Prime Minister Jacobs not concerned: “I think we still have a majority”

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance-United People’s party governing coalition continues discussions with members of parliament about their willingness to leave the opposition benches. But Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declined to comment on these developments during Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. Asked whether she supported More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

MP Wescot-Williams vents frustration about political shenanigans

PHILIPSBURG — United Democrats-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams vented her frustration about recent political developments in a press statement that suggested the appointment of a professional as the new minister More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Minister Doran ducks PFP-motion of no confidence

PHILIPSBURG — The Party for Progress hit a brick wall during last week’s Parliament meeting about the Ombudsman-report that details everything that went wrong with the tender for solid waste collection More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Conditions for retracting 12.5 percent salary cut remain a mystery

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom Council of Ministers will take a decision about the eight conditions St. Maarten will have to meet in exchange for permission to drop the 12.5 percent salary cut for government employees More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

MP Gumbs Requests Question Hour to Receive Answers about GEBE’s ongoing cyber-attack woes

PHILIPSBURG — With the public demanding answers about the cyber-attack at NV GEBE, Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs has called on Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Draft COHO-law encounters fierce criticism; PFP proposes alternative

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson, as well as MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (United Democrats) have made their positions about the draft COHO-law clear ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Govt’s current Media Policy sets dangerous dictator-like precedent of press censorship, says PFP

Faction Requests Committee General Affairs Meeting to Discuss PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson took aim at the recently published Media Accreditation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Gordon-Carty: Civil servant exodus due to victimization, hopelessness

PHILIPSBURG — Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Pamela Gordon-Carty on Wednesday decried the amount of civil servants that are leaving government service and placed the blame squarely on the shoulders More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 6th, 2022

PFP demands explanations about “political games” with GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have expressed their concerns about developments at utilities company GEBE in a series of questions to prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 20th, 2021

Draft COHO-law hits another stumbling block

PHILIPSBURG — Contrary to earlier optimistic reports, the draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) is not ready to be sent to the parliaments of the four countries More...