Tag archive for ‘ministers’
Council of Ministers urgent press briefing - 23 Sep 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Council of Ministers accepts resignation of Prime Minister and Minister of Justice

PHILIPSBURG – On Thursday October 10th, the Council of Ministers accepted the resignation letters of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Minister of Justice Cornelius deWeever, thus reducing the number of Ministers More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Hands off

The times they are a’changin and so is the political makeup of St. Maarten’s government. Once upon a time – and not all that long ago – appointments to key positions, be it as policy advisors or in executive More...

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

Raymond Jessurun
By The Publisher On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Jessurun: salary cut politicians will affect civil servants

PHILIPSBURG - A cut in the salaries of ministers and parliamentarians means a cut in the salaries of civil servants too. That is the opinion of the chairman of the Anti-Poverty Platform. Drs. Raymond Jessurun. LOGIN More...

New Members of Parliament group photo - 20180402 KABGSXM
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Income parliamentarians under attack again

PHILIPSBURG – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not done yet with attempts to address the high remuneration of members of parliament in St. Maarten. This appears from answers to questions from SP-MP Ronald More...

Minister Jorien Wuite and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte 1
By Desk Editor On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Minister Plenipotentiary Wuite pays courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rutte

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — On Monday July 16 the Minister Plenipotentiary, Jorien Wuite, accompanied by staff member Kelly Busby, paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister of the Netherlands, More...

Julio R. Romney
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government: The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney Knowledge is understanding – with the swearing in of the Council of Ministers on June 25, 2018, the ruling United Democrats/Sint Maarten Christian Party (UD/SMCP) coalition More...

Politicians Pointless
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Local parliamentarians more than 4,000 times more expensive than their Dutch colleagues

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE -  “It is difficult to explain why parliamentarians and ministers n St. Maarten – the smallest country in the Kingdom – receive the highest salaries,” State Secretary Raymond Knops More...

MinJust and PM visit scene of fire
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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PM and MinJust visit scene of Cole Bay fire

Cole Bay — Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever visited the scene of the fire in Cole Bay Tuesday night to get a first-hand view of the situation. At the same time, More...

Philipsburg - Capital of Dutch St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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SHTA supports Sarah’s call to suspend the MP/Minister redundancy pay immediately

GREAT BAY — The SHTA has taken note of a Facebook message by President of Parliament, Ms. Sarah-Wescot-Williams, in which she explains the law on redundancy pay for MP’s and Ministers. According to More...