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A missed opportunity

By Hilbert Haar Maybe it is just me but I was severely scratching my head when I read the questions in the survey launched by Prime Minister Jacobs as part of her electoral reform campaign. I mean, if you intend to gather information from the public about the topic, why ask them stuff like: do you know what electoral reform is? Or: would you like to More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Evaluating politicians: “Everyone is selfish”

PHILIPSBURG — The boys and girls at Teen Times are having a lot of fun with their annual evaluation of local politicians. They do their homework on this topic, and they don’t mince their words either. For More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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PM Jacobs launches electoral reform campaign

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs “spearheads” an electoral reform campaign, a press release from the Ministry of General Affairs states. The release announces the initiative for a survey to More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 31st, 2022
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MP Peterson strikes back at Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson (Party for Progress, PFP) made mince meat of the accusations Minister Egbert Jurendy Doran (of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
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Minister Doran demands clarification, MP Peterson threatens with lawsuit

PHILIPSBURG — The dispute between minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert Doran and Member of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson (Party for Progress) is turning More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 22nd, 2022
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Minister Doran claims PFP-motion of no confidence is about Alegria

PHILIPSBURG — Smoke and mirrors. That expression comes to mind after hearing VROMI-Minister Egbert Doran’s say in an interview on 102.7 FM radio with Lady Grace that the motion of no confidence the Party More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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MPs flee Parliament meeting to frustrate motion of no confidence

PHILIPSBURG — MPs Rolando Brison (UP) and Hyacinth Richardson (NA) fled a meeting of Parliament on Wednesday to prevent the handling of a motion of no confidence against Minister Egbert Doran (Public Housing, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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PFP: Walkouts Becoming the Norm to Keep Accountability in the Dark

PHILIPSBURG — Members of Parliament (MPs) Rolando Brison of United People’s Party (UP) and Hyacinth Richardson of National Alliance (NA) walked out of Wednesday’s parliament meeting because Party for More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 7th, 2022
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Prime Minister Jacobs not concerned: “I think we still have a majority”

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance-United People’s party governing coalition continues discussions with members of parliament about their willingness to leave the opposition benches. But Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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MP Wescot-Williams vents frustration about political shenanigans

PHILIPSBURG — United Democrats-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams vented her frustration about recent political developments in a press statement that suggested the appointment of a professional as the new minister More...