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Central Committee meeting of Parliament about nomination chairperson and members of the Monument Council and Draft National Ordinance study financing

Central Committee meeting of Parliament about nomination chairperson and members of the Monument Council and Draft National Ordinance study financing

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in Central Committee meeting on Friday, August 17, 2018. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 10:00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport will be present. The agenda points are: Nomination chairperson and members...

Former Minister sentenced to 20 months in prison

Former Minister sentenced to 20 months in prison

WILLEMSTAD - The Court of First Instance of Curaçao today sentenced a former Minister of Health, Environment and Nature, her husband and a former friend of that spouse for fraud corruption. A policy advisor from the former minister was acquitted of all accusations. The judgment of the Court of First Instance relates to an investigation which is based on the...

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Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government: The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government: The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

Knowledge is understanding – with the swearing in of the Council of Ministers on June 25, 2018, the ruling United Democrats/Sint Maarten Christian Party (UD/SMCP) coalition government found itself in a political dilemma with not having enough sitting MP’s in the Parliament to govern. The 8 to 7 ruling coalition government resigned 2 of its sitting members of parliament and...

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