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Parliament establish historic Permanent Constitutional and Decolonization Committee

~ Motion to finalize decolonization, organize RTC by July 2021 ~ PHILIPSBURG — A joint proposal by MP’s Solange Ludmila Duncan (NA) and Grisha HeyligerMarten (UPP) to establish a Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization was approved unanimously during a public meeting of Parliament on Thursday. “Decades ago, the highest More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Food For Thought Part III

Dear Editor, This opinion piece on Koninkrijk.nu is well worth space and time in our local media according to me. Had I written this following Koninkrijk.nu article myself, I probably would have called “Food For More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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USP MPs want to see new Point Blanche Prison become a reality

PHILIPSBURG — On October 28, 2020, Members of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper sent a letter via email to the Chairman of the Permanent More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Koninkrijk op Eieren: “This Kingdom is a failure”

PHILIPSBURG – “In The Hague you had to use a searchlight to find the few people who were really interested in the islands. You cannot be successful with that dossier,” former Minister of Administrative Innovation More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Statia’s deadlocked political future

By Hilbert Haar If the result of the island council elections in Statia have made anything clear it is that change does not come easy to people. You can take horse to the water but you cannot force it to drink, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Elections changed nothing; Statia still has a long way to go

ORANJESTAD – “We have to prevent at all cost that the situation on the island from before the intervention reappears after a return to a regular administrative administration,” is one of the observations More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Heyliger extends congratulations to St. Eustatius

~ Says: “Free and Fair elections allow democracy to reign.” ~ PHILIPSBURG— “Democracy at work,” were the words, Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten used to describe her sentiments More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Knops calls Minister Irion to order about bond issue

PHILIPSBURG – De 75 million guilders bond issue Finance Minister Ardwell Irion had in mind will not become a reality. State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops called Irion to order with a firm reminder that St. Maarten More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 19th, 2020
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‘New prison will accommodate treatment of mentally ill convicts’

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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The limitations of our kingdom relationship

Dear Editor, In trying to understand the relative failure of the first decade of Country Sint Maarten, I keep getting directed to the strange lack of vision of many leading politicians regarding the relationship More...





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