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MP William Marlin bids politics farewell with a flourish

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance stalwart MP William Marlin said farewell to his political career in a speech during his last appearance as an MP on Friday, February 9. The family-tradition will continue though, as his son Cloyd Ondhae has in the meantime taken his seat as a member of the newly elected parliament. Marlin’s political career began More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 28th, 2024
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How we describe our political reality in St. Martin

How we describe our political reality in St. Martin by Fabian A. Badejo GREAT BAY, St. Martin (January 28, 2024)—Long before the southern or Dutch part of St. Martin obtained an adjusted autonomous status as More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 28th, 2024
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12 points about the January parliamentary elections

~ Vox populi, vox Dei! ~ By Fabian A. Badejo GREAT BAY, St. Martin (January 23, 2024)—That Latin aphorism, “Vox populi, vox Dei” simply means “the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.” In our own More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 26th, 2024
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New Four-Party Coalition Speaks Up and Speaks Out

~ Urges Public to Remain Aware and Be Critical of Agitators ~ PHILIPSBURG -– In a joint statement issued Thursday evening, the eight MP-elects of the announced 4-party coalition consisting of the URSM, DP, PFP More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Informateurs involve community in consultations

PHILIPSBURG — In a surprise move, informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candida Joseph have selected community stakeholders “to gather an overall view on the elections and the formation of the next government.” In More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 20th, 2024
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Governor appoints two informateurs

Dr. Nilda ArduinDrs. Candia Joseph PHILIPSBURG — Governor Ajamu Baly has appointed Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candida Joseph RO EMIA as informateurs and requested that they submit their report by February More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 19th, 2024
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UPP thanks the people of St. Maarten – Brison steps down

~ MP Rolando Brison has stepped down as leader of the United People’s Party ~ United People’s Party Expresses Profound Gratitude to the Resilient People of St. Maarten PHILIPSBURG — In the wake of More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 16th, 2024
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Coalition intends to align manifestos by February 3

PHILIPSBURG — The four parties that have signed a coalition agreement – URSM, DP, PFP and NOW – will present no later than February 3 a document in which they align their respective manifestos. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 13th, 2024
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Winners and losers: four top candidates were outvoted

PHILIPSBURG — Four number one candidates were outvoted by other candidates during Thursday’s parliamentary elections. Ludmila de Weever bested Melissa Gumbs on the Party for Progress list with 576 to 462 More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 12th, 2024
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Comfortable win for National Alliance

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance (NA) sailed to a comfortable win in the parliamentary elections on Thursday by winning 3,468 of the 14,490 votes; good for 23.9 percent. The NA left the United People’s More...