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Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2022 12:01 AM

Sarah Wants Answers On Mou With Royal Caribbean Group

~ Asks what is involved in deal to reconstruct marketplace ~

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams is seeking answers on the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that government has inked with Royal Caribbean Group and said the information she is requesting should have been shared with the legislature without it having to be requested Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
15 May 2022 11:47 PM

Sarah Tables Proposal For Govt. To Decide When Single-Use Plastic Ban Takes Effect

PHILIPSBURG--If a proposal tabled by United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on Friday is passed, government will be given the authority to d Read more


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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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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2022 12:06 AM

Sarah: Coho Not Solution For Sustainable Reform

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Monday that when the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation IPKO discussions get underway this Wednesday, the elephant in the room will be the draft consensus kingdom law to establish the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development COHO for the Dutch Caribbean countries Aruba, Curaao and St Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
01 Apr 2022 03:26 PM

Minister Lawrence Does Not Have Special Mandate.

~Information can be shared in closed-door meetings to avoid liabilities.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of TEATT Roger Lawrence told the parliament of St. Maarten that he does not have a special mandate when it comes to the government-owned company Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE). The Minister said that the shareholder decided that he would be attending parliament to respond to questions posed by parliament and to also handle the dismissal of the Chief Operations Officer Michel Hyman, while he would keep the shareholder updated Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
29 Mar 2022 12:14 AM

Sarah Calls On Cbcs To Give Stance On Crypto Currencies

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

 PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams on Monday called on Central Bank for Curaao and St Read more


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UD
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Mar 2022 10:10 PM

Pfp, Pantophlet & Wescot-Williams Solicita Cc Urgente Sobre Ciberseguridad

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Los miembros del parlamento (MP) del Partido para el Progreso (PFP) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson, junto con los parlamentarios George Pantophlet de National Alliance (NA) y Sarah Wescot-Williams de United Democrats (UD), han solicitado una reunin urgente del comit central del Parlamento, luego del ataque de seguridad ciberntica de la semana pasada en la empresa estatal NV GEBE.

En un comunicado de prensa del jueves 17 de marzo de 2022, N.V Read more


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NA
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PFP
Source: 721 News
21 Mar 2022 05:07 AM

Pfp, Pantophlet & Wescot-Williams Request Urgent Cc On Cybersecurity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson – along with MPs George Pantophlet of National Alliance (NA) and Sarah Wescot-Williams of United Democrats (UD) – have requested an urgent central committee meeting of Parliament, following last weeks cybersecurity attack at government-owned company N.V Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Mar 2022 02:15 PM

~ UPP Faction Leader took a stance for SXM at Parlatino meeting in matters of Foreign Relations. ~

PHILIPSBURG: ---- Member of Parliament and Leader of the United Democrats Sarah Wescot Williams told reporters on Monday that she is still very much dissatisfied with the answers provided to the parliament of St. Maarten last week regarding the amended petition that was submitted to Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance and The Working Group of Experts On People of African Descent Read more


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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
28 Feb 2022 05:11 PM

Sint Maarten Youth Parliament Hosts Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate And Open House.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Youth Parliament and IslandGalTing will be hosting the first-ever Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7 pm. The event will be virtual and live-streamed on Youtube. The Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate will feature five members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, each representing a faction. Our participants are MP Ludmilla Duncan of the National Alliance Faction, MP Rolando Brison of the United People's Party Faction, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of the United Democrats Faction, MP Melissa Gumbs of the Party for Progress Faction, and MP Chanel Brownbill of the United St Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Feb 2022 10:19 PM

El Pfp Renueva Llamados A Poner Fin A La Afiliacin Del Parlamento Al Parlatino

~Critica por decisin de enviar delegacin a Panam~
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Dada la reciente decisin del Parlamento de enviar una delegacin de ocho (8) diputados del Parlamento (MPs) a Panam para asistir a las sesiones del Parlamento Latinoamericano (Parlatino), Party for Progress (PFP) ha renovado su llamado para poner fin a la membresa de Sint Maarten con la institucin.

Para los parlamentarios de la PFP Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson, el Parlatino es un desperdicio extremo de los recursos limitados del pas Read more


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HOPE
UD
Source: 721 News
07 Feb 2022 09:12 PM

Pantophlet Lauds Van Huffelen ForHonouring Her Word, Giving Hope

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet on Sunday lauded the new Dutch government and in particular State Secretary for Home Affairs and Digitization Alexandra van Huffelen for keeping her promise giving the people of St Read more

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NA
HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
07 Feb 2022 08:53 PM

Pantophlet Lauds Van Huffelen For Honouring Her Word, Giving Hope.

PHILIPSBURG:--- National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet on Sunday lauded the new Dutch government and in particular State Secretary for Home Affairs and Digitization Alexandra van Huffelen for keeping her promise giving the people of St Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
27 Jan 2022 10:04 AM

The Opposition Factions Emmanuel, Pfp And Ud Called A Press Conference Today

In a somewhat unprecedented move, 3 opposition factions have called a joint press conference for Thursday, January 27that 2 pm.

It has been stated that these factions are totally upset by the arrogance of the government of Sint Maarten and its supporting factions in parliament. This is a new level of disregard for the minority in parliament.

While the factions of Emmanuel, UD and PFP have voiced their discontent throughout the budgetary proceedings, their arguments fell on deaf ears and all kind of childish arguments continue to be thrown at the MPs who question this modus operandi of the coalition.

It is beyond comprehension that not only was there no consideration for the arguments brought forward by the opposition members, but the warnings against passing the budget at this juncture from the legal sector were also callously brushed aside.

The advice by the Council of Advice from December 2021 had the same observation Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jan 2022 02:48 PM

Sarah Follows Up On The Changes To The Civil Code That Reduces The Period Allowed For Short Term Contracts, Extends Maternity Leave And Introduces Paternity Leave.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The changes in the Civil Code regarding short term labor contracts, maternity and paternity leave have been in the making since 2015! These changes were finally approved by Parliament on August 26, 2019. Upon investigation, it was revealed that this law was not published by Government, which is necessary for the law to go into effect, said MP Sarah Wescot-Williams(UD) in a recent statement.

The MP explained that pointing this omission out to Government only yielded the publication of a wrong version of the law, which had to be undone Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jan 2022 05:08 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The changes in the Civil Code regarding short-term labor contracts, maternity, and paternity leave have been in the making since 2015! These changes were finally approved by Parliament on August 26, 2019. Upon investigation, it was revealed that this law was not published by Government, which is necessary for the law to go into effect, said MP Sarah Wescot-Williams(UD) in a recent statement Read more


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USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
03 Dec 2021 11:40 AM

~ USP has no representation in the parliament of St. Maarten.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction leader of the United St. Maarten Peoples Party (USP) has declared himself an Independent Member of Parliament on Friday morning.
MP Arrindell made the notification during a public meeting of parliament on Friday morning. In addressing parliament Arrindell said that he was heavily ridiculed by the President of the USP board Cecil Nicolas during a live talk show, that video was played so that members of parliament and the general public could see his reasons for leaving the USP Party Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
30 Oct 2021 07:30 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Upon hearing the recent audio of MP Brison, the UD Board swiftly reacted, stating that this should not surprise anyone, as MP Brison continues to exude narcissistic traits and clearly lacks even a basic understanding of the responsibilities of a leader, especially of the public office of President of Parliament.
This is in the opinion of the UD Board vintage Rolando and this behavior should not be tolerated Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Oct 2021 11:40 PM

Dr. Mercelina Launches Ursm Party, Wants To Initiate Change

Dr. Luc Mercelina (standing at podium) addressing guests at the partys launch on Sunday evening.

PHILIPSBURG--Former Deputy Leader of the United Peoples (UP) party and former United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. < Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Sep 2021 11:44 PM

Sarah Questions Delay In Draft 2022 Budget

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--The delay in the finalisation of the draft 2022 budget is being questioned by United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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UD
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Sep 2021 11:40 PM

Sarah: Govt. Has Lackadaisical Attitude Towards Parliament

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams in Parliament on Wednesday.

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wednesday chided government for its lackadaisical attitude towards the countrys highest legislative body, stating that government is taking the Parliament of St Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2021 01:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2021, convened for the purpose of ratifying the parliamentary committees and hear from the Prime Minister on the position of government in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, MP Wescot-Willams chided the government for its lackadaisical attitude towards the parliament of Sint Maarten.

The MP was particularly taken aback by the matter-of-fact presentation by His Excellency on behalf of the government of St Read more


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UD
Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2021 06:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Dr. Luc Mercelina has submitted a resignation letter to the board and leader of the United Peoples Party on Monday.
The letter which was sent to SMN News reads By means of this letter I would like to tender my resignation as of immediately as a member of the UP Party Read more


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UPP
HOPE
UD
Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2021 12:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The chair of parliament Roland Brison did not mince words on Monday when he called out the laziest Member of Parliament during the closing of the parliamentary year.

The UPP MP and chair of parliament said when listening to the positions stated by members of parliament, he looked around the hall and understand the concerns, because for most of the faction leaders, the level of representation, and more importantly, the level of work they put in, is very clear and commendable from his viewpoint as chairman.

Brison said however he does feel the need to give his observations of how the factions of parliament and its members are functioning, and how he believes they should be going forward.

First the good:

For at least 5 of the 6 factions in parliament he observed that every single one of them has presented amendments, motions, has chaired meetings in their respective committees across opposition/coalition lines, and other real initiatives things that are today being upheld by the government Read more


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