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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 8th, 2022
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Desperate deeds

By Hilbert Haar One would think that discussing the suspension of a parliamentarian who has just been sentenced for corruption and forgery is an excellent opportunity for the remaining members of parliament to More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 8th, 2021
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MP Buncamper issues statement about CFT: All smiles, but no answers

On Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 the parliament members of the Finance committee had a closed-door meeting with the CFT to be informed of the position of the CFT on the financial situation of the island. A presentation More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Draft budget is “sloppy and full of grammatical mistakes”

PHILIPSBURG — The draft 2021 budget is sloppy and a step back “due to its many grammatical and legal-technical mistakes,” the Council of Advice writes in its analysis of the budget that is currently under More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Parliament flips but does not denounce the Pro Soualiga Foundation

PHILIPSBURG – In July a united Parliament rejected the Kingdom’s conditions for continued liquidity support, labeling the intention to establish a Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) as “a takeover of St. Maarten’s More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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UD, USP and PFP Factions Want Urgent Meeting Regarding the Assistance Programs of the SSRP

~ and about the Assistance by the Government of the Netherlands to Fund these Programs ~ PHILIPSBURG – Three factions in Parliament have requested an urgent meeting of Parliament to hear from the Government regarding More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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Parliament wants changes to screening process for candidate-ministers

PHILIPSBURG – The parliament seems to be getting ready for changes to the legislation that regulates the screening of candidate-ministers. Draft legislation prepared by the government is currently under legal More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Smith: MP Frans Richardson the only one who apologized

PHILIPSBURG — During last Thursday’s public meeting of Parliament, the Chair of Parliament, William Marlin, requested Deputy Prime Minister, Wycliffe Smith, to leave and get the written answers to the questions More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Sarah: Financing reconstruction PJIA Airport can not be revoked

PHILIPSBURG — “World Bank/EIB financing for the reconstruction of the Princess Juliana International Airport can not be revoked – despite attempts to thwart the process and put our livelihood More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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No sense of urgency

By Hilbert Haar Membership of parliament is supposed to be a full time job and our fifteen parliamentarians are handsomely paid for it. Yet, according to a proposal submitted by MPs Rolando Brison, Christophe Emmanuel More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Opposition prevents substitute James from entering parliament

PHILIPSBURG — The opposition benches remained empty on Monday morning when parliament was supposed to examine the credentials of substitute MP Jules James. Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting could not take More...






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