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A closer look at the rules for suspending parliamentarians

PHILIPSBURG — On February 19, 2019, Theo Heyliger, then a member of parliament for the United Democrats party (UD) was arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from construction companies. The Public Prosecutor informed the Minister of Justice that Heyliger was therefore suspended by law as MP, based on article 50 of the Constitution. MP Sarah More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Pro Soualiga: Leiden University awarding a Law Doctorate regarding the decolonization of the Netherland Antilles

Dear Editor, Please find a press release regarding Leiden University awarding a Law Doctorate regarding the decolonization of the Netherland Antilles. LEIDEN UNIVERSITY AWARDS LAW DOCTORATE REGARDING NETHERLANDS More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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A very bad situation

By Hilbert Haar Now they’ve really done it. I never thought that the government would be so daft to put the livelihood of its citizens at risk by stubbornly refusing to accept the Dutch conditions for liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Pro Soualiga Response To “Decolonization Was Completed In 1955”

Dear Editor, In February of 2018, the Kingdom of the Netherlands submitted a Written Statement  to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) where they declared in paragraph 2.5 that “the right to self-determination More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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How to preserve our monuments historical heritage

By Achken Roberto Richardson Supposing Government wants to preserve building monuments, then the Country should be the owners of these properties, a policy which I can understand and do support, given the culture, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
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How do we tackle the issue of trash everywhere on St. Maarten?

~ How to deal with litterbugs? ~ What do you do when you see people littering? ~ Many people are seen littering the streets and beaches despite there being bins for the same. Throwing light on this, we interviewed More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 13th, 2020
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The Netherland’s International Declaration Supporting Decolonization

In February of 2018, the Kingdom of the Netherlands submitted a Written Statement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding the Chagos Islands and their struggle for a full measure of More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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St. Maarten Covid-19 Chronicles

~ An opinion article by former minister of TEATT, Stuart Johnson ~ Oh, how I wish deep within my soul we were in better times and better prepared to handle the challenges we are now facing. Like so many of you, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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High Councils of State & First Responders carried our Democracy past Decade

Philipsburg, October 19, 2020 Gracita Arrindell reflected on the past ten years and said: “Ten years of constitutional reform arrived fast and furious. October 10, 2020. It’s been a tumultuous decade plagued More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Creative brains in overdrive

By Hilbert Haar That opportunity makes the thief became once more clear from the case of a man who scammed Social and Health Insurances SZV in three years time for almost $190,000 – thus creating a handsome but More...







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