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USP
Source: SMN-News
30 Sep 2020 05:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- In reply to a letter received from MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper of the USP Faction in parliament, Minister of VROMI, Egbert Doran responded to the various questions posed and suggestions made by the MP.
MP Buncamper, referring in his letter to the property currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventure (RFA), questioned the Minister on, among other things, the illustrious plans for agriculture/reforestation of the Cul de Sac area and suggested that we take back at least two-thirds of the lands, seeing the need to have land available for agriculture and that the property was acquired for such purposes, including a natural park.
The Minister informed MP Bucamper that there are no known plans for agriculture and that the agreed reforestation program was carried out between July 2017 and May 2018 Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Sep 2020 05:30 AM

Buncamper Questions Economic Recovery Plan

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent a letter to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever on Thursday whi Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
10 Sep 2020 05:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday the USP faction leader in parliament, MP Claudius Toontje Buncamper forwarded a letter to the Minister of TEATT, the honorable Ludmilla de Weever.
MP Buncampers letter to the minister is prompted from the fact that on August 25th, various MPs requested a meeting of parliament with the ministers of TEATT, VSA, and Finance, which never took place.
Unfortunately, the urgency of the said meeting has not been underscored and I have therefore decided to submit my questions to you in writing as time is not on our side Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Sep 2020 04:42 AM

Mps Question Richardson About Inmate Testing, Prison Conditions

PHILIPSBURG--The conditions at the Pointe Blanche prison and COVID-19 testing among inmates have come under scrutiny from United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Members of Parliament (MPs) Claudius Toontje Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
31 Aug 2020 04:04 PM

Usp Faction Dispatch Letter To Minister Of Justice On Prison Affairs.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Following last weeks media reports that the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association expressed its concerns about the health conditions at the institution, United St. Maarten Party (USP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent a letter to Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Monday, requesting clarification on the concerns brought forward by the Inmates Association.
The association, represented by Sjamara Roseburg sounded, what is being referred to as an even louder alarm urging the powers-that-be to get serious about restructuring the prison system or risk facing a situation they will not be able to control Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Aug 2020 02:34 PM

Mp Buncamper Adopt Tolerance Policy For The Usage Of Soft Drugs And Cannabis.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, the honorable Anna Richardson on Thursday recommending the instituting of a tolerance policy on the usage of soft drugs and cannabis plants.

In his letter to the minister the MP outlined the uphill battle in dealing with the review and amendments of the laws pertaining to the legalization of the use of soft drugs and the use of medicinal cannabis Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
06 Aug 2020 04:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, the honorable Anna Richardson on Thursday recommending the instituting of a tolerance policy on the usage of soft drugs and cannabis plants.
In his letter to the Minister, the MP outlined the uphill battle in dealing with the review and amendments of the laws pertaining to the legalization of the use of soft drugs and the use of medicinal cannabis Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
27 Jul 2020 03:26 PM

Exclusive: National Recovery Program Bureau (Nrpb) Fired Contractor, Shelters Will Not Be Ready For Impending Storm Or Hurricane.

~NRPB hand-picked condemned contractor for double amount to repair 4 shelters.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- With the possibility of the island having to deal with either a tropical storm or category one hurricane as early as Wednesday St. Maarten will not have its hurricane shelters ready even though the Minister of VROMI announced two weeks ago that these shelters should be ready for the peak of the 2020 hurricane season. The peak season is known to be the end of August thru October of the year.
While the 2020 hurricane season is indeed an active one that begins way before the expected timeframe for the Lesser Antilles, governments, and the NRPB had 3 years to repair the shelters that were damaged since the passing of hurricane IRMA in September 2017 yet in 2020 these shelters are still in a dilapidated condition Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jul 2020 08:50 AM

Usp Calls Government Negligent, Wants Arrival Protocols Published

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – After what it termed “irresponsible decisions” taken by government, the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Friday called government negligent in safeguarding the safety and health of the people of St. Maarten.

The USP board called government’s decision to not compel a negative PCR test for persons returning on a repatriation flight as the “height of negligence” especially with these travellers being repatriated from Florida, the foremost horspot for Coronavirus infections in the US Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
18 Jul 2020 11:07 AM

Usp Calls Government Negligent, Wants Arrival Protocols Published.

PHILIPSBURG:--- After what it termed "irresponsible decisions" taken by government, the board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Friday called government negligent in safeguarding the safety and health of the people of St. Maarten.

The USP board called the government's decision to not compel a negative PCR test for persons returning on a repatriation flight as the "height of negligence" especially with these travelers being repatriated from Florida, the foremost hotspot for Coronavirus infections in the US.

"Government knows full well that such a decision is tantamount to playing Russian roulette with the health and lives of the population of SXM," the USP board said.

"Anyone who wanted to return home under the current circumstances would have understood if they needed to get the test 3 days prior to travel Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Jul 2020 04:46 AM

Majority Of Rain Forest Adventures Land Should Be Retaken For Agriculture

Claudius Buncamper

~ Says MP Buncamper ~

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) of the United St. Maarten Partys (US Party) faction Read more


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NA
USP
SMCP
Source: SXMIslandTime
08 Jul 2020 06:16 PM

CountryS Strategic Assests At Risk

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic,” says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

“Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assests but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country.”

PJIAE’s restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports both the National Alliance and United People’s Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance especially during my tenure Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 04:13 PM

Mp Buncamper Proposes That Government Initiate The Selling Of Shares Of Government Owned Companies To Uszv.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction leader of the USP Claudius Buncamper on Wednesday proposed to the government of St. Maarten that they put in place a Ministerial Decree that would allow the government to sell shares from its government-owned companies in exchange for $100M.
Buncamper agreed with the government of St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 03:15 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last Tuesday Member of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the minister of VROMI (Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure) the honorable Egbert Doran, in which the MP expressed his concerns with the current situation with the land at Emilio Wilson Estate which is currently being exploited by Rain Forest Adventures Read more


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NA
USP
UPP
SMCP
Source: SMN-News
08 Jul 2020 02:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG: --- "No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic," says Stuart Johnson former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT).

"Port of St. Maarten and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are our biggest assets but fail to meet the needs of our people and our country."

PJIAE's restoration must include US Pre-Clearance and it would be unacceptable if this sitting coalition Government allowed it to be excluded.

In media reports, both the National Alliance and United People's Party endorsed US Pre-Clearance, especially during my tenure Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jul 2020 04:56 AM

Buncamper Questions Panneflek About Unemployment Support

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent a letter to Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek on Monday that questioned the distribution of unemployment benefits under the St Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
06 Jul 2020 04:06 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Faction Leader for the United St. Maarten Party MP Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek regarding unemployment benefits. The letter is self-explanatory and is below.

Below is a quote that I literally got and I decided to ask the questions at the source to ensure people get the right answers.

The unemployment benefit doesnt seem to work Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 Jun 2020 05:22 AM

Buncamper Questions Ministers On The Towers Employees Salary Cut

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper sent letters to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever and Minister of Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
19 Jun 2020 06:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, June 19, 2020, Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of TEATT, (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications, and Transportation) Ludmila de Weever, and the minister of VSA (Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs) Richard Panneflek, requesting clarification on information obtained regarding salaries of the workers at the Towers of Mullet Bay Read more


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USP
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Jun 2020 05:32 AM

Ud, Usp And Pfp Factions Want Urgent Meeting Regarding The Assistance Programs Of The Ssrp And The Assistance By The Government Of The Netherlands To Fund These Programs.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Three factions in Parliament have requested an urgent meeting of Parliament to hear from the Government regarding the SSRP payroll and unemployment programs and the status of the liquidity assistance from the Netherlands.

This matter has taken on more urgency, given the deadline of June 15th as communicated by State Secretary R. Knops, and the reliance on the second tranche of 29M NAF to fund the SSRP programs.

In their letter to the Chairperson of Parliament the three factions also mentioned a June 12th letter by Knops to the Second Chamber, confirming that Aruba and Curacao have met the conditions and thus will be receiving the second half of the liquidity assistance in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic Read more


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USP
Source: SXMIslandTime
31 May 2020 07:05 PM

MpS Request Urgent Meeting With Pm

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Friday, May 29th, 2020 Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper sent an email to the President of Parliament MP Rolando Brisonrequesting an urgent meeting regarding the still pending NRPB programs and projects.

The email suggests that it is imperative that the Prime Minister is invited to the meeting, accompanied by the NRPB directorate andany other supportstaff desired by the prime minister Read more


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USP
Source: SMN-News
31 May 2020 03:10 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, May 29th, 2020 Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper sent an email to the President of Parliament MP Rolando Brison
requesting an urgent meeting regarding the still pending NRPB programs and projects Read more


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USP
Source: The Daily Herald
29 May 2020 03:21 PM

Buncamper Writes Irion About Effects Of Remittances On Country

Recent lines at money transfer service

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Maarten Party (US Party) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Toontje Buncamper has written Finance Minister Ardwell Irion about the effects of remittances on St. Maart Read more


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NA
USP
Source: SMN-News
19 May 2020 06:32 PM

Hatchet Conditions Placed On St. Maarten For Liquidity Support.

~Take it or leave it stance from Dutch Government~

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her address to parliament on Tuesday said that St. Maarten and the other Prime Ministers of the Kingdom namely Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten were left out of the discussions on the conditions that the Kingdom will impose for the requested loan from the Dutch Government.
Jacobs said St Read more


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