Tag archive for ‘motion’
MP Ardwell Irion - 20 March 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

MP Irion bemoans lack of action on motion

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance MP Ardwell Irion queried Education Minister Wycliffe Smith on Monday about a seemingly reasonable issue: why had the ministry not done anything with a motion Parliament passed More...

Parliament meeting on PSS with Chairlady - 18 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, February 22nd, 2019

True colors

By Hilbert Haar This morning the political life of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson hangs in the balance. There are two motions of no confidence on the More...

Captain The Ship Is Sinking
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

A polite expression of my thoughts

By Hilbert Haar Come Thursday, the unity of the governing coalition of United Democrats and the St. Maarten Christian Party will be put to the test. If everybody shows up and toes the party line, the motion of no More...

Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin in Parliament
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Motion seeks Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin’s departure

PHILIPSBURG – Opposition parties National Alliance (NA) and United St. Maarten party (USp) launched a frontal attack on the position of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin on Monday afternoon during the continuation More...

MP Rolando Brison Live-Streaming Review of Parliament Meeting
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

MP Brison: “Chair of Parliament seems to use her ‘prerogative’ just at a whim”

Philipsburg — Parliament held two continuation meetings regarding the repercussions of the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights in the Corallo case for the country St. Maarten and the Ministry of More...

MP Wycliffe Smith - Man
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Motion to lower salaries angers MP Richardson (UPDATED)

PHILIPSBURG – MP Wycliffe Smith’s motion to lower the salaries of parliamentarians by 15 percent received sufficient support from three members of the United Democrats faction – MPs Meyers, Bijlani and Mercelina More...

Hilbert Haar - foto Milton Pieters
By Hilbert Haar On Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Political sabre-rattling

By Hilbert Haar Parliament can pass all the motions it wants but it won’t get the government to do something that it does not want to do. After all, a motion is nothing more than a request to the government. Over More...

Perry Geerlings 20171027
By The Publisher On Friday, November 10th, 2017

PM Marlin now faces motion of disapproval

“Urgent meeting” with Governor stalls central committee meeting PHILIPSBURG – Shortly after DP-MP Perry Geerlings had presented his motion of disapproval against Prime Minister Marlin, the latter said that More...

CoM press briefiing 20171101 - HH
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Gross neglect and a confrontational attitude send Marlin-government home

PHILIPSBURG – Gross neglect by the Prime Minister in his capacity of Chief of Disaster Management and a confrontational attitude are two of the arguments in the motion of no confidence the Parliament of St. Maarten More...

Parliament in session 20171101 - HH
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Majority heads for motion of no confidence

PHILIPSBURG – The new parliamentary majority of eight is heading for a motion of no confidence against the government led by Prime Minister William Marlin. It’s not a done deal yet, because Wednesday’s meeting More...