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PFP questions immigration-initiative Minister Richardson

PHILIPSBURG – Justice Minister Anna Richardson has issued a press statement about the status of temporary residence permit-holders, warning them to arrange the extension of their permit or run the risk of deportation. MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson (Party for Progress) have expressed concerns about compliance with international human rights More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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PFP Requests Clarity from Justice Minister on Illegal Immigration Announcement

Concerned about Compliance with International Human Rights Standards PHILIPSBURG – PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted questions to Minister Anna Richardson, following the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten to the point in first IPKO meeting

PHILIPSBURG — StMaartenNews.com was expecting some fireworks during last week’s IPKO meeting, especially with the de-colonization stance of MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten. She wants this process to be finally More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Merx leaves UP: “We are on a barge without navigation”

PHILIPSBURG – In a blistering letter, attorney Cor Merx has terminated his membership of the United People’s Party (UP). Merx participated in the elections in January, winning 40 votes as the UP’s number More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Smith questions spending of payroll support

PHILIPSBURG – After a long period of silence St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) leader Wycliffe Smith returned to the public domain with a letter (erroneously dated January 7, 2020) to Finance Minister Ardwell More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten: “Round Table Conference (RTC) in June 2021 to finalize decolonization”

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament and Faction Leader for the United People’s Party the honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten is calling on the Dutch Government to finalize the decolonization process that More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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MP Buncamper questions money transfers

PHILIPSBURG – Parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper has asked Finance Minister Ardwell Irion in a letter dated May 27 whether measures will be taken “to slow down or stop the flight of foreign currency.” MP More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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MP Wescot Poses Questions on Kingdom Government Negotiations and Conditions

PHILIPSBURG — It is interesting to see how the Government is managing its negotiations with the unions representing government workers. While on May 19th, the Government presented to Parliament a so-called More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Political storm brewing over “unconditional” letter of Minister Plenipotentiary

PHILIPSBURG – There is a political storm brewing over a letter Minister Plenipotentiary René Violenus sent to State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops on May 20, informing him that St. Maarten has accepted the requirements More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten wants review of Kingdom Charter – UPDATED

~ MP Heyliger-Marten: “Time to correct 65 years of wrongs and revisit 10-10-10” ~ Wants review of Kingdom Charter – Motion carried by Parliament 12 for and 3 against. PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament More...