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Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2022 03:47 PM

~ Brison unleashed the other side of the party scandal.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Its been months now that it was rumored that there have been internal problems with the UPP Leader MP Rolando Brison and the wife of the party founder MP Grisha Marten Heyliger which today has tipped over in the public domain and have hindered civil servants that are eagerly awaiting the removal of the 12.5% cuts mandated by the Dutch Government.
On Tuesday Heyliger Marten took to the airwaves where she said that she would break her silence Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
19 Sep 2022 08:53 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During today's Public Meeting of Parliament (Sept 19, 2022), President of Parliament MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten abruptly adjourned the meeting, convened to ratify the payment of civil servants' vacation pay, and begin the removal of the 12.5% cuts imposed on civil servants.

MP Heyliger-Marten's action came after learning of the proposal to thank her for serving as Chair and relieve her of her duties Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
19 Sep 2022 01:45 PM

Chairlady Of Parliament Grisha Heyliger Marten Holds Parliament Hostage.

~ Refused to resign or be removed as the chair of parliament~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Parliament of St. Maarten is held hostage by the chairlady of parliament Grisha Heyliger Marten who is at odds with her party leader Rolando Brison.
A public meeting of parliament was reconvened on Monday, September 19th, 2022 to further discuss the daft draft national ordinance amending the Temporary National Ordinance Covid-19 cuts in employment conditions for government employees in connection with the phased reduction of the COVID-19 cuts in government employees.
As the meeting opened, leader of the United Peoples Party (UPP) Rolando Brison tabled a proposal to add an agenda point which was to thank the chairlady Grisha Heyliger Marten and to relieve her as the chair of parliament Read more


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UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2022 10:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison is following up on the motion of August 13th, 2019 in which the government was asked to ensure the millions of guilders owed by Shipyard N.V and its then director Michael Ferrier are paid, and that allegations of Fraud and Forgery by Mr Read more


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USP
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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USP
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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UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
02 Sep 2022 03:31 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- As the motion on no confidence facing the Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran and the return of Member of Parliament William Marlin for the continuation of the meeting of parliament Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Aug 2022 06:25 PM

~Changes are needed, but what we have must be upheld~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison recently explained the responsibility Parliament has to uphold the constitution, despite it having some flaws. His comments were made during the recent public meeting in which questions were posed to the council of advice regarding the application of article 50 of the constitution, which has provisions for the suspension of members of parliament that are convicted of certain crimes Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
31 Jul 2022 03:26 PM

~Minister Roger Lawrence addresses the public~

PHILIPSBURG:---The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Silveria E. Jacobs, on behalf of the Council of Ministers (COM), hereby makes known that the Honourable Roger A. Lawrence, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), has resigned because of medical challenges. The Council of Ministers received Minister Lawrences formal resignation, which was accepted during its meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Read more


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UPP
PFP
Source: 721 News
14 Jul 2022 11:11 PM

Pfp: Walkouts Becoming The Norm To Keep Accountability In The Dark

PHILIPSBURG Members of Parliament (MPs) Rolando Brison of United Peoples Party (UP) and Hyacinth Richardson of National Alliance (NA) walked out of Wednesdays parliament meeting because Party for Progress (PFP) MP Raeyhon Peterson introduced an additional agenda point to discuss the parliaments confidence in Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert J Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2022 01:45 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said that the Minister of VROMI is working towards providing the answers parliament requested and he would also work on improvement. The Prime Minister was responding to questions posed by the media regarding the motion of no confidence the Party for Progress promised to table along with the other developments such as the resignation of MP Ludmilla Duncan along with the bickering within the UPP party with whom she has a coalition government.
Jacobs said after she received the letter from MP Duncan, she contacted the member of parliament who told her she would be explaining her position via the media Read more


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USP
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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UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
29 Jun 2022 04:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Solange Ludmilla Duncan declared herself an Independent member of Parliament on Wednesday afternoon and has resigned from the National Alliance Political party that is led by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.
Duncan said that the party on which her father served no longer shares her core values since she has been a civil servant for a number of years.
It was anticipated that MP Duncan would have left the national alliance since they seemed to have drifted apart.
The Parliament of St Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
28 Jun 2022 09:25 AM

Exclusive: Up Board Sets Congress Date For October 4Th.

~ MPs cannot call for congress based on party by-laws, no room for the founder's wife to call congress.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The much anticipated United Peoples Party congress that was expected to take place on July 3rd, 2022, will not take place since the UP board was not involved in organizing the much-needed congress.
A letter sent to the party supporters by the President of the Board Alfred Harley outlines the democratic principles of the United Peoples Party that were set in stone by its founders.
Harley in his letter said that the purpose of a congress is to combine the needs of the community to arrive at a fair, open, and equal dialogue, this he indicated can only be achieved if it is pursued peacefully, professionally, and ethically since the partys goal is to form part of the government both at the legislative and executive levels.
Harley indicated that the UP Party should be busy executing long-term development plans for the people of St Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 03:15 PM

Excluisve: Will The Prime Minister Step In At Gebe To Ensure Full Investigation Takes Place?

PHILIPSBURG: --- Now that the Prosecutors Office and KPSM indicated to the Government of St. Maarten that the management of NV GEBE did not cooperate with their investigation as such they were unable to sufficiently establish what the actual danger to Sint Maarten has been due to the hack.

  The prosecutors office in its press release and report said that due to NV GEBE's non-cooperative attitude, Freya investigation could not establish what were the exact risks for the country and clients of GEBE and who was behind the attack, and the dangers for the future Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 Jun 2022 03:15 PM

Exclusive: Will The Prime Minister Step In At Gebe To Ensure Full Investigation Takes Place?

PHILIPSBURG: --- Now that the Prosecutors Office and KPSM indicated to the Government of St. Maarten that the management of NV GEBE did not cooperate with their investigation as such they were unable to sufficiently establish what the actual danger to Sint Maarten has been due to the hack.

  The prosecutors office in its press release and report said that due to NV GEBE's non-cooperative attitude, Freya investigation could not establish what were the exact risks for the country and clients of GEBE and who was behind the attack, and the dangers for the future Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
21 Jun 2022 06:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- "It's time for the Government to have its own bank," which, according to Leader of the United Peoples Party, MP Rolando Brison, will alleviate many challenges experienced by persons within the community when they try to open new accounts or keep the existing bank accounts Read more


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UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jun 2022 11:41 PM

Minister Ottley Issues Decrees For New Mental Health Care Clinic

By Jacqueline Hooftman

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley (United Peoples Party) has followed the court order of May 3 one month later and issued a ministerial decree for healthcare institution PsyCare BV and two BIG-registered psychiatrists.

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UPP
Source: SMN-News
26 May 2022 08:42 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Supporter and former Board Member of the United People's Party, Armand Meda has delivered a petition with over one hundred signatures from Party supporters and voters in support of an extraordinary Congress to UP Faction member and Supporting UP Board member Alston Lourens.

"Every political party exists because of its membership, which meets to elect the party's governing board and the leadership Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
15 May 2022 10:22 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The headlines have been buzzing with excitement for the opportunities that lay ahead for St. Maarteners. An initiative that has been championed and pioneered by Minister of Justice Ms. Anna Richardson has had a successful sign-off. The agreement formed between The Government of St. Maarten and Royal Caribbean International will present job opportunities for our people.

The Royal Caribbean Group is a major international cruise liner known for its hiring of multinational/cultural persons Read more


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UPP
HOPE
Source: SMN-News
08 May 2022 07:09 PM

~Parliament mandate is needed to allow adjustment to TOT rate on fuel~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United People's Party MP Rolando Brison has drafted an urgent amendment to the Turnover Tax (TOT) National Ordinance aimed at creating the legal basis for government adjusting the TOT rate on fuel by national decree, containing general measures Read more


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UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
05 May 2022 06:06 PM

Court Orders Minister Ottley To Allow Psychiatrists To Open New Care Facility

PHILIPSBURG--The court has ordered Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley (United Peoples Party) to allow two BIG-registered psychiatrists, whose licences he revoked, to work in St. Maarten as owner and treating doctors at the new healthcare institution PsyCare BV in Cay Hill.

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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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UPP
Source: SMN-News
30 Mar 2022 05:41 PM

Consumer Banking Law still needed regarding Paypal access, Protection Agency, and Cap bank fees

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party MP Rolando Brison sees the initiative of the Central Bank to implement a 10-day limit for the opening of bank accounts for all natural persons as a good first step. I dont think its a coincidence that within just a few months after the Consumer Banking Protection Motion was passed and the initiative law for consumer banking protection was sent to CBCS for vetting, we see elements of this law being implemented in practice.
The MP pointed out that the agreement between CBCS and the Bankers Association to implement a 10-day limit for opening a basic bank account for natural persons seems to be a copy of Article 2 sub 1 of the Draft Law.

A bank that offers payment accounts to consumers in St Read more


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