Tag archive for ‘government’
Sarah Wescot-Williams - U 2 Can Move founder
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Sarah: Government smartly secures unanimous support for AML/CTF legislation; Opposing MPs make an about-face

PHILIPSBURG — The changes to the Criminal Code as submitted by former Minister of Justice, Cornelius de Weever, were passed on Friday, October 11th, unanimously in Parliament. The Civil, Criminal and Criminal More...

Roofs - Boardwalk
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Government stonewalls questions about responsibility for Hurricane Irma looting

PHILIPSBURG – The White and Yellow Cross Foundation’s attempts to get answers from the government about who is to blame for the large-scale looting that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 More...

Solar panels on roof
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Not going solar: how St. Maarten ignored its own energy policy

PHILIPSBURG – On April 24, 2014, the Council of Ministers approved a rather unique document: the National Energy Policy for Country Sint Maarten. The document has an ambitious subtitle: Towards a sustainable development. More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The thing with article 59

Is there a cure for the seemingly never-ending battle between an obstinate parliament – that sends the government home – and an evenly stubborn Council of Ministers that reacts by invoking Article 59 of the More...

Stand With US USP
By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019

USP: Government broke itself, face-saving election unnecessary

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Monday asked the population of St. Maarten to be keenly aware of one simple fact: government broke government. The party board responded to More...

BZSE Law - Citizen Take Government to Court about Dump
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 19th, 2019

St. Maarten appeals dump-ruling

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten has appealed the court ruling that orders the government to complete the Fire Suppression Plan for the dump by May 1, 2020. On July 26, the court ruled that the country has to pay a More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, September 16th, 2019

Frans: Govt. infighting, contradictions blocking any development of airport

~ Says CEO reportedly making unilateral decisions ~ PHILIPSBURG — Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Monday said that the current UD/SMCP government and its indecisiveness on Princess Juliana More...

Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Sarah: “US Preclearance More Than Just a Presence at PJIA”

Philipsburg – Now the issue that is polarizing the community of St. Maarten is the planned US preclearance presence at the PJIA. Not the Dutch aid, or the pace of the Trust Fund Program, not the reconstruction More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Why St. Maarten has an Integrity Chamber

By Hilbert Haar Part 1 of the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. Log in here on StMaartenNews.com to read this full review or become a patreon on https://www.patreon.com/posts/29984975 More...

Stand With US USP
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 12th, 2019

USP board calls on government to cease and desist with decisions

PHILIPSBURG — In a press release issued by the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Thursday, the board is asking that the now minority supported Leona Romeo-Marlin led-government cease and desist with any decisions More...