Aruban parliament delayed establishment kingdom law for years

THE HAGUE — The parliament of Aruba caused the seven-year delay in the establishment of the kingdom law that limits the authority of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, DossierKoninkijksrelaties.nl reports. Aruba’s parliament approved the legislation only this summer, seven years after the Dutch parliament gave it the green light. Former PvdA-parliamentarian More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 2nd, 2023

MP Heyliger-Marten criticizes NA for not providing quorum to Justice Committee meeting

PHILIPSBURG — Independent Member of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten criticized the National Alliance faction for not providing a quorum to a meeting of the parliament’s Justice Committee. “The coalition More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

MP Heyliger-Marten questions Minister Irion about tax holidays

PHILIPSBURG — “It is important to get an idea of what the government’s actions and policies have been and currently are with regard to tax holidays and other fiscal incentives,” independent MP Grisha More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 14th, 2023

St. Maarten faces significant challenges, Governor Baly says

PHILIPSBURG — “Sint Maarten still faces significant challenges. It is vulnerable to external shocks like natural disasters and to a global economic downturn,” Governor Ajamu Baly said in his speech during More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 4th, 2023

MP Peterson destroys MP Brison’s allegations against him

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress (PFP)-MP Raeyhon Peterson is not amused by the attack on his integrity by UP-leader MP Rolando Brison and by Brison’s suggestion that the overdevelopment of Mullet Bay is More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Minister Doran also under fire after Over the Bank court ruling

PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and infrastructure (VROMI) Angel Meyers is not the only one to get criticized after the recent court ruling about rights of long More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, July 6th, 2023

No support for motion to give St. Maarten more time to repay liquidity loans

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten will not get more time to repay the loans for liquidity support it received from the Netherlands during the corona pandemic. A motion by Green Left MP Kauthar Bouchallikh to give the More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, June 29th, 2023

PM Jacobs blocks same-sex marriage

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs sees “insufficient space” for making marriage between partners of the same sex possible in St. Maarten. This appears from a letter Kingdom Relations State More...

By Online Editor On Friday, June 16th, 2023

MP Brison’s banking law is now at the Council of Advice

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers has approved the draft Right to a Bank Account law according to a press release by its creator, parliamentarian Rolando Brison. The release claims that more than 21 More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, June 15th, 2023

PFP, Heyliger-Marten Request Meeting of Parliament Building Committee

Previous request by Wescot-Williams not honored PHILIPSBURG – PFP members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson, as well as an independent member of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten, submitted More...