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Government refuses election observers

PHILIPSBURG - The Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, learned that The Netherlands did offer to pay for the international election observers to visit Sint Maarten during this week's election but that the Government has not yet taken up the Dutch...

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Publisher's Message

Over the past couple of weeks we at have managed to publish and distribute over 4000 newspapers and manifestos of the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP). A feat that shows the ability and skills of this Publisher to actually deliver on a promise made.

When asked by the SMCP selection committee what contributions can I bring to the party, my immediate answer was the use of my publishing and media platforms to bring the message of the SMCP party to the people of St. Maarten.

Sure enough, some people are now saying that is showing its bias by promoting the SMCP party.

Here is my answer to that. I am the sole owner of and no one else.'s editorials and opinions pieces are a direct reflection of the bias of this Publisher and I stand for truth, integrity, accountability and transparency. I am not hiding the fact that I am a candidate of the SMCP, number 12 on the list and my name is Atwell Terrance Rey.

I am a businessman, I am a publisher, I am a producer, I am a doer and I deliver on promises I make. When you vote for me, you will get what you see here and I stand for what comes out of my mouth, my hands and my fingers. I will not change because I am a firm believer in doing what is right at all times and I believe in fairness, a critical approach to all and everything and standing up for justice.

If I am elected to Parliament, I will make your vote count. So every man, every woman, come out this Thursday and make your vote count. Vote for me, vote for SMCP candidate number 12, vote for Atwell Terrance Rey, please. I will be forever grateful for your vote.

Terrance Rey

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What did SMCP achieve in Government

The Sint Maarten Christian Party was in Government (Council of Ministers) for 17 months namely from June 25, 2018, until November 19, 2019. Party leader, Wycliffe Smith, was sworn in as Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport as well as...

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What did SMCP do in Parliament

What has the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) accomplished during its 19 months in Parliament and 17 months in Government? Our worst critics would say "nothing" while our best supporters would say "a lot!" The truth lies somewhere in between...

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Melanie Choisy joins St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF)

PHILIPSBURG - As of January 2020, the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) will consist of a full team of dynamic young women, with twenty-nine-year-old Melanie Choisy joining the social development agency. Choisy, a well-known St. Martiner, will...

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CCSU approves new salary scales for the St. Maarten

Philipsburg - On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) received a request, from the Honorable Minister of Justice, to approve the proposed amendments to the National Decree "Besluit rechtspositie...

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Port St. Maarten: 2019 Closes with 1.6+ Million Cruise

Port calls on Stakeholders to Move Forward Together in 2020 in Offering New and Enhanced Experiences ~ PORT ST. MAARTEN - The Old Year ended with the destination receiving over 1.6 million cruise passengers (1,631,537) and 565 cruise ship calls...

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Review of the SMCP Manifesto

Party manifesto available for download here ~ PHILIPSBURG - With its 17-page manifesto the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) heads with confidence into the parliamentary elections on January 9. "SMCP expects to be involved in forming the...

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Seven political leaders in the "Political Debate 2020"

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN - PJD-2 Radio & SXM Daily News hosted a Political Debate 2020 to introduce and present the parties Leaders who are contesting the upcoming Island/Parliamentary election on Sunday, January 5, 2020 ...

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"Vote against ship jumpers and those who join them!"

PHILIPSBURG - During the Ad Hoc Committee meeting on Electoral Reform on November 7, 2019, the former SMCP Faction Leader, MP Claude 'Chacho' Peterson first proposed that "No coalition should be formed with ship jumpers". During his speech former ...

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An organized political party is the magic factor

Dear Editor, Many voters will be challenged to cast their vote in a manner that they are sure that they have selected the candidate most likely to advance their interests in the upcoming elections. This is because they will be unable to predict...

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Sint Maarten Needs a Green New Deal

Dear Editor, Again, during another unfortunate election cycle, the environment, sustainable development and conservation are taking a backseat amidst the current political discourse engulfing our country. This despite our country needing to...

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You can become a Nation-Builder - by Marva Sam

Sint Maarten became an autonomous country on October 10, 2010. This year, we will be celebrating ten years of its existence. I am proud that we have reached thus far, yet, I would like to bring the following forward. At its birth,...

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Doran commits to rectify situation with workers at home

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - It has come to the Minister of Justice's attention that there are several civil servants who are on the payroll, but not actively working. These persons are willing to work, but for one reason or the other they are at...

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Inspection of Public Transportation Motor Vehicles today

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Inspectorate of Ministry TEATT (Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications) hereby announces the commencement of the annual inspection of all Public Transportation Motor Vehicles. This...

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Ministry VSA Commences with Home Repair Project 2020

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), after carrying out a quick assessment of what was done on the various recovery initiatives that took place in 2018-2019, within the...

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New Minister of Aviation appointed in St.Tosia

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY - By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert) - Today it was officially announced that Dudley Didges will be St.Tosia's new Minister of Civil and Other Aviation. The island doesn't have an airport, but it has vision, which is quite refreshing ...

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