Dear Editor, The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) has taken note via the media that the Court in First Instance has sentenced Member of Parliament, Chanel Brownbill. MP Brownbill is a member of the United Democrats (UD) with which SMCP entered a coalition agreement earlier this month. Matters such as these were discussed with the UD prior to forming More...

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Wycliffe Smith 20180125 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Why no new government yet?

by Wycliffe Smith “It’s already six weeks after the elections and still no government in place!” This is the comment, the cry or even the complaint one hears from people who are anxious to know what is going More...

Official ribbon cutting opening ceremony Rainforest Adventures Park Rockland Estate Theo Heyliger Wycliffe Smith - 20180411 MP
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

UD-SMCP coalition is still negotiating portfolios

PHILIPSBURG – The newly formed coalition of United Democrats and St. Maarten Christian Party is still negotiating the division of portfolios in the new government. On Thursday UD and SMCP-representatives met More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Political analyst Romney: “Informateurs disrupt political process”

PHILIPSBURG – The concept of the informateur disrupts the political process, political analyst Julio Romney said in a broadcast of the discussion program Viewpoint on PJD2 shortly after the elections. That’s More...

UD SMCP sign coalition agreement - 20180405
By The Publisher On Friday, April 6th, 2018

UD and SMCP sign coalition agreement

PHILIPSBURG — broadcasted a live video showing the UD and SMCP signing a coalition agreement. This video can be viewed below as posted by our news colleague, Gromyko Wilson, on his Facebook page.  More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

MP-status Frans Richardson called into question

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – There are strong indications that Frans Richardson, leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp) has been wrongfully admitted to the parliamentary elections on February 26 and that More...

Theo Heyliger
By The Publisher On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Formateur Heyliger: “This was my last election”

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – Formateur MP Theo Heyliger will not run in the next parliamentary elections. In a reaction to a request for an update about the formation of the new government, Heyliger informed More...

Theo Heyliger - Sarah Wescot-Williams - United Democrats
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The real chess master

By Hilbert Haar While the formation of a new government is a work in progress the results of the February 26 elections are still interesting enough for further analysis. What changed compared to 2016, the year when More...

Informateurs with Governor presenting report 12 March 2018
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Human factor the largest stumbling block for new coalition

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) does not want to be part of a coalition that includes the United St. Maarten party (USp). This appears from the final report informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin More...

Governor Eugene Holiday
By The Publisher On Monday, March 12th, 2018

Governor Holiday receives report informateurs

Harbour View – On March 12, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday received the report from the informateurs, Mrs. Dr. R.J.A. Arduin and Mr. J.J. Beaujon. The Governor thanked the More...