The impressive rise of the Party for Progress

Party for Progress - 20191121

PHILIPSBURG – In 2017 a group of “dynamic and forward-thinking St. Maarteners” – as the party describes this on its Facebook-page – came together and founded the Party for Progress. On January 9 it entered the parliamentary elections under the heading PFP with a list of just eight candidates, fewer than any of its six competitors. More...

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Wycliffe Smith - 20180517 WS
By The Publisher On Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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SMCP congratulates winning parties

PHILIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) would like to thank the voters of Sint Maarten for going out and exercising their democratic right and voting in the next parliament. The election took More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Doran winner, Smith biggest loser in parliamentary elections

PHILIPSBURG – Interim Minister of Justice Jurendy Doran, candidate number 5 on the list of the National Alliance leads the top-ten of vote getters in Thursday’s parliamentary elections. Doran improved his score More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Governor Holiday holds consultations regarding the election results

Harbour View – Today, January 10, 2020, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday was informed by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau about the proceedings of the January 9, parliamentary More...

National Alliance - 20191121
By The Publisher On Friday, January 10th, 2020
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National Alliance dominates elections, ship jumpers lose their seats

PHILIPSBURG – The National Alliance recorded a convincing victory in Thursday’s parliamentary elections, securing six seats in the new parliament – based on preliminary results. The United People’s party More...

To the Polling Station
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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To the polls – again – on Thursday

PHILIPSBURG – On Thursday St. Maarten goes to the polls for the fourth time since the island became an autonomous entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With 23,130 registered voters and an expected turnout More...

Public Prosecutor's Office entrance
By The Publisher On Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Prosecutor’s Office: Vote buying/selling is illegal

PHILIPSBURG — As residents prepare to go out and cast their votes on election day, ‪Thursday, January 9th, 2020‬, the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten reminds the public at large about the country’s More...

New Government Administration Building, update
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Government refuses election observers

PHILIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, learned that The Netherlands did offer to pay for the international election observers to visit Sint Maarten during this week’s election but that the More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Content analysis of the SMCP Manifesto

~ Party manifesto available for download here ~ PHILIPSBURG – With its 17-page manifesto the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) heads with confidence into the parliamentary elections on January 9. “SMCP expects More...

Wycliffe Smith 20180125 - HH
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Amendments bring election ordinance in line with the Constitution

PHILIPSBURG – Rather than come up with a comprehensive package for electoral reform, MP Wycliffe Smith, in his role as caretaker prime minister, already suggested amendments to the Election Ordinance and the More...