Tag archive for ‘parliament’
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...

MP Theo Heyliger - 20181105 screengrab
By The Publisher On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Parliament silently accepts Heyliger’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol informed Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever already on March 1 in writing about the beginning of United Democrats leader Theo Heyliger’s pretrial detention. More...

MP Franklin Meyers - 6 March 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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MP Meyers exposes Dutch hypocrisy

PHILISBURG — “They want to show that they can do again what they did to Theo Heyliger’s grandfather years ago. That is the main reason for transporting him to Bonaire,” MP Franklin Meyers (United Democrats) More...

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Minister De Weever: “We don’t need pressure from the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — The debate in the Central Committee on Wednesday about the situation at the Pointe Blanche Prison and the Police Force turned into a frontal attack on the Dutch government, the Progress Committee More...

Sheriff star shield
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Sheriff locked up; Deputy needed

Another case and a perfect example highlighting the fact that we are a young Constitutional State yet only in our infancy stage and we are to learn, adapt and grow as we go. Where our Constitution failed to elaborate More...

ENNIA - Photo Extra
By The Publisher On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Ill-prepared

By Hilbert Haar The recently held meeting of the parliamentary finance committee about the situation of insurance company ENNIA and its affiliated entities showed once more how ill-prepared some politicians are More...

Parliament & Courthouse Building 20180704 TR
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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Parliament to discuss police and prison in Central Committee meeting on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, at 10am Parliament is scheduled to discuss the Progress Committee St. Maarten’s report on the police department and the prison and the proposed measures More...