Tag archive for ‘parliament’
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 9th, 2024

New rule: no more meetings of Parliament without a quorum

PHILIPSBURG — No more meetings of parliament without a quorum; assistance from the police to remove belligerent parliamentarians from a meeting and undesired visitors from the parliament building; and rules More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 6th, 2024

MP Ottley Questions Coalition’s Ability to Govern Amidst the Chaos in Parliament

PHILIPSBURG–  In today’s public meeting of Parliament, Member of Parliament and Leader of the UPP faction Omar E. C. Ottley raised serious concerns about the ability of the current coalition government to More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Parliament introduces usage of interruptions during Public Meetings

PHILIPSBURG — Members of Parliament (MPs) were informed on Wednesday about the introduction of interruptions during Public Meetings of Parliament. Chair of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams clarified at the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Aruba is dragging its feet with same-sex marriage legislation

ORANJESTAD — The Aruban Parliament is dragging its feet with the handling of an initiative law that aims to make marriage between partners of the same sex possible. Coalition-partner RAIZ and opposition party More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Parlatino costs a lot and brings St. Maarten nothing

PHILIPSBURG — The Parliament spends hundreds of thousands of guilders each year on its membership of Parlatino without showing any tangible results. This appears from an audit of the General Audit Chamber More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Aruban parliament delayed establishment kingdom law for years

THE HAGUE — The parliament of Aruba caused the seven-year delay in the establishment of the kingdom law that limits the authority of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, DossierKoninkijksrelaties.nl reports. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Netherlands does not have its house in order, says MP Heyliger-Marten

PHILIPSBURG — The fall of the Rutte IV-cabinet “underscores the risk of being dependent on a nation that does not have its own house in order, despite all its unlimited financial and other resources and More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 17th, 2023

“Politics is heavily involved in filling management positions at the Cadastre”

PHILIPSBURG — What is so secretive about the Cadastre that is warrants a closed-door meeting of parliament? StMaartenNews.com discussed this issue with an organizational consultant, who offered a blistering More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

MP Heyliger-Marten wants closed-door meeting of Parliament with Cadastre-management

PHILIPSBURG — Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten showed her concern about the uncertain situation at the Cadastre by requesting financial information from its managing board. In a press release dated April More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Forgotten examples

By Hilbert Haar “A parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people,” the British journalist, businessman and essayist Walter Bagehot once wrote. True or false? When I look at the parliament More...