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Kennys
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Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government
      #1751332 - 11/07/17 03:55 PM (131.161.86.168)

Breaking news : New Government : Yes !

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: Kennys]
      #1751333 - 11/07/17 04:07 PM (24.209.195.61)

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Kennys said:
Breaking news : New Government : Yes !




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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: Kennys]
      #1751334 - 11/07/17 04:07 PM (73.255.141.246)

Daily Herald story Not sure exactly what it means, but I guess it means no elections for now and Marlin is out??

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1751335 - 11/07/17 04:08 PM (73.255.141.246)

JD--you and I were posting at the same time!

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751337 - 11/07/17 04:19 PM (174.92.124.171)

Seems clear
The Governor declined to accept the call for elections
Asked the UP Party to form a government, reminded all about the rules for appointee's!!
Laid out what he expected of the new government and gave a deadline for a progress report.

Now if only the Fr and Dutch sides can talk about and execute any shared infrastructure that needs to be built - that would be even more progress

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: JohnandBev]
      #1751365 - 11/07/17 10:40 PM (162.156.105.83)

When I read the article, I didn't see anything about parliament not being dissolved and elections not being called.

I could be missing something, but the way I read this is that parliament has been dissolved, but prior to that there was a vote of no-confidence in the government (the PM and cabinet, who are not in parliament). So the Governor basically booted both and installed a caretaker government (PM who will select a cabinet - which would otherwise have been selected by the parliament).

As I say, I am not totally familiar with the system, but that is what I got from the story based on my limited understanding. I hope someone who has more understanding can clarify.

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: jaxon60]
      #1751367 - 11/08/17 05:08 AM (136.28.35.128)

Frankie Myers? LOL
Good Luck Sint Maarten!
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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: Kennys]
      #1751519 - 11/10/17 02:57 PM (67.70.127.140)

According to a FB post Marlin has been dismissed by Parliament and replaced with Minister Rafeal . True?

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: moxie]
      #1751521 - 11/10/17 03:18 PM (73.255.141.246)

I can't really find anything official posted anywhere.

No idea what this means

Edited by Carol_Hill (11/10/17 04:34 PM)


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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751530 - 11/10/17 05:39 PM (24.188.145.24)

Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman is now Prime Minister until the new elections.

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/70814-boasman-border-control-non-issue

IMHO there will be no elections and a National Government will take over and call for new elections a year or more from now.

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1751532 - 11/10/17 05:49 PM (99.231.122.10)

Sure You have this statement correct ? Based on your link , I am not sure.

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1751536 - 11/10/17 07:58 PM (162.156.105.83)

I am not so sure that Boasman is PM. According to this story, parliament has passed a motion, but there is no indication yet that the Governor has signed off on the motion.

https://www.sxm-talks.com/st-maarten-news/parliament-wants-to-relieve-pm-marlin-of-his-duties/

The story also indicates that the Parliament is asking the Kingdom council to overturn the decree that dissolves parliament. So it is TBD if elections will be held.

Politically, it seems to me that if the Kingdom council overturns the decree, it would represent a lack of confidence in the Governor. Then it would appropriate for him to resign.

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: BGH]
      #1751545 - 11/11/17 08:16 AM (107.77.169.10)

It looks like everything is still up in the air, depending on what the governor does. And Marlin is blathering on about how he never refused aid from the Dutch and making statements that Sint Maarten should not sell it's soul for so many pieces of silver. What a piece of work..

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Re: Breaking news ' Governor agrees to new Government [Re: Kennys]
      #1751547 - 11/11/17 10:30 AM (98.29.235.208)

A couple of questions for the TTOL island government gurus:

1) What conditions are being made on the French side for help from Paris?

2) is there a French side equivalent Govt? A parliament?, etc?

3) i see the dutch want the marchaussee ( dutch military police/gendarmarie) involved, will that make them more like the French??

4) can the dutch/french police/courts pursue a suspect or investigate a crime on either side of the border? Can someone escape arrest/prosecution simply by hiding out on the other side of the island?



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