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Source: 721 News
07 Apr 2021 10:36 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Four Months Into The Year And Still No 2021 Budget

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — We are in the month of April and the country is still without a national budget 2021, said Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday, adding that the Minister of Finance has gone completely silent on when the budget will reach Parliament for debate.

In the meantime, Emmanuel stressed, government is pressuring civil servants to work on reforms and other initiatives that has to be funded from the same budget Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Apr 2021 09:53 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Four Months Into The Year And Still No 2021 Budget

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – We are in the month of April and the country is still without a national budget2021, said Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday, adding that the Minister of Finance has gone completely silent on when the budget will reach Parliament for debate.

In the meantime, Emmanuel stressed, government is pressuring civil servants to work on reforms and other initiatives that has to be funded from the same budget. A ship with no captain or rudder is what we have here Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Apr 2021 08:03 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- We are in the month of April and the country is still without a national budget 2021, said Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday, adding that the Minister of Finance has gone completely silent on when the budget will reach Parliament for debate.

In the meantime, Emmanuel stressed, the government is pressuring civil servants to work on reforms and other initiatives that have to be funded from the same budget Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Mar 2021 03:29 PM

Quality Sweepers And Maintenance B.V. Files Complaint At Ombudsman.

Questions solid waste tender 2021-2026 procedures, process and guidelines

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten-based local cleaning company Quality Sweepers and Maintenance B.V. (QSM) has filed an official complaint at St. Maarten Ombudsman. QSM was one of the 23 companies that participated in the Solid Waste Tender 2021- 2026 held on February 2nd, 2021.
The publication of a press release by MP Christopher Emmanuel on February 21, 2021, raised many doubts and questions, resulting in QSM losing all confidence in the bidding process and procedures Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Mar 2021 12:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran said at the Council of Ministers press briefing that the procurement for the solid waste contracts has come to an end. Doran said 5 contractors were awarded 5-year contracts for the period 2021 to 2026, these contractors will begin their work on April 1st, 2021.
The Minister said that the procurement was publicly tendered on February 2nd 2021since the current contracts will be coming to an end on March 31st. Doran explained that the ministry prepared new multi-annual contracts that will cover the duration of the 5-year contracts that were awarded for the period 2021 to 2026 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Mar 2021 01:12 PM

Minister Of Justice Advised To Collaborate With Other Ministries With The Overhaul Of Residency Permits Policy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Anna Richardson appeared in the parliament on Wednesday and made a detailed presentation to the justice committee of parliament was told that while she took the bull by its horns to deal with the immigration situation on St. Maarten she must collaborate with the other ministries before writing such a detailed policy.
Questions were raised about the concubine agreement that has been using and accepted on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 06:39 PM

Pjiae And Minister Of Teatt Provided Vague Answers To Parliament.

~MPs demanded that their questions be answered, MP Ottley asked the PJIAE Management to take the podium to provide real answers. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Members of Parliament described the 48 pages of answers to questions posed to the Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever provided to them on Wednesday regarding the reconstruction of the PJIAE terminal and operational projections for 2021 as vague and unacceptable.
Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel lamented that most of his questions were not answered while the Minister said the answers to the questions are confidential Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Feb 2021 12:06 AM

Open Letter To Civil Servants, Workers Of Government Companies

My people,

The script was very familiar on Wednesday evening when I was the only Member of Parliament who voted against cutting your benefits and in some cases salaries.

I have asked over 100 questions about these cuts to civil servant benefits and in some cases salaries. I have gotten carefully worded non-answers which clearly show that these decisions were not based on any tangible studies, reports, union involvement, nothing. While other MPs were satisfied to vote for cuts based on very little and with no information about when your rights will be restored to you, I simply could not Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Feb 2021 02:18 PM

Open Letter To Civil Servants, Workers Of Government Companies

My people,

The script was very familiar on Wednesday evening when I was the only Member of Parliament who voted against cutting your benefits and in some cases salaries.  

I have asked over 100 questions about these cuts to civil servant benefits and in some cases salaries. I have gotten carefully worded non-answers which clearly show that these decisions were not based on any tangible studies, reports, union involvement, nothing. While other MPs were satisfied to vote for cuts based on very little and with no information about when your rights will be restored to you, I simply could not Read more


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Source: 721 News
31 Jan 2021 06:35 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Unions ConfirmThat Government Lied

~ Says cuts against basic human rights ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Sunday said that President of WICLU Claire Elshot-Aventurin confirmed what he has been saying all along; that the Prime Minister and her government lied when they said they invited the unions to discuss legislation that would see workers salaries and benefits cut.

Elshot-Aventurin was also quoted in the media as saying that it is not true that the unions refused to return for further negotiations which led to government being forced to deviate from the requirement that it needed an agreement for the salary cuts Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
31 Jan 2021 06:33 PM

Chris: Unions Confirm That Government Lied

~ Says cuts against basic human rights ~

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Sunday said that President of WICLU Claire Elshot-Aventurin confirmed what he has been saying all along; that the Prime Minister and her government lied when they said they invited the unions to discuss legislation that would see workers salaries and benefits cut.

Elshot-Aventurin was also quoted in the media as saying that it is not true that the unions refused to return for further negotiations which led to government being forced to deviate from the requirement that it needed an agreement for the salary cuts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Jan 2021 06:15 PM

 ~ Says cuts against basic human rights ~

PHILIPSBURG:-- -Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Sunday said that President of WICLU Claire Elshot-Aventurin confirmed what he has been saying all along; that the Prime Minister and her government lied when they said they invited the unions to discuss legislation that would see workers salaries and benefits cut.

Elshot-Aventurin was also quoted in the media as saying that it is not true that the unions refused to return for further negotiations which led to government being forced to deviate from the requirement that it needed an agreement for the salary cuts Read more


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Source: 721 News
30 Jan 2021 02:03 AM

Mp Emmanuel: This Is A BadGovernment, It Has To Go

~ Says some MPs are travesty of representation ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday said it may be easy for other MPs to dismiss him as forceful in defending the people of St. Maarten, but he gets the distinct feeling that the same MPs are completely disconnected from the people and they have to go.

MP Emmanuel said he cannot fathom how MPs supporting the currently Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs can accept laws that will hurt their people Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Jan 2021 07:08 PM

 ~ Says some MPs are a travesty of representation ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Wednesday said it may be easy for other MPs to dismiss him as forceful in defending the people of St. Maarten, but he gets the distinct feeling that the same MPs are completely disconnected from the people and they have to go.
MP Emmanuel said he cannot fathom how MPs supporting the current Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs can accept laws that will hurt their people Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jan 2021 04:40 PM

Emmanuel Says Govt Owes Public More Info On Carnival

PHILIPSBURG, Sint maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is of the opinion that government owes the people a better explanation about why itgreen lightedCarnival 2021. The MP said he is aware of the clause that the event could be called off if the situation warrants it, but to just announce such a large event in a pandemic without proper explanation is unacceptable, he said.

The MP made sure to point out that he does not hold the decision against the SCDF Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jan 2021 04:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is of the opinion that government owes the people a better explanation about why it green-lighted Carnival 2021. The MP said he is aware of the clause that the event could be called off if the situation warrants it, but to just announce such a large event in a pandemic without proper explanation is unacceptable, he said.

The MP made sure to point out that he does not hold the decision against the SCDF Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jan 2021 02:52 PM

Mp Emmanuel, Usp Faction Call For Meeting On Coho

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent MP Christopher Emmanuel, supported by the MPs representing the USP Faction in Parliament Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, has forwarded a letter to the Chairperson of Parliament requesting a Central Committee meeting to discuss the Caribbean Body for Reform & Development (COHO), the law supporting this entity and the country packages.

The letter reads as follows: 

On Tuesday, December 21, 2020, the Prime Minister Of St Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Dec 2020 09:43 PM

Emmanuel Says Pm Deflecting From The Political Deficit In Her Coalition

~Says ProSoualigaemployed in Parliament ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel criticized PM Silveria Jacobs on Monday for deflecting from the fact that she has a political deficit within her coalition and trying to place blame on other members of Parliament.

Emmanuel was reacting to the PMs statement that a letter has been sent to Holland distancing her government from the Pro Soualiga Foundation and its decolonization efforts Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Dec 2020 03:46 PM

~ Says Pro Soualiga employed in Parliament ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel criticized PM Silveria Jacobs on Monday for deflecting from the fact that she has a political deficit within her coalition and trying to place blame on other members of Parliament.

Emmanuel was reacting to the PMs statement that a letter has been sent to Holland distancing her government from the Pro Soualiga Foundation and its decolonization efforts Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Dec 2020 08:31 AM

Chris To Residents: Expect Attack On Standard Of Living

~ Civil servants should reject years of salary cuts ~

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Tuesday said that residents of St. Maarten should be prepared for an attack on their way of life and civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut across the board 12.5% for six or seven years to please State Secretary Knops who lives across the Atlantic and has an election to win in 2021.

MP Emmanuel minced no words in telling the public that their government is about to place a burden of suffering upon them the likes of which they have never known and make them dependent residents Read more


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Source: 721 News
16 Dec 2020 04:21 AM

Mp Emmanuel To Residents: ExpectAttack On Standard Of Living

~ Civil servants should reject years of salary cuts ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Tuesday said that residents of St. Maarten should be prepared for an attack on their way of life and civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut across the board 12.5% for six or seven years to please State Secretary Knops who lives across the Atlantic and has an election to win in 2021.

MP Emmanuel minced no words in telling the public that their government is about to place a burden of suffering upon them the likes of which they have never known and make them dependent residents Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Dec 2020 12:17 AM

Emmanuel: Civil Servants Should Reject Salary Cuts

MP Christophe Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Emmanuel said on Tuesday that civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut by 12.5 per cent as outlined in the Dutch governments conditions for the second tranche of liquidity support.

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Source: SMN-News
15 Dec 2020 12:28 PM

~ Civil servants should reject years of salary cuts ~

Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel on Tuesday said that residents of St. Maarten should be prepared for an attack on their way of life and civil servants should not accept having their salaries cut across the board 12.5% for six or seven years to please State Secretary Knops who lives across the Atlantic and has an election to win in 2021.

MP Emmanuel minced no words in telling the public that their government is about to place a burden of suffering upon them the likes of which they have never known and make them dependent residents Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2020 02:17 PM

~UPP, PFP, and NA supports the signing of agreement and COHO

 PHILIPSBURG: --- The coalition partners that are supporting the government of St. Maarten give the Prime Minister of St. Maarten its blessings in the form of a verbal declaration to go ahead and sign the COHO law. The leader of the UPP faction was the first to give the Prime Minister the declaration State Secretary Raymond Knops wants when he demanded that she gets such prior to the December 18th meeting.

UPP supports the signing of COHO Law.

After making her position known, the UPP MP and Faction Leader Grisha Heyliger Marten gave the declaration that the State Secretary Raymond Knops is looking for, thereby Heyliger Martin then said I am sure of our Prime Minister of St Read more


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