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Tag archive for ‘Constitution’
By The Publisher On Monday, August 29th, 2022
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Sympathy for the Devil

By Hilbert Haar Wrestling through a press release issued by MP Rolando Brison, leader of the United People’s party (UP), a couple of things stand out. First of all this statement: “The constitution can never More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 19th, 2022
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MP Buncamper challenges his suspension

~ Writes in letter to Parliament that his suspension is unfair ~ PHILIPSBURG — Suspended parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper (United St. Maarten party, USp) wants Parliament to reconsider the text of the article More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
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Curacao violates constitution by excluding same-sex couples from marriage, court rules

WILLEMSTAD — By maintaining that marriage is only possible between a man and a woman is unlawful and in doing so, the government of Curacao violates article 3 of the constitution (the equality-principle), More...

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 Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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“Constitution being trampled on by the chairpersons” Peterson says

PHILIPSBURG – Member of Parliament for the Party for Progress faction (PFP) Raeyhon Peterson has expressed his concerns for the complete disregard for the Constitution that is being displayed by the chairpersons More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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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
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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 The Publisher On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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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
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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
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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...