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Governor on “current political developments”

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — On May 20th, 2024, Member of Parliament Mr. Kevin Maingrette (NOW) withdrew his support from the URSM/PFP/DP/NOW-coalition government and subsequently declared himself an independent Member of Parliament. His Excellency Governor of Sint Maarten, Ajamu G. Baly, LL.M., discussed the situation that same day and convened a More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
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Political Analysis: Article 59 Part II in the Context of Sint Maarten’s Political Climate

Dear Editor, The current Prime Minister’s Cabinet has promised to invoke Article 59 to dissolve Parliament, though the reason for this is unclear. This action would likely be a response to losing support More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
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Kevin Maingrette leaves 2×4 coalition

PHILIPSBURG — Politics is once more in turmoil after MP Kevin Maingrette announced in writing his resignation from Christophe Emmanuel’s NOW-party, thereby causing the coalition of NOW, DP, PFP and URSM More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 18th, 2024
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Opposition exploiting gridlock to cling to power

Dear Editor, The political situation in Sint Maarten presents a complex challenge due to the absence of a fully constituted parliament. With only 13 members currently active instead of the full 15, the inability More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
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UP/NA Opposition submit urgent request to vet documents of incoming MPs

PHILIPSBURG — In light of recent developments regarding the vetting process for incoming Members of Parliament, the opposition members in Parliament representing the United People’s Party (UP) and the National More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
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Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement Expresses (URSM) Disappointment Over Handling of Incoming MPs’ Credentials

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) expresses profound disappointment with the handling of the credentials of incoming Members of Parliament (MP) in recent parliament More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 6th, 2024
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NA faction asks: “Does the 2×4 Coalition Members of Parliament Have Confidence in their Government?”

PHILIPSBURG — After a period of relative silence, the National Alliance faction in the Parliament of St. Maarten issued a press release on the evening of Monday, May 6, 2024. The press statement reads as More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 5th, 2024
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Questions abound after screening process

The recent screening process for ministerial candidates in the Mercelina cabinet has sparked a whirlwind of questions and concerns about political leadership, transparency, and the efficacy of governance in St. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
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Debate about screening of candidate-ministers comes back to life

PHILIPSBURG — After every elections the same issue comes up: criticism of the screening of candidate-ministers. Whether this is justified or just sour grapes from candidates that did not make the cut remains More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 27th, 2024
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Mercelina to succeed Jacobs as Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG -- Dr. Luc Mercelina will succeed Silveria Jacobs as prime minister in the new government that will be sworn in on May 3 at the office of Governor Ajamu Baly. Mercelina will also manage the Ministry More...