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Source: 721 News
11 Feb 2018 09:52 AM

Work Together And Develop An Equal Kingdom

When your house is on fire you do not fight about who is to blame or how the fire may have started. Before you do anything else, you try to minimize the damage and then you try to extinguish the fire.

Burning houses. That seems the best way to describe the current situation on Sint Eustatius (Statia) and Sint Maarten: Caribbean parts of our Kingdom. The Statian government has been sent home by Secretary of State Knops. According to the Dutch government, this is due to an administrative culture best characterized as lawless and severe financial mismanagement Read more


Candidates in this article:
USP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: 721 News
08 Feb 2018 11:36 PM

Sint Maarten Christian Party Is The Only Party That Published Manifesto In Timely Manner

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten —  The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties they are required to make their manifestos public in a timely manner.

In order for the public to make well-informed decision, the political program of a party should be published around the date of postulation. To date only one party, the Sint Maarten Christian Party, has presented their manifesto for the 2018 elections to the public.

According to the articles of association of the respective political parties the publication dates of their manifestos are:

–          US Party: latest February 1, 2018

–          NA: around January 5, 2018

–          SDM: latest January 5, 2018

–          SMCP: latest January 27, 2018 Read more


Candidates in this article:
SDM
Source: SMN-News
19 Jan 2018 09:22 PM

Mr. Elvis Lewis introduced as new candidate on SDM slate pledges to use his knowledge in a progressive way to bring about change.

Elvis C. Lewis, now director of Soualiga Progressive Consultants, former Quality Control Technician/ Asphalt Plant operator at Windward roads, and most of all dedicated to serving communities in St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: 721 News
09 Jan 2018 06:55 PM

Four Parties Participate In Endorsement Of The List On Monday 

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The endorsement of the list of candidates took place – as per article 23 of the Electoral Ordinance – today, January 8th 2018 as of 9am thru 4pm.

Of the six political parties that submitted a list of candidates, only four were required to be endorsed. The National Alliance and the United St. Maarten Party were exempted from this requirement, as they received one or more seats during the previous Parliamentary election Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2018 10:08 PM

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The endorsement of the list of candidates took place - as per article 23 of the Electoral Ordinance – today, January 8th 20, 8 as of 9am thru 4pm.
Of the six political parties that submitted a list of candidates, only four were required to be endorsed. The National Alliance and the United St. Maarten Party were exempted from this requirement, as they received one or more seats during the previous Parliamentary election Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
PPA
UPP
SMCP
SDM
UD
Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2018 09:51 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The leaders of six political parties submitted their lists to the Electoral Council on Friday paving the way for them to contest the upcoming Parliamentary Elections slated for February 26, 2018. They are SDM, SMCP, PPA, USP, NA and the UD.
The United People's Party and Democratic Party joined forces hoping to garner enough votes for a majority in Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Sep 2016 06:26 PM

Personal Votes Individual Candidates Sxm Parliamentary Election 2016

Click party name for total and Individual votes tally pdf

1 OSPP

2  UP

3  USp

4 SDM

5 Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
27 Sep 2016 05:15 AM

Another Coalition Government For St. Maarten --- Stability Not Guaranteed With New Elections.

Alleged vote buying rampant on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The early elections called by the Governor St. Maarten, when it was requested by former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, did not change anything for St. Maarten, instead it opens the door for more instability. Another very unfortunate situation the election called on September 26th created was vote buying by at least one particular political party who also even refused to comply with the laws laid down by the Minister of Justice Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Sep 2016 03:54 AM

Up And Na Top Parliamentary Electoral Count Tuesday {Updated Results Inside}

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Residents of the island went to the polls on Monday to elect some 15 persons to the House of Assembly.

Out of a total of 22, 302, some 13, 068 persons made use of the opportunity to cast their votes at the island’s 20 polling stations.

However, there were 373 invalid votes. Nine political parties were vying for seats in the Parliament of St. Maarten. Up to after 3 am this morning, the votes were still being tallied at the Main Voting Bureau, which was located at the House of Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Sep 2016 05:55 AM

It’S Election Day

By Alita Singh

PHILIPSBURG--The fate of the country of St. Maarten, just two weeks shy of its sixth birthday, and its 59,800 plus residents from more than 115 countries lies in the hands of 22,302 people. Those voters, privileged by birth or naturalisation with the Dutch nationality, head to the polls today, Election Day, to cast their ballots for one of the 125 candidates across the slates of nine political parties.

The number of eligible voters may change this morning when the Court of First Instance hands down its decisions on several petitions filed by people with Dutch nationality who registered in the Civil Registry after the Voters Register was closed on June 11 Read more


Candidates in this article:
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Sep 2016 02:29 AM

Ortega Promises To ‘Champion’ Issues ‘Like A King’ For Everyone

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM) leader Benjamin Ortega said, while he may be the youngest political party leader in the country, he plans to “champion” the issues affecting the population “like a king for Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
25 Sep 2016 09:40 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The anticipation as to which political party will take over power will come to an end on Monday night into early Tuesday morning as voters on St. Maarten will be heading to the polls to cast their votes to elect 15 members of parliament.
Contesting the election are nine political parties, namely:- DP, NA, UP, USP, OSPP, PPA, SDM, SMCP and HOPE.
SMN News will be bringing you the live updates as it begin on Monday morning from the house of parliament.
At around 11pm readers of this news site could watch the life announcement that will be made by the main voting bureau, as well as the interviews given by those that postulated themselves for this year’s parliamentary election Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
23 Sep 2016 05:29 PM

The Grand Finale- Bigger And Better with an All-Star Panel.

Concordia:---- Recent guests on Fresh with the Y2X Crew, Jennifer Richardson da Silva of NA, May- Ling Chun of UP, Marinka Gumbs of DP, Angelina Williams of PPA, Anna Rabess-Richardson of USP, Mulrose Toulon of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Sep 2016 10:33 PM

Clean Debate Dominated Academy's ‘Generation Hope’ Panel Discussion

CUL DE SAC, St. Maarten  - How will they reduce the brain-drain on St. Maarten, what plans or programs will they put in place to reduce crime among the youth on the island, and how can they diversify the economy instead of us relying on tourism as the major economic activity, were just some of the questions posed during Tuesday's panel discussion by students of several high schools to representatives of the nine political parties contesting the September 26 parliamentary elections.

The event, which was sponsored by St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
22 Sep 2016 08:22 PM

Cul de Sac:--- How will they reduce the brain-drain on St. Maarten, what plans or programs will they put in place to reduce crime among the youth on the island, and how can they diversify the economy instead of us relying on tourism as the major economic activity, were just some of the questions posed during Tuesday's panel discussion by students of several high schools to representatives of the nine political parties contesting the September 26 parliamentary elections.

The event, which was sponsored by St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: 721 News
21 Sep 2016 08:55 PM

Y2x Crew: This Week Is All About Girl Power

CONCORDIA РRecent guests on Fresh with the Y2X Crew, Member of Parliament (MP) Cornelius de Weever, Ren̩ Violenus of the National Alliance (NA), Joslyn Richardson of One St Read more

Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
USP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Sep 2016 12:21 AM

Academy Hosts ‘Generation Hope’ Panel Discussion

CUL DE SAC, St. Maarten - St. Maarten Academy’s academic campus has taken the initiative to host a panel discussion with the representatives of the various political parties and high school students in the run-up to Parliamentary Elections.

The event, which takes place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 under the theme, "Generation Hope; Our Future Leaders", will see an interactive discussion among the party representatives and students from the host school, Charlotte Brookson Academy, MAC Comprehensive High School, St Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
SDM
Source: 721 News
10 Sep 2016 02:15 AM

Esté Preparado Para Las Elecciones De Este Año: Sintonice Fresco Con La Tripulación Y2x

Traducido por Máximo Castro

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.- Es tiempo de elecciones otra vez. El 26 de septiembre está a la vuelta de la esquina. La pregunta es, “¿estás listo (a)?”

Youth 2 Xtreme (Y2X), el ala juvenil de Victorious Living Foundation, tiene las herramientas que necesitas para estar listo para las próximas elecciones. Y2X presenta: Elecciones de 2016 en su programa de radio semanal, FRESCO, a través de Youth Radio 92.5FM.

Durante esta serie de programas sobre las elecciones, los candidatos de diversos partidos políticos tienen la oportunidad de debatir sobre temas importantes, como la educación y la salud, así como demostrar al pueblo de San Martín que ellos son la elección correcta para las elecciones de este año.

Los invitados recientes para esta serie de elecciones incluyen a: Chasen Williams del Partido Democrático (DP); Pastor Wycliffe Smith y Claude Peterson, del Partido Cristiano St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
SDM
Source: 721 News
09 Sep 2016 02:07 AM

Be Prepared For This Year’S Election: Tune Into Fresh With The Y2x Crew

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — It is election time again. September 26 is just around the corner. The question is, “are you ready?”

Youth 2 Xtreme (Y2X), the youth wing of Victorious Living Foundation, has the tools you need to be ready for the upcoming election. Y2X presents: Election Series 2016 on their weekly radio program, FRESH, on Youth Radio 92.5FM.

During this election series, candidates from various political parties have the opportunity to debate on important topics, such as education and health as well as to prove to you, the people of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
PPA
USP
OSPP
UPP
SMCP
SDM
Source: SMN-News
08 Sep 2016 05:05 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- It is election time again. September 26th is just around the corner. The question is, ARE YOU READY?
Youth 2 Xtreme (Y2X), the youth wing of Victorious Living Foundation, has the tools you need to be ready for the upcoming election. Y2X presents Election Series 2016 on their weekly radio program, FRESH, on Youth Radio 92.5 FM. During this election series, candidates from various political parties have the opportunity to debate on important topics, such as education and health as well as to prove to you, the people of Sint Maarten that they are the right choice for this year’s election.
Recent guests for this election series included: Chasen Williams of the Democratic Party (DP), Pastor Wycliffe Smith and Claude Peterson of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
SDM
Source: SXMIslandTime
02 Sep 2016 08:24 PM

Government Struck Deal With Chinese Investors; A Perfect Example Of ‘The Status Quo’

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - What just happened to St. Maarten? Did our government really struck a deal with the Chinese government to build a huge hotel at the Belair beach front? Is this the way WE accomplish things?

This is such a momentous decision made behind closed doors. The St. Maarten Development Movement wonders if the Prime Minister or the Minister of Finance did due diligence behind the Chinese intentions or more basic, made themselves informed of what it means to enter into commercial transactions with the Chinese government Read more


Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Sep 2016 05:53 PM

Parties Awarded Numbers And Colours For Ballot

St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) leader retired pastor Wycliffe Smith presents his party's request for brown to the Main Voting Bureau. 

List Numbers and Colours for Sept. 26 Parliamentary Elections

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Candidates in this article:
PPA
OSPP
SMCP
HOPE
SDM
Source: SMN-News
02 Sep 2016 11:25 AM

OSPP almost missed getting their color.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The One St. Maarten People’s Party (OSPP) Lenny Priest almost missed his party color since he showed up to the meeting on Friday morning just seconds before the Voting Bureau announced that they would follow the law and assign the political party one of the five remaining colors since no one from the OSPP did not attend the 9am meeting submit in writing the color they wanted for this year’s election Read more


Candidates in this article:
SDM
Source: 721 News
01 Sep 2016 07:50 AM

Sdm Highlights Importance Of Infrastructural Improvements

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Protecting the environment and investing in our infrastructure, has an incredible value for us, our tourism product and ultimately our economy.

“Maintain and improve rather than expand,” says Benjamin Ortega from the St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM).

“Currently our St Read more


Candidates in this article:
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