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Tag archive for ‘debate’
By The Publisher On Saturday, January 8th, 2022
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Parliament handles MP Buncamper’s suspension with kid’s gloves

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament’s President Grisha Heyliger-Marten sent a letter to the Central Voting Bureau on Thursday, informing it about the suspension of convicted Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 20th, 2021
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Online sales-tax: a fata morgana

By Hilbert Haar The idea to introduce a 7.5 percent tax on online purchases has triggered many questions. According to Minister Ardwell Irion (Finance) such a tax would “level the playing field” and encourage More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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MPs question country package but don’t oppose it

PHLIPSBURG — Members of Parliament had literally hundreds of questions during Monday’s Central Committee meeting about the country package agreement the government signed with the Netherlands but nobody More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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No fundamental changes after debate about IPKO-statement

PHILIPSBURG – MP William Marlin announced during a preparatory meeting for the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) on Tuesday that “no fundamental changes” would be made to the draft of a More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Is a Dutch commonwealth the future?

PHILIPSBURG — MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten’s has put decolonization once more on the political agenda; reason for StMaartenNews.com to look at available alternatives for St. Maarten’s current constitutional More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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MP Emmanuel: Legalize marijuana now

PHILIPSBURG – Ten thousand people in St. Maarten are smoking marijuana and they spend $20 to $30 a day on it, MP Christophe Emmanuel said during his plea for legalizing the soft drug the budget debate. If Emmanuel’s More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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An interesting debate

By Hilbert Haar The parliament is in for an interesting debate about the introduction of a national ordinance that aims to regulate the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. So far, two More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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The Importance of the “Debate” between Lebron James and Kevin Durant against Laura Ingram in the Context of The Great Political Question

Dear Editor, Two weeks before the NBA All-Star Game which took place last February a storm without peer broke loose in the basketball world and arguably also in the larger field of international sports and such More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Wescot-Williams and Richardson put electoral reform back on the agenda

PHILIPSBURG – Electoral Reform, a pet project of more than one politician since the fall of the second Wescot-Williams cabinet is back on the agenda for two reasons. The first one is that MP Wescot-Williams brought More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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Checks and balances

By Hilbert Haar Local politicians are – for the most part – playing nice with the draft national ordinance Integrity Chamber. That institution has to be established sooner rather than later and with the Dutch More...






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