Tag archive for ‘Constitution’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Pro Soualiga presents elegant solution for conflicts Article 59 of the Constitution with the electoral laws

PHILIPSBURG — The Pro Soualiga Foundation presented a third way to Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina and the Central Voting Bureau chairlady Natahlie Tackling to solve the conflict between article 59 of the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Legislative Oversight

By Hilbert Haar An unintentional failure to notice or do something. That is, according to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of the term oversight. The current discrepancies between Article 59 of the Constitution More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Interim elections: “A dilemma about fundamental values”

PHILIPSBURG — No elections on July 19, as the outgoing government has proposed, but on Monday, August 19. That is the proposal of the Central Voting Bureau. Its chairlady Natalie Tackling expressed concerns More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

New elections will be held on July 18

PHILIPSBURG — It is a done deal: Governor Baly has signed the national decree to dissolve the Parliament based on Article 59 of the Constitution. New elections will be held on July 18. When former Prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 9th, 2024

New rule: no more meetings of Parliament without a quorum

PHILIPSBURG — No more meetings of parliament without a quorum; assistance from the police to remove belligerent parliamentarians from a meeting and undesired visitors from the parliament building; and rules More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Suspended MP Buncamper accuses Council of Advice of dereliction of duty

PHILIPSBURG — Suspended Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper accuses the Council of Advice in a press release of an “apparent dereliction of duty” for its refusal to provide advice on the lawfulness More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022

Council of Advice declines handling questions about Buncamper’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Advice will not be drawn into a political discussion about the suspension of independent Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper. This appears from the Council’s reaction to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 29th, 2022

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

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

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...