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Governor votes - 11am results are in

1 hour 14 min ago

Governor Eugeue Holiday and First Lady Marie-Louise cast their ballots early at Polling Station #3 - Senior Citizens Recreational Centre in Hope Estate. 

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Election 2016 HOURLY UPDATE 10am

1 hour 46 min ago

9/26/2016 10:37

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3 hours 27 min ago

800 AM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

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It’s Election Day

12 hours 9 min ago

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 ballot ... Read more

William: NA delivers, seeking 8-10 seats to continue accomplishing

15 hours 29 min ago

CUL DE SAC--Outlining some of the accomplishments the National Alliance (NA)-led government has delivered in its short nine months in office, NA Leader Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlin on Saturday called on the electorate to give the party eight to ten seats, so that it can continue accomplishing for the people of the country.

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Ortega promises to ‘champion’ issues ‘like a king’ for everyone

15 hours 35 min ago

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 everyone.”

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SMCP presents itself as ‘alternative for change’

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 05:21

MADAME ESTATE--A small but highly appreciative crowd gathered at the ITC parking lot on Friday evening, for St. Maarten Christian Party’s (SMCP’s) final election campaign meeting. In contrast with Wednesday’s public meeting at Belvedere, which was disrupted by people who saw it fit to throw rocks at the crowd, Friday’s meeting passed without incident.

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PPA to put people first

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 04:13

COLE BAY--People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) is determined that the electorate will vote for a change and elect a number of its candidates to parliament when voters go to the polls today, Monday.

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Frans: When elected, US Party will represent all people

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:55

PHILIPSBURG--The United St. Maarten (US Party) attracted a large crowd on Saturday night for its final public rally, anchored by its candidates who stuck to and re-iterated its main campaign theme; the US party is a family of leaders, who have displayed its ability to govern when it received the opportunity to do so in January 2016, and is prepared to continue doing so with the blessing of the people of St. Maarten.

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OSPP will ‘secure country’s future’

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:53

PHILIPSBURG--One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP) is “the party that will secure your future and work hard, smart and with integrity to improve the lives of the people,” party leader, former Island Councilman Leonard “Lenny” Priest said over the weekend.

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Theo: Immediate residence permits for children born here to foreign parents

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:03

PHILIPSBURG--By law, St. Maarten does not regulate granting of Dutch citizenship, and this has left hundreds of children and young people born here to foreign parents without a regulated status, or are forced to leave the only home they know upon turning 18 for their parents’ country or live here in limbo. This discriminatory system will be ended by the United People’s (UP) party once given the mandate in today’s election to govern the country.

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Sarah: DP not about 'recycled promises'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:01

SIMPSON BAY--Too many “recycled promises” dating to 2014 and before are being fed to voters by political parties that have been in Government, while the Democratic Party (DP) has a proven track record, the red party leader Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams told supporters at the party’s final rally on Friday night in Simpson Bay.

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Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:04

200 PM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Saturday

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 21:22


DATE ISSUED: Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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Lawyers stage march, speak with PM and Justice Minister

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:57

PHILIPSBURG--On-call lawyers staged a protest march to the Ministry of Justice and the new Government Administration Building on Friday morning in calling for attention to their pledge to obtain better and timely payment for their services as pro-bono lawyers for government-assigned clients.

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Back Street beautification begins next weekend

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:53

PHILIPSBURG--Road resurfacing and beautification will begin on Back Street next weekend, according to officials who broke ground for the project on Friday afternoon. Bricks that were ordered to initiate the project arrived on the island this week and contractors are eager to begin.

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SLS and WICSU/PSU sign three-year CLA

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:50

CAY HILL--St. Maarten Laboratory Services (SLS) on Friday signed what was termed an historic Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) with Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU).

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