MP Tamara Leonard saw first amendment passed in Parliament to fund pilot breakfast programme

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PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament for the United Democrats UD party, Tamara Leonard, recently saw her first amendment law being passed in Parliament during the budget debate on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. On the night of the aforementioned date, chairman at the time, MP Claude “Chacho” Peterson, tabled the amendment motion submitted by More...

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MP Frans Richardson - Budget Debate June 26 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Another motion of no-confidence

PHILIPSBURG – For the second time in less than half a year the opposition has announced a motion of no confidence against a minister in the UD/SMCP cabinet. During the budget debate on Wednesday United St. Maarten More...

MP William Marlin in Budget Debate June 25 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

MP William Marlin slams the State Secretary and the Dutch Government during speech in Parliament

Dubs State Secretary Raymond Knops the “President of Sint Maarten”. PHILIPSBURG — Instead of delving his time into discussing allocations in the 2019 National Budget, MP William Marlin on Tuesday More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 10th, 2019

SMCP supports lowering MP salaries by 10%

PHILIPSBURG — In a press release today, St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP announced that it still stands firm on its position with regard to the reduction of the salaries of Members of Parliament. “Initially More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Truth and politics

By Hilbert Haar There is truth and then there is politics. Never did this become clearer than from the dogfight that erupted after young MP Rolando Brison trained his guns on former Finance Minister Mike Ferrier More...

MP Ardwell Irion - 20 March 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

MP Irion bemoans lack of action on motion

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance MP Ardwell Irion queried Education Minister Wycliffe Smith on Monday about a seemingly reasonable issue: why had the ministry not done anything with a motion Parliament passed More...

MP Franklin Meyers
By The Publisher On Saturday, March 16th, 2019

MP Franklin Meyers: “Laws put targets on the backs of our people”

PHILIPSBURG -- United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers made a number of remarkable statements during a broadcast if the Morning Show on Pearl 98.1 FM Radio on March 11 to the program’s host Elton Jones. Meyers suggested More...

MP Franklin Meyers - 6 March 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019

MP Meyers exposes Dutch hypocrisy

PHILISBURG — “They want to show that they can do again what they did to Theo Heyliger’s grandfather years ago. That is the main reason for transporting him to Bonaire,” MP Franklin Meyers (United Democrats) More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019

MP Claude Chacho Peterson: “MPs have not yet handled request to reduce salaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The request to reduce salaries has not been handled yet by the members of Parliament. According to Member of Parliament, Claude “Chacho” Peterson, of the SMCP, the information published More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Income parliamentarians under attack again

PHILIPSBURG – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not done yet with attempts to address the high remuneration of members of parliament in St. Maarten. This appears from answers to questions from SP-MP Ronald More...