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. 

Legal study: “The Kingdom in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of the ‘Isla’ oil refinery on Curaçao”

WILLEMSTAD – Various studies have already been published when it comes to the Isla refinery and the violation of human rights because of the polluting emissions and the associated improper management.

Nederlander die dodelijk ongeluk veroorzaakte vast op Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Een 37-jarige Nederlander is aangehouden op Curaçao na het veroorzaken van een dodelijk verkeersongeval. Daarbij kwam een Duitse toerist (28) om het leven.

Draft study-financing law to Parliament next week

PHILIPSBURG--New guidelines will be proposed to govern the financing granted to students to pursue their tertiary studies, when Education Minister Wycliffe Smith presents the draft law on study-financing to Members of Parliament (MPs) next week.