Tag archive for ‘ministers’
By The Publisher On Monday, May 27th, 2024

National Alliance Stands Firm in Support of Its Ministers

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – The Board of the National Alliance (NA) is deeply concerned about the false narratives being spread by the outgoing 2×4 coalition. These misleading claims undermine public trust More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Government of Sint Maarten Starts with Vacancies due to Governor’s Intervention

PHILIPSBURG — Today, part of the Mercelina cabinet was sworn in on Sint Maarten. At the beginning of the ceremony, it became clear that Governor Baly has remained adamant in his refusal to install two candidate More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Evaluating politicians: “Everyone is selfish”

PHILIPSBURG — The boys and girls at Teen Times are having a lot of fun with their annual evaluation of local politicians. They do their homework on this topic, and they don’t mince their words either. For More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Motion asks for modest paycuts but Parliament approves budget without it

PHILIPSBURG – Reluctantly, Parliament accepted a motion tabled by National Alliance MP Ludmilla Duncan to cut salaries of parliamentarians and ministers, while it rejected a further-reaching motion with the same More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Salaries for ministers unchanged in 2020 draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget does not contain any indication that ministers and parliamentarians will take a ten percent salary cut. On the contrary, the listed salaries for all ministers – with the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The muddy waters of political pensions

PHILIPSBURG – For decades politicians in St. Maarten have been freewheeling towards their old age pension: from their already impressive salaries they never paid a penny for it. If Minister of Finance Ardwell More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 10th, 2020

Fooling the people

By Hilbert Haar Let’s have a closer look at our government’s solidarity initiative of and in particular at the decision to cut the salaries of ministers and members of parliament. Based on a letter from the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Madness without borders

By Hilbert Haar “Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards;” That’s how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines solidarity. Ah, I did not More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 6th, 2020

Ministers and MPs agree to salary reduction

MINISTERS & PARLIAMENTARIANS AGREE TO SALARY REDUCTION IN SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE ~ Liquidity support 2019 becoming a reality ~ PHILIPSBURG – Current and previous Ministers back initiative to support island More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Playing dead

By Hilbert Haar The interim government led by Silveria Jacobs currently consists of five ministers – one from the United St. Maarten party (USp) and the rest are all with the National Alliance (NA). Until the More...