Instability is here to stay

Hilbert Haar

By Hilbert Haar More than once, during the more than ten years I have lived and worked in St. Maarten, I have wondered about the sanity of our politicians. The idea that politicians could have the same thoughts about me has for some reason never crossed my mind. I guess that’s my ego talking. But what about the sanity of the electorate – the good More...

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Lisa Alexander GIF 1
By webadmin On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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Elect Lisa Alexander, candidate #9 on the USp list

Lisa Alexander, the Constitutional Lady. Lisa Alexander, to ensure Equality, Justice and Fairness for All, stand in line, vote number nine.  More...

William Marlin 20171030 - HH
By webadmin On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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William calls for extension of time for voters to collect voting cards in districts

GREAT BAY — Former Prime Minister and number 23 candidate on the National Alliance slate, William Marlin, is calling on authorities to extend the period within which voters can pick up their voting cards from More...

Members of Electoral Council-min
By webadmin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Only one party published manifesto in timely manner

Philipsburg — The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of More...

Loekie Morales Emilio Wilson park
By webadmin On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Morales says women and youth empowerment essential for a strong St. Maarten

Philipsburg – National Alliance candidate number 15, Lucrecia ‘Loekie’ Morales, who is of the opinion that the people of St. Maarten are #STRONG as little by little their small island developing state is bouncing More...

William Marlin 20171030 - HH
By webadmin On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Statement National Alliance in response to news of Kingdom refusal to discuss annulment dissolution decree

Philipsburg — The following is a statement issued by the National Alliance in response to the news that the Dutch Kingdom Government refuses to discuss the annulment of the dissolution decree which led to More...

Wycliffe Smith 2018 Election Photo
By webadmin On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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A Manifesto or a Governing Program?

Two major documents play a pivotal role in the electoral process. They are a party’s political program, popularly known as the manifesto and the governing accord which we call the governing program. By law parties More...

Members of Electoral Council-min
By webadmin On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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Information evening on registration of donations

Philipsburg — The Electoral Council would like to invite all political parties and candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections to an information evening on registration of donations. Other interested More...

Wycliffe Smith 20180125 - HH
By webadmin On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Christian Party wants cut in politicians’ salaries

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) wants to reduce the salaries of members of Parliament by 15 percent – therefore, from $11,539 a month to $9,808. If a motion in Parliament to this extent More...

New Government Administration Building
By webadmin On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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“Dissolution decree could be annulled”

PHILIPSBURG – A letter regarding the dissolution decree has gone out to the Kingdom Council of Ministers citing “constitutional infringements that have been going on since 2016,” Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo More...