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

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

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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 Online Editor On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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A report card for MPs – part 3

Dear Editor, It is important to evaluate our representatives in Parliament on an annual basis and not wait until election time. Therefore, SMCP is developing a parliamentary report card that will indicate how well More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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A report card for MPs

Dear editor, At the end of every school year, students are evaluated and promoted or not promoted based on their performance during the year. Conversely, at the end of a parliamentary year, Members of Parliament More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Parliamentary observations

Dear editor, I would like to commend Member of Parliament, the Honorable Ardwell Irion, for presenting a proposal to Parliament that would make MPs more accountable and transparent, particularly towards their voters More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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Was electoral reform a political stunt?

Prior to the election on September 26, 2016, two expressions dominated politics and the news, namely “ship-jumping” and “electoral reform”. Electoral reform was the reason for the fall of the Marcel Gumbs More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Corruption is still rampant in government

Sint Maarten has probably made it in the Guinness Book of world records for having four integrity reports, within a period of fifteen months, written about the rampant corruption in government. These reports led More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A PARLIAMENTARIAN

Why even bother at this time to write about the qualifications of a parliamentarian when the next parliamentary election is all the way in 2020? Sadly, this has been the mentality in the past that has led us to 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...