UP/NA Opposition submit urgent request to vet documents of incoming MPs

PHILIPSBURG — In light of recent developments regarding the vetting process for incoming Members of Parliament, the opposition members in Parliament representing the United People’s Party (UP) and the National Alliance (NA) have formally submitted a letter to the President of Parliament, the Honourable Sarah Wescot-Williams, urgently requesting More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement Expresses (URSM) Disappointment Over Handling of Incoming MPs’ Credentials

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) expresses profound disappointment with the handling of the credentials of incoming Members of Parliament (MP) in recent parliament More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 6th, 2024

NA faction asks: “Does the 2×4 Coalition Members of Parliament Have Confidence in their Government?”

PHILIPSBURG — After a period of relative silence, the National Alliance faction in the Parliament of St. Maarten issued a press release on the evening of Monday, May 6, 2024. The press statement reads as More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 5th, 2024

Questions abound after screening process

The recent screening process for ministerial candidates in the Mercelina cabinet has sparked a whirlwind of questions and concerns about political leadership, transparency, and the efficacy of governance in St. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

Debate about screening of candidate-ministers comes back to life

PHILIPSBURG — After every elections the same issue comes up: criticism of the screening of candidate-ministers. Whether this is justified or just sour grapes from candidates that did not make the cut remains More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Mercelina to succeed Jacobs as Prime Minister

PHILIPSBURG -- Dr. Luc Mercelina will succeed Silveria Jacobs as prime minister in the new government that will be sworn in on May 3 at the office of Governor Ajamu Baly. Mercelina will also manage the Ministry More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Mercelina gets another deadline for presenting new government

PHILIPSBURG -- Governor Baly has given formateur Dr. Luc Mercelina a new deadline for submitting the composition of his government. Mercelina has to submit his final report by April 26. The reason for the delay More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Parliament introduces usage of interruptions during Public Meetings

PHILIPSBURG — Members of Parliament (MPs) were informed on Wednesday about the introduction of interruptions during Public Meetings of Parliament. Chair of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams clarified at the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Screening troubles slow down the formation of a new government

PHILIPSBURG — The formation of a new government will take at least 78 days. This appears from a press release from Governor Ajamu Baly based on an update from formateur Dr. Luc Mercelina. The release states More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 10th, 2024

MP William Marlin bids politics farewell with a flourish

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance stalwart MP William Marlin said farewell to his political career in a speech during his last appearance as an MP on Friday, February 9. The family-tradition will continue though, More...