MP Buncamper questions money transfers

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PHILIPSBURG – Parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper has asked Finance Minister Ardwell Irion in a letter dated May 27 whether measures will be taken “to slow down or stop the flight of foreign currency.” MP Buncamper states in his letter that the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten “placed a stoppage to allow funds larger than 150,000 guilders More...

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Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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MP Wescot Poses Questions on Kingdom Government Negotiations and Conditions

PHILIPSBURG — It is interesting to see how the Government is managing its negotiations with the unions representing government workers. While on May 19th, the Government presented to Parliament a so-called More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Political storm brewing over “unconditional” letter of Minister Plenipotentiary

PHILIPSBURG – There is a political storm brewing over a letter Minister Plenipotentiary René Violenus sent to State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops on May 20, informing him that St. Maarten has accepted the requirements More...

MP Girsha Heyliger-Marten (UP)
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten wants review of Kingdom Charter – UPDATED

~ MP Heyliger-Marten: “Time to correct 65 years of wrongs and revisit 10-10-10” ~ Wants review of Kingdom Charter – Motion carried by Parliament 12 for and 3 against. PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 15th, 2020
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DSTA counteracts public attack of MP Brison and “comedian” Andrew Dick; awaits apologies

PHILIPSBURG — The executive board of the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association (DSTA) has issued a press statement counteracting the public allegations made by President of Parliament, MP Rolando Brison, and More...

MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Heyliger-Marten not impressed by airport’s response to Parliament

~ Re-iterates areas of priority ~ PHILIPSBURG—Faction Leader of the United People (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten on Tuesday said she was unimpressed with answers given to Parliament More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Ferrier: “Call out these morons for what they are.”

PHILIPSBURG – Former Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier has expressed his displeasure with the attitude of the head of the labor department, Peggy Ann Dros towards the private sector. “To have a loud mouth More...

PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs Rayheon Peterson
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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PFP faction sends Letter of Concern to President of Parliament

Says President’s comments regarding CBCS not reflection of Parliament’s position ~ PHILIPSBURG –- Members of Parliament for the Party for Progress (PFP) faction Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have sent More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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MP Omar Ottley proposes district shopping

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Omar E. C. Ottley submitted a proposal asking the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and her staff to allow people to shop within their districts. Ottley stated More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Cracks in the coalition

By Hilbert Haar The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) is among the private sector organizations that chose the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) not even a week ago “to speak on its behalf More...