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The dark forces behind resistance against the Caribbean Reform Entity

PHILIPSBURG – Dutch money is always welcome in St. Maarten as long as the funds arrive without conditions. That is never the case and history shows that a National Alliance-led government will go to any length to resist. It happened when the Kingdom attached conditions to the provision of reconstruction funds after Hurricane Irma in 2017 and it More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Jorien Wuite: with a bold move on her way to the Dutch Parliament

PHILIPSBURG – Earlier this year, former Minister Plenipotentiary Jorien Wuite became a member of the Dutch political party D66. Now she is the number 19 (out of 65) on the party’s so-called advice-list of candidates More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 9th, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten clarifies Parliament’s approach towards decolonization

~ “Understanding the process requires extensive reading and understanding of international law” ~ PHILIPSBURG – In a statement issued on November 9th, the Faction Leader of the UPP and Second Vice-Chair More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 6th, 2020
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PFP says: Motion Another Example of Coalition Confusion

PHILIPSBURG – The motion approved by eleven members of Parliament on November 5th is yet another indication of the crossed signals currently bouncing around the governing UP/NA coalition and an unfortunate preview More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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MP Wescot-Williams on Decolonization Petition

~ MP Wescot: Any “Decolonization” Petition can not be seen separate from the status we presently have and from the Charter that governs the Dutch Kingdom relations. ~ Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 4 November 2020 More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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USP MPs want to see new Point Blanche Prison become a reality

PHILIPSBURG — On October 28, 2020, Members of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper sent a letter via email to the Chairman of the Permanent More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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MP Sarah: Government at odds on COVID-19 testing

Government at odds on COVID-19 testing, claims to be awaiting the green light from RIVM. Is Government really speaking with the business sector? “During the past week again Government’s lack of cohesion More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Heyliger extends congratulations to St. Eustatius

~ Says: “Free and Fair elections allow democracy to reign.” ~ PHILIPSBURG— “Democracy at work,” were the words, Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten used to describe her sentiments More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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A multi-million dollar sales pitch

By Hilbert Haar Finding the best possible solution in any situation requires first and foremost that you understand and acknowledge the problem. That’s why recovering alcoholics always begin their stories at AA-meetings More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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UP-leader Brison spins the 75 million bond issue story

PHILIPSBURG – United People’s party leader MP Rolando Brison said in an interview with Curacao’s TV Direct program Notisia 13 that Finance Minister Ardwell Irion is “one hundred percent correct” in his More...