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On February 26, 2018, the people of Sint Maarten, following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, amidst personal challenges, in the face of much political discord and debate, but grounded in our boundless resilience, went to the polls and exercised our basic constitutional right to vote. As a result the fifteen (15) of you have, individually […]
The United Democrats leader and member of Parliament Theo Heyliger in a statement released Thursday has said he Understand the people of St. Maarten is eager to see a new government. However, after many failed attempts at keeping a government intact, I think it’s time to make sure that the ideologies of parties that will […]
Representatives of Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten, APS, recently met with government formateur, MP Theodore Heyliger. During the discussions, held on Tuesday last, formateur Heyliger spoke of a number of local investments that play an important role in the socio-economic development of Sint Maarten. APS, as St. Maarten’s general pension fund administrator, is considered one such […]
The public entity of Bonaire do have citizens that are not in favor of their status in the Dutch kingdom and are opposing any move to embed the Island in the constitution of the Dutch against their will. Now the Dutch is seeking a referendum which the movement established some time ago called “We want […]
Harbour View – On March 16, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Mr. Theo Heyliger to form a government as formateur. The Governor met on March 12 and 13, 2018 with the leaders of the political parties that are elected into Parliament, (the United Democrats, the National Alliance, the […]
Is the formation process used by His Excellency Governor Holiday to form the Government working? Or are we to see the same scenario playing out according to what most people predicted based on the election results. The Governor has chosen to use informateurs to first consult with political parties that have won seats in parliament […]
The SMCP who holds the key to a formation one way or the other has said publicly they favor a broad base government for the Country. Will they be the catalyst to force a formation of a National government even? Hear the views of the leader in this viewpoint interview with Wendell Moore.
The voters have spoken in the snap elections which was scheduled for February 26th.2018. Expectations were high on the part of both large parties, the NA (National Alliance) and the joint list UD (United Democrats), to have won an outright win. That was not the case for either of the parties, however, the United Democrats […]
As Election draws close Christophe Emmanuel points to trust issues with politicians claming there are lots of ownership inbetween projects involving politicians that are holding back development of a waste to energy program to solve the garbage situation on the Island. He caalls it “The Money Train”. The Interview on VIEWPOINT.