Complaints cast shadow over garbage collection bidding process

PHILIPSBURG -- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel is extremely concerned about complaints he has received about the tendering process to award new waste disposal contracts. Emmanuel said if some of the "very worrying" information he has received is true, legal challenges and consequences could follow casting doubt and suspicion over More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Another one bites the dust: UP-candidate Heemskerk cancels his membership

PHILIPSBURG — It is a bit too strong to say that the wheels are coming off the wagon, but the fact remains that within half a year a second candidate for the United People’s party (UP) has canceled his More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 24th, 2021

UP Party condemns Dutch Christian Democratic Party’s remarks about Brison

PHILIPSBURG — To read an article that shows a Member of Parliament in The Hague questioning our Party’s Leader for interacting with a Citizen of St. Maarten, and making that a focal point for discussion, at More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

CDA-faction has doubts about St. Maarten’s reliability

THE HAGUE – Members of the CDA-faction in the Second Chamber have their doubts about St. Maarten’s commitment to the conditions attached to Dutch liquidity support. This appears from the minutes of a written More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 18th, 2021

MP Christophe Emmanuel lashes out against MP Brison

~ Says Chairman of Parliament setting dangerous precedent ~ GREAT BAY — Sewing seditious behavior and interfering with civil servants executing directives is a dangerous precedent to set, says Independent More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 21st, 2020

MP Emmanuel says PM deflecting from the political deficit in her coalition

~ Says Pro Soualiga employed in Parliament ~ GREAT BAY — Independent Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel criticized PM Silveria Jacobs on Monday for deflecting from the fact that she has a political More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020

Emmanuel: Dutch gave preview of COHO with latest demands

~ Government should meet urgently, float bond ~ GREAT BAY — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Friday night said that he has no qualms with the COHO deal not seeing the light of day, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020

Emmanuel writes to PM seeking answers and details about COHO

~ Says people must understand what’s coming ~ GREAT BAY — The Prime Minister and her government must answer urgent questions and provide truthful clarity to the people of St. Maarten about the COHO entity More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Parliament flips but does not denounce the Pro Soualiga Foundation

PHILIPSBURG – In July a united Parliament rejected the Kingdom’s conditions for continued liquidity support, labeling the intention to establish a Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) as “a takeover of St. Maarten’s More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 14th, 2020

Political grandstanding

By Hilbert Haar Something does not add up. On November 5 the Parliament approved with an overwhelming majority a motion that declares, among many other things, support for attempts by the obscure Pro Soualiga Foundation More...

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