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Two new parties to take part in August 19 elections

PHILIPSBURG — Two new political parties will contest the August 19 parliamentary elections: the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) and the Oualichi Movement for Change (OMC). The founder of the latter party is businessman Olivier Arrindell. The Electoral Council confirmed the party’s retroactive registration per May 31, 2024. Nathalie Tackling, More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 17th, 2024
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Cusha Cartoons: the ultimate political satirical guide to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Cusha Cartoons is more than a collection of 96 satirical cartoons, published on StMaartenBews.com between 2016 and 2023. Almost all of the cartoons come with back stories that offer readers More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 17th, 2024
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MP Wescot-Williams wants public meeting about GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — Democratic Party Member of Parliament and President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams has asked Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina to reconsider his decision to hold a meeting about utilities More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 17th, 2024
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Partial victory for Minister Cooper in lawsuit against political rival

WILLEMSTAD — The Court in First Instance has forbidden Elvis de Andrade and the political party Union i Progreso (UP) to make a video that contains threats against Minister Charles Cooper (Traffic, Transport More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 14th, 2024
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National Alliance calls for open meetings on N.V. GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance faction is pushing for transparency regarding the recent changes to the parliamentary schedule about N.V. GEBE. In a letter to President of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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No deadlines for registering political parties at the Electoral Council

PHILIPSBURG -- “Deadlines that would make it impossible for the Electoral Council to register new political parties do not exist.” This statement by the Council’s chairman Richard Gibson Jr. in a letter to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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Chacho to contest snap elections with SAM party

PHILIPSBURG — Former Member of Parliament and Engineer, Claude ‘Chacho’ Peterson, has decided to run as a candidate in the upcoming snap elections on August 19th, 2024, with the Soualiga Action Movement More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 31st, 2024
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The Need for Critical Analysis of the Recent Government Formation Process

Dear Editor,  The recent events surrounding the government formation process in St. Maarten warrant a thorough and critical analysis. Here’s a timeline of events that highlight the complexities and challenges More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 28th, 2024
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MP Jacobs: “There was a lot of infighting in that coalition”

PHILIPSBURG — “I was never part of the recruitment of Kevin (Maingrette) or any other member of parliament,” National Alliance MP Silveria Jacobs said during an interview on Radio 101.5 FM on Monday, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 27th, 2024
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National Alliance Stands Firm in Support of Its Ministers

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – The Board of the National Alliance (NA) is deeply concerned about the false narratives being spread by the outgoing 2×4 coalition. These misleading claims undermine public trust More...