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Source: SXMIslandTime
16 Jan 2022 07:59 PM

Usp Questions The Security Of The Hospital Contractual Agreement Signed With Inso

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Sunday said it is astounded by governmentslackadaisicalapproach towards what is happening at the hospital project, and questioned the status and security of the contract signed for the hospital project with INSO, now FINSO. The many financial setbacks reported at the project should beraising alarms within government, President of the USP Cecil Nicholas said.

The now confirmed reports about contractors and sub-contractors not being paid as well as the report of the recent resignation (forced or otherwise) of a financial executive attached to the project, is very concerning to our party in particular after the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
16 Jan 2022 05:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Sunday said it is astounded by the governments lackadaisical approach towards what is happening at the hospital project, and questioned the status and security of the contract signed for the hospital project with INSO, now FINSO. The many financial setbacks reported at the project should be raising alarms within government, President of the USP Cecil Nicholas said.

The now confirmed reports about contractors and sub-contractors not being paid as well as the report of the recent resignation (forced or otherwise) of a financial executive attached to the project, is very concerning to our party in particular after the people of St Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Jan 2022 12:14 AM

Usp Questions The Blind Execution Of Legislation That Legislates The Legislator

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – President of the The United St. Maarten Party (USP) board Cecil Nicholas said his board was baffled by Thursdays public meeting of Parliament which dealt with the suspension of MP Claudius Buncamper, dubbing the meeting amusing. 

Todays meeting which should have been opened and closed without fan fear because the law is clear, was turned into a circus with legislators basically elucidating on the interpretation of the law. Are the legislators not supposed to present proposed amendments to the law? Nicholas said.

What should have been addressed today is how the declaration of Independence by MPs circumvents proportional representation based on the party list, since the execution of the letter of the Attorney General now nullifies the notion that MPs own the seat based on the oath they take.

What is the spirit of the law with regards to application of proportional representation in accordance with the party list? Does the oath circumvent the party platform and manifesto as it relates to the vision for the country that is sold to the people during election campaigns? If the seat belongs to individual candidates, then why does the law now reflect back to the party as opposed to the affected MP now appointing his own substitute as an independent member of parliament? Nicholas continued. 

He added that while parliament without question accepted the nullification of the US party and its list with a declaration of independence, the highest legislative body in the country is now awaiting another instruction, this time from the electoral councilof who will be the representative member of the same USP in Parliament. Which they have to accept without question, outside of having new elections, Nicholas said. 

So the same laws that cast the party aside, also acknowledgesthe primary position of the party as the foundation of the basis of the seats in Parliament. The United St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jan 2022 07:40 PM

Usp Questions The Blind Execution Of Legislation That Legislates The Legislator.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of The United St. Maarten Party (USP) board Cecil Nicholas said his board was baffled by Thursdays public meeting of Parliament which dealt with the suspension of MP Claudius Buncamper, dubbing the meeting amusing.

Todays meeting which should have been opened and closed without fan fair because the law is clear was turned into a circus with legislators basically elucidating on the interpretation of the law Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2022 07:32 AM

Usp Questions The Blind Execution Of Legislation That Legislates The Legislator

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — President of the The United St. Maarten Party (USP) board Cecil Nicholas said his board was baffled by Thursdays public meeting of Parliament which dealt with the suspension of MP Claudius Buncamper, dubbing the meeting amusing.

Todays meeting which should have been opened and closed without fan fear because the law is clear, was turned into a circus with legislators basically elucidating on the interpretation of the law Read more


Candidates in this article:
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USP
Source: 721 News
04 Jan 2022 09:42 AM

Usp Questions The Continuous Use Of The Term Lack Of Capacity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Tuesday said that the new practice of casually throwing our people under the bus by the Prime Minister and her government with words like lack of capacity needs to be stopped.

The party was responding the PMs statement that she was not surprised by the conclusion of the fourth quarter execution report of the country packages Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Jan 2022 06:11 PM

Usp Questions The Continuous Use Of The Term Lack Of Capacity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Tuesday said that the new practice of casually throwing our people under the bus by the Prime Minister and her government with words like lack of capacity needs to be stopped.

The party was responding the PMs statement that she was not surprised by the conclusion of the fourth quarter execution report of the country packages Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
03 Jan 2022 05:51 PM

Usp Questions The Continuous Use Of The Term Lack Of Capacity.'

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Tuesday said that the new practice of casually throwing our people under the bus by the Prime Minister and her government with words like lack of capacity needs to be stopped.

The party was responding to the PMs statement that she was not surprised by the conclusion of the fourth quarter execution report of the country packages Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Dec 2021 11:00 PM

Usp Questions The Benefits Of Strategic Alliance With Schiphol

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – With the season and the projected increase in passenger arrivals to St. Maarten, the board of the United St. MaartenParty is concerned with the lack of measures in placeto manage passenger experience and questions the much-talked-aboutbenefits of the strategic Alliance with SchipholAirport.

Afterall, the CEO of PJIA Brian Mingo makes it a habit to highlight Schiphols level of expertise and experience as far surpassing our local capacity. So one would have expected that a strategic plan would be in place to address future growth and current passenger experience, instead of the reestablishment of a vision already brought to reality by our local experts for 40 million dollars less, President of the USP board Cecil Nicholas said.

Nicholas lamented the long lines outside of the terminal now being experienced by visitors to the country, some 4 years after hurricane Irma. Additionally, he questioned what exactly has been accomplished at PJIA since the government, Schiphol and Ballast Nedam shared a toast in August this year Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
23 Dec 2021 12:02 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the season and the projected increase in passenger arrivals to St. Maarten, the board of the United St. Maarten Party is concerned with the lack of measures in place to manage passenger experience and questions the much-talked-about benefits of the strategic Alliance with Schiphol Airport.

After all, the CEO of PJIA Brian Mingo makes it a habit to highlight Schiphols level of expertise and experience as far surpassing our local capacity Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
22 Dec 2021 04:26 AM

Usp: Invisible Savings From 12.5% Cuts Do Nothing For Socioeconomic Hardships

President of the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Cecil Nicholas

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — President of the board of the United St Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Dec 2021 11:47 PM

Us Party: Invisible Savings From Cuts Do Nothing For Socio-Economic Hardships

Cecil Nicholas

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) board president Cecil Nic Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Dec 2021 09:09 PM

Usp: Invisible Savings From 12.5% Cuts Do Nothing For Socioeconomic Hardships

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – President of theboard of the United St. Maarten Party(USP)Cecil Nicholas on Monday said his boardis baffled overwhyto date the mandatory 12.5% cut imposed by government on civil servants and workers of government owned companies, specifically GEBE andTelem, has notbeen followed up with an instruction to ensure that thesavingsbe used as a supplement to directly offset the bills of every citizen in the country.Headded: Obviously because the savings, a motivation used to impose the cuts, have not materialized and people lives were made harder for nothing.

Nicholas said the budget of country St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
20 Dec 2021 06:46 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Cecil Nicholas on Monday said his board is baffled over why to date the mandatory 12.5% cut imposed by government on civil servants and workers of government-owned companies, specifically GEBE and Telem, has not been followed up with an instruction to ensure that the savings be used as a supplement to directly offset the bills of every citizen in the country Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Dec 2021 12:01 AM

Us Party Wants Clarification On Proportional Representation

From Left: US Party board member Khalil Revan, Leader Pamela Gordon-Carty, Julio Romney, US Party board President Cecil Nicholas and board member Agnes Brooks.

PHILIPSBURG--The board of the United St Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
12 Dec 2021 10:43 PM

Usp: Clarification To Be Sought On Proportional Representation

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the United St. Maarten Party Party (USP) will seek further clarification into what it deems as a serious constitutional issue after both of its MPs, Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, declared themselves as independent members of Parliament, leaving the party with no representation in Parliament.

The board recently met with Dr Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Dec 2021 07:17 PM

Usp: Clarification To Be Sought On Proportional Representation

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten Party Party (USP) will seek further clarification into what it deems as a serious constitutional issue after both of its MPs, Claudius Buncamper and AkeemArrindell, declared themselves as independent members of Parliament, leaving the party with no representation in Parliament Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
12 Dec 2021 05:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten Party Party (USP) will seek further clarification into what it deems as a serious constitutional issue after both of its MPs, Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, declared themselves as independent members of Parliament, leaving the party with no representation in Parliament.

The board recently met with Dr Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
05 Dec 2021 08:16 PM

Usp Not Surprised By Mp Arrindell, Deficit In Electoral Structure Persists

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Saturday said the announcement by MPAkeemArrindellthat he was breaking from the US was a plan months in the making by the MP, and once again highlights the deficits in the countrys electoral structure.

The party board said it is unfortunate that MPs do not have the same conviction to the truth as they have in their attempt to present a sympathetic picture to the public. The board said it is not at all surprised by the announcement since MP Arrindellthreatened the board via letter in March 2021.

This threat to declare himself an Independent Member of Parliament came after the board tried to strengthen USPs faction office in Parliament by way of staffing Read more


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USP
Source: 721 News
04 Dec 2021 08:22 PM

Usp Not Surprised By Mp Arrindell, Deficit In Electoral Structure Persists

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Saturday said the announcement by MP Akeem Arrindell that he was breaking from the US was a plan months in the making by the MP, and once again highlights the deficits in the countrys electoral structure.

The party board said it is unfortunate that MPs do not have the same conviction to the truth as they have in their attempt to present a sympathetic picture to the public Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
04 Dec 2021 07:34 PM

Usp Not Surprised By Mp Arrindell, Deficit In Electoral Structure Persists.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Saturday said the announcement by MP Akeem Arrindell that he was breaking from the US was a plan monts in the making by the MP, and once again highlights the deficits in the countrys electoral structure Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Nov 2021 10:11 PM

Pamela Gordon-Carty Elected New Political Leader Of Usp

~ Nicholas new board President ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Former Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty was elected as the new political leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday, November 28, and immediately made it clear that the party, in or out of government, will not allow the people of St. Maarten to acceptcrumbs inexchange any longer.

Re-emphasizing that the US has always been and remain on the path to realizing independence for St. Maarten, the new leader said the people must come together and decide that they will no longer tolerate their children to suffer in a St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
29 Nov 2021 12:28 PM

~ Nicholas new board President ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Former Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty was elected as the new political leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Sunday, November 28, and immediately made it clear that the party, in or out of government, will not allow the people of St. Maarten to accept crumbs in exchange any longer.
Re-emphasizing that the US has always been and remains on the path to realizing independence for St. Maarten, the new leader said the people must come together and decide that they will no longer tolerate their children to suffer in a St Read more


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NA
Source: 721 News
09 Apr 2021 03:04 AM

Organized Confusion The At The PeopleS Expense

Dear Editor,

In the midst of the high level of confusion around the play on words like trajectory, the constant repositioning of this governing coalition with regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nations and continued liquidity support, one thing remains glaringly constant: The everyday plight and hopelessness felt by the average citizens of this country.

The obvious lack of strategic planning with regards to the petition to the U.N. and the seemingly unprepared demeanor for responses of State Secretary Knops, hit this coalition like a deer caught in the headlights of an eighteen wheeler container truck Read more


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