Incoming MPs must take case to court

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten

~ The Credentials Crisis – How to solve the newest Constitutional Crisis in St. Maarten ~ by Terrance Rey The only solution for the incoming members of Parliament, Tamara Leonard and Claude "Chacho" Peterson, is to take the case to court and petition the judge to approve their credentials. Why will this be necessary? ... Some articles are restricted More...

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Julio Romney 20130301 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, June 25th, 2018

Government Formed: Amidst the threat of the formation process being impeded by informateurs

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney As a scholar of Comparative Government & Politics and political analyst the intent here is to merely ask the tough and intriguing political questions and highlight potential More...

Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez - USM President
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 26th, 2018

On the reconstitution of USM

By Antonio Carmona Báez, Ph.D.* My recent appointment as President of the University of St. Martin has been accompanied by a warm welcome from many of the island’s residents, as well as a strong sense of encouragement More...

Joe Richardson - RIP
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

As we mourn a hero…

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mrs. Loretta Richardson and the rest of the Richardson family as you mourn the loss of Joe Richardson, a man that was well admired by all over the years for his humble More...

Giant St. Maarten Flipflops
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Open letter to Pastor Wycliffe Smith

I doubted very long whether I would write this comment. Let me begin by congratulating pastor Wycliffe Smith with his upcoming executive position as Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS). I believe More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Rules and regulations

By Hilbert Haar We have no shortage of laws, national ordinances and rules and regulation in our little country. What we sorely miss is the will to apply those rules. This appears once more from the questions I More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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The Constitution stipulates that the term of the Parliament is 4 years, however article 59 also provides that the Council of Ministers (the Cabinet) can make use of its right of dissolution and dissolve the Parliament More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The human factor

By Hilbert Haar ~ The final report informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Jan Beaujon submitted on Monday to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday is a solid piece of work – the first of its kind in the history of country More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 11th, 2018

True Political Representation

DIVINE ALIGNMENT & EDUCATION IS KEY TO SELECTION OF REAL LEADERSHIP Jimmy Challenger ran on a platform of Political Stability, establishing a multiannual plan to achieve Financial Independence, allowing us to More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 25th, 2018

When our ship comes in

By Chris Morvan An open-top sports car speeds around the twisting mountain road with magnificent sea views on the other side and only a metal barrier preventing the driver from taking the bouncing, exploding shortcut More...