Tag archive for ‘Constitution’
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020

The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s inhabitants. The national decree that declared the state of emergency refers rather casually to article More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Amendments bring election ordinance in line with the Constitution

PHILIPSBURG – Rather than come up with a comprehensive package for electoral reform, MP Wycliffe Smith, in his role as caretaker prime minister, already suggested amendments to the Election Ordinance and the More...

By Online Editor On Monday, October 14th, 2019

Message of the Chairman of Parliament, William Marlin on Constitution Day 2019

People of Sint Maarten, today we celebrate Constitution Day amid ironically a constitutional crisis caused by a political upheaval created by and within the ranks of the now-former ruling coalition of 8. I am certain More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Central Voting Bureau resignation puts elections on ice

Philipsburg – Now that all members of the Central Voting Bureau have resigned, the interim elections are in jeopardy and it is at this moment uncertain when they will be able to take place in accordance with More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Democratic process under pressure

PHILIPSBURG – The democratic process in St. Maarten is under pressure; not due to any shenanigans but due to a rule in the Constitution and a rule in the National Ordinance Registration and Finances Political More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Current political situation update; Elections set for Monday, November 25, 2019

Harbour View – On September 9, 2019, Member of Parliament Mr. Franklin Meyers withdrew his support from the UD/SMCP government and subsequently declared himself an independent Member of Parliament. His Excellency More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Sheriff locked up; Deputy needed

Another case and a perfect example highlighting the fact that we are a young Constitutional State yet only in our infancy stage and we are to learn, adapt and grow as we go. Where our Constitution failed to elaborate More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 29th, 2018

Statement National Alliance in response to news of Kingdom refusal to discuss annulment dissolution decree

Philipsburg — The following is a statement issued by the National Alliance in response to the news that the Dutch Kingdom Government refuses to discuss the annulment of the dissolution decree which led to More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

“Dissolution decree could be annulled”

PHILIPSBURG – A letter regarding the dissolution decree has gone out to the Kingdom Council of Ministers citing “constitutional infringements that have been going on since 2016,” Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 19th, 2018

No candidate yet for minister plenipotentiary

PHILIPSBURG – There is no candidate yet for the position of minister plenipotentiary in the interim-government, former formateur Sarah Wescot-Williams said at a press briefing on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, More...