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Political chaos is complete

PHILIPSBURG - The chaos is complete in St. Maarten's political arena after two United Democrats MPs - Luc Mercelina and Chanel Brownbill - withdrew their support for the UD/St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) coalition government, and declared ...

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Both Chairs of Parliament resign effective immediately

PHILIPSBURG - Both Chairpersons of Parliament, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (UD) and MP Claude "Chacho" Peterson (SMCP), have tendered their resignations effective immediately as chairs of Parliament. "Having learnt of the latest political developments,"

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NA and USp forms broader base coalition

PHILIPSBURG - The Parliamentary factions of the National Alliance (NA) and United St. Maarten (US) party via a joint press release informed the general public that the NA and USP could no longer sit by and allow the country to go through the...

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Mercelina: Country in a political vacuum; goes independent

PHILIPSBURG - "I am a servant of the people with St. Maarten first and foremost at heart." writes MP Luc Mercelina in a press statement. "It pains me to see what our country is going through now politically but it also behooves me to do something ...

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MP Chanel Brownbill declares himself independent

PHILIPSBURG - "When I gave the support to this current coalition, I stood by in support even in moments of dismay and never left the coalition. However, recent developments caused uncertainty in the country, with the government no longer having...

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A News Review
Minister Geerlings receives update from Cadastre

POND ISLAND - Minister of Finance Hon. Perry Geerlings recently received an update of the state of affairs from the newly appointed director at the Land Registry Office Cadastre Shaka Lake. Particular attention was paid to the ICAD new...

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Port St Maarten concludes successful cruise convention visit

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Representatives from Port St. Maarten recently returned from a successful Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention in Hamburg, Germany. The Port of St. Maarten continues to enjoy significant interests from its...

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Parliament meeting still scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25?

PHILIPSBURG -MP Claude 'Chacho' Peterson confirms that a meeting of Parliament has been convened for Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, with Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops.

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No Kidding with our Kids Foundation Receives Projector

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - "Guiding and shaping the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow" is the motto of the No Kidding with our Kids Foundation which recently received a new projector from CIBC FirstCaribbean as a way to further their...

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Breast and Health Screenings for Women on schedule

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The free breast exam and health screening activity that was scheduled for Saturday, September 21, has been cancelled due to the passing of Hurricane Jerry. Other screening dates still on schedule.

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MHF presents Happiness Event on October 10th

The Mental Health Foundation is proud to present the first edition of the Happiness Event! On Thursday, October 10th from 4.30 PM to 8 PM you're welcome at the Cultural Center in town to join us for an evening filled with performances, sharing of ...

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A Publication Poll
What is the Governor to do next?
Sign the decree to dissolve Parliament and call for new elections
Appoint a formateur to form a new government
Call for continuity and stability
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Integrity Chamber: a work in progress

By Hilbert Haar ~ Part 2 about the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. Log in here on...

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Why St. Maarten has an Integrity Chamber

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