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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Oct 2021 11:40 PM

Dr. Mercelina Launches Ursm Party, Wants To Initiate Change

Dr. Luc Mercelina (standing at podium) addressing guests at the partys launch on Sunday evening.

PHILIPSBURG--Former Deputy Leader of the United Peoples (UP) party and former United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. < Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
30 Sep 2021 11:44 PM

Sarah Questions Delay In Draft 2022 Budget

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--The delay in the finalisation of the draft 2022 budget is being questioned by United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
15 Sep 2021 11:40 PM

Sarah: Govt. Has Lackadaisical Attitude Towards Parliament

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams in Parliament on Wednesday.

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wednesday chided government for its lackadaisical attitude towards the countrys highest legislative body, stating that government is taking the Parliament of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Sep 2021 01:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- During the Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2021, convened for the purpose of ratifying the parliamentary committees and hear from the Prime Minister on the position of government in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, MP Wescot-Willams chided the government for its lackadaisical attitude towards the parliament of Sint Maarten.

The MP was particularly taken aback by the matter-of-fact presentation by His Excellency on behalf of the government of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2021 06:44 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Dr. Luc Mercelina has submitted a resignation letter to the board and leader of the United Peoples Party on Monday.
The letter which was sent to SMN News reads By means of this letter I would like to tender my resignation as of immediately as a member of the UP Party Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Sep 2021 12:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The chair of parliament Roland Brison did not mince words on Monday when he called out the laziest Member of Parliament during the closing of the parliamentary year.

The UPP MP and chair of parliament said when listening to the positions stated by members of parliament, he looked around the hall and understand the concerns, because for most of the faction leaders, the level of representation, and more importantly, the level of work they put in, is very clear and commendable from his viewpoint as chairman.

Brison said however he does feel the need to give his observations of how the factions of parliament and its members are functioning, and how he believes they should be going forward.

First the good:

For at least 5 of the 6 factions in parliament he observed that every single one of them has presented amendments, motions, has chaired meetings in their respective committees across opposition/coalition lines, and other real initiatives things that are today being upheld by the government Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Aug 2021 10:19 AM

Mixed Reaction To IrionS Tax Reform Presentation

PHILIPSBURG--There was mixed reaction from Members of Parliament (MPs) to the tax reform presentation delivered by Finance Minister Ardwell Irion on Monday.

  United Democrats (UD) MP Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Aug 2021 11:30 PM

Sarah Wants Discussion On Rent Tribunal Report

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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Source: 721 News
01 Jul 2021 02:20 PM

Unilateral Decision By Presidium Of Parliament Not Condoned By The Ud

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The UD party is not amused by the latest stunt by the presidium of parliament, so-called to improve the viewing quality of meetings of parliament. By removing the live stream from the Facebook platform, the president of Parliament is taking away the opportunity for the population at large to interact real time with the members of parliament and with one another. “This type of censorship is simply undemocratic and infringes on the fundamental right of freedom of expression.” The ire of the UD is the result ofa decision communicated to members of parliament by letter dated June 25, 2021, informing them of a change to the broadcasting of Parliamentary meetings. “Was this abrupt change necessary?,” questioned the UD Read more

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Source: SMN-News
28 Jun 2021 09:42 PM

Unilateral Decision By Presidium Of Parliament Not Condoned By The Ud.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The UD party is not amused by the latest stunt by the presidium of parliament, so-called to improve the viewing quality of meetings of parliament.

By removing the live stream from the Facebook platform, the president of Parliament is taking away the opportunity for the population at large to interact in real-time with the members of parliament and with one another.

 "This type of censorship is simply undemocratic and infringes on the fundamental right of freedom of expression."

The ire of the UD is the result of a decision communicated to members of parliament by letter dated June 25, 2021, informing them of a change to the broadcasting of Parliamentary meetings.

"Was this abrupt change necessary?," questioned the UD Read more


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Source: 721 News
14 Jun 2021 10:33 AM

Ud To The Shareholder Of Nv Gebe: Act Now!

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Was last Fridays meeting of parliament regarding GEBE a foreboding of things to come? is what the UD faction is wondering. That meeting was one requested 7 months ago and questions asked nearly 2 months ago. More answers are still to come, but in the meantime, another government-owned company drama seems to be unfolding.

UD MP Wescot elucidates: Not quite the same, but these developments at GEBE are reminiscent of the PJIA saga that played out over a period of several months, without the shareholder exerting its authority to bring the matter under control.

The consequences of that inaction by the government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jun 2021 10:21 AM

Ud: Another Govt.-Owned Company Drama May Be Unfolding With Gebe

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--The United Democrats (UD) party says that another government-owned company drama seems to be unfolding with utilities company GEBE.

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Source: SMN-News
13 Jun 2021 04:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Was last Fridays meeting of parliament regarding GEBE a foreboding of things to come? is what the UD faction is wondering.

That meeting was one requested 7 months ago and questions asked nearly 2 months ago. More answers are still to come, but in the meantime, another government-owned company drama seems to be unfolding.

UD MP Wescot elucidates: Not quite the same, but these developments at GEBE are reminiscent of the PJIA saga that played out over a period of several months, without the shareholder exerting its authority to bring the matter under control.

The consequences of that inaction by the government of St Read more


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Source: 721 News
11 Jun 2021 08:41 AM

Relationship With Saint Martin AtAn All-Time Low,Says The Ud Party

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a press release, the UD questions the seemingly nonexistence relationship between the Government of St.Maarten and the Collectivity of St.Martin. “Have the respective Ministers met with their French-Side counterparts since taking office over a year ago?” the party questions.

The UD is on record for standing up for this relationship, as the party is convinced that the future of this island is one of togetherness, not separation.Other than lofty words at commemorative events, there is lately very little to show for the one-islandness many like to profess.

We are still in a pandemic as Covid-19 continues to affect us economically and has basically crippled our tourism product Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Jun 2021 06:29 PM

Relationship With Saint Martin At An All-Time Low, Says The Ud Party

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In a press release, the UD questions the seemingly nonexistence relationship between the Government of St.Maarten and the Collectivity of St.Martin.

“Have the respective Ministers met with their French-Side counterparts since taking office over a year ago?” the party questions. 

The UD is on record for standing up for this relationship, as the party is convinced that the future of this island is one of togetherness, not separation. 

Other than lofty words at commemorative events, there is lately very little to show for the one-islandness many like to profess. 

We are still in a pandemic as Covid-19 continues to affect us economically and has basically crippled our tourism product Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Jun 2021 01:43 PM

"Relationship With Saint Martin At An All-Time Low, Says The Ud Party

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a press release, the UD questions the seemingly nonexistent relationship between the Government of St.Maarten and the Collectivity of St.Martin.

"Have the respective Ministers met with their French-Side counterparts since taking office over a year ago?" the party questions.

The UD is on record for standing up for this relationship, as the party is convinced that the future of this island is one of togetherness, not separation Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 May 2021 11:33 PM

Sarah Tells Coalition To Get Their Act Together

Sarah Wescot-Williams

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 May 2021 12:42 AM

Sarah Wants Clarity On DoncherS Suspension

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams on Thursday evening called on government to provide clarity on the suspension of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Holding Company ( Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
22 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Ud Praises Young Talent

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The United Democratic Party (UD) extends its congratulations to Kenyo Baly and Cay Hill, two very talented local artist.

“Kudos to you on signing on to  the record label, Pretty Boy Worldwide,” remarked the UD. 

The record label Pretty Boy Worldwide has been moldling both local artists for sometime. 

“Exposure on the world stage, building a solid professional entertainment career and recording your EP debut is a proud moment for our country,” UD stated. 

The UD continues to believe in the youth of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Apr 2021 10:12 PM

Ud Praises Young Talent.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United Democratic Party (UD) extends its congratulations to Kenyo Baly and Cay Hill, two very talented local artist.
"Kudos to you on signing on to the record label, Pretty Boy Worldwide," remarked the UD.
The record label Pretty Boy Worldwide has been modeling both local artists for some time.
"Exposure on the world stage, building a solid professional entertainment career, and recording your EP debut is a proud moment for our country," UD stated Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 Apr 2021 11:23 PM

Sarah Calls On Panneflek To Give Clarity On Continuation Food Aid

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

PHILIPSBURG--The United Democrats (UD) faction has called on Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Apr 2021 05:43 PM

Mp Wescot Questions The Ending Of The Temporary Food Assistance Program With No Structural Program In Sight; Calls On Minister Panneflek.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – I was taken abackbythe notification by the different agencies charged with the food assistance program thatthis programsends this month. Ihave tonevertheless,express my gratitude to the volunteers and organizations who assisted with this program. But factis,whilethe political posturing continues between the government of the Netherlands and the governing coalition on St. Maarten, recipients of the food assistance program are beingconfronted with the factthat this program will come to an end at the end of April, so in the next 2 weeks.

This fact alone raises several issues, such as:

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Source: SMN-News
17 Apr 2021 01:14 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- I was taken aback by the notification by the different agencies charged with the food assistance program that this program ends this month. I have to nevertheless, express my gratitude to the volunteers and organizations who assisted with this program. But fact is, while the political posturing continues between the government of the Netherlands and the governing coalition on St. Maarten, recipients of the food assistance program are being confronted with the fact that this program will come to an end at the end of April, so in the next 2 weeks.

This fact alone raises several issues, such as:
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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Apr 2021 12:05 AM

Sarah: Nearly Criminal To Mess With AirportS Reconstruction

UD MP Sarah Wescot-Williams.

~ Believes sacking will jeopardise PJIA ~

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Read more


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