MP Bijlani elected chairman of parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament elected  MP Sidharth Bijlani (UP) as the successor of MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten for the function of chairman. MP Rolando Brison (UP) was elected as the second vice-chair. MP Heyliger-Marten was “relieved of her function,” as vice-chair MP William Marlin put it, on October 27. While that event was surrounded by quite More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Miedema? Dutch government has never heard of him

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations does not know Jacob A. Miedema, the representative of a Dutch consortium that claims to be negotiating the refinancing of St. Maarten’s liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Mysterious Dutch consortium interested in refinancing St. Maarten’s debt

PHILIPSBURG -- Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten has lit the fire under a discussion about the refinancing of debts that include Dutch liquidity loans and possibly also the loan from the European Investment More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 31st, 2022

Parliament’s annual report contains a recurring piece of misinformation

PHILIPSBURG — The annual report of the parliament for the year 2020-2021 is a document that runs 274 pages, stuffed with information related to the function and authority of parliament, a financial overview, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Ousted MP Heyliger-Marten strikes back, leaves the UP and goes Independent

PHILIPSBURG — MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten took her sweet revenge after the parliament voted her out of her position as president of parliament with an 8 to 7 vote by announcing her resignation from the United More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022

Council of Advice declines handling questions about Buncamper’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Advice will not be drawn into a political discussion about the suspension of independent Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper. This appears from the Council’s reaction to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 14th, 2022

Going independent affects government’s liquidity position

PHILIPSBURG — The new makeup of Parliament with nine factions and five independent MPs has some financial consequences, it appears from answers by Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion to questions posed by MP More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Pro Soualiga Delivers Decolonization Report to Parliament

PHILIPSBURG — On October 10th, 2022, Pro Soualiga delivered a report entitled “The Jus Cogens Right to Self-Determination As The Finalization Of Decolonization” based on twelve questions posed More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Brison addresses right to bank account during IPKO

PHILIPSBURG — MP Rolando Brison addressed the right to having a basic bank account during the recent meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO), but it remains unclear what he achieved More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten reflects on IPKO in the Hague

PHILIPSBURG — In a press statement released on Wednesday evening, President of Parliament, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten provided an overview of the main topics discussed during the IPKO held in the Hague from More...