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By The Publisher On Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Participants from St. Maarten start University of Curacao’s Legislative Writing Course

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Education, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, issued a statement informing the general public that a total of nine persons – seven civil servants and two external candidates More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 2/2

~ Curacao sticks to system that favors position on candidate-list ~ PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s current electoral law – oft referred to as the Lynch-law after its architect - determines that candidates with More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 1/2

PHILIPSBURG -- The discussion about electoral reform will soon be in full swing, whereby the focus will be on the Lynch-law – actually, an article in the current electoral law that determines who gets elected: More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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An organized political party is the magic factor

Dear Editor, Many voters will be challenged to cast their vote in a manner that they are sure that they have selected the candidate most likely to advance their interests in the upcoming elections. This is because More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani 2020 edition

ARUN JAGTIANI: “I’m please to officially announce that a few weeks ago, I partnered with Cani TV to produce season 2 of “Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani”. “We have just finished More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Election candidates are running for office in Parliament

Reminder: election candidates are running for office in Parliament, not to become a minister in government. Each political party that obtains proportional representation in Parliament via its candidates and is More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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Council of Ministers waiting on advice for new prison director

By Andrew Bishop PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Ministers are busy with the evaluation of the final three candidates who have applied to fill the vacancy for the new prison director at the Pointe Blanche Prison. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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5 candidates did not meet deadline

Philipsburg — At the end of the deadline, Monday, March 26, 2018, at 18:00 hours, eighty-eight (88) of the ninety-three (93) political candidates, who contested the recently held parliamentary elections, have More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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Parties have no clear platforms

Dear Editor, In the Dutch/European system of politics that incentivizes large number of political parties, it is common and maybe even inevitable that governments have to be formed by coalitions. For the coalitions More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 6th, 2018
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Ninety three candidates for February elections

PHILIPSBURG – It is hard to say whose support was more impressive – that of the newly formed United Democrats (UD) or that of the National Alliance (NA) – during Nomination Day for the February 26 elections More...