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Finally things are being done

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Member of Parliament George Pantophlet says finally things are being done.

It is becoming very obvious that the National Alliance led government knows how to get things done. Soon the different Ministries will be housed in the new administration building which is a major achievement.

The reconstruction of The Prins Willem Alexander School will begin soon, the law that gives the Receiver’s office the authority to collect the outstanding casino fees is finally in place.

We have lost millions in these fees. There is still much more to be done and this is the reason why the National Alliance needs a full mandate for 4 years.

The casino gaming board has to become a reality. The consumer protection agency has to be put in place. What the Member of Parliament has been pursuing vehemently also is the issue of Schools being charged commercial rates, this has to change. He is confident that giving the National Alliance the full mandate will ensure this takes place.

The ongoing discussions on the short term contract better known as the 6 month contract. The National Alliance while in the opposition benches submitted an initial draft ordinance supported by Member of Parliament Frans Richardson to deal with the abuse of this contract in 2011 and 5 years later it has not been finalized.

One of the cardinal points as of late is the fact that when this law is established, it has to go retroactive, this is to prevent persons that have been on short term contracts for years from losing their years of service.

Another issue is the taxing of pensioners who have paid their dues, invested in buildings such as apartments and now are being taxed which the Member considers double taxation. And furthermore they should not be placed in the same tax bracket as the regular tax payers.

These are things that can be dealt with by a National Alliance government who has the full mandate. We cannot be looking over our shoulder in uncertainty fearing that someone might jump ship because his or her personal agenda not that of the people is not addressed.

There are many more issues but will deal with them as time goes by. Finally the job is being done.

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0 #7 carnival 2016-09-10 16:48
Like what? You should mention what UPP had in the pipeline. You know what, I am going to hold your hand and carry you over to the new Government building as I know because of your age, you will not be able to find the Place. It is across from the Census, close to Telem. There you go. Make sure you know where the windows are to jump as always if need be so..
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0 #6 jim de burg 2016-09-09 02:36
George will be getting me and my Family vote for sure, He talks from his heart unlike Theo and one eye hard head Frankie Meyers, way to go George.
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-1 #5 aidy 2016-09-07 18:37
George go back and continue your nap. You need it cause you hitting 70 years fast. I have a Domnicana who has Dutch p*****port and can vote for you :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: She like them old as she said they can do nada,nada :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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-1 #4 chuups 2016-09-07 14:23
Georgie, you just convinced me why I will not be voting NA this time around. Nepotism is taking place right under your nose by your NA minister, but you and all the others turn a blind eye and deaf ear. When it was Maria Buncamper, you made her life a living hell. You all forced her to give up both commissioner and minister posts, while screaming nepotism. What's good for the goose must be good for the gander. Bunch of hypocrites!
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0 #3 carnival 2016-09-07 05:37
You wake up?
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-2 #2 Thierry 2016-09-06 18:04
Georgie go home in your rocking chair old man, Give younger ones a chance now, you are 70 so rock away baby. How are your false teeth, golden oldie? Shame on you. when you turned 60 and had to go on pension from the administration at the Police station. you taught you know what and had the brilliant idea: I will go into politricks get big bucks at parliament and continue as usual by fooling non nationals that you can arrange a Dutch p*****port for them for ----. Boy you know how to wheel and deal. But at your high age you took it to higher level. You will fool some but not all. KARMA KARMA boy is a b-----By the way, how is your wife, she stopped fooling people too? I wonder
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+1 #1 observer 2016-09-06 15:31
100% agree with that one George
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