USp & NA request urgent meeting on PJIA proposal

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PHILIPSBURG — The United St. Maarten (US) party and National Alliance factions of Parliament has requested Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams to convene an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss the reported Decision of The Council of Ministers to go with the Dutch government and European Investment Bank (EIB) financing proposal More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Johnson describes action by MP as an embarrassment

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister responsible for Tourism Stuart Johnson has described the actions of Member of Parliament Rolando Brison for withholding funds that was to be paid to Caribbean Tourism Organization More...

MP Rolando Brison at IPKO 2018-05-29
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Brison: New hospital construction firm INSO facing potential bankruptcy of parent company

Philipsburg — Ferfina S.P.A Group, the parent company of INSO, the construction company contracted to build the new hospital on St. Maarten, has allegedly amassed over US $833 million in debt with an apparent More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

USP: 2019 budget lacks transparency and details

~ Faction seeks postponement of debate ~ Philipsburg — The faction of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Tuesday said the draft 2019 country budget is rushed, even less transparent than the last, lacks More...

MP Rolando Brison Live-Streaming Review of Parliament Meeting
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

MP Brison: “Chair of Parliament seems to use her ‘prerogative’ just at a whim”

Philipsburg — Parliament held two continuation meetings regarding the repercussions of the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights in the Corallo case for the country St. Maarten and the Ministry of More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

USP Board asks Justice Minister if he will investigate TBO theft

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United St. Maarten (US) party is echoing the call by its leader MP Frans Richardson by publicly asking the Minister of Justice if he will investigate the theft of jewelry from More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Wescot-Williams: The Path to Political Independence

Wescot-Williams: The Path to Political Independence Starts With a Path of Total Self-reliance and Strong Sense of Self, English Language a Critical Part. Philipsburg, St. Maarten, November 4th, 2018 – The “English More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel the heat. Don’t let their cries of Gestapo-tactics, denationalization and Dutch takeover fool you. Nor More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Special Report: Public Prosecutor’s Office shares views on ‘Statute of Limitations’

~ Public Prosecutor’s Office seeking to implement various instruments such as JASAP, Justice As Soon As Possible ~ PHILIPSBURG — On the morning of Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, Chief Prosecutor, Jeroen More...

Protesters delivered signed petitions to various government offices on Wednesday, Aug. 29, condemning what they called persecution of local politicians by the Dutch government and the local judiciary. In photo, Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger, representing United Democrats, and former Minister and MP Frankie Meyers, also of UP, walk among fellow protesters. The Prosecutor's Office's decision last week to prosecute Heyliger for allegations of vote-buying spurred the demonstration.
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Photo reportage Silent March

PHILIPSBURG — On an overcast Wednesday morning on August 29th, 2018, starting at the old Government Administration Building, protesters delivered signed petitions to various government institutions and offices More...