Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 2/2

Lynch Law Review

~ Curacao sticks to system that favors position on candidate-list ~ PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s current electoral law – oft referred to as the Lynch-law after its architect - determines that candidates with the highest number of votes are elected over candidates with a higher position on a party-list. The system was introduced 21 years ago at More...

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Lynch Law Review
By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 1/2

PHILIPSBURG -- The discussion about electoral reform will soon be in full swing, whereby the focus will be on the Lynch-law – actually, an article in the current electoral law that determines who gets elected: More...

The Constitution of Sint Maarten – When it is time to vote - book by Hensley Plantijn
By The Publisher On Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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Every voter must buy a copy of this book

“The Constitution of Sint Maarten – When it is time to vote” By author Hensley G.A. Plantijn A book review for StMaartenNews.com by Terrance Rey ~ People must buy this book if they want to fully understand More...

Lesley-Ann Brodie - photo Facebook
By The Publisher On Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Central Bank appoints Brodie as ENNIA’s CEO

WILLEMSTAD – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten will install a new management team at insurance company ENNIA next week with Lesley-Ann Brodie as its Chief Executive Officer. Brodie spent more than ten More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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A closer look at the effects of pension reform

PHILIPSBURG – Media reports about the reform of the pension system, combined with an advice from financial supervisor Cft have caused some confusion about the real state of affairs. Minister Panneflek announced More...

Milano Diamond Gallery
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Payday for jeweler’s former employee

PHILIPSBURG – KRK Corporation, the entity that operates Milano Diamond Gallery and Diamonds Are Forever in Philipsburg is on the ropes for a hefty payment to a former employee after the Common Court of Justice More...

Bada Bing
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Airport Inn loses lawsuit against Bada Bing company

PHILIPSBURG – Lunteren, the company of former Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel does not have to pay Airport Inn Hotel $875,000 in rent arrears, for a disappeared generator and for reconstruction costs for More...

General Audit Chamber building - 20200604 JH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Audit Chamber: cut in vacation allowance is unlawful

PHILIPSBURG — Not paying civil servants their full vacation allowance is unlawful, the General Audit Chamber’s chairlady ad-interim Sheryl Peterson writes in a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. More...

Geert Hatzmann - Attorney
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Dean Bar Association welcomes Dutch intervention at Pointe Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG – The Dutch parliament approved the motion of Chris van Dam that asks the Kingdom Council of Ministers to take control of the Pointe Blanche prison for the next five years with a large majority on More...

Unified unions of St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Unions file complaint against salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (WICLU) has filed a complaint with the Attorney General about what it labels as “punishable acts of racial discrimination, embezzlement and theft.” More...