Parliamentarians pressured to approve Penal Procedure Code, MP Samuel says

MP drs Rodolphe E. Samuel

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten already complies with recommendation 35 of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and there is undue pressure on parliamentarians to urgently approve amendments to the Penal Procedure Code, Member of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel (National Alliance) declares in a press statement. “The idea that Sint Maarten More...

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Digital Meeting of Parliament via Zoom - 20200323
By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020

St. Maarten Parliament first to pass a law via remote meeting

PHILIPSBURG — The Parliament of St. Maarten on Monday became the first Parliament body in the history of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to digitally vote on a law. President of Parliament MP Rolando Brison More...

Claudius Buncamper
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020

MP Buncamper requests subcommittee meeting on Electoral Reform

PHILIPSBURG — United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper has sent a letter to the Chairlady of the Ad-Hoc Committee for Electoral Reform, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, requesting More...

Parliament meeting VSA work permit conditions NESC 2
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Parliament wants changes to screening process for candidate-ministers

PHILIPSBURG – The parliament seems to be getting ready for changes to the legislation that regulates the screening of candidate-ministers. Draft legislation prepared by the government is currently under legal More...

Parliament visit SZV - 21 Feb 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Parliament at SZV for informative orientation meeting

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Friday, February 21, 2020 Members of Parliament participated in an informative meeting with SZV at the offices of SZV at Harbour View, as part of the Orientation for (new) Members More...

Minister of Labor Pamela Gordon-Carty in Parliament 20200217
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Minister Gordon-Carty talks about work permit policy and abuse

“We don’t need data for it because we can see it.” says Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty on the issue of work permit policy and abuse. PHILIPSBURG – Members of parliament agreed about one thing during Monday More...

Wycliffe Smith
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The Question Hour in Parliament

By MP Wycliffe Smith On Monday, January 20th the Parliament of Sint Maarten held its first Question Hour (QH) for the parliamentary year 2019-2020. This QH was the fourth held thus far since it was instituted in More...

MP Claude Chacho Peterson & Minister Wycliffe Smith - 10 Sep 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, January 4th, 2020

What did SMCP do in Parliament

What has the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) accomplished during its 19 months in Parliament and 17 months in Government? Our worst critics would say “nothing” while our best supporters would say “a lot!” More...

Wycliffe Smith 20180125 - HH
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Amendments bring election ordinance in line with the Constitution

PHILIPSBURG – Rather than come up with a comprehensive package for electoral reform, MP Wycliffe Smith, in his role as caretaker prime minister, already suggested amendments to the Election Ordinance and the More...

Mullet Bay Inquiry Committee
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Mullet Bay Inquiry Commission members installed by Parliament

~ MP Brison to Chair, MP Emmanuel Vice Chair ~ PHILIPSBURG — The members of the Mullet Bay Inquiry Commission were appointed on Wednesday by Parliament with MP Rolando Brison being appointed Chairman and More...