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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 of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT). MP Wescot-Williams notes that MPs Akeem Arrindell (Independent) and More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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Minister Doran ducks PFP-motion of no confidence

PHILIPSBURG — The Party for Progress hit a brick wall during last week’s Parliament meeting about the Ombudsman-report that details everything that went wrong with the tender for solid waste collection More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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PFP: VROMI Minister is playing stalling tactics to avoid accountability

PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson are not surprised by the deliberate stalling tactics played by the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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PFP: Ombudsman’s report is the final straw in a long list of poor governance

~ Calls on Minister Doran to resign; requests Urgent Public Meeting ~ PHILIPSBURG – Following Monday’s publication of the Ombudsman’s report on the tendering and awarding process of the garbage collection More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
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Conditions for retracting 12.5 percent salary cut remain a mystery

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom Council of Ministers will take a decision about the eight conditions St. Maarten will have to meet in exchange for permission to drop the 12.5 percent salary cut for government employees More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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MP Gumbs Requests Question Hour to Receive Answers about GEBE’s ongoing cyber-attack woes

PHILIPSBURG — With the public demanding answers about the cyber-attack at NV GEBE, Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs has called on Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 5th, 2022
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Draft COHO-law encounters fierce criticism; PFP proposes alternative

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson, as well as MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (United Democrats) have made their positions about the draft COHO-law clear ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Govt’s current Media Policy sets dangerous dictator-like precedent of press censorship, says PFP

Faction Requests Committee General Affairs Meeting to Discuss PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson took aim at the recently published Media Accreditation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Gordon-Carty: Civil servant exodus due to victimization, hopelessness

PHILIPSBURG — Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Pamela Gordon-Carty on Wednesday decried the amount of civil servants that are leaving government service and placed the blame squarely on the shoulders More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 6th, 2022
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PFP demands explanations about “political games” with GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have expressed their concerns about developments at utilities company GEBE in a series of questions to prime Minister More...