Tag archive for ‘coalition’
MP Claude Chacho Peterson - 9 Sep 2019
By The Publisher On Monday, September 9th, 2019

MP Peterson: A true team player in the coalition

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Claude Chacho Peterson today had the distinction of having to give his prepared closing speech immediately after the unexpected announcement made by MP Franklin Meyers during More...

Parliament meeting on PSS with Chairlady - 18 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, February 22nd, 2019

True colors

By Hilbert Haar This morning the political life of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson hangs in the balance. There are two motions of no confidence on the More...

Council of Ministers Press Photo - Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Coalition partners support Theo

PHILIPSBURG — The arrest of the leader of the United Democrats Member of Parliament Theodore Heyliger by the Anti-Corruption Task Force (TBO) on Tuesday morning at his home has drawn support from the coalition. Minister More...

StMaartenNews Opinion
By The Publisher On Monday, August 20th, 2018

For whom the wedding bells toll?

On Tuesday the news reached our newsdesk that political stalwarts and members of Parliament, Frankie Meyers and William Marlin, were having lunch over at Yvette’s Restaurant in French Quarter, a hideaway frequently More...

Julio R. Romney
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government: The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney Knowledge is understanding – with the swearing in of the Council of Ministers on June 25, 2018, the ruling United Democrats/Sint Maarten Christian Party (UD/SMCP) coalition More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Incoming MPs must take case to court

~ The Credentials Crisis – How to solve the newest Constitutional Crisis in St. Maarten ~ by Terrance Rey The only solution for the incoming members of Parliament, Tamara Leonard and Claude "Chacho" Peterson, More...

Giant St. Maarten Flipflops
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Open letter to Pastor Wycliffe Smith

I doubted very long whether I would write this comment. Let me begin by congratulating pastor Wycliffe Smith with his upcoming executive position as Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS). I believe More...

Wycliffe Smith 20180125 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Why no new government yet?

by Wycliffe Smith “It’s already six weeks after the elections and still no government in place!” This is the comment, the cry or even the complaint one hears from people who are anxious to know what is going More...

Theo Heyliger
By The Publisher On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Formateur Heyliger: “This was my last election”

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – Formateur MP Theo Heyliger will not run in the next parliamentary elections. In a reaction to a request for an update about the formation of the new government, Heyliger informed More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The human factor

By Hilbert Haar ~ The final report informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Jan Beaujon submitted on Monday to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday is a solid piece of work – the first of its kind in the history of country More...