Emmanuel does not sign NA-UP coalition agreement

NA-UP sign coalition - 11 Jan 2020

PHILIPSBURG – Hardly two days after the elections, winner National Alliance (NA) has signed a rather surprising coalition agreement with the United People’s party (UP). In the new government, the NA has five ministers, the UP two. Together, the two parties have ten seats in the new parliament, a seemingly solid majority. But there are indications More...

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Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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An organized political party is the magic factor

Dear Editor, Many voters will be challenged to cast their vote in a manner that they are sure that they have selected the candidate most likely to advance their interests in the upcoming elections. This is because More...

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

Claude Chacho Peterson avatar
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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“Vote against ship jumpers and those who join them!”

PHILIPSBURG — During the Ad Hoc Committee meeting on Electoral Reform on November 7, 2019, the former SMCP Faction Leader, MP Claude ‘Chacho’ Peterson first proposed that “No coalition should be formed More...

Wycliffe Smith - SMCP
By The Publisher On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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The Human Factor in Government

By Wycliffe Smith The human factor is the most important element in maintaining or destabilizing government. The Informateurs’, Dr. Nilda Arduin and Mr. Jan Beaujon, in their Report of March 2018, entitled “More More...

Terrance Rey - SMCP #12
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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Publisher StMaartenNews.com enters politics; joins SMCP

~ “Terrance Rey is a qualified, experienced, committed and passionate candidate” ~ PHILIPSBURG — The words qualified, experienced, committed and passionate describing the number 12 candidate on More...

Rodolpe Samuel
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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MP Samuel looks at enhancing sports and sporting facilities

PHILIPSBURG — There is a new initiative to seek funding for developing sports and sports facilities on the island. This initiative which was announced by Member of Parliament Rudolph Samuel is expected to More...

USM - entrance university - Constitutional
By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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Interactive Public Lecture on Understanding the Constitutional Structure of St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Political Analyst and scholar of Comparative Government & Politics in collaboration with the University of Saint Martin (USM) kindly invite the general public (the youth and aspiring politicians, More...

Sign Endorsement Political Parties
By The Publisher On Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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The writing is on the wall

By Hilbert Haar Let me make one thing clear before writing anything else. The real winners and losers will become apparent only after the January 9, 2020 elections. But I still think, quoting Greta Thunberg, that More...

SMCP on Postulation Day 21 Nov 2019 - 2019112101
By The Publisher On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Elections promise earthquake shift in the balance of power

PHILIPSBURG – Seven parties, 112 candidates and fifteen seats available in parliament: the theoretical odds of winning a seat are close to 1:7.5. The January elections promise an earthquake shift in the balance More...