Donors gave parties more than one million in 2014


GREAT BAY – Most parties and politicians hardly have accurate knowledge of the contents of the national ordinance on registration and finances of political parties and the role of the Electoral Council. This is one of the observations in the 2014 annual report the Electoral Council released yesterday. Donors gave parties and candidates more than one More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Team Gibbs wins first round

MARIGOT – With 49.2 percent of the vote, Team Daniel Gibbs booked a resounding victory in the first round if the territorial elections on Sunday. A distant second was Louis Mussington’s MJP (13.8 percent) followed More...

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By webadmin On Monday, March 20th, 2017

MP Brownbill released

GREAT BAY – United St. Maarten Party MP Chanel Brownbill was released from police custody on Saturday but he remains a suspect in the Emerald-investigation into tax fraud, forgery and money laundering. Four other More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Filter bubble

Facebook-users live in a filter bubble. They read and like articles from a one-sided collection of news sites. Users predominantly want to read news that fits their own perception of the world. The result is polarization. More...

By Online Editor On Monday, March 6th, 2017

Police on duty during Parliament meetings

WILLEMSTAD – From now on, two additional police officers will be on duty during meetings of the Parliament in Curacao, José Manuel Dias reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Parliamentarians are forbidden to enter the More...

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By webadmin On Monday, February 20th, 2017

USp wants review of screening process

GREAT BAY – Cecil Nicholas, former president of the Usp, gave up his taxi-license when he was named a candidate for the position of Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication. Now he More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Frans Richardson denies rumours

USp leader and Member of Parliament, Frans Richardson, during a press conference held today, Sunday, February 19th, at the party headquarters in Cul-de-Sac, emphatically denied rumors on social media that he is More...

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By webadmin On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Marlin: “Charge Audit Chamber with integrity investigations”

GREAT BAY – The government is considering an alternative to the Integrity Chamber, Prime Minister William Marlin said yesterday afternoon during a meeting of Parliament about the controversial appointment of Dutch More...

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By webadmin On Friday, January 27th, 2017

PPA-leader Arrindell joins the public debate again

GREAT BAY – “In the game of politics in St. Maarten there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies; only permanent interests,” Gracita Arrindell, leader of the extra-parliamentary political party More...

rhoda arrindell
By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Arrindell fuels drive for independence

GREAT BAY – Former Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has expressed optimism about the independence movement for St. Maarten. In her opinion, most of the current parliamentarians More...