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A Man of Integrity; A Man of His Word

Known to the people as Chacho, Claude Alfred Hans Peterson is the son of retired Police Affairs and Naturalization Department Head, Hans Peterson, and retired School Principal/Union Leader/Politician Aline Choisy. He is a Mechanical Engineer and businessman with a wide range of professional experiences in the private sector. His career spans 13 years More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Ship jumper MP Kevin Maingrette in problems with bribery-allegations

PHILIPSBURG — The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) searched the house and the workplace of an outgoing Member of Parliament, 721news.com reported. According to the report, the investigation focuses on the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 8th, 2024
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Claude A. H. Peterson, SAM Party Candidate, Calls for Serious Electoral Reform to Ensure Stable Government

Philipsburg, St. Maarten — Claude A. H. Peterson, the number 4 candidate on the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) party list, has issued a strong call for immediate and comprehensive electoral reform as the critical More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 7th, 2024
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MP Arrindell is searching for guidelines that are already there

PHILIPSBURG -- Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has asked Prime Minister Mercelina for clarity about the right of voters to get time off on Election Day to cast their vote. Arrindell states in a letter he sent More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
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National Alliance with seventeen candidates in August 19 elections

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance submitted a list of seventeen candidates for the August 19 elections on Postulation Day to the Central Voting bureau in the legislative hall of the Parliament building. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
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Two new parties to take part in August 19 elections

PHILIPSBURG — Two new political parties will contest the August 19 parliamentary elections: the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) and the Oualichi Movement for Change (OMC). The founder of the latter party is More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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No deadlines for registering political parties at the Electoral Council

PHILIPSBURG -- “Deadlines that would make it impossible for the Electoral Council to register new political parties do not exist.” This statement by the Council’s chairman Richard Gibson Jr. in a letter to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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Chacho to contest snap elections with SAM party

PHILIPSBURG — Former Member of Parliament and Engineer, Claude ‘Chacho’ Peterson, has decided to run as a candidate in the upcoming snap elections on August 19th, 2024, with the Soualiga Action Movement More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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Will elections have to be postponed again?

PHILIPSBURG — The revised national decree of May 27 that sets the date for the parliamentary elections at August 19 contains a painful omission: the deadline for the registration of political parties. The More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2024
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Voting for European elections in St. Maarten opens on June 3

PHILIPSBURG — Beginning on Monday June 3, eligible voters in St. Maarten will be able to cast their vote in the elections for the European parliament. The possibility to cast a vote ends on Thursday, June More...