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Infighting in UP causes crack in coalition

PHILIPSBURG — President of Parliament MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten no longer sees eye to eye with the leader of the United People’s party (UP), MP Rolando Brison. “If he is elected as the party leader for the next elections, I will not be running with the party,” Heyliger-Marten said in an interview with Lady Grace on the radio broadcast The More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 11th, 2022
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Government maintains majority support in Parliament

~ Two new MP’s support the coalition~ PHILIPSBURG — In a joint statement issued by the leadership of the National Alliance (NA) and United People’s (UP) Party it has been confirmed, that it was a success; More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 5th, 2022
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A fractured political landscape

By Hilbert Haar The coalition of National Alliance and United People’s party is close to collapse after UP-MP Ludmila de Weever declared herself independent. Sure, the numbers are with 8 to 7 still in favor of More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 29th, 2022
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Sympathy for the Devil

By Hilbert Haar Wrestling through a press release issued by MP Rolando Brison, leader of the United People’s party (UP), a couple of things stand out. First of all this statement: “The constitution can never More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Minister Doran sticks to negative opinion about Ombudsman-report

PHILIPSBURG — In a public meeting of parliament that lasted four hours Minister Egbert Doran (Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, or VROMI) stuck to his opinion that the Ombudsman More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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Solid waste collection tender was rigged, says MP Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG -- The tender for solid waste collection for the period 2021-2026 was not only unfair and not transparent, as the Ombudsman states in its report about its systemic investigation into this matter, it More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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A missed opportunity

By Hilbert Haar Maybe it is just me but I was severely scratching my head when I read the questions in the survey launched by Prime Minister Jacobs as part of her electoral reform campaign. I mean, if you intend More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Evaluating politicians: “Everyone is selfish”

PHILIPSBURG — The boys and girls at Teen Times are having a lot of fun with their annual evaluation of local politicians. They do their homework on this topic, and they don’t mince their words either. For More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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PM Jacobs launches electoral reform campaign

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs “spearheads” an electoral reform campaign, a press release from the Ministry of General Affairs states. The release announces the initiative for a survey to More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 31st, 2022
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MP Peterson strikes back at Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson (Party for Progress, PFP) made mince meat of the accusations Minister Egbert Jurendy Doran (of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, More...