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Elections postponed until August 19

PHILIPSBURG — In consultation with Acting Governor Emily Bird-Lake, the government has postponed the elections for a new parliament from July 19 until August 19. Postulation Day is now set for July 2 and the new parliament will be seated on September 20, while the current parliament will be dissolved on the same date. In a national decree dated More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, May 27th, 2024
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National Alliance Stands Firm in Support of Its Ministers

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – The Board of the National Alliance (NA) is deeply concerned about the false narratives being spread by the outgoing 2×4 coalition. These misleading claims undermine public trust More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
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New elections will be held on July 18

PHILIPSBURG — It is a done deal: Governor Baly has signed the national decree to dissolve the Parliament based on Article 59 of the Constitution. New elections will be held on July 18. When former Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
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Governor on “current political developments”

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — On May 20th, 2024, Member of Parliament Mr. Kevin Maingrette (NOW) withdrew his support from the URSM/PFP/DP/NOW-coalition government and subsequently declared himself an independent More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
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Government takes control of carnival organization

PHILIPSBURG -- The organization of carnival will from now on be under the control of a newly established St. Maarten Carnival and Planning Committee it appears from the restructuring policy for carnival published More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
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PM Mercelina praises utilities company GEBE

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina and Minister of VSA and Acting Minister of VROMI Veronica Jansen-Webster made a tour of the GEBE power plant, amid rising concerns about power cuts and problems More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 5th, 2024
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Questions abound after screening process

The recent screening process for ministerial candidates in the Mercelina cabinet has sparked a whirlwind of questions and concerns about political leadership, transparency, and the efficacy of governance in St. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 3rd, 2024
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Government of Sint Maarten Starts with Vacancies due to Governor’s Intervention

PHILIPSBURG — Today, part of the Mercelina cabinet was sworn in on Sint Maarten. At the beginning of the ceremony, it became clear that Governor Baly has remained adamant in his refusal to install two candidate More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
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Debate about screening of candidate-ministers comes back to life

PHILIPSBURG — After every elections the same issue comes up: criticism of the screening of candidate-ministers. Whether this is justified or just sour grapes from candidates that did not make the cut remains More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 27th, 2024
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Government ignores recommendations to update its prostitution-policy

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten structurally ignores recommendation from the Law Enforcement Council. In 2016, the Council issued six recommendation to improve the country’s policies towards prostitution. Seven More...