What did any other parties really do in Parliament?

Editorial - St Maarten News

The question was raised when we published the achievements article about the SMCP on our front page outlining what the party did in Parliament during its 19 months’ term. Few parties if any can publish anything citing real achievements while in Parliament since 2018. If they can, we will be the first to publish it on our website. If we are lucky, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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The H-Factor

Leader of the SMCP, Wycliffe Smith, writes in an article about the H-Factor. Already on November 7, 2019, during an ad hoc committee meeting on electoral reform, the former MP Claude Chacho Peterson proposed that More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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Separation of church and state

St. Maarten is a very religious island. The separation of church and government was never a discussion point until the appearance of the Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, in the political arena in 2015 and with More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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The thing with article 59

Is there a cure for the seemingly never-ending battle between an obstinate parliament – that sends the government home – and an evenly stubborn Council of Ministers that reacts by invoking Article 59 of the More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Hands off

The times they are a’changin and so is the political makeup of St. Maarten’s government. Once upon a time – and not all that long ago – appointments to key positions, be it as policy advisors or in executive More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Screening: a step in the right direction

By Hilbert Haar Is screening candidates for positions on supervisory boards of government-owned companies a good idea? Definitely. In fact, I am almost taken aback by Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin’s decision to More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Mullet Bay to take center stage

The parliamentary inquiry proposal submitted by member of Parliament Rolando Brison as faction leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) aims to shed light on the decades long pressing question of the ownership More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Anti-Lee sentiments run deep. Why?

That human behavior is unpredictable is a fact. With all the smart inventions predicted in Star Trek – from the Universal Translator, to the Medical Tricorder and the Communicator – all nicely wrapped More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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The Light Bearer

At the dawn of the internet it was seen as the cusp of the information age and was dubbed the information superhighway. The internet became the great equalizer where everyone, no matter color, race or creed, could More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Asking the right question

Hilbert Haar is on point with his opinion piece about the question whether members of Parliament have a hidden agenda when it comes to solving the problem of our mounting garbage dump. The question we have is why More...