Tag archive for ‘parliament’
Parliament & Courthouse Building 20180704 TR
By The Publisher On Friday, September 20th, 2019
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Integrity Chamber: a work in progress

By Hilbert Haar Part 2 about the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on 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...

Stand With US USP
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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USP board calls on government to cease and desist with decisions

PHILIPSBURG — In a press release issued by the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Thursday, the board is asking that the now minority supported Leona Romeo-Marlin led-government cease and desist with any decisions More...

Websites for Dummies
By The Publisher On Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Websites for dummies (UPDATED)

By Hilbert Haar Technology is wonderful. I can be anywhere in the world, watch what is happening anywhere else and write about it. Organizations – like the parliament and the government of St. Maarten – use More...

Parliament Budget Meeting Postponement - 7 June 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 8th, 2019
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Parliament postpones handling 2019 budget

PHILIPSBURG – At the proposal of MPs Rolando Brison, Christophe Emmanuel and Jurendy Doran parliament postponed handling of the draft 2019 budget on Friday until the first week of July, immediately after the More...

Lack of Quorum Parliament 23 April 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Follow the money

By Hilbert Haar Was it a serious collective Carnival hangover or a deliberate attempt to sabotage the government’s attempts to put legislation in place that regulates the cross-border transport of money and valuables? More...

Parliament with Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams - 01 Apr 2019
By The Publisher On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Opposition criticizes credentials-procedure; walks out on Chairlady

~ no objections against the verbal declaration of approval of credentials of Jules James ~ PHILIPSBURG — Opposition members of Parliament made a song and dance about procedural matters in a meeting on Monday More...

MP Ardwell Irion - 20 March 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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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...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 19 March 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings: “Time for drastic measures”

PHILIPSBURG - “We are close to one billion guilders in debt without having a good idea about how to pay it back if we look at our budget over the past almost ten years,” Finance Minister Perry Geerlings told More...

New Government Administration Building
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Pension reform possibly into effect per May 1

PHILIPSBURG -- The government aims to let pension reform for civil servants go into effect per May 1 of this year. With the carnival season almost upon us, parliament will have to move swiftly to get this done. LOGIN More...