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. 

Assessment of health risks due to dump fires starts on Jan. 21

PHILIPSBURG--A team from Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM will carry out a two-week assessment of the potential health risks for the community in relation to dump fires starting January 21.

Minister-president Rutte en staatssecretaris Knops naar Bonaire, CuraƧao en Aruba

Minister-president Rutte en staatssecretaris Knops (Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) bezoeken zondag 20 tot en met dinsdag 22 januari Bonaire, Curaçao en Aruba. Het bezoek staat in het teken van economische samenwerking en rechtshandhaving. 

Dock Maarten vindt geen gehoor bij overheid met klacht over Bobby's Marina

PHILIPSBURG - Het jarenlange geschil tussen Dock Maarten, Bobby's Marina en de overheid loopt nog steeds.