Governor receives 'group of eleven'

WILLEMSTAD-Curaçao Governor Lucille George-Wout on Wednesday morning met with the 11 Members of Parliament (MPs) who now form the new majority in Parliament.
 
During an emergency meeting called on their own Tuesday night this new "majority" adopted motions of no confidence against seven ministers in the Koeiman Cabinet of s MAN, PAR and PNP. Only the ministers of PS may remain in government.
 
A motion was also adopted for the appointment of a new president and vice-president of Parliament. A provisional speaker was chosen from their midst. Gilmar Pisas of the MFK was selected because he has served the longest in Parliament.
 
On Friday Parliament will be able to officially elect a new president during metin called by current President Giselle McWilliam (MAN). Norberto Ribeiro of "Kòrsou di Nos Tur" has been tapped for vice-president.
 
Only the 11 parliamentarians of the new majority attended Tuesday's gathering. Besides the MAN, PAR and PNP members also Omayra Leeflang of one- seat "Un Kòrsou Hustu" ware not present
 
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman (MAN) convened an urgent news conference in which he said appears to be an unprecedented power struggle whereby the government must, at all cost, be overthrown.

Minister Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Knops sign loan agreement

THE HAGUE-- Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops signed off Friday on a NAf. 50 million loan to stave off St. Maarten's looming liquidity challenges brought on by Hurricane Irma.

Extra judge in St. Maarten to assist in eliminating Irma backlog

PHILIPSBURG--Judge M.Th. Hoogland will become a deputy member of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

Lawyers file complaints about criminal justice system St. Maarten with Minister de Weever

PHILIPSBURG--Ten lawyers filed a complaint with Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever concerning what they consider the consistent violation of the criminal justice system in St. Maarten.
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