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Tag archive for ‘Article 59’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Invoking Article 59 is PM Jacobs’ final option

PHILIPSBURG — Government and Parliament are at a crossroads due to the continued dispute about the insistence by State Secretary Raymond Knops that the Parliament denounces the petition it submitted to the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Reforming politicians

By Hilbert Haar The amendments to election-related ordinances proposed by Sint Maarten Christian Party leader Wycliffe Smith seamlessly solve the existing conflicts between these ordinances and the constitution. Article More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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MP Samuel files an initiative to prevent frequent elections

PHILIPSBURG — MP Rudolphe Samuel has taken an initiative in the Parliament of St. Maarten to amend article 59 of the Constitution which deals with the calling for new elections after the Parliament is dissolved More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 4th, 2019
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A giant blooper

By Hilbert Haar Did Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday overstep the mark on September 23 when he signed the national decree that invokes article 59? That question rumbles through the corridors of power in The Hague More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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The thing with article 59

Is there a cure for the seemingly never-ending battle between an obstinate parliament – that sends the government home – and an evenly stubborn Council of Ministers that reacts by invoking Article 59 of the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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SMCP stance on the fall of government and new elections

PHILIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP), represented by the party leader and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Wycliffe Smith and Member of Parliament Claude Chacho Peterson issued More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Council of Ministers invoke article 59

~ allowing the voters of Sint Maarten the opportunity to decide ~ PHILIPSBURG – On Monday September 23rd, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and the Council of Ministers held a press conference in which the Prime More...






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