Tag archive for ‘parliament’
Prime Minister WIlliam Marlin presenting NRP to President of Parliament
By webadmin On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

National Recovery Plan for the reconstruction and recovery of Sint Maarten available for public review

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday October 23rd, the interim report of the work group National Recovery Plan (NRP) for the reconstruction and recovery of Sint Maarten will be available after 3:00 PM on the website www.sxmemergency.org, More...

Wycliffe Smith
By webadmin On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Parliament is to blame for delay in hurricane aid

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 More...

By webadmin On Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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...

Wycliffe Smith
By webadmin On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Helpless Parliamentarians

Hurricane Irma has exposed the truth about our parliamentary system. Our parliamentarians, for whom we voted directly, have no say. It has been more than a month, since the passing of the most devastating hurricane More...

Ombudsman Arduin
By webadmin On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Ombudsman Arduin gets second term

GREAT BAY – Parliament will receive a proposal from the central committee to reappoint Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin for a second term of seven years. The central committee met yesterday afternoon – the first meeting More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By webadmin On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Motion: “Institute regular consultation with French St. Martin”

GREAT BAY – Government and Parliament shall immediately activate a weekly question and answer hour. That is one of the stipulations in a motion MP Sarah Wescot-Williams submitted during yesterday’s meeting of More...

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By webadmin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

President of Parliament pushes for urgent meeting of Parliament: Agenda point: hurricane Irma

Philipsburg, St.Maarten, September 22nd,2017 —  The President of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams, has convened a meeting of Parliament for September 25th at 10 am in the morning.Although the Parliament More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Budget to parliament before September 1

GREAT BAY – The status of the draft 2018 budget is “very healthy,” Finance Minister Richard Gibson said at yesterday’s council of Ministers press briefing. “The budget has been approved by the council More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


The report the General Audit Chamber released last month about the appointment of directors to government entities confirms once more something many people have known for years: something stinks in the arena where More...

MP Claret Connor
By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Parliament meeting adjourned after MP Connor’s untimely departure

GREAT BAY – A public meeting of parliament was aborted after barely twenty minutes yesterday morning while Finance Minister Gibson was in the middle of an explanation about the importance of adjusting legislation More...