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Lack of Quorum Parliament 23 April 2019

By Hilbert Haar Was it a serious collective Carnival hangover or a deliberate attempt to sabotage the government’s attempts to put legislation in place that regulates the cross-border transport of money and valuables? Fact: the parliament was scheduled to take a decision about this legislation on Tuesday afternoon. Fact: only five parliamentarians More...

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MP Rolando Brison
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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MP Brison submits legislation to facilitate sale of UTS Shares

~ Says dilution of shares could rob country of millions ~ PHILIPSBURG -- United St. Maarten Party Member of Parliament Rolando Brison has initiated a draft national ordinance that would facilitate government with More...

MP Rolando Brison on presentation MOT in Parliament 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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MP Rolando Brison submits draft initiative law on UTS

PHILIPSBURG — On April 11 MP Rolando Brison informed StMaartenNews.com that he has submitted a draft initiative law about the sale of the United Telecommunications Services (UTS) N.V. shares that are owned More...

IPKO delegation meeting in Den Haag 2018
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Fight for fair dispute regulation continues

PHILIPSURG — Members of Parliament Rolando Brison, Silveria Jacobs, Tamara Leonard Claude Peterson will travel to the Netherlands for an April 13 to 21 mission to discuss the upcoming vote in the Dutch parliament More...

Parliament with Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams - 01 Apr 2019
By The Publisher On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Opposition criticizes credentials-procedure; walks out on Chairlady

~ no objections against the verbal declaration of approval of credentials of Jules James ~ PHILIPSBURG — Opposition members of Parliament made a song and dance about procedural matters in a meeting on Monday More...

Jules James (2)
By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Opposition prevents substitute James from entering parliament

PHILIPSBURG — The opposition benches remained empty on Monday morning when parliament was supposed to examine the credentials of substitute MP Jules James. Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting could not take More...

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 21 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Almost 150 critical vacancies at justice ministry

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Justice has 144 critical vacancies, Minister Cornelius de Weever told the Central Committee of Parliament on Wednesday evening. The majority of those vacancies are at the police More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 19 March 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings: “Time for drastic measures”

PHILIPSBURG - “We are close to one billion guilders in debt without having a good idea about how to pay it back if we look at our budget over the past almost ten years,” Finance Minister Perry Geerlings told More...

MP Theo Heyliger - 20181105 screengrab
By The Publisher On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Parliament silently accepts Heyliger’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol informed Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever already on March 1 in writing about the beginning of United Democrats leader Theo Heyliger’s pretrial detention. More...

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Minister De Weever: “We don’t need pressure from the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — The debate in the Central Committee on Wednesday about the situation at the Pointe Blanche Prison and the Police Force turned into a frontal attack on the Dutch government, the Progress Committee More...