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Governor’s address: Focus on pandemic and economic recovery

PHILIPSBURG — Close to 4,000 infections, 183 people hospitalized and 57 deaths. Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday thus summarized the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community of St. Maarten during his speech at the opening of the new parliamentary year on Tuesday. Of the 57 citizens who passed away, 29 died since June of this year. The Governor’s More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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Controversial Chairman of Parliament criticizes MP Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG -- MP Rolando Brison heavily criticized the functioning of fellow-MP Christopher Emmanuel during the closing of the parliamentary year on Monday. Without mentioning him by name, Brison reacted to Emmanuel’s More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 27th, 2021
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MP Wescot-Williams on the Report of the Rental Tribunal (Rent Committee)

~ Suggests Areas for Improvement of this Vital Service to Renters and Landlords Alike ~ Philipsburg — During the 2021 budget debates, MP Wescot-Williams questioned how the Rental Tribunal “rent committee” More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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MP Gumbs reflects on opportunities for Kingdom-wide collaboration coming out of IPKO

PHILIPSBURG — Taking an opposing stance to several Sint Maarten Members of Parliament (MPs), Party for Progress (PFP) MP Melissa Gumbs came out of the recently held the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultations More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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Sarah tables the unfair taxation of the mental health professionals on St. Maarten.

Philipsburg — Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams in a recent statement stated that “It has been some months now that the Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals (APAP) has approached More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 12th, 2021
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Political instability hampers functioning Ombudsman

PHILIPSBURG — Political instability is a major challenge, Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel writes in the introduction to her office’s 2020 annual report. “Responses by government to queries of the ombudsman More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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MP Emmanuel asks Integrity Chamber to provide opinion on Ballast Nedam selection

PHILIPSBURG — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday asked the Integrity Chamber to provide its opinion on whether the awarding of the reconstruction of the airport project to Ballast More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 8th, 2021
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MP Buncamper issues statement about CFT: All smiles, but no answers

On Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 the parliament members of the Finance committee had a closed-door meeting with the CFT to be informed of the position of the CFT on the financial situation of the island. A presentation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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MP Angelique Romou submits amendments to the 2021 Budget

~ VAllocates 440,000 for school materials and school breakfast program ~ PHILIPSBURG — As a Member of Parliament and an advocate for education and youth, Angelique Romou has been keeping a keen eye on the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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MP Buncamper questions landfill maintenance

PHILIPSBURG — The budget to maintain the landfill is lowered by 610,000 guilders in the draft 2021 budget. Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper (United St. Maarten party) wants to know from Minister Egbert More...






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