Tag archive for ‘parliamentarians’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Motion asks for modest paycuts but Parliament approves budget without it

PHILIPSBURG – Reluctantly, Parliament accepted a motion tabled by National Alliance MP Ludmilla Duncan to cut salaries of parliamentarians and ministers, while it rejected a further-reaching motion with the same More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Salaries for ministers unchanged in 2020 draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget does not contain any indication that ministers and parliamentarians will take a ten percent salary cut. On the contrary, the listed salaries for all ministers – with the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 10th, 2020

Fooling the people

By Hilbert Haar Let’s have a closer look at our government’s solidarity initiative of and in particular at the decision to cut the salaries of ministers and members of parliament. Based on a letter from the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 9th, 2020

SHTA calls for solidarity as time runs out for many

PHILIPSBURG — As per the Kingdom Council outcomes of Thursday April 9th, it is very clear that country St. Maarten needs to take its first steps out of the crisis before help from the Netherlands will be forthcoming. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 6th, 2020

Ministers and MPs agree to salary reduction

MINISTERS & PARLIAMENTARIANS AGREE TO SALARY REDUCTION IN SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE ~ Liquidity support 2019 becoming a reality ~ PHILIPSBURG – Current and previous Ministers back initiative to support island More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Raised eyebrows

By Hilbert Haar Will we now have to go through a parliamentary elections whereby the leader of one of the participating parties is in jail? Tuesday’s arrest of Member of Parliament Frans Richardson makes this More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Local parliamentarians more than 4,000 times more expensive than their Dutch colleagues

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE -  “It is difficult to explain why parliamentarians and ministers n St. Maarten – the smallest country in the Kingdom – receive the highest salaries,” State Secretary Raymond Knops More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 28th, 2016

Voting your conscience

Dear editor, After our new parliamentarians are sworn in they will be faced at some point during their tenure with having to vote their conscience. A careful look at Sint Maarten’s State Regulation, commonly called More...