Tag archive for ‘parliament’
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By Online Editor On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Cabinet ministers, parliament and media given tour of CBCS office

GREAT BAY—The Ministers of Finance of Curaçao and St. Maarten, other ministers of government and members of the parliament of St. Maarten, were on Monday given a walk-through of the Central Bank’s office in More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Parliamentary recess is not a holiday

On July 1st, Parliament went on a four-week recess and will resume on Monday, July 31st. In December/January upcoming, Parliament will also take a two-week recess. I hope that our MPs are aware of the fact that More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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“Multi-lingual education creates a strong community”

GREAT BAY – The Sint Maarten Youth Parliament and the Youth Territorial Council of Saint Martin held a debate session yesterday about multi-lingual education in Parliament. The St. Maarten Youth Parliament More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Great disrespect

Dear Editor, Last week, yet another annual report was added to the long list of reports that Parliament has in its possession. The General Audit Chamber, one of the High Councils of State, submitted for the seventh More...

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By webadmin On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Motions

President of Parliament Wescot-Williams would like the government to deal in a different way with motions the Parliament approves. We agree, though this is a two-way street. Parliament ought to deal with them in More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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“Independence referendum not a priority right now”

GREAT BAY – A referendum for independence is not a priority for the Democratic Party at this moment,” party leader Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday at a press conference she gave in her role as president More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Independence

The inevitable I-word is slowly crawling towards the floor of Parliament. The moment where politicians have to show their true colors is approaching – not rapidly, but still. The petitions committee handled this More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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New low

Politics in Curacao had already reached a new low with the slapping incident between MPs Constancia and McWilliam, but now the Parliament in Willemstad has sunk even deeper with its decision to put two police officers More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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A Trumpian entry ban?

Parliament’s meeting about the controversial appointment of Dutch quartermaster Hans Leijtens to the non-existent Integrity Chamber drifted to its predictable conclusion yesterday afternoon. The Parliament stood More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Sensitive positions

The lackadaisical attitude of government and parliament towards reports from the General Audit Chamber is more than worrisome. When a serious report presents serious shortcomings there ought to be at least one Member More...