Cracks in the coalition

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By Hilbert Haar The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) is among the private sector organizations that chose the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) not even a week ago “to speak on its behalf for continued representation and information.” But only a few days later the IMA broke ranks and issued a press release of its own under More...

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MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten
By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020

MP Grisha Marten-Heyliger: Lack of communication and cohesion in coalition

~ Says Stimulus Package not discussed ~ PHILIPSBURG — Parliamentary Faction Leader of the United People (UP) party MP Grisha Marten-Heyliger on Friday said communication and cohesive efforts by the coalition More...

Claudius Buncamper
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020

MP Buncamper requests subcommittee meeting on Electoral Reform

PHILIPSBURG — United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper has sent a letter to the Chairlady of the Ad-Hoc Committee for Electoral Reform, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, requesting More...

Sarah Wescot-Williams - U 2 Can Move founder
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 13th, 2020

MP Wescot-Williams: Where does NESC fit in the legal organization of the country?

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams: VSA Minister’s Decision Regarding Work Permits is Haphazard and Uncoordinated. PHILIPSBURG — MP Wescot: “Where does this National Employment Service Center fit in the legal organization More...

NA-UP sign coalition - 11 Jan 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Emmanuel does not sign NA-UP coalition agreement

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 More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 5th, 2020

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

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

“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

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

Publisher 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...