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Mixed reactions to removal of COHO-law

PHILIPSBURG — Local politicians have reacted with caution and at times enthusiasm to the news that the consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development) is now definitely history. The Caribbean countries – Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten fiercely opposed the law and with its removal it seems that they got their More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022
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PM Jacobs: No decision yet about early elections

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has labeled reports that the government plans to move the parliamentary elections from January 2024 to November 23, 2023, as “incorrect.” Jacobs said that More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
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MP Brison turns to the “low-hanging fruit” of stray animals

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Edward Joonho Lee, a board certified anesthesiologist base in Sarasota, Florida, intends to set up a “pop-up vet clinic” in St. Maarten for the treatment of stray animals, dogs and cats More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 29th, 2022
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Ousted MP Heyliger-Marten strikes back, leaves the UP and goes Independent

PHILIPSBURG — MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten took her sweet revenge after the parliament voted her out of her position as president of parliament with an 8 to 7 vote by announcing her resignation from the United More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Grisha grateful for majority support to remain President of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG — In a short press statement released on Monday morning, President of Parliament, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten expressed her appreciation for the majority of Parliament supporting her to continue More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 8th, 2022
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Food for thought: how we choose our Potential Candidates

By Roberto Achken Richardson We need to see the realities as they are after being elected to the Parliament of Sint Maarten. Obtaining Seats after the outcome of any Election is primarily dependent on a Political More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
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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 More...

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...