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UPP
Source: 721 News
26 Apr 2017 09:59 PM

Upp Faction Forfeits Opportunity To Represent The People

The Central Committee of Parliament made history last week when it scheduled ample time to discuss the 2016-2020 Governing Program “Solidarity for Prosperity.” As far as I can recall, this is the first time that Parliament planned so many meetings to handle a governing program. The only other topic for which so many meetings are scheduled by Parliament is the country’s budget. I am a strong believer that these two go hand in hand and we should expect to see the priorities and projects listed in the governing program also reflected in all future budgets presented.

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA), comprised of the USP, DP and NA factions, also ought to be commended for their display of unity during the opening presentation Read more


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UPP
Source: SMN-News
20 Apr 2017 04:26 PM

Upp Members Of Parliament Boycotted Central Committee Meeting On Thursday.

Minister Boasman says Opposition had no questions since Governing Program well put together.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Members of Parliament representing the opposition in parliament from the United Peoples Party (UPP) boycotted the Central Committee meeting on Thursday. MP Claret Connor showed up, signed in but left before the meeting convened.
Members of Parliament from the coalition spoke out against the absenteeism stating that this is the time the opposition has to use to question government.
However, Minister Rafael Boasman was optimistic in his statements Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
SMCP
Source: 721 News
08 Mar 2017 09:57 PM

Parliament’S Right To Question Government

One of Parliament’s roles is to supervise the functioning of government. And one of its tools to carry out this supervisory function is the right to ask questions as laid down in article 62 of the Constitution.

This entails parliamentarians submitting their queries in writing to the government via the President of Parliament. Article 63 of the Constitution mentions that a Member of Parliament may also invite the ministers to provide information. Article 62 of the Rules of Order of Parliament states that this invitation will be considered by the President of Parliament, if it is supported by at least one other member of parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Mar 2017 04:56 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- One of Parliament’s roles is to supervise the functioning of government. And one of its tools to carry out this supervisory function is the right to ask questions as laid down in article 62 of the Constitution. This entails parliamentarians submitting their queries in writing to the government via the President of Parliament. Article 63 of the Constitution mentions that a Member of Parliament may also invite the ministers to provide information. Article 62 of the Rules of Order of Parliament states that this invitation will be considered by the President of Parliament if it is supported by at least one other member of parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
19 Feb 2017 04:43 PM

Party Leader says he has no issues with the current coalition and that they are not going anywhere.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples Party (USP) Frans Richardson and members of the board expressed their sentiments on the screening process now that it has become public knowledge that their candidate for the Ministry of TEATT failed the screening process Read more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
Source: SMN-News
17 Feb 2017 10:42 AM

Coalition Government seems to be in shambles --- unconfirmed reports

PHILIPSBURG:--- The USP candidate Minister Cecil Nicolas has failed the screening process SMN News understands. Reliable sources within the current coalition said that USP leader Frans Richardson was informed of the screening results on Wednesday Read more


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UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2016 08:25 PM

Motion Tabled To Aid In Avoidance Of Criminal Prosecution For Back Taxes

PHILIPSBURG--Government has been called on, via a yet-to-be voted on motion from Parliament, to initiate a public campaign to inform the population of the possibilities it has to make use of the tax facilities provided by General Ordinance on Taxes, such as the voluntary disclosure scheme (“Inkeerregeling” in Dutch) on how to avoid criminal prosecution under law.

  The motion also calls on Government to allow for a longer period to pay taxes owed and adjust its collection policy accordingly.

  Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
22 Nov 2016 07:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Rumors are circulating on social media (Facebook) and throughout the community claiming that the current coalition agreement between the National Alliance (NA), the United St. Maarten People’s Party (USP) and the Democratic Party (DP) fell through and that talks are currently taking place between the United Peoples Party (UPP), United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
UPP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Nov 2016 06:26 PM

Upp Deputy Leader Denies Failing Screening

PHILLIPSBURG, St. Maarten -  Deputy leader of the United People’s Party, Member of Parliament Frankie Meyers has refuted reports that he failed the screening process paving the path for him to become a Minister in the next government.

As a result of the alleged failed screening of candidate Ministers of the UP, the National Alliance has shifted from the September 27th signed agreement between the political parties to form the next government, opting to work instead with the Democratic Party and the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
UPP
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Nov 2016 05:12 AM

Sarah Queries The Holding Of Meetings

PHILIPSBURG--Democratic Party (DP) leader Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams has written to new Parliament Chairman Read more


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UPP
Source: 721 News
25 Oct 2016 02:54 AM

Approx. 50% Of Candidates Did Not Submit Donation Registration

~All UPP candidates complied~

PHILIPSBURG – With only three days left for candidates to submit donation registrations, more than half of the candidates have not yet submitted their donation registration to the Electoral Council.

Last Friday, October 21, the Electoral Council requested the representatives of the political parties to urge all candidates, who contested the 2016 parliamentary elections to submit their donation registrations to the Electoral Council no later than Wednesday, October 26, in order to ensure compliance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties.

To date, the United People’s Party (UPP) is the only party which submitted donation registrations of all candidates Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
SMCP
Source: 721 News
12 Oct 2016 12:55 AM

Smcp Calls On Coalition To Present Governing Program To Parliament

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten -– The September 26 votes were counted, recounted and validated by the Main Voting Bureau on Tuesday October 11th 2016. The Sint Maarten Christian Party thanks the 848 voters who cast their votes based on the principles, norms and values that the party stands for.

These votes were definitely not bought but came from persons who genuinely believed in the stand that the party has taken to seek to govern Sint Maarten based on the Christian principles of honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability and compassion Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
11 Oct 2016 07:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The September 26 votes were counted, recounted and validated by the Main Voting Bureau on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. The Sint Maarten Christian Party thanks to the 848 voters who cast their votes based on the principles, norms, and values that the party stands for. These votes were definitely not bought but came from persons who genuinely believed in the stand that the party has taken to seek to govern Sint Maarten based on the Christian principles of honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, and compassion Read more


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UPP
Source: 721 News
08 Oct 2016 10:11 AM

Heyliger: Pray For Those In Haiti And Elsewhere In The Caribbean

PHILIPSBURG – The devastation of Haiti by Hurricane Matthew, with the death toll now at 108, has become a major cause for concern for the United People’s Party (UP).

In a press statement issued Thursday, October 6, UP Party leader Theo Heyliger said, “The Haitian community on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
07 Oct 2016 11:52 PM

Marlin Hopes To Have Governing Program Finalized By Oct. 27

PHILIPSBURG – A governing program should be in place by October 27, before the swearing in of cabinet and the parliament by October 31, according to Prime Minister William Marlin.

The Prime Minister, speaking in Wednesday’s, October 5, Council of Ministers Press briefing also hopes that all documents would have been submitted for the screening of candidates to the Governor.

“There is also other documentation that every candidate Minister has to submit as part of the screening, which is a CV, bank accounts, they have to declare whatever assets they have in excess of 20,000 guilders so it takes a while to accumulate the information and to actually evaluate the information,” Marlin said.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister disclosed that the two political parties that have committed to form the government: the United People’s Party (UP) and the National Alliance (NA), have exchanged manifestos and hope to form a governing program by October 27.

“The process is being worked on to come to a governing program and just like it was with the formation of red, white and blue, we hope like in 2014 to have a fully worked out detailed program by the 27th so that too can be submitted along with the report of the formateur with the completion of my task as the formateur Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
05 Oct 2016 12:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The recounting of the ballots the last two days which ran up to early Tuesday morning has made a small change as to who will be elected to Parliament. When the preliminary count was disclosed last Tuesday it showed that Jules James would have returned to parliament, however, with the recount MP Tamara Leonard outrun James by 6 votes causing her to be the 5th MP from the UPP slate to be elected.
However, while there was that change some of the candidates lost a few votes while some gained Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
UPP
Source: 721 News
04 Oct 2016 01:07 PM

Governor Holiday Requests William Marlin To Form Government

HARBOUR VIEW – On October 3, the Governor Eugene B. Holiday, requested William Marlin, to form a new government as formateur.

The Governor, considering the results of the September 26, elections, held consultations between September 27 and 30, with the leaders of the political parties that obtained seats in Parliament, (the United Peoples Party UP, the National Alliance NA, the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
03 Oct 2016 07:32 PM

Harbour ViewP:--- On October 3, 2016, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Mr. William Marlin, to form a new government as formateur.
The Governor, considering the results of the September 26, 2016 elections, held consultations between September 27 and 30, 2016 with the leaders of the political parties that obtained seats in Parliament, (the United Peoples Party, the National Alliance, the United St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
29 Sep 2016 05:19 PM

Ministers already resigned from their positions --- PM Marlin.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The leader of the National Alliance William Marlin and their members along with the leader of the United Peoples Party Theodore Heyliger along with his members told members of the media on Thursday that they will do everything in their power to maintain a stable government that will last for the next four years.
The leader of the National Alliance and Prime Minister William Marlin went back in time and explained that in 2010 the National Alliance obtained 7 seats but was left out of government while in 2014 they only mustered four seats and was also not part of a government Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Sep 2016 10:43 PM

Smcp Thanks Voters And Requests A Recount

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) wishes to thank the general public and particularly our 856 voters for your support and confidence in us during the 2016 Parliamentary Elections.

As a new party, we believe that we conducted a clean and transparent campaign that was focused on educating the electorate, demonstrating a zero tolerance towards vote buying and challenging our Parliamentarians to offer good representation to the People.

Preliminary results from the Main Voting Bureau indicate that we were 116 votes short of gaining a seat in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
SMCP
Source: 721 News
27 Sep 2016 12:06 PM

Parties, Candidates Raise Issue With 200M Rule

PHILIPSBURG – Some parties and candidates have an issue with the supposed change of rule that allowed political parties and candidates to visit the polling station to campaign on Election Day.

Prime Minister William Marlin raised alarm about some political parties not adhering to the rules of polling day, which prohibit candidates or supporters to approach a polling station within 200m to campaign.

Speaking just after casting his ballot at the Milton Peters College (MPC), the Prime Minister suggested that the UP Party had persons at all the polling stations, even at the door.

“Congregating at the poll is actually not allowed even though my understanding is that particularly the UP Party has had several of their supporters in Middle Region even in front of the door of the polling station Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
Source: SMN-News
27 Sep 2016 08:26 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The two political parties that got five seats each in parliament did not waste any time in forming a government. The leaders and deputy leaders of the two parties namely William Marlin and Silveria Jacobs from the National Alliance along with Theodore Heyliger and Franklin Meyers from the United Peoples Party signed a coalition agreement shortly after the results were announced.
Up to early Tuesday morning neither of the party leaders could be reached for a comment but SMN News managed to obtain a photograph of the four political leaders and deputy leaders holding up the signed documents. Sources told SMN News that Marlin announced the news in a Whatsapp chat to all his party members and promised to explain them the reasons for his decision in a meeting later today at 1pm Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
27 Sep 2016 05:15 AM

Another Coalition Government For St. Maarten --- Stability Not Guaranteed With New Elections.

Alleged vote buying rampant on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The early elections called by the Governor St. Maarten, when it was requested by former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, did not change anything for St. Maarten, instead it opens the door for more instability. Another very unfortunate situation the election called on September 26th created was vote buying by at least one particular political party who also even refused to comply with the laws laid down by the Minister of Justice Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Sep 2016 03:54 AM

Up And Na Top Parliamentary Electoral Count Tuesday {Updated Results Inside}

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Residents of the island went to the polls on Monday to elect some 15 persons to the House of Assembly.

Out of a total of 22, 302, some 13, 068 persons made use of the opportunity to cast their votes at the island’s 20 polling stations.

However, there were 373 invalid votes. Nine political parties were vying for seats in the Parliament of St. Maarten. Up to after 3 am this morning, the votes were still being tallied at the Main Voting Bureau, which was located at the House of Parliament Read more


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