Sarah Deems IPKO a Success

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams Presentation IPKO Jan 2018 (2)

~ Consultations Should Always Be With End Goal In Mind ~ Philipsburg St. Maarten, January 18, 2019 – “I wish to again congratulate all of the persons who contributed to the success of the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) held on St. Maarten during the week of January 7th, 2019. Nonetheless the debate continues with the question, More...

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IPKO consultation meeting - 10 Jan 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Ipko-agreements are detailed, yet vague

PHILIPSBURG – Delegates to the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) that ended on Friday found common ground for a list of agreements that was signed by all delegations. The document contains quite More...

IPKO meeting - 10 Jan 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Dispute regulation heats up Ipko-meeting

PHILIPSBURG – Discussions about the dispute regulation during the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation got heated when the delegations from Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten expressed their disappointment More...

IPKO consultation meeting - 10 Jan 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Ipko positive about structural election observation

PHILIPSBURG – All four delegations taking part in the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) reacted positively to a proposal by VVD parliamentarian André Bosman to establish structural election More...

Members of Parliament 2018
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Elsevier bloopers with tax comparison

PHILISPBURG – The Dutch news magazine Elsevier made a serious mistake in an article about the remuneration of parliamentarians in St. Maarten compared to the money Dutch MPs receive. The Antilliaans Dagblad picked More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Sarah: Changes to pension ordinance critical for survival pension fund

PHILIPSBURG—The Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams has announced that there will be cardinal changes to the pension ordinance. During a press conference which was held at the Parliament Building, she More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

USP: 2019 budget lacks transparency and details

~ Faction seeks postponement of debate ~ Philipsburg — The faction of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Tuesday said the draft 2019 country budget is rushed, even less transparent than the last, lacks More...

MP Claude Chacho Peterson
By The Publisher On Monday, November 19th, 2018

MP Claude Peterson wants to know who is André Wright

PHILIPSBURG — During an urgent meeting of Parliament on Monday, November 19, where the Minister of TEATT, Stuart Johnson together with management and staff of the PJIA Airport and the Harbor Group of Companies More...

MP Rolando Brison Live-Streaming Review of Parliament Meeting
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

MP Brison: “Chair of Parliament seems to use her ‘prerogative’ just at a whim”

Philipsburg — Parliament held two continuation meetings regarding the repercussions of the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights in the Corallo case for the country St. Maarten and the Ministry of More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 5th, 2018

Theo agrees with Frans’ call for a Parliamentary Inquiry

PHILIPSBURG — MP Theo Heyliger was quick to agree with MP Frans Richardson’s call for a parliamentary inquiry into the justice system here on St. Maarten. On Monday, November 5, 2018, on the floor of More...