly stalling and keeping information from the people of St. Maarten. The meeting was requested weeks ago by Emmanuel along with MPs Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell of the USP faction.

The meeting has now been postponed twice with no explanation provided by government Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Feb 2021 10:16 PM

Emmanuel: Govt. Willfully Stalling By Postponing Coho Meeting Again

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – With a second postponement of theCentral Committee meeting to discuss theCaribbeanOrganization forReform and Development (COHO),Independent Member Of Parliament Christophe Emmanuelhas questioned why government is now clearly stalling and keeping information from the people of St. Maarten. The meeting was requested weeks ago by Emmanuel along with MPs ClaudiusBuncamperandAkeemArrindellof the USP faction.

The meeting has now been postponed twice with no explanation provided by government Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
21 Feb 2021 04:19 PM

 PHILIPSBURG:--- With a second postponement of the Central Committee meeting to discuss the Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development (COHO), Independent Member Of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel has questioned why the government is now clearly stalling and keeping information from the people of St. Maarten. The meeting was requested weeks ago by Emmanuel along with MPs Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell of the USP faction.

The meeting has now been postponed twice with no explanation provided by the government Read more


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