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Source: 721 News
16 Aug 2016 03:27 AM

Separation Of Church And State?

As the word state is not applicable to the St. Maarten context permit me to use the word “government” instead.

The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) believes that neither the church nor the government should have any form of institutional control over each other. In other words, government should not dictate what the church should do, neither should the church dictate what the government must do Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Aug 2016 09:41 PM

Hope Gets A Second Chance For Signatures

POND ISLAND--Helping Our People Excel (HOPE) may yet get on the ballot for the September 26 Parliamentary Elections.

  The party, headed by former radio personality Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt, has been given three days, starting Tuesday, to get 80 more signatures of endorsement for its slate of three-candidates.

  Van der Waals-Wyatt told The Daily Herald she was informed on Monday of the additional time by the Main Voting Bureau Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
10 Aug 2016 04:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Friday, August 12th, 2016, is International Youth Day (IYD), as declared by the United Nations. This day presents an opportunity for every country to assess their investment in and commitment to their young people.

The IYD will be commemorated on Sint Maarten by having a Youth Congress, to be held on Friday, August 12th from 1:00-5:00pm at the University of St. Martin in Philipsburg, hosted by the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Aug 2016 10:22 PM

Hope Hoping For Another Chance To Convince Voters, Thankful For The Support Given Tuesday

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The five political parties, who needed to have their list endorsed by 146 eligible voters, were out at 9am Tuesday at the census office seeking to attract voters.

The parties seeking list endorsement were the PPA, SDM, OSPP, HOPE and the SMCP Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: Soualiganewsday
09 Aug 2016 06:43 PM

POND ISLAND - On August 8th 2016, the representatives to the Central Voting Bureau of nine (9) political parties have submitted the list of candidates of their respective political parties. As per article 23, paragraph 1 Electoral Ordinance, the lists would need to be endorsed on August 9th 2016, between 09.00hrs and 16.00hrs with an amount of signatures equal to 1% of the valid votes casted during the last Parliamentary Election.

The requisite amount of signature is 146. Those parties that have obtained 1 or more seats during the previous Parliamentary Election are exempted from being endorsed, as per paragraph 4 of the aforementioned article.

Below, please find the result of today’s endorsement:

Political PartyEndorsement  UPExemptedHOPE66SMCP221OSPP150PPA165SDM191DPExemptedUS PartyExemptedNAExempted

On Friday, August 12th 2016, the Central Voting Bureau will meet to examine the lists that were submitted and shall also take note of the endorsement list of each political party that needed to be endorsed (Article 28, paragraph 1 Electoral Ordinance) Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
09 Aug 2016 02:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Of the five political parties that had to secure 146 signatures at the Census Office on Tuesday to qualify their list to contest the September 2016 Parliamentary elections. The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) surpassed the amount by 1:00pm on Tuesday. The leader of the SMCP Wycliffe Smith told SMN News that at 1:30pm his party got 165 signatures and people were still in the line and some more on their way to endorse his party Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SRP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: 721 News
08 Aug 2016 11:51 PM

Nine Political Parties Postulate For September Elections

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – On Monday, August 8th postulation day, nine (9) political parties postulated to contest the September 26th parliamentary election.

The parties are the

United People’s Party (UP) 23, Helping our People Excel (HOPE) 3, St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) 9, One St Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
08 Aug 2016 06:58 PM

Hope leader became emotional as she made a statement.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Of the nine political parties that submitted their list to the voting bureau on Monday, only three of them handed in a list with a full slate of 23 candidates. They are the United Peoples Party (UPP), United St. Maarten’s People Party (USP), and the National Alliance (NA).
St Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: 721 News
08 Aug 2016 02:07 AM

Lpg Gas Prices Out Of Control

Taken from Claude “Chacho” Peterson Facebook LIKE page… click here !!!!

Well here are the facts for Sxm people. Today after an attempt was made to say I was full of fluff because a particular MP took offence to my post on the gas issue, I went out to see what really was the price at resellers. You all can view my results below:

Claude chacho Peterson

Middle Region $13.20
Sucker Garden Gas King $13.20
Mingo gas station $13.25
Victory Market Madame Estate $13.50
Sol Madame Estate $13.25
Texaco Bush road $13.75
Petro Plus bush road $23.33
Tackling Colebay $24.00

Now what is very clear to me is that this NA led government in their rush to gain political mileage have totally messed up this industry and it is a free for all by resellers on a commodity which is price regulated by government.
In the process the people, including myself are the ones being BAMBOOZLED, including ME.
Now what is important for me now seeing that none of these prices were the same is what is the official regulated price at this moment.

This MP championed this cause from the benches of opposition but now that NA is in power it is ok Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
06 Aug 2016 12:22 PM

The endorsement of lists in 2014, when each window was designated for a particular party. This will not occur for this election. On Tuesday, a voter can go to any window to endorse any list. (File photo)

~ Civil Registry closed for regular service Tues. ~

PHILIPSBURG--Voters heading to the Civil Registry Department on Tuesday to endorse the lists of the five new political parties will not have to select a specific window to do so any longer. They will be able to go to any window to sign for the party of their choice, giving their voting or support preference anonymity Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: 721 News
05 Aug 2016 12:50 AM

Michaël Somersall, Candidate On The Smcp Slate

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is pleased to announce the candidacy of Mr. Michaël Somersall on the SMCP slate for the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

Son of the soil, Michaël Somersall, husband and father of four, is the third son of Carlos Somersall and Cynthia Wrighton. He lived his early childhood years Over The Water at Fort William and moved to St Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: Soualiganewsday
04 Aug 2016 06:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is pleased to announce the candidacy of Mr. Michaël Somersall on the SMCP slate for the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

Son of the soil, Michaël Somersall, husband and father of four, is the third son of Carlos Somersall and Cynthia Wrighton Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
04 Aug 2016 04:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is pleased to announce the candidacy of Mr. Michaël Somersall on the SMCP slate for the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
Son of the soil, Michaël Somersall, husband, and father of four is the third son of Carlos Somersall and Cynthia Wrighton. He lived his early childhood years Over The Water at Fort William and moved to St. Peters at age 5 where he attended primary school until he left to continue his studies in the Netherlands Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Aug 2016 03:23 PM

Michaël Somersall, Candidate On The Smcp Slate

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is pleased to announce the candidacy of Mr. Michaël Somersall on the SMCP slate for the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

Son of the soil, Michaël Somersall, husband and father of four, is the third son of Carlos Somersall and Cynthia Wrighton Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Aug 2016 01:22 PM

St. Maarten Christian Party Looking Forward To Postulation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The nine political parties that will be contesting the September elections are all looking forward to postulation day, this coming Monday.

Among them is the St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) of Pastor Wycliffe Smith. Speaking to our news room on Tuesday evening Pastor Smith stated that he is looking forward to be given the opportunity to contest the upcoming elections Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2016 06:39 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Leader of the St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) Wycliffe Smith announces the candidacy of Mr Pedro Arrindell who was born and raised on Aruba and his family is of Sint Maarten roots.
On Aruba Pedro attended the UTS after which he was employed by the Lago Oil Refinery where he also enrolled in the Welding Technology program Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: 721 News
01 Aug 2016 11:50 AM

Who Are You Voting For? A Minister Or A Parliamentarian?

This September when you go to the polls you will not be electing ministers. Neither will you be electing a Prime Minister.

Instead, the people of St. Maarten will be voting in fifteen persons to represent them in Parliament. What is the job of these fifteen representatives? We must be aware that Parliamentarians are not elected to office to build bridges, construct schools or design hospitals. They are not in Parliament to negotiate contracts or to execute projects. This is the job of a minister or the Council of Ministers.

They are the ones to execute plans, programs and projects Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: 721 News
24 Jul 2016 08:13 PM

Become A Part Of The Solution

Born of a St. Maarten father and a Saban mother, I was raised in a family with strong Biblical values.

I left my parental home to further my education abroad, and took those values with me. Like most youngsters, when I tried to do my own thing, those values would tug at my conscience and keep me in line.

Living, studying and working in the Netherlands have taught me to rely on the values I was brought up with, and which I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The teaching I have received at home, the experience I gained abroad and the fact that God has kept me, have shaped me into the person I am today Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: The Daily Herald
21 Jul 2016 05:38 AM

Smcp Opens Headquarters And Presents Its Manifesto

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) opened its headquarters on lower Back Street and launched its manifesto on Wednesday, becoming the first party to do so ahead of the September 26 Parliamentary elections.

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Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: Today SXM
18 Jul 2016 05:09 PM

Financial Consultant: More Can Be Done To Help St. Maarten’S Youth

St. Maarten News—A financial consultant who has been visiting St. Maarten for several years, is concerned with the lack of opportunities for young people here. Albert White is a domestic and international business strategist in Maryland, USA and has been visiting St. Maarten for several years. He suggested that the people of the island, particularly young people are not benefiting from the economic growth and many of them are leaving St. Maarten as a result. “You can see the young people leaving the island and going elsewhere and not staying here,” White told Today.

He said he has friends who live in the US who are from St Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
HOPE
Source: 721 News
18 Jul 2016 01:16 AM

Letter To The Editor

As a God-fearing woman/wife/mother of three I decided to take up this new challenge to run for Parliament in the upcoming elections.

My reason for doing so is the fact that through the years I have seen a lot of changes in St. Maarten. Some good and some extremely bad that were not in the best interest of our people. St. Maarten has become a country of many surprises especially by those in whom we have put our trust.

For example, you can wake up any morning just to hear that the government has fallen Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
14 Jul 2016 05:31 PM

Smcp Leader To Stand Firm Behind Christian Principles

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Marriage, according to the civil code is a union between a man and a woman, stated leader of the St. Maarten Christian Party, Pastor Wycliffe Smith.

In responding to a question put to him during the programme “In the View” with Wendell Moore on Wednesday the leader of the SMCP noted that Holland cannot impose such a law on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
13 Jul 2016 04:48 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is pleased to announce the candidacy of Ms. Beverley Gibbs on the SMCP slate for the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
Born in Aruba of a Sint Maarten father and a Saban mother Beverley is no stranger to politics and to Government. While living and working in the Netherlands she joined the Dutch Labor Party and ran on its list as a candidate for the Municipal Council elections in Amstelveen Read more


Candidates in this article:
SMCP
Source: 721 News
13 Jul 2016 12:28 AM

Hundreds Attend Smcp Documentary

COLE BAY – On Monday evening, July 11, close to 400 people showed up at Megaplex Cinemas in Cole Bay to watch the documentary presented by the St Maarten Christian Party (SMCP). All persons could not fit in one hall. The documentary had to be shown in two halls simultaneously.

The documentary chronicled the events in the Fiji islands that led to a complete turnaround in government and a total transformation of the society. Crime, hate, social and economic collapse, witchcraft soared to an unacceptable high.

Then followed civil unrest, a coup and violence Read more


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