MP Heyliger-Marten pushes for changes to the Kingdom Charter

PHILIPSBURG — Drastic reforms to the Kingdom Charter should be the only relevant topic for the next Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko), Independent Mp Grisha Heyliger-Marten stated in a press release: “There are stacks and stacks of documentation pointing out that the Kingdom Charter does not and cannot work, and is not in compliance More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Members of Parliament tour airport construction site

~ PUBLIC OUTREACH CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH CONSTRUCTION SITE TOUR FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS OF ST. MAARTEN ~ SIMPSON BAY — Four (4) parliamentarians graciously accepted an invitation to tour the construction site More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 11th, 2023

MP De Weever: “Our tax system is a bit absurd”

PHILIPSBURG — “We need to stop talking about tax reform and start reform,” independent MP Ludmila de Weever said in a meeting of parliament with Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. We need reform that empowers More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Many questions but no answers about destruction of Diamond Estate-ruins

PHILIPSBURG — The destruction of the historical ruins at Diamond Estate triggered a request for an urgent meeting of parliament. The meeting took place last Friday. MPs posed many questions but they did not More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Mixed reactions to removal of COHO-law

PHILIPSBURG — Local politicians have reacted with caution and at times enthusiasm to the news that the consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development) is now definitely history. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 14th, 2023

MP Heyliger-Marten questions suspension of Cadastre-director

PHILIPSBURG — Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten has asked for a question hour with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion and Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

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 More...

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...