Chairpersons St. Maarten Parliament chosen

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams (Democratic Party) was re-elected as chairwoman of Parliament in an urgent sitting of the legislature on Thursday morning.
Her reappointment follows the change of majority support in Parliament that will see a new cabinet, tipped to be headed by MP Franklin Meyers as Prime Minister, sworn in soon. Wescot-Williams is joined in the presidium by MPs Theo Heyliger (United People’s (UP) party) as first vice-chairman and Chanel Brownbill (independent) as second vice-chairman.
 
he two posts were held by MPs Rodolphe Samuel (National Alliance (NA)) and Frans Richardson (United St. Maarten (US) Party) respectively. Both men resigned with immediate effect on November 20. NA and US Party were pushed to the opposition benches by the new UP/DP/Brownbill coalition. 

Kabinet verlengt steunpakket voor Caribisch Nederland

DEN HAAG - Het kabinet heeft besloten om het steun- en herstelpakket voor inwoners en bedrijven op Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius en Saba, vanwege het coronavirus, met nog eens negen maanden te verlengen tot 12 juli 2021.

CFT warns St. Maarten that loan is illegal

THE HAGUE--The Committee for Financial Supervision (CFT) on Monday admonished St. Maarten Finance Minister Ardwell Irion for issuing a loan on the local capital market without prior permission.

Saba and Sint Eustatius can submit court petitions through e-mail

SABA/STATIA - Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic it is currently not possible for the Court to travel to Saba or Sint Eustatius.