Parliament is to blame for delay in hurricane aid

Wycliffe Smith

While most people blame our honourable Prime Minister and the Government for delaying Dutch hurricane financial aid, the hold-up really lies with Parliament. The Prime Minister is only acting on a mandate, received from Parliament on January 30th 2017, which instructed Government to block the establishing of the Integrity Chamber. In the corporate world More...

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By webadmin On Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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Frans: SHTA should guard its tone in addressing its government partner

GREAT BAY — Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson believes the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) should guard its tone and refrain from levying insults towards More...

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By webadmin On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Sarah Wescot-Williams sends urgent letter to Kingdom Council of Ministers

GREAT BAY — Sarah Wescot-Williams today sent an urgent letter to the Dutch Kingdom Council of Ministers (Rijksministerraad) outlining her personal feelings and gratitude for the assistance the Netherlands More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Conditions apply: Dutch ready to force the issue

THE HAGUE – A Dutch fund – with hundreds of millions of euros – for the reconstruction of St. Maarten will only become available after the government of Prime Minister William Marlin agrees to two conditions More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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DP urges a repositioning on Dutch assistance for the benefit of the people

Philipsburg — Minister of General Affairs, the honorable Prime Minister William Marlin on October 11th, received letter from the leader of the Democratic Party, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, as a result of the More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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MP Theo Heyliger addresses open letter to Dutch government and its people

GREAT BAY — Member of Parliament and leader of the United People’s (UP) Party, Theodore E. Heyliger sent an open letter by way of the Dutch Representative’s office in Philipsburg to the Dutch Government More...

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By webadmin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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MP Tamara Leonard sends letter to Prime Minister regarding SXM Cable TV workers

GREAT BAY – United People’s Party (UP) Member of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard has written a letter dated October 6, 2017 to the Prime Minister William Marlin via the President of Parliament seeking information More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Parliament dragging its feet on Hurricane Irma

The Parliament of Sint Maarten finally convened last Monday, September 25th, to be updated by the Minister of General Affairs, the Honorable William Marlin, on the passing of hurricane Irma. An update, after two More...

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By webadmin On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Theo Heyliger: “Not in any talks to form a government”

GREAT BAY — On Friday, September 22, the President of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams, issued a press statement pushing for an urgent meeting of Parliament on Monday, September 25. Rumors have been circulating More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Renewed plea for United Congress

MARIGOT – On Sunday morning Governor Eugene Holiday and his wife Marie-Louise, President of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams and Prime Minister William Marlin and his wife Gabrielle formed the government’s More...